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The Forum of Interesting Things / Re: Japanese get Bakker.
« on: December 02, 2013, 03:21:47 am »
I've met so many examples of the "how dare you TAKE AWAY MY PLEASURE by not fanatically approving of it and showing proper deference at all times, don't you know this is actively oppressing me and destroying my individuality!?!?" attitude.

Yes, the "DONT U DARE JUDGE ME, DAD!!!11" morality is pretty much the new norm in the post-modern West.

The idea that anything should be tolerated, and that only things which harm the individual's precious feelings are worth worrying about - what Jon Haidt called harm/care morality - is the most trivial moral standard imaginable.

The Forum of Interesting Things / Re: Japanese get Bakker.
« on: December 02, 2013, 03:14:31 am »
JamesA01, I agree with you 100%.

Us post-modern First World people basically live in Huxley's Brave New World (harm/care morality, ironing out human differences, pleasure as the only good). 

One sign that Huxley describes our present world so much more than Orwell is the way people usually see "Orwellian" oppression around them so much more easily than they see the signs of Huxley's dystopia. People still recognize Orwellisms everywhere - Right and Left (these days, significantly, it's probably more the Right, but both sides think they see Orwell in their enemy) speak all the time of doublethink and crimethink, the term "Orwellian" in general to describe self-censoring speech. They call out Ministry of Truth style propaganda, endless surveillance, regular two minutes of hate, having always been at war with Eurasia, etc.

But nowhere nearly as often are people able to identify Huxleyisms around them. Like fish unable to identify the water.

(Huxley is both more relevant and less recognized, because the typical modern liberal's response to Brave New World would basically be "What's wrong with it? What's wrong with everyone being sated and content all the time?")

I meant that in the sense that those of us who literally "don't go out on Friday" (or whenever), don't get laid. The more time you spend milkin' them roots, the less time you spend actually propagating the genes (though, this leads to what you took as my point).

From an evolutionary viewpoint, what matters is producing offspring. Getting laid on every weekend, unless it results in reproduction, is about as genetically successful as jerking off. (That is, not at all.)

The Forum of Interesting Things / Re: Japanese get Bakker.
« on: November 30, 2013, 11:35:18 pm »
The vicious humiliation of women.

If this misogynist theme bothers you about American porn, you'd probably have a heart attack from Japanese porn.

Philosophy & Science / Re: What do you believe?
« on: November 16, 2013, 11:00:02 pm »
It's not about us or what we do. It's about what is.

What you are is what is. You're never going to transcend the limits of your flawed human perspective. You're never going to have a godlike 100% objective understanding of existence. Every thought in your head, ever, is a result of processes outside your control. Live with it.

You can either resign yourself to your fate of being human (with all the limitations that come with it) and try to have a happy and positive life regardless, or you can can obsess over the existential pointlessness of it all and end up drooling in a lunatic asylum (Nietzsche) or bitterly ranting about YOUR BRAIN IS ALWAYS DECEIVED, SEMANTIC ARMAGEDDON IS COMING on a blog (Bakker).

General Misc. / Re: Disseminating Bakker
« on: October 24, 2013, 06:55:41 pm »
I asked my feminist book club for books that had feminist themes, was recommended the works of Scott Bakker

General Earwa / Re: TSA: the musical
« on: October 24, 2013, 06:45:08 pm »
A TSA musical needs to be in hip-hop or gangsta rap, it's got more references to black dick than a whole spaceship of Inchoroi

General Earwa / Re: Re: TSA related art and stuff.
« on: October 15, 2013, 12:25:50 pm »
Kellhus's sword looks like my username.

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