Speaking my mind in public has cost me almost everything, and it may yet cost me the rest.
Fascinating analysis. I have been writing and speaking about this as well. Before they cancelled my first You Tube channel in 2017 I coined the term, Social Justice Personality Disorder to highlight the etiology of this social phenomenon. Later I prescribed the Nervous Breakdown Approach as the only sure-fire way to stop these people. Batter them with truth and they disintegrate emotionally. It is ruthless, but we are dealing with an anti-social pathogen that is destroying the civil society. Society is more important than any of these disturbed individuals.
You are correct. They are everywhere, now because we refused to deal with them. In my Emotional blackmail piece I described this phenomenon in a different way. Even though I am a compassionate humanist I do not shed a tear when I see parents at school board meetings going after these tyrants. Same with viscously honest memes on the internet. It is us or them. I am sad it has come to this. I describe the phenomenon in our description statement at the National Psychotherapy Association. Mental Health Professionals out there might consider affiliating with us:
"We love our human brothers and sisters profoundly, but unintelligent people, and people with serious mental health problems are now shaping and driving social policies. Delusion, paranoia and groupthink have replaced common sense. Envy, destructive entitlement, and revenge-striving are fueling hostile actions toward good people. The collective actions of these radicals threaten western civilization. We should be providing treatment for these people, not allowing them to rule over us."
I am so sorry for your ordeal. I have been there. It is real trauma. If you need a friend I am here.
Thank you so much for publishing Josh's story, Colin. I spent my undergraduate years fighting the brainwashing of Woke and thinking--for four years--that I was just a shallow thinker who lacked insight because the ONLY terms in which I could understand, discuss, or explain the dynamics on campus and in classes were childhood terms. Josh's show gave me the Rosetta Stone for understanding exactly and precisely what was going on, and set me free from wondering what was wrong with me on that score. There was a very good reason why I saw Cluster B dynamics in almost every class, professor, group, flyer, etc. -- because that's what Woke is. Cluster B reified and given institutional power. My childhood in a Cluster B home was the correct framework. The key to understanding it all. I will always be grateful for Josh's show and have enormous respect for what telling the truth has cost him.
Just subscribed to Disaffected.
I think it’s pretty lazy and ignorant to just armchair diagnose all the wokie dopes with personality disorders. There is a major cult programming aspect to this; woke ideology infects generally good, empathetic people with this fear that if they don’t do or say the “right” thing according to the orthodoxy, they’re a terrible person and will be banished from society. This kind of constant fear causes people to behave in extreme ways, like becoming irate at the idea of a gay man hosting a conservative podcast and rabidly demanding he be fired. That really just doesn’t sound like cluster B to me, it sounds like their minds and actions are being controlled by fear of punishment. They have to be the MOST angry to show that they’re the MOST “good”, then they’ll be spared treatments like what you received. I find this to be much more sinister than what your hypothesis suggests. Wokeism is more like a religion than a personality disorder.
Woke cancelling is the modern day version of being silenced or exiled by the Church. In the past people were shunned, exiled, beaten, imprisoned and tortured because they had differing views than the Church in power did.
The irony of this is that the vast majority of the woke doing the current cancelling would be dead set against the Church doing what they did. Yet those people are now repeating history and are so shortsighted they do not even realise they are exactly the same as those corrupt and entitled religious leaders of old.
I suggest you out the main woke offenders so that the internet can expose them as the scum they are.
I’ve been saying it for years. We are in an abusive relationship with our government. Once you figure it out, you can’t unsee it.
It’s so obvious when they go mental and call you out on normal, basic things, like having a different opinion or stating basic truth, like dudes can’t be women. It’s the reaction that gives the game away.
They talk a good game about interdependence and diversity, but it’s just BS at the end of the day.
The reaction to Trump really told me all I needed to know about ‘my theory’ being right. Liking or not liking him isn’t the issue, but the over the top hate the man received for going against the consensus of the Left and establishment Right.
Being on the right during the Obama years I saw how the right ‘hated’ Obama. The hate for Trump was and still is visceral and very primal. It was a different level of ‘hate.’ Something I’ve never seen in all my years of activism. It wasn’t just friendly banter and Nazi jokes from opponents anymore.
