Okay so while I was growing up my dad was a pretty serious Scientologist (he just left Scientology in the past few years, actually), so I actually have some first-hand knowledge of what it’s like. And the stuff here about thetans and Scientology as a praxis of mind and its opposition to Freudian psychology and psychotherapy (and now psychiatry?) Fucking dead-on.
Do not entertain madness with your meta-contrarian status-seeking. Scientology is an active pathology and targets the mentally ill as its victims and vectors. The human suffering involved in its continued existence is nearly unimaginable.
Expose yourself to this video if you have read the preceding post in full.
matryoshka-regress asked: So I knew which sequence article you were pointing at before I clicked. But I re-read part of it and got snagged on the phrase "anticipation-isomorphic." Do you think that EY's use of math "flavor" words qualifies as a dark art, or underhanded rhetorical strategy? Because there are much more concise and accessible phrases that he could have used. This is doubly concerning since the Sequences are supposed to do some rationalist proselytizing!
I’m not sure. It might just be that math concepts are the kind he understands (remember he was doing calculus at 13) and did not think much about how accessible the language might have been at the time.
But yes, good summaries and simplified versions would be good, I think scientiststhesis got a lot of that covered now.
I can assure you, this is how some people actually think.
i honestly think that “lazy” is mostly a false premise. i have yet to meet someone who was truly “lazy”
i’ve met people who were exhausted. ive met people who were apathetic. ive met people who were entitled.
how can “laziness” exist when it places all the responsibility on an individual l to participate or not participate in “work” which is a set of socially constructed behavior expectations?
A programmer is going out for a stroll one evening. His wife asks him to swing by the store and pick up a gallon of milk, and if they had eggs, to get a dozen. He returned with
twelvethirteen gallons of milk and said “They had eggs.”“True.”
People seem to think the utilitarian answer to the trolley problem is “autistic.”
This is unfair and oppressive. The autistic answer is the ask if the train will be harmed.
petition to turn “day of silence” into “day of screaming”
just talk about gay things all day
point out oppression whenever you see it
scream at homophobes until your throat goes raw
refuse to be silenced
make them fuckin listen to you