Subject: Re: Love & the Subgenius Jihad

Date: 30 Nov 1997 00:00:00 GMT

From: (MegaLiz)

Organization: MotPU: Where Binary Moodswings are ALWAYS on the Menu

Newsgroups: alt.slack

References: 1 , 2 , 3

 (Dave Lynch) wrote:



: people steal your Slack. I've heard people say that nobody steals

: your Slack unless you let them- this is oversimplistic and leads to

: EXACTLY the sort of self-blame you're talking about.


I'm going to argue with you, purely for the sake of keeping you going

on this, DavEE. Excellent stuff, really.


I agree with you up to this point, but I'll argue about the Slack

stealing. I don't think that letting your Slack get sucked is anything

to cause self-flaggellation. Getting taken and KNOWING you got taken

is all about RESPONSIBILITY--responsibility to YOURSELF. Nobody else

knows if you're exercising self control anymore than if they know if

you're exercising your ASS right this minute.


: The other thing to keep in mind, though, is that Moslems consider this

: the LESSER Jihad, with the GREATER Jihad being an internal struggle.


Like I said. Yeah.


: To take your own personal problems- your self-hatred- and blame it on

: the world, when that's not really the cause (sometimes it is, but

: quite often it isn't) isn't practicing good hate, IMO. That's what I

: would call False Hate, if you hate yourself not because of the

: Conspiracy's fucked-up and utterly bizarre expectations for those who

: live under its rule, but because of your OWN fucked-up expectations.

: The Inner Jihad here would consist of finding out where that comes

: from, recognizing it for what it is.






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