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govols comments on Jul 15, 2020:
Did somebody ask him if he wanted a chocolate, or what?
Oh goodie my mom is reading “White Fragility” and wants me to read it next.
govols comments on Jul 13, 2020:
Tell her Robin is racist as fuck and projecting her racist bent on all whites as well as their social institutions...much like Freud did with his desire to fuck his mother and murder his father
The Psychology of Masks. [youtu.be]
govols comments on Jul 13, 2020:
What masks are doing to me is bottling up rage. Everywhere I go where fun is customary, and masks aren't required, I'm surrounded by many people who are declining to mask up. When I go to where masks are required, I see almost exclusively either rage eyes or fear eyes. I've attended the world of "fuck the virus" as much as possible for the whole of this thing, and mask up only as required. Every time I have to mask up I look around at rage and fear eyes. Every time. And because I'm not afraid, I connect with the rage. And I wind up bottling it.
A NEW VIRUS?!?!?!
govols comments on Jul 13, 2020:
Well, I had an idea that vegans were gaining strength, but didn't realized the carnivores were engaging the pitch.
The Intellectual Dark Web’s “Maverick Free Thinkers” Are Just Defenders of the Status Quo ...
govols comments on Jul 13, 2020:
*Brooks devotes the lion’s share of Against the Web to intellectually satisfying deconstructions of the group’s leading figures and their essentially mythical narratives.... *But Against the Web ultimately pairs this deconstructive project with a prescriptive one — offering, as its subtitle suggests, a cosmopolitan socialist vision alongside its polemic against the intellectual shortcomings of the so-called IDW and its phony renegades. “What we need,” says Brooks in the book’s final chapter: * *is a cosmopolitan socialism premised on real material needs that expresses itself in criticism, art, movement building, and anything else that drives politics … following Gramsci, we need an integral approach that fuses universal desires, aspirations, and material concerns with a recognition that we do in fact live in a globalized, interconnected, and neoliberal world still defined by grotesque inequality, ecological crisis, and resurgent right wing authoritarianism.* So, yet again, a work of mostly deconstruction, followed up with call for utopian global universalism through cosmopolitan socialism...with no fucking idea how accomplish the dream barring revolutionary overturning of the status quo. In the process, the author(s) seem to ignore the dozens and dozens of conversations among people actually trying to figure out how to navigate toward better institutions.
Someone help me out here.
govols comments on Jul 13, 2020:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wave_(1981_film)
So here's a question for the group, are you here because you're gender critical, or because you ...
govols comments on Jul 9, 2020:
I haven't figured out yet what gender critical is...
I was taught to believe that Satan can never be redeemed because he is too full of pride and so will...
govols comments on Jul 9, 2020:
That's a really interesting idea. My understanding is that even were Satan to repent and submit, we'd still be fallen and would still face the justice we deserve absent Christ. I tend to think the pride thing is the separation from God that's the actual hell we face. It doesn't, to me, require a special horrifying cell-space, but only the separation itself.
Why You're Wrong About IQ [youtube.]
govols comments on Jul 9, 2020:
Does this gut write anywhere? His videos are impossible for me to watch; for some reason I get a foul impression of his attitude.
How do you currently identify, politically? I'm a classic liberal.
govols comments on Jul 8, 2020:
I no longer have a reasonably defensible political identity.
Don't forget an apostrophe.
govols comments on Jul 6, 2020:
Since it's for work I go more formal and use, "For the sake of FUCK,....!"
These words: adoration, fondness, liking, attraction, caring, tenderness, compassion, ...
govols comments on Jul 6, 2020:
How about degrees of intensity in loosely associated emotional responses to a variety of differing environmental relationships.
