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ITT: create "pill" characters and reading lists

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ITT: create "pill" characters and reading lists
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>>6021277
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>>6021282
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You will never drag us down to the abyssal regions where /pol/ resides, OP.
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>>6021288
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What seperates gold pill from iron pill? Why don't you complie a shark long jumped pill?
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>>6021289
All of these were made by our fellow /lit/ users, friend :^)
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Can someone explain where this entire Pills, Gnosticism, and Illuminati meme comes from?
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>>6021300
Well, Iron Pill was created by /pol/ because they couldn't handle /x/ making fun of them with Green Pill comics, whereas Golden Pill is the Tyrant who will save the universe from the Ixians and the Tleilaxu, along with launching a new age of exploration and expansion upon his death
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>>6021301
Black pill > Gold pill
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>>6021277
someone make one for this
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>>6021308
/x/
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>KJV
>in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 2015 AD
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requesting exit tier list that floats around
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>>6021277
Requesting Avant Garde pill
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>>6021518
rec some avant garde books
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>>6021514
This one?

>>6021518
Gotta put it together yourself m8
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>>6021318
>friedman
>kissinger
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>>6021552
>Wallerstein
>Foucault
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>>6021318
Those principles of economics covers are sexy as fuck
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>>6021552
Everyone should read capitalism and freedom and Diplomacy. Even if you disagree with Friedman or Kissinger they are well worth reading.
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>>6021559
>Tao Lin
>please
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>>6021309
iron pill is a fit thing m8
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>>6021569
Nope, it's from /pol/. They couldn't handle the bantz
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>>6021545
I remember seeing this before I had been on /lit/ for a while and thinking these were things to work up to. It is pretty much not true.
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>>6021318
>no pill
>i am above such mindless childishness

cant tip my shit fast enough
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>>6021564
What do you even think that is supposed to mean?
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ZEN PILL READING LIST:
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>>6021578
The books are actually pretty decent recommendations.
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>>6021579
>ebin /lit/ maymays
>meaning
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>muh pills
when will people shut up about this
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>>6021545
This is mostly pretentious crap.
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>>6021570
iron pill literally refers to lifting iron. its the zyzz shit friend.
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>>6021563
Fine but alongside you should have Polanyi and Habermas respectively if you truly want to give people more understanding
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>>6021581
They are, to be entirely fair.
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>>6021590
understanding of what exactly? I am not familar with Polanyi and Habermas.
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>>6021587
Nah Iron Pill is all about white nationalism, and /fit/ definitely isn't white

Though /pol/ isn't either
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>>6021590
I think you have already taken a pill. I don't think you're fit to judge what should go in the "No Pill" category.
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>>6021585
Identity age, so never.
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These "pills" are essentially refined ideology in its purist form.
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>>6021615
What would a Zizek pill be composed of? Obviously Lacan and Hegel, but what else?
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>>6021615
Recommend me "Anti-Ideology" pill readings
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>>6021621
Taoism pill.
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>>6021603
Understanding of the counter arguments to the world-views of those extremely partisan texts, while Wallerstein is somewhat decent in this regard he is a sociologist so if you're going to give people a critical understanding of economics you should have at least one non-neoclassical economist. On the politics side you have three consensus political thinkers and an ancient historian, a critical perspective like that of Habermas' would be helpful.
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>>6021605
I will take your word for it, i don't go on either board.

They are mostly south Americans.
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>>6021608
what pill is that friend
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>>6021631
It's what I was told by /int/, and you know they're a trustworthy group if individuals
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>>6021621
That is self contradictory.
One cannot escape ideology by swallowing more ideology.
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>>6021643
You don't swallow an idealogy, you just read the reading list and learn from it. That's the point of no pill and why it doesn't have any distinguishing features in its pic.
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>>6021683
my god, pure ideology.
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>>6021358
This is the updated version.
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>>6021628
Why not Keynes then? Why pick a sociologist to refute an economist?
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>>6021318
Lolbertarians are basically the neckbeard fedoras of political economy
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>>6021590
>mao
get out
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>>6021612
Don't get me wrong, I hate teenagers too, but for some reason I find 50 year old coots with shrivelled up genitalia talking in articles and books about how they hate their children about as narcissistic as them if not more.
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>>6021309
mein nigga.
10/10
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Someone blackpill me (Afrocentric lit)
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>>6021309
I don't even play RPGs, but I relish reading source books like Shadowrun and Eclipse Phase.
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>>6021590

