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PostSubject: 30 Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:06 am

The mind perceives the world and, as it is its wont to do, it tries to determine how to deal with it.
The most honest, courageous, mind separates reality into what can be dealt with in the immediate, what can be postponed for later, and what cannot be dealt with neither in the immediate nor in a foreseeable future. It directs its efforts towards the former, and accepts the latter as part of the factors it must take into consideration when doing so.
The weak, cowardly, mind, only accepts the immediately, and easily, correctable, and if it gains some spirit and integrity with age, it may venture to postpone some solutions for the future, but it will never, and can never, accept what it cannot find a solution to; for that category it uses the mutually supportable solution of denial, forgetting, ignorance, dismissal, sarcasm, ridicule, cynicism, or any emotional crutch that will provide it with an immediate, and easy solution.

The “mutually supportable” part of it is the most crucial, because it creates a screen of validation behind which such a mind can hide amongst the masses of its own kind.
   

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PostSubject: 31 Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:45 pm

The only thing progressive about “progressives”, in relation to modern definitions of conservatives, is that they’ve progressed, gone ahead, adopted more sophisticated, up-dated, methods to escape reality, to deny nature, to justify their Nihilism.
They remain open to newer methods for doing just that.  

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PostSubject: 32 Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:48 am

Demystification: the leveling down of reality expressed as a need to reduce it to a thing, eliminating it as a source of anxiety, producing respect.
The mind ashamed of its nature dreams of tearing down the world to where it finds a common grounding in the base.
The cynic makes everything into a joke; he diminishes the fluid, turning it into an object, and then he ridicules it, bringing it closer, making it more intimate – something lovable because now he can relate to it.
   

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PostSubject: 33 Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:30 am

Those who feel the most embarrassed about themselves, insecure about their higher cognitive potentials, those who feel ashamed of their past, will want to pull everything down to its lowest common denominator.
Only then do they feel secure, proud, happy.
 

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PostSubject: 34 Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:34 pm

Freedom, in whatever form it takes and within what predetermined parameters it emerges, remains free up until the moment it becomes an act.
Once this possibility, this option, manifests into an action it ceases to be free.

Action, behavior, becomes an invested option the moment it turns from a possibility into an application.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:02 am

A code, a word, an abstraction, remaining detached from sensuality, from perceptions, becomes another weapon in the Nihilist's arsenal of detachment.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:55 am

Denying your nature only makes you more of a victim of it.
This is why denial of nature is so prevalent amongst the victim psychologies.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:05 am

Love, and the modern mythology now connected to it, is the replacement method of ensuring the same outcome Paternalism and religious dogma did in the past.
It has about the same success.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:26 am

The brain is so desperate for order, to find patterns, in a universe lacking absolutes, that it constructs them, when they are missing.
It then confuses its own constructs, taking on the form of a metaphor, a symbol, an abstraction, for their presence independent from his own creative, ordering, brain.
What follows is infinite regress towards receding paradoxes.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:30 am

A paradox is the experience of your idea(l)s, represented by symbols, crashing into an indifferent, fluid, reality.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:28 pm

"Freedom" has become the new word to describe the nihilistic dogma - the modern idea(l).
It has replaced the word "love," in this regard.

It's implication is that no(thing) binds man to reality, and no(thing), determines his options, his choices, his essence, and that no(thing) is the great liberator.
He is determined by no(thing), his values are limited by no(thing), he owes no(thing) to no(body).
His past, nature, is a no(thing).  

Have they not said the same about the God they call Love?

But who, but they, speaks of things?


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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:35 pm

Objectivity is a motive - a willful movement towards.
It consists in the effort to place the standard for evaluating self and reality outside the human mind.

Subjectivity is easy; it is primal, and natural - it is demanding in that it needs to be protected for it to remain viable, or demanding in that it needs to perceive as objectively as possible, breaking free from its subjective comfort.
The object/objective is what makes the demand, and the subjective mind feels it as need/suffering, and fear/anxiety.
Subjectivity, the self, the noumenon, is what is confronted by objectivity, by the objective, by phenomenon (the apparent) which is unknown and forever unknowable, in a complete, perfect, sense.

The object/objective is what the subject moves towards, never able to complete the approach, but only cover a distance towards it.

The distance is this disconnection between the ideal and the real; it is the human condition, the solitude of conscious existence; it is existential angst produced by the friction this movement produces.

Self-consciousness also experiences this detached distance from its own consciousness.  

 

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:55 am

Genes are about phenomena becoming noumena.
Memes are about noumena becoming phenomena.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:27 pm

When returning to the foundations, one must ask, delving deeper into the ground:
What is experienced, requiring no effort to come about?
From there one starts to build.

One begins with ignorance.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:54 am

The past is immutable.
Those who dream of changing it eventually settle for the easier task of forgetting it, or interpreting it in a way that will make it less applicable within the premises of their "present" inter-activities.

