I recently watched the speech RamzPaul gave for the 2015 Amren conference, and the major topic he spoke about this time was conceptual space. I won’t go into all the details here, as my purpose is to expound upon the video rather than reiterate it, but in short, the way I understand it is that conceptual space is our ability to tolerate our surroundings. Frequency and quality of social interactions are important, because even though we may live in a densely crowded area, or a small apartment, we can think out beyond the physical confines of our environment. In other words, the area in which we exist mentally is larger than the area in which we physically live in, therefore, we can exist in a physically crowded area without feeling the immediate pressure of our surroundings. However, this has limits and can be overstressed.
Things which put pressure upon our conceptual space can make us feel crowded and put upon regardless of how much physical space is around us. For example, a man might live in a farmhouse in the country, but if the government takes 90% of his income, censors his speech, limits his freedom of movement, forces him to interact with individuals and groups which he would rather not, and tells him that there will be penalties if he complains about any of these things, then he is going to feel squeezed, and rightly so.
RamzPaul brought up the example of Sweden, where the native people are expected to accept, condone, and support both homosexuality and Islam. Neither of those have anything to do with traditional Sweden, and neither of those concepts can be reconciled with one another. This creates an enormous mental strain in Swedes, regardless of whether or not they are willing to accept it. If they do accept this ideology, then they must perform a constant feat of mental acrobatics to reconcile the two ideas. If they do not accept it, then the paying of lip-service/homage and literally paying taxes to further these incompatible agendas is another source of stress.
Conceptual space is greater than a person’s physical environment, but it is limited. When a person’s conceptual space becomes overloaded, there is a strong temptation to give up/withdraw, and in fact many people do. In this concept, coping strategies (alcoholism, drug use, pornography, retreat into fantasy worlds, etc.) might be viewed as attempts to expand conceptual space, but in a different direction. I would say that conceptual space varies from person to person, just as all other characteristics vary to some degree between individuals. Ramsey Paul speculates that things like obesity, homosexuality, and the effeminate behavior of men are tied in with the lethargy that stems from an overcrowding of physical space.
Here are some factors which I believe put pressure on conceptual space, some are race and sex specific. In the samples that follow I will allude to other places but the main focus will be the US:
The PC Movement:
The PC movement contains a variety of subsets, but it puts ENORMOUS strain on the ability of many people to exist comfortably in this society. To a certain degree it affects anyone who is not in line with the PC/SJW/Cultural Marxist agenda, but it affects white people to a greater degree and especially men. The PC movement does not exist as a reaction to increased conservative or right wing activity, but rather the reverse is true. Conservative movements are largely reactionary in nature, while leftist movements are generally revolutionary. By revolutionary I mean they seek to subvert existing systems and lifestyles. In order to do this, leftists perpetuate the view that history exists on a continuum of perpetual movement towards greater freedom, which is in fact unsupported by history, but is what they teach nonetheless. That is why they say things like, “I can’t believe we still ____________ in 2013.” When the average conservative sees that sort of talk, we think something along the lines of “So what? Quit trying to muck with my stuff!” There is a complete and total disconnect between us and them.
In fact the PC movement is not taking anyone to a state of greater freedom but toward less, which is a natural outgrowth of how they view rights (positive liberty and dejure rights). The end result is that people are constrained. A person might lose their job for expressing non-PC views, and in some countries (England, Canada, Sweden, France) a person can be arrested. No one should have to worry about losing their job for expressing any views about economics, politics, gender roles, or immigration, and not everyone does, just those who express non-PC views.
This puts extreme pressure and constraints upon our conceptual space, as there are literally many places which are mind is NOT supposed to go, and if we express those thoughts we will be punished. The quality of life is greatly reduced.
The Depressed Economy:
The scarcity of jobs is a severe problem which reduces the quality of life, and it is a difficult thing to ignore. This affects everyone, but it affects men worse than women. Being unemployed or underemployed is a source of stress for anyone, especially when a person must, out of necessity, support themselves, and they cannot. That is a severe and constant stress which is difficult to ignore. However, men draw their self-esteem from their accomplishments, and a man’s inability to remedy a situation of unemployment or underemployment is a severe blow to his self-esteem. His inability to overcome the circumstances, whatever they might be, instantly reflects upon his value and purpose, and he can only conclude that he is surplus. Whether it’s because of his own inadequacies, or the structure of society, he has been made surplus. In order to compensate for the obviously diminished quality of life a man will engage in coping strategies, which could be anything from drugs or alcohol, to excessive videogaming, and even suicide.
A woman who is unable to overcome her economic situation might successfully market herself to a man who is financially stable or successful, and upon doing so she might find fulfillment through raising children, pursuing hobbies, and taking up the traditional female role of a housewife. No such option exists for men.
