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Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.03 02:43:00 - [31]
 

Rens... to quote a famous ancient space-farer, "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy, watch your step." Now, I do not mean this as an insult to those of Rens with a noble heart. I quote it as a recognition of the challenge of trying to help the empty of heart. There are many things I could reflect on tonight, but I will tell one story. This story makes my heart ache for those who have lost hope that they can change.

Among the pilots of Rens, I met a woman who used copulative profanity in nearly every utterance. I challenged her to go a day without profanity. I encouraged her to think about the sense of accomplishment that self-control would give her. I offered her all the ISK in my account. Someone else gave me 10million more to offer her, which I promptly did. The conversation ended and she left system. All I asked was that she make a promise and the ISK would be hers. I didn't even demand proof of success; just a promise to try. She couldn't do it.

I have to respect her, though, for not just throwing out a false promise. It gives me hope for this individual.

I spent the rest of the time tipping Pilot versus Pilot combat invitation cans and trying to convince the combatants to seek peaceful work. Surprisingly, I only got killed once. Most of the time I was insulted, mocked and ridiculed, but not shot. These "violent professionals" are rather picky about their kill sheets I guess.

Rens will be an interesting place to work.

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.04 03:31:00 - [32]
 

Where to begin...Rens was an interesting place tonight. It may take more than one entry to reflect on all of it. For now, one particular observation stands out. One very consistent MO characterizes almost every pilot I have confronted. The use of the STRAW MAN Argument.

The most common straw man that caps use is religion. I have come to the conclusion that caps have a love/hate relationship with religion. It seems to hold them in bonds and they hate it, yet they love to talk about it. Back to the Straw man. Just as soon as you get too close to their greed or violence or weakness, or lack of bravery, they will identify you as religious; that's the straw man that is easy to ridicule, deny, persecute and dismiss. Ah, now I don't have to deal with my anger, greed, violence, and self-deception. I can focus on knocking down the straw man. It is the oldest logical fallacy on the books.

Tonight, the straw man was used to perfection. Once they decided to peg me as a religious nut, they could stop talking about the fact that they were bored with their violence and really wished they were brave enough to be men and women of peace. They could transfer their self-angst on me. One used an ancient agricultural/religious term referring to one who tends domestic sheep. "Pastor" was the term. Odd thing, was that this person actually had a specific person in mind; someone they obviously had no respect for; the essence of the straw man.

I had another really interesting encounter, but I am hoping that it is not quite over, so I will leave it for another time. I was destroyed four times and podded once. Whew!

Ston Momaki
Caldari
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.05 02:51:00 - [33]
 

Sorry, I never made it over to Rens to help you out there. I am back in Piekura now. Did you take the day off? You deserve it if you did. How are you going to balance the work in both Rens and Abudban? That is going to be a challenge of time management if nothing else. I am very curious about this "unfinished encounter." Later...

Edaine Numenor
Gallente
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.06 22:28:00 - [34]
 

Manwe, I will plan on having a jump clone in Minmatar space that should help in the exploration front. my last journey to Rens resulted in the loss of a ship and I got podded. I lost equipment that was valuable to me. You Disciples would of loved it.

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.07 03:00:00 - [35]
 

Rens was quiet tonight, so I headed back to Abudban for some routine theft work in hopes of tickling the hearts of the pilots there. What I discovered was the rare quality of simple curiosity. Every now and then, we run across someone who is just curious about what we are doing. They do get mad, insult, or attack. They ask questions. In some ways, it is kind of like what we do. I enjoy curiosity, probably because I am very curious, especially about people and what makes them tick. No capsuleers fired on me tonight.

Since the Disciples of Ston frown upon the use of chemical agents beyond those necessary for sustenance, now and then we fall prey to the common human ailment called a headache. I had a bad one tonight. i decided to report it on local and see what reaction I might get. Humor... "Its not a migraine, its a secondary malignancy..." Humor is a staple in New Eden. Sometimes it is even pretty well done. Too often is crude and boorish.

Pace yourself...I think being a Disciple of Ston could burn me out if I don't. Later.



Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.09 03:12:00 - [36]
 

The local com channel was as busy tonight as I have ever seen it. So what did I learn? If there is one thing that the work of the Disciples of Ston exposes in the universe of New Eden it is the presence of thick and pervasive peer pressure.

