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Re: The Philosophy Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:24
by eMTe
Extended monotony or exhausting monotony would be a good term to describe XXI century. Or arid, boring, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, leaden, mind-numbing, monochromatic, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting ...

Groke will slowly synaesthese Earth's surface.

Far-rights are close to the main protagonist of my - still unpublished - story, where the leader of the "new world order" receives Peace Nobel Prize for persuading each individual of the humankind to commit suicide and letting grasses and lizards to populate the Earth again, in another cycle.

Of course we can't be sure how youth will respond to new challenges. And we oldtimers always shift towards cultural catastrophism and fatalism. Afair, you can find the complaints of an old man towards youngsters back in Gilgamesh. Also, what is being written here is a total avant-garde, even for most open-minded leftist liberals now living; have this in mind. And I might be wrong.

Re: The Philosophy Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:02
by eMTe
It's what I call clash of axioms. The problem is, nobody knows where do axioms come from, how to eat them philosophically, psychologically and socially.

In ancient ages there were clear hierarchies, for example there was a ruler who would decide to behead a peasant, because of this and that. With time, humans individualised and we're heading towards a system where each human unit becomes a ruler-in-itself (sorry, probably bad English or neologism). This is somehow related with economy status, people back then were more dependent on families, friends and governments, today you can just **** everyone and still survive nicely.

In political terms, experts call this situation total democracy, where everyone will just vote however one pleases, no longer influenced by "elites". But there are other implications, psychological, which we don't know yet and analysts probably do not too. Maths and statistics are one thing and can sorta politically explain why people vote for Trump or Kaczynski, but what happens inside fiercely individualist minds of younger generations is far beyond human knowledge, as it's kind of knowledge that happens as it is gathered. And on top of that we have internet, globalisation, climate change, huge depression/knowledge wave that will hit societies 100 times harder than coronavirus (every human is potential Nietzsche). And it's only 2020, still zillions of years before we're gonna be eaten by corona-Sun.

If you would ever ask me, what do I have to say to 7 billions of people (or what is the correct number of units currently roaming the planet), including politicians, I would say, and you can quote me, "stop thinking about The Future". And it's not the usual positive-thinking enjoy-the-life carpe diem thing, as you cannot enjoy it whilst all your efforts are CONSCIOUSLY focused on producing an offspring or selfies or internet-writing. Everything is ultimately pointless, so just encompass whatever is within your reach, gently meandearing between pain and pleasure, like Krishnamurti tried and failed. WE WILL ALL FAIL.

Learn the patterns of black sun.


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