reading habermas' essay response to receiving the adorno prize will fill you in on how obscurantist his style is. One can't deny he's a massively intelligent critic but his ideas are not nearly as complex as the means by which he presents them.
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>>6022120
I almost put EP on there but I think the consensus is that transhumanism doesn't really count as cyberpunk. I might make a separate one devoted to posthuman sci-fi
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>>6021545
Yes, but i expected better
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>>6021277
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>>6021277
That's just a bunch of books you like, where's the overarching theme?
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>>6021300
Iron Pill is closer to Nietzsche and pagan values, while golden pill is more judeo-christian oriented and fit for a civilization.
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>>6021578
But all the *pills are just memes.
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>>6021619
Marx, Kant, Freud, Frankfurt school maybe.

And a shitload of films.
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This is such garbage
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>republic
dropped
>leviathan
double dropped
>foundation series
picked back up (^:
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>>6023403
agreed

philosophy is for plebs
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>>6021309
>open image
>see neuromancer


m-my heart, anon
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>>6021318
>critical thought
>kissinger

Ayy american "intellectuals" are hilarious.
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>>6023412
i disagree but platonism and leviathan is def retarded

influential, but they influenced stuff that's actually good
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>>6023441
The best way to spot a wild unrepentant pleb is to find someone who calls Platonic thought retarded.
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>>6021714
the hell do you have brothers k and not boethius?
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>>6023430
You do realize that he was a modern day Bismark or Metternich? Right?
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>>6021545
For some reason, the one book out of that Chart that I decided to read was Motorman, which turned out to be an excellent choice and one of my favorite short novels. The only other thing on there I have any interest in is Stoner, mostly because it's set in my college town.
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>>6023429
Thank you for making this, I'm laughing for the first time in a week.
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>>6023429
>knows that the NWO is controlled by that peace of shit kevin robinson from school

Give this man a medal.
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>>6021318
"universally preferable" pill
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>>6022089
>the edge pill
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>>6023429
>muh trent razner
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>>6021578
>chosing indoctrination and pure ideology because evaluating different positions takes too much effort
No anon, you are the fedora.
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>>6023441
Looks like someone didn't start with the Greeks :^)
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>>6023506
>modern day Bismark
Ayy mi negro, are you actually serious? Have you ever read a history book?
Vietnam, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay are examples of his "incredible" diplomacy.
>muh imperialism
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>>6023429
winner winner chicken dinner
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>>6024604

That's the point, Kissinger fucked everybody over for the long term interests of America and he was brilliant at it
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>>6023429
Thread's over pretty much
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>>6024585
looks like I started with the greeks and moved past that infantile stage of philosophy (^:
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>>6025162

But nowhere near the level of success and skill of Bismark. The man might have been good at salvaging bad situations but he hardly made any brilliant moves that suited the US in the long term, closest you have is arranging the visit to China by Nixon.
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>>6023512
Stoner is amazing. And you and I are similar in respect for reasons to read it, my mom went to Mizzou.
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>>6025455
Looks like you haven't moved past the age of 18
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"Booknerd tier" :D
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>>6027390
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>>6027390
this cant be serious
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>>6027443
wow oh wow
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>>6027390
I love it, can I print this out and hand it to my local booknerd fan-chapter? (we called it "chapter" instead of "club" because it's more book-like tehee~)
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>>6022089
>The edgy-weeaboo pill
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>>6027390
I read the whole Hunger Games trilogy last year, I can't believe that it was a worse than the movies.
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>>6024604
What is so bad about fighting communism?
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>>6027443
man you sure are sharp
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>>6023429
>using Notes from the Underground as a bible instead of a warning
Saved.
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>>6022089
Nigga needs to read Kant and stop getting off to Nietzsche.
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>>6023506
>comparing a Jew to Bismarck, Metternich or Sergei Lavrov
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>>6023429
Add the legend of the ten elemental masters imo
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>>6027390

