"Chelsea" Manning's Sentence Commuted by Obama

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Re: "Chelsea" Manning's Sentence Commuted by Obama

Postby Ultimate Philosophy 1001 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:13 pm

Ecmandu wrote:Philosophic zombies make it infinitely easier to get laid.

It's not sexist, it's the logic of reincarnation.

The biggest complaint men have is that only assholes get resources (sex being a resource - the one most referred to) so, if you are an asshole who EVER gets a resource, you go to hell by the hypocrite clause.

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I don't see the logic. If men who get laid have pzombie copies left in your dimension, thats less odds of you getting laid.

Also, I'm still waiting for you to explain how Satyr is a retard. How is he a retard?
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Re: "Chelsea" Manning's Sentence Commuted by Obama

Postby Carleas » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:56 pm

To the point of the thread:

Uccisore, are you saying that both the Russia hack and the Manning leaks are acceptable, or that they are both unacceptable? Or do you, like many who you disagree with politically, find a way to distinguish the two?

To the trans issues: This clearly gets beyond the scope of this thread, though the scare quotes invited it, so...

It seems that the conservative worldview is the more common one in human history, given that it is more common in the developing world, a place that is effectively living in the past relative to the developed world. And I don't mean that as a put down, but rather by explanation. In the historic context, uniformity within a group was extremely important to the survival of the group, because it had implications for group efficiency and coherence. In a threatening world full of rival groups, it's extremely important for the group that it not fight itself.

That homogeneity was and is policed by shaming. Transexuals, like goths and many other subcultures, are groups forming in opposition to the mainstream, a significant threat to group coherence. Being mean to transexuals is a way of encouraging everyone to move back towards the middle. It communicates that deviation from the norm has a social cost in the form of exclusion. That, I think, explains a lot of the 'hate' that comes from people who align as more urban, working class, nationalist, etc.: those are all positions that made a lot of sense when you couldn't communicate directly with anyone anywhere, and buy almost anything from anywhere in the world, and form group allegiances without regard for geography or nationality or traditional ties. The hate is instrumental.

But to preempt what I think Uccisore will say: it's true that transexuality is no longer just people being different. It's become a signaling mechanism for both sides, a way of showing group membership by indicating strong affiliation with a positions that really doesn't have much practical relevance. And I think the left is actually borrowing a page from the conservative playbook, by using transexuality as a shibboleth to show membership, policing social norms and being intolerant of deviation. That I think makes sense if the left thinks of itself as a minority movement, because a minority should prize group cohesion. It's just a little awkward to choose the tolerance for a certain difference as the thing around which you won't tolerate differences in order to enforce in-group sameness.

Xunzian, I'd recommend the early part of Uccisore's Generation, Tradition... thread for insight into his worldview, I feel like I got some good insight from it before the german-fetishy members made it about race. I also recently read Scott Alexander's intro to reactionary philosophy, and I don't know if Uccisore considers himself a reactionary, but I see a lot of similarities between it an his thought, and it definitely fleshes out some things I see more and more in mainstream conservative thought (note that Alexander isn't a reactionary, he wrote that in preparation for an anti-reactionary FAQ, also worth a read).

And a belated welcome back, by the way.
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Re: "Chelsea" Manning's Sentence Commuted by Obama

Postby Xunzian » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:46 am

Ultimate Philosophy 1001 wrote:
Xunzian wrote:This is true. I also knew fewer transfolks when I was last actively posting. Though, while I'm still not a huge fan of effeminate third-gendered homosexual folks, I'd like to think I'd have been better than to be actively transphobic. Passively, sure. So what?


Words are not play things, for children to use. Third-gendered=hermaphrodite. A hermaphrodite cannot be homosexual, it is inherently bisexual, even if it lusts for only hermaphrodites, because hermaphrodites are bisexual entities (bisexual as in having male and female sex organs.)


Ucci and I have history, so forgive us our slang. Back in the mid-to-late '00s when Ucci and I were regularly effortposting at each other, the "third gender" was effeminate Oscar Wilde-style homosexuals.

