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Interzone / Why am I laughing?
« on: March 27, 2013, 05:23:32 AM »
Why am I laughing? Why do you think? You'll just have to take my word for it, because there is no way you can know I actually am laughing. You have only my word for it. Take it on faith. I am laughing.

I am laughing because I am delving into corners I have left un-delved-into, to this point.
Dark and creepy areas of this site that scream "Getthefuckouttaheryourenotgonnalikethisshit!"
And upon delving, I discover that this is right. I don't like it. I have no idea what I am looking at, or why it's there, or why it would ever occur to anyone to put it there. But there it is, anyway.

I am laughing because nothing else on earth behaves anything like humans. Or looks like them. I don't know where they came from, but surely they didn't originate on Earth.

I am laughing because along with the incomprehensible, impenetrable words that humans write, about whatever this thing is that so engages them, are  images of some of those humans, and those images show glowering, threatening, word-and-tattoo-covered maniacs who aren't even trying to hide from the camera. Such courage! Such disregard for consequences. What are they, anyway? Extraterrestrial renegade Visigoths, or what? I don't know.

But mostly I am laughing because they have these bizarre identities they wear, so ostentatiously and so unashamedly. And because they so proudly display their utter lack of happiness or contentment. I wonder why they do that. But I suspect I will never know that, so I laugh, instead.

I realize that without a soundtrack to go with these words and images, I must be missing some vital mine of necessary information, that might well infuse it all with some essential context. But like television, while I may sometimes look at the pictures, I can never quite bear to subject myself to the sound. You should try this. It may make you laugh, too, to watch the crazy antics of people trying to sell you odd and useless things, when you have no idea what they are saying.

I am laughing, really, because I often laugh. It's just something I do, and sometimes for no apparent reason. I amuse myself, in a way humans seem unable to do. Because humans are mostly unable, for some unfathomable reason, to laugh at themselves and their antics, that reduce other lifeforms to rolling around on the ground, gasping for breath.

I am laughing, because here I am, on a Death Metal forum, without the faintest clue as to what Death Metal is, and without the faintest desire to ever find out. Don't you find that funny? I certainly do!

I could be all judgemental about all of this, and call it all this, or all that, but I don't really feel any great desire to do that. I am content to witness these things that people invest with such importance, and merely laugh, not so much at it, but at the people themselves, because people really are such a riot. After all, I do some pretty odd things, too, and consider some of those things to be very important. Which is why I so often laugh at myself.

Yes. I am laughing, really, because I am a crow. And because that is what crows do. Just as Death Metal sounds awful to crows, so do laughing crows sound awful to Hessians (my new word for the week). And if you find yourself unable to figure any of this out, then don't give it another thought. It's really not very important. In fact very little is very important, when you really get serious about investigating it. You may find, that after delving as far as you are able, that the only really important thing there is, is being alive...

Interzone / Re: Defining God
« on: March 27, 2013, 02:32:51 AM »
Hehe. Welcome back.
You're like a comet, on a slightly irregular orbit.
We know you'll be back, but we don't know when, or with what.

Interzone / Re: Passive-Aggression
« on: March 27, 2013, 01:17:24 AM »
That would explain - sort of - why certain uberly-aggressive internet-types tend to accuse me of being passive-aggressive. Whereas nobody ever has, face to face.
I've been practising honesty for so long that I do it in my sleep.
In an online confrontation I prefer to remain calm, since it is beyond my abilities to punch out dickheads over a wifi network.
Calm, in the face of ranting abuse, is so rare, that it gets interpreted as passive-aggression.
All becomes clear.

Interzone / Re: Suggestions
« on: March 26, 2013, 11:17:10 PM »
Perhaps a good start would be to define what 'passive-aggressive' actually is, giving useful examples.
It is a term bandied around a lot, as an accusation, usually in the context of it being a projection of the behaviour exhibited by the accuser.

Interzone / Re: Defining God
« on: March 26, 2013, 11:02:11 PM »
That seems to be the essence of taoism.
But without the oriental-sounding name.
Subtraction is what lies behind the eye-of-the-needle parable.
An alien concept to modern Western man.

Interzone / Re: Defining God
« on: March 26, 2013, 05:46:27 PM »
Good stuff. When people turn up concepts like these, then all is not yet lost.
We go on a lot about reality, but do we ever consider what reality is?
There is only one, and that only one is Reality.
When people get out of their own way, they may come to realize that Reality is God.

God has always been said to be watching, and seeing everything, but what does that mean?
No more than this: nothing happens without there being consequences of that happening.
Do this, and that is caused. Things happen as a result of other things happening.
There is no escape from this, nor should there be.
But it becomes necessary to understand how this is so, in order to not create really bad things as a result of really bad choices.

The simpler things are, the better they tend to work.
Revering Reality is as simple as it gets.
Respect what is, and very little goes wrong.
In fact it never goes wrong, because what happens becomes what is.
Respect that, and what might have been thought-of as 'wrong', becomes the ideal education.