>superb and unmatched writing
>exceeds Anna Karenina
>improves upon BNW
>Better than tolkien

Nice bait, its sure to set off the autists on this board.
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>>6021301
Ditch the pretentious font and quote arrows, remove second sentence, change picture to something less edgy and you're set.
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>>6021301
how is this any different from red pill?
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>>6027668
Red Pill is basically nazi larp, belief in societal progress/degeneracy (moral realism more broadly) and just overall contrarianism for the sake of it. Black is the opposite.
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Pill?
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>>6023429
i love you anon
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requesting commie-pill
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>>6023429
kek
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>>6021941
>thinking that picture is serious
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>>6021308
!00% autism
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>>6021621
Legion of The Damned by Sven Hassel
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>>6021575
>>6021586
>>6023273
Exit-level does not refer to being the apex of literature but due to the fact that they are depressing.

Exit = suicide
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>>6028738
suicide is pretentious
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>>6028738
Thats for setting the definition for us oh objective one.
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is there a chill pill?
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Harry Potter
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>>6021569
No
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>>6021318
>Competing Ideologies
>Bunch of classical liberal and neoliberal texts with a couple outliers thrown in
>AmericanLeftVsRightDichotomyRepresentsEntirePoliticalSpectrum/10
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>>6021578
>enters "create 'pill' characters and reading lists" thread
>brings hate of contrarians
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>>6028843
Alright. Fuck this.
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>>6027449

Go ahead and print it out, friend. It's all yours. :^)
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>>6028843
lol wtf
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>>6023280
>>6023304
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>>6028843
Legitimately underrated post, this is gold.
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>>6028843
Absolutely brilliant
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Any books that teach mannerism and gracefulness?

I recently finished reading Baltsar Gracian, and boy it was good.
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>>6032329
You cannot learn those things from a book, they are the result of a noble upbringing.
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>>6028843
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>>6021621
Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
Michael Oakeshott, On Human Conduct
F. A. Hayek, Law, Legislation and Liberty
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>>6025554
>carrot
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>>6023542

I concur
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>>6021309
fukken saved
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>>6021301
is guts a cuck?
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I want to contribute but I'm too lazy, so imagine I took the Japanese chart from the wiki and wrote 'rice pill' at the top.
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>>6021282
>compensates for lack of personal sucess by identifying with his race
this is the new anti-pol meme
le insecurity may may explains all!!111111
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>>6028843
10/10 best post in the history of this board
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>>6022109
Two days and you racists still can't come up with anything
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>>6034574
It's
>create "pill" characters and reading lists
not
>beg other people to create "pill characters and reading lists
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>>6023274
under-appreciated/10
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>>6028843
This and coldsteel are entirely riotous. This boards memes make me laugh so hard sometimes. Not our average shitpost memes any board has versions of, but these kind of threads. Only tip-top /v/ satire even attempts to rival it.
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>>6033682
>new

“The cheapest sort of pride is national pride; for if a man is proud of his own nation, it argues that he has no qualities of his own of which he can be proud; otherwise he would not have recourse to those which he shares with so many millions of his fellowmen." - Arthur Schopenhauer
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>>6023274
>And Lose Weight, Look Years Younger, and Get Healthy in Just 21 Days!
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>>6021570
"I'm a bit of a mary Sue.. OR should I say mARYAN sue." - iron pill.

I should have saved those autistic pieces of art.
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>>6021637
>>6021631
They got flags now. I've seen 1000s of north americans, and 100s south Americans

US - England - Canada - Australia - Dutch - French - German. seems to be the majority.
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>>6033682
/pol/ is literally a meme board
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>>6021714
>Not the Vulgate.
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>>6038316
There's already a purple pill, you should rename that to "BTFO by sanctions/low oil prices pill"