Ucci didn't like them because they didn't fall within his perception of an acceptable purview. I still struggle with them because it is a party I've never been invited to. We each struggle with our own different reasons but because we are also old friends our glibness can be seen as offensive.

Life comes at you fast and while the trans population is still targeted, they've gone from a target nobody knew (and this didn't care about) to an issue worth discussing.

I'm a critic of capitalism but it does accelerate things:

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I don't like xkcd but that image gives me a perverted sense of hope.

Hope demands that things are not good. Hope can even be the worst poison.

But I'm a romantic. I like hope.

Edit: I am also a firm advocate for the gender binary. I'm OK with elasticity around poles but not multipolarity. If we can "decolonize" gender then maybe. But let's not get ahead of ourselves.
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Re: "Chelsea" Manning's Sentence Commuted by Obama

Postby Ultimate Philosophy 1001 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:18 pm

Since when did Majority Opinion account for philosophy? Philosophy is based on logic and reason, it should be a community circle of thinkers making the best decisions. Politics a joke, to rule sheeple too cuckified to do anything about it. Who cares what the sheeple think?

The goal is to ban all abrahamic religions. How are we gonna do that if we put it to a popular vote? They are all brainwashed into religious disease at early ages, 80% of the population are religious idiots. We need an aristocratic Noble like me to ban it, not put it to a vote of the sheeple.
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Re: "Chelsea" Manning's Sentence Commuted by Obama

Postby Mr Reasonable » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:24 pm

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Mr Reasonable wrote:lol @ "the logician in you". Poking holes in arguments is something that anyone can do to any argument. So being able to do that doesn't make you a logician, nor does it make any of your hole-poking anything any more special than anyone else's. I think what people find distasteful about you is that you seem to get some kind of kick out of being offensive. Which is sort of related to why I used to ask how old you are. You never answered that question, so I have to assume that you're some age between 18 and 24, because you have the mind of a child as far as the average reader of what you write is going to be concerned. You wont actually engage anyone who disagrees with you unless they are as comically politically slanted as you are. So there's that, and you're just kind of an immature asshole in most other circumstances. But hey, it's your life. Live it how you want. It's clear that you're the one who suffers the most from all of this.


I don't know what you think you wrote, but what you actually wrote is the leftist's typical reaction to encountering an opinion they disagree with on the internet. There's nothing unique about me, or about this thread, or about this topic. Right now, there's a hundred thousand left wingers across the web making up litanies of personal attacks and speculative bullshit about somebody's personal life because they just can't accept that not everybody is left wing. Xunzian is twice the thinker you'll ever be, and the best he could do was still "How dare you express your opinions in [current year]!"

You think it's about me, but it isn't. You and I both know that you make up stories and allegations similar to the above in your head every single time you watch or read somebody disagreeing with you about politics. It's just in your nature as somebody on the left. I don't take any more offense to it than I would an angry, barking dog. Your above post carries about as much meaning, after all.



Riiiiight. Everyone is a leftist except for Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Paul Ryan, and Alex Jones....right?
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Re: "Chelsea" Manning's Sentence Commuted by Obama

Postby Xunzian » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:07 am

I'd just like to poke my head in here and say that Smears is probably twice the thinker I'll ever be. I like my niche zone and I think I'm pretty good at it. I can parrot past masters and make their words fit almost anything. But what I've really done is navigate a path. I've followed the thinkers I've liked and bounced up against and found a way around the thinkers I haven't. Sometimes growth came from a thinker I liked reaching a conclusion I didn't. Do I submit myself to their will or do I go another way?

There is lots of discussion that could happen there.

Smears is the only dude to routinely use logical notation. Even if he was just trying to make a point of nihilism (often) he used the most up to date rationalist means to do so. Using rationalism to deconstruct itself is not my bag but I appreciate that dude can (or at least could? It's been many years) do it .

My niche zone is Eastern Religions. Smears' niche zones are logic and philosophy.
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Re: "Chelsea" Manning's Sentence Commuted by Obama

Postby Mr Reasonable » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:05 pm

Thanks buddy. That's what I went to college for.
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