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PostSubject: Nihilism: Signs & Symptoms Wed May 20, 2015 11:39 am

The old saying "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts" must be modified to "Beware of Nihilists using words".

The symptomatology of Nihilism will follow.
It permeates what we call Western Culture, because it has been infected, thousands of years ago, by a mental virus, a memetic pathogen.
The pathogen infest the weakest of the weak, spreading throughout from these vulnerable spots.
It has been called by many names, but the most recent, modern, ones are: Liberalism, Feminism, Marxism, Secular Humanism, and straight out Nihilism.
Past monikers are: Christianity, Monism, Islam, Judaism...the last being the infection point where the virus came into contact with Indo-European, manifested as Hellenism/Pax Romana.    

We begin with a inversion of the current definition of Nihilism as the absence of meaning, purpose, morality.
All these being human constructs, noumena (abstractions), with no reference to anything but back to human abstractions.  
These words are used and abused, precisely because they are entirely human constructs.
There is nothing to limit their application.
With nothing apparent to refer to, they are "free" to describe whatever human abstraction man invents.
In the case of morality the word has been detached from its biological function, as a social behaviour enabling cooperative harmonious coexistence, and has been used as a substitute for the other human construct symbolized by the word "God".

What will follow is a brief, and helpfully concise description of this mental virus which has now become so ingrained in western minds that we can only call it Modern.

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PostSubject: 1 Wed May 20, 2015 11:48 am

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Detachment of symbols, metaphors, words from appearances, the real, the phenomenon.
The practice involves the maintenance of words, representing noetic abstractions, in a state of perpetual limbo.
The mind disconnects the symbol from its reference point, and redirects it back to the mind, which is then shared (hive mind) as a community of the like-minded.
Since a reference point is required to substitutes for the one missing, the mind reconnects the abstraction to an emotion, a lower cognitive process, and then supports its word using animal instinctual criteria, then determining it as involved in higher cognition, or it is enlightened, superior, awakened.

This condition of self-referential looping, is considered an ascent, as it is a breaking away from reality, the world, towards the stratosphere of noetic constructs, no longer constricted by the base, earthly, the phenomenon, the apparent - the world.
The effect is that of expansion, of liberation, an emotional (re)action to the detachment, even if noetically, from an indifferent, harsh, threatening, uncertain world of (inter)activity.
This is called Subjectivity.
It is also given many different other labels, which will be explained in another entry.

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PostSubject: 2 Wed May 20, 2015 11:57 am

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Multiplicity as evidence of freedom.

The modern mind correctly assumes that having more options, is a sign of freedom, but it associates a detachment from reality, which limits options, as the epitome of liberation.
The effect is one of multiplicity, void of content.
Whereas minds referring to reality, are limited by this reality which is not in their wilful control, the Nihilist experiences no such constraint.

It can now use words in almost any way he wants, only limited by the central Scripture of words, the Dictionary, and this because his condition is reliant of community which he must remain within and in constant contact with.
His noetic constructs becomes increasingly fantastic, each generation adding more to the mix.

Because realists cannot and will not detach from reality they presume a conspiracy, or an illness, because for them remaining in agreement with another, for any period of time, is a sign of being brainwashed, given the multiplicity of options available to a mind that is no longer attached to reality, and dismisses it as illusion.
For the Nihilist words are games, toys, to be used and then abandoned for others.
The idea of being limited in this is authoritarian, brutal, enslaving.
Change is how the Nihilist experiences its own detachment form reality, only this time it is not forced by an external world, but is governed by internal whims, tastes, sensations, emotions.

The result in a constantly shifting mix of "individuals" with no sense of self, and no world to discipline them, being easily manipulated by clever minds that can now use emotions and their addiction to remaining free form anything real, to direct their activities.




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PostSubject: 3 Wed May 20, 2015 12:14 pm

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Uninhibited by anything external, anything outside human brains, the Nihilist uses words with he creativity of a child playing with toys.
It's only limit is imposed by a vague Dictionary definition.

This is why abstractions associates with phenomena can be freed from space/time and placed in any sequence, in any place, with the only guiding principle being emotion, or gratification.
The word's meaning is entirely emotive.
It is judged and justified using pleasure/pain criteria, and in relation to a positive emotion: such as love, compassion, hope, freedom, God, immortality etc.

"What feels right is right", as it were, replacing the "might is right" now used as an example of a subjective mind, like their own, imposing their constructs upon others.
At this stage reality has been completely forgotten.
The one challenging their subjective delusions, is automatically someone imposing his subjectivity upon them - authoritarian.
The rule being that the only limiting factor is a Dictionary (or some other word based Scripture, such as Bible, Koran etc.) and the subjectivity of the other.
It is implied that in a community of detached delusional minds the only moral rule is that you do not disturb the other's delusion, and he will not disturb yours.
Debate, conflict is accepted, within limits, but nothing that threatens any subjective delusion will be tolerated.
The practice of debate is only meant to strengthen the bonds that govern this community of detachment, and to reaffirm the "right" to remain as delusional as you wish, if you do not bother the other.
No matter how ridiculous the other's subjectivity is the Nihilist will refrain from exposing his delusion as weak, because this sets him up to be exposed in turn.
Ergo multiplicity is sustained as a symbol of free-thinking - independence meaning free from reality, which most often refers to a determining, immutable past.

The opportunity is taken for the mind to strengthen the detachment from reality, by covering up holes in his mental constructs.
 


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PostSubject: 4 Wed May 20, 2015 12:28 pm

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Another general rule governing Nihilistic discourse, is that you never mention what you, or the other, can do nothing about.

This immediately renders most "negative" aspects of reality as non-applicable, or as part of the unmentionables.
To say something honest, objective, about world or other, must be accompanied with a solution to it - a hope.
The majority of what is perceived is not to be spoken, and he who does must benefit from this unseemly, uncivil, practice.

Therefore, nothing too disturbing is ever permitted entry into the Subjective solipsism of the modern.

What remains of the word world is now only what is, and can and ought to be corrected.
All that is permitted to be spoken of will be solved, resolved, turned from negative into positive.

Everywhere the modern looks he sees problems that will be solved.
Even the unknown is made known by giving it a label, a symbol, a word: God, Humanity, Universe, Whole, One.
Baptising it with a word makes it intimate, more certain, less threatening.

And so when the word God is discredited it is replaced with a new word, with the same non-referential, emotional, noetic contrivances: morality, humanity, one, order, and so on.
The unknown, the un-knowable, the absent, is made present as abstraction, as feeling, as dictionary entry, word.




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PostSubject: Re: Nihilism: Signs & Symptoms Wed May 20, 2015 12:36 pm

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Another general rule governing Nihilistic discourse, is that you never mention what you, or the other, can do nothing about.

