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The Purge

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We know that the protesters at the Capitol building were invited inside by security. There are multiple video angles of this. Here is one from the outside . Another one showing entry . This is one from the inside – series of tweets: scroll down for the one that says "Here’s the scary moment". There was another , but that one has now been removed in The Purge. So the protesters were invited in. At least some of them were antifa. We know because: (1) observers reported an antifa bus escorted by the police to DC, (2) diligent folks doxxed some of them, and (3) it's weird for a MAGA protester to sport a hammer-and-sickle tattoo. So the protesters were invited in, they walked loudly through the building – and Ashli Babbit, a protester and veteran with 4 tours of duty on her record, was murdered by a security guy when she attempted to climb through a hallway window: Meanwhile, half a year ago, "Black Lives Matter" rioters did this : That is fine though. That&

The complete uselessness of rationalists

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In a nutshell: rationalists do not use their intellect to understand the world, or to take actions at decisive times, when knowing the correct action is necessary. Instead, they use it to "explain" things in hindsight. The rationalist use of intellect is intellectual masturbation. It is used because it feels good , not because it does good . It does not effectively predict the future, even in the short-term. It does not even help understand the present. It's used to intellectualize the past; it turns out being just-so stories, convenient narratives developed with full benefit of hindsight, which do not explain as much as explain away. It lacks the power to predict anything but the most humdrum outcomes. In a word, rationalism is useless . Case in point: current events. If rationalism had value, then rationalists should understand, in a way so there's no doubt: The major social and political threat that has been unfolding for the past 20 years. The major

Seth on computers

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Interesting passage from The Early Sessions: Book 4 of The Seth Material . In 1965, Seth had this to say about the coming age of computers: "Seth deplored our ideas on war and peace, which must improve if we are to survive. This led into a discussion about computers, and Bill Gallagher’s personal idea of studying up on them for future use in business. Seth said computers would transform human life. He said Bill’s personal ideas were good ones; the inherent danger with them had to do with the type of salesman’s personality, the feeling of superiority and of having power over others, that might color the use of computers. He told Bill that it would require strict discipline on his part if he worked with computers in such a fashion." It seems this is coming true in spades. The warning was made personally for Bill Gallagher, but the trouble we are having with Big Tech now appears to be specifically due to a cynical and haughty arrogance. There is a "feeling of superio

The party of unity and healing: "Those who disagree are not people"

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I posted previously that American liberalism is fascist , and conservatism is in fact liberal. A conservative wants freedom; a "liberal" wants to punish people who do not follow the liberal diktat. Along these lines, the same party that spent the past 4-5 years demonizing Trump and those who support him is now sanctimonously announcing "unity and healing". Just as soon as Biden takes command. Pinky promise! It's just unfortunate how the unity and healing looks remarkably like dehumanizing those who would disagree. In the Washington Post, owned by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos: On Reddit, owned by the New York Newhouse family, not to mention a $150 million investment by China's Tencent: Folks: if you are in favor of election integrity, you are a rat, a psychopath, an authoritarian, and not a person. The only kind of "unity and healing" we can have is if the corporate state and its outlets are completely wiped out . This must be a wiping o

Seth on Buddhism

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Striking passage on Buddhism in The Early Sessions: Book 4 of the Seth Material . Session 177, August 11, 1965: "It is natural then that such a study will involve us in many allied matters. I may say that Buddhism does indeed come closer in essence to reality than other religions. However, the Buddhists either have not gone far enough, or have gone too far, according to your viewpoint. If they have gone too far, then they have been so concerned with inner reality that they have become too tolerant of physical disease and disasters. If they have not gone far enough, then they have not followed through sufficiently so that these physical disasters could truly be suffered without pain. They have the knowledge to a very large degree, but they have fallen short. It is one thing to realize that all physical matter is camouflage, and they know this. But this camouflage can be most disastrous if it is not manipulated correctly. You are in no position to ignore it. You are in a posit

Amazing Covid-19 tests in China!

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While we struggle with our Covid-19 tests which all have significant proportions of false positives and/or false negatives, China has these brilliant, amazing tests where they test 7.64 million people in 4 days, and have zero false positives. Apparently, they also don't worry about any false negatives, which are normally part of a PCR test low in false positives. The Chinese bureaucrats who conducted this exercise are absolutely unconcerned with the actual reality of the virus. Instead, they are ensuring the appearance of "no virus". They can do this because Covid-19 is so relatively harmless that its existence in the population cannot be distinguished from the flu, as long as the state media claim there is no Covid-19. All the testing circus goes to support this point and reassure everyone. This is how they keep their economy open, while their corporate lackeys influence our media so that we tank ours.