15 de abril de 2018

Kierkegaard’s “Diary of a Seducer”.

Filed under: Livros, Passatempos, Saúde e bem-estar — Tags:, , — Yure @ 23:54

“Diary of a Seducer” was written by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard. Below are some notes that I made about that text.

  1. It’s always a thrill to read your friend’s personal diary.
  2. There’s always something that you don’t know about your old friends.
  3. Talent for poetry can be detected on someone’s speech.
  4. When your private life is too immersive, you don’t feel like you belong to the reality “outside”.
  5. Some people invest more time in their private lives because the reality outside is boring to them.
  6. Not feeling appalled by reality isn’t a sign of weakness, but of sick levels of strength.
  7. Noticing your lack of sensitivity may aggravate it.
  8. Sex is not the only reason why people seduce each other; some seduce for affection.
  9. Often, you can’t tell for sure who is the seducing party and who is the seduced party.
  10. You can not escape from yourself.
  11. Intellectuals also have sexuality.
  12. Secrets are seducing.
  13. A woman can steal a man’s complete attention span, even if she isn’t present.
  14. If you seduced a person and then dumps them, pray that the person hasn’t become obsessed, which might be dangerous for your safety.
  15. It’s unfair to stop loving a person when your love is all that is left for that person.
  16. Will you regret dumping that person?
  17. If you fall in love with person prone to cheating, you better be good at waiting for your turn.
  18. When you write with passion, your feelings become more obvious than your reasoning and arguments.
  19. No one is shy when no one is around.
  20. Tears are declarations of suffering: crying is the same as asking to stop.
  21. A woman is more beautiful without accessories or makeup.
  22. Beware not to become engaged with a person you do not love.
  23. Teeth are a defense mechanism against forced kisses.
  24. If you want to praise someone without using words, pretend to be shy around that person, so they can feel like they are important.
  25. Two people can be in love, enjoy that love, and still face disapproval from society.
  26. A person’s current mood can modify their current openness to an idea.
  27. When you make a new friend, don’t act as if you know everything about them already, or you may cause embarrassment.
  28. Isn’t it sad when you see someone cry because the person they were expecting didn’t show up?
  29. Take advantage of a person’s current mood.
  30. The first contact is the hardest.
  31. Love first, sex second.
  32. Maximizing pleasure requires control.
  33. Sometimes we have sex without really wanting it, just due to peer pressure or to please the other party.
  34. To keep a person’s sexual interest, you must invest in variety.
  35. Sometimes we need luck to succeed and luck often fails us.
  36. Boredom can make you insane.
  37. Falling in love without knowing if the loved person already has a lover, where they live or who are their parents… is frustrating.
  38. Commitment status is the first thing you need to know, so you don’t spend your efforts in trying to seduce a person who would never give into you.
  39. Too many responsibilities, too few certainties, can also make you insane.
  40. Don’t marry if you don’t love that person.
  41. The more you hide, the worse it will feel to be found out.
  42. If you are hiding, stay silent.
  43. If you don’t pay attention to others, you won’t notice that they pay attention to you.
  44. You can be in love and not notice it’s love.
  45. It’s hard to say what’s beautiful, but it’s easy to say what you like.
  46. If you want to conquer a person’s heart, try pretending that it’s not what you are attempting to do.
  47. Overprotecting your children is a crime with lifelong punishment.
  48. Keeping your child from building friendships is toxic to the kid.
  49. You can’t assume that all sixteen-year-old adolescents are virgins.
  50. Not using makeup makes a women more appealing to “real men”.
  51. Women should also have men as friends, not only as sexual partners or romantic partners.
  52. Conquering a person requires knowledge about that person’s beliefs.
  53. Don’t be easy.
  54. Your speech must be prepared beforehand, so you don’t improvise more than necessary.
  55. There are different kinds of smile: friendly, sarcastic, cynical, shy, polite…
  56. A woman with some mental characteristics that are usually considered “masculine” is also appealing.
  57. There are women who envy men for their commonly attributed gender role.
  58. When a person plays music, their current mood leaks into the improvisation.
  59. Your memories often lie about the intensity of an event that indeed happened.
  60. Do not invade the privacy of the person you love.
  61. You can’t truly learn about love from reading fiction.
  62. A beautiful woman who has nothing but beauty must abandon all hopes to ever find a man.
  63. Same goes to men.
  64. If you were frustrated too many times, you will likely stop trying.
  65. Conquering a person requires common interests.
  66. Apply subtle praise: doing so might make the person wish to be around you more often, because you increase their self-esteem without looking like you do it on purpose.
  67. Shy people also have feelings, but don’t know how to deal with them.
  68. Use normal clothing for normal occasions, nothing fancy.
  69. A woman who likes to be in control will prefer shy men, so pretend you are shy and, when the relationship is going, gradually leave that disguise.
  70. Feeling nervous around someone you like is a sensation that varies from person to person, with some not feeling it to the point of being unable to act.
  71. You can’t ever say that you have felt “real love”, because testing if your love for that person is the highest form of love would require falling in love with everyone to gauge how much love you feel for each person.
  72. Befriend other people who are interested in the person you love: that both allows you to anticipate their movements and also allows you to keep an image of someone who is not interested in her.
  73. You must train your speech for your future mother-in-law.
  74. Try to be useful to the mother-in-law, so you can acquire her trust.
  75. Don’t talk about the daughter in front of her mother, in order to keep the atmosphere of “I don’t want to get romantically involved with her”.
