“MiniTrue doublethink directive 1: when the Party orders you to do something, it is done spontaneously of your own free will.”
“Precisely because people know the record of the PAP government, do you need to nail every lie to protect your reputation at all cost?”
“Put that question to the new leaders. I defended my position tooth and nail. I succeeded. I fought against the media in Singapore and internationally. I won because I’ve persuasive powers. I can speak to the people over the blather of the media. In a way, I’m like a local Ronald Reagan. And I deliver. When I say I’ll do something ,they know I’m going to do it. So when I say I’m going to fix that guy, he will be fixed. Let’s make no bones about it. I carry my own hatchet. If you take liberties with me, I’ll deal with you. I look after myself because when you enter a blind alley with the communists, only one person comes out alive and I have to come out alive. So, I’m not afraid of going into an alley with anybody, let alone foreign press. What can they do to me? Can they influence my votes? They can’t.”
“People like you are the ones that I suspect the most. True evil always hides itself behind a clean and anonymous face. You’re the kind of person that never lets his true feelings out. You just conform to the rules of society. But that means you live by constantly wearing a mask! Who knows what kind of perverse thoughts are hidden behind that facade of honesty and good intents. For someone like you, who never shows his true self in his daily life, hiding a secret should come as naturally as breathing.”
“Remember the future. Invent the past.”
“Foolish. It’s not the cost that matters, but the opportunity cost.”
“23andMe has our income and employment data. In a hundred years productive genomes will be sold off to government contracted cloning operations.
Fostering clones becomes a common job. Life becomes so unaffordable few will be able raise their own. Marrying a clone is the only way up”
“Organizations with diverse workforces and inclusive environments will own the #DigitalEconomy”
“Is that a prediction or a threat?”
“That’s not a solution
That’s the result of a solution”
“Another thing that is not obvious from the drawing are the plot layouts and sizes. The medieval burgage plots (long and narrow giving as many plots as possible access to valuable street fronts while leaving open space in the rear) have proven to be wildly successful for cities.”
“How humorous and pathetic. That’s so cute. You are worth teasing.”
“prior to marx, history was not a study of events, but a study of people.
currently, history is a study of ideas.
or it’s heading towards that way anyways.
seems to me predictive ability has also been lost with it, so i’m inclined to think thinking about people is more in the right direction.”
“It’s like hearing an amazing swimmer say, “But I don’t know how to fly.””
“30-day ban on my normie account for replying to a post with a picture of hitler with a generic inspirational quote wtf”
“they forgot that the unspoken part of “move fast and break things” is that you’re supposed to fix what’s broken”
“Amazon loses money on everything they sell except for their cloud services.”
“All values are implicit teleologies; to participate in a value is to advance a given teleology towards its end. Those with greater capacity for imagination can conceive of more transcendent teleologies, that lesser dynamics are subsidiary too, and hence can participate in higher values. Or iow, a natural noble has greater ability to self motivate; he can, essentially, see the future, better than his fellows.
A being on the lower end of the world formation scale, is in practical respects a solipsist, a conditional solipsist. Just as they cannot truly conceive or model the motions of other beings (and hence reflexively project their own mindset onto all others), so too can they not conceive of more transcendent teleologies, and hence, are limited in the ability to form values on their own, and hence, are limited in their ability to self motivate. He reasons only so far as to rationalize; his values and opinions formed by the validation those values and opinions receive, blown hither and tither by the winds of social forces. In order to participate in higher values, he must receive and embody them through a Tradition.
Language itself is a sign post pointing to something; it is a seed that has not yet grown. The positivist project for ‘logical atoms’ that you can make a ‘universal’ language of perfect expressiveness was doomed from the very beginning because of this. At the end of the day no matter what, language has to be ‘met halfway’ at one point or another; the ability of the receiver is a crucial part of the equation. Capacity for world formation is the water that makes that seed bloom into meaning. The less ‘water’, the less meaning (and many other things besides).
