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Interzone / Free Will Is An Illusion
« on: August 01, 2012, 04:05:47 AM »
Free Will Is An Illusion by Victor Stenger. Follow the link below:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/victor-stenger/free-will-is-an-illusion_b_1562533.html

Quote from the article:

"Philosophers identify several different positions on the question of free will. Incompatibilists hold that free will is incompatible with determinism, the idea that our behavior is fully determined by antecedent causes such as fate, acts of God, or laws of nature. These split into two camps. Libertarians hold that we have free will since humans transcend cause and effect in ways that make us ultimately responsible. Determinists hold that we don't have free will because either determinism is true or indeterminism (randomness) doesn't give us control or responsibility. Both these groups are opposed by compatibilists, who argue that free will is compatible with determinism, or indeterminism for that matter."

Share me your input...Salutations...

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Interzone / Equalization tensions could ‘destroy unity’ in Canada
« on: August 01, 2012, 03:54:45 AM »
Equalization tensions could ‘destroy unity’ in Canada: Ex-Bank of Canada Chief David Dodge

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/31/equalization-tensions-could-destroy-unity-in-canada-ex-bank-of-canada-chief-david-dodge/

This seems to be another possible "quick fix, wealth distribution" attempt by the federal government. Another typical case symptom, I think at least, on the perpetually continuous polarization of class warfare and division, leading to my country's eventual destruction.

Share me your feedback...Cheers!

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Interzone / Earth Liberation Front website...
« on: July 04, 2012, 04:05:36 PM »
Does anyone know of the Earth Liberation Front, and if so, does anybody know if they have a new website or blogspot?

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Interzone / Did 'Sex and the City' ruin you, too?
« on: June 21, 2010, 09:18:05 PM »
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How did we let a sitcom convince us that self-indulgence and designer clothes were every woman's right? Three recovering shoppers share lessons learned the hard way.

Follow this link:  http://money.ca.msn.com/savings-debt/mp-dunleavey/article.aspx?cp-documentid=24595560

This article, in my opinion, is only scratching the surface of only one aspect.  I will further debate how such as sitcom has corrupted the spirit of many young women in general in a later thread.  But, if anyone would like to mention anything of the sort, ranging for women's immaturity and low opinion of motherhood to the poison of "neo-feminism," I'd love to hear some input.


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Metal / Another "Christian" Black Metal Idiot Argument
« on: June 21, 2010, 05:55:27 PM »
Check out the link below to see what an idiot this false Hessian is to try and legitimize, self-righteously, "holy un-black metal."

http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-I-believe-christian-metal-is-not-an-contradictio-intermini

I hope you enjoy the comical amusement....

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Metal / Slipknot's bassist mysteriously dies...
« on: May 25, 2010, 07:59:54 PM »
Just yesterday, Paul Gray, the bassist of loser, mainstream, poser-loving nu-metal/rap/alternative metal band Slipknot (a.k.a. 'Slapknut,' 'Shitknot,' Slickc**k', etc.) was mysteriously found dead.  The cause is yet unknown and there's supposed to be some kinda autopsy being done.

It's a predictability that all the hipsters will be bemoaning this as a "terrible loss" to the metal community, but obligatorily I know that this is far more a blessing and gift to the metal community than a loss.  Good riddance!

Here's the link to the article:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/usa/2986229/Slipknot-star-dies-in-hotel.html

Could this be another possible example of cosmic "poetic justice" like what happened to Ray "Black Metal" Wallace of the H.M.M.A.C. for attempting to "regulate" metal into another form of rock music entertainment?  You decide....

I eagerly await anyone's input.

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Interzone / N. Korea ready to 'blow up S. Korea and America'
« on: March 08, 2010, 05:22:06 PM »
I thought this might be a good discussion/debate topic.  Check the link below:

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100308/world/as_koreas_tension

What's your feedback?

