I don’t think anything about the beheadings. To be honest, if anything, they were staged videos crafted in order to draw in viewers. Nothing gets people riled up more than beheadings (just ask the Mexican drug cartels). Do I think America is after that? Like going after ISIS because of the beheadings? No, of course they aren’t. They were a convenient excuse to get the American population scared enough to support airstrikes. The third one was a British citizen, so the “message” was being sent to the UK that time.
Science is the seeking, attainment, cultivation, preservation and practice of knowledge, not knowledge itself.
I feel like all of those things are implicit, since knowledge cannot be obtained out of nothingness.
eltigrechico was just talking about this earlier today. I totally agree, there’s like this….”SCIENCE!” cult of people who think sharing memes with Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s face on it somehow counts as an interest in all things “science”
as if “science” is anything other than knowledge
Leftists today are a collectivist group that holds individual feelings on a pedestal, desiring to protect them at all costs—even at the expense of individual liberty. In order to do so requires a certain [minority] group to be act on behalf of the rest of the group in order to function, despite hating that same sort of institutionalism which shits on individuals on behalf of the whole in the first place.
I think I finally understood what Orwell meant when he said 2+2=5:
In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy. The heresy of heresies was common sense. And what was terrifying was not that they would kill you for thinking otherwise, but that they might be right. For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable — what then?