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"'Chaos has killed me, son,' you said, 'But the victory of unpredictability is hollow. Men imagine, in their pride, that they can predict life's each event, and govern nature and govern each other with rules of unyielding iron. Not so. There will always be men like you, my son, who will do the things no one else predicts or can control. I tried to tame the sun and failed; no one knows what is at its fiery heart; but you will tame a thousand suns, and spread mankind so wide in space that no one single chance, no flux of chaos, no unexpected misfortune, will ever have power enough to harm us all. For men to be civilized, they must be unlike each other, so that when chaos comes to claim them, no two will use what strategy the other does, and thus, even in the middle of blind chaos, some men, by sheer blind chance, if nothing else, will conquer.

"'The way to conquer the chaos which underlies all the illusionary stable things in life, is to be so free, and tolerant, and so much in love with liberty, that chaos itself becomes our ally; we shall become what no one can foresee; and courage and inventiveness will be the names we call our fearless unpredictability....'"

-Helion Prime (The Golden Transcendence; from The Golden Age trilogy by John C. Wright)

#liberty   #scifisunday   #chaos   #freedom
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Happiness and freedom can only be possessed by self. They float around softly, like fresh air, inhaled slowly and consciously only by those who are aware they exist. 
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"Is the falafel vegan?"
"Yes."
"Oh good, is the sauce vegan too?"
"No."
"Oh. I'll just have the fries then."
"Would you like meat on them?"
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Good lord. Fucking shits.
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Goats are so metal! ROFL
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I don't know how I feel about this. I've seen graffiti in natural areas and it horrified me. Maybe in a few thousand years a graffiti preservation society will treat it with reverence and wonder about the ancient people who left their marks. h/t +Monica Engebretson
Andre Saraiva is an internationally known graffiti artist. He owns nightclubs in Paris and New York, works as a top editor of the men's fashion magazine L'Officiel Hommes and has appeared in countless glossy magazines as a tastemaker and bon vivant.
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Interesting. Everything we do becomes history, and everything we regard as history was once just daily life.
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Cards Against Humanity last Friday night. I think the cards won. Always a good time though!
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No, but it sounds like those games require more beer.
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I don't like money.
 
"Men naturally seek direct access to the means of subsistence, usually in the form of their own land or tools.

"This access makes a man less dependent on his neighbors and therefore less dependent on the markets.

"But capitalism is the condition of dependence on the market for one's very subsistence. Therefore, the fundamental condition for the existence of a capitalist order is the absence of the individual autonomy in the sense of owning the source of your food, and of forcing people to seek a monetary source of subsistence. This is not a natural condition, as is owning one's own land, because people do not search instinctively for a source of monetary revenue. They do so only because they are forced to do so.

“Capitalism is made possible only if this natural process is interrupted by an instrument that makes sure nobody could have access to food and shelter unless a monetary revenue is used as an intermediary.

“Therefore, the capitalist order is not natural. Such an order can be maintained only if there is an institutional arrangement which prevents the individual from not engaging in commercial relations through the agency of money.

"That 'institutional arrangement' is a government that requires people to pay taxes and fees *only* in the form of money. Only the state can perform this coercive function upon which capitalism depends. The source of the revenue gets prominence over the source of food; the commercial relations are widespread because, basically, it is impossible to avoid them.

"The state is necessary for another reason, namely that free competition is as unnatural as capitalism itself. In absence of the state, commerce would be a matter of rent-seeking, a behavior only government regulation can prevent.

"Paradoxically, the 'freedom and prosperity of capitalism' are possible only by denying people direct access to food and shelter. In order to have this capitalist 'freedom,' we must be alienated from our own nature. But if this is done, then the breech created between us and our nature - and between us and nature in general - open a space previously unknown to human freedom and it is a form of civilization.

"Because of this fundamental alienation from nature, any individual that lives in the capitalist order is a fundamentally precarious being, of a radical frailty. It is the precariousness of the one who has no firm ground under his feet.”
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This is why I find libertarianism kind of paradoxical; there's no way to have a free-market system with private property that doesn't have an oppressive state apparatus.
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Fail. Also it's 9:20AM.
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derp
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This I view is less about being a 'man' and more about being a whole person.  Frankly, it wasn't until I started doing a lot of these things that I started to understand what being a woman was -- standing in our own power and ability to make change in our lives and in the world is what being human is.

I do like the non-consumption of information idea.  I'll have to try it in my muggle life, though I have been on spiritual retreats which were this for an entire week (no cell phone, no reading, etc).  And it was awesome.
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This is so great! (via +Zadi Diaz)
A viral video shows a couple in their 20s transformed by makeup artists to be in their 90s. The process of seeing their aging evokes something beautiful.
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I never pay for apps anymore. I just take surveys and build up Play credit.
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I'm working on it! They are having a hard time getting me going. 
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That barbed wire should keep everyone out.
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It got worse the further I walked. Bigger chunks missing. Nobody glued the bricks together! Not sure if people are breaking in or just stealing bricks.
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