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    Tomorrow is a whole other coconut.

    [A] flaw ... inheres in any attempt any attempt to predict the course of multiple and intercausative phenomena such as makes up the life of a nation or planet. We can extend the graph curve of present trends and be certain that existent vitalities will decline, but we cannot conceive of the new, of the entities born by intricate synthesis from collisions of the broadly known. Models of the future tend therefore to be streamlined models of the present, the present with its corners cut off. But it is these very corners that move into the center and become the future. They move unexpectedly and perhaps unpredictably...

    John Updike — Preface to the 1977 edition of Poorhouse Fair.

    Our society is now discussing, or more properly, reacting, exhorting, teaching, positioning and shamings over the issue of gender. The interesting thing is that we have no idea at the present time how this will paly itself out, not only socially in terms of bathrooms, discrimination and dress, but also personally, as how will my reactions to such issues be changing in the future.

    If you make money in a capitalist economy should you be allowed to keep it?
    Certainly not in all circumstances. Not if you stole it, or (perhaps) you inherited it or came form a position of privilege, you worked off the labor of slaves or exploited people, you create a condition where you can permanently control future wealth.
    But what if you worked fair and hard, competed well, and used your native intelligence. Even here, did you in any way deserve your native intelligence.

Jesus is just all white with me.

Do you want your life to be a good story?
And if it's not?
You could always watch a good story on television.

As of July 2017 I am making this front page (above) a combination of aphorisms and longer, less arresting, thoughts. More streams of knoweldgeness, puddles on a bleak landscape. We shall see.

The truth shall make you ignorant.
New name for Trump: Agent orange.
In the end, it is a world of one.

The truth about the world that can be understood in not the truth about the world.
I hate the haters
I am intolerant of the intolerant.
I deny inner life to those who deny inner life,
I am my favorite me.
Let's look at the upside of global warming:
Many coastal cities can be like Venice.
There will be tours of "Underwater New York," on see-through submarines.

so, about my philosophy book:

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    and furthermore:

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    Everyone has their own Gates of Mordor.
    Perhaps if we can talk more about what we agree on... And share the pain of what we cannot change.
    I don't mind a small government but I do hate an inefficient government.
    Surely with so many intelligent people of goodwill, we can figure this out. Short term, tax reform, balancing the budget, lowering the disparity between the super-rich, Instead we have let unintelligent people with a low-priority for intelligent governance.
    I can accept that she love me.
    It is harder to accept that she loves me.
    I can't usually do that.
    Thinking is often getting to the right questions...
    and then answering them.
    Talking about [any big issue] is a great way for unqualified people to say uniformed things and confuse their own cluelessness for sagacity. — Mat Johnson tweet modified.
    Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool's paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness. — Bertrand Russell
    Why is health care not considered a matter of national security?
    Don't make me click!
    Since we barely know our neighbors, why do we care if they are traditional Americans or recent immigrants?
    Let's just hope our next president will make American great again.

    Looks like I will get through life without ever really growing up. What did I miss? Cigars? Hats? A backscrubber in the bathtub?
    You step back far enough and the earth becomes a beautiful blue ball, missing everything that is human life. This is relaxing and useful.

    If we are made in god's image, he must be one messed up god.
    I miss the days when computers were used to get away from people.
    There's no accounting for smell.
    World seems to play itself out on the physical plane.

    On changes: it would be good to make an anthology of writers saying what had changed in their lifetimes.
    Returning to our book buying business is like going back to work at a small, not very attractive river, swamp with many small fish. The same place, the same people. There is nothing glamorous here.
    But ahh the lovely fish!
    As we age, marriage vows come due, and marriage vows come true.
    Now I can see the young in the old. I still cannot see the old in the young.
    I can no longer be out of snap responses, any more than I can be out of perceptions.
    What do we want from each other? Nothing for the most part.
    The only ones who has it figured out are the one who have figured out that no one has figured it out. . . for it is impossible,
    There are many kinds of like, not all of them snap after the gaudy lures of clickbait.
    I can tell you why you cannot understand yourself, but that is not understanding yourself. It is just a limitation.
    What are the varieties of Facebook's circle of friends? Are some better than others? What would be a profound FBCOF?
    my loving wife:

    There is a person
    it is within my weak powers to please.
    What a gift.
    We travel our personal Titanic, a little shabby after the years, dodging the icebergs.
    If she lets me I am going down with her.

    O why do you walk through the fields in gloves,
    Missing so much and so much?
    O fat white woman whom nobody loves,
    Why do you walk through the fields in gloves,
    When the grass is soft as the breast of doves
    And shivering-sweet to the touch?
    O why do you walk through the fields in gloves,
    Missing so much and so much?
    — Francis Cornford
    A symphony is not a learning experience.
    It's not that you like crap but that you don't have a clue why you like crap.
    Or you think that just because you like crap, it is not crap.
    the many kinds of like.

    the mindless
    the careful
    the prudent

    the this makes me better
    the aaawwwww
    the how can you not
    the lower brainstem
    the obligatory
    the dumb
    the guilty
    the unspoken like

    the classical
    the honorific
    the fake
    the obligatory
    the mom

    the right thing to do
    the how can it hurt
    the careless
    the thoughtless
    the really
    I am on slow thoughtwalks through life
    New characters with new masks. Freshly made masks, though I have seen them before.
    There is little penalty from not being able to separate the wheat from the chaff.
    . . . Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    We think we can sit inside others and experience what they experience, but we can't even sit inside ourselves.
    No one can sit inside my bubble.
    Dark thoughts are not very bright
    On Facebook your friends determine your walls.
    Only value we can agree on is life, preserving life, doctors life-saving, hunger etc. And I can't disagree with that value, but it is not without consequences.
    Humans need to be a part of something outside themselves, such as teams, tribe, enemies. This give us purposes, perhaps an aspect of self-defense, which is ego.
    The only ones who have it figured out are the ones who have figured out that no one has figured it out, for it is impossible.
    No one has the answer, but if they did, what makes you think you could understand it?
    We cannot go on like this.
    But we have to go on like this.
    Everything is too hard to think about. This is too hard to think about as well.
    God is an atheist.
    We are more in danger from genetically engineered humans than robots.
    I see I do not see.
    Suicide is a very late term abortion.
    There are no monsters, goblins, zombies out there, but there are people out there. Beware.
    I no longer have the energy to believe I know it all.
    Time change: We no longer run to the phone.
    The world is overly busy wasting time.

