maco144 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:34 am wrote:I was drunk posting last night and I owned myself pretty good by posting that video. Just searched flat earth and horizon and posted link to first one I saw without examining. I have a few reasons/explanations for that video but none are satisfying myself completely yet so I need to think on them a bit more.
maco144 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:00 pm wrote:Here's to 8 years of SLAD bumping this with inane editorials.
Wombaticus Rex » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:09 pm wrote:I really think I'm done caring about America, even abstractly. It's just time to monetize this bottomless ocean of stupid.
stillrobertpaulsen wrote:Trump and Blackwater both have an abiding interest in massive privatization, macho bullshit, and heavy-duty corruption, among other things.
Project Willow » Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:21 am wrote:The violence of "liberals" I find quite disturbing, but not surprising.
People, Milo has different political views than you, you are not "liberal" if you do not allow him to speak.
How quickly ideals collapse when perceived survival is at stake. Here we see in real time how societies degenerate into authoritarianism. It comes from all sides, motivated by blind fear.
I posted this on FB tonight. It feels strange. I've always been eager to protest, and I do indeed hope to see a massive turnout tomorrow, but I cannot bring myself to participate. Not this time.I marched against the WTO in 1999, and the Iraq war in 2003, but my pussy and clit hats are staying home with me tomorrow. If there were a march against elite trafficking (among all political persuasions) and US human experimentation, I’d be there. If there were a march against the Deep State, I’d be there. If there were a march against (domestic!) election rigging, I’d be there. If there were a march against US imperialism, neoliberalism, 8 years of war under Obama, I’d be there. Yet none of these issues seem to have mattered much to the vast majority of people who are gathering tomorrow. It doesn’t sit right with me to be crying foul when the crimes of the US state have been ongoing all this time, with the people who were paid with tax money to torture me still free and operating, to suddenly take to the streets in outrage.
There is also a growing authoritarianism among liberals that in some cases is matching the blind rage and violence of the extreme right. I’ve watched a steady stream of scapegoating vitriol, driven by fear and sculpted by mainstream propaganda, directed towards people like me. I’ve received private messages asking me to take down articles I’ve shared, accusing me of supporting the US’s perceived enemies. I fear that if I raised my voice in the crowd about the truth of my own experience and my views about our country, I could not be certain of my safety.
My war is not with struggling citizens who, in misguided rebellion, voted for Trump. I do not accept that the majority of them were driven by hatred. My war is not with one figurehead, however sociopathic. Sociopaths wear many faces, sometimes they wear calm, clever, caring masks. Sometimes they carry the banner of feminism. I understand the fear of being governed by a sociopath. I grew up with them, at home, and in the labs. It is terrifying, but fear renders you ripe for manipulation and vulnerable to all number of behavioral and strategic blunders. If there were a march against succumbing to fear, I’d be there.
My protest is against those who pull the wool over the people’s eyes, through kindly seeming figureheads and media manipulation, who keep us falsely divided and hateful towards each other, so our anger never reaches the real centers of power. If and when there is a great awakening, and the outrage is focused not on figureheads, or the symbols of our problems, but the entirety of the system, nudge me, and I will join you in the streets.
Wombaticus Rex » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:59 pm wrote:
Edit: per the notion SLAD runs some Irish terror regime that intimidates everyone into silence, well, I am skeptical on that front
Wombaticus Rex » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:48 am wrote:I am grateful that RI remains the kind of locale where obviously false media narratives about Trump can be laughed about & dissected without anyone misconstruing our shop talk as support for Trump.
Luther Blissett » 27 Jan 2017 20:14 wrote:
Like they weren't even creatively skilled enough to isolate it with a selection tool and transform it by 20%.
No wonder why these people are sad / scared of the witchcraft that is art.
It must be devil power.
Elihu » 29 May 2017 05:38 wrote:So if Trump were murdering your pals Duterte style, you
might not worry about it per se?
the slanderer-in-chief. your subtlety at misdirection
is masterful. for the record some of us, and i
don't think sounder
would think me wrong for including him in this
group, are contemplating a world where political
murder has come to an end, not converting people
over to your pious side of getting the job done.
what a capitalist pig you are. always thinking
about your job security.
Clearly I mistook blatant disdain
and mockery for love and respect again,
like in my first marriage.
brekin » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:18 pm wrote: Categorical thinking obliterates nuance.
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