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2 hours ago, Troy said:

Many successful people i know personally do unscrupulous things. 

 

@Troy, that isn’t my definition of “successful”.  

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7 hours ago, Delano said:

@Troy how many feminists do you know?

 

38. I dunno @Delano? I never tried to count them. How many do you know? What difference does it make? I know the definition of the word.

 

Again you think in extremes failing to see nausance in people and beliefs. The world is not so black and white neither is "porn. "

 

You know at least one feminists who likes it how do YOU square that? Again, not all feminists are the same.

 

I asked you the following question (which you characteristicly ignored) del, because it informs YOUR belief in what a feminist should believe.

 

8 hours ago, Troy said:

Do you have something against porn @Delano or a woman who enjoys and climaxes from watching it? 

 

Del im not sure why the pasted these quotes; they make my earlier point.

 

7 hours ago, Delano said:

But feminists who called themselves “pro-sex” objected to the idea that consuming or making porn was categorically harmful. Journalist Ellen Willis asked in 1979: “Is there any objective criterion for healthy or satisfying sex, and if so what is it?”

 

 

7 hours ago, Mel Hopkins said:

, that isn’t my definition of “successful”.  

 

@Mel Hopkins I see all the people I described,  as devils. But they are wildly successful.

 

Success is simply the accomplishment of a goal. Why are the people i described not sucessful?

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2 hours ago, Troy said:

 

38. I dunno @Delano? I never tried to count them. How many do you know? What difference does it make? I know the definition of the word

I guess this is a humorous response to my question. You give the following answers 

. 38, Idk ,I have never counted. And then ask three questions. 

I don't know how many I know. I  can make an estimate of how many based on how many women I have talked to over 12 years. Although I have no way of determining whether they were feminists when I met them. Or are we counting current feminists.  I  am assuming my estimate only applies to women. Since I don't generally think of men as feminists , although they could be feminsts in either theory ,  practice either or both.  You could I mean that rhetorically argue whether something or someone is a feminist based on the above points. 

Or I can give you the answer that you want or would at least be more satisfactory. So if you can respond I will answer in the manner that you choose. Although of you don't answer or give plural answers that are members of the null set

... I  will respond in some way that either feels correct or is not correct. 

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3 hours ago, Troy said:

What difference does it make? I know the definition of the word.

 

Based on your comment I would say it doesn't make a difference to you. And perhaps if my words  and or thinking were more in alignment with you or yours. We wouldn't have these disagreements. However there probably wouldn't be any need for me to post. I thought that before I started thinking about  some of the possible implications and the multitude of branches of thought or ideas. You could argue that thought and ideas are different. Not certain whether they should agree in number. or to be a bit more accurate (precise ) should both be plural. Since writing them singularly doesn't seem or feel correct or the right thing to do

.  So I left out the alternative due noto being an ambidextrous thinker or writer of words and by extension ideas, or thoughts on the subject matter. Even though the field or rather scope seems to have shifted, but I could wrong. 

3 hours ago, Troy said:

Again you think in extremes failing to see nausance in people and beliefs. The world is not so black and white neither is "porn. "

I have never seen a naudance on my life. Although in the future or rather going forward it could give more insightful answers. unless you prefer other types or manners of exposition. 

 

perhaps you are right except  that I don't know what in the name of f♡<k  you are talking about. Since I posted a pro and con postion on the issue of pormograohy  (BTW I didn't correct this typo so that You don't think I am grammar mazi about spelling. BTW themail there isn't agreement as to whether spelling is part of grammar. or at least that is what my search either implied or stated explicitly. or rather the results stated by their sites that were a function of the query. 

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On 2/23/2019 at 1:55 AM, Troy said:

a little knowledge can be dangerous. 

 

@Troy Really!? How so? I do not understand how having knowledge can be dangerous. Can you give an example. Also, I don't remember your caustion towards me. 

 

On 2/23/2019 at 1:55 AM, Troy said:

Nothing in quantum theory suggests you can walk through a wall. 

 

Now, this is crazy, especially regarding the very definition of Quantum Mechanics and theory. 