Make no mistake, calculative aptitude is still certainly possible without (a lot of) imaginative aptitude; that’s what Chinese Rooms are after all. Another phrase for the range between being long on calculation and short on world formation is ‘the autism spectrum’.
(The positivist project was basically sperg rage over the difficulties they had comprehending already existing language games)”
“When a statesman, who is not wholly unworthy of that great name, finds an abstract principle in his way, as, for instance, that of popular sovereignty, he accepts it, if he accepts it at all, according to his conception of its practical bearings. He begins, accordingly, by imagining it applied and in operation. From personal recollections and such information as he can obtain, he forms an idea of some village or town, some community of moderate size in the north, in the south, or in the centre of the country, for which he has to make laws. He then imagines its inhabitants acting according to his principle, that is to say, voting, mounting guard, levying taxes, and administering their own affairs. Familiar with ten or a dozen groups of this sort, which he regards as examples, he concludes by analogy as to others and the rest on the territory. Evidently it is a difficult and uncertain process; to be exact, or nearly so, requires rare powers of observation, and, at each step, a great deal of tact, for a nice calculation has to be made on given quantities imperfectly ascertained and imperfectly noted!
Any political leader who does this successfully, does it through the ripest experience associated with genius. And even then he keeps his hand on the check-rein in pushing his innovation or reform; he is almost always tentative; he applies his law only in part, gradually and provisionally; he wishes to ascertain its effect; he is always ready to stay its operation, amend it, or modify it, according to the good or ill results of the experiment; the state of the human material he has to deal with is never clear to his mind, even when superior, until after many and repeated gropings. —
Now the Jacobin pursues just the opposite course. His principle is an axiom of political geometry, which always carries its own proof along with it; for, like the axioms of common geometry, it is formed out of the combination of a few simple ideas, and its evidence imposes itself at once on all minds capable of embracing in one conception the two terms of which it is the aggregate expression. Man in general, the rights of man, social contract, liberty, equality, reason, nature, the people, tyrants, are all elementary conceptions; whether precise or not, they fill the brain of the new sectary; oftentimes these terms are merely vague, sounding words, but that makes no difference; as soon as they meet in his brain an axiom springs out of them that can be instantly and absolutely applied on every occasion and at all hazards.
Men as they really are do not concern him. He does not observe them; he does not require to observe them; with closed eyes he imposes a pattern of his own on the human substance manipulated by him; the idea never enters his head of forming any previous conception of this complex, multiform, swaying material — contemporary peasants, artisans, townspeople, curés and nobles, behind their ploughs, in their homes, in their shops, in their parsonages, in their mansions, with their inveterate beliefs, persistent inclinations, and powerful wills. Nothing of this enters into or lodges in his mind; all its avenues are stopped by the abstract principle which flourishes there and fills it completely. Should actual experience through the eye or ear plant some unwelcome truth forcibly in his mind, it cannot subsist there; however obstreperous and telling it may be, the abstract principle drives it out; if need be it will distort and strangle it, on the ground of its being a calumny, as it gives the lie to the principle which is true in itself and indisputable. Manifestly, a mind of this stamp is not sound; of the two faculties which should pull together harmoniously, one is undeveloped and the other over-developed; facts are wanting to turn the scale against the weight of formulae. Too heavy on one side and too light on the other, the Jacobin mind turns violently over on that side to which it leans, and such is its incurable infirmity.”
“Poor men love big breasts, the rich prefer them smaller – Study”
“poor men love pepperoni pizza, the rich perfer…”
“idk the tax rate in Toronto but she’s on <$3,000/month with over half going to rent
Urbanite thot have become the most prevalent NPCs in recent years. In fact, she’s the only NPC that can “thrive” in the globohomoeconomy.
1. Upper mid class white or azn girl
2. $45K-60K/y salary
3. Owns dog(s)
4. “Boyfriend” from dating apps
4. Psychiatric meds
The post-2007 apocalypse world we live in was tailor made for these women. They’re the only ones who “like” what’s going on around them. Social media, the dog economy, premium mediocre restaurants like panera, media streaming services, dating apps; this was all built for them.”
