Quickie Post — the Lighter Side of Authoritarianism, demonstrated by Goby Fish

Conor Williams Peak Summit

Conor, in the Clearwater backcountry, July, 2018

Frans de Waal, the empathy pioneer who studies mostly animal empathy, posts interesting animal behavior from time to time on his FB page.  I thought this particular video captured better than anything the pointlessness of arguing with a true, egocentric Authoritarian.

As I’ve noted in the past, different v-Memes are equipped with different conflict resolution modes.  Authoritarians, with chronic dichotomous thinking, always boil everything down to three modes — I win, you lose/You win, I lose/We both fall away exhausted.

Thanks for the fish teaching us this important v-Meme lesson!

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