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Or Kill Me / Re: The left and the right
« on: April 23, 2018, 11:14:17 pm »
I just don't understand any kind of absolute egalitarianism philosophy. Whether it's branded as anarcho-capitalism or straight anarchism or sockfucking libertarianism, it always misses the same point. In a world devoid of higher political powers enforcing a particular mode of behavior, where everyone is absolutely equal, if you fast-forward five minutes into the future, you'll end up with enormous state-level actors and oppression anyway. With no State in place to disrupt the formation of gangs that grow into confederations that crystalize into hierarchical political paradigms, then you will have gangs that grow into confederations that crystalize into hierarchical political paradigms. Because humans are assholes. We are not assholes because the government is tyrannical. We are not assholes because some have more than others. We are not assholes because of over-regulation or taxes that are too high or because of "religious indoctrination". We just are assholes, and the human way will always be the dipshit asshole way.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: April 16, 2018, 06:53:59 pm »
Because some nutter will inevitably come here to tell us all about it, you should probably know that "The Coming Storm/QAnon" nutters are now claiming there is a video of Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin molesting and then killing a girl in a Satanic ritual, cutting her face off and wearing it as a mask. 

They would show you the evidence for this, but the entire deep web is down (yes, all of it) and screenshots are (((globalist))) science or something.  The name of the video is #frazzledrip.

And I honestly thought pizzagate was as fucking stupid as things could get.

So I thought you were joking:

Hilary is part of a cabal that kills children to drink their blood for adrenachrome? And that the McCanns sacrificed their daughter to this same group as an initiation...
This was one of the plots in The Invisibles wasn't it?

Cut through all the shit, all this wasted effort and time, though whatever carbon monoxide epidemic created the people who believe the above and that is the heart of what is the worst part of the Trump era culture:

The amount of time and effort that is SANK into this shit, distracting from real issues: the world is careening towards its darkest place in 80 years and no one has the time to look at the actual social issues because its tied up and eaten by what appears to be the manifestation of the tabloid god. Distraction with interesting sounding absurdity from the same old grey face scams The Conspiracy has been pulling since time Immoral:
The Rich continue to get richer and the wealth divide is increasing.
The Environment has not started to silently unfuck itself because we lost interest
Opioid dependency is prevalent, and if you are not addicted to these, then you must find some other way to provide pharma companies that slice of your pay.
Women are still at best not treated equally and objectified, or worse property for breeding and killed for seeking an education

But these are BORING problems, they are complex and difficult to solve.

I know, right?! What an amazing time to be alive. We truly are history's most blessed generation.

Or Kill Me / Re: The left and the right
« on: April 15, 2018, 05:23:45 pm »
I'm so far beyond the primitive left/right paradigm that all you rubes are backward conservatives compared to my enlightened progressivism.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: April 14, 2018, 07:39:59 pm »
I am 100% certain the whole charade was choreographed to project some shadow of American power into the conversation, but only to try and preserve the notion that Trump is somehow willing to buck the Russians. There was probably no actual goal other than making CNN say something nice about Trump for a change, and I'm sure it was all planned out over a week of teleconferences between the White House and Moscow. America makes a token strike, Russians makes a token protest, Trump gets to beat his chest, and the news has to admit he isn't openly behaving like a puppet (as long as you don't look too long or too hard, which they never do).

Apple Talk / Re: My Extremist Beliefs
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:23:35 pm »
I guess I kinda asked for it

Apple Talk / Re: My Extremist Beliefs
« on: April 08, 2018, 10:09:58 pm »
So you've become a Borg?

More like... obligatory transhumanist. Basically the same as the Borg, but with more colors.

Apple Talk / My Extremist Beliefs
« on: April 08, 2018, 12:19:33 am »
Since the 21st Century insists on being an era wholly dedicated to the pursuit of increasingly extreme and inter-contradictory philosophies, I have decided to embrace my own extremism so as not to be left behind the bandwagon. To that end, I am going to put down in writing some of my more controversial beliefs, so that I can come back here periodically and ensure that I am making sufficient progress in evolving from these points farther and farther up my own asshole. So, here's where I'm starting from.

1. The morally offensive nature of environmentalism.
The general consensus, even among conservatives (if only nominally), is that it would be preferable, if possible, to preserve some or all of Earth's ecosystem. I find this notion distasteful. Our planet's purpose is not to wallow in its genetic diversity, but to provide a laboratory in which evolution can experiment. Once sentience arises, all other forms of biological life immediately become expendable, except insofar as they are necessary for the preservation of that sentience. For this reason, we should only preserve whatever portion of the natural ecosystem is required to ensure the continued survival of the human species, and treat everything else as raw materials for our own experiments and progress toward more communicable forms of sentience. If we have to burn down entire rain forests to achieve interstellar travel, for example, then that's a more than appropriate price to pay for such technological achievement. All natural environments, and all the creatures in those environments, exist solely to power our own endeavors and we should not limit our abilities or potential just out of deference to some silly assertion that they have a right to exist. If they really had a right to exist, they would have evolved thumbs and invented nukes before we did.

