Beyond Ideology

Let me begin this post by stating the obvious-

Many of my views and positions do not follow any particular ideology.

While I do have a strong dislike for CONservatives and their ilk, my views on LIEbrals are not exactly positive. At best, they are somewhat less evil and fucked up than CONservatives. I do not believe in god, but my views on that subject are closer to agnosticism than atheism. Though I am professionally involved in science, my opinions of scientists and intellectuals are not good.

To put it another way, I am just too cynical and rational minded to believe in any ideology.

Ideologies, be they political, religious or social are shitty, biased and incomplete models of reality. While such models do have their place on the road towards better ones, one should never see them as destinations. Unfortunately an overt attachment to obviously incomplete models of reality is the norm for most people. These morons live and die worrying about, caring for and defending ideologies which offer little if anything worthwhile to its followers.

Consider a few examples..

1. What did most of the voluntary participants in wars, throughout human history, fight and die for? What did they achieve and who benefited from their stupidity and devotion to dogma? Let me be clear- fighting, and possibly dying, during self-defense or for substantial personal profit is completely rational. However doing so for the enrichment of a few manipulators reflects rather poorly on your intelligence. While a few wars in history, such as WW2, did pit true scumbags (Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan) against not-so-genocidal and fucked up countries (USA, UK etc) and were therefore ‘just wars’- can you say the same about the Napoleonic wars, Crimean War, WW1 and major post-WW2 conflicts?

2. Most people believe in the veracity of various creation myths, from traditional religious and cultist claptrap to ideas with some scientific support such as the ‘big bang’theory. In my opinion, a person who has uncritical faith in the ‘big bang’ theory is not much better than someone who believes that the world was created in 7 days. Do you think that fervent belief in any version of the creation myth is profitable for anybody except the priests- traditional or secular?

Are religious morons who support the myth of Adam and Eve, childish as it may be, any worse than so-called scientists who draw complex inferences about ancient civilizations from fragmentary archaeological evidence? Do you know that what we believe to be the ancient greek texts are based on sequential copies of those documents. In most cases, the oldest manuscripts are no more than 500-600 years old. Is it not possible that the content of the original manuscripts from say.. 500 BC Greece might have been somewhat different from that in the oldest handwritten medieval monastic copy of the same.

3. In my opinion, people who believe in ‘free market’ capitalism, libertarianism, communism, environmentalism or any other -ism are just as delusional as true believers in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and any other religion or cult. Is belief in the ‘invisible hand of the marketplace’ any better than believing in Yahweh, God or Allah? Is belief in environmentalism better from shamanistic nature worship?

Look at the available evidence- Has any system other than a mixture of socialism and regulated capitalism ever worked well for most people? Do tax breaks to the rich create more jobs? Has giving power to a dictatorial proletariat improved the quality of human life for most people? Can libertarianism work given human tendencies to be status and control obsessed cheaters? Would implementing CONservative ideology make the lives of people better or worth living? Why should you care about the environment or nature given that it is constantly trying to kill you?

Why believe any ideology that requires you have blind faith in its books, teachings and priests? Why restrict, impair or sacrifice your life to live up to, cherish or defend any fairy tale?

Comments?

  1. August 11, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    so Newton had some laws of physics, then Einstein, then Quantum mechanics and still they don’t really know how the world works…..

    But people fight oh so hard for their ideologies…..

    In the manosphere, guys talk about “game” like a religion….

    It is a religion.

    Now one thing that has confused me when I argue with feminists online is they say that men have all the power and women are the “oppressed” class. Diablo, since you are a “pay for play” advocate, wouldn’t you say that women have the upper hand in sex? Do you resent that they have more power? Do you feel if you had a lower sex drive, then they would have less power and you could put your money other places or even work less? Is this why feminists like David Futrelle get mad at Men Going Their Own Way-because perhaps these men are refusing to be easily controlled?
    —-

    That is largely correct, as MGTOW or escort aficionados like me are not interested in slaving for women. As far as I am concerned, paying for ass is a much better deal than marriage or relationshits.

