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Interzone / Re: Not good enough
« on: August 15, 2011, 01:47:16 AM »
A reactionary, badly researched opinion based on paranoia and half baked conspiracy theory.

...Dave?

http://www.anus.com/zine/blog/pivot/entry.php?id=302#comm

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Interzone / Re: Riots in London after criminal is killed by police
« on: August 08, 2011, 11:27:44 PM »
I applaud these horrors because they are each life sized, in person trolls against a delusional system. I do not condemn the existential Other for loyalty to one another or for consistency in their own natural habits. The supposedly Enlightened moron, pretentious Western man, is dangerously out of order for his disregard of selection, fitness and domination in favor of looking benevolent. Nature rewards survival and advancement, caring nothing for, probably even punishing the pursuit of benevolent appearances.

http://violentflashmobs.com/

This whole story is obviously all a lie. How could social media and diversity do anything but good?

(This clearly sarcastic post was deleted earlier, can I ask why?)

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Interzone / Re: Riots in London after criminal is killed by police
« on: August 07, 2011, 08:23:02 PM »
http://violentflashmobs.com/

I usually don't laugh when I find someone's beliefs to be ridiculous, just roll my eyes...

This made me laugh in the context of what's going on: World Peace is Coming!

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Interzone / Re: Unemployment
« on: August 04, 2011, 11:14:40 PM »
Also, I think we can both agree that as to the number of unemployed who are unemployed due to their own stupidity rather than the economic context surrounding them, surely 99% is a completely unhelpful exaggeration of this number.

Absolutely. I'm just saying the number of people who remain jobless or poor simply because they're oppressed or have no opportunities is much lower than 99%.

$10/hr wouldn't even tempt me to get out of my bed, especially if it's such a brainless job. 55 hours in a fucking factory, assembling useless crap? Please, resort to that only if you're plain talentless and gave up on life.

If they didn't get out of bed to do, how would they eat or pay their rent? I think you'd be willing to do it if you were in that same position. Or you could beg at a shelter. Or pick through trash.

For some people of those people, that was the most they could hope for. Most of them seemed fairly satisfied with their work. Of course, I hated it. It did feel like I'd given up on life.

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Metal / Re: Introducing intelligent people to intelligent metal
« on: August 04, 2011, 01:05:19 AM »
Why do you want friends/peers to like this music? That's not an accusation but a genuine question. Do you want them to enjoy it so you have something more to share with them? Do you want them to learn something from the music on an artistic level? an ideological level? Or do you want them to respect you? All of these can be good reasons but what's most important to you?

The bolded question is, I think, the most common. Introducing others to something artistic that one is interested in is much like introducing them to any other hobby, but there's something more. As a part of my identity and a window to my heart and mind, my interest in music is something I don't readily tell people. And if I just explained it away as something fun to listen to in the car, I would feel cheapened. It can be very personal even though I didn't write it, I just hit Play.

And the feeling of rejection from their lack of interest is even more pointed than if I was just introducing them to making bird houses or target shooting or something like that.

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Interzone / Re: Left Wing OR Right Wing?
« on: August 04, 2011, 12:53:24 AM »
My political philosophy depends on what level of the hierarchy I am on.
I've heard it phrased: "people believe what they want to believe" but I'd put it "people believe what they have to believe".

They believe what they have to believe to justify getting what they need or want. To justify whatever beliefs they already hold. To justify whatever irrational compulsion they feel whether it's hurting others or helping others.

Even the fact that Bondage would bring it up is an example of this.

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Interzone / Re: Unemployment
« on: August 04, 2011, 12:31:25 AM »
99% of people who blame the economy for them being unemployed are full of shit and making excuses.
Yes so many companies are understaffed, they cannot find anyone decent out of all those who apply, I mean it's not easy to flip a burger you fucking idiot.

From what I've observed in the past year, this is partially true.

I spent about 8 months at a company that assembled simple electronic components. Every so many weeks we'd get a new guy the temp agency. More than half of them didn't work out.

"Didn't work out" - meaning they didn't show up, were unproductive while the rest of us were constantly hurrying, were late, showed up intoxicated, or just bailed on us one day. One guy was hesitant to start until around the time his unemployment would have run out. He later admitted to that causing his lack of motivation. (And I remember commentators saying it was ridiculous that people would settle for unemployment.)

The job payed well ($10/hr up to 55 hrs a week, health/dental/vision/life benefits after 3 months, 401k) so you'd think they would be trying as hard as they could to keep it but it was like they just didn't care.

I hear the same thing from other employers of small businesses around here. (SW Ohio).

Maybe it depends on locality.

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Looks like Varg's got something to say about this:

Quote
War in Europe: Part I - Cui bono?

Many argue that Mr. Breivik was in fact executing orders from Mossad, to punish the Palestine-loving Marxist-governed Norway, but first and foremost to create a false banner for misinformed right-wing extremists to unite under, and that what he was doing was a "false flag" operation.
....<snip>...
Who benefits from this? Israel does! The Jews do! None of our aggression will be directed at them were it all should be directed. We will be fighting each other instead, whilst they move about in the background, out of the spotlight, and profit from our suffering, and in secret tighten the chains of slavery around our waists and ankles.

Oh, and by the way; true nationalists don't kill children of their own nation, even if someone tries to brainwash them, like AUF did. They were not (yet) Marxist extremists; they were just children.

Varg Vikernes
Bergen the 24th of July 2011
http://www.burzum.com/eng/library/war_in_europe01.shtml

Oh, lovely. "The Jews!!!"

