Evil Chess

I've been trying to characterize political discourse on the Web & in the Media & have come to conclude that it is a RWG conducted like a chess game on the field of & for our lives as social human beings. The moves in this game of chess are merely the RWG moves of an individuality, but with the illusion that they belong to ourselves. Most everything on the Internet, in the media on TV & in the newspapers & individual conversations has already been said before & responded to over & over again. Very little new is being considered & the battles have been played before. I suspect that somewhere there must be a book, maybe a history book (Sun Tzu, Saul Alinsky or perhaps Machiavelli) of the best moves & the most famous games. That's history anyway - written by the winners not the losers.  It feels real & so does the right & wrong of the RWG - & yet the only real part is that emotional connection with the game which has always been the juice of battles fought & the evil vanquished & comrades made - the next game beckoning off in the distance.  
(*) picture credit.

Tags

  1. politics
  2. political discourse
  3. rwg
  4. win-win

Comments


Seth says
Well i think you are on to something here.  But the game does not need to be zero sum ... rwg ... it can, just as easily, be win-win.  A good move ... one that you can really emote with ... tends not to be a repetition ... but rather a unique insight recognized by self.  The bad ones are just repetitions and actually tend to be ignored as such. 

* illustration thanks thanks to Andreas Paul Weber via The Macabre And the Beautifully Grotesque via Keith S.


Mark de LA says
Nice picture, thanks.  Obviously I am not characterizing the way things need to be, but the way I see them & have seen them for quite a while. I can make something out of your last clause, Seth, but in all honesty I haven't a clue what you are saying. I have tried for a long time, with little success, to get threefolding underway as the way things need or could be.  In the near term it looks like the juices of the RWG go on automatic & still control the day.  If you don't think so go over to 16087 when I unprivatize it & see what does or does not go on automatic.  Please do commenting on that over there & not here.  I prefer to keep this on topic. BTW where is win-win happening in the domain of politics during the current election cycle?


Mark de LA says
seth 2012-07-18 08:27:23 16086
m 2012-07-18 06:37:24 16086
Q.E.D 
 I think our conversations here & facebook proved my characterization to the utmost. Did you enjoy it?


i would not expect you to waver in your opinion of your own stuff ... apparently it is not in your character to try to see from other points of view or credit them valid with insight or try to reconcile your views with theirs.  ... and no, i do not enjoy single mindedness ... not my thing ... not my game.


Yep, still in the RWG .... Q.E.D.(2)

Seth says
M 2012-07-18 12:48:15 16086
... kinda crisps it up !




Mark de LA says
You see I've covered this all before.
Some of your () latest links today go nowhere useful - seeming emmanating from group funnypages but not appearing there.
I think they are s.

Seth says
... whatever mark.

Apparently there is just no way that i can say anything to you that you will not interpret as partisan or RWG or insult me about.  That is a loop for which i no longer have any tolerance.  I think i will just stop.

Energos says
seth 2012-08-09 13:34:27 16086
... whatever mark.

Apparently there is just no way that i can say anything to you that you will not interpret as partisan or RWG or insult me about.  That is a loop for which i no longer have any tolerance.  I think i will just stop.
What I am talking about above is an error in fastblogit.

Energos says
Energos 2012-08-09 14:33:03 16086
seth 2012-08-09 13:34:27 16086
... whatever mark.

Apparently there is just no way that i can say anything to you that you will not interpret as partisan or RWG or insult me about.  That is a loop for which i no longer have any tolerance.  I think i will just stop.
What I am talking about above is an error in fastblogit.

seth seth 2012-08-09 09:25:31 AND seth seth 2012-08-09 09:25:06 look like

Seth says
Energos 2012-08-09 14:36:55 16086
Energos 2012-08-09 14:33:03 16086
seth 2012-08-09 13:34:27 16086
... whatever mark.

Apparently there is just no way that i can say anything to you that you will not interpret as partisan or RWG or insult me about.  That is a loop for which i no longer have any tolerance.  I think i will just stop.
What I am talking about above is an error in fastblogit.
whatever is causing those bugs it has nothing to do with the fact that i have not been to find a way to talk to you such that you will not twist my meaning, interpret my intentions incorrectly, and insult me.  it's not just today ... it goes back for years.   i'm sorry i have given up.  I don't know how i can say anything to you that you will actually hear.  I am going to stop trying.

Mark de LA says
seth 2012-08-09 15:04:11 16086
Energos 2012-08-09 14:36:55 16086
Energos 2012-08-09 14:33:03 16086
seth 2012-08-09 13:34:27 16086
... whatever mark.

Apparently there is just no way that i can say anything to you that you will not interpret as partisan or RWG or insult me about.  That is a loop for which i no longer have any tolerance.  I think i will just stop.
What I am talking about above is an error in fastblogit.
whatever is causing those bugs it has nothing to do with the fact that i have not been to find a way to talk to you such that you will not twist my meaning, interpret my intentions incorrectly, and insult me.  it's not just today ... it goes back for years.   i'm sorry i have given up.  I don't know how i can say anything to you that you will actually hear.  I am going to stop trying.
You might take a close look at you penchant for just talking about what you want to talk about - this response being the prime example - while ignoring what I wanted to talk about like the bugs .


Mark de LA says
No conversation is possible if you just want to talk about fly shit & I want to talk about zebras.


Mark de LA says
Yep, as per 16116 we need to separate out the content no matter what the point of view from the bullshit, but if all there is is bullshit then dialogue is worthless. The picture of the problem:
An unbiased AI app which is trainable would be my first choice.


Mark de LA says
seth 2012-08-09 15:42:24 16086
... these look to me to be old items from 2009, perhaps they were created back then with some kind of security bug.  I don't see the bearing they have on this item or anything else that may have happened today or recently.

Just for the record, when i was a Starbucks earlier today i composed a different response to you and for some unknown reason it would not post ... it is not inconceivable that that problem happened at about the same time that the two old cartoon bugs above came to your attention ... i tried to recover my comment ... which was just continuing in dialogue in our usual vein ... but when I still couldn't post it, i had a good talk with myself and came to the conclusion that there was no value for in continuing dialogue with you.
Note the date & time of the posts.


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