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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:33 am

Heard a wise definition of slavery, from a Greek professor and television pundit:
Κουσουλις, Λευτερης wrote:
Slavery is the refusal of responsibility
The avoidance of responsibility makes one a slave to the other who, then, becomes the projection of personal weakness, and a representation of personal insecurities refusing to become more, because in the process the self is cleansed of all culpability, except for a few minor things that become a way of pretending self-criticism.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:59 pm

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A characteristic of awareness is the reluctance to take responsibility for another's fate, or to ascend the hierarchy social ladder and become leader.
The greatest minds did not seek such positions of authority, and Plato built an entire political system around them, calling them 'philosopher kings'.
Men thrust into power, while trying to reject the position.  

Need = dependence.
Dependence = lack of freedom.
Lack of freedom is an indication of weakness, because more than expressing an existential fact, it also exposes a weakness before others of your own kind - a dependence on their appreciation, acknowledgement, accolades.
Such feebleness of spirit can only lead others astray.

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"Some".....Plato meant a few, a small minority, and advised that the rest should leave philosophy alone because they are not intellectually, nor emotionally fitted for such a discipline.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:49 pm

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The perfect place for an old-world charlatan to find a new-world pool of untapped fools to drain.
Naiveté of the youthful and those that have surrendered to the calm waters of Lethe; those running from their memories – their own shadows.
Emotional Vampires need no fortune, no tangible evidence of their 'power'... they are content with fame, the intangible that can survive by authoritatively declaring and repeating with passionate conviction.
Repetition is a noetic reincarnation; linguistic re-production.
The endless recycling of garbage.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:11 pm

David Hume wrote:
While we study with attention the vanity of human life, and turn all our thoughts towards the empty and transitory nature of riches and honours, we are, perhaps, all the while flattering our natural indolence, which, hating the bustle of the world, and drudgery of business, seeks a pretence of reason to give itself a full and uncontrolled indulgence. There is, however, one species of philosophy which seems little liable to this inconvenience, and that because it strikes in with no disorderly passion of the human mind, nor can mingle itself with any natural affection or propensity; and that is the Academic or Sceptical philosophy. The academics always talk of doubt and suspense of judgment, of danger in hasty determinations, of confining to very narrow bounds the enquiries of the understanding, and of renouncing all speculations which lie not within the limits of common life and practice. Nothing, therefore, can be more contrary than such a philosophy to the supine indolence of the mind, its rash arrogance, its lofty pretensions, and its superstitious credulity. Every passion is mortified by it, except the love of truth; and that passion never is, nor can be, carried to too high a degree. It is surprising, therefore, that this philosophy, which, in almost every instance, must be harmless and innocent, should be the subject of so much groundless reproach and obloquy. But, perhaps, the very circumstance which renders it so innocent is what chiefly exposes it to the public hatred and resentment. By flattering no irregular passion, it gains few partizans: By opposing so many vices and follies, it raises to itself abundance of enemies, who stigmatize it as libertine, profane, and irreligious.

Doesn't exactly apply to those calling themselves skeptics in modern times though.
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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:41 pm

Nietzsche wrote:
With all great deceivers there is a noteworthy occurrence to which they owe their power. In the actual act of deception... they are overcome by belief in themselves. It is this which then speaks so miraculously and compellingly to those who surround them.

Nietzsche wrote:
Mystical explanations are considered deep; the truth is, they are not even shallow.

Nietzsche wrote:
Whatever has value in our world now does not have value in itself, according to its nature — nature is always value-less, but has been given value at some time, as a present — and it was we who gave and bestowed it.

Nietzsche wrote:
While every noble morality develops from a triumphant affirmation of itself, slave morality from the outset says No to what is "outside," what is "different," what is "not itself"; and this No is its creative deed.

Nietzsche wrote:
That every will must consider every other will its equal — would be a principle hostile to life, an agent of the dissolution and destruction of man, an attempt to assassinate the future of man, a sign of weariness, a secret path to nothingness.