I met a pilot tonight who showed bravery against that peer pressure. If he happens to read this at any time, I hope he realizes the strength of character it takes to resist the onslaught of peers jeering and taunting just because he is engaging in a significant conversation.

I find it curious that pilots can become very threatened when one of their own begins to question the "acceptable" standards of speech and behavior around them even for a minute. I have found that many in this universe want to grow intellectually, emotionally, and even spiritually (yes that is a loaded term), but peer pressure inhibits this growth.

Profanity is an example. The use of strong vocabulary can be a very effective tool of communication when used very, very rarely. Around here, profanity flows and flows and means nothing. I challenge pilots to prove they have self-control and depth of character by choosing not to use profanity or crudeness for a period of time. The usual response is, you guessed it, to cuss me out. Now and then, someone might begin to take the challenge.

Violence is another example. What if a pilot chooses to restrain himself in the use of violence even when he knows he has the upper hand? What takes more strength, to act violently when you know you can beat your opponent, or to show restraint even when you have more power than your opponent? The Peer established norm says, "Always kill when you can." Is that brave? Does that show self-mastery? The Disciples, through non-violence, challenge the peer pressure of violence.

That's all for now, I guess. Night.

Ston Momaki
Caldari
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.10 02:58:00 - [37]
 

Hey Manwe, I am sorry I do not always get around to reading your log. I managed to catch up a little tonight and just wanted to say that I think you are doing good work over there in Abudban and Rens. I need to come over and visit you again or maybe you could come by Piekura some time. Be at peace, Ston

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.11 03:05:00 - [38]
 

Things were dead tonight in Rens, so I decided to retire for the evening early. I got the strangest mail message from Edaine Numenor, our corporate founder today, so I thought I would write about it. For the Disciples of Ston to exist as a corporation required someone who does not qualify as a disciple to head it up, fund it, and manage it. Enter, Edaine. One thing that he seems a bit uncomfortable with is the fact that he is not a Disciple and doesn't want to be one.

Anyway... the mail was an explanation of some apparent theft he had committed in Piekura that convinced him that it might impact the "reputation" of the Disciples. Well, Edaine, if you read this, don't worry; it really doesn't matter what our reputation is. In fact...

A "bad" reputation can actually work to our advantage. What the Disciples of Ston do is so unconventional in this universe, that what is counted as a negative everywhere else, we use as an advantage. If Edaine does something that makes others angry at, spiteful to, disgusted with, the Disciples of Ston, we will use it as a can opener to talk to people and find out about them.

Frankly, I don't care what Edaine does or how much he steals and keeps. (Although I despise his violence). People already regularly accuse us of hypocrisy, insanity, and a host of other deficiencies to numerous to mention. We use this these things to reach the individual pilot at the personal level. Most of the positive we do begins with an exposure of the negative.

So, no need to be defensive, Edaine. And really, don't think you need to explain everything you do, at least not to me. I can't speak for Ston or Dawn; this is just my opinion. What exactly did you do, anyway? Just curious.

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.13 02:25:00 - [39]
 

When I go about my duty in Abudban, I usually close the local notification with the words, "The Disciples of Ston bid you peace." I get a very consistent reaction particularly from those who have never been exposed to our work. It usually goes like this, "Who the h_ _ _ is Ston?" Now Ston, I find this rather amusing as I am sure Edaine would too. I am sorry if that make you feel on the spot, but it is funny to see people say that again and again.

So how do I answer that when it is asked? I just say that he is the guy that came up with the idea to reach out to capsuleers in this particular way. I just say that he is the guy that has set the pattern for our work.

Tonight I ran across an example of a certain kind of reaction that happens now and then. I call it the "Oh well" reaction. I tipped a large can full of minerals just as the owner warped into the belt to retrieve them with their Indy. Instead of seeing her white can, she saw a yellow can retitled with something provocative like "so and so's stuff." Many times, this brings a reaction that is angry. In this case she just warped back out. I did finally get a few words out of her. When I asked how she felt about her stuff being taken and then returned, she said, "its a living." That was it.

