Twitter cuts (#137)

(Posting this Notch response to the accusation that “You’re stirring up shit because you’re a lonely entitled white dude with no meaning in life” mostly to provide circumstantial evidence that I haven’t secretly died, although it does have a classic tweet quality to it.)

June 12, 2017admin 49 Comments »
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  • Issac Says:

    Even millennial nihilism is ironic.

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    Posted on June 12th, 2017 at 7:12 pm Reply | Quote
  • Donald Trump Says:

    notch is great. fuck Bethesda though fam

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    Posted on June 12th, 2017 at 7:47 pm Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    No idea who this guy is. Has he said anything particularly useful?

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    Posted on June 12th, 2017 at 7:57 pm Reply | Quote
  • Mariani Says:

    No idea who this guy is. Has he said anything particularly useful?
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    the guy who made over a billion from Minecraft

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    that counts as a statement

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    I think it’s mostly a statement about homebrewing.

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    Posted on June 12th, 2017 at 7:58 pm Reply | Quote
  • Brett Stevens Says:

    All hail the nihilists!

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    huh?

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    Posted on June 12th, 2017 at 9:11 pm Reply | Quote
  • cyborg_nomade Says:

    you’re all alive and well, just elsewhere

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    Posted on June 12th, 2017 at 9:46 pm Reply | Quote
  • Aeroguy Says:

    So the moral is everybody’s going to be deathly quiet for a while because we’re all playing factorio (the v15 update is awesome).

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    Posted on June 13th, 2017 at 12:33 am Reply | Quote
  • Alrenous Says:

    Point of Philosophical illiteracy. If you think shit ‘needs’ fixing, you’re not a nihilist.

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    John Hannon Reply:

    Probably just means he’s a bit of a glum-bucket.

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    Anon Reply:

    He’s talking about nihilism wrt meaning of life (MOL), which is not the same as moral nihilism (MN). There are nihilist positions out there (e.g. variants on Schopenhauerian nihilism) that can be explained w/o recourse to statements about nothing being morally wrong (MN’s position), and instead framing the situation as lacking a MOL while striving for such meaning (including taking actions such as Notch’s, which may or may not be successful).

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    E. Antony Gray (@RiverC) Reply:

    There’s also the possibility of being amoral but wanting things fixed, as for example a mechanic noticing a gear needing lubrication.

    Total nihilism, like total skepticism, pretty much doesn’t happen in reality. In practice nihilism is a phase between some kind of vitalism (meaning through sex, violence) and some kind of death, hopefully followed by a rebirth, but not always.

    It’s also possible to be a ‘nihilist’ with regard to common morays, just as Christians were called atheists for not worshiping the Roman pantheon.

    I highly doubt Notch lacks first principles, but he, like many people raised in the progressive milieu, does not identify these with a system of meaning, but misperceives them as brute facts.

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    this results from a degeneration of understanding re the concept of a more.

    grey enlightenment Reply:

    nihilism is a hard word to define

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    Wagner Reply:

    Nihilism is what happens when clever apes assume that their historical situatedness prevents access to the thing-in-itself. The nihilist sees that religions, philosophies, and sciences go through phases, the earlier phases being refuted by the ones succeeding them, and from this it is inferred that his/her own religion/philosophy/science itself is imminently approaching a “paradigm shift” and thus, in the present, it might as well be empty of value/meaning/truth.

    Wagner Reply:

    Nihilism is the degeneration of the faith-instinct:

    “The one thing modern man cannot do is what Kierkegaard prescribed: the lonely leap into faith, the naive personal trust in some kind of transcendental support for one’s life.” (Becker)

    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    I’ve done this. I am more than modern

    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    is imminently approaching a “paradigm shift” and thus, in the present, it might as well be empty of value/meaning/truth.

    Nothing is of no value/meaning/truth.

    Wagner Reply:

    Then is everything of value/meaning/truth? That lands in nihilism also.

    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    No, it doesn’t, since everything is of unequal value/meaning/truth.

    0 = nothing. No difference. Nihilist trash.

    3 = Holy. Difference.

