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There are different facets and takes to nihilism. Buddhism certainly doesn't follow moral nihilism as far as I'm concerned.
Two former students of Trungpa, John Steinbeck IV and his wife, wrote a sharply critical memoir of their lives with him in which they claim that, in addition to alcohol, Trungpa used $40,000 a year worth of coc aine, and used Seconal to come down from the coc aine. The coc aine use, say the Steinbecks, was kept secret from the wider Vajradhatu community......
An incident that became a cause célèbre among some poets and artists was the Halloween party at the Snowmass Colorado Seminary in the fall of 1975, held during a 3-month period of intensive meditation and study of the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana vehicles of Tibetan Buddhism. The poet W. S. Merwin had arrived that summer at the Naropa Institute and been told by Allen Ginsberg that he ought to visit the seminary. Although he had not gone through the several years' worth of study and preparatory mind training required, Merwin was insistent he attend, and Trungpa eventually granted his request – along with his girlfriend as well. At seminary the couple stayed to themselves. At the Halloween party, after many, including Trungpa himself, had taken off their clothes, Merwin was asked to join the event, but refused. On Trungpa's orders, his Vajra Guard forced entry into the poet's locked and barricaded room; brought him and his girlfriend, Dana Naone, against their will, to the party; and eventually stripped them of all their clothes, with onlookers ignoring Naone's pleas for help and for someone to call the police. The next day Trungpa asked Merwin and Naone to remain at the Seminary as either students or guests. They agreed to stay for several more weeks to hear the Vajrayana teachings, with Trungpa's promise that "there would be no more incidents," and Merwin and Naone's assertion that "it would be with no guarantees of obedience, trust, or personal devotion to him."[6
No, I just clearly disagree with the logic that since one part of nihilism applies, the whole lot of it must therefore apply.
Yet, I believe racial seperation is wrong.
I think this is the equivolent of taking a brick, placing it in your mouth, and then telling me you're not taking more than you can chew. Best stick to the conversation at hand.
As an example of cherry picking a weak argument to compare your conservative philosophy to. Pick something more robust next time.
Please indicate where myself, or Cordelia Fine completely dismiss psychological or behavioural differences. You won't be able to. Again, who are you arguing with? Without an opponent, your argument is void. Until you can take the time to understand other's positions you're just making things up as you go along.
Of course, you're talking about this tiny tiny tiny tiny group of still un-named leftist psychopaths that believe women and men are exactly the same.
Barbies ... I believe we should treat people as people the best we can. I spent at least 10 of the most important years of my life carrying out inane gender mimicry and tasks that I should enjoy but I clearly got nothing from due to the types of advertising you're talking about.
I clearly got nothing from due to the types of advertising you're talking about. I spent even more years on the recieving end of sentences such as 'but you're a [gender] and you should be [activity]'.
Make me a thread with a proposed solution to that problem and you'll have my interest instead of contempt.
Originally posted by dontreally
Sorry, the Libertarian socialist portal at wikipedia, in which a list of associated concepts is enumerated.
However, if they intend to use the socialist architecture built into the governmental system to uproot peoples views on things, I absolutely, unequivocally oppose it, as it goes against basic a rule of human nature: mans rebelliousness.
Rebelliousness is not just "rebellion" against God, as you'd probably assume.
Chomsky, Asimokopos, Mclaren, etc harbours this ambition: not just to change the outer constructs of society, but to assume control over peoples thinking and beliefs by reshaping public institutions.
Originally posted by dontreally
reply to post by Pinke
Buddhism is amoral i.e. it bases itself on a viewpoint that is beyond all dichotomy. This of course isn't to say that there aren't "moral" Buddhists in the traditional sense. [sic] However, not all Buddhists subscribe to that path (the 8-fold path). Simply look at...
you deign to pronounce ethnic differences as "wrong"?
You've implied as much. (that there is no debate regarding psychology and hormones etc)
Do you agree that biology largely determines the idiosyncrasies of gender psychology, and thus, cultural norms?
And you represent ... [sic] .... the 20% or so, with higher testosterone levels (which accounts for their male like interests). [sic] If for example I live in a predominantly latino neighbourhood with an 80% majority, would it be right or wrong for the mayor of that neighbourhood to be white or latino?
Despite this, I do not see the solution in ignoring basic facts of statistical differences betweens men and women.
What you apparently refuse to understand is the opposing side of the equation: if allowance is made to accommodate the minority, what about the majority?
I wouldn't pay too much attention to that. This is a real LibSoc website...
Ted Haggard engaged in gay sex repeatedly. This doesn't mean the Evangelicals philosophy supports gay sex.
Humans can naturally treat difference with hostility.
To say otherwise I think is over confidence.
Recently we've been having a resurgence in male grooming (the metrosexual), pink used to be a boy's color, blue used to be a woman's, women have worked along side men at multiple moments in history ... Nowadays a strong woman athlete is thought to be a lesbian, but there used to be a legitimate concern that a woman athlete could unleash immoral heterosexual passions ...
Unfortunately your net is far too wide spread in this conversation, it's messy and without focus. We have religion on the table, leftist politics, gender identity, the belief that multiple religions are nihilistic, and the direction of where leftist politics intend to take to the institution of marriage ... I could write 100, 000 words on most of those topics ...
I lived in a Latino neighborhood, I wouldn't expect other people to expect me to look and act Latino. I don't care who the mayor is! It's expectations on myself which matter, and people's flexibility in their expectations and acceptance of behaviors.
Why such extremes?
With further research and effort, said differences could be nurtured in schools and parenting, and culturally we could adapt over a long period of time to understand 'the others' who aren't the majority.
Anyway, can U2U me if actually desired, but unfortunately this is getting a little too messy/mean spirited to care to continue.
I don't want to change people. I want people to let other people to "live and let live"
you are the worse possible person - the very definition of the radical leftist I have no respect for