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Well It wasn't a fear of a literal god, but the closest thing I've experienced to something you could call "cosmic dread" was when I took a near herioc dose of 4-aco-dmt and ended up fighting the trip because I didn't want to have ego death at the time.
« on: November 17, 2018, 11:34:37 PM »
anyway, chronic got itOkay then any pic of Dane Dehaan as edgy boy Harry Osborn.
So it's like a season pass for all the DLC so far? I guess that's not so harsh then. Though, if I was to spend 40 on a game right now it would probably be the Spyro remake.I got this because I never really pass up on free games, but you still have to spend like 80 bucks to play the full thing, so I'll probably never play it.
« on: November 17, 2018, 03:40:37 PM »
Is the OP the first post or does it not count?
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:24:42 PM »
A lot of it is probably very cathartic for people, but it's still essentially telling someone that they don't have a right to express their opinion without the threat of physical harm.Violence against ideas is authoritariancould just be cathartic
A society where that is acceptable is not free.
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:04:10 PM »
How is dude being an apologist? He was clearly saying that racism is bad.
Violence against ideas is authoritarian, even if those ideas themselves are authoritarian. You don't fight authoritarianism with more authoritarianism.
« on: November 13, 2018, 06:56:36 PM »
Rampant self-destructive hedonism.im dying in the next five years lol why should I care about my creditWhy's that?
« on: October 31, 2018, 07:02:45 PM »
Are you intentionally being obtuse or what.I'm not intentionally being slow to understand your point, I'm telling you that I don't believe it. You can see why in my post above.
« on: October 31, 2018, 01:21:31 AM »
« on: October 30, 2018, 11:45:45 PM »
One of the most basic forms of empathy is emotional empathy. If someone is expressing an emotion you've experienced then it's not unreasonable to assume you've felt the same or something very similar. There may be a virtually infinite number of emotional triggers that are different for everyone, but the emotions themselves are something that unifies us all.You don't have to live through someone else's exact experience to empathize with them. You may not have been through the same things, but you can certainly have experienced the same emotions and feelings and in turn connect with someone's expression on that level.
« on: October 30, 2018, 07:23:54 PM »
You don't have to live through someone else's exact experience to empathize with them. You may not have been through the same things, but you can certainly have experienced the same emotions and feelings and in turn connect with someone's expression on that level.Unless you're listening to screamo you're not always supposed to connect with the message.
« on: October 26, 2018, 06:38:33 PM »
How is it possible to define disgust, which is a feeling, in a way that isn't influenced by personal feelings?
« on: October 23, 2018, 12:00:21 PM »
how do you refresh in your sleep
1.3k subs on YT so probs about to start monetizing my channel soonI thought you had to have 10k.
« on: October 14, 2018, 12:02:07 AM »
I said why I thought advocating for incivility was a bad idea in both a practical and principled sense. That's all I was ever trying to say in this thread, there's nothing more to it. I think it's a bad idea for the left to embrace it, I think it's a bad idea for the right to embrace it, I think it's bad that Trump is embracing it, and I wish more politicians would try to maintain values like civility that sustain our society. Agree or disagree. It's whatever at this point.
« on: October 13, 2018, 07:10:25 PM »
Trump voters can defend themselves. The only thing I was defending in this thread was the value of civility.What exactly do you think trump voters are? Did your mom vote for him or some shit?They don’t exist in a large enough quantity to give a fuck about. These aren’t the people that got trump in office, and they’re not the ones who are gonna get him out of there either. It’s his loyal and devoted cult following.Alright, whatever man, Trump voters are a radical moronic cult of bigots. I still think it's a terrible idea for a party to be insulting to the voters.
And what are you talking about "the people that voted for trump aren't that large of a group?" Nearly half of the country voted for him. Are you trying to say that the swing voters that voted for Trump aren't that large of a group? I don't know how big exactly that group is but I'm willing to bet it's at least in the millions considering the percentage of voters that are swing voters. Maybe that isn't all that significant to you but you also have to consider the potential voters that abstained or the independent/third party voters that may be turned away from any side that starts doing away with civility.
It's just not good for democrats to be attacking the voting base, and we shouldn't be tossing out values like civility just to beat the other side, especially if it's likely going to make things worse for your side. Acting with incivility is just going to further radicalize our society and drive a wedge deeper between it. It's not a good thing, at all.
