"I was a bit assumptive while talking about meds, but this wall of text actually proves I was right."
So, those who write longer texts trying to explain themselves are mentally defective? I disagree that this "proves" that you "was right" that I was insane.
I do agree that I currently lack ability to be concise, but I will try to improve myself.
I fear that by explaining too briefly, by not building an argument up from the ground, I could me misunderstood; for it is true that something that is completely
obvious to some is unknown and surprisingly interesting to others.
"You just need an outlet"
I indeed use posts like these to try to structure my thoughts, exercise my writing ability and possibly excite some people to point out flaws in my reasoning, or faults
in my opinions. Whenever I find time and would be in the mood I came here to do that, because I feel, judging by experiences of the past, that people here are
polite and insightful.
"a platform for your philistinism, which is less interesting to read than you may think."
I wonder if this is again just a fancy form of ad hominem, but I am indeed not the artsy, "dancing my feelings" artist type, more of a technical, down-to-earth person.
I noticed that artist characters and my type often are a bit at odds with each other, it seems to me that the more technically oriented people see not a real point in
what artists and hippies do, and the latter kind thinks the technical characters as narrow-minded and almost offensively boring.
Even in universities there is not much love between the arts faculty and the science and engineering faculty.
But maybe you are somewhat close-minded in this regard, too, because I would bet that most of the things art people do art with and by is actually made and invented
by the tech people...
And while I sometimes feel some itch of unpleasentness when I experience some kind of artsy people personally, I do respect some of them, those who actually produce things I
value, a lot - like yourself, IIRC you made some impressive contributions to the mod.
"Nobody wants to respond to you with similar walls of text"
That's OK, I don't mind at all, I did not even expect such.
"because of the roughly assumed, more or less common knowledge"
I doubt that one would get far with common knowledge only, maybe more so with common sense. I deliberately hoped to introsduce some at least seldom-heard facts and ideas
for those who may enjoy such.
"(similar to Eco's concepts of library and encyclopedia)"
The "eencyclopedia has been contemporarily largely replaced by Google;
but I am convinced that people would greatly benefit from having read some of the library, so to speak.
Even those with light-speed access to all data in the world still have no knowledge, no understanding, for this must be derived from mere data by our brains;
simple facts can be instantly accessed and known, but complex insights and abilities to understand and solve more complex problems need a broad knowledge-base,
the broader the better - and I feel it is exactly this what more and more people lack these days, for suffering from the illusion that by having Google with them
at all times means in some abstract way to know everything.
"as that allows mental shortcuts and generally faster communication."
And shallower, more superficial at that. Great insights never came from those, but from pondering a problem at length.
15 years or so I read Eco's "Foucault's Pendulum" and remember it as one of the most useless, pointless books and complete waste of my time. I find book-burning to be of bad taste,
but should I ever need to do so to sustain my life, this one would be among the first.
"As for concrete arguments, this is what you missed in your education, and at least in European system, this is taught on secondary / high-school level:"
You are right, I really do not care a lot about "aesthetic qualities" - I try to ignore feelings and prevent them even, for I think they are lies to be brought down,
distractions at best. I want to understand how things WORK, I do care very little for what the FEEL.
Feelings are important, of course, especially because they can explain how people work (behavioral sciences) - but I am not drawn to experience them much, aesthetics is among the last
things I care for.
"In short, while talking about somebody's work, literary or otherwise, nobody gives a fuck if the author was gay, ugly or miserable. The most important is what you can say about the work
, based on it's contents only"
To put it simply, I do not care about the electrician as long I am content with his work, but if the lamp he installed in my house falls from the ceiling I am suddenly more interested
in him because I want to find out what went wrong and to find out if he is actually competent (for repairs or if I would want to hire him again in the future).
I completely agree - nobody would talk about the developers of ME:A much if the game would have been fantastic. But it was the opposite, and therefore people try to figure out why.
And it stands out that a lot of key people from ME1+2+3 left the developing studio in great numbers and were replaced by the kind of people I presented in my first post, and I still think
that there is a causal relationship, which is the reason I pointed it out in the first place.
And I feel I can't dodge the political and sexist argument, because I still think that having a lot of developers who are very clearly anti-white and anti-male are responsible for the
fact that white males - the guys who were meant to buy this game - found the game underwhelming. Alienating your consumer base is simply a wrong business decision.
Why would white males want to buy a game without attractive females, but dyke-like ones, and a general underlying tendency of presentation that appears just SJW-ish?
"As for your "natural law" you should know that if you're born in democracy, or in any type of jurisdiction for that matter, you forfeit that law:"
Precisely, technically, I only must submit under the social contract if I am weaker than those who uphold it; which is, of course the case, but the social contract is neither eternal
nor unchangeable. But this is moot.
But you are correct, I should have not argued from "natural right". But this is not the point, because even within the current legal system "racism" is not illegal - perhaps because
people cannot even really agree on what it is exactly.
I argued that I have and should have the right that people discriminate those who they "like", that is, who they are genetically similar to, positively, and everybody else negatively -
in terms of privileged treatment of family or friends and extended kin, and worse treatment of everybody else - and I see this as what "racism" is all about, because it includes even the
right to hate those who are genetically dissimilar.
Note that this does not mean that the government and laws should treat people differently - equal rights and laws for everybody still apply, but PRIVATELY inequality rules apply, because
otherwise there could be no positive discrimination of family members etc. - and therefore also no negative discrimination, which I insist is and should be allowed - for example, if some
people hate some kind of other people, they should be free to segregate themselves from them in housing, if they can afford it; nobody can hate or un-hate others at will, and if one would
suffer from being forced into "diversity" race-mixed living instead being free to live racially segregated, then one should not only be allowed to do so but also not being called a "racist" in
an accusing way. Actually, most humans like to live racially segregated rather much, as evidenced by "China towns" etc.
Rich people, that is mostly Whites, do it for a long time already , to feel safer and more comfortable, living in "gated communities", which, practically, for one reason or another, means
white gated communities.
It is and shall be no crime or morally bad to want, for example, having to do as little as possible with most black or poor people. This was and is so because, fundamentally, the reason for this are
genetically hard-wired instincts. People mostly avoid having friends out of their social class, for example.
Sorry again for the long texts. People these days often have shorter attention spans, and even mine has been strained, because writing takes more of it than just reading.
Please, read or ignore it at your pleasure, I don't want to bother anybody.