Please watch this video:
When the Milo slander piece appeared, I was surprised to see that everyone lapped it up, without actually checking for context, where it came from, and where it originated from. The above video gives ample context and sources. I was surprised that many of my friends of which I hold many in high esteem stooped so low as to just echo this, without asking questions. Yes, I am disappointed. I thought you guys were better than that.
In the meantime, I’ll take a break from the rampant identity politics and scapegoating. Yes, I am normally happy to debate, but I’m too disappointed at the level of herd mentality of people that I previously held as staunch individualists and iconoclasts, like I try to be myself.
I’ll check in every once in a while to see if that has changed, but excuse me for not holding my breath.
Pretty descriptive for the regressive left:
“After an inferior man has been taught a doctrine of superiority he will remain as inferior as he was before his lesson. He will merely assume himself to be superior, and attempt to employ his recently-learned tactics against his own kind, whom he will then consider his inferiors. With each inferior man enjoying what he considers his unique role, the entire bunch will be reduced to a pack of strutting, foppish, self-centered monkeys gamboling about on an island of ignorance. There they will play their games under the supervision of their keeper, who was and will always be a superior man.”
— Anton Szandor Lavey
I guess people won’t like me for that quote (it’s not even mine), but obviously I don’t give a toss.
I was on my way to work, and I noticed an interesting ad on a billboard that was using the same flawed rhetoric as the remainers did for brexit, but this time it was aimed at the remain side of a nexit (what people call the intention of the Netherlands to leave the EU). I regrettably didn’t snap a picture of it since I was in a hurry to catch the subway. This raised a few questions.
- Who funds these things? I’m willing to bet it’s somehow linked to Soros, but still, one wonders.
- Why are these things popping up? Is the ‘threat’ of eurosceptical political parties coming to power so likely that the ‘remain’ side is already spouting their doom and gloom?
I personally would welcome it if the Netherlands would leave the EU, but it will probably be a lot harder for us because our economy has EU parasitic tentacles bored into it deep, even so deep we share a flawed monetary unit with 27 other countries. Decoupling that would be a pain, but I would posit that it would probably be worth it, even though it would suck for a few years. People like to prophesize doom and gloom, that the sky will fall if we break away from this abusive relationship. It’s like an advanced case of Stockholm-syndrome.
I’m putting to anyone out there that it won’t be that bad, in the long run. We still have the largest port in Europe (Rotterdam). The Rhine and the Meuse estuaries are in the Netherlands. Those are important rivers, and important bargaining chips. The nexit remainers say that export will be dead if we leave. The fact that we pretty much own those rivers says otherwise.. We would get our ability to negotiate treaties back, and the law would be back in the Dutch courts. Even more importantly, we can vote for our leaders, instead of having some unaccountable and unelectable elites rule us from their ivory towers.
But now I’m just veering off topic. Yes, I would in favor of a nexit. Some of you won’t agree. That’s your right. It’s also my right to ignore you, and your prophesies of doom and gloom.
Allright, back to whatever I was doing. Just had to dump these thoughs somewhere.
PS: The vacation away from social media is going well. I’m already way more productive without all the pointless arguing with idealogs. I can recommend the same to all people that are tired of debating people that refuse to listen.
Well, I guess we’re here. Peak stupid. Hyperbole and identity politics from the left, and kneejerking from the right. I’m sick and tired having to defend Milo, Trump, a cadre of other people, not because I like those people (I’m pretty much indifferent to them), but because I don’t like misinformation and identity politics. But I also don’t like fighting windmills, even if they are spinning out of control. So I’m tapping out of social media for a bit. I’m not deinstalling or deleting accounts, just don’t expect me to interact. I’ll just be disabling notifications and peek in every once in a while to gauge the retardedness-levels. I’ll keep messenger running for people that actually want to talk to me.
In the meantime, I have more worthwhile pursuits. I have an album to record, music and code to write, series to catch up and games to finish that have been collecting dust in my Steam library. Way more fulfilling than arguing against mouthpieces that swallow everything the media likes to dish out and repeat it dutifully. You can have your echo chamber, I’m not playing along.
Because I’m posting this on my blog, it will appear on facebook, twitter, and G+. That’s fine. I might post more blogs, let people that are interested know what’s going on.
And then something cool comes your way. I can’t get into details yet, but it means I will have to pump my free time into my music, or more specifically, the music of RÁN. I have until the end of February to finish all the songs from the upcoming Rock to Hell CD in a scratch state, since we now have a reason to crunch and get that album out as soon as possible.
It also means I can dip my toe into mastering. Exciting stuff!
Sometimes I get a break. This time, I used that break to acquire a new axe for my arsenal of stringed noisemakers. This particular model is the Parallaxe Solar V 7, a signature model from Ola Englund of Feared, Six feet under and The Haunted. It is a very nice 7 string guitar, with a nice ebony fretboard and very nice Seymour Duncan pickups.
Now I have to decide which guitar I bring with me when I visit Nekron from RÁN in Iceland this Yuletide.
Also, I think I need some mediums on this one, even .10 seems too flimsy for me. The lows sound a bit flabby to me.