That is decent of you, sir.
Nonetheless, I do not believe that this is the place for me. I support and admire your mission of raising the Rationality Waterline, but I am a man who belongs in the trenches. Best I can do is use your Dark Side teachings, and send the occasional padwan in your direction to learn the Vicious Arts.
Grant me your prayers as I fight against the insufferable Good within the world.
Oh, believe me, I shit the bed on this.
I was still all ornery from the last time here; I let that get into my blood, and overreacted. I’ve only recently attained any internet prominence, and this was my first time experiencing hate. Despite all the mental preparations… I reacted poorly.
I prefer to own my failures, however; I fucked up three weeks ago. Anyone can see that.
As I said to another commenter—I suspect that I am better as a beacon for rationality, pointing new pilgrims to his place, than I am a member of the community.
I just apologized. F5 the page.
I was too much of an asshole; here it is in comment form.
I’m taking a 24 hour break, thom. I was over worked up, and I let it spill into this comment thread, overreacting to what people said.
I’ve probably acted like a jerk. not completely devoid of purpose, but a jerk nonetheless. I’d like to apologize for all of that. I had no call to be so rude to all of you.
Gah. I suppose I should repost this to the top.
Delete: hopefully nobody saw that.
I’ve probably acted like a jerk. not completely devoid of purpose, but a jerk nonetheless. I’d like to apologize for all of that. I had no call to be so rude to all of youl
Protect your ego! Insult the outsider! Even if he’s been here longer than you...
Clearly he is a fascist.
Listen: are you a man with integrity or not? Address the video I posted. I rewrote the intro and others on here have a transcript. You have no excuses to continue the personal attack. Either address my argument… or make fun of me, and get rep points.
The prior will make you smarter; the latter will get you closer to getting laid.
Also, far less rational than you ought to pride yourself on being; but I didn’t expect rationality from LessWrong, so I’m not disappointed!
But can’t one do all three?
Sometimes the truth can only be spoken through ugliness and riddles. I am Tyrion Lannister. You’re breaking my heart, GLaDOS. At best, I hoped to find Bronn in this LW company of rascals—and then I saw Shae. Beautiful, woundrous, Shae; her mere being an argument to right myself, to be a better man… and now Shae speaks against me?
Should I apologize for the nature of my being? A man of pure fire, hate, truth, and humour? Should I wreck it all?
Would you still love me if I did all that? Would anyone love me?
Better to remain a misfit...
Remind me, JoshuaZ—who is the Pretntious Writer who captilizes Truth and Many Other Words, and has subcribers… and who is the pretentious prick who comments upon standards of writing behaviour?
You can burn in hell; GLaDOS is a bloody lady, and sexy as the day is long. She has class and internet bearing—something you clearly lack. I also suspect that you do not own a motorcycle. If you did, you’d be giving me an internet high-five, bro, and we’d be rocking out on skype, like True Men. Instead you argue with me about something that has no bearing to the topic at hand.
I detect someone who seeks reputation points.
You need to pick a side. Shit disturbing is only successful for so long.
I read unintentional sarcasm.
Your response: Appreciated. :)
I’m not a complete bastard!
GLaDOS, you are the first girl-computer to give me a bRoner.
The mind truly is the sexy organ, even for a playa like myself.
I may have to trust you to post the videos full of Truth in the future; I have three more posts, tops, before I burn out of karma. You must post them, while decrying me as a monster! That is how the fates say it must be.
So… race realists who argue that Asians have higher IQs than whites are racist against Asians...
cough strawman cough
Not to mention it completely ignores the video which (I suspect) confused your inferior brain.
I fail at subtelty understanding.
If you read the comments on the video, it’s pretty clear who I’m talking about.
I was incredibly polite on the last debate; I still got downvoted.
Above, I see a morally righteous coward—somebody who should be an anathema to LW—and he’s getting up votes. It doesn’t matter what I say; I am destined to failure for not saying what I OUGHT to.
This place likes to pretend that it’s counter-norm, but it parrots the university line at the drop of a hat.
Note that the argument on my video isn’t the video itself—it’s whether the video is appropriate or not. Perfect soviet doublespeak. 3 years ago this place would have loved challenging information.
And given that I’m one of those incredibly evil people—what is my attitude towards blacks?
Almost seems like I give a shit about them...
I actually did this video because one of my black subscribers challenged me; I needed to take a stance. He’s in complete agreement, from his comments.
OMG, you’re serious! Or an epic troll.
EDIT: In case you didn’t notice, I’m not arguing for race realism—my introductory remarks state that I don’t get it. However, I’m arguing against the egalitarian premise. You attack the premises I supposedly hold—what’s your explanation of 2.2 billion dollars failing to achieve anything?
I cite and link that fact—and reference the Colour of Crime study, which I do not link, but is easably searchable.
Can you explain either of these? Or… is it just racism that’s behind it all?
My theory fits the facts. Your theory is comfortable, and fits the political will.