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 No.176637[View All]

I used to care a lot about politics. I specially enjoyed studying political ideologies and geopolitics. It all changed some years ago when I was going through a hard but enlightening time. I realized emotions are the only true guiders of morality (and ethics as well. Ethics being the tentative of rationalization of morality). When you think this way politics become quite ridiculous. Discussing it, in particular, is the most pathetic thing I can imagine someone losing their time with. There's nothing to discuss but the way people feel about something in particular, but they try rationalizing it to the core. I would only begin to care about politics, ideologies and geopolitics again if I ended up as the dictator of my country. Because then my emotions would truly matter. But otherwise, what's the point?
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 No.183480

>>179955
And so, religious systems remain linked to the past, rotting with dogma which gets more and more dark, lost and dizzy while the rest of the world works with more or less naturality

 No.183481

>>183433
It's such a wild gamble might as well put all your money in crypto now in hopes you have enough to hire help in 50 years.

 No.183518

If you call yourself "apolitical" or say that "i just don't care to be angry all the time" you are not a wizard you are a LARPing nigger loving kikecucked faggot normie

 No.183520

>>183518
This really. "Not caring about politics" just means that your views align with the status quo. Probably because you're passive enough to just adopt the "centrist" position with no thought.

 No.183523

>>183518
Speak English, not buzzwords, faggot.

 No.183524

>>183523
says the blue-pilled NPC

 No.183527

>>183518
I have my political stances, but I'm functionally no different than an apolitical person besides arguing about politics online sometimes. There's no point in worrying about fantastic ideals too much when the reality is none of them would ever be allowed to come to fruition regardless of how positive they would be for society and the world overall. It's also just not worth it to me to care if normalfags' quality of life deteriorates, and mine doesn't matter since I'm not going to have kids whose futures I have to worry about. They're dumb, over socialized monkey people who act like cattle because it's easier for them, while also throwing easy targets like wizards and other antisocial types under the bus to climb the neverending social ladder a couple more rungs.

 No.183558

>>176637
Not sure if you're American or not, but I can only give my opinion from the American perspective. Politics, to the most vocal, is completely about projecting your personal identity on to a set of beliefs that you think are correct. This seems to be a more recent thing, and as you can imagine, this has caused a divide between people because they think the other "side" is fundamentally wrong. Of course you have politically backed media, companies, and public personalities that exacerbate and accelerate the situatuon, but at the end of the day, this is everything that politics is in its current state. Right and left, red and blue, correct and incorrect. Also if you'd like to entertain food for thought (nothing /pol/ I promise): despite all of this, politicians are unaffected. Their salaries don't change, they remain protected among the social chaos, and most if not all of their work is done by executives and staff that they themselves hire. How could this be?

 No.183561

>>183558
Because people need governance and ruling. Not on a physical level but on the mental.

 No.183562

I believe that normalfags MUST be educated to grow our numbers, thus i believe in one and only one ideology which shall propel us into the great future full of high quality memes.
It's time to start another age of enlightment and this time let's try not to fuck it up shall we?

 No.183613

>>183561
True. The majority of people are incapable of making decisions for themselves. Not in a "oh look at how stupid normies are" kind of way, but as a fundamental of human nature. Humans are social animals. If a person of a certain beleif is in a room full of people with the polar opposite belief, chances are that the person won't even mention it. This is a survival tactic to avoid conflict and being ousted from the social situation. In other words, if everyone else was jumping off of a building, most others would follow out of that very instinct. For that, yes, there must be leaders in society. However, let's look deeper. Politicians realize this, but even when they are exposed, they still remain, still in control of many things, even if they are public enemy Numero Uno. How and why could this be?

 No.183621

>>183562
Normalfags are literally animals.
Its not possible.

 No.183629

>>183621
Wizards are literally animals.
Humans are literally animals.
Your statements lack sustenance or meaning.

 No.183630

>>183629
I'm a god inhabiting a vessel of flesh.

 No.183631

>>183629
They should have specified
between the limbic system and the prefrontal cortex. Being a hyper-aware animal is the worst.

 No.183632

>>183624
…Are you feeling alright?

 No.183633

>>183624
Read David Benatar

 No.183634

>>183633
He is a meme philosopher and there are far better authors for the position he takes.

 No.183635

>>183634
You have said nothing of value with your post.

 No.183637

File: 1631106831754.pdf (3.35 MB, Julio Cabera CritiqueAffir….pdf)

>>183635
better book on same topic.
if you want light reading which is what memetar amounts to you are better off reading Every cradle is a grave.

 No.183730

I don't feel like I belong anywhere, people talk about how religion has been replaced by political parties but as an atheist I feel just as alienated by politics as religion.

 No.183748

>>183730
Religion has always been in bed with politics so I don’t really how that’s changed at all.

 No.183778

It's a dream to immerse yourself in that shuts you off from being too present. It doesn't have to be politics, but it's one of the more attention-demanding concepts. It's always there, always changing, always challenging the status quo. You'd go insane if you spent your life on it as many have. But that just goes to show how effective it is at being your windmill.
If you don't get, it's just not for you. But you probably put the same futile energy into something else.

