The following is a glossary list of terms I (and others) have developed to help describe the civilizational dynamics of the 21st century. I welcome suggestions for my definitions and for others I haven’t included.
Accuracy: best approximation one can make describing reality/actuality.
Journalistic Accuracy: best effort to describe what actually happened.
Al Yahud: Arabic for “the Jew,” a pervasively derogatory phrase, sons of apes and pigs.
Analogic dyslexia: wild and inappropriate historical analogies. See: Cultural relativity/Equivalence
Chronologic dyslexia: putting cart before horse. See Cult of Occupation
Apocalypticism: urgent sense that time for the Final Events is now
Active cataclysmic apocalyptic: agents of apocalyptic destruction
Passive cataclysmic apocalyptic: outside force destroys.
Transformative apocalyptic: voluntary transformation into new world
Apocalyptic narrative: cosmic/global story/scenario: how good will soon defeat evil.
Augean Stables: bad practices accumulated over long periods. My blog on WMSNM
Caliphate: rule of Islam, of Shari’a applicable to all including infidel dhimmi
Global caliphate: world submitted to Sharia, triumphalist millennial goal.
See: Muslim Triumphalism, Global Jihad, Da’wa.
Global Caliphater: Muslim believing the time for global Caliphate is now.
Caliphater’s three choices: conversion to Islam, death, or dhimmitude.
Civil/Demotic polity: substitutes fairness discourse for violence in settling disputes.
Cognitive Egocentrism: projecting one’s own mentality onto others.
Liberal CE (LCE): projecting good faith/positive-sum motives on others.
Dominating EC (DCE): projecting bad faith/0-sum, rule or be ruled.
Moebius strip of CE: interaction of LCE-DCE to the advantage of DCE.
Cognitive Warfare (Cogwar): convince a more powerful foe not to use his force.
Cult of “Occupation”: attributing world-salvific results to ending Israeli Occupation.
Dar al Islam/Dar al Harb: world divided into realm of submission, and realm of war. See: Triumphalist Islam, Jihad, Global Jihad.
Da’wa: “summons”, call to infidel to convert and Muslims intensify their devotion;
Da-i Caliphaters: those waging global Jihad non-violently, by Cogwar.
Demopaths: using human rights to protect enemies of human rights. See: Da-i Caliphaters, Cogwar, DCE.
Dupes of demopaths: people who cede to the demopathic argument. See HRNGOs, Halo Effect, LCE.
Demotic: of/for the people (demos), aimed at empowering commoners.
Demotic Values: egalitarian, dignity of manual labor.
Demotic Religiosity: egalitarian religious style of being in society.
Demotic Polity: based on equality before the law, voluntary, contractual relations. See: Civil Polity
Dignity-guilt culture (DGC): dignity from mutual respect not dominion, d. of labor.
See: Demotic Values, Demotic/Civil Polity; cf: Honor-Shame Culture
Dhimmi: status of favored infidels in Dar al Islam, protected as long as degraded. See: Triumphalist Religioisty
Proleptic Dhimmitude: submitting in anticipation of conquest.
Dhimmi Leaders: charged with suppressing criticism of Muslims in their communities. See: Islamophobia
Dominating Imperative: Rule or be ruled.
Empathic Imperative: judge others as favorably as possible.
Eisogesis: aggressively reading outside meaning into a given text, imposition.
Exegesis: deriving implied meaning from a given text, interpretation.
Global Jihad: Mujahedeen’s purifying destruction brings on the Global Caliphate.
Global Jihadi Right (GJR): hierarchal movement of conquest and dominion.
Global Progressive Left (GPL): leader of humanity’s evolution to global civil society.
Halo Effect: HRNGO’s good reputation because of their mission’s moral nature.
Honor-shame culture (HSC): shedding blood preserves or restores honor. See: Zero-Sum Games, Prime Divider Society; Cf: DGC, Civil Society
Honor Killings: (see Shame Murders)
Hopium: addiction to misplaced hope in decision-making. See LCE, .
Human-Rights NGOs (HRNGO): NGOs dedicated to global human rights. See: Halo Effect, Moral Equivalence
Human Rights Complex (HRC): ignore victimizers of color; obsess about “whites.”
Humanitarian Racism: people of color as force of nature; make no moral demands. See: Victim Studies, Intersectionality
Icons of Hatred: visual embodiments of lethal narratives, powerful war propaganda. See: Own Goal Lethal War Journalism
Information Professionals: charged by public to inform accurately on relevant issues (academics, researchers, journalists, public intellectuals).
Intifada: “shaking off,” as in mighty beast of Islam shakes off Zionist fly.
Al Aqsa Intifada: first campaign of 21st century global Jihad. See: Intifada, Trojan Horse Intifada, Oslo Jihad, Y2KMind, Oslo Logic
Jihad: literally, “to struggle” (German, kampfen), also holy war to spread Islam.
Kalam Alnass: Arabic term for fear of others judging you negatively. See: Oneidophobia
Lethal Narratives: false atrocity-charges hard to disprove, poisoned war propaganda.
Lethal Journalism: passing on lethal narratives about the enemy as news.
Own-goal war journalism: reporting the enemy’s war propaganda as news.
Patriotic war journalism: reporting one’s own war propaganda as news.
Livingston Formulation: complaints of anti-Semitism are merely efforts to stop legitimate criticism of Israel. Cf: Islamophobia
Mainstream News Media MSNM: major print, video news outlets, news agencies.
