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Interzone / Re: Life points
« on: April 08, 2014, 09:08:14 PM »
Ever heard of something called a dollar? I think i had one once, but i traded it for bubblegum; now i'm homeless.

Interzone / Re: Critical thinking
« on: April 07, 2014, 11:46:23 AM »
Critical thinking calls for the ability to:

Recognize problems, to find workable means for meeting those problems
Understand the importance of prioritization and order of precedence in problem solving
Gather and marshal pertinent (relevant) information
Recognize unstated assumptions and values
Comprehend and use language with accuracy, clarity, and discernment
Interpret data, to appraise evidence and evaluate arguments
Recognize the existence (or non-existence) of logical relationships between propositions
Draw warranted conclusions and generalizations
Put to test the conclusions and generalizations at which one arrives
Reconstruct one's patterns of beliefs on the basis of wider experience
Render accurate judgments about specific things and qualities in everyday life
In sum:

"A persistent effort to examine any belief or supposed form of knowledge in the light of the evidence that supports or refutes it and the further conclusions to which it tends.

That's your definition of insane?

It's like people are desperate to turn everything into some butthurt narrative - reminds me of third wave feminism ha.

Interzone / Re: Inner War.
« on: April 06, 2014, 07:04:17 PM »
By one of our own DMU members!
Ah, so that's where the bluster comes from.

Interzone / Re: What is conservatism?
« on: April 01, 2014, 03:00:28 PM »
A divine intent, as well as personal conscience, rules society;
In all practical situations, it's human intent that uses the divine to bolster it's authority, regardless of whatever the ideal claims it should be. Effectively, this comment is describing nothing that isn't already omnipresent. You can use whatever iconography you want to describe it, but all societies contain a symbolic order - i.e. the "authority" in the "appeal to authority".

Traditional life is filled with variety and mystery while most radical systems are characterized by a narrowing uniformity;

"Conservatives" love to pretend that their values have some long lineage, yet you don't have to turn the clock back more than a few hundred years to contradict them. Modern conservatism seems to be characterized by angst and fetishization over recently lost values, say from 50-100 years ago. Conservative women, in particular, tend to get amusingly hysterical  about a perceived loss of values in the present. I suppose it makes sense, for women, promiscuity is linked to negative status in these systems. If you've sublimated all your desires in the name of status farming you are effectively ego invested in the very repressive nature of the values themselves.

Of course, liberals are just as bad. Laughably absurd on so many levels: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26830383

Civilized society requires orders and classes
Varying ranks and order form naturally in heterogenous collections, once criterium are specified. Even in societies where the explicit message is about equality; implicitly everyone knows it's just lip service.

Property and freedom are inseparably connected;
Man must control his will and his appetite, knowing that he is governed more by emotion than by reason;
and Society must alter slowly.
I don't always jerk off over freedom, but when I do, I demand for it to be curbed in my very next statement.

Freedom can't exist in any absolute sense of the word. Also, fun fact: it's illegal to smoke cigarettes on the beach in several states of the "Land of the Free".

It is a relationship. A hierarchy. That preceded me. Therefore that has seniority. Therefore that carries more weight than I do. Therefore it may have things to teach me that I do not yet know.
It is, however, a very special relationship, in that I can join with It, by giving myself up to It.
So if i live in a third world shit hole i should blindly submit to the order, regardless of how inept it shows itself to be.

Am I the only one that finds the fact that what is now considered conservatism is actually a shining example of liberalism? ... Funny how this rhetoric is almost unanimously used by contemporary conservatives, at least those Americans who self identify as such.
Because politics is effectively memetic cheerleading. Most systems only differ in the choice of superficial ideas used to justify the mechanisms of control anyway.

Göring: Why, of course, the people don't want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship.

Gilbert: There is one difference. In a democracy, the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars.

Göring: Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.

