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Just World Hypothesis, Millennial Edition: if a Millennial fails, it’s because that Millennial wickedly chose to spurn salvation

The USA used to be a Christian nation.

Back then, the belief was that everyone’s SOUL could be saved. Your body might starve to death, you might have leprosy, but Jesus was omnipotent enough to save your soul. (Jesus might choose not to save someone who wickedly chooses of his own free will to spurn salvation, of course.)

(No amount of material observation or science could refute this claim, because souls are not material.)

Time went on, the USA forsook Jesus, and instead believed in MATERIAL salvation. The faith became the Just World Hypothesis, USA Edition: Everyone has a chance to succeed, if you fail it’s your own fault.

Just-world hypothesis
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The just-world hypothesis is the assumption that a person’s actions are inherently inclined to bring morally fair and fitting consequences to that person, to the end of all noble actions being eventually rewarded and all evil actions eventually punished. In other words, the just-world hypothesis is the tendency to attribute consequences to—or expect consequences as the result of—a universal force that restores moral balance. This belief generally implies the existence of cosmic justice, destiny, divine providence, desert, stability, or order.

This faith is still alive in 2017, as shown by the following:

The refusal to accept pain, to learn from it, and to triumph in the face of the fear that tells us to turn back in from adversity, is what stops us from achieving our maximum potential.

The problem with Mr. Sinek’s advice above is that he refuses to acknowledge that, at some level, Millennials are ENTIRELY to blame for their own predicament after all of the other factors are accounted for. And that is what makes his conclusion so wrong and foolish.

Companies cannot save Millennials. They won’t have the first clue as to how even to start.

To any young Millennial, especially a young Millennial man, reading this, here is your first, last, and most important lesson in life: once you reach the age of majority, everything bad that happens in your life is, at some level, YOUR FAULT.

Only you can fix what is wrong with you. Only you can pick yourself back up after life has beaten you down. Only you can change yourself, push yourself to become stronger and better and more resilient against pain and suffering.

It is a terribly hard journey, make no mistake. But it’s worth the pain.

http://didactsreach.blogspot.tw/2017/05/a-millennial-affliction.html

So if you go through pain, and you DON’T become stronger, IT’S YOUR FAULT for refusing to learn from the pain! In this narrative, the Just World Hypothesis is TRUTH.

This is just rehashed Christianity. If Jesus doesn’t save your soul, it’s because you have free will and you CHOSE to defy Jesus. If you go to Hell you are the only one to blame!

Here is an alternate theory: sometimes pain does make people stronger, and sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes you can do everything right and STILL get no reward. In this narrative, the Just World Hypothesis is a fallacy.

The centralized controllers are willing to lose money, because art is a propaganda expense

bye-bye-ghostbusters-2016-the-game

Profit$ are chump change.

The people who control our Brave New World Order are the shareholders of the multi-national corporations that control almost everything bought and sold in the world today. These are they that call all the shots. And one of the primary corporations that they control is the Central Usury Cartel that controls the central banking systems in most of the world.

In other words, all the fabulously wealthy elites that own the shares in all the corporations (only 147 entities control nearly 40 percent of all of monetary value of transnational corporations in the world,) could give a shit about making “Profits.” Profits is an idea for the proles to consume themselves with so that we don’t notice the ever increasing and burdensome controls being implemented in a gradual but escalating pace.

They have usurped and deceived we the sheeple into accepting the take over of our economies, governments and institutions through their fiat usury schemes aka “money creation” power. In other words, do you really think T.H.E.Y. give a shit about profit, when these are they who have the power to create as much “money” as they need at any time? Profit$ are for pikers. The real prize is control…total population control. With their power to “print” as much money as they’d like, they use it quite liberally to achieve this goal of total population control.

Wonder no more at the propaganda studio lots seeking to Poz the world with Californication and Celebridolatry, churning out infotainment programming with social justice themes and narratives that consistently lose money hand over fist.

The producers in charge of a never ending stream of box office bombs, tell-a-vision series cancellations, print media circulation drops and downsized publishing houses haven’t made genuine profits in a decade or more.. They don’t need to nor do they seem to really even want to. Their primary function is not to make profits, but to manufacture consensus, control the narrative and pacify the populace to get we the sheeple to fall in line and to think and behave how they want us to.

http://hawaiianlibertarian.blogspot.tw/2017/01/the-pretense-of-profit-motive.html

It is interesting that the picture above shows that the game-version females are very cute and no older than 25, whereas the movie actresses all looked considerably older than 30.

However, video games kind of suck.

To play a game nowadays, you basically have three public choices (and one private choice).

One, you can surrender to a console maker like SONY and pay through the nose to give up your freedom.

Two, you can surrender to Microsoft and keep spending money on their spyware OS every year, plus all your information goes to them. (You will also be subsidizing overpriced companies who give you a CD or underpriced companies like Steam who invade your privacy.)

