Pye wrote: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-Christianity 101. I am rather amazed that those who wish to vanquish Alex's plaints here have neglected to employ their most powerful weapon of all - ignoring. But Alex is working this dynamic so effectively against the so-called 'fraternity,' that the rhetorical you cannot manage even that anymore without self-fulfilling the thesis of his discontent.
I am not 'working this dynamic', this dynamic is part-and-parcel of the basic group of formulations, and specifically of the metaphysic and philosophy of Kevin and David. You are hallucinating, or projecting, some notions of 'powerlessness' that draws [a fraternity] down to its own concerns. Your statement is a pathologizing act but this is par for the course, generally, with you. I disown any such intentions of efforts. And yet I do what I do and describe it in detail and openly. The use of a catch-all term---another sort of pathologizing---as Judeo-Christian 101---is another level of subterfuge. Own it for yourself, if you wish, but I don't accept it.
Genius Forum 'dead'? Ogoodgod, it's long past that. What's happening now, in my estimation, is the subsequent rotting - rotting that's busily exposing the layers of its own pathology . . . .
This 'life-and'death' drama is, it really does seem to me, pretty absurd no matter how you look at it. If you-all have 'died' in your philosophical, spiritual, emotional or intellectual lives, that is really your problem to solve. But in no sense do I feel AT ALL
that I have either died or dying nor have putrified. (The histrionics of forum opening and forum closing is simple silliness, in my view). I feel very good about everything that I write here. I have no qualms nor regrets except in smallish areas. I do admit that it at the very least 'interesting' to watch all the contortions people go through in relation to my ideas but it is not that that I am interested in, in the end. I am concerned about idea-pathways that lead to 'living currents' where genuine productive life can occur. Really it is paths from death-realms to realms of life and light, though that sounds grandiose I suppose. And this forum, in general, has served a real function for me in this movement.
Dennis, who received 2 violently flowery death threats from 2 regular posters; Dennis, who created new openings with his terse verse that seemed to drive most others to violent distraction. My hat's off to you, mate, for adorning the dialogue with some of the best, most truthful zen-existentialism. I'd have been dead here some time ago without your also-endless cheer for the opening, the possibilities. Here's to this and all future clearings . . . .
Dennis, the prancing zennish gnome, Dennis the unsung menace! ;-)
Pye you are classic! (Who, I am bursting at the seams to know was the second? You mean I have competition?! Up ressentiment!
We have WORK
...rotting that's busily exposing the layers of its own pathology.
Ooooh. What 'pathology' is that exactly? How would yo describe it?