The Brutality of Reason Example

By Ironcross One-One

Slicing and dicing things into pieces small enough
to be fed to Liberals, Kooks and Anti-Americans.
When feeding Kooks and Anti-Americans
I suggest a potato gun.
Example

If you are the emotional liberal type, this mindspace will make you uncomfortable. If you think my logic or facts are faulty, lets discuss it. When your findings disagree with my findings, that is dialogue. But using rhetoric to disagree with science is demogoguery. No demogoguery! I usually refrain from insults, but occasionally, ignorance and liberal hypocrisy bring out the worst in me.

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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Your mind...is a terrible thing.

Objective discrimination is good. It is a process of separating things on the basis of measurable characteristics. It might also be separating that which has value from that which doesn't. Discrimination is a mental activity.

Arbitrary or random discrimination is not good. This is discrimination that has no basis in value or purpose. This is a component of chaos.

What's the point of this? It is your nervous system that discriminates. Nerves - Senses - Brain. No matter how menial the task, it is your brain that makes the action of your muscles useful. The brain tells the muscles how to place the shovel so as to dig a straight trench. The fast food server translates your words into an order on a computer screen and gives you the change. The aircraft pilot is in a constant loop of sensory-decision-motor skill activity.

If you were put to work on a treadmill to generate power and were paid market rates, you might be able to earn a dollar or so per day. As an "unskilled" laborer, you might get minimum wage or a little above. That difference is because of the expectation that your brain can discriminate and make decisions that produce or protect value.
A high priced lawyer might make $400 per hour. You can bet that he's producing value or protecting it if someone's paying him that much.

If you are making your living with your body, you are screwing up. It’s your mind that makes your muscles worth a damn.

Your mind is a terrible thing to waste.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Jodi said...

My Dad has been telling me that all my life...It took turning 30 to finally believe him, ha! I love reading your blog. Keep up the hard work.

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