T-shirt slogans (#19)

Democracy dies in darkness.

— This magnificent prophecy now stands just below the masthead of The Washington Post.

ADDED: It totally has nothing to do with Trump, though (in case you were wondering).


ADDED: And …

February 22, 2017admin 37 Comments »

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  • Paul Ennis Says:

    I’m seriously contemplating never writing again. How can anyone top that?


    admin Reply:

    See what they can do when they really try.


    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 10:36 am Reply | Quote
  • Artxell Knaphni Says:

    The blip of Occidental inflation is over.
    The Sun always rises in the East.


    Friedrich von Uexküll Reply:

    Tone down the triumphalism, the West has recovered from worse.


    bomag Reply:

    the West has recovered from worse.

    I’m afraid we slipped off the stool during this latest auto erotic asphyxia session.


    Wagner Reply:

    I like having Artxell here. He could tone down the empty rhetoric (see Sokal and Vanzetti heh) but call me a prog, I think diversity of viewpoints is useful for sharpening convictions. Forgive me for re-quoting Deleuze:

    “[Guattari and I] do not work together, we work between the two… We don’t work, we negotiate. We were never in the same rhythm, we were always out of step.”

    The idea is to keep the Becoming going, to not let the Being sediment, solidify. I hate his curry-gurgling guts but yin and yang beats gray.


    Wagner Reply:

    In fact I have composed a short hymn to Lil Arty:

    you’re a dindu
    in white skin you
    nigger you have sinned


    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 10:43 am Reply | Quote
  • Alrenous Says:

    This pleases me as well.


    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 10:47 am Reply | Quote
  • Artxell Knaphni Says:

    I said, four years ago, “There can only be one.”
    If the Occident doesn’t go ‘up’, from which extraterrestrial perspective, ‘one’ is indeed apprehensible; the Occident will disappear in the arc of its own ineluctable self-demonisation.

    Of course, it was all written, long ago. lol


    Wagner Reply:

    Haha shut up Arty. For your sense of humor you will receive an extra helping of gruel in the gulag from time to time. And Doctor Wagner has a plan to correct your inferiority complex while you do your time: you will be allowed no French books! Only Hindu scripture! It will be painful at first but it will be for the better.


    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    [Wagner] “Haha shut up Arty. For your sense of humor you will receive an extra helping of gruel in the gulag from time to time. And Doctor Wagner has a plan to correct your inferiority complex while you do your time: you will be allowed no French books! Only Hindu scripture! It will be painful at first but it will be for the better.”


    As nominal leader, of the IVCF (Indus Valley Civilization Front), I have this to say:

    The entire Occident, and all 4000 years of its history, is a simulation produced by our Culinarised-Illusion-Stations (Indian restaurants, or Curry Houses), the product of our advanced Indus Valley technology! Though ‘technology’ is not quite the right word, but the greedy, grasping, and manipulative denizens of Occidental regimentations (Europeans and Middle Easterners), are not capable of understanding anything else.

    My suggestion of luxury breeding camps in Siberia to save the melanin-deficient, and your “extra helping of gruel in the gulag”, do not at all constitute a form of reciprocal hospitality. This stubborn adherence to such petty profiteering is most annoying, and won’t be tolerated!
    Call me sentimental, but I had high hopes for you, Big W. That you would evolve and ultimately come round to the IVCF way of thinking. Your melanin-deficiency would be overlooked, of course, because we aren’t racist here in the IVCF. That we would refer to you, as ‘Gupta’. That you might even prove worthy of being Governor of Earth Province 657 (‘Germany’)!?
    But, no, you’ve insisted on following the dubious dictates of that dastardly doyen of Dark Enlightenment, the penny-pinching Englishman, Nick Land!
    On the path of utter destruction! Of that precious Reality Principle, foundation of the West!
    So be it!
    So let it be written! So let it be done!*

    *It is well known that the Pharoahs, and Yul Brynner, were plagiarising, thieving so-and-so’s!


    collen ryan Reply:

    Ok towelhead have your little fun but at the end of the day everyone knows you are from the only fourth world country thats ever existed, Parts of india are orders of magnitude larger, more populated, stupider, and more ape like than places like Liberia Haiti New Guinea or the Congo. And though the Brits did their best in some areas you are quickly sinking entirely back into the ooze.

    When I typed Towel head it autocorrected to Towelhead, even computers know what I’m talking about. LMAOROTF

    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    We cover all bases.
    We’re not in a race, we are the race.
    We are worlds without limit. 🙂

    brainwashed idiot Reply:

    Is anyone actually able to decode half the things AK writes, or am I just the one doofus here who never has any idea what he’s saying? Wagner you seem like you have a rapport with him. Why’s the background of his website so bright? What the hell is a “bird of theory”? Is he going to call me an inferior creature for writing this, and if so, is that some kind of complement?


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Yes, I am able to decode at least half the things AK writes.

    Cryptogenic Reply:

    It’s never the content that is the problem, it’s the atrocious “I’m doing poeisis!” style. You can always tell who “writes papers” for a living around here.

    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 10:56 am Reply | Quote
  • Green Snake Says:

    The important question: Will they keep this slogan when a cathedral-subscriber is in the White House again?


