Yes, I'm not referring to "inner" power. The English language uses the word "power" to refer to two very different notions, I talk about political power.
There are two basic dimensions in which to analyze human behavior and traits, survival and reproduction. And they are not equal, reproduction is more important. Then there are traits that skyrocket off the limits, and shit starts to happen. Psychopaths is a typical example.
@Apollo this is naive.
Of course men are different. That's not the problem. The problems are
- how much different they really are (Is Bezos 10 billion times better that most men on the planet?)
- Are the best on top positions, or not? (The right-wing "Just World" hypothesis)
Here is a real life example. There is a dentist in a small town. Son of a successful old dentist. Has a fantastic office, overlooking the ocean, etc etc. My aunt "fixed" her teeth there. Turns out the guy is clueless, a whole lot of problems.
Another friend of mine, was a dentist. First generation. Had his own little office. Fantastic dentist, spotless work. Couldn't get a clientele, had to close o The office, change job.
Who's better? Who's more successful? Who do "we" want to have as a dentist?
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There is very specific research linking (external) power and sex. You might want to check Laura Betzig's book "Despotism and differential reproduction".
So are you saying if the elite re-focused on just getting pussy, they would stop being degenerate?
No, that's not how it works. "Runaway evolution" is how new traits evolve (I recommend G. Miller's The Mating Mind), and "Social runaway" (described in my book) is how evolved traits lead to, ...well, "degenerate" situations becoming successful.
Due to your work you are probably focused on the personal viewpoint, which doesn't exactly map onto social processes.
Yes, the root cause of our drive towards power is women - as is for our aptitude for music or any other talent. We don't exactly, or always, do it in order to get women. We do it because we like it. But it gets us women.
It's not difficult to explain all the degeneracies of the elite, once you have good theoretical foundations. It's basically drives that have gone runaway. That's why they are so successful - and that's why they are so degenerate.
People in power do not fight each other in order to secure more harems
That's exactly what war was all about, at its origins. It hass become more convoluted nowadays, but that's the guiding principle of how the world works.
Hitler was nowhere near normal. Exterminating Jews was his "thing".
What I'm getting at is that for a normal guy, getting sex is necessary, and a prerequisite to enjoying the "shit load" of stuff life has to offer.
Men are drawn to power because power is an aphrodisiac for women. For some men, power gets detached, aquires a life of its own, and devours the man himself. That is the "ab-normal" I'm hinting at. The power-lust of the "elites". It has brought such an imbalance in the world, it doesn't make sense anymore.
When talking about how the world works, sex, for men, is so important that overshadows anything else.
You are looking at it from the personal perspective. Of course, once you have enough, sex is no longer an issue.
But there are whole empires built on controlling sex. Older empires did it explicitly, e.g. assigning a specific number of women to each state official. Today's system is more implicit. They've found they can maintain a facade of liberalism around sex, while assigning women as its gatekeepers. They have proven to be mighty effective - and when they are not, ... "it was rape", and the legal system and the media take over.
Men will do crazy things for sex. They will even do such a soul-crushing thing as work for it. That's what capitalism is based on.
@Zoocuffs if you are anyware near normal, sex is the only resource.
The world revolves around men securing sex. Women are the ones who are securing "resources".
The "elites" are having this game go runaway on themselves. They are literally disordered. That's why the world seems irrational.