The Value Of Self-Knowledge

The mainstream media is infested with far left sycophants who care not about truth and justice but pushing their delusional narrative upon us all. Here are 15 individuals who used the massive hoax of the UVA gang rape as an opportunity to spread their mythical “rape culture” views.

Dena Takruri – Presenter and producer for Al Jazeera

Dena Takruri on Twitter   Everything wrong with rape culture and American college campuses in one horrifically shocking article http u7135yXgI3 #UVA

Ben Adler – Journalist for Grist

Ben Adler on Twitter    Studies have shown that fraternity men are three times as likely to commit rape,  -- @rollingstone http bpVjHzfEbQ

Taylor Dobbs – Reporter for Vermont Public Radio

Taylor Dobbs on Twitter   Everyone should read this story on UVA’s culture of raping young women then silencing them. The fight song... http MvheunxinI

Nicole Beemsterboer – Senior producer at NPR

Nicole Beemsterboer on Twitter   I can not stop thinking about and talking about @SabrinaRErdely's @RollingStone article on rape culture at UVA. http c9oyVnedN1

Paul Glader – Contributor to Forbes, Business Week, and the New Yorker

Paul Glader on Twitter   A Rape on Campus  A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at #UVA http 8Qps0EGVkS via @rollingstone Problem cultures in #highered

Kaelyn Forde – Reporter for Al Jazeera America

Kaelyn Forde on Twitter   An absolute must-read  a chilling indictment of how univs handle sexual assault. #UVA is sadly not an isolated case  http GPXHK194xu

Mark Moford – Columnist for SF Chronicle

Mark Morford on Twitter   I look forward to lots of angry, violent, alcoholic males defending frats as essential to their development #UVA http EPfDh41pIC

Jena Friedman – Daily Show producer

Jena Friedman on Twitter   campus rape is a problem nationwide, but what's going on at UVA is unprecedented, it's like the DRC http 2Mbt21enaC via @rollingstone

Erin McPike – CNN correspondent

Erin McPike on Twitter   If you've read Tom Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons, brace yourself - the real-life situation at UVA is so much worse  http wbkOSYI5Pd

Reyhan Harmanci – Senior editor at Fast Company

Reyhan Harmanci on Twitter   Just finished the Rolling Stone UVA story. Burn it down, all of it. http pZ7tLiOwaq

Joshua David Stein – News and features director at InStyle

Joshua David Stein on Twitter   Lesson  Dissolve all frats. Should have been done a long time ago. Pros would vastly outweight cons http uYYbudfxih via @rollingstone

Paul Danahar – Middle East bureau chief for BBC

Paul Danahar on Twitter   Brilliant journalism by @rollingstone on fraternity rape http VE4Ptnx6RZ clear some people need to go to jail   others be fired

Carrie Wofford – Contributor for US News

Carrie Wofford on Twitter   #MustRead  Shocking, violent gang rape @UVA fraternity is par for the course at @UVA #FratLife http z8x6O0dRfZ via @rollingstone

Jeffrey Goldberg – Correspondent for The Atlantic

Jeffrey Goldberg on Twitter   The Rolling Stone story on UVA's culture of rape is astonishing. A superb reporting job by @SabrinaRErdely. http dW5THAQYzW

Anousha Sakoui – Contributor for Bloomberg

Anousha on Twitter   Why don't women report sexual assault  cos peers, people appointed to look after them and police tell them not to http NUejADq1hB

The above group of people, many of them journalists in publications you read every week, absolutely did not care that due process or the most basic of journalistic fact checking wasn’t used to essentially convict a fraternity for rape, one that we now know did not occur. As you can see from the broad range of outlets represented, the corruption of American media is extensive. Trust nothing and verify everything.

Feel free to share the journalists I missed in the comments below.

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22 thoughts on “The Value Of Self-Knowledge”

  1. “Without self-knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave” – George Gurdjieff

    1. The Noble Lie is a concept originated by Plato as described in The Republic. However, the concept has far greater scope and has been used by many commentators to talk about much more modern issues in politics.
      Plato’s Noble Lie, albeit arguably a notion of ideological propaganda, is often where the debate begins concerning ‘expertise’. Plato did not believe most people were clever enough to look after their own and society’s best interest, so the few ‘clever’ people of the world needed to lead the rest of the flock. Therefore, the idea was born that only the elite should know the truth in its complete form and the rulers, Plato said, must tell the people of the city ‘The Noble Lie to keep them passive and content, without the risk of upheaval and unrest.

      1. Plato was right, the vast majority of humans are herd animals which are inevitability lead by the more intelligent. Whether this leadership and guidance is positive or negative to the general populace is optional. Right now, we’re being lead off a cliff to certain mayhem where our new masters await to sweep up the pieces.