It gets better - In march of this year he wrote a "A Call for Resistance" against, amognst other things, muslim immigration:
http://www.burzum.com/eng/library/the_lords_of_lies09.shtml

(the forum coverts "burzum DOT org" to "burzum DOT com" so you'll have to change back to follow the link)

All I've seen is a bunch of low foreheads who think they can change the world with dreams and talk. It's too late for that. If you're not ready to act give me a break and shut up. - Ben Richards, main character in some movie
So what are you suggesting is the "correct" course of action for these chattering people?

Well, I guess to give him a break and shut up.

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marginal intellects are easily convinced that plutocrats (aristocrats) are the cause of a society's ills, and while that may have been true several hundred years ago, the role of plutocrats (aristocrats) has been relegated to little more than supermarket salesman status.

We could just as easily say this, no?

I think what's simple-minded is not pointing in one particular direction, but pointing in any single direction. Almost everyone I've spoken to either believes their problems are the result of the government or the wealthy elite. But aren't they the same group of people? How many leaders in international governments are not rich? How many rich people don't have a hand in the direction their country is going in?

I got tired of conspiracy theories the day I realized that it's not any one group of people causing what I perceive to be the world's problems. It's everyone. Including the government. Including the plutocrats. Including the demagogues who manipulate the common people. Including the common people who are so easily manipulated. Including the academics. Including the celebrities. Including the poor. Including me.

It's all part of the same self-reinforcing clusterfuck of a system.

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[He is also] a 32-year-old hardcore World of Warcraft fan - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/927077585?page=1

"Coservatism"

Does no one find eerie?

If I hadn't heard anything about this guy's personal life, I might have thought this was Conservationist.

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I think democracy works out much better when we don't think of it as a decision-making process. I get the feeling that the way democracy in the U.S. was intended only to prevent tyranny. It's there so the people can clearly state when a leader is out of line.

But over time, things changed. Now, democracy is an instrument of the culture war/class war. Different groups are trying to outvote each other to determine what direction the country goes in. This won't work out for anyone. A few years ago, 49% of people were pissed because Bush was in office (he probably stole the election). Now, a different 49% are pissed because Obama is in office (he's probably not even a natural-born citizen). Within the past few years, at least 98% of people have found themselves dissatisfied the system.

I remember years ago someone wrote on this forum - "democracy worked much better when only white, male land-owners could vote" - I think they may have been on to something. When a society has a clearly stated values system, elections are not battles waged against fellow citizens.

So it's not just a problem with crowdism, the lowest-common denominator of a group. It's also a problem with special interests, group against group, and everyone nowadays is a part of a some special interest. Even if they aren't able to publicly name it or say it.

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Interzone / Re: Too much cruelty?
« on: July 19, 2011, 01:08:19 AM »
Purge this earth of its proles-of-the-soul and you will have a new plateau for the human species. Also you get to keep your environment and its creatures that way. BONUS!

"proles-of-the-soul"

I used to think you would never top "rape riot on hipster rectum", but then you lay this one on me. Never change, man.

-------------------------------------------------------

...I guess I should say something relevant too...

I have to wonder if it is all practical to be any less cruel than nature would have been. Each incompetent person you bail out, you're indebting the future the cost of their incompetence, and in particular, their tendency to breed unintentionally, with interest.

And if cruelty is defined as excessive, is what ANUS proposes "cruel"? How can "necessary" ever be "excessive"?

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Metal / Re: Berlioz, Hector
« on: July 08, 2011, 11:53:44 PM »
He did alot more than Symphonie Fantastique. One thing I learned as I slowly get to know classical composers is that there most famous work is usually not the one that I get the most out of.

Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5 (Dies Irae)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ob4YhzKVyc

Something about parts of this (2:50-3:50) seem subtly metal. I can dig it.

And isn't his opera Les Troyens is supposed one of the greatest ever? But like most operas, I've never taken the time to listen to the whole 8 hour work...

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Metal / Re: Burzum compositional style
« on: June 13, 2011, 11:37:06 PM »
Interesting. So where does this motif [3 2 0] originate from anyway? does it come from his influences or can it be found in an earlier music altogether?

It's really pretty straight-forward - they are the first three notes of the E minor scale played descending.

Here's an earlier example of the same root motion from Overkill's "The Years of Decay" from 1989:

  G5      F#5         E5
||------------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------o||
||------------------|-------0-------0--||
||------------------|-----4-------4----||
||o-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|---2-------2-----o||
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-------2--------||


It's not really much of a chord progression, either (bIII5 II5 I). There are probably songs by Bathory that fit the same pattern, if you hear the Norwegians using it.

...later... yep - "Shores in Flames":


E||----------------------|-------------------------|
B||----------------------|-------------------------|
G||----------------------|-------------------------|
D||--0--------0----------|--3------3--3s--2--------|
A||--0--------0----0--0--|--3------3--3s--2--2--2--|
D||--0--------0----0--0--|--3------3--3s--2--2--2--|

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Interzone / Re: Why all movies are shallow entertainment
« on: February 25, 2011, 06:24:39 PM »
Of course being an asshole doesn't add to this, but it certainly makes the act of writing more entertaining and can goad others into distraction.
There's also the fact that you happen to be right (at least in this discussion), but I suppose that's of little significance.

That's what gets me. If you're here to make a point, and you had a good one, just make it. Why goad others into being distracted from it? What's the point of making a point if you sabotage it's reception? If you're just stirring shit to entertain yourself, aren't there better places and better ways to do it?

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