This immediately renders most "negative" aspects of reality as non-applicable, or as part of the unmentionables.
To say something honest, objective, about world or other, must be accompanied with a solution to it - a hope.



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PostSubject: 5 Wed May 20, 2015 12:37 pm

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In the either/or dichotomy of simplistic binary logic, what even animals are capable of, the dilemmas arise, and the solutions presents themselves as emotional appeals, and moral options.

The Nihilist taking the only thing he can understand, his own absolutes, his own emotions, and simplicity as a guiding light, assumes that whenever a superior probability is presented it is an expression of an absolute certainty, or of an omniscient truth.

This is also a defensive method, dismissing all superior perspectives on the ground that they are not absolute truths, or accusing them of proposing an absolute truth which is indefensible.
Now their own simplicity can hide behind the common ground of imperfection, for that which is not perfect must be equal.
Either/Or.
With no omniscience, no God, all is relative.
Degrees vanish in relation to a fluctuating world.
All is either/or, and since what is left is nil, then some settle for nil, while the majority, of the more hypocritical kind of Nihilist, settle for emotional justifications - in the absence of absolute knowledge, the deciding factor are emotional.,
Here, because emotions are shared, common, base, all find congruence in the lowest-common-denominator or they are monsters with evil intents.  



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PostSubject: 6 Wed May 20, 2015 12:46 pm

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Words are central to the nihilist's psychology.
They are the vehicles of his escape from the base, for him, the earthly, the worldly, the real.
They are sacred, divine, magical, because they do not have to refer to anything outside his own mind, or the minds of those with whom he shares a vocabulary and an agenda.

With words he can dismiss the past/nature, he can reinvent humanity, baptise himself by another term, find justice in an an cruel world, find confidence through association - a community of shared linguistics.

The nihilists will detach the word from its reference point or he will slander words altogether, denying them relevance for all minds, for all time.
He will have no trouble comprehending nihilists like himself, but then will feign an inability to comprehend words when they are attaching to the apparent.  

Words are the noetic floating systems he uses to stay adrift in the tumultuous seas of (inter)activity...up there on the surface, hoping no wave will drown him, because he never learned to swim, but only learned how to float...and even floating is given to him, as words with no depth, no substance, no connection to the abyss.  

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PostSubject: 7 Wed May 20, 2015 12:57 pm

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It is because the nihilist is a self-deluded hypocrite, that he can only comprehend those that challenge his delusions as such.
It is because he dreams of changing the world, if not to escape it, that he can only comprehend others as wishing to change reality, to challenge what is, and not only as those who wish to confront human lies, and to challenge nihilism.

It is because the nihilist is part of a cult of shared self-hate, world-hatred, expressed for the reason already given, in multiple ways, that he can only comprehend those who see reality as it is, as cult members.
It is because he is ill, and feels insecure, and lost, that he can only relate to others on that level.

The nihilist abhors value judgement, in relation to a goal, an object/objective, not of his kind.
This is why he must reduce the objective to an emotion, an appeal to a shared weakness.
God, as universal Truth/love, is shape-shifted to Objective Morality, with good/bad, standing in for God/Satan.
All must refer to this emotional human construct.
To go outside of it, into objectivity, is to place this coward in unknown waters - which must be given a name he can relate to.

Objectivity ceases to be about world, outside human words, hopes, emotions, and is returned back to the familiar territory of mind, noumenon, abstraction.
He can only relate to world through others, and this other is usually some famous figure.  

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PostSubject: 8 Wed May 20, 2015 1:11 pm

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Using others as supportive elements is another Nihilist tendency.
The quickness in referencing credentials, to schooling, trying to impress, or to imply that he knows what he is talking about because he refers to "great" minds, is a symptom of insecurity, because no matter what the Nihilist intuitively senses his own condition.

And so "intellectual discourse", or dialogue, becomes a posturing based on knowing, and on parroting others, and not about personal conceptions about a world all have access to.
The implied elitism, of being part of the few who have access to profound knowledge, contradicts their egalitarian, democratic ethos.
The insinuation is that if you are "trained" sufficiently, infused with the proper understanding of what others said, and told why they said it, in accordance with cultural norms, you can be respected.
The obsession with education, and with reciting knowledge, acquired through second-hand sources, is an indication of a personal failing - ether stupidity, or cowardice in seeing what is always in front of you; requiring no proxy.

Deferring to an authority, if not God then to some famous rich individual which becomes a shared icon, is a way of escaping the natural selection process.
When the mind cannot take responsibility for itself, and feels that it is not up to par, it seeks out a icon to hide behind and to find confidence in.
The proxy is also a potential scapegoat.

If this icon proves to be weak, then he is discarded, and so changing your mind about everything, indicates a reliance on others (power in association), and it also indicated poor judgement.


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PostSubject: 9 Wed May 20, 2015 1:19 pm

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Bragging, posturing, inflated egos while ego is denied...

The quickness in which a Modern Nihilist tells you, using words, what he wishes you to believe about him, indicates the reverse of the intended.
It is always the one who will name-drop, will brag about how much he gets laid, how much money he has, what schooling he has, how happy he is, whom he knows, that is the one who is desperate to hide his innate inferiority.

When stressed the fall-back defensive position symbolizes a retreat.
As always words, symbols, references to other minds, is how the Nihilist escapes, or tries to escape the reality of what he is, in relation to world.
Words, once more, come to the rescue, for he can claim whatever he wishes using words, which refer to nothing real, as in behaviour, (inter)action, appearance, apparent.

Using the word "happy" for example, implies what the individual wishes to plant into the other mind as a possibility.
Repeating the word reaffirms it, and the individual hopes the word will root itself in the others mind as a judgement about him.

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PostSubject: 10 Wed May 20, 2015 1:27 pm

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Sometimes wanting to discredit them even as tools, and at other times worship them as saviours.
Words are all a nihilist has, since he no longer wants, or cannot, see, and hear, and feel the world directly, but only experience it through proxies.
Because all is via a proxy, all must be increased in volume in sensation, to make him feel something vicariously.
He sacrifices pleasure, at times, just to avoid pain.
Words have the power to make or break him, because he is completely given over to their power.
The magical escape also makes him vulnerable to manipulation, by those who understand what words are: tools.



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PostSubject: 11 Wed May 20, 2015 1:40 pm

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The central common them, shared by all nihilists, no matter what method, what words, they use, is a desire to detach from past/nature, and pretend that it no longer applies nor affects them in the present.

World-Hatred often exposing a self-hatred, a disappointment with self as it relates to others, and to the world, is what these nihilists share, no matter what multiplicity of methods they use to detach and discredit and dismiss.
This denouncement of sex, race, of nature, as the sum of all past nurturing, and the hyperinflation of the nurture, the social influence, exposes them as what they are.
The idea(l) that everything from sex (gender) to race, and from homosexuality (sexual mutation, dysfunction) to stupidity (learning disorder), are socially produced is part of this idea that all that nature has rendered can be corrected by the interventions of man - and this will not produce a need for further interventions to deal with the collateral effects of the previous ones.

