Category Archives: Principle

The difference between Lies and Bullshit…

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Date: February 14, 2015

01) I am reminded of Harry Franfurt’s essay On Bullshit

“Someone who lies and someone who tells the truth are playing on opposite sides, so to speak, in the same game. Each responds to the facts as he understands them, although the response of the one is guided by the authority of the truth, while the response of the other defies that authority and refuses to meet its demands. The bullshitter ignores these demands altogether. He does not reject the authority of the truth, as the liar does, and oppose himself to it. He pays no attention to it at all. By virtue of this, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.

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It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth. Producing bullshit requires no such conviction. A person who lies is thereby responding to the truth, and he is to that extent respectful of it. When an honest man speaks, he says only what he believes to be true; and for the liar, it is correspondingly indispensable that he considers his statements to be false. For the bullshitter, however, all these bets are off: he is neither on the side of the true nor on the side of the false. His eye is not on the facts at all, as the eyes of the honest man and of the liar are, except insofar as they may be pertinent to his interest in getting away with what he says. He does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly. He just picks them out, or makes them up, to suit his purpose.

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Consider a Fourth of July orator, who goes on bombastically about “our great and blessed country, whose Founding-Fathers under divine guidance created a new beginning for mankind.” This is surely humbug. As Black’s account suggests, the orator is not lying. He would be lying only if it were his intention to bring about in his audience beliefs which he himself regards as false, concerning such matters as whether our country is great, whether it is blessed, whether the Founders had divine guidance, and whether what they did was in fact to create a new beginning for mankind. But the orator does not really care what his audience thinks about the Founding Fathers, or about the role of the deity in our country’s history, or the like. At least, it is not an interest in what anyone thinks about these matters that motivates his speech. It is clear that what makes Fourth of July oration humbug is not fundamentally that the speaker regards his statements as false. Rather, just as Black’s account suggests, the orator intends these statements to convey a certain impression of himself. He is not trying to deceive anyone concerning American history. What he cares about is what people think of him. He wants them to think of him as a patriot, as someone who has deep thoughts and feelings about the origins and the mission of our country, who appreciates the importance of religion, who is sensitive to the greatness of our history, whose pride in that history is combined with humility before God, and so on.”

Whenever anyone writes and publishes their thoughts, they are telling us equally as much about themselves, as they are about any topic. In some cases they are conveying far more about themselves, than they are actually sharing information of something…or anything tangible.

Wonderful insight.

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Standing For Something…


Date: April 22, 2014

…What do you stand for in all of this?…

…What do you stand for in all of this?…

…I come here because…

  • Under no circumstances should people who have been forced to forgo their own natural rights, be expected to relinquish their ability to talk about the impact of this and what they want for the future.
  • Under no circumstances should people who have stripped others of their natural rights, be allowed to live in the ignorant fantasy that they have not deeply and intimately violated others.
  • Even if we accept the “greater good of society” argument…once voice and expression of those on the short end of the stick gets silenced, this is no longer a situation where legitimate decisions and conclusions even can be made. Any decisions to tare something out of the lives of some class of people, is invalid and not a decision of the population…because many of the effected and concerned segments of that population, have been omitted from the very process of social arbitration. They typically don’t even get concessions or recognition, for what they have lost and what has been done to them.
  • People suffering this fate need and deserve the dignity, to hold, live and promote their own social identity.
  • They also need a social framework of peers, who can advise them…people who know what they are going through…

    I come here and go other places, because one of the things sorely missing in this world…is the voice of the Child Lover and Teen Lover…indeed, the voice of the child and the teen…My experience is that this social imbalance needs to be corrected…So, I live this social change by adding to that missing voice.

    Now…it may be true that I am guilty of mostly showing up here, to share thoughts about social and sexual issues…or just to soak in some social companionship with old friends…

    …but I’ve always believed that we should fundamentally be here for the Child Lovers and Teen Lovers [be they BoyLover or Girl-Lover], who are in need or peril…I think, as a group with some sort of resources and wherewithal…that is our first issue of stewardship…being a human port, for those of us who have nowhere else to go.

  • People Need to Know the Facts…


    Date: August 26, 2009

    People need to know the facts, before they pass judgement.

    There is a lot of incomplete, and out right bad information [ie: stereotypes] out there, surrounding human sexuality.

    This gives rise (and power), to many sexual superstitions…and the abusive persecution, of sexual minorities.

    Isn’t This Illegal?…


    Date: June 23, 2013

    Question: How I blog, the issues I explore, the personal opinions I express…isn’t what I am doing on this blog illegal?

    In any half way sane culture, it is not against the law to have, and express, an opinion…nor is it against the law, to have a knowledge base from which to draw educated opinions.

    Everything I do here is patently legal, where I live.

    If it ever became illegal, it would not be my fault for committing such a criminal act.

    I am only speaking truth, and standing up for what is morally and ethically right…honesty, understanding, intelligence, dignity, kindness and fairness, equally applied across the social spectrum.

    …In what circumstances could this pursuit ever be a crime?

    Always found it interesting…


    Date: May 10, 2010

    …BC Response…

    …BC Response…

    Always found it interesting…

    …how even in a major case, like the Gort/Sparks mess, the cop being interviewed for television, felt that he had to qualify his answer, when asked about the nature of the acts captured in video, via computer…

    …”In my opinion, it was [horrendous…maybe heinous]”…I’ve actually forgotten, the exact word he chose to use, but it implied something alarming…

    He didn’t look too broken up about it, though…

    If it was so terrible, couldn’t he have just come out and said, “This is the most horrible thing, I have ever seen!…Those kids suffered terribly!”, or something of equal value?

    “In [his] opinion”?…

    …Well…what are his standards?…

    It’s like pulling teeth, to get any real information.

    I often wondered, if they weren’t giving blow jobs to those boys, and making videos of it…but, the cop could not just come out and verify something like that…

    …It is nowhere near sensational enough…

    For the record, I do not condone what they did…especially, in doing so, allegedly, for the political gain of BLs around the world…You don’t use autistic kids and their families, as pawns…

    There was definitely a line of decency and human respect, that was crossed in that case.

    …and there are also issues, about acclimating people to regular sexual stimulation…when they may never [maybe, in their entire lives] understand, how to properly deal with it…

    It was just wrong, delusional and selfish, what they did.

    I still object to the way, that LEOs and reporters outright refuse to tell anyone, just what the accused is actually being accused of.

    A lot of flimsy accusations get shotgun through the system, “under the radar”…because, almost nobody really even knows, what the accused allegedly did.

    Call me a fool…but I still think, there is a primal strain of good sense, within a large section of the population…where in, if they found out that it was nothing more than a horny kid getting blow-jobs, they’d say…”Who gives a damn!…Leave them alone!…Stop wasting tax dollars, on imprisoning/prosecuting people who aren’t violent!…Hell, I fantasized about that, when I was a boy!”

    We are at a point in history, where there is a desperate need for transparency…

    …It is the only way, we can force honesty and accountability.