Introspection


Here are some reactions to Brexit,

Reporters around the world were left terrified, heartbroken and angry over the vote in the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union.

“No words. The dream is over. Britain has voted to fall into the sea. This is the end,” Fusion’s Felix Salmon opined on social media. “I despair. This is not my England.”

“I feel like there’s been a death in the family. There needs to be some kind of funeral,” he added.

U.K. journalist Oliver Bullough despaired, “If you voted Leave, you voted to destroy my country and ruin my children’s future. Do not expect me to be cool about this, because I’m not.”

 “Brexit is a an [sic] incredibly sad victory for racists and bigots and much that is vile in the world,” said CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta.

 

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49 comments on “Introspection
  1. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Bot,
    I can see how introspection would be fundamental to being able to think for yourself. That is a rare talent. In this time, people are too busy or lazy to think for themselves. They rely on finding their their thinking prepackaged. My mother was this way. A doughnut says that feminists are that way. As for feminists, they won’t consider examining their ideology until it is generally thought to be bunk.
    This points to the answer. Make feminism unpopular to the point of being antisocial.

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  2. Yoda says:

    Jedis taught to introspective they are.
    Consider my training of Luke one should

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  3. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Also, make him live in a house with low ceilings you did.
    Make him aware of his surroundings you did.
    Conk his his head often he did.

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  4. Moehau Man says:

    Yes well, we’re already here.

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  5. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Compounding female privilige with religious accommodation. Short read.
    https://pjmedia.com/drhelen/2016/06/26/should-hasidic-women-get-special-pool-privileges/

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  6. Yoda says:

    Also, make him live in a house with low ceilings you did.
    Make him aware of his surroundings you did.
    Conk his his head often he did.

    Why Moehau Mans have a sloping forehead they do?
    Hmmmm?

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  7. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It has been a long time since I linked a bear video.
    Little to worry about does Yoda have.

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  8. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I just stumbled across this on youtube. It seems that we are not without power.

    For those who want it straight, this video was taken down in the wake of negative comments from men. The single mom had an attitude.

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  9. Spawny Get says:

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  10. Spawny Get says:

    Member In Pigsmouth • 33 minutes ago

    Last week I did the lottery and didn’t win. Please sign this petition to force a rerun, in order to correct this outrage.

    https://petition.parliament.uk

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  11. SFC Ton says:

    Consider my training of Luke one should
    ————-
    wouldn’t consider that one my crowning achievement

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  12. Yoda says:

    Consider my training of Luke one should
    ————-
    wouldn’t consider that one my crowning achievement

    Best Star Wars movie it was

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  13. Yoda says:

    editor Milo Yiannopoulos has announced that he will be leading a gay pride march through one of Sweden’s Muslim ghettos in Stockholm in a few weeks’ time.

    http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/06/26/milo-to-lead-gay-pride-march-through-muslim-ghetto-sweden/

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  14. Spawny Get says:

    Milo certainly has some balls.

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  15. SFC Ton says:

    Best Star Wars movie it was
    ————————
    Reckon I wouldn’t consider that one my crowning achievements either

    always seemed to me they messed up a perfectly good and time tested story line

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  16. Spawny Get says:

    Video proof that Brexiteers really have been beating up the decent folks that rightfully voted remainiac, exactly as they should have.

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  17. Spawny Get says:

    England Iceland game fast moving.

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  18. Spawny Get says:

    England will be out of Europe for the second time within a week in 23 minutes

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  19. David Foster says:

    Introspection….Arthur Koestler, himself a former Communist, wrote about the nature of closed systems of thought:

    “A closed sysem has three peculiarities. Firstly, it claims to represent a truth of universal validity, capable of explaining all phenomena, and to have a cure for all that ails man. In the second place, it is a system which cannot be refuted by evidence, because all potentially damaging data are automatically processed and reinterpreted to make them fit the expected pattern. The processing is done by sophisticated methods of causistry, centered on axioms of great emotive power, and indifferent to the rules of common logic; it is a kind of Wonderland croquet, played with mobile hoops. In the third place, it is a system which invalidates criticism by shifting the argument to the subjective motivation of the critic, and deducing his motivation from the axioms of the system itself. The orthodox Freudian school in its early stages approximated a closed system; if you argued that for such and such reasons you doubted the existence of the so-called castration complex, the Freudian’s prompt answer was that your argument betrayed an unconscious resistance indicating that you ourself have a castration complex; you were caught in a vicious circle. Similarly, if you argued with a Stalinist that to make a pact with Hitler was not a nice thing to do he would explain that your bourgeois class-consciousness made you unable to understand the dialectics of history…In short, the closed system excludes the possibility of objective argument by two related proceedings: (a) facts are deprived of their value as evidence by scholastic processing; (b) objections are invalidated by shifting the argument to the personal motive behind the objection. This procedure is legitimate according to the closed system’s rules of the game which, however absurd they seem to the outsider, have a great coherence and inner consistency.

