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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: I feel above modern politics

Posted: Yesterday, 8:44 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 172


I agree with the OP - it's like being sat in a high chair, getting bibbed, and force-fed baby food. As far as the risks of turning away from politics - it might be more that we need things we can actually do that kick up more meaningful inertial movement than getting the 'I voted' sticker, if you ha...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Deep, soulful Drum & Bass

Posted: 07 May 2021, 2:17 pm 

Replies: 642
Views: 47,469


True thing of beauty. I've been waiting for this to drop for a while.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Women Are Rarely Direct With You About Not Being Interested

Posted: 07 May 2021, 9:40 am 

Replies: 112
Views: 1,482


I don't really think anyone's direct in this area unless they're really ruthless or don't think much of you. One of the most difficult things to deal with in the world of dating is how much your respect for someone as a person and your sexual attraction to them can swing independently. Neither layer...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: This world is evil

 Post subject: Re: This world is evil
Posted: 06 May 2021, 12:54 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 368


It's simple, the world has a psychopathy/narcissism problem, if you don't get those behaviours taught out of you by your parents you're basically part of the problem. I watched a documentary with a psychopathy expert last night actually - he was saying 1 in 20 people are psychopaths, that's like 2 ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: This world is evil

 Post subject: Re: This world is evil
Posted: 06 May 2021, 6:53 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 368


I haven't figure out how participate in threads yet rather than just post in em so I'll try a shorter version:

People are trash. People see you as trash because you're 'people' to them. It's a revolving door of narcissism and solipsism, it's about genes not truth.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: This world is evil

 Post subject: Re: This world is evil
Posted: 05 May 2021, 2:06 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 368


The strange horror I feel like I've been slowly sinking into - every year life gets stranger if you didn't fit in, didn't have a place, people can't read you, and you're still alive, not in jail, etc. into your 30's, 40's, 50's, etc.. It's a bit like if you're the odd one out you're supposed to sort...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: This world is evil

 Post subject: Re: This world is evil
Posted: 05 May 2021, 1:59 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 368


I agree with all of the above observations but I'd slightly disagree on a nuance. There's a common take people have, even if atheist, materialist, or secular, that at least a simple majority of people, if not a wider majority, are like little Greek philosophers waiting to happen whose core value is ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Mary Harrington and Raven Connolly on Reactionary Feminism

Posted: 04 May 2021, 1:28 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 53


It's a Rebel Wisdom zoom discussion (much like they and The Stoa often have). I'm finding this interesting, the core feature being how the landscape of the fourth industrial revolution and hypercapitalism might both be asserting their own gravitational influences on the outcomes of feminism (such as...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Anti-American Dream

 Post subject: Re: The Anti-American Dream
Posted: 03 May 2021, 6:08 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 227


We should institute a ban on YouTube content apart from OC or originating from respected sources like BBC. I really have to say - banning 'Youtube' as an entire category would be absurd. There actually is really good content on there to be found, it has a lot more to do with the particular person s...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: If it's Hip-Hop Post It

 Post subject: Re: If it's Hip-Hop Post It
Posted: 02 May 2021, 9:34 pm 

Replies: 270
Views: 20,810


 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: what are you listening to THIS VERY SECOND?

Posted: 30 Apr 2021, 8:22 pm 

Replies: 51,222
Views: 1,804,443


 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why do people believe in lies?

Posted: 30 Apr 2021, 7:43 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 1,134


I've got a very simple starting point for this - predominantly 'social' creatures tune themselves, first and foremost, to local optimums and benefits, meaning 'Believing *what* will help me wring maximum benefit out of my environment?'. The answer to that question is rarely truth and when it is it's...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What is Metamodernism?

 Post subject: Re: What is Metamodernism?
Posted: 30 Apr 2021, 7:21 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 201


To paraphrase Joseph Goebbels: When I read the word metamodernism, I reach for my Baudrillard. I have a different take living in the US. For the cultural and media McDonalds we've been raised on I'm surprised we can still even pronounce multisyllabic words. Anything, even cut/diluted a bit from bas...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What is Metamodernism?

 Post subject: Re: What is Metamodernism?
Posted: 30 Apr 2021, 6:10 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 201


That had been my general understanding. It's something I think can get behind. I'm a believer in the need for synthesis. We will just need to take care that its ideas and rhetoric are not appropriated by reactionaries to undermine it. They've learned that since they can't come up with new ideas, th...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What is Metamodernism?

 Post subject: Re: What is Metamodernism?
Posted: 30 Apr 2021, 4:00 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 201


I don't care for how steeped the article is in ivory tower vocab--it kind of undermines my faith in the articles ability to explain new patterns of understanding when it does so in a way that the psychologically uninitiated cannot understand. I'd love to see this article in plainer English. (I real...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What is Metamodernism?

 Post subject: Re: What is Metamodernism?
Posted: 30 Apr 2021, 10:15 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 201


Mr Reynholm wrote:
Western Civilization is over.

It's a project, that's for sure.
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