Preference Cascade


Frequent commenter Ton linked to this post about indoctrination at public universities.  Here is an excerpt

“The experience focuses on the examination of societal images, expectations, and messages around masculinity to empower men to better understand themselves, promote the advancement of gender equity, and raise consciousness in their communities,” organizers add.

It’s open only to “men-identified students” at the public university and “operates on a transformative model of social justice allyship,” according to a news release on the university’s website, which adds “by encouraging that kind of dialogue among a men-identified cohort, the goal is to create a sense of security in vulnerability throughout the six-week program.”

One aspect of this is to make clear to young men on campus that this is the way that is and will be in the future.  “If you get with the program and follow our lead, then things will go better for you.  Besides, you have no choice.”  So if you want to possess any form of what might be considered classic masculinity, then things will be made more difficult for you.  Since these men are young and impressionable, many fall into line.  This is what they count on.

Notice that the fellas really are not given any alternatives to choose from.  It is “get in line or else.”  It is important that no alternatives are given.  It is important that any alternatives are considered to be beyond the pale.  This was one of the tricks used to keep old-time communist societies in line.  If there was no viable alternative visible, then one must keep their head down and acquiesce.

Now consider recent USA politics.  Republicans had become Democrats-Lite.  They were basically different in terms of going slower with respect to the so-called progressive agenda.  The Overton Window defining the “publicly acceptable topics for discourse” reflected this.  In effect, if one cannot even debate publicly an issue, then one cannot hope to change policy with respect to it.  Large numbers of citizens sat on the sidelines acquiescing due to lack of alternatives.

But then along came Trump.  He did not give an f about what the Progressive Agenda said was discussable or not.  All were aghast at much of what he said.  And he kept going.  He expanded the Overton Window.  Suddenly topics who’s discussion was verboten were suddenly at the top of the news.

Furthermore, Trump became the Standard Bearer for those disenfranchised citizens.  Once they saw that an alternative was possible, it triggered a preference cascade, where people who suddenly see that an alternative is now actually viable, suddenly want it.  Trump will undoubtedly open up more issues to alternatives that people thought were not possible.  It will be interesting.

Once again, the trick to keep people down is to set the system up such that no viable alternatives are seen.  This is why Feminists and SJWs work so hard to control education, the media and the law.  In reality, that is not really enough, so they use bully tactics.

The key for men is to realize that sometimes there are societal changes that can be made such as the present situation promises; and even when this is not the case, men do not really need to totally acquiesce to the whatever current bullying doctrine is placed on them.  For presently, there is still enough freedom to carve out their own masculinity.

 

 

 

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70 comments on “Preference Cascade
  1. Spawny Get says:

    Kind of on topic. It is a cascade

    I hope she’s a feminist.

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  2. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    What a stupid woman!

    Farm Boy,
    Those that would be in power love to restrict alternatives and issue ultimatums. The problem is that boys have long memories.

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  3. Yoda says:

    Universities stupid they are.
    Perhaps not so prestigious they would be

    University students demand philosophers such as Plato and Kant are removed from syllabus because they are white

    Students at a prestigious London university are demanding that figures such as Plato, Descartes and Immanuel Kant should be largely dropped from the curriculum because they are white.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/01/white-hot-rage-of-the-left.php

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  4. Cill says:

    “Plato, Descartes and Immanuel Kant should be largely dropped from the curriculum because they are white.”

    No, not just because they are white. Plato, Descartes etc will be consigned to oblivion because their legacy would expose the intellectual limitations of the lunatics who are running the asylum.

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  5. SFC Ton says:

    The network talent source said that in antagonizing Trump, the network antagonized his supporters and his side of the country. “Right now the gap could not be larger between Trump’s America and our audience, Hispanic America. There is almost no intersection.”

    1 in 3 taco benders voted for Trump…..

    Certain groups of taco benders like Porta Ricans, don’t need open borders to get here and are hurt by illegal immigrants.

