Message from UOC in Realism #general

2017-05-22 19:34:55 UTC  

what have your discussions been about, Isaac

2017-05-22 19:35:17 UTC  

Mostly the future of america and the riots.

2017-05-22 19:35:55 UTC  

I knew if I ever burned a flag of any kind my parents would whip me up and down the street.

2017-05-22 19:36:32 UTC  

But we also talk about how the majority of the time that the most violent ones are the ones with least to argue with.

2017-05-22 19:38:01 UTC  

As well as ways to keep safe.

2017-05-22 19:39:19 UTC  

An armed angry dumbass is a scary angry dumbass.

2017-05-22 19:39:21 UTC  


2017-05-22 19:41:28 UTC  

"specialization is for ants" - heinlein

2017-05-22 19:42:20 UTC  

thats true

2017-05-22 19:42:28 UTC  

and ants have 3 genders so everyones happy

2017-05-22 19:44:12 UTC  

Thank you guys for keeping me company before i have to lesve for work

2017-05-22 20:23:48 UTC  

giving people freedom

2017-05-22 20:24:11 UTC  

expectations: they will use it to become monks with artistic gitfs

2017-05-22 20:24:21 UTC  

reality: they will use it to do beer and drugs

2017-05-22 20:26:24 UTC

2017-05-22 20:28:42 UTC  

despite Zizek's many flaws

2017-05-22 20:28:53 UTC  

he has a good point when he talks about real vs. fake freedom

2017-05-22 20:29:41 UTC  

Zizek's priority is being socially acceptable

2017-05-22 20:31:07 UTC  

I don't mean to bump Zizek. I'm just saying that "freedom" can mean different things and sometimes the freedom we get isn't really the freedom we want

2017-05-22 20:31:09 UTC  

It's 102° here. Hope yall stay hydrated

2017-05-22 20:34:24 UTC  


2017-05-22 20:34:27 UTC  


2017-05-22 20:35:26 UTC  

Do you guys think 27 is too old to join the military...

2017-05-22 20:35:35 UTC  

Should I reconsider my path...

2017-05-22 20:37:16 UTC  


2017-05-22 20:37:20 UTC  

no i don't know

2017-05-22 20:37:57 UTC  

They have age cut offs

2017-05-22 20:38:16 UTC  

I think 25 is considered old to first apply

2017-05-22 20:38:27 UTC  

It depends what branch

2017-05-22 20:39:48 UTC  

we wuz cavemen n shiet

2017-05-22 20:40:55 UTC  

Army and Navy are 34/35 so I still have time... I wouldn't be enlisting either. I feel guilty about going through life as a civilian. I feel like I'm missing out on something shitty but ultimately irreplaceable.

2017-05-22 20:41:26 UTC  

Like in high school when you were stuck at a track meet for twelve hours in the heat getting sunburned and shit but you wanted to be there anyway to hang out with your buddies.

2017-05-22 20:41:26 UTC  

I'd rather work on U.S soil.

2017-05-22 20:42:07 UTC  

No offense, but I want to pay back what this country has given me. But I know if I could, I would.

2017-05-22 20:42:35 UTC  

I guess I would be useful doing other things.

2017-05-22 21:12:43 UTC  

"the freedom we get isn't really the freedom we want" the freedom itself is an entirely spiritual, inner condition

2017-05-22 21:13:18 UTC  

if one tries to become free through some kind of external machinations, he reaches insurmountable barriers

2017-05-22 21:15:13 UTC  

Sure. I would agree with your statement. But there is also, for example, the "school choice" illusion. If you are given the choice to send your children to any of 10 shitty schools, what kind of freedom is that? Is it more "free" than having only one, good school to send your children to?