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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:32 am    Post subject: Pitiless as the sun Reply with quote

https://medium.com/@russroberts/the-world-turned-upside-down-and-what-to-do-about-it-2dc27d1cf5f5
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The underlying problem is very old. Most of us know very little. The world is a complex place and it’s hard to know what is going on. So we grope around in the dark trying to make sense of what is happening and what explains what we observe. We manage to convince ourselves that we are seeking the truth and we have found it. Trump is evil or Hillary is evil. Black people are the victims of a conspiracy by white people to oppress them or white people are being marginalized as their majority status dwindles. The country is on the wrong track. (Everyone believes this one). And subtlety is not our strong suit as human beings. We like simple stories without too much nuance.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

His Jordan Peterson link is quite good.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"tolerance of darkness"

:lol:

It's no wonder he's got problems.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:51 am    Post subject: Re: Pitiless as the sun Reply with quote

It seems like "the world has turned upside down", TO PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY.

First and foremost, they need to come to the realization that they are ignorant and wrong.

Next, they shut the fuck up, because they are ignorant and wrong.

Third, they need to open their minds and ears, while continuing to shut the fuck up because they are ignorant and wrong.

Most important of all, they need to recognize that it's not the world that's upside down, it's them. And they need to pull their heads out of their asses and take a daylight look at how they let themselves get that way. (All the while of course not forgetting to shut the fuck up because they have been sanctimoniously going through their asinine lives oblivious to their own ignorance and flapping their lips mindlessly telling everybody else how it is.)

So, if you are one these people who feel "the world has turned upside down", stop fucking doing that. Just stop. Just shut the fuck up. Do it, do it now. Stop spouting off your wrong ignorant bullshit, and start over with an open mind.

If you're a liberal "journalist" or the like, guess what? You suck and you're worse than part of the problem; do yourself and everybody else a favor and get into new line of work. A completely different line of work. And, for the love of all humanity, just shut the fuck up, because as this "upside-down reality" empirically illustrates, you are, and have been probably most of your life, ignorant, wrong, and out of touch with reality.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:40 am    Post subject: Re: Pitiless as the sun Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
It seems like "the world has turned upside down", TO PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY.

I didn't bother to quote the rest of it, because it is basically you telling people to "shut the fuck up" over and over again. Not really the most constructive post.

Hasn't the world turned upside down? Europe was moving towards increased integration for decades. Now major participants are pulling out. America was moving towards more and more acceptance of diversity, and now our president openly appeals to white nationalists?

You can agree or disagree with the change, but you can't tell me that there hasn't been a huge change in the last few years.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, you mean the mid-life crisis kind of epiphany that the world has gone to shit. I can show you a written copy of one from about 250 BCE. The big change that causes that is internal. In the case of all the lefties suddenly being triggered into such, that SHOULD be due to the internal realization that they are ignorant and wrong, but many of them haven't figured it out. In either case, they should shut the fuck up, for the good of the many.
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