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1  Other / Off-topic / In a few moments, I'll be dead. on: April 23, 2012, 09:37:49 PM
If anybody needs anything from me, a close associate will be handling my assets. You'll know where to contact him.

2  Other / Politics & Society / The Ego and Its Own: Man by Max Stirner on: April 23, 2012, 01:16:41 PM
Man is to man the supreme being, says Feuerbach. Man has just been discovered, says Bruno Bauer. Let us take a more careful look at this supreme being and this new discovery.

I -- A Human Life

From the moment when he catches sight of the light of the world a man seeks to find out himself and get hold of himself out of its confusion, in which he, with everything else, is tossed about in motley mixture.

But everything that comes in contact with the child defends itself in turn against his attacks, and asserts its own persistence.

Accordingly, because each thing cares for itself and at the same time comes into constant collision with other things, the combat of self-assertion is unavoidable.

Victory or defeat - between the two alternatives the fate of the combat wavers. The victor becomes the lord, the vanquished one the subject: the former exercises supremacy and "rights of supremacy," the latter fulfils in awe and deference the "duties of a subject."

But both remain enemies, and always lie in wait: they watch for each other's weaknesses - children for those of their parents and parents for those of their children (their fear, for example); either the stick conquers the man, or the man conquers the stick.

In childhood liberation takes the direction of trying to get to the bottom of things, to get at what is "back of" things; therefore we spy out the weak points of everybody, for which, it is well known, children have a sure instinct; therefore we like to smash things, like to rummage through hidden corners, pry after what is covered up or out of the way, and try what we can do with everything. When we once get at what is back of the things, we know we are safe; when we have got at the fact that the rod is too weak against our obduracy, then we no longer fear it, "have outgrown it."

Behind the rod, mightier than it, stands our - obduracy, our obdurate courage. By degrees we get at what is back of everything that was mysterious and uncanny to us, the mysteriousIy-dreaded might of the rod, the father's stern look, etc., and back of all we find our ataraxia - our imperturbability, intrepidity, our counter forces, our odds of strength, our invincibility. Before that which formerly inspired in us fear and deference we no longer retreat shyly, but take courage. Back of everything we find our courage, our superiority; back of the sharp command of parents and authorities stands, after all, our courageous choice or our outwitting shrewdness. And the more we feel ourselves, the smaller appears that which before seemed invincible. And what is our trickery, shrewdness, courage, obduracy? What else but - mind ! [Geist]

Through a considerable time we are spared a fight that is so exhausting later - the fight against reason. The fairest part of childhood passes without the necessity of coming to blows with reason. We care nothing at all about it, do not meddle with it, admit no reason. We are not to be persuaded to anything by conviction, and are deaf to good arguments and principles; on the other hand, coaxing, punishment, and the like are hard for us to resist.

This stem life-and-death combat with reason enters later, and begins a new phase; in childhood we scamper about without racking our brains much.

Mind is the name of the first self-discovery, the first undeification of the divine; that is, of the uncanny, the spooks, the "powers above." Our fresh feeling of youth, this feeling of self, now defers to nothing; the world is discredited, for we are above it, we are mind. Now for the first time we see that hitherto we have not looked at the world intelligently [mit Geist] at all, but only stared at it.

We exercise the beginnings of our strength on natural powers. We defer to parents as a natural power; later we say: Father and mother are to be forsaken, all natural power to be counted as riven. They are vanquished. For the rational, the "intellectual [geistigen] man," there is no family as a natural power; a renunciation of parents, brothers, etc., makes its appearance. If these are "born again" as intellectual, rational powers, they are no longer at all what they were before.

And not only parents, but men in general, are conquered by the young man; they are no hindrance to him, and are no longer regarded; for now he says: One must obey God rather than men.

From this high stand-point everything "earthly" recedes into contemptible remoteness; for the stand-point is - the heavenly.

