Archive for January, 2016

Appearances

The worst thing about this, we’re told by all responsible authorities, is what it looks like. (It might upset people, in the wrong way.)

The scale of the attacks on women at the city’s central railway station has shocked Germany. About 1,000 drunk and aggressive young men were involved. […] City police chief Wolfgang Albers called it “a completely new dimension of crime”. The men were of Arab or North African appearance, he said. (XS emphasis.)

Beside Cologne, “Women were also targeted in Hamburg. … Some similar attacks were reported in Stuttgart.”

However, there was no official confirmation that asylum seekers had been involved in the violence. Commentators in Germany were quick to urge people not to jump to conclusions.

It’s hard to imagine that anyone really believes the approved narratives are going to hold together for much longer. The orchestrated media-political conjuring operation is already stressed beyond its functional tolerance.

(Additional links in the last Chaos Patch comment thread.)

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January 6, 2016admin 42 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#41)


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January 5, 2016admin 16 Comments »
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Sentences (#34)

Christensen against tribal vulgarity:

nationalism becomes an enemy of civilization when it believes that Shakespeare is great because he was English, rather than that England is great because it produced Shakespeare.

January 4, 2016admin 26 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#95)

Last and most radically-degenerated Yule Chaos Patch. Back in Shanghai a couple of hours ago, with no idea at all what is happening in the world or (roughly equivalently) on the Internet. Feel free to fill in any of the most absurd gaps.

Here are a couple of very recent discussion points: Refragmentation. The advantages of repressive state religion.

January 3, 2016admin 36 Comments »
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Scrap note (#16)

Strung out among airports for the next couple of days, with — likely — minimal signal emission.

If anything vast, trawling through the deterritorialized waiting lounges of the world, reaches down from beyond the stars to set my neocortex aflame, I’ll try to let everyone know. Otherwise, carry on …

January 1, 2016admin 12 Comments »
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