Some miners really do become a little "ho hum" about what they are doing in space. Maybe, the Disciples of Ston can assist the ho hum pilot in seeking and finding a less ho hum purpose. I wish a greater sense of accomplishment and direction upon this pilot in days to come.

See ya around Abudban and Rens.

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.13 21:35:00 - [40]
 

There is, quite simply, no necessity within Amarrian theology for slavery. Period. It is the syncretism of Amarrian military and political philosophy and dogma that binds the Amarrian religious establishment to slavery.

Amarrians who know in their own devout hearts that slavery is wrong are invited to join the Disciples of Ston in our quest to free all races from the captivity of greed, violence, hatred, prejudice, and unforgiveness.

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.16 02:34:00 - [41]
 

Assigned duties within our subclan of the Vherokior have kept me from much work the last few days. Our tribal clan leader has assigned me certain duties planet side among non-capsuleers in our clan.

The Disciples of Ston have been of great help to me as I deal with some times not so subtle rejection of what I am doing. However, other true Vherokior; those who, like me seek to uncover the fullness of all there is to know in this universe, find the work of a Disciple of Ston to be a faithful extension of what it means to be Vherokior.

What is the line between the legitimate cultural independence of the seven tribes and the arrogant foolishness that keeps us divided? Only each individual can answer that. I hope that one day, we will have seven Minmatar disciples each representing the unique culture of each tribe.

Hope to be back in Abudban tomorrow; maybe Rens too.

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.17 00:50:00 - [42]
 

Capsuleers are often called "eggers" because of the capsule of ectoplasm that is our home while we are in space. There is another caccoon and encapsulates many pilots in Abudban. It is the caccoon of vulgarity, profanity, sexual insult and bigotry, and a pervasive sense of spite. It is a a caccoon of cowardice protecting the capsuleer from exercising any true skill.

What I encountered this evening in Abudban is perhaps one of the most pitiful examples of human emptiness that I have seen since accepting this work as a Disciple of Ston. I might come under discipline for some of the language I used this evening even though I did so in self-control. I did use a series of statements that began with the words, "you are a coward because..."

The Disciples sometimes have to "wade in" to the language style of the capsuleer, if only slightly. This pilot was a very damaged person whose identity seemed completely wrapped up in the attempted denigration of others.

This is the very kind of person for whom the Disciples exist. How many more such empty persons are there in this universe? People, like this woman who admitted that she had no soul and couldn't answer the question, "would you like to have a soul?"

To be unable to give up your empty life because you are addicted to it, is a great sadness. I am sad tonight for this person.

Ston Momaki
Caldari
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.17 02:19:00 - [43]
 

Do not become discouraged, Manwe. You probably weighed carefully your use of the word, "coward." But be careful. Such words are routinely used by those who do not weigh them carefully. It was you who taught me this most recently. Sexually copulatory language is a favorite addiction of so many pilots in New Eden. It sounds like it is wearing on you a bit. Endure, Manwe! The ebb and flow of things will avail you easier times in your work and some likely more difficult times as well.

From one Disciple to Another... Peace

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.18 02:16:00 - [44]
 

Thanks for the encouragement, Ston.

I trust that when I was told that I could exercise a degree of autonomy while staying faithful to the spirit and purpose of the DOS, that this flexibility includes what I did tonight.

The usual DOS MO involves tipping a can or a wreck, leaving the calling card, then writing in local to bring awareness of our mission of peace. This works in Abudban, but not in Rens. The work in Rens requires a totally different approach. Tonight confirmed it.

I began to "pop" as they say, the pilot vs pilot invitation cans, leave the card and comment and try to go on to the next. The problem comes in how often you get destroyed and little you get done. My particular issue with Rens is the need to intervene in planned violence. The Disciples have agreed that this is a worthy mission. Because of the 15 minute aggression count, I no sooner come back, and I am popped. Tonight I changed my tactic and I was able to destroy five invite cans before being destroyed.

I created a safe point in the system to warp back and forth from. I bookmarked the cans I wanted to destroy and them warped in and out to do the job. When I finished there were no invitation cans left to tempt these pilots into fighting. While I am fully aware that they will only continue after I have gone, the prevention of one act of violence or the absorption of one act of violence is a worthy task to accomplish.

