As a change of pace from blogging about the Lizard, Monkey, Angel theory, as well as dipping into politics, I’ve spent the last couple of days updating the Projects and Gallery sections of this site by adding videos I’ve done over the years about the House of Tomorrow Project as well as various aspects of the Villages of Tomorrow. Enjoy, and don’t forget to comment.
I just posted the following on Townhall, but thought I would repost it here.
Somewhat OT because I can’t post on Hot Air, specifically Allahpundit’s article “Should Boehner protest Obama’s amnesty order by refusing to invite him to deliver the State of the Union.” Half the commenters (and one of the folks Allahpundit quotes) say “Hell yeah!” The other half say he should be invited, with some interesting suggestions about what should happen after that, from all the Republicans walking out during the speech to having him censured and refused entry.
My suggestion? Invite him, let him show how insane (unmoored from reality, according to a different article) he really is, and have him and Joe Biden be taken into custody by the Sergeant-at-Arms and deputies, and declared incapacitated under the 25th Amendment, section 4, therefore unable (because unwilling) to execute their duties under the Constitution. After all, we’ll have all of the Supreme Court, the entire Congress and Senate, and the Joint Chiefs present, and about 50,000,000 in the audience to see why, especially if Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell (or a designated spokesman, such as a Republican Governor), lay out the case by showing all the actions Mr. Obama, backed by Mr. Biden, has taken to destroy the nation over the last six years. Then, when the Democrats scream–which of course they will–they should be reminded that they also swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. Should we understand they took that oath under false pretenses? There are penalties for that.
With Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden removed from office under the 25th Amendment, section 4, the Chief Justice would then be in a position to immediately swear Mr. Boehner in as President. Yes, it would be a kind of palace coup, but it would have a very large number of witnesses, and by removing both Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden, it should be painfully obvious that we’re doing so not because Mr. Obama is slightly black but because he and Mr. Biden are insane (along with the rest of the Democrat leadership). It would avoid a military coup. It is allowed under the Constitution.
It’s definitely worth thinking about.
Mr. Obama is basically a Lizard driven Monkey dominant reared among Angel driven Monkey dominants. Given his upbringing as documented elsewhere (including his own autobiographies), he is what’s known as a malignant narcissist. He does everything he can to turn reality into what he wants it to be, rather than accept it as it is and learn how to live and move within it. Denying reality is the act of the insane, which means he’s not capable of executing his responsibilities under the Constitution. Indeed, a very strong case can be made that he has spent the last six years (and the Democratic leadership the last eight years) doing everything he can to destroy the U.S. because he sees it as being the source of all evil in the world.
We have to act now, otherwise we may not have a nation of our own by the end of his term in office. If you think my proposal makes any sense (and I wouldn’t blame you if you think I’m as crazy as Mr. Obama), by all means, let your congresspeople and senators know what you think. You may quote me.
Good question. An acquaintance of mine, Mark Ford, author of a number of books under the name Michael Masterson, such as Ready, Fire, Aim, writes in his Palm Beach Letter (highly recommended, by the way), about his path to becoming an invaluable member of the company he worked for. He took the Dale Carnegie course “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” One of the exercises was to write down all the things he wanted to accomplish in life, then winnow those down to the top ten, followed by the top three, and finally the top one.
As he put it,
“The three goals I ended up with were to be a writer, to be a teacher, and to be a rich guy. But then I had to select one of them as my primary goal, and I just couldn’t do it. It was crazy. I knew that if I focused on just one goal, I would achieve it—but I didn’t want to give any of them up!
I was still stymied when I stepped up to the podium the next evening. I was prepared to tell my classmates that I had failed the challenge.
But as I picked up the microphone, I knew what I had to do. “I’m going for the money!” I said to myself. Because I realized that once I achieved that goal, I would have the freedom to pursue all of my other goals.
So that’s what I did. I told my classmates that the goal I would be focusing on was to get rich. And what a difference that made!”
That tells me he is a Lizard driven Monkey dominant (with a strong Angel).
