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by Alex Jacob
Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

Inaccurate portrayal. The founders of the forum operate with a basic 'system of thinking' that, in my view, can be described as 'dysfunctional', 'coercive', etc. The elements of it are communicated to others who then 'play' within the system similarly. As with Russell, the young disciple tentatively...
by Alex Jacob
Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Striking the Master! Uh-oh!

"Personality is less responsible for personality change than the group itself. Plunged into an alien group under constant pressure to adjust to its standards, the patient is hard pressed to hasten his espousal of the new norms. His own values do not apply; and his consequent sense of personal defla...
by Alex Jacob
Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

C'mon, mate, buy a round. I ain't gonna. What the fuck? I ain't. Why ain't you? What you got again'us? I ain't got nothin' again'yous. Well then buy a fuckin' round then. I ain't gonna. And why fuckin' not? Beer's dysfunctional. Beer's dysfunctional? Yep. Beer's dysfunctional. What the fuck!? Beer's...
by Alex Jacob
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Cutting the Gordian Knot

Wonderful! Let's experiment with different approaches here! A wonderful new opportunity for growth among long-lost 'star-brothers'! I understand the presentation of ideas and I have from day one. I see it as a 'logic game'. Because you have willed it so, and in this sense because you as a 'group' (t...
by Alex Jacob
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

You forgot one: argumentem ad muppetiam. ;-)
by Alex Jacob
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

Still dodging the main points, they're just too troubling, too deep for the surface dweller. Claims its not within the scope of a discussion forum, yet goes on to writes the longest posts by anyone, pseudo-analyzing his own made-up version of what we're doing here. I could also state that you are a...
by Alex Jacob
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

"FOR MOST RACES and nations during the most of their life are not progressive by simply stagnant, sometimes just managing to preserve their standard customs, sometimes slipping back to the slough. That is why history has nothing to say about them. The history of the world consists mostly in the mem...
by Alex Jacob
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

If we say that the house philosophy is based fundamentally on emotionalism, does it make sense to be against QRS's axioms? Be it on 'freedom of will', 'no-self', 'Buddhism' or all spirituality being one thing. I said that it has a strong current that can be described as 'emotive' which is somewhat ...
by Alex Jacob
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

An example of Primary Reductionism---in action.
by Alex Jacob
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

There may be 'nuances' as you say in the doctrine of 'no-self' but there is no nuance whatever in the manner with which that doctrine, and other sub-doctrines that stem out of it, have been and are wielded by you, by David and by Kevin. There is a sort of brutality that has not much to do with a swo...
by Alex Jacob
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

A bit of humor, dear ones: "I KNOW NOT, O Athenians, how far you have been influenced by my accusers; for my part, in listening to them I almost forgot myself, so plausible were their arguments; however, so to speak, they have said nothing true. But of the many falsehoods which they have uttered I w...
by Alex Jacob
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

Avoid interposing yourself between 'what Dan wants' and what I do, think or say, or don't do, think or say. It is unbecoming. Stick to the presentation of your own ideas, or engage in conversation yourself. It is a better route for all concerned.
by Alex Jacob
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

Esteemed Dan. I will with great relish and some gusto provide an outline of criticism of the 'core doctrines' that animate Kevin and David and you too. And I will describe where the 'destructiveness' that I note in the formulations of GF is located. I will make an effort to point it up and also to c...
by Alex Jacob
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

"A winsome girl stood on a green hill overlooking a long plain on which boisterous men jousted. A fraternal war it might have been. Or just one in an endless series of skirmishes. The girl noticed that one little fellow was continuously knocked around by the 'big bullies' on the field of fraternal ...
by Alex Jacob
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

That's how ressentiment works in a climate of 'fraternity terror.' It poses its powerlessness against a fraternity of so-called power, and draws it down to its own concerns. The rhetorical 'you' have walked right into this self-fulfilling dynamic and helped Alex concretize his persecution. Judeo-Ch...
by Alex Jacob
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

Charming ... and also 'terrifying'. It is the pretty darned terrible machina Weiningerae that, when the going gets rough, is rolled out from a secret underground cavern by sturdy intellectual warriors. It causes one to immediately lose control of one's bowels. It appears and pronounces like the ghos...
by Alex Jacob
Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

The 'ego' is part-and-parcel of man, now and forever. It is not that 'ego' is there that is the problem, it is rather what men do with their egos. Still, from the perspective of 'unmodified mind' and 'direct experience of reality', the Bible as a compendium of twisted ideas and obtuse history---not ...
by Alex Jacob
Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

"Faith in honest seeking (ζήτησις) is at the heart of the Greek view of life. 'Those who would rightly judge the truth', says Aristotle, 'must be arbitrators, not litigants'. 'Happy is he who has learnt the value of research (ίστορία,), says Euripides in a fragment. Curiosity, as the Greeks knew an...
by Alex Jacob
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

I have transfered elements from another thread here. I wish to confine myself to one thread where my basic intentions have been defined. A careful---even thoughtful!---virus I am. Haven't you seen my Youtube video on this subject? I seem to recall you saying you had. Enlightenment is simply the abse...
by Alex Jacob
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What does"enlightenment" mean to you?
Replies: 28
Views: 3336

Re: What does"enlightenment" mean to you?

That is a lie. Would you like me to produce the multitude of times that David and I have defined it for people on this forum? Meh, what good would that do anyway... And another thing: 3 people can define enlightenment with different language and still point to the same reality. Do you imagine, for ...
by Alex Jacob
Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What's the Point of Religion?
Replies: 592
Views: 51581

Re: What's the Point of Religion?

If someone is raised on Marvel/DC comics and not Greek/Pagan myths, would he take an exception to this? Someone raised in a comic-book world would probably desire to fight with you about which comic group publisher is superior and why you put Marvel first. As with a beloved brand. But with a bit mo...
by Alex Jacob
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What does"enlightenment" mean to you?
Replies: 28
Views: 3336

Re: What does"enlightenment" mean to you?

Yes, and you manage to see it that way despite the fact that you still can't grasp it or attempt a philosophical approach to your rejection of it. Since no clear definition of 'enlightenment' is ever offered, and since no person is or can be produced of whom it can be asserted is '100% enlightened'...
by Alex Jacob
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What does"enlightenment" mean to you?
Replies: 28
Views: 3336

Re: What does"enlightenment" mean to you?

A small meditation on 'turds': Carl Jung and the Cathedral One summer day when Carl Jung was a 12 year old schoolboy in Basel, Switzerland, he fell to admiring the cathedral in the town square. In his autobiography called “Memories, Dreams, Reflections” he recalls his train of thought: The sky was g...
by Alex Jacob
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

Trevor, right at this moment I am more concerned to hear your thoughts on this small excerpt from Ernst Becker's 'Zen: A Rational Critique'. Have you located in your studies or in your observation of people a, say, 'negative use' of these doctrines? Do you think he is at all on some level of right t...
by Alex Jacob
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Core Dysfunction and what it does
Replies: 230
Views: 11092

Re: Core Dysfunction and what it does

Politics rapidly enters into these scholarly investigations, I have noted. If there were no Thomas McEvilley he would need to be called forth to give some justification to ideas of 'connectivity' and one-source origin that, while it must be true in some senses (since we all originated in Africa and ...