What of conversation with the pilots? First things first, I say. I know that Ston and Dawn would probably take a little different approach. I just hope they understand how strongly I feel about stopping violence in every little way i can. The conversation happens, just not at the same time and same way as in the more convention DOS MO. (DOS MO stand for Disciples of Ston Modus Operandi)

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.20 02:41:00 - [45]
 

Just read Ston's comments on the decoration awarded to Aranu. While I understand the issues he is addressing, I think he is a little too concerned of what he probably perceives as Gallentean egalitarianism on Dawn's part.

I see it somewhat differently...The Disciples are like a tribe. We are all members one with another. If the members of the tribe are all in harmony and disposed to decorate one of the members of the tribe, we just do it. We don't ask the person being honored if it is OK. We just honor them, period. We wanted to honor Aranu, because we all felt it was right, so we did it.

You are part of the tribe, accept the honor and enjoy the spirit in which it is given. We don't just feel like your brothers, we are your brothers. We are the Disciples of Ston.

Got back to Abudban tonight. To tired to work. Can barely keep my eyes open. Gotta sleep.

Ston Momaki
Caldari
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.22 03:32:00 - [46]
 

Hey Manwe,
Take a day or two and come visit me in Piekura. Maybe you can help me with my peculiar problems of not being able to sleep on the bed and my walking into walls and stuff. You might also like a change of pace from Minmatar space to Caldari space. Think about it.
Peace to you
Disciple Ston

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.23 03:56:00 - [47]
 

I warped into Piekura this morning and had a chance to meet a few local pilots while looting a few wrecks. I found one pilot particularly interesting and interested in our work. She had valuable suggestions on issues of how to manage what we steal. I guess I never really think about that aspect much. I suggested that she help us find and "loot administrator" for the Corp. Anyway, I appreciated the interaction.

Ston, how fun to see reaction to your "Galaxy Wide Alert." Denial does indeed come out of the wood work. Capsuleers do hate change. Especially change that challenges their delusions.

Keep stirring the pot, Ston.

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.24 02:50:00 - [48]
 

I believe that I have learned a couple things about what it means to be a Disciples of Ston.

First, Finally, I have met the Tribe Sister Aranu. This was an unexpected joy. Peace be to you Aranu.

Second, patience. I was ready to head back to Rens, where people wear violence on their sleeves. There, one knows what you are up against. Piekura is full bombast. It takes patience to help the people here.

Third, Aha! I remember reading a few days ago, an entry in Ston's journal about enduring the tedium of capsuleer borish talk in order to get at one particular point. Ston explained it as a singular lack of self-determnation. I am pretty sure, that I dealt with the very same person, from the tedious sexual boredom pouring out of this person. I would have left the situation, but I looked up the journal entry and decided to see how easy it would be to steal and hour of his time. This was done easily.

"I'm gonna block you", but then they don't. "You are not worth my time," then they give you an hour of their time.

I put the suffix "12" at end of this one's name to remind myself of what I was observing in this lost soul. This pilot was so completely arrested developmentally in psych-sexual-social terms. He has constructed an insulator wall to protect himself from the personal growth that he fears he cannot attain. This is most sad.

As soon as Ston returns, I will leave for Abudban. Aranu, great to meet you. Come visit Abudban some time. You would meet a lot of pilots like the "perv." in Piekura tonight. Abudban is full of this kind of endless tedium. But, there are some surprises too. There is intelligence and wit in Piekura and in Abudban. Sometimes you see it, sometimes you don't.


Ston Momaki
Caldari
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.25 03:03:00 - [49]
 

Manwe, read my latest post. We need to prevent burnout. We are few in number, and the work can be a test. You have more than fulfilled your duty. Take care of your sanity. Peace to you, brother.

Caviar Liberta
Gallente
Moira.
Posted - 2011.06.25 06:00:00 - [50]
 

Edited by: Caviar Liberta on 25/06/2011 06:01:33
Originally by: Manwe Todako

I asked if his weapons would stop working at that time. He answered that his ship was more important to him. I asked if he was afraid of losing his ship. He did not answer. To avoid taunting him, I did not pursue the question any more. However, it was plain that fear of loss trumped his expressed values of outrage over my theft. Was his sense of justice able to overcome his fear? No.



