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20 Nov
I mean it’s good representation for incels to know that maybe they too can grow up to have self-worth, a beautiful family and do extrajudicial killings
I was also basically an incel until ~19. I was also a dark-skinned loser nerd with a weird name whose dad never taught him anything. Personally I’m happy to learn these things, they make me feel less alone in the world. Real shame that Barack was abducted by aliens in 2005... /s
to be clear I wasn’t *literally* an incel, but the word is starting to lose all meaning with people throwing it around at everything. I was full of despair and self-loathing. I tried my best to be kind and friendly, though I could also be pompous & disagreeable. Nobody taught me
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20 Nov
I’ll answer earnestly since it’s fun to rethink these things through

strategy is downstream of doctrine (who are you, what are your principles?) and upstream of tactics (what are the immediate winning moves?).

Strategy is planning + moving into place to setup winning moves
VV twitter doctrine/thesis: the power of friendship is unparalleled, the greatest untapped wealth is between people who don’t know each other

VV tactics: great reply game

VV strategy: identify FANs, seek them out, follow, wait for opportunities to do great reply game
Again: tactics is immediate winning moves, strategy is moving into place to increase your odds of favourable positions. there is overlap depending on how you choose to frame it. a strategist avoids an unnecessary battle if he can, or sacrifices one here to gain an advantage there
Read 6 tweets
19 Nov
feeling like my long overdue trip to new york city has this odyssean quality to it
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19 Nov
what’s the most quickly recurring talking point on twitter? I think it’s gifted kid discourse, I see it about every 2 months. For contrast, unpaid internships seem to be about once a year. There’s an intense “how many hours should you work a week” blowout about every 2 yrs
I know people talk about these things every day, but there’s also a sort of bigger/broader “wave” that the right posts hit + ride at the right time to reach substantially wider audiences
for those of ya'll asking about the gifted kid stuff – it goes on and on, tens of thousands of RTs and favs

(yea the halsey tweet is a false positive but, eh)
Read 7 tweets
19 Nov
knowing precisely what you respect and why you respect it is a source of tremendous independence that can’t be bought
in a way people got fucked when they were told “don’t respect god” but they weren’t told what to respect instead. for me I respect what I call the light of human consciousness, which is basically kinda god with extra steps and without the coercive elements (implied or otherwise)
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