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Taking The Red Pill
Topic Started: Sep 13 2017, 11:55 AM (108 Views)
Jolly
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Veni, vidi, vici
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/09/13/liberals-sick-alt-left-are-taking-red-pill.html
“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” - Heinlein
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Catseye3
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In his commentary, "The left is no longer liberal", [Dave Rubin] explained his own disillusionment with the "regressive left," whose "backward ideology" of identity politics puts the collective ahead of the individual. It loves all of its minority groups to behave as a monolith.

"So if you're a true individual -- meaning you don't subscribe to the ideas that the groupthink has attributed to you based on those immutable characteristics -- you must be cast out." Rubin calls this mindset "the biggest threat to freedom and Western civilization that exists today."

Thanks, Jolly.

While I think Western civilization has legs to stand on yet awhile, still I love to see this trend, if it can be called a trend. Ripple, shift, whatever it may be.
“The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived.” - Petronius, maybe.
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Rainman
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A later episode about Black Lives Matter got nearly 700,000 views and had the distinction of being briefly taken down by YouTube. Unapologetic, Owens responded with a follow-up commentary — “What YouTube and Facebook REALLY Think of Black People.”

This is all Trump's fault. This would all never have happened, except for that orange haired orangutan that the Russians elected.

If "we the people" can start yelling at each other, or talking, discussing, reasoning, thinking, things will be OK. If we continue with the "We won't even let you speak, you fascist Nazi deplorable piece of sh!t!" then we are done, toast, finito.

I don't know how it works, but there are lots of videos from established YouTube content producers that complain how YouTube has recently demonetized their accounts depriving them of income previously received, how YouTube and Google have adjusted their algorithm to skew search results.

There are others that point out that a benign video made in the U.S. is censored by governments e.g., Germany, and the German people don't even realize it. (Styxhexenhammer666 says his videos are not seen in two countries according to his site stats, somewhere in Africa, and Germany). Would be interesting for Klaus to check whether this is true or not, or whether the "censorship" is in the search algorithm as opposed to blocking a link).

I guess I need to watch that "Matrix" movie. Never seen it.

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Jolly
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Sep 13 2017, 03:58 PM
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A later episode about Black Lives Matter got nearly 700,000 views and had the distinction of being briefly taken down by YouTube. Unapologetic, Owens responded with a follow-up commentary — “What YouTube and Facebook REALLY Think of Black People.”

This is all Trump's fault. This would all never have happened, except for that orange haired orangutan that the Russians elected.

If "we the people" can start yelling at each other, or talking, discussing, reasoning, thinking, things will be OK. If we continue with the "We won't even let you speak, you fascist Nazi deplorable piece of sh!t!" then we are done, toast, finito.

I don't know how it works, but there are lots of videos from established YouTube content producers that complain how YouTube has recently demonetized their accounts depriving them of income previously received, how YouTube and Google have adjusted their algorithm to skew search results.

There are others that point out that a benign video made in the U.S. is censored by governments e.g., Germany, and the German people don't even realize it. (Styxhexenhammer666 says his videos are not seen in two countries according to his site stats, somewhere in Africa, and Germany). Would be interesting for Klaus to check whether this is true or not, or whether the "censorship" is in the search algorithm as opposed to blocking a link).

I guess I need to watch that "Matrix" movie. Never seen it.

Classic SF. The first film is the best of the trilogy.
“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” - Heinlein
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Copper
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Rainman
Sep 13 2017, 03:58 PM

I guess I need to watch that "Matrix" movie. Never seen it.


The sequels are pretty bad.

But the first one reveals how the world really works.

The Confederate soldier was peculiar in that he was ever ready to fight, but never ready to submit to the routine duty and discipline of the camp or the march. The soldiers were determined to be soldiers after their own notions, and do their duty, for the love of it, as they thought best. Carlton McCarthy
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Horace
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Catseye3
Sep 13 2017, 01:02 PM
In his commentary, "The left is no longer liberal", [Dave Rubin] explained his own disillusionment with the "regressive left," whose "backward ideology" of identity politics puts the collective ahead of the individual. It loves all of its minority groups to behave as a monolith.

"So if you're a true individual -- meaning you don't subscribe to the ideas that the groupthink has attributed to you based on those immutable characteristics -- you must be cast out." Rubin calls this mindset "the biggest threat to freedom and Western civilization that exists today."

Thanks, Jolly.

While I think Western civilization has legs to stand on yet awhile, still I love to see this trend, if it can be called a trend. Ripple, shift, whatever it may be.
If identity politics is a fundamentally broken and anti-social idea - and I believe that it is - just consider for a moment the ramifications. That pillar of the worldview and righteous identity of progressives is just wrong and destructive and they're just dumb, and, in practice, evil, for embracing it. This applies to 10s of millions of Americans - people who are convinced of nothing in this world so much as their own moral and intellectual superiority.

It's not that they don't genuinely want to be morally superior. It's that they don't know how to be. And none of their friends do, either.
As a good person, I implore you to do as I, a good person, do. Be good. Do NOT be bad. If you see bad, end bad. End it in yourself, and end it in others. By any means necessary, the good must conquer the bad. Good people know this. Do you know this? Are you good?
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Copper
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Horace
Sep 14 2017, 04:29 AM

It's not that they don't genuinely want to be morally superior. It's that they don't know how to be.

By acts of kindness.

For example, by explaining how moral superiority really works.

The Confederate soldier was peculiar in that he was ever ready to fight, but never ready to submit to the routine duty and discipline of the camp or the march. The soldiers were determined to be soldiers after their own notions, and do their duty, for the love of it, as they thought best. Carlton McCarthy
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