Mr. Todako I'm sure you are aware that even though most motives are driven by emotion, it is also importantthat we are governed by the rule of law. You tempt fate when you procure the property of another, even if the owner should be more thoughtful to secure their property from such hijinks as this. CONCORD has laws to grant the offended weapons free to deal with the offender, however even CONCORD is only willing to extend this right but for only so long. Once that time has past it would be another crime to try to exercise this liberty beyond the time limit. So as such I can only see that you were trying to see if you could get this other capsuleer to violate the law and have CONCORD enforce their law upon him.

Good day to you sir

Caviar Liberta

Gosakumori Noh
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2011.06.25 08:44:00 - [51]
 

Some months ago, one of the royal families - I believe it was the Kador - tasked me with abducting a heretic from a mining colony. At first, it seemed a trivial task, certainly beneath the interest of a noble house. Upon arriving at the colony, I was attacked by Scions of the Superior Gene - a faction with which I had no prior (or indeed subsequent) experience.

I since forgot the name of the heretic or the faith he preached, until the tenor of this journal - which I had been slow to read - reminded me of the incident. The juxtaposition of mining and an exhortation to renounce greed caught my attention.

Allow me, however, to draw your attention to systems under occupation by Nation forces. In those, capsuleer worship of ISK has become so great, they conspire to maximize personal gain by perpetuating the grip of an invading force.

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.26 03:03:00 - [52]
 

The work of a Disciple of Ston will make you think. You face people at their worst and sometimes, though rarely, at their best. It is the constant base personalities that challenge me. Last night, Ston spoke some very liberating words. In fact, if he had not said what he said, I may have quit the disciples after tonight. On three separate occasions I simple closed out the local com channel.

A couple nights ago, I met a male pilot in Piekura who could not stop the steady flow of perserse sexual language. He thought he was funny. Tonight in Rens, I met a female pilot who did the same. Why do some people hate themselves so much that they would use this self-denegrating way of talking? What kind of heart overflows this way verbally? Do they really disrespect their own bodies, souls, and spirits that much? Has cloning done this to us? Or is it deeper? How badly this this man, this woman been hurt that makes them do this? I feel deep sadness for those who have lost all hope to the point of projecting themselves as users, used, abuser, abused. Sexual humor is best when used very seldom and done with intelligence and wit. What I am seeing often among capsuleers is not funny or witty. It is Sad.

I can only interact with this so long before I begin to despair and then I am no good as a Disciple. I am asking the DSTON members for permission to travel to Jita for a violence interdiction mission. I will communicate only a minimum as I am burning out on this part of the work. I apologise to the Disciples for this. I would like to have the self-control to do this every day and face the foul effluent that comes out of the broken lives in this universe, but sometimes you just have to shut the com off. That's what I need to do for a while.

In Jita, i will set up a safe point from which I will try to interrupt planned acts of violence. It will be similar to what I have been doing in Rens only in Jita. Unless I hear an objection from the other Disciples, I will start my journey tomorrow.

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.27 02:34:00 - [53]
 

How shall I describe JITA? JITA is a large rubber room. I had heard about the things going on in Jita that last few days, but had to see it for myself. The protest movement is best described as a tourist attraction. I would not call it an effective protest. An effective protest requires first, a worthy cause to protest against and a worthy cause to demonstrate for. Neither is the case here. It will attract many a tourist desiring to see the spectacle no doubt.

There is always time for violence, though. In spite of the noise and confusion of the protest, there are still many pilots looking to fight one another. In that context, I managed to get destroyed three times while trying interrupt planned acts of violence.

The local com channel is jammed with every conceivable kind of vain and meaningless advertisement, and empty utterance. This is a big reason why I came to Jita. I needed to get away from conversation for a while; just minimize the com window, and focus on disposing of weapons. It is impossible to carry on conversation here, so one need not try. I have disposed of more weaponry on one hour here than in all my other work as a Disciple of Ston. The chaos enabled me to haul off many weapons.

I have employed a new tactic of disposal. I create a reasonably remote and out of the way safe point. There I jettison the weapons and let the solar radiation of Jita's sun destroy the weapons. By tomorrow, they will be disintegrated into space dust.

