Chaos Patch (#96)

(Open thread + links)

On facts and truth. Herds (viz). The schizoid empire. A Russian refuge. Soft power (plus outrage). The r/K social super-cycle (succinct version). Defection problems. Lessons of osmosis. An Amerika link-squirt (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The weekly round.

A few 2015-16 reflections (1, 2) and predictions (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Aping ideology (viz). PC and the Turing test. Back-to-back political spectrum warpage. Constitutional code. Philosophers of the 21st century. Property puzzles. The JQ gets weird.

British exodus. The House of Saud is built on sand (1, 2, 3). The Chinese debt monster. End of the deflationary epoch? Scared liberals.

Trumpenführer panic report (‘It’s happening!’ ‘Noooo!’). Mixed messages on Trump and the GOP establishment. Scream samples (1, 2, 3, 4). Listen to your laughter.

2016 starts with a gang bang (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). Cover-up and denial (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Who could have guessed? Cologne, biorealism, and religion. Video nasties (1, 2). Global rape culture. Reflections on Submission (1, 2). Gasoline on the fire.

” … the further modernity moves away from C7th Arabia (in every dimension, social and technological) the greater the tension with Islam-derived moral sensibilities and framings. Hence modernity creates a deep problem for Islam in a way that has no equivalent for any other civilisation. Hence the temper tantrum with serious homicidal edge that Islam is having with modernity.”

Catfishing and media cluelessness. Into the dream world. Medieval black magic. Please, stop screaming.

What twitter wants (but also, plus). Bones of the cloud. Ex Machina, the program. Matrix mutterings.

An image of everything. The edge of extinction. Into the anthropocene. Hybrid solutions.

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  • Chaos Patch (#96) | Neoreactive Says:

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  • Alrenous Says:

    So what explains why some property is your private property?

    Easy. When claiming that securing that property was justified doesn’t contradict the principle of justification of security – basically when the justification isn’t special pleading.

    how does anyone come to be entitled to previously unowned stuff in the first place?

    This is a very hard question to answer.

    No, also easy. By securing it. Wealth is inevitably eroded by weather and bandits. Protect it against such erosion, and it’s yours.

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    admin Reply:

    Crypto. (The end.)

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    NRx_N00B Reply:

    “No, also easy. By securing it. Wealth is inevitably eroded by weather and **bandits**. Protect it against such erosion, and it’s yours.”
    ____

    True enough, that’s why I have to ask why the “Beyond-the-Limits” ecology type blogs (i.e. whether JMG, peak-oilers, collapse of industrialized civilization…etc) are heavily dominated by lefties (>90+%). I’m not sure how they think their PV solar and geothermal powered homesteads with their organic veggie gardens, mini chicken coups and grain fed goats are going to remain “secure” in the event of the type of “collapse” they’re envisioning.

    Is it because this type of thinking nucleated in the late 60’s, during the hippie era, in the highest echelons of the Cathedral?

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    NRx_N00B Reply:

    It seems to me that said blogs/thinkers could benefit from some Jonathan Haidt type “political diversity”.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    I don’t know anything about ecology, but I am working on a chicken coup as we speak.

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    NRx_N00B Reply:

    heh, chicken coup or coop?

    Grotesque Body Reply:

    No, definitely a chicken coup. Gnon wills it.

    Grotesque Body Reply:

    This too boils down to ‘skin in the game’, unless I’m mistaken. Securing, governing, having accountability for some item of property and therefore possessing it presupposes skin in the game where that item exists under volatile conditions (bandits, natural catastrophes, Morlocks).

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    Alrenous Reply:

    Security is all about being able to safely expect to control it in the future. Items always exist under volatile conditions.

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  • vxxc2014 Says:

    Uh that weird JQ link?

    Whoah.

    Some people need to stop mixing their own Kool Aide.

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  • vxxc2014 Says:

    It ain’t the JQ. It’s the WP – White Pussification.

    We don’t need to be Nazi’s – just Men.

    But if you really want to be a Nazi man up first.