    Posted on June 13th, 2017 at 1:37 am Reply | Quote
  • Claire Colebrook Says:

    Nihilists don’t fix shit…. according to Baudrillard, they lay waste to the post-modern subject:

    “If it is nihilistic to be obsessed by the mode of disappearance, and no longer by the mode of production, then I am a nihilist. Disappearance, aphanisis, implosion, Fury of Verschwindens.

    Transpolitics is the elective sphere of the mode of disappearance (of the real, of meaning, of the stage, of history, of the social, of the individual).”

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    Rohme Giuliano Reply:

    The trans-volk are not nihilists.

    A female-in-a-man’s-body becomes a female-in-a-female’s body and we are very firmly in the Logos.

    Perhaps, a heteronormative cis-gender male experiences the disappearance of the real upon discovering that little hardbody he was just grinding upon was once a man’s body.. but that’s of a different register entirely.

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    Posted on June 13th, 2017 at 3:32 am Reply | Quote
  • Hegemonizing Swarm Says:

    I love the guy. He has enough cash not ever to worry about being kicked out of anything, so he can be honest instead of self-censor to appease political groups. He can be completely frank about the kind of things the rest of us needs to post anonymously and behind 7 proxies.

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    grey enlightenment Reply:

    he can be kicked off twitter

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    And more.

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    SVErshov Reply:

    He can be declared dead in such a way so he will accept it as a fact himself. As in case of cotards sy drom which also sometimes called “nihilistic delusion”and “psychotic depression”

    Hegemonizing Swarm Reply:

    Yes. That would be quite funny. Maybe he’ll start funding an alternative then.

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    Posted on June 13th, 2017 at 6:14 am Reply | Quote
  • Wagner Says:

    White nihilists are what is making the world’s gears go round. Marx thought about labor, not intellectual labor – he didn’t think of his own labor in thinking up his theory of labor. Nietzsche was also wrong that gr8 men guide world-history. God is in charge first and foremost. He sends a ripple into the canaille, and the philosopher picks up on it and exacerbates it. Exacerbationism, I like the sound of that better than accelerationism. Maybe it’s not the right fit, but accelerationism is too much of a decelerated word itself. Accel is too smooth, like a hum of a porsche. Accelerationism is itself moderation. We need an explosion and (cheesy italics satirizing Land) EVERYONE KNOWS IT. Acceleration is a metaphor evoking the automobile, we need a metaphor that evokes the spaceship, that disappears from vision rather than accelerates into the horizon.

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Nietzsche was also wrong that gr8 men guide world-history. God is in charge first and foremost.

    Absolutely false dichotomy.

    God guides history through great men.

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    Rohme Giuliano Reply:

    The Big Bang is when God had his first orgasm.

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    Rohme Giuliano Reply:

    To be trans-parent,

    I do not believe the Holy Father fathered us through a Big Bang.

    Nope. Father (parabrahman) fathered us more like a jellyfish.

    I follow Hegel and other theosophists in endorsing the currently unfashionable but soon to be dominant steady state cosmology!

    I lament the agile minded scientists unable to see the true nature of our universe yet are so well-abled to do maths.

    Wagner, the metaphor you seek I shall grant you. It is escape velocity.

    Spread love and be genial, my brothers!

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Spread love and be genial, my brothers!

    Genial indeed! <3

    Posted on June 15th, 2017 at 1:41 am Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    Do the people in this thread even have the same definition of ‘Nihilism’?

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    Rohme Giuliano Reply:

    Assuredly not.

    Much ado about nothing.

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    Rohme Giuliano Reply:

    Perhaps that’s the point.. a good instantiation of epistemological nihilism..

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    Posted on June 15th, 2017 at 1:16 pm Reply | Quote
  • Claire Colebrook Says:

    “You really should come to the house – one of these days we might die without having seen each other again.”

    “Since we have to die in any case, what’s the use of seeing each other again?”

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    This is nihilism.

