Culture and Psychology Insights

Here is some psychology and culture: They just moved a youngster into my cage who is a Salvadoran who slipped into the US to indulge in our technological and economic superiority, and to escape the poverty inherent in his own culture. (Jarin Trochez, 609540, who, I discovered, too late, is infected with one of the toughest, antibiotic-resistant strains of tuberculosis and is not taking his medicine, ensuring that his occasional use of them, when the nurse is watching, his strain of TB become even MORE tough for future victims to beat.) Today is 7-5-2010. He seems to be a shy kid, steeped in ignorance and tradition, yet knowledgeable enough to speak, yet not read or write, english. I have done nothing but be polite to him, and let him play with my TV, since he has nothing else to relieve the incessant boredom of the total lockdown. In return, he pushes his stuff closer and closer to my stuff, as if he is a dog whizzing on my territory. Knowing that this is a common practice of all minorities that I have been forced to suffer, I ignored it, as I hope that my mature attitude will cause this petty, cowardly, sneakily challenging behavior to eventually cease. (Indians, Negroes and Hispanics all pull this “disrespectin”‘ stunt on each other and on Caucasians.) This strategy seldom works. Polite ignoring has only caused him to try new aberrant behavior. E.g, he picked up his cup, (one of the objects he is using to crowd out my cup and soap dish) and asked, inanely, “IS this your cup?” Equally inanely, I replied, “I thought it was yours.” and then made a production of pointing out that the styrofoam cup behind all his objects (cup, spoon, picture and frame, jar, letter, bracelet and now, a bag of coffee) is mine.

My amateur psychologist opinion is that these obstreperous cultures pull these erratic, pushy maneuvers to gauge the extent to which they may safely exploit their target. In fact, I had one of them, (an Indian kid) explain how he was taught his ‘dissin’ techniques by a Negro. He explained how he would start very carefully by slightly nudging his intended victim’s shoe out of its normal position. He later tried this on me. I detail this and how this person is a series of disasters in my essay “Bred for Crime: Michael Mitchell” and “Chimp Culture…”, which is on my netsite, along with other examples.

Politeness, along with the tactic of ignoring such pettiness, is usually taken for weakness, and often results in less and less subtle attacks until the victim is outraged enough to retaliate. In the case of young punks trying to uncover exactly how far they can exploit their elders, the age of the victim is not completely calculated by the tender young mind. The only side of the victimization equation that ignorant, impulsive young minds can deduce is, “I can win a fight”. The other side of the equation appears to be invisible to their version of reality. Older persons know that their strength, stamina, endurance, etc, may not be up to par with those of a young, acquisitive punk. Older persons often accept the fact that training, if any, and fighting skills may not be sufficient to overcome the youth advantage of their attacker. Older persons also realize that they sustain injury easier, and that their healing powers are less and take longer. Knowing these conditions exist, intelligent older persons try avoidance strategies first, which normally work for only very short times because minorities crave attention, especially from: Caucasians. Caucasians are their measuring sticks and the ideal to which they grudgingly aspire and secretly wish to emulate in selected aspects. Caucasians “ignore” impoverished minorities largely because the two groups have little in common, time is limited, Caucasians achieved their positions of wealth, power and social and technological supremacy through hard work, learning and by limiting wasted time spent on unprofitable enterprises. All persons have a tendency to gather around successful persons. When persons perceived as successful limit the time that success-seekers have to possibly learn secrets of success, an affront is often assumed. This is why avoidance strategies seldom work, or only work temporarily, and often result in further, more brash attacks. Next, the victim of such attacks should try common ‘defusing’ methods, the most famous of which is the Bill Clinton, “I feel your pain” schtick. Politicians work this empath/sympathy angle with great success. Every successful politician has obtained his position of power in large part due to his ability to feign and protray empathy with voters and his elite fellows. This same strategy works well against needy cage-sharers, but tends to cost much time that could be spent much more profitably than stroking some underachiever’s ego. When trapped into baby-sitting such people, it is of great utility to learn and employ methods that gradually wean them away from depending upon you for their entertainment, subsidization of their addictive habits and any other exploitations that they attempt. My own experiences in this regard are instructive. One extreme parasite I was forced to endure was Jack Hawkins. He landed in my cage after a very stupid Tulsa convenience store robbery where the idiot he had paired with disobeyed orders to leave their getaway car running, After Hawkins finally screwed up his courage enough to snatch and run, they simply sat in the dead car until the police arrived, pretending to be innocent.

Hawkins, like most inmates, tended to cultivate a large group of ‘friends’ to mooch from, particularly cigarettes. I finally got tired of it and told him, “You know what? You and I are going to quit smoking”. Then, instead of giving him the cigarette he craved, I threw the whole pack out the window where no one could get them. I did the same with snuff and coffee.

