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Postby DrEvil » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:25 am

“Whatever that symbol means, it doesn’t reflect the Coast Guard and our core values. It won’t be tolerated.”

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Postby Cordelia » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:13 am

He who pays the piper calls the tune.

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Postby seemslikeadream » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:40 am

There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue. The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying.

--- Chris Evans


There is a cult of ignorance in the United States,
and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism
has been a constant thread winding its way through our
political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion
that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

---- Isaac Asimov
All of this misogyny is making me nostalgic for treason
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‘empowerment through empathy’ #metoo.”

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Postby Cordelia » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:01 am

“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”

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Postby thrulookingglass » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:57 am

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - MLK Jr.
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Postby DrEvil » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:19 am

"When I first said I wanted to be a comedian, everybody laughed. They're not laughing now."

- Bob Monkhouse
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Postby hanshan » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:44 pm

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tx to Mac


https://janeclarejones.com/2018/10/12/identity-sovereignty-and-narcissism/


The aim of early deconstructive analysis is to show –
by examining, and examining, and then examining again –
that this idea that the being of things is just
an internal ideal self-sameness is bullshit, and
that the being of all things relies on a relation
between sameness and difference, and between
the inside and the outside (which is the same idea,
because in the Platonic schema, the inside is sameness
and the outside is difference (that is, foreign, other,
and probably scary)). The reason, fundamentally,
why people ended up thinking that deconstruction
is a complete destruction of meaning is because almost
everyone, whether they know it or not, is basically a Platonist.
People assume that meaning must work by internal essence,
and so, when you tell them it doesn’t work by internal essence,
what they hear is ‘there is no meaning.’ That is, the whole
clusterfuck of the butchered dissemination of deconstruction –
and why I maintain that the philosophical and political importance
of deconstruction has still not been heard – is because it is a
critique of Plato that was interpreted inside a thoroughgoing Platonism.
That is, as I keep saying to these fools turning up on my
blog with their fancy arguments about why women don’t
exist because – the horror! – there’s some variation, or
non-self-sameness, in the category ‘woman’, this is all
just reverse-Platonic idiocy…That is, the point of deconstruction
is not to negate Plato while still assuming that Plato was correct,
and to leave us all floating around in a pile of meaningless grey-goo
in which anything is just what we say it is, the point of
deconstruction is to grasp the philosophical and political
importance of understanding that meaning, and the being
of things, is always, necessarily, a function of relationality.
Or, to put it in philosophese – the identity of something is a
function of the relation between identity (sameness)
and non-identity (difference). Which is kind of a paradox.
Hello Taoism.



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Postby brainpanhandler » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:56 am

We too, rightly, want to know. But if that's all we want we'll slip into error ourselves, amassing data which won't change a thing but will leave us alternately thrilled and depressed. Knowledge must be the servant of justice, or we're just more clients for the devil. - Jeff Wells
"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." - Martin Luther King Jr.
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