A highly romantic idea(l).

This is sometimes accompanied with a cynical fatalism as in "It will all turn out for the better", or "It's all part of a bigger plan" abandonment to human consults.
The inability to differentiate natural from artificial where world of man is confused for the world itself.
Confusion between the mathematical/geometric method of human cognition with a universal plan, a hidden logic, a reason.
Fatalism as in the faith in this belief, and how it is directed by some underlying will, some reason, some consciousness, some order.


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PostSubject: 12 Wed May 20, 2015 1:47 pm

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Confusion between world of man and world itself, where one is but a part of the other, is what underlies this cocooning, matrix-like, subjectivity - this confidence ion words, numbers, symbols.
Responsibility is abandoned. The external other will take care, and all will become as it must.

Man intervenes upon natural processes, creates all sort of collateral effects, encases himself in a symbolic world of his own making, enslaves others to this reference point, and then dreams that in the end nature will clean things up.

no integrity, no honour, no accountability.
The motive here is living a life in ignorant bliss, and the future can take care of itself.
disconnecting from past, tradition, inheritance, is what creates this me-me, individuality.
a shallow birth to death identity, earmarked by consuming, pleasuring; masturbation of mind and body.

What do lies matter when you die and you hold yourself accountable to nothing and nobody?
All that matters is fooling as many who are alive along with you, as possible : pride of the degenerate.

Eat, drink, fuck, pleasure yourself in any which way, consume and be consumed, use any orifice for any deed, and then die knowing you were not judged and could not be judged by anyone, at any time, for any reason.
Nobody knew you, or could ever understand your complexity.




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PostSubject: 13 Wed May 20, 2015 1:58 pm

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One of the nihilist's favourite lies is how complex humanity is, and in particular how complex he is.
He may think all is knowable, but this all never includes him.
He may claim to know a dog better than it knows itself but this never applies to him, in relation to a higher mind.

He cannot be accurately understood, valued, known, unless he tells you himself.
He is true to his own word, because words are magical, mystical and he controls them.
Nobody can judge him, because there is no standard which applies to him...all being subjective standards, he thinks.
No matter what he does, how he behaves, what choices he makes, nothing matters, and all is correctable.
Nothing is determined by the immutable past, forever condemning him to repeat these behaviours, and choices.

He is his own standard.
This is the basic principle of nihilism, with only the golden Rule, the social contract, as the limit.
All is morally maintained.
A Christian threat/promise.

It bleeds over to feminism and the idea that females are complicated, incomprehensible to men....they exists on another plain, a different planet.
this is how female nihilists, modern women, comfort themselves when they behave in contradiction to their social memetic norms, and in accordance to their natural instinctual proclivities.

Why do they change their minds constantly, why do they contradict their words with their actions, why do they do the things they do...nobody knows, nobody can know, they are genius, they are governed by a mysterious logic.



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PostSubject: 14 Wed May 20, 2015 3:06 pm

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Victim psychology is the emotional string binding all nihilists into one cohesive group.
There are many shared identifiers, masked as multiplicity and the many ways the real is avoided and escaped, and victim psychology is one of the central themes in their mindset.

First, they are victims of chance, of the world, born as this sex, or that race, born in this situation and that circumstance, born of a past that they do not like nor feel proud of.
If not of the world then they are victim of another, a will outside themselves.

And for this reason, all who expose them to a world that challenges their delusions is the v one victimizing them.
Because all is subjective, in their minds, even evil, immorality, the indifferent unjust world, is also a subjective construct, and they the victim of an evil mind.

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PostSubject: 15 Wed May 20, 2015 4:30 pm

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Nihilism or any degree of it, is only viable when there is a protective umbrella, a cocooning will, to protect it from the repercussions of denying, ignoring, dismissing reality.
The natural consequence of any level of detachment from reality is death, or some severe cost.

The only way it can persist and multiply, is because there is an ulterior motive for preserving it.
The only ulterior motive is because of Nihilism delusion and its vulnerability and dependence upon others, to maintain itself.
It is a mental virus propagated and maintained through weakness, dependence, inferiority...which is the majority vote.

The "Might is Right" is exposed as belong "Right is Might" and those seeing clearly honestly, have an advantage over those that hide, forget, deny, reject a world they cannot escape.
As always, nihilism inverts concepts.
It presumes that it is because some subjective mind says so that it is subjugated to a world being exposed by such a mind.
It presumes that only hypnosis, trickery, rhetoric, is at play, because for it only words have substance and are real.

It confuses success, dominance, based on clarity, honesty, objectivity, for a imposition of subjectivity, because it requires a mind to direct it, to tell it, to lead it.
He who sees the world as it is, and not as he wishes it were, will succeed within it.
He who is blind to it will accuse the first of being a manipulator, because he denies objectivity so he can only understand dominance subjectively.
In the nihilist's mind the individual decides what is objective, and so objectivity for it is a subjective construct.

It cannot understand a world outside human opinions, determining if these opinions are more, or less accurate.

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PostSubject: 16 Wed May 20, 2015 6:53 pm

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One of the first presumptions of the nihilist, one based on all that has already been mentioned, is that all deserves respect, or all is worthy of consideration.
It's logic follows from the either/or foundation - no absolute means all is ignorant, in equal degree, because there is no objective way to determine what is more objective and what is less so - no hierarchies.

The absolute serves two functions: 1] it provides an external logos, an authority, to subjugate all subjectivities to - equality nuder a one God, a one specialist, a one mind, and 2] in the absence of said absolute external source of authority all are uniformly ignorant, the negative becoming a unifying negative.

No other way to decide is ever explored and accepted.
This is why objective reality must be ridiculed or converted into something they can dismiss as subjective or as a human construct.
Essentially, no matter what you say it is to be taken seriously or as seriously as anything anybody says, and this is most effective when what is said is about something the Nihilist feels insecure about, such as the injustice and cruelty of nature, or the immutability of the past.
to not abide by this parity of deservedness is an aggressive act.
The only deciding factor is majority vote, or some popularly accepted authority figure, which has ceased to be the god-head.
In other word, only via a proxy mind, is the subjective evaluated as superior-inferior, since the objective world cannot be evaluated directly, without discovering how indifferent to subjective interpretation and cruel, unforgiving, it is.

Basic things like the evolutionary function of the orifices, and of the sex organs, and how appearances indicate essence, are dismissed on the grounds that no authority has validated this, and there is no real absolute way to determine what is most probable.
In other words, the nihilist chooses to ignore his own sense if this protects him from a disturbing perception.

