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Interzone / Re: The mystery deepens
« on: March 16, 2014, 01:51:58 AM »
Humans can't bear to leave a mystery alone.

Magpies like shiny objects, humans like Agatha Christie novels...

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Interzone / The mystery deepens
« on: March 15, 2014, 02:18:24 PM »
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As the focus of the investigation has shifted, so too has the focus of the search. "The plane's last communication with the satellite was in one of two possible corridors: a northern corridor stretching approximately from the border of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to northern Thailand, or a southern corridor stretching approximately from Indonesia to the southern Indian Ocean," Najib said.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/15/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-plane/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Suddenly we're talking real implications here. And in this time of too much information, it's fascinating to see a real mystery emerge again. Chaos is not defeated.

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Interzone / Re: Deleted post.
« on: March 15, 2014, 12:32:26 PM »
We must resist entropy.

You propose that we resist a mechanism that is hardwired into the nature of reality?

Yes, of course. Gravity is hardwired into reality, and we resist that daily. Reality is deterministic based on choice, but its constants are forces to be displaced. Consider a boat on water: displacement of that water with air makes it float.

Dare I resist the mechanism of water's weight which is hardwired into the nature of reality?

Yes, of course.

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Interzone / Re: Further ruminations
« on: March 15, 2014, 01:43:10 AM »
I doubt the method.

The internet is television now.

Television is zero commitment, as a signal, for most people.

So their MO is to enjoy the programming, then do nothing.

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Interzone / We are here to forge character out of chaos
« on: March 14, 2014, 10:40:18 PM »
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But depth, the core of our being, is something we cultivate over time. We form relationships that either turn the core piece of ourselves into something more stable and disciplined or something more fragmented and disorderly. We begin with our natural biases but carve out depths according to the quality of the commitments we make. Our origins are natural; our depths are man-made engraved by thought and action.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/14/opinion/brooks-the-deepest-self.html


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Interzone / Re: Further ruminations
« on: March 14, 2014, 08:59:02 PM »
You want a reason to go on with this website Prozak?

The question is one of effect and being effective, not whether the content is correct. On the whole, I have never doubted that. I do rethink the details constantly.

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Interzone / Re: Deleted post.
« on: March 14, 2014, 08:57:50 PM »
In short, entropy.

We must resist entropy.

We've now done the democracy experiment, again, and it's time to try something that works.

Utopianism? How about trying to keep patching a leaky boat?

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Interzone / Re: Hipster trend alert
« on: March 14, 2014, 07:26:03 PM »
it doesn't actually mean anything, so anyone can do it

Perfect for:

1. A product
2. Democracy
3. Conversation


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Interzone / Re: Further ruminations
« on: March 14, 2014, 07:25:16 PM »
When you put it that way, he sounds an awful lot like the protagonist in some ancient greek tragedy.

Or Hamlet.

Or... Napoleon.

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Interzone / Re: Deleted post.
« on: March 14, 2014, 07:24:31 PM »
It's right there in the stability during the ebb and flow of human behavior.

Imagine you were a heroin addict. Assuming that heroin addiction is bad, would stability be a good thing for an addict to have?

No -- they'd be stable in their addiction. So it is with democracy, the death of a thousand cuts.

The ANUS article still applies. Conservatism is a principle that transcends our mainstream politics. No matter how you argue it, leftism is crazy-retarded. Absolutely zero (0) "third way" movements have avoided this.

The only sensible option is a non-State, e.g. a monarchy plus strong ethnic-cultural identity.

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Interzone / Re: Deleted post.
« on: March 14, 2014, 02:46:36 PM »
On leadership:

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Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.

Bad managers cost businesses billions of dollars each year, and having too many of them can bring down a company. The only defense against this massive problem is a good offense, because when companies get these decisions wrong, nothing fixes it. Businesses that get it right, however, and hire managers based on talent will thrive and gain a significant competitive advantage.

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/03/why-good-managers-are-so-rare/

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Interzone / Re: Deleted post.
« on: March 14, 2014, 12:08:08 PM »
Democracy leads to a society built on institutions which cater to the masses desires. When the masses are given free reign, they always gravitate towards endless pleasure with no deep meaning, and so we get a society full of fast food restaurants...

