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If i annoy anyone, just hit me up. I promise i will try to not be defensive about it.

covid 

Turkish health ministry apparently backs hydroxochloroquine for some reason. And some of our "anti-imperialist" figure heads jump up to do the dirty work of Trump against "big pharma". Sweet, trade with human lives in the name of pseudo-anticapitalism.

Pseudo-anticapitalism is more dangerous than blatanly procapitalist propaganda. Beyond mere slogans and affect, any actual articulation of a positive take on effects of capitalism must take the form of pseudo-anticapitalism, that is to say opposition to negative aspect of capitalism while scapegoating things and people other than capitalism.

fash reference 

i still can't believe they fuck freely

If one wants to complain of anti-intellectualism, one needs actual intellectuals to speak of.

The idea that dreams can be reduced to written descriptions of dreams is ridiculous beyond belief.

What some people call morality can be better understood as a dogmatic belief. Just enunciate x is wrong and move on with your life. Just adhere to dogma.

hope? 

Cause and effect is reversed, as nietzsche pointed somewhere.

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hope? 

autocondemnation that renders concept of humanity practically null. Since it is null, it is not autocondemnation. But the possibility of actually building humanity just stays there, will always stay there. And that's the condemnation.

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hope? 

man is condemned to try to be free. worst would be species dying before liberation, but even that is not worse than all those people who already died and will die before liberation. i can't say they, in some sense, already carried the endpoint in the premature demise. indeed, whole of absence here is merely of social totality. Whatever positive amything we have, it is of the endpoint. Calling it endpoint betrays this aspect, it is already here in a distorted form. it is Kafkaesque...

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hope? 

i don't have much hope for future of humanity, because in my book if this type of creature survives long enough they will create a livable humane social totality along the lines of practical non-scarcity, sustainability and perpetual self creation and collective exhibition of outside world. And if we fail to survive long enough, any successor in any corner of universe that will be fairly similar to us will carry the same inherent potential.

Logic of court system should not be dictatorially accepted in daily life.

People who have technical capabilities are defensive of said capabilities as if they were property. And like property, their value exist only in a very limited frame of reference. And both are self perpetuating and pointless limits to what can be.

Most anyone i guess. Someone who can draw a line, theoretically can draw a straight line with enough muscle memory.

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I am pretty sure doing this by hand was more impressive in a pre-technology era.

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Hypothetically speaking, everyone can draw in perfect symmetry with enough tries. By the same principle, any objective standart of art can be safisfied within a theoreticial infinite amount of given time.

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Removing standarts from art doesn't make it easier for the artists. It makes it harder, now you need to invent the way through which you earn respect and don't only conform to a preformed standart. Even hardest standarts human can imagine, if taken as a static external and objective limit, can be easily achieved by time by anyone. Self formed standarts is where the actual bridge exists between impossibility and valiant effort.

Sickness of liberal democracies is that public opinion on the issues that matter absolutely matters not, and public opinion on the trivial issues have the absolute power.

Tell me which one is more plucky, one who plucked the chicken or the chick who is plucked!

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