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My Position on the 911 Debate

It’s a lost cause.

Not even this essay matters.

By the time average Americans are willing to critically consider the official claims surrounding the most politically important event of the 21st century, the current generation will be either AI hybrid transhuman cyborgs, or littered about the landscape in the form of boxed skeletons and jars of ash.

The terrorists already won. Either set, or both. George Bush could have a press conference with a U-haul truck full of irrefutable physical evidence contradicting the official accounts and it wouldn’t matter to any of these programmable people until the TV tells them it matters.

They will believe literally anything the authorities tell them. Anything. Pandemic fact immunity is the United States education system’s greatest achievement.

My position is that the damage is done and by the time the official story is altered to reflect reality. (Even to admit there is debate.) It will be as late and irrelevant as changes to the plaque on the Hindenburg display. (Which by the way we are still debating.)

Even when we admit we were wrong we never change policy about it. For example, the only person to go to jail for the torture scandal is the guy that reported it to us. Just as possession is nine tenths of the law, what’s done is done.

The very fact that the drones consider the matter closed and therefore no longer worthy of study, to the point of feeling justified in overtly mocking anyone who doesn’t open their discussions with assertions of status quo belief, shows how dogmatic and emotional their position is, as opposed to one based on rational skepticism.

Put this in perspective. We still call relativity a theory. We aren’t even sure about gravity yet. And yet these people consider this matter well and truly settled. That’s not remotely scientific or rational. That’s pure ideology.

They are in blatant contradiction because every other historical event is, even to them, open to and worthy of, constant study on academic grounds alone because the science and tool set is always evolving and we as a species are always literally generating fresh sets of eyes.

Without exception even the most clown suit crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory is more scientific than considering the matter completely decided.

Everything to a real scientist is provisional.

Obviously some things are closer to decided than others. For example we’re pretty sure of Lincoln’s birthday. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to openly mock anyone who presents an alternative.

What this boils down to is the fact that these people were patriotically indoctrinated to accept a very specific and convenient narrative, and to on those same grounds ideologically and vehemently reject any contradiction.

So long as these people make it unsafe to even study this event, this will be an item of nationalist dogma, not actual history. Every bit as arbitrary and sacrosanct as the official North Korean state mythology surrounding the Great Leader’s uncanny golf skills.

SJW and Proud

It’s funny when the Internet tough kids call me or someone else an “SJW” like it’s a bad thing.

Yeah because fighting for justice in society is something to be mocked, right?

No wonder they own us so thoroughly and the planet hates us so fervently. You morons actually overtly attack the very concept of dissent in the name of justice to the point that it’s now a net-wide meme.

Nothing like the miracle of teen pregnancy to turn out a whole generation of enthusiastic sadistic slaves. These chumps think they are the subversive ones, but they literally couldn’t be more wrong.

Fighting the ultra rich and powerful and their pawns, which real SJWs do every fucking day, takes way more fucking spine than harassing some random marginalized deviant minority from the safety of your TOR/VPN.

They want you oblivious and blind and mean and programmable.

So yeah, I’m a fucking SJW. And if you think that makes me weak? Which one of us writes hate mail to congress and puts our subversive opinion on the internet with our real face a name?

You spineless little wretches wouldn’t last 30 seconds as a real SJW. The insant you saw cops lining up in riot gear in front of you, you’d brown your trousers and scream “I surrender” till your throat bled.

You people should also note that the people most in love with hating “SJWs” on the Internet are are the overtly racist, sexist, sadistic, pampered, right wing, white trash, yuppie larvae, 1% lick-spittle sycophants, on 4chan’s /b/.

Being proud of being one of them is literally worse than putting your kid in a KKK uniform because it no doubt occasionally includes putting your kid in a KKK uniform.

If you have a problem with a particular line of argument, be specific. Don’t be so intellectually lazy as to lump all psychotic Politically Correct zealots in with all social reformers of every stripe.

Pretty damn sure the EFF, the innocence project, mayday pac, doctors without borders, the ACLU and on and on are literally social justice warriors.

These are the same assholes that like to use the word “butthurt” in defense of corporations or the government.

The PR industry invented you pricks:

http://underlore.com/who-owns-your-limbic-system/

Social Security Works Email: 2015-07-04 1226 PM

Resharing because I agree, and because the original was an email.

From: http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/

There are two kinds of people who want to cut Social Security—liars, and people who believe the lies. They’ve heard the conservative talking points. “Social Security is going broke.” “Social Security won’t be there for me when I retire.” “The only way to save Social Security is to cut benefits.”

Unfortunately, these Wall Street funded lies have gotten plenty of traction in recent years. So much so that a recent survey shows that 43 percent of young people believe that Social Security won’t be there for them when they retire—no matter how much that same survey shows that these same young people want it to.

