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Let It Bleed / "Why I Hate The Voice"
« on: December 12, 2015, 09:32:22 AM »
Why I Hate "the Voice" I did not want to start my story with the word hate but figured hate would generate more views.

Why I do not like the Voice or other shows like it.

For a simple reason, reality tv shows demean real talent. The contestants on competition shows are not stars, they are regular people with good voice control. This is not natural talent, its a skill that with practice most people can do. Its over hyped karaoke.

It fuels the fifteen minutes of fame syndrome.

You have seen it before, the massive crowds, thousands of hopefuls inundating stadiums to get their time in the spotlight. They probably grew up being told they can do anything and that they are special. Most of those people have no talent, and its shameful as a culture. We apparently haven't engaged in constructive criticism to possibly guide these helplessly failed "singers" perhaps try painting instead?

Its a television show.

Don't invest your emotions in it or think you aren't talented or special. We are all humans. Inflating the importance of a people through fame, fortune, wealth, power is not going to make you or I happy. We see these faces on television sometimes with brutal skepticism or envy or maybe even happy for them. To think we aren't good enough, or even worse to think we can be celebrities is not okay.

My lesson is. Just enjoy the show, don't buy into the hypes mainstream television lays on you. Cause in the end isn't all about those damn commercials?

Don't get me started on manufactured fame. Look at that little twerp Justin Bieber, Radio Disney, and some Hip Hop guy (see how much I don't buy into it) rose him to fame. But that stuffs for kids anyway.

Explore more than what the corporations and networks want to sell you.
If you don't know what you like, keep trying, don't settle for something ****** my friends.

Open Free for All / you and your sounds
« on: September 16, 2015, 08:40:54 AM »
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. -Jean Arp, artist and poet (16 Sep 1887-1948)

Tacitus' Realm / "Net Neutrality"
« on: November 13, 2014, 08:17:54 PM »
Yea or nay? Why? Why not?

.. 8)

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Re: Comparing Straight to a monastery
« on: October 27, 2014, 09:01:54 AM »
it's pretty interesting to review conversations from 8 years ago.

Yeah! Makes me realize I miss some of the old emoticons.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Re: Compliance
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:33:18 PM »
Like trying to plant in a garden full of weeds, real and lasting change cannot take place amid a state of slavery. How can you proclaim to be against coercive programs while supporting a regime that eliminates due process and uses coercion to do its bidding? To push for any change in the law in to accept that the law is legitimate. When activists lobby against a particular piece of legislation, they are merely reinforcing the assumption that obedience to authority is a moral imperative.

Rights are universal, and not to be confused with privileges.

"We think we are the doctors, but we are the disease"
 - Dostoyevsky

The brain must be inclined to "know" what facilitates a "life-preserving" transformation, and must enable the organism to participate in torture if it is perceived to enable the survival of others.

Nearly all thought reform environments are built on an urge and claim to save the world.

'It is impossible for “government” to ever be the servant, because of what “government” is. To put it in simple, personal terms, if someone can boss you around and take your money, he is not your servant; and if he cannot do those things he is not the “government.” However limited, “government” is the organization thought to have the right to forcibly control the behavior of its subjects via “laws,” rendering the popularly accepted rhetoric about “public servants” completely ridiculous. To imagine that a ruler could ever be the servant of those over whom he rules is patently absurd. Yet that impossibility is spouted as indisputable gospel in “civics” classes.. . .

Nearly everyone is taught that respect for the “law” is paramount for civilization, and that the good people are those who “play by the rules,” meaning they comply with the commands issued by “government.” But in reality, morality and obedience are often direct opposites. Unthinking adherence to any “authority” constitutes the greatest betrayal to humanity that there could possibly be, as it seeks to discard the free will and individual judgment that makes us human and makes us capable of morality, in favor of blind obedience, which reduces human beings to irresponsible robots. The belief in “authority” – the idea that the individual ever has an obligation to ignore his own judgment and decision-making process in favor of obeying someone else – is not just a bad idea; it is self-contradictory and absurd.

To be blunt, the belief in “authority” serves a mental crutch for people seeking to escape the responsibility involved with being a thinking human being. It is an attempt to pass off the responsibility for decision making to someone else – those claiming to be “authority.” But the attempt to avoid responsibility by “just following orders” is silly, because it requires the person to choose to do what he was told. Even what appears as blind obedience is still the result of the individual choosing to be obedient.

