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"Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is a field.
I will meet you there."

"The shitposter’s “standard online shtick,” as Angela Nagle put it, is to flirt
with fascist tropes and racist idioms ironically, in order “to dodge responsibility for
his or her choices, aesthetic and otherwise.”

But there seems to be a thin line between shitposting and spiritual seekership.
Plausible deniability notwithstanding, a somewhat paradoxical mix of fantasies of omnipotence
and perceived vulnerability — the subject feeling at once hugely powerful and terribly persecuted —
has grown out of the attention-seeking contrarianism that had heretofore defined shitposting,
ultimately bleeding into monomania, persecutory ideation, and conspiratorial thinking."

"This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and even it can inspire.
But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends.
Otherwise, it's nothing but wires and lights in a box."