In the same situation, I would have picked being a writer, followed by being a teacher, with being rich a very distant third. In fact, that is essentially what I did as a child. And since my primary motivation is not the acquisitiveness of the Lizard, or the sociability of the Monkey, but the curiosity of the Angel, that makes me an Angel driven Monkey dominant (though I have, over the last forty years or so, thanks to my husband, gotten well acquainted with my Lizard and have been learning how to integrate all the needs by listening to each brain and working out mutually agreeable means of meeting those needs).
That being the case, I suggest using the exercise Mr. Ford used to determine what his primary goal was in life to figure out what your underlying motivation is. That will tell you which brain drives you. Your second most important goal (e.g. writing or teaching in his case) tells you which brain is dominant.
To help you with this, here is a reminder of what elements are important to each brain.
Lizard: acquisition of territory, resources, mates, and defense against any attack. Tends to be very conservative, rule bound, and concerned about money, economics, trade, and law. Fears disorder and mob action, and often uses that fear to draw new defenders or subscribers to its collection of rules. May develop into a dictator or tyrant seeking power over those it fears by forcing them to live by its rules on pain of death (or worse).
Monkey: acquisition of status within a social organization, which can include creativity in all areas as well as teaching (sharing traditions and new tools with younger generations). Tends to be very liberal, sociable and socialist, always breaking the rules and thumbing nose at the law. Hates economics and trade, and prefers sharing (even if it involves what Lizards would call theft). Often very generous (with own resources—or those of others). May develop into a dictator or tyrant seeking power over those of lower social status whom it believes are too stupid to know what is best for them and must therefore be forced to do what it determines is best for them on pain of death (or worse).
Angel: acquisition of knowledge and understanding of processes. Always asking questions, particularly “why,” and looking for answers. Always creating new worldviews based on acquired knowledge and/or understanding. Sometimes falls in love with specific worldviews to the point of refusing to give them up in the face of new knowledge and understanding. Often more comfortable with mathematics, machines, engineering, or other hard sciences, e.g. geology, than with people as it does not understand what motivates Lizards and Monkeys, much less why they’re so different from each other. More likely to distance itself from people than to attempt to become a dictator or tyrant.
Keep in mind, you are looking at both your motivation and your dominant means of expression. The motivation is basically the acquisition of something. Everything else is part of the dominant means of expression. So try writing out your bucket list—all the things you want to accomplish in your life. Then winnow it down to the nine or ten most important and sort those by general type till you have three most important. Play with those three goals and listen to your gut, your heart, and your mind (i.e. Lizard, Monkey, and Angel). The strength of what you feel about each goal will tell you which is most important—your motivation—and which is your primary expression.
Let me know what you come up with—and remember you’re not stuck being a duad. If you see evidence of all three brains being active in determining what’s important, congratulations! You’re making progress toward becoming a Triune Integrated!
We began with the idea that each of us has three brains that are able to control the speech center, our Lizard brain (known as the R-Complex), our Monkey brain (known as the Limbic System), and our Angel brain (known as the cerebrum.
We learned that the Lizard brain sees in black and white, good and bad, fight, flight, freeze, territory, resources, and mates. It acts on instinct and the basic emotions of fury, panic, and lust. Its prototypical expression is “Aaaargh!”
We learned that the Monkey brain sees in technicolor, a spectrum of tastes and smells from delicious to yuck, a spectrum of emotions from passion to disgust, and a social organization from Alpha to Omega. It seeks always to gain access to the best of everything for itself and its children. Its prototypical expression is “Awww!”
We learned that the Angel brain sees in shades of gray, and is ever curious, seeking new input and crafting mental constructs of how everything fits together which may have little or no connection to the reality within which the other two brains live and move. Its prototypical expression is “Hmmm.” The Angel brain is the seat of self-awareness, the sense of self separate from everything else. As the Angel brain developed language to describe what it perceived, it eventually set itself apart from reality—and the internal conflict between its worldview and those of Lizard and Monkey drove us insane.
