One of the most hilarious results of the last two years of ridiculous media antics was the rise of the word “cuck”* as an insult. But why was it so effective? From an evo-psych point of view (evo-psych may be false in theoretical foundation…but it’s observations are pretty good) one might say that your soul is your consciousness. Your consciousness is the feedback loop for responding to phenomena in a fashion that makes bodily life efficient, pleasant, and reproductively successful. In other words, your soul/existence is deeply connected to your need to reproduce. And your immorality, as an organism, is dependent upon your reproduction. And so from a purely naturalistic point of view (which is incomplete but not untrue) a man’s existential import, sense of meaning, and immorality is found in his allocation of resources for his family. And so the biggest blow to a man would be the person he trusts most to give him immortality (a woman) deceptively diverting his resources to another man’s immortality (soul). With that in mind, read this tragedy:
“The DNA testing lab said they were really sorry, my heart broke,” Jamie told The Liverpool Echo, recalling when he discovered a zero percent DNA match.
“I dropped to my knees, and picked up who I thought was my baby daughter, who was almost two years old at this stage.”
As he handed over the little girl to Darcy’s grandparents, never to see her again, the toddler innocently said, “Bye bye, daddy”.
“That broke me,” he admitted.
The idea that your self, which is impossible to divorce from your perceived purpose in life, has been rendered utterly useless with respect to that purpose by the person who most trust would be utterly devastating. Men and women have found countless ways to hurt each other, but this sort of thing has to be in the top three.
*As an insult it is terse, forceful, and can be said with deep disdain. These are all good features, the best. Not only so, but it feeds on the existential fear outlined in my post by applying it by analogy to people who defer to others to the point that their worldview, aims, and aspirations are sacrificed regardless of how good, noble, or true those things are. A Christian, for instance, who in the face of disagreement with a Buddhist, won’t say, “I think this is true” for fear of offense is, by definition, a cuck. They give their emotional and social capital to views at odds with their own.
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