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    Posted on June 16th, 2017 at 10:14 am Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    [Produced By 88 Keys, Kanye West & Mike Dean]

    [Hook: Frank Ocean]
    Human beings in a mob
    What’s a mob to a king? What’s a king to a god?
    What’s a god to a non-believer who don’t believe in anything?
    Will he make it out alive? Alright, alright, no church in the wild

    [Verse 1: Jay Z]
    Tears on the mausoleum floor
    Blood stains the Colosseum doors
    Lies on the lips of a priest
    Thanksgiving disguised as a feast
    Rolling in the Rolls Royce Corniche
    Only the doctors got this, I’m hiding from police
    Cocaine seats
    All white like I got the whole thing bleached
    Drug dealer chic
    I’m wondering if a thug’s prayers reach
    Is Pious pious cause God loves pious?
    Socrates asked whose bias do y’all seek?
    All for Plato, screech
    I’m out here balling, I know y’all hear my sneaks
    Jesus was a carpenter, Yeezy laid beats
    Hova flow the Holy Ghost, get the hell up out your seats
    Preach

    [Hook: Frank Ocean]
    Human beings in a mob
    What’s a mob to a king? What’s a king to a god?
    What’s a god to a non-believer who don’t believe in anything?
    Will he make it out alive? Alright, alright, no church in the wild

    [Bridge: The-Dream]
    I live by you, desire
    I stand by you, walk through the fire
    Your love is my scripture
    Let me into your encryption

    [Verse 2: Kanye West]
    Coke on her black skin made it stripe like a zebra
    I call that jungle fever
    You will not control the threesome
    Just roll the weed up until I get me some
    We formed a new religion
    No sins as long as there’s permission
    And deception is the only felony
    So never fuck nobody without telling me
    Sunglasses and Advil
    Last night was mad real
    Sun coming up, 5 a.m
    I wonder if they got cabs still
    Thinking ’bout the girl in all leopard
    Who was rubbing the wood like Kiki Shepard
    Two tattoos: one read “No Apologies”
    The other said “Love is Cursed by Monogamy”
    It’s something that the pastor don’t preach
    It’s something that a teacher can’t teach
    When we die, the money we can’t keep
    But we probably spend it all cause the pain ain’t cheap
    Preach

    [Hook: Frank Ocean]
    Human beings in a mob
    What’s a mob to a king? What’s a king to a god?
    What’s a god to a non-believer who don’t believe in anything?
    Will he make it out alive? Alright, alright, no church in the wild

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    Wagner Reply:

    This is nihilism.

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    I think it’s Gnonism.

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    Posted on June 16th, 2017 at 3:15 pm Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    Of the discontinuous alone does the intellect form a clear idea. .. Of immobility alone does the intellect form a clear idea. The intellect lets what is new in each moment of history escape. It does not admit the unforeseeable. It rejects all creation. .. The intellect is characterised by a natural inability to comprehend life. ~ Henri Bergson
    Can anyone seriously doubt this? What do the finest scientific minds tell us? That there is no “life”, just a complex chemical reaction. And there are no thoughts, but only electro-biochemical reactions in the brain. That “artificial” intelligence will be able to perform any task, better than humans. And ultimately the Turing test will prove the impossibility of distinguishing an android from a human being. You can swim in that stagnant pond of pseudo-intellectuality if you like.

    [↑ 2017-06-11 by Toni “Cologero” Ciapo]

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  • Claire Colebrook Says:

    It was around then that I started hating blacks. There weren’t many of them in the school — most of them went to the technical high school…[….]….

    I only had one, in my premiere A class, a big, stocky guy who called himself Ben. He always wore a baseball cap and Nikes; I was convinced he had a huge dick.

    All the girls threw themselves at this big baboon and here I was trying to teach them about Mallarmé — what the fuck was the point?

    This is the way Western civilization would end, I thought bitterly, people worshiping in front of big dicks, like hamadryas baboons.

    I got into the habit of coming to class without any underwear on. This black guy was going out with exactly the girl I would have chosen myself — blonde, very pretty, with a childlike face and small firm tits. They would come to
    class holding hands.

    I still remember the day I gave them a passage from Le Côté de Guermantes to comment on…..

    “….the purity of a bloodline into which for many generations there had flowed only what was greatest in the history of France had rid her manner of everything that the lower orders call “airs” and had endowed her with perfect simplicity..”

