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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

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Just thinking about the progression from painting to photography to digital photography to DALL-E


Lettuce OP wrote

Yeah this article is surprisingly funny.

Tho like it's kinda true. Like Gotham is super chaotic and it's really easy to get away with crime so I don't even think it's disingenuous to make the connection.


SnowyKnave wrote (edited )

I actually havent seen them. Maybe batman films are state re-education disguised as media?

(this was intended as a joke in case that wasnt clear)


Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

one of the things I like most about reading Fanon is how often I'm blown away by how he describes events in revolutions and their aftermaths many decades ago that reflect things that are happening today and will likely happen again.

his comments on xenophobia in post-liberation contexts in Wretched of the Earth (1961) for example are jarring in how well they describe present-day South Africa.


Crown_of_Ice wrote

Dolphins do this too with this kind of algae that they rub their bodies against! The algae coats them in a thin antibiotic slime that helps protection them from cuts and infections! I think the animals can smell that something will work against something else so they just do it!


Fool wrote

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I went to read Armand, because I remembered him being the type to be critical of the type of Anarchism which Shawn promotes. Instead, I was reminded of an exchange I had with u/subrosa not too long ago.

As the word “anarchy” etymologically signifies the negation of governmental authority, the absence of government, it follows that one indissoluble bond unites the anarchists. This is antagonism to all situations regulated by imposition, constraint, violence, governmental oppression, whether these are a product of all, a group, or of one person.

But this definition would have only a negative value did it not possess as a practical complement, a conscious attempt to live outside this domination and servility which are incompatible with the anarchist conception. An anarchist, therefore, is an individual who, whether he has been brought to it by a process of reasoning or by sentiment, lives to the greatest possible extent in a state of legitimate defense against authoritarian encroachments. From this it that anarchist individualism — the tendency which we believe contains the most profound realization of the anarchist idea — is not merely a philosophical doctrine — it is an attitude, an individual way of life.

I might reread Armand.


sadie_killer wrote (edited )

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jk. i like this quote, it's true.


Render wrote

In Christian philosophy, man is created in god's image. Thus it implies that the lion becoming man is growth, becoming closer to god.

In the first scenario, the lion sacrifices itself for man (provides sustenance), and is uplifted. The lion is now man, and is blessed. In the second scenario, the lion is still uplifted (becomes man) but it is through the sacrifice of man, not it's own.

So. Uplift yourself (become closer to god) through helping others, rather than raising yourself up by pushing others down/exploiting others' generosity?