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PostSubject: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:12 am

I will turn to this topic various thoughts of mine from day to day.


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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:27 am

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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:40 am

The new form of spiritualism

People still are saying the Internet is not real. But neuroscience says otherwise, the Internet isn't just real but it's also producing a real change in our brains. Our old way of thinking through contemplation and introspection products of a long memory are being replaced by a multitasking ability to skim and search for information which the Internet provides fast and easy.

We as cybernauts are indeed a new form of religious monks, for we are detaching ourselves from our bodies like the ascetics of old religions and we are connecting to a space, a different forum of being. The Internet is our collective being in which we are incorporeal, weak-memory atoms that are all dependent on others. The followers of facebook, the users of youtube, we forget fast and we learn fast, since everything is going fast, without wanting to, we create the superstars on the Internet, from people to products. It all becomes a matter of the collective.

We are both followers and clergy of this new spiritual real called the Internet. This is the American Dream mixed with the Nirvana. It is a communion of information spirits. There are no human animals on the internet. We are all souls, egos. The Internet has managed to do what Christianity could never achieve. It has created both the community of souls without material husks and also invent souls. It has given modern people the religious non-religious institution which can make them all free wondering spirits. A fantastical achievement made possible only through the technology of the Internet which is itself nonpersonal and also personal. It is a perfect Christian God for it is Human while not being Human at the same time. It is Human become it comprises of Human spirits which it invented and also Nonhuman because it is a technological web.

The fleeting memories which we program into ourselves as we delve deeper into the experience of the Internet gives us the escape from our horrible lives. Along side with it's incorporeality, we become blissful spirits, and by that I mean ignorant, cyberspirits.

Transhumanists says they can offer us something more, eternity through uploading our minds into non-biological objects. Imagine if we would have our minds uploaded on the Internet, that would be an even more blissful utopia. As Christ rising to the Heavens we could rise to the web, floating at the speed of light through all the immaterial space filled with endless books, porn, spam, etc.


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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:26 pm

Basketball I have managed in a few minutes to produce a more genuine idea than has RU tried in all the hours he stalks and posts on this forum lol!

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I love how the midget keeps sending me PMs. Like he is watching me like a test subject haha.


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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:27 pm

The Internet is a glorified filing cabinet. Raising it above that reeks of inadequacy.
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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:47 am

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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:35 am

Jester> The new form of spiritualism
People still are saying the Internet is not real. But neuroscience says otherwise, the Internet isn't just real but it's also producing a real change in our brains. Our old way of thinking through contemplation and introspection products of a long memory are being replaced by a multitasking ability to skim and search for information which the Internet provides fast and easy.
We as cybernauts are indeed a new form of religious monks, for we are detaching ourselves from our bodies like the ascetics of old religions and we are connecting to a space, a different forum of being. The Internet is our collective being in which we are incorporeal, weak-memory atoms that are all dependent on others. The followers of facebook, the users of youtube, we forget fast and we learn fast, since everything is going fast, without wanting to, we create the superstars on the Internet, from people to products. It all becomes a matter of the collective.

1. Yes.
"Tribal Marketing shows that it is not individual consumption of products that defines our lives but rather that this activity actually facilitates meaningful social relationships. The social 'links' (social relationships) are more important than the things (brands etc.)" [Bernard Cova, Consumer Tribes]
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"A major point of the postmodern thought (Baudrillard) is that we do not consume products because of their functional features but because we need symbolic meaning. Consumers do not search for a price, but rather for a stage where to act. In this sense, we rather consume images. Considered in branding context, by experiences derived from consumption of products we create a sense of who we want to be. ...Consumers become brand builders. We become a part of the process."
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2. "Idris Mootee cites in, “Branding in the Post-Modern Culture When Consumer Transcends the State of Being the Subject in a Society” that brands are becoming more and more important in this day of age. When looking at how the media ecosystem has evolved with the developments of Twitter, Facebook, mobile codes and video, a marketer can see that the brand “exists beyond the ads and the products” ...This newly developed entryway and space usually takes the form of branded content, branded entertainment, branded utilities, and most importantly brand personification (which occurs when the brand is treated and engaged with as one would engage with a physical person. i.e. make appointments with, talk to, touching, etc)."
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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:10 pm