  76. A person may be younger than they look and still act older than they look.
  77. If the woman is young, even if she’s older than you, mind games are likely to work if you are good at them.
  78. Keeping your intentions concealed keeps you out of suspicion.
  79. An intelligent, beautiful and rich man who isn’t interested in women is a cause of frustration for women who desire him.
  80. The “no involvement” aura allows the lover to observe the loved person from afar, as the loved doesn’t know if they are being lusted over or not.
  81. You should never follow seduction formulas too strictly.
  82. Don’t spend too long getting dressed.
  83. You should employ the help of friends in the task of seduction, by forming a staged scene, for example.
  84. Only after you have gotten the trust of all people around the loved person you should give hints of your true intention.
  85. Making soft jokes about the loved person, without being offensive, may be useful.
  86. Don’t limit her freedom, but don’t let her limit yours either.
  87. If each person can be loved in a different way, then it’s possible to fall in love with more than one person at once.
  88. You can’t love a single person for your entire life, even if it’s possible to commit to a single person.
  89. If you have nothing to wear, ask others to lend you.
  90. When “befriending” rivals, your friendship must be convincing.
  91. Seduction is hard.
  92. Lend books to the loved person.
  93. Take advantage of other people who are interested in the person you love.
  94. When you lend books, make sure to pick one that plays in your favor.
  95. The mysterious aura of “no involvement” must be kept until the proper time.
  96. If you develop a profound “friendship” with one of the people who are interested in the loved person, you can anticipate their movements.
  97. When you reject someone, you may feel bad about it, reevaluate and then accept them.
  98. When in love, make no promises.
  99. If the loved person promises you something and you know that they won’t be able to fulfill the promise, let them do it and break the promise eventually, so that the loved person may feel like they need your forgiveness.
  100. If you give a prize someone for making a specific confession, they will confess everything that you wish them to confess.
  101. Seduction is mind manipulation and is, of course, different from naturally grown love.
  102. If we are talking about love, then seduction isn’t needed, even though it can be employed.
  103. The goal of real seduction is to make that person love you more than they love anyone else.
  104. If you make a good job, the person will remain interested in you even after you break up with her.
  105. Make that person fear that other people would be in love with them.
  106. Mention that you are in love, but don’t say who is the person of interest.
  107. Some people pay others to write love letters, so they can deliver it to a loved person and pretend that they wrote it.
  108. What’s the point of engagement anyway?
  109. Only an artist can judge another.
  110. After you confess your love to the woman, your rival will likely be extremely mad at you, so, if you managed to earn the trust of you soon-to-be mother-in-law, say that the engagement was arranged by her recommendation (blame the woman’s mother).
  111. To further soothe your rival’s anger, make use of the “friendship” that you built with him.
  112. Keep the love alive, or the woman will lose interest.
  113. If the relationship involved seduction, rather than naturally grown love, lies are to be expected.
  114. The better you hide, the more you cheat.
  115. The best seduction is done by people who don’t want sex, but control.
  116. Real love is indifferent to the person’s past, family heritage or criminal record.
  117. Love has it’s own morals.
  118. That means that some acts that are often considered “wrong” seem justified when done for love.
  119. It’s boring to seduce a person who is forced to tag along you, that is, who isn’t free.
  120. A relationship from which the lovers draw more than simple affection is harder to break.
  121. Seduction implies not being always honest.
  122. Use face-to-face conversations to stimulate the passion, while using written word to moderate it.
  123. Learn with your past romances.
  124. Teenagers are great at manipulation, you should take classes with them.
  125. Some things can not be solved without acting impulsively.
  126. Your job is a source of prejudice about you.
  127. A note is better than a letter, if you wish to cause arousal.
  128. Talking to someone isn’t a matter of words alone, but also a matter of voice tone, gestures and facial expressions.
  129. If you send a message to someone, never ask if they read it, just assume that they read it.
  130. Praise prudently.
  131. The presence of emotional control mechanisms doesn’t guarantee you will be able to make use of said mechanisms.
  132. When you love, you want others to love your beloved as well, because hating your beloved is an insult to you.
  133. Pass the impression that you belong to your lover, without actually belonging to them.
  134. If your beloved doesn’t have the desire that you want them to have, make sure to produce that desire on them.
  135. Text can be more influential than speech.
  136. Paying attention to the surroundings is the first step to philosophize.
  137. There’s no “science of kissing”.
  138. If you kiss too much, it will become a less meaningful act for your beloved, which may pose a problem when inciting or calming emotions.
  139. Don’t marry unless you have no choice.
  140. Don’t bind your hair.
  141. Is it worth it to live forever without your beloved?
  142. Women’s cruelty is the harshest kind (see Sirach 25:13).
  143. A woman can be cruel with no apparent reason or no reason at all (men too, tho).
  144. The person who moves their body is more appealing than a sedentary person.
  145. Giving birth looks so painful, that the horrors of war look more bearable.
  146. The seduction method varies according to what you want from that person (not everyone seduces for sex or romance).
  147. A repeated hug is worth more than a wedding ring.
  148. Hedonistic people don’t often think about the future.
  149. Love fears being limited.
  150. Once you are bored of the person you seduced, make them dump you, so it doens’t look like you were mean to them.

