kore

Reply to comment by kore in Isolation in Modern Society by polpotisevil2

kore wrote

It was really scary to see mass computation happen, so disturbing how very few people understood that it was a new kind of aggressive colonization, an invasion in every sense of the word.

to me it's just a natural continuation of writing. the textual revolution was the beginning of modernity imo.

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kore wrote

I think play with language is the only way to break down the effect it has on our conception of reality. Any constructive project, however "anarchist", just runs into the same problems. Off the top of my head theres that line in the KRS One song Sound of da Police " overseer overseer offerseer offeseer officer" the fact that the two words arent etymologically related gives it an even more destructive aspect

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kore wrote (edited )

I'm somewhat obsessed with this question.

I sometimes think about it in terms of words acquiring their meanings by their associations. The meaning is built up over time, always changing, and slightly different for everyone.

In addition to that any attempt to attach a fixed name to something fails because I believe there is no fixed principle. In addition, people can reject certain names for things, or claim that everything other than one thing is not really what the name describes. e.g. "I'm not one of those" or "This is the true meaning of x"

There's power in reclaiming/inventing language (many oppressed groups have done it with slurs), but I like the bottom up approach rather than the top down. For example, I hear stories of families all the time where children invent words for things.

I think regarding "official names" there is definitely a power there that needs to be questioned, but language play is great :)

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kore wrote

Read some Zen philosophy. I'd recommend Zen Mind Beginner mind by Suzuki Shunryu.

Also go plant a flower or bake some cookies or draw a picture or something.

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Reply to by !deleted25661

kore wrote

i would highly recommend not trying to continually mess with your setup during school. ive tried and its not great. maybe take the first semester on mint to see what kinds of things you will need and then over a break set up gentoo.

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kore wrote

Proudhon has a pretty interesting discussion on the codependence of labor and property (with an eye to occupation) in Chapter 3 of "What is Property?'

Who is entitled to the rent of the land? The producer of the land, without doubt. Who made the land? God. Then, proprietor, retire!

It's not modern at all and its no pamphlet, but it might give you some stuff to talk about.

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kore wrote

i used vim for a while and ive been using evil-mode in emacs and its great. emacs is far superior in terms of malleability but the modal editing philosophy of vim is great. now I have the best of both worlds. its like youre still using vim, but then you have this flexible application wrapped around it

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kore wrote

im so far removed from modern graphical toolkits aside from web browsers that i cant even identify with this lol. my windows havent had title bars for years

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Reply to Progress by subrosa

kore wrote

thanks for this! would be very interesting to compare this with ideas of no fixed self present in many eastern philosophies and also stirner.

also really reminds me of /u/celebratedrecluse was talking about with work and entropy.

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kore wrote

i dont know about in the moment, but there have been articles posted here recently about how hard people are working.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/g5xyyw/how-i-get-by-two-weeks-in-the-life-of-a-target-employee

heres an example, this person works 5 nights a week and goes to school. im sure you could find plenty of other examples.

so its kind of just like a proof by counterexample i guess, "look how hard these people are working, why are they not better off?"

also a lot of people in developing countries have a work ethic that puts westerners to shame, yet theyre still poor. if people dont believe that they work hard its just racism, plain and simple.

i also think people have a complex about it. its very hard to admit that e.g. immigrants work harder than you because people really want to believe they worked hard and its not just cause theyre white/rich/western/etc.

obviously in every population there will be people that work harder than others, but thats kinda besides the point

when people have mental blocks like that its hard to change their minds

hope this helps.

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