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Metal / Hideous Gnosis black metal symposium
« on: March 04, 2010, 05:03:10 AM »
Please check this article below and read it:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/15/arts/music/15metal.html?_r=2&ref=arts&pagewanted=all

I would love to hear everyone's take of opinion on it.  Mine simply is this...These so-called "intellects" don't know f**k all about what they're talking about and are making over-education theories of trying to over-disseminate black metal through discoursed reductionism and analysis.  I think it's all just bullshit.

Also, to top it off, it's of course an article by the "Jew York Times" newspaper website.

Have fun with the debate.

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"The Stench of Black Metal" is a forthcoming book that quests to uncover the Quintessence of this diabolical musical insurgence.

The Stench of Black Metal will attempt to corral the seemingly divergent positions its legions have granted it and provide what is hoped to be the definitive statement. This is not to suggest that the words of any one individual will bestow this, though readers may find divinity in a single declaration. It is not intended to be a guide or an explanation; rather a gateway to the determination of what dwells at its core. The quest to unveil its quintessence.
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I found this through one of the links on the Dark Legions Archive main page review section.  I must admit, I'm quite intrigued by this author and his most fantastically novel attempt at trying to reveal both the spiritual/philosophical and the artistic/musical quintessence of the black metal movement, while still allowing the perspectives of other people on the subject/movement in honest terms and experiences.

What's your take on it insofar?  What do you think it will be and what it will add up to once the actual book is finished and published?  I would love to hear anyone's honest feedback.

Source:  http://www.thestenchofblackmetal.com/

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Interzone / Michael W. Ford, Black Funeral and Left-Hand Path...
« on: January 16, 2009, 05:42:55 AM »
I'm curious...

I'm intrigued by Michael W. Ford's (a.k.a. Barron Drakkonian Abbadon) extensive writings/publishing of books on Left-Hand Path faiths, particularly on Luciferianism, as much as I'm also a fan of his black metal/ambient outfit, Black Funeral.

Has anyone read any of his works?  What's your take on a black metal/ambient artist who's also an extensive writer of esoteric "religions?"



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Interzone / Creating true elitism
« on: December 08, 2008, 08:21:54 PM »
To my mind, the world is mostly moron: misguided people following stupid utilitarian rules, stupid people demanding even more base lowest common denominator compromises, politicians and religious and corporations who control for the sake of power with no concern for its consequences. Wherever you look, idiots rule or idiocy rules.

I would like this place to be the antithesis of that. I would like this to be a place where intelligent and thoughtful people can come together to discuss metal, reality, its implications, etc. I would like it to be a haven for those people and a place where they can go to leave the madness of the current world.

Some of you have been bringing this madness of the current world into the forum, and I would like you to stop. Rules are easily avoided in letter but not spirit, so there are no rules, but we're building a kind of common sense. If you're posting something trivial or blog-ish or spam-ish, reconsider. If you're one of the real threats to this board, the moronic false elitists who bolster their sagging self-confidence by putting down others and thus making themselves happy, go to church! Your false elitism is the flip side of pity and really, I'd rather have you be a Christian so you might at least do some good instead of sitting on your internet throne and congratulating yourselves for being so intelligent.

Intelligence is raw material. Sanity is what gets what we call "intelligence" in terms of a person's behavior. We want sanity here. The madness of the world, including its false elitism, can go elsewhere and must, or this place will suffocate. I want a haven for smart people and kind people and brave people who like metal. There will not be many of us, but if I wanted to run a large metal board, this place would be conducted entirely differently. Stop the low quality comments -- snarky, frivolous, egomanical, negative -- and focus on saying something that you'd like to have other intelligent people know. Only by doing that do we transcend the idiocy of our time, because transcendence is action, not just a feeling or thought-object. This is war and we're all warriors. How you act, not what you claim, is what determines which side you are on.

Thank you for reading.


I totally agree with everything you've said.

I have a few questions for some guidance and insight.  I understand behaviour and etiquette is one major rule of thumb. 