You may never see quite the sights as you will see in Jita right now. If you are a history buff, political buff, human nature buff, etc., come to Jita and see it all. I am going to study things here for a few days before heading back to Minmatar space.

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.29 02:40:00 - [54]
 

Jita has been a worthwhile learning experience. When I first arrived, the system was absolutely chaotic with activity. The number of ships attacking the memorial were of great number and every conceivable type. The activity has settled down considerably in a day's time. I wonder, by tomorrow, how many ships will be left.

In the chaos, I managed to discover a new way to dispose of weapons. The Disciples of Ston have recycled the material, but this leaves the concern that they may be remanufactured into weapons again. We have stored them indefinitely, but that is logistically unsustainable. I have found a way to let nature take care of the problem.

Solar and cosmic radiation does its work in about two hours if nothing shields the jettisoned weapons. The first thing I did when I got here was to create a reasonably secure safepoint in the system that would be difficult to scan for. I would use that point to warp to and from to raid wrecks and battle invitation cans in the system. Hauling the weapons back to that point and waiting a couple hours for them to disintegrate was a thing a beauty. i think I have found a new MO.


Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.06.30 02:27:00 - [55]
 

I am preparing to head back to Abudban/Rens tomorrow. Ston is much closer to Jita from Piekura and our HQ in Korama. I need to continue to be a presence in Minmatar space. I've seen the spectacle that is Jita, I don't need to stay any longer. I have learned some new methods and gained some new focus. Ston seems a little discouraged tonight. Hang in there my brother.

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.07.01 02:17:00 - [56]
 

Back in Rens at our office there. I am not sure how much work I will get in this week. I have too many planet-side duties to occupy my time right now.

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.07.02 02:52:00 - [57]
 

I managed to work just a little both in Rens and in Abudban. Sometimes, there is evidence of conscience. Sometimes there is a small tinge of guilt when a pilot is confronted with their habit of violence. I say habit, because not everyone loves to kill. I met a pilot tonight who asked me what I was doing. When I explained that I was destroying weapons she countered that she still had hers. I asked her if she loved using her weapons. She said, "yes I do." I narrowed the focus by asking if she loved violence/killing. What followed was an interesting program of verbal gymnastics as the pilot tried to back out of the reality that violence was and unnecessary habit in her life.

While some pilots are very much at home with their love of violence, this pilot was not. Perhaps this is cause for cautious hope.

Quite often pilots will justify their violence by saying that the "rats need to be cleared out." Observe very carefully with me please... In all high security space, Pirate factions deploy limited numbers in predictable patterns in determined areas. These numbers are usually between one and three and do not increase. Only when these pirates are killed, are more added. Sometimes they will come and then leave.

No capsuleer is incapable of escaping these pirates. No one "needs" to kill them. Leave the area. The disciples of Ston, who carry no weapons, find that these pirates are harmless as long as you keep your distance. These justifications for violence are very weak.

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.07.03 21:56:00 - [58]
 

Worked for a short while today; long anough to be reminded that violence is a casual culture in New Eden. Pilots talk about the craft of killing as casually as they would talk about what they had for lunch. I am treated as a freak for opposing this violence, and I believe that perhaps I am a freak. If one defines freak as a culturl anomoly, then the Disciples are freaks.

Let the freaks continue their work.

Manwe Todako
Minmatar
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.07.06 02:16:00 - [59]
 

No time for work today, but I did want to reflect very briefly in hopes that I remind myself to come back to this topic at a later time. Often, toleration is a prelude to acceptance; not always, but often. I noted some recent efforts at promoting toleration in a general sense. While the Disciples of Ston are proponents of toleration, I do not believe that "general toleration" is what we are aiming for. Toleration needs to be specific. Some things should not be tolerated. Slavery, torture, and most forms of violence are intolerable. Let us not even risk a prelude to acceptance of these things. Not all beliefs are worthy of toleration. The belief that one race of humanity is inherently superior to another is not a belief worthy of toleration. More later, perhaps.

Edaine Numenor
Gallente
Disciples of Ston
Posted - 2011.07.07 14:10:00 - [60]
 

Edited by: Edaine Numenor on 08/07/2011 02:36:35
Manwe, Your request has been approved to study Infomorph Psychology and the skillbook to available in the Corp Hangar in Rens. Good luck.


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