14 de abril de 2018

Rique, Busse, Skyler and Epifania.

Filed under: Computadores e Internet, Organizações, Passatempos — Tags:, , , — Yure @ 20:05

As Rique and Skyler asked for it, I made a contact page for this site. So, now it’s possible to contact me privately without relying on comments. However, messages would still be exchanged via e-mail. Any person who is readin this can make use of the contact page. It’s on the upper right corner.

I named those four tykes because they are the only Brazilian people who have any interest in pushing the cause forward. A mailing list would be a nightmare to manage, but, if you guys think it’s a good idea, a forum would be welcome. I have some contact with Busse from another place, while Rique sometimes talks to me via e-mail. Skyler, however, has only commented twice and Epifania has only sen this blog, without commenting.

I was thinking of something like this: a circle of studies, with it’s own blog, managed by us five. I would write reviews on articles and studies, Rique would analyse current events (as his grasp on politics is much better than mine) and Skyler would review judicial records. Busse would be our “foreign affairs minister”. Of course, that’s only an idea. Epifania would make videos as usual, both from his own authority and based on the material that we write. Brazilians seem to learn better from video than from text and look how much trash people believe in just from watching videos alone (flat Earth, ASMR and so on). A nutty, yet scientifically accurate, point of view would face less opposition than those things, including intellectual opposition, if it’s done correctly and in a convincing way.

It’s worth reminding that the Asian boy from Singapura has 50.000 subscribers, is able to debate decently and recently gave an interview to the Fallen State. Many criticize him because he isn’t doing it right, but he is factually doing more than any of us. And he is making $1.000 per video. If this cause becomes popular and profitable, others will jump in the wagon.

I wanna gather those guys. If you four are reading, contact me, pretty please.

Rique, Busse, Skyler e Epifania.

Filed under: Computadores e Internet, Passatempos — Tags:, , , — Yure @ 20:04

Já que o Rique e o Skyler pediram, criei uma página de contato pra este sítio. Então, é possível se comunicar comigo agora, privativamente, sem a necessidade de usar comentários. No entanto, as mensagens ainda seriam trocadas por e-mail. Qualquer pessoa que estiver lendo e quiser falar comigo diretamente, sem o uso dos comentários, pode fazer isso usando a página de contato. Fica no canto superior direito.

Eu chamo a atenção desses quatro caras porque são os únicos quatro brasileiros que eu conheço que estão interessados em mover a causa pra frente. Uma lista de e-mail é um pesadelo de administrar, mas, se algum de vocês achar interessante, um fórum não seria má ideia. O Busse, eu tenho algum contato com ele em outro lugar, enquanto que o Rique sabe meu e-mail. Já o Skyler, só via comentário e o Epifania já visitou meu sítio (eu sei que ele fez, é inútil negar), mas nunca comentou nem nada. Aliás, Epifania, indica este sítio num vídeo aí, cara.

Eu estava pensando no seguinte: um círculo de estudos, com seu próprio blog, administrado por nós cinco. Eu faria resenhas de estudos e artigos, o Rique seria nosso analista do cenário político nacional (porque a compreensão política dele é muito melhor que a minha) e o Skyler avaliaria processos jurídicos de que ele tem conhecimento. O Busse seria nosso “ministro de relações externas”. Claro que isso é só uma ideia. E o Epifania faria vídeos disso. Isso tiraria dele a necessidade de puxar conteúdo da própria cabeça o tempo todo (não que ele não pudesse fazer isso ainda assim), já que bolar o texto do vídeo é a parte difícil, e ajudaria a causa porque brasileiros aprendem melhor de vídeo do que de texto. Quero dizer, nossa causa é meio maluca, mas tem gente que, por causa de vídeo, compra as maiores barbaridades como verdades científicas. Então algo chocante, mas cientificamente comprovado, talvez encontrasse menos oposição, inclusive intelectual, do que essas papagaiadas.

Os papeis não são fixos, mas seria interessante. Quero dizer, aquele carinha da Singapura tem 50.000 inscritos, debate decentemente e deu entrevista no The Fallen State. Muitos o criticam porque ele não está fazendo isso direito, mas ele está fazendo mais do que todo o mundo aqui. Se capitalizássemos sobre seus erros, complementando sua argumentação, um blog sério mais um canal no Youtube seria quase perfeito. Pra completar, o asiático está fazendo mil paus por vídeo. É promissor, mesmo que não estejamos nisso por dinheiro. Se isso for popular e lucrativo, outros subirão na carroça.