The matter of complexity enters the scene when the mounting evidence tilts the balance in a direction which the Nihilists does not like.
Now all is too complex to decide.
This is particularly so when it comes to humans.
Nihilist logic indicates that if there is no absolute certainty then all possibilities are equally valid, escaping the obvious.
Once more, more probable versus less probable is dismissed in favour of parity through shared ignorance, or using the negative as an argument for the positive.
Christians claim that in the absence of no evidence disproving their God then all possibilities are open, which then gives credence to the emotional angle, turning it into the decisive component.



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PostSubject: 17 Wed May 20, 2015 7:09 pm

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The nihilist contains his thinking within cultural and social realities. He cannot explore further back, discovering from where memes emerge, and how genes manifest as memes, then expressed as principles, ideals, morals, world-views.

For modern all must be the product of a reason, a will, a human motive, and nothing pre-existed the emergence of social and economic systems. This is also part of the inversion. Where memes emerge from genes, in their convoluted minds, the reverse is the case.
All genetics is the products of memes, of socio-economic artifices, and human interventions.
Ergo all is noetic, as in founded on human prejudices, requiring an external god, authority, to validate them.
Millions of years of evolution ignored for the last 2-3 thousands years of human culture.
Therefore, for nihilist’s gender is a human fabrication, having no connection to sexual roles, as these evolved to facilitate reproduction.
This connects to the logic that all orifices are human playthings to be used in whatever way the individual wishes, having to predetermined genetic function and reason for evolving.
And if gender is a human artifice, a social construct, then so is sex, and why not race, and appearance in general. Now that man can intervene technologically, with techniques, upon the manifestation of thousands of years of evolution, covering them up, nothing is except from human covering-up and correcting.
And when such a mind, raised in sheltering environment, is never made to face the consequences of his own stupidity, he becomes cocky, dismissing suffering, need, war, violence, all that troubles and confronts his ideal world, his desirable reality.
He then accuses others of wanting to change the world, when he's already done so, and is now attempting to complete the task by replacing reality with human artifices.
Unable to complete the task he suffers from the pains of an evil world contradicting his naive premises.
Then the dilemma arises.
 


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PostSubject: 18 Thu May 21, 2015 7:34 am

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The Nihilist despises every attempt to connect words, to appearances, particularly when dealing with humans.
The attempt itself is ridiculed, because he denies the existence of an objective world which would connect the subjective via a symbol a word.
For instance, gender becomes entirely a human construct, and has no reference to anything outside human brains, and human social conventions.
The discipline of philosophy is about referencing other minds, essentially a discussion about philosophy, and not the world itself, which is rejected as being accessible or approachable.
Also the word "truth" referring to a more accurate description of the real is made into an entirely subjective absolute that can only be imposed and accepted on faith.
To connect the symbol, the abstraction, to a source, the noumenon to the phenomenon, would take away their central method of escape.
First comes the word, and it is the alpha and the omega.
The word is no longer a tool for dealing with the world but a toy, a ploy, a way of dismissing the world by reattaching the symbol the abstraction back to other noetic artifices.
The mission for the nihilist is to retain the word as an abstraction, a human construct, with no reference to anything outside human minds, because only then can he claim that gender, race, as social inventions, and truth, if it is not absolute, is untrue, and so a democratic decision is required, and only then can male/female cease to have any meaning outside social fashions, and only then can the concept "human" be stripped of its original meaning and become a mystical, magical, idea(l), embracing and saving all who are included within its bosom.
The word "philosophy" is of particular interest for us, because its objective has ceased to be clarity about world, or objectivity, which can then result in wisdom, clarity, a useful application, but it has become a discussion about philosophy - philosophy is talk about philosophy, or philosophers, as the subjective mind can only recognize other subjective minds.
As such, any perspective that challenges this delusion is considered aggressive, or based on purely subjective criteria, such as "I say so".
The idea that an opinion, expressing a perspective, is more or less accurate, more or less objective, based on the apparent, the phenomenon, and the indifferent to all subjective perspectives, world of (inter)activity is dismissed so as to maintain the all is subjective universe.
Even the word "world" has come to refer to the human world, and in relation to human constructs.
World now means humanity, and humanity means world. Not humanity as a species, a pattern, within the world, by humanity AS the world.
Gender being now explained as entirely a human artifice, but nothing else, such as morality, or love, or compassion.
Nihilists are selective as to which words are mystical, profound abstractions and which are evil abstractions easily rejected from human discourse.
Words like love, empathy, respect, sex, race, are not permitted to be connected to anything but back to human noumena.
Empiricism has a limit.

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PostSubject: 19 Thu May 21, 2015 7:49 am

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An interesting by-product of all of this comes about in time.
The Nihilist begins to believe that denouncing the one who exposes them to an objective world, or a subjective interpretation of world which is more lucid, can protect him from what is being described.
This would be like ridiculing the one who claims death is the end and there is no afterlife because this will ensure an afterlife.
It agrees with the notion that all it takes to change the world is to change your mind.

The belief rest on all that has been mentioned, and it has faith in the assumption that if what is being said about the objective world is rejected, ignored, dismissed, that this is an escape from what was being described.
Kill the messenger and the message is dead, but what if the message was accurate?
Have they dealt with reality by slandering the one who exposes them to it?
Sheltering ensures that the immediate effects of being wrong are never experienced as severely, because of the cocooning within humanity, these nihilists fight to preserve, for good reason.
Only within the bosom of a multiplicity of like-minded individuals can the singular person escape the costs and risks of being wrong.
We call this the social safety net.
Every careless, stupid choice, is protected from its own stupidity, propagating the delusion that all perspectives, superior/inferior, are equal, or that the consequences are so minimal as to make the inferior mind arrogant.
Like when a teenager lives under his parent's roof and because he has it easy begins to believe he deserves it, and that it is because of his qualities.
How many times have you heard a female say she intimidates men?
She confuses fear of the institution that is protecting her for fear of her, because of her spirit, her mind etc.

Consider the arrogance of a simpleton who has memorized a few word, references, data, deferring to famous figures or obscure ones to imply a unique understanding, believing that this is philosophy.
This is like an art critique, an art historian, confusing his knowledge for artistry, and including himself amongst the artists he knows by name.
 

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PostSubject: 20 Thu May 21, 2015 9:23 am

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The importance of words for the nihilist is evident in his desperation to use them to insinuate what he cannot display.
He is quick to accuse the other of what he is most guilty of, he brags, and declares himself victor, trying to implant, with words, what he fears he cannot with deeds.

He never says anything clearly and honestly.
He is always insinuating, laying down an escape route as he slowly creeps forward with words.
He never takes a position. He is always flattering, fawning, implying this and that, at the same time, remaining aloof, and imprecise so that he can never be exposed without him having a plausible deniability.
It is why he talks through proxies.
He is always of two-minds, or more, uncertain sceptical to a cynical degree, insecure and desperate to not lose face.

