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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated July 26)

the problem with public school

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- Sun, 13 Oct 2019 05:14:46 EST CQMWmgpT No.209796
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The American school system is set up to create mindless worker bees. Modern schooling as we know it started in about 1860 with the start of the industrial revolution in America. At that time a lot of people where moving from rural areas of the USA to urban centers to work in factories. Our schooling was based on the Prussian style of public education. What was the Prussian style of public education set up to do? Create soldiers, obedient people who could follow directions. Horace mann, the person responsible for bring this school system to America once famously said “the state is the father of children” The main purpose of any form of public education is to create some social concision between people to have better functioning society. This is fine and dandy but it all went tits up over time. The public schools where set up to train you to wake up go to a building and work. That's it. Your entire scholastic achievements are based on how good you are at working, Working. Working, and working some more. It also served the adults by giving them time away from children so that THEY could work in factories. There are no rewords for not conforming unless of course your not conforming happens to serve the end goal of making workers better. It is easy to think that this was done to be evil or to keep a dumb and complacent populace on its knees. But for the most part this is not the case. It was done out of compassion and incrementally. To spare there children and prepare them for whats to come. A job pushing paper or stacking shit, and to have better social order.

This has had the unfortunate consequence of creating a sheep like group of people that need to wait for permission to say or think ANYTHING, they even need permission to wait. It starts with conforming to the rules of school the bells, the formality's the bureaucratic posses, and formal punishments and rewards. This continues unto college; college is essentially a totally masochistic exprance. You pay for the privilege to pay some more, Yet you have no say in how you or it is run. You may have not EVEN considered that you SHOULD have a say. Instead You have the “privilege” to pay out the nose for the a institution that doesn't serve you no matter how much the say they do. Your a dollar bill, you are a box stacker, a cog in a greater machine that can not be allowed to chose its own classes, or determine its own conditions of success. they know better trust them.

Who is “they” by they way? Well in this situation they are a bureaucratic mess of professional educators who are over feed idolized dweebs. Who know advanced mathematics or perhaps something less practical and more pompous like political science. But don't know shit about the common porr mans experience which they champion. They are a pretentious cult of nerds who think way to highly of themselves because they have never had there shit pushed in. While the best among them (and this isn't saying much) may be able to intellectually realize and admit these facts. They still lack the clarity and true knowing that comes with having your shit pushed in, by the horrific daily occurrences that happen to the working class. with very few exceptions this is the case in every university in the western world; and the fact of the matter is THEY DO NOT KNOW BETTER, and deep down they know they don't.