Nietzsche wrote:
The sick are the greatest danger for the healthy; it is not from the strongest that harm comes to the strong, but from the weakest.

Nietzsche wrote:
I am a disciple of the philosopher Dionysus, I would rather be a satyr than a saint.


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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:16 pm

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I've described this as being 'out of phase' or gamma-male.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:26 pm

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Not all can become philosophers.
Not all can endure.
Philosophy is not wanting to know and seeking wisdom...it is endurance....because when we see we must not turn to run, or fall and hide, but stand to face.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:29 pm

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Man worships himself as an-other, and so deals with his existential anxieties and the insufferable solitude of being.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:30 pm

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We give our ignorance a symbol, we give it a name, and by doing so we comfort our-self with what we think we know as self.
The terrifying unknown is made more intimate....with a name.
Magic of words.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:32 pm

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I keep mine inside, burning my intestines and drowning my rage.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:35 pm

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Freedom...such a delicate, fleeting crack in a determining past.
What seeps out of the fracture is a monster we deny - chaos, naming it complexity, so as to hide, from us, a benevolent unknown - something familiar.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:43 pm

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We try to reduce this enormity by believing in absolute order - probabilities reducing the possibilities to something more manageable and less frightening.

The most cowardly, go further, reducing possibility to a singularity, calling ti god...and then explaining multiplicity as his mysterious whimsy - a testing of our resolve and commitment to the chosen delusion.

Even a narcotic requires faith, when it begins burning our insides.
Every benefit has a cost.
We endure the minor, because we cannot endure the major.
But the minor is incremental.
We prefer to commit suicide slowly, hoping that someone will find a cure before it's too late.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:26 pm

Weininger, Otto wrote:
The seeker searches, the priest informs. The seeker searches above all himself, the priest reveals himself above all to others. The seeker searches his whole life long for himself, for his own soul; the priest’s ego is given from the outset as a presupposition of everything else. The seeker is always accompanied by a feeling of imperfection; the priest is convinced of the existence of perfection.

Priests know truth from books, full of scripts, parroting until they become memorized - plagiarizing by changing the words.
Seekers find truth, in fragments, connecting the puzzle piece by piece.
Difference between exoteric and esoteric starting points, or Top<>Down, and Bottom<>Up thinking.
Difference between Aryanism and Abrahamism.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:45 am

Heidegger wrote:

With regard to the Latin name for the true, verum, we shall keep two incidents in mind:
1. Verum, ver-, meant originally enclosing, covering.
The Latin verum belongs to the same realm of meaning as the Greek αληθες, the uncovered – precisely by signifying the exact opposite of αληθες: the closed off.
2. But now because verum is counter to falsum, and because the essential domain of the imperium is decisive for verum and falsum and their opposites, the sense of ver-, namely enclosed and cover, becomes basically that of covering for security against. Ver is now the maintaining-oneself, the being-above; ver becomes the opposite of falling.
Verum is the remaining constant, the upright, that which is directed to what is superior because it is directing from above. Verum is rectum (regere, ‘the regime’), the right, iustum.
For the Romans the realm of concealment and disconcealment does not at all come to be, although it strives in that direction in ver, the essential realm determining the essence of truth. Under the influence of the imperial, verum becomes forthwith ‘ being-above,’ directive for what is right; veritas is then rectitude, ‘correctness,’ we would say.
The originally Roman stamp given to the essence of truth, which solidly establishes the all-pervading basic character of the essence of truth in the Occident, rejoins an unfolding of the essence of truth that begin already with the Greeks and that at the same time marks the inception of Western metaphysics
Like genes mutate when they are replicated, so do the genetics of memes.
Latin is what we've adopted to understand the Hellenes.
Their misinterpretations are now our prejudices, and delusions.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:07 am