Eu queria juntar esse pessoal. Se estiverem lendo, entrem em contato, pela madrugada.

16 de março de 2018

Kant’s “Critique of Judgment”.

Filed under: Livros, Passatempos — Tags:, , — Yure @ 11:52

“Critique of Judgment” was written by Kant. Below are some paraphrased thoughts found in his text.

  1. Something can be a waste of money and resources and still be nice to look at.
  2. My aesthetic taste doesn’t rely solely on beauty.
  3. Your taste for art, for example, only matters in society.
  4. “Pleasant” is subjective.
  5. Beauty can be universally recognized, but not universally liked (some people find pleasure in things deemed “ugly”, while not everyone enjoys looking at something even after admitting it’s beautiful).
  6. Whenever you say “that’s beautiful”, you are speaking for everyone.
  7. When you find something beautiful, you may want to appreciate it without adding something to it (a beautiful woman, for example, needs no makeup).
  8. If something is simple, it’s easier to be beautiful.
  9. If you use accessories to enhance your beauty, you may as well try, but enhancing beauty isn’t the same as increasing it’s level (your beauty remains the same, it’s just put in more evidence).
  10. Beauty must be judged in itself, disregarding accessories.
  11. A philosopher and a layman may use the same principles to reason about something, but a philosopher knows those principles more clearly.
  12. Beauty has nothing to do with usefulness.
  13. Music needs no lyrics.
  14. There’s no objective rule to determinate what is beautiful and what is not.
  15. There are beautiful things, but not beautiful models (beautiful things don’t often follow patterns).
  16. “Cartoon” is a work of art that exaggerates the characteristics of a model in the author’s mind.
  17. When you say that something is beautiful, you are implying that everyone else would think so (reminder: beauty is not taste, as I can find something beautiful and still not like it).
  18. Imagination isn’t “free” if it’s bound to any law.
  19. If imagination is bound to laws, then it’s a source of morals, not art, as it’s goal becomes “good”, rather than “pleasant”.
  20. Restricting imagination with rules may also make judgments based on taste impossible.
  21. If something wasn’t made with imagination and doesn’t seem to represent anything, it will be boring to look at.
  22. A work of art is good when you always go back to it.
  23. “Sublime” (which causes pleasure due to it’s strength) is different from “beautiful” (which causes pleasure due to it’s harmony).
  24. Sublime objects (volcanoes, hurricanes, detonations and other violent events) can be dangerous.
  25. While beauty can be enhanced with accessories, sublime objects can not be enhanced that way.
  26. Sublime is violent.
  27. There are two kinds of sublime: mathematical and dynamic.
  28. For something to be sublime, it needs to give an impression of being incomparable.
  29. Sublime isn’t a characteristic of the object, but a feeling that we have when looking at it, meaning that it resides in us.
  30. The sublime makes us realize how small we are in comparison with nature or universe.
  31. Something is “abnormally big” when it’s size works against it’s nature.
  32. There’s no reason to believe that the universe is finite.
  33. Sublime, as sensation, may be felt when around things that usually cause fear.
  34. Aesthetics should be used as a pedagogical tool.
  35. Enthusiasm differs from frenzy because frenzy is embarrassing.
  36. Seeking isolation in order to improve oneself is different from seeking isolation out of shyness or hate.
  37. Some people seek isolation to avoid hating their own species.
  38. Pain and delight don’t always originate from the body.
  39. You shouldn’t pretend to like something just because everyone else likes it.
  40. It’s impossible to force someone to like something.
  41. A work of art will never please everyone.
  42. Whenever you judge a sensation, you use subjective, unique criteria, that can not be used by anyone else.
  43. If I can’t force a person to feel pleasure, it’s pointless to say that someone has a “bad taste” for art or food or music or whatever else.
  44. Because of that, there is no objective criteria to judge something as “pleasant”.
  45. Art gives no concepts, but gives examples.
  46. It’s silly to say “it’s bad because I don’t like it”.
  47. You can’t please everyone.
  48. Prejudice is harmful.
  49. Prejudice is the elevation of a provisory judgment to the degree of principle.
  50. If aesthetic taste is a social attribute and humans are social animals, then all humans have aesthetic taste.
  51. We only feel the need to express our aesthetic taste if there’s people around: what’s the point of a drawing that no one is going to see?
  52. An inclination can only be admired if it becomes socially acceptable.
  53. It’s a virtue to be sensitive to beauty.
  54. A person who is fooled into thinking that a plastic flower is a real flower may still feel mesmerized by how well-executed that imitation is upon noticing it’s fake.
  55. Kant’s rainbow: sublime red, audacious orange, honest yellow, lovely green, modest blue, constant indigo, tender violet.
  56. Innocent white.
  57. “Art” is any technique that produces something that nature can not produce on it’s own.
  58. Art is free.
  59. While art is technique, rather than concept, it’s not science, even though art borrows from science.
  60. If you produce something in exchange of money, that’s your job.
  61. We can’t make a science of art.
  62. Science without art is fruitless (as it wouldn’t have concrete result, if we admit that art is any technique to produce something that is not found in nature).
  63. The foundation of art as aesthetic experience is pleasure: a drawing, a story or a song ia a good product of aesthetic art if it’s capable of causing pleasure.
  64. Some songs only serve the purpose of not letting the party fall silent.
  65. A genius doesn’t follow rules, because he makes his own.
  66. Geniuses are teachers, everyone else is a student.
  67. The genius is a force of nature.
  68. To be considered a genius, the person must be original.
  69. Learning to draw, to write or to compose music won’t make you an artist, if you lack originality.
  70. Inspiration can not be taught.
  71. Every art has a goal, even if it’s just “causing pleasure”.
  72. You don’t need to break all rules in order to be original.
  73. Art can be appreaciated by anyone.
  74. Art can give a pleasant portrait of things that are disgusting in nature.
  75. Art can portray an abstract thing (such as war) as a material thing (a red angel with a sword).
  76. Expressing concepts in a original way is part of art.
  77. An artist learns from nature and from other artists.
  78. An artist uses it’s geniality as well as it’s taste, to balance originality and pleasure.
  79. Something can be ugly and enjoyable.
  80. It’s possible to produce something pleasant without being original.
  81. Good art affects a person’s emotional state.
  82. A genius creates a style that will likely be copied.
  83. But someone who copies that style must take care to not copy it’s flaws as well.
  84. Working with fine arts requires imagination, understanding, spirit and taste.
  85. Different people will look at the same painting and draw different conclusions from it.
  86. Speaking beautifully isn’t the same as speaking truthfully.
  87. Rethoric enables us to take advantage of others, if they are ignorant.
  88. Even when well-intentioned, rethoric is still a dirty trick.
  89. Appealing to emotion makes a person more prone to accepting a point of view, because emotions keep a person from reasoning correctly.
  90. In music, the role of mathematics is to make melody, pulse and harmony agree with each other.
  91. To flee from a painting, you just have to look away, but it’s so much harder to flee from a song.
  92. Even harder is to flee from a perfume.
  93. Some pains do feel good.
  94. A good joke must be absurd.
  95. A joke can be even funnier if told in a serious tone.
  96. Sleep, hope and laughter are three things that make life tolerable.
  97. We can’t make science of our preferences.
  98. Description and demonstration are different things.
  99. Understanding, reason and judgment can arrive at different conclusions.
  100. There’s no science of beauty.
  101. Intellectuals need to communicate with laymen.
  102. “Sentimentalism” is the tendency to feel emotional more frequently or more intensely than average people, even in the absence of objective stimulation.
  103. Difference between religion and superstition is that, in religion, there’s both fear and admiration, while there’s only fear in superstition.
  104. To know if something is good, you need it’s definition, but the definition isn’t enough if you want to know if something is beautiful.
  105. “Pleasant” and “good” not always converge.
  106. To like everything is to like nothing.
  107. If you are truly hungry, you will eat whatever is in the dish.
  108. So, you can only have taste (preference) when you are not facing need.
  109. You can not willingly act without interest (if you want, you are interested).