>>6038152
kekd
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>>6038515
Name it stone pill then
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>>6038515
Also this pill isn't about fetishizing putin, it would apply just as much to saudi oil barons
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>>6038566
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>>6038437
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>>6038601
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>>6038636
Funny thing about this: I've read 3 books there, just received A Void today, saw New York Trilogy in a bookstore once, liked the cover, and had forgotten it's name up to now, PKD and Borges are two of my favourite authors and yet I have no idea what "Brain Candy" is supposed to mean (english is not my first language, so I might not be familiar with the expression)
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I notice no fellow Brown pills ever really post. We are there. We are just silent, stoic observers. Watching everyone and always learning. We don't need to state it but we know we are the wisest of all pills.
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>>6038785
lol
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>>6021318
>Rosseau
>Hobbes
>Friedman
>Kissinger

threw up/10
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What's wrong with Kissinger?
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>>6038861
>war is good lel
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>>6038889
>war is bad
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>>6038925
Oh, I agree, but Kissinger just wants you to die so he can get his constituent political party's members power and money

I'd agree if it was a legitimate cause, but Kissinger just wants you to get dicked up the ass
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>>6021545
>no babyfucker
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>>6038943
?
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>>6021288
>>6021293
>>6021325
>>6021344
oh cool i made these the other day and now they're being reposted AMA
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>>6038925
>fedoratower.jpg
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>>6038571
Pretty good list. but replace Blavatsky with Guenon's "history of pseudo-religion".
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>>6038316

>ghostbusting: extreme by max stirner

kek
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Recommend me some literature to expand my enlightened intellect.
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>>6038571
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>>6041551
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>>6021590

>tfw when you see a shitposting image you made in the wild

Is this what being a father feels like?
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>>6041656
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>>6041652
>Inferno
>Reactionary
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>>6021277
>Pill
>We /pol/ now

I hate these invaders
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>>6041652
>Tolkien
>reactionary
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>>6043582
Meme Catholicism and moral realism (he's eeeeeviiiill) is very much reactionary.
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>>6031664
>Pic isn't upside down
6/10
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>>6043635
Star Wars has moral realism and Christian themes, can we put it on the list?
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>>6032338
Bullshit. The working-class Brummel initiated the trend of the dandies, ultimate embodiment of deliberate mannerism. How to into gracefulness in 7 steps:

>be poorfag
>dream of richfaggotry
>meet actual richfags
>see how they behave
>behave as an enlightened parody of them as even the richfags have no idea of what they're doing
>???
>don't profit because you get to stay a poofag all the same
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>>6032329
Ask the cat in your pic.
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>>6044397
>Star Wars has moral realism
No it doesn't. Tolkien has a strict and rigorous definition of what makes evil evil, while 'Star Wars' is just aimless fapping to people who look and act like James Dean.

> and Christian themes
There are no Christian themes in 'Star Wars'. Christian themes is when themes of free will, divine grace and mercy are explored. 'Star Wars' has none of that.
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>>6027390
>Improves on Huxley
>Not surpasses Huxley
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>>6044415
>No it doesn't. Tolkien has a strict and rigorous definition of what makes evil evil, while 'Star Wars' is just aimless fapping to people who look and act like James Dean.
Whoa there. The Dark side as an imbalance in the force is very important as the defining evil in Star Wars.

>There are no Christian themes in 'Star Wars'. Christian themes is when themes of free will, divine grace and mercy are explored. 'Star Wars' has none of that.

Free will: Vader chooses to help his son despite saying earlier that it was too late for him to will himself to good.


Divine grace: what is: the Force?

Mercy: Very much explored, although from a negative angle: the lack of mercy is a defining characteristic of the dark side, Anakin goes several breaches of mercy on his journey. Therefore the Force, without imbalance, is merciful.

Anakin was also born of a virgin and conceived by the Force, and functions ultimately as a Messiah figure whose coming is foretold by prophecies.
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>>6044397
Not the the other guy: sure, the original trilogy at least, EU is the interesting area where things get gray and more complex than hurr vs durr (Kotor 2 best example I can come up with on the spot). LOTR is infinitely more explicit in its good ol' traditional storytelling whereas in SW the lightsabers and life support armors distract from it, making the former more accessible to your average reactionary.
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>>6044424
>The Dark side as an imbalance in the force is very important as the defining evil in Star Wars.
No, the whole movie series is about fighting the Empire, and the Empire isn't evil because of 'imbalance'. (In fact, Lucas doesn't even bother to explain why the Empire is supposed to be evil.)