Rule 4: Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.
govols comments on Jul 6, 2020:
I have a ritual for you that fits perfectly to your post. Tomorrow, as you go about your day, identify one thing that is poorly positioned and fix it. It can be as simple as a candy wrapper on the ground. Also, for fun, try to identify a flaw in your map, an incomplete assumption you couldn't defend for your life. What do you need to learn if you're to know the assumption is true, well enough to defend it, or to adjust it toward a more defensible Truth claim?
If anybody in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California, Nevada, Utah or Wyoming start with the whole ...
govols comments on Jul 6, 2020:
I've just decided to go with "Conquered. Not stolen, conquered. Read history."
It's OK to be pro-white.
govols comments on Jul 6, 2020:
See? Take an inch, take a mile...
One of the armies of Civil War 2?
govols comments on Jul 5, 2020:
Chittom?
Someone is bound to complain, good to see Aston Martin have a sense of humor
govols comments on Jul 5, 2020:
Somebody has to remind us here that a flashy newer model is sometimes a trade down if your current ride is reliable, cost effective, and well suited to your habits.
What is the "thing" that keeps relationships going for decades?
govols comments on Jul 4, 2020:
The price one pays for divorce?
So in the past we assumed that with youthful optimism and liberal idealism would give way to wisdom ...
govols comments on Jul 1, 2020:
Part of the problem that's directly related to your post is the political/professional managerial class, as well as the academic class who trains them, and the fact that so many of them never experience the real world. The phrase "flyover states" didn't exist in my childhood; it's an attitude that only a cosmopolitan universalist could embrace. In the minds of the glorious visionaries of the modern ruling class, the only way to fix society is to expose the ignorant masses in the lands of wealth and privilege to the ignorant masses from oppressed populations, thereby lifting all boats on the rising tide of a common global humanity. The regard cultural traditionalists as stuck in a rut that only their multi-cult can fill. Most of them grew up in silks, and the texture associated with many vastly differing human societies and cultural traditions irritates their sensitive, well groomed skin-suits. The masses and their cultures irritate them, but very well stirred the blend sips well in a cocktail. Top-shelf, mind you...none of that well brand shit that the _ folk swill....
Welfare Checks Turn Deadly – The Future of Freedom Foundation
govols comments on Jul 1, 2020:
Okay, I'm gonna just go ahead and admit it. I was like, "How in the hell are we going to link deaths by cops to benefit payments?"
😂 Russia Wants Bulgarians to Stop Painting Soviet Monuments To Look Like American Superheroes - ...
govols comments on Jul 1, 2020:
That's about as funny as anything I've seen in 2020.
Why is there an unwashed low-life Mexican-residing Mexican trying to motivate you to use your big ...
govols comments on Jun 30, 2020:
The average American hasn't savings enough to pay next week's bills. Most of us are one poorly considered public comment away from homelessness. We do have some really cool shit, though.
It all depends on the spices you use...
govols comments on Jun 30, 2020:
That's just...well...a whole new way of spreading...happiness.
Is "Race Realism" a message of love or hate?
govols comments on Jun 30, 2020:
I really don't think it's all that important or interesting a question. The far more important and interesting issue is pointed out in a post below: whether based on race or ethnicity or NOT, the bell curves of intelligence. personality, and social behaviors are as real as those of upper-body strength, physical stamina, height, "natural" body weight, bone density or thickness, body hair, etc. The fact is, every society needs to think about meaningful and productive ways to help the tails of the curves fit into the structures and institutions that every civilization requires if it's to remain civilized. A large part of that has been in the (semi-modern) past a much broader distribution of wealth than exists within the globalist capitalist economics of today, AND a broader distribution of the actual means and locations of all of the various manners of productive endeavor. Every community "enjoys" about 20% fuck-ups. If any community is to meaningfully and gainfully "exploit" its fuck-ups, it needs 10 or 15 % of the other "tail" to sponsor them, mentor them, manage them, CARE about them, and value their efforts--no matter how lowly--with a decent regard for their well-being and livelihood. And, to make matter worse, we really have to find something for the geniuses to do besides evil and disruption. I don't think our problems are race nearly so much as they revolve around the idea--shared among mostly the left leaning, anti-social, and deviants--that societies can exist without functional norms.