“Form your own opinions! [Give us your money and time (and probably information to some degree) first] and see for yourself!”
“imagine if Henry Ford had to jump through 5000 different hoops every day to make sure he played manipulative games with his wife after his regular work schedule instead of just being able to squat out in a shack somewhere and build prototypes for 20 hours knowing he could always return to his wife”
“If everything and anything can be memed doesn’t that mean modern people lack both the ability to have sympathy and feel that the environment they live in means nothing so they choose to laugh at what they don’t understand? Which in turn leads to the inevitability that people themselves believe human lives are expendable existences in this celestial planet? Should society care about its own people if they never dared to help each other?”
“Furthermore, there is a phrase in the first edition of Pioneers concerning ‘this new style [the Modern Movement] of the twentieth century’: ‘because it is a genuine style as opposed to a passing fashion, [it is] totalitarian’. This revealing admission was subsequently changed: in the 2005 edition, ‘totalitarian’ became ‘universal’.”
“Has there ever been a single woman in history who’s turned against a man and then said something positive about how he performs in bed? No, they often retcon it, even in their own minds, as the worst sex life they ever had.”
“In a sense, she has the same MG Power as Ilya, that lets her never doubt herself. Her alignment’s chaotic, though.”
“Chloe, that’s why you can never be the main character.”
“Stages of Big Tech response to censorship allegations:
1. Don’t be ridiculous, we don’t do that
2. An algorithm does it automatically, we’ll fix it
3. Rogue employees messed up the algorithm, we might fire them
4. You’re damn right we do it, it’s for your own good”
“>low-class (ie, punks) has hairstyle that is associated with low-class people
you’re so close to getting it”
“Now this was a momentous decision. Never before in the history of the world, homosexuals, men and women, were given each a name, an identity. Names are no laughing matter. Names are socially approved categories. They are a social license to exist. Gay men now exist. Lesbians now exist. They never did before, but now they do. And since we gave them a name, Western society created categories of people where none existed before. And that has had very notorious consequences. Perhaps fatal consequences.”
“words, among other things, invoke imagery and emotion, and i try to extend my control over what those invocations are.
all traps are structures
whether it is or isn’t a trap depends on whether it works or doesn’t work for you
for a very generic example
an accusation of being racist is probably the worst thing any normal person in america today can give or be the recipient of.
but for you and me, if we hear that word, we react very differently
rather than “oh no people think im a bad person”
it’s “ah, so this is the enemy.”
rather than a sword being stabbed in us, it’s like a random guy decided to put on the enemy uniform. but it’s the same sounds/letters either way.”
“it’s playing a different kind of game”
“Women will not and should not face danger, and men in diverse groups lack cohesion and therefore will not fight. Hence the West is losing wars, and Swedish police will not stop men from burning cars.”
“If you disavow Nazis, you wind up disavowing everyone that the left points the finger at.
If you disavow Nazis, you swiftly discover that every man and his dog is a Nazi and you have to disavow them also.
Anyone that the left punches must be a Nazi”
“[…] if you like crap, good for you. That’s fine. You can enjoy your shit sandwich, but you don’t tell me it’s raining when it’s clearly liquid fecal matter. The fans have dozens of problems with the movie, which you can’t answer, nor can you by using some literary theory to subvert the crap in the movie. And if everything is interprative, and thus subjective, criticism can’t exist. Either the movie The Last Jedi is seriously flawed, or it isn’t.”
“Which means I’ll have to stop using my theory textbook as a mic stand and actually do some reading.”
“You don’t need a literary theoretical textbook to understand a bloody Star Wars movie.”
“Now these may seem pretty dry, and they are, but it’s also what gets you beyond merely saying that a story is good or bad.”
“I don’t need feminist theory, freud, karl marx, or any of this post-modern nonsense to tell that something is crap. You apparently need it in order to tell something which is shit is actually good – which is one of the poitns of post-structuralism. Which means you’re full of it, that being, shit.”
