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Systematic wrote: You're hurling insults at the girl: Just like in middle school.
Haven't seen anything from her worthy of anything other than insults, since she is insulting everyone else, and I'm just trying to meet her where she is.
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thedoc wrote:
Systematic wrote: You're hurling insults at the girl: Just like in middle school.
Haven't seen anything from her worthy of anything other than insults, since she is insulting everyone else, and I'm just trying to meet her where she is.
They say a spiritual friend is someone who isn't afraid to tell the truth. What you call "insults" were merely helpful truths offering personal growth. Your insults are just run of the mill rubbish you'd hear in a playground, and you follow me around like an annoying bug. My posts are of great quality, and as for your posts...I haven't even read anything from you that isn't an insult, all you seem to do is bugger around everyone in the forums (attacking others besides me) throwing insults at them and flaming topics.
Systematic wrote: Being a girl myself I quite agree, even though I am a 42 year old man. Gotta love the web. :P
Guess you are one of those Python girls, "Michaelle" Palin perhaps.
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GreatandWiseTrixie wrote:
Systematic wrote: Being a girl myself I quite agree, even though I am a 42 year old man. Gotta love the web. :P
Guess you are one of those Python girls, "Michaelle" Palin perhaps.
I am not a she-male just for promoting women's rights.
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Systematic wrote:
GreatandWiseTrixie wrote:
Systematic wrote: Being a girl myself I quite agree, even though I am a 42 year old man. Gotta love the web. :P
Guess you are one of those Python girls, "Michaelle" Palin perhaps.
I am not a she-male just for promoting women's rights.
"She-male" is a rather smutty, pornographic and heavy term, don't you think? I'd say Michael was more akin to a genderbending royal jester or crossdresser of the theatre, or perhaps just a humble old transwoman.
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GreatandWiseTrixie wrote:
"She-male" is a rather smutty, pornographic and heavy term, don't you think? I'd say Michael was more akin to a genderbending royal jester or crossdresser of the theatre, or perhaps just a humble old transwoman.
So he's envious of women's sexual power. He must steal as many men away as he can.
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Systematic wrote:
GreatandWiseTrixie wrote:
"She-male" is a rather smutty, pornographic and heavy term, don't you think? I'd say Michael was more akin to a genderbending royal jester or crossdresser of the theatre, or perhaps just a humble old transwoman.
So he's envious of women's sexual power. He must steal as many men away as he can.
The jester embodies the chaos of a woman, primarily. Although there is some sexual motive, it's mainly for chaos, and lulz, because random ness causes the ape's laughing reflex to ignite.
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GreatandWiseTrixie wrote: The jester embodies the chaos of a woman, primarily. Although there is some sexual motive, it's mainly for chaos, and lulz, because random ness causes the ape's laughing reflex to ignite.
I'm pretty sure that a woman can get any man that she wants unless that man's mind has been perverted somehow. I think that in their natural state, they like getting sex from whatever man they choose. So to frustrate and manipulate this desire of women, we make up all sorts of rules and lies.
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Systematic wrote:
GreatandWiseTrixie wrote: The jester embodies the chaos of a woman, primarily. Although there is some sexual motive, it's mainly for chaos, and lulz, because random ness causes the ape's laughing reflex to ignite.
I'm pretty sure that a woman can get any man that she wants unless that man's mind has been perverted somehow. I think that in their natural state, they like getting sex from whatever man they choose. So to frustrate and manipulate this desire of women, we make up all sorts of rules and lies.
She cannot get a gay man, or certain asexuals. Also, she is wiser than you give her credit, and she can see through many of the pathetic manipulation tactics men try, which usually only work for dumb bimbos or ignorant girls.
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GreatandWiseTrixie wrote:
Systematic wrote:
GreatandWiseTrixie wrote: The jester embodies the chaos of a woman, primarily. Although there is some sexual motive, it's mainly for chaos, and lulz, because random ness causes the ape's laughing reflex to ignite.
I'm pretty sure that a woman can get any man that she wants unless that man's mind has been perverted somehow. I think that in their natural state, they like getting sex from whatever man they choose. So to frustrate and manipulate this desire of women, we make up all sorts of rules and lies.
She cannot get a gay man, or certain asexuals. Also, she is wiser than you give her credit, and she can see through many of the pathetic manipulation tactics men try, which usually only work for dumb bimbos or ignorant girls.
Why are they gay or asexual? Are they always born that way, or are they sometimes manipulated into it? Men have been known to switch teams sometimes. Why are there dumb bimbos or ignorant girls? Who teaches men that they must use pathetic manipulation tactics if they want sex? Can he not find a woman who wants him that way?
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Systematic wrote: Why are they gay or asexual? Are they always born that way, or are they sometimes manipulated into it? Men have been known to switch teams sometimes. Why are there dumb bimbos or ignorant girls? Who teaches men that they must use pathetic manipulation tactics if they want sex? Can he not find a woman who wants him that way?
Most gays, asexuals, and fem males have higher levels of estrogen. Not always though. And since the gov floods the water and air with xenoestrogen (the toxic form of estrogen) it's fairly simple.

Why are their dumb bimbos? The reasons are many. They eat too much junk food and poison, maybe. Maybe they were never taught how to reason. Maybe they were psychologically or physically abused, so they always go to a happy place. Maybe they just pretend to act that way as a game. Maybe they are dominated by fear, willfully ignorant, or afraid to think outside of the box or crowd. Seeing as how most men are taught not to be primal, nor intelligient, most men feel overwhelmed and try to cheat their way in. Women want a man who's either primal, or clever, or confident, or cool, or funny, something entertaining, novel or interesting, they don't want just a weak-minded pathetic loser who they can dominate themselves, it's pathetic really. Noone wants to dominate someone like that. If they want to be weak-minded and boring like that, then they should go all the way and become female, because noone wants to dom a male unless they are a hot model or something.
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Rachelc93 wrote:Often when I tell people that I study philosophy, the conversation tends to shut down. I am beginning to wonder whether this common response is out of a general disinterest in the subject, or a fear of the unknown.