If you have a symptom called 'pessimism', stay away. I don't want to catch it. 😝😂
govols comments on Jun 30, 2020:
Well, I do at least *try* to be non-destructive in my pessimism, and *mostly* avoid being hateful. A friend of mine used to say to me "Damn! you'll say anything!" The first time he said it I told him "you should hear what I *don't* say..."
Engineer humor
govols comments on Jun 30, 2020:
boo, hiss....
Has anyone else's red-pilling been fairly recent?
govols comments on Jun 30, 2020:
I read the US constitution in the 80s, in my late teens/early 20s, and I've been doing maintenance doses of red-pills ever since; they hold the black-pill at bay.
I fuggin love these people, quite aware there will be a shitstorm but much respect
govols comments on Jun 29, 2020:
I just realized this is a story, in which "Ken and Karen" are said to be "heavily armed" with an "arsenal?"
I fuggin love these people, quite aware there will be a shitstorm but much respect
govols comments on Jun 29, 2020:
Is that a PPK?
Florida reports massive single-day increase of 9,000 coronavirus cases [axios.com]
govols comments on Jun 26, 2020:
No, not an increase of 9000. That's not what it says.
Biden Criticized For Appearing In Hennessy Ads - YouTube
govols comments on Jun 25, 2020:
I wouldn't sip Hennessy with someone else's lips, but that was funny.
Need Your Help: Racist Politicians and Policies I'm actually wanting some help.
govols comments on Jun 25, 2020:
Look toward addresses to the NAACP, and other black organizations. Some reveal staggering levels of condescension.
Have you taken the White Fragility Self-Test?
govols comments on Jun 24, 2020:
They're using clinical psychology and psychoanalysis as weapons, intentionally manipulating basic human insecurities as buttons and levers to trigger emotional and/or behavioral responses. They're psychopaths and sociopaths.
What are your best recommendations for politically incorrect literature?
govols comments on Jun 24, 2020:
Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance.
Could'a been me!
govols comments on Jun 24, 2020:
Plot twist...
This cultural war has been created by PR and that is the way you can fight back in a non-violent ...
govols comments on Jun 24, 2020:
A difficulty is that art is fucking hard, and those for whom it comes easy tend toward openness to exotic experience and emotional intuition--often a trait mistaken for care, but also an aspect of the manipulative. You, as poor Mexican, seeing us as rich and more subject to our lizard brains for preservation rather than exploration, might very well be in the better position to inspire us through art than we, you. We're in a rut. We need "the blues" of the aspirant, maybe, to help push and pull us back onto a visionary path. The Library of Alexandria didn't burn; the esteem for wisdom and her keepers shifted. Art follows wisdom, pursues it. Enlightens the path forward. Civilizations fall, in part, because they become pragmatic rather than creative. Art doesn't rise from the rot, but from the fertility of soil not yet overly cultivated. Show us what ya got..........
What happened to the Intellectual Dark Web's influence?
govols comments on Jun 24, 2020:
Its "influence" was consumed by its success. It created a reality for a few million people, a reality that didn't previously exist, one in which alternative ideas could be explored in spaces other than those controlled by authoritarian progressives. Rebel Wisdom has as a project, "How do we do sense-making now that all prior "received-wisdom" systems have been shattered by a reality that's too complex for any of them to grasp hold of now that their faith component has been rejected by the modern age?" Eric Weinstein is playing with "Escaping the institutional structure that work to suppress heterodox ideas about science, economics, the human condition, etc." There are quite a lot of very small movements that have taken root since the IDW (not this site) blazed a trail into the weeds that sprout among the institutional;y structured garden of human thinking and ideas.
