Ludwig Wittgenstein said, “Meaning is use.”
Marshall Mcluhan said, “The Medium is the Message.”
Both were Linguistic Philosophers & both had discovered what I have discovered…
The word “Reason” comes from the Greek Word “Ratio” meaning Root. Perhaps that is why I am so fond of Etymologies. I want to know their Origins.
The meaning in Ancient Greece has something to do with Logic (Logos/Words) and refers to a Rational (not emotional or histrionic) conversation between two or more Philosophers.
The word “Authority” comes from the “Auctoritas” of the Ancient Greeks. Authority was earned through one’s ability to Argue with Reason & Logic in a Rational manner in order to arrive at a correct perspective on Reality. This is the origin of Science.
“Jesus didn’t speak like the Teachers of (Sharia) Law, he spoke as one possessing Authority (Auctoritas).” Matthew 7:29
Psychopathic Strategic Communication
Psychopaths are strategic communicators. The Truth of what they say is based on the reaction they hope to elicit. What they say is meant to manipulate your Emotions so that you respond in the desired way. As a Psycho-linguist & a Linguistic Philosopher I have done a lot to document the various strategies that they use. We will name some of them in this blog.
Psychopaths are herding predators like hyenas. They have no sense of honor, fair play, or any confidence in themselves or their abilities. Sociopaths, on the other hand, are Lone Wolves. The Psychopath seeks out a gang of criminals of like minds, constantly trying to increase & expand their personal Authority. Sociopaths rely on their own Knowledge & Abilities.
Psychopaths are Social Climbers so they rise to positions of Power Quickly. When they get into influential positions they sneekily seek out people who have similar biases. Having discovered Philosophical Brothers they collude & conspire with them in order to increase & expand their personal Authority.
They do this by:
Sabotaging or Promoting your reputation based on the amount of Control they can exert over you.
If you don’t do what is wanted they will mock & ridicule you.
Controlling who is allowed in the conversation, if you aren’t “on their level” you don’t get to speak.
Controlling what can be said in the conversation, if you don’t say what they want you won’t be included in the conversation.
Reification Fallacy through false consensus or an Imaginary Majority they agree on what is Real or True.
Controlling what you Hear & See while communicating to you Emotional Data in order to influence how you feel about what you are perceiving.
There are other more subtle strategies that they use but these are the Macro-Strategies. What you have to remember is that Psychopaths are in Ego Consciousness which is the False Sense of Self. Because they are Malignant Narcissists with no skills, abilities, or faith in themselves they Conspire & Collude with other Coyotes & Hyenas in order to circumvent the Peter Principle so that they can garner more influence than they deserve.
Their Purpose and Intention is to control the Direction of the Conversation & divert it from a Rational Conversation in order to force the Conclusion that they want, coerce your agreement, and then demand your participation. This is why you need to know all of the Logical Fallacies & every Cognitive Bias. Socrates exposed the Pretenders to Wisdom through Socratic Dialogue. This Logic is the Origin of Western Civilization.