Talk:Empathy Model

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Resources: Every organism lives for resources[edit source]

This is a big "to do" that I neglected on the recent pass; every organism lives for resources. What corporations mean by "human resources" is not, as I originally thought, the development of the resources of its employees, but their exploitation, as any other resource.

Emotionally communicating people collaborate to create, or perhaps develop, resources.

Digitally communicating people work to exploit resources, as they lack the collaborating abilities (from mirror cells) or group development abilities (spindle cells) to develop resources. When the digitally communicating work together exploit resources it is a cooperative, and not collaborative, effort.

Interestingly the word development is most widely used in conjunction with property: real estate development. It is pure exploitation, both of humanity (illegal immigration) and the environment (pure habitat destruction); and the use of the term shows the viral nature of the digitally communicating.

Social disruption and empathic layers[edit source]

Because everybody has to interrelate in a meaningful way within a community, and because health depends on it, social disruption is singly a great cause of hardship. People interrelate into their community by constructing knowledge and through that knowledge making emotional bonds. The knowledge is connective and largely shared; the good feeling from the interrelations is not superficial; it makes life meaningful. Without it there is loneliness and desperation.

Community destruction[edit source]

Community disruption can be deceptive; often when communities are disrupted they remain in their physical sense, but the local community of knowledge has been erased because the people of the communities have displaced (or killed) and replaced. Real estate developers, for instance, can say that they have benefited a community by showing physical improvement when in fact they have erased it causing disruption that cannot be survived. The physical location remains the same, often keeping its Native name, but community of knowledge is gone. Usually the natural context is replaced with a governance structure, where what remains of the original culture lives desperately.

Digital facade[edit source]

The contemporary displacement model presents an information facade of synthetic emotional and societal constructs that are digital in the extreme. They present fictional representations of communities that have been displaced mostly to entertain those in the new replacement people who may still have functioning empathic constructs, especially the young. Those who have replaced the Native community, who have been enticed into to buying the annexed real estate, often through "eminent domain", are societally supported by a thin and purely synthetic layer of representing emotion as part of the development effort. In social respects the "replacement" community is no better off than the displaced community. The "replacements" have no cultural basis, though presumably they have other resources, and the displaced, while being poor and desperate, have significant culture that they will seek to preserve. In American society, anti-empathic drugs such as cocaine and methadrine have served to erase cultural meaning with in the minds of the young of displaced cultures. The present American drug crisis, the nearly decade and half old "crack crisis," is linked to political corruption in what is called the Iran/Contra scandal that brought the Republican political party back into power after its fall because of the disasterous Vietnam war.

Social fracturing and the loss of health[edit source]

Social disruption ends the good feelings that drive life, family fracturing ends the social support that empathy provides, and quality of life decays especially at the end of life. Modern synthesis is used to rationalize the cruelty of social fracturing, life can be extended through chemistry, but as the nurturing functionalies disappear so disappears the fundamental meaning of life. Understanding the deliberate social fracturing in ways rationalized by cultural, and more recently biologial, synthesis helps explain the digital nature of society.

Within years after a typical synthesis has been initiated, nearly every emotional component of the original and natural community of knowledge has disappeared, except those that can be exploited by capital as resources to create synthetic social facades. There is no longer a historical connection, the historical structures are destroyed, but, with luck, well-meaning persons are often able to establish museums to preserve at least example of the historical experiences of the community, even if the people of the community have been eliminated.

The severing of the local social connection with nature by resource annexers[edit source]

Also important to understand is the severed connection with the environment, and with this disconnection, the destruction of the locally supporting environment itself. Often in both real estate development and in so-called African resource rebellions, the very first step is the destruction of the connection with nature through the extermination of natural life though hunting (especially of elephants), if not the complete destruction of nature itself as when real estate developers use bulldozers to build "sub divisions."

Ultimately the human layer of these usually successful efforts of erasure is the annexation of human resources; making the human component of wealth development as cheap as possible, bringing it as close as possible to what is described as slavery.

Psychological layer[edit source]

The psychological layer of this erasure model challenges the empathy model because most of the empathic constructs are missing: nurturing, emotional communication, the construction of knowledge and the emotional aspects of communities of knowledge. Instead the uncomfortable components are introduced, anger and vengence, and normal yet strong people deal with resultant traumatic stress turn inwards for support finding the same things within that exist in healthy community. Societal erasers can easily pervert the meanings of empathy into vehicles for anti-empathy: viral adaptation. Those resisting societal erasure who rebel violently are labeled "bad" and are punished. Even when non-violence is used to try to restore the destroyed community of knowledge, viral adaptations through the preversion of language, what is thought of as semantics, can be used redefine pacifism as terror simply because pacifism may impact capital, where capital is presented as the source of wealth through the capital model, or the "trickle down theory."