The attitude is now altogether reversed; the youth takes up an intellectual position, while the boy, who did not yet feel himself as mind, grew up on mindless learning. The former does not try to get hold of things (for instance, to get into his head the data of history), but of the thoughts that lie hidden in things, and so, therefore, of the spirit of history. On the other hand, the boy understands connections no doubt, but not ideas, the spirit; therefore he strings together whatever can be learned, without proceeding a priori and theoretically, without looking for ideas.

As in childhood one had to overcome the resistance of the laws of the world, so now in everything that he proposes he is met by an objection of the mind, of reason, of his own conscience. "That is unreasonable, unchristian, unpatriotic," and the like, cries conscience to us, and - frightens us away from it. Not the might of the avenging Eumenides, not Poseidon's wrath, not God, far as he sees the hidden, not the father's rod of punishment, do we fear, but - conscience.

We "run after our thoughts" now, and follow their commands just as before we followed parental, human ones. Our course of action is determined by our thoughts (ideas, conceptions, faith) as it is in childhood by the commands of our parents.

For all that, we were already thinking when we were children, only our thoughts were not fleshless, abstract, absolute, that is, NOTHING BUT THOUGHTS, a heaven in themselves, a pure world of thought, logical thoughts.

On the contrary, they had been only thoughts that we had about a thing; we thought of the thing so or so. Thus we may have thought "God made the world that we see there," but we did not think of ("search") the "depths of the Godhead itself"; we may have thought "that is the truth about the matter," but we do not think of Truth itself, nor unite into one sentence "God is truth." The "depths of the Godhead, who is truth," we did not touch. Over such purely logical (theological) questions, "What is truth?" Pilate does not stop, though he does not therefore hesitate to ascertain in an individual case "what truth there is in the thing," whether the thing is true.

Any thought bound to a thing is not yet nothing but a thought, absolute thought.

To bring to light the pure thought, or to be of its party, is the delight of youth; and all the shapes of light in the world of thought, like truth, freedom, humanity, Man, illumine and inspire the youthful soul.

But, when the spirit is recognized as the essential thing, it still makes a difference whether the spirit is poor or rich, and therefore one seeks to become rich in spirit; the spirit wants to spread out so as to found its empire - an empire that is not of this world, the world just conquered. Thus, then, it longs to become all in all to itself; for, although I am spirit, I am not yet perfected spirit, and must first seek the complete spirit.

But with that I, who had just now found myself as spirit, lose myself again at once, bowing before the complete spirit as one not my own but supernal [jenseitig], and feeling my emptiness.

Spirit is the essential point for everything, to be sure; but then is every spirit the "right" spirit? The right and true spirit is the ideal of spirit, the "Holy Spirit." It is not my or your spirit, but just - an ideal, supernal one, it is "God." "God is spirit." And this supernal "Father in heaven gives it to those that pray to him." [Luke 11:13]

The man is distinguished from the youth by the fact that he takes the world as it is, instead of everywhere fancying it amiss and wanting to improve it, model it after his ideal; in him the view that one must deal with the world according to his interest, not according to his ideals, becomes confirmed.

So long as one knows himself only as spirit, and feels that all the value of his existence consists in being spirit (it becomes easy for the youth to give his life, the "bodily life," for a nothing, for the silliest point of honour), so long it is only thoughts that one has, ideas that he hopes to be able to realize some day when he has found a sphere of action; thus one has meanwhile only ideals, unexecuted ideas or thoughts.

Not until one has fallen in love with his corporeal self, and takes a pleasure in himself as a living flesh-and-blood person - but it is in mature years, in the man, that we find it so - not until then has one a personal or egoistic [egoistisches] interest, an interest not only of our spirit, for instance, but of total satisfaction, satisfaction of the whole chap, a selfish [eigennütziges] interest. Just compare a man with a youth, and see if he will not appear to you harder, less magnanimous, more selfish. Is he therefore worse? No, you say; he has only become more definite, or, as you also call it, more "practical." But the main point is this, that he makes himself more the centre than does the youth, who is infatuated about other things, for example, God, fatherland, and so on.

