Primitivism and beards

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redyred
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Oct 8 2004 13:49
Primitivism and beards

Username, I would like to know what your line on the beard issue is. To my mind it is quite obvious that beards are generally a negative for any society. They cover up part of the face, they smell bad, they emphasise difference between men and women and above all they look crap. Sure, if people want to grow a beard, that's fine, but many more will want a smooth chin. In a primitive culture with only simple stone tools, how are we going to shave? I don't think you've really considered this.

redyred
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Oct 9 2004 10:22

I'm waiting for an answer Username. How'd do you expect anyone to take your politics seriously if you can't even discuss a basic point?

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Oct 9 2004 12:07

Perhaps, to ensure that no items of technology had been stored away, primitivists could inspect the size of people's beards, like the Taleban used to?

Username
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Oct 9 2004 14:14

oh hey

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Oct 10 2004 22:14

it's actually possible to shave with a piece of flint - if you break flint in the right way to have very sharp edges.

redyred
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Oct 10 2004 22:57

Thank you 888. Is it possible to break the flint in such a way that it has three consecutive blades for an even closer shave?

Mike Harman
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Oct 10 2004 22:59

edit: bollocks, redyred beat me to it and did much better.

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Oct 11 2004 07:37

well, if you can't make one, and someone in your tribe can - thats already a division of labour and the first destructive steps towards civilization have been taken!

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Oct 11 2004 10:01

one big difference is that someone would be doing it for you, a member of their family/tribe, instead of some other family or stranger (boss). plus, it would be for immediate gains instead of a paycheck or something similar at the end of the week after the week you work.

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Oct 11 2004 11:16
Username wrote:
plus, it would be for immediate gains instead of a paycheck or something similar at the end of the week after the week you work.

Er yuh cos work under anarchist communism still has wage labour. Oh except you only get paid monthly, and the first cheque comes 6 weeks after you start.

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Oct 11 2004 12:56

you can pull out hairs individually. However this is unnecessarily painful and doesn't leave a smooth chin, just stubble

redyred
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Oct 12 2004 22:21
Username wrote:
one big difference is that someone would be doing it for you, a member of their family/tribe, instead of some other family or stranger (boss). plus, it would be for immediate gains instead of a paycheck or something similar at the end of the week after the week you work.

So? Does that mean you think the division of labour between a homemaker and a breadwinner is ok? That's within a family unit and it's for immediate gain rather than wages.

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Oct 12 2004 22:42

I'm confused. Are you asking me to be your homemaker?

redyred
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Oct 12 2004 23:42

Don't even think about touching my bed linen you filthy primmo scum