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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Post-Irony (& The New Sincerity)
« on: March 10, 2017, 03:39:06 am »
It really seems that the currently ubiquitous sarcastic "irony" is a side effect of how our postmodernist society has taken all the sacred cows of the past and shat on them with extreme prejudice. I mean, people are sarcastic and ironic now not as a statement, not even as a conscious choice, but because that's all we have now. Everything else has turned out to be fraud, sham, superstition, or hoax. It leaves us assuming whatever the next thing is will, in its turn, also turn out to be an ultimately empty blip on a meaningless radar screen.

Religion is for rubes, spirituality is for dumb hippies, activism is for pawns, education is for condescending assholes. There's nothing to believe in sincerely, because the world is a great big complicated mess that nobody will ever understand, so thinking you have found something genuine is invariably an exercise in embarrassing naivete. The pace of social and technological change is faster than any institution can reasonably keep up with.

So, I like the idea of a "new sincerity" (though I'm not all read up on New Sincerity the Actual Thing™), but what can that be without being just another "dumb fad"? I get the concept of being sincerely satisfied with things as they are in the moment, but I'm not convinced that such a deeply materialistic approach is likely to succeed on a very large scale in a species that is so demonstrably obsessed with knowing everything, which always seems to take shortcuts through extrapolation and even metaphysics.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: March 10, 2017, 02:28:09 am »
Be right, or be fulfilled.

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i hope this one really brings it.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 05, 2017, 08:22:39 pm »
Obama is the entire Illuminati all by himself. He's running a secret shadow government from the basement of Comet Ping Pong, personally directing every single public servant to put as much red tape in Trump's way as possible. He also hired a bunch of actors to pretend to be Russian diplomats and Trump advisers on phony phone calls he recorded with one of those tape recorder things that Macaulay Culkin had in Home Alone 2 in order to frame Trump for being a Russian puppet. I don't see how you sheeple can miss this, it's happening right before your eyes.
:lulz:
You should be writing copy for Infowars.

edit because derp

Working on it. Refer to my post on the Occult History of the Ellipsis for further mind-blowing facts.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 05, 2017, 06:00:37 pm »
Obama is the entire Illuminati all by himself. He's running a secret shadow government from the basement of Comet Ping Pong, personally directing every single public servant to put as much red tape in Trump's way as possible. He also hired a bunch of actors to pretend to be Russian diplomats and Trump advisers on phony phone calls he recorded with one of those tape recorder things that Macaulay Culkin had in Home Alone 2 in order to frame Trump for being a Russian puppet. I don't see how you sheeple can miss this, it's happening right before your eyes.

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The ellipsis, shown above, is a versatile punctuation mark. It symbolizes a number of complex ideas in a compact form much more efficient than attempting to write out those ideas in longhand language. It can variously mean annoyance, suspense, and sarcasm, just to name a few of its uses. People the world over have learned to use the ellipsis frequently in informal language and as an abbreviation, its use transcending mere English and finding itself transplanted to many different languages. It is among the most common and most useful marks in written human language.

But have you ever wondered how such a powerful and flexible character made it into everyday writing? What genius is behind its ubiquitous appearance in our language? As I will show in this brief article, the history of the ellipsis is one of mystery, intrigue, and secrecy. It is, in many ways, a history of the Occult itself.

Many scholars trace the origins of the ellipsis to the Egyptian hieroglyph for Ra, the sun god. Others point to a symbol from early Christian mystery schools, known as The Three Faces of God, used to mark the members and meeting places of Christian mystics at a time where they were subjected to cruel persecution not only from the Roman state, but from other, less mystical Christians as well. In fact these symbols do play a part in the history of the ellipsis, but neither is its direct ancestor.

On Halloween night, 1774, the American Founding Fathers were meeting for a midnight ritual at the Masonic lodge in Philadelphia. As tensions with the British Crown grew more dangerous and explosive with each passing day, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson sought the guidance of ancient Roman gods on the top floor of the lodge in a secret rite.

Alternative history researchers have discovered that on this night, George Washington was to be inducted into the highly secretive 34th Degree of the Freemasons. The ritual for this ascension -- which is so secretive that almost no one, including most Masons, has ever even heard of it -- is shrouded in mystery. What we do know is that involves the piercing of the initiate's left palm with a sacred blade and an incantation in ancient Sumerian language, believed by Masons to be the language of the angels.

According to hidden legends, as Washington's hand was sliced open at the conclusion of the ceremony and he swung his arms in the ritual's gestures, his blood spattered across the floor -- forming three distinct spatters in a perfectly straight line. This was highly unexpected, even in the secret, windowless Chamber of the Ascension. It was seen as a sign from the gods -- a sign which, once deciphered, set the three fathers on their revolutionary path which would change the face of human civilization forever.

The three dots of blood were taken to be a prophesy: one blot for each of three distinct phases of history to follow their revolution. The first phase would be the formation of the United States under the Constitution and the acquisition of all land between the original colonies and the Pacific Ocean. This phase would be a hard one, marked by internal and external struggles as the States evolved into a coherent nation. It would end with a terrible Civil War that would test not only America's will to survive, but its moral fortitude as well.