Interzone / Re: Now admit it
« on: March 24, 2014, 07:09:01 AM »
I always thought Conservationist and SRP were separate people, their writing style and thought processes seemed very different. I guess the brain changes quite a lot from 20-30.

Interzone / Re: Deleted post.
« on: March 24, 2014, 07:01:48 AM »
Vigilance, the purpose of this discussion board is not to have a "we all agree with one another so let's pat each other on the ass" circle jerk.

We come to genuine consensus and purposeful agreement by contrasting these different perspectives. That is both the beauty and function of a dialogue.


Metal / Re: Gender in metal
« on: March 20, 2014, 05:25:13 PM »
Have there been any (modern) genres of music pioneered by females? I can't think of any off the top of my head. Also, copying a preexisting genre and making the lyrics about stupid "women's issues" doesn't count (riot girl).

Interzone / Re: Insecurity
« on: March 16, 2014, 07:08:37 AM »
Never heard of him until now. Looking at random interviews, something seems unusual with his mannerisms. Probably hes just burnt out from too many drugs haha.

Interzone / Re: Insecurity
« on: March 16, 2014, 05:52:21 AM »
Its more likely that people are suspicious of introverts because its harder to read their intentions.

Interzone / Re: Hipster trend alert
« on: March 14, 2014, 04:00:51 AM »
I think there's a trend in western psychology at the moment to utilize buddhism/meditation/mindfulness for therapeutic purposes.

It probably proliferated from all the depressed celebrities/yuppies after they picked it up from their psychologists. Also its eastern, so people can work the exotic or "Lost Wisdom" angle to decorate themselves.

Either way, the pathologically analytical types seem to benefit the most from it.

Interzone / Re: Sociology
« on: March 13, 2014, 03:51:31 AM »
I wouldn't consider it a real science, but that doesn't really mean much. Math isn't a science either.

Interzone / Re: Deleted post.
« on: March 13, 2014, 03:06:24 AM »
I don't really see there being any fundamental difference between the various power structures. It's always an elite few ruling over the masses. In (representative) democracy the system gets to choose who and what you are allowed to vote for. In communism the means of production, and wealth, are in the hands of the inner party members, not the people. UAE/Dubai is a monarchy, yet effectively looks every bit as crass as american style capitalism.

I think my biggest gripe with democracy is that it has the annoying ability to endlessly shift blame to different branches of the government. Sure you can replace the president but it doesn't effect the majority of the power structure.

At least in a monarchy its clear who to lynch if needed.

Interzone / Re: Deleted post.
« on: March 12, 2014, 07:15:15 PM »
Thinkers and the public? Are those two groups somehow connected?
My own experience of fascists is that they are, without exception, left-wingers who excel in projecting their own mental state onto anyone who is not like them.

Anti-egalitarianism is central to fascism making any sense at all - a concept the left begins foaming at the mouth when confronted with.

No doubt though, fascism has certain elements of the left in it.

Interzone / Re: Deleted post.
« on: March 12, 2014, 07:07:52 PM »
Fascism has nothing to do with the far right. It's a common misconception.

Just because fascism is nuanced and hard to place on the spectrum doesn't mean that it has nothing to do with the far right.

The left/right scale is overly simplistic, to the point of being useless, for anything other than propaganda purposes - i.e. we're on this side; if you are on the other, then you are a horrible person, tsk tsk.

Interzone / Re: Cheap Shit.
« on: February 28, 2014, 09:16:36 PM »
I have a little gas-powered generator that advertises itself as being able to deliver 950 watts. After having it fail to live up to expectations for the nine millionth time, I undertook to measure its actual output. My ability to measure such things is a bit limited, but even so, I estimate that it can provide a peak output of somewhere around 700 watts momentarily, before dropping off to a mean output of around 400 watts.

It's safe to assume the technical specs on the back of any product are written by the marketing department, and are consequently guaranteed to be complete bullshit, or at best, full of partial-truths and distortions.

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