Atlas Summer: Part III: A = A

Atlas Summer: Part III: A = A

All propositions of logic are of equal rank; there are not some which are essentially primitive and others deduced from there.

Every tautology itself shows that it is a tautology.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922), 6.127

“Circular logic is where one bullshit argument is proven by another bullshit argument until your original argument is proven by itself.”

Encyclopedia Dramatica

“You don’t get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion.”

L. Ron Hubbard

The idea that America (or any country) values individuality as the highest ideal is a cheap mythEverybody’s an individualist, but they don’t like individuals.  Perhaps in simpler times it was true, but no modern industrial deathkulture can really afford a population of unpredictables.

The Book of the SubGenius by J.R. “Bob Dobbs”

Tobias: You know, mother Lucille, there’s a psychological concept known as denial that I believe you’re evincing. It’s when a thought is so hateful that the mind literally rejects it.

Lucille: You are a worse psychiatrist than you are a son-in-law, and you will never get work as an actor because you have no talent.

Tobias: Well, if she’s not going to say anything, I certainly can’t help her.

Arrested Development

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