Humour is how he evades the discomfort of his nature.
A quick, stress releasing, evasion.
He is always potentially joking, or is he being serious?
Depends on the reaction of the other.
He is always joking, or is he?
Nothing is direct and honest about him. He is a hypocrite and a lair, protecting a weak, fragile ego, from the devastating determinations of nature.

This he calls his complexity.
Nobody can know him can ever see him - he alludes the experts, he mesmerizer all.
He is a mystery wrapped in an enigma, sprinkled with fairy dust.
No category can define him.
Words are toys, and he plays.
The objective is childish escape from the real.
His entire life is a testament to the devastation of this adolescent method.

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PostSubject: 21 Thu May 21, 2015 10:56 am

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When the nihilist speaks he speaks about noumena, abstractions, that only exist in human minds, such as equality, justice, morality, fairness, similarity, one/nil, whole, God and so on.
For these concepts thee is no external reference.
They exist through sharing, memetic propagation, and are maintained through cultural rules, ideals, traditions, common value standards.

This is why he presumes that all talk about an objective world as outside and indifferent to these human constructs, that what is being discussed in another abstraction with no external reference.
It is because he bases his delusions on "I say so" then supported in "We say so" that he assumes that all perspectives are a declarative "I, or we, say so".
The difference between the two, in his mind, the only difference, is popularity. The quantitative difference in the "we" determines which "we" is validated, and all other standards, particularly those independent from quantitative standards, are to be discounted as evil, or authoritarian.
In such a case, the existence or not of Allah is entirely dependent no how many can be converted to Islam, and whether a child born with mental/physical dysfunctions is to be considered good or bad is a matter of popular support.
This is why he desperately seeks communal approval and he strives to impress the majority, thinking that this has an effect on what is real.

This is why connecting the abstractions that can be connected to phenomena, and ignoring those that only have a reference back to other noetic constructs, causes him distress.
He loses control over good/bad, and their manipulation using emotional techniques.

This is the Bottom-Up thinking which he contradicts with a Top-Down inversion, claiming that both are the same.
From the vantage point of one who is interested in approaching the objective, and avoiding the corruption of subjectivity, as much as possible, all words, symbolizing abstraction, have to be connected to a world independent from all interpretations of it, and those abstractions (noumena) which cannot find such a reference point should be exposed as being pure noetic metaphors, referring back to human abstractions.
Who and what is superior in nature is never in doubt, it is only within Nihilistic social systems protecting weakness, where things become confusing, and are open for debate and verbal acrobatics, including evasion.
The Nihilist can never and will never define his words, or try to connect them to perceived phenomena, because it is precisely that he does not, training them as vague dictionary references with no connection to the real, where he feels independent, strong, clever....safe.
He remains elusive, sceptical, cynical, never taking a stand on anything, never wanting to be clear and direct, always feigning and evading and changing his angles,keeping open as many escape routes as possible.


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PostSubject: 22 Thu May 21, 2015 11:20 am

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For the Nihilist, the modern, good/bad, positive/negative, can only have a subjective meaning.
It is only in relation to human needs, hopes, fears, emotions, that these terms have a meaning, in his mind.
But not in relation to an object/objective, because we also strives for a communal agreement, a universal good/bad, which is so because universe, world automatically means humanity.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] can never, and should never be defined independent from human needs.
And so all becomes a moral issue.
The words are disconnected from pragmatism, from a motive, a particular need, and universalized as in a shared human need, a shared human motive, a shared human idea(l) which is never clarified because this will expose its motives, its essence.
Remember, for him world=humanity. The shared good/bad is a Super-Subjective reality, independent of the objective world.
Within this shared subjective the rules of existence, can be altered with a political decision.
Killing can be good, and then later it can be bad.
Paedophilia can be bad today and later, years later, it may become good - see homosexuality.
Male/Female may have meaning yesterday and tomorrow they be debunked, redefined, dismissed.
Everything is malleable within the Super-Subjective or what I've called the SuperOrganic. More so if this SuperOrganic promoted Nihilism internally, to control through uniformity, and contradicts it externally.
All organisms, individuals, included are expected to toy the line and agree with the basic truths necessary to maintain internal harmony.
After evolution integrates the individual as a cell is integrated into an organic structure, the conception of world is dominated by SuperOrganic constructs. this was metaphorically displayed in the movie The Matrix.
For such a cell there is no world outside the organic hierarchies and relationships.
All is organic and all follows the rules the SuperOrganism enforces.
The only distinction within this paradigm is utility, as in more or less useful and more or less harmonious.

What the cell was before it was integrated no longer applies and in time is forgotten.
This is why past is always dismissed, forgotten, denied, and why all words can only refer to noetic artifices. There is no world outside the SuperOrganism within which the organism, the cell, finds power, comfort, utility, safety, meaning, purpose.
SuperOrganism is God, and if God is dead a new SuperOrganism must quickly replace Him.
The cell is unable to give itself meaning, purpose, direction - it entirely dependent, and can no longer function outside the SuperOrganic premises.
Defending the SuperOrganic rules, principles, order, is a matter of survival for it.

SuperOrganism = society, culture, socio-economic system - meme.
The genetic has been absorbed into the meme. It has surrendered will, identity, independence, for the sake of survival, and the advantages of synergy - power through association.
Notice that for the nihilist his well-being, his sense of self and his self-evaluation is always a product of other, as in majority, popularity, communal appreciation.

It's particular subjectivity is associated with the SuperSubjectivity.
The world outside, as in objective world independent from subjectivity altogether, is non-existent....and/or evil.

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PostSubject: 23 Thu May 21, 2015 12:29 pm

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The Nihilist reduces the topic, the issue, philosophy in general, down to the absurd and then dismisses it as absurd, so as to hide his own intent and his own absurdity.

He creates decay and then uses it to justify his own decay.
To put it more bluntly, he indulges in simplicity and stupidity, and then accuses that which he has reduced to this level of being nothing more than absurd and stupid.
To put it in yet another way, the Modern reduces all to word-games, and then denounces it as only word-play, including all attempts to connect the words being used to what is independent from words.

The cynical motive of the pseudo-intellectual, hedonistic, Modern: by all means hide inferiority.
Find the lowest-common-denominator and build a castle upon it, inviting all to settle down.  

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PostSubject: 24 Thu May 21, 2015 1:01 pm

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Another example of Nihilistic inverted thinking...

The Modern variant of this mental dis-ease, confuses emoting, emotionally based reasoning, thinking infected with emotional appeals and considerations, with passion, and the passionate defence of objective reasoning.
In his pretentious psyche, to pretend you are aloof, and distant, and cynical, indicates a cold reasoning, which must, obviously, be accompanied with the benefit of the doubt towards every absurdity presented before him as deserving consideration, and respect.

