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mircea_popescu: it was proposed he was a fucking farmer, in the proper and only sense, like fucking carlyle. farming is a thing BECAUSE cincinnatus farfmed, and bdsm is a thing because MP bdsm's.
asciilifeform: my point was that cincinnatus was 'typical farmer' like mircea_popescu is 'typical photographer'
mircea_popescu: diogenes pushed his tub, cincinnatus ploughed his field, i... i dunno, took weird pictures of myself put them on trilema.
asciilifeform: i'll admit that i credit 'cincinnatus plowing with own 2 hands' approx as much as i credit king arthur
mircea_popescu: not originally. the might as well as the power of the republic was ~entirely~ agricultural. cincinnatus is not famous for "turning down the purple", but for ~turning down the purple to go back to ploughing."!
mircea_popescu: sure, we do. cincinnatus, rite ?
mircea_popescu: cincinnatus.
mircea_popescu: cincinnatus says "all men must gather on the camp of mars" and now all men in actual fact must so gather.
mircea_popescu: ontological fear of nothingness chewing away at his frail identity somehow resolved.x No, maybe they came to him, saying “look Cincinnatus, you are the best among us, and the best by so very far you must be our dictator” and he said “Maybe; we’ll see”. What plans did then Cincinnatus have, exactly ? That all men must assemble on the Camp of Mars ? And if they hadn’t, what exact moral impediment’d have th
mircea_popescu: you know the story of cincinnatus btw ?