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A point of clarification

Re: A point of clarification
October 26, 2008, 02:26:21 PM
Myths: Jungian archetypes, expressing mythic imagination


The myths of metal are its Romanticist motivic factors: wolves, forests, nocturnal ambling, Satan.

Slayer are evidence of this: Satan is no longer a threat. All of the new taboos are even bigger than what NS8M touched, which was the inequality of races and the beauty of nationalism.

New taboos:

* Our society is not dying
* Popularity picks the best leaders
* World peace can be done
* We are progressive

And so on. Needs new dogma, or the liberal dogma (metalcore, nu-metal) of raped children bratty on their sofas after busy days in food service surfaces.

Good starting points:

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bell_Curve
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IQ_and_the_wealth_of_nations

Re: A point of clarification
October 26, 2008, 02:38:00 PM
anybody out there know what Sunn-Goatse is referring to when he refers to the "myths" of metal?

It's like the myths of anything, the functioning narrative that drives the understanding of something's existence.  Not myths as in "archaic falsehoods."  I'm not convinced that the "myths of metal" are dead as a whole; I think many have been cast aside and effort needs to be redoubled to keep the important ones alive.  Metal might be seen as the body of myth in itself; the axioms derived from them and which reinfoce them are probably mostly what have been neglected.

One possiblity might be Unpopular defiance is better than popular servitude.

Conversely, there is nothing in metal to the effect that All men are created equal.