The Quality of Male-Female Relations:
The quality of male-female relations has been greatly reduced. What poisoned the well between men and women was the sexual revolution and feminism, but both sexes have been adversely affected by this, and equally so. It is true that the legal system is grossly biased in favor of women, but men have pursued a number of opt-out and workaround strategies. One of the reasons why Asian women are more popular than white women is because of how they treat men, or at least perceptions about how they treat men. A man with a little money might choose to marry someone from abroad, while other men give up entirely and go for pornography or immerse themselves entirely in videogames.
That being said, both men and women suffer from this. Instead of being with each other in peaceful, permanent, and mutually respectful relationships there is tension, struggle, distrust, disrespect, and infidelity. Why is it that there is a pop-culture song that says “love is like a battlefield” and “why does love always feel like a battlefield?”?
Battlefield (by Jordan Sparks): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYU9hrvIYUA
This is not the historical or traditional view of male-female relationships. Nor was love traditionally considered the basis or prerequisite for a successful marriage. Traditionally people got married to create families, and often, in many cultures, marriages were arranged. There is nothing inherently wrong with love marriages, provided that the persons involved are compatible, but love is NOT like a battlefield. This is another lie of modern culture. A woman cannot love a man without respecting him. If a woman is in a relationship with a man she cannot respect then she does not love him, she is in that relationship strictly for what she can get out of it.
When it comes to the female side of things, having sex does not mean that a man loves a woman. Uncommitted sex is really more akin to relieving oneself than an act of love, which is another pernicious lie of the modern culture stemming from the sexual revolution. Having sex is not “making love.” A lot of women engage in uncommitted sex because they think its love, but with every penis that goes inside of them their marketability as a marriage partner is reduced. In other words the more they “make love” the less likely they are to get into a situation where they are actually loved. A lot of men will plow the field when they’re younger, and then settle down with a younger woman when they are older. Women who try to do the same thing will most likely end up old and alone.
This is a huge break from traditional culture, and from the traditional way of doing things, and it is a continual source of stress for all parties involved.
When I say “uncontrolled immigration,” I am referring to immigration that we the people do not want, but which we can do nothing about. We all know that certain types of immigrants are bad for us, both for our personal safety and for the economy. For years we have had to sit here and listen to Obama and the Democrats tell us that immigration from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala is good for us, while the reverse is demonstrably and blatantly true. Not only that, but we have helplessly watched as the Democrats and the Obama administration have curtailed local and state initiatives to get the problem under some semblance of control.
The left presents itself as the advocate of both women AND immigrants, but they cannot be the advocate of both, as the interests of both run contrary to one another. A white or Asian man might look at a woman who catches their attention, but they will immediately look away of caught. Why? Because white and Asian men would generally prefer a mutually beneficial or at least consensual relationship with women, but that is of less importance to Central American men. Rape and violence towards women is much more prevalent in their culture, and in general their culture is much more sexual than ours is, in spite of the fact that they never had a sexual revolution. They never had a sexual revolution because they were never sexually restrained or inhibited in the first place.
They are not all that different than Muslims:
Last January, a national scandal flared up in this small mountain town over the wedding of a young girl.
Adolescent marriage is common in Guatemala, where roughly 40 percent of the population self-identifies with native indigenous cultures, rooted in tradition. But by law, girls must be at least 14 to marry. The girl from Almolonga was only 12. What drew national attention was the fact that the wedding was officiated by the town’s elected official, Mayor Edgar Leonel López de León.
Source: Christian Science Monitor, by Nicholas Phillips http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/how-guatemala-is-trying-to-keep-girls-from-growing-up-too-fast/ar-BBkgk61?ocid=DELLDHP
When these men come here they don’t just leave their culture behind. Stepping across a border does not magically change anyone. If the liberals were really against perpetuating a “rape culture” then there would be a blanket ban on immigrants who come from actual rape cultures.
I have heard more complaints from more women than I can remember about Central American men staring at them blatantly and openly, and in some cases following them, or giving unwanted attention and propositions. I have even seen them staring at my mom, when we were living in Texas, and in that same neighborhood there was a white women who got raped by a Mexican while she was out running. No Mexicans lived in that neighborhood (as far as I knew), but they did come there to work on the construction sites.
If feminists want men to “avert their eyes,” or not give them a “rape stare,” then it makes no sense to import on a mass scale people who do this is a matter of habit.
When I lived in a ghetto-ish neighborhood, my wife was followed by three Mexicans. My wife is from India. When she was in India she used to go out for morning walks, but in our apartment complex she could no longer do that because men were following her. It was a new experience for her. At first she walked faster and farther throughout the apartment complex to see if she could lose them, but they kept following. Finally she returned to our one bedroom apartment to escape her pursuers. By going from the open space to the confined space she actually escaped the immediate crowding of her conceptual space, but her conceptual space remained under pressure while we were there because she could no longer go out for her morning walks.
There are more factors that stress our conceptual space, but I have not enumerated them all here because many of them can fit loosely under PC. Among those I would include the homosexual agenda/gay mafia and Islam. But those two really deserve entries of their own.