4 de março de 2018

Defending controversial causes online.

I see some people defending controversial causes in the Internet and doing so in a absolutely fruitless way. I don’t know if they are kidding or not. I never defended anything with my nails and teeth, like they claim to be doing, but, if I were to, I would try something like this strategy I’m about to tell you about.

In the book Paedophilia: The Radical Case, O’Carroll tells us how radical homosexuals fought discrimination back in the seventies and eighties. It was something like this: when one of them suffered discrimination, he would speak to others, who would also speak to more people and, when they had enough people interested in counter-attacking, they would crossdress, go to that place where the discrimination happened and camp at the place. So, if you saw fifty drags camping around someone’s house or around a pub, someone in that area was certainly a homophobe. As the protest was peaceful, the police couldn’t do much. On the other hand, if someone tried to attack them aggressively, the drags would call the police on that guy. It was a very effective attempt to force people to accept that homosexuality happens and that the number of homosexuals is huge, that they are sticking together.

That radical drag strategy can be summarized in four points. Some of them are being neglected by my friends with heretical ideas. They are responsive action, coordinated action, secret planning, peaceful action. Online, a protest of that sort would be done to a much less effective extent, but could be done much more frequently.

Responsive action (“do not attack, unless attacked first”).

A responsive action happens after a first action and in response to it. When your point of view is attacked by someone, you should counter-attack, both as means of self-defense and as a way to destroy the opposition. My friends have both scientific evidence and philosophical technique, but that are used offensively. They start the fight. When you start the fight, you may very well end up ignored. But, when you reply to someone’s position, that person can not ignore you without looking like they have no counter-argument. Plus, if the action is coordinated, the opponent may even feel ashamed of the position they hold and silence about it in the future, thus reducing opposition.

