nydwracu niþgrim, nihtbealwa mæst

signals, signals everywhere / and not a thought to think

The end

with 8 comments

A head injury took out the part of my brain that cared about politics. That’s how I’m choosing to narrativize it, anyway; but I’ve wanted out for a long time, and the recent examples of the awful epistemological standards of internet discourse only made that stronger.

I only started following politics because of the Anton-Wilsonian argument that (to summarize) one ought to follow many mutually exclusive perspectives to gain an understanding of ‘reality tunnels’, but these days that’s an infohazard. It’s easy to get sucked in, and hard to get out.

Besides, blogging won’t make your communities better.

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Written by nydwracu

July 9, 2016 at 21:42

Posted in politics

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  1. […] Source: nydwracu […]

    The end | Reaction Times

    July 10, 2016 at 01:43

  2. Can’t say I don’t understand. Still, you’ll be missed.

    Handle

    July 10, 2016 at 14:48

  3. I hope you don’t take down your blog.

    Harold

    July 11, 2016 at 07:44

  4. You’ll be missed indeed.

    imnobody00

    July 11, 2016 at 18:55

  5. too bad, we’re winning right now, but maybe you can hit on lesswrongers easier if you ixnay the acismray, since the rationalist community needs to signal utilitarianism and political orthodoxy to each other

    peppermint7889

    July 12, 2016 at 01:04

    • Hmmm. The proper thing to do is assume that you are susceptible to hoaxes.

      I think he’s telling us something.

      Neoreaction isn’t what it appears to be.

      Just Query.

      CarlottaPease

      July 20, 2016 at 19:59

  6. I came to blogs like yours mostly looking for an interesting perspective, but was rewarded with insights and deeper level truths that aren’t available elsewhere.

    Committing ideas to writing is a good deal more dangerous than just speaking then aloud, especially political ideas (and all ideas are political, these days). Good luck out there, and thank you for sharing your insights.

    Jefferson

    July 25, 2016 at 09:42


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