This is almost as insane as their confusion of knowledge with understanding.
Most cannot tell the difference.
It is why they scavenge books and internet spaces for data to present as evidence of their intelligence and quality of mind.
It is also why amongst Modern education, or the correct kind of training, is synonymous with equalizing intelligence, and why credentials ans social status is so important when trying to impress them.
He has no other way of determining quality than quantity.
Without an external authority he is unable to say what is more reasonable and what is absurd.

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PostSubject: 25 Thu May 21, 2015 2:48 pm

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For the Nihilist his theories are meant for an ideal creature, existing in an ideal world and an ideal universe.
His perspectives are applicable not in the real, but in the surreal, the supra-real, and not in the natural but in the realm of the super-natural.

Once disappointed, and having awakened to his own naivete, if he ever does, the only other solution is the opposite.

If not the ideal then nothing.
Either/Or.

If no absolute is possible then the nil is all he has.
No gradation.
Absolute 1 and 0.

What can be worse, for him, than a hierarchy where he finds himself at the bottom?
If all cannot find Utopia then all, we all, must be in Dystopia, or if not Paradise where he is also included, then all must be damned to hell.


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PostSubject: 26 Thu May 21, 2015 3:40 pm

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For the nihilist math is not another language, using abstractions. the most abstract language of all is not to be doubted, mostly because it produces techniques and technologies it considers positive.
Yet, he cannot define what one or nil are, nor point to a one or a nil.

It has no ability to comprehend the relationship between an abstraction (noumenon) and the real (phenomenon), or how a static symbol can adequately represent a fluctuating world.

All it knows is that experts, his replacement priests, use these symbols to produce magic.

How science might be directed through funding, when dealing with the socially touchy subjects, is not to be taken into consideration.
All it knows is that 1+1=2, always....when 1 is taken for granted.

Binary brains exporting their dualism imitating organic processes.
Self-referential logic, based on biological methods, replicating biological organs
None of this registers. .

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PostSubject: 27 Fri May 22, 2015 10:25 am

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On the lower end of the Nihilistic spectrum we have the absolutists, the either/or fundamentalists with their binary logic and their dualistic certainties.

On the upper end we have the terminally sceptical, the unable to decide between either/or, preferring the continuous state of undecided procrastination.

The first, being the more infantile, live in a black/white world and they conveniently have decided that the truth, as they define it, is on their side - the universe has them as the central theme.
The second are eternally cynical so as to never take a stand.
Everything has its positives and its negatives and they are reluctant to say which is more on the positive side and which is on the negative side.
The concepts of positive/negative fitting conveniently to the previous group's good/evil, with humanity being the core, the balancing point for the entire cosmos.

The first are fanatics, and they quickly fall back to reciting the code, as they have learned it.
They identify with WE.
They are always safe within the collective, the herd, the big SueprOrganic Other, the Divine Self.
They accept responsibility through other.

The second are hypocrites, sometimes on this side, then on the other, never actually saying anything directly, clearly, succinctly, indubitably.
They are always on the side of ME, and being on that side, the easiest side to be on, they switch sides, they change their minds, they never expose themselves to the possibility of hurt, and ridicule, and shame.
They are always safe inside themselves.
They never accept responsibility for anything.
They are always unseen, able to escape detection, nobody has or can ever know them, unable to hold onto ideals not pertaining to their ego.
They consider themselves open-minded because they never decide, and are continuously open to suggestions, which they then de-construct to dismiss, in the event that things become too threatening.
They find pride in being liked by everyone, simply by agreeing with whatever they say.
This is clever, for them: to trick without detection, by telling the other exactly what he wants to hear.



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PostSubject: 28 Fri May 22, 2015 1:32 pm

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The Nihilist exists in a reality that only exists as a hypothetical future world, or some hidden world, or a Utopian world populated by ideal humans and ideal creatures with psychologies and behaviors not of this world.

It is the syndrome of Christianity, and Communism, two of the many offspring Nihilism gave birth to.
The christian and communist fails, (is a sinner, has not been educated/trained sufficiently yet, is unenlightened, has not received the divine light) but the ideal is perfect, meant for perfect creatures constructing a perfect reality.

Philosophy becomes a defense of this perfect Utopia against the evil forces of reality that disrupt its development.
Instead of being the discipline that explores and describes the world as honestly and clearly as possible so that then THEN, a human can chart a course, philosophy has become a infantile exploration of the fantastic, the hypothetical, the "what if"and the hidden underneath this brutality this hated by them, world.
As I noted before, the deal is that you will not disturb the delusions of the other and he will not disturb yours, enabling all to exist in their own personal reality.
THIS is what is called subjectivity and why it is so popular among them. This is why perspectivism is a Holy Grail for them, and why an Objective world, other than the one authorized experts offer them, cleaned of anything that may be not politically-correct, and insulting, is attacked as a fabrication.

Only an authorized expert is to be respected as a proxy between them and reality, not only telling them what they sense but what it means.
And my authorized what is meant is that he has been vetted as offering the right kind of analysis.
Many examples of scientists who have not repeated the shared myths and faced personal consequences are available to all.
No man would risk his career, and his family's well-being by saying anything honest about the holy trinity of Modernity: homosexuality, women, and race.
The first has been taken of the list of psychological dysfunctions where it stood for decades.
In a few decades transsexuals, perhaps even pedophiles can hope for such generosity.


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PostSubject: 29 Fri May 22, 2015 10:01 pm

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The Nihilist says nothing outside the norm.
His ideas are common, simple, politically-correct, fashionable.
His courage is the product of his simplicity.
He can brag about speaking his mind openly because nothing he says diverts from the common, or contradicts the average.
He is dull.
Nothing is controversial about him.
Even his rebelliousness is a pop-cultural imitation.
He is a caricature, his personality retarded in a state of perpetual adolescence - forever young, naive, impressionable, seeking distractions, happiness, intimacy, a purpose, a way to be impressive to the many: marketable.

His public face is his private face, because he is a simpleton.
He has little depth to him.
The private self suppressed, and left to atrophy, for so long that it has practically vanished, only expressing itself in subtle ways, in dreams, in sexual fantasies, fetishes, in his insatiable need to brag, to stand apart, to be appreciated.

A brainwashed idiot has nothing to fear in a totalitarian regime.
He has never had a thought contrary to the shared paradigm.
A black sheep would accuse a wolf of cowardice because the wolf wears sheepskins hiding its true identity when among the white-wool sheep.


