Mocking Human Life [4]

(This is part 4 of a multi-part post. See part 1 here,   part 2 here,   part 3 ) Don Harder: I hadn’t bothered to watch Freeman’s vid until now. It’s so much worse than I imagined. I feel like posting it and saying “If you believe this, go fuck yourself” but how effective would that be?…

Mocking Human Life [3]

(This is part 3 of a multi-part post. See part 1 here, part 2 here) Here’s what it sounds like to talk without mocking human life. It’s shocking to hear it. We never hear it anymore, so we don’t know what it sounds like to hear someone NOT mocking human life. Do yourself a favor….

Mocking Human Life [2]

(This is part 2 of a multi-part post. See part 1 here) The harm that follows from excess devotion (which I wrote about here: Devotion ) is greatest where devotion is reflexive, unnoticed, unquestioned. Such devotion is common among people who otherwise are well on guard against the problem. Such is the nature of the problem of…

Mocking Human Life [1]

(This is part 1 of a post in multiple parts.) “Now you’re mocking me.” We all know the cruelty. Person to person, we know the pain of mockery. I’m not absolutist about it though. Mocking is a tactic, and can be used to reveal, as a shovel digs through covering. And it can be defensive,…

Devotion

Honestly I have a strong aversion to hospital culture, the idea — not saying you do this; you don’t — the idea that every little thing has to be obsessed over and that salvation is found in the medical industry. Hospitals are not to be worshipped, are not for finding salvation, though some people think…

top shelf psy-op

The author of this article, Chris Hedges is a Public Menace, Matt Sedillo, whether he knows it or not, writes what sounds like the recent breed of top shelf psy-op. The article builds up an exaggerated enemy while hiding real oppressors. It goes all-in on the  “attribute our crimes to others” technique of discourse derailment….

making a mockery

“He clarified that he opposed the Iraq war.” …of course he did. I do not know him. But that’s what most Democratic Party voters say and believe. They believe that war is aggression when Republicans preside, but perfectly justified and not even noticeable when Democrats preside. This makes absolute mockery of the idea of democracy….

The American “left” is dead

(that’s the castle, in the photo, in Denmark where Shakespeare set Hamlet) The American “left” is dead, thanks entirely to the American “left” itself, which over the last 3 decades has been morbidly depressed, and in the last year, first became totally unrecognizable as itself, and then committed suicide. I absolutely agree with everything Max…

“absurd or nonsensical talk or ideas” (claptrap), that usual business language that amounts to nothing, and is used both in place of actual thought, and to prevent it.

I saw one of those business articles, the usual business language that amounts to nothing, is “absurd or nonsensical talk or ideas” (claptrap), and is used both in place of actual thought, and to prevent it. The title of the article was something like “Steve Jobs did not invent the iPhone”. The article argued that…

tutte le strade portano a Roma

All roads lead to Rome. But should you be on that road? American architecture students should turn around and go home. There’s nothing to see that they can understand. The problem reminds me of what Noam Chomsky says about rats running prime number mazes. Rats don’t get prime number mazes. Prime numbers, for rats, are…

Ungoverned

What many Americans have failed to notice is that over the course of the last 20 years, Americans have lost all ground to stand on. The ground is gone. We’ve managed to destroy the ground we stand on. We have nothing left to stand on as we criticize (in any way), let alone condemn, any…