I don't think anyone thinks street protest carry any weight. They're ridiculed by all quarters and ignored by politicians regardless.
The Khayati argument makes the assumption that these events are given credence by wider society as a mark of change- they don't, unless you're listening to the echo chamber they attempt to present.
You need to embrace digital disruption now if you wish to be relevant, the arguments of the past are done.
Clinging to past ideologies is what you criticise the "left" for, in the argument that its dead an buried. What are you doing that's any different
It isn't answering/not answering questions, it's the personal attack that Rich is responding to. The abrasiveness, the contempt...So you still cannot answer why I deserved to be condescended over expressing some mild views in that thread. That deflection too? you're really tying yourself in knots here.
It isn't answering/not answering questions, it's the personal attack that Rich is responding to. The abrasiveness, the contempt...
I do wonder more generally - if nihilism is the only position you have any respect for, why you bother with politics at all?
I agree with you on that, at least. I'm not as nihilistic as yourself though. Positive change is possible on a personal level (in reference to your ref to suicide) and perhaps even on a political level as well, unlikely as it may well seem.Because it's interesting to think about, deconstruct, analyse. Given life itself is inherently nihilistic, Hypothetically I could just commit suicide, but I don't.
I agree with you on that, at least. I'm not as nihilistic as yourself though. Positive change is possible on a personal level (in reference to your ref to suicide) and perhaps even on a political level as well, unlikely as it may well seem.
Its' the meanings we make on the way that are interesting to me tbh. For sure, I agree that ditching of beliefs can be liberating.I'm not sure why nihilism at the personal level has to be negative, it can be quite liberating. We can disagree on politics. Life having no inherent meaning at all, not even the meanings we make ourselves, seems liberating for me. It's like rave. There's nothing cosmological to it, which is precisely what makes it so great, just the surrender of thought in a warehouse.
fwiw I don't think you're a sex pest, your energy is more that of an incel. You've been trying to goad and provoke me, including in threads where it hasn't been relevant to the discussion otherwise taking place. You might not identify as a troll but I'm not new to the internet: this has felt sustained, wilful, deliberate and personal, and I'm not interested in it. A reasonable conversation only happens when those involved are reasonable people and you take pride in being unreasonable, which is your prerogative but it's utterly pointless bothering with you because you won't engage on anyone's terms but your own.
I'm going to tap out, in advance of inevitably being told I'm being racist for tone-policing. But throwing a "takes one to know one!" at IdleRich when he points out your debate strategy invokes the shadow of abusive behaviour, that speaks to me about your character and how much value to place on it.
hey babe, do you still wanna prove you have a cock?Lol 'incel', nice ableism there, you couldn't value my character even if you tried, so its a moot point. It's funny how you try to play the 'I'm not a bigot, honest guv!' card here when it's clear to anyone a truck can be driven through your nonsense projections, hi Marcello Carlin!
And I said you're not racist. I can retract statements you know. Being a racist would be a compliment at this rate. hardly a hill I'd want to die on.
I'll give you this though, you are hilarious, but in a really self-important, pretentious way. Continue to set the world to rights. In the meantime I'll put you on ignore so that I am spared from your 'vomits at house party' hot takes. Woe betide to me for engaging with you in the first place.