mindforgedmanacles

mindforgedmanacles wrote

I got a $250 parking ticket for having the audacity to park my car on a gravel shoulder near the parking lot of a popular trail, instead of paying $7 an hour to park there. I love the police! I love my life!

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mindforgedmanacles wrote

Believe it or not, I'm actually not against cancer treatments or water treatment, despite your stereotypes about my character. I would likely be dead without SSRIs (for better or worse), and have several friends who would die without modern medicine.

What I'm moreso opposed to is an "ecological" movement that mistakes genuinely sustainable ways of living here on Earth with sprawling cityscapes teeming with glass and steel arcologies, and presumably immense mining operations and the further domestication of wild places for its energy needs.

That isn't to say that I'm even against technologies like windmills or photovoltaic panels, moreso I'm against the supply chain process by which they're mined, refined, shipped and maintained, as well as the immense sizes their arrays would need (due to the lower EROI of passive energy sources). Not everyone who criticizes these things is an anti-science hippie.

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mindforgedmanacles wrote (edited )

The creation of this "perfected" Internet of Things/cyborgization of the human is quite frankly one of my main reasons for considering suicide as much as I do, partially to escape it, but also partially because of how deep I already find myself within this process.

It feels like there's nowhere to go but the woods, or what's left of them. I just don't want to be alone in doing so, I've spent the waking majority of my life trapped in front of screens and can't continue to deny the growing dull horror I feel at being surrounded by them, atomized from any semblance of human community that still remains.

I think if any hope remains regarding this, it's that the several thousand-year project of virtualization is still far from complete. Opacity still persists in the dark corners of the world, and of the oceanic depths of psyched that still remain to be completely colonized by the Spectacle.

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mindforgedmanacles wrote

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Ted himself was accused of cherrypicking the worst examples he could find in that document. That being said, I will agree that life is fucking hard, and that human life cannot be utopian due to whatever one's preferred ideology is.

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mindforgedmanacles wrote

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The anprim subreddit used to be good prior to two years ago, but Kaczynski fanboys and/or 4chan fascists flocked to it, and now it's mostly shite.

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mindforgedmanacles wrote

My chronic hyperventilation is driving me insane! Has anyone else here dealt with this before, and if so, what did you do to deal with it? It is making me want to off myself every second I'm awake.

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