Nietzsche, Friedrich wrote:
Christianity as a denaturalization of herd-animal morality: accompanied by absolute misunderstanding and self-deception. Democratization is a more natural form of it, one less mendacious.
Datum: the oppressed, the lowly, the great masses of slaves and semi-slaves desire power.
First step: they make themselves free-they ransom themselves, in imagination at first, they recognize one another, they prevail.
Second step: they enter into battle, they demand recognition, equal rights, ‘justice.’
Third step: they demand privileges (-they draw the representatives of power over to their side).
Fourth step: they demand exclusive power, and they get it-
In Christianity, three elements must be distinguished:
(a) the oppressed of all kinds,
(b) the mediocre of all kinds,
(c) the discontented and sick of all kinds.
With the first element Christianity fights against the political nobility and its ideal; with the second clement, against the exceptional and privileged (spiritually, physically -) of all kinds; with the third element, against the natural instinct of the healthy and happy.
When a victory is won, the second element steps into the fore- ground;
This mediocre nature at last grows so conscious of itself (acquires courage for itself) that it arrogates even political power to itself-
Democracy is Christianity made natural: - [WTP, 215]

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:16 pm

I've been spending hours reading these old posts even started reading that book mentioned in this one, very thankful
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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:58 pm

We all miss her.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:24 am

Only problem with Davila is that he a devout Christian.
But the only ones permitted to oppose the decay are those who propose a return to an earlier version of the same dis-ease.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:49 am

I haven't read much of Davila so I'm not sure where he is going with his ideas, like his aphorism on beauty.
What he says I can extrapolate to make sense for a pagan worldview.
But I can also see that it would also make sense for someone extrapolating it into "positive nihilism" territory.
This ambiguity is why he is tolerated because the negative nihilist is comfortable with the positive nihilist as his adversary.
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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:51 am

If you read through his book of aphorisms you'll see.
Someone can be right on many things with an underlying error about what causes them.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:52 pm

Davila's problem is indeed his catholic upbringing which he incorporates into his philosophy. I wouldn't say he harbors much of a pagan spirit, other than to invert it in his tributes to God. His Christianity I'm willing to forgive, considering he uses it innocently as to not take away from his traditional European anti-modern wisdom. But, only thinkers like us have these kind of filters.
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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:54 pm

To be discriminating is to be aware.
To be aware reduces the mind's ability to abandon itself to sensations, emotions, the Dionysian.

An Apollonian mind needs to quiet itself, with alcohol, drugs to let itself go.
In the letting go the true unfiltered spirit expresses itself.

Sobriety is Apollonian.....inebriation is Dionysian.
Control, order is reasoning....emoting is the expression of what lies hidden in the mind.....and it requires a numbing, loosening control.

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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:20 pm

Nicolas Davila wrote:
Man, until yesterday, did not deserve to be called a rational animal.
The definition was inexact as long as he invented, according to his preference, religious attitudes and ethical behavior, aesthetic tasks and philosophical meditations.
Today, on the other hand, man limits himself to being a rational animal, that is to say: an inventor of practical rules at the service of his animality.
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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:02 pm

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How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?

Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.
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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:25 pm

^ I like that one.


They have read themselves stupid...
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PostSubject: Re: Quotes, Excerpts, Anecdotes. Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:41 pm

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This ever illusive spiritual quest to understand life's greatest mystery must be quenched, must be attainable in a comprehensive form and thus, the God-archetypes metamorphose into manifestation from the collective minds of man. Archetypal Gods such as Wotan become no less real than man himself, and can effectively serve the needs of the Aryan race.
So important it is to remember that besides elements, there is the form of their combination and that the form is as much a reality as the elements and give them thier significance. The whole world, with its real tendency to deity, stirs in us from the depths of our nature a vague endeavor or desire which shadows forth its object. What we may refer to as the God Absolute is not "The God" until he has become all-in-all, and is not the God of Religion. Such a god is but an aspect, and that can only mean an appearance of the absolute. God is the within and the without of all things. The Supreme One manifests himself through growth, which is an urge from within outward, a struggle for expression and manifestation--Epiphany.

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