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by Pauli137
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unbelievably Heartbreaking
Replies: 31
Views: 462

Re: Unbelievably Heartbreaking

Here though, as in most of the more considered examinations of the subject, we have opened up intelligence to mean more than IQ. It has occurred to me that this can give second wind to that easily discarded white supremacy claim. It could be said that the extremes of IQ both have drawbacks.. the lo...
by Pauli137
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unbelievably Heartbreaking
Replies: 31
Views: 462

Re: Unbelievably Heartbreaking

You're right about it being a 'black hole', but in some environments more than others, it tends to be more a case of a previously laid minefield (rather than something naturally occuring) plus an allergic reaction if someone attempts to do some minesweeping. The question in my mind is whether one i...
by Pauli137
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unbelievably Heartbreaking
Replies: 31
Views: 462

Re: Unbelievably Heartbreaking

You're right about it being a 'black hole', but in some environments more than others, it tends to be more a case of a previously laid minefield (rather than something naturally occuring) plus an allergic reaction if someone attempts to do some minesweeping. The question in my mind is whether one i...
by Pauli137
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unbelievably Heartbreaking
Replies: 31
Views: 462

Re: Unbelievably Heartbreaking

I say "standard response" here because it's a bit of a no-brainer once one looks objectively at the material. It's rests upon the coarse assumption that IQ=intelligence though but, as this is an answer to that assumption, I would tend to leave it at that. Here though, as in most of the more conside...
by Pauli137
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unbelievably Heartbreaking
Replies: 31
Views: 462

Re: Unbelievably Heartbreaking

...what i've learned from people is that: 1. IQ is a worthless metric rooted in white supremacy 2. race itself doesn't exist 3. The Bell Curve is "long debunked"... I'm going to have a look at that video but I would like to jump in with my standard response to your No. 1 above which is that "White ...
by Pauli137
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whiter than white
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: Whiter than white

trans-humanism We should maybe have a thread about this. I personally think trans-humanism is about as likely as the notion in the 50's that everyone would be served by robots and flying in Jetson cars by the year 2000. i.e. load of cobblers . The promise of someday uploading your soul to a server ...
by Pauli137
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: The Other Place
Topic: That "other" forum ....
Replies: 145
Views: 7157

Re: That "other" forum ....

The dinosaur said I should come back as "one of them or not at all" but who the hell knows what that means You're deemed 'one of them' at RI. Just not exceptional enough, I guess. The segregationalism at RI is excrutiating. Jeff Wells must be wincing. Jeff Wells could do something about it if he wi...
by Pauli137
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unbelievably Heartbreaking
Replies: 31
Views: 462

Re: Unbelievably Heartbreaking

I'm not a fan at all of IQ tests. Even less so since the general dumbing down of educational standards has accelerated in the last 30 years. IQ is generally measured by those outside of acedemia and science as the ability to conform to pre-conceived ideas. In fact, I find IQ tests offensive - they ...
by Pauli137
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unbelievably Heartbreaking
Replies: 31
Views: 462

Re: Unbelievably Heartbreaking

The issue can't adequately be addressed without considering Gardner's multiple intelligences . Some non-Wikipedia links: http://www.tecweb.org/styles/gardner.html https://www.niu.edu/facdev/_pdf/guide/learning/howard_gardner_theory_multiple_intelligences.pdf I'm OK with people talking about human b...
by Pauli137
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unbelievably Heartbreaking
Replies: 31
Views: 462

Re: Unbelievably Heartbreaking

The issue can't adequately be addressed without considering Gardner's multiple intelligences . Some non-Wikipedia links: http://www.tecweb.org/styles/gardner.html https://www.niu.edu/facdev/_pdf/guide/learning/howard_gardner_theory_multiple_intelligences.pdf I'm OK with people talking about human bi...
by Pauli137
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it safe to speak?
Replies: 40
Views: 1469

Re: Is it safe to speak?

I still think this is mostly being adopted (though not necessarily promoted) by generous and compassionate people that want to do the "right thing". And, really, I think it's helpful to distinguish between fighting people from fighting messages . I don't have anything against transgendered individua...
by Pauli137
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Data Dump & Research
Topic: John Michael Greer
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: John Michael Greer

All of the above. Including "overextended Peak Oil blog with a few extras, and that didn't know when to quit," but also your more nuanced view. I appreciate JMG's grounding in the material world, although I don't always agree with it -- or, rather, I don't take the material as the basis of all reali...
by Pauli137
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Data Dump & Research
Topic: John Michael Greer
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: John Michael Greer

Thanks for finding the archive. A couple of months ago I was looking for this post and was disappointed to find that it had disappeared from the internet. I thought it was so beautiful, such a shame. The Next Ten Billion Years Earlier this week, I was trying to think of ways to talk about the gap be...
by Pauli137
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open Letter to Steve Bannon
Replies: 30
Views: 545

Re: Open Letter to Steve Bannon

Pauli said: I happen to think (and have experienced) layers of reality that lie beneath (beyond?) what is commonly recognized. Can you elaborate on this? Well, beyond the usual paranormal stuff that most people experience (but considerably fewer take seriously, same re: synchronicity), I've done so...
by Pauli137
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open Letter to Steve Bannon
Replies: 30
Views: 545

Re: Open Letter to Steve Bannon

It's as much a matter of practicality as personal preference. I would say that the vast majority of people, occultists included, get by without addressing any ultimate layer of reality. The latter here may have glimpsed/experienced it and decided that its not worth the hassle, that it may be the ps...
by Pauli137
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open Letter to Steve Bannon
Replies: 30
Views: 545

Re: Open Letter to Steve Bannon

Well, to each his own I guess. I happen to think (and have experienced) layers of reality that lie beneath (beyond?) what is commonly recognized. I also believe that global elites know a great deal more about this layer than is talked about in common society. I am coming to believe that the "cracks ...
by Pauli137
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open Letter to Steve Bannon
Replies: 30
Views: 545

Re: Open Letter to Steve Bannon

I tend to take a middle ground. I agree that (almost) any path will do, and I also agree that syncretism is dangerous because it puts the ego in control of Truth, which is an inversion. However, the Traditionalist remedy, "for the individual to take up a religion (any one will do, apparently) so lon...
by Pauli137
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open Letter to Steve Bannon
Replies: 30
Views: 545

Re: Open Letter to Steve Bannon

** That "manipulation of language" you mentioned. Yes? Please go on ... I mean that literally: the manipulation of language is (or can be) the manipulation of reality. Maybe that is best explored on the "Occult" thread, but it is relevant here because the thinning of the veil to which Upton alludes...
by Pauli137
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open Letter to Steve Bannon
Replies: 30
Views: 545

Re: Open Letter to Steve Bannon

Please do. I'll start with just copypasta. First one is one of the reviews of The System of Antichrist: Truth & Falsehood in Postmodernism & the New Age on Amazon (one that I thought did a good job summarizing the book): _The System of Antichrist_ by the Sufi scholar Charles Upton offers the reader...
by Pauli137
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open Letter to Steve Bannon
Replies: 30
Views: 545

Re: Open Letter to Steve Bannon

Of interest are a couple of Upton's books: The System of Antichrist and Cracks in the Great Wall. I've read the first one, but not the second. The ideas in these books are of interest to me for reasons I can explain if others are curious.