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Postby Pedro I Rengel » Fri May 10, 2019 12:37 am

I guess we're not all living in Amerika anymore, so they had to look inwards and make Deutschland.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Fri May 10, 2019 12:41 am

Pedro I Rengel wrote:I guess we're not all living in Amerika anymore, so they had to look inwards and make Deutschland.



I miss when we did. I hate those Taliban fuckers. How they brought up all the demons. Destroyed Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse.

It wasn't perfect. But by god, there was future in it.

The only way we still have future is to move back to Amerika, through rap. It is the only way. The only way.

We can't let these socialist bastards take the future from us.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Fri May 10, 2019 12:43 am

Rap is when the downtrodden take power and claim victory. Only this can both make up for the unimaginable crimes so far committed while preserving and furthering human Pride, human Decency, anything worth a shit.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Fri May 10, 2019 12:46 am

US isolationists, Anti Trump republicans, Mr Rogers sweater-wearing motherfuckers, are happy with the crime. Socialists want to tear the world to pieces out of guilt, and real socialists want to use those socialists to establish one of the longest running dreams ever: the dream of absolute, global, imperial tyranny.

We cannot, by fuck, let them vanquish. We cannot.

Frodo's got the ring. Run interference now motherfuckers.

It's gonna be a shit show. Walking trees and giant flying eagles and devastation by the millions of hectares. Keep motherfucking sharp.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby promethean75 » Fri May 10, 2019 1:05 am

I have a question: https://streamable.com/ld7u2
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Fri May 10, 2019 10:18 pm

Someone has to say it, so I'll say it:

There is no cold war with Russia. Period.

There is jockeying for global dominance in different areas, mostly direct political influence, but adversarial qualities that could be called war-like are not constitutive.

There is one with China. this is glaringly obvious. Russia wants influence, mostly to secure its own survival as a super power state. China wants absolute global dominance of every living person. This is obvious.

Which is what is so goddamned eery about this democrat talking point of the cold war with Russia, and how important it is to focus on Russia. It is not new, we all (at least should) remember how high the tensions got right before Trump was elected. Global war actually became possible for some months there.

Socialists are just fucking crazy man. They just fucking crazy. No two ways about it.

But also, what's the game here?

My most common assumption is that there is simply a very vast amount of money to be made for government people by dealing with China. truly obscene, gargantuan amounts. China is very good at doing business with governments and government people, both above board and under the table. That is their main method of conquest. I think Democrats know this, they see what Biden and many hundreds more must also have done did with his son, and it is just too obvious how much more money is there.

That's what I usually honestly think.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sat May 11, 2019 4:42 am

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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sat May 11, 2019 7:20 pm

Well, well, well...

Michael Mahon Hastings (January 28, 1980 – June 18, 2013) was an American journalist, author, contributing editor to Rolling Stone and reporter for BuzzFeed.[3] He was raised in New York, Canada, and Vermont, and attended New York University. Hastings rose to prominence with his coverage of the Iraq War for Newsweek in the 2000s. After his fiancée Andrea Parhamovich was killed in an ambush, Hastings wrote his first book, I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story (2008), a memoir about his relationship with Parhamovich and the insurgency that took her life.[citation needed]

He received the George Polk Award for "The Runaway General" (2010), a Rolling Stone profile of General Stanley McChrystal, commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force in the Afghanistan war. The article documented the widespread contempt for civilian government officials exhibited by the general and his staff and ultimately resulted in McChrystal's resignation. Hastings followed up with The Operators (2012), a detailed account of his monthlong stay with McChrystal in Europe and Afghanistan.[citation needed]

Hastings became a vocal critic of the Obama administration, Democratic Party, and surveillance state during the 2013 Department of Justice investigations of reporters, referring to restrictions of freedom of the press as a "war" on journalism.[4] His last story, "Why Democrats Love to Spy On Americans", was published by BuzzFeed on June 7, 2013.[5][6]

Hastings died in an automobile crash on June 18, 2013, in Los Angeles, California.[7] Blue Rider Press published his only novel, The Last Magazine (2014), a year after his death.[8]
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sun May 12, 2019 12:31 am

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019 ... -campaign/

Goddamn yes, it's on.