Decomposition of Romania

Romania is part of a large number of countries around the globe who can be summed up as being a kitsch. We are in Romania, captives of kitsch. From culture to politics, from civil society to the mighty postcommunist state apparatus. With the waning of the Ottoman Empire, the elites of Romania took it upon themselves to synchronize with the West, an idea which the literary critic, Eugen Lovinescu, was able to perceive. But he was too optimistic, considering that imitating the social and political institutions of the West, we could, in fact, integrate into the West. In the new modern period, after the fall of communism, we again started to believe that we must copy the West, in it's new image, the European Union. There was huge optimism in membership of the EU. And now after we are in the union, we see that it's business as usual, there was no great change Romanians awaited. The European Union project shows itself as another crooked utopian idea not further away from the one of the Communist utopia.

We are still believing communism to be a doctrine opposed to the western ideals, when in fact it preached the same ones under a different jargon. We feel that we were kidnapped from our birth place of the great European civilization and locked up behind the iron curtain of Stalinist spirit of backwards Asia, and by renouncing communism and embracing the Western ideology of free market, unchecked capitalism given to us through shock therapy by Washington, IMF, World Bank and other western institutions, that we will regain our rightful place as part of the so-called Great European Nations. The economy went to the dogs though, worse than even what the communist rule might of lead us to. What the West preached to us is not what they did themselves. The ideology of the free market capitalism we were told would heal our broken centralized economy, when in reality it helped dig the grave for all economic activity in Romania. The West itself applied various protectionist and nationalization and socialistic measures from a very early time. But we, as they new lab rats, were the true European Experiment. All our industry was dismantled. What the oppression of the working class in communist times helped build, the West told us to tear down. We were told to be competitive, yet we were down in the dirt, how were we supposed to compete with the Western economies in the EU free market?

Our institutions are just as corrupt and fake as they always were. The electoral system is a gigantic kitsch. A spectacle of voting tourism, buses filled with poor bastards ready to vote as many times as they are told for some euros. The population is old and sick, and it's getting even more that way. A big chunk of our labor force went to the Western countries where they contribute to their economies. Can we still believe we have an economy? A small workforce in the private sector who not only has to keep 5 million pensioners but also another 2 million state employees.

Our State is simulacrum, and a bad one at most. The political institutions are kitsch, they market themselves are European and as having performance when they fail not only to follow popular demand but can't even behave according to the Constitution. They replicate Western institutions only in branding, in reality they have never been anything of substance, only castles of cards, packed with servile careerists who obey political command, whatever the ruling party might be.

Decrepit is the word I would use to describe everything in Romania, from the population which is getting too old to even survive the poverty to the sterile politics, broken institutions, to the teenagers retreating in drugs sold in the grey economy, to the garbage all around the Romanian city streets, to the desertification of the arable land and the massive deforestation.

While the land of this country, which once was called the "Granary of Europe", is turning into desert with each day passing, we are only obsessed with one question: "how do we make Romania more Westerner?". The forests are being cut down each night and we are asking ourselves how to got more fancier cars and bigger houses.

I imagine the future of Romania, a decrepit desert area with no civilization, only a highway of oil from Asia to Europe to occupy the land.
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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:54 pm

Maybe you "Romanians" should try blaming yourselves for a change, maybe then, you gypsys will get some actual work done.
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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:24 pm

Im waiting for everyone to open up the can of worms. who are the illuminati? Whats their agenda? Do they really control america. Are we slaves to the ancient egyptian Gods, satan, or lucifer? Does the bible prophecise about much of what is going on in the world right now, and is any of it true? Can we save ourselves from hell to come. Shouldnt we care enough for the generations to come. Who is the real enemy?

