you people and I WON'T
give up on you!A Clarification.
In the Introduction to GF, David Quinn wrote:
"Genius is a discussion forum that is passionately dedicated to the nature of Genius, Wisdom and Ultimate Reality and to the total annihilation of false values. It is an unconventional discussion forum suitable only for the brave hearted. It is for those who like their thoughts bloodied and dangerous. That is to say, it is a forum intended solely for men - of either sex. It is sometimes said that genius is "the infinite capacity for giving pain." This is very apt. If one is not deliberately causing pain to the ego, both in oneself and in others, then what is the good of one's life? One might as well not exist at all. It is by challenging and overturning our cosy assumptions, habitual thought-processes, psychological refuges and mental blocks that our minds can be opened up that little bit more to the wisdom of the Infinite."
Though I think that Tomas's on-going display, with Dennis's almost obscene attempts to morally justify and explain it, have been nothing more than embarrassing, I do want to explain that my contrived image of violence (kicks in the mouth, broken teeth, etc.) originated with Talking Ass©---a great hero of the Genius Forum, and a Great Ass at that---and were originally referenced as riffs off of David's declarations about those who like their ideas 'bloodied and dangerous'. I always remembered it as a kind of threat: be willing to get bloodied.
Well, Ole TA took this idea and ran with it. He is a literalist, and this I have noted is an assy trait generally speaking. He would reflect on his powerful hind legs when thinking of a local idiot (and heavens, how many there have been!) and then---Boom!
---land one right in the kisser. He still very much feels this way toward Dennis who, in his estimation and in that of all the Alexian selves
, has been and is very much a destructive element in this forum. But I am---and we all are---very aware that there are some who have considered Alex Jacob to be such a destructive element. I mean that more in relation to the TBs (True Believers) of the GF philosophy.
I don't see it that way, myself. I have written very carefully and very thoroughly in good, strong prose on many, many different themes. I also blended in a great deal of humor, both underhanded and 'above board', but there is no one who can set themselves up as my judge, IMO.
No one on this board, now or at any time, has the 'right' to set themselves up as a local police officer and go after another poster. Many have changed their usernames, or had one username at one time and another later. If we are to speak strictly in terms of 'rights' there is no poster who has the right to so disrupt or dominate this forum with such strictly private concerns and issues. I have to say that I did not either 'like' very much the use of such overtly angry language (all the swearing and such). Flaming I guess it is called. When I sent a PM to Tomas it was to say that I did not feel a man's military service is fair game. It was a friendly note, that is all.
I use images of cruelty in the spirit of parody, like a cartoon, like cartoon violence. That was clear from the beginning when TA used it that way. I felt that it was understood among those who were 'insiders' here. This is not in any sense an apology, not for this usage or for anything I have said and done to date. No one here gets to establish themself as Judge. That whole post to Sue was filled with ideas, observations, and arguments. The part about bloody teeth and saliva and all the goop dripping down was...well...just for fun people! Sheeesh... ;-)
Alex Jacob, Alex T. Jacob, Alexis Jacobi, cannot be considered to be 'sockpuppets' or even aliases. They are derivations of the same user name. Duh! There was never any bad faith in the use of these names. There is no apologythat needs to be given about it and none is given. Talking Ass was a deliberate creation and I used this user name independently (that is, non-concurrently) with my Alex-derived names. I posted 5-6 posts with this new user name always in a humoristic vein, with misspellings, dramatic phrasings, a kind of assy sentimentalism, and it was immediately recognized who TA was. Then, to make matters easier for those reading, I listed my real name beside TA's user name
, or down in the signature line. It was all great fun, I make no apology for it---and none is required. Just to keep the record straight. Only recently, when I had asked Kevin to activate all the names so I could extract my posts (which I archive for my own purposes) did I then have 4 active user names. I then switched between them, for fun. But since everyone knew exactly who I was, it was not devious, and it was never meant to be so. But even if it had been, there is no one here who can assume the role of cop. Anything, on a forum like this, can and should be discussed or argued, and there are many different ways to carry that out (TA is really the genius of all these methods and he will be studied for years to come), but the recent foray into silly threats about police, the FBI, or perhaps the ancient and terrible spirit of an avenging Sitting Bull and some sort of sorcery with his sacred items---all this ridiculous display by Tomas and his Minor Assitant Dennis---is a very real low
on this forum.
Tsk, tsk. There are some naughty boys here!
If there is a 'truth', that is, a truer truth than anything we've heard so far from our North Dakota Hard Bean or the Neo-Buddhist Fruit Cake from Central Australia (Joke, people, joke!
Don't call the Law!), you have gotten it in this post. Lucid, straightforward, right on the mark.
If I 'defended' Cousin Basil, I did so with a complete justification. Everyone posting on this forum now knows, with complete certainty, that Cousinbasil and Brokenhead are two, distinct and different people. This is as true as the fact that you stand upon the Earth!
Can I go now? ;-)
PS: I wish to suggest all over again why it is that humor, irony, parody and sarcasm are the only tools for use at certain junctures. There is a species of moron for whom it is the ONLY
appropriate tool! You have witnessed it here for yourself!
[Ohmygod! There are flashing red and blue lights outside my window! A big, Indian-looking cop with mirrored shades! Fuck! I gotta run people! Literally! Hope they got Internet in the clink! If not, I'm shit out of luck!]