Therefore the man shows a second self-discovery. The youth found himself as spirit and lost himself again in the general spirit, the complete, holy spirit, Man, mankind - in short, all ideals; the man finds himself as embodied spirit.

Boys had only unintellectual interests (those interests devoid of thoughts and ideas), youths only intellectual ones; the man has bodily, personal, egoistic interests.

If the child has not an object that it can occupy itself with, it feels ennui; for it does not yet know how to occupy itself with itself. The youth, on the contrary, throws the object aside, because for him thoughts arose out of the object; he occupies himself with his thoughts, his dreams, occupies himself intellectually, or "his mind is occupied."

The young man includes everything not intellectual under the contemptuous name of "externalities." If he nevertheless sticks to the most trivial externalities (such as the customs of students' clubs and other formalities), it is because, and when, he discovers mind in them, when they are symbols to him.

As I find myself back of things, and that as mind, so I must later find myself also back of thoughts - namely, as their creator and owner [Eigner]. In the time of spirits thoughts grew until they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies - an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, such as God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: "I alone am corporeal." And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property [Eigentum]; I refer all to myself.

If as spirit I had thrust away the world in the deepest contempt, so as owner I thrust spirits or ideas away into their "vanity." They have no longer any power over me, as no "earthly might" has power over the spirit.

The child was realistic, taken up with the things of this world, until little by little he succeeded in getting at what was back of these very things; the youth was idealistic, inspired by thoughts, until he worked his way up to where he became the man, the egoistic man, who deals with things and thoughts according to his heart's pleasure, and sets his personal interest above everything. Finally, the old man? When I become one, there will still be time enough to speak of that.

To be continued...
3  Other / Politics & Society / The Ego and Its Own: All Things are Nothing to Me by Max Stirner on: April 22, 2012, 02:09:02 PM
All Things Are Nothing To Me [I've set my cause on nothing / Ich hab' mein' Sach' auf nichts gestellt]

What is not supposed to be my concern [Sache] ! First and foremost, the good cause [Sache], then God's cause, the cause of mankind, of truth, of freedom, of humanity, of justice; further, the cause of my people, my prince, my fatherland; finally, even the cause of Mind, and a thousand other causes. Only my cause is never to be my concern. ''Shame on the egoist who thinks only of himself!"

Let us look and see, then, how they manage their concerns - they for whose cause we are to labour, devote ourselves, and grow enthusiastic.

You have much profound information to give about God, and have for thousands of years "searched the depths of the Godhead," and looked into its heart, so that you can doubtless tell us how God himself attends to "God's cause," which we are called to serve. And you do not conceal the Lord's doings, either. Now, what is his cause? Has he, as is demanded of us, made an alien cause, the cause of truth or love, his own? You are shocked by this misunderstanding, and you instruct us that God's cause is indeed the cause of truth and love, but that this cause cannot be called alien to him, because God is himself truth and love; you are shocked by the assumption that God could be like us poor worms in furthering an alien cause as his own. "Should God take up the cause of truth if he were not himself truth?" He cares only for his cause, but, because he is all in all, therefore all is his cause! But we, we are not all in all, and our cause is altogether little and contemptible; therefore we must "serve a higher cause." - Now it is clear, God cares only for what is his, busies himself only with himself, thinks only of himself, and has only himself before his eyes; woe to all that is not well pleasing to him. He serves no higher person, and satisfies only himself. His cause is - a purely egoistic cause.

How is it with mankind, whose cause we are to make our own? Is its cause that of another, and does mankind serve a higher cause? No, mankind looks only at itself, mankind will promote the interests of mankind only, mankind is its own cause. That it may develop, it causes nations and individuals to wear themselves out in its service, and, when they have accomplished what mankind needs, it throws them on the dung-heap of history in gratitude. Is not mankind's cause - a purely egoistic cause?

I have no need to take up each thing that wants to throw its cause on us and show that it is occupied only with itself, not with us, only with its good, not with ours. Look at the rest for yourselves. Do truth, freedom, humanity, justice, desire anything else than that you grow enthusiastic and serve them?

