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May 20, 2015

frantic activity as a defense against impotence - with poop!

Filed under: philosophy — Benjamin Vulpes @ 12:00 a.m.
frantic activity as a defense against impotence - with poop!

Let's start with some quotes:

Most people’s lives are nothing more than pointlessly frantic activity used as a psychological defense against their own impotence and fear.”

(Tucker Max)

…here we are, spending time and money on cosmetics and pageantry to pretend that we are learning, to pretend that we are being measured, all the while slinging random neurochemicals based on a suspect but billable logic in the hope that something sticks and no one notices. Frantic activity as a defense against impotence. There is a term for that, but you can bet your career it won’t be on the test.

(Teach, "The Maintenance of Certification Exam as Fetish")

Hess is frantically fighting against– whom? Cyberbullies? Frat guys? Stand up comedians? What are the results she expects from this fight? The fight is a symptom of neurosis, frantic energy as a defense against impotence, frantic energy as a defense against change. "Why am I in the top 20% of intelligence but I'm running the register at a store whose products I can't afford?" Because trolls are preventing women from earning a living online? "So it's Reddit's fault!"

(Ballas, "Who Bullies the Bullies?")

The mistake is in thinking this has anything to do with the money. It's said that most at home traders fail, but this is incorrect: they fail at making money, but they are successful at feeling like a trader. That is the goal; the money is secondary, which is why they fail at making it.

(Ballas, "Who Can Know How Much Randi Zuckerberg Is Worth?")

Portland is a dog-friendly town to a fault. The locals won't yell at you for letting your dog romp around the park off leash, so much as they will frown and then get on Reddit and bitch impotently.

Portland is the passive-agressive-note-leaving capital of Cascadia. In my youth (l0l), I'd engage in the same kind of behavior – writing notes expressing my feelings about the various "injustices" visited upon me. Then I grew up, grew balls, and nowadays tell idiots precisely what to do to their faces. I considered pissing in a particularly poorly parked car's AC intakes yesterday, but was late to a dinner party (the car in question belonged without a doubt to one of the dipshits that stop by the local park for "Monday Funday" and leave broken bottles and needles and chocolate for myself and my dog to romp over).

On the topic of dogs, and to bring the conversation back around to my initial topic, please enjoy this example of the difference in behaviors between potent and impotent humans.

First, the impotent:

poop1

Someone goes through an unbelievable amount of effort to place these signs all over the neighborhood. They are hand-lettered, hand-assembled, and hand-emplaced. They do nothing but get squashed, ripped out, and occasionally attract bags of poop very carefully not deposited into garbage cans but left next to the signs. Classic frantic activity as a cover for impotence.

Contrast this frantic activity with the clever and effective approach of this other neighbor:

poop2

I can tell that this neighbor is not a drooling moron, as they've made a hypothesis as to why dog owners might not pick up the poop (no spare bag for the second shit), and put in place a mechanism that (you know, sort of) addresses the problem (a poo-bag dispenser). I bet that other neighbors are even filling the PVC up with more bags!

If you decide to get out in public and make a ruckus about a thing instead of doing something, you are the neutered worker drone whose world Bitcoin is here to shatter. If you've the intelligence to see feasible solutions to the actual problems in your life, and the will to bring your solutions about, La Serenissima has an endless list of things for you to do.

Please enjoy this photo of what happens when my dog eats rope:

poop3

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