WesternMSNM (WMSNM): world’s most professional news production services. See: Augean Stables
Masochistic Omnipotence Syndrome MOS: everything our fault; if we do better, we fix everything.
Marriage of Pre-Modern Sadism and Post-Modern Masochism (MPreMoS&PomoM): Colonial Victim: “it’s all your fault!” Westerner: “How can I atone?”
Millennialism: an age of justice, abundance, peace and mutual love is coming (soon).
Progressive vs Restorative: past perfect golden age lost vs. brave new world.
Demotic vs Triumphalist: bottom-up, egalitarian vs. top-down hierarchical.
Moderate Muslim: one who exchanges triumphalism for religious freedom. See: Y2KCompliant
Moral Relativism/Equivalence: equating very different levels of moral behavior. See: Dupes and Demopaths, HRNGOs
Moral Schadenfreude: taking pleasure in the moral degradation of another.
Nakba: 1948 “catastrophe” in Arab-Muslim world, among refugees, when Israel won.
Naksa: “setback” of 1967, Nakba 2.0.
Naksba: mentality of those who scapegoat Israel while abusing own people. See: Prime Divider Society, Negative-Sum Games, Strong Horse Politics
Oneidophobia: dread of public disgrace, can paralyze, can galvinize to violence.
Oslo Intifada: war begun by Palestinians who treated Oslo Process as Trojan Horse.
Oslo Jihad: first major successful campaign of Caliphater global Jihad in 21st century.
Oslo Logic: positive-sum logic of “Oslo peace process;” Land for Peace. See: 2SS
Palestinian Media Protocols Compliance (PMPC): measures MSNM’s adherence
Pallywood/Hizbollywood/Fauxtography: staged lethal narratives for WMSNM use purveying Israel-Goliath/Palestinian-Victim frame.
Paradigms: conceptual frameworks to understand Islam/West, Arab/Israeli conflicts.
Honor-Shame Jihad P (HSJP): triumphalist, honor through global conquest.
Politically Correct P (PCP1): underdogma, Palestinian/Muslim as victim.
Post-colonial P (PCP2): Whites worst imperialists; must atone. Israel is white
Peace Journalism: emphasize the positive about foe, encourage own side to trust.
PoMo-PoCo: Post-modern, post-colonial; combination weaponized against West. See GPL, Active Transformative/Cataclysmic apocalyptic, MOC.
Prime Divider Societies: fundamental cultural divide between elite and commoners. See: Zero-Sum Honor-Shame; Cf: Demotic/Civil Polities, DGP
Propaganda: manipulate opinion to accept what, better informed, one would reject.
Public sphere: arena for discussion of matters of public interest. See: MSNM, WMSNM, Information Professionals
rekaB Street (“Baker” backwards): analysts who ignore clues, dismiss key evidence.
See: Proleptic Dhimmi, ASSO21C, Own-Goal War Journalism
Religiosity: a style of living one’s religious beliefs in the social world.
Demotic Religiosity: egalitarian, treats all with dignity.
Triumphalist Religiosity: hierarchical, treats infidels with contempt
Replacement Theology: monotheist claim to replace predecessors as chosen.
Secular Replacement Theology (SRC): GPL values have replaced religion.
Supersessionism: claim to sit on top (supersedeo) of predecessor. See: Triumphalist Religiosity, Zero-Sum Games, Dhimmitude
Schadenfreude: The pleasure one takes in the suffering of another, malevolent envy.
Moral Schadenfreude: pleasure in another’s loss of moral “high ground.”
Self-criticism: ability to both generate self-criticism and hear criticism from others. See: MOS.
Semiotic Arousal: readily seeing signs and meaningful patterns in data/events.
Semiotic Promiscuity: anything means anything, connect with abandon. See also: Eisogesis, Moral Equivalence
Shame Murders: murder of family member (women) driven by peer-enforced shame.
Social Game theory: emotional aspects of zero-sum and positive-sum game-playing.
Zero-Sum games: one side wins, other loses; one only wins if other side loses.
See: Lethal Narratives, Triumphalism, HSJP, Schadenfreude
Positive-Sum games: win-win; voluntaristic; based on trust/trustworthiness
Negative-Sum games: lose-lose; losing 0-sum… make everyone miserable.
Strong-Horse Politics: actors seek out the strong horse, participating in his dominion. See: Prime Divider Society, HSJP, Zero-Sum Games
Triumphalist religiosity: “Our God True God because we rule.” Our dominion proves our Religion the True one. See: Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Dominating Imperative
Muslim triumphalism: Destiny of Islam to rule over mankind.
Two-State Solution (2SS): positive-sum resolution to Palestinian-Israeli conflict. See: Oslo Logic, Y2KMind
Verbal Vegetarians: speech of conflict-averse Westerners avoiding confrontations
See: Muslim Triumphalism. Proleptic Dhimmitide.
Victimology: study of victims, impact of victim experience on their behavior. See: Demopaths and their Dupes, MOS, MoPreMoS&PoMoM,
Y2K: Year 2000, computer bug problem.
Y2KCompliant: capable of handling switch to 2000 (computers); capable of tolerating others in global millennium (religion)
Y2KMind: insisting Palestinians ready for Oslo Logic no matter how they behave.
Y2K Logic: Since 2SS only fair solution, Palestinians/Muslims will, under right circumstances, accept a deal. See: LCE, Demopaths and their Dupes, Oslo Jihad, PCP1.