Newsgroups: alt.slack

Subject: Re: Love & the Subgenius Jihad

From: nospamum@radix.net (MegaLiz)

Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 02:52:00 GMT

 

twgs@thepoint.net (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.

 

Beautiful.

 

 

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