ANARCHISM ISN’T ABOUT HYPER-INDIVIDUALISM. ANARCHISM IS ABOUT COMMUNITY AND COOPERATION
govols comments on Jun 24, 2020:
To be fair to the contributor--if not the author of the article presented--outstanding post! Good stuff...
ANARCHISM ISN’T ABOUT HYPER-INDIVIDUALISM. ANARCHISM IS ABOUT COMMUNITY AND COOPERATION
govols comments on Jun 24, 2020:
The author's idea of anarchism--and even the early presenters of the 1800s--is actually communism formed up locale by locale by voluntary association rather than through Marx's prediction that it would be achieved through revolutionary socialist take-over of the State--followed eventually by the passage of ownership into the dustbin of progress by way of a top down distribution of the elements of production and distribution once consolidated into the State from the Capitalists. It's basically the bottom-up version through consensus community organization v the top down version that never descends from the perch of the Revolutionary "People's" Managerial State. It's a vision that ignores the fact that some locales are more equal than others, some people are more equal than others, and some sociopaths are more equal than the populations over whom they find sway. A unitarian universalist blank slate humanist globalism is impossible to construct, whether through a groundswell, idealist avalanche, or a progressive or revolutionary bending of the arc of history. The very idea ignores the human condition.
ANARCHISM ISN’T ABOUT HYPER-INDIVIDUALISM. ANARCHISM IS ABOUT COMMUNITY AND COOPERATION
govols comments on Jun 24, 2020:
I didn't read the article you linked because it's part of a series, and thus doesn't stand alone without at least some foundational notion of the ideas it being presented in support of. I went to the preceding text and was confronted with a misrepresentation of Madison's Federalist 10, AND the context itself. It also becomes evident that he seems to be defining anarchism within the small local context, but intermingling its application to both vastly larger bodies politic, and vastly larger territories than are generally thought of when one ponders the merits of "leaderless" consensus driven decision making. He's writing off Madison's justification for why republics are more suited than democracies to restrain the forces of faction, without engaging the causes of faction and its danger to broad liberty among individuals and minorities that will occur where no restraint against it set in place to look out both for the minority and for the general welfare of the whole of the body of society.
Remember two weeks ago when everyone agreed the cops were out of control and the right-wing ...
govols comments on Jun 24, 2020:
What do you think of when you use the word right-wing?
Mike Pence 2024 question??
govols comments on Jun 23, 2020:
I doubt he'll put his name in the ring. Too much bullshit.
forward to voting? [twitter.]
govols comments on Jun 23, 2020:
No, not really. I'm one of those who voted in every election, but never for either a Dem or Rep where federal elections are concerned. I usually found alternative candidate that I could vote positively FOR, or would leave a race blank. I'm one of the millions who helped Clinton win in 1992 by voting for Perot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl8SaNvcK7U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPIVI0CbCmg
Parking problems
govols comments on Jun 22, 2020:
You're an asshole. Genius super villain, but asshole none the less.
Long, wrong, poorly written, and reposting to a smaller forum, but in part my view of what got us ...