We learned that most people operate as duads, pairs of brains working together with the third brain kept silent. These general personality types are Lizard driven Monkey dominant, Lizard driven Angel dominant, Monkey driven Lizard dominant, Monkey driven Angel dominant, Angel driven Lizard dominant, and Angel driven Monkey dominant. When a person grows enough to allow the third brain to join the internal conversation (a matter of becoming aware that there is an internal conversation), one becomes a Triune Disintegrated until and unless one is able to calm the internal racket and persuade the three brains to work together, at which point one moves into Triune Integrated status.
And finally, we learned that our Lizard and Monkey brains determine both whether we are dominant or submissive in our relations with others, and which sex we prefer as mates. For most of us, the sex of the Lizard and Monkey brains matches the physical equipment, but for some small percentage of the population, for any of a large number of reasons, the sex of the Lizard or Monkey brain, or both, fails to match the physical equipment, which results in dominance/submission mismatches, sexual preference mismatches, or both.
Given that this is merely my personal theory of human nature, I would not blame anyone for dismissing it as simplistic at best, and unrealistic at worst. However, I have studied both the History of Christianity and a variety of other theories of human nature, as well as what has been learned about the physical nature of the brain over the years. All I’ve really done is personalize such theories as Freudian psychology (id being the Lizard brain, ego the Monkey brain, super ego the Angel brain) and Transactional Analysis (Parent being the Lizard brain, Child being the Monkey brain, and Adult being the Angel brain).
Although Christianity is a religion, it is at root an understanding of human nature projected outward on reality as a whole, with God the Father as the projection of Lizard brain, God the Son as the projection of Monkey brain, and God the Holy Spirit as the projection of the Angel brain. Given that one of the key elements of Christianity is that each of us is made in the image of God, our internal triune nature is then a reflection of the triune nature of reality as a whole (I’ll explore that in another post should anyone wish me to).
Also, given that the Angel brain is the youngest of the three brains, and that it didn’t really begin to gain a voice distinct from the other two brains until the time of Y’shua Christos (Jesus Christ), we may wish to reexamine both the Old Testament and the New Testament as chronicling the development of self-awareness, awareness of our essential insanity (owing to the development of the adversary position from which to examine reality and the inevitable mistaking of the adversary position for the reality being examined). As a Triune Integrated, Y’shua Christos worked within the societal construct of Judaism to educate some few followers that in fact they were truly valuable parts of reality as a whole, and that as they chose to accept reality and their places in it, they would live forgiven lives.
It can be very difficult to choose consistently to accept reality and ones place in it, as I can attest from personal experience. But that’s okay. Our whole reason for existence at this level of being has been to make that choice with every thought we think, every breath we take, every word we say, every action we do—and then experience the consequences. The wonderful thing is that we’re not doomed to keep making the same choice forever. We may start out denying reality and our places in it like two year olds in a towering snit—but we don’t have to remain two year olds forever. We can learn that we are denying reality and our places in it, then decide it makes more sense to accept reality and our places in it, which then allows us the freedom to execute tasks that we would never be able to see otherwise. Tasks that help us learn how to work together in service to each other. Tasks that help us grow in knowledge and understanding of the reality of which we are a part. Tasks that ultimately will help us all become Triune Integrateds like Y’shua Christos, able to care for each other and the world in which we live—and in time, take that world with us into space, the realms of light.
The reason I did not go into how it is that the Monkey and/or Lizard brains end up not matching the physical equipment is partly because it’s a very touchy subject, and partly because there are a lot of causes, from possibly genetic or conditions in the womb causing a change in the balance between androgen and estrogen to recruitment of pre-pubescent to early pubescent youth during the phase where they prefer the company of their own sex. I wouldn’t go into it now, either, except that I’ve run across a couple of columns on Townhall (yes, it’s a conservative site because liberal sites cause my blood pressure to go through the ceiling–a Lizard response) that might be of interest to those desiring to pursue this further. For the first, I strongly recommend viewing the comments as well (and ignoring the Google job spam).
‘Gay’ DNC Bundler, Founder of HRC Charged with Raping Boy by Matt Barber. It’s a column, not a news article.