I really hate this culture of conformity, mostly because when I grew up, it was all about the nonconformist freaks, like Boy George, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, hair bands, etc. individuality mattered. Independent thought mattered. Now, you can be an individual to a point, but if you step out of line.....You get canceled. F that. Nobody cares anymore, except we just don’t want to see or hear about your fetishes in public life and have that around kids.
This isn’t that hard.
For many years, while I was working as a Therapist, we shook our heads in despair over the ‘epidemic’ of mental health disorders and psychological distress we were constantly warning was just around the corner. We knew this was coming. There was no funding for talking therapies and we were limited to giving clients 6 sessions. To give any more necessitated a lot of paperwork and verbal justifications with service managers. It has been coming for years, this hell. I don’t know why anyone is surprised.
Hello again Josh. "Transgender" is an elite ingrouping phenomenon that certainly rewards Cluster B characteristics. You were one of the first to make this connection, so of course you have to be destroyed for that. We all do.
Seems being gay and male is very low on the status scale these days. You are the second gay person I know being cast into the void for going against higher order wokism ideology categorization. It’s become somewhat of an ironic joke in my circle—who trumps whom depending on minority status check boxes.
What has not been mentioned (I may have missed it however) and I still believe is that aside from the psychological defects of the people who persecute you, is a dysfunctional need to “virtue signal” among their peer group. To spot victimize and to defend against it—even if there is not connection to oneself. Indeed, where no victimization exists, to create such out of whole cloth! Do gooderism on steroids.
Best of fortune to you in the new year.
'Wokism' demonstrates all the signs of being a neo-fascist movement.
I've listened off and on to the Disaffected podcast, but this post really caught my eye. I'm infuriated by what has happened to you Josh, for the mere "crime" of speaking your truth. Something similar happened to me. I'm a psychotherapist. I made a social media post about one of my family members which the "woke" mob didn't like. About 70 of them made complaints to my licensing board about me, demanding I lose my license or be otherwise reprimanded. Mind you, none of these people are or have ever been clients of mine. They are just random people who have nothing better to do than try to destroy me. I'm now having to deal with this. Thank you for the work you've done in the funeral industry. I had no idea how influential you have been and the good you have done for people undergoing loss.
How did we let Child Abusers run society? Child abusers are the worst people on the Planet. From the ACEStudy these Cluster B Child Abusers - engage in 5 types of abuse & they are character disordered:
They can’t keep a relationship. (These are the 5 household dysfunction categories of the ACE Score). ————-> Cluster B
We let child abusers run society. Growing up around these people increases your risk of attempting suicide by 1400 percent and of injecting drugs by 1500 percent. These people increase your risk of growing up to be raped 700 percent. Almost everyone who grows up around these people is an a Psyche drug and the list goes on and on and on. And somehow these Abusers are running society. Well it won’t be long before society collapses or becomes an East German Stazi state.
Jessica Mitford is turning over in her grave.
Very most excellent description of what the Woke religion can do to people who are genuinely doing good in this fallen world. I am only too happy to cross-post this message and thank Colin for promoting Disaffected.
A man of your caliber in a perfect world would be invited, encouraged and promoted to educate and succor those suffering at the hands of evil, giving them the armor of protection and the sword of knowledge. Sadly, we do not live in a perfect world, but rest assured there are those of us who want and will live in the real world, and people like you speak for us, and help us fight for the rights of us all.
As a paid subscriber, thank you and please accept my sincere regret for what you've endured.
I've been listening to Disaffected for a while. It was recommended by HollyMathNerd before she left Twitter. There seems to be a constant theme to the show that is a prevailing theme in society at large. It is a combination of a cult and a pyramid scheme. Cult leaders tend to be ruled by their own delusions and lack the ability to grow to become existential dangers to society as a whole. What we are experiencing now is not the creation of a delusional individual, but an orchestrated effort by the oligarchy to destroy society in order to "fundamentally transform America" as Obama clearly stated to be the goal.
Josh- Thank you for this and for all of your work. I was bullied out of a job (where I had 30 years of high level experience) this past summer because I would not cow tow to the Pronoun Police and the dynamics were completely cluster B abusive. What a terrible era we are in. However, speaking the truth is always the right thing to do. To quote CS Lewis, “Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality. ”