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    michael Reply:

    I know what you mean but you forget that what you call men would be technically nazis as you brilliantly said the other day ” they’ll admit it when theres a gun to their temple”, The only way you get to not be a nazi is by being one and wiping every last one of them off the face of the earth regardless of their race gender faith as long as one of them survives youre a nazi.We imagine some restoration of sanity by the re assertion of the old white ways but they included constantly killing the reemerging leftist until sickened by the constant bloodshed we start to think again maybe a compromise can be reached perhaps we can be just a little more liberal after all it does make life better for a greater amount of men.Perhaps even a little more liberal and a little more. This is the problem that makes many of us think replicating historically good times and freezing them is the solution. 1775 and 1776 both worked fairly well but both were prologue to 2015.Personally while not really feeling comfy with the WNs i really do think if certain groups were not present in 1776 things would be much different, that could be said about so many what if throughout history but I have come [from a liberal to a libertarian then classical liberal and constitutional past over 60 years ] to think the bare minimum requirement for a civilization is an ethnically homogeneous citizenry and no female or adolescent or non net taxpaying suffrage.and the death penalty for suggesting changes.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    If NRx is going to address the WP question Vxxc has mentioned, Ted Kaczynski’s manifesto would be a good starting point.

    (yes, I’m aware pretty much everyone here reaches opposite conclusions to Teddy and nobody is an innawoods Luddite, but can you deny that his analysis of leftism and the roots of decadence in abundance is spot on?)

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    michael Reply:

    i would look more towards anarcho tyranny. people are much more likely to act heroic if they might be seen as heroes, in this total state every perception is controlled even if one were able to count coupe which is pretty unlikely you will be defiled in the press and prison your own family will hate you. or you could watch some TV. In NYC during the 80s/90s i watched in horror as the frog was boiled, one saturday i went to my banks indoor ATM bank and found a homeless camp the owner had chosen an opposite corner for the toilet, liquid diarrhea was decaying the stench was horrific and about twenty yuppies were queued up with tears in their eyes and hands over their faces while the vagrant was collecting his fee at the door. As i began to drag the piece of shit out by his hair the yuppies came to life against me. I had to slap one of them hard across the face to finish my task. That was the day i decided i was leaving for what ended up being idaho, the day i was leaving a few months later the rodney king riots spread to ny. Todays kids are trained from birth to be pusssies the way they used to be trained to be manly the slightest what we would call masculine comment will be punished by their peers im sure the jews at least hated the nazis these hipsters love the minorities and women who abuse them they despise themselves.for these people to collapse they would have to be standing up they are on their knees

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    Punctuation and legibility are matters of common courtesy that no other person who has ever commented on this blog has any problem complying with.

    Ken Reply:

    Michael is the Adorno of NRx, leave him be. Besides, it would be like telling Vxxc to drop the WP thing. XS would never be the same again.

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  • Chaos Patch (#96) | Reaction Times Says:

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  • Skilluminati Says:

    Have been eagerly awaiting the Fall of the House of Saud since I was … shit, I think I was still in middle school.

    What is the best historical precedent for an implosion on that scale?

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    John Reply:

    Jeb Bush’s political campaign.

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    NRx_N00B Reply:

    This could be POO positive. They must be in deep kaka, with talk of a Saudi Aramco IPO things could get interesting. I’m guessing it could take awhile to audit their reserves—who knows, it might shave billions of bbls off the books, leaving only 100’s of millions of bbls. It’s just incredible how fast the world has changed in just a few years.

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    frank Reply:

    Be careful what you wish for. I hate the House of Saud as much as the next guy. Saddam -Imo- deserved eternal torture for allowing the utterly nauseating atrocities of his sons alone. But more often than not, apparent evil is the sole fragile pressure valve that keeps unimaginably greater terror at bay.

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  • Hurlock Says:

    “2016 starts with a gang bang”

    Heh, someone finally had to make that joke…

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  • Alex Says:

    Post-Cologn feminists are mad as hell.

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    AugustusPugin Reply:

    Adding to the ‘cover up and denial’ bandwagon there is also this remarkable exercise in unreality:

    http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2016/01/after-cologne-we-cant-let-bigots-steal-feminism

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    Mark Warburton Reply:

    Laurie Penny is a soft target to be fair. Any left-wing friend of mine with half a brain is quick to wash their hands of her.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    I love ‘at least one rape complaint has been filed’. Oy vey, at least one shopfront has been smashed.

