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About Gettinghitonattheban

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  • Birthday 12/02/1991

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  1. Gettinghitonattheban added a post in a topic Anarchism or Authoritarianism   

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  2. Gettinghitonattheban added a topic in Create   

    "Information Overload"
    An essay which was written some months back while intoxicated I thought I'd share it. Enjoy!

    Information Overload

    The contention that Beethoven 5th Symphony can played on a ringtone is a lot more profound then at first sight. Originally, a ground-breaking composition, it is now casually played to alert a person that someone is calling. Only a century ago Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was met with anger, and a riot was formed to meet Stravinsky’s open display musical taboo. The same composition that in later years was played in a cartoon. Later Ornstein, originally a child prodigy was booed off stage during his first performance of “Wild Man’s Dance.” These artists pushed the boundaries of formalities on hand in knees. Now in the 21 century it can officially be noted that, literally, it has all been done, and such social stigmas of the passed have been yanked through the looking glass so far that the have lapped themselves. Ironically, the only limitation in this century is not the morality, or what is “acceptable”, but what can over come the decadence of the audience. Accepting the regurgitation offered by the radio, the current generation has the most profound open forum of creativity at their disposal, and yet the instant gratification of the digital media outlet has spoiled them to a state of contemporary amnesia, a short attention span, and laziness. The artist is pushed into the labor camps of mass-produced media, where music is practically copy and pasted, so much so that only one song needed to be downloaded is a text document which reads: “Insert expectations here.” The musician is an empty slogan, a meaningless gesture, and most disgusting of all, an image. When the title “musician” no longer contains implications that they recorded, wrote, and composed their own music, and therefore a personal connection to what they have claimed as their intellectual property, it only reveals the over arching superstructure to which their creativity belongs. Most disgusting of all, while the music industry advertising the sensationalist garbage down the windpipes of the decadent public, the same industry claims that the redundant metronome that is called music adds the title “popular” and therefore the will of the people. Wither the claim is true or not is my concern, and if so only proves my point further.
    Here and now that I declare my artistic independence. No longer will I be slave to the industry, which robs the intelligence and integrity of the audience, and expects the most human element to produce as a machine. No longer will my concerns will be the revenue and payroll that I receive for essentially impersonal crap, nor will I piss into the wind attempting to gain the attention of the mass audience which does not care. With the small audience I have reached, I will rest soundly knowing that the art, which I have created, was not a lie.
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  3. Gettinghitonattheban added a post in a topic The Moral Responsibility Quiz   


    Sometimes things are out of your control. I am not responsible for the decisions of my ancestors, therefore I should not be expected to pay the price for their wrong decisions.

    Other times a person is just making excuses. If I am strongly against the US occupation of Iraq, then why am I driving a Hummer?

    I'm probably wrong, but just some food for thought.
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  4. Gettinghitonattheban added a post in a topic "Philosophy is dead"   

    What he has been claiming is not an original thesis at all. He just tagged in M Theory into it, which is mystical enough. I mean I remember that whole issue of when one his theories was proven false by one of his students because there was one flaw in his math, therefore the whole theory collapsed. Which is scary, because it suggest that all science is lately is clever math tricks with an hypothesis tagged at the end. He is essentially playing the old game of chasing his own tale.

    This whole mess reminds me of God. When there was flaws in the story it turned out God was from another dimension. Sound familiar?
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  5. Gettinghitonattheban added a post in a topic Deconstruction: Weapon or Triviality?   

    Jacques Derrida's philosophy is sometimes mind numbingly pretentious in my opinion. In a way, I think it can be useful, but so isn't sophistry depending on the priories of the individual. However, I will say that deconstruction is profound in terms of creating great art and TV shows.
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  6. Gettinghitonattheban added a post in a topic The Soul of Man under Socialism   

    True public ownership is ownership amongst a collective of private individuals who have direct control through consensus amongst each other, as opposed to appeasing to barriers to entry and a bureaucracy.
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  7. Gettinghitonattheban added a post in a topic The Soul of Man under Socialism   

    I agree for the most part, but I am skeptical of his notion of people living without property (especially with Oscar's own involvement in Dandyism). I think perhaps the option of a public (i.e; in the stateless definition) ownership of the means of production would allow individuality to be protected at highest point possible (as rigid individualism always collapses in on itself), and even to question absolute property is great. But to go as far as to say a person can live without property seems a bit much.
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  8. Gettinghitonattheban added a topic in Read   

    The Soul of Man under Socialism
    The text:

    A personal favorite of mine, I'm curious to see if anyone has read this essay. Basically Wilde argues that for individualism and anti-authoritarianism to sustain, there is to be socialistic principles in place.
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  9. Gettinghitonattheban added a post in a topic Bonobo society- a goal for Homo sapiens   

    I never implied you had to. o_o; Is someone projecting?
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  10. Gettinghitonattheban added a post in a topic Bonobo society- a goal for Homo sapiens   

    Well they are the closest living relatives to humans.I'm not really implying that such a society exist, but more so that the idea of the individual in a vacuum, or the more predatory class view of society of one must always be in constant battle to preserve your rank. Is if we are wolves.
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  11. Gettinghitonattheban added a topic in Explore   

    Bonobo society- a goal for Homo sapiens
    A peaceful society based love not war. A society which is generally egalitarian, which is able to set aside social rank for strong cooperation. And finally a collapse of the overhauling patriarchy. Does such a society exist?


    Peaceful conflict resolution and matriarchy: (Viewer discretion: lots of monkey sexing)


    Any thoughts?
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  12. Gettinghitonattheban added a post in a topic Introduce yourself here...   

    Hello! Matt is the name.

    I was also directed here by DeadCanDance. My main interest lie in the aesthetics and political philosophy. I'm a student of music mainly, but what is music without philosophy?

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