govols comments on Jun 22, 2020:
Well, above I went astray, and want to revisit "How in the actual fuck can mere men systematize God's Law? Examine how it plays out in the Laws of Nature." Having moved into Christendom, through references to the ancient past of the Greeks and Hebrews, how can this be tied back to God's Law and the benefit of studying nature as a means toward The City of God? (BTW, I'm utterly unqualified for the task.) The Ancients of our decidedly blended up culture(s) generally practiced being in cultures of received knowledge and wisdom. It is as is because it always has been. Innovation was normal and natural, but was built up from, and founded upon, tradition. Socrates (the horrifying prick) can't possibly have been the first to question the credibility of the keepers of tradition, but he might very well have been the first to get away with doing it for almost the entire span of a human life before finally being escorted toward his unsavory encounter with the madness of crowds and the influence of "authority" upon the masses. Socrates was the child who pointed out that the "king" walks about clothed in an authority he isn't competent to defend. And the gnarley prick managed to pass on to us a disciple. Aristotle, it seems, managed to systematize a method of inquiry that us mere mortals might use to pretend toward the genius of his master. This system of categorizing, of organizing reason into manners of constructing frameworks and processes for systematic inquiry, wound up imposed upon any and every metaphysical exploration. Everywhere I explore theology as captured by textual history after Aristotle, every attempt to elevate received tradition toward reasoned out knowledge was conducted through the sorts of argumentation that the Greeks bestowed on the world as we received it. It almost seems as if the Hebrew authorities circa year zero were sophists. They were authoritative for no other reason than that they were largely unchallenged. It almost seem like "historical" Jesus, steeped in a Hellenistic Roman culture, absorbed some Socrates and Aristotle. It almost seems as though he drank deeply from the texts of his culture(s), absorbed them both, and brought one to bear against the other in an attempt to find all of the richness within. And he did it in public, to the humiliation of the authorities. And he was introduced to Socrates face to face. (More to come, foolish as it might be...)
Warning - a groaner! 😂
govols comments on Jun 22, 2020:
So...It IS her first child?
Everybody Hurts
govols comments on Jun 22, 2020:
Song at around 1:48.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx8yD3-HWTg
Timely quote.
govols comments on Jun 22, 2020:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymI5Uv5cGU4&t=432s
Just reflecting on how lazy people have become.
govols comments on Jun 22, 2020:
Curious what a few hours on a route earns...
What are your early predictions for election 2020?
govols comments on Jun 21, 2020:
We're well aware of the crazed establishment and the hatred for Trump and any who don't share their hatred, but it's really hard to figure the number and intensity of the people who are simmering in loathing of the establishment, media, left, sjw, etc. Turnout will tell, as always.
I have covered this before but with many people wondering why civilization seems to be unraveling ...
govols comments on Jun 21, 2020:
Very good presentation of the ideas you're exploring.
It's kind of concerning when top contributors have become inactive.
govols comments on Jun 21, 2020:
Part of it is that if the topics become too topical the forum doesn't provide the escape some people use it for. Another thing is if the topics become either repetitive (GUILTY!) or the responses indicate that typical posters are unwilling to play with nuance or tolerate adapting to demonstrated mistakes in their ideological perspectives. If it's too current, too "real," too repetitive, or too dogmatic, it loses the spirit of thoughtful AND interesting AND fun.
This article is about privilege, which is a hot topic, no doubt.
govols comments on Jun 21, 2020:
Okay, this might be a steaming pile that I'm about to step into... So, one of the reasons I often say that life is suffering (I had it before I ever heard or read about from others; maybe it slipped in through Church or depression ere religious grandparents) is that we ALL experience being screwed, over and over, from an early age, even by on own friends and family. Betrayal is one of the most hurtful experiences of the human condition. Life IS suffering. Well, what if you, as the article points out, have special heritable advantages based on the status of your parents? Hm. You have still been screwed over and over throughout life, but you overcame it. One can, based on personality and "raising," incline toward either thinking other "disadvantaged" people JUST LIKE YOU haven't worked hard enough, or have been held down by people better positioned always having the privilege of nepotism. One of the screwed up parts of anti-discrimination motivated reparations programs like affirmative action is that people who are under-represented in regard to high-status parents gain opportunities for earning education certifications and social networks that LOOK like those enjoyed by people with high status parents. Because they don't enjoy the support structures enjoyed by most in their new almost artificial cohort, they don't achieve to the degree that their "peers" do. All of them are well educated AND NOW NETWORKED, and smart enough to see the disparity; but they're not wise enough to see the actual cause that Murray is proposing. They can only find systemic bigotry, because that's the cause that the modern university experience has fed them. The funny thing is, the "right" is now finding "Marx's" class oppression as a line of defense against the SJW message about group identity oppression matrices. This is the source of the horse-shoe theory, I suppose. The focus on identity politics is forcing conservative to open up to the idea of class oppression and privilege in self-defense against ideas promoting Identity Politics. The right is actually becoming the defenders of the working classes against the sometimes over-educate, over-indebted, SJW leftist intelligencia who teaches a message of tearing down the very institutions the working classes rely on for any hope for sustenance. It really rather amusing to watch.
