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Bio-Leftism

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Leftism destroys societies. It starts out by claiming that it defends individual rights and is “moderate,” but once it becomes more powerful, it attempts to eliminate any competing non-Leftist voices from the dialog through its “no platform” agenda. Finally, when it seizes complete control, it takes on aspects of tyranny, like a parasite host using a civilization as a means to enforcing an ideology.

Realizing this tells us that all Leftists are the same because they share the same ideology and it is an absolutist and universal ideology, so can be applied in degrees, but the goal does not vary by degree. “Moderate” Leftists are simply those who are willing to temporarily hold back on radical enforcement. When given power, these moderates become radicals.

If you burrow into Leftist ideas, you will find that “equality” is the root and core of every one of them. Their basic concept consists of making the parasite equal to the host, so that the parasite — which has fewer obligations — can take over with its lazy, narrowly-focused drive toward control.

The Leftist parasite, which is an idea as well as a social movement by individualists who want a guaranteed share of the pie, first protects its host, helping it succeed; then, once the hook is in, it induces the host to suicide, so that it loses any sense of self. Then the Left entirely takes over its brain.

Biological metaphors for Leftism have appeared in the past with Toxoplasma gondii and Ophiocordyceps unilateralis sensu lato, both of which follow the pattern of first protecting and then destroying the host.

Now, we have a new metaphor with Diplostomum pseudospathaceum, an eye fluke that keeps its host safe until it is time to breed, then sacrifices the host by making it commit suicide by predator:

The eye fluke Diplostomum pseudospathaceum has a life cycle that takes place in three different types of animal. First, parasites mate in a bird’s digestive tract, shedding their eggs in its faeces. The eggs hatch in the water into larvae that seek out freshwater snails to infect. They grow and multiply inside the snails before being released into the water, ready to track down their next host, fish. The parasites then penetrate the skin of fish, and travel to the lens of the eye to hide out and grow. The fish then get eaten by a bird – and the cycle starts again.

…[F]ish infected with immature fluke larvae swam less actively than usual – making themselves less visible to predators – and were harder to catch with a net than uninfected controls…The team found that [rainbow trout harbouring mature eye flukes] swam more actively than uninfected controls and stayed closer to the water’s surface.

…Immature parasites “are too young and innocent to infect a next host”, he says, so their goal is to protect the fish they are living in. Mature parasites, however, are ready to reproduce – and to do so they need to get inside a bird’s gut…This fits a pattern of young parasites decreasing their host’s likelihood of being preyed on, while older parasites increase it, says Nina Hafer, a parasitologist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany.

This points to an interesting relationship between parasite and predator: the parasite weakens the host, and then the predator kills and consumes it, creating a feedback loop of codependency between parasite and predator. Both have one thing in common, which is that they wish to use the host as a means to their own ends.

Any species which wishes to survive must throw off the parasites and predators. In the struggle for survival, there is no absolute and universal truth, only many different threads of life struggling for survival and then supremacy. Leftism reverses this, parasitizing civilization so that individuals can life off it without being obligated to support it.

“Cordycepted”

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Perhaps the best slang term ever, and one that will take over from the now-ubiquitous “cuck.” The new term refers to the tendency of a certain fungus to make ants into zombies, doing its will, much as the viral meme of egalitarianism does to human brains, entering them through areas of low self-confidence:

Fungi of the genus Ophiocordyceps — so-called zombie ant fungi — need ants to complete their life cycle. When an ant comes across fungal spores while foraging, the fungus infects the insect and quickly spreads throughout its body.

Fungal cells in the ant’s head release chemicals that hijack the insect’s central nervous system. The fungus forces the ant to climb up vegetation and clamp down onto a leaf or twig before killing its hapless drone. It then grows a spore-releasing stalk out of the back of the victim’s head to infect more ants on the ground below.

…The team was able to identify two compounds, guanidinobutyric acid (GBA) and sphingosine, that are likely involved in zombifying its two hosts — these two compounds also appear to play a role in some neurological disorders, the researchers note.

This is not the first time that humans have found themselves concerned about the zombifying or mind controlling possibilities of parasitic fungal agents other than Democrats:

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease that is most commonly transmitted through the feces of infected cats. People can contract it from handling cat litter. It can also be found in undercooked meat or contaminated water. The parasite that causes it, toxoplasma gondii, is carried by nearly 30 percent of all humans and in most cases is considered relatively harmless. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 60 million people in the U.S. may have it.

However, in some people, the researchers found a link between the parasite and Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED), a psychiatric disorder characterized by recurrent, impulsive, problematic outbursts of verbal or physical aggression that are disproportionate to the situations that trigger them.

In a future age, perhaps we will heed the warning of William S. Burroughs, who famously said that “language is a virus,” following up on a warning from Fred Nietzsche about the dangers of socially-transmitted tokens.

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