It’s time to set the record straight. This 4th of July weekend, when you’re speaking with your Chris Christie-loving cousin at the family BBQ, you have the facts on your side:

  • Social Security has a $2.8 trillion surplus and can pay out every benefit owed to every eligible person for nearly two decades. After that, even if we do nothing, it will pay out approximately 80% of benefits owed for the next 75 years.
  • Social Security has not contributed one penny to the deficit because it is independently funded by the FICA payroll tax.
  • Proposed “tweaks” to Social Security would hurt seniors, disabled veterans and people with disabilities.
  • All we need is to ask millionaires and billionaires to start paying into Social Security at the same rate as the rest of us and we not only extend the life of the Social Security trust fund, but we can expand benefits to the majority of Americans.

With the facts on our side, we have begun to see a dramatic shift in the national conversation around Social Security. It wasn’t that long ago that we were still fighting a “chained CPI” benefit cut being proposed by President Obama, all Republicans and some Democrats in Congress. Today, 44 out of 46 Senate Democrats and 116 out of 188 House Democrats have gone on record supporting expansion. And 79% of likely voters – Democrats, Republicans and Independents – support expansion!

Open letters to morgan

Integrity deficiency syndrome.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/266510/discussions/0/530645446319098357/

Update: “morgan” is now “DanT”

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198004081221

2015-06-30_080302
“And the followup there is Innomen got banned….”

Not “I banned” but “got banned.” Like it was someone else. And certainly no link to the log of the conversation in question (found here: http://underlore.com/banned-from-hand-of-fate/)

God forbid you should let the plebs form their own informed opinions right? That’s why you went all memory hole on my comments in the first place. Isn’t it?

Real easy to win an argument when you can turn off my mic and erase history. But the best part for me is that we both know you’re aware of how devoid of integrity you are. (If this fact “insults” you, grow some integrity.) Which is why you’re only now forcing the last word into your pocket. You’re looking for absolution.

Well of course you’ll get it. You just implicitly threatened everyone. “Agree with me or you’re next.” That’s what you might as well have said. Well not everyone has my level of spine.

You do see how wildly childish that whole comment is don’t you? No one asked. And you didn’t give a damn about conversation flow before when you went all Minitrue on me before the ban. Because how dare I step up to a bully that’s doing your dirty work for you right?

You want to play like you’re this open accepting guy who can handle criticism of his work but clearly that’s a festering bowl of dog snot. (Bonus points for the readers if you caught that reference.)

Well I’ll help you out, Sure the plebs will lick your boot for you, threats of force are effective like that… But if you want a true believer just ask that Vred guy if you were justified in doing whatever the hell you feel like and can get away with, because no matter what you say, he’ll agree with you.

You could skin a kitten on YouTube and blame the users because you made a new forum rule against using the letter E on pain of kitten skinning and he’d be all scolding those who opposed you for being SJWs and not reading the rules and how you owned the kitten and you own the forum and blah blah blah.

And that’s the only kind of gamer you really want, and the log shows that. Sycophantic little toadies you can bully into saying or doing whatever you want and defend all your lousy greedy choices with their wallets nice and open.

You completely expected me to fold. You honestly thought your meaningless little scrap of power in your insignificant little corner of someone else’s back yard was enough to scare me into obedience. (We’re both on Gabe’s turf after all, but at least I’m not out on the corner making money for him in drag.) Heh, if only you knew me even a little. I once talked myself into a broken wrist. I just don’t care in this context.

You little petty tyrants crack me up when you write wildly biased subjective unilateral policy that serves no one but yourselves and then hide behind that policy like it’s an order you cannot disobey, oh woe is you, poor martyr. Never mind that even if that were true it would still be a bogus argument because “just following orders” absolves you of exactly nothing.

Foreign Policy

It’s a recurring debate, how America, and by extension, how any, well funded and well armed nation should handle conflicts abroad.

Walking away I think is something ethical people can’t fully defend as it feels like walking away from a house fire, especially when you can make a good argument that your previous actions had a hand in starting the blaze. We kind of intrinsically know that willful inaction is an action.

So what can we do that doesn’t make things worse? How can we behave ethically and break the cycle of violence?

Well here is one option.

The solution is to essentially behave like doctors without borders. We should setup shop in the most unwanted unused area, someplace we alone can operate because money and technology and will, and provide something that only we can provide that’s good for all humans in the area.

What that is depends on context. Start with the basic needs. But only things that can be made on site. Make the useless area you were in useful in a humanitarian way.

Our military could then be deployed around these asset sources purely as defensive measures. If an area drives (or votes, etc) us out, we leave what we’ve made. Because we didn’t make weapons.

Like imagine setting up (or sailing and parking) a nuclear reactor on the coast and setting up a free electricity/water giving point. No strings. Just buying moral authority because doing the right thing full stop. Investment in the long term human capitol of the region and in our credibility.

