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Interzone / Re: Proposed forum reorganization
« on: May 12, 2013, 05:58:45 AM »
Chasm has already been nuked. What you see is post-surgical-strike-nuked. Minimal damage, see. And peaceful.
Now the families can come back out and lie on the beach, listening to - er - metal...

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City-dwellers.
Without hands-on contact with reality, what's left?
Interesting to note how many dirt-farmers, cowboys, land-workers are conservatives, vs. how many city-dwellers are leftists.
Real life vs. abstract life-substitution.
It amazes me, actually, how it is that any city-dwellers can be conservative-minded.
Perhaps those that are, are temporarily stuck, by circumstance, in a city-context, but plan to exit, asap.



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Didn't used to be like that. Danger and risk was omnipresent.
You should have seen the house I was raised in, in my early years.
The stuff of horror movies.
I learned to pay attention!


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Ha! Any time humans elect to pay no attention to reality, the rot starts up again.
The very idea of 'facts' has become questionable. What are 'facts', anyway? Some abstract idea dreamed up by people, to simulate reality and manipulate it out of the running? 'Facts' have a close correlation to 'statistics', which are another stand-in for reality.
Peter Hitchens said something, recently, about UK crime statistics, along the lines of:
"Statistics are showing a fast declining incidence of crimes being committed, which cannot be denied. While at the same time, the incidence of crimes being committed is undeniably increasing."
I suppose if you, yourself, are not the victim of crime, then as far as you know, there isn't much crime.
But if you do become a victim of crime, then reality has stepped in and reminded you that, yes, crime is actually happening, after all.



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It's hardly rocket-science, but you'd think it was, judging by the way it takes teams of expensive experts years and years to discover.
You experience life first-hand, and experience the consequences of that first-hand life, then you are going to be a lot smarter, faster, stronger, and more resilient than someone who lives in a bathtub reading books.

Go climb a fuckin' tree, and maybe fall out of it a few times.
Then, after healing yourself, over time, in a lot of pain, and without any medical help, enjoy your new-found uber-ness.
Climb that fuckin' tree again, only this time, do it right.




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Interzone / Re: Karma.
« on: May 07, 2013, 03:02:59 AM »
I have long claimed that there is a lot of truth in the leftist dogma, and this sounds very odd, coming from such an ardent anti-leftist, but it's like this:
There is nothing in leftist dogma that I can categorically fault. IF one takes the sum total of humanity as all being in a state of enlightenment. Which means, being fully-realized, fully-conscious souls.
Clearly, the likelihood of such a state occurring is statistically non-existent, and therefore, leftism is only empty words that mean nothing, and if enacted, wreck everything they touch. History proves this, over and over.

What does any of this have to do with karma?
Karma, at its most basic level, as Aquarius says, is a system of consequences. Do reasonable stuff: get reasonable results. Do seriously bad stuff, and...

Karma may be much more, and much less, too:
The state that may be reached, where behaviour ceases to have any relevance, and disappears completely.
One is what one is, and nothing else. What gets transcended - or not - is the 'acting-as-if' bit, that we commonly know as behaviour.


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Interzone / Re: Karma.
« on: May 05, 2013, 04:53:07 AM »
Brilliant! Yes! Dylar gets it :)
Great comment, and thank you.

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Interzone / Re: Karma.
« on: May 05, 2013, 02:06:58 AM »
Ha! That's the sort of reality I inhabit :)

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Interzone / Re: Maryland Deathfest: Who's Going
« on: May 05, 2013, 12:47:21 AM »
Haha :) This thread is looking up.
I'm tempted to fly off to Maryland, first-class, impersonating a wasteful capitalist millionaire, just to see what kind of weirdos go to a scene like the one you mention.



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Interzone / Re: Liberalism causes terrorism
« on: May 03, 2013, 03:08:31 AM »
Tribal/agrarian culture needs far less in the way of an "efficient economy".
Before global culture, economies generally were sufficient unto the day.
In fact, as far as we know, the economy was never a sickly, fragile thing that needed putting on a pedestal and constant propping up. It was what it was: only one facet of a larger thing.

Anyway, the way things are going, we will get to witness, in real time, what happens to a society that replaces God, nation, family, and tribe with competitive Global Economy.

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Interzone / Re: Suicide increases were not metal
« on: May 02, 2013, 09:56:23 PM »
Not everyone would want one.

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Interzone / Re: Some victims are just guilty themselves
« on: May 02, 2013, 08:18:05 PM »
'Victimhood' is a mental-health issue.
You're not a 'victim' unless you see yourself in that way.


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Interzone / Re: Suicide increases were not metal
« on: May 02, 2013, 08:16:56 PM »
This is why mental-health is so important.
The whole reason I write what I write, on the internet, is because people are observably losing the ability to maintain any balance in their lives.
On the other hand, given the usual results, I really don't know why I bother :)


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Interzone / Re: Coping with cold climate in outdoor life
« on: April 30, 2013, 05:50:14 PM »
I was suitably young. I had enough reserves of youth to sustain me, barely, until it wore me out.
This is why there are tribes: to help each other do the impossible-to-do stuff that defeats a single human.
I was able to survive, alone, but it was never more than bare survival.
I could never do that now. I would be dead in three weeks.

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Interzone / Re: Coping with cold climate in outdoor life
« on: April 29, 2013, 10:08:40 PM »
While we're on the subject of Canada, I've noticed some really weird language anomalies...
Arctic becomes 'ar-tic'.
Nuclear becomes 'nookular'.
The plural of deer becomes 'deers'.
The singular of lynx becomes 'link'...
The plural of house becomes 'hice'.
While the plural of mouse becomes 'mouses'.

I think English is fast becoming a dead language.



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