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I prefer if everyone finds their own vehicle...it doesn't have to be The Rave. I'd just like to share mine sometimes.

Feel free to share the things you love! I am just saying that it's a bit silly to claim that the rave itself is inherently part of some kind of revolution. It would be a bit like saying that making beads is part of the revolution, know what I mean? Or that fire dancing or getting a tattoo is part of the revolution. People tell themselves all kinds of silly things to make themselves feel good, but if partying was revolutionary the 70's wouldn't have been the end of an era of progressive thought in the US, it would have been the beginning.

Actually, I do find you to be a bit revolutionary, having escaped working for a corporation and instead, fired yourself into the hybrid of an artist/businesswoman. With kids.

I am endlessly enchanted by the little, disobediant things people do that add to the fun/good/kindness/freedom pile in life. Even if it seems like bullshit to others, putting any little bit out there means acres to me.

I may be a revolutionary. You may be a revolutionary. However, making beads is not revolutionary, and neither is partying.

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I think I will need to explain myself clearer.
What I meant was "I know that causing a lot of harm to your body is one of the ways to achieve transcendental states of consciousness, but this is fucking insane," but using the BIP metaphor, with the "achieve transcendental sates of consciousness" replaced to "get out from the one of the biggest BIPs", aka reality. (If you still don't understand, see the etymology of the word "trance"). Apparently, it didn't worked as I intended. It was some stupid sarcastic sentence, and I am perfectly aware that the orange eating contest is just a fun activity you do here sometimes, though the results of the last one aren't fun at all.
Sorry for the misunderstanding.
About the fucking retard, I can say that that is an objectively supported statement, because the last time I took an IQ test, my score had been only 2. No kidding.

Waitwaitwait

Who said the results of the last one weren't fun?

Yeah, FUCK YUO

I had 21 oranges INSIDE OF MY BODY ALL AT ONCE


didn't shit all day, didn't puke until 6 am the next morning


If that's not quality entertainment, then you're a masticated dick trapeze

PREACH IT, BROTHER

I WAS SHITTING LIGHT-YELLOW ORANGE PULP FOR A WEEK.

I know fun when I'm having it.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Hollywood Must Be Destroyed
« on: January 18, 2012, 10:19:19 pm »
They're the ones supporting things like SOPA and PIPA

Who are "they"?

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Or Kill Me / Re: Hollywood Must Be Destroyed
« on: January 18, 2012, 10:18:37 pm »
Kid,

Megamergers are a threat to our freedom. Shared monopolies are a thread to our freedom. The electoral college is a threat to our freedom. Multinational corporations are a threat to our freedom. Lobbyists are a threat to our freedom. The Senate is a threat to our freedom.

"Hollywood" would not be a threat to our freedom without these other factors. "Hollywood" would just be a place where a lot of show business happens.

Get your facts straight so you can recognize your real enemy.

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I think I will need to explain myself clearer.
What I meant was "I know that causing a lot of harm to your body is one of the ways to achieve transcendental states of consciousness, but this is fucking insane," but using the BIP metaphor, with the "achieve transcendental sates of consciousness" replaced to "get out from the one of the biggest BIPs", aka reality. (If you still don't understand, see the etymology of the word "trance"). Apparently, it didn't worked as I intended. It was some stupid sarcastic sentence, and I am perfectly aware that the orange eating contest is just a fun activity you do here sometimes, though the results of the last one aren't fun at all.
Sorry for the misunderstanding.
About the fucking retard, I can say that that is an objectively supported statement, because the last time I took an IQ test, my score had been only 2. No kidding.

Waitwaitwait

Who said the results of the last one weren't fun?

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Am I doing a good thing by not kicking my dog or robbing a liquor store right now?

Am I reducing crime by not committing a crime?

"I could be adding to the problem, but I'm not; therefore I am reducing the problem" is bad math.

Fair enough on the math thing I concede that point but with the dog and the liquor store you are doing what's right. Ignoring someones skin colour is doing what's right. I don't lead (or even follow) moral crusades so that's all you're going to get out of me. Aside from if someone I'm hanging out with gets all racist on my ass I'll tear them to shreds. That's not a token gesture, btw, I attack any form of stupidity on sight. It's just the way I'm wired. Making idiots feel stupid is something I can rarely resist.

Nobody is asking any more or any less of you.

When someone says to you "I'm basically a decent human being and not a shitheel!", what's their point?

Hell, from now on I think that's how I'll respond.

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Yep. Now you get it.

Thinking/saying that you're part of the solution because you're not adding to the problem is a false equation.

It would be like a man saying to you, "I'm totally not sexist; I don't even hit my wife. If everybody treated women the way I do, sexism wouldn't even be an issue; therefore, I am helping to end domestic violence".

So because I feel that the officer was being racist is a direct result of my living in a neighborhood (try to find one in this city that doesn't have a high crime rate btw) that has a high crime rate?  Not that he was in the wrong, but I am wrong for being upset with what he said and for living where I do?

When my children are not accepted into programs because of their color, it is my fault for having them in a city school where they are the  minority?  Not that myself or my kids are being profiled?

Is that what you are saying?
I think that quote was a response to P3nt, not you Khara

It was a response to Navkat, actually. I didn't notice that Khara had posted four seconds before I did. I'll edit my post with a quote to make it more clear.