 

On 2/23/2019 at 1:55 AM, Troy said:

an xray machine is no more mysterious than your cell phone camera.

But y'all go ahead and conflate xrays with quantum theory and "exotic" matter and theorize about people walking through walls to your heart's content. Who am I to stop you.

 

Why you even try to stop something that even you cannot explain, either way. Scientist theorize about this subject to a great extent, so how can you know for sure? As far as Xray in comparison to cell phone cameras, I don't know. NOt makeing comparisons, but regarding Xrays, this is amazing to me, because a picture is taken and then it is your skeleton that is clearly seen on a film. I have no idea if that has any relation to Quantum Mechanics but, that is just what I think about when this subject comes up. 

On 2/23/2019 at 8:17 AM, Mel Hopkins said:

Yes electromagnetic radiation (see electromagnetic spectrum: for more on light wavelengths) must pass through matter to capture the image of the skeleton!  

 

On 2/23/2019 at 8:17 AM, Mel Hopkins said:

I also remembered from scripture, Jesus, as a human, did a lot of fasting...

So maybe, he knew who to rearrange his physical make-up to move through matter without damaging his body’s building blocks (atoms/adam) smile...

 

Yes! Cells and then atoms which are small dimensions and then electrons, protons and etc.; What a concept. I did not do very well in chemistry! But I am trying to understand because there is so much science in these small dimensions that scientist use today. That is interesting what you wrote about 'Fasting' and how it helps cells. Wow. 

On 2/23/2019 at 8:17 AM, Mel Hopkins said:

I see you have a book & blog in you! Have you ever thought about using the aalbc  blog feature too!  

 

I don't know how it works. But I will look into it. Thanks.

On 2/24/2019 at 10:00 AM, Pioneer1 said:

But in their 20s and even 30s, most aren't mentally mature and often engage in silly and reckless speech and behavior.

 

@Pioneer1 LOL. That sounds kind of true! Some say that women mature at a faster rate than men.

On 2/24/2019 at 10:00 AM, Pioneer1 said:

But White men are far more controling of White women than they are even of Black women.

 

Oh No! I don't thinks so, @Pioneer1. NOt historically at all! For now, I am not quoting any sources but from what my memory tells me, the ancient Matriarchal Systems prove what you say to be completely wrong, when it comes to White people. It is only a recent conflict though, in which some White men have taken the lead and become dominant. White men, even if they are dominant still worship White women as being THE QUEEN BEE. 

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On 2/24/2019 at 10:00 AM, Pioneer1 said:

Look at these little religious communities like the Mormons and Amish where they love to go off into rural areas and build their own compounds where they can have complete control outside of the law. 

 

On 2/24/2019 at 10:00 AM, Pioneer1 said:

White men will often KILL White women for getting disobeying them or not following cultural expectations.

 

@Pioneer1 The Mormon Movement and the Amish Movement are based on Religious conflicts out of Europe but they are relatively new movements that does show male dominance over younger women, but the wider more powerful White systems still operate under a Matriarchal System. 

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On 2/24/2019 at 10:00 AM, Pioneer1 said:

Again, you're clouding and confusing the issue.
My criticizm of Mel isn't about how she dresses. My issue with her was HER criticizm of Muhammad Ali and other Black men who attempt to tell Black women how to dress because I didn't feel that she.....having been (or still is?) inlove with a White man and seeing him as the best....was qualified to do so. Her motives couldn't be trusted.

 

But I believe that you are 'one-sided' here. Mel is NOT White, and therefore, her assessment as a Black woman can absolutely be trusted! LOL. Her interactions with White people and Black people and her experiences are a part of what is going on in this world today. You believe that she 'worships White men' and my problem with this is that you are using her personal experiences to make conclusions on a very wide subject. White Supremacy is real, and Black support of this issue is also real, but your comments based off of her experiences that she is sharing is what I am addressing. I can understand if you were to say, that her statements seem like 'this or that', but you are being judgmental of one person's experience. That is wrong. And because you are dong this, I am choosing to turn the tables on you, so that maybe you can understand my problem with your approach. So, I am using your reaction the media attention on that Black man, pastor, about Arriane Grande.

