We left off talking about the Soviet Generation last time. By the by, some commenters over on Unz got mad and accused me of promoting pro-Western talking points and being anti-Russian for being a bit harsh, admittedly, about the old-timers. Well, putting aside that some people seem incapable of seeing the world with any nuance and fall back on good vs. evil, black and white narratives, its also an amusing reaction when you consider that the Soviet Generation doesn’t really even see itself as Russian or Ukrainian or Belorussian for that matter. They see themselves as Soviets first and foremost and their allegiance and true love is for a dead political ideology and project, not for the country that they ended up in when the whole thing collapsed. There is even an entire movement of pro-Soviets that refuses to acknowledge that they are Russian and wave their Soviet passports around, saying that the USSR was never formally dissolved, therefore, they remain Soviets and not Russians. And just because these people are anti-Western because the West is supposedly an imperialist, capitalist, bourgeois project, doesn’t mean that they are Russian patriots. But whatever. Consider me what you will if you must, but I think my positions and worldview will become clearer as the blogging continues.link
SCOOP: Last year, the School District of Philadelphia encouraged teachers to attend a transgender conference on “kink,” “BDSM,” “trans sex,” “bigger dick energy,” and “banging beyond binaries.”
I've obtained exclusive videos from the conference that will shock you. 🧵
Trans activist Chase Ross hosted a series of sessions on “packers,” “masturbation sleeves,” and “prosthetics for sex,” demonstrating a variety of dildos. “It’s a big boy. This is, like, gigantic,” he said during one demo. “Give me two hours alone and I’ll get this in my butt.”Continue reading “SCOOP: Last year, the School District of Philadelphia encouraged teachers to attend a transgender conference on “kink,” “BDSM,” “trans sex,” “bigger dick energy,” and “banging beyond binaries””
Unscientific vaccine and mask mandates, banning early treatments, mandating harmful hospital treatments, and so on are good examples of the kinds of attachment or clinging that the Buddha warned against. Delusion is the result of clinging, followed by a cascade of bad karma and compounding delusion. This large societal example can be applied even to very small details of a single individual’s personal psychology or belief, and even to just an instant of that. ABN
There are other articles with similar videos in today’s Daily Mail. I watched three of the vids at the link and found they confirm the First Noble Truth in ways we can relate to today. They also show the value of having a stable ethical practice like the Noble Eightfold Path.
FIML practice can be described as a modern pair-work take on Buddhist mindfulness and concentration. FIML provides an objective way to clearly see yourself in real life while also helping your partner to do the same.
This world is rife with delusion. Many people lose their lives to it. Others crack up very badly. I make no judgement of anyone. Contemplating our own mistakes and excesses as well as those of others can be a sort of Buddhist Contemplation of the First Noble Truth, the truth of suffering. ABN
Psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms, can ‘open up’ the brains of people with depression, helping patients to overcome rigid thought patterns and negative fixations, new research suggests.
A study led by the Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Research has shown that psilocybin therapy increases brain connectivity in people living with depression, even weeks after the treatment. The psychedelic acts in a way that conventional antidepressants do not, suggesting that psilocybin could be an effective, viable alternative to treating depression.
“These findings are important because for the first time we find that psilocybin works differently from conventional antidepressants, making the brain more flexible and fluid, and less entrenched in the negative thinking patterns associated with depression,” says Professor David Nutt, head of the Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Research.link
This is fundamental morality, the fundamental basis of the conscience. Call it God’s will, the Buddha mind, rational clarity, real science, a profound understanding of karma, humility, decency, pure mind, being a good person. It’s all the same. We all know it and sense it strongly. Beware of those who package it and use it to delude you. The human mind is weak and can be fooled, thus: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” ABN
Absurdity is diagnostic for mass formation. Virus mutated many times to become resistant. Products not updated in 18 months and clearly obsolete. Plan is to give more of the same. The diagnosis of mass formation psychosis is secure among those giving and taking it.
Curious journalist Andy Ngo asks Professor Emeritus Jordan Peterson how psychology can explain why Antifa is so evil and bad. JBP says it's "revenge against God for the crime of Being." Then he starts crying.
take notes, psychology students
I do not believe this. A more likely explanation is antifa is a parasitic cult or subculture and as such takes delight in destroying its host as it feeds on it (most of them are paid or receive other rewards, praise, social bonding, etc). Parasitism works best if the parasites hate the host and feel no compunction for harming it. Parasites feed on their host in many ways. Take a moment to consider how many parasitic subcultures we now have and how most of them openly state their hatred for some part or all of USA. Many jobs depend on hatred of the host, promotions depend on it. JP is an artist of ideas and in that sense he paints a good picture and I support his work, but he is more an artist than an intellectual especially since he has no sense of history and/or refuses to have one. ABN
“2yrs ago we uncritically accepted unreliable mathematical models that predicted this microbiological apocalypse.. Now enormous sunk costs of reputation/politics make it hard for ppl to admit they were wrong”
Former ON CMOH
Subception, short for Subliminal Perception, is a process emphasized by Carl Rogers in which a stimulus is experienced or responded to without being brought into awareness. According to Rogers, the mind applies unconscious strategies to protect the individual from a negative stimulus before it enters consciousness.
1. short for subliminal perception.
2. according to Carl Rogers, a strategy for keeping unconscious a subliminal, emotion-provoking stimulus that threatens or is incongruent with one’s self-concept.
Give this idea some thought and you can see it is fundamental to mind-control, propaganda, population control. The victim of mind-control must accept the imposed narrative and also must be able to not see or push away counterevidence or counternarratives. It’s what American politics with help from legacy media does best. ABN
Andrew Martinez, born Yaeli Galdamez, died by suicide at the age of 19 by stepping in front of a train in Los Angeles on September 4, 2019
Grieving mom Abigail Martinez has accused her child’s LA county school of being responsible for Yaeli’s suicide and failing to properly treat her depression
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Martinez claimed school staff secretly persuaded the girl that the only way to be happy was to transition
The mother-of-four said Yaeli was a sophomore in high school when she began trying to figure out her sexuality, something she believed was normal at her age
But, Martinez claims, the school began ‘telling her to go to these LGBT groups behind my back. She went from questioning her sexuality to her gender’
The mom said Yaeli’s peers pushed the idea that she was depressed because she felt she was actually ‘a boy’ – which the school allegedly supported
Martinez claimed an older trans student also ‘coached’ Yaeli on what to tell social workers to put her into foster care, so the state would pay for her gender surgerylink
As the digital revolution was underway in the mid-nineties, research departments at the CIA and NSA were developing programs to predict the usefulness of the world wide web as a tool for capturing what they dubbed “birds of a feather” formations. That’s when flocks of sparrows make sudden movements together in rhythmical patterns.
They were particularly interested in how these principles would influence the way that people would eventually move together on the burgeoning internet: Would groups and communities move together in the same way as ‘birds of a feather, so that they could be tracked in an organised way? And if their movements could be indexed and recorded, could they be identified later by their digital fingerprints?
To answer these questions, the CIA and NSA established a series of initiatives called Massive Digital Data Systems (MDDS) to directly fund tech entrepreneurs through an inter-university disbursement program. Naming their first unclassified briefing for computer scientists ‘birds of a feather,’ which took place in San Jose in the spring of 1995.
Amongst the first grants provided by the MDDS program to capture the ‘birds of a feather’ theory towards building a massive digital library and indexing system – using the internet as its backbone – were dispersed to two Stanford University PHD’s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who were making significant headways in the development of web-page ranking technology that would track user movements online.link