Plus, when replying to someone’s message, you are posting something. If it happens in public, then extra kudos for you. Others will see the post exchange and judge which side is the correct one. If you are ignored, that effect doesn’t happen, because people tend to believe more in a person who, in a debate, destroys the opposing point of view. Without an opposing point of view to destroy, your position won’t be magnified.

Coordinated action (“don’t do this alone”).

When several people attack at same time, the blows happen quicker, each person is encouraged to attack with all that they have (due to feeling protected) and it’s hard to point out who is the “head”, the “responsible” for the attack. If several people attack a certain point of view and the proponents of that view don’t have enough arguments to defend themselves, those who are watching the debate and secretely hold a heretical opinion may feel tempted to participate, despite not being “formally” in the ops.

If you are attacking alone, specially if you are the one starting the debate, you are behaving in a suicidal manner: the establishment will consume you. On the other hand, if you are in group and is attacked, depending on what is done, you can appeal to the authorities of the platform where the offense happened. So, both for defense purposes and reporting purposes, it’s important to know the rules that are valid in the site you are using.

Secret planning (“don’t talk about /b/”).

It’s important to plan the action in secret, so that the proponents of the establishment are caught unprepared. If we are talking about Internet, that can be done with a forum approach. Create a board or forum in which the participants can post links, for example, to news that defend the establishment. There, other readers can examine the news, identify weak points, select material to be used against (scientific evidence, rethorics, jokes, news from other sites and so on) and comment, en masse. If four people go, that’s already pretty good, considering the amount of views that garbage news get every day and the amount of evidence available on our side. The same can be done with social media posts, such as Facebook and Twitter. A forum user reports the behavior, others will see the post and evaluate what can be done, then they go and attack. That way, it’s also possible to inflate the number of positive reactions to a post (such as “likes”), which sometimes make people shy to disagree.

Besides the forum approach, Discord servers and Skype groups can also be used, depending on the cause that is defended, as well as the number of partipants. Sometimes even the comment box in a blog works, for the purposes of reporting and organizing.

Peaceful action (“convert, don’t alienate”).

Whenever you write something online, in public, you must also think of those who are reading, not only the person who is the direct receiver of the message. Make your opponent say something stupid and put his position in danger. If he gets mad at you, don’t actively try to make him more enraged, keep going with the plan, don’t let yourself be dragged by emotion, be at your best behavior. If the opponent makes a mistake, acts with emotion or attacks you (rather than you argument), let him do so, without descending to his level. Those who are reading, upon seeing that your behavior is decent, while the opponent is behaving erratically, would be less inclined to associate with a position defended by a lunatic, specially if you speak in clear, easy-to-understand terms. Ask questions, make your opponent feel like he has to prove that he isn’t an idiot, confront him with the contradictions of his position, but always reponsively and never alone.

If you are arguing online, it’s important to shield yourself from personal attacks, so you must stay within the boundaries of the law and must refrain from breaking community guidelines that are valid in that site. That way, if your opponent does something against you, then you have the right and authority to report them. If you get banned for no reason, maybe you will take your opponent with you.

Jumping to reality.

Another advantage of the forum approach is that you are able to track the number of active people in those communities. When the number of individuals is big enough in comparison to a place’s demographics, maybe it’s time to do something in real life, rather than sticking solely with online debates. Maybe that would be a good time to act, in group, and print leaflets or do whatever real life protest you think is suitable, keeping in mind the number of supporters and the conditions surrounding the act. Depending on the cause, online meetings may be the only way for those people to gather around the idea and plan real life protests, that would be similar in structure, even if not in content, to the radical drag thing. We need more people in order to do something like that and a lot of communities are being formed thanks to the Internet. Use it intelligently.

9 de fevereiro de 2018

Plato’s “Crito”.

Filed under: Livros, Passatempos — Tags:, , , — Yure @ 17:23
  1. One can say that you really are a happy person when they see you calm even when a disaster happens.
  2. If death is unavoidable, you can only accept it.
  3. People hate people those who care more for their money than for their friends.
  4. Still, you don’t have to care about what people think of you anyway.
  5. Spreading lies about someone can cause their indirect death.
  6. If the people could really operate great evils, they were supposed to also be capable of great good deeds (but they are not).
  7. Most people lack critical thinking, seemingly operating with randomness.
  8. Sometimes it’s cheap to buy a judge.
  9. Don’t have children, unless you are capable of suffering with them.
  10. If someone has an opinion about you, don’t accept it unless you are sure that you should accept.
  11. Socrates accepted his sentence because he was being faithful to his principles, it was a matter of integrity.
  12. Don’t accept suggestions from those who don’t know better.
  13. If you accept those, you may ruin yourself or die.
  14. Being alive isn’t enough, if you don’t live well.
  15. If you don’t do anything without considering what others would think, one can wonder how your actions amount to.
  16. If acting unfairly is always wrong, then you should seek revenge from injustice by promoting injustice.
  17. You owe respect to the ruler of the nation you belong in.
  18. The law may submit you, but the law isn’t unchangeable and you should try to change them if you think they are unfair.
  19. If you dislike the laws in your place, move to another place.
  20. If you like your nation, you may want to improve it.

