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Ila: There's only one way to end violence. Everybody everywhere has to stop. And it will take time.
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Gautama Prat: Anarchy can only thrive when everyone within an anarchy has confronted and resolved their innate impulse to use violence for whatever reason.

(after system and planets destroyed in moments) Lieutenant Tilly: When I think, Nalas, and uh, Kwejian, all those people...how life is just a blink, huh? It's...it is one heartbeat in the entire lifespan of the universe. I just don't really think I understood that before.
Commander Saru: How we choose to spend our moments matters.
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Gautama Prat: Being Mindfully here-now in the face of infinite uncertainty is the only true power any of us have.

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Gah. I wrote almost nothing today. I instead ended up studying a *ton* of posts, websites, papers, books, in order to answer a question that suddenly appeared to me during my writing:

How does gender and sex work in the universe I'm creating? How I'd like it to work? How do I make it plausible for the readers? How do I research this topic?

Goodness, it's a true rabbit hole. And I'm dug in deep. (Sorry for the pun.)

"Their tears at the bitter injustice dry when they begin to perceive the terrible justice of reality, and to accept it. Yet it is their tears and anger, the trying of their generosity and the acceptance of their helplessness, which are perhaps the true source of the splendor of their lives."

Le Guin, Ursula K.. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

In light of some current discourse we have decided to rewatch the "Caprica" series!

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i think there are a lot of basic nerds who don’t understand how space colonization is not an escapist fantasy, of fleeing a dying earth to inflict industrialism on another world, but a utopian vision of a stable earth that can field and support space assets. you’ll never get a working colony on another planet without a highly coordinated supply chain that originates on our very own fucking gaia

Our current goal in life is to live a life

"of carefully realized purposelessness through a prolonged absence of passion to [achieve] the perception that makes them both right and appropriate. [This is], in short, the absurd mimesis of the tragic."

Harold Bloom on Camus's, "The Stranger," our brackets.

"What kind of creatures are we? According to evolution, not creatures that see reality as it is."
The Case Against Reality
Donald Hoffman

Our essential personally meaningful existential, queer, and anarchic morning play list...when nothing else will get us out of bed in the morning. music.apple.com/us/playlist/mo

The Great Society consists of beings who are like fish who know they exist in water.
-Digital preservation of writings of Gautama Prat, Common Archives of the Great Society

Masterful episode of "Foundation" 'The Missing Piece.'

Waking up to reality is essential to liberation. But to be clear, what we wake up to is so terrifying that our earliest brains and primitive proto-psyches evolved to hide the true nature of reality from us. This suppression was necessary so that we would get on with the business of survival. It was necessary so that we would not die of fright before we had a chance to reproduce.

-Digital preservation of writings of Gautama Prat, Common Archives of the Great Society

True Compassion and the Beginning of Freedom

Awakenings to these existential truths are the beginnings of real and meaningful compassion for all things. Only then will we begin to be truly free.

-Digital preservation of writings of Gautama Prat, Common Archives of the Great Society

Existential Reality, Power, Mindfulness

Being mindfully here-now in the face of infinite uncertainty is the only true power any of us have. To do this is to be a Hero of the Absurd.

-Digital preservation of writings of Gautama Prat, Common Archives of the Great Society

Absurdist Hero – someone who constantly seeks to test and break all systems of control, all chains and shackles of oppression, not just those created by Sapiens, but even the slavery of our evolutionary psychology, all while going with the flow of existence, happily.

-Digital preservation of writings of Gautama Prat, Common Archives of the Great Society

The laboring man has not leisure for a true integrity day by day; he cannot afford to sustain the manliest relations to men; his labor would be depreciated in the market. He has no time to be anything but a machine. ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Today is TV day! Foundation and Invasion and other lesser shows this time of the year.

Digital preservation of writings of Gautama Prat, Common Archives of the Great Society

The Ideal of the Great Society

"In a sane and rational society, sane and rational people would be free to live freely as they choose, no need to be governed. People and societies who oppress and harm others, and are thus not sane and rational, need to be governed."

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