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PostSubject: 30 Mon May 25, 2015 6:05 am

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The dependence of the Nihilist, the Modern, upon the herd, is expressed in his definition of nihilism, as a world lacking, meaning, purpose universal morality and in his devastating emotional reaction to the discovery that the world is like that.
With no God, no authority, to take away the burden of responsibility the Nihilist desperately seeks for a replacement otherness, a substitute absolute concept - from Judeo-Christian he "progresses" towards secular humanism.

The goal is to avoid the natural selection that would impose a personal cost/risk to his every choice.

Instead of "I think" he can only say "We think" or, ideally, "He thinks and I agree".

In nature the individual makes choices, and perceives the world (subjective), and then faces the costs and the potential benefits in relation to an fluctuating world of possibilities (objective), but the Modern Nihilist wishes to have another make the choice, the decision, and then spread the cost and the benefits evenly amongst those nuder his domination.
A sort of intellectual communism.
It is why when God has been reduced to a childish fantasy the Modern replaces the good/evil dualism this symbol represented with a moral/immoral dichotomy, and then demands that an other justify and define both for him, having already taken for granted the absolute good/evil, moral/immoral either/or absolutes.
In science the same concepts are represented by an even more abstract symbolism, a more vague language, mathematics.
Here good/evil, moral/immoral, become 1/0, and the magician, holding the deciphering translating power, is no longer the priest, but the expert.


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PostSubject: 31 Mon May 25, 2015 8:14 am

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The Nihilist has inverted the relationship of symbol (word/number) and world.
This inversion is the central defining characteristic of Nihilism, in all its forms.  
It is an inversion of noumenon relating to phenomenon.
The symbol, the word, having been detached from its reference to the apparent, can be used in whatever manner suits the Nihilists motive: his desire to detach from reality and exist within his mind.
This is a movement away form the objective world, towards the subjective interpretation of world which, now, having been stripped of its original intent of representing a world independent from the interpreting mind, becomes a world in itself.
The word, from symbol referring to an abstraction of world, is converted to the world, or it is debased as no more than a plaything to be used in whatever way the mind desires, since, the individual, is protected from its own errors in judgement, or the severity of the consequences of errors are decreased by the collective, within which the word/symbol acquires a new utility other than symbolizing an abstraction of world.

The word (noumenon) no longer determined by world (phenomenon), but the world determined by the word.
As such purely human constructs like morality, meaning, one, God, 1/0 are taken as the starting point, to which the world, the apparent must adhere.    
And because the word comes first its place in the causal chain can be chosen at will, just as one chooses where in a sentence to place a word changing the meaning of what is being expressed.

The magical relationship of Nihilist and the words he uses manifests in the belief that if he repeats a sentence long enough, and if others begin to believe him, that this constitutes the realization of what the sentence is symbolizing, or that if he dismisses a phenomenon using only words, that the phenomenon ceases to apply to him, or ceases to exist.
If he is exposed as a hypocrite he will quickly denounce all words as meaningless, and equally disconnected from the world.
Again, if the absolute one, positive, is not to be attained the Nihilist prefers a uniformity of nil, so as to escape the personal implications.
 

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PostSubject: 32 Mon May 25, 2015 1:58 pm

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For the modern civility is a psychological safety-net; a protection from memetic culling, corresponding to the Nihilistic system which provides protective assurances against genetic culling.
Reassured, the Modern can claim anything he wants, to anyone he wants, just as long as he remains civil and within social conventions, and he can expect, nay demand, to be treated with civility and respect no matter how absurd what he is saying is.
In this way the Modern remains immune to his own mental weaknesses, just as physical weaknesses are defended against the worst case scenario by a system of institutionalized protective measures.
Sheltering propagates unfit genes, constantly reintroducing them into the gene pool, so does civility propagate unfit minds, and ideals, constantly reintroducing them into the meme pool.
This constant reintroduction disrupts progress as the same delusions are dealt with repeatedly, when they re-emerge using different words, symbols, metaphors.
The same ideas are reborn using new words, and demand to be considered over and over again.
Civility permits mass participation, by leveling all down to an average where extremes are excluded but everyone mediocre is ensured an expression.
As a consequence the mediocre are permitted their pride, mistaking institutionalized protections for their own prowess, and all are permitted the illusion of dominance.

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PostSubject: 33 Mon May 25, 2015 2:10 pm

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Dialogue with a Modern involves a set-up where the either/or represent the two binary poles of the Nihilistic paradigm.
The dialogue contained within these fabricated premises never exist the nihilistic boundaries which have already been taken for granted as the premise of the either/or dilemma.
For example, a Christian variant of Nihilism will ask if God is good or evil, or if God, the concept, permits free-will.
The question has already presupposed a Christian God as a fact and the dialogue is limited to what has already been established as a given.
A secular humanist will do the same with the concepts of morality, or the value of life, or social equality, and so on.
In this way the Modern believes he is a free-thinker when he’s never dared, or he’s never imagined exiting the cognitive box that limit his considerations.
Furthermore, to refuse to discuss the issues within the premises he has constructed, with the presuppositions already in place, constitutes evidence, for him, of the adversary’s closed-mindedness, or his inability to match him in his philosophical deliberations.
For instance, given the example used, if an Atheist refuses to indulge the Christian in his exploration of God’s nature, a nonsensical premises to begin with, then the Atheist is accused of fearing God, or of lacking the ability to refute the existence of God.
It is a clever mind-game used by the nihilist without even knowing he is doing so.
   

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PostSubject: 34 Mon May 25, 2015 7:12 pm

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The Modern infected with the Nihilistic virus is not worth discussing anything with.
Having been sheltered, allowing him to formulate and exist within his own subjective reality, all discussions with him concerning the objectively real become centred on his own subjective, self-referential, world view.
Any contact with such a mind, concerning the world, is an exercise in futility.
There is, for him, no external to all subjective positions, objective world, and so you must enter his subjective reality to get through to him, if at all possible, and/or desirable.
The objectivist has, at least, settled on the starting position that both participants in a debate, in any (inter)action, coexist within a shared world, and then they challenge each other's interpretation of it, trying to decide who has the most lucid, most objective, interpretation of it.
No such agreement is possible with a Nihilist, using subjectivity as his shield.
For such a mind the conflict is not over who understands the objective world the best, but whose subjective world is most desirable: from conflict to seduction.

When he accuses others of declaring themselves gods, or gurus, or forcing their subjectivity upon all, he is exposing his own motive, and openly declaring how he thinks.
With no external to all subjective interpretation standard to evaluate which perspective is more objective, more accurate, more lucid, for him the debate is an "I say so" struggle to impose one's Will upon other, and his resistance to an other's "I say so" is considered evidence of spirit; of independent thinking.
Refusal to accept the other's interpretation of the world as superior to his own is, for him, a declaration of sovereignty from all interpretations of world other than his own.
He is his own standard of evaluating.
No God required, and no Objective world either – solipsism.
It is impossible for him to consider the option that an other's subjective interpretation of the objective world can ever be superior to his own, since the "all is subjective" means, for him, all is equally ignorant, weak, dependent, self-referential etc.
He refuses to acknowledge any standard outside subjectivity, and so all debates are a battle of wills.
He avoids defining the terms he uses, because this would demand the placing of the definition within a shared world – if not a shared objective reality then a shared culture, a shared meme.

