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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:34 pm 
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This is a genuine lecture invitation from Sweden (coming up on January 18th for those wanting to attend!), I've translated it into English but if anything it sounds even worse in the original.

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To make chaos in a cis- and heteronormative cosmos: Satan as allied with the non-conformist transactivism.

Djune Mochelle Jangmyr presents, eminating from her master thesis, the prerequisits for a transtheorethical and activistic coexistance with Satan, and the values associated with s/he. It concerns on the one hand the matter of taking care of the non-confirmistic, queer and polemic meaning which Satan has been ascribed and of how the satan figure has functioned as an artefact for, or originator of, humanity's definition of evil. Through a theorethical approach to transsubjectivity the possibilites of merging the transperson with the non-normative monsterfigure of Satan is discussed. Djuna Michelle also reflects over what the non-conformistic, transactivistic environment has in common with s/he - historically as well as ideologically - and in which ways one can benefit from it in a cisnormativ everyday.

Does this make any sense to anyone?! :lol: :facepalm:

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I'm reminded of the endless room full of randomly typing monkeys.

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I thought you said you had it translated into English.

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It actually makes a lot more sense if we feed it through a randomly-set Enigma machine

The author, by the way.

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It's perfectly clear. (at least upon third to fifth reading.)

It's about how Satan is ascribed as both evil and the source of both trans- and gayness. For a trans-person, their view that the population conflates their being with Satan is addressed. Finally, how that trans- person's experiences are actually similar to Satan's, and how the trans- person can take advantage of it in the general normative population.

Dress that up with a bunch of long buzzwords, atrocious and convoluted grammar, using a non-judgemental equality-of-ideals approach, and there you go. Then deride anyone trying to penetrate the in-group, make the language even more complex to repel outsiders, and say that those who don't understand it are prejudiced and clearly can't speak knowledgeably about it.

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and say that those who don't understand it are prejudiced and clearly can't speak knowledgeably about it.


I don't know about being prejudiced about it, but I must say I can't speak knowledgeably about it, any more than I can knowledgeably about a document in Farsi.

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As Yoda would say: The postmodernism, strong with this one is.


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Archive.org: Rules for Radicals
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Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very
first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to
know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which),
the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and
did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.

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KDahm wrote:
It's perfectly clear. (at least upon third to fifth reading.)

It's about how Satan is ascribed as both evil and the source of both trans- and gayness. For a trans-person, their view that the population conflates their being with Satan is addressed. Finally, how that trans- person's experiences are actually similar to Satan's, and how the trans- person can take advantage of it in the general normative population.

Dress that up with a bunch of long buzzwords, atrocious and convoluted grammar, using a non-judgemental equality-of-ideals approach, and there you go. Then deride anyone trying to penetrate the in-group, make the language even more complex to repel outsiders, and say that those who don't understand it are prejudiced and clearly can't speak knowledgeably about it.


It's got something to it but the postmodern word salad makes it gibberish.

The truth in it is how archetypal Satan is and what he embodies that is being reflected in modern people.

In a similar way there is a Gnostic undercurrent in the modern world that looks on consciousness as the end all, be all to individuality that ends up looking on it as a prisoner trapped within the body and the larger whole of the mind and that people can and should treat it all as a vehicle that one can do with as they like even when that damages the overall individual (Someone consciously feels like they're the sex they're not, thus the body has to be butchered and made to emulate what the conscious self feels like at that moment even if it irreparably damages the body and will make the conscious suicidal once they pass out of that, which many transsexuals do do).

All of that ironically doesn't touch on the question of where the desire to be a sex one isn't comes from, which is from other parts of the mind beyond consciousness in the same way one does not make ones dreams or make ones likes or dislikes.

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We have further proof it's well past time to make the word limits for social science journals smaller.

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Johnnie Lyle wrote:
We have further proof it's well past time to make the word limits for social science journals smaller.

Alternatively, we don't allow them to publish anything that a bright high school student can't make it all the way through.

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ByronC wrote:
Johnnie Lyle wrote:
We have further proof it's well past time to make the word limits for social science journals smaller.

Alternatively, we don't allow them to publish anything that a bright high school student can't make it all the way through.

Which is why tight word limits exist. Cuts down on the junk.

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I should perhaps add that the logo in that picture that Stuart pisted stands for the Feministic Initiative, which is an ultra-left, ultra-feminist fringe party.
So I imagine she fits right in.

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I should perhaps add that the logo in that picture that Stuart pisted stands for the Feministic Initiative, which is an ultra-left, ultra-feminist fringe party.
So I imagine she fits right in.

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Does the vertical black and white stripes mean something in Europe or Sweden like it does in the US?

cause when I look at her, I ask "Where's her whistle?" because she looks like a referee.

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Johnnie Lyle wrote:
Which is why tight word limits exist. Cuts down on the junk.

Unfortunately it also encourages the use of very specific words which put a lot of meaning into a small number of words - but make the meaning totally opaque to a non-specialist readership. We need to have a requirement for a glossary in every article which explains any word not found in a relatively compact dictionary, and which is included in the word count to make up for it.

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Does the vertical black and white stripes mean something in Europe or Sweden like it does in the US?

cause when I look at her, I ask "Where's her whistle?" because she looks like a referee.

Our referees normally wear all black. To me she looks more like a concentration camp inmate in that clothing...

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Our referees normally wear all black. To me she looks more like a concentration camp inmate in that clothing...


An example using the best of the Logical Fallacy Referees:
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Belushi TD wrote:
Does the vertical black and white stripes mean something in Europe or Sweden like it does in the US?

cause when I look at her, I ask "Where's her whistle?" because she looks like a referee.

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Ice hockey referees wear the black and white stripes.
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Other than that, stereotypical oldtimey prisoner is what comes to mind.

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