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by Diebert van Rhijn
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 2238

Re: Impermanence and meaning

The suffering of existence is part and parcel of existence, it has nothing to do with ones beliefs or realizations, that is the fantasy/denial. It does not reflect in reality, just your imagination. In reality the suffering is more than just an idea, it's a quality of existence like impermanence. W...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 9041

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

It would not seem to matter that 'Europe' and 'European identification' came to the fore during the 20th century. In fact it did. And when it did, it attempted to establish definitions and ways of speaking and referring to it that could be communicated. It does matter as the new nationalistic Right...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 9041

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

Stick to your own culture, your household deities and to Bangalore, my friend! This isn't even rhetoric anymore. It's the behaviour of a spoilt girl who thinks she farts pixie dust. Except, who's your daddy? Hell, if you can convince the sahibs who run this forum to kick me out, I'll disappear with...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Jed McKenna, true Identity
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

Re: Jed McKenna, true Identity

"Newcomers found it confusing to follow Jed McKenna" story" " It is now easy, clean and visually more interesting (I think)". " How it is perceived, received, ignored or engaged with inside the readers' minds - is none of my business." Your way of avoiding the questions will be perceived by some at...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 9041

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

So to continue again with a more interesting topic: the actual topic of this thread ;) I suggest that in respect to the post-WW2 White European that he has fallen into different forms and manifestations of personal powerlessness . His identity is not his own. Meaning, other people have lines of inte...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 9041

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

Your philosophical position --- existential philosophy you call it --- is an enormous elaboration of your neurosis. The funny thing of a statement like that, besides any hint of irony lurking in there perhaps, would be how meaningless it is, no matter if taken as truth or spin . In effect it's inco...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 9041

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

Wisdom does not have its own 'category' and wisdom does not have its own 'goal'. You have given entity to 'wisdom'. You can declare about wisdom whatever you wish! The point however was more about the suggested link between genius and (racial) genetics. To even start such conversation, not only gen...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 9041

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

Here then the problem with the terms emerges: European identity becomes quickly "whatever you want to make it mean" With emphasis on 'making' as willing, insisting, creating: a creative choice if in the best of all possible worlds. ,Yet that is an important aspect of the issue. First, I do not disa...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 9041

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

The idea of some European and pan-European identity remains to me always a bit of a hi-jack and full of self-contradictions. We have for example one more recent distinct, actual and current Europeanism (see Habermas & Derrida) where it would be the secularization, statism, some socialist leaning fre...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Return to body, substance & meaning
Replies: 75
Views: 2979

Re: Trumpism

the environment/societal structure/focuses are different and that likely allows the potential for much more growth. You can place your bets wherever you like of course! They aren't completely egotistical? Everything we can call currently "human" is that by definition if we allow for "ego" to includ...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Return to body, substance & meaning
Replies: 75
Views: 2979

Re: Trumpism

I know of a certain community of around 200-300 people living in the forest, growing food, living minimally, nightly fires, close interactions community wide, lots of discussion, non-violence, no police presence, focus on compassion, discussion, meditation, and so on. So these people are way less d...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Return to body, substance & meaning
Replies: 75
Views: 2979

Re: Trumpism

I guess there comes a point when one revels and celebrates it? and when stuckness becomes wisdom itself. That's a nice transvaluation of values. 'I'm the most stuck and therefor the most wise'. A better and more insightful summarizing would be the infinitely more realistic and humanistic view of hu...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Return to body, substance & meaning
Replies: 75
Views: 2979

Re: Trumpism

There is no separation possible between spiritual and worldly matters. The division is sick and expresses a fundamental error There's indeed no division until someone decides to make one. For that reason I'm thinking of moving the last few pages to the main forum but I'm still looking for a good ti...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Return to body, substance & meaning
Replies: 75
Views: 2979

Re: Trumpism

I see problems with pretty much everything about 'my' society, so, yes, I'd see problems with the increasing of pretty much any aspect of it, whether they are objectively worse or better problems and the relevance of the above topics I answer below. But if there would be problems with "pretty much ...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Return to body, substance & meaning
Replies: 75
Views: 2979

Re: Trumpism

Well, as the story or theme goes as I've heard it, if I've been listening correctly and am to believe what I see on the internet, the majority of the left wing feminists are pro LGBTQI+ and pro Islamic immigration so in that way these two opposing things are related. Do you see problems with left w...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Return to body, substance & meaning
Replies: 75
Views: 2979

Re: Trumpism

And even if indeed all or nearly all people would be deluded, most of the time, for so many long centuries, this whole category would quickly become meaningless. We'd be in fact just describing the defying nature of man. It is very meaningful, if you act or believe otherwise you will quickly find y...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 2238

Re: Impermanence and meaning

As of now, I see no way freedom from the delusion of absolute seeking is possible, my reasoning being that if a thing is not, in the moment of thinking of it, believed to have absolute meaning, why bother thinking of it at all? If there's no possible freedom from seeking, one could allow for the po...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Return to body, substance & meaning
Replies: 75
Views: 2979

Re: Trumpism

Diebert in certain senses (I speak of him generally not altogether specifically) has become devastated; the acid of devastation has eaten away at his own link to his own self. He does what he does (defeats decisiveness) because he has no other choice. Or to put it another way he will remain indecis...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Return to body, substance & meaning
Replies: 75
Views: 2979

Re: Trumpism

I disagree, it is beyond any doubt true that people are as I described them, or worse.... People being deluded and unwise is not a conspiracy. I really don't get why you assume this is some self-serving narrative, it's just an obvious reality that I'm sure you actually agree with. As your measuring...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Return to body, substance & meaning
Replies: 75
Views: 2979

Re: Trumpism

The point is to make a point about 'acid' but the larger and more difficult question, it seems to me, is to go further and to understand how it has come about. Since it seems to have come about over the course of some centuries, reversing it --- if that could happen --- is a giant project. I am rem...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Return to body, substance & meaning
Replies: 75
Views: 2979

Re: Trumpism

What I said was beyond any doubt true Only clinically insane have moved beyond doubt about anything less than the nature of existence. Have you lost your mind again? You wrongly assumed I was talking about here and banning. Well I didn't assume anything but introduced it to illustrate the notion th...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Return to body, substance & meaning
Replies: 75
Views: 2979

Re: Trumpism

In fact I am speaking very much to something else. But I will admit that it is hard to talk about because it is a large issue and hard to get a handle on it. That's the default boiler plate by now with your posts. We could just as well leave out all references to the size or immense relevance of al...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Return to body, substance & meaning
Replies: 75
Views: 2979

Re: Trumpism

For me, this has been rather an amazing 'lesson' about the breakdown in communication. It is not that I do not understand it, and it is not that I condemn it, but I see it in a larger context of tremndous break-downs in mutually-agreed definitions. I'm surprised you are still learning this lesson. ...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Jed McKenna, true Identity
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

Re: Jed McKenna, true Identity

Ah okay, thanks EMyth! This is the link Abnormality of Human Reality . But I see the site is marked private now. Any reason for that? Anyone can post links here by the way (three max. per post I believe) but not within the first 24 hours after account creation, to discourage spammers. There's an int...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Return to body, substance & meaning
Replies: 75
Views: 2979

Re: Trumpism

Hi, welcome back Santiago! As for leading anyone to fuzzy, indecisive universalism and general disempowerment, that's preaching to the choir, dear Priest. What is philosophy if not at least an attempt to establish doubt, to enter the emptiness, a willingness for pain and yes, accept disempowerment a...