When we are young we are privileged by living in comfortable ignorance. We believe are parents truly know everything. That are teachers and elected officials know better then us. We always assume they know what they are doing. At some point during adulthood (hopefully) we realize that this is not the case, and that adults are essentially grown up children flying by the seat of there pants. In every middle and upper level management office, and on every teachers night stand, in America there are stacks and stacks of books written on how to be a good boss filled with the same hack truisms. It is a 800 million dollar industry that preys on the sinking feeling every non psychotic leader has ever had. The feeling that says “holy fuck I don't have a goddamn clue what the fuck im doing, and I responsible for these kids/Employees?”
Nigel Brimmerson - Sun, 13 Oct 2019 05:16:32 EST CQMWmgpT No.209797 Reply
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So in conclusion is it any wonder why these institutions produce some of the most repugnant socially conservative “liberal” 20 year-olds on earth? Of course these faggots love socialism, of course they are the ones who think the government can take care of them. THEY are the ones who bought into the established system the most! They did there homework, they followed the rules and order for over a decade, during there most formative years. THAT IS WHY THEY SUCCEEDED IN COLLEGE. Where as the actual working class losers and degenerate fucked ups couldn't conform, and thus ended up with a mindset that confuses these rich kids still to this day. Its a complete fucking mystery to them how a poor person could ever vote for trump. So they go with the most simple answer. that they are just dumb rubes who don't know any better. They are left thinking 'Don t they know that “they” know better? Haven't they been sufficiently programmed? Have they not learned to love the structure and order of office life? ' In reality the poor they see themselves championing see them as a adult child normie cog filling his roll in the established order of things. while the poor guy just wants to not pay 1/4 of his money to the government and be left alone. they wont leave him alone, they want all his money because daddy government knows better, and will fix everything. Never stopping to consider all the social structures originally set up to serve industry and the bourgeoisie itself that created your moronic mindset. COMMUNISM IS NOT THE NATURAL RESULT OF CAPITALISM ITS THE RESULT OF INDUSTRIALIZATION. You have been taught all your life to be incompetent, and irresponsible, to rely on those above you for things that are “not your responsibility.” communism is the logical end goal of a industrialized society trained to value production over people. So Its not a surprise at all that this obsession over industry and creating workers would eventually lead to communism. Because the idea of you being anything other then a worker unit, would become less likely with each passing generation of highly specialized workers. That's why they are so disgusted by the idea of the individual, they where sufficiently convinced that it shouldn't exist. Its also worth noting that, before this inevitable and unnatural result of industrialization the idea of communism could of never been considered as anything other then robbery by every other civilization before that. The necessary social training was not put in place. It also strikes me to think that Karl Marx himself was probably among the first victims of the Prussian style public schooling system, that eventually lead to his deranged philosophy. But bare in mind, once the comie revolution really starts to kick off. It wont be funny anymore, because the truth of what your saying as they sit at there coffee shops sucking down 12 dollar cups of joe, is a lot of death. What will they do with all the people who disagree with them I wonder? Government is government and all government is force, its never going to be the solution. So learn to love liberty, individual sovereignty and realize that if the government is fucked its NOT the Jews, its NOT the rich, its YOU! this is a democracy and you have to be a player. Otherwise people will play for you, and communism is disgusting willful capitulation to the fact, that you'd much rather be told and tell others what they can an cannot do. But the sad result is really the end result is Instead of getting stomped on by companies you will be getting stomped on by a unified infinitely more powerful force. The government.

“when fascism comes to America it will not be in brown and black shirts, it will not be in jack boots. It will be in Nike sneakers and smiley shirts.”

your social justice and “progressive” policies are the new way the powerful get more power, when burger king, and every late night millionaire starts making subtle nods to your ideas its time to start asking yourself some serious questions
Jist - Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:07:40 EST 0oNhfLGW No.209798 Reply
You it's beautiful to know that living in the country is good. When I was there it proved to be alot. I knew it would all the rooms were full of people and all of them trying to establish what it meant for others. They put me down for it. Always catching me looking out the window saying "you just look like your trying to get out of here. Of course it was some faggot trying to whine out of bein some convolute. Imagine to my surprise my bruh was like post break up. Yeah man "I wasn't a man for not beating her." Juaneeta could not have heart for him.
Eventually money wanted to be the heritage of country folk and the war for it continues. God I hope it stays balanced.
I know old folk city life is all about ohh we get all our programing from the t.v. guess what tho. I never believed in TV after b was just staring mindlessly in to it. He got so mad after his 2 week hiatus and I started winning every conversation. It's sad the mad boy made a hole in the wall.... and I'm talking about huleos.
Why bother somebody to the point "it" won't help?
Nigel Pallyville - Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:15:10 EST Pr3KJWoH No.209799 Reply
all this cancertext just to argue in favor of voting for trump. yer dumb, kid. try not to go on any shootings

people with "magic thinking"

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- Mon, 02 Sep 2019 11:20:45 EST U+CRTLPX No.209767
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Ages ago I heard about a study or book about a large part of the population who have a somewhat "magical" way of thinking and how those are the people most likely to support dogmas and refuse to educate themselves on things. Anybody can help me out with that?
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Basil Soshhood - Fri, 11 Oct 2019 07:38:56 EST cc26aplb No.209793 Reply
You should probably actually research the history and origins of "magic" and spirituality before you attempt to belittle people you don't understand.
Henry Bravingfuck - Fri, 11 Oct 2019 23:59:14 EST Pk15yZ7d No.209794 Reply
He came to ask if anyone can help with that and didn't really say anything belittling so why don't you help him out?

deep philosophical post

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- Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:08:12 EST qeOwblsq No.209749
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What is our purpose?
Where do we come from?
Where are we going?
What is truth?
What is free will?
Is there life after death?
Are we alone in the universe?
Is there a god watching us or do we watch ourselves?
What's keeping us alive?
The will to create?
The inspiration to build?
To teach your son right from wrong?

