Archive for May, 2017

Quote note (#355)

This is going to be good …

In today’s crowded societies, once again many people are feeling the drive to break away from existing cultures and establish their own institutions. Ignorant of human history, most people treat such an idea with scorn. The world of the here and now is the only real world, they say. Talk of starting a new country is “escapism.” One’s duty is to direct one’s energies toward making contemporary society a better place to live. And so on. But those who know better realize that schism is the fundamental human method for dealing with frictions within groups of people. In fact, it has been so for so long that factors predisposing people to break off from one group and start another may even have seeped into the human gene pool …

(Via.)

XS emphasis, with the addition: Inclination to this method is evidently unevenly ethnically distributed.

May 29, 2017admin 56 Comments »
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Jacobite

A new online magazine for the Exit-oriented right.

Honored to be in the first issue (with an essay on Accelerationism), along with Andrea Castillo, Edward Waverley, Chris Morgan, and Mark Lutter.

May 28, 2017admin 87 Comments »
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Sentences (#102)

Glimmers of realism (from Yuval Harari) in The Guardian:

instead of globalisation resulting in prosperity and freedom for all, it might actually result in speciation

(Lopping off the last paragraph sacrifices nothing but formula comforting babble.)

May 28, 2017admin 13 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#136)

This is what losing looks like (a hole in Cathedral memory).

May 25, 2017admin 25 Comments »
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Quote note (#354)

Britain 27 Sha’ban 1438

With Allah’s grace and support, a soldier of the Khilafah managed to place explosive devices in the midst of the gatherings of the Crusaders in the British city of Manchester, in revenge for Allah’s religion, in an endeavor to terrorize the mushrikin [those who worship others besides Allah], and in response to their transgressions against the lands of the Muslims. The explosive devices were detonated in the shameless concert arena, resulting in 30 Crusaders being killed and 70 others being wounded. And what comes next will be more severe on the worshipers of the Cross and their allies, by Allah’s permission. And all praiseis [sic] due to Allah, Lord of the creation.

(Via.)

Much more to come.

May 23, 2017admin 90 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#135)

Holy Gnon Abomenon!

May 21, 2017admin 27 Comments »
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Sentences (#101)

Musk:

I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.

Bonus rocket porn.

May 19, 2017admin 39 Comments »
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Quote note (#353)

What is “Existential Horror” exactly? […] As generally used it refers to the horror caused by an idea or entity that threatens not just your personal wellbeing, but your essential conception of the universe and the self. […] As a kind of a cheat sheet:

Being chased by a killer is Terror.

Being chased by a killer robot bent on destroying all of humanity starting with you is Horror.

Discovering that, not only are you being chased by a killer robot, but that it has already exterminated all of humanity centuries ago, and that you are one of the faux-human replicants the killer robot has built and programmed with human memories in order to continue its endless, pointless hunt is Existential Horror.

(Via.)

(One minor typo corrected.)

May 17, 2017admin 34 Comments »
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SF Communism

There’s a gold-mine here.

There’s simply no way on earth that Silicon Valley is in the right place. Something has to give.

May 15, 2017admin 83 Comments »
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白左

Baizuo” — the greatest thing in 2017 so far.

Makes me think the world might pull through okay.

It’s all (amazingly) good, but this is probably the kernel:

The question has received more than 400 answers from Zhihu users, which include some of the most representative perceptions of the ‘white left’. Although the emphasis varies, baizuo is used generally to describe those who “only care about topics such as immigration, minorities, LGBT and the environment” and “have no sense of real problems in the real world”; they are hypocritical humanitarians who advocate for peace and equality only to “satisfy their own feeling of moral superiority”; they are “obsessed with political correctness” to the extent that they “tolerate backwards Islamic values for the sake of multiculturalism”; they believe in the welfare state that “benefits only the idle and the free riders”; they are the “ignorant and arrogant westerners” who “pity the rest of the world and think they are saviours”.

ADDED: Baizuo at Weimerica, and Spandrell’s place.

May 14, 2017admin 72 Comments »
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