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June 6, 2014admin 16 Comments »
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  • RorschachRomanov Says:

    Not long ago some fellow infidels and I were lamenting the deplorable state of atheism today- at least, its pop expression as had in new atheism. On its own philosophic grounds (Dawkins couldn’t even get Aquinas’s cosmological argument right in “The God Delusion,” and Hitchens was never even remotely versed in the theodician enterprise), but none of them even know how to insult God properly. I even brought our very own Nick Land’s words into play, stating that Dawkins and co weren’t existing in the universe, to quote (Land):

    “existence is so indistinguishable from defilement that one turns pale at the very thought of an eternal being’s smell.”


    New atheism was at least rooted in the Enlightenment paradigm, in epistemological inflexibility, evaluative exclusivity, and had its neo-con sensibilities (we’re here to fix your brokenness), but this hideous, malformed beast, this zombie debacle that has emerged from the sour depths of Hades, where “atheism” quite literally means “social justice” is absolute proof that the universe is and cannot be indifferent, and that it is actively malevolent.

    God help us.


    Leonard Reply:

    I practice an atheism which is against “social justice”, honors its religious allies particular the Christians from whom I am freeriding on morals, and keeps it mouth shut unless quite provoked. We might call it “atheism minus”.


    Peter A. Taylor Reply:

    Hear, hear.


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  • Wilhelm von Überlieferung Says:

    Of a similar countenance, with respect to the theme of absurdity, I’ll just leave this here.

    University College of London Student Union bans Traditional Philosophy Club.

    Sure, it’s not exactly Moldbug. But you know they’d move to ban that too, once they found out what you were up to.

    Which brings us to the next point. Even if one manages to cleanly separate NRx as a political school of thought from NRx as a movement, it probably will not matter. Not to the majority of progressives, nor to the comptrollers of the mainstream Narrative.

    You will likely be a target just the same.

    As for banning the Classics, how much longer do you wager?


    Hurlock Reply:

    “You will likely be a target just the same.”

    The dispute of NRx analytics vs NRx activism was never about which one is less likely to be persecuted by the progs.

    “As for banning the Classics, how much longer do you wager?”
    I don’t think they can ever ban the Classics. They can try and recycle them though, make them more suitable with the progressive doctrine.


    peppermint Reply:

    “try to”

    They’ll cover Socrates’ petulant apologia speech without any context, they’ll cover Plato’s self-congratulatory allegory of the cave without any futher discussion of Plato, and they’ll mention the places where Aristotle was wrong about factual claims.

    Students will conclude that Greek philosophers were annoying and dumb.


    Piano Reply:

    That’s what happened to me, decades ago.

    James Reply:

    The philosophers are banned on grounds of being “anti-Marxist”. I wonder if they’d ban Popper too.


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  • Chris B Says:

    I just did a drive by on twitter and saw your post on speculative materialism. My interest is piqued. One thing which occurs to me from a superficial reading of the website, is that like most of the left, the authors seem to view economic activity as being a pie of a set size. I mean, topology is fine, but does it not deal with shapes of finite space and dimension? Surely the material world with regard to economics in particular has more than an element of fractal growth inherent in it? I mean, take the example of money creation – http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Documents/quarterlybulletin/2014/qb14q102.pdf
    here we have a simple pattern replicating fractal style over and over and over. This would also be the same vis a vis derivatives in a far more complex manner.Would it not make sense to view the economic sphere (finance in particular) as being a fractal issue primarily which creates the shape which is only relevant in a particular space and time, making any set topological calculation and observation fleeting, and immediately obsolete.


    admin Reply:

    When I’ve got a better grip on what they’re up to, I’ll blog it. My suspicion is that, far from seeing the economy as “a pie of a set size” they think it can be transformed into an infinitely extensible cornucopia (which is, of course, at least equally problematic).


    Chris B Reply:

    “To this end, we will be modelling a universal synthetic CDO and a H2O fall economy to realize a fully-equitable H2O fall economy ”

    I see what you mean. This sounds seriously ominous. Sivs as private property destroyers. Wealth flows to specific pools of the poor. Communistic waterfalls for those oppressed by white cis hetrosexuals. Communal CDOs to distribute wealth. On the positive side, they do make a lot of very interesting points regarding derivatives that can be *ahem* borrowed.


    NRx_N00B Reply:

    The Cornucopia Machine, is what happens when you ignore physics and conflate virtual wealth—debt—with real wealth. The Zombie Apocalypse commeth.


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  • RorschachRomanov Says:

    I’ve noticed that there is an utter dearth of videos on “The Dark Enlightenment” and surrounding issues on YouTube.

    I shall attempt to fill the void- to shamelessly self advertise:



    admin Reply:

    I enjoyed that — looking forward to the next one.


    RorschachRomanov Reply:


    I’m honored.


    Posted on June 7th, 2014 at 8:45 am Reply | Quote

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