 

@Pioneer1 You did not see anything wrong with that man's reaction, but yet, you are so judgmental against Black women in what they wear. That is a red flad, but you can't see it. Also, I brought out in this very thread, a story about Black young men dating non-Black girls for the Prom and neither you nor @Troy even paused!!! This is common here in America and goes all the way back, decades, to when I was in high school too. All of the popular guys took non-Black girls to the Prom and many of the popular Black girls did not go to the Prom because they had no dates! That is WHITE SUPREMACY! we all have issues here, both Black men and women and this is a conditioning, and a governmental issue. We all come to terms with issues about our government from different perspectives. What seems like worshiping White people might seem true to you, but it may not be that at all, regarding individuals. So, to form your opinions on an individual is not going to help the reality of White Supremacy at all. 

 

If every body Black only married Black people and if every body White only married White people, then that IMO would be a bigger problem. Interracial unions are beneficial to some extent but understanding where the line is drawn where it can be detrimential is the problem. But picking on an individual for choices they have taken is not going to solve the problem. I think it is important though, to here you views, but to attack someone you don't even know, does not help, but takes away from the conversation. That is what I believe.

 

On 2/24/2019 at 10:00 AM, Pioneer1 said:

Again, you're bringing up all of these other issues to DROWN OUT the main issue I'm speaking on which is that fact that you have Black women who worship White men and think they are superior.

 

I understand that, in the bigger scheme, this is a problem. But when some Black women have been abused by Black men, and then are treated better by other kinds of men, then you are not hearing that part of it. You are not mirrorring the situation properly. We as Black people came to be in America where the White man has gotten the upper hand. So, if Black men are conditioned to be 'the Buck' on the slaveyard and are rewarded for raping Black girls, then it may be that some Black women come to hate Black men and see the White master as the top. This issue lingers. I don't understand how you can't see this as part of the problem too. If a White man comes along and builds a relationship with a Black girl who has been abused by Black men, then how can you not see this dynamic. White Supremacy is a big issue, and to pinpoint one persons' experience as the basis to say they are wrong for what ever reason is not going to help the cause at all. But too discuss other avenues may be a better way for us to grow as Americans altogether.

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4 hours ago, Troy said:

Success is simply the accomplishment of a goal. Why are the people i described not sucessful?

 

@Troy If we were merely discussing the denotation of the word, successful; then you'd be correct.  As I mentioned, it's not my definition. I'm referring to the connotation of the word successful which includes integrity ... Those you've mentioned accomplished their goals. 

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19 hours ago, Troy said:

You know at least one feminists who likes it how do YOU square that? Again, not all feminists are the same.

 

I asked you the following question (which you characteristicly ignored) del, because it informs YOUR belief in what a feminist should believe.

@Troy please include a quote from me. That supports your statement.

 

Because I NEVER DEFINED FEMINISM. 

19 hours ago, Troy said:

I asked you the following question (which you characteristicly ignored) del, 

 

18 hours ago, Delano said:

I will respond point by point. 

@Troy no response to a point by point answer. You are projecting when you say I don't answer your questions. Ok @Troy

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But I believe that you are 'one-sided' here. Mel is NOT White, and therefore, her assessment as a Black woman can absolutely be trusted!


It doesn't matter whether or not she's White, if she makes statements like "the best man" is a White man that automatically makes her biased towards White men; therefor any criticizm of Black men from her can't be trusted as being accurate and fair.

 

 


 

White Supremacy is real, and Black support of this issue is also real, but your comments based off of her experiences that she is sharing is what I am addressing. I can understand if you were to say, that her statements seem like 'this or that', but you are being judgmental of one person's experience.


My OPINION (not judgment) isn't based simply on her experiences. I don't know what she experienced I can only go by what she's said. My opinion is based on WHAT SHE HAS SAID.
She has made it clear that a White man is the BEST and KINDEST man. This is from her directly and is enough to prove that her motives for criticizing Black men should be questioned.

 

 


 

So, to form your opinions on an individual is not going to help the reality of White Supremacy at all.