    With the constant social connections of Facebook, Our opinions and reactions are solicited from early age. We no longer have time to remain ignorant and involved in out studies. We must have opinion on everything.
    When democracies are threatened the first thing that goes is democracy. [from a book]
    Your imagination gets in the way of reality.
    It alters it to understand it.
    Your lovely self reminds me of you.
    I am made in the image of a flawed god.
    Disability is the new retirement.
    Connect the knots.
    Let's make Post Falls great again!

    Today I wore the same clothes I wore yesterday: deja moi!
    I love Bob Dylan, but he has made a few terrible albums: his Christmas album and his Sinatra covers come to mind. These would be hard to bottom. My suggestion: Dylan sings patriotic songs.
    We cannot imagine that we cannot imagine things we cannot imagine.
    Idea for a website:
    Sitting and Thinking in America.
    People are invited to sit in public spaces and share their thoughts about America, their community community, what they think, and where (we think) we are.
    What is it like to be human?
    Don't ask me. I just live here.
    (Art my Age:)
    I am living on thin ice.

    We may be in a knowledge-based economy, but we live in an ignorance-based social order.
    What is the rational response to this election?
    What about: This election is irrational!
    Or, the decision to vote for one candidate over another is not a rational decision?
    We are ignorant of so much that goes on in or outside us.
    We live blindly.
    We can shine a flashlight of consciousness and onto the inner machinery, but we have no idea how all this works.
    Language is used to communicate.
    The problem is that language is used to communicate among humans, with all their excrescences and foolishness.
    Isn't life the perfect thing
    to pass the time away?

    Mason Williams
    Why can't we all just get alon — oh right; assholes.
    Mat Johnson on Twitter 8/13/16
    I like to think I can think
    Suicide is a very late term abortion.

    I too might vote for Trump... if he were running as a Democrat... and I a little more thoughtless.

    There is a race between miscegenation and race.


    7.20    The Multi-Tasking Mind

    ... The human mind, consisting of the conscious mind and and the processes working to create a conscious mind, is an entity that is constantly multi-tasking. We are unaware of most of these "tasks" and furthermore it is not to be taken for granted that we can adequately speak | think of them.
    [ read more here ]


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    7.17     Future Fears

    As robots become able to handle more and more of human tasks, what will become of humans? When only robots work, what happens to the dignity of work?

    As robots become able to drive, they will drive better and be highly coordinated. Humans will not be able to keep up and will be excluded from the Robots-Only roads. Another skill becomes a hobby. The interaction on the road is a real part of my respect for my fellow human beings. It is certainly not from reading the comment thread about politics.

    Robots can do swarms
    and swarms frighten us deeply.

    Appeal of Zombie movies:
    Though the media and the religions tell my fellow humans are is wonderful, witty and scared, they often seem dumb as zombies. And the media shows me a mindful of instances where they can be dangerous.

    Skills rotting on the vine.
    Finding. Knowing.
    ("I'll just Google it.")

    Skills are optional.
    Building on skills are no longer possible.
    We do not have skills in common.

    We have an unknown number of hooks for crowds,
    for being in
    and for being afraid of.

    July 12, 2016

    God is an atheist.

    It simplifies our life to keep others simple.

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    Thinking stops thinking.

    Be suspicious of things that make the world so simple you can understand it.

    Of course authoritarianism is coming.

    iHuman: We are more danger from genetically engineered humans than robots.

    it is one thing to say philosophy sucks, another to engage in non-suck philosophy.

    Please don't substitute action for thinking. It is easier to blow it up and knock it down, and enter the simpler world of action, pain, danger.

    June 8, 2016

    Sleep is insidious. You wake up and suddenly it's later!

    I am constantly reinventing myself, even though I have yet to invent myself.

    as ignorant as a computer.

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    The mind is not the smartest organ in the body.

    The mind is clickbait.

    We think without thinking.

    March 26, 2016

    We tend to anthropomorphize humans.

    The hatchet, buried or not, flies back into the hand.

    The danger of thinking outside the box is that most of the people you want to speak to are in the box.

        plus ça change...

    We think in nets even as we think we think in names.

    The limits of language is not as interesting as what goes on right in the middle of language.

    I trust society because the people in my society ignore me.

    February 28, 2016

    You can say it but you can't understand it.

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    The meaning may be the use, but we cannot describe the use.

    We often substitute knowing how to find the answer for the answer.

    We think something thing is like something else that is many ways isn't like that thing at all! How are we able to do that? Why is that?

    February 3, 2016

    The past is always safe.

    You cannot get out of your culture becuause you cannot de-educate yourself.

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    If you think you understand Wittgenstein, you don't understand Wittgenstein because you don't understand "understand."

    What would it be like to have a different history? Isn't history just something we have been told?

    It's organized but you cannot comprehend it. The truth cannot be put into words. Or into a sentence. Of course it can be said. Anything can be said in words.But words are not the truth. | reality. Stream of consciousness is a river, rivers of consciousness. Make the Multiple things going on: partial things.


    For an archive of my periodic blogs from January 2011 arranged by Quarters and Years