• LucidDreamR

    Mr. Camp: if you actually check these comments, and if I may…. While the meat of your videos, the messages and viewpoints you portray are a wonderful and much needed addition to the realm of thought and discussion; I fear the method you use to get this information across may be standing in your way. Showing video of just yourself speaking to the camera; in the grandiose and intense way you deliver your dialogue screams ‘look at me!’ more than anything, and frankly comes across as ego-stroking. While I know this seems to “work” for some (enter Alex Jones), I think you will find it only alienates those with any inkling of true intelligence- which I assume by the content of some of your videos is your target audience. To be frankly honest I have not been able to sit through one of your videos to the end. This is of course my own humble opinion; to be taken with a grain of salt; and delivered to you with the utmost respect. Peace.

    • Calypso_1

      I am consistently bemused by those that self-categorize as possessing a degree of refined intelligence simultaneously expressing their inability to cope with overt demonstration of intellect coupled w/ego. Usually it comes packaged in declarations of humility or vitriol so incised as to suppose some personal effrontery.

      • venusflytrap

        LucidDreamR showed far more intelligence with his post than your, frankly childish response… They were giving an honest opinion in a respectful, constructive way- which I for one agree with completely. Mr. Camp is not funny, so the stand-up comic approach definitely is not working. And it really does come across as very ego driven. What did you have to add Calypso_1? I actually wonder if you are not Mr. Camp himself, as your response/reaction sounds of a child who had his feelings hurt, and knows only to lash out. Either way: “overt demonstration of intellect coupled w/ego” my ass! I would hardly consider anything being said in this video as anything other than that of a very average intellect. Coupled with ego I won’t argue with, but you say that as a good thing?? I suppose a small dose of healthy, positive self image is good for everyone to have, but I don’t think that’s what was being implied… and it sure isn’t what I see! Thanks for your two cents though Calypso- considering what the dollar is currently worth I think that’s about right….

        • Calypso_1

          I am not Mr. Camp & the only feeling experienced was the one that was stated – bemusement. Your response quite neatly fit into the second category offered. Thank you for providing an excellent example.

          If you care to provide further responses you may be able to induce emotional response in myself bordering on hilarity, which of course is always appreciated.

          • venusflytrap

            Unlike you; some of us are here for intellectual discourse. Not childish, personal jabs- which bring absolutely nothing to the table. Perhaps if you can get over YOUR ego for a minute; you will realize nobody gives a shit about an emotional response from you…why would we?? That’s the whole reason I even bothered to post in this thread: to point out you are adding nothing, and with comments like yours threads and websites like these get trolled to death…. How about you either add something constructive- or get a life!

          • Calypso_1

            As to my emotional response – you were the one discussing it;
            my supposed hurt feelings, lashing out, et al.
            This I am left to suppose was your intellectual contribution to this thread. Would you like therefore to take this in the direction of infantile narcissistic injury, the joy & insight of coenaesthetic expansion? Perhaps the self-sanctity & respect of willful egotistical union?

            These are the fields of enquiry & discourse you step onto. I am more than willing to take that course.

            Before we continue, however let us clear the ‘table’.

            “Unlike me” – NO – You know not.
            As to your concerns for my ego, let this be said” Any person who makes your ego their concern whether to stroke it or take it down a notch is your enemy.

            We might revel in mutual egotism if you dare or work in abject humility but before you even consider instructing another to “get a life” you should choke on your own words.

            I can let go of my ego, toss it in the air, juggle it around, hide it under a bushel or set it on fire as my will dictates. At the moment I’m holding it in my open hand seeing if you want to take another swipe while I smile gleefully. I do not care one minutia for your own ego, that is your job.

            Since your primary concern at this point seems to be discussion let us indeed set forth.
            To back track – you stumbled right into the diatribe I knew would follow my comment. Let us consider this: To assume what a person says is merely an expression and not an act of intention that will result in what they desire is blindness.

            You may continue with the knowledge that the discussion that I have indeed started is twofold: In relation to the actual post is the nature of the continual criticism of those who comment on these videos, those who always state they cannot even watch them in their entirety (which wholly weakens the effect of legitimate criticism).
            Secondly, we have the nature of individuals who are unable to cope well with others who are comfortable/capable of manifesting and manipulating ego (which is of course related to the first).

            One further clarification – I made no mention of what I thought of Mr. Camp’s intellectual level. I drew from the original commenter who said, in reference to the target audience “those with any inkling of true intelligence”. To which they said
            such individuals were alienated because of the ego presentation. You then stated that the content was “anything other than that of a very average intellect.” I merely stated it was a demonstration of intellect, I provided no interval level, but did provide a space for you to project.

          • LucidDreamR

            wow…. really dude? You really have the time to take such a foolishly petty thing as differing opinions in a comments section to this ^^^ level? Haven’t you a life outside the realm of internet comment sections and trolling? You obviously have at least some level of intelligence- why waste your time, effort and thoughts on such a petty thing? To have continued on with Venus as you did, and to respond like this really shows that you allow things like this to get to you much to easily. I truly and honestly hope you find a better way to use your time and effort. That said: if you would like to have a mature, logical discussion about my original post, and the opinion therein I would be more than happy to accommodate.

          • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

            Seeing how quickly you were obliged, you probably should have asked for a bag of cash and a hummer, too.

          • Calypso_1

            …my mental imagery did a little stuttering on what type of hummer was involved.
            Maybe I could get one w/ FRAG5, MK19 & a CROWS/Boomerang?

          • Ted Heistman

            Are you sure you are bemused? Not Amused?

          • Calypso_1

            I’m sure.
            But the near-hilarity experience left a lingering degree of amusement upon yestereve .
            In the interim i continue my usual contemplation of ferret legging to kindle the mirth.

      • LucidDreamR

        Hmm… this coming from somebody who takes the time to belittle
        someone else because they post something that differs from their
        opinion. As magniloquently as possible so as to appear intelligent even…
        Do you fail to see the complete and utter hypocrisy you have displayed
        with your childish post? Why exactly is it that you would even felt the
        need to do so? I did nothing more than share my opinion about something,
        in a most respectful way. I’m no psychologist, but that just screams to
        me that you must have some issues to sort out. Don’t get me wrong: we
        all have issues- but I ask you keep the sorting out of, and
        repercussions of said issue to yourself please. Frankly I think you will
        find that you would only be doing yourself a service by keeping such
        immature outbursts from the public eye. I sincerely hope this response
        finds you well, and that you find peace of mind and resolution to
        whatever it is that troubles you so.

    • echar

      I think it’s his schtick. Ya know, part of what is humorous about the experience.

      • LucidDreamR

        I guess it was the whole lack of being funny whatsoever thing that threw me off… but to each his own I suppose

        • echar

          He’s not for everyone. Sometimes I wonder if it’s my sadistic side that finds the faux schadenfreude in his act.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

    Hey Camp! Lewis Black, Dennis Leary and Bill Hicks phoned… they want their routines back.

    • echar

      Bill Hicks should have been mentioned before Leary, imo.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

        You are mooted, sir.

        • echar

          Good show!

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