    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 11:57 am Reply | Quote
  • Alfred Says:

    Awesome alliteration amigo


    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 12:05 pm Reply | Quote
  • Brett Stevens Says:

    “…time to celebrate.”


    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 12:19 pm Reply | Quote
  • konshtok Says:

    Democracy dies in darkness…

    And we have a very large pillow.


    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 2:03 pm Reply | Quote
  • Orthodox Says:

    I didn’t realize the White Nationalists had such a high level operative at WaPo.


    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 2:29 pm Reply | Quote
  • E. Antony Gray (@RiverC) Says:

    That’s what they claim, but remember the old adage, “If you didn’t see the body, they’re not dead.”

    Democracy claiming it will die in the darkness just sounds like a way to fake its death.

    Bring it into the light and lay into it!


    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 3:35 pm Reply | Quote
  • SVErshov Says:

    characteristic for left, falsification move, presenting as happening now something what happens long time ago. smart, you cant be wrong that way, never.

    but irony of the whole vortex is that right is rising in profoundly lestist circumstandes of determenistic, path dependent linear trap.


    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 5:20 pm Reply | Quote
  • pyrrhus Says:

    Bezos Blog embraces…something……Give us your tired, your poor bankrupt yellow journalism rag, yearning to be solvent….


    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 5:24 pm Reply | Quote
  • grey enlightenment Says:


    I wonder how the left will put the diversity angle on this..like Google did with the doodle a few years ago regarding Pathfinder


    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 6:43 pm Reply | Quote
  • Ur-mail Says:

    The media is absolutely loving its chance to simultaneously play the victim and the hero.


    John Hannon Reply:

    “Death is no different whined at than withstood.”

    – Philip Larkin, Aubade



    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 6:43 pm Reply | Quote
  • Daniel Chieh Says:

    Hyperbolic much?


    SilverSpeed Reply:

    It’s where all the cool kids are currently at.

    WashPo is trying to keep up with Antifa without breaking into a ‘Trump is a Nazi’ run.


    Daniel Chieh Reply:

    I don’t believe it is helping their case much, though perhaps it is accelerating toward violent singularity.


    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 6:55 pm Reply | Quote
  • Durtal Says:

    Doesn’t everything ‘die in darkness’?


    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 10:53 pm Reply | Quote
  • Cryptogenic Says:


    They fuck you up, your Fourth Estate.   
        They may not mean to, but they do.   
    They fill you with the fake news they heard
        And add some extra, just for you.

    But they were fucked up in their turn
        By Marxists in old-style hats and coats,   
    Who half the time were soppy-stern
        And half at one another’s throats.

    Man hands on memes to man.
        It deepens like a coastal shelf.
    Get out as early as you can,
        And don’t have any professors yourself.

    (I hope that was a successful parody.)


    Posted on February 23rd, 2017 at 1:14 am Reply | Quote
  • Bill Says:

    WaPo is racist?


    Posted on February 23rd, 2017 at 4:55 am Reply | Quote
  • Wagner Says:

    How’s this for a t-shirt slogan:

    “Moldbug and Land are Machiavellians”

    It’s either NRxers wear this or NRx is a populist movement. Admin has effectively instilled (or in MM’s nasally nerd-jargon, “installed”) a pathos of distance which has placed a chasm of contrast between the so-called “alt-right” and the Landian-Moldbuggism known as “neoreaction”, positioning NRx as the Dumbledore and the alt-right as the Harry (so to speak) in the hierarchy. Well, there is still the J. K. Rowling P. O. V., goys. The question is what is happening from the top down; non-populists should be concerned not with what Land says but what he *does* and *why* he does what he does. Land would agree with me but why would a king want his esotericism exposed? To tell the whole truth would only mean the dissolution of his Order. But I’ll say it anyway since we’re not populists here, right?

    You think I’m foolhardy now, Land, but go ahead and tempt me and I’ll start divulging Moldbug’s poetry. #not4plebs but I may do it if I am pushed.

    But marble without mortar is rubble,
    And life without lords soon terrible.

    Timeless mind in temporal man
    Is the only ideal; the soul is free,
    The meat must serve.

    Mencius Moldbug, “Occasional Discourse on the Hate Question”


    Post Alley Crackpot Reply:

    “The meat must serve.”

    And for this I can imagine Aldous Huxley’s savages of scientism chanting “QUANT SUFF! QUANT SUFF!” after having feasted on such meat thus served …

    As for democracy, we stabbed it with our steely knives, but we just can’t kill the beast.

    Our servings of meat delayed are our servings of meat denied!

    I rather thought that Land’s t-shirt slogan would read, “All of you are my disloyal subjects” 🙂


    Posted on February 24th, 2017 at 4:45 am Reply | Quote
  • This Week in Reaction (2017/02/26) - Social Matter Says:

    […] under “Said that like that’s a bad thing”, Nick Land finds some delicious T-Shirt Slogans… If only reactionaries wore T-shirts for outer wear. Also at Xenosystems: The Anglosphere […]

    Posted on March 1st, 2017 at 9:09 am Reply | Quote
  • Strelnikov Says:

    Try: “For what profiteth a man that he gain the world and lose his soul?”


    Posted on March 1st, 2017 at 8:35 pm Reply | Quote

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