“I’ve read hundreds of your comments from my last video and watched hours of fan-made reviews of The Last Jedi, and it’s amazing how consistent the complaints are.”
“Yeah, it’s like people with eyes and ears are noticing the flaws in the movie. I bet they’re not even using any ~reader-response theory~ or any other theories. Fancy that.”
“Obama’s biographers point out that up through age 24 his Honolulu prep and Pakistani college friends identified him as:
– “Just another mixed kid”
But, he wasn’t getting anywhere in life as that. He then reinvented himself as African-American”
“Imagine basing your political philosophy off shallow polling data”
“Even when I disagree with Spencer I cant really dislike him. But Ryan is very dislikable even when I agree with him”
“HARDSHIP BUILDS CHARACTER”
“PULL YOURSELF UP BY YOUR BOOTSTRAPS”
“All of the income associated with sea ports, airport, municipal utilities, and the rest of public property that was forcibly privatized now belongs to foreigners who take the money out of the country….
The Greeks have not only had their economic future stolen from them. They have also lost their sovereignty. Greece is not a sovereign nation. It is ruled by the EU and the IMF.
The political and media coverup of the genocide of the Greek Nation began yesterday (August 20) with European Union and other political statements announcing that the Greek Crisis is over. What they mean is that Greece is over, dead, and done with. It has been exploited to the limit, and the carcas has been thrown to the dogs.”
“She swears, she has casual sex, she drinks… she’s a PERSON
Just. Get. Over. It. /v/pol.”
“>if person, therefore, casual sex”
“Egypt’s Ministry of Energy cut the electricity of Egypt’s Ministry of Water due to unpaid bills.
In retaliation, Ministry of Water cut off the water of Energy Ministry”.
“University bookstore worker stole $20,000 worth of textbooks, police say”
“I hope he returned those 2 books”
excuse me? I thought this game took place in America?”
“In cyberpunk Euro and Japan are the superpowers while america literally turned into a 3rd world country”
“Developing, not 3rd world.”
“How can it be developing if it’s going backwards?”
“It’s the politically correct term for shithole”
“Race is not a social construct.
Society is a racial construct.”
“Never trust people who enjoy public speaking.”
“Unlike politicians, sewers direct shit -away- from people.”
““Pennsylvania man has been charged with homicide after admitting to cutting the brakes of his girlfriend’s car so he could obtain a metal pipe to use to smoke crack cocaine, police said.”
“John Jenkins, 39, said his girlfriend was “driving him crazy” because she was looking for a pipe to smoke crack, according to court documents WNEP-TV reported.”
wow how the story drastically changes under five sentences later…
if i didnt read your guys’ comments i would’ve missed it. i saw something about a guy fucking with brakes for drugs, saw about that guy being in jail, welp that’s that. then i saw “crack head single mother” and was like wait a minute.
these journalists are skilled at their craft. gotta give them that.”
“So is this the husband of the chick who sent Chad texts? How the fuck is he divorced already.”
“3 months to an engagement is pretty fast. Combine that with her “patient man” comment on her announcement and you have “we’ve been fucking for awhile””
““How long will it take me to master Aikido?” a prospective student asks
“How long do you expect to live?” is the only respectable response”
“Appropriately enough, it appears that Twitter isn’t letting the #StopTheBias hashtag trend.”
“Give men the vote and they give women the vote. So the problem goes further back.”
