A few emails came in this morning about the latest forum drama. Thanks for reporting them but no, I'm not interested.
Let me explain the concept of relativity. You cannot know the worth of an object without a context to which to compare it, which we generally reproduce by serially comparing it to other objects. This comparison is a relative measurement. Understanding that all things can only be defined in the context of other things is relativity.
In that light, consider this: there are two types of people in this world. There are those who want to get submerged in karmic bullshit -- who's eating what, who's earning what, who's in charge -- and those who want to rise above karmic bullshit and create things that are important. I don't consider building civilization to be karmic bullshit, but I consider the drama of a dying civilization like ours to be karmic bullshit.
Most people on metal forums want you to submerge in karmic bullshit. They are, like Ultimate Metal, earning $5000 a month off of you and your friends talking about what metal things you ate that day \m/ or like FMP666, promoting a small business off of you talking about how kvlt you are, or like certain ultra-elitey underground forums, making themselves hipsters who feel like they matter because they have a really important
social gig going on.
They don't want you to do anything but keep chattering about crap, and keep clicking those ads, of course. Their goal is not to get anything done. Their goal is to make some kind of profit, emotional or financial, and take it home for themselves. They don't care about you. You are a product to them and they are going to benefit from you, not benefit you.
Our goal on this forum is different. We want to get things done:
DARK LEGIONS ARCHIVE
* Promote natural selection in metal
* Promote metal as art
* Promote a better spirit for modern times
* Promote a better type of society
We do this because we hate karmic bullshit because it wastes time. We believe in living so that life is a creative, beautiful process. We do not care about the people fascinated by shiny trinkets or some piece of paper that says they have authority. We think they're misguided, if not outright morons.
How does this tie into relativity?
Consider the Jenkem user
. Jenkem is fascinating because it is raw sewage, fermented and then inhaled, by people who as far as we in the West can tell vomit, hear from their dead relatives, hallucinate and then pass out. And then they take Jenkem again.
A jenkem user is by definition useless not only to society (karmic bullshit) but to anyone else, and to a higher concept of beauty as we have espoused. When a Jenkem user dies, no one notices, except to clean up.
Most people in our society are not much more than Jenkem users, in terms of what they accomplish.
Those who work with us, the staff of CORRUPT/ANUS, are a dramatic contrast: they accomplish a lot, and do so intelligently, and make life better for everyone.
I am certain the following are a waste of time:
* Video games
* Mass religion
* Forum drama
* The Underground
I consider the following worthy:
* Political activity
Most people tend toward those activities in the first column, which are designed to increase their level of karmic bullshit, render them harmless and possibly make a profit off of them. I include forum drama under that list.
The activities in the second column are more difficult, but more rewarding.
In a relative sense, most people are Jenkem users, even though they don't huff Jenkem. They contribute nothing. They stay in their karmic bullshit and they like to criticize others because it makes them feel like little kings. They keep using daddy's money, or going to their stupid jobs and using their credit cards, and they think they're so smart
for being on top of it all.
At the end of the day, they may be, in a limited sense. By turning off their brains, and getting involved in nothing, they've insulated themselves from the possibility of failing. By not giving a damn about anything other than themselves, they've insulated themselves from feeling bad about the state of things. They've insulated themselves. Yet this is their downfall, because after the end of the day, in the dark of the night, they have nothing to give a shit about and nothing to feel good about themselves for it, and it eats them alive over the course of their lives.
So when you see forum drama going on, and you see us not giving much of a shit, you know why: we see that the karmic bullshit people are trying to convince all of us to be soulless losers just like them
, and we've thought enough to know they're the metaphysical equivalent of Jenkem huffers and should be ignored.
We will, as I'm doing now, use this drama as an opportunity do incite people toward more sensible behavior, because that's what writers have done since the dawn of time.
I'd like to open this thread up for replies, of two natures:
1. What changes need be made in the world, in metal, in this forum;
2. What you're going to do that is also effective
about this, including how you'll work with us.
Anything else is just chatter for Jenkem sniffers.