This article is about privilege, which is a hot topic, no doubt.
govols comments on Jun 19, 2020:
Thanks. I only scanned it but will read again. I tend to think he and I would find a lot of common ground, though I'm probably pretty far to his right.
Trump's judicial appointments
govols comments on Jun 18, 2020:
Younger historical?
What does the word ,traditional mean in philosophy?
govols comments on Jun 18, 2020:
Context for question? On some level it's cultural: Greek, Western, Eastern, etc. On some level it's classical canon v modern or contemporary. Wisdom of the ages v critiques thereof. Metaphysics v analytics. It depends.
Definition of Satanism is Inverting the truth.
govols comments on Jun 18, 2020:
In my time and place of origin, middle school was a shared cultural experience among a collection of both black Southerners and white ones, individuals within each culture bringing experiences of poverty ranging toward and including wealth. Along the range of wealth we all had some differing status, and along the range of white/black we all congregated as either or, but also within the range of wealth. We all had friends or collaborators along the various ranges, and a certain amount of individual and within group negotiation was required. I'm early 50s and an amalgam of both Deep South and Appalachian in "identity." My cohort didn't have "wiggers," but were aware they existed in other realities. Blacks and Whites crossed but didn't share identity. We shared Southern aspects, but were truly different along racial experience of what it meant to be Southern, given our place within the experience.
The right wing conspiracy against America Level-headed people on the left have warned for months ...
govols comments on Jun 17, 2020:
You and I have different Google's.
What is your mental image when you hear the term "Transwoman"?
govols comments on Jun 17, 2020:
Honestly, it depends on the condition of my heart at a given moment. I'm more generous at some times than others. I find it presently difficult to muster generosity.
The editorial in Science magazine this week claimed that "The evidence of systemic racism in science...
govols comments on Jun 17, 2020:
"Why are the scientific areas studied more frequently by people of color continuously underfunded by the government?" Um, be specific.
Can equality of outcome be achieved.?
govols comments on Jun 16, 2020:
Equality can be achieved in Math.
I so wish there was!
govols comments on Jun 16, 2020:
Nope! I'm pretty sure Man spoke cows into existence through bullshit.
BabylonBee: the Apostle Paul's KJV Bible is up for auction on eBay. [babylonbee.com]
govols comments on Jun 15, 2020:
Too much...
No, you are not wearing that. Put this one on instead. 😂
govols comments on Jun 15, 2020:
He couldn't look any smaller if he were in an urn.
In an interview with Dr. Ben Carson on FOX (I could post the video link but ... why?
govols comments on Jun 15, 2020:
I never got the talk. I. Got. THE. Talk. The talk that comes syllable by syllable, and punctuated by each stroke of an ass-whipping. The last time I got the belt it was at about twelve, after church. All of my friends "spent the night" at various of each others' houses as an excuse to then stay out all night, break into a community center, cause some property damage, etc. One kid broke the code and ratted us all out, and his parents called everyone else's, as parents will do. I got the talk before church, without the ass-whipping, and the ass-whipping after church for the very first time without comment.
There is a certain class of race problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because ...
govols comments on Jun 15, 2020:
The hot mess is going to be hard to clean up given the state of "knowledge." I mean, we have differences over whether race is even a biological reality; race as a real thing but purely a social construct; race is a power dynamic; race is real and systemic; race is related to false consciousness; race can only be viewed from the perspective of the oppressed imaginary but very real and actually imposed by others upon victims of racism; we have to have a frank conversation about race; we're so tired of explaining the black experience to white allies who only ask to signal their virtue for their own benefit and profit... It just goes on and on and on from people who are bright enough that with a couple of years leaning a trade could probably own a business that employs dozens of whatever oppressed people they so dearly care about.
