2013 July 28 Sunday
Blue Pills And Red Pills

Mencius Moldbug makes a point which I think has wider implications.

You can go, for example, to any bookstore, and ask the guy behind the counter for some Noam Chomsky. What you'll get is blue pills soaked in Red #3.

Yes, Chomsky sounds like he is rejecting the illusion manufactured by the people who delude themselves and then delude us. But he's not replacing it with reality.

But there is a deeper lesson: It is hard to identify real legitimate Red Pills. Lots of people rhetorically rebel against The Powers That Be. But this rebellion doesn't put the vast majority of them any closer to the road to real reality. People switch from blue pills to purple pills, yellow pills, green pills, and red-coated blue pills. But few make it all the way to red pills.

The tremendous amount of propaganda shoveled at us makes it necessary to take high quality red pill treatments.

I would also like to draw you to a Spengler article whose title really probably makes reading the actual article unnecessary: "The Russians think we're wrecking the world on purpose". Which leads to a similar comment about America's billionaires and liberals: some conservatives think those two groups are wrecking America on purpose.

Humans evolved. Their minds are full of so many flawed subconscious short-cut heuristics and instincts (notably for higher status at the expense of rival groups) that massively damaging widely embraced mistakes are par for the course.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2013 July 28 09:20 PM 


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Rick Derris said at July 29, 2013 11:27 AM:

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You can go, for example, to any bookstore, and ask the guy behind the counter for some Noam Chomsky. What you'll get is blue pills soaked in Red #3.
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Such a great line! Except now the elitists are asking for Reza Aslan's book. Never mind that the guy is a complete creep and in man-love with the @$$holes running Iran. He really must be the biggest self-hating douchenozzle on the planet considering that his family had to flee Iran in 1979. But never mind, he is a nice, diverse person married to a libtard woman so they are the bien-pensant types you want at your dinner party.

I'd really like to ask him what the implications of the non-existence of Jesus of Nazareth are for the Koran. If that is the literal writing of Allah, then it must be wrong if it discusses a person who didn't exist and treats him as a person who did indeed exist. If it got that wrong, then there is a lot more problematic with that book than the Satanic verses.

Sam said at August 1, 2013 7:11 PM:

Spengler said,"The Russians think we're wrecking the world on purpose". I believe the Russians are correct. To some this makes no sense but it does if you don't believe that American politicians run the country for the benefit of Americans. Now you think I'm crazy. Maybe not. What is the end result of the turmoil in the Middle East? The fragmentation and destruction of the various States in the Middle East. Fragmentation based on religion and ethnicity. Why. To constrain the power of the enemys of Israel. I don't think it will work but it might. Why do I think this? Because it's what they said they were going to do.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clean_Break:_A_New_Strategy_for_Securing_the_Realm

The key to this was 9/11. Getting the Americans to do the heavy lifting for them. You disagree. Then you must explain how World Trade Center building#7 fell at the acceleration speed of gravity for ten floors when it was not hit by a plane. I won't go over all the other evidence that 9/11 was an inside job it would fill volumes.

I have a sneaking suspicion that that they mean to finish us off. If they could raise tensions high enough between Russian/China and the US the resulting war would finish off all three. Who would be around to notice the Israelis nuking the Arabs and Iran at the same time?

Randall Parker said at August 1, 2013 8:29 PM:

Sam,

I do not see how Israel is more secure of Sunni fundamentalists take over Syria. How is that a win for Israel? It is safer for Israel to deal with minority sect dictators.

Sam said at August 8, 2013 12:03 PM:

I didn't say they were 100% successful. I believe the whole process will break down and be a disaster. I stated this earlier where I likened them to Kzin (Race of aliens in known world sci-fi series). They set loose events that spun out of control. Doesn't mean that they didn't try.

Of course I could be wrong but I don't think so. Jews have the largest balls of any race on the planet. The downside of this aggressive behavior is catastrophe when it doesn't work out.

Sam said at August 8, 2013 12:43 PM:

Apologies. I forgot a video that supports my view.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw

I don't believe that this could be done without the approval of the Israelis. The Israeli lobby is the strongest in the country and they are privy to our plans at the highest level so it can't just be blamed on the incompetence of Bush.


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