O “Críton”, de Platão.

Filed under: Livros, Passatempos — Tags:, , , — Yure @ 17:23

Este livro foi escrito por Platão. Abaixo, algumas paráfrases desse texto. Elas não necessariamente reflectem minha opinião sobre um dado assunto.

  1. Uma pessoa pode dizer que você realmente é feliz ao ver você tranquilo mesmo quando uma desgraça acontece.
  2. Se a morte é inevitável, só se pode aceitá-la.
  3. As pessoas odeiam quem faz mais caso do dinheiro do que dos amigos.
  4. Apesar disso, você não precisa sempre se importar com o que pensam de você.
  5. Espalhar mentiras sobre alguém pode causar a morte indireta do caluniado.
  6. Se o povo fosse capaz de grandes males, deveria ser também capaz de grandes boas ações.
  7. Maior parte das pessoas não tem senso crítico, parecendo até operar ao acaso.
  8. Um juiz pode ser barato.
  9. Se você não for capaz de sofrer com seus filhos, não tenha filhos.
  10. Se alguém tem uma opinião de você, só aceite essa opinião se você achar que deve.
  11. Sócrates aceitou sua pena porque estava sendo fiel aos seus princípios, foi uma questão de integridade.
  12. Não aceite a opinião de quem sabe menos que você.
  13. Se você aceitar essa opinião, a de quem sabe menos, você pode se arruinar ou morrer.
  14. Não basta viver; se deve viver bem.
  15. Se você não faz nada sem antes se perguntar o que os outros achariam, me pergunto o que você faz.
  16. Se o procedimento injusto é sempre inadmissível, não se deve pagar mal com mal.
  17. Você deve respeito ao dono da nação na qual você nasceu.
  18. Embora você esteja submisso às leis, ainda pode tentar mudá-las por meios lícitos.
  19. Se você não gosta das leis de um lugar, vá para outro.
  20. Se você gosta da sua nação, quererá ajudá-la a melhorar.

6 de fevereiro de 2018


Esses dias, eu me detive um bom tempo estudando sobre relacionamentos entre menores e adultos, bem como entre dois menores. Se eu continuar estudando esse tema com tanto afinco, ficarei entediado dele. Então voltarei a ler coisas mais normais por enquanto. Tudo em excesso é prejudicial, especialmente quando se trata de uma pesquisa de tema controverso. Então, não esperem muito mais sobre esse assunto neste mês.

Ainda estou pensando em fazer anotações sobre as leis brasileiras depois que eu tiver lido tudo o que está na minha lista de livros e artigos. Tem coisa demais ali. Outro tema que eu queria tratar são os planos de governo dos diversos partidos políticos do Brasil. Não que isso sirva de muita coisa, porque ideologia de partido parece que é um conceito morto. Mas é interessante assim mesmo, pelo menos para que vejamos se os políticos realmente pararam de fazer escolhas com base em ideologia de partido.

Amanhã, começarei a ler o Críton, um livro do Platão que eu deixei passar. Depois, o artigo do Huib Kort, o DSM-I e o Ensaio Acerca do Entendimento Humano. Nesse meio tempo, farei também traduções de anotações que eu já publiquei em português. Aviso dado. Durma bem.

Notes on “Circular arguments and category errors in the rejection of voluntary intimate relationships between adults and children.”

Filed under: Passatempos, Saúde e bem-estar — Tags:, , — Yure @ 15:46

“Circular arguments and category errors in the rejection of voluntary intimate  relationships between adults and children” was written by T. Rivas. Below are some paraphrased (not quoted) thoughts found in that text. They not necessarely reflect my own opinion on a given subject.