William Barr. Another master move by the master.

Oh, fuck.

I'm licking my lips right now.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sun May 12, 2019 12:47 am

Pedro I Rengel wrote:Well, well, well...

Michael Mahon Hastings (January 28, 1980 – June 18, 2013) was an American journalist, author, contributing editor to Rolling Stone and reporter for BuzzFeed.[3] He was raised in New York, Canada, and Vermont, and attended New York University. Hastings rose to prominence with his coverage of the Iraq War for Newsweek in the 2000s. After his fiancée Andrea Parhamovich was killed in an ambush, Hastings wrote his first book, I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story (2008), a memoir about his relationship with Parhamovich and the insurgency that took her life.[citation needed]

He received the George Polk Award for "The Runaway General" (2010), a Rolling Stone profile of General Stanley McChrystal, commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force in the Afghanistan war. The article documented the widespread contempt for civilian government officials exhibited by the general and his staff and ultimately resulted in McChrystal's resignation. Hastings followed up with The Operators (2012), a detailed account of his monthlong stay with McChrystal in Europe and Afghanistan.[citation needed]

Hastings became a vocal critic of the Obama administration, Democratic Party, and surveillance state during the 2013 Department of Justice investigations of reporters, referring to restrictions of freedom of the press as a "war" on journalism.[4] His last story, "Why Democrats Love to Spy On Americans", was published by BuzzFeed on June 7, 2013.[5][6]

Hastings died in an automobile crash on June 18, 2013, in Los Angeles, California.[7] Blue Rider Press published his only novel, The Last Magazine (2014), a year after his death.[8]


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mh ... -americans

They've no shame.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby WendyDarling » Sun May 12, 2019 3:08 am

Was Hastings car rigged to crash?
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sun May 12, 2019 3:26 am

Methinks yes.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Jakob » Sun May 12, 2019 11:32 am

"Mr Rogers sweater-wearing motherfuckers"

theres a rap here
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Jakob » Sun May 12, 2019 12:31 pm

Pedro I Rengel wrote:Someone has to say it, so I'll say it:

There is no cold war with Russia. Period.

There is jockeying for global dominance in different areas, mostly direct political influence, but adversarial qualities that could be called war-like are not constitutive.

There is one with China. this is glaringly obvious. Russia wants influence, mostly to secure its own survival as a super power state. China wants absolute global dominance of every living person. This is obvious.

Which is what is so goddamned eery about this democrat talking point of the cold war with Russia, and how important it is to focus on Russia. It is not new, we all (at least should) remember how high the tensions got right before Trump was elected. Global war actually became possible for some months there.

Socialists are just fucking crazy man. They just fucking crazy. No two ways about it.

But also, what's the game here?

My most common assumption is that there is simply a very vast amount of money to be made for government people by dealing with China. truly obscene, gargantuan amounts. China is very good at doing business with governments and government people, both above board and under the table. That is their main method of conquest. I think Democrats know this, they see what Biden and many hundreds more must also have done did with his son, and it is just too obvious how much more money is there.

That's what I usually honestly think.

Money, but more than that it might be malice, sadism.

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No one could convince me they think these people look trustworthy. People who vote for such eerie car-salesmen do it out of nefarious gut feelings.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sun May 12, 2019 4:22 pm

Hahahaha, yeah.

Human lives matter, though. I like how you put that. Even socialist scumbag lives. In the end, even ISIS lives, but some lives are like rabid dogs, you gotta put 'em out. Can't have crazy emos driving around with aKs executing and torturing and raping and enslaving at will, well funded and protected by society. There are limits. And high priests, like the Ayatollahs, you know, fuck those guys.

But otherwise, the republican stance is and has always been to show them a Chuck Norris flick and wait to see what happens. You don't tell them they are worth shit ot write them off. Just show them the flick. Wait to see. People say all sorts of crazy things, let's just see what Chuck does in their heads. Meanwhile make some money and not worry too much except when you have to worry.