The second blot symbolized a period of rising power for America -- during the next Age, the United States would grow in wealth and power, becoming the preeminent power on Earth, a nation to lead all nations. This period would bring its own challenges but would be defined by a gradual march to universal equality and the realization of all the dreams of the Enlightenment. It would, however, inevitably end during a period of mass confusion and distrust of the government.

The third blot foretells of the rise of an evil ruler who will cast aside all the trappings of democracy and bring America down to its lowest point -- culturally, militarily, and economically -- in all of its history. The nation will be tried, and according to the prophecy, it will ultimately have to relinquish its power among the nations if it hopes to survive. This will be a dark time full of leaders misleading the people, people distrusting each other, violence, and social unrest. The new ruler, according to these legends, was in fact an incarnated demon -- and would discard his human facade when the time was right and appear to the people in his true form, which is described in the old tomes as "very much like a tangerine with wispy yellow fuzz at the top of its crown".

The three initiates in the Lodge were so shaken by this prophesy that they undertook to embed the symbol for it -- the ellipsis -- into American language for all time. They did not want the warnings to ever be forgotten, but to be a guide to all future generations to be vigilant against the dangers that lie ahead. So, when you use the sacred ellipsis in your writing, never forget the true meaning behind it.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 03, 2017, 05:07:32 am »
The WSJ is reporting that Session's Cleveland trip to meet with the Russian ambassador was paid for out of campaign funds.  Sessions was also, at the time, the leader of the Trump foreign policy team.

He already recused himself, so that means there's no problem. Stop spreading FAKE NEWS.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Me and my questions
« on: March 03, 2017, 04:09:22 am »
It's worth mentioning that Vex got thrown out of Discordianism after The Incident, and we only let him couch-surf here so he won't ugly up the park.  He's a cad and a bounder, and everyone who knows him wants to dip him and meth and toss him into The Bashful Bandit in Tucson.

This is exactly the kind of unrepentant apostasy to which I was earlier referring. But such disrespect for one's spiritual elders is to be expected from Discordians, and from the particular school of for-profit Discordianism to which the Good Reverend subscribes, especially. Roger was once a lieutenant in the Generalissimo's army, but he was court-martialled for "conduct unbecoming an officer" involving an entire platoon full of enemy soldiers, and sentenced to a lifetime of preaching to the deaf on the Internet. Just so you know where he's coming from.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 03, 2017, 03:23:18 am »
The fact that I now look back on the W years as a time of unspoiled, naive innocence says a lot. Granted, I can only do that because of a certain melanin content in my skin and because I was not the direct target of the more sinister forces at work during W's reign of incompetence, but it's still surreal to go from what I thought was a disaster, to the relatively boring Obama years, to... whatever the fuck this is.

Here's the thing: Obama normalised the idiocy of Bush. When you can accept a smiling guy telling you that gitmo will continue then it becomes easier to accept an idiot shouting that it's not far enough. Drone use is frequent enough now to be unremarkable. Bet that changes with a few fuckups over the next couple of months.



This is totally true. But I'm also aware that the presidency is not the supreme power that many people assume it is. There are so many forces with so much power contending for the opportunity to wield the presidential pen that the force of any one person's will can only do so much at that level. Guantanamo should have been closed and, legally, I'm sure that Obama could have forced the issue if he had wanted to. As Commander in Chief I'm not convinced that power was not safely within his authority to do. And 2008 Obama certainly did want to do it. So why didn't he? There's more to that story than "man corrupted by Washington swamp". There are people, organizations, and just realities that presidents contend with that undermine oversimplistic ideas about the "corrupting influence" of power and influence (though those do certainly corrupt).

What I was getting at with that comment though is how odd a feeling it is to go from despising that accidental "shadow government" (no, not the Illuminati, but the hidden intersection of so many opposing strategies, bureaucracies, and agendas) to having to hope it is powerful enough to stymie a madman like Trump and thwart his administration's overtly Fascist intentions.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 03, 2017, 02:02:06 am »
The fact that I now look back on the W years as a time of unspoiled, naive innocence says a lot. Granted, I can only do that because of a certain melanin content in my skin and because I was not the direct target of the more sinister forces at work during W's reign of incompetence, but it's still surreal to go from what I thought was a disaster, to the relatively boring Obama years, to... whatever the fuck this is.

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Principia Discussion / Re: is Discordianism alt right? I'm confused
« on: March 02, 2017, 08:39:20 pm »
IPunchNazis is a rather one dimensional person, isn't they?

"person" is a strong word here.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Sinners in the Hands of an Indifferent Universe
« on: March 02, 2017, 02:12:01 pm »
This is good. It's even better if you read it in Han Solo's voice.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 02, 2017, 05:52:16 am »
Looks like Sessions perjured himself by lying under oath that he had contact with the Russian government during the election campaign.

Kislyak must be feeling awfully slighted by now.  All these conversations people have had with him, that they later on say they cannot recall.  Quite upsetting.

Yes, and I'm sure he'll have a sudden bout of integrity and resign. Any minute now.

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