They all have an admirable time of it when they receive zealous homage. Just observe the nation that is defended by devoted patriots. The patriots fall in bloody battle or in the fight with hunger and want; what does the nation care for that? By the manure of their corpses the nation comes to "its bloom"! The individuals have died "for the great cause of the nation," and the nation sends some words of thanks after them and - has the profit of it. I call that a paying kind of egoism.

But only look at that Sultan who cares so lovingly for his people. Is he not pure unselfishness itself, and does he not hourly sacrifice himself for his people? Oh, yes, for "his people." Just try it; show yourself not as his, but as your own; for breaking away from his egoism you will take a trip to jail. The Sultan has set his cause on nothing but himself; he is to himself all in all, he is to himself the only one, and tolerates nobody who would dare not to be one of "his people."

And will you not learn by these brilliant examples that the egoist gets on best? I for my part take a lesson from them, and propose, instead of further unselfishly serving those great egoists, rather to be the egoist myself.

God and mankind have concerned themselves for nothing, for nothing but themselves. Let me then likewise concern myself for myself, who am equally with God the nothing of all others, who am my all, who am the only one [Der Einzige].

If God, if mankind, as you affirm, have substance enough in themselves to be all in all to themselves, then I feel that I shall still less lack that, and that I shall have no complaint to make of my "emptiness." I am not nothing in the sense of emptiness, but I am the creative nothing [das schöpferiche Nichts], the nothing out of which I myself as creator create everything.

Away, then, with every concern that is not altogether my concern! You think at least the "good cause" must be my concern? What's good, what's bad? Why, I myself am my concern, and I am neither good nor bad. Neither has meaning for me. The divine is God's concern; the human, man's. My concern is neither the divine nor the human, not the true, good, just, free, etc., but solely what is mine [das Meinige] , and it is not a general one, but is - unique [einzig], as I am unique.

Nothing is more to me than myself!

To be continued...
4  Other / Politics & Society / So, I work right below the "poverty line". on: April 22, 2012, 12:00:54 PM
$1,200 a month at 40 hours a week.

If I were to stop enjoying the company of my parents and go to my Airstream trailer on 2 acres of land with some chickens, would I suddenly turn into a victimized and oppressed liberal yelling for entitlements?

I am genuinely curious.

5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Once we see a major collapse, Bitcoin shall rise. on: April 20, 2012, 04:51:57 PM
The Eurozone is barely holding up. The US shall suffer the same fate inevitably. Our debts to the The Federal Reserve oligarchy of bankers will inevitably become unpayable.  All of the world's collateral and citizenry will be sold for a low price. The debt representing (fiat currency) will become worth zilch.

People will beg for a means of exchange they can trust. Hard assets won't be liquid enough for the digital age.

The solution to these economic desires will be in the spotlight:

6  Other / Politics & Society / Nietzsche is finally mainstream. on: April 20, 2012, 02:46:37 PM

I didn't think I would see the day.

Is it just me, or is nihilism growing stronger?
7  Other / Meta / BadBear has let his position consume him. on: April 17, 2012, 01:53:04 PM
My on-topic Bitcoin threads get moved to Off-Topic without prior discussion. He just assumes he knows best.

He deletes posts he simply doesn't prefer, without prior discussion.

He thinks he knows what's right and what's wrong and that his judgement is unilateral. He needs to shelve his gun and be put back on desk duty for awhile.

Anyways, I love the man. He brings me great joy just being himself. I just want to speak with him every once in awhile.
8  Other / Politics & Society / The case for an afterlife is very simple. on: April 16, 2012, 02:55:57 PM
In an infinite and real universe, the probability of our consciousness being born again is very likely -- over and over again. Matter and energy will inevitably congregate into what we call our perception, whether it be through the human birthing process, another specie's reproduction or another process altogether.