The exception to this was the Neocon debacle, where some twisted democrats tried to apply their brand to republican statements of position. But, and if the Trump era Bush actions have shown anything, all those dudes are democrates when the coin rolls off to one side or the other. Democrats that are tired of looking like wimps.

A republican is Limbaugh. He'll bitch and moan about crazy democrats, but there won't be any venom in it, no effective weaponization. He's just showing them the Chuck Norris flick, waiting to see what happens.

So there you go. All human lives matter. Because human is the absolute best of the best. It just rocks.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sun May 12, 2019 4:46 pm

Let's do some history, I'm in the mood:

What is the crisis of the 20th century and beyond? They say modernism and industrialism which are hard to digest. Maybe I'm dumb, but that's too esoteric for me to understand. Let's look at facts, political movements, genealogies.

Communism and Fascism. Where do they come from? What are their ideological founders? What are they a part of?

The impulses behind communism, socialism, are old as dick. Some trace it back to proto-christian values. I buy that. To adore above all the empovrished community, the sort of warmth (I would say: feverish warmth, but whatevs) that gives off, and to rue all things that are against poverty and the communal bands between the poor. Jesus washing his feet and whatever. Carpenting by day, eating scraps with his poverty-ridden fisherman friends by night, having the poverty-ridden women wash their feet, and wash theirs sometimes refusing their own wash, a kind of kindness. It's weird and freaky. But there you go. Old as time.

And the impulses behind fascism are similar. Much simpler: the frame of mind of a truly disciplined and devoted soldier, from private to general. With all the sadism and numbness and OCD that goes with that.

But these impulses alone do not political revolutions make, neh? After all, they are old as time. Been around forever.

What weaponized these impulses on an industrial scale was the application to them of a certain historical philosophical strain:

Phenomenology.

Husserl. Heidegger. Hegel. Fuck, what's with the Hs? Marx, Freud, Steiner.

Where do all these varied thinkers have a common origin? What is common in their writings and ideas that led to Communism and Fascism?

Let me tell you the conclusion first. The conclusion is that Phenomenology fits within an even larger, broader historical arc. It is the Third Crusade. A deeply Christian, even deeply Catholic impulse of weaponization for to the world conquest and subjugation of Catholicism. Against the heathens, for the glory of God, and in aim absolute.

They were all students, or students of students, of a fanatical Catholic priest and avant-garde scholastic Franz Brentano.

All phenomenology is is taking Aristotle out of his Greek footing of humility before the vastness of what might be truth (already corrupted by Plato, sure, but Greek to the core still at that point) and placing him in the absolute arrogance, self-assurance and weaponazation-needy position of the Catholic faith. Now, not all catholics are fanatics, don't get me wrong. In the universe of Christians, they are the most reasonable, least hating and most ready to enjoy the enjoyable things in life. The least angry about it. But also, considering the Catholic Church was also one of the most powerful and violent empires in history, catholicism carries the germ of the most militant of all Christianities. Catholics are the authors of the Crusades, those periods when devote4ed and fanatical priests decided it was time to conquer the Earf for the glory and possession of Christ.

That is what Phenomenology is. The third crusade.

That is also the sense in which Fascism and Communism, despite their deep hatred for eachother, are really the same thing and also hide the same thing: a very innocent, very helpless and very earnest Christianity.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sun May 12, 2019 5:55 pm

This movie presents the best exploration I have seen yet of the Catholic-Protestant divide. Not on the grand political scale, but the day to day living it scale of people persons. Great movie. Ordet.

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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Jakob » Sun May 12, 2019 7:29 pm

Pedro I Rengel wrote:Can't have crazy emos driving around with aKs executing and torturing and raping and enslaving at will, well funded and protected by society. There are limits.

No, well said. That really sucked.
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Postby Jakob » Sun May 12, 2019 7:30 pm

Pedro I Rengel wrote:Let's do some history, I'm in the mood:

What is the crisis of the 20th century and beyond? They say modernism and industrialism which are hard to digest. Maybe I'm dumb, but that's too esoteric for me to understand. Let's look at facts, political movements, genealogies.

