Archive for May, 2009
Political Correctness is the religion and faith in the evasion of physical reality. Literally it is why the cult kiddies cannot explain themselves in any detail. To even ask them to puts such stress on them they physically tremble unless they are superbly trained psychopaths.
Even my debates with PHDs usually end up with a trembling childlike adult sputtering which must be the magic phrase of their oral thesis presentation, “I’m personally offended by your/their views.”
Speaking of Horus his best work was the phrase, “In your opinion I’m a racist.” These kids have no opinions whatsoever, they absolutely will not take responsibility and they will not stand for a prosecution of their views, they will fold quickly once the white hot light of reality strikes them.
An update with my surfing of conservative sites I have found the Mantra conclusion being placed quite a bit, and in very articulate terms one level below its explicit annunciation. For what it is worth I am very impressed by the posters and their use of the language.
Posted by Bob on April 5, 2006 at 6:45 pm
“Stop HIDING behind the compter screen! Get out into the REAL WORLD!”
Since I am about the last person who can be accused of hiding anywhere, I am the perfect on to flush this nonsense down where it belongs.
I hate the telephone, relative to the internet, for a one reason: The person I am talking to is on a schedule. He calls me when I am thinking about something else, and he is on the way to something else, too.
A good deal of the time is spent trying to get get in what he needs to say to me when he can contact me personally.
On the internet, you are here when you feel like being here. I do not have to remember your telephone number or get ready to talk to you and intrduce you to the topic I am interested in at the moment, when your mind is somewhere else — otherwise you would be calling ME.
Phone call Stage One: Getting the number right and introducing the topic. Stage Two: Getting your input and my reaction to your input, all in the time allotted and at a time neither of us chose.
Personal visits are far, far worse t han the telephone. You have to GET there, which means that you have just been through a set of directions and little incidents.
Then comes all the “getting each comfortable.”
On the internet, you are here when you want to be here and I am here when I want to be here.
Onthe internet, the topic is already introduced when you sit and when I sit down.
I am mystified as to why this constitutes HIDING:
“I actually met so-and-so.”
My concern is not whether you physically sat down and saw the actual face of someone, but what did you SAY?
You can hide anything that was actually said in a talk about where he lives and how he looks.
Sight and smell are the province of a dog.
A dog can get nothing out of the Internet.
On the internet, if you tell someone you were talking to somebody on it, all you can discuss is WHAT YOU SAID.
I think the person who you of “hiding behind the computer screen” is the one who wants to hide. He wants to talk about where he was and how he was THERE, not about hwat was said, which is province of the human mind.
If anyone ever really reads and thinks about what I say, he will realize this is a repetition. The person who talks endlessly about “liars” is a liar. The person who talks endlessly about Hate is a hater. The person who talks endlessly about “hiding” is hiding.
That is the kind of thinking an interrogator does. It is the kind of thinking an interrogator gets so good at that he is paid for it.
Being there physically is a substitute for being there mentally.
Posted by Bob on December 27, 2005 at 9:00 pm
Don’t ever underestimate the importance of preaching to the choir.
Christianity, whatever you believe about it, was the most successful movement in history. Even an athiest who does not study the history of Christianity is a fool.
Those who spread Christianity did not say, “OK, you’re baptised, now I’ll go somewhere else and leave you to yourself.”
Christianity insisted that everybody, including the choir, show up at least once a week for a sermon. Every service began with a recitation of the Creed.
The entire congregation had to gather at least once a week and reassert its loyalty and be preached to.
Including the choir.
In the previous article I said that Bob has been repeating the same thing for roughly 30 years, I want to clarify that statement since it can be intrepreted as a slight. I didnt mean it as a slight. Bob has been hammering on the basics and the basics just don’t change!
The Basics Don’t Change
Posted by Bob on September 22, 2004 at 10:49 am
An old professor friend of mine was very enthusiastic about “Why Johnny Can’y Think: America’s Professor-Priesthood.” He was also amazed about how consistent my ideas have been since we met forty years ago.
With due apologies I pointed out to him that his ideas about arithmetic were also consistent. Since I met him he got his PhD and had a long academic career, but he still repeats “2+2=4″ today exactly the same way he did when he was eight years old.
I am still looking at the most basic facts of politics and economics. They are exactly like 2+2=4. They don’t change.
Rememer that there was a whole theory and university science of medicine before they accepted the existence of bacteria. There was a whole university study of economics, called political economy, long before anybody ever heard of supply and demand. Before they heard of bacteria or supply and demand, both medicine and economics were destructive.
I am still trying to introduce the idea of wordism and the professional biases of social scientists into the field of social science. Until that is done, they are still exactly where medicine was when doctors regularly bled people to death and economics was when it pushed the old Mercantile System. They are stupid and they are wrong.
I have spent a frustrating lifetime trying to talk real social science to the social science professors who sell bleeding and Mercantilism in the social sciences today. I will keep doing it.