 No.183779

>>183637
It is light reading because he is one of the few capable of writing in such concise clarity.

 No.183781

Everything that happens when your eyes are open is to keep you busy until they permanently close.

 No.183788

>>183748
It has but economic and national interests has largely superceded it's relevance.

 No.185645

>>183520
Naive platitudes. The structure of politics is determined by normalfags, so if you aren't a normalfag there is no chance that you will have any political influence. If you still care to influence something that you cannot have any influence over that makes you a fucking retard.

 No.185646

>>185645
I don't have the image on hand, but pretend that I posted a strawmanned image of a "centrist" with no text to accompany this worthless post.

 No.185647

>>185646
As I thought, your brain is completly occupied by the left-right divide that's been handed to you from the media. If someone isn't a passionate leftist or rightist the only conclusion you can draw is that they are an passive, unthinking centrist. If someone doesn't want to participate in your stunted political concepts and scripted performances then you have to proselytize in order to draw them back into the world of mass media propaganda. Not everyone is interested in joining your demented cult, fag. Go back to /pol/ (or /leftypol/ if you are so inclined) so you can continue playing your role as false opposition.

 No.185649

>>185647
not him but didn't read and buying overwatch fyi

 No.185651

>>185649
Is it any good?

 No.185668

Take the Lacanpill.

 No.185670

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If you are a wizard, you are basically a ghost for the average person. Your existence or opinions about anything doesn't matter at all. To see anyone here caring about any political aspect is so insane.

 No.185671

>>185670
/thread
also that none of it really amtters anyway.. all a cope or way to feed your ego if you are into politics.

 No.185672

I think most politics is a cope for the fact that the individual is powerless. People just like to dream that if their particular guy, or their particular brand of bullshit came into power, then it would all be okay.
I'm done with politics. I'm so bored of it. I care about what happens to me in the here and now, and what I can physically touch and influence with my own hands, and I try to block out anything larger than that.

 No.185683

>>185670
Honestly, that applies to pretty much everybody. Even most mega-charismatic ultranormos would at most convince a few people to vote differently in an election or to act in any other politically meaningful way.
Politics is mostly tribalistic entertainment (similar to watching sports) and, at best, an intellectual exercise. One can discuss whether the Federal Reserve is bad or how much immigration would be ideal just like one discusses whether they think there will manned bases on Mars by 2070, regardless of the fact that one's opinion on the matter would have no actual impact on it.

 No.185688

>>185670
I don't have the image on hand, but pretend that I posted a strawmanned image of a "centrist" with no text to accompany this worthless post.

Get epically pwned, centristard!!

 No.185689

>>185688
There's a distinction between being a "centrist", and being apolitical.
Centrist: Well, I think the fart party and the shart party are both flawed, but both have legitimate ideas
Apolitical: I don't know what their policies are, I don't know their names, and I don't care

 No.185697

>get epically pwned, centristard!!
Thank you for making my point, young crab. You could be right about 100% of the things that you believe. It wouldn't matter. Who will you convince? You are not Diogenes. As a wizard your "tribe" at best doesn't know about your existence.

>>185671
>>185683
Normies can at least delude themselves into thinking that it matters. Even if they are dirty poor. They can extract some meaning from politics, considering that politics are basically religion nowadays. A wizard doesn't have that. He can at best congregate online on boards like /pol/ to share his opinions. He doesn't get the in real life benefits of being part of a group.

 No.185698

People who get really involved into politics always struck me as midwits that just want to be a part of something bigger.

 No.185699

Politics is meaningless noise only matters of the heart are important, matters of Spirit.

 No.185700

>>185697
Maybe I should have added an extra exclamation mark to highlight the sarcasm.

 No.185701

>>185697
You're not wrong about that. I can kind of appreciate the whole intellectual side of political discussion. Meta politics are very interesting. But when it comes to actually "picking a team", all I can think is that no one really represents me, so the incentive to nail my flags to a certain mast just isn't there.

 No.185707

>>176637
Because some people don't want kikes to ruin their countries? Jeez i wonder why OP

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 No.185751

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Even politicians themselves don't care about ideology.

They are just narcissistic sociopaths who entertain themselves by doing whatever they feel like doing just like Lyndon Johnson did.

Keep in mind this guy was president of the US and he had no trouble scaring his guests and friends to death just for his own entertainment.

 No.185752

>>185751
maybe dont save the thumbnail next time retard

 No.185753

>>185751
And yet he did more for NEETs than any other US President, I only get to see my doctor and dentist thanks to LBJ

 No.185754

>>176637
>But otherwise, what's the point?
Especially in a democracy, politics concerns us all. Nobody really has, or should have, the privilege of being politically disconnected.

But then again, especially in a country like America the common guy has next to zero say what's going on.

 No.185755

>>185754
politics is basically one big tragedy of the commons where the perception that the individual is powerless is what keeps them so.


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