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>>20836292
Intellectualism only started in the 19th century no joke.
Intellectual history before then was highly fragmented.

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Mods deleted the Imagined Communities thread.
What gives? I actually read the book, shared my notes and there was discussion, they’re literally ruining /lit/ on purpose

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Ok I know this is a long shot but does anyone have THAT Yoko video? (not Taro or Ono, the other one).

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>I can't even

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>Silverfish are able to digest cellulose by themselves, thanks to the cellulase that is produced by its midgut. They consume matter that contains polysaccharides, such as starches and dextrin in adhesives. These include book bindings, carpet, clothing, coffee, dandruff, glue, hair, some paints, paper, photos, plaster, and sugar. Silverfish can also cause damage to tapestries. Other substances they may eat include cotton, dead insects, linen, silk, leftover crumbs, or even their own exuviae (moulted exoskeleton). During famine, a silverfish may even consume leather and synthetic fabrics. Silverfish can live for a year or more without eating if water is available.
>Silverfish are considered household pests, due to their consumption and destruction of property. However, although they are responsible for the contamination of food and other types of damage, they do not transmit disease.

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My dad works for the UN AMA

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>bait thread about racemixing
>come back a few minutes later
>it’s filled with schizo ramblings from Murdoch fan and some latam spic
Never change 4chan, never change

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Why does the left write better than the right? This is even we're comparing well read individuals from both sides.

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What books do I read to win word games against leftists? I fall behind solely on hard hitting sentences in arguments against them. I don't even know how their lines pack so much energy.

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If you support the fascist, theocratic, illegitimate, racist, war-crime commuting apartheid settler state of Israel you’re not a real leftist, simple as.

>> No.19091443 [View]

I'm bitter 24/7. Books to fix my insides?

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Today I walked my dog without wearing a mask.
Literally no one called me out, people are sick of this COVID shit.

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This thread glows

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>>19014398
You do know you just posted an image of a naked sexualized child, right?

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>>18962543
Do regular guys even have a chance with girls like this?
I mean, the fact that she’s encouraging must mean something

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How do I cope with the fact our world is becoming like the world state (dystopia)?

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For anyone wondering, M2 is a monetary index, calculated as thus:

High-power money + deposits

This index represents the second most liquid form of capital in an economy, all the currency available to the public and the one stored in private banks.
A massive increase in M2 makes every unit of currency lose purchasing power due to inflation.

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>>18916776
This exactly.
I guess I’ve grown skeptical of alarmists in general.
You have these people screaming that the world is going to become an overpopulated, resource-scarce hellhole, or the environmentalists saying at the current rate the Earth will become uninhabitable and we have already crossed the point of no return.
If they are true and we are in danger being a doomsayer is probably the worst way to go about making people care.
I really think the media (and shills on social media, including 4chan) participate in fearmongering campaigns so you become a panicky, easily manipulated animal.
Western elites are agitating about Afghanistan to drum up support for a war, but I really don’t care that the Taliban won or if they are oppressing women over there. In all likelihood they aren’t, and Western MSM is churning out these fake news to get the masses to support another invasion.
Truth is that there’s really no reason to get agitated about Afghanistan.

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Is irnos even possible for average guys like me to hook up with OnlyFans models or isn’t she trolling?

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As a self-described sadist I think Sade did touch on something important but he’s vastly overestimating it.
I enjoy ryona and find it sexually arousing but I’m also an otherwise good and decent person that helps whenever I can.
Yes, people can be downright sadistic but he’s also ignoring the other side of human nature, which is altruistic and empathetic, and I’m willing to venture that the good outweighed the bad in most cases.

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This is literally what 90% of people living in “shithole” countries do.
The basic incentive to participate in capitalism is that if you work hard you can become rich, but what happens when this isn’t possible, as it is in the global south? Capitalism as it’s practiced in the global south is early stage, meaning there are almost no workers’ rights, the middle class is tiny and the working class is massive, with only a minority of the population being kleptocrats kept in power through support by first world countries so foreign companies can extract their resources.
The path to becoming rich is therefore blocked for the working-class, those who have talent, intelligence and ambition just move to first-world countries, the rest seeing that they can’t become rich short their priorities to something other than waging. They typically get a job and do it half-assedly or just go on welfare altogether, preferring to spend their time with their families, cultivating spirituality or chasing after skirts.
And there’s literally nothing wrong with this, if there are no incentives to work hard, don’t work hard.
The result is the economies of the global south underperform because no one is motivated to be productive and consequently GDP and HDI suffer because their governments don’t have enough of a tax base to keep roads clean and non-bumpy (and because the politicians are corrupt and embezzle the funds anyways).
But the funny thing is that people living in those countries tend to be happier because they aren’t materialistic/consumeristic and focus on other more important shit like familia and relationships.
A big reason first world wagies are so depressed is because they feel the pressure of society to be “successful” when success means being rich but they can’t be rich anymore because of neoliberal policies which prevents the middle class from being upwardly mobile (a large middle class is the staple of middle stage capitalism and the backbone of a productive economy).
I recommend first worlders to become let go of societal pressure and just become NEETs, no point in getting frustrated and waging your life away, focus on shit that actually makes you happy instead of society’s idea of success.

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Why can’t we have all the comforts of civilization while being as fulfilled as this man?
I want to have my cake and eat it too, there has to be a way without tradeoffs.

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>>18853683
I agree but i also haven't read him either. He gives me the same vibes as Bolaño.

>> No.18857119 [View]

>>18855951
>He was right about Hegel
Implies that you have read what Schopenhauer wrote about Hegel.
Implies that you have directly read.
Implies that you not only have read but also mastered the Hegelian project.
Based if true.
Of course there is always the possibility that the intent of Schopenhauer was not to engage with the Hegelian project at all but to deceive future generations into a state of blissful ignorance to avoid struggling with his ideas.



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