> Free will: Vader chooses to help his son despite saying earlier that it was too late for him to will himself to good.
No, Vader chooses to help Luke because family keeps after its own, not because he wanted to be 'good'. If Luke went over to the Dark Side it would have been perfectly acceptable to Vader.

> Divine grace: what is: the Force?
The Force isn't grace, it's a mystical something that can be trained by willpower. This idea is antithetical to Christianity and would be considered heretical.

> the lack of mercy is a defining characteristic of the dark side
I don't see that. The 'good' guys there lack mercy just as much as the bad guys.

> Anakin was also born of a virgin and conceived by the Force, and functions ultimately as a Messiah figure whose coming is foretold by prophecies.
Literally every single mythology has that stuff, nothing Christian about it.
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>>6044487
>No, the whole movie series is about fighting the Empire, and the Empire isn't evil because of 'imbalance'. (In fact, Lucas doesn't even bother to explain why the Empire is supposed to be evil.)
I'm guessing you haven't seen all of the movies, but the empire is evil because the Emperor is the Dark Lord of the Sith.

>No, Vader chooses to help Luke because family keeps after its own, not because he wanted to be 'good'
*cough* No, dude. Luke was his son and that was an important part of it, but his love for his son is what turns him away from evil at that point. Evil was Vader's *religion*. Vader feels guilt here.

>If Luke went over to the Dark Side it would have been perfectly acceptable to Vader.
Not after he disposed of the Emperor, it wouldn't.

>The Force isn't grace, it's a mystical something that can be trained by willpower.
The Force has a will of its own that the Jedi seek to follow.

>I don't see that. The 'good' guys there lack mercy just as much as the bad guys.
I'm pretty sure Obi-Wan would not have approved of Anakin killing the Sand People or Dooku.

>Literally every single mythology has that stuff, nothing Christian about it.
Nah, most mythologies do not involve virgin births of Messiahs. They might involve a woman fucking God, but that's not the same thing. Only other parallel with a virgin that I know of is Buddha supposedly being born of a virgin.
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>>6033628
Well, he gets cucked pretty hard.
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>>6044487
Hello, former head admin of Wookieepedia here.

>No, the whole movie series is about fighting the Empire, and the Empire isn't evil because of 'imbalance'. (In fact, Lucas doesn't even bother to explain why the Empire is supposed to be evil.)

This is wrong. The "balance of the Force" is the central concept of both movie trilogies. Anakin is the prophesied "chosen one" to bring this about.
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>>6044509
>I'm guessing you haven't seen all of the movies, but the empire is evil because the Emperor is the Dark Lord of the Sith.
No, that's not why the Empire is evil, the two facts are incidental. What would have changed if the Emperor had no magic powers? Pretty much nothing.

> No, dude. Luke was his son and that was an important part of it, but his love for his son is what turns him away from evil at that point.
Exactly. Vader is just trying to get closer to his son, he doesn't care about 'good' and 'evil' as long as family relationships aren't involved.

> I'm pretty sure Obi-Wan would not have approved of Anakin killing the Sand People or Dooku.
Not committing heinous murder isn't mercy.

> Nah, most mythologies do not involve virgin births of Messiahs.
Yeah, actually they do. Read up on it.

>>6044564
> The "balance of the Force" is the central concept of both movie trilogies.
'Central'?? No, not central. The central concept is kicking ass and not bowing to authority. The balance crap is incidental and mostly ignored.
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>>6044593

I could never work out how the jedi who are the good guys seem to be perfectly happy with slavery (especially when it comes to sentient driods, but the prequels show that they've no problem with biologicals in slavery either), but the empire seems to pay robots, and doesn't keep slaves.

