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Andreas Geisler
"Why did you hit that Nazi?" "Because there is something, rather than nothing."
"Why did you hit that Nazi?" "Because there is something, rather than nothing."


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Because corvids want to make sure you're OK.
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If your religion conflates the two divine roles in the flood myth, your theologians will become adept at justifying evil.
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Things that make ya go hmmmm...

Via +Ramin Honary
Anton Troynikov

Things that happen in Silicon Valley and also the Soviet Union:

- waiting years to receive a car you ordered, to find that it's of poor workmanship and quality

- promises of colonizing the solar system while you toil in drudgery day in, day out

- living five adults to a two room apartment

- being told you are constructing utopia while the system crumbles around you

- 'totally not illegal taxi' taxis by private citizens moonlighting to make ends meet

- everything slaved to the needs of the military-industrial complex
- mandatory workplace political education

- productivity largely falsified to satisfy appearance of sponsoring elites

- deviation from mainstream narrative carries heavy social and political consequences

- networked computers exist but they're really bad

- Henry Kissinger visits sometimes for some reason

- elite power struggles result in massive collateral damage, sometimes purges

- failures are bizarrely upheld as triumphs

- otherwise extremely intelligent people just turning the crank because it's the only way to get ahead

- the plight of the working class is discussed mainly by people who do no work

- the United States as a whole is depicted as evil by default

- the currency most people are talking about is fake and worthless

- the economy is centrally planned, using opaque algorithms not fully understood by their users
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Someone (I somewhat uncharitably surmise) wanted me to be outraged by the following excerpt:
the belief that there is such a thing as being objective
the belief that emotions are inherently destructive, irrational, and should not play a role in decision-making or group process
invalidating people who show emotion
requiring people to think in a linear fashion and ignoring or invalidating those who think in other ways
impatience with any thinking that does not appear logical to those with power

antidotes: realize that everybody has a world view and that everybody's world view affects the way they understand things; realize this means you too; push yourself to sit with discomfort when people are expressing themselves in ways which are not familiar to you; assume that everybody has a valid point and your job is to understand what that point is

I think it looks great, actually. If you want to know whether you might be wrong, this is all solid advice.
If you want to keep thinking you're right, when you're wrong, then not so much.
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Anyone who claims to be worried about "cultural marxism" is a literal Nazi.
Not necessarily of the Hitler or Mengele kind, but certainly of the "cheered at the parades" kind.

If you do not understand how I know that with such certainty, just ask.

via +Joerg Fliege
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How economy works, with regard to work.
I've heard a lot of discussion about Universal Basic Income and Job Guarantees of late. Some of it seems like a good idea, but I've also seen some very thoughtful critiques (from both the Left and the Right) which have convinced me that neither is quite what we're looking for.

I spent some of a lazy Sunday evening thinking about this some more, where these ideas succeed and fail, and what some of the building blocks of a better solution might look like. Here's where I am right now — and I should warn you that far from being a perfect answer, these are preliminary thoughts, still uncertain and subject to much revision as we continue to discuss.
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To maintain a healthy democracy, one must also maintain a population healthy in their beliefs, overall.
Whoever attacks public education is attacking the nation's most important function.
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Three Laws for the Logic-citizens under the Hellenic sky,
Seven virtues for the Aquinates in their halls of faith,
Nine rules for Formal Men doomed to die,
One tool for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the mind of Humeans where the Shadows lie.
One tool to rule them all, One tool to find them,
One tool to birth them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of humans where the Shadows lie.

#brainlint #inductiveprimacy #deductionisoverrated
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to maintain a healthy democracy, one must maintain a healthy media biome
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