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Friday, June 30, 2017

Borders, Borderlines, and SJW's. A Quick Thought,

A thought I had listening to Jordan Peterson on immigration, of all topics. He mentioned that the left, and post-modernists, and many of the damaged people who comprise those groups don't believe in borders at all. Not just between countries and cultures but between people.


It's been observed that leftists, especially die hard feminists and SJW's, tend to act not only like rabbits (r/k theory), but more strongly than average exhibit traits associated with cluster-B disorders such as Borderline Personality disorder, narcissism, etc.

One trait of borderlines is, ironically, a lack of borders, more frequently, boundaries, between people. Dr Tara at refers to this as plugging emotional hoses into other people, especially their kids, which is how you end up with a bunch of people-pleasing codependents.

So borderlines and leftists share a reduced sense of boundaries. Part of this is also enshrined on the left in the concept that the personal is political - that there is no inner self not subject to scrutiny and judgement by those outside.

Suddenly, it isn't surprising that they rarely accept borders between cultures either. Even with splitting, the tendency to suddenly decide someone is all good/all bad - it's not a matter of borders between people than "exists" and would prefer doesn't exist. It's a lot harder to tolerate someone that you do not view as actually existing outside of yourself, doing its/his/her own thing, separate from you, not reflecting on you.

Also, an aside. If you want to see a thoroughly chilling movie go watch Gone Girl, it's not as farfetched as you'd think given examples I've seen posted of meltdowns, including a mother-in-law shooting her daughters ex and getting caught on tape (they didn't know the guy was recording) preparing a story about how it was self defense.


  1. Interesting post. I will now watch for people who step too far into other peoples' business (as well as mine) and see which ones match with that "creepy, anti-human vibe" I get when I first meet some folks.

  2. Dr Tara's site has some interesting articles on spotting borderlines.

    Her operating theory is childhood trauma - often from their own parents, which is one explanation for why borderline/codependency issues run in familes (even if part of it is nature, I'm sure nurture, or lack of, plays a part)

    In either case, you have a frozen childishness, one reason I'd argue borderlines show up more in women than narcissists (men) though they really appear to be a common cluster (often called cluster-B disorders) with different expressions including the histrionic, the hoarder, etc., but in all cases, stunted emotional development (see Anonymous COnservative on r/K theory and his book on narcissists as well). Lack of boundaries is a common and major feature - Tara Palmatier (Dr T or Dr Tara) often discusses BPD moms hooking emotional hoses into their kids, even sometimes using the expression emotional incest.

    Another common point is ridiculously high levels of anxiety over everything.

    Obviously it's a continuum - and malignant narcissism is the self interest we all need to have turned up to 11 without emoutional regulation.

  3. Ah, of course, Dr Tara = Shrink4Men. I have her bookmarked with Shrinkwrapped & Social Pathologist. Thanks!