Introducing the Honda Ferrari only from Ford.
This has been a fucking car advertisement the entire time.
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Nicholas Surringtotch - Sat, 28 Sep 2019 22:33:03 EST 8gq7GAVV No.209783 Reply
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>What is our purpose?
Quit that shit, you fucking dumb cunt.

Purpose doesn't exist and purpose is idiotic.

The universe IS. That's all. Deal with it.
Betsy Lightson - Sun, 06 Oct 2019 04:01:02 EST hcOExBer No.209791 Reply
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From a social, where/how do i relate to people, society, the world, and the cosmos, there's a symbolic importance.

Stirner on labor

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- Wed, 02 May 2018 09:41:48 EST EQAAY6X6 No.209163
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Stirner knows literally nothing about labor or laborers. His ideas are juvenile. He thinks laborers are more powerful than businessmen/entrepreneurs. He’s wrong. The two are essentially equal in power, because the one cannot exist without the other. People like Stirner grossly under-estimate the intelligence of the entrepreneur and grossly over-estimate the simplicity of the laborer. I been in labor my entire life; seen tons of guys spend even 25 years straight happily laboring for good pay, because they’re simple and conservative and are much more focused on getting paid and going home to their families than becoming some sort of businessman or critical-thinker. These conservative family-oriented laborers are literally our backbone, and they always require leaders to guide them.
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Angus Hazzlewill - Sun, 29 Sep 2019 07:31:07 EST nh1fspOE No.209785 Reply
Fuck off. I'm a laborer because it's the work I have available to me, with an able body and no tertiary education. But you're a fucking bullshitter if you think of us as some otherized "simple folk". Fucking get the fuck out of here. What the fuck gives you the authority to lord over us anyway, other than an economic and political system built on privilege and injustice? Where a man can build ten houses for richer people yet not afford to buy his own? Where rich kids afford to send their kids off to rich schools to get rich jobs and inherit rich money, while we start from dirt each generation?
Angus Hazzlewill - Sun, 29 Sep 2019 07:39:03 EST nh1fspOE No.209786 Reply
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Wait a second, fuck, I'm drunkenly yelling at ghosts. These posts I'm replying to are all over a year old. What the fuck I come back after ten years and 420chan is.. dead?
Rebecca Semmerstock - Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:16:24 EST hcOExBer No.209787 Reply
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Nah, just some of these academic boards move real slow now. Your posts are interesting though so thanks for 2cents. I wholeheartedly agree from theory and experience. Especially when a new boss is hired from outside and they don't know anything. Or how bosses just stand around and talk to each other while us laborers are working hard and their making way more money then we are even though we're the ones doing all the work. OP was probably just trolling anyways.


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- Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:48:12 EST D27gVweR No.208297
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Why is there so much more visceral hatred of trans people than gay or bi people? I've noticed this for a while but comment sections of recent news articles really brought it to light. I keep seeing over and over again people saying stuff like "I don't mind gays but trans people are mentally ill blahblah SJWs something something free speech" and people making a million "logical" excuses as to why trans people shouldn't have certain rights that don't really make sense and do nothing to really hide their irrational contempt but why is that really? Is it just because trans people are more noticeable? Less physically appealing generally to most people? "Icky"? I feel like anti-SJW crusaders have made this the hill they want to die on and it doesn't make a lot of sense considering the amount of trans people in their own community is vastly higher than average.

Also while I don't think it matters to save us some posts on this incredibly slow board I'm neither trans nor gay and I don't really get on the liberal outrage train very often I'm just a mostly neutral, vaguely left-leaning party.
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Graham Pockspear - Mon, 29 Oct 2018 01:21:26 EST 2LwLwSlz No.209538 Reply
>>No, that's what some genderfluid people do.
No, that's an oversimplification and a false dichotomy. Genderfluidity is encompassed under the heading of transgenderism.

>>Transgender people usually stick to one gender and want to be treated as one gender, which was my point.
People have gotten pretty loosy goosy with the definitions in the past couple of years, but technically, that's a transsexual person, not a transgender person (the former being a subset of the latter.)

