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  1. The limits of free speech

    It's always been lies,power washed to serve power and the status quo that supports power. But we all seem to have our preferences.
  2. Holy Grail

    Whose will be done?
  3. In the Northern Darkness, there is a Fish...

    I like how the principles of lift and buoyancy are explored in the first chapter. Naturalistic.
  4. faith in humanity

    Faith in humanity may be misplaced. So what else?
  5. Enlightened movies

    A Field in England
  6. What are you watching on Youtube?

    UG Krishnamurti and David Bohm Full Talk
  7. The limits of free speech

    "The so-called paradox of freedom is the argument that freedom in the sense of absence of any constraining control must lead to very great restraint, since it makes the bully free to enslave the meek. The idea is, in a slightly different form, and with very different tendency, clearly expressed in Plato.Less well known is the paradox of tolerance: Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant , if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. — In this formulation, I do not imply, for instance, that we should always suppress the utterance of intolerant philosophies; as long as we can counter them by rational argument and keep them in check by public opinion , suppression would certainly be unwise. But we should claim the right to suppress them if necessary even by force; for it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument; they may forbid their followers to listen to rational argument, because it is deceptive, and teach them to answer arguments by the use of their fists or pistols. We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. We should claim that any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law, and we should consider incitement to intolerance and persecution as criminal , in the same way as we should consider incitement to murder, or to kidnapping, or to the revival of the slave trade, as criminal." - Karl Popper The Open Society and its Enemies
  8. The dao bums is a cia experiment.

    If I wanted to gather information on non- ordinary states of consciousness...
  9. Which books sit on your nightstand?

    The profession of shaman has many advantages. It offers high status with a safe livelihood free of work in the dreary, sweaty sense. In most societies it offers legal privileges and immunities not granted to other men. But it is hard to see how a man who has been given a mandate from on High to spread tidings of joy to all mankind can be seriously interested in taking up a collection to pay his salary; it causes one to suspect that the shaman is on the moral level of any other con man.But it's lovely work if you can stomach it. - Robert Heinlein
  10. Hello, here finding a way out of depression

    The most inhuman acts are always carried out in the name of humanity. Don't feed me that sentimental nonsense, stop gorging yourself on it. This is not an attack, but I can't say it in a kinder way.
  11. Hello, here finding a way out of depression

    LimA, It seems to me that struggle becomes another attachment. Struggle has its place, life can be said to be a struggle - but seen in another (inhuman) perspective it becomes a cooperative system - a kind of dance - graceful and terrible.
  12. Hello, here finding a way out of depression

    But what happens when we stop struggling?
  13. Hello, here finding a way out of depression

    Lima, Thank you, I feel warmly toward you, also. All this talk of struggle makes me think of The Greater Jihad, spiritualizing the internal struggle.
  14. The Alt-Right

    Seems like a bunch of white nationalists and their useful idiots who are taking advantage of a deep divide between rich and poor, "the gubmint" and "regular folks" using slick propaganda to stoke old regional/ethnic grudges while a distinctly Soviet chuckle wafts across the Bering Strait.