Neural layer[edit source]

Neural damage from the continual stress of societal erasure cannot be good; there cannot be any benefit from it despite the adage "what does not kill us makes us stronger." An alternate saying was created for the animated series, Eon Flux: "what does not kill us makes us stranger." While the results of trauma rarely lead to anti-empathy, though society's doctors have recently started to pretend it does after an eternity of ignoring the psychological effects of trauma, the initial information and other data of the natural community of knowledge will very likely be lost for all time, even if artifacts are preserved.

Cocaine[edit source]

Then there are the anti-empathic drugs: cocaine, methadrine.

To relive the pain of trauma drugs are used, and as it happens cocaine instantly relives the pain of panic disorder. Endless examples have shown that cocaine also destroys empathic neuron functionality bringing long term cocaine users into the categories of those who cannot possibly have empathic neurons as the DNA is missing correct code to create fully functioning empathic neurons and constructs. Violent criminals use cocaine, and similar drugs (but not heroin or marijuana) to remove their empathy, to make themselves anti-empathic, so that they are not burdened with a conscience when attempting to annex resources from others. Obviously deliberately creating dysfunctional cannot be a winning strategy, and in many environments it is suicidal, just as attempting to annex resources through violence or deceit in nature results in social marginalization. But our society has an empathic defect that helps show that contradiction is always part of empathy, and hence part of life: modern empathic societies attempt to empower the ill by giving them money, and lots of it with which the ill buy things that are not necessarily good.

Political factors[edit source]

In the case of criminals they money they receive gives them unlimited access to destroying drugs helping them continually destory their empathy, allowing them to be free-er to commit crime. Lending contraction to politics, or the political layer socially liberal and libertarian are enjoined when they help empower those with terminal emotional communication dysfunction.

Conceptual vs. Serial (or Sequential)[edit source]

How empathic neural constructs are the basis for matrices of interrelated thoughts, which create affection and then extend to create morality. They also allow for conceptualization which helps us understand the effects of our actions, and hence gives us the ability to be responsible for our them, and also to perceive the effects of present-day conditions far into the future.

Serial thought attempts to mimic conceptional constructs by creating complex calculations such as are found in physics examples. The complexity of life is far beyond physics examples; invariably decisions based on serial calculations lead to failure, and in the case of policy making decisions, usually lead to vast disaster measured in cyclic failure.

Society today is serial. One drives down American highways seeing seemingly repeated patterns of the same signs. Underneath the signs are identical copies of stores found under previously seen signs. The people within the stores are allowed minimal, if any, personal identity or expression, and the people visiting these stores expect a homogenized humanity. Most people participating in this serialized culture, which can only be called a system, have adapted to it, and some thrive. Since the human existence is so abbreviated, then the people who feel comfortable and derive benefits from this system must themselves be limited: they suffer anti-empathic disorders.

It is not surprising that this culture, or system, has created an atmosphere that promotes serial killing.

Causes of Emotional Communcation Dysfunction, or ECD[edit source]

Cocaine[edit source]

Cocaine causes narcissism, what I term an key unempathic disorder (Saddam Hussien was said to be malignantly narcissist). This tells me that cocaine is a major cause of unempapthy, and it is everywhere, most recently Africa. The other, and more catalysing cause I believe to be a genetic defect that eliminates it 100%. Unempathic people may have intelligence, but their lack of feeling--usually below that of a normal pet or wild animal--causes them their thinking to suffer. This is why unempathy is a thinking disorder, as opposed to emotional or traumatic disorder.

Included here is methedrine, a more extreme version of cocaine, but not heroin, and especially not marijuana. Marijuana may help preserve emotional communication.

Missing or damaged DNA code[edit source]

This is a probable cause, if the defects are permanent. Dormant neurons can be reactivated with nurturing. A genetic explanation is a historical, and probably catalyzing, cause of lost empathy resulting in social disruptions, whose global summation is resulting in a present-day meltdown.

Environmental causes[edit source]

It may be that a manipulative person can victimize another by disabling empathic neurons through mapping. If so there is no reason that a group of manipulators cannot disable empathy in others through mapping; this might be thought of as a cult. Mapping is the "behavioral" form of teaching, but since behavioralism is so low in the psychic strata that there is no morality or organizational responsibility associated with it, except with respect to rules, which can be arbitrary.

Mapping vs. nurturing[edit source]

According to research, nurturing is so connected to empathy development that it may actually cause neurons to form; I find this difficult because nurturing does not cause limbs to grow, DNA does. From this I feel it safe to assume that poor or missing nurturing in a childhood may result in unused but still possibly accessible empathic neurons, accessible through therapy.