I will also keep saying 2+2=4.
I am indeed very consistent.
As a college student, for the sake of your grade, you often submit to do many assignments that you would rather not partake in. One such assignment was the literary deconstruction of a 20th century poem.
In the renaissance, when the classical works were rediscovered, you only had the works to interpret from. You judged form and substance to gain what the author was trying to convey, and you wrote an essay on your findings. Most 20th century authors are still alive or have written later works to clarify just exactly what they wanted to say. However you occasionally come across authors, such as Bob, with works that say exactly what they mean. Yet this relic of the renaissance tortures students to this very day.
A few weeks back when the majority of the articles were Bob’s, I performed a readability test on the blog and I found that the ease of reading was on par with popular novels. This astounded me, since the same index said my writing was as easy to read as an academic paper. I started searching his books and articles for ideas and maybe find a way to help make my writing easier to read.
Bob says that it takes practice. I believe him but I wonder just how much Mephistophilis had to do with it.
Right now, I’m in the process of reading “A Plague on Both Your Houses” and two things have jumped out at me. The first is that Bob has been saying roughly the same thing for thirty some odd years. The second is the form and evolution of his style of writing.
Plauge, as far as formating goes, it is the antithesis to WOL. The paragraphs are long and there are no line breaks, which help to keep the eye from wandering. However, I found the tone of the book to be a bit more forceful. direct. energetic. Bob before he was tired.
WOL has a house style that is unique. For a decade the house style has been the same; short sentances, short paragraphs, lots of line breaks. Bob did this because he found that unorthodox writing styles help capture the attention of the reader better.
Horus wanted me to announce that he is willing to take scripts for voice overs.
Have an idea? Let Horus know.
December 30, 2006
In one of the Dr. Lekter movies, Lekter says the agent is not as smart as he is. The agent replies something like, “No, but I have a great advantage over you.
“What is that?” asks Lekter.
It is a general believe that psychopaths are smart. Actually, the ones who GET AWAY with being psychopathic are intelligent. The average white trash ort non-white psychopath in the penitentiary will be there all his life, expect for periods when judges can get him back out to maim people.
It is important to make these distinctions. For example, I am caught between people who denigrate IQ tests and people who worship IQ tests. My big-time psychologist friend said to me that he knew IQ tests showed heredity to be the overwhelming factor, but, as a psychologist, he knew there were terrible flaws in those tests.
He then pointed out that, after all, it was psychologists who developed those tests in the first place, so he should know.
My reply was, “Yes, but even a dumbass psychologist can find out whether somebody is retarded or normal.”
My dream is that you will develop a talent for BASIC thinking that, after you read the simple sentence above, would make you think of everything I say about that.
Finding actual mental retardation is all IQ tests were developed to do. Idiot, moron, and imbecile are LEGAL, not medical, terms. IQ tests were developed to distinguish between those who required legal protection as retarded and normal people. An idiot has an IQ of 0 to 30, an imbecile from 30 to 50, a moron from 50 to 70.
But because IQ tests confirm their point, some people WORSHIP them.
But analogy tests are better at telling who is SMART, so Mensa uses IQ and gives one an Oriental result: problem-solving is intelligence. Mensa is, after all, a Yiddish word for a German Mensch.
IQ gets you off of race. If someone speaks French, uses deodorant, and has an adequate IQ, it is easy to ignore the color of his skin. But REALITY doesn’t. As one person put it beautifully, “Whites innovate, Orientals stagnate, blacks degenerate.”
That will never be allowed in a peer review session, but that is the truth.
The fact is that, if they use a stick of deodorant every single week, brown skinned people lack something basic. Like intelligent psychopaths, one naturally assumes that a smart, one who has learned to fit into our world, is just one more of US. Remember, even most PSYCHOPATHS don’t know they’re psychopaths.
Reality is not simple. Reality is not complicated. Reality doesn’t use big words and reality doesn’t use small words. Reality comes FIRST. A reality is a reality.
A single experiment is worth a hundred expert opinions.
I had a talk with Bob this morning that gave me the inspiration for this post.
What did he say? Well, our conservations consist of me giving him updates of how the blog is doing and of my own actions and in return I get advice, which mainly is to post what I just told him.
Now that I have spent a little time running the seminar I have noticed and listed off, point by point, the very same complaints that drove him out. Long unthinking irrelevant comments, refusal to work on the net and report on it and refusal to promote the blog.
In addition to the following, I have one that is uniquely my own. Whenever I post a “blast from the past” all I receive are criticisms. Guys, I am not looking for a rehashing of the piece. I am looking for an expansion on it with new concepts. Everything interrelates!
As far as comments go, all ole Bob wants to see is what we are doing now. Short descriptions of work being done and short discussions of why our specific work is more advanced and specifically critical.
Make every word count.