All I have to say is; Did this “Medical Examiner” WATCH the Video(s) of the Incidence?
govols comments on Jun 15, 2020:
https://www.atlantacriminaldefenseteam.com/murder-lawyer-atlanta/
There is a certain class of race problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because ...
govols comments on Jun 15, 2020:
The shame is to NOT see it this way when it's clearly present. Much of race theory is mental masturbation among the talented tenth who have put their talent to waste doing theory rather than doing business within the communities for whom they profess to care and they presume to speak for.
Mathematical Challenges to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution - YouTube
govols comments on Jun 15, 2020:
If I were convinced of ID I'm not sure how it might affect my own manner of being. I mean, that wouldn't prove God exactly, but instead only cause and effect, which is the assumption that the modern age makes about reality anyway. ID in and of itself isn't enough to change much culturally. What do you think?
Anyone else see the religious nature of all this?
govols comments on Jun 14, 2020:
It's becoming clear to more and more people every day.
I Am Not Part of Any Race [youtube.com]
govols comments on Jun 14, 2020:
Race is real. Search that phrase. Lots of evidence that race is real, and genetic, and has an impact on culture.
My view is Trump energized the left while giving us nothing but rhetoric.
govols comments on Jun 12, 2020:
Depends on your cause.
How do I increase my level?
govols comments on Jun 11, 2020:
It's all about contribution and participation. Just join in and share some fun; the levels take care of themselves.
YOU LOOK HARD ENOUGH, YOU’LL FIND IT Imagine a life of social anxiety that is mild enough that ...
govols comments on Jun 11, 2020:
This is how I view the lenses provided through a mastery and consistent application of critical studies. The interpretive frameworks that the various theoretical studies topics provide distort every story, artwork, historical context, social interactions--EVERYTHING--toward which their lenses are focused. They're the hammers of the holy gods of social justice, and all of human cultures are but loosened nails beneath them.
Morality is older than religion - Frans de Waal: Morality Without Religion - YouTube
govols comments on Jun 11, 2020:
I disagree. The ancients had religion so tightly woven into cultural expectations that that we with exposure to secular ideas simply don't recognize that there used to never be religion, but only the way things were. Religion wasn't A thing; it was THE thing.
How about the Big Bounce instead of the Big Bang?
govols comments on Jun 11, 2020:
The article mentioned a problem with big bang and some of the theory solutions being untestable, but then ignores the same issue for the bounce. It's still interesting, but I'm not sure how much confidence we'll ever really have in our theories of the infinite or infinitesimal. The mysteries abound.
Anyone NOT Christian Here?
govols comments on Jun 11, 2020:
Yeah, faithless Christian, here.
Free e-book! I've been an avid Peterson fan for a couple of years now and for me, part of the lure, ...
govols comments on Jun 11, 2020:
Thank you.
What do I have to do to get to level 2??
govols comments on Jun 10, 2020:
And it's done. You're at level 2.
What do I have to do to get to level 2??
govols comments on Jun 10, 2020:
The levels are particiption trophies. Post and comment...
‘Endangered’ NYT Staffers Submit List of Demands to Leadership BY: Washington Free Beacon ...
govols comments on Jun 10, 2020:
News or parody? I don't know. Amusing, though.
Stop! Grammar time!
govols comments on Jun 9, 2020:
At least it isn't a tattoo...
I get people’s political views change but it just amazes me that the very people who were ...
govols comments on Jun 9, 2020:
Examples are helpful.
Do you believe DJT will win in November?
govols comments on Jun 8, 2020:
No.