2. Democracy is a bad idea and should be avoided in most cases.
The belief that humans are capable of sanely managing our own affairs is flawed, even at an individual level. At the level of large societies, it's just an invitation to outright disaster. So-called "free" societies are powered by the transfer of labor and capital from those who have it to those who are taking it, and this is an inherently limited dynamic with a definite point at which the whole thing begins to break down. Once such a society reaches a point where lower classes can no longer satisfy the limitless appetites of the upper classes, the society inevitably decays as those appetites turn to their own infrastructure for sustenance. Eventually, you get places like Mississippi and Oklahoma where civilization is mostly running on habit. This happens everywhere humans are allowed to govern themselves, and also everywhere humans are allowed to govern others. I propose an alternative system where no one is in charge, but a strict regime of social order is enforced by artificial intelligence programmed to efficiently distribute social resources, and which has absolutely no tolerance for human deviation from prescribed patterns. It won't be fun, but it will be sustainable, and that's what matters. As an added benefit, this system would completely eradicate legal and political professions, which is practically a justification in and of itself. To this end, the focus of all human scientific research should be on the invention of machine intelligence and robotic automation sufficient to implement this system.

3. The Human ego is bad and should be removed.
Ultimately, most human suffering arises from the notion that we exist as individuals somehow separate from "other" individuals. This infectious illusion allows us to imagine that there is some such thing as "us" and "them". While great thinkers have popped up for thousands of years trying to dispel this myth, they have all met with similar ends. Usually, we kill them, then we worship them as a symbol that justifies our persecution of other groups. Clearly, this philosophical/spiritual approach to solving the ego problem has failed miserably. As a solution, I propose that either we implement a system of compulsory excision of the prefrontal cortex in new human offspring, or the we develop invasive brain probes which merge the sensory input and internal thought processes of all individuals into a single "consciousness". While the former is probably more realistic at our relatively primitive level of technological advancement, the latter is preferable for a number of reasons including the potential loss of intelligence required to invent the AI called for in point #2.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 14, 2018, 04:52:29 pm »
It's almost like the State Department has been intentionally crippled and gagged by someone with a vested interest in blunting America's ability to act diplomatically at all. Probably just a coincidence, though.

Apple Talk / Pack it in, humans.
« on: March 14, 2018, 04:47:49 am »
Stephen Hawking is dead, and with him any hope we ever had of devising a spaceship powerful enough to escape this horrible ball of horseshit we call a "planet".

Sure, there are other scientists, and sure, Hawking was mostly parity pooper who kept telling us why AI and alien contact would be bad. But he was was the last remaining face of REAL SCIENCE who was generally liked. Now, the only person standing between us and absolute idiocracy is that Neil DeGrass Tyson guy, and he runs out of brainpower halfway through buttoning up his shirt.

It is the end of an era, and the next one will be so defined by ignorance and woo that it'll be a miracle if we make it another 10 years without forgetting how to breathe. So if you're the kind of person who likes happy endings or, you know, hope in general, now would be a good time to drive off a cliff.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 06, 2018, 05:37:12 pm »
So Mueller sent an indictment to one of Trump's former campaign advisers requiring2years worth of email between him and Roger Stone, Bannon, etc. And the guy just spent all morning drunk dialing cable news channels talking about how he isit going to comply because it's "ridiculous" and "just bullshit, man" and how they'd have to arrest him and they will find that harder to do than they think. Probably nothing explosive in the guy's inbox but made for an entertaining morning on the Twittersphere.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 08, 2018, 04:40:35 am »
humanity spends 1,000 years colonizing space with gigantic cryo-sleeper ships and trade routes that take 100 years to cross, and people can upload their conscious minds to computers to overcome the vast time scales everything takes now, and everything in human culture revolves around waiting 50 years for the Amazon package to arrive. Then, some asshole finally invents dependable faster-than-light engines, and everything will fall apart if the technology isn't immediately suppressed.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: January 31, 2018, 05:00:01 pm »
In the past 6 months, I have paid mechanics in the neighborhood of $1600 to fix a problem with my car that still exists. But before you start feeling any vague sense of sympathy, I should tell you that by "mechanics" I mean the only place within a convenient distance from my house, which is Big O Tires. Maybe someday I'll learn that real mechanics do not work there, but so far, my stupidity on the matter has proven to be stubbornly persistent. On the bright side, my car overheated this morning too far away from home to take it back to that place, so now it's at a proper shop being seen to by a guy with a greasy beard, which makes him automatically more trustworthy than the fake-smiley little shit at Big O.

Apple Talk / Re: Sooooooo...
« on: January 31, 2018, 04:52:20 pm »
Jesus had some pretty explicit anti-divorce shit I am not here for.

If memory serves (and I could well be wrong), the rationale behind the anti-divorce stuff is because of the societal realities of that time, place, and culture, where by and large men would initiate divorce and the divorced women would end up destitute and homeless. It seems fucked up from our perspective but put in context, it was more a way to prevent women from getting fucked over by dudes who wanted to trade in for something newer.

couldn't he have just said "don't be assholes to divorced women" ?

Take your most cherished dreams and hopes, and subtract any chance of them ever coming true. What you are left with is Discordianism.

Apple Talk / Re: Sooooooo...
« on: January 25, 2018, 06:10:50 pm »
According to the internet I am a 93% match for UU-ism. Maybe I'll check it out. It's probably the closest thing I've seen to the "atheist church" I keep hoping will spring into existence. The real obstacle is that with everything tilted toward "moral support", what are the chances there's any high-protein-content spiritual guidance going on? I'm not really looking for religious authority, but it would be cool if there was a place that could teach me how to astral-project myself into the white house and force-choke someone.

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