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Everywhere signs of a Great Ending:

Gramsci marched right through the institutions and clear off the cliff on the other side with the buildings tumbling after him. The established secular church of the Western left has fallen; it is now just another religion, like Christianity, Buddhism or Islam. Its special status as the high priesthood of the quasi-scientific Future is gone.

October 14, 2017admin 16 Comments »
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  • SVErshov Says:

    Investigation report of molecular level

    Dear Sirs

    our recent investigation with use of X-ray fluorescence (XRD XRF) of aluminium, silver, and gold ingots standards did not confirm that Great Ending is coming. All findings are the same. It was hard to accept, so we recalibrated our Skyray XRD XRF EXPLORER 7000 which was used in this investigation, and have to confirm that our finding is consistent and the same.

    your till the Great End
    SVErshov

    note for conspiracy theoretics: it is not Science fiction, as I actually conducted these tests

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Didn’t the miners of Moria perform these tests as well?

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    Posted on October 14th, 2017 at 12:24 pm Reply | Quote
  • Garr Says:

    Why is Jim’s site frozen?
    Where’s Viking?

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    Posted on October 14th, 2017 at 9:43 pm Reply | Quote
  • Artxell Knaphni Says:

    The internet has just been serving as your mirror, that’s all, showing the oppressor what the exploited have always known, but which you all continue to deny. There is a logic at work; it’s very simple, not at all surprising; but utterly obscure to those who live according to denial.
    Christianity and Islam are Occidental religious regimes whose histories of expansionist violence cannot seriously be compared to the development of Buddhism. Such conflation, as well as aggressive categorisation as ‘religion’ (religio), are characteristic gestures of Occidental denial.

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  • dmf Says:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-10-11/dollar-general-hits-a-gold-mine-in-rural-america

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    Posted on October 15th, 2017 at 3:28 am Reply | Quote
  • dmf Says:

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?435688-1/steve-bannon-addresses-values-voter-summit

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    Posted on October 15th, 2017 at 1:41 pm Reply | Quote
  • Bruce Arney Says:

    “What is manifest is the gods have fallen, leaving many institutions rudderless.” What is left is the old Hollywood wizard standing behind the curtain, minus his golden threads, but we can order fast food, fast sex on line, while videotaping both activities, so all is well with the world, n ‘pas?

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  • Alrenous Says:

    Caverns caverns everywhere, nor any sky to see.


    …I can’t quite get over anxiety about cave-ins, although the locals assure me such things happen only in legends. The vaults are titanic, and do not appear to have nearly enough support to hold up the series of vaults found above. Not to mention the digging of wells is strictly regulated to avoid fatal accidents involving falling into the lower galleries. Indeed wells are rarely used in favour of the numerous small streams. Which much wear away at the dark rock.

    The cave is lit by some sort of brilliant bioluminescent lichen with no visible food source which could possibly support such energy expenditure. The lichen appears to smolder like an ember in a breeze. Most is the usual blue or turquoise I’m familiar with. Upscale homes are built near patches of more exotic hues, first orange, then violet. High class horticulturalists seem able to produce ambient white light by carefully controlling the ratios. However, most of the roof is simply left alone on account of being too high to bother.

    Passes between higher and lower vaults, much like mountain passes, are found everywhere. At least, everywhere given the sheer scale of the caverns. I’ve travelled two galleries up from the one I first found myself in, a task that took barely more than weeks, and I did not hurry. Some passes are wet, some are dry, and some have flowing basaltic magma. The locals do not appear to have yet invented the steam engine, and I suspect I can make a comfortable living for myself using this magma in due time. However, again I’m rather anxious about where the magma is flowing to. Is it not filling up? Shouldn’t the gallery it is flowing from be approaching one of those collapses of legend?

    The local fauna appears to have many lizards as you might expect, but also plenty of mammalian types. However, few if any appear to be of familiar species. Scales, exothermia, sharp teeth, yes. Not such a fan of four legs, however. The mammals are usually four-limbed, but I confess seeing my first feathered leopard was a disturbing shock. It also has a beak and is coloured more like a peacock.

    Despite being underground, the lichen is so bright there’s an abundance of plants. Few are green, which would reflect most of the lichen’s light. Some sort of hypertrophied hanging moss seems to predominate, appearing almost like reverse seaweed. It is a medium brown with a golden-yellow sheen. Edible, but tasteless and not the easiest chew. A separate, rarer species is thick enough delight Tarzan. There are what appear to be palm trees with filamentous leaves of a dull orange. Greener greenery as I’m familiar with is found in the violet galleries, where they normally appear black. Although their alien forms belie the similarity. We start with some sort of thick woody ground-crawling vine, sprouting leafy rosettes, and it only gets stranger from there.

    As you might expect in a cave, the ground is not flat. There’s a suggestion of an overall tube or ball shape, and the second gallery was largely reminiscent of a mountain river valley, most of the rock is twisted into all sorts of whorls. The vast size of the galleries is magnified by the necessity of zig-zagging up grades to keep the effective slope below forty-five degrees. The towns are often built on terraces overlooking other parts of the town, and sometimes several layers of such. As the ground largely curves up instead of down, it’s easy to visually survey many such outposts. Where the gallery folds in on itself and forms caves within caves, even the locals give up on attempting to map it.

    I’m also disturbed by how climate changes between galleries. With the vertical distance I’ve traversed, it should have become intolerably cold, based on the vaguely tropical starting state. It not only remains balmy, but the third gallery is actually warmer than the second. Along with the climate, the wildlife has substantial differences. Some travellers told me that a few galleries up there’s an area dominated by some sort of mole-like creature, a totally different ecology to the reptilian one here.

    The most disturbing part is how we’re able to converse so readily.

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    Anonуmous Reply:

    Alrenous, where is that from?

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    Alrenous Reply:

    I’m the author.

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    Anonуmous Reply:

    Cool. You should give it its own URL and write more.

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    Alrenous Reply:

    Thanks. It’s not impossible.

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    Posted on October 17th, 2017 at 5:44 am Reply | Quote
  • AMK Says:

    Ending? Wishful thinking maybe? No, its just beginning.

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    Posted on October 17th, 2017 at 6:37 am Reply | Quote
  • Jefferson Says:

    Sandboxing is a nice alternative to “exit in place.”

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    Posted on October 17th, 2017 at 2:54 pm Reply | Quote
  • Kevin C. Says:

    “The established secular church of the Western left has fallen; it is now just another religion, like Christianity, Buddhism or Islam.”

    Except that Christianity and Buddhism don’t rule over, with increasingly strict orthodoxy, a vast network of indoctrination centers, attendance at which is nigh-mandatory, not only for admission into the upper classes, but increasingly for any sort of employment above menial, and even “middle class” existence. So long as HR departments demand that college degree — no alternatives accepted — and the new orthodoxy of which Haidt complains rules (and goes on expelling the Bret Weinsteins and hiring eight new deans just to police Halloween costumes), then the “established secular church of the Western left” will be more than “just another religion”. Only when a certificate of having attended a Progressive madrasah is worth little more in the job market — especially that for government jobs — than proof of graduation from a Christian seminary or a Buddhist school, then we can speak of said secular church having become “just another religion.”

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    Posted on October 19th, 2017 at 2:06 pm Reply | Quote
  • dmf Says:

    http://www.newsweek.com/nasa-halloween-space-recordings-skin-crawl-695940

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    Posted on October 30th, 2017 at 7:00 pm Reply | Quote

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