Has "based" just become modern shorthand for the recognition of Romantic action?

Has "based" just become modern shorthand for the recognition of Romantic action? Are we returning to Romanticism?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Has "based" just become modern shorthand for the recognition of Romantic action? Are we returning to Romanticism?
    how so?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I usually see the term based to describe people or actions which may be perceived as transgressive if viewed through the lens of the current dominant culture of technocratic neoliberalism which brands itself as progressive and enlightened. This can be applied to people from all walks of life and political and ideological leanings

      I find the lack of any commonality across the things called based besides the aesthetic of personal expression and rebellion against the "optimal technique" offered by the technocracy reminiscent of the Romantic movement as a reaction to the Industrial revolution.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The problem is that it's just carrying a lot of the associations from the word it replaced (cool), which was already associated with being a rebel and not giving a shit. I think it's a mistake to think that it's signifiying a new movement in society as much as it's just a new marker for something already there

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's a fair point. I'm probably too young to remember it but do you know when cool lost it's transgressive edge?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            it really only exploded into popularity once phones and social media became big, slang started to move super fast and most of it came from black people (lil b in this case) because white people are lame and have no culture

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >pol's second favorite word came from a black rapper
            like pottery

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It started on IQfy as much as on IQfy, due to Lil B's ongoing feud with Kevin Durant.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            kys Black personlover

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            We had culture. Unfortunately, the ruling classes usually decides what’s “hip” and “cool” and it certainly isn’t jeb from West Virginia.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Speaking of Jeb, basically the reason why whites aren’t perceived as cool totally had to do with the 2001 elections, at least in the west. That was the final nail in the coffin.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Whites haven't been cool since they moved to suburbia, stopped reading, wrapped their kids in bubble wrap and started living vicariously through the tv

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          'based' and 'cool' are not the same thing. Lurk more.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's certainly becoming co-opted and utilised to mean "cool" by a certain (unfortunately larger) cohort. Though I agree it started off as something substantially different.
            I think romanticism is close to the idea, though. If Quixote posted some greentext about fighting windmills or whatnot it would definitely be called "based", and quite correctly too.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No way, you wouldn't call some guy unabashedly in favor of wife beating "cool". Coolness is much more connected to visuals, even if someone's attitude is cool, it is cool because it LOOKS cool. Being based is just a little more deep, maybe because we are still in the process of invention of it's meaning.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Based

        The problem is that it's just carrying a lot of the associations from the word it replaced (cool), which was already associated with being a rebel and not giving a shit. I think it's a mistake to think that it's signifiying a new movement in society as much as it's just a new marker for something already there

        Based

        Based based based
        Basedy basty base base base! Bb-based! Bababased baaaased. Bassed. B-assed. B-waste. B-faced. B-maced. B-grace.

        Bas-cringe. Cringeo. Cinge-ayon. Cringe cringe . Crwaahinge. Cringe.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You are placing too much external meaning on the word.
        Based just means good.
        The reason there is little connection or commonality between instances of its use comes from this vagueness. Any pattern you detect comes from it being used by us IQfy weirdos and those influenced by us — whatever they think is good/cool/epic is “based”, and sometimes that means transgressive things, and sometimes it doesn’t. Hence the confusion.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I agree but I think based is slightly more specifically the opposite of cringe

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Based just means good.
          Are you an aging millennial?
          >this ice-cream is so based!

          I agree but I think based is slightly more specifically the opposite of cringe

          Doing something based can be extremely cringe inducing at the same time, especially if you agree with

          https://i.imgur.com/MLX90bV.jpg

          To do something that is based is to take action, nobody can be passively based.
          to be based is to exercise your individual free will If someone slighted you and you lost face, then you are not based. if you took action, no matter how petty you retaliation was, you will be based.

          to be based is to forgo social faux pas simply to empower yourself. it is embracing the ID and Ego and ignoring the super ego, aka the opinions of others.

          . I don't know about the Nietzschean stuff but I saw some fat guy at the gym wearing tights and a cut off shirt + sunglasses, and even though it was really cringe, it was still based.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >this ice-cream is so based!
            That is how everyone uses it. You're at that point I was in back in the day when I was like:
            >well, achshually those funny pictures you're sharing are image macros, they're memes too, but the word meme applies to any information as Richard Dawkins coined the term on his book...
            No one cares. Based means cool, epic, or whatever now.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No it's a moronic buzzword spammed by morons just like all the other buzzwords

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty much just represents the conglomeration of human expression into a few easily repeatable sentiments, damn I wonder where we got primed for that

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yes. Facebook definitely did that. totally.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    shelley and keats were the two best romantic poets
    also, both atheists - am i expected to believe that's a coincidence?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Almost.

    "Based" means something aligns with the underlying reality of traditional conservatism. Traditional conservatism is the framework that sees mankind's continued existence in a continuum, as opposed to hedonism and short-term gratification.

    As a member of the human race, exalted above the animals made in the image and likeless of God, every human is born with an inherent value. As such, our very existence means we inherent some responsibility to our ancestors who brought us here and labored for the infrastructure of the world we live in, and we owe the unborn that same respect.

    For example, when an elderly person in the middle ages was reaching the end of their life, all of their children and grandchildren would tend to them and care for them, usually keeping them in the loft in their own bed where they could be with the dying elder in their final months.

    Now we just shove old people into retirement homes so that we don't have to think about death or be inconvenienced by their dying.

    Likewise, our ancestors survived through centuries of wars, plagues, famines, and economic hardship to bring us here, and we repay them by aborting millions of our babies, essentially ending millions of bloodlines and wasting all of that history so that vapid women can keep partying instead of adopting the adult responsibility of motherhood.

    Something is based when it recognizes the timeless conservative values that cut through all the bullshit and sophistry of the modern hedonists.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think that 'based" refers solely to "traditionalism" as leftists use it to laud and acknowledge certain radical leftist phenomena as well. It is also casually used to lionize unapologetically/unique individuals and deeds performed without fear of repercussions.

      We cannot simply ignore it's broad use by people who run the gamut of ideologies

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You're moronic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      cringe schizopost

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What a brainrotten individual. Get help unironically, you've lost the plot anon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is the sort of post that you would think IQfy would simply respond with "based". But the responses seem against it, even with a guy calling you schizo, although your post is very coherent. Strange.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I guess IQfy still hasn't been entirely taken over by the IQfy tard zeitgeist

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Based just means going against the grain by thinking for yourself. It is just accidental that your far right positions are against the grain, if you had them because they were the norm you would not be based in the slightest

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Based. Your post is based solely by seething replies.
      By seethe alone is one of the ways to achieve basedness.
      However, based is not necessarily about traditional values, even though there are certain connotations.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's just this generation's "epic for the win!" which was the previous generation's "totally rad" or something like that.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    'Based' essentially means, "that is unpopular in the zeitgeist, but I agree with it." With our zeitgeist in mind, you could attribute it to romanticism, yes, but it's not so narrow.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Based is the opposite of woke.

    You are allowed to label yourself woke, it is 100% Reddit-approved and totally approved in artistic circles in University and colleges.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am sincerely convinced that what it means to be based has been thoroughly described in What is Enlightenment

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    To do something that is based is to take action, nobody can be passively based.
    to be based is to exercise your individual free will If someone slighted you and you lost face, then you are not based. if you took action, no matter how petty you retaliation was, you will be based.

    to be based is to forgo social faux pas simply to empower yourself. it is embracing the ID and Ego and ignoring the super ego, aka the opinions of others.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't that remuinescent of romanticism like what OP described?

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