Was Al Mohler Right About Sexual Orientation and Secular Counseling? by Michael Brown. Again, a column, and please read the comments (ignoring the Google spam).
My solution, if it could be called that, would be for those whose Lizard brains don’t match the equipment to seek mates with a similar situation. That is essentially what I did, and it has worked for 42 years so far. For those whose Monkey brains don’t match the equipment, such as dominant gay men and submissive lesbian women, seeking each other out might be a solution. For those whose Lizard and Monkey brains both fail to match the equipment, such as submissive gay men and dominant lesbian women, again, seeking each other out might be a solution.
I say “might be” because I have no personal experience with either of those forms of gender mismatch. In any case, I strongly recommend self-examination and determination of your underlying choice to accept or deny reality and your place in it. Without acceptance of the reality of whom you are right now, you have no chance to change. Only when you truly accept reality and yourself as being a valued part of reality can you decide whether you want to go on being a non-normie, or try learning how to become a recovering non-normie. Of the two, I strongly recommend the latter, though of course I have no business telling anyone what they must do for the saving of their souls because I am not responsible for any choices save my own.
In any case, like it or not, each of you is exactly whom you are supposed to be, doing exactly what you are supposed to do, Right Now. You and only you can choose to accept reality and your place in it, and only you are responsible for the consequences that follow on from that choice. All I can say is that choosing to accept reality and my place in it has led me on a most interesting journey, quite different from that which would have resulted were I to have refused reality and my place in it, as all too many Angel driven Monkey dominants like me have done.
Next in this series, a review of the Lizard, Monkey, Angel theory of human nature.
And now for our regularly scheduled post…
Given that we have three very talkative brains, it’s inevitable that they would have different ways of dealing with sexuality. Since we are a bisexual species, our Lizard and Monkey brains can be either male or female. Angel brains work differently depending on the sex of a person, but generally speaking they don’t actually have a gender, thus how a person develops sexual preferences appears to be largely a matter of whether our Lizard and Monkey brains match the physical equipment.
When it comes to sex, the Lizard brain uses a dominance-submission framework. Male Lizard brains are dominant, female Lizard brains are submissive. In most of us, the gender of the Lizard brain matches the equipment, so men tend to be dominant and women tend to be submissive. But in a small fraction of the population, the Lizard brain doesn’t match the equipment, with the result that women with male Lizard brains tend to be dominant, particularly in any partnership, romantic or not, and men with female Lizard brains tend to be submissive. If this is the only mismatch, such women still prefer male partners and vice versa.
On the other hand, the Monkey brain uses a framework based on physical and emotional attractiveness. In most of us, the Monkey brain also matches the physical equipment, so men want women as mates, and women want men as mates. In a small fraction of the population, however, the Monkey brain doesn’t match the physical equipment, with the result that men with female Monkey brains find other men attractive, and women with male Monkey brains find other women attractive. If this is the only mismatch, however, the men will be dominant and the women submissive.
In very rare cases, both brains match each other, but not the physical equipment, with the result that you may have a relatively submissive male who prefers other males as sexual partners, or a relatively dominant female who prefers females as sexual partners. In some cases the mismatch is so emotionally painful that the person will do whatever is necessary to make the physical equipment match the brains’ view of sexuality.
What causes these brain mismatches is not for me to say beyond the fact that they exist. As a person with a male Lizard and a female Monkey brain, I tend to be dominant in relationships but prefer a male partner. I have been most fortunate to find one, my husband of 42 years, who has been willing to put up with me all this time.
Next time we’ll review the Lizard Monkey Angel theory as a whole.
It has been clear for a long time (since well before he was elected President in 2008) that Mr. Obama (and Mr. Biden as well) have both chosen to deny reality and their places in it. Now that Mr. Obama has decided to rip the Constitution to shreds with his executive plan for amnesty announced on 11/20/14, it’s time for me to put my two cents worth in about how to deal with him. I have posted variations of the following on Townhall.com, Twitchy.com, Western Journalism, and assorted other relatively conservative websites, and will continue to do so.