    Also the various groups of taco benders do not like each other. If our Southern border was patrolled by Cubans, mexicans would never make it across

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/adriancarrasquillo/why-president-trump-is-a-nightmare-for-univision?utm_term=.yiEL7BZLz#.ciZW1nOWG

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  6. FNU MNU LNU says:

    Yeah I cant get too worked up about this one. If they were saying this in terms of a regular philosophy program I would agree. BUT, isn’t this about their School of Oriental and African Studies?

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  7. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    “Universities stupid they are.”
    After reading that, what value does a university degree add? It may well detract value.

    Cill,
    Good to see you! It is cold here. Very cold.

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  8. Yoda says:

    First comment put kibosh on this thread it did

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  9. Yoda says:

    “Lies” were responsible for the electoral success of Donald Trump and Brexit, and the role of teachers is to push students towards “progressive rebellion”, according to a piece in this week’s TES.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/01/09/brainwash-children-trump-teachers/

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  10. Yoda says:

    The Overton window, also known as the window of discourse, is the range of ideas the public will accept. It is used by media pundits.[1][2] The term is derived from its originator, Joseph P. Overton (1960–2003),[3] a former vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy,[4] who in his description of his window claimed that an idea’s political viability depends mainly on whether it falls within the window, rather than on politicians’ individual preferences.[5] According to Overton’s description, his window includes a range of policies considered politically acceptable in the current climate of public opinion, which a politician can recommend without being considered too extreme to gain or keep public office.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overton_window

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  11. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I’ll say that is a lot of horseshit!
    How did that silly woman end up in that position?
    However, I don’t think it killed the thread. The previous “slut” thread was on fire.

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  12. Yoda says:

    Why Universities such bullies they are?

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  13. Yoda says:

    Perhaps receiving value they were not

    At a time when public anger is laser-focused on tuition charges that are rising three times faster than inflation, something less well understood has actually been largely responsible for pushing up the cost of college: fees.

    Think tuition is high? Now add fees for student activities, fees for athletics, fees for building maintenance, fees for libraries—even fees for graduation, the bills for which often arrive just as students and their families thought they were finally done paying for their higher education.

    All are frustratingly piled on top of a long list of expenses beyond tuition that many people never plan for or expect, or that can’t be covered by financial aid—sometimes forcing them to take out more and more loans, or quit college altogether.

    “It was, like, what is this?” Ann Roach remembered thinking as she kept getting billed for fees when her oldest son went to the University of Dayton. “It’s like buying a car. You think you have a price, and then they tell you, ‘Here’s a conveyance fee, or here’s a fee for $200 to put the license plates on.’ Nobody told us about these.”

    Fees nationwide continue to increase even faster than tuition—often covering the same things but letting institutions claim tuition hikes are slowing. Now, however, in response to anger from parents and students, and pressure from legislatures, or for marketing reasons in a time when they’re struggling to attract applicants, a few universities and colleges are pledging to make them more predictable or even drop them altogether. And the resulting decline in borrowing and dropout rates on those campuses suggest the significant toll that fees were taking on their students.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/01/how-university-costs-keep-rising-despite-tuition-freezes/512036/

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  14. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    If someone thinks they have you over a barrel, they are going to treat you with contempt. Perhaps this applies to universities. But, considering how much slack they are cutting for SJWs tells me that they only hold real students in contempt.

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  15. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    The feminists have not given us much to talk about in the wake of the Presidential election. All the noise they have made is regret over the outcome. Could they be plotting something big?

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  16. Cill says:

    “Recent research suggests college campuses have not effectively addressed [male students’] needs,” she stated.

    So, men need anti-male indoctrination… We should respect those who would train us to hate our sex? Hate nature itself?

    Men need feminism like a fish needs hook line and sinker.

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  17. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    What will they do when no one signs up or attends? I don’t think I would attend even if they were handing out chocolate iced doughnuts.