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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:20 pm

the real enemy is you, obeying laws, paying taxes, going to court, praying to one of the monotheistic Gods, or the celebrities, going to work, purchasing and consuming, shopping at megacorporations, taking out loans from megabanks, voting for the replicrats, you are digging your own grave, you are building your own prison. Christianity is a spiritual metaphor for the new world order, we are being tamed, farmed and domesticated. We are to submit to Christ, willingly surrender our sovereignty, our autonomy, liberty, freedom and dignity to Christ, the way big corporations and big governments and big religions want us to pledge our allegiance to them. This is how Christianity was able to predict these things, a self fulfilling prophesy, it is, and Islam, and Judaism, and walmart, and the IMF, and the UN. They all represent the same thing. Castration of the soul, slavery, monopoly, dominion over all the earths resources, including the most precious resources of them all, human resources, human labour.
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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:39 pm

What the founding fathers of America represented, particularly Jefferson, was an end to all that, to monarchism, to absolutism, to Christianty, you see, that is what Lucifer represents, freedom from the shackles of slavery, you Christians got it the other way 'round, your God is the enemy. The founding fathers attempted to build a bottom up civilization and culture, as opposed to a top down civilization and culture, where nature, the family and the individual came first, a conservative, wise, cautious and cynical society, a society skeptical of grand, utopian idealisms and narratives. What they were unable to forsee was, the elimination of monarchy would pave the way for a new, more insidious form of tyranny, the corporation, one that would usurp its fledgling liberal republican, anarcho individualist ideals. You see, a man cannot be truly free, if he is dependent on others, far wealthier than he, for the necessities of life. These banks, corporations and industries grow ever stronger.


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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:56 pm

Merging with one another, many of them are Jewish. Eventually, after they gained the lions share of the wealth, they infiltrated government, requiring power to sustain themselves and grow ever wealthier, eventually they would remake government into what it was, a human eugenics, reeducation and reengineering institution, rather than a defender of liberty. The corporations placed federal above state, the international above the national. Thus, the republic remains in name only, what remains is a shell, a spook, a ghost, and it now conquers and plunders in the name of freedom, duping idiot Americans but not the conquered and the plundered. Through consent or conquest, corporations and governments are few and fewer in number. Eventually, there will only be one, if it does not destroy the earth and all its inhabitants in the process, man, animal and plant. Was it part of an age old conspiracy, that I don't know, I doubt it. I think it has only become a conspiracy recently, within the last century, or perhaps two.
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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:46 pm

These megabanks, megacorporations, megaindustries, monotheisms and monarchies all represent destitution and serfdom and squalor for the many, and unabashed and unbidled luxury, leisure, hedonism, materialsm, power and panaceas for the few, more than that, they embody man's hubris, rapid, reckless, "progress", the idea one could gain dominion over a few, a few the many, one species, completely and utterly over all species, without consequence, without repercussion. I'm not necessarily against artifice, external quantitative civilization and internal qualitative culture per say, but I am against it when it necessitates my enslavement, and when it is wild and unruly. I think at the very least, we should be extremely cautious of this pyramid scheme (which came about organically, largely, from human error and greed), if not in oughtright and downright opposition, to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:02 pm

The few elites become ultra alpha, some betas are in the middle, and the vast majority become ultra omega. Some are unable and/or unwilling to omegafy or omegatise themselves, and they fight, flee from, or attempt to become/join the elite, rather than kneel before them, like the many. This is me, I overcame my programming, now I must choose sides carefully, to fight, to flee, or to become/join.
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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:15 pm

The founding fathers were mitigated egoists, ascetics, individualists, empiricists, naturalists, determinists, yes, it all fits, doesn't it, like a grand narrative. They, were akin to the ancient Greeks and Romans, before Alexander took over Greece, and Julius Caesar took over Rome. Who will take over America? It seems the globalists have already. How long can they sustain this sham, this farce, this spectacle, I wonder, before they pull back the curtain and reveal themselves.
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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:49 pm

Essence of Kitsch

We know of kitsch in relation to art, but the field of it should also be expanded to include even more important things in our existence, since the human act of making kitsch is universal, we can build whole structures like political and social institutions that only mimic the essence that such institutions are supposed to hold for them to be worthy to exist. Lacking essence the kitsch structure does not have any authenticity or intellectual investment. It exists to bolster the imagole of what it's user tries to show off. It is a sort of escape from real responsibility of it's author from intellectual and sentimental effort which it is supposed to put into real work.

