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Interzone / Re: Humans are not Intelligent
« on: November 09, 2013, 12:03:25 AM »
Animals would neither think of, nor contemplate, any of this.
That is what nature is: it is what it is, and does what it does.
Nothing else in nature, but us, intellectualizes every moment of its existence.

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Metal / Re: Some of my music (WARNING: Shameless self-promotion inside)
« on: November 08, 2013, 09:39:57 PM »
Nice candle. Don't know about the background noise, though.
It reminds me of the random incomprehensibility of humans, going about their insane activities.
My wife gave me a curious look when she heard me airing it.
I gave her a curious look in return.


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Interzone / Re: Lost mind
« on: November 08, 2013, 09:05:35 PM »
You'll find, if you consider it, that any carnage wreaked by (domestic) cats, has its root in human interference.
Cats manufacture and employ neither ships nor aircraft. They have their place within their own environment, until humans inflate their numbers, and move them around, artificially.

All my cats have wandered in from the woods, after being used/abused/kicked-out, by humans. All my rabbits, too.
The compassionate man, the subject of this thread, was picking up and caring for, the pieces left over after humans interfered with nature. Seen only as a lunatic, this man is only a lunatic. Seen as a fragment of a larger picture, this man is a saint.

Atonement.


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Interzone / Intellect vs. wisdom.
« on: November 08, 2013, 08:21:36 PM »
Intelligence always performs a manipulation for gain. Usually personal gain, although sometimes for collective gain, but always for gain.
It might be useful to consider the concept of gain. Is gain always good? Is it always necessary?
What if the idea of gain was stepped back from, and instead, the full picture was evaluated?
By taking this, from that, what remains? Would taking it result in damage to the whole?

Wisdom, on the other hand, transcends intelligence, by being able to see, as a default, the full picture, as well as suspending the idea of gain as something that overrides any other consideration. Wisdom is able to leave things alone, while navigating in and around the way things are, while being consciously aware of causing damage in its wake.

Intelligence is more like a bull in a china shop, compared to wisdom, which is more like snow, gently settling over the landscape, adding beauty, while being generally harmless.

Wisdom is something that, once arrived at, endures forever, adding to what is, and enhancing it, without causing damage. While intelligence is short-sighted, often selfish, and very prone to result in collateral damage.





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Interzone / Re: Humans are not Intelligent
« on: November 08, 2013, 07:11:01 PM »
Intelligence is one of those things so beloved by humans that they never question its value, or consider what it might be useful for. It may, in fact, be more of a handicap than a boon, used as it so often is, to stand in for adaptability, or the cultivation of wisdom.

Crows, for example, are said by almost everyone to be very intelligent, but this is not the case.
They simply display a quality that most humans are unable to identify, and so, instead, they call it intelligence.
What it really is, is a form of highly-refined on-the-fly adaptability, to any and all situations they may find themselves in.

Intelligence is manipulation of what-is, for personal gain. Which is not a bad thing, and often very useful.
But like a hammer, a useful tool becomes a means of destruction, if used for everything.



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Interzone / Re: Lost mind
« on: November 08, 2013, 06:24:48 PM »
Feral cats, generally, do a lot less ravaging than feral humans.
They are also more attractive and a lot more furry.

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Interzone / Re: Defining 'Civilization'.
« on: November 07, 2013, 03:01:03 AM »
That's an A1 in-depth response. True Amerika stuff.

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Interzone / Re: Lost mind
« on: November 07, 2013, 02:40:09 AM »
Ah. Nice story. I see it. I understand it, too.
Prioritizing, in a way no socialist would be able to fathom.
Endless compassion, an unspoken bond, and the hell with anybody else's opinion.

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Interzone / Re: How's it going?
« on: November 07, 2013, 12:54:33 AM »
Personally I find sodomy to be rather overrated.
On the other hand, enemas...

Squeaky-clean is always good.


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Interzone / Re: Defining 'Civilization'.
« on: November 07, 2013, 12:51:24 AM »
I suppose the deathmetal civilization has its own inherent self-regulating system built into it.
It is, after all, very small, as in tribe. Its population forever limited by the sheer scale of the sodomy that is an integral part of it (apparently).
And it can never become complacent, prone as it is, to infighting and warring factions.

No, I think deathmetal has a lot going for it, civilization-wise. Maybe its time is coming.

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Interzone / Defining 'Civilization'.
« on: November 07, 2013, 12:19:20 AM »
Here's your big chance to define what the term 'civilization' really means.
To you. Personally.
Set us all straight. Let us know how wrong we've been about it, all these years.
Here's mine...

Civilization: something that happens to groups of people, once they have an assured food-supply. A state of declining awareness, productivity, and vitality, finally resulting in extinction.
Comparable to a once-productive chicken, prone to laying the odd golden egg, but even more prone to having its head cut off, leaving it unable to decide when to stop twitching.


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Interzone / Re: How's it going?
« on: November 07, 2013, 12:13:14 AM »
You mean virtual sodomy, I take it?
Not manly enough to do such questionable things for real, a deathmetal forum is just the place to act out the fantasy...
I sometimes wonder, though, if the word has undergone the same inversion of meaning that has befallen almost every other formerly descriptive term in the English language.
Has 'sodomy' come to mean 'lighthearted banter'?

Tune in for further tales of the unexplained.


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Interzone / Re: How's it going?
« on: November 07, 2013, 12:01:16 AM »
Thanks, guys. Esp. Trystero.
It's always good to know you've had absolutely no effect.
In fact, Lao Tzu would say that such results are the hallmark of the very best kind of leader.
Now that I've finished my apprenticeship, it's time to be off to rule the world.

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Interzone / Re: Who attends this forum?
« on: November 06, 2013, 07:46:18 PM »
Indeed. Even I, serial refuser of any and all cacophony that remotely resembles metal, find myself eager to listen. God help me :)

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Interzone / How's it going?
« on: November 06, 2013, 07:44:54 PM »
Some time back, the Big Chief engaged me to carpet-bomb this fine forum, and reduce it to a viable rubble from which a rebuilding effort could arise. I like to think I did this with as much sensitivity as was possible, within the context of getting results.
I see very promising results. Where before, there was a tiresome little gang of vicious deadbeats who crapped upon one and all, with scant regard for the forum itself, now there is something approaching a brotherhood of Men, in contrast to tantrum-indulging boys.

We have a pool of undoubtedly intelligent members, here, all of which are above-average, in their differing ways. Thus they have value, in varying degrees.
Some longtime members have become the unfortunate casualties of change, but their number is very few.
And of those, some will return, and some already have, albeit with new avatars.

So how do you, personally, think things are going? Is your forum the better for The Black Death sweeping through it? Or worse? Do tell. Informative input is welcome. Positive, negative, and anything in-between.



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