Communism and Fascism. Where do they come from? What are their ideological founders? What are they a part of?

The impulses behind communism, socialism, are old as dick. Some trace it back to proto-christian values. I buy that. To adore above all the empovrished community, the sort of warmth (I would say: feverish warmth, but whatevs) that gives off, and to rue all things that are against poverty and the communal bands between the poor. Jesus washing his feet and whatever. Carpenting by day, eating scraps with his poverty-ridden fisherman friends by night, having the poverty-ridden women wash their feet, and wash theirs sometimes refusing their own wash, a kind of kindness. It's weird and freaky. But there you go. Old as time.

And the impulses behind fascism are similar. Much simpler: the frame of mind of a truly disciplined and devoted soldier, from private to general. With all the sadism and numbness and OCD that goes with that.

But these impulses alone do not political revolutions make, neh? After all, they are old as time. Been around forever.

What weaponized these impulses on an industrial scale was the application to them of a certain historical philosophical strain:

Phenomenology.

Husserl. Heidegger. Hegel. Fuck, what's with the Hs? Marx, Freud, Steiner.

Where do all these varied thinkers have a common origin? What is common in their writings and ideas that led to Communism and Fascism?

Let me tell you the conclusion first. The conclusion is that Phenomenology fits within an even larger, broader historical arc. It is the Third Crusade. A deeply Christian, even deeply Catholic impulse of weaponization for to the world conquest and subjugation of Catholicism. Against the heathens, for the glory of God, and in aim absolute.

They were all students, or students of students, of a fanatical Catholic priest and avant-garde scholastic Franz Brentano.

All phenomenology is is taking Aristotle out of his Greek footing of humility before the vastness of what might be truth (already corrupted by Plato, sure, but Greek to the core still at that point) and placing him in the absolute arrogance, self-assurance and weaponazation-needy position of the Catholic faith. Now, not all catholics are fanatics, don't get me wrong. In the universe of Christians, they are the most reasonable, least hating and most ready to enjoy the enjoyable things in life. The least angry about it. But also, considering the Catholic Church was also one of the most powerful and violent empires in history, catholicism carries the germ of the most militant of all Christianities. Catholics are the authors of the Crusades, those periods when devote4ed and fanatical priests decided it was time to conquer the Earf for the glory and possession of Christ.

That is what Phenomenology is. The third crusade.

That is also the sense in which Fascism and Communism, despite their deep hatred for eachother, are really the same thing and also hide the same thing: a very innocent, very helpless and very earnest Christianity.

"Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid"; I might just give you this one on Heidegger.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon May 13, 2019 12:52 am

I'm what economists call a macro guy.


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The nitty gritty (vis a vis the Joe Rogan interview)



Thank fuck Musk never studied philosophy.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon May 13, 2019 1:19 am

https://audiomack.com/song/fixed-cross/snowterminator-1

Wow holy fuck Jakob goddamnit what the fuck.

Hoooooly shit. Lol, until you started singing. But alright. The instrumentiation on this bitch. Holy fuck. I do not say that lightly.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Jakob » Mon May 13, 2019 10:36 am

LOLOLOL
thats not me singing dude.

Hahahaha

Thats some Irish New Yorker dude I met through Lydiane
I had some issues with the singing, too. But the track as a whole was great enough.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon May 13, 2019 1:48 pm

The track is pretty mind boggling dude.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Jakob » Mon May 13, 2019 2:46 pm

Is it? Thats all Scott.

All I did was the Rhythm Wolf and making some suggestions.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon May 13, 2019 10:59 pm

Hwo is this Scott?

I thought I recognized a couple of the melodic progressions dar.

Yes, very unusual arrangements. But with eminently pleasing sound noises.

Sorry if I'm speaking weird. Went down the rabbit hole of that decline and fall thread.

Whaaaaat a trip.

Is it wrong that I like ilp better these days? At least people are clear and stand behind their points. I used to think I missed the scholarlyness, but it turns out I fucking hate scholars.
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