⇒ ...but I don't want to be a cynical asshole ⇒ ...but I don't want to be a naive idiot ⇒
Weightism
The obsession with equality, forged in the boredom of the post-war world order, has spawned concepts like ableism, genderism, and so on. By claiming to be fully inclusive, they make the denial of those differences not protected by the neologisms all the more cruel. Manufacturing an -ism for each difference, alluring as it is because ...
Trump threw me in prison!
Dear kamiel79, We have intercepted a lot of communications coming from your accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Google that have lead us to believe you hold certain extremist views. We don't like your views. They're terrible views. So, we're gonna punish you. We hereby convict you of believing the wrong truth and condemn you henceforth ...
The authentic liar
Charisma 2.0 is the ability to lie all the time and look more authentic because of it. #happyinaugurationday
9/11
Blowing up two towers to justify spending billions on military contractors is easier than blowing up two bridges to justify spending billions on infrastructure contractors.
Relabeling
Since it has become part of my daily life I would like to describe once again my thoughts about coping with bullshit labor. Bullshit jobs, to me, are characterized by a complete lack of meaning. No matter how hard you try, you can't discern a core of value in a bullshit job, and this is ...
Upbringing
Authoritarian upbringing: If you misbehave, you don't get any food. Modern parenting: If you misbehave, your food won't taste good.
Civilization is the ability to believe in a justification for our cruelty.
It doesn't matter much if we have hope now. Will we have hope when a majority of people are literally dying to improve our lot?
Trump vs. Sanders
war, must, attack, wall, close, me, us, same, leave, stop, grow, lol, run, hate, block, drill, bill, pipe, line, free, trade, love, hate transparency, scrutiny, oxymoron, prescient, rationality, tenacity, volubility, voluptuous, xenophilia, magnanimous, neologism, unfeigned, grandiloquent, probability, serendipity, Galilei, edifice, credibility, beatification, metonymy, arduous, heterological
to defend a value that can resist those who promote it
Robert Creeley (1926-2005)
This poem by Robert Creeley perfectly fits Bernie Sander's campaign. “I want, if older, / still to know / why, human, men / and women are / so torn, so lost / why hopes cannot / find a better world / than this.”
The most important function of the economic operating system is not to get capital together, but to get heads together
the nonsense of infinite growth just distracts from the fact that we will all wither and die