Three, you can run Linux and content yourself with a very small selection of games. (And you might lose your privacy to Steam.)

Four, you can run Windows (either 7 or a pirated 10) and pirate games. This won’t necessarily preserve your privacy for long, but for the moment, it will allow you to test-run the new AAA games before deciding that they are not very fun.

What we need is a new gaming platform that respects privacy and allows game makers to produce for a decent profit. Some people are trying to build such a system, but we don’t have it yet.

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Drinking from the firehose of notifications, I can barely figure out how to post, much less figure out who is subscribed

Post theme, courtesy of Steve Sailer:

I don’t know that WordPress is an American product, but it’s certainly a typical manifestation of globalized Americanism- fast food, distracting TV, and push-button convenience!

I am not some kind of noble ascetic or wise philosopher who can stand above this.

I am subscribed to a lot of blogs through WordPress. Presumably notifications are being sent to an email somewhere. I don’t know. Generally when I see something interesting, I try to blog it as soon as I can, so that I don’t forget that it interested me.

So if you follow this blog, don’t worry about subscribing automatically. Comment if you like. I might even notice in a week or two, depending on whether my attention-deficit is acting up.

Baloo wrote:

If you’ve noticed that I unsubscribed, it’s just because I want to clear my email out and I check this site daily anyway.

No prob. Read freely, or wander away to do something more
–hey, look a squirrel

From a comment by “Bumbling American”

Walker Percy:

“Why do people often feel bad in good environments and good in bad environments? Why did Mother Teresa think that affluent Westerners often seemed poorer than the Calcutta poor, the poorest of the poor? The paradox comes to pass because the impoverishments and enrichments of a self in a world are not necessarily the same as the impoverishments and enrichments of an organism in an environment.”

And

“With the passing of the cosmological myths and the fading of Christianity as a guarantor of the identity of the self, the self becomes dislocated, is both cut loose and imprisoned by its own freedom, yet imprisoned by a curious and paradoxical bondage like a Chinese handcuff, so that the very attempts to free itself, e.g., by ever more refined techniques for the pursuit of happiness, only tighten the bondage and distance the self ever farther from the very world it wishes to inhabit as its homeland. The rational Jeffersonian pursuit of happiness embarked upon in the American Revolution translates into the flaky euphoria of the late 20th century. Every advance in an objective understanding of the Cosmos and in its technological control further distances the self from the Cosmos precisely in the degree of the advance–so that in the end the self becomes a space-bound ghost which roams the very Cosmos it understands perfectly.”

http://anti-gnostic.blogspot.tw/2014/08/why-did-robin-williams-kill-himself.html

Can anyone who advocates “learning to think” as a benefit of college explain exactly what that means and how to measure it? If they can’t do that, can they really seriously advocate taking on the huge opportunity cost of money and time that college requires?

http://retrophoebia.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/dont-send-your-kids-to-ivies-er-what/

There are different versions of “learning to think.”

Some people learn to kiss ass, and to fit in with rich people, and they call that “learning to think,” when it’s really, “learning to be a willing servant to anyone who has lots and lots of cash.”

This is not ordinary networking. This a a special kind of social skill.

When people advocate “learning to think,” they usually mean that skill.

However, I personally have my own ideas about learning to think.

I think that mathematical logic is the best way to think. The more high-level mathematical logic you can do, the better you are at thinking, according to me.

Of course, I recognize that great mathematicians often die broke or become recluses. I don’t claim that learning to think actually results in money.

Mangan is an idiot when he writes stuff like ” All play and no work makes Jack a depressed boy.” For some people play is work – it’s the work they want to be doing

I am not an artist.

I will probably never be an artist, because I will probably spend the rest of my life scraping along from unemployment to short-term minimum wage job back to unemployment again.

While I am unemployed, I do not have the freedom to develop my art.

I send out resumes, I go to interviews, I “network” for the next job. In my spare time I hone my frugality skills.

This is no way to live.

If I had a guaranteed income and I didn’t have to worry about food and rent, I would have no EXCUSE not to develop my art. Maybe I would slack off. Maybe I would watch anime 16 hours a day and blog 2 hours a day. But maybe I would finally get a chance to do fulfilling work.

Mangan is very smart guy, but he wrote a very stupid post at:

http://mangans.blogspot.tw/2014/08/the-puritan-work-ethic-and-why-its.html

Mangan apparently believes that everyone who works is working at a job that they can respect, even when they hate it.

That is not true.

Some jobs just suck so badly, that all the workers hate the job, and they are all glad when the job is over, even if it means they won’t eat.

Mangan wrote:

it would be very helpful if people developed interests and purpose outside their work, but most won’t,

Screw that. The people who desperately want a chance to develop purpose outside their slave jobs will always hate people who talk like that.

Damn it – I would like to log into his site and tell him to rot in Hell, but in fact I have stuff I have to get done on a tight schedule today. I’m probably going to die of a heart attack before I’m 50, and the cause is not going to be excessive leisure.