The superstition of “authority” affects the perceptions and actions of different people in different ways, whether it be the “lawmakers” who imagine themselves to have the right to rule, the “law enforcers” who imagine themselves to have the right and obligation to enforce the commands of the “lawmakers,” the subjects who imagine themselves to have the moral duty to obey, or mere spectators looking on as natural observers. The effect of belief in “authority” on these various groups, when taken together, leads to a degree of oppression, injustice, theft and murder which simply could not and would not exist otherwise.

Indeed, the politicians’ level of psychological detachment from what they have personally and directly caused via their “laws” borders on insanity. They command armies of “tax collectors” to forcibly confiscate the wealth earned by hundreds of millions of people. They enact one intrusive “law” after another, using threats of violence to control every aspect of the lives of millions of people they have never met and know nothing about. And after they have been directly responsible for initiating violence, on a regular basis, against nearly everyone living within hundreds or thousands of miles of them, they are genuinely shocked and offended if one of their victims threatens to use violence against them. They consider it despicable for a mere peasant to even threaten to do what they, the politicians, do to millions of people every day. At the same time, they do not seem to notice the millions of people who are imprisoned, whose property is stolen, whose financial lives are ruined, whose freedom and dignity are assaulted, who are harassed, attacked, and sometimes murdered by “government” thugs, as a direct result of the very “laws” those politicians created.

Unfortunately, the horrific truth is that most people, as a result of their authoritarian indoctrination, do seem to be psychologically incapable of disobeying the commands of an imagined “authority.” Most people, given the choice between doing what they know is right and doing what they know is wrong when order to do so by a perceived “authority,” will do the latter.

The belief in “authority” allows basically good people to disassociate themselves from the evil acts they themselves commit, relieving them of any feeling of personal responsibility.

Whether it is a soldier or some low-level bureaucrat, the job of all law enforcers” is to forcibly inflict the will of the ruling class upon the general public. Nonetheless, most imagine that as they do so they are “serving the people.” Of course, the idea of “serving” someone by initiating violence against him is ridiculous. (Consider the oxymoron of the “Internal Revenue Service,” which does nothing but rob hundreds of millions of people of trillions of dollars every year.) Rather than ever considering the possibility that what they do on a regular basis – participating in a system of aggression and coercion – is immoral and uncivilized, most state mercenaries, from the paper pusher to the hired killer, simply say that they are “just doing their jobs,” imagine that that absolves them of all personal responsibility for their actions and the results of those actions.

This, above all else, has been the downfall of human society. Most of the evil and injustice committed by human beings is not the result of greed, or malice or hatred. It is the result of people doing what they are told, people following orders, people “doing their jobs.” In short, most of man’s inhumanity to man is a direct result of the belief in “authority.” The damage done by the merely obedient is just as real, and just as destructive, as if they had each done it from personal malice. Whether an old lady is robbed by an armed street thug or by a well dressed, well-educated “tax collector” makes no difference, morally or in practical terms. Whether someone’s personal choices are coercively controlled by a neighborhood thug or by “police” makes no difference, morally or in practical terms.

The only difference is that the authoritarian thug, as a result of the delusional belief in the mythical entity called “government,” refuses to accept personal responsibility for his own actions. His belief in the most dangerous superstition renders him unable to recognize evil as evil. In fact, he will feel proud of his loyal obedience to his masters as he spends day after day inflicting hardship and suffering upon innocent people, because he has been taught, for all his life, that when evil becomes “law,” it ceases to be evil and becomes good.

“Governments” produce no wealth; what they spend they must first take from someone else. Every “government,” including the most oppressive regimes in history, has been funded by the payment of “taxes” by loyal, productive subjects. Thanks to the belief in “authority,” the wealth created by billions of people will continue to be used, not to serve the vales and priorities of the people who worked to produce it, but to serve the agendas of those who, above all else, desire dominion over their fellow man.

Every invading army, every conquering empire, has been constructed out of wealth that was taken from productive people. The destroyers have always been funded by the creators; the thieves have always been funded by the producers; through the belief in “authority,” the agendas of the evil have always been funded by the efforts of the good. And this will continue, unless and until the most dangerous superstition is dismantled. When the producers no longer feel a moral obligation to fund the parasites and usurpers, the destroyers and controllers, tyranny will wither away, having been starved out of existence. Until then, good people will keep supplying the resources, which the bad people need in order to carry out their destructive themes.

There is a certain feeling of comfort and safety that one gets by conforming and obeying. Believing that things are in someone else’s hands, and having trust that someone else will make things right, is a way to avoid responsibility. Authoritarian indoctrination stresses the idea that, no matter what happens, if you simply do as you are told, and do what everyone else does, everything will be okay, and those in charge will reward and protect you.'