Reincarnation is not a silly concept at all.
9  Other / Off-topic / I have to give this Bitcoin quote it's own thread. It's that good. on: April 15, 2012, 05:53:36 PM
"I can't stop everything, so I will attempt nothing, not even against those who do so openly and blatantly."
So can you at least do something to balance this? Like I said, maybe make protected chests invincible so there's a way to maintain liquidity without risk for those who don't use bitcoins? Also, make those chests infinite in size like bitcoin wallets, please. Also, make them accessible for anywhere on the map. Also, make it possible to transfer instantaneously across any distance, so if I get imprisoned I can wire somebody diamonds from my omnipresent chest. This is how you would create a balanced counterpart to bitco

Bitcoin is so good that this guy is begging for a counterpart of it in-game.
10  Other / Politics & Society / The Pentagon Has No Record of Bin Laden's Death on: April 15, 2012, 05:31:03 PM

Obama touts the Navy SEALS’ raid and killing of Osama bin Laden in his hideaway compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, as one of, if not the greatest, achievements of his administration. Reportedly, the administration even disclosed details of the raid to Hollywood for an upcoming movie, Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

The movie is scheduled to be released — SURPRISE! — on October 12, 2012, within a month of the presidential election.

Joseph Straw reports for the N.Y. Daily News, Aug. 11, 2011, that the CIA defended its collaboration with the maker of Zero Dark Thirty. CIA spokesman Preston Golson said that such collaboration with filmmakers has precedent and is part of the CIA’s “public outreach.” Despite the CIA’s insistence, Congressman Peter King (R-Long Island), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has demanded that the Pentagon and CIA inspectors general investigate whether the agencies breached policy in this case, in particular whether the filmmakers saw classified material or got access to personnel working under cover.

Given that, it is  curious, to say the least, that, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request made by the Associated Press, the Pentagon says it has no records — not one photo, not one video, not even an e-mail — of bin Laden’s death.

Richard Lardner reports for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 15, 2012:

Government officials have openly discussed details of the mission [to kill Osama bin Laden] in speeches, interviews and television appearances, but the administration won’t disclose records that would confirm their narrative of that fateful night. The Associated Press asked for files about the raid in more than 20 separate [FOIA] requests, mostly submitted the day after bin Laden’s death.

The Pentagon told the AP this month it could not locate any photographs or video taken during the raid or showing bin Laden’s body. It also said it could not find any images of bin Laden’s body on the Navy aircraft carrier where the al-Qaida leader’s body was taken.

The Pentagon said it could not find any death certificate, autopsy report or results of DNA identification tests for bin Laden, or any pre-raid materials discussing how the government planned to dispose of bin Laden’s body if he were killed.

It said it searched files at the Pentagon, U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Fla., and the Navy command in San Diego that controls the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier used in the mission.
The Defense Department told the AP in late February it could not find any emails about the bin Laden mission or his “Geronimo” code name that were sent or received in the year before the raid by William McRaven, the three-star admiral at the Joint Special Operations Command who organized and oversaw the mission. It also could not find any emails from other senior officers who would have been involved in the mission’s planning.

Note: WantToKnow team member Prof. David Ray Griffin, in his book Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive?, lays out the extensive evidence that bin laden died in December 2001, and that since that time Pentagon psyops had been keeping him “alive” with fake videos and audiotapes to maintain a crucial pretext for the ever-expanding “war on terror.” Could it be that the Pentagon will produce no records of its purported “death raid” because in fact it will reveal major manipulations involving bin Laden’s death?

On August 6, 2011, three months after the supposed killing of bin Laden, 22 members of the exact same Navy SEALS Team 6 who had conducted the Abbotabad raid all died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Dead men don’t tell tales.
11  Economy / Marketplace / Post on and you could win 5 Bitcoins. on: April 15, 2012, 12:35:59 PM
Within the end of the following month, I will be selecting a random address posted on This address will win 5 Bitcoins. You must post a Bitcoin address and it must be made by 5/15/2012 on the Bitcoin/General board.

The selection will be done by php script.

