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Leucosticte

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#1
We may as well carry on our discussion here of whether/why I should kill myself. I've been writing a lot about it on my blog. Nathan Larson

We left off by saying that if activism has reached a dead end, there's always the tech entrepreneurship route, and I was saying my leadership and tech skills are not really first-rate.
 
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adolf512

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Political activism rarily go anywhere and it's usually not even for a good cause, you are just delusional thinking you belong to a movement that will change the world to the better.
 

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Political activism rarily go anywhere and it's usually not even for a good cause, you are just delusional thinking you belong to a movement that will change the world to the better.
Except for Vintologi, though, right?
 

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We left off by saying that if activism has reached a dead end, there's always the tech entrepreneurship route, and I was saying my leadership and tech skills are not really first-rate.
Hi-tech is largely hit or miss.

Getting a big hit is very much luck, especially if it is primarily software oriented. Hardware is an entirely different game.

For every success (ie. amazon, facebook, etc ....), there's dozens or hundreds of failures and/or "has beens" or "never beens". For example, "has beens" or "never beens" like Netscape, AOL, myspace, Atari, DEC, 3DFX, hd-dvd, Transmeta, Sun Microsystems, CDi, etc ...
 

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Political activism rarily go anywhere and it's usually not even for a good cause, you are just delusional thinking you belong to a movement that will change the world to the better.
My suspicion is that successful revolutions were largely from a lucky turn of events in their favor, and not by any superiority of the underlying school-of-thought (ideology, religion, etc ..... or any other ideas/ideals).

Basically being in the right place at the right time, with extremely favorable circumstances.
 

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My suspicion is that successful revolutions were largely from a lucky turn of events in their favor, and not by any superiority of the underlying school-of-thought (ideology, religion, etc ..... or any other ideas/ideals).

Basically being in the right place at the right time, with extremely favorable circumstances.
The actual ideology matters when you come to power, if what you implemented doesn't work people will turn against it.

Almost all countries today are mixed economies, it works ok and most people are happy with it. It's just a question of time before US also adopts a single payer model for healthcare.

What we will see is countries around the world becoming increasingly similar politically, more capitalism in sweden and more socialism in the US.
 

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The actual ideology matters when you come to power, if what you implemented doesn't work people will turn against it.
I was thinking more along the lines of "revolutions" like Bolsheviks, Nazis, Chairman Mao, etc ... where dissent is killed off or sent into exiled.

In the case of nazis, I never quite understood what the actual underlying ideology was, if the anti-jewish/anti-subhuman stuff was not present.
 

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In the case of nazis, I never quite understood what the actual underlying ideology was, if the anti-jewish/anti-subhuman stuff was not present.
It's not very clear what nazism actually means and people that self-identify as natsoc tend to differ a lot in their view. There is several aspects of nazism but it doesn't really hang together
-antisemitism
-totalitarianism
-promoting your own race "aryans" (it's always unclear where the line is drawn).
-expanding your borders.

It's self-refuting since it's a disaster for any genetic group to adapt it, the totakitarian government is supposed to use the power to promote the race but obviously that doesn't actually work.

I have not yet bothered to read mein kampf, just a small part of it and it was really bad.
 
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