“My neighborhood is becoming increasingly low income and petty crime ridden. Break-ins, etc. I went to get a coffee at 7-11 yesterday, and this is going to sound so harsh, a scrubby looking overweight little girl dropped her Slurpee on the ground. Her equally slovenly looking mother instructed her to go get a new one. They both simply left it lying there spilled all over the floor. Then 2 or 3 people simply stepped over it. Meanwhile the very sweet Pakistani cashier (whom I’ve had many conversations with about motherhood, etc) was dealing with this shirtless ginger guy in his 20s. He was holding a plastic bag full of Newport cigarettes rambling on to the poor girl with an unlit cigarette hanging out of his mouth. She couldn’t leave the register so I quietly cleaned up the Slurpee while listening to their conversation and mumbling to myself about “dirty white trash”. Apparently, he had coupons that enabled him to get the cigarettes for around $2 per pack. He was explaining to her that he had every intention of selling them right outside the door. He would not leave and a line was forming. I finally lost it. I said to him, “soliciting is illegal. Please move along!” He said, “good! Fine! I’ll take it to trial! I love making the government spend $40,000 to fight with me.” I shot him the dirtiest look I could conjure. I mouthed to the girl “call the police”. He exited the store and I was right behind him. He was incoherently rambling something at me. I completely ignored him. When I got home I told my husband our child WILL NOT grow up here. I can’t take it anymore. Thanks for the motivation dirty ginger guy.”
“The ZOG about face on Suu Kyi is hilarious. She was this heroic woymen fighting the evil military dictatorship like 5 years ago and Kerry and Clinton were sucking her dick, and now that shes removing kebabs everyone thinks she is evil and should quit lmaoo”
“It just seems like urbanists are likely correct that mass transit is better and more efficient and leads to better cities but Americans prefer to drive anyway.”
“If I have a bucket of rotten apples and a bucket of ripe oranges, and people take the oranges more often, I wouldn’t conclude that they prefer oranges”
“If you seized all the wealth & assets of the top 1% & distributed them equally to the remaining 99% of the population they’d each get around $800 (very rough math erring on generousness). Pretty good but not exactly life-changing.”
“The real problem with these redistribution schemes is they assume that ‘money’ is a ‘real thing’ rather than an abstract social relation/internal signaling-messaging resource allocation subsystem whos meaning is subject to distortionary effects along gradients of quantity/form. Thinking that you could ‘redistribute’ all of Jeff bezos 100 billion dollars or whatever is a bit cargo cultish”
“They are a solution to a problem that shouldn’t exist–it’s exactly like the crash safety mentality on American trains, which focuses on being heavy enough to survive crashes because it doesn’t do enough to prevent them”
“A train isn’t a vehicle. A train is part of the country. It’s a place.”
“The oldest profession deals with obtaining food.
The second oldest profession deals with selling sex.
The third oldest profession deals with gathering intelligence.”
“Brown U. pulls ‘gender dysphoria’ study, worried that findings might ‘invalidate the perspectives’ of transgender community”
““Hey, guys, we’ve won! Let’s go do something else now.” said no leftist ever.”
“Is that really how The Witcher 3 starts? So that’s every game in the fucking franchise starts with a woman getting her tits out then. They should drop the “We make mature games for mature gamers” bullshit already and just say “We make sleezy shit for horny teenagers and virgin losers.” At least Tecmo doesn’t go around calling shit like Dead or Alive “MATURE GAMES FOR MATURE GAMERS!””
“>Bing bing wahoo = mature
“>um, sweetie, real men don’t LIKE tits, okay?”
“Hes running down at an angle. That building is the freedom tower but it has an angled top because copyright”
“>building are copyrighted
“It’s America, everything is copyrighted. you couldn’t show a soda can on the ground without someone trying to sue you.”
“What do some anons get so irrationally defensive whenever comic book characters are called out on looking retarded in any context? It’s like they can’t stand the idea of a kid’s character being mocked.”
“If they had let him finish the game it would have been a masterpiece. As it is, it’s still a really solid game with some unfortunate microtransaction-based design choices.”
“Let him finish the game? He was fucking about with a silent hill game with muh famous actor and hollywood director.”
“You know that WWII had women in it right?”
“Yeah being raped by Russians.”
“How did Star Citizen get its fans to spend thousands of dollars on stuff that haven’t even been released?”
“>how do restaurants get people to buy food that hasn’t been made?”
“This must the stupidest post this week.”
