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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #75 on: February 18, 2012, 03:47:51 am »
I've been wondering where Discordia fits right now myself. The world seems to get crazier every day. I suppose it's an escalation of disorder to match the imposition of order. I guess what I'm wondering is where and how to push most effectively (And whether that push is a push forward or a push back).
I say push sideways. People get bogged down in dichotomies debating contentious issues. They tend to think in terms of two mutually exclusive possible positions on a given issue. The voice of reason would be trying to reconcile the two to compromise, but the voice of unreason might adopt a position outside rather than between bounds of the ideological framing of the issue, a position so bizarre as to indicate the inherent instability of the binary view of things. We should be the crazy space chimp in the room that sprinkles the world with fairy dust wherever said dust is wanting. Salvation through nonsense and all that jazz. Let's not be too serious, that seems a large part of the problem. Refuse to takes reasonable positions and undermine these futile dichotomies.

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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #76 on: February 18, 2012, 04:13:47 am »
Ditto on Nigel. Maybe this is what "Nonsense as Salvation" really means?

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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #77 on: February 18, 2012, 05:08:19 am »
Ditto on Nigel. Maybe this is what "Nonsense as Salvation" really means?

Yes... the right kind of nonsense; nonsense with purpose.
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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #78 on: February 18, 2012, 05:17:56 am »
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There really isn't a good word for "the strength of the third path," which I think is one of the most valuable things Discordia has to offer people right now. We're stuck in a lot of Two Man Con situations (especially in the US), and people generally understand how to use those first two strengths, but they're applying them within the confines of the "choose A or B" box that's been presented, so nothing really moves in a productive direction.


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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #79 on: February 18, 2012, 05:56:17 am »
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There really isn't a good word for "the strength of the third path," which I think is one of the most valuable things Discordia has to offer people right now. We're stuck in a lot of Two Man Con situations (especially in the US), and people generally understand how to use those first two strengths, but they're applying them within the confines of the "choose A or B" box that's been presented, so nothing really moves in a productive direction.

How the hell did we get lucky enough to pick you up, lady?
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #80 on: February 18, 2012, 06:07:33 am »
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There really isn't a good word for "the strength of the third path," which I think is one of the most valuable things Discordia has to offer people right now. We're stuck in a lot of Two Man Con situations (especially in the US), and people generally understand how to use those first two strengths, but they're applying them within the confines of the "choose A or B" box that's been presented, so nothing really moves in a productive direction.

How the hell did we get lucky enough to pick you up, lady?

We haven't gotten this lucky (QG and Wafflemonster) since 2006/2007.
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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #81 on: February 18, 2012, 06:14:03 am »
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There really isn't a good word for "the strength of the third path," which I think is one of the most valuable things Discordia has to offer people right now. We're stuck in a lot of Two Man Con situations (especially in the US), and people generally understand how to use those first two strengths, but they're applying them within the confines of the "choose A or B" box that's been presented, so nothing really moves in a productive direction.

How the hell did we get lucky enough to pick you up, lady?

We haven't gotten this lucky (QG and Wafflemonster) since 2006/2007.

It's like the Renaissance all up in here.
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #82 on: February 18, 2012, 06:19:25 am »
Daw, you guys are gonna give me a case of the Special Snowflakes  :oops:

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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #83 on: February 18, 2012, 06:21:52 am »
Daw, you guys are gonna give me a case of the Special Snowflakes  :oops:

No problem.  My associate, Doktor Howl, has the cure for THAT.
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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #84 on: February 18, 2012, 11:37:00 pm »
Discordia fits in the vanguard of the lumpenproletariat revolution.

And don't you ever forget it.

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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #85 on: February 20, 2012, 03:49:36 am »
discordia is the fat lady singing -

every time i come back here at this point, it is always to say thank-you -

it takes a lot of discipline to create the most elaborate fireworks -

like it says in the old Sun Tzu books - "those skilled in the unorthodox are as infinite as heaven and earth, inexhaustible as the great rivers"

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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #86 on: February 20, 2012, 10:57:42 am »
Good to see you again LHX. 
 
Here's hoping life is treating you well in 2012. 
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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #87 on: February 20, 2012, 02:08:14 pm »
what's good, family?

Lots of good writing, most of which is buried in Apple Talk.

" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #88 on: February 20, 2012, 02:21:47 pm »
discordia is the fat lady singing -

every time i come back here at this point, it is always to say thank-you -

it takes a lot of discipline to create the most elaborate fireworks -

like it says in the old Sun Tzu books - "those skilled in the unorthodox are as infinite as heaven and earth, inexhaustible as the great rivers"

what's good, family?

hey man! long time no see
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I see that Nonsense-as-Salvation Sun Tzu quote and will raise you a nonsense-as-salvation JESUS quote:

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Jesus said, "Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and will reign over all.


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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #89 on: February 22, 2012, 08:40:31 pm »
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