There are already so many forums for zombies and drama-queens, that it might be worthwhile to cultivate this one for those who do not fall into those categories.
The whole 'uber-man' thing can only gain traction if there are visible examples of what that means.
What does it mean, anyway?
Maybe it means no more than putting the 'human' back into humans, in defiance of whatever took it away.

Interzone / Re: 'Uber-Man': A primer in how to be one.
« on: March 25, 2013, 05:30:21 PM »
Thanks for that. Thoughtful stuff.

Interzone / Re: 'Uber-Man': A primer in how to be one.
« on: March 25, 2013, 04:33:40 PM »

I don't think the world needs more armchair intellectuals man.

The world doesn't need anything. It is the world.
Tread softly, doing little damage, and maybe it won't notice, and become upset.

Interzone / Re: 'Uber-Man': A primer in how to be one.
« on: March 25, 2013, 06:20:27 AM »
Intense can be good, when intense is needed.
Bans are for outrageously destructive attitudes, and are, initially, temporary.
We plan to develop an ability to coexist with each other. Not necessarily to adore, but to coexist.
As you say: it was a long time coming, and hopefully, unnecessary again.
Meanwhile, rest easy, and do as the Chasm suggests: talk and relax.

Interzone / The Establishment.
« on: March 24, 2013, 07:48:33 PM »
I wonder, sometimes, what certain left-leaning people are referring to when they rail against 'The Establishment'.
Do they mean that state-of-things that existed before they, and those like them, started destroying it, piece by piece, some time ago?
For The Establishment, such as it was, has not existed for quite a while, now. It has become nothing like it once was, and is now only recognizable as a non-functional, directionless, hopeless behemoth that fails and fails and fails.

We started out as savages. Which was fine, back then, since nobody had anything to compare that to.
But now we do have something to compare it to. And in most cases, what we attained, within the living memory of anyone older than - say - forty, was demonstrably superior to savagery.

Dentists, doctors, ambulances, houses, pubs, safety, long life expectancy. Schools, religions, Titanics that often crossed oceans without actually sinking...
Pretty good, really, wouldn't you say?

It is a mystery to me, that when you think a thing that is your entire life-support system, could be improved upon, that you don't devise some plan to get you by in the interim period, before you set about destroying it completely.

Nobody, really, can point to the way things currently are, and the way things are 'run', and call it The Establishment.
That has gone for good.

We're just too clever.

Interzone / Re: Value versus Socialization.
« on: March 24, 2013, 07:13:00 PM »
Indeed. It depends upon what socialization means to different people.
Your example is the way that I see it, too, or did see it.
I discover, though, that this view is not very common, and what the term usually means, is people competing for ego-dominance while contributing nothing, while using up resources and otherwise useful time, to end up with a hangover, more lost time, fewer friends and a raging thirst for more of the same.
There seems to be this thing that accompanies socialization, whereby it is believed that it will somehow go better the next time.

Interzone / Re: Spiritual awareness in the thick of society
« on: March 24, 2013, 06:59:18 PM »
There it is :)

Interzone / Squawk!
« on: March 24, 2013, 05:46:02 PM »
Can you simply observe, without judging what you observe?
Can you simply report what you observe, without giving it spin?
Can you remove all context that is not your own, and rebuild your own context, through observation?

Like everyone else, you've been got-at. You have attitudes. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, although often it is.
People search for something they call 'truth', thinking it is something they can be told, by someone else.
But hearing it from someone else, it becomes suspect, because so often, it is.

Do you trust anyone? Do you even trust you?
You had better trust you, because anybody else is completely beyond your control.
Maybe you had better become trustworthy.

So when you know something about something, through observation and experience, you can trust yourself to know.
When you know enough about enough things, you can then extrapolate, with a high degree of accuracy.
Did you know you can see into the future?

The future is not so hard to see, when you stop hoping it will be something it couldn't possibly be.

Interzone / Value versus Socialization.
« on: March 24, 2013, 04:31:18 PM »
When you consider it, the primary preoccupation of society is the separation, by individuals, of anything of value, from other individuals. This seems to be the basis of anything social.
Maybe I am missing something, but maybe everybody else is, too.
I mean, what is socialization, anyway?

It occurred to me, today, that civilization and socialization are very close to being opposites.
The first is interested in building something out of nothing, via cooperation of the many parts.
While the second is the wild party that follows the work, and uses up the fruits of the previously applied labour.

The more I see of people, the more I understand how socializing is really only an ongoing skirmish to separate others from their stuff. Money, goods, sex, opportunity, indeed anything having any perceived value. And for those who have nothing of any value, the socializing gets pretty thin.

Many people have built, and continue to build, whole value-systems around this idea. While inventing all kinds of explanations as to why they do it. The explanations are typically high-sounding and calculated to portray virtue of one sort, or another. Compassion, love, peace, caring. Sharing, equality, rights...

But when you stand back and examine what is going on, without assuming anything, beforehand, all you really see is what the individual can get out of any given situation, at the expense of another individual or individuals.

Camouflage. Make sure others get something too, so that what the individual gets doesn't look suspicious. Spread it out, so nobody will notice the selfish motivation. But where, oh where, does all the value come from? How much of it is there, to endlessly take from and hand out?

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