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    The format, the medium, the presenter, the manner of discourse.

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    idk why there is such resistance to saying, here is someone I disagree with who nevertheless has interesting shit to say

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    dissensus tv

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    Not self deprecation just frustration with my own limits, partly this is attention span. I can get very good work done with very intense concentration but I can't sustain it as long as I'd like. My inability to visualise makes some things hard also. There are many many things I would like to have a firm grip on but I waste my time and of course our receptivity is subject to fluctuations. It's partly a question of recognising those windows in which its possible to get some of the actual work done. It's hard this stuff. You need to make an effort.

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    Its more that its not interesting, or at least, not interesting in how it is communicated. Engagement is what's lacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    idk why there is such resistance to saying, here is someone I disagree with who nevertheless has interesting shit to say
    I'm guna fucking listen to it but not right now!!!!!

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    two historical dissensus accounts on tv

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    Also, whatever his extensive knowledge about philosophy and literature, I always thought he had terrible political instincts, a judgement which I think was vindicated not too long ago.

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    he used to be left af

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    Hmm, I dunno... but regardless, look at that happened.

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    what about nina, she is also on the show?

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    Yeah, I like Nina TBF, but like I said, the format is terrible.

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    Apparently there's a fuss about this isn't there. It's to do with the host.

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    the format is literally a conversation

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    It's like an old Dissensus thread that starts off on a topic I'm interested in, but by page 18 someone has mentioned Spinoza and by page 26 there are just three people left talking about fascism.

    Clearly Josef is still upset by people taking his tatty cardboard sign from outside LD50 but he should know that most of the anti-fascists who were there that I saw were from Hackney rather than Goldsmiths. ("LOL! Students!", say the students)

    It's good that Nina is doing a book about men, but weird that she slates liberal feminism for being increasingly about the victimisation of women before jumping right into the victimhood of men - their high suicide rate and that they get sent to war.

    Philosophy types should avoid talking about magick in arid theoretical terms, as indeed should everyone. That said, the stereotype of feminists who are into magick as doing this at a purely "low magick" level of Buffy or Harry Potter is quite blatantly missing out the more sophisticated exponents. Also to critique this as "low magick" but not take the host to task for his "fake it until you make it" approach to simulating cleverness is pretty weird, as "fake it til you make it" is exactly the approach of chaos magickians who were seen as the antithesis of high magick in my day.

    The discussion of Catholicism was so general as to be useless really. Contrasting the different approaches, strands etc from South America, West Africa and Northern Ireland in relation to paganism would have been better.

    There is some absolute guff at the end about "plausible deniability" which ignores the entire history of post-war European fascist movements (with the exception of its most overt Nazi forms such as the British Movement or National Action). The idea that we should take everyone at face value is pretty stupid and you would think not the sort of thing self-styled philosophers would advocate for as this would put them out of a job.

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