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Thread: Great quotes and monologues This thread is 18 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 · «PREV / NEXT»
artu
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posted March 02, 2015 05:54 PM

Medium is the message.   -Marshall McLuhan
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Fauch
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posted March 03, 2015 04:04 PM

lol, people can actually express thoughts on Facebook without quoting other people?

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artu
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posted March 03, 2015 04:51 PM

I have one of my lecturers from university added as a friend, he's also a known writer with many other writers added and enormous walls of text that are very interesting discussions take place all the time. And this is just one example among many.
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posted March 03, 2015 05:15 PM

well, I was kind of joking, I also added some guys who write interesting articles, but they are probably just a small minority on Facebook. walmart friends seem closer to the norm.

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posted March 03, 2015 05:21 PM

Yeah, but you can't blame Facebook for that.
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posted March 03, 2015 05:29 PM
Edited by Fauch at 17:30, 03 Mar 2015.

true. I saw a conference recently about internet, and more exactly about the impact of communication technologies on politics which said internet gives us more political power than we ever had. or it would, if we actually used internet in that way and not to share lolcats.
but I suppose it may be the true expression of democracy. maybe that's really what people want?

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posted March 03, 2015 05:40 PM

Lolcats and political activism are not necessarily mutually exclusive. I've witnessed first hand how social media and sites like twitter can create a huge difference during the Gezi protests. Instant communication with crowds is a game changer under such circumstances.
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posted April 04, 2015 01:30 AM
Edited by mvassilev at 01:31, 04 Apr 2015.

"Democracy works well for issues whose answers are obvious - for instance, I would be entirely comfortable with putting the prohibition on murder up to a popular vote. Democracy is superior to dictatorship mainly because dictatorships have a tendency to do things that are obviously, uncontroversially bad - such as murdering millions of people. But for issues that are controversial or require careful reasoning or specialized knowledge, democracy is about the equivalent of drawing policies out of a hat. The ignorance and irrationality of the electorate frequently delivers harmful and unjust policies." - Michael Huemer, "In Praise of Passivity"

The whole essay is really good.
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posted April 04, 2015 08:01 AM

So the guy basically wants democracy which does what he sees as "right" and "correct". Quite typical.

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posted April 04, 2015 10:39 AM
Edited by artu at 10:41, 04 Apr 2015.

Yes, such an important and valuable school of thought such as liberalism devolving into this kind of short-sighted, reductionist liberterianism is actually a sad sight to see. They kind of keep losing academical credibility, too since all they ever operate on are their own oversimplifications. Common mistakes:

1- Totally disregarding the non-conscious (not necessarily Freudian) aspects of the human mind, social psychology and historical context, reducing human mind into its rational aspect, meanwhile reducing rationality into their monopoly of what they think is the correct one or assuming a potential universal rationality that operates linearly correct under each condition. This part is even scientifically refuted since decades.
2- While proposing each individual should unconditionally follow their own interest and act selfish, building an ethic on that, also suggesting a mutual non-violance agreement that everybody somehow should obey. Keep in mind, it is assumed that obeying that will result in an overall benefit for not everybody as a whole but each and every individual one by one also. This is the part that developed as the anti-leftist ammo back in the times of the Cold War, rather than a consistent, independent philosophy, so it's basic function is to try discrediting any sort of collective resistance (by democratic involvment or direct collective resistance), so somehow, even unions are not considered benifical to workers. Of course, there is actually nothing that indicates the non-violance agreement is beneficial when a) In many possible scenarios when it is guaranteed that you wont get caught or penalized b) if the conditions you live under are below certain standards and the risk of puting yourself in danger seems like the optimal choice. That's why liberterianism can not hold in poor countries and while first world upper class clueless nerds formulate "I dont have to care about such problems" the mucahit in Afghanistan or the guerilla in Latin America easily calculates "your non violance agreement is not beneficial FOR US, we dont have to care about that." When there is certain amount of imbalance in wealth and power among the world, the non-violance principle simply ceases to function, so any productive political philosophy should work on solutions about that, not try to by-pass it through an allegedly self sustained non-interference. Non-inteference is not non interference when it results in the reproduction of exploitation. Democracy is the first step in doing that peacfully.