This is true, but there are also false elites. Take a long hard look at what's coming out of Silicon Valley today. Some guy invents ButtSwapr, an application for finding sodomy in public restrooms, and gets offered $100m in funding. There's broken brains there because these people while putatively "smart" are incapable of any depth of thinking. It makes it doubly dangerous when they start launching, a la Bill Gates, on Soviet style social engineering experiments.

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Interzone / Re: What is leadership?
« on: March 14, 2014, 12:03:50 PM »
Well. I had to say something slightly negative about you, didn't I?

I was more hoping for editorial tips. I am also trying to be less trolly because while it's fun -- as intended, for all parties with brains -- it can create ambiguity.

This is DMBM's territory so it's rather natural for him to lead its movements.

I should clarify this concept. I do not view a forum as owned. I can prove it to you that this is so. Without the interaction of users, a forum is just computer space (RAM, disk) and processor time. The only time a forum exists is when it is being read and/or used for interactive purposes.

Thus, while myself and others provide the physical aspects of this forum, that's not the forum. The forum is the people here. We are its guardians, but we're also guardians of blogs and other concerns, so sometimes we lag.

There may be a metaphor for mind::brain, body::soul, thought::nerves, etc. here.

The only reason a forum administrator in honesty issues a ban is if the person is acting in such a way that's a threat to a community. Communities are fragile... very fragile. One bad actor can prompt everyone else to respond in such a way that they end up acting badly.

Thus, you need a fascist. I don't refute fascism, nor do I refute totalitarianism; I see them as methods. I have another method, but it's a method that relates intrinsically to a goal, which is the organic society.

Here's one good summary of something like it:

http://ordinary-gentlemen.com/blog/2010/11/12/tolkiens-anarcho-monarchism

It's anarchic in that it rejects the State. It is not anarchic in that it affirms strong leadership in the style of kings. It is not socialist in that it affirms the need for ownership of self and property, and grants most property (land) to its aristocrats, who did an excellent job of conserving that land.

It has a dark side too. It affirms that most people need to be in a state of pseudo-slavery (serfdom) or they'll buy giant pickup trucks and fill their backyards with plastic garbage. I don't see this as a race-related claim, and as a nationalist reject all mixed-race societies (within reason... ), but as a Bell Curve related claim. Below a certain IQ, and with certain personality problems, people need to be managed. It turns out better for them as well.

Traditional England had vestiges of this system lasting up into the 1960s-1970s. Servants were servants who were tied to a household and essentially had their big affairs in life managed by it. In return they received lifetime employment, barring some drastic failing, and retirement. Large holders owned most of the country and kept it stable through conservatism. Upper classes saw themselves not as victorious geniuses but as servants of the country itself.

Even the Bible acknowledges this: leaders are servants. They are just a very specialized type of servant. We are all servants, in a way. The reason for this is that civilization is fragile, and worth preserving, and if we don't actively fight to banish evil and promote good, it starts breaking down. Thus we all serve, but in different roles.

In a small way, in a small community, forum admins are guardians and servants of that community. When its users disappear, we go away.

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Interzone / Re: Hipster trend alert
« on: March 14, 2014, 11:52:53 AM »
Following up on this, I think most people fill their minds with pre-programming so that they don't have to think.

However, there are multiple types of thought... the best kind doesn't happen with what we normally think of as the thinker, which is really just a little guy who sits at the top and summarizes what the rest of the mind is thinking.

Instinct, intuition and aesthetic thought are preferable to the little guy who has to put things into words (a narrow stream).

Thus the pattern should be:

(1) Nihilism: empty the mind, clear out the chattering voices and influences of others, remove social awareness.
(2) "Pay attention": a smart person's version of mindfulness.

As usual, the idiot horde has co-opted mindfulness from its original meaning -- more like "pay attention" and what the Christians call lowercase-g "grace" as in "a state of" -- to a moral meaning, which tends to refer to being always attentive to the neurosis of others.

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Interzone / Re: Art Lover Kills Two in SXSW Drive Through Massacre
« on: March 14, 2014, 11:49:21 AM »
In "NHI-No Humans Involved," UCSD faculty member Elizabeth Sisco, traces the use of the term to the San Diego area during the 1980's and 1990's, by San Diego police, to address a series of murders and sexual assaults against women. Sisco wrote that the head of the task force assigned to investigate the murders claimed that the use of "NHI" is fictionalized by old detective novels, but another San Diego officer confirmed the use of the "NHI" term in a Sacramento Bee article to describe these murders.

http://radicalreference.info/node/2877

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