Now I do not have any vices except for salty snacks, which I strictly limit. The inmates’ incessant search for mooching targets, and my anger at it, caused me to live a much healthier life.

Hawkins’ reaction was passive and disbelieving. Instead of running for the soup-ladle handle “dagger” that he kept hidden in the broom, he ran out to mooch off some other target. Though he put on a good-natured facade, he was a cur at heart, and frightened for that day when he would meet the fate he knew he deserved. Hence his need to have a weapon nearby. One day of reckoning came when he told me that he had seen the 3rd man of our cage engaging in homosexual behavior and wanted my support in telling him to move out. I don’t even remember the guy’s name, but I liked him better than Hawkins. I told Hawkins to go find another place to live.

He made a move for the broom behind me. I kneed him in his face. He moved out, and I threw his dagger out the same window to join my tobbacco in no man’s land.

More subtle, less dangerous methods of weaning parasites and ‘disrespecter/exploiters’ exist. You can try to play one off against another of his kind. This works more often than one would think, because they share many characteristics. When they gradually gravitate back to you and where their vices are supplied, it is often helpful to shame them or put them to work. Sarcasm, artfully applied, works for me. It is especially effective when used by Caucasians against cultures that harbor jealousy and envy toward American culture. In the example of the shoes-moving, possession crowding types of pettiness, when it persists too long, I will loudly note some disagreeable proposition as a ‘joke’, such as , “Your possessions seem to have an affinity for my possessions; crowding around them like momma cats in heat. Why are your possessions so fascinated with my possessions? Oh, I figured it out: they are just trying to be like that pizza commercial, and “gather ’round the good stuff:”, hoping that some of my success will rub off on them.”

This works because you have changed their perception of their behavior from “I’m testing whitey” to “Ugh; Whitey thinks I want to be like him, and he is not intimidated like I wanted, he is entertained by my foolishness.”

Realize that these are dramatized examples, exaggerated for effect, and not subtle as most social interaction needs to be, which is why we have aphorisms such as, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” You win also because he has not thought much or any beyond his goal of provoking a reaction from you, while you have taken the time to tune your reaction perfectly and to make it lengthy enough for him to remember his inability to provide a worthy, studied response.

Of course, sarcasm, parody, irony and related verbal and literary skills can easily provoke aggressive reactions in the less educated, as well as more jealousy, envy and hatred. One must always strive to present these concepts in a lighthearted, good natured, friendly manner in order to get them to work most effectively. “Defuse” means to avoid escalation of the conflict, and humor does this work best.

Another strategy is to put these limited minds to work. People who gravitate to you or follow you around or watch you work often will not wish to hold things for you, sharpen your pencils, make you coffee, spell words for you or run errands. If there is competence and utility in them, they can be put to actual, profitable work in return for what they mooch. Otherwise work tends to drive them away or make them find other sources of business for themselves. working them also has the disadvantage of causing them to increase their mooching behavior due to a sense of entitlement. Psychologists who only know abnormal psychology from a free-world perspective may tell you that negotiation is a viable possibility. It is, but only just barely, and often not, in a captive setting. Attempts at negotiation are taken as a sign of weakness to be exploited, especially in cooperate prisons, which are designed to enslave the worst of the poorest, most mal-educated, most labor-exploited hordes from backward countries and foreign and domestic ghettos. Persons fleeing their own corrupt govts and enticed here by our own are adept at detecting weakenss. Even in international relations, it is a common truism that negotiation is most effective when performed from a position of strength. (This is less negotiation than dictation.) In corporate ghetto prisons, a willingness to negotiate causes the opponent’s demands to increase. The bureaucrats who run both govt and profit prisons are gradually waking up to the fact that the animosity between races, ethnics,cultures and religions are both real and incurable. They have had this reality rubbed into their faces where it can not be ignored or talked away. This is because their costs rise dramatically when they cause stabbings, beatings, and other injuries by forcing ‘multiculturalism’ upon the people that they oppress. Gradually the voting public is becoming too knowledgeable to much longer accept the propagandist’s nonsense of “gangs did it”. What the cops, politicians, judges and media “news” sellers call “gangs” and “terrorists” are actually races, ethnics, cultures and religions. The first officials in America to recognize this fact, or at least unconsciously act on it out of necessity, were California prison administrators. They recently defied simplistic civil rights law that dictated that minorities must be interspersed with Caucasians so that they can eventually obtain “equality”. Despite many decades of forced equality, all people still tend to prefer the race, ethnicity, culture or religion that is their own. At best, the lawyers who devised this artificial environment have accomplished little more than tolerance in Caucasians of a certain few minorities. When the noise or other annoyance level rises high enough, Caucasians will retire in an attempt to find a more pleasing environment, and the minorities will attempt to find and follow them to their richer pastures, when possible.