Disengaging from such minds, as soon as they are identified, is the only option – one it will, undoubtedly, consider a victory, evaluating the other's frustration as the result of his formidable intellectual prowess, his force of will; flattering himself by mistaking the cause.
   

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PostSubject: 35 Mon May 25, 2015 8:08 pm

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What the Modern refuses to do, on a consistent basis, is to define the words he is using.
He is either incapable of doing so, because the words he uses, referring to noumena, are adopted from another, which he parrots without fully understanding the concepts, or because he intuitively feels that doing so will expose the nature of his own thinking, which is no more than emoting, or connecting abstractions back to abstractions that only have meaning within human minds and no reference outside of them.

In the first case he is entirely dependent upon an external source, an authority to give it guidance concerning what it is seeing, thinking, believing.
In the second case, to define the words, symbolizing the abstractions in his mind, would take away the advantage of evasion.
For him words are to be sued as toys, or as methods of evading detachment; of causing confusion so as to not be seen for what you are; what you are within the world.
He will never anchor his words, his abstractions, to the phenomenal world which he feels insecure towards.
He is most insecure here, and here is where he avoids contact.
He prefers the noetic world of abstraction, and when he says world he means the human world of shared subjectivity – the memetic reality he is accustomed to and feels comfortable within.
He will never define a word by connecting it to phenomena not manufactured by human interventions, or which are not entirely noetic inventions with no meaning outside human brains.
If there is one central theme to Modernity, a defining core to Nihilism expressed in its multifarious forms, it is this detachment of abstractions from the world outside human artifices.
This is what they mean by "subjectivity", and why they refuse to accept an objective standard, if not relating to an external consciousness, a God, or the collective consciousness of what is a collective subjectivity, a Nihilistic meme which excludes the world and includes human artifices.
To define the word, which is the Nihilist's greatest weapon, is to cripple him, and his desire to escape, evade, the world as it is outside his needs.
To connect the word, symbolizing the abstraction (noumenmon), to a phenomenon independent from human interventions, is to disarm him of all his contrivances and lies.
His subjectivity would crumble without these noetic frames.
The world, as it is, would be too much for him to bear, outside the sheltering cave of words and symbols, the linguistic cocoon, the all-inclusive, forgiving, tent of Nihilism.
   

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PostSubject: 36 Mon May 25, 2015 8:39 pm

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Because the modern's subjectivity is determined and sustained by the collective subjective, his only source of identification, of self-evaluation, is this collective otherness, we call humanity.
With no objective world to draw inspiration from, his only alternatives are what is most common, what the majority concerns itself with – the lowest-common-denominator.
This is most often sex, in our Modern secular times when God has been abandoned as dead.
Sex and the means to accentuate, increase its potency, and its recurrence.
The more sophisticated Modern Nihilist will filter out the vulgarity of the physical act and reduce the identifier to that of pleasure – hedonism.
Hedonism including all forms of self-gratification, free from all objective standards; pleasure idealized, abstracted into a noetic artifice.
To convince as many as possible of what is true for the subjective mind, is fundamental to reaffirm his "reality".
Quantity to substitute for the absence of substance, of quality.
The fewer reference points to reality the Modern’s opinions have, the more it strives to compensate by convincing as many others as possible of their validity.
With no objective standard outside all human subjectivity to base his evaluations upon all he is left with is this inter-subjective, interdependent solipsism.
It is why he is always civil, polite, flattering, willing to consider the absurd seriously, able to continuously offer the benefit of the doubt, forever occupying itself with the infantile, always emoting, forever indulging in the trivial, and the mundane.

Caught between a refusal of the objective world that would shatter his delusions and a dependence upon others, towards whom he harbours a secret resentment, his only option is for the one that costs him the smallest degree of anxiety, and threatens his untested ego the least.
Seducing as many other humans to his cause, or being included within theirs, is of the utmost importance to the Modern.
Words being grooming externalized, tools of seduction, makes words his artistic focus.
Manipulating words, to create the right effect in other, is the greatest source of pride, for him.
Words that calm, that offer hope, that cultivate positive feelings towards him, as the source of these word; words that comfort, include, trigger emotional responses, are the filaments of his spider's web; the fibres of his comfortable quilt.


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PostSubject: 37 Mon May 25, 2015 10:08 pm

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The Modern is most proud of his self-referential logic, failing to understand how its law of non-contradiction is a reference to its internal consistency, once the starting proposition has been established as an absolute given.
For example 1+1=2 is “logical” in that it follows from the presumption of 1/0 binary code, and the law of non-contradiction is a reference to the conclusion being consistent with this presumed starting premise.
The mathematical formula is logical in that it remains true to its presumptions.

This is where the modern surrenders to symbolisms, replacing mythologies with metaphors, and representations.
The numerical value of one is only a symbol of a human abstraction that has no reference outside the human brain, yet for the Modern this abstraction of all abstractions, is taken literally, rather than figuratively.
All modern thinking is contained within this binary 1/0 logic, which is but a continuance of the dualistic good/evil moral code.
The artistic nature of language is lost on the Modern.
That the word, like the number, are but references to noetic models, representing a simplification/generalization of a fluctuating (inter)active world, can never be understood by such an inartistic mind.
The quality of Modern art reflecting this loss of artistic depth.

Immersing himself into the symbolic, he is literally engulfed by its Nihilistic premises, because both one and nil are expressions of an end of existence, when existence is understood as dynamic (inter)activity.
These are the binary boundaries, of the Nihilistic paradigm.
The modern surrenders to them, because he is witless, spared the stress to cultivate his mind, or perish because he is unable to do so, and because they offer an easy certainty of good/bad, negative/positive, noetic artifices.      



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PostSubject: 38 Mon May 25, 2015 10:17 pm

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For the Modern the positive is an “ought”, a “thou shall”…a commandment, a mission given from above, given from without.
So, where there is only fluidity, he seeks singularities; where there is only diversity, he seeks sameness; where there is indifference, he seeks a will with a motive; where there is fluctuations he seeks the negative/positive.
In its absence of meaning, purpose, wholeness, morality… goodness, as he calls these human projections, he strives towards them in the unknown.
He manufactures them and then places them as noetic direction finders, guaranteeing his eventual attainment of all he desires and is lacking in the world.
And because these constructs are entirely human he is destined to fail, over and over again, only to blame others and not himself and his delusions.




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