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  18. Cill says:

    The very question I was about to ask, Fuzzy. Any attendees?

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  19. molly says:

    C’mon Fuzzie….

    Attend, Fuzzie….

    Fuzzie! Attend!

    Fuzzeeee…

    Come on…

    A-t-t-e-e-e-n-d…

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  20. molly says:

    Naughty bear-

    (lol)

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  21. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly!
    You are really hard to say “no” to and those chocolate doughnuts look very good, but “NO”.

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  22. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    News flash: Bear attends seminar, demands chocolate doughnuts. Film at eleven.

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  23. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly, you are very hard to say “no” to. It is a good thing boys can’t get pregnant.

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  24. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly,
    Now I have to go to the bakery and buy some chocolate doughnuts. Do you see what you have stirred up?

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  25. molly says:

    Lol you don’t have to go to the bakery, go to class!

    See that shape in front of you teaching you you are not as good as a girl, it is a doughnut to be chomped down on hard. Look in my beady eyes Fuzzie Bear…. you are sleepy…. it is a doughnut….
    If it is round like a doughnut and soft like a doughnut and got a hole in the middle it’s a doughnut

    you are sleeepy Fuzzie Bear…. Bite the doughnut…. put it out of its misery….

    (hehe)

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  26. molly says:

    Solve this:

    Unca S has a s =^.^= o logical sense of humor

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  27. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I WANT DOUGHNUT!!!

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  28. SFC Ton says:

    I’ll agree to attend one of those conferences if y’all agree to post my bail

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  29. Spawny Get says:

    ^^^ Not for pussies

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  30. Yoda says:

    Raise bail money for Ton we should

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  31. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    We don”t want to send Ton to Wisconsin. First, it is cold up there and, second, there are Yankees who wear big funny hats who shoot at Confederates.
    Ton, leave it to someone from Wisconsin.

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  32. Yoda says:

    Writing at the Washington Post, Margaret Sullivan bemoans the fact that conservatives have flipped the meaning of “fake news” from a term used by the mainstream media to attack stories that are troublesome for progressives to a label to call out the media’s false narratives

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/01/09/washington-post-cries-uncle-stop-using-tainted-term-fake-news/

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  33. Yoda says:

    Typical Wisconsiner this is

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  34. Yoda says:

    A visit from a plumber left ThinkProgress senior editor Ned Resnikoff “rattled” due to fear that the plumber may have voted for Donald Trump.

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/thinkprogress-senior-editor-is-scared-of-his-plumber/

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  35. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It doesn’t look like a very “Ton friendly” place.

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  36. SFC Ton says:

    It’s Wisconsin… is there any men left there?

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  37. Yoda says:

    “Mayberry” maybe the only Ton friendly place there would be
    That, and Gilligan’s Island.
    Ton clean up with Ginger and Mary Ann he could

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  38. SFC Ton says:

    I would make fun of that jew but he makes himself look worse then anything I could say or do

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  39. SFC Ton says:

    LOL I live in a town referred to as Mayberry by the sea…..

    The whole world is Ton friendly.

    It’s safer for them that way. ; )

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  40. Cill says:

    What is the bail these days for Assault and Battery?

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  41. SFC Ton says:

    Varies between jurisdiction, suspected facts of the case and background of the dude getting bail.

    Not sure my regular bail bondsman can do buiness up there

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  42. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Ton remain where he is he should.
    Not sure if Lone Ranger help with escape he can.

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  43. Cill says:

    “background of the dude getting bail.”

    Let’s assume a background as harmless and squeaky clean as your own, Ton.

    US$1+ million ?

