celebratedrecluse

celebratedrecluse wrote

Sure, I concur, but to me both are important. He wields extraordinary power and influence within media due to his position, he had/has the opportunity to leave one kind of imprint or another on a cultural space, and the timing is significant to that if we look at the social dimension: how will this be retransmitted?

But I think it's true what you say, it does matter more how he deals with it, than the time frame in which he does it.

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celebratedrecluse moderator wrote (edited )

The best defense is a good understanding of offense. Studying the DNM bible's sections on social engineering, and discussion of that online, is helpful to countering manipulative messaging aimed at yourself. Now that r/DNM is no more, I believe dread would be the best place to find a copy, and discussion of this topic in general.

I would also look into the feminist discourse around gaslighting, because a lot of psyops police use against political marginals like us is through infiltration, including literal romantic relationships and other fuckery, as well as taking advantage of our partners' misogyny, abusive tendencies, problematic aspects, etc. Moreover, the tools of gaslighting and advertising go hand in hand.

Edward Bernays' bibliography is a third good place to start.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

The coming century will be one of increasing medicalization, which has already reached a grotesque height in some countries like USA. Medical forms of authority govern life and death, enforce criminal justice, and are just as prone to corruption, fraud, and abuse as any of the hierarchical forms which are reinforced by medical authority.

We must do everything we can to subvert and destroy this apparatus, which manifests primarily in kafkaesque paywalls, absurd bureaucracy, and insufferable professionals. The only way to do this, is to seize and break open the monopoly on medical information, which fundamentally-- and this cannot be overstated-- is the material condition of ignorance and powerlessness, which can only be distributed over a large majority of the population through continued reproduction of this class relationship.

Medical schooling is made to be difficult and expensive and damaging to one's health, not to produce high quality nurses and physicians, but to restrict and proscribe access to social status. Pharmaceutical patents are enforced, not to incentivize innovation, but to stifle it. The class interests of the organized minorities are in charge, and these technocrats and professionals want to make sure they can continue to monetize the majority of people by preventing us from developing alternative networks, mycellium that would "compete" with their capitalist nodes and markets.

So this performativity is not surprising. We're going to see the state, as its underlying material bases are eroded, begin to justify and manifest itself through medicalization, through professionalization and regimes of experts in all fields. Even the "populists", and certainly socialists are vulnerable to falling right in lockstep with this rhetoric, ironic as it may be. Medical systems are basically the products of the 19th century war machines, which is why they're a lot better at treating severed legs and bullet wounds than they are at dealing with cardiovascular decay or preventing anything. If you're against the war machine, fundamentally you have to be against the system of medicine, because institutionally isolated bureaucrats and privileged professionals treating patients like passive objects to be milked for profit, neglected, or begrudgingly given the bare minimum is the cause of most health problems.

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celebratedrecluse OP wrote

Thanks, that means a lot.

In future, I hope there will be a rhizome of scientists who can distribute the labor and risk of distributing safe medicines for free. I plan to open source this particular aspect of my work natively on raddle, so it will be close at hand to those who are interested in sharing. While I can't guarantee I'm in the right area to be able to help you directly, going forward one can envision a world where many people in our community have the means to create and share medicines without relying on industry

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celebratedrecluse wrote

It's the last thing I would've expected from his persona.

He wrote a neo-gonzo essay about the thrills of drunk driving. Was it so unreasonable to think they might manipulate their partners, and do sexual misconduct, if it gratified their repressed desires and felt liberating (to them) in the moment?

To me, it's all part of the same monologue. Theoretically it's massively contradictory, but what radical isn't at least a little contradictory? Isn't that the nature of radicality, its internal dissonance, the distance between what could be and what currently is? And what is bones' aesthetic but an acceleration, a reflection of this certain persona, which is enthralling to more of us reading this than just myself?

There's something to wrestle with here. Not just for bones, but for the rest of us.

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celebratedrecluse OP wrote

I have an idea for a small, legal chemical supply business. That's project #1, if i can develop that successfully then it'll change my and my friends' lives financially, and make projects a helluva lot easier to fund. I dont want to go into more detail at this time because it's specific enough to dox me down the road.

However, beyond that this is where I'll be setting up my bioscience studio as well. That's the non profit aspect of my work. I'll be looking at yeast to see if they can be engineered to produce first insulin, then estradiol, spiro, and if i get that far perhaps other molecules too. But the first step is to find a safe, stable place to keep all my physical equipment, so i am optimistic about the future at this time.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

I think that perhaps he will find the courage to take to his breast the legacy he has made under his pen name, if he was ever worth thinking about in the first place.

So far, it reminds me of the way Louie dicked out of dealing with his demons. Basically makes the whole legacy forgettable, renders less artistic the body of work, for not interrogating masculinity. But it's unreasonable to expect most famous men to be capable of such a fundamental task lol

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celebratedrecluse wrote (edited )

buy properties suitable for permanent collective living projects:

  1. accessible by transit
  2. industrial kitchen
  3. bathrooms with showers, tubs, sinks, tile
  4. space for private rooms (constructed with makeshift walls if needed)
  5. defensible from inside if necessary
  6. sizeable garden area for growing food/medicine
  7. private meeting space separate from dormitories

Edit: 8) laundry hookups lol

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