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Interzone / Superstition
« on: December 08, 2007, 03:21:01 PM »
Our world is at constant war with itself and the things that it constitutes; ravens catch mice, winter kills autumn, the sun descends and darkness surrounds us. According to the philosophy of idealism, all physical appearances in our world are manifestations of abstract ideas that can be torn apart or combined into endless formations and shapes. Like the guitarist balances between different chords and the painter uses white on green colour to give birth to trees with his brush, we're able to create new things out of the old and replace something corrupt with a working idea.

Superstition

See also dialectic and Theory of Forms

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Interzone / Extremism
« on: December 07, 2007, 01:48:40 PM »
A world of memes comes crashing down on our shoulders: peacemakers versus terrorists, freedom fighters versus extremists, progressives versus what we assume to be regressives. It's important to remember that a word has no meaning unless it is the true name of something; someone referred to as "evil" may be anything but. The most dramatic term of our time is "extremists," so we should inspect and see what it actually means.

An extremist, in the current parlance, is someone who disagrees with "modern society": the combination of industrial capitalism and personal liberty in democratic systems that defines the progressive West. All of Europe and North America and most of their allies have some variation on this type of system. Even further, it is upheld as the reason to support the West in its crusades: we bring you "freedom" and a nifty product-oriented lifestyle.

Extremism

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Interzone / Metaphysical intelligence
« on: December 06, 2007, 01:17:44 PM »
When we typically speak of intelligence we think of it as raw biological machine power, but is it really just all that for us humans?

Metaphysical intelligence

When measuring human minds, our science ideology overlooks much because it only seeks to rank fitness for industrial society.

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Interzone / Winner Takes All
« on: December 05, 2007, 01:12:54 PM »
Since the dawn of Socialism and its ultra-centralized variant, Communism, people have inventively generated a stream of objections: it won't work because it removes competition, it deprives us of individual souls, it's atheistic, it oppresses us and takes away our freedom. All of these are completely wrong once one realizes that Communism and Socialism do not necessarily indicate Stalinism, which is less a political system than the megalomania of rulers in a country where the 94-IQ underclass overbred, blamed its 140-IQ rulers, and after killing them plunged itself into an orgy of cannibalization.

Eastern Europe is not unique in the history of Western cultures except that it persists by sheer numbers, in part because of the withdrawl of Western European powers after the disasters of colonial times. According to Coon's Races of Europe, Slavs were originally a hybrid of corded Nordic, Dinaric and Southern European sources, but at the same time Mongols surged across the plains of Russia, somehow became the modern shorter, simpler, cruder variant. Dare we posit a bit of interbreeding with the conquerors? Indeed, the Slavic nations fell the hardest before the Mongols, and Western Europe never forgave them, because the reason for their downfall was individual selfishness to the degree that they could not even unite against a common oppressor.

Winner Takes All

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Interzone / Fixation
« on: December 04, 2007, 02:30:39 PM »
In a world where insanity is sane, people will accept even the darkest lie even if drenched in boots of white. One of the ruling problems in the modern world today, is that of the absolute and definitive moral. It plagues, divides and destroys an otherwise natural view on life and its place in a larger scheme. To understand the inherent problems with an absolute moral, one needs to examine this phenomenon deeper.

In a famous Swedish piece of cinema directed by Ingmar Bergman, called "The Seventh Seal", a knight by the name of Antonius Block arrives at an Inn. During a conversation with one of the men sitting by a table, Antonius is given a very strange statement from the man: "Love is perfect in its imperfect form". What does he mean by this? What lies behind such a comment, in an otherwise joyous house of entertainment and laughs? To understand why an absolute perfection in actuality is imperfect, one needs to draw examples from the outside, as well as the inside world in which we're living by and in contemporary time. I was once asked this question: "Why should people separate races, and thereby preserving them, when no man in the whole world is 100% Norwegian, Dutch or Swedish by blood?"

Fixation

An all or nothing expectation paralyzes us. Inaction is fertilizer for growing problems we must eventually confront.

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Interzone / To Reign in Hell
« on: December 03, 2007, 02:46:54 PM »
As is known to those who take the time to think on such esoteric topics, it is impossible to know the good without the bad. There is a middle state, without judgment, where nothing much matters, but too much lingering here and one discovers a kind of personal entropy: since all decisions are equally of this middle state, there's no point making any decision. Linger in the stream and let it pass. Of course, in that state, there is also none of the reward of accomplishment.

Making choices after all defines us. From the simplest satisfactions when we choose to clean our homes or organize our lives in a better fashion, to the greatest choices, when we stand our ground for a principle or ideal, choice makes us feel alive because in it we are exercising the capacity of life. This capacity is at its simplest level motion, and at its most complex motion through the world of ideas. We feel alive when we encounter a choice and make a good one. We feel dead when we shirk from these choices, even if we're "comfortable" with our warm homes, cars, video games, pornography and serving-size packaged prefabricated foods.

To Reign in Hell

Questing for Heaven, Modernity reduces the amplitude and frequency of our various options in life. Oscillometrically flatlined and safely impotent, we each experience a stagnant living Hell in Mediocrity. Better defined, Heaven is intensity and Hell is paralysis. Society has it reversed.