The only way to get rid of Mr. Obama (and Mr. Biden as an accessory) is to have the Speaker of the House, the incoming Senate Majority Leader, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, backed up by the Joint Chiefs, declare Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden incapacitated mentally and emotionally under the 25th Amendment, section 4, therefore unable (because unwilling) to execute their responsibilities under the Constitution.
Yes, this is a palace coup, and yes, it would set a potentially bad precedent, but if enough patriots swamped Congress with enough letters to make it clear we’ve had enough, it might stick. Much though conservatives don’t care for Mr. Boehner, he would make a much better president. Plus he’d be in a position to clear out all the Muslim Brotherhood and other nasty people helping Mr. Obama ruin the country from their cushy positions in the Executive Branch. If he doesn’t do the job, he will still be up for reelection in 2016. Oh, and if folks like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi scream about this–as I’m sure they will–we should remind them they swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. Do they want us to prosecute them for violating that oath?
I’ve actually written about this scenario in my novel “The Second American Revolution.” Should anyone wish to check it out, go to my author page at amazon.com/author/theresaholmes.
I’ve gotten several positive responses and (so far) no negative responses. I don’t know what will happen with this initiative. I only know that I have to say something. What will be IS, and Time is the revelation of what IS to our wondering eyes. (I’ll explain that statement in a future post.)
I’m well aware there are a lot of people who don’t like Mitch McConnell, but this speech is a good example of how a Lizard driven Angel dominant thinks and speaks.
Notice the relative lack of emotion save for a few wry chuckles. Of course, he is speaking to cameras, probably with few or no actual people in the audience. I expect, based on my perusal of comments regarding Mr. McConnell over the years is that those who call him wishy-washy are generally Monkey driven Lizard dominants, as one of their key traits is lack of patience and failure to understand how very difficult it is to change anything on the large scale, or even on the small scale of individual effort.
Also notice how Mr. McConnell’s warning that the new Congress will act, though not how, is conveyed in unemotional terms. Other Angel dominants will recognize the threat not from the tone of voice but from the verbal construct–the words themselves. The Monkey dominants and Lizard dominants won’t take the threat seriously precisely because there isn’t any emotion in it. Most of the Monkey dominants will laugh it off, and most of the Lizard dominants will scream that it doesn’t go nearly far enough.
It remains to be seen what Congress does, but in the meantime, as I spot more examples of the different personality types, I’ll post them here.
Well, several of them, actually…
H/T, Townhall, Gruber: ‘Evil’ GOP Resistance to Obamacare Provision Rooted in Racism, Hatred of Poor, by Guy Benson, 11/19/14
What amazes me is that this guy is a “well-respected economist out of MIT,” since most economists are Lizard driven Angel dominants. Although he’s not the only Monkey driven Angel dominant posing as an economist. Paul Krugman is another. The way you can tell them apart is the Lizard driven Angel Dominants have no use for socialism, which is strictly a Monkey-based worldview.
Now maybe I sound a bit snarky, but as an Angel driven Monkey dominant trying to grow up into a Triune Integrated, my Lizard brain finds the incredible hubris of this man (and the many who think like him) quite annoying. As an example of a Monkey driven Angel dominant who has clearly chosen to deny reality and his place in it, he obviously has no problem with telling outright lies because the ends justify the means as far as he’s concerned. The fact that he’s boasting about it is even more annoying. And the most annoying thing is that we “stupid American voters,” aka taxpayers, have paid him almost $5 million in consulting fees. Talk about lack of transparency that we are only now finding out about this guy and his role in writing the ACA–and only because he couldn’t keep his mouth shut and himself away from the cameras.
Needless to say, a large number of taxpayers did, in fact, recognize just how bad an idea the ACA was from the beginning, and did everything they could to stop it. Monkey driven Lizard dominants and Angel driven Lizard dominants tend to be very conservative, and naturally resent the idea of having the fruits of their hard labor taken away from them to be given to those they feel are undeserving. But that’s what Monkey dominants do. Their philosophy is basically “share and share alike,” though, of course, they’re not above doing everything they can to make sure they get the best of the deal.