Perhaps it may not CHANGE the reality......
But my identifying individuals who clearly see White people are supeior may help CLARIFY that reality so that people are not confused or decieved as to who is for White supremacy and who is against it.

Like a live hot power line laying on the ground.......
You may not be able to turn off the juice or move it out of the way, but if you put flairs and barriers around it to keep people from getting near it, that may save a lot of lives.






If every body Black only married Black people and if every body White only married White people, then that IMO would be a bigger problem. Interracial unions are beneficial to some extent but understanding where the line is drawn where it can be detrimential is the problem. But picking on an individual for choices they have taken is not going to solve the problem. I think it is important though, to here you views, but to attack someone you don't even know, does not help, but takes away from the conversation. That is what I believe.


Simply marrying someone of another race isn't the problem.
It's when comparing them to men of your own race you declare them BETTER....that's the problem.
It's not enough to simply find someone they love and be content and happy; they often go out of their way to ATTACK their own race and often  opposite sex of their own race out of anger or hatred. 
 

 

 

 

I understand that, in the bigger scheme, this is a problem. But when some Black women have been abused by Black men, and then are treated better by other kinds of men, then you are not hearing that part of it. You are not mirrorring the situation properly. We as Black people came to be in America where the White man has gotten the upper hand. So, if Black men are conditioned to be 'the Buck' on the slaveyard and are rewarded for raping Black girls, then it may be that some Black women come to hate Black men and see the White master as the top. This issue lingers. I don't understand how you can't see this as part of the problem too. If a White man comes along and builds a relationship with a Black girl who has been abused by Black men, then how can you not see this dynamic.

 

 

Again, you're trying to JUSTIFY and EXPLAIN AWAY why she believes that a White man is the best man instead of simply CONDEMNING it.


1. For the record, many Black men have also been AB-USED by Black women as well, but that's not an excuse to condemn Black women or declare White women as better and you won't catch me justifying it.

2. Much of what many of these women are calling "abuse" isn't really abuse at all but rather a misunderstanding. A misunderstanding of the nature of the opposite sex as well as a misunderstanding of gender roles.
If a man physically harms you that's clearly abuse, but if gets loud and angry from time to time or stares at other women in lust from time to time....is THAT abuse?
Or is that a man acting out his nature as a man?

In my observations, most Latina and Arab women KNOW their men and KNOW many of them tend to be very "macho" as part of their culture so they have learned HOW to talk to them to bring out better results from them and get along as a community. 
Too many AfroAmerican women instead of developing this same type of knowledge and understanding about the men of THEIR community would rather sit up and let White American women tell them how they should deal with their men and what they should expect and THIS is what's leading to most of the problems between AfroAmerican men and women.
.Listening to White women TELL you what you should expect from men even when they don't expect it from White men.

We need OUR OWN value system.

 

 

 

 

 



Troy

AfroAmericans may make up less than 20% of the population, but when the nation is nearly 400 million strong....that's still a HUGE minority.

Surely 50 million people could carve out enough enclaves even within the greater society to comfortably practice and promote any type of rites of passage or culture we devised without the least bit of disturbance from outside our community.....if that's what we REALLY desired.

Jews make up much less of the population but as you can attest to in New York they have their own commuities, hospitals, malls, and other social institutions where their cultures and rites are practiced relatively undisturbed and with minimal influence.

 

 

 

 

 

Delano

Can you PLEASE explain to me (us??) how feminism and non-compulsory pornography contradict eachother?

How did you come to this conclusion?

 

 

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Delano

Can you PLEASE explain to me (us??) how feminism and non-compulsory pornography contradict eachother?

How did you come to this conclusion?

 

 

Can you show me where i made that statement? 

 

Context is important. I posted what feminist have to say about pornography both pro and con. 

 

I don't define or prescribe the position of groups of which i am not a member. 

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@Delano so you are not a feminist? 

 

Does one have to be a woman to be a feminist?

 

Del you did write, "I don't know how many feminists you know, but it's is an issue." Which indicates familiarity with their (your) issues. 

 

Pornography is an "issue" with many people. You have admit that you made it seem like feminists have to be against porn. At least until you pasted quotes on both sides of the issue. That is why Pioneer is challenging your apparent position. 

