Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Patrist + Matrist Societies

In today's information age, are some ideas brilliant but never discussed ever again? The more I read, the more I believe this. Forget ripping blogs down, just simple filtering of search engine results can bury great ideas. An idea that I read elsewhere, inspired me to buy the 1954 (1st ed hardcover, score!) book, "Sex in History". "Sex in History" is written by G. Rattray Taylor who had a resume that involved working in the psychological warfare dept of S.H.A.E.F. as well as direct the Acton Society Trust which performed social research. I can't find much on this guy or the Acton Society online. His book is mostly explaining how a society's attitudes towards sex affect its behavior in general. There is much church bashing, there is a lot of Freudian language, progressive is the "best" and he has some interesting predictions for the future (our present). I'd say he focuses too much on sex to explain everything, and doesn't even mention anythign related to economics, wealth creation, agriculture or disease. I do not recommend reading this book. It's a waste of time. Instead, let me type the greatest part of this book, which you should print or bookmark.

Patrist
1. Restrictive attitude to sex
2. Limitation of freedom for women
3. Women seen as inferior, sinful
4. Chastity more valued than welfare
5. Politically authoritarian
6. Conservative, against innovation
7. Distrust of research, enquiry
8. Inhibition, fear of spontaneity
9. Deep fear of homosexuality
10. Sex differences maximized (dress)
11. Asceticism, fear of pleasure
12. Father religion

Matrist
1. Permissive attitude to sex
2. Freedom for women
3. Women accorded high status
4. Welfare more valued than chastity
5. Politically democratic
6. Progressive, revolutionary
7. No distrust of research
8. Exhibition, spontaneity
9. Deep fear of incest
10. Sex differences minimized (dress)
11. Hedonism, pleasure welcomed
12. Mother religion

In the red vs. blue divide in the US, which is now not just simple politics but has seeped in culturally deeper and deeper, can you spot which side is patrist or matrist? Can you pick out the pieces that seem to not jive? Just for fun, let's consider your average white, blue stater. Not blue voter, but blue stater, there is a slight difference. A blue voter is just a Dem voter, but a blue stater doesn't just vote it, but lives it.

Blue stater - Permissive attitude to sex, freedom for women, women have high status, welfare over chastity, democratic but they do love power and authority, progressive, they trust only research that doesn't threaten PC beliefs, exhibition and spontaneity valued, deep fear of incest sounds like the fear of molestation obsession but more importantly opposite of patrists they elevate the homosexual, hedonism is a go, and the mother religion is mother Gaia. A blue stater is a matrist nearly to a T.

2 comments:

asdf said...

The supremacy of the matrist narrative was a lock the second we gave women the vote. It was just a matter of time.

Son of Brock Landers said...

An interesting note is that whent he Brits reformed the vote, they gave the vote only to women over 30 (men were either 25 or 21). It's as if they knew that older female who had most likely married and/or had a child would view issues differently. Looking at Tuesday's exit polls, I think it is quite clear single vs. married as well as women over/under30 view issues differently. Even if single, a woman over 30 might actually have wealth, a career, whatever that they understand takes effort and time. A woman over 30 might also consider obsessing over abortion to be a bit lame.