  1. Sexual abuse does exist.
  2. But the existence of abuse isn’t a proof in favor of the inexistence of non-abusive relationships.
  3. Saying that the existence of child sexual abuse invalidates the existence of positive relationships between adults and minors is like saying that the existence of rape invalidates the existence of positive relationships between men and women.
  4. Many people realize that such line of thought is invalid if you kindly explain them it’s implications.
  5. The author’s goal is to call attention to some logical problems that are harming a honest debate about relationships between adults and minors.
  6. An argument against those relationships is that “no minor is capable of any kind of love other than the love they feel for their parents”.
  7. Meaning that any friendship or romance between an adult and a minor is always built on the adult’s interest, never on the minor’s interest.
  8. But that argument is easily dismissed by our own memories, as many of us, as children, had friendly or amorous feelings towards adults as persons, rather than adults as authorities.
  9. Some minors, even as children, do have erotic feelings towards adults and they are not as rare as people often think.
  10. Those feelings are different from those we expect to have in a parent/child relationship.
  11. That means that a minor is capable of other kinds of love.
  12. Denying the existence of child sexuality is unrealistic.
  13. While some deny the existence of child sexuality, others admit it’s existence as a problem to be solved.
  14. Some sustain that a minor who loves an adult doesn’t “really” love them (implying that the minor is either confused or lying).
  15. If that kind of relationship is wrong, then the adult is supposed to decline advances done by minors.
  16. But why is it wrong?
  17. If we say that a voluntary relationship isn’t “truly” voluntary, we are implying that voluntary relationships do not exist.
  18. That allows the argument to be taken for obvious, not needing proof.
  19. But what makes one say that it’s not “truly” voluntary?
  20. Is it because we don’t want it to be?
  21. It’s like saying “just because” when asked “why are they never voluntary?”.
  22. A lot of those relationships have no sex whatsoever anyway.
  23. Most of the good relationships don’t have sex as goal anyway.
  24. Kids fantasize.
  25. Repressing child sexuality does lead to sexual frustration.
  26. Children do fall in love with each other.
  27. Breaking a moral code doesn’t imply psychological harm.
  28. No moral code is self-evident, so much that Christians often disagree in moral matters, despite their morals being supposedly absolute.
  29. It should be immoral if it’s harmful, but it’s never the other way around.
  30. “It’s harmful because it’s immoral” makes no sense.

Anotações sobre “Circular arguments and category errors in the rejection of voluntary intimate relationships between adults and children.”

Filed under: Passatempos, Saúde e bem-estar — Tags:, , — Yure @ 15:46

“Circular arguments and category errors in the rejection of voluntary intimate relationships between adults and children” foi escrito por T. Rivas. Abaixo, alguns pensamentos parafraseados encontrados nesse texto. Eles não necessariamente refletem minha opinião sobre um dado assunto.

  1. Abuso sexual existe.
  2. Mas a existência de abuso não é prova a favor da inexistência de relacionamentos não-abusivos.
  3. Dizer que a existência de abuso sexual infantil invalida a existência de relacionamentos positivos entre adultos e menores é como dizer que a existência de estupro invalida a existência de relacionamentos positivos entre homens e mulheres.
  4. Muitas pessoas reconhecem que essa linha de pensamento é inválida se ela for explicada em detalhes a essas pessoas.
  5. O objetivo do escritor é chamar atenção para alguns problemas de lógica que prejudicam o debate honesto sobre relacionamentos entre adultos e menores.
  6. Um argumento contra esses relacionamentos é “nenhum menor é capaz de outro tipo de amor fora o amor que ele tem por seus pais”.
  7. Esse argumento implica que qualquer relacionamento entre um adulto e um menor é feito por interesse do adulto apenas, nunca no interesse do menor.
  8. Mas esse argumento é desmentido pelas nossas próprias memórias, pois muitos de nós, quando crianças, tivemos sentimentos amigáveis ou amorosos por adultos como pessoas, não como figuras de autoridade.
  9. Alguns menores, mesmo quando crianças, sentem desejo por adultos e esse fenômeno não é tão raro quanto somos levados a pensar.
  10. Esses sentimentos são definitivamente incompatíveis com a ideia que temos de amor entre pai e filho.
  11. Logo, um menor é capaz de outros tipos de amor.
  12. Negar a existência da sexualidade infantil é irrealista.
  13. Se alguns negam a existência da sexualidade infantil, outros admitem que ela existem, mas a vêem como um problema a ser resolvido.
  14. Alguns sustentam que um menor que ama um adulto não o ama “de verdade” (implicando que o menor está confuso ou mentindo).
  15. Se esse tipo de relacionamento é errado, o adulto deveria recusar os avanços do menor.
  16. Mas por que é errado?
  17. Se dissermos que relacionamentos voluntários não são nunca “realmente” voluntários, estamos dizendo que relacionamentos voluntários não existem.
  18. Isso permite que o argumento seja tido por óbvio, sem provas.
  19. Mas por que dizemos que esses relacionamentos nunca são “verdadeiramente” voluntários?
  20. Porque não queremos que sejam.
  21. É como dizer “porque não” quando alguém pergunta “por que não é voluntário?”.
  22. Um monte desses relacionamentos não têm sexo de jeito nenhum mesmo.
  23. A maioria dos bons relacionamentos não têm sexo como objetivo.
  24. Crianças têm fantasias.
  25. Reprimir a sexualidade infantil leva a frustração sexual.
  26. Crianças se apaixonam umas pelas outras.
  27. Quebrar normas morais não implica dano psicológico.
  28. Nenhum código moral é evidente em si mesmo, tanto que até cristãos divergem em questões morais, quando sua moral deveria ser absoluta.
  29. Algo deve ser imoral se for danoso, mas o contrário nunca acontece (você não pode concluir que algo inofensivo é imoral).
  30. “É danoso porque é imoral” não faz sentido.
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