 

 

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I also knew a feminist who liked to look at porn. I Asked her how that worked she said i dont know but it turns me on

Can either @Troy or @Pioneer1 explain how a question becomes  a position statement?  Clearly anyone can answer but I wanted to hear the rationale from PaT (Pioneer and Troy )

 

@Delano so you are not a feminist

Here's the definition.  What would  you say @Troy

The advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.

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Del

Can you show me where i made that statement?
No, because you didn't make them; you implied them.

 

Context is important. I posted what feminist have to say about pornography both pro and con.
And you were asked REPEATEDLY how many feminists do you actually know to accurately determine what "feminist" have to say about pornography or any other given subject.
Yet you've REPEATEDLY failed to do so.

 

 

I don't define or prescribe the position of groups of which i am not a member.

Then you must be a feminist since you're claiming to speak for their position on the matter of pornography.
 

 

Here's the definition. What would you say @Troy?

The advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.

I don't see the word pornography or anything even RELATED within this definition.


......and BOY has this thread evolved, lol.

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@Delano I've already provided my rationale.  Pioneer gets it.  You don't. You simply refuse to see how you are coming across; and when one asks for clarification you dodge the questions, redirect, or otherwise obfuscate the issue.

 

Point in case: I asked you if you were a feminist. I want to know what YOU think, that is why I asked YOU.  Giving the a definition of the word does not answer the question  -- particular as it pertains to porn, which was the underlying issue which you've been avoiding.

 

@Pioneer1 🙂 yes this conversation has morphed, but it is all related.  Do you know that Black girls going to strip clubs, to hang out, is a thing?  I mean you'd always see a chick in a strip club, but this is now something that is a "mainstream" activity, like going to the movies. 

 

I mention this because it influences how we view Black women; strip clubs has influenced our popular music ala Cardi or Lil' Kim. One must realize that we are beginning to view the beauty of Black women through the lens of pornography.

 

More importantly this perspective is NOT of our making.  It is a standard that our corporate masters have put in place to appeal our more baser instincts to wring more profits out of us and it is working marvelously.

 

 

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@Delano I've already provided my rationale.  Pioneer gets it.  You don't. You simply refuse to see how you are coming across; and when one asks for clarification you dodge the questions, redirect, or otherwise obfuscate the issue.

Wow i have given a point by point answer and yiu refuse to clarify or answer a question. Because your statements are clear to Pioneer. Ok Troy 

 

Context is important. I posted what feminist have to say about pornography both pro and con. 

 

I don't define or prescribe the position of groups of which i am not a member. 

Also I have repeatedly said i don't speak for women. And based on the definition I don't consider myself a feminist. Although i think intersectionality as advanced by Audre Lorde and Angela Davis is a useful concept. 

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Also I have repeatedly said i don't speak for women.

 

So don't speak for them.  Stop copying and pasting what others have written and speak for yourself.  Persumably when you do this you are advancing and idea that you've are thinking about -- otherwise why share the idea?

 

Are you a feminist and what is your option of porn @Delano

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So don't speak for them.  Stop copying and pasting what others have written and speak for yourself.  Persumably when you do this you are advancing and idea that you've are thinking about -- otherwise why share the idea?

 

Are you a feminist and what is your option of porn @Delano

I am not your remote so ease up on the orders. 

 

Secondly I answered the question about whether i am a feminist. Just above this one. 

So is your inability to see my answers psychological, neurological or an intellectual blockage? 

 

 

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So is your inability to see my answers psychological, neurological or an intellectual blockage

 

No I'm just human, and made a mistake. I obviously missed your answer, simply point iut the oversight wiuld have sufficed. I'm so accustomed to my questions not being answered by you. So you answered the feminist question. What about porn? Did i also miss your response to that question?

 

 

I am not your remote so ease up on the orders. 

 

 

What orders? im asking you to tell me what you think. Why is that request now an order? 

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I would make a distinction between pornography and erotica. Pornography seeks to arouse the individual. Erotica is more about arousing the mind and the senses than libido.

 

The both have a different format and function. 

