Jordan Peterson thinks it makes sense to compare humans with lobsters

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be realistic though, you aren't protesting progressive churning and world re-modelling, you're trying to reclaim a content which you think has been lost.
You know nothing about me; I distinguished myself in my early years of university by dedicating myself fully and absolutely, in both my personal and my academic life, to smashing all traces of nostalgia in myself, my friends, and my culture.

My interest in conservatism is very directly and meaningfully a product of my search for a steelman of the position I had so single-mindedly set myself against. It was a challenge to overcome my own prejudices, rather than a naturalization of them.
 

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as for Chesterton's fence analogy. It makes sense insofar as we are talking about economic processes working rationally, or more correct to say, for his ideal type of fence experiment to work successfully, the means of production must be held in common, and all allocations of resources must be rationally and consciously planned. We do indeed have the necessary productive capacity to achieve such a model, but we are frustrated by the objective constraints of an irrational mode of production (marx's great ethical insight.)

In plane speak Chesterton's approach amounts to if it ain't broke, don't fix it. But this is a red herring insofar as earthquakes around vallies (to give a perfect example) are concerned. The problem in essence is that it was meant to be broke, because time, and the accumulated dead labour by living labour decreed it to be so. To take an even more recent example, if we took Chesterton's thought experiment to its ultimate limit, those who had their dwellings destroyed and those who lost their lives in the grenfell fire should not have protested shoddy construction and lack of cladding, because for some reason they were not aware of the reasons and must defer to experts. Of course, who constitutes such expertise is not based on some foolish Genteel anglo Battycrease meritocracy, but entirely determined by the monetary concerns of university factories.
Every sentence in this post is either confused or demonstrably wrong, without exception.
 

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You know nothing about me; I distinguished myself in my early years of university by dedicating myself fully and absolutely, in both my personal and my academic life, to smashing all traces of nostalgia in myself, my friends, and my culture.

My interest in conservatism is very directly and meaningfully a product of my search for a steelman of the position I had so single-mindedly set myself against. It was a challenge to overcome my own prejudices, rather than a naturalization of them.

So challenging to overcome your own prejudices that you are in essence permitting Lucius to sexually groom you.

Steelman indeed.
 

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Bordigan anarchist OWNED by midwestern poststructuralist!

jokes lol cos that's fine, I'm not a Bordigan anarchist. In fact such people are complete morons in my book, Bordiga was a hard left Leninist who called anarchists a right wing deviation (and he was right!) own the phantoms in your head, by all means. But if you impute them to me I'll just laugh at your midlife crises.
 

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Is he just an amazing troll or is that actually real i honestly can't tell anymore.

although it is something I could imagine him saying I'm afraid that that is a fake - there was no tweet, and the image is a photoshop job

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they've taken a screenshot from this video ( notice that the clothes they're wearing and the table, chairs, and mugs are the same ) and done a photoshop shop - ben's right arm in the fake tweet is the give-away

but fair play, people are thinking it's real - masterful anti-peterson trolling! It works because it seems like something he would say...
 
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no idea why you lot keep getting debilitating hangovers. I keep telling you lot to eat sheeps head soup, instant cure. Some people never listen though.
 

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Been thinking about this a lot, most cringey gurus that occupy headlines were usually much more interesting pre-success
 

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What's happened to Yudkowsky?
Brain worms

When he was in his mid 20s he wrote endlessly about the perils of mindless credentialism, the importance of evaluating on first principles instead of through proxies and surrogates

Now he yells at people on Twitter for daring to challenge his claims without first securing a PhD. Or he'll publish long screeds about how nobody is working on saving the world like he is

All very egoic stuff
 
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