    • DoesnotMatter
      August 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      MGTOW! don’t fucking make me laugh. A whiny/angry bunch of losers if I ever saw one. If my friend from India can at the age 31, with no money, no looks, no job, all of 120lbs can bang college girls, then none of these angry losers, of whom this diablo fellow is the prime example, get any sympathy/hearing from me. These guys are all just overgrown angry crybabies who get together to mentally masturbate at this forum.

  2. August 11, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Do you know that what we believe to be the ancient greek texts are based on sequential copies of those documents. In most cases, the oldest manuscripts are no more than 500-600 years old. Is it not possible that the content of the original manuscripts from say.. 500 BC Greece might have been somewhat different from that in the oldest handwritten medieval monastic copy of the same.

    The study of manuscripts is an already established discipline. Comparison between different manuscripts shows the changes that might have occured from copists. From my experience in this field, all manuscripts are bound to vary through copyist errors. Most errors are small errors of one word or two. To manipulate a whole manuscript, the copyist has to have a reason; but then we might discover another more correct manuscript, hence corroborate what is false and what is right.

    You are imagining that sequential copying will lead to huge difformities. This is not the case. Usually, manuscripts with huge difformities contain many sentences that don’t make sense; so such manuscripts betray themselves. In any case, the information that one needs will either be corroborated by different non-related sources or non corroborated.

    Those who study the sources have always as a precondition the fact that these manuscripts have a margin of error. However, nowadays, no one reads the sources anymore except a few. So, the problem with these fields is that everybody there is not studying the sources. The sources in these fields are like images of cells in biology, they are reflections of realities back then. Have you ever seen a cell in person? Have you touched a cell? Have you ever met a quark or an electron? Or have you ever met Kaddafi or Malcom X or Hitler or Kennedy? You see, it’s all the same thing, when we don’t study the real thing, we all study reflections of reality.

    • August 11, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      Even what we see daily are just sets of photons emitted by the real thing.

      But I still prefer to have something than have nothing.

  3. DoesnotMatter
    August 12, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    1. you follow the marxist ideology
    2. You are cynical but not rational minded. You are driven by your emotions, predominantly anger and hatred. Those are not the characteristics of a rational person. Stp flattering yourself
    3. this site is a way for you to undergo therapy. You vomit all your thoughts here. What a crap-hat you are!

    • August 12, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      therapy is a scam…..

      they change the psychology manual every few years, what is a pathology one day is a normal functioning the next…..

      http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/02/narcissism-dsm.aspx

      Interesting how both you and Diablo avoided the questions I asked, means I’m getting closer to asking the right ones….

      Interesting how you say that MGTOW are losers, why so threatened????

      • DoesnotMatter
        August 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm

        Bro! Wasn’t trying to answer you. My Beef is with Diablo. The guy is a fucking angry whiny crybaby. As long as the MGTOW is getting laid, I don’t consider him a loser. The fact is a lot of MGTOWs want to get laid and they don’t. So they whine and act as if they don’t need women or pretend that paid sex is awesome like this diablo fellow. Man, this fucker gives a bd name to us Indians. As far as sex with hookers goes, it really sucks. Not as bad as a marriage, but it’s still pretty bad compared to what you can get if you “game” women. Fact is I have a friend from India who is 32, ugly,
        skinny, no money or job and bangs college girls. He is evidence that “game” works. No more arguments needed. you are skeptical because you do not know anyone like him.

  4. Laocoon
    August 13, 2011 at 12:53 am

    You can’t compare a scientific theory, which is based on logic, mathematics, facts and predictions who could falsify it with religion! Agnosticism ans skepticism are good, but not to the absurd! A true skeptic must doubt of his own skepticism!

  5. polloi
    August 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

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    There is not much difference between faith and blind faith. One man’s faith is another’s blind faith. You know what they say if you do not have faith in one thing you have faith in everything which is tragic as well.

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