      2. Was it Aristotle who said that some people are made to be slaves and to not put them in the chains was in fact, immoral? Something like that, I think?

        1. So what? Aristotle codified and systematized logic; he helped kick start pretty much every field of inquiry. Judging from what we know about SJWs, Aristotle was right: we should chain them up.

  2. So many men seek to define themselves in terms of what they’ve read, when a perfectly functional guide is to be found in their shaving mirror.

    1. Maybe because all that was written has reached the boundaries of what the men can do to define themselves. In other words, nothing new that it is written can inspire a new model for the men to emulate, and even if other men look in the mirror to try to understand what they can be, become, most of the times they do not see themselves but a deflective, fleeting image of themselves. The reason is that they were not trained to see themselves clearly or authentically, but the damage can be repaired somehow.

  3. This is funny but most practicing shrinks out there were inspired to study psychology in the first place not out of curiosity of the psyche of others BUT OF THEMSELVES. They wanted to figure out THEIR OWN QUIRKS and glitches. They were driven to probe why their own shit didn’t work right or they wanted to probe into their own screwy settings. In essence they were trying to figure themselves out primarily.
    Still no doctor or specialist is immune from the maladies that he treats. A cardiologist can have a heart attack like anyone else at risk. It is possible for a podiatrist to get an Achilles heel. It happens. Likewise a shrink can go nuts and suffer a psychotic break. Can you imagine for example a couple going into a marriage counselors office and during the session the therapist suddenly reaches into his desk drawer and pulls out a claw hammer and begins attacking the poor couple? A psychiatrist gone psycho. I’m sure its no more unlikely than a proctologist getting a perforated colon.
    Just a thought . .

    1. The issue at hand as it is present in the article isn’t a matter of psychology. Its assumed that the self is a vast entity that spans every field of human enquiry, including mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, sociology, political science, philosophy, history, ethics, etc. Each great man mentioned above explored their own fields, and field explores a single aspect of the self. Since each reached the heights of their respective fields, they came in contact with insights regarding the self.

  4. Just observe your own breath , understanding that is a good start. Get into the reishi mushroom thing or some quality Chinese herbs and you’ll be alright. Fuck the anti depressants they don’t get to the root of the problem. Great article C

  5. Self-knowledge is truly a high ideal to achieve, but the journey of struggle is worth the destination. Like Pascal said, “It Is Better To Believe in God’s Existence Than to Deny It”.

    1. A worthless nihilistic quote if there ever was any. Life does have meaning. That meaning is the product of a man’s struggle to know himself. He legislates it upon himself; it is not imposed upon him by any other. And since we are all derivative consciousnesses from a single substance, what we all discover from those individual struggles ends up being the same thing. Because we are the same thing.

  6. Most men are women today. It’s a matter of a neurological disease that is perpetrated by what we consume, our food and wisdom. Good wisdom will never die.

    1. No joke huh. Most guys are know are bitches. Very few unapologetic masculine guys out there these days. Guys are so afraid of offending women they try to be more like them. The sad reality is that these same women respect them far less when they supplicate to their whims.

  7. Awesome writing here C.Contrary. This is very timely for me as I have recently begun this process of self discovery after many years of auto-pilot. It’s an insanely difficult and painful process but worth it. It’s also broken down some relationships in my life while sad, also necessary to live the life I truly want. I think that’s always a consequence of this self knowledge. I spent too much time trying to be what I’m not. I know it’ll be worthwhile in the long run though and I’m going to stay on the path. Keep up the great writings!

  8. What I’ve learned, I´ve learned it throught out experience and logical reasoning. The rest is BS.

  9. What a well thought out piece. This is my favorite style of article here. Everyone should have a take on this article and fall somewhere on the spectrum. I find that the more I ‘know myself’ the more I realize I was being strung along with things that weren’t really me. Reactions, overcompensations, strains of low-grade brainwashing, learned patterns, defense mechanisms etc. So the game of knowing yourself is knowing to what extent and in what way you were full of shit. That’s not as cynical as it sounds. But to get all that crap out of you, you have to understand it. Also, I want to add, that too much self-analysis can lead to a type of narcissism. There’s a gray area there where it can get to be a habit, I think. I don’t want to be gazing off into the horizon with myself on my mind when I’m 60. That kind of introspection with the ‘self’ as the focus is for 20 somethings. You want to get to where you’ve figured out all your shit and then can go undistracted into hobbies/projects that are completely outside yourself. Oh, and NEVER resort to anti-depressants. Depression is a process that has to happen. That’s when a lot of unneeded baggage gets, I could almost say literally, cooked out of your brain. You take your depression head on and you come out a lot cleaner. I’ve had a few spells. I think less than average so I’m lucky but I can’t imagine medicating something as delicate as brain chemical balance.

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