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PostSubject: Venezuela    Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:22 pm

I've been thinking of Pezer lately, and recently I had an online chat with a socialist who claimed Venezuela isn't "real socialism".. I explained philosophically why Venezuela specifically has failed, and then i explained philosophically why socialism doesn't work. Of course he had no response but to insult me and play the Chomsky game of demanding I know all the hyper-particular details of every government and economic moment in order to explain why it didn't work... when I explained why that analytic-empirical (anti-philosophical) Chomsky-ite approach is bullshit, and I demanded he address what I wrote about the nature of socialism as well as Venezuela's specific problems caused by Chavez and their oil situation (ironically only the "great evil" USA paid full price for their oil) and that how a country with more oil than Saudi Arabia can fuck up so badly, he promptly left.

Anyway, I'm convinced he was a paid subversive shill working the internet for disinformation purposes. I've encountered these types before.

I hope Pezer is doing well.

On a related note, this video is what inspired me to share my story of the chat I had. This is really a fantastic video:


 

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PostSubject: Re: Venezuela    Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:32 pm

Very good analysis. Let's get BTL News going and link to Molyneux.

"It is sad there are so many people who have not developed the level of maturity that is necesssey in order to make political choices".

Absolutely.

 

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"We must, now armed with such a language, realize the “transcendental unity of ideas,” through a new morality that aims, not to hypostasize experience and grasp in positive knowledge a series of particular virtues and vices, but rather to fully explicate this continuity; where philosophy exists to represent this transcendental order, morality most exist to mediate the two spheres, the spheres of experience and ideality." --Parodites

"Between this sky and the faces turned toward it there is nothing on which to hang a mythology, a literature, an ethic, or a religion—only stones, flesh, stars, and those truths the hand can touch." --Camus

"It is a tedious thing to be always beginning life; they live badly who always begin to live." --Seneca

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