Happy posting.
12  Other / Politics & Society / I don't think I understand what Che Guevera stands for. on: April 14, 2012, 01:05:43 PM
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / So, I managed to make a whole Minecraft server butthurt about Bitcoins. on: April 14, 2012, 12:31:28 PM

I buy 60 diamonds with Bitcoins and now a good portion of the server is dealing in them (with the exception of communists).

Some say it isn't fair. Nonetheless, I stage Bitcoin treasure hunts with private keys inside of books, in-game.

Anyways, just doing my duty for the Bitcoin cause. The fact Bitcoin is becoming regular talk is excellent.
14  Economy / Economics / Your Bitcoin/Commodity/Fiat Investments on: April 14, 2012, 04:48:49 AM
I'm full hedge mode right now. I hold less than >1% in fiat crap. All major Austrian economists are predicting a major global meltdown in the relatively short-term future. To add credence to this, Ron Paul has predicted every depression and crisis correctly so far.

I am 50% Bitcoin and 48% Gold bullion. 2% basic foodstuffs, water and ammo.

How about yourself?
15  Other / Off-topic / Dutch Merganser is Matthew N. Wright on: April 14, 2012, 02:22:55 AM

Fuck you and the chihuahua that sired you, you're a waste of oxygen and so typical of the most blank generation the western world has seen

That is all.
16  Other / Politics & Society / No, you can't have both parents working full-time and still "raise" children. on: April 13, 2012, 01:53:07 PM
Shoving your kids in daycare and public school all day, everyday is not raising your children. Sorry. All you are creating is severely institutionalized individuals. Sadly, we are only going to see more of it with a further increasing cost-of-living, innovation and companies leaving the first-world and so forth.

In the eyes of the banking elite, both parents working towards an ever-consuming, indebted household, this is just a huge wet dream. It only enables further control and dependence along with more labor going towards their benefit.

If you just shove your kid in some institution all week and call them your kid:

Why did you even bother having them? What is the point?

Also, the whole "women's rights" propaganda about having both parents working as a matter of "justice" and "equality" is a load of bollocks.

The fact is in a reasonable economy, we should only need one parent working, period, man or woman. We were a first-world country at one point but now we are degrading to where we have whole families working to just sustain.

Why do you think children slave over factory work elsewhere? Because they are developing.

Here it's because we are regressing.
17  Economy / Goods / Looking for FN-P90/subordinate models + ammunition. on: April 13, 2012, 01:28:17 PM
If you're an interested and legal seller, pm me. I would prefer this to be a personal transaction.

Of course, I am offering Bitcoins.
18  Other / Politics & Society / The True Children on: April 13, 2012, 01:10:15 PM
Sure, anything you say Jon, it is best to humor a weak and pathetic child such as yourself.

I've been called a child but I am far from it. In the past month, I've been working 40+ hour weeks. I bought over 3 acres of land in cash. I have a 6 month supply of food and ammunition setup. I still have savings from my bitcoin, silver and gold investments to spare.

I depend only on myself. I am my own master.

What do my combantants espouse? Subordination to your government and your superiors. When things go down the shitter, you go crying to your government for help. You depend on your parent -- the government.

You authoritarian liberals, statists and welfare/social security dependents are the children. You want me to be of the same lowly status. I refuse to be a part of it.

If being an adult is being a cooperative, submissive, law-abiding citizen, then I refuse to be an adult.

I will only stand under myself.

19  Other / Off-topic / An open question.... on: April 12, 2012, 01:56:43 PM
I am 18 but I've only successfully dated women over the age of 23. I am now talking with women 30-35... approaching the age of my mother. Luckily I give the appearance (through personality) that I am in my mid-20s to most people in my circles but I still feel conflicted over how socially acceptable this is.

I feel almost pedophillic for when I date women my age and even a little older. I often feel like I am talking with an ignorant child, quite frankly.

I am curious if I am not the only one who has had tastes like this at this age. Is anyone similar to me? Is this "acceptable"?
20  Other / Politics & Society / Alex Jones Vs. Rothschild: The Best Global Warming Debate in History on: April 05, 2012, 04:10:09 AM

The son of a trillionaire banking family vs. Alex Jones

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