    The atmosphere inside the closed system is highly charged; it is an emotional hothouse…The trained, “closed-minded” theologian, psychoanalyst, or Marxist can at any time make mincemeat of his “open-minded” adversary and thus prove the superiority of his system to the world and to himself. “

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  20. Spawny Get says:

    Having just seen England beaten convincingly, deservedly by Iceland…no intelligent words from me anymore
    BREXIT and EEXIT in less than a week. FML

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  21. Spawny Get says:

    “Dressing up in costumes, playing silly games…”

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  22. Yoda says:

    David Foster,

    Good stuff that was

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  23. Yoda says:

    Introspection required here it is,

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  24. Cill says:

    David Foster’s “closed systems of thought” (at 10:51 pm) reminded me of a video spawny posted in March last year:
    “Indoctrinate U, Marxism on Campus”

    You’ll find it at the end of his comment there.

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  25. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Milo going to Sweden to lead a gay parade through a Muslim neighborhood?
    Announcing it weeks in advance?
    While it is bold to make these statements, I don’t think the Swedish authorities are going to let this happen.They may still be cleaning up after last year’s riots.
    There is one thing that popped into my head that Milo could say to provoke these miscreants, it’s not very likely that gay men are the source of Sweden’s rape epidemic.

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  26. Farm Boy says:

    When you see people labelling others rather than rationally discussing stuff, this is a tip-off

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  27. Farm Boy says:

    How does one teach others not to fall into this trap?

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  28. Yoda says:

    Somehow think that the non elite more introspective than the elite they are

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  29. Yoda says:

    Probably a thread on “introspection” a good one for Tarn or Liz to overshare on it would be

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  30. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    There are more video of her on youtube. It may all be an act but, it’s good. It is a pity that she is not blonde to complete the stereotype.

    Yoda,
    Could it have always been that way. I saw a documentary about the Mexican American War. The elites were too busy dancing the polka to help defend their country.

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  31. Cill says:

    The toffs in Singapore folded like a house of cards. Poms mostly, and Aussies. Too busy sipping gin in the Singapore Cricket Club. The nips kicked arse. Churchill was embarrassed at the lack of spine.

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  32. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    We could go on and on. These people do not live in reality and have no respect for it.

    When you next talk to Molly, please tell her that we all miss her, especially an ursine fellow of my acquaintance.

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  33. Sumo says:

    The nips kicked arse.

    We’re pretty good at that sort of thing.

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  34. Spawny Get says:

    Speaking of kicking arse

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  35. Yoda says:

    Ronald McDonald shot outside a competitors business he was.

    http://www.fox5ny.com/news/166407170-story

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  36. Yoda says:

    Al Qaeda Advisory to Terrorists: Make Sure You Attack Straight White People Or Obama Will Call It a “Hate” Crime and Deny Us the Credit

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/364380.php

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  37. Spawny Get says:

    Chilcott report out next week – Iraq War

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  39. Yoda says:

    A new post there would be

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  40. Farm Boy says:

    Perhaps introspection could be useful here,

    After losing a fairly fought election, the proper response—among serious people who hope to win the people’s confidence in the future—is to ask: What did we do wrong? What is wrong with our side’s message? What can we do to improve our position for the next time—because in normal democratic politics, there is always a next time. If one’s best response after losing an election is to malign one’s opponents and to call the electorate stupid, then, just maybe, the electorate will give their ear to advisors who show them more respect. It is also possible that losing an election is a sign that one’s position is weaker than one thought. In short, losing an election, including a referendum, is an opportunity for thoughtful introspection, not lashing out at the victors and their supporters.

    As for reasons to vote for Brexit: there are many, but one stands out. The European Union is not a meaningfully democratic body. Members of the European Commission—the EU’s powerful executive arm—are not appointed by simple majority action in the European Parliament; likewise, members of the European Commission are not removable by simple majority action in the European Parliament. Had the Remain Camp and the EU’s leadership put forward a real programme to make the Commission subject to normal, parliamentary democratic controls, then a majority of the U.K. electorate might very well have voted to continue with and in the wider European project. But the EU has proven time and again to be incapable of substantial reform along democratic lines.*

    http://reformclub.blogspot.ie/2016/06/the-message-of-uks-brexit-referendum.html

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  41. […] If you have been following this blog, then you realize that the Brexit Referendum results have caused much consternation.  Seemingly, the young are hardest hit.  Or so they report.  They blame the older Britons for some combination of racist, xenophobic, dumb, senile, out of touch, retarded, etc. for the referendum coming out wrong.  Perhaps they should consider applying some introspection. […]

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