Exorcising the machine (not the ghost)

This is the most interesting review of human knowledge (science) that I’ve seen/read:   Noam Chomsky – “The machine, the ghost, and the limits of understanding” 0:14 We are extremely happy to have Professor Noam Chomsky with us 0:18 let me just say that he’s the most quoted 0:22 writer in academia alive. no 0:25 no comparison at all…

Mocking Human Life [8]

The Kentucky Democratic Party signs it’s emails with the signature, “in solidarity,”. Is there ANYTHING they won’t mock? Geoffrey M Young says, “Should say, “In solidarity unless you oppose our hand-picked nominees, or unless you oppose endless war.” Yeah, and unless you support labor Unions, which the Democratic Party obliterated in the 90s! Solidarity! Solidarity!…

Mocking Human Life [7]

Reminder: I’m supposed to hate Russia ‘cause Russia didn’t go along with the US plan in 2014 to kick the Russian Navy out of its home port in Sevastopol and make it an American Naval Base instead, although it’s been home to the Russian Navy since 1783. And, as an American, I’m supposed to take…

Mocking Human Life [6]

This post is a snapshot of discussion, and part 6 of a series: Mocking Human Life Thanks to everyone who wrote here. Jeffrey Hotchkiss Sadly, I think you were very right about your previous post, the anti-war Left has virtually disappeared. Remaining Berrigans plus CodePink plus Greens, that’s about it. Maybe a few more I haven’t seen… Martha…

Mocking Human Life [5]

I didn’t start this post, now in 5 parts: [Mocking Human Life], as a reason to talk about Geoffrey Young all the time. However, his political candidacy is so remarkable I keep coming back to it. Listen to him talk: Here’s a partial transcript: Spectrum News Ky: So you think you’ve got a good chance…

Decline

Was Rob Reiner always this way? Check out Reiner playing a minor role in a more serious play, warming up cold spaghetti in his stomach, 1976: He’s declined since then. Today he produces this: I added the sound effects. To mock. The problem — Morgan Freeman, Rob Reiner, and their serial liar war monger buddies…

What is a “liberal”?

Depends where you are. The word has opposite meanings in different parts of the world. Some discussion about that after quoting an essential comment by Martin Bassani: Martin Bassani says, exactly on target, “This is not going to end up well. What’s happened to the peace movement? Liberals have been converted into utter war loving morons….

I am free from interference

I’ve not been “interfered with”. Evidence that I’m FREE from interference? My principles: Russia is not my enemy Syria is not my enemy Libya is not my enemy Afghanistan is not my enemy Iraq is not my enemy Yemen is not my enemy Iran is not my enemy Ukraine did not have to be converted…

Which is more convincing? [Test]

Which of these presentations is more convincing? 12 hours of farting doubled? Or Rob Reiner and Morgan Freeman demonizing Russia? Play these two above at the same time in harmony (doubled, yeah, they’ve got Morgan Freeman, so common on). Listen for persuasiveness. Then compare to this: Which is more persuasive? 12 hours of farting, doubled…

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 the sound of NOT mocking human life. Do yourself a favor. Hear it: Here is a…

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…