    I looked at Ben: he scratched his head, he scratched his balls, he chewed his gum.

    What the hell would it mean to him, the big ape?

    What would it mean to any of them? I was beginning to wonder whether I understood what Proust meant, exactly. These dozens of pages about the purity of the blood line, the nobility of genius compared to the nobility of race, the rarefied atmosphere of great doctors … it all seemed bullshit to me.

    We clearly live in a simpler world. The Duchesse de Guermantes has a lot less dough than Snoop Doggy Dogg; Snoop has less than Bill Gates, but he gets the girls wet…”

    (from Atomised, by Michel Houellebecq)

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    This posits false dichotomies between genius, nobility, race, and sexiness. Sexiness is evolutionarily for fertility. Fecundity. They had fertility gods. Snoop Dog may be an infertility god. Bill gates may be. Maybe the Romans succumbed to doggy style.

    Genius a roman concept, nobility a roman concept, are co-essential. So is sexiness and race. Co-essential them all.

    Romans speak of a genius of a genus (Race).

    Nobility of a Genus.

    Sex

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    ▬» Etymologically genius (“household guardian spirit”) has the same derivation as nature from gēns (“tribe”, “people”) from the Indo-European root *gen-, “produce.”[8]

    The genius appears explicitly in Roman literature as early as Plautus, where one character in the play, Captivi, jests that the father of another is so avaricious that he uses cheap Samian ware in sacrifices to his own genius, so as not to tempt the genius to steal it.[9] In this passage, the genius is not identical to the person, as to propitiate oneself would be absurd, and yet the genius also has the avarice of the person; that is, the same character, the implication being, like person, like genius.

    Horace, writing when the first emperor was introducing the cult of his own genius, describes the genius as “the companion which controls the natal star; the god of human nature, in that he is mortal for each person, with a changing expression, white or black”.[10]

    Imperial genii[edit]

    Genius of Domitian
    Octavius Caesar on return to Rome after the final victory of the Roman Civil War at the Battle of Actium appeared to the Senate to be a man of great power and success, clearly a mark of divinity. In recognition of the prodigy they voted that all banquets should include a libation to his genius. In concession to this sentiment he chose the name Augustus, capturing the numinous meaning of English “august.” The household cult of the Genius Augusti dates from this period. It was propitiated at every meal along with the other household numina.[11] Thus began the tradition of the Imperial cult, in which Romans worshipped the genius of the emperor rather than the person. »

    ▬» In ancient Roman religion, the Di Penates or Penates (/pᵻˈneɪtiːz/; Latin: dī penātēs [ˈdiː ˈpɛ.naːteːs]) were among the dii familiares, or household deities, invoked most often in domestic rituals. When the family had a meal, they threw a bit into the fire on the hearth for the Penates.[1] They were thus associated with Vesta, the Lares, and the Genius of the paterfamilias in the “little universe” of the domus.[2]

    Like other domestic deities, the Penates had a public counterpart.[3] »

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genius_(mythology)

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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    If Accelerationists, NRx or whatever, do not see why Raison was the Goddess of the French Revolution

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  • Claire Colebrook Says:

    Rothsteinberg here

    For any shabbo goy reading, keep this in mind. Traitors to your kind will be grudgingly accepted by us ONLY on the condition of ABSOLUTE OBEDIENCE.

    99.9% is not enough and this will guarantee your ultimate demise and public sacrifice, no matter how many times you stabbed your own people in the back, or how many of your own kind you murdered and destroyed

    remember the great lesson of the Destruction of the Amalek (1 Samuel 15:3)

    “Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey”

    because Saul failed to kill every single one but spared one rapable virgin and because one chicken got away, the Good Lord Yahua decreed an everlasting curse on king Saul as a valuable lesson to his chosen vermin

    Now let this be a lesson to you, stupid goyim

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  • post-Landian post-nihilist Says:

    Nihilism is for wankers, post-Nihilism is for d’elite

    trans-nihilistic post nihilismus

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    Posted on June 24th, 2017 at 7:39 pm Reply | Quote

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