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Notes toward a rant
« on: May 31, 2020, 05:08:29 am »
“America is a death cult and its god is called Liberty”

“The altar to Liberty runs red with innocent blood”

“The police force is the priestly caste of the American death cult”

“A police state is a theocracy of suicide”

“Murder is the highest worship in the land of the free, murder-suicide: divine grace”

“Excommunication is imprisonment”

“Death is an article of faith: some are meant to die, so it is written”

“Stopping death is a sin, improving life more of one”

Some notes on parallels I see:
The American Christian death cult has a twisted sort of Manichaean worldview: life is suffering, only the blessing of the divine can reduce suffering, the only place without suffering is the afterlife. Therefore, death is a gift. (See Manichaean views on material/spiritual.)

Reducing suffering as a human is tantamount to playing God, and to leading people astray by making the afterlife less palatable by comparison. It’s Satanic.

If you have received the blessing of the divine to have a less horrible life, your life is important so that you can increase death. All the others who don’t suffer increase death too, so it is a sign from God who his chosen priests are.

This explains a lot, from anti-abortion but anti-life views to the militarization of police, increased inability to access healthcare, lack of interest in reducing any suffering at all, etc. And because the United States is uniquely hard to stay healthy in, clearly it is God’s chosen nation.

I don’t think any of this is a conscious thought, more just the overall construction of the various American thoughts in these American minds. It’s how the pieces fit together.
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Re: Notes toward a rant
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2020, 05:10:05 am »
Anyone can contribute to this. Its too inchoate for me to pull it together yet.
I am that worst of all type of criminal...I cannot bring myself to do what you tell me, because you told me.

There's over 100 of us in this meat-suit. You'd think it runs like a ship, but it's more like a hundred and ten angry ghosts having an old-school QuakeWorld tournament, three people desperately trying to make sure the gamers don't go hungry or soil themselves, and the Facilities manager weeping in the corner as the garbage piles high.

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Re: Notes toward a rant
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2020, 11:14:38 am »
Ive been playing with some of these ideas and phrasings in Twitterland. Im a nobody with nothing over there, but its incredibly polarizing. I have the pro-protest people evenly divided on whether Im being hyperbolic (lol obviously) or Im telling Gods own truth.

Theres a theme in the split: relatively privileged people dont like the idea so much. More oppressed people or people who have had hard lives regardless of privilege seem to really like that wording.

Personally, I think that means Im on the right track. So death cult America it is. Just need to figure out how to structure the piece.
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There's over 100 of us in this meat-suit. You'd think it runs like a ship, but it's more like a hundred and ten angry ghosts having an old-school QuakeWorld tournament, three people desperately trying to make sure the gamers don't go hungry or soil themselves, and the Facilities manager weeping in the corner as the garbage piles high.

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Re: Notes toward a rant
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 04:37:21 pm »
I planned on posting this in the "Suu demands to know what you are listening to" thread, but I think it fits here.

This is the most intensely religious song I have heard.  It was written and performed by a Canadian Jew dying of leukemia.

You Want It Darker

They're lining up the prisoners and the guards are taking aim
I struggled with some demons, they were middle-class and tame
I didn't know I had permission to murder and to maim
You want it darker
Desine fata deum flecti sperare precando.

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Re: Notes toward a rant
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2020, 04:45:18 pm »
There is never a bad time to listen to Leonard Cohen.
I am that worst of all type of criminal...I cannot bring myself to do what you tell me, because you told me.

There's over 100 of us in this meat-suit. You'd think it runs like a ship, but it's more like a hundred and ten angry ghosts having an old-school QuakeWorld tournament, three people desperately trying to make sure the gamers don't go hungry or soil themselves, and the Facilities manager weeping in the corner as the garbage piles high.