In my many years of observing here I don't recall that comparison ever being explored, but we can readily surmise that C-PTSD, when traced back to its origin where it first became manifest (one's phases), would be analogous as it evolved (in latency or overtly) subsequent to the client's release from said traumatic environment.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Re: I just
« on: December 14, 2011, 04:12:15 PM »
Quote from: "none-ya"
Hey old timer. What does that even mean? Grass? Nobody's called in that in 40 years. How about mary jane? Do you know where I can cop a lid?

Tex was another one! That cat used to bring in all kinds of crazy reefer... hash, too!
After a while the Ranch started to smell like a Lebanese jungle!
But smokin' grass always kept me clean, you know..?

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Death Valley '69
« on: December 14, 2011, 08:55:11 AM »
Sadie used to get some really good grass before all that crazy shit started going down at the ranch.

The Troubled Teen Industry / KIDS BEWARE!!!!!!
« on: March 14, 2011, 01:36:17 PM »



Tacitus' Realm / Re: Exploiting freedom
« on: September 08, 2010, 09:22:53 AM »
Quote from: "IslamIsViolent"
See.  I just don't see the logic with tolerating an intolerant ideology.  People don't tolerate Nazism.  Why do they tolerate Islam?
Charles Manson once said that Adolf Hitler was a "tuned-in dude" who tried to level the karma of the Jews.

Tacitus' Realm / Re: Tea Party Senate Candidate Opposes Masturbation
« on: September 07, 2010, 11:53:52 AM »
What jerk-offs.

Open Free for All / Teachback IV
« on: September 07, 2010, 11:52:41 AM »
The folks in the folk songs and folk tales and folk medicine and folk art are gone and we are alone. All crude primitive perfections have been dispersed and we are marooned here in a city of iron beds and sexual aptitude and hollow poetry and latent cowardice and revenge and status. I need the teachback bath. I need that sandblast clean naval-jelly on my crusty leaky hull. Keep my shoes for me while I'm dead. they are my favorite pair. I need the teachback reassurance that the plan is perfect and unreasonable and irreversible and the most urgent and immediate course of action is to realize a dream say for instance a violent revelatory dream of lead-pipes and chains and switchblades of light and obscene conical hoods etc. doves covering my chest their excrement smeared on my thighs fistfuls of feathers walking arms outstretched disrupting ethnic festivals funeral processions political speeches department store grand-openings. I crave teachback dynamite under my railroad bridge. I will be derailed and the schedules will be defamed. The wound on my abdomen from the train accident resembles the crab nebula. More signals from space. More marionette paranoia. Teachback is king and it's at your backdoor holding your fantastic fears of possession penetration mutilation transcendence wealth stability. The King will take you in its inhuman hands and tenderly forcefully squeeze until you talk confess sing greet yourself. It's about self-deconstruction. Learning what you are made of. It's about getting beyond bed. Walking until your feet bleed so you'll know you that you can walk until your feet bleed. It's tasting your come and it's a christian side-effect. We'll make other impressions before our bones align in the soil or we snake out of crematorium smokestacks or our shadows are flash burned into the walls of our hometowns. I'm drawing with a stick in the dirt and I don't know how to use a computer. You program computers so we have a sort of knife fight until we put our tongues inside one another instead i.e. the hierarchies are an illusion as are all linear lateral pyramidal vertical concepts of progress ascension and redemption. I told you I am a clay automaton - get out of my way. TEACHBACK: prelude to metamorphosis. You could flog yourself of course on teachback day (April 1st) cuz we're all friends here and we Won't judge you ever. And sure there's castration. Boiling point frustration multiplied by impatient impulse panic and religious atmosphere I said watch out. Blues falling down like anvils. Teachback is yours. The TRANSLATORS injected it in me. The gestation was long and hard but teachback is here now and I give it to you. take it. You can not turn it down. It's in the drinking water and in your dream catalog if you've read this far. Time to act accordingly. Our parade is lost. Our ritual dangerous if you choose. Plant a tulip bulb. Read to a child. Get along. Anchors away.

Open Free for All / Re: Yer Daily Horseshit
« on: June 03, 2010, 03:08:54 PM »
Why doesn't someone find him where he lives and give him some payback????  ::unhappy::

Tacitus' Realm / Re: How to Admit You're the Baby Daddy
« on: January 23, 2010, 10:29:22 AM »
I'm tired of being tormented to hell, that's what I'm tired of.

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