>> even invent something completely new using the pieces of the ruin that once was this thing called gender, you haven't transcended it
But, again, this is what transgender people (using the big tent definition) do. Ever heard of two-spirits? Ever heard of third gender? How about ever read any actual transgender theory by transgender authors expanding on the ways gender non-conformity disrupts the general concept of gender roles? You have an extremely narrow perspective on the situation, and are then surprised that the people you are dealing with have a narrow view. No, you actually aren't interacting with the other perspective at all, you just have no idea what they actually think, and are arguing with a strawman constructed of your own limited experience.

More to the point, things that are constructs have real effect. That's why it's important to utilize constructs, even if you'd rather not -- deliberate refusal to even be aware of their consequences is potentially fatal, in a literal sense in this case. It's all well and good to say 'I'm a third gender that transcends all definitions and categorizations!' but at the end of the day, there are two bathroom stalls to choose from, and two sections in the clothing store. The construct does not cease to exist by your recognition of it as a construct, and thus you must continue to interact with it, although hopefully with a deeper understanding.

Just like, again, you can be totally over the concept of your nation's power and authority being absolute, and that won't in any way prevent them from exerting that power over you if you attempt to ignore it.

>>People believing these constructs are real have tangible effects
"Guns don't kill people, people kill people!" Man you sure showed me... (I know what I just said was way too subtle, so please, misconstrue it and I will belabor the point for you.)

>>and then blaming the concepts.
I'm not blaming concepts, I'm establishing a causal connection. Without the concept, the people wouldn't take the action.

Look man, as your post goes on and on it becomes increasingly clear you're just shadow boxing with yourself. What the hell are you even saying man? If you knew what transgender people were actually like rather than what you imagined based on reading internet propaganda, you would recognize that your 'great insight' that you seem to think smashes the whole concept is actually the very first point within queer gender theory. And its true that most transgender people don't have a strong grasp of the theoretical underpinnings of the concept, but you're trying to pull back the curtain on the wizard, so this is what you get. Consciously or not, the act of being transgender (in any of its varieties) is disruptive to gender as a binary, static construct, and recodifies it in a more abstract way. This is a transitional period itself to a point where the construct will vanish more or less into a very vestigial state. Just because people cannot instantly remove the construct doesn't mean it's not a construct.

Finally, you seem to misunderstand the concept of transcendence. Transcendence does not necessarily imply that you no longer participate in a thing, just that it no longer dominates you. People who do not believe gender is a construct but an absolute external reality are dominated by it. People who participate in the construct only under their own terms still participate in it, but aren't dominated by it.

Getting right down to the hard tack of it, your whole argument seems to be that these imaginary cuties you're arguing with have a different definition of transcendence than you. Have you considered, maybe, that definitions are also bullshit human constructs?

I feel like I'm talking in circles because your basic argument is so non-sensical there's no logical…
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You ever feel like society is the problem?

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- Thu, 27 Sep 2018 19:04:23 EST pdpqZQMH No.209470
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not some aspect of it, but civilization itself? Has anything since prior to the advent of agriculture had a net positive effect on society? agriculture lead to division of labor, class, and status. People were happier when they were still nomadic.

I know we can't go back, because we are addicted now, but can we at least admit civilization was a mistake?
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Jenny Wendleford - Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:10:58 EST 8gq7GAVV No.209625 Reply
One problem though.

We have evidence of lower classes and upper classes in neolithic times. So even when everyone was being a hunter-gatherer, there were people that had, and people that had not.

Fucking stone age Briton 1%'s were decorating their clothing with shells that can only be found in fucking Africa. How did they get that? Trade. What is a logical consequence of trade? People that have it all, and people that have nothing.