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posted April 11, 2015 04:00 AM

"I got tired of repeating that the so-called "liberal" Pope is nothing but an old conservative dressed in false public expectations. It will take ages for the Vatican to adapt to modern values and when that happens and everybody looks back with disgust at the shortsightedness of the 20th Century Roman clergy, people will still defend the institution saying it's not fair to judge the past, pretty much like right now everyone objects when one brings up the crimes of the Inquisition as a reference. And as usual, the 22nd Century Vatican will have the same problems adapting to 22nd Century values. It's a never ending cycle. Unless someone calls it a day and stops the entire masquerade. That someone can't be a Pope though."

Yanko Tsvetkov

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posted April 23, 2015 11:28 PM
Edited by Tsar-Ivor at 23:28, 23 Apr 2015.

"Then, an apparently irreversible calamity: 'The firs person who, having enclosed a plot of ground, took it into his head to say this is mine and found people simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of civil society. What crimes, wars, murders, what miseries and horrors would the human race have been spared had someone pulled up the stakes or filled in the ditch and cried out to his fellow-men: 'Do not listen to this imposter. You are lost if you forget that the fruits of the earth belong to all and the earth to no one.'"
-Jean Jacques Rousseau.
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posted May 03, 2015 07:52 PM

Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food.

-Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential
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posted May 03, 2015 08:20 PM
Edited by Neraus at 20:21, 03 May 2015.

Corribus said:
Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food.

-Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential


Can I get a T-shirt with that printed on it?

"Grilling is an art"

Forgot who said that though...
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posted May 03, 2015 09:34 PM

The wise man speaks because he has something to say, the fool because he has to say something
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posted May 03, 2015 10:45 PM

Husham, the irony.
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posted May 03, 2015 11:28 PM

Sperm is a bandit in its pure state.

E-M. Cioran
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Corribus
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posted May 12, 2015 04:12 PM

"What a talentless snow."

Tchaikovsky, on Brahms
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posted May 12, 2015 05:29 PM
Edited by PandaTar at 17:32, 12 May 2015.

A game monologue I find rather amusing:

"Oh thank god, you're alright.
You know, being Caroline taught me a valuable lesson. I thought you were my greatest enemy. When all along you were my best friend.
The surge of emotion that shot through me when I saved your life taught me an even more valuable lesson: where Caroline lives in my brain.
Goodbye, Caroline.
You know, deleting Caroline just now taught me a valuable lesson. The best solution to a problem is usually the easiest one. And I'll be honest.
Killing you? Is hard.
You know what my days used to be like? I just tested. Nobody murdered me. Or put me in a potato. Or fed me to birds. I had a pretty good life.
And then you showed up. You dangerous, mute lunatic. So you know what?
You win.
Just go."

GLaDOS in Portal 2 last conversation with your character. Here you can watch the potato scene, as a bonus. ^^

And some other lines you may find entertaining.
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posted July 10, 2015 09:36 PM
Edited by mvassilev at 22:14, 24 Jul 2015.

"What do we do about threats from other organisms? In the case of people, we can make a deal with them, inducing them to adopt an internalized attitude of disdain for murder and the like, and erecting appropriate institutions to penalize those who fail to acquire such aversions in sufficient degree. But what about animals? It is not wise to try to make a deal with your normal polar bear, wolverine, or crocodile. You either build a fence or shoot the critter, but so far as inducing moral restraint is concerned, forget it! Animals, in short, are essentially incapable of moral activity. If we adopt moral restraints in relation to them, it looks as though it will necessarily be a onesided affair: the animals gain everything, and we gain nothing." - Jan Narveson

"Personal evaluative judgments are a commonplace feature of our thought and discourse, and they come in many different kinds... First, there are judgments about what would be good or bad for a particular person or for a subject of some other kind. Some development may be said to be good for John or bad for Mary, good for the philosophy department or bad for the country. Second, there are judgments that specify how particular individuals evaluate a given action or event. From John's perspective, the U.S. invasion of Iraq was a noble undertaking, while from Mary's perspective, it was a crime. Here the point is not that the invasion was good for John or bad for Mary, but rather that he evaluated it in one way and she in another. The statement that some development was a good thing from John's standpoint is ambiguous, for it may express a judgment of either of the first two kinds. It may mean either that it was good for John or that John evaluated it as a good thing. This ambiguity is made possible by the fact that, in both of these types of judgment, the relevant standpoint is defined by a person (e.g., John)." - Samuel Scheffler
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