I have found that increasingly (with my generation especially) people do not invest time into developing their ideas; instead they opt for the easy option of being fed information through modern technology, which means they are never really alone with thoughts. I recognise that this is not the case for everybody, but a large majority of people whom I have encountered have no interest in discussing philosophical matters.

I personally believe that philosophy is relevant to everyone, given the diversity of topics it encompasses which is why I find it so difficult to understand how anyone would want to avoid the topic. Has anyone had any similar experiences or thoughts as to why this might be the case?

Why do you think they are 'scared'? They may simply be disgusted.
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Melchior wrote:
Rachelc93 wrote:Often when I tell people that I study philosophy, the conversation tends to shut down. I am beginning to wonder whether this common response is out of a general disinterest in the subject, or a fear of the unknown.

I have found that increasingly (with my generation especially) people do not invest time into developing their ideas; instead they opt for the easy option of being fed information through modern technology, which means they are never really alone with thoughts. I recognise that this is not the case for everybody, but a large majority of people whom I have encountered have no interest in discussing philosophical matters.

I personally believe that philosophy is relevant to everyone, given the diversity of topics it encompasses which is why I find it so difficult to understand how anyone would want to avoid the topic. Has anyone had any similar experiences or thoughts as to why this might be the case?

Why do you think they are 'scared'? They may simply be disgusted.


I would suggest that most people just don't understand what philosophy is, and have a big question mark in their mind when the subject comes up. It's less of being scared or disgusted than just not knowing what to say. I was once trying to explain some concepts of philosophy to a person who aspired to study philosophy as a major in college, we were attending a college that did not offer philosophy as a major and she had plans to transfer after a few semesters.
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thedoc wrote:
Melchior wrote:
Rachelc93 wrote:Often when I tell people that I study philosophy, the conversation tends to shut down. I am beginning to wonder whether this common response is out of a general disinterest in the subject, or a fear of the unknown.

I have found that increasingly (with my generation especially) people do not invest time into developing their ideas; instead they opt for the easy option of being fed information through modern technology, which means they are never really alone with thoughts. I recognise that this is not the case for everybody, but a large majority of people whom I have encountered have no interest in discussing philosophical matters.

I personally believe that philosophy is relevant to everyone, given the diversity of topics it encompasses which is why I find it so difficult to understand how anyone would want to avoid the topic. Has anyone had any similar experiences or thoughts as to why this might be the case?

Why do you think they are 'scared'? They may simply be disgusted.


I would suggest that most people just don't understand what philosophy is, and have a big question mark in their mind when the subject comes up. It's less of being scared or disgusted than just not knowing what to say. I was once trying to explain some concepts of philosophy to a person who aspired to study philosophy as a major in college, we were attending a college that did not offer philosophy as a major and she had plans to transfer after a few semesters.

I have a degree in philosophy from a major US university. I have nothing but contempt for the majority of American academic philosophers today and seldom if ever speak to them. They are almost invariably left-leaning cowards who twist and distort the truth to fit their preconceived notions. They also tend to spout off on things in which they have no expertise. They know all the fallacies, and deliberately use them on unsuspecting students and others who are unable to recognize them. That is why I find them disgusting. They don't like it when you call them on this, either. Most people know instinctively when they are being deceived, even if they don't quite know how to respond.
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Melchior wrote: I have a degree in philosophy from a major US university. I have nothing but contempt for the majority of American academic philosophers today and seldom if ever speak to them. They are almost invariably left-leaning cowards who twist and distort the truth to fit their preconceived notions. They also tend to spout off on things in which they have no expertise. They know all the fallacies, and deliberately use them on unsuspecting students and others who are unable to recognize them. That is why I find them disgusting. They don't like it when you call them on this, either. Most people know instinctively when they are being deceived, even if they don't quite know how to respond.
I certainly hope I'm not on your s**t list, because I don't have a degree in philosophy, which made my explaining some of the concepts to a potential philosophy major, very ironic. Due to my major in college I was only able to take Philosophy 101 and had no room on my schedule for other electives, I didn't even have room for a minor. I wasn't impressed with some of the philosophy professors either, but the regular professor was OK, it was the substitute that I was less than impressed with.
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thedoc wrote:
Melchior wrote: I have a degree in philosophy from a major US university. I have nothing but contempt for the majority of American academic philosophers today and seldom if ever speak to them. They are almost invariably left-leaning cowards who twist and distort the truth to fit their preconceived notions. They also tend to spout off on things in which they have no expertise. They know all the fallacies, and deliberately use them on unsuspecting students and others who are unable to recognize them. That is why I find them disgusting. They don't like it when you call them on this, either. Most people know instinctively when they are being deceived, even if they don't quite know how to respond.
I certainly hope I'm not on your s**t list, because I don't have a degree in philosophy, which made my explaining some of the concepts to a potential philosophy major, very ironic. Due to my major in college I was only able to take Philosophy 101 and had no room on my schedule for other electives, I didn't even have room for a minor. I wasn't impressed with some of the philosophy professors either, but the regular professor was OK, it was the substitute that I was less than impressed with.
Why do you seek the approval of a stranger on the internet? Truly the feminization of men indeed. Though I have to agree with Melchoir's angry rant, most of the academic culture disgusts me as well.
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