Farming just upped the ante.
Cornelius Blatherfuck - Mon, 18 Mar 2019 19:29:53 EST 2LwLwSlz No.209626 Reply
>>lmao I can't be arsed to read the posts I respond to so I just assume they're pro capitalist. This is proof somehow that I just don't want to stir the pot over the same political bullshit as every troll that comes through here...
I'm not a capitalist. Re-read my post and step to me again muthafuka.
I think the point mainly is that farming exacerbated the problem to the point it became intractable, not that there isn't some germ of capitalistic notions even in hunter-gatherer societies. Really, as soon as technology was invented classes were invented at the same stroke, because some people knew how to make the tools and others needed them (and some depended on scarce or distant natural resources, like shells.) But there was still relatively high class mobility, and the classes were very poorly defined. Anyone could learn to make a bow just by watching the bow maker; there wasn't some trade guild or certificate, other than maybe 'Ugs family make bow. You no Ug, you no make bow.' There was no consortium controlling access to bow-wood trees, and there certainly weren't camps of bow makers toiling to mass produce bows in subhuman conditions for no compensation. You would need agricultural surpluses to feed such an operation.

I think you two are mostly saying the same thing, but here's the illuminating wrinkle:
>>without a surplus to appropriate, no one can claim control over the relations of production
Even in H&G societies, there are occasionally situations where large surpluses can arise -- they just can't be planned for like with agriculture, which was its primary utility. For example, certain coastal communities were able to develop extreme seafood surpluses just based on particular local or seasonal conditions (and we have the middens to prove it.)

Humans are crafty, and even without much prompting or training in lording what they have over those who have not, they can figure out how to turn a slight advantage into a slightly bigger one, and on and on. A community with excess shells from seafood can sell them to inlanders, who think them magical, in exchange for an unequal amount of inlander's stone tools, which lets them rule over the other coastal communities who didn't figure out trade.

The point being that the tension between communalistic and oligarchic is as old as humanity, it's nascent within the human psyche as an expression of the tension between selfishness and altruism, but that doesn't negate the fact that specific technologies we have developed and ideas we adhere too have progressively made the problem worse and blown that inherent psychic tension up to global, cataclysmic proportions.

business discussion

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- Sat, 30 Jun 2018 23:49:10 EST Wdy2/dMQ No.209301
File: 1530416950031.jpg -(101732B / 99.35KB, 1200x800) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. business discussion
hey guys me and a few friends from uni investment class have created an anonchat group to discuss capitalism, investing and business in general where we share knowledge amonst ourselves.

if you are a serious capitalist and can repay the insights you get, you will be welcome. no idiots allowed though.

we are more interested in value investing and real business stuff, plebs who like technical analysis, derivative blockchain shit and dropshipping will be mocked.

This post was edited by amaretti on 18-09-2019 20:41:44
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Eugene Brubbernane - Tue, 04 Sep 2018 11:36:04 EST 2LwLwSlz No.209438 Reply
>>One guy samefagging is proof of my group's dominance
Achievable goals, fam.
Nathaniel Choddleworth - Sat, 14 Sep 2019 17:07:09 EST Mo4+Pk2G No.209776 Reply
Investing in (real) silver coins is almost always profitable.
Fortune 500 companies as business partners 12 years down the line.

Americans hate everything besides cars

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- Mon, 28 May 2018 13:04:17 EST AwbVlekG No.209223
File: 1527527057350.jpg -(100681B / 98.32KB, 648x920) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Americans hate everything besides cars
Why are Americans so convinced that mass transit is a conspiracy?
If anything, there’s a pretty plain conspiracy to fund cars over every other mode of transportation.
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A_Wizard !cMZsY.BCnU!!vVWR8L52 - Sat, 07 Sep 2019 02:11:19 EST /G/Hwlm8 No.209770 Reply
No. States without insane restrictive building regulations, don't have that problem.
Nathaniel Choddleworth - Sat, 14 Sep 2019 17:01:57 EST Mo4+Pk2G No.209775 Reply

Maybe because train cars were used as extermination cars in Nazi Germany?

Moishe Postone on 9/11

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- Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:34:32 EST Ne/RgC0w No.209771
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The common attitude towards 9/11 is as follows: the terrorist attack was a result of US foreign policy. Implicit in this position, is that the United States is the only force that possesses agency—it is the only force that acts. Other forces merely react. This is a racist position that denies people in the periphery possess agency. It is also a myopic position, because it fails to see the reactionary Islamist mission of groups like al-Qaeda, who very much have their own vision of what the good society would look like.