>for a fucking ambulance ride
What in the actual fuck”
“This is because he called for an ambulance, but didn’t specify he wanted one from a hospital that his insurance would cover, rather than the nearest available.
There are hundreds of scummy ambulance service companies in the US, at least one in every major city, that don’t take insurance and are somehow legally allowed to arrive on scene first so they can charge people ludicrous amounts of money for the pleasure. When you dial 911, you have to specifically request that they don’t fuck you over with a private ambulance company.
Everything in the US works that way. It’s always assumed you opt-in and you can’t opt-out unless you know what you might be getting into.”
“>But didn’t specify it was the special ambulance that doesn’t fuck you in the ass, for privileged people
Literal third world logic.”
“I hate this argument of “oh this kind of job isn’t meant to be a career” as to why it is ok for them to pay shit. Absolute nonsense especially since people need to have something they can rely on to pay the bills while they’re studying or if they’ve been retrenched but can’t find anything in their previous line of work. There’s a million different reasons why someone might not have a ‘career’ job and need to work at amazon or whatever else”
“Expansionism kills races. Greeks: no longer exist. Romans: no longer exist. Byzantian Gromans: no longer exist. English: taking a good college try at not existing anymore.
Chinese: still exist.”
“Remember boys, treat her like a celebrity and she’ll treat you like a fan”
“Why so many comment are calling that person a thot, could be a dude for all i know”
“[I]t’s always dangerous to suggest some folk have better taste, even in kitchen appliances. If they have better taste in one thing, what if some people have better taste in government….”
“It’s true that women shouldn’t debate a cultist. They will run Game on the woman and then she will be end up in his bed uh I mean cult.”
“However, Ron Unz’s iconoclastic piece got me thinking about the logic of the historical situation as we know it and some of the anomalies that have proven so difficult to resolve in a satisfying manner, massive anomalies that have led to criminal accusations of Holocaust denial on the one hand and charges of shameless historical mythmaking on the other. But what if both parties are basically correct concerning their primary points of emphasis? What happens if, in the spirit of theoretical skepticism, we simply apply straightforward logic to the facts as we observe them to be.
– Major Premise: A very large quantity of Jews were killed in the 1936 to 1945 time frame.
– Minor Premise: The meticulously bureaucratic Germans, for whom historians possess a tremendous quantity of historical documents related to the WWII era, do not appear to have kept any records of any of the many aspects of the logistical and operative decisions and actions required for the major premise, nor did they have the motive or the opportunity to thoroughly eliminate those records.
– Conclusion: Someone other than the Germans killed most of those Jews.
Now, who could that someone else be? It would have to be someone who was alive in the relevant time period and possessed the following attributes:
– Access to Eastern Europe and Russia.
– A willingness to commit mass murder.
– Control over large-scale military and logistical forces.
– Significant influence over Western government figures and the media.
– A master of propaganda.
– Lethal hostility to Jewish Bolshevists.
– An expert at playing “let’s you and him fight”.
Can you think of anyone who might fit that bill?”
“The italian autority don’t have any footage about this disaster.
We find a webcam also at the corner of the grocery store, but on such an important structure : nothing.
They justified the fact that at that moment there was a strong storm that blocked the radio transmissions of the two cameras, one at the entrance of the bridge and the other at the end. Very very strange!
[…] I wont to fix some important points; in all Europe the highways are full of webcams. They give at operative center control vital information about traffic, incident,queue,etc. It is an real time control fit to secure max realibity to vehicles. Now, these devices have all UPS supply, it’s crazy, only suppose ,that a grid loss put out of service all these nevralgic numerous electronic device.”
“It was a high-energy crowd. The atmosphere was clearly different than Izaki’s seminar, which was mostly students there for credit.”
“Lies are one method that humans use to communicate with one another.”
“I told you, it’s nothing.”
“You’re freaking out a lot over nothing.”
“If there was a discrepancy between my current memories and my diary, there’s a very high probability I’d become suspicious.”
“You know, this many not be any of my business, but you should watch what you say.”