The whole Darh Vader thing could have been avoided if Obi-Wan or Kim-Jong Quin had just said "Watto you cunt, slavery's well out of order, we're taking the kid's mother as well, and if you don't like it you can talk to the lightsabre". Instead they're all "well, we've got to respect the rights of human trafficking, so let's leave Shmi here to be bought and sold like Cattle that has a handy rapehole".
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>>6044593
>No, that's not why the Empire is evil, the two facts are incidental. What would have changed if the Emperor had no magic powers? Pretty much nothing.
Pretty much everything. Palpatine's raison d'être is to assert hegemony of the Dark Side in the universe, the whole reason he becomes emperor is to this end.

>Exactly. Vader is just trying to get closer to his son, he doesn't care about 'good' and 'evil' as long as family relationships aren't involved.
That's prior to actually saving Luke. After he saves Luke, he says, "Tell your sister you were right about me," as in Luke had faith in Vader's goodness even when Vader did not. That Vader turned back to good is firmly illustrated by the appearance of his spirit at the end.

>Not committing heinous murder isn't mercy.
It is when the person you're murdering cut off your hand and was trying to kill you, or they kidnapped your mother and tortured her to death for the lulz.

>Yeah, actually they do. Read up on it.
Yeah, I've seen Zeitgeist too. Also those mindblowing info pics atheists like to post. My point stands.
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>>6044630
>My point stands.
You should put some effort into this.
not him.
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>>6044614
Well, if they did that then Watto would probably have complained to the Hutts, who would have demanded the Republic hand over the Jedi (officials of the Republic) for punishment, which the Republic would have refused to. possibly leading to war between the Republic and the Hutts.

Not to mention Watto has tracers in his slaves and can blow them up.
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>>6044635
I should put some effort into proving a negative? I don't think you understand about burden of proof.
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>>6044637

>interstellar police force intervene in criminal slave ring
>Republic hands over the cops to the slavers for punishment.

So you're saying basically that slavery is legal in the republican/jedi times? And these are the good guys?

Vader did nothing wrong. He's the great emancipator to the droid population, and Luke Sywalker is JW Booth.
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>>6044647
The Republic is is a mega state, not the UN.

>So you're saying basically that slavery is legal in the republican/jedi times?
Not in the Republic, but in a lot of autonomous galactic states.

>Vader did nothing wrong. He's the great emancipator to the droid population, and Luke Sywalker is JW Booth.
Droids aren't self-aware, they're just quirky due to imperfect imitation of humans.
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>>6036055
Why should we take someone seriously if they are proposing an obvious false dichotomy.

People can be proud of dozens of things including their nation, it has absolutely no bearing on their own quality. Some of the most capable, driven or accomplished people in history sincerely loved their countries.
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>>6044639

>burden of proof

redditor detected. why don't you go post about "muh logical fallacies" somewhere else.
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>>6044442
I think the original anon was objecting to the idea that LOTR is reactionary in intent.
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>>6044679
>Droids aren't self-aware, they're just quirky due to imperfect imitation of humans.

The same couild be argued of humans.

Regardless of hair-splitting, Obi-wan and his gaffer leave Anakin's mum in slavery because "meh, fuck that bitch" and this directly leads to the Empire.

Their evil is the root cause of the "evil" of Vader, who is motivated by the sufferings of his mother to overthrow the corrupt slavocracy of the Republic and subsequent counter-revolutionary forces attempt to return the system to it's antebellum status.

Vader is the good guy in Star Wars, trying to bring progression to a stagnant and degenerate system which has held back the galaxy for millenia, backed up by their psychic superhero bullyboys from the jedi council who use their enormous power to ensure the continuance of Status: Q.

Also, the destruction of the second death star is a war crime. Skywalker should be facing charges in the Intergalactic Criminal Court (probably still based in The Hague), not recieving medals from princesses.

The republic is a stagnant talking shop, built on pillars of eras of oppression, cruelty and indifference. The jedi are no better than ISIS.
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>>6033628
He got cucked by a fag so it barely counts.
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>>6044761
Vader is actually motivated by fear that his wife will die.

If Anakin never moved toward the Dark Side, he would never have killed Palpatine, and thus restore balance to the Force.
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>>6044761
You need to be less obvious when you troll.

