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Bring and Brag / Re: My drawings
« on: March 29, 2008, 02:14:00 am »
Nice job!

Or Kill Me / Re: Rev Roger, MSY25: This Ain't Sesame Street
« on: March 29, 2008, 12:09:38 am »
Please keep up the awesomeness.  :mittens:

IMO, as useful as "toughening up" might be to get short term gains, it would probably be adopted as a long term strategy (i.e: "Hey, it accomplished ___, so let's do it again and again!"), and would be ultimately become negative. At the moment, what's needed is more of a movement towards radical peacefulness. Adopting a stance of "I'm not going to mince words in calling out your bullshit, but I'm not going to be a militant dick about it either" would help get rid of the "liberal pussy" stereotype without alienating people who are opposed to the "fuck the other guy" strategy of the GOP.
Looking at how leaders like MLK or Gandhi are perceived, it's pretty clear that a strategy of radical peacefulness still works on a 2nd circuit sort of awareness. It's assertive without being angry, and intelligent without being weak.

Or Kill Me / Re: Deconstructing Pagan authoritarianism
« on: March 16, 2008, 06:06:49 pm »

Very awesome. I'm sure the lulz generated by Wiccans being told they're so similar to Christians will be nice and epic.

« on: March 12, 2008, 09:21:00 pm »


Literate Chaotic / Re: musical inquisition
« on: March 11, 2008, 05:31:49 am »
Perhaps. A lot of the creative process isn't necessarily intentional, so much as it's stumbling across something interesting in the subconscious/collective unconscious/whatever. It's all a matter of the kind of musician. Some are very stream-of-consciousness while others prefer to be in control of every aspect of their music, and I'd imagine it's the more stream of consciousness types who stumble across their songs rather than write them.

« on: March 10, 2008, 02:02:49 am »

I have difficulty believing you honestly are willing to be uncertain about how necessary the killing is. I guess I'm just an idealist like that.

This is phrased kind of awkwardly.  Do you mean that:  you can't believe uncertainty does not come into my mind when I send missiles or bombs to intercept the enemy?

No. I can't believe that you're willing to be uncertain about KILLING PEOPLE.

Fuck commitment, and fuck your idea of "honor". Using your god damn brain strikes me as a better idea.

If we knew each other personally i think you would highly value my take on commitment and honor.

I'd probably think you're an asshole and wouldn't want to listen, even if it was less wrong than you've made it seem. I doubt that's the case though.

« on: March 10, 2008, 12:53:38 am »
If the government employs or mis-employs the military to secure power for itself or power for the country, than that is fine.  It is this power that maintains the American standard of living.  If you and i cannot see what is necessary, you have already entrusted your vote to the candidate you THINK will do the right thing.  Suppose GW is doing the right thing, to save America in the long run.  I DONT KNOW AND NEITHER DO YOU.  Often times these things are not written in the history books, even if he is hated and labeled by history as the ruiner of the American economy for many years,  only the players involved in this game will ever know the truth.  Reserve your judgement, because you are not involved in any of the decisions he has to make BASED ON INFORMATION YOU DO NOT KNOW.

Commitment and Honor.  2 more of my sillly abstractions.  If i knew what George knew and what he didnt know, then maybe i could tell him what to do.  Until then, i will do my job like i am supposed to.  Like you do yours, where ever you work, for whoever you work for... and whoever he works for... and whoever he works for.  Maybe he intends to use your labor and get rich and destroy America!

George has the gun.  The man you elected will give him permission to pull the trigger or not.  Whisper in this man's ear and tell him no, you want peace.  Whisper in his ear and tell him you are scared, they must die cuz they are gonna kill us.  I am the gun.  The man you are whispering to isnt listening to you.  Deal with it.  But i wont take away America's weapon.

1. Your job is murder. "Doing your job like you're supposed to" involves very intentionally ending the lives of other people, or trying to get other people to kill for you. I have difficulty believing you honestly are willing to be uncertain about how necessary the killing is. I guess I'm just an idealist like that.

2. So at what point do you take responsibility for your actions and try to minimize your role as a tool of people who are probably not doing the right thing? I'm nobody to judge. I'm as complicit as anybody else (as you pointed out), but don't act like you're not because you've decided to be a gun instead of a human.

