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Interzone / Re: How forums work.
« on: April 11, 2014, 03:26:57 PM »
No matter who it is, that's great philosophy. If Heidegger wrote about nothing, still it inspired others to write about things they never would have written about, but for him.
Maybe they found him dull, but his dullness caused them not to be so dull, after all.
And somewhere, off in the distance, a crow became delighted, and a Vigilance had a good laugh.
And what is philosophy, if it doesn't do that?

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Interzone / Re: How forums work.
« on: April 11, 2014, 03:10:49 PM »
I like it. Now that's philosophy. It's even about foxes. Maybe I should start reading...

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Interzone / Re: How forums work.
« on: April 11, 2014, 01:08:30 AM »
Nice to hear from someone who doesn't idolize him.
I get heartily sick of 'philosophers' who read 'philosophers' and assume that makes them 'philosophers'.
Almost as bad as people who read Lao Tzu and declare it a leftist manifesto.


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Interzone / Re: How forums work.
« on: April 11, 2014, 12:29:47 AM »
Didn't Heidegger write masses and masses of impenetrable stuff?
Maybe that was Schopenhauer. Or maybe both.
I often find, the longer the text, the less it communicates.
The Bible, for instance, is a no-go area, for me.
A bit of Genesis, and I'm done.





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Interzone / Re: Meditations on crowded peaks
« on: April 11, 2014, 12:26:48 AM »
It's encouraging to know at least one other person suffers from inversion of meaning.
That was beautifully and clearly put. Thank you.

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Interzone / Re: Tolerance.
« on: April 10, 2014, 06:35:20 PM »
If that is so, then there must have been an awful lot of Puritans.
I understand there were not so very many of them, and so, while a pleasant hypothesis, it may not be very true.
I see, actually, not much wrong with Puritanism. As long as their numbers do not go viral.
They were, though, outcasts, and many formed the basis of the New World, so perhaps there is some truth in your view, after all.
Political Correctness got its start in the New World. It was relatively unknown in Europe for a decade, or so, after its inception. Almost everybody knew, on some level, that it was insane, when it first became visible, which is all the more puzzling when one considers how fast it became the new secular Bible.

I suppose 'secular' is the key, here. The Puritans had the actual Bible, handed down over centuries, and based upon reverence for a transcendent God. Whereas the secular version appeared from nowhere, for no reason, with reverence for nothing but itself.


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Interzone / Re: How forums work.
« on: April 10, 2014, 06:18:56 PM »
The title of this thread may have been a bit misleading.
Perhaps it would have better said it as:
"How Forums Don't Work".

Here is how this one works:

We don't attack each other here.

That's it. In its entirety. One rule. Only one. Break it, and be vaporized. Honor it, and live.


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Interzone / Re: Meditations on crowded peaks
« on: April 10, 2014, 05:37:26 PM »
Do you get all your information elsewhere? What do you do with it? What does it mean to you?
Does it, in any way, contribute to the quality of your life?
Re: your last comment: was there something communicable in it? A point? A message?
I was unable to detect one.

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Interzone / Re: Meditations on crowded peaks
« on: April 10, 2014, 04:48:32 PM »
Destruction is never a virtue. It exists, and that is that. Thinking of it as virtuous is just plain nuts.

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Interzone / Re: Meditations on crowded peaks
« on: April 10, 2014, 04:41:57 PM »
A life of what you call 'paranoid inaction' would go a long way towards eliminating the thoroughly destructive kind of post you, and those like you, have just made, and will likely continue to make.
It is an unfortunate characteristic of humanity that so many of its 'members' are so prone to gratuitously rip into each other for no clear reason.



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Interzone / Re: The menace of intellect.
« on: April 10, 2014, 02:14:11 PM »
Interesting post. Even more than interesting, because it employs intellect to demonstrate the limits of intellect.
That is probably the first time I have ever seen intellect refer to itself as limited, and thus humble itself before what it can not know.
When a man knows there are things he can not know, he opens himself to a different realm of knowing.
He moves from mind-knowing to knowing-without-mind.

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Interzone / Re: Tolerance.
« on: April 10, 2014, 02:46:24 AM »
Well. Such people are terminally fucked. We know that.
It would be nice though, if they would just confine their condition to themselves.
It gets so tiresome when we all have to join them.

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Interzone / Re: Meditations on crowded peaks
« on: April 09, 2014, 11:04:18 PM »
Majestic mountains have a different effect upon different people.
Some 'conquer' them. Only their own egos expand, at the cost of their consciousness.
Others become dwarfed by them, sinking into them, and becoming one with them.
Their consciousness expands, at the cost of their egos.
The mountain, meanwhile, remains impassive.

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Interzone / Re: The menace of intellect.
« on: April 09, 2014, 10:53:03 PM »
Development, or retrograde entropy?
Perspective is everything.

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Interzone / Re: Multitasking: myth
« on: April 09, 2014, 10:52:02 PM »
"Life is a pie-chart".
Wouldn't that be a great quote? What if, say, Plato had said that? Wow. The mind boggles.


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