>destroying armed and hostile enemy vessels and bases in war is a war crime
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>>6044785
>>destroying armed and hostile enemy vessels and bases in war is a war crime

no it's not.

>destroying military bases that are under construction and full of civilian contractors

that is a war crime or terrorism. It's what the IRA used to do in Ireland to stop builders and the like working with "occupying forces".

Blowing up the first one was probably legit, but the second one? Nah m8 - war crime/ terrorism.

I bet the people who flew those planes into the skyscrapers a few years back in New York thought they were hitting a valid military target as well. What ever happened with that btw? You hardly ever hear about it anymore.
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>>6044795
>that is a war crime or terrorism.
It's actually not. A enemy military installation doesn't become an invalid target just because it has civilian staff.
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>>6043406
meh. the concept is pretty embedded across many boards now. It's been a /lit/ thing for a while
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>>6044795
So you think the moral choice is allowing a power mad lunatic access to a machine that can destroy planets at a whim and which cannot be stopped by anything they can throw at it once finished. Good to know.
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hey guys im pretty much new here
what is this pill thing?
what is "exit-level"?
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>>6044852
>what is this pill thing?
/pol/ meme based off red and blue pills from the matrix movie
>what is "exit-level"?
books for when you're ready to exit life aka an hero
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>>6044804
The pill thing is not a lit thing now. It's a minor meme and it's misused. The red pill used in The Matrix was to wake Neo up to fight a sort of revolution, but pol turns it into a red-state symbol. Putting people to sleep.

I was just ranting last night about General boards and how they could help make /lit/ a better place for all, but if we're going to go with becoming a /pol/ punching bag...
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>>6044916
thanks
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>>6044852
Started off as a /pol/ thing, but drifted to /x/ and exploded into this>>6038515

The original red was person in on /pol/ shit, knowing about the truth behind government conspiracies, etc. And Blue pill was basically sheep or mindless drone. Then after hitting /x/ blue pill remained the same but red pill turned into a mind controlled tool of the Demiurge unaware of a greater conspiracy while caught up in smaller ones. Green Pill emerged as the new enlightened pill, which was based on Gnosticism and other esoteric traditions and frequently fought the demiurge controlling blue/red pill.

After this emerged Purple and Brown pill, who were both in on the demiurge/yawhey conspiracy and the new world order, but took opposite stances. Purple pill was evil essentially, and was likely a willing member of the new world order or working for the demiurge. But Purple Pill was not a mindless tool like red or blue pill, he was enlightened. Brown pill was enlightened but took an aesthetic nuetral approach to the conflict, inspired from taoist and hermetic tradition.

Then emerged Iron Pill from /fit/ and /x/ which took inspiration from Euro-Pagan gods. Green pill and Iron pill are typically viewed as the heroes in pill comics.

Then there were some more smaller pills like black pill (Inspired from beserk, demon slayer) bread pill which was basically just an ebin christian may may, and a bunch of smaller minor ones.

Yes it is more autistic than I could possibly describe.
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>>6044803

According to American military ethics maybe, but it's counter to Geneva convention and the UN laws.

Both of which America doesn't subscribe to, ofc, because it would get in the way of all the war crimes yanks commit.
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>>6044805

When the so-called "power mad lunatics" also has access to a fleet of star destroyers, trillions of troops and other elements of a military infrastructure and god knows what else which can be deployed galaxy wide, then yes.

There was little military value in destroying the death star in the first place, and the second one doubly so, since it constitutes targetting the civilian populace.

death star = WTC
rebels = al qaeda

>help us Osama Ben Kenobi-Laden, you're our only hope.
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>>6022127
Then why is Accelerado on there?
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>>6041652
How the fuck do Reactionaries square their love of Carlyle with his view of Cromwell?
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>>6045101
>There was little military value in destroying the death star

It destroyed a significant officer class, wiped out whole squadrons of military crafts, and took away their ability to fucking blow up planets which they had done before and were in the process of doing so when it was destroyed.
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>>6045707

So? If al qaeda blow up the entire pacific fleet, it won't overthrow the empire behind it will it?

note to FBI: I do not advocate the destruction of the Pacific fleet, nor do I support the representation of the glorious US and A as an evil empire. All content is for the purpose of analogy and does not represent the opinion of the author. Please, I don't want to go to Guantanamo.
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>>6045707
>their ability to fucking blow up planets

Pure propaganda - it's far more efficient to occupy a planet than destroy it. The Death Star is nothing more than a symbol, its destruction is equally only symbolic. Pure terrorism on both sides
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>>6045715
Why does it matter how 'efficient' it is? They already murdered several billion people with the first one and were more than willing to do it again with the second one.