A passive alternative talk-is-cheap approach to all the toxic ideologies that cause kids to get blown up.

Actually I think we should do that here via a ubi and deployment of nuclear and other tech, but I don’t expect anyone to listen.

Basically we should repurpose all our bases and military spending to be primarily creative rather then destructive forces.

If we do feel the need to intervene on someone’s behalf, our activities should be limited to ethical forms of aid (beans and bandages, are two thirds of warfare after all) and passive defenses like walls, bunkers, etc. Armor only, no swords. Let whoever we are helping defend us while we build, and if they can’t then we withdraw. Follow the principal of no lives taken, no collateral damage tolerated.

You see what I’m saying? We don’t have to engage in any pro-active killing. No one can honestly say giving someone a sandwich and a clean cup of water and a bottle of iodine and a secure place to sleep is intrinsically wrong. Make no martyrs.

Make our presence anywhere we go a good thing for anyone we encounter if we can at all manage it.

Make people excited to see us. Not with lies and violence, but with truth and compassionate action.

Your Real Enemy

So amusing how effective the divide and conquer program is.

This isn’t about numbers or even trust. It’s about corporate beneficiaries of expertly manufactured bitterness and infighting.

Government is the only real enemy corporations have.  Thus corporations spend billions infiltrating via lobby and election funding/manipulation, and use that influence to degenerate government, to make it the untrustworthy parasitic thing so many of us tragically know it to be by and large in so many critical contexts, expressly to make us want to burn it rather than fix it. And failing that, to make us blame some other group, thing, or person. Something that is actually our ally from their perspective.

Though of course race and culture differences make that incredibly hard to intuit. After all, what right wing tea party tough guy can admit for a millisecond he has anything in common geopolitically with an exploited inner-city black mother?

That same black has probably been just as mind hacked as the hateful apparently have been, and hates you right back. If they even have the luxury of time to think of your existence at all, which is rare.

Regardless, what they want is for you to do anything but place blame where it actually belongs. Cynically, I can’t help but think maybe they deserve to be in charge given how expertly they manipulate the vast bulk of our emotions. But then if they were really that good, we would love them would we not? Their incompetence is obvious and heartening.

So called anti government types get their teen angst hate-the-man rage so expertly diverted away from its rightful target that nothing changes. At best. Very often things get worse. This helps them because the natural response, thanks to confirmation bias is to keep doing more of the same, creating a negative feedback loop.

Why? Because when people do things and they don’t work, they almost always think of whether or not they should do more or less of a thing, not whether they should do a different thing.

It’s so insidiously effective and yet painfully frustratingly obvious from the outside.

It essentially goes like this:

  • 1% manipulates mass emotion to invent the extreme right wing (see origins of tea party, follow the money)
  • 1% buys/corrupts the right wing from inside and out (explore history of actual smaller government fiscal conservatives, and how that morphed into police state corporate monopoly conservatives)
  • Right wing sabotages everything good about government and blames left wing and compassion itself.
  • 1% partly infiltrates left wing
  • Infiltrated progressive elements compromise to uselessness, empowering further sabotage and manipulation.
  • People as a result hate each other and government as distraction prevails.
  • 1% profits rise meteorically (Again, follow the money.)
  • 1% invests share of profits in politics and public relations manipulation. (The rise of the billionaire donor.) Lather rinse repeat.

If you say you already know government is corrupt then how dumb is it to blame government itself as your enemy? That’s a paradox. Think about it. If a corrupted government is a bad thing, then obviously an uncorrupted government is a good thing.

Either way your enemy is whatever corrupted the government, not government itself. That’s painfully easy to see if you follow the money. Or as they say in lobbying circles “lean towards the green” and they aren’t talking about the environment.

The sad point is this:

Democracy always puts the most effectively manipulative group in charge.

But of course most everyone on the right is likely to just slap a label on me which some corporate PR wizard invented to keep them all hating in the wrong, albeit comfortable, direction. Anywhere other than your true enemy.

Blame leftists, blame minorities, blame gays, blame men, blame women, blame poor people, blame technology, blame education, blame the sick, blame the old, blame the young, blame drugs, blame crime, blame compassion, etc. Just whatever you do don’t blame the 1%.

“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.” ~Max Planck

If he couldn’t convince his genius peers of basic things he could prove, what makes anyone think they can convince emotionally manipulated people who don’t have the time or inclination (or occasionally the ability,) to rationally self/policy examine?

These tea party types will likely literally die bitterly blaming one or more of their actual allies, having spent their entire life profiting their true enemy. Our only long term hope is that their children are wiser people than they, which fortunately, even among the broken, is a shared goal.

Any wise and compassionate parent wants their children to do and be better than they did.

As for the rest of you, cling to your illusions, or risk shedding them. The only thing that will change is how painful or how awesome your personal future is as a result.

See also: http://underlore.com/who-owns-your-limbic-system/

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