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  • Rec0nciler Says:

    For a time, Twitter approached the ideal of the unmediated feedback medium. It offered a real-time feed from outside the Cathedral, and one’s soul seemed a small price to pay. But now it wants to be a walled garden, and the writing’s on those walls. Do we stay and tag them up ourselves, on the theory that the platform’s “good enough?” (All-the-while, reminding ourselves it’s distorted by Jack’s Inflamed Sense of Self-Importance? All-the-while, aware that we’re feeding it?) Or do we Exit to the realms of the dead? Where does the DE go for the serpent’s wisdom? Good torture is indeed hard to find.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    If Twitter goes Stalinist censorship mode it can expect to be out-competed by an alternative that goes free trade mode. Aren’t there lots of computer science whiz autists in NRx who could build exactly that? Someone should get on this.

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    NRx_N00B Reply:

    Twister –> http://twister.net.co/

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    Something like that possibly. Twitter execs won’t want to lose their hegemony so maybe a more likely outcome is the very threat of things like twister will prevent Twitterfags from going hardcore Comintern.

    Rec0nciler Reply:

    It’s not clear that a market exists for unmediated feedback. That will be determined by whether Twitter users tolerate mediation. In the meanwhile, it might not be smart to go all-in on a Twitter-killer-app. I also suspect Twitter’s evolution is being strongly influenced by the “regulatory environment” – soft pressure behind closed doors from the Obama administration, with ISIS as the pretext and Trump the real target. (See the “antiterror” summit on Friday between the Obama admin and Silicon Valley execs.). Any US entrepreneur trying to eat Twitter’s lunch will face the same arbitrary thuggery.

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    Rec0nciler Reply:

    Everything Twitter does (e.g. “decertify” Nero) has to be viewed as an experiment in behavioral psychology. It’s “testing” to see what its users will accept.

    PS: Thanks N00B! I’ll create an account as an experiment of my own.

    AugustusPugin Reply:

    @Grotesque Body

    I think it’s called Urbit.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    I thought Urbit was an instruction manual for how to pronounce operators when you say them out loud.

    D. Reply:

    The medium is the message. Twitter is now what it always was and is always destined to be, and it’s not something conducive to positive change.

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  • Grotesque Body Says:

    Holy cow, that feminist current article.

    “You’ve had your chance, bepenised ones.”

    It’s like they’re actually browsing /pol/ SJW dystopia greentext stories looking for ideas.

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    Xoth Reply:

    Ever since a man became woman of the year, they have been in something of an intellectual funk.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    LOL

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  • Mark Citadel Says:

    Thanks for the link, Nick. Happy new year.

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  • NRx_N00B Says:

    Re, “the Chinese debt monster”: if worst comes to worst, China could always resort to nationalisic military Keynesianism—then steamroll the planet.

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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    My favorite Sunday ritual returns: tea, a pipeful of English tobacco, and reading the ‘patch. Thank you for the linkage as usual. Interesting that people are buying Mein Kampf in such numbers. Could be a protest. Submission is utterly worth it of course.

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  • admin Says:

    Apologies to The Duke of Qin — just messed up the spam clearance and deleted your comment. Completely unintentional.

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  • Kgaard Says:

    I’ve been re-reading Evola’s Revolt Against the Modern World. It’s very timely with respect to the mass rapes in Cologne. From Evola’s perspective, we are all doomed and have BEEN doomed for some time. The idea of 1,000-strong gangs of A-rabs raping white women in front of the Cologne Cathedral while the German government turns water cannons on the German men who protest … well … Evola would have just shrugged his shoulders and said “Told ya so.”

    From Chapter 7: Life and Death of Civilizations:

    When in a race that which forms its most subtle yet most essential element has been lost, namely the INNER race and the race of the SPIRIT, compared to which the race of the body and of the soul are only external manifestations and means of expression – then the collective organisms that a race has generated, no matter how great and powerful, are destined to descend into the world of contingency; they are at the mercy of what is irrational, becoming, and “historical,” and of what is shaped “from below” and from the outside.