That's what I'm saying here, and it seems like you at least understand that point, though you may not entirely agree; I'm not sure. I didn't post in this thread to tell anyone that their idea of who Trump voters are is wrong. If I actually wanted to defend them then I would've said a lot more than just, "I don't see them the same way as you."
« on: October 13, 2018, 05:12:32 PM »
They don’t exist in a large enough quantity to give a fuck about. These aren’t the people that got trump in office, and they’re not the ones who are gonna get him out of there either. It’s his loyal and devoted cult following.Alright, whatever man, Trump voters are a radical moronic cult of bigots. I still think it's a terrible idea for a party to be insulting to the voters.
« on: October 13, 2018, 03:27:41 PM »
The way I'm trying to describe certain people that voted for Trump is that they have the capacity to vote the other way. I'm not going to act like I know what kind of people that everyone who voted for Trump are. There's no way I could ever know that. I also never stated that there's no difference between the two sides, I don't know where you're getting that from.You should know what a moderate is when you’re saying a large amount of them voted for a guy who is extremely partisan and trash talks all his opposition. You’re only pointing it the flaws in your argument by continuing this notion that level headed intelligent people voted for trump. This isn’t to say people that voted for Hillary are inherently more intelligent, but there is obviously a clear cut difference here and you’re pretending it doesn’t exist.My whole point was that there are people who will vote either way and the left shouldn't be insulting to them. I wasn't trying to argue over what is or is not a moderate. I was only using it as a descriptor for people torn between the two parties.”It doesn’t really matter that I’m wrong, I still think I’m right”
There are people who were and are torn between both sides of the political spectrum. I used the term moderate to describe them. Perhaps someone with that position who sided with Trump isn't moderate. Maybe they were before but the current state of things shifted them to a more partisan stance. It's just not the point of my argument, at all. What you want to label the swing voters that voted for Trump doesn't really have any bearing on fact that they exist. That is what I'm saying and have been this entire time.
I don't understand why you keep focusing on what I think a moderate actually is. No I don't feel like everyone that voted for Trump is a complete moron, I just think a lot people felt like they were driven to do something drastic, and I'm sure a lot of people have regrets over it now. I'm not trying to convince anyone otherwise, here. It's futile to even attempt that, especially with you and others who have such a negative opinion of Trump voters. It just doesn't matter, swing voters are still a thing, period. Call them what you want. Believe they are idiots, or don't. They still exist.
I won't even call them moderates anymore if you'll get over this weird issue you have with what I've been saying.
« on: October 13, 2018, 12:46:38 PM »
My whole point was that there are people who will vote either way and the left shouldn't be insulting to them. I wasn't trying to argue over what is or is not a moderate. I was only using it as a descriptor for people torn between the two parties.”It doesn’t really matter that I’m wrong, I still think I’m right”
I don't understand why you want me to admit I was wrong about what a moderate is so much, when I never even implied my idea of what a moderate is was the only right one. I don't even have a very specific idea of what constitutes being politically moderate. It was just a general term I used for people who aren't strictly partisan. Flee's idea is almost certainly way more thought out and refined than mine, and I'm not gonna act like I know enough to tell him he's wrong, especially because I was never trying to argue over what a moderate actually is.
My whole argument in the second half of this thread was never once, "I know what moderates actually are." It was always, "these types of people exist, regardless of how we want to label them, and we shouldn't attack them as voters "
I don't know how much more clear I can be than that. If you still want to attribute some sort of attitude to me that I don't actually have then I don't know what else to say.
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:48:19 AM »
Yeah I understand that. Thinking in shapes, colors, emotions etc. is something I do all the time, especially when I'm practicing art or trying to come up with new ideas for it. My thoughts are definitely not just an endless string of words.I'm sure most of you have seen the NPC meme that's gained prominence lately, which is basically just the idea of a philosophical zombie that has been around for a long time, and it's mainly just used as a way to poke fun at people with ideas or interests someone doesn't like.If I'm thinking about something regarding language like a movie quote, a book, preparing something I am about to say or write (like now) then I would say I have an inner voice.
However, it seemed like some people were claiming that they just don't speak to themselves inside their mind at all, and that's what sounds really strange to me. How does a person write or read without doing so? How do they contemplate abstract ideas that are almost entirely defined through language?
These questions made me think that, as Verb said, some people just didn't quite understand what it meant to have and "inner voice" and actually do think with language. But I also considered the idea of someone who was never taught any language, and I wonder what their capacity to contemplate certain ideas is like.
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:06:58 AM »
« on: October 12, 2018, 04:27:36 PM »