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Deconstructing Carly Fiorina’s micro expressions.


Carly Fiorina repeatedly leaks 3 emotional states, all of them negative, they have become a permanent part of her facial expression because she experiences them more than any other emotions.  Disgust and contempt, which are strongly associated with the ending of relationship, and anger.




Expressions of Contempt



I am trying to explain to people what I do and how I make predictions based on my psychological models.  Because people are acquisitively mimetic, they copy behaviors that they see being rewarded.  People copy whatever behavior they think of as winning behavior when they want to win.  So when one person succeeds in a certain behavior people emulate that behavior and that creates social patterns.  When society rewards these patterns it increases the frequency in which we see the pattern repeated and it also increases the intensity of that pattern.

The Psychologists Nalini Ambady and Robert Rosenthal developed this concept of thin slicing in their treatment of married couples.  What they found as they interviewed couples and then went back over the tape is that there were two expressions that repeatedly signaled the near demise of the relationship, disgust and contempt.  Depending on the frequency and intensity of these expressions the relationship could be determined to be very close to ending.

So I observe in conversation, on the media, in human behavior these patterns and I make predictions based on them.  So what does this mean for the near future?  Society is about to get a divorce?  No, much much worse.  The first thing I noticed when I saw Richard Dawkins for the first time was the frequency with which he would flash this feral micro expression of disgust.  And then I observed the Fundamentalist Drift of Science as the Dawkinites conflated themselves with science, I call them the cheerleaders of science.  And then I noticed the increased hostility of the conversations in the narrative and dialogue on the internet.  If you observe the body of evidence I have put together on this blog (http://atheistfallacies.wordpress.com/) you can see that I am not making these claims lightly.  I have spent a long time doing social experiments on these people to find out exactly where their heads are at.

Most people aren’t smart enough to detect Richard Dawkins subtle subterfuges in his rhetoric.  What he propounds as a philosophy is not a philosophy at all and he is not a philosopher, he is a revolutionary propagandist.  He has conflated the hatred of God (misotheism) with atheism and atheism with science.  What he is trying to do and succeeding at is making science into a machine to attack religion.  He is creating an environment where children can be exposed to the casual ridicule and hatred of religiosity, so that they start to think not only is it normal it is also good.  And then he wants to build a bridge for them into the scientific fields and into upper academia, where they will put their prejudices to work, harassing religious people and preventing them from going into certain fields.  What he is doing is so dangerous and insidious and deliberate.

This conceit that Atheists have that atheism is new, no it isn’t.  Socrates was accused of being an atheist.  So ask yourself why have you never heard of that one Atheist culture that was so successful?  Because Atheism is unviable as a form of government.  There are certain things science can’t do, and when you try to change what science can do you change what science is.  Dawkins is building a testament to his own ego.  He wants to be worshiped.  He sees himself as a kind of Moses of Science taking his people out of a heathen land.

When Karl Marx wrote his theories on Communism, he thought it was science, they even called it that.

“Scientific socialism is the term used by Friedrich Engels[1] to describe the social-political-economic theory first pioneered byKarl Marx. The purported reason why this socialism is “scientific socialism” (as opposed to “utopian socialism“) is because its theories are held to an empirical standard, observations are essential to its development, and these can result in changes and/or falsification of elements of the theory.”  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_socialism

And when the Germany adopted it, and Stalin adopted it, and Lenin adopted it, they all thought they were doing science and they couldn’t fail.  Pure atheist societies are arrogant, heartless, and violent.  You can’t use atheism or science or evolution for making an assertion that man should have inalienable rights.  They are amoral systems.  Dawkins puts religion on trial for all of the crimes that have been committed in the name of religion for thousands of years, Dawkinites assume that atheism is something new.  What they are forgetting or ignoring is that while religion has created horrors and atrocities, IT HAS BEEN AROUND AND SUCCESSFUL MORE OR LESS FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, while atheism has never been successful, ever, for any prolonged period of time.