 

 

I don't find pornography interesting. 

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Your definition and distinction sound reasonable to me. It a rather subjective topic and people can easily disagree about what constitutes either.

 

Our course there is overlap. A good erotic novel will meet both definitions.

 

Does anyone feel it is problematic for women to participate as a consumer or creator of erotica or pornography?

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Troy

Does anyone feel it is problematic for women to participate as a consumer or creator of erotica or pornography?


For the most part....no; because the terms you used "consumer" and "creator" both imply willing participation.
However if as a "creator" of pornography a woman began exploiting and abusing those working for her THEN I would have a problem with her as I would a man doing the same thing.

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One of the bartenders brought in a movie he worked on that was made by Candida Royale. 

 

 

In a performance art piece I stood on a line and saw Annie Sprinkle's cervix. 

 

 

Both women were adult film actresses. 

 

Would you be okay if your Mother was a porn star. 

 

 

This is debated amongst feminist. Pat Califia writes porn. Susie Bright writes erotica. Both consider themselves feminist and both are considered sex positive.

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...if as a "creator" of pornography a woman began exploiting and abusing those working for her THEN I would have a problem with her as I would a man doing the same thing.

Get outta here, pioneer, and your pro promiscuous self.  You wouldn't have a problem with a woman exploiting and abusing her male employees; you 'd envy them  and try to get job working for her in hope of being the recipient of what you'd consider fringe benefits. Didn't i tell you how easy you are to  pick on.  LOL 

 

And i must say, Del, your above responses to Troy's question were so much more thought provoking and informative than pioneer's dull, vapid testimony.

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Thank you for noticing. I am trying out a different manner of communication. 

 

The idea being to present two views. Which need not be opposite. Rather the contrast illuminates both it and its pair. 

 

Although I try to start with a central idea. So there's more cohesion and linearity to my statement . 

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@Delano i saw karen findley (i think was her name) do a one woman show stark naked in a tub of water.  It was a feminist screed if i recall 🙂 Sourgourney Weaver sat in front of me during the performance. Only in NYC...

 

Sometimes Del it is more interesting knowing what you think.

 

My mother a porn star.... hmmm let me think about it..... HELL TO THE NO! Are you insane? Would you wanna see YOUR mother taking randon Ds in every orifice for money?

 

@Pioneer1 I agree.

 

@Cynique, Pioneer is the Riddler to your Batman. I think you need him on some level 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@Cynique, Pioneer is the Riddler to your Batman. I think you need him on some level 😉

 

@Troy  Well, you think wrong in your capacity for being totally clueless as to what i need. There are a lot of discussions that pioneer is a participant in that i bypass because i'm not interested in the subject or his opinion on it. As for my responding to comments he makes to or about me, I don't have to offer any excuses for that.  In other instances, he's just something to kick around like an old empty can.  😣

 

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Yeah Karen Finley would smear herself with Yams. I never saw her perform though. 

 

Pioneer takes disparate things connects them. Describes them in a fairly logical manner. Then takes his truth to be self  evident. 

 

 

Cynique starts with a question. That is compared against her experience. However her analysis also includes the lives of others. Most notably her children and grandchildren. Since their experiences yields better representation then using her contemporaries. 

Troy's past positions are very firm. But his current position is mutable. So Troy presents the solid side of his argument. And keeps the questions closer to the vest. 

His final position is the new standard until it is not

Del starts with a position that invokes a strong response. There appears two be two differing dynamics. So the position is the snapshot of the resolution of a question. That Del doesn't resolve or prefers to leave open. 

Mel is continually testing herself. and asking questions. However her values or what she values is always clear.  So Mel has a constantly evolving position. 

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I feel that Troy is more likely to think about something and change his mind. Whereas Mel and Cynique will hear something that opens the door to a new idea. 

 

Pioneer sounds sensible when he's developing an argument. I  just feel he stops a little early. Then fossilises his idea.

Kalexander is like Coyote. Life has been about the hustle and decision. Now it's about the now. So he isn't a liar .  He has the butterfly mind that has moved on to the next idea. 