Mapping is another important environmental effect, and I believe that it usually works against empathy development, that mapping in children has the opposite effect. Mapping in normal society can be extremely detrimental, where a mean person who cannot receive emotional communication, communicates along emotional channels to disrupt an intended victim's normal emotional well-being. So much so that those using mapping as a disruptive strategy look for emotional well-being, and hence healthy emotional communication channels to affect an attack. And it always goes back to resources, including the protection of annexed resources as in the example of mapping Goleman gives in Social Intelligence: the nasty security guard.

Nurturing is the cure for effective mapping; consolance by a family member undoes the damage of societies appointed controllers.

Mapping vs. ECD[edit source]

I think this may be the last component of the model within its present scope. When is apparent ECD, or anti-empathy, the result of mapping? Goleman in Social Intelligence shows how an experience with a hateful person who is "acting out," results in exceeding frustration. (He gives the example of the mean security guard, who in all likelyhood rationalizes, successfully, his ill will as "doing his job.") The response to such an experience is usually a bad feeling followed by an attempt to restore the "true and healthy" mapping. This is probably best done by relaxing, possibly by stopping at the local bar for a "quick nip." The more "liberated" might use a small "puff" of marijuana to achieve the same effect, but without the toxicity, addictiveness, or loss of coordination caused by alcohol.

However the bad mapping inflicted by the wrong-doer may persist, especially if the hateful mapping is continually administered. This can be shown easily by looking at the mistreatment of animals, and mistreated animals become exceedingly defensive, or "fearful."

This type of mapping is clearly a part of the control strategies of malicious social structures, such as slavery, where pain and fear are used to exploit resources, such as "free" labor.

The question becomes "does hateful mapping, especially if it cannot be resisted, cause the person, or organism, being mapped to become hateful himself?" In other words "does the infliction of hateful mapping cause a permanent or semi-permanent change to the empathic constructs or the empathic neurons?" This may or may not happen, or it may happen only rarely. It may be that the majority of the victims of hateful mapping may easily recover through therapy, but a few, perhaps the young, may be permanent victims. Another question to ask is whether some of the victims, say in a group, may have had an EC disorder beforehand, and the mapping only reinforced ECD behaviors.

When looking at issues like this, one most look to see of others have drawn conclusions, conclusions of the type that may not be normally documented, such as "street use" of mapping, which results in epidemic misinformation, and hence a potential collapse of the Information Society in poor cultures. Is there a presumption that hateful mapping may be a cause of hate by people who utilize such mapping, such as Goleman's security guard, and may this presumption be total misinformation that may ultimately result in a rebellion against the hate. This guard may need to know this if this is so, as he may experience "payback" if his victim, say Goleman++, decides in his state of extreme frustration, to take the "law into his own hands."

(++Just kidding Goleman is a dove.)

The key word here is "rebellion," which, on the societal level is revolution and on the psychological level is a reaction to extreme frustration, many result in dangerously expedient actions. Certainly rebellion is necessary to end the extreme hate of, say, pogrom or slavery, and possibly even the milder variety of human control that is common to most societies. The real question for humanity is how to channel change so that the same types of hateful "assholes" don't wind up in power again. Using Russia as an example, the Czars' system was incredibally unjust easily seen in its method of disease control was human exterination. But what replaced it through exceedingly violent means resulted in forms of collectivism that killed tens of millions with starvation, and eventually Stalin-ism, which ultimately caused the solution to become as hateful, or more hateful, than the initial problem, which was ECD within the royal system.

Disease Notes[edit source]

Narcissism[edit source]

Excess self-love is caused by isolation from the surrounding environment, which is caused by broken empathic neurons.

Bi-polar[edit source]

The first illness that I noticed and termed un-empathic is bi-polar disorder, which turns out to be part-time isolation.

Aspergers[edit source]

The most extreme is aspergers, which is defined as a complete inability to connect emotionally with others, and hence an inability to feel the pain one might cause to others. In other word's Micheal Moore's corporate executive in "Roger and Me"

OCD[edit source]

In the sense of this article, this is a rules-based behavior. An OCD person very often has all their belongings in specific places at home and work, and any changes to their location is a violation of their particular rules. OCD accompanies both Bi-Polar and Aspergers. Other OCD illnesses show a lack of concern for negative environmental effects: gambling.

ADD[edit source]

This one is a surprise. Two associates of mine, one on Wall Street and the other an on-line magazine editor have both admitted to ADD, and both are so uniquely narcissistic that I view them as virtually the same person. Both have a hunger to succeed that is both enviable yet seemingly self-defeating. Both are pro-global. Both fit Beck's model of organizers that resist "real" information, information that would cause them to change their courses of action. Neither are what I would call bad people, but both are marginally dishonest, and unquestionably use the "rules" to their personal benefits. Specifically one has a tendency to completely infuriate and demoralize with endless minor lies, and then say "get over it," and then justify his actions with a paycheck, and the other seems to have those tendencies as well according to other people who have worked with him.

While I find it hard to define their issues as having to do this attention deficit, their confessions are significant to understanding both sides of empathy.