Atheism is moral and philosophical anarchy, it isn’t a belief system, it is the absence of the presence of the belief that god exists.  It isn’t big enough of an idea to make any assertion, you can’t build a law code on it, or a government on it.  Atheists might be found that have morality but atheism itself is amoral, and atheists don’t have to come to any agreement on what behavior is and is not acceptable, after all, it is survival of the fittest right?  If you survive or succeed you are the fittest.  Evolution works!

But yeah, things are bad and they are going to get worse… this I promise.





I am not like other people, I relax into philosophy and thinking.  The problem is that every time a read a book or study a new science I get smarter, and then the world looks stupider and more evil to me.  And then I see things more acutely and whereas I would like to be wrong about a lot of things I find that I am actually more correct than I knew which then makes me more depressed.

A few years ago I became interested in microexpressions and I bought a bunch of Paul Ekman books.  Now I am so sensitive that I can read peoples faces like books and I find this more depressing than ever.  It was useful to plug into my theories on relationship and philosophy but it is one of those things that you can’t shutoff.  I get to see how everybody is in relationship with me.

It is interesting if you consider that our brains are hardwired to recognize faces and read faces to a certain extent.  So every time something repeats it creates neural myelination in your brain, it reifies something.  So when I see a repeated reaction to myself it characterizes me to myself.  It becomes part of my sense of self and who I feel myself to be.  At least it would if I was normal and gave a single fuck what people think about me.  Fortunately for me I know that the vast majority of people are insipid fools so I don’t take their reaction to heart anymore.  I kind of use it against them in a way which I will get into later.

They have found that facial expressions of contempt and disgust are the single biggest factor in signaling the end of relationships.  So it is interesting when people meet me for the first time and know literally nothing about me and they react with contempt and disgust.  I know that relationship is not even an option.  It is over before it began.  All they know about me is how I look so I know that they are prejudiced.

Some functional psychopaths usually with histrionic personality disorder like to scream with their faces to “communicate a state”(my term :D) to people, to manipulate their emotions to make them feel bad about themselves or to make them think they did something wrong.  I get this all of the time.  Instead of modifying my behavior I repeat the “offensive” behavior and then I repeat tautologies of that behavior.  I look for exactly what their trigger is and then I put it on fully automatic.  My feeling is that if you can be offended you need to be offended.  If you don’t want to see homosexuals kissing on the street or you think that my 7 pound cockapoo is the devil because a black dog prevented Gabriel from finishing a mission, your ass needs to stay inside where you are safe from the dirty, dirty, world.

I want you to consider something, all of your experiences are tainted by the fact that you are the one having them.  Everything that has ever happened to you creates a normative bias and a sense of who you are.  People react differently to you and relate differently to you than they do to anyone else.  In the yoga sutras of patanjali this is discussed although I say it more plainly than most.  My psychologist ex gf used to chide me about my approach to people, I constantly explained to her that people don’t react to me like they react to her so I will not get the same results with her strategy.  I have to use the strategy that gets the most positive results for myself.

Ekman says that being in a permanent refractory state is the same as being crazy and indeed I have driven people insane that tried to communicate to me that I was annoying them and therefore I must modify my behavior.  The hidden subject is that they feel I am attacking them by existing in the universe being visible to them.  So the only way I can be part of the solution is if I died or disappeared and that is not going to happen.  I am not responsible for your emotions.  You do not get to win by being a victim or feeling victimized or being mentally and emotionally damaged and not wanting to be sane or mentally healthy.  If people want to be obsessed with me and to dedicate themselves to my destruction and silence, well then….


…but seriously, you don’t know what kind of mental kung fu I have and if you want to antagonize me you will find yourself fighting a tidal wave or a hurricane.  That is how your mind compares to mine.  So do your worst mental midgets.  But I digress, I have driven people mad that fucked with me, not even joking, we are talking asylums….

I am not responsible for your emotional reaction to me.  You are responsible for your own damn emotions.  Grow the fuck up.  Take some fucking responsibility for yourself.Image