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2/12/2012 8:18:03 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
The most thoroughly and relentlessly Damned, banned, excluded, condemned, forbidden, ostracized, ignored, suppressed, repressed, robbed, brutalized and defamed of all Damned Things is the individual human being. The social engineers, statistician, psychologist, sociologists, market researchers, landlords, bureaucrats, captains of industry, bankers, governors, commissars, kings and presidents are perpetually forcing this Damned Thing into carefully prepared blueprints and perpetually irritated that the Damned Thing will not fit into the slot assigned it. The theologians call it a sinner and try to reform it. The governor calls it a criminal and tries to punish it. The psychologist calls it a neurotic and tries to cure it. Still, the Damned Thing will not fit into their slots.

Every ideology is a mental murder, a reduction of dynamic living processes to static classifications, and every classification is a Damnation, just as every inclusion is an exclusion. In a busy, buzzing universe where no two snow flakes are identical, and no two trees are identical, and no two people are identical- and, indeed, the smallest sub-atomic particle, we are assured, is not even identical with itself from one microsecond to the next- every card-index system is a delusion. "Or, to put it more charitably," as Nietzsche says, "we are all better artists than we realize." It is easy to see that label "Jew" was a Damnation in Nazi Germany, but actually the label "Jew" is a Damnation anywhere, even where anti-Semitism does not exist. "He is a Jew," "He is a doctor," and "He is a poet" mean, to the card indexing centre of the cortex, that my experience with him will be like my experience with other Jews, other doctors, and other poets. Thus, individuality is ignored when identity is asserted. At a party or any place where strangers meet, watch this mechanism in action. Behind the friendly overtures there is wariness as each person fishes for the label that will identify and Damn the other. Finally, it is revealed: "Oh, he's an advertising copywriter," "Oh, he's an engine-lathe operator." Both parties relax, for now they know how to behave, what roles to play in the game.

Certain Damnations are socially and intellectually necessary, of course. A custard pie thrown in a comedian's face is Damned by the physicist who analyzes it according to the Newtonian laws of motion. These equations tell us we want to know about the impact of the pie on the face, but nothing about the human meaning of pie-throwing. A cultural anthropologist, analyzing the social function of the comedian as shaman, court jester, and king's surrogate, explains the pie-throwing as a survival of the Feast of Fools and the killing of the king's double. This Damns the subject in another way. A psychoanalyst, finding an Oedipal castration ritual here, has performed a third Damnation, and the Marxist, seeing an outlet for the worker's repressed rage against the bosses, performs a fourth. Each Damnation has its values and uses, but is nonetheless a Damnation unless its partial and arbitrary nature is recognized. The poet, who compares the pie in the comedian's face with Decline of the West or his own lost love, commits a fifth Damnation, but in this case the game element and the whimsicality of the symbolism are safely obvious.

Authority is a static social configuration in which people act as superiors and inferiors: a sado- masochistic relationship. Liberty is a dynamic social configuration
in which people act as equals: an erotic relationship. In every interaction between people, either Authority or Liberty is the dominant factor. Families, churches, lodges, clubs and corporations are either more authoritarian than libertarian or more libertarian than authoritarian. It becomes obvious as we proceed that the most pugnacious and intolerant form of authority is the State, which even today dares to assume absolutism which the church itself has long ago surrendered and to enforce obedience with the Church's old and shameful Inquisition. Every form of authoritarianism is, however, a small "State," even if it has a membership of only two. Freud's remark to the effect that the delusion of many men is religion can be generalized, "The authoritarianism of one man is crime and the authoritarianism of many is State." Benjamin Tucker wrote quite accurately, "Aggression is simply another name for government. Aggression, invasion, government are interchangeable terms. The essence of government is control, or the attempt to control. He who attempts to control another is a governor, an aggressor, an invader; and the nature of such invasion is not changed, whether it be made by one man upon another man, after the manner of the ordinary criminal, or by one man upon all other men, after the manner of an absolute monarch, or by all other men upon one man, after the manner of a modern democracy."

Every fact of science was once Damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly. The entire web of culture and "progress," everything on earth that is man-made and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of some man's refusal to bow to Authority. We would own no more, know no more, and be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, the recalcitrant, and the intransigent. As Oscar Wilde truly said, "Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion."

All authority is a function of coding, of game rules. Men have arisen again and again armed with pitchforks to fight armies with cannon; men have also submitted docilely to the weakest and most tottery oppressors. It all depends on the extent to which coding distorts perception and conditions the physical (and mental) reflexes.

The mechanism by which authority and submission are implanted in the human
mind is -- Ahem, are you tired of reading yet? Have even even read all of this? I hope so. Because that makes the joke worth it. If you actually believe any of this Anarchist bullshit, you're just paranoid. Authority does not control you as much as you think it does, the ways it controls you is not as bad as you think and, even if it ways, you would mostly deserve it. And that, my friend, is why you should never whistle while you're pissing. Have a nice day.

Sincerely, your Illuminati Overlord.
GRAND POOBAH OF DDO

fnord
The_Fool_on_the_hill
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2/12/2012 9:42:03 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/12/2012 8:44:08 PM, Gileandos wrote:
lol.

you are laughing .. you are just like that
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL
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2/12/2012 11:26:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/12/2012 9:42:03 PM, The_Fool_on_the_hill wrote:
At 2/12/2012 8:44:08 PM, Gileandos wrote:
lol.

you are laughing .. you are just like that

I'm on to you.
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fnord
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2/14/2012 8:18:10 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/13/2012 10:47:19 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Next poster picks my ideology for the day.

Nobody posted. Could not have been more profound.
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fnord
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2/15/2012 5:52:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Lick my decals off, baby!
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2/16/2012 12:22:59 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/15/2012 5:18:42 AM, Jon1 wrote:
Why did you bother?

Hmm. That is a question. That is definitely a question.
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fnord
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2/16/2012 5:15:53 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/16/2012 12:22:59 AM, FREEDO wrote:
At 2/15/2012 5:18:42 AM, Jon1 wrote:
Why did you bother?

Hmm. That is a question. That is definitely a question.

All that mounting anticipation about your ideological beliefs was just too much pressure for us to handle...
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2/17/2012 12:33:55 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/16/2012 5:15:53 PM, Lasagna wrote:
At 2/16/2012 12:22:59 AM, FREEDO wrote:
At 2/15/2012 5:18:42 AM, Jon1 wrote:
Why did you bother?

Hmm. That is a question. That is definitely a question.

All that mounting anticipation about your ideological beliefs was just too much pressure for us to handle...

Aren't my views obvious? Anyone who puts that amount of time into attempting to persuade random people on the internet to their beliefs must be a Fascist.
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fnord