I find even I can still fall victim to the bad influence of "normal" people trying to hammer their sense of groupthink rhetoric, or the "false elitism" purported by black metal "impostors" getting stuck in my head and becoming more frustrated as to how to filter those negatives out.  .  What should I do when I feel that I sometimes slip into the spell of the madness of the rest of modern world that it's stuck in my head, or getting me down and trying to vent it out, it comes out the wrong way?  I may already know half the answer to this to say the least, but I'm just reaching out for a little extra help.  I agree that most the modern world is imbecilic and can truly drive me insane at times and even I can make mistakes where I can fall into their ("normals") trap and sometimes be plagued with a "false superiority."  The psychological weight can sometimes be very overbearing that it makes me feel like Jon Nodveit.  What should I do to make consistently sure I don't "crack" under pressure?

Also, I'm just curious, since you mentioned a "false superiority" I wonder if there is such a thing as a "healthy superiority?"  Since this is a haven for intelligent, brave and kinder metalheads and people in general, since we have a more greater sense of existential awareness brought about in us - or I should say at least for myself - in listening to metal and reading and learning from ANUS and it's affiliates (i.e. Corrupt.org, Continuity Movement, Necrocapitalist, etc.) can there be or is there even such a thing as a "healthy elitism" counterbalanced with humbleness? 

What do you think?

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Interzone / The H.M.M.A.C. - Enemy In Disguise...
« on: December 06, 2008, 11:56:45 PM »
This post is for everyone, but especially to any fellow Canadian Hessians/metalheads on here.

Check out this despicable organization and their mandate.  They're called the Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada (H.M.M.A C.):

http://www.hmmac.ca/ASSOCIATION_MANDATE.html

Sadly another organization that seeks to defame our most prestigious art form and way of life into another form of "rock" music.

I eagerly await anyone/everyone's replies and input on this.  Enjoy the debate.

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Metal / How to write quality metal....(?)
« on: December 05, 2008, 06:39:06 PM »
Salutations everyone,

I'm new here, so I hope I can provide a good debate or discussion topic as well as anyone else on here.

A brief introduction:  I'm from Canada, I'm a proud supporter of most of the values/beliefs on ANUS.com and it's affiliates (i.e. Corrupt.org, Lost Wisdom, Continuity Movement, Metalheads Against Humanism, etc.) and a proud Hessian (metalhead).  I'm a devout black metal adherent while at the same time I try to balance a sane view on metal as an art form.  Obviously, I try not to think about silly clichés of trying to be "kvlt" or "tr00."  I take the time to learn and understand the art form as much as possible.  Also, I'm working on my own black metal band in my own hometown.  I'm the drummer and I also do some songwriting and lyrics.

Understanding just how discerning the reviews in the Dark Legions Archive can be, very cruel albeit necessary to discern quality, most of the time I hear pessimism and negativity on most newer black metal bands popping up around the world.  There's always a criticism - sometimes even blatant ridicule - for the most blatantly crappy new black metal bands.  Which, again, I fully understand, even if I have to admit that I am a fan of some of these bands (I enjoy Behexen and to some extent the new Watain album, for example, very much), personal taste needs to take a sidestep to judge quality from quantity.  I read how the crappy bands assemble their songwriting of their releases. 

So, as a new up-coming aspiring black metal musician, I'm curious to know, how does one compose quality black metal as art?  I know this may sound like a rather stupid question, maybe even a tad redundant or moot, but given the rather overwhelming and daunting judgment of the Dark Legions Archive analysis, it can make any honest newcomer feel very intimidated, maybe even a tad self-conscious to feel like "what's the point" if there's too many mediocre bands and soon-to-be mediocre wannabes who may drown out the more honest and discernible artists. Even just when I look around at what I see.  Am I missing or forgetting something?  Does songwriting need to be taken on such a conscious level of every riff you write?  How does one know if you can assemble any honest metal in general - song-wise - let alone honest black metal in today's time?  Even if you honestly try your hardest and still fail?  I know the key elements already would be honesty, aiming for something higher beyond the music and NEVER pandering to the audience of imbeciles.  I'm just curious to know if there's anything more?

If anybody has any additional advice or opinions, I would greatly appreciate your feedback....

Thanks very much.

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