Junior Ganymede
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P-rn, Spock, and the Great Salt Lake

June 03rd, 2017 by Zen

This has been percolating in my mind for some time, but I recently saw a video on a show I have not seen yet, that really brought this to mind. This video is on the Philosophy of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  Watch at least the first 3 minutes. I can only characterize this as a vision of hell.

Nihilism is certainly present, and perhaps what strikes me the most, is that is everyone is busy fixating on themselves. Narcissism mingled with Nihilism. It is really alarming how much nihilism I am seeing in the world – and how people insist that is the only logical world view. And how much that nihilism leads people to narcissism and hedonism.

But complaints about trashy media are nothing new.

Now, let’s compare and contrast Spock.

The Wrath of Khan (1982)

with

Star Trek by JJ Abrams (2009)

For those of you who don’t want to watch that, I will briefly recap. In the original, Spock sacrifices himself in order to save his friends. In the new rebooted Trek, Spock is counseled, that in spite of the destruction of the planet Vulcan, and that Vulcans are now an endangered species, it would be good for him to focus on himself.

This is also scarily similar to a critique of Batman v. Superman, that you may also enjoy.

Now, lastly, pornography. I do not think the greatest lie that porn tells, is that supermodels would be interested in me, that this kind of indulgence  is healthy, or that only smok’n hot supermodels are normal. All a problem certainly, but they are not the big one.

The greatest lie, is that happiness is found focusing on ourselves. This is the most pernicious lie. The rest are relatively obvious. Nihilism leads to focus on self, and as people do that, they will despair more and more, and fill the empty hole in their lives with more of themselves.

(Pardon if I have shared this before) One common feature of both the Holy Land, and Utah, is that both have a healthy lake that feeds a terminal lake. Both Utah Lake and the Sea of Galilee are both alive and healthy. In contrast, both the Great Salt Lake and the Dead Sea are both almost completely dead.

This is an always present reminder to us, about where real life and happiness resides.

 

 

 

Comments (3)
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June 03rd, 2017 20:30:58
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G.
June 5, 2017

“(Pardon if I have shared this before) One common feature of both the Holy Land, and Utah, is that both have a healthy lake that feeds a terminal lake. Both Utah Lake and the Sea of Galilee are both alive and healthy. In contrast, both the Great Salt Lake and the Dead Sea are both almost completely dead.”

Ha, fantastic!


seriouslypleasedropit
June 5, 2017

This is a good post.


Wm Jas
June 6, 2017

Both have a healthy lake that feeds a terminal lake via the River Jordan.

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