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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #7740 on: 26 January, 2022, 02:09:08 AM »
Started?
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« Reply #7741 on: 26 January, 2022, 02:53:11 AM »
It's entirely possible that I just wasn't noticing before.
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« Reply #7742 on: 27 January, 2022, 06:14:58 PM »
How so? Not doubting you or anything, but I can't find anything online, despite literally dozens of seconds of Google research.

Seems like a fella whose heart is in the right place to me, even if I get the impression that going for a pint with him would be only marginally less irritating than having my eyeballs sandpapered.
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« Reply #7743 on: 27 January, 2022, 08:02:37 PM »
To be fair, I'm basing it also on a few seconds of research. It seems like he's switched to a lot of only vaguely obscured anti-vax disinformation. His support of Rogan is a red flag for me, frankly.

It goes a bit like this on his broadcasts:

"I'm not a doctor, and I'm not anti-vax - but isn't it all very suspicious, eh? Isn't it all a bit (not a doctor, not anti-vax) terribly, terribly suspicious that doctors are asking you to take the vaccine (but I'm not anti-vax, I'm not a doctor, don't listen to me) - but that vaccine seems very suspicious, doesn't it? You shouldn't trust anything you hear etc."

Then he goes on for ages about what a great guy Joe Rogan is. Who's anti-vax.
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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #7744 on: 27 January, 2022, 08:04:52 PM »
I like Neil Young
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« Reply #7745 on: 27 January, 2022, 08:13:22 PM »

"Fear knocked at the door, Faith answered. There was nobody there."

-The Sopranos-

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« Reply #7746 on: 27 January, 2022, 09:17:31 PM »
It's an interesting quote. MLK purported it to mean that faith conquers fear, but another reading of it is that, really, nobody was there. Neither fear, nor faith - as both are inventions of our imagination. I assume the door was automatic and opened on its own due to a passing tumbleweed.
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« Reply #7747 on: 27 January, 2022, 09:51:57 PM »
It's an interesting quote. MLK purported it to mean that faith conquers fear, but another reading of it is that, really, nobody was there. Neither fear, nor faith - as both are inventions of our imagination. I assume the door was automatic and opened on its own due to a passing tumbleweed.

I prefer Psir Pterry's version

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“All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need... fantasies to make life bearable."

REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE.

"Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little—"

YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES.

"So we can believe the big ones?"

YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING.

"They're not the same at all!"

YOU THINK SO? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET—Death waved a hand. AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME...SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED.

"Yes, but people have got to believe that, or what's the point—"

MY POINT EXACTLY.
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« Reply #7748 on: 27 January, 2022, 11:27:47 PM »
I'll tentatively posit that fear isn't always purely a product of the imagination. My parents' cat is seriously lacking in imagination to the best of my knowledge, but was scared shitless when my auntie brought her dog round at Christmas.
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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #7749 on: 28 January, 2022, 12:11:44 AM »
Also, not being afraid doesn't mean there isn't any actual danger, as evidenced by the fate of the much lamented quotee.

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« Reply #7750 on: 28 January, 2022, 01:00:08 AM »

Maybe it's about putting fear behind you. Be roused to action by it, sure, but don't be ruled by it, and remember that nobody, ultimately, can make you afraid but you. But you need faith to make that true.

Furthermore, all you need is love (and a viable socio-economic system).

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« Reply #7751 on: 28 January, 2022, 02:03:59 AM »
I'll tentatively posit that fear isn't always purely a product of the imagination. My parents' cat is seriously lacking in imagination to the best of my knowledge, but was scared shitless when my auntie brought her dog round at Christmas.

Cats are a completely different kettle of fish - not only is their fear real, but their goddess - Bastet - is also real. I think we need to alter the phrase...

Fear knocked at the door, Faith answered. There was nobody there. Until Bastet glanced down from her palanquin and realized it was her fifth disciple, Fear, returning from a hunt around the neighborhood bird tables.
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« Reply #7752 on: 28 January, 2022, 02:47:46 AM »

Fear knocked at the door. Dredd answered. Poor Fear.

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« Reply #7753 on: 02 February, 2022, 01:32:08 AM »
I've just realised 90s gangsta rap is the new dad rock
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« Reply #7754 on: 02 February, 2022, 02:08:30 PM »
I'll tentatively posit that fear isn't always purely a product of the imagination. My parents' cat is seriously lacking in imagination to the best of my knowledge, but was scared shitless when my auntie brought her dog round at Christmas.

Cats are a completely different kettle of fish - not only is their fear real, but their goddess - Bastet - is also real. I think we need to alter the phrase...

Fear knocked at the door, Faith answered. There was nobody there. Until Bastet glanced down from her palanquin and realized it was her fifth disciple, Fear, returning from a hunt around the neighborhood bird tables.

If she's secretly a sock puppet, consider me a convert.
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