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Messages - rong

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i get a kick out of the canadian accent, too

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I see where you are coming from with the "just so" stories comparison - i didn't think of it in that context.  I was more fascinated with the connection he made between some dots that i never thought to even try connect.

I'm not sure you will like the Joe Rogan interview as it does, if i recall, delve into quite a bit of left vs right discussion. . .

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ugh, evo psych gives me hives . . .

oh?  it was my first and only exposure to it - i didn't really even know it was a thing

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I thought his interview on the Joe Rogan Experience was fascinating.  I took him to be a sort of evolutionary psychologist and is perspective on many "archaic" ideas being passed on from pre-human times very interesting to ponder (i.e. snakes representing evil goes all the way back to tree dwelling monkey times)

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Or Kill Me / Re: Look both ways before you cross
« on: July 08, 2017, 02:48:43 am »
Just dropping in to say you're confusing prejudice and bias with racism.



But please do carry on providing amusement.  I especially like how you call out people making Strawmen against you while simultaneously presenting poorly understood generalizations about "the left".


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Or Kill Me / Re: Look both ways before you cross
« on: July 08, 2017, 02:24:45 am »
Just dropping in to say you're confusing prejudice and bias with racism.



But please do carry on providing amusement.  I especially like how you call out people making Strawmen against you while simultaneously presenting poorly understood generalizations about "the left".

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Or Kill Me / Re: Look both ways before you cross
« on: July 07, 2017, 06:06:32 am »
Then why do you want to talk to them?

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Or Kill Me / Re: Look both ways before you cross
« on: July 07, 2017, 05:46:03 am »
I honestly don't get how this is so hard for people to understand.

I'm starting to believe that the left may be almost as stupid and thickheaded as the right. None of you seem to posess the capacity for any sort of rational thought or dialog, only unthinking knee-jerk responses based on stereotypes that don't even apply to the situation at hand.

What is so hard to understand about the idea that fighting against evil doesn't automatically make you good? Which side were the good guys in the battle of stalingrad? If your answer was "the soviet union" or "the nazis" you are incorrect. The correct answer was "nobody".

Here's another one for you
Q. Who were the bad guys in the Battle of Stalingrad?
A. The Soviet Union and the Nazis

the premise on the left is that white people are the devil and deserve to punished.  since they are the "smart" side, if you refuse to accept their premise, then you are "dumb" and not worth talking to

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Sympathy and Nazis
« on: July 05, 2017, 01:39:16 pm »
pretty clear we've all stopped thinking here. 

moving on...

bye

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Sympathy and Nazis
« on: July 05, 2017, 10:47:25 am »
perhaps i should have said -

do you mean to imply that bootlicking is not at odds with cultures other than Black or Native American?

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Sympathy and Nazis
« on: July 05, 2017, 10:18:56 am »
What's extra weird is the people who don't care.  Not like, "I'm kinda racist so I really don't want to know about this stuff," more like, "I have no real curiosity or interest in this, so I literally don't know any of this ever happened."

For example, one of the guitarists in Frost Heaves is a really nice guy, and absolutely not intentionally racist, but I had to explain redlining to him - which isn't that odd, as it's fairly special interest, but in order to do so I had to give him a brief intro to systemic racism in America, which he didn't know was and is a thing.  He couldn't get his head around the fact that the government intentionally wrote racist laws post Jim Crow.  He was at least willing to learn, but it was really weird to me to have to go back that far.

Yep, and this is why so many white people are under the impression that we live in a post-racism, post-racial society, despite the very intense systemic racism that is underlying every single fucking social institution. Now that I am a grad student, I am keenly aware of why other than Asians there are almost no graduate students of color. The academy, at the graduate school level, is structured in a way that is intensely imperial and hierarchical, and demands a degree of bootlicking that is completely at odds with Black or Native American culture. I am insulted to my core on a daily basis just by participating in it, and I am aware that the end goal is for me to internalize it and become one of the professional academics, but I don't want to. I can't bear the idea of becoming one of the tools of epistemicide.

do you mean to imply that bootlicking is not at odds with white culture?

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: June 30, 2017, 08:06:50 pm »
I find it ironic that the simulation hypothesis implies a creator and is, therefore, not compatible with atheism

I suppose they get past that by not defining the programmer as a god, which, really is just moving the goal posts. The end result is the same. Some entity outside our universe created this one.

Simulation does not imply a creator, we could be a biproduct of another system.

I think I follow what you mean, but I think our difference of opinion lies in the meaning of simulation - if its not on purpose, is it still a simulation?  I would say no

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