Hannah Pecklebitch - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:39:10 EST Ne/RgC0w No.209772 Reply
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"There is one thing we have to confront before we go any further – the political nature of what is known as religious fundamentalism. The stunning attacks of 911 are being assigned to religious fanaticism, an “islamic fundamentalism” that represents all that is backward to the West. Ironically, both sides, both the u.s. empire and the insurgent pan-islamic rightists, prefer to call their movement a religious one. To the contrary, nothing about capitalism’s “first World War of the 21st century” can be understood that way. Think it over. A supranational political underground of educated men, organized into cells with sophisticated illegal documents and funding, who are multilingual and travel across the world to learn how to fly passenger jet airliners and then use them as guided missiles, is nothing but political. And modern. Pan-islamic fascism pressing home their war on a global battlefield.

The small but growing white fascist bands here in the u.s. picked up on this immediately. They had political brethren in the Muslim world. Politics is thicker than blood. “Anyone who’s willing to drive a plane into a building to kill Jews is alright by me”, said Billy Roper of the National Alliance, the largest white fascist group here. David Michael of the neo-fascist British National Party (which received several hundred thousand votes in the last local elections), was jubilant: “Today was a glorious day. May there be many others like it.” ((These quotes were posted on fascist internet sites. Full texts in: M. Edwards. “Reports From the Homeland Front”. In ARA Research Bulletin #2. Fall 2001. Chicago. p.6 )) As one New Afrikan revolutionary always reminds people: “Like is drawn to like.” ((Atiba Shanna. SWEEPING THE NOTEBOOKS 2: “Grains”. Informal document: n.p., n.d. )) Not race and not religion but class politics."
Betsy Dreckleman - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:15:14 EST ljNLqsHS No.209773 Reply

> Implicit in this position, is that the United States is the only force that possesses agency—it is the only force that acts.

Isn't this a strawman?

Need help finding a philosophy quote / author.

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- Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:10:24 EST t7Sn0YSu No.209747
File: 1565989824747.jpg -(56572B / 55.25KB, 425x450) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Need help finding a philosophy quote / author.
Hello /pss/,

It's been a while since I've posed here, but I really need help tracking down a quote and author. It's such a poignant quote which is quite relevant in our current political climate.

Unfortunately, I don't remember the exact text or the author, but here is a paraphrase of the quote:

"The surest way to rally people around some noble cause is the promise of being able to mistreat someone without consequences - the most satisfying of sadistic delights."

I've been tearing my hair out trying to nail down the real quote but I just can't find it. Anyone know what I'm talking about here?
Isabella Ponkinterk - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 22:10:55 EST 7hg9eMBL No.209751 Reply
I've heard similar quotes before, although I can't remember the specific author. That one though is relatively recent, and was said by a guy named Oliver Cemblewell.
Polly Wannerfen - Fri, 30 Aug 2019 00:09:23 EST NAcNncXr No.209763 Reply
Sounds a lot like an Orwell, likely an anti-fascist/anti-communist from the earlier part of the twentieth century. Hannah Arendt wrote a decent scholarly work on the matter called Origins of Totalitarianism.
Barnaby Siblingforth - Sat, 31 Aug 2019 14:06:11 EST fGw07qTD No.209766 Reply
Hannah was a jew and involved with a known Nazi, Heidegger. seems like even if she hated totalitarianism she sure loved fucking totalitarians. Orwell was a hypocrite too.

public (pseudo)intellectuals

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- Sat, 01 Jun 2019 00:07:37 EST I6irGQRy No.209678
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anyone else really fucking hate this guy? also what is it with 3rd rate psychologists suddenly becoming revered as these gurus because they tell basement dwellers basic fucking common sense wrapped up in these political messages that are exactly what they want to hear?
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Polly Wannerfen - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:27:15 EST NAcNncXr No.209762 Reply
o jeez is he one of those 'consciousness doesnt real/ consciousness is a construct/ your emotions are just feelings' guy?
Nathaniel Brookwell - Sat, 31 Aug 2019 02:46:50 EST vI2KG7aE No.209764 Reply
more of a scientism absolutist. I'd take Feyerabend over him anyday, and I'm far from an anarchist.


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- Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:45:31 EST /XQxUE3u No.204775
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Hey guys I'm just starting to learn how to meditate. So far I can go up to 3 minutes and after that I can't focus any longer. But, I'd say I'm starting off good.