“The world lines… History… you can worry about that stuff later. For now, just focus on protecting this sky.”
“She’d seen for herself how this building changed over a span of 61 years.
The thought didn’t make her feel sentimental. Instead, she felt the loneliness and fear that comes from having a past not shared with anyone else.”
“Human memories are ambiguous, and as time passes they become more subjective and tend to be comrpessed into a single narrative. Regardless of whether the memory is a good or bad one, it’s common to only be able to remember words that left an impression. And that impression will often alter your memories of the surrounding conversation.
I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. That’s just how human memories work.”
“Even if I could delete one area, the result would be the same. I would analyze the surrounding conversation and automatically reconstruct the missing portion.”
“The prefrontal cortex is one of the parts of the brain that defines your personality. It also handles information filtering. When there’s something you don’t want to admit, it cuts out that information, or deceives you as to its meaning.
In other words, it tries to hide your emotions, and it tells lies. Not to other people, but to yourself.”
“It starts to feel like this happy time is going to continue forever… and I find myself thinking that maybe there’ll never be a war.”
“I need to get up. I can’t stay asleep forever.”
“Um, listen… I can do it myself.”
“People who say that never end up doing it themselves.”
“Well, maybe someday.”
“People who say “someday” end up never doing it, you know?”
“You said something like that a minute earlier.”
“Can I just eat my pancakes normally?”
“This is normal here, nya.”
“You’re overthinking things. You don’t want a war, so you’re going to change the world. Isn’t it better when it’s simple like that?”
“Get a hold of yourself. Do you know how many people have died to protect you?”
“Protect… me? Why?”
“We haven’t been told why. But we were told to lay down our lives for you if we had to.”
“Damn. I responded.
That was a mistake.”
“That computer wasn’t just something to remember an old friend by anymore.
It was at the center of an international power struggle.”
“I tried asking the world.
Of course, nobody answered.”
“The fact that I might not die didn’t mean I could do something stupid here.”
“I believe you. So you don’t need to tell me.”
“Keep someone at the brink of death for five months, then give them exactly what they want as bait, and you can easily put anyone under your control.”
“You just told a lie to someone that important?”
“Oh? Did I lie?”
“The thread’s other residents were probably confused. Everyone except for “her.””
“Politicians and bureaucrats use them to influence public opinion on the net. There are even companies that specialize in this sort of thing. These agents can change their IP, but they can’t hide from me.
So I did some research, and there’s an insane amount of agents assigned to that case.
It’s to the point where I have no idea where the money to pay them is coming from.”
“You can’t make a miracle happen if you’re worried about safety, efficiency, or plan B.”
“You know, this world may seem peaceful, but there sure are a lot of people who go missing.”
“I didn’t understand how it could be okay to do it at work, and not okay to do it when you weren’t at work.”
“Of course, more than half of that was lies again […] but what was important now was calming everyone down. From there, I’d have to solve things myself.”
“Some small part of me had wished that this was the world beyond Stein’s Gate. That it was a new future, which someone else had opened for me. But of course, that was too good to be true.”
“Rukako, was there anything else about Kagari that you’ve noticed?”
“Um… Kagari sometimes knows about things that are really complicated.”
“That’s because I do know about some complicated things!”
“Stop! We’re not here to talk about that today.”
“I just checked with Dr. Leskinen a while ago. Kurisu’s memory data has been sealed away, and no one can access it, he said. But I don’t have the authority to check that for myself.”
“Anyone” was an exaggeration. Your average person wouldn’t have a clue.”
“I don’t want to disappear, not knowing why I was ever alive, not being of use to anybody.”
“What’s wrong, boss? Something bothering you?”
“Nah. It’s just that Stratfor’s a civilian company, you know? That means somebody’s hiring them. No matter how many of these people you catch, is it really going to solve the problem?”
“Everyone needs a hand at some point or another, that’s just how life works. Just make sure you’re ready to lend a hand yourself when your number comes up.”