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I'm going to give several vision-impaired individuals several poison and blade-tipped saxophones and violins, then I will stand up against a wall and tell them to have at er.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Democrats Decide to Just Go Ahead and Implode
« on: August 29, 2017, 01:31:33 am »
Just over a year ago, progressives and Democratic voters had a chance to really change things - to reform not just the Democratic party, but the country as well. Establishment Politics was the theme of Election 2016, and the Established Left shot themselves in the foot trying to stamp out the revolution.

They blew an election that they should have had in the bag.

Meanwhile, American progressives, in their march towards acceptance and equality, found themselves unsatisfied with all of the accomplishments they had made over the last eight years and actually began to alienate those to the right by entitling themselves to a brand of political correctness so far ahead of its time that even the moderates found themselves unable to defend it. Identity politics mixed with a right-wing paranoia of losing cultural control and created the Alt-Right, a band of misfits and misanthropes who not only delighted in triggering the left into abandoning their civility, but were masters of navigating the means to do so.

Winning that election empowered them to come out in full force and declare their pride in revisionist monuments to dead men who fought on the wrong side of history; a history that the cities they reside in have finally begun to evolve beyond. But it wasn't enough to show up in a sea of blinding whiteness. They came out in full cosplay as the one thing the left hates most.

And the progressives, so easily distracted, didn't take this opportunity to reexamine their ideology or the political party that had cannibalized itself in vain. They didn't try to figure out where they went wrong or why they lost. Instead, the radicals shouted "Hey, everyone! Look at the Nazis!"

And they looked.

The parties are built on not being the other guy, not about what they are for, but it's been this way for awhile, it's just exploded to this level of loud, screeching gridlock.  And so we're now in the period where both parties are going to, not elect the person with the best platform and ideals, but the one who's best at being a carnival barker.

The solution? There is no solution. 

Buckle up and enjoy going nowhere.

Apple Talk / Re: Welcome Back to Discordia
« on: August 23, 2017, 02:27:06 am »
Nah, I'm good.  I got me a big ole' bottle of Moxie.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: August 23, 2017, 02:26:14 am »
I believe that evolution saw to it that the chemicals in our head bounced around in certain patterns (amongst all of the other patterns) to occupy us in the questioning and exploration of our existence.  Why?  Because we live to be 80, 90, 100 fucking years old.  That's a lot of fucking time to fill.  Well, that is, those of us with enough sustenance and such to have the luxury of questioning it all.  And I think that's evolution's trick to keep us privileged folk busy so we don't straight out kill everyone and steal their sandboxes. 

I mean, really, either religious-type stuff is real or it isn't.  If it is, well we're all screwed, if it isn't, there is still a reason for why we believe in magical space ghosts.  It's either science or science fiction.  Cosmos or Flash Gordon. 

And the reality is, Cosmos makes more sense, but who the fuck doesn't want to be Flash every once in awhile?


Apple Talk / Re: Welcome Back to Discordia
« on: August 23, 2017, 02:15:24 am »
I understand that you're all hungry for another comic, but I can't just release them minute after minute. Be patient.

You're no Max Cannon.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Is anyone here an advocate for non-violence?
« on: August 22, 2017, 06:38:45 pm »
Oh, hey, that's my favorite blackgaze band.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: August 10, 2017, 02:59:53 am »
A sailor comes back from a long voyage to discover that his house has been assumed by the government.  They haven't razed it, or done anything else physically to the house.  They simply have allowed a family of talking badgers to take up residence.  It is discovered to be a social engineering initiative to see if they can badger people out of their homes.  Furry eminent domain. 

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Neutral Party
« on: August 10, 2017, 02:56:35 am »
I have strong opinions about joining your neutral party, do I still get to join?

I think I'm going to assume that the thread title chosen reflects the new tenor of the forum.

Have fun with that!
says the conductor of the new tenor. You cry foul at the discourse around here going right down the shitter when you seem to have made it your mission to make just about every thread you post in a a little meaner and nastier. I left because you yourself were making every discussion suck to be in,and now you're the one complaining that meanness and nastiness have become normalized. You bemoan the supposed drop in critical thinking around here, when you were the one attacking anyone who brought up a different idea than yours with sarcasm and snark, because rational discussion and debate with us barbarians was somehow now beneath your dignity, and insults were the only thing our puny minds would comprehend apparently. ANd the worst part is you're so insulated from the fact that you may have crossed a line, that the only reason no one's brought this up before now is that you so stubbornly refuse to even contemplate that you could be an asshole IN ANY context, and occupy any position other than that of supreme moral authority and knowledge, that its easier to just scroll on past your attempts to bait whoever happens to have irked you today rather than deal with your constant shitflinging. You sowed these seeds, enjoy your harvest.

We need RWHN now more than ever. Because he's the hero PD deserves, but not the one it needs right now, so we'll troll him. Because he can take it, because he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector, a Great Father.

Sounds like a nice chap.  But I suspect he's really the opposite of that.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: July 15, 2017, 01:17:15 am »
Hey I'm on holiday too.  Until Monday.  Then it's back to the old grindstone.  But that's okay.  Laboring for people who are stuck in midlife, existential crises is somewhat endearing.  Or demoralizing, I forget which one. 


some more stuff

Principia Discussion / Re: Which age are we in?
« on: July 15, 2017, 01:13:03 am »
I'm ye age of olde

Apple Talk / Re: ITT: I am RESURRCTED! AMA
« on: July 04, 2017, 02:32:56 am »
How did we get to this sad state of affairs?

Aww, did they ruin his beach party?

Bring and Brag / Re: sleep jerk
« on: July 02, 2017, 04:08:04 am »
It's not half bad really

Aneristic Illusions / Re: ITT we summon RWHN
« on: July 02, 2017, 04:05:12 am »
Mine is full of crabs

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