So, I was wondering (questioning the norm again).
govols comments on Jun 8, 2020:
The most obvious argument against privatization goes back in my mind to the private security companies in 19th century America. They worked on behalf of the people or companies that paid them, and were sometimes brutal in their "enforcement" engagements. I can't really come up with a good argument for privatization, but I can envision at least one "ground up" sort of reboot. It might be possible to structure an organization based on older systems, like a cadre of professionals who maintain the infrastructure of investigatory methodology and emergency violence deployment, but who rely on community members for support and backup. But, that was the sort of system that I suppose was found problematic, and exactly what the modern forces were built up to replace.
Do you really choose what you eat – or do your gut microbes decide for you?
govols comments on Jun 1, 2020:
Well, supposedly you're only about 43% human. More than half the cells of your body are microbial, and the DNA of your microbes outnumber your "own" by about 1000 times. And, to make matters stranger, you're really about 99.99...% empty space. https://theconversation.com/do-you-really-choose-what-you-eat-or-do-your-gut-microbes-decide-for-you-76337 https://www.sciencealert.com/99-9999999-of-your-body-is-empty-space I'm having sloppy joes...
Very Spot On...
govols comments on May 25, 2020:
That just pisses me off for some reason
Men's studies would be much more interesting than women's studies.
govols comments on May 22, 2020:
OMG!
Media admits it is their job to control exactly what people think!! As if there was any doubt.
govols comments on May 21, 2020:
2017?
There really is no better time to create a new WHO like org that truly looks after the interest of ...
govols comments on May 21, 2020:
I just don't believe that any smallish collection of individuals (organization) can look after the interests of the whole of even humanity, much less the whole of the planet.
Yes, I think that's plausible. 😂
govols comments on May 18, 2020:
Yep, I think it's roughly true.
It’s slowly becoming accepted wisdom, at least in the corridors of thought untainted by a ...
govols comments on May 18, 2020:
I've been weirded out over the whole thing. It's been a really crazy representation of the idea that we're existing in a duality of reality. To some extent we're all getting the same information, but we're creating two very different realities from it (at least three, really, if you count the "WTF" crowd like I tend to be in.) My experience is one of "nothing to see here." Nobody I know has been affected by the virus beyond the policies enacted, yet quite a lot of people believe the virus itself is a huge deal, and many others that it's BS; the threat isn't the virus but the reaction. Scott Adams puts the idea pretty well: we're all looking at the same screen, seeing the same things, but perceiving two very different movies.
WiFi Telepathy: Joe Rogan’s May 7th marathon with Elon Musk got really weird, really fast when the...
govols comments on May 17, 2020:
I was honestly enthralled by that conversation.
MaireadMcArdle: Federal Judge hints at perjury or contempt charges for Gen.
govols comments on May 14, 2020:
Heads on pikes...
I'm not that bad - honest!
govols comments on May 14, 2020:
Boxes are more my speed. They outlast most nights.
It appears that New Brunswick will be the first province to implement the long awaited mandatory ...
govols comments on May 14, 2020:
Are your links failing?
Amazing! Mysteriously Complex Geometric Architecture Discovered in Neolithic Temple – Built 6,000 ...
govols comments on May 14, 2020:
I hesitate to read motivations into unknowable peoples past, but I'm generally disappointed with the way we apply modern manners of thinking and being to attempts to decipher the works of the past. There's a weirdness to the way we expect past peoples to have so much less complexity than they really must have had.
CBN: a wave of churches will open for in-person services this coming Sunday.
govols comments on May 14, 2020:
This would be a great opportunity to learn something about contagion. If we could take samples for testing as congregants were entering for worship, and retest over the coming several weeks..???
There isn't a political authority I respect today.
govols comments on May 13, 2020:
Respect is out the window. Respect involves trust and, really, fear. Trust? Probably never again in my lifetime. All that remains of my regard for authority is fear. To the extent that I represent the common man, the common man has lost all trust in the public institutions.
Wouldn’t touch this with a ten foot pole...
govols comments on May 12, 2020:
No. Stop it.

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