Expecting the Unexpected - Role Playing and Problem Solving

Expecting the Unexpected - Role Playing and Problem Solving

How do you prepare for the unexpected? It is, by definition, something you did not predict ahead of time. In dealing with the unexpected, the important thing is what tools you have at hand to deal with the various facets that present themselves, and to recognize, isolate, and work the problem. Put another way, work through all the failure modes you can. Have a plan, or set of them. Sure, there may not be one that is a "perfect fit," but simply having the plans, and practicing them, gives you a structure to work with when you need to improvise.…

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Honor thy Mother?

Honor thy Mother?

For an atheist, Stefan has an an increasing tendency to take Christianity utterly seriously. Ignore the clickbait title - the caller is a woman with a heartrending tale of growing up with a mother who, while not Marion Zimmer Bradley levels of malevolent evil, is far closer to that than being a human being.Sometimes the most respect we can pay our parents is to treat them as adults, and enforce consequences for their actions - especially those that continue into your own adulthood.…

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Restarting

Restarting

In my recent post "One Step at a Time" I offhandedly mentioned how ramping back up a skill you haven't kept honed involved wasted time getting back up to speed. Turns out that Alexander Hellene was on the same wavelength: I picked up a guitar a few days ago for the first time in months and woo boy, was I struggling. I mean, it wasn’t like I completely forgot how to play, but the fluidity and the ease just weren’t there. Thank God for muscle memory, or else my fingers would’ve been nearly completely useless. I used…

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Neurolinguistic Programming and Modern Society

Neurolinguistic Programming and Modern Society

Over on the Red Pill Religion Youtube Channel, John C Wright and Max discuss neurolinguistic programming and how it affects things.Wright is particularly well situated to comment on that, as he wrote the authorized sequel to A. E. Van Vogts "Null-A" books.Covered in the discussion are thought traps, avoiding them through precision of language and how decades of propaganda, advertising, and tyrannical linguistic programming rework language to hide and shade (what Owen Benjamin would calls Wizardry). A specific example is given of how the abortion debate has become between the tyrants who won't leave a woman free to…

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Grab Bag Posting

The inevitable yet "surprising" end of Panera's socialist restaurant experiment. Who'd have thought that asking freeloader types who want other people's money to pay their fair share out of the good ness of their heart to get a meal would leave you going broke? I know, sarcasm. While on the topic of inevitable yet surprising, who'd have thought that inviting in the third world would bring about third world conditions? Wesson's motion includes a call for an audit of all the live plants in every city-owned and city-operated building, including the varieties that "are most attractive to…

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"Stow It" - aka Stoicism in Two Words

"Stow It" - aka Stoicism in Two Words

While doing some digging in on the latest two offenses against masculinity - namely the Gillette ad and the APA endorsement that preceded it, I ran into the following from a psychologist who's not happy about defining masculine traits as toxic per se: This dovetailed nicely with a Youtube vid pointed out by a friend of mine, a lecture on Stoicism as the heir of greek philosophy: The second vid is quite long but completely audio-friendly. Now, I haven't done as much - very little in fact - raw reading of even translated Aristotle, etc., but would argue that a…

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Leftism is Inherently Evil

Leftism is Inherently Evil

No, this is not an accidental repeat of a post I've made before, but an entirely new post made by someone else. An example is the spiritual fact that all men are brothers and sisters; this is perverted into political equality. Another spiritual good is the sexual and creative love of husband and wife - this is reduced into the massively-promoted and enforced materialism that sex = love, love is good, therefore sex is good. So Leftism is metaphysically evil, because its underlying assumptions are that Life is only-material and restricted to mortality - thereby excluding the divine source of Goodness.…

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Killing the Buddha

Killing the Buddha

There's a lot to go over and consider in recent Owen Benjamin videos on a multitude of topics, including his recent one on how creepy Joe Biden, and "Aquaman" Momoa are. One thing I want to address soon is Magick, but right now I'm going to discuss a term I've used before, one I picked up from Eric Raymond, namely, "killing the Buddha": Find the premise, or belief, or piece of received knowledge that is most important to you right at this moment, and kill it. That is, imagine the world as it would be if…

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