Chevdove 

I feel has the strongest ideals. The statements she is making is the distillation of life. However if the idea has enough gravitas she will incorporate it into her world view .

 

Nubian is the interplay between the personal and the universal .

Once you find a friendly critic. You will develope your impenetrable Castle Hill 

@Troy

@Pioneer1

@Cynique

@Mel Hopkins

@Chevdove

@Kalexander2

@NubianFellow

Thoughts 

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Your assessment of my past positions being firmer than they are now is a fair assessment. I'm much more open to different ideas and perspectives and will change in a heartbeat if new information makes an old belief untenable. 

 

My questions however are mot close to the vest. The free will conversation is a question i have for example. I picked a side, not likely to be taken by anyone else, to explore the question. 

 

I'm full of questions 🙂 Readers, students of science, history are always looking for answers.

 

As far as "new" ideas, i doubt there are any. They are just ideas we are unaware of or can't understand. 

 

 

 

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As far as "new" ideas, i doubt there are any. They are just ideas we are unaware of or can't understand. 

I used to feel the same way about art. Yet I  still see fresh art.

 

And I try different styles of communication. 

 

 

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Cynique starts with a question. That is compared against her experience. However her analysis also includes the lives of others. Most notably her children and grandchildren. Since their experiences yields better representation then using her contemporaries. 

 

i guess i do start with a question.  And the questions are rarely ones i ponder about.  They simply pop into of my head, and they can catch people off guard because they are so invested in their beliefs, that they overlook the obvious. 

 

i am a very curious person dating back to my childhood. This curiosity coupled with my natural skepticism has earned me the label of being negative.   However,  i think of myself as taking an overview and being cynical is a result.  Being positive has its place, but you never hear about how often being positive has not achieved a desired goal.  A lot of other factors come into play, and substantiate what i call being realistic. I am, indeed, hypercritical, expecting a perfection i wish i, myself, possessed.  What i have come to realize is the power of words once one learns how to weaponize them. (a lesson brought home to me by my Facebook encounters) 

 

i do draw from my experiences and over the years, have tended to categorize people as certain types whom i instinctively react to. And, yes, i do pick the brains of my children, grandchildren and now great- grand children who each come from different backgrounds and circumstances.  They keep me a breast of things, and a lot of what they reveal doesn't inspire my optimism. 

 

 What i am most conflicted about is my blackness.  i have a love-hate relationship with black folks.  As for white folks, i'm simply an audience for their actions.  What i do know for sure, is that i am becoming increasingly burnt out.  Everything gets on my nerves. The spirituality that comes into play in my solitude is what allows me to transcend the agitated flux of this world and to settle into a different zone.

 

Oops, got carried away.  Does anybody care?  zzzzzzzzzzzz

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Up until about February 25 my argument style was combative. My partner and a literal handful of people enjoy? it. So I decided to switch gears and be more evocative than provocative. 

 

I LOVE your mind Cynique. One of the things I most enjoy us that you, Mel and Troy have a first hand experience with the esoteric. Troy used to study astrology so we have that link. Mel is like my psychic twin there's a really special link there.

Cynique you are an unconscious wizard. Who is at times more Lunar and other more solar.

 

What you say and how you feel matters to me.

@Cynique

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@Delano  long story short, yes!

 

I believe all this ish is made up - held together by belief.

 

The more people cosign, the stronger the bond. But none of it is real. The only thing that’s true is what you’ve experienced and after the moment is gone - so is the “proof”.

 

Just recently the NYT had an article about the big bang theory and some other bs that we’ve all signed on to - and the bottom line was “oops we made a mistake in our calculations.”  High profile scientists acting like Steve Urkel.  So, yes if I like the idea - if it feels real... I will move with it - until fizzles out.

 

Do you “know” Hawaii has allegedly increased in land mass due to the latest volcano eruption and subsequent cooling lava?  

 

So, I no longer worry about climate change or anything related.  The earth is going to do what it’s going to do - despite its inhabitants. I’m just going with the flow. 

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Don't worry @Cynique things are looking up, GOT kicks off next month!

 

@Delano I believe I corrected problem where text on the buttons were hidden.  I just installed a patch that clad things up).

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