Twentieth century totalitarian states have made extensive use of kitsch, not just in their propaganda image, but also in their institutions which were promoted as being democratic, free and popular. Though, this shouldn't make us think that non-totalitarian countries do not have kitsch institutions present. These kitsch structures are present in every time and place and they appear because of our human power to believe. The kitsch comes to life from our will to believe. To believe that we can copy and use something real we find in existence.


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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:59 pm

The Kitsch Revolution: "Shoot yourselves!"

Unlike the other anti-communist revolutions throughout Eastern Europe, the Romanian Revolution of 1989 was bloody. It is called a "revolution" only because of a generalization, there were anti-communist revolutions in a few eastern European countries, just not in Romania. Because there were real anti-communist protests in the time of the state power seizure, there was a pretext to call it a "revolution" even more. Most of the deaths actually occurred after Ceaușescu was murdered after a short trial by a kangaroo court. There was no desire for a real trial, the prosecutor was on his way when Ceaușescu and his wife were gunned down by soldiers. What matters is not who gave the orders and why, but only the fact that it was the starting point of how the justice system would continue to function in post-communist Romania, kitsch justice. Trials of political figures in Romania would go on to be silly pieces of garbage pretending to be an application of justice for decades to come, tools of those in power in their demagogical schemes.

This parody of a revolution was a large diversion in which the military was turned against itself. Military units were ordered to fire against other military units over graveyards. A lot of poorly trained soldiers shot other soldiers or themselves. There were a lot of drunk soldiers in that December, a lot of them were partying with alcohol, others were served drinks by the population who was cheerful of the fall of the dictator. Some bands of soldiers were put on alert and told to fear a possible invasion, they were all so tense, trying to uphold the victories of the "revolution" they started pulverizing the darkness with bullets having heard some noise, only to find out the other day that it was only a dog. Grenades were thrown without reason by soldiers against officers. Snipers were ordered to take high positions and shoot at civilians and other military. These types of incidents resulted in almost 1000 people dead.Mass hysteria was the key word of that period, as the second tier of the Communist Party took control of the power. How can anyone call this an authentic revolution?
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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:26 pm

What we truly are?

We dare not accept our insignificance in the world and we turn ourselves into heroes or villains in stories we fabricate just so we can become important in the world. We would rather be great villains than nobodies. We would rather be murderers, rapists, killers, torturers, rather than be unimportant figures in the stories we create about ourselves. We love to paint ourselves with great colors rather than be uncolored like water. We want to be bloody important. A man even if he cannot be a hero of his life story, he would still prefer to be the villain of it rather than a nobody. Heroes are hardly accepted in real societies, but villains, there always enough of them to populate our world.
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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:41 pm

Problem for libertarians

Believing that a non-liberal society cannot be wealthy is like believing the Mafia is poor.
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PostSubject: Re: Jester's antiphilosophical investigations Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:02 pm

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What we truly are?

We dare not accept our insignificance in the world and we turn ourselves into heroes or villains in stories we fabricate just so we can become important in the world. We would rather be great villains than nobodies. We would rather be murderers, rapists, killers, torturers, rather than be unimportant figures in the stories we create about ourselves. We love to paint ourselves with great colors rather than be uncolored like water. We want to be bloody important. A man even if he cannot be a hero of his life story, he would still prefer to be the villain of it rather than a nobody. Heroes are hardly accepted in real societies, but villains, there always enough of them to populate our world.

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