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  44. SFC Ton says:

    LOL no I would get bail, maybe 50k tops. Simple assault etc, no real flight risk, no parole violations etc. Would need 5k d9wn which is nothing

    Probably looking at 6 months hosiery arrest. Max

    Don’t need the Lone Ranger, I got y’all as my posey

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  45. Ame says:

    ***laughing*** 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  46. Yoda says:

    Victimhood uber alles

    Many thousands of women are expected to converge on the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington the day after Donald J. Trump’s inauguration. Jennifer Willis no longer plans to be one of them.

    Ms. Willis, a 50-year-old wedding minister from South Carolina, had looked forward to taking her daughters to the march. Then she read a post on the Facebook page for the march that made her feel unwelcome because she is white.

    The post, written by a black activist from Brooklyn who is a march volunteer, advised “white allies” to listen more and talk less. It also chided those who, it said, were only now waking up to racism because of the election.

    “You don’t just get to join because now you’re scared, too,” read the post. “I was born scared.”

    Stung by the tone, Ms. Willis canceled her trip.

    “This is a women’s march,” she said. “We’re supposed to be allies in equal pay, marriage, adoption. Why is it now about, ‘White women don’t understand black women’?”

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/09/us/womens-march-on-washington-opens-contentious-dialogues-about-race.html

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  47. Yoda says:

    Germans who suffer from serious illness, and those that are disabled might be able to claim back public money when they pay for sex, a Green Party spokesperson said.

    https://www.indy100.com/article/german-green-party-disabled-claim-back-sex-services-prescriptions-7516826

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  48. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    So that is what feminists have been up to. I wonder if the march will turn ugly? If black women are alienating white women already, it is bound to get worse.

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  49. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I have seen that tree. It was on a school trip to Yosemite.

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  50. Yoda says:

    The bear goes to Yosemite he does.
    Kind of like “coals to Newcastle” this would be

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  51. Yoda says:

    And here in America, feminists are encouraging women to “throw off the sexist shackles of salad.” That’s right; according to Olivia Goldhill at Quartz, “salads are an unappetizing scam” and “bowls of leaves are really just the side helping to the constant diet of guilt our culture feeds women about their bodies.”

    http://acculturated.com/new-tool-of-the-patriarchy-salad/

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  52. Spawny Get says:

    “I have seen that tree. It was on a school trip to Yosemite”
    You made that up! I doubt that tree ever went anywhere, least of all a school trip.

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  53. Spawny Get says:

    So they’re not big on Hillary in Taiwan?

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  54. SFC Ton says:

    That reeling collapsing is disappointing

    A majestic, seemingly ever lasting natrual wonder gone for all time, no longer here for future generations

    And I always wanted to ride my Harely through it

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  55. SFC Ton says:

    I wonder if White liberals will ever fully understand negros hate them as much as they hate the rest of us White folks

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  56. Spawny Get says:

    I’d hate the weak minded fools more, I doubt that’s just me.

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  57. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    “The bear goes to Yosemite he does.
    Kind of like coal to Newcastle this is.”

    Yosemite is a tourist destination for humans and bears. Secure your food. Don’t tempt the bears.

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  58. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Forgot the link, sorry.

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  59. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    That Hillary would be the butt of a joke halfway around the world cheered me up a lot. I hope they keep at it.

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  60. Spawny Get says:

    Farm Boy, did you see the comment about my draft post that I parked on Feb 1st to allow you to pick a suitabubble date?

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  61. Spawny Get says:

    Preference cascade in action after 52:48 BREXIT vote

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  62. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Mexico does have a problem. They too are being undercut by the Chinese.

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  63. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    If Brexit has only gotten more popular since the referendum, nobody in government shojuld be dragging their feet. It has gone from a nominal majority to two to one.

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  64. Farm Boy says:

    There is a new post

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  65. Farm Boy says:

    Spawny’s post is up next. Coming Thursday night at 7:00 PM to the eastern US

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  66. Cill says:

    Spawny at 5:16 pm:

    Help this colonial out with the meaning of “suitabubble”, could you me old scarper?
    Taking a girl out in a pair of incontinence trousers, perhaps?

    Brexit?

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