Archive for November 11, 2010

Eternal Questions: Nov 11, 2010

November 11, 2010 2 comments

I hate interacting with most people because it is hard to keep a straight face after listening to them gloat about their stupidity. One particularly bizarre example is-

Parents who gloat about raising modest, disciplined and hard-working kids.

Where do I start? The concept of raising modest, disciplined and hard-working kids is so utterly moronic that it defies my imagination. Why on earth would you want to raise your kids to have no balls, no creativity and no drive to excel beyond what the parents want (to raise their status among peers).

Why create more pathetic wage slaves? There is nothing wrong with earning wages or doing a boring job- but doing it forever while hating yourself is no way to live.

Moreover, treating your kids like that in this day and age is a surefire recipe for estrangement from your kids in later life. We no longer live in communities where kids are trapped with their parents. The only way to ensure any worthwhile contact with them after they grow up is to make sure that they have good memories of growing up.

That is the reason why talking with parents, especially asian and indian, is such a cringe-worthy experience for me. They are NOT looking out for their kids best interests, merely training a skilled monkey who performs tricks to elevate the status of his/her handlers.


NSFW Links: Nov 11, 2010

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These links are NSFW.. boo!

Self Shots: Nov 11, 2010 More attentionwhores.

Jacqueline from BodyInMind: Violet Busty nekkid chick with a violet.


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Music Videos: Love the Way You Lie

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Have a look at this video and listen to the lyrics. It says what many men know from experience- woman like drama and violence.


Beyond The Quotes: Nov 11, 2010

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I am sure that many of you have heard this quote by J Robert Oppenheimer.

We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty, and to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.’

So why did he choose that quote? Remember that he could read Sanskrit and had read the Bhagavad Gita plus a few other Hindu texts in their original.

Here is a reasonably good translation of that full verse. A good explanation for the context and background is found here- The Gita of J. Robert Oppenheimer

The Supreme Lord said: I am death, the mighty destroyer of the world, out to destroy. Even without your participation all the warriors standing arrayed in the opposing armies shall cease to exist.

See the bolded part? That is what he did not say that in the documentary. Why not?

During the late stage of the strategic bombing of japan, american B-29 squadrons routinely destroyed large parts of cities with incendiary bombs. These bombings killed hundreds of thousands of people, and would have continued if the A-bombs had not been used. Millions more japanese would have died from conventional aerial bombing even if A-bombs would not had been used or developed for moral/ethical reasons.

Oppenheimer quote was thus a defense of A-bomb use. However the wording was such that most of his audience would not grasp the true implications of what he wanted to say.


Categories: Critical Thinking, Reason