3. Fuck commitment, and fuck your idea of "honor". Using your god damn brain strikes me as a better idea.

4. :troll:

« on: March 09, 2008, 11:44:08 pm »
I addressed what i fight for in a previous post and i restated it just now... our strength.  If the government will use that strength i provide and secure and use it for unjust causes, take that up with the oligarch that YOU elected.  If you didnt elect him, oh well, that's democracy for you.

You're still the one who signed up for the job and keeps doing it.

« on: March 09, 2008, 05:34:31 pm »
Somewhat related question: how do I make my printer at home print without margins? I have a few posters I've made a .doc of (for a GASM-ish mission, more on that later), but they look all wrong with margins. And if I can't do that with a regular home laser printer, I'd imagine I could do something like that at Kinkos, right?

One of the posters, to show of my WOMW skillz

Or Kill Me / Re: 5 Circuits Of Humour
« on: March 06, 2008, 03:15:34 am »
The way I see it, all humor is based around our reaction to a dissonance between our understanding and what we're seeing. So each circuit is a result of the violation of the understanding in the corresponding circuit of consciousness.

1. Slapstick. "Oh shit! He fell on his ass! I bet that hurt!". Rather than be safe and self preserving, the character is observed being dangerous and putting themself in harm's way. Think 3 Stooges (idiots acting self destructive.)

2. Breaking social norms/roles. "Wait a second... you can't fart in public! That's icky!". What's observed doesn't fit in with perceptions of acceptability. This is the basis of all gross out/swearing grannies kind of humor. Think Little Tramp (bum acting rich and proper).

3. Non sequiter. "Ha ha! That doesn't make any sense!". Rather than be logical and symbolic (as 3rd circuit thinking implies), what's observed is random and meaningless. Think ATHF (meaningless dialogue, almost no characterization), or Monty Python.

4. Shock humor. "haha omg thats horrible". Not just breaking social norms (though there's a lot of overlap), but breaking senses of morality.

5. Decontextualizing the ordinary. 5th circuit thinking is often heavily symbolic and places a lot of meaning on everything (at least when there's weed involved, if all the "this album fuckin speaks to me man" talk is any indicator.) So, when confronted with the astoundingly ordinary, the 5th circuit thinker laughs from the dissonance. Think Warhol (lol, soup cans), Duchamp (lol, it's a urinal), or stoners laughing at nothing.

6. Laughing at yourself: Part 1. You may have seen the light of the world beyond language, beyond spirituality, beyond yourself, but you're still a hairless ape.

7. Laughing at yourself: Part 2.  Despite the overtly empowering message of 7th circuit thinking ("I am immortal! I am an infinitely beautiful manifestation of a spiritual consciousness energy that pervades the whole world!"), you're still a dumbass.

8. Laughing at everything. The smile on the face of Buddha.

(more discussion to be added later. Ambien currently kicking in, making revision/writing impossible.)

Or Kill Me / Re: A Modest Proposal.
« on: March 03, 2008, 02:50:46 am »
Well spoken.

Agreed. I'm staying as out of this as I can, considering I don't know much of what's going on, but I can say that was probably the most eloquent way you could've handled things.  :mittens:

Literate Chaotic / Re: Favorite Song Lyrics/Poetry
« on: March 03, 2008, 01:23:14 am »
Rites of Spring - End On End

Iíve had days of end on end
Where nothing changed cause nothing began.
Restless movement in an empty room,
Gathering shadows of a darkened blue.
And oh- it feels so strange- when it comes again.
Cycles of end on end, edges begin to blend, time
Following time, a pattern becomes defined.
I had a feeling from end to end.
Tried to catch it before it started again.
Pushed it away to force a laugh,
But inside I didnít have the breath.
And oh-it feels so strange Ė when it comes again.
But Iíve got it now,
Iíve got the rhythm down.
Cycles of end on end.
But if one wave stops, another begins.
End on end on end on end on end on end on end on end on
end on end on end on end on end on end on end on

Nothing fun about hallucinations and delusions combined with paranoia.

Considering there are people who enjoy huge amounts of benadryl (though there aren't many), I suppose to some people it's fun.

That and, AFAIK, LSD is only capable of sorta-mimicing the positive symptoms (hallucinations, delusions, etc.), whereas negative symptoms like loss of emotion aren't.

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