Despite my best defensive instincts screaming duck and cover, keep your head down, try to stay invisible, I plan to publish a short essay to try to explain how human nature drives the political & polarization crisis in the West. I will of course be using my model of human nature as described in the 4th flatland essay. In so doing I will fill in many of the gaps in that model. In particular, I will finally fulfill this promise—
An updated discussion of (instinctual) Sociality will be published as an addendum to this essay.
I started this project in a recent post Sociality Rules (Tribalism). And I thought, what the hell, I'll just finish up what I started. Some tragically motivated part of me still wants somebody—anybody—to understand Homo sapiens the way I do.
First, let's get in the mood.
Below I've included a link and a couple videos for you to watch. These sources unknowingly introduce some key things you need to understand in order to figure out what is motivating the political crisis in the West and in America in particular.