The California prison bureaucrats found that, by defying these civil rights laws, they could drastically reduce their medical costs due to a sudden and continuing decline in violence. By illegally separating the Negroes in one wing, the Hispanics in a second wing, and the Caucasians in a third wing, medical costs decreased so much that the state could fire much of their medical staff, saving millions that could be diverted to building and filling more prisons. That this resulted in a court order to eventually expell 90,000 captives for lack of medical care is unfortunate as it was incompetent.

Despite the obvious common sense of this practice, captives should not expect it to move far or soon to where it can be enjoyed by others. Only high prison medical costs cause this practice to occur, so far, and only in progressive states with excessive prisoner warehousing operations. When or if these strategies fail to work, there remain the methods of Count Machiavellian, which can be obtained through libraries and bookstores, as can the writings of Sun Tzu. In worst cases of youthful captives abusing older captives, options are severely limited. All prison administrations have operations manuals that profess to provide ‘safe’ environments for their captives. Their definition of ‘safe’ merely means that they will minimize the chances that you will die of negligence that can not be easily concealed or blamed on other causes. In their ‘safe environment’ you can still suffer daily physical and psychological injury and abuse such that will cause insanity, murder and suicides. They will almost never receive any type of punishment for this, or much incentive for improvement. Your defense and well-being is your task, and may sometimes require quick, decisive retaliation designed to disable your tormentor with the least risk of injury to yourself. This brings us back to the side of the equation that youth, in its ignorance and laziness, can’t seem to calculate to the proper degree; the surprise attack.

A properly planned and executed surprise attack can force the largest, most dangerous individual to cease his attacks. Weapons are not needed, but physical fitness is. Becoming physically fit entails a daily exercise regimen. Performing fitness routines in the cage tends to intimidate the other inhabitants. Watching you work out and gain fitness and stamina changes their perception of you from weakness to a possible threat. Psychological warfare is common in prison too. Captives tend to use protective coloration by feigning the personality of psychopaths. By working out and talking viciousness as a lifestyle, you may well convince your enemies to forgo further attacks, obviating the need for any surprise attack. A disadvantage is that this gets back to the prisoncrats and they mark you down in their files as a vicious psychopath, which is their tendancy anyway. An advantage of having to take time out to get fit is that the problem child will often shoot himself in the foot and be dragged off by the kops for other offenses.

When one is forced to take extreme measures for defense, one must also plan for the consequences of permanently injuring or disabling the person who insists upon torturing, harassing, extorting or stealing from you.

The kops tend to punish all the participants in a conflagration, thinking that this universal disincentive will lessen recurrence of violence. If months of lockup, extra harassments by the kops and thefts of purchasing rights are less important than peace and relief from inmate predation, then a surprise attack may be warranted.

Most inmates who enjoy sadism or practice theft or parasitism still adhere to the unwritten code that fights must be ‘fair’ and that certain practices are forbidden. In the case of an older captive being attacked by a younger person, these rules may be ignored. The older man has too much to lose, and the aggressor forfeits the right to fair play. His testicles may be smashed, his eyes gouged, wrists or knees broken, whatever it takes to make him cease, including death, in serious enough cases. When prison officials fail to provide the required safe environment, you are fully within your rights to make up for this deficiency yourself. E.g, a big Indian friend I worked with, the morning mess hall liked to stick his finger in my mouth when I yawned. In retaliation, I’d grab his chin. He escalated by doing something else; I forget what. I got him in a headlock. He began breaking my back over his knee. I told him several times that I give up. He persisted. I gouged his eyes. My back was saved. He learned a valuable lesson that made him more thoughtful of the consequences of his actions. Surprise attacks are last resort responses to intolerable situations. They qualify as defensive only when all other avenues for relief have failed or been refused. In most or all of the states’ slow death camps, guards often develop symbiotic relationships with selected inmates who are adept at creating fears within the guards’ minds, then pretending that they can or will protect these guards from the danger fantasies that they have concocted, in return for special treatment. (See the court case of McAlester prison’s captain Bess, recently indicted for bringing narcotics to inmates.) They and the administrators also depend on inmates for information on who is disturbing the smooth flow of corruption between the guards and inmates. (California kops have recently been caught in a decades-long practice of causing inmate death matches, filming them, then murdering the winners with rifle fire.) They are annoyed when one of their victims is forced to maim or kill another in order to survive. You will be lucky if they only try to convince a jury to slam you, so the decision to fix the problem yourself should be thoroughly examined and not taken lightly. When survival is at stake, do not hesitate to defend yourself physically, and also be prepared to defend yourself later in court, because they will prosecute if they think you are too stupid to bring them to task to the jury over their incompetence in administering their prison death camps.

Good luck.