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Yep. Now you get it.

Thinking/saying that you're part of the solution because you're not adding to the problem is a false equation.

It would be like a man saying to you, "I'm totally not sexist; I don't even hit my wife. If everybody treated women the way I do, sexism wouldn't even be an issue; therefore, I am helping to end domestic violence".

So because I feel that the officer was being racist is a direct result of my living in a neighborhood (try to find one in this city that doesn't have a high crime rate btw) that has a high crime rate?  Not that he was in the wrong, but I am wrong for being upset with what he said and for living where I do?

When my children are not accepted into programs because of their color, it is my fault for having them in a city school where they are the  minority?  Not that myself or my kids are being profiled?

Is that what you are saying?

Uh... no. What are you on about now?

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So I'm the one in the wrong?  Is that what is being said here?

I want to be really clear before the accusations of my being a bitch start flying.

No; the cop was. But on a larger level, the cop's attitudes are far more reflective of anti-black racism than anti-white racism. He was engaging in two wrongs: victim-blaming about you, and racism about the neighborhood. but he was also essentially saying that white people don't belong in black neighborhoods because black neighborhoods are bad. He may himself have been black, but that's one of the funny things about racism; in a situation where racism is systemic throughout culture, many people end up being racist against themselves.

At the beginning of your post, you said that you had a question. I was wondering what that question was, because it didn't make it into your post?

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Am I doing a good thing by not kicking my dog or robbing a liquor store right now?

Am I reducing crime by not committing a crime?

"I could be adding to the problem, but I'm not; therefore I am reducing the problem" is bad math.

That's fair.

So we're doing the bare minimum that's expected out of us, basically.
The arrogance of saying "Hey, I'm doing you a favor by not telling black jokes. ISN'T THAT ENOUGH FOR YOU PEOPLE?"

Yep. Now you get it.

Thinking/saying that you're part of the solution because you're not adding to the problem is a false equation.

It would be like a man saying to you, "I'm totally not sexist; I don't even hit my wife. If everybody treated women the way I do, sexism wouldn't even be an issue; therefore, I am helping to end domestic violence".


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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Internet Blackout to Protest SOPA
« on: January 18, 2012, 08:10:17 pm »
https://twitter.com/herpderpedia  :lulz:

an index of people who are PISSED OFF THAT WIKIPEDIA'S DOWN

This is awesome, and the funniest part is how many of them are college students who apparently were planning on using Wikipedia as a source, AND YET are also apparently unable to read the splash page, are confused about why it's down and how long it will be down for.

FUTURE OF AMERICA!

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Internet Blackout to Protest SOPA
« on: January 18, 2012, 08:08:12 pm »
All the half-assed blackouts (many of them by the companies that will suffer least from a day's lost revenue) makes me really appreciate the Steve Jackson Games page's "If you really want to see our site now, click here" link.

That's good. Major points.

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I prefer if everyone finds their own vehicle...it doesn't have to be The Rave. I'd just like to share mine sometimes.

Feel free to share the things you love! I am just saying that it's a bit silly to claim that the rave itself is inherently part of some kind of revolution. It would be a bit like saying that making beads is part of the revolution, know what I mean? Or that fire dancing or getting a tattoo is part of the revolution. People tell themselves all kinds of silly things to make themselves feel good, but if partying was revolutionary the 70's wouldn't have been the end of an era of progressive thought in the US, it would have been the beginning.

31649
Am I doing a good thing by not kicking my dog or robbing a liquor store right now?

Am I reducing crime by not committing a crime?

"I could be adding to the problem, but I'm not; therefore I am reducing the problem" is bad math.

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What I am saying is different. I am saying that "not part of the problem" =/= "part of the solution".

I am trying to think of how I can simplify this.

Can I say "white people" without anyone getting defensive?

White people often, as I have been trying to point out, say that they don't see/think about race.

1. This is not true, no matter how much you try to redefine the terms.

2. It is also not a virtue. It's not a sin, either, but there is nothing inherently virtuous or moral about not seeing/thinking about race.

3. It is not part of the solution to race problems.


I have to disagree with this. while I would admit that being more proactive about it might help the solution come quicker it's still a step in the right direction. Imagine if all white people felt like this? There wouldn't be a problem would there? I'm not dumb enough to think I don't see the colour of someone I'm talking to but if it doesn't sway my judgement of them as a person then yes, I am part of the solution. Both in the - one less potential racist in the world - sense and as an example to and/or antagonist of any racists or would be racists who want to gain my approval.

not part of the problem = less problem by a factor of 1

Thing is, I'm pretty sure racism is a symptom of a greater problem, that problem being that the vast majority of the human race are fucking idiots. Racism is a fucking idiot position. Any smart person knows this.

"Imagine if" is pretty useless in this context.

People seem to be wanting a pat on the back for not being offensive.

They seem to want to think that by not doing a bad thing, they are doing a good thing. That does not, actually, compute.  :argh!:

There is nothing offensive about "not thinking about race". There is nothing offensive about "thinking about race", either. Since neither are offensive, there is nothing inherently better about one than about the other, except that in the wake of European expansion white people have the option of "not thinking about race" and brown people don't.



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