    When it comes to this point, the only forces that can be relied upon are those of the blood, which still carries atavistically within itself, through race and instinct, the echo and the trace of the departed higher element that has been lost; it is only in this way that the “racist” thesis in defense of the purity of blood can be validly upheld – if not to prevent, at least to delay the fatal outcome of the process of dissolution. It is impossible, however, to really prevent this outcome without an inner awakening.

    When the last residue of the force from above and of the race of the spirit is exhausted, in the new generations nothing else remains; there is no longer a riverbed to channel the current that is now dispersed in every direction. What emerges at this point is individualism, chaos, anarchy, a humanist hubris, and degeneration in every domain. The dam is broken. The smallest impact is enough to make an empire or state collapse and be replaced with a demonic inversion, namely, with the modern, omnipotent Leviathan, which is a mechanized and “totalitarian” collective system.

    Mankind will reach the faceless forms of our contemporary civilization in which the tyranny of the pure demos and the world of the masses are increasingly and frightfully reawakening in the structures of mechanization.

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  • Kgaard Says:

    By the way, the great thing about the RT video of the water cannons is that you can hear the protesters chanting in deep male voices, while he pro-immigrant (ant) protesters chant in high feminist voices. It’s men against women — the logical endpoint of democracy. The women vote to bring in the manly A-rabs while keeping their own men as impotent tax serfs. This is the logical endpoint of materialist, blank-slate democratic theology.

    https://youtu.be/dkwAEyg60ac

    Evola is chuckling in his grave. “Ha ha ha ha ha!!!”

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    Evola knew that you should always bet on black.

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    Kgaard Reply:

    Conceptually it shouldn’t have to be. There should be a way to re-constitute the pure noble spirit. Just exit from the demos and its plebeian spirit. Start anew. Create a whole new schema that goes back to high first principles.

    My problem with the whole seasteading movement has always been that it completely avoids the issue of cosmic or metaphysical first principles. It’s hyper-materialist. Thus, even though the seasteaders would be “free” they might feel that they were prisoners in a floating materialist hell.

    In the end Evola argues for asceticism. Says you just have to drop the fuck out. Stay in touch with truth. That part always strikes me as dull though. Like some sort of vigil with no end.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    It isn’t actually ‘a vigil with no end’ but if you happen to be one of these poor fools whose lifespan falls entirely within the Kali Yuga it would be a ‘vigl with no end’. I suppose it’s possible to try to ‘re-constitute the pure spirit’ in an age where its pre-conditions are are not present, but to me this seems self-deceptive and moreover masochistic. Gnon laughs, man hands on misery to man, it deepens like a coastal shelf, turn the page.

    Kgaard Reply:

    Yeah that is all sound reasoning.

    I am developing a blog on art theory (and the art market). Logically the way out is going to be via new forms of artistic expression and communal ritual.

    For instance I think the best of the hippies in Costa Rica are doing some interesting things., but they only have half the plot …

    Erebus Reply:

    >I am developing a blog on art theory (and the art market). Logically the way out is going to be via new forms of artistic expression and communal ritual.

    New forms of expression? Why not a return to classical forms? (Giorgio De Chirico’s attempt to return to classicism was met with condescension, then fierce ridicule, and, lastly, a de facto boycott. Isn’t that interesting?) Do you think that classicism is too dead to bother with?

    Communal ritual? Religious traditions aside, I think that this is inherently alien to Western culture. Even our religious traditions barely qualify as “ritual.” For better or worse, I suppose…
    …But there’s something distasteful about the way hippies fixate on culturally-foreign, typically Indian, lifestyles, mantras, and aesthetics.

    My own opinion is that decadence in art both foreshadows and reflects societal decline. Oswald Spengler knew this well, and the Weimar Germany which so disgusted him was like a Golden Age compared to the wholly degraded, decadent era in which we find ourselves! We need to return to classical forms, to strong and heroic art — even to religious art, if at all possible. But it’s likely that our society will need to be reborn in fire first.

    yyeltzin Reply:

    >Says you just have to drop the fuck out. Stay in touch with truth. That part always strikes me as dull though. Like some sort of vigil with no end.