Its also a pretty decisive weapon in a fleet engagement since once finished no ships could hope to defeat it. Or do you think the rebel capital ships casually blown up by it were 'symbolic' as well? If one country had a naval vessel that could not be defeated by the combined naval forces of the entire planet that would be a pretty big deal even if its main purpose was nuking anybody who got uppity.

>>6045712
The US is not a literal Empire, killing the president won't make the US collapse into factions and allow a return to a previous form of government.
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>>6032343
>dat filename
>my sides
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>>6023274

The Tony Robbins book is pretty good actually.
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>>6027390
Needs teh Twilight books
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>>6044736
Oh yeah, I forgot the use of logical fallacies are widely accepted everywhere outside of reddit.
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>>6048177
>unironically admitting to browsing reddit
>in the year of our lord and savior 2015 AD
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>>6047907

Would be even less convincing as bait, since Twilight is looked down even by YA fans and teens.
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>>6043582

You've never read anything Tolkien wrote, did you?

He goes on for FOUR books describing how much machines suck because they're evil and they destroy trees and foul up the environment. He then goes on to honestly suggest to the reader that goblins were behind the industrial revolution.

Tolkien's a monarchical-primitivist. Just like the unabomber, Tolkien believes that, like the ents in The Two Towers, we should tear down the entirety of the industrial apparatus and go back to the way things were in jolly old England in the Dark Ages. That's literally the definition of reactionary.
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>>6048539

>not being a newfag
>falling for worst bait in history
>using the word "unironically" unironically
>thinking it's edgy and cool to browse 4chan
>not realizing how much of a fag you are for basing your identity on the websites you visit
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>>6049226

The Two Towers are actually based on some factory chimneys near where he grew up outside Birmingham. The forces of evil in LoTR could be interpreted as the spread of the city and the imperilment of Tolkein's beloved suburban "idyll".

He's extremely reactionary.
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>>6048539
>adhering to memes

Reddit has its good and bad just as 4chan does. Try to think for yourself instead of parroting.
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What the fuck is this "X pill" shit? Can someone explain please?
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>>6027390
my jimmies.. they are quite rustled
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>>6028585
I don't even smoke pot but I like most of those.
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>>6021318
I can like... accept any of these writers, not that they are not utter shit. But you know, i'm open minded.


BUT KISSINGER.

Dude, go fuck yourself.
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>>6023274
>The Consumer Pill
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>>6023429
>Evola, Hitler, and Ayn Rand
>In the same list

I'm gonna vomit
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>>6027680
That's not what moral realism means. Take a philosophy class /lit/.
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>>6050255

Starting Strength is honestly a great book.
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>>6045038
Remember when Green Pill was the Red Pill and Red Pill was just "Red Pill"?

I miss those times
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>>6050443
Fucking big pharma and their rebranding
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>>6023530
>>6023542
>>6023739
>>6025149
>>6025207
>>6027488
>>6027528
>>6028545
>>6028555

>Thinking calling people edgy is the height of humor
>2015

gb2reddit circa 2008
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>>6022089
Drakengard is great that pic was not.
I like how the first game actually desensitized me to violence though that was really cool it was actually like I was an insane murderer.
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>>6043391
You can definitely classify Inferno as reactionary. If you want to simplify it you can read it as Dante bitching about all the corrupt fuckers who conspired to get him exiled from Florence, and also bitching about a lot of other people.

I mean, not all of it is politically charged, Limbo and Lust for example aren't really. But Treachery, Fraud, Violence are all definitely so - especially when Dante himself actually gets angry at the poor fuckers and steps on their heads and shit.
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