How many of you here meditate on a daily basis? In what way does it help you? What is your favorite type of meditation?

I'm learning sleep meditation and zen. I want to broaden my horizons and love myself again. With this meditation I hope to achieve a higher level of being and be able to like myself and have a positive outlook on life.
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Shitting Clashfuck - Mon, 13 May 2019 07:55:29 EST P0o8ahaw No.209670 Reply
My negative thoughts back then always controlled me and my life. But, now it doesn't. I can let the negative thoughts come and go and not let it affect me anymore like they did back then. Ever since I started meditating again I feel like I am in control of my life for the first time in literally a decade. I meditate everyday now and it has taught me many things about myself and life. I havent felt so confident in myself and so positive in a long time.
Molly Turveystone - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 10:15:32 EST HeAoXRT7 No.209757 Reply
Starting my meditation regimen today. I haven't meditated seriously in 3 years. Taking it up again. I remember all the benefits meditating everyday gave me without fail. I was so consistent that i was beginning to change as a person. I dont know why I quit doing it. But, I will be meditating every morning as of today.

Does anyone here meditate too? Would love to hear about your experiences.
Simon Fuffinghall - Sat, 24 Aug 2019 15:39:19 EST HeAoXRT7 No.209758 Reply
Meditating for 2 days. I feel more grounded and I don't let things get to me like I use to let it. My minds getting clear and clearer.

Been able to visualize already and it's of my physique and also at a park that I love to go. Some.girl in a bikini was walking towards me when I visualized being at the park. Crazy stuff.

The more I do the better the benefits.

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- Thu, 12 Jul 2018 02:01:21 EST QfvuJGLY No.209398
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My brain is the same as your brain except for the fact that your brain functions entirely unlike mine even though assuming we both fit the parameters for having a "normally" formed brain and posses a healthy neural structure that is supposed to control certain aspects of our psychology and physiology in the same matter.
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Fucking Webbersat - Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:56:59 EST gwPZwf6j No.209454 Reply
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It's about inhibition and stimulation of neurons firing. Long term potentiation, different neurotransmitters and what have you. I've only got a schoolboy understanding of it.

I think thinking in categories is useful, I'm not sure what alternatives there are to that.... like a thought resembling a hypercomplex geometry (if that's what it can be called) because it never has context or appropriation to anything else, just summarily everything in such a way that there is never intersection between anything and no parallels because new things that are analogous to (but always changeable whenever an issue of context or relation to anything else arises, such as) matrix dimensions, number theories and logic/non-logic maxims are created to avoid any kind of abstraction, inductions, deductions or ordinate comparisons to take place.
William Fendlemore - Sun, 23 Sep 2018 20:35:19 EST 2LwLwSlz No.209455 Reply
>>I'm not sure what alternatives there are to that
Of course, because your mind operates using the concept of categories, the fish cannot see the water. It may be unavoidable for human minds, or it may be unavoidable for minds in general, to utilize categories. Really, they are an expansion of the concept of sets. But what is dangerous is assuming that the categories are real or are things in and of themselves. Almost all of the debates of early philosophy can be stemmed to a confusion about whether or not the categories exist or are real in themselves.

But in the same way that set theory demonstrates no set of axioms can completely describe itself, when we realize the categories are sets, we realize they can't actually be the thing they themselves purport to be; the defining rule encompassing all types of a thing. They are the mirages of the mental landscape, and I think society would be better off if we learned to treat them as such.


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- Tue, 09 Jul 2019 21:53:47 EST G9E83KJu No.209719
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Where will social media and the internet be in 10 -20 years?
My guess is we will all be wired into the net, where we cannot tell between online and the real world - constant virtual reality.
We will adapt a hive mind and all consciousness will become one
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George Cobberwater - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:02:29 EST 8aXtgW/P No.209746 Reply
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Lol I forgot the pic cause I'm high and drunk at the same time
Graham Blythespear - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:41:32 EST nQTynWUg No.209748 Reply

We can't really tell the difference between the online world and real live already.

The fusion of it and VR/Augmented reality or even worse direct to brain interface will be a social catastrophe. You heard it here first folks.

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