    Crack open that Hermetic Tradition.

    Kgaard Reply:

    Erebus … We may have had this debate already (or maybe I had it with someone at Jim’s last year). My view is that art forms are organic things: They are born, grow and die (when their potential is exhausted, or when they are no longer relevant to the environment man finds himself in). You can see this progression in painting (ending in abstraction, i.e. exhaustion), classical music (ending in abstraction, i.e. exhaustion), and rock music (ending in rap, i.e. exhaustion of melodic possibilities in the rock form).

    The big art forms of the 20th century were rock and movies. Right now the chief art form is probably long-form TV, made possible by the advent of streaming and CD box sets. Next up might be something to do with virtual reality …

    Will Durant made a similar argument about growth and death of art forms, adding that the best talent always shows up at the beginning. We can see this by looking at the phrenology of the rock stars of the 60s and early 70s: Massive frontal cortexes on guys like Robert Plant, David Crosby, Neil Young. Jimmy Page is a dead ringer for Gordon Brown, which tells you that the best of rock was a high-born calling. Now it is plebeian.

    Xoth Reply:

    Or perhaps the problem is art professors and taste makers who lack eye and ear. It’s a bit suspect that art putters on for a few thousand years, then dies within decades after the campus people take over stewardship.

    Erebus Reply:

    @Kgaard
    I don’t think that we’ve had this particular conversation before, but I could be wrong. We’ve been here a while & have had many interesting discussions. 🙂

    But are painting, classical music, literature, etc. truly exhausted? The way I see it, art at its best is enduring, timeless — and it necessarily reflects themes which are enduring and timeless. You could even say that it is a window into the world of the Platonic Idea. (Which explains the popularity of the uncanny still life!) The only thing that’s exhausted is our cultural wellspring — our own vitality. We are no longer a people which can produce an Iliad; we certainly don’t have it in us to paint a Sistine Chapel. If we have lone geniuses who might be capable of such feats, they’re demonstrably dissuaded, ridiculed, and then shunned. They’re certainly neither patronized nor admired. Look at the degenerate “art” that is patronized and admired!

    Völkisch forms of art — comedy, drama, low fiction, and popular “song” music from the cantata to 60’s rock — has always trended towards degeneracy. This was as true in Schubert’s Austria and in the Victorian England of the “halfpenny dreadfuller” as it is today. The problem is that the arbiters of good taste — the universities, the galleries, the critics, the patrons and collectors — have quite recently decided that abstraction and degeneracy are fashionable and desirable in all forms of art, and that all classical forms are obsolete. Not just that, but even artisanry is no longer necessary, so modern art no longer serves any meaningful function as decoration.

    …What people today call “fine art” has become a mechanism for social/status signalling, and an investment vehicle which confers certain tax benefits. Nothing more.

    If we need anything at all, it’s a new, heroic art that shuns abstraction and degeneracy. An art which inspires us, and which reflects our culture at its best /w a triumphant return to classicism. Needless to say, I am extremely sympathetic to the fascists on this point.

    Ah, anyway, I look forward to reading your blog. I am sure that it will be interesting.

    @Xoth:
    Completely agreed.

    frank Reply:

    Great catch. Leftists have been rallying and agitating against “angry white males” for decades now. They’ll soon get the real deal, but no one will be answering their call for help.

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  • Jefferson Says:

    Is that “end of the deflationary epoch” link noteworthy for what is missing, or am I over thinking it?

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  • SVErshov Says:

    @Kgaard

    here is one complicated type article on art theory. it been puzling me quite badly for some time now, any help apreciated. I would be very interested in your art blog, thanks.

    Mannerism and Hysteria. On the Mode of Existence of Painting (2014)

    http://www.academia.edu/12088941/Mannerism_and_Hysteria._On_the_Mode_of_Existence_of_Painting_2014_

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    Kgaard Reply:

    SVErshov … I tried to read the link but … as you say … it’s complicated. In fact, I couldn’t make heads or tails of it.