The only way one can make the past a force of something positive is to ride it, as a surfer would ride a wave.
Conspiracies are built upon this premise of manipulating a force of nature; a wave building up gradually into something that can no longer be stopped but only used.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:15 pm

The bad thinker prefers ambiguity for the same reason the bad artist prefers abstract art forms.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:47 pm

Most, these days, discuss about a concept without actually practicing what the word symbolizing the concept, refers to.
Not only do they talk about love, wanting to appear in tune with the prevailing altruism, but, wanting to also appear cultivated they talk about art, and they talk about philosophy, and essentially they talk about nothing - nothing but the word.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:13 am

The need to belong, to be included, to be appreciated, is so strong in the human that all concepts, and the words referring to them, implode to fit into the most immediate, popular circumstances and utilities.
The psychological gravity pulls everything down, towards it, reducing it, simplifying, it, fitting it into the current time/space necessities.
As the mass increases not even light can escape its pull.

All that belong to it become trapped in a self-referential universe, tending towards a singularity.
Reference points invert, leading back towards what produced the desire to come in contact with the world.
Contact is established with the need itself, and there it settles unable to pull free.
Nothing can escape this exponentially increasing power of mass.

Ideas lose their contact with the cosmos, outside the gravity-well of massive community need, and social conventions.
They fall over themselves, to fall into themselves.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:19 am

Despair and neediness grips the soul when, unable to have an effect upon the world, it finds solace in producing an effect, no matter how slight, or how contrived, upon others.

A compromise.
Unable to pull that which makes it feel insecure down it settles for producing a (re)action, a ripple, in it; some passion, some hint of care, a gaze, it can then grasp and inflate, until what frightens it is lost in hyperbole.  


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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:08 pm

Some use words to reveal, to expose, to illuminate; others use words to conceal, to hide, to cast a shadow.

Those who know the difference find the latter to be the worse kind of human, because the more they conceal the more they reveal, and in their need what is hidden inside of them, even from themselves, shines brightly...and then why it is concealed is made obvious.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:10 pm

Beware of the dog that does not bark, because the one that does is telling you to stay away because you scare it.
The barking dog is dangerous only if you corner it, and will run if you leave it an opening; the silent one comes straight at you, without making a sound.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:14 pm

A fake image can only last as long as there is no contact, because the moment contact is made, and with time, it falls apart, leaving in its stead the true essence of the one using it to conceal.  

The mind that cannot think only has images.
It uses words with such a lack of artistry that he exposes himself as being vulgar and base, to the core.

He can only impress those who are like him, and is so doing he also exposes them.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:29 pm

A vulgar brute, a simpleton, will use sophisticated methods to pretend he is not what he is.
His application will be out of place, off-putting; it will lack harmony, and the grace of one who is accustomed to such applications, and because of this it will expose him as a pretender, imitating class and sophistication without truly understanding it, without truly being it.

He will wear it like a bum wears a tuxedo, at the wrong time, in the wrong place...a bit dirty around the neck, the bow-tie slightly crooked, his shoes not matching his socks, with an exaggerated stance trying to pull it off.

The effect will be the opposite of what he is trying to cultivate.
Instead of sophisticated he will appear ridiculous, and the suit, meant to convey culture, will be that of a common clown.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:39 pm

There was a time when you could avoid the rabble, and find community amongst your own kind, without being accused of being a fascist, and a bigot.
Now you must frequent the open areas of open door open bar, all-inclusion, whispering careful, trying to not attract the common mind, that may be insulted by the mention of forbidden words; the common mind, which is always the majority when the doors are left open, afraid that if you do you'll have to spend hours explaining the simplest things to them, in the most delicate way, to include them in the conversation, knowing he'll only reduce it to another social gathering full of sex talk and comedic anecdotes about the rich and the famous.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:47 pm

What can be uglier than a pretty shell opening up to let go of its internal rot?
A pretty cadaver decaying from the inside out.

What can be more beautiful than a noble, symmetrical, spirit?
Not time, nor disease, can decrease its appeal.
Every time it opens up you want to be engulfed by its grace.
  

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:33 am

Arrogance is how low self-esteem protects itself from judgments that cut deep.
Self-deprecating humility is how high self-esteem expresses its indifference towards shallow judgments.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:20 am

The pharmakon can be as toxic to the host as it is to the virus causing it disease.
It tests the host's superiority.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:29 am

Time distinguishes the probable from possible/impossible dualism.

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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:29 am

One must experience a second birth after the one imposed upon man without his consent; a memetic rebirth to replace the one imposed upon him when he was genetically unable to withstand - a wilful, conscious one.
A rebirth no less tearful, traumatic, and uncertain.

Before it, one must end in the intellectual death of his first birthing, and emerge, as a phoenix from the ashes of his adoption, to rediscover his genetic past, and within it, the memes that belong to it.  


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PostSubject: Re: Laconizein Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:46 pm

How much more have we grown that we do not (re)call those days suckling at our mother's teet, testing our jaw with toothless bites, hungrily sucking in what we had yet to develop into a refinement of taste?

Afterwards, did we not expel, as unusable gas what we could not absorb fully?
Was that not a cry for mother, and that flatulent burp our first experience with logos - lungs sucking in and ridding itself of toxins?
Do we not, still, seek out a parental certainty, a final satiation, crying with words, shaped by vocal cords, hungry for nutrition we convert to symbols, suckling on metaphors, testing our bite on them?
 

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