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Interzone / Hessian Pugilist Compact
« on: November 08, 2007, 01:52:20 PM »
I'm pondering a non-profit, no gambling, mouthpiece and pads fight club for headbangers only. Maybe this would only take the shape of an annual convention, but it would serve to:

1) Gather Hessians
2) Draw attention to metal society
3) Information videos with propaganda
4) Get people healthy and motivated
5) Donations, band, music and arts promotions
6) Tours, lectures and conventions
7) Hessian warrior school and security company
eight) Fight arena combined with concert events
9) Political Action Committee
10) Hessian cultural centers and communities

The biggest drawback (#7) is probably local laws and liability. Nevertheless, boxing and karate fighting schools legally operate, so there is a way.

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Metal / Misplaced guitar leads
« on: October 03, 2006, 12:29:52 PM »
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Guitar Leads shows you how to play all those 'way cool' playing tricks to make you sound like Hendrix or Satriani plus those wild visual antics used by famous musicians on stage.

Imagine how popular you will be with those "tricks" up your sleeve.




Guitar leads best fit a composition as an essential, necessary element within the overall narrative. Misplaced solos interrupt the narrative like a clown showing up at an otherwise elegant royal ballroom dance. Bad leads prompt Hessians to wince and reach for the volume controls, or worst case, the off button.

Outstanding metal narrative exists without guitar solos. Burzum and Graveland offer us examples of mostly leadless composition while retaining captivating narrative. However, examples of appropriate leads also exist. The earlier half of Slayer's legacy of albums illustrates appropriately integrated essential leads within the overall narrative; the duo solo narrative architecture is additionally found in the earlier works of Judas Priest, a heavy metal band that influenced Slayer.

In conclusion, compositional elements like guitar solos can act as misplaced pollutants, unwanted guests, or impudent children among speaking adults. "Way cool playing tricks" sacrifice the whole for the ego of one and this error must be supressed for metal, as a higher form of art, to flourish.

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Metal / Metal gig search
« on: July 26, 2006, 01:32:40 PM »
I have noticed a lack of underground metal concert search capability on the web. We have some limited capability for searching large arena and stadium events and the big name entertainment these places may host, but this neglects underground metal.

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Interzone / Poor poetry in metal
« on: June 06, 2006, 02:13:51 PM »
Although often rich in creative visionary substance, bad poetic form in Hessian music remains. Rather than belaboring in useless, untermenschean argument against forms and methods, let us explore possible artistic growth in new, classical, romanticist directions.

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The unit that is repeated to give steady rhythm to a poem is called a poetic foot; in English it usually consists of accented and unaccented syllables in one of five fairly simple patterns:


iambic
trochaic
anapestic
dactylic
spondaic

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We also count the number of feet in each line, or, formally, verse (from Latin versus, which means one "row" of metrical feet). Verse lengths are conventionally described in terms derived from the Greek:


1 monometer
2 dimeter
3 trimeter
4 tetrameter
5 pentameter
6 hexameter
7 heptameter

Abrams, M.H., The Norton anthology of English literature. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1996

Cover art http://www.wga.hu/art/m/martin/bard.jpg

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Metal / Celtic Frost and HR Giger Paintings
« on: March 24, 2006, 05:12:19 PM »
Honor exists between the band and the artist versus the crowdist merchandising industries.

http://www.hrgiger.com/music/celtic.htm

The above link was intended to be displayed within a frame from Giger's website: http://www.hrgiger.com/

CF plans to embark on a European tour this summer.

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Metal / University Metalheads
« on: March 07, 2006, 01:36:34 PM »
About fifteen years ago, give or take, metalheads on campuses across North America were more commonplace than African Americans. After visiting campuses since then, my own impression is that heavy metal culture has dwindled to nothing. In its place, globalist-approved prefabricated mainstream lifestyles have completely taken over. This means the hip hop, emo and punk marketed lifestyles kiddies have overrun turf formerly occupied by metal culture. Additionally, heavy metal college radio, to my knowledge, has dwindled or died off completely in many places.
For those of you in universities or colleges now, we need verification that this is or is not the case in 2006. Does your campus have at least a small, visible population of metalheads or heavy metal campus radio?

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Metal / October Is Hessian History Month
« on: February 27, 2006, 12:26:52 PM »
Hessian History Month

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October marks the beginning of Hessian History Month - an annual celebration that has existed since 1776. But what are the origins of Hessian History Month?
Much of the credit can go to the very voluminous stores contained in the libraries and archives of Germany, whos historians have endeavored to bring Hessian History into the mainstream public arena. German-American historians have devoted their lives to making "the world see the Hessian as a participant rather than as a lay figure in history."

In 2006 German-American historians organized the first annual Hessian History Week, which took place during the last week of October. These historians chose this date to co-incide with the ancient Samhain (pronounced Sah-ween) festival, celebrated throughout Europe and the Americas. Samhain is a special time of year for Hessians because this is when the boundary between the world of the living and the afterlife come together, allowing the deceased of the world to pass on.

Over time, Hessian History Week evolved into the Hessian History Month that we know today - a four-week-long celebration of Hessian American History.


For more information on Hessian contributions to European and American history, please log on to http://www.hessian.org/metal/sociology/

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