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Sep 13, 2023Liked by Josh Slocum

Great analysis. I realize you are well aware, but the trauma, abuse and neglect that played a role in your life (whether that of your parent or your own) primed you to have keen insight into today's problems in society. I do not mean to suggest it is a silver lining, but it's hard to imagine someone who had a fully actualized healthy childhood having the same observations.

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Sep 14, 2023Liked by Josh Slocum

I’ve been saying this for about a decade - but then I’m a shrink, so it was easy to recognize. The saddest part is that my field is metastasized with it.

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Disaffected is my dish washing show. Recently went on vacation so I'm catching up and only got a third of the way into this city council episode. It echoes the Evergreen College scandal that Benjamin Boyce so exhaustively covered. Maybe less "echoes" and more "shouts from the same voice."

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Interesting. For years I have been likening American culture to living in an alcoholic home. Your analogy is much worse because alcoholics can and do get better, though usually after hitting a hard bottom.

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https://open.substack.com/pub/rufo/p/the-cluster-b-society?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android&r=bj2gw

This guy has stolen your work! Pretty good video to be fair albeit without your dark humorous edge

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Josh, you need to see this short film by Christopher Rufo. I'm thinking he is likely to have been influenced by you.

https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1704521862888444022

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Great analysis @Josh Slocum. Societal systems are replicas of cluster b family systems (or what I call the narcissistic family system). What you described is a feature of every industry and sector of society that the current burnout prevention strategies don’t even come close to remedying. American society continues to elevate & protect cluster b leaders and influencers because its blind to its own pathology.

Ready to chat further about narcissism when you are :)

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You are right. And I was reminded of your good work, and the saying "There's no limit to what you can accomplish if you don't c are who get's credit for it" when I saw this piece by Chris Rufo: https://christopherrufo.com/p/the-cluster-b-society

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I spend my work days talking to people with Cluster B problems who come to me convinced they have Bipolar Affective Disorder. You describe it how it is.

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Josh, Great video. Since it seems to end abruptly, I was wondering if there is a Part Two or another version that's accessible. P.S. Well moderated re: the moron you had to ban.

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Hey Josh; I think you’ll appreciate this. Academic feminism has a long history of ruining feminist efforts, apparently. Consider me team Pizzey:

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/02/feminism-mens-rights-activism-cancel-culture/607057/

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Christopher Ruffo also has written about this. I know you also respect his work Josh... the title is so similar you your own, i was hoping he’d reference you Josh! :)

Url: https://open.substack.com/pub/rufo/p/institutionalized-derangement?r=1rfwm9&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=post

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Nov 5, 2023Liked by Josh Slocum

Great Job! Josh! on your appearance on the dark horse podcast with Brett Weinstein! See! Brett also noticed the similarities and felt your and Christopher Rufo’s paths should align!

Isn’t it a great compliment that he acknowledged the embarrassing failures of recent academics and elites and praised amateurs like yourself!

I appreciated you two challenging one another regarding terms, pathology and the heavy individuation of psychology and it being at present a lost and confused (“scientific”) disciple. Was a great 2hr 15 min podcast episode!

Pocketcasts URL TO EPISODE:

https://pca.st/episode/620ee361-933c-4bd9-8599-5c205018994e

Looking forward to you having him on your show or you appearing on Darkhorse again, perhaps even with Heather as well!

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Keep fighting the good fight. I keep up with the podcast and read your essays occasionally. I am still working on my master list of Borderline behaviors. I know you say there is no "list." But I've got one! Big loves, my friend.

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