    My takeaway is that this is a good illustration of why a guy like Stephen Molyneux is single-handedly outselling the equivalent of about 1,000 college philosophy departments with every one of his videos (200,000 hits vs. 200 philosophy majors in your average college). These ideas really aren’t THAT complicated, as Nietzsche demonstrated with his aphoristic style. I think the author of that piece should blog out his ideas in 50 pieces with demonstrations, examples etc etc …

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    Molyneuxian epistemology and ethics are in the process of being superseded by Sam Hyde’s neo-Kynicism.

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    frank Reply:

    Molyneux is the closest thing we’ve got to a 21st century Jesus Christ. He has the potential to shape a large contingent of the post collapse western civilization. His proto-religion needs to get more cultish and appropriate community building to succeed in the end, but these things historically have been carried out post-mortem via tribute churches.

    Grotesque Body Reply:

    “Molyneux is the closest thing we’ve got to a 21st century Jesus Christ.”

    Stefan, please get off the computer and tend to your children.

    BTW if Stef is Jesus (he’s not) Million Dollar Extreme is Muhammad.

    frank Reply:

    Hope you’re doing well. Please donate… freedomainradio.com/donate

    SVErshov Reply:

    besids of his ideas about histeria, he also wrote:

    “Only in crisis do images perform what they are about: art after/as nature, or the composition and generation of asignifying signs. It has often been noted how, figuratively speaking, the loss of the difference between figure and ground in mannerist painting reveals a profound iconoclastic sensation of fear, emptiness and despair, even a psychotic autism. But this concerns only its psychopathological content and depends on a separate psychological reality; it is not hysteria as an artistic or even physical reality.”

    that kind of “sensation of fear, emptiness and despair, even a psychotic autism” we have in good amount and it seems to be quite fertile area for art.

    some developments in deas, still waiting to be translated into real actual art. those will be able to do that, going to become big, cause current art scene narcistically sick and dull.

    another book worth some attention
    http://www.bard.edu/ccs/read/publications/realism-materialism-art/

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  • Skilluminati Says:

    “At the end of last year the BND, the German intelligence agency, published a remarkable one-and-a-half-page memo saying that Saudi Arabia had adopted “an impulsive policy of intervention”. It portrayed Saudi defence minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – the powerful 29-year-old favourite son of the ageing King Salman, who is suffering from dementia – as a political gambler who is destabilising the Arab world through proxy wars in Yemen and Syria.”

    Via: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/prince-mohammed-bin-salman-naive-arrogant-saudi-prince-is-playing-with-fire-a6804481.html

    Just counting down to September at this point. Banning Iranians from Hajj was a brilliant way to ensure things don’t die down.

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  • John Hannon Says:

    Looking at that anthropocentric “image of everything” link immediately recalled the visual imaging of Douglas “no head” Harding’s philosophy –

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q3VacEvh8M

    A delightfully eccentric English mystic who C.S. Lewis considered a profound genius.

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  • Exfernal Says:

    Admin, your last link in this post is copied twice:
    “http://www.sciencemag.org.sci-hub.io/content/351/6268/32.fullhttp://www.sciencemag.org.sci-hub.io/content/351/6268/32.full”

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    admin Reply:

    Thanks. (fixed)

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  • vimothy Says:

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/camp-of-the-saints-germany-dissolving-nations-peoples/

    From the above post:

    The German government minister says that there is no way to stop the human tidal wave about to sweep over Europe, and besides, Europe has it coming because Europeans have allegedly gotten rich by exploiting the Third World. “The people are not going to ask if they can come,” says the humanitarian. So Germany, and Europe, have no moral right to assert control over their borders, to say who can and who cannot enter into their community? This is a shocking statement from a senior official of any government: that the borders must remain open. That Europe is supposed to commit civilizational suicide in reparation for its capitalist crimes.

    It’s straight out of The Camp of the Saints. It really is. It is astonishing. We are watching something of world-historical importance unfold. An entire civilization is being invaded by an army with no weapons but their poverty and their desire, and the civilization’s leaders are surrendering without a fight. Perhaps they believe they have nothing to fight for.

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  • SVErshov Says:

    this 2016 just started and already pumped out so much of degeneracy, so I doubt if any more really matter.

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