As for the Lizard driven Angel dominants, they look at the Monkey driven Angel dominants and shake their heads, because they know this will all end badly.
Just thought I’d post this, since we’ll be hearing a lot more about Jonathan Gruber over the next few months. As I spot interesting video of other personality types, I’ll share them as well.
Since we have six typical personality types, not including the triune disintegrated and integrated types, there are an infinite number of ways they can interact. Typically, however, the dominant brain determines the interaction types. Monkey dominants tend to feel much more comfortable with other Monkey dominants. Likewise with Lizard dominants and Angel dominants. Worse, they tend not to interact well with the other brains. That is, Lizard dominants detest Monkey dominants and often don’t even recognize Angel dominants. Monkey dominants scorn Lizard dominants and ignore Angel dominants. And Angel dominants have no clue why Lizard and Monkey dominants do anything the way they do.
In Transactional Analysis, the Lizard brain correlates with the Parent, while the Monkey brain correlates with the Child, and the Angel brain correlates with the Adult. In Freudian psychology, the Lizard brain correlates with the id, the Monkey brain with the ego, and the Angel brain with the super-ego. I mention this only so readers with familiarity with other forms of psychology can understand in part where I am going with this theoretical framework.
We are a very young species, well under a million years old in our current form, and less than 10,000 years old in any form of civilization. Most men are Monkey-driven Lizard dominants, largely as a result of our genetic heritage as primates. Most women are Lizard-driven Monkey dominants for the same reason. Thus, the focus of a large majority of men is the gathering and management of territory containing resources and mates, with no interest in anything beyond survival at the most basic of levels. The women focus exclusively on maintaining family ties so they can rear their children with some hope of success. Think of the stone-age tribes in the deepest Amazon or the jungles of Africa, or the aboriginals of Australia. Their view of reality is very tightly constrained, and they tend to be hostile toward anyone outside their immediate family or tribe. In fact, very few people out of the almost 7 billion of us now living could even be called self-aware. Rather, the vast majority of us still see ourselves primarily as nexi within networks of relatives, tribes, and clans, not as individuals responsible for our own choices and actions. That requires an active Angel brain which recognizes it is one of three brains, all necessary for survival. Only a Triune Integrated is likely to be truly self-aware, but recognizing that such a state is possible, to say nothing of desirable, may be as simple as being told so by someone trusted, then applying that knowledge to self-examination to see how it makes sense of what seemed senseless before. Once you begin to understand who you really are, and how you really work, you’re well on your way to growing self-aware and responsible.
Our history is largely one of the development of the Angel brain, first as an underlying motivation driving Lizard and Monkey dominant individuals, and then in time as a dominant brain in its own right. Recall that Angel’s primary characteristic is curiosity. In the execution of tasks related to satisfying that curiosity, the Angel dominant develops a worldview that is usually at odds with the worldviews of Lizard and Monkey, and one that often has little connection to reality, either immediate or as a whole. Because Angel dominants have no clue about how Lizard and Monkey see reality, they often end up as martyrs, burnt at the stake for heresy (literally or figuratively), especially if they push too hard to convince the Lizards and Monkeys of the validity of their philosophical constructs.
These days, we’re seeing a philosophical war between Monkey driven Angel dominants (and many Angel driven Monkey dominants) holding a socialist/communist worldview and Lizard driven Angel dominants (along with the Angel driven Lizard dominants) holding a worldview that might best be called Anarcho Capitalism. It’s really too bad we can’t all realize how ridiculous this ‘war’ is and grow up to become Triune Integrateds. To be honest, however, given the number of people living today who truly lack self-awareness, it doesn’t seem likely that we will grow up as a species. There’s not enough time. But that may not be our reason for existence at this level, given that the only choice any of us has is whether to accept or deny reality and our places in it with every instant of thought, every breath we take, every word we say, and every action we take.
Next, how the Lizard, Monkey, and Angel brains deal with sexuality.