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Messages - Saif al-Malik

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Interzone / Re: Third world USA
« on: February 18, 2010, 04:30:20 AM »
Europe is also faltering, but I do not think Russia will be fading away just yet.  The Muslims may eventually acquire France and Britain.

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Interzone / Re: All men equal before God?
« on: February 14, 2010, 08:00:33 PM »
God loves those who are love good, do good, and want good.  God hates those who are evil, want evil, and do evil.

Evil can then be interpreted in a variety of ways, but here we will apply the Islamic perspective of evil: those who spread corruption by drugs, pornography, adultery, fornication; those who misrule and abuse their subjects; those who worship Satan and slander the Prophets, including Jesus Christ (as); those who attack and abuse those who do no wrong; those who abuse the Christians, Muslims, and Jews; those who hate their family; those who hurt animals with the exception of killing for eating, etc.

If you see evil, you should speak against it (protest); if you should see evil in the form of a rape, a beating, a murder in progress, you must stop it with your hands (force and weapons); and if you cannot do that, hate the evil in your heart until an opening occurs (remember and never forgive unless that person ceases and starts doing good).

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Interzone / Re: Non-Metal
« on: February 01, 2010, 03:07:17 AM »
Isihia is a good non-metal project which is built on sacred themes.  Sufi music if from an actual order is quite beautiful and choral, especially the Mevlevi order.  There are also many nasheeds, hamds, and other forms of sacred music that can be quite stirring even though some lack any instrumentation at all.  VNV Nation and Hocico are recommendations if you can look past their flaws.  One can never go wrong with good classical either, even some of the more modern artists like Sibelius and Bartok are absolutely inspiring.  As is obvious, it is always a matter of taste and analysis of character.  While metal is definitely one of the most heroic, classically inspired, and constantly developing genres, there are also other worlds to explore.

http://isihia.net/
http://www.sufisound.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76&Itemid=114
http://www.vnvnation.com/
http://www.hocico.com/

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Interzone / Re: Firearms, Weapons, Legality, Availabilty
« on: January 30, 2010, 04:45:39 PM »
I'm looking to purchase a few firearms, but unfortunately, I live in California where gun laws are pretty strict. Are fully automatic AK-47's legal in CA; if not where are they legal? Also, I'm looking for an all around good, reliable, and easy to care for handgun, what would be recommended? Glock 19? 1911? Beretta?

Feel free to discuss topics from if guns are necessary in the USA, to gun laws, to what firearms you find the most useful. A general thread about firearms.

You do not need a full-auto weapon.  If you were in the military as a foot-soldier, you would likely use three-round burst.  Full auto fire is used for things like pinning down enemies and suppressing, also for destroying the places where enemies hide.

Firstly, you need to be 21 years old and have no criminal history or psychiatric episodes.

Secondly, you have to apply at a gun club or gun dealer to take classes on safety.

Thirdly, you should learn from an experienced person, it is a bad idea to train alone if you are not familiar with the weapons.

Fourthly, study and work on safety drills on a regular basis.

Leave everything else until you get your license/permit.  Be responsible and train with someone experienced.

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Interzone / Re: Nazis and Nationalism
« on: January 17, 2010, 04:25:25 AM »
It is fallacious to suggest that an organisation which campaigned against something was acting to support that same thing at the same time.  The main reason it is fallacious is that it is logically impossible.  Generally, logical impossibilities can't be true.

Realpolitik.

The first, I will grant you, has been going on since before recorded history.  The second two are recent phenomena in Sub-Saharan Africa, unless Sub-Saharan Africans are woefully inept in almost every single way.

Doubtful.

It is useless to argue where we basically share the same perspective, with the exception of some disagreements in application of old political systems.  Leaders even if driven by ideologies must be pragmatic to be successful.

Octuple, Islam is influenced more by Judaism and Christianity than it is by infusions of African blood and Zoroastrianism.  It is the unification of three monotheistic present in Arabia: the Hanifs, Jews, and Christians.

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Interzone / Re: Nazis and Nationalism
« on: January 16, 2010, 04:23:20 PM »
I wish people were more readily able to think back further than the Modern era.  The "brutality" you've described there has been generated by humans, against humans, and most of it in very, very recent times.  Potentially, if we'd left Africa alone, it would still be functioning perfectly adequately, instead of being an absolute cesspit.  If you go back even two thousand years  Sub-Saharan Africa was a far easier place to live in.  There is abundance of flora and fauna, the climate is neither too cold (Northern Europe) nor too hot (Northern Africa), and the land is, as far as I know, arable (never mind the fact that many African tribes never seem to have developed agriculture to anything like the same extent that Europeans/Asians have).

Are you sure that that is simply not what is taught in the schools today?  There are many peoples who have a legacy of warfare which is reflected in their culture, dances, songs, and other customs throughout Sub-Saharan Africa which predate the modern era, at least before Europeans migrated there.

http://www.gnxp.com/MT2/archives/003424.html
http://books.google.com/books?id=mcX2u9zAY9gC&pg=PA26&lpg=PA26&dq=primitive+warfare&source=bl&ots=id80jjp2Ts&sig=OHfWtpGCX88z_kvCDuDzQ7Ke16M&hl=en&ei=LOdRS_TdBdPslAfq-_DFDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CCQQ6AEwCTgK#v=onepage&q=primitive%20warfare&f=false

This is an absolute fallacy, the way you've worded it.  Of all of those different groups, the only one that advocates Globalism is America - the others (actively) fight against it.  I would accept, however, that the combination of Nazi, Communist, and Fascist thought, often brought to the table by individuals who still do or once did subscribe to those views, may have contributed to the more recent proliferation of Globalism.  However, it is bad logic to suggest that the actions of individuals within (or without) the parties involved should be counted as being representative of the goals or wishes of those parties.

No, it is not a fallacy at all.  Doctrine and practice are always different, but the truth stands.  The Nazis were ardent internationalists in practice who advocated German nationalism within both their practice and ideology.  National Socialism is certainly not a liberal cosmopolitan ideology, but it advocated a form of globalism and internationalism in a framework of Germanic supremacy and friendly alliances with countries aligned against Communism in Europe at the time.

It is just not an orthodox opinion.

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Interzone / Re: Nazis and Nationalism
« on: January 15, 2010, 04:02:54 PM »
Peoples can often change when circumstances merit it.  And it is not enough to assume that warrior races are static as they themselves can become decadent and "refined."  Sub-Saharan Africa while having a relatively pleasant climate in some ways is in reality as very brutal place.  There are constant wars, food shortages, starvation, and resulting culls because of those factors.  Some of the more successful African ethnic groups are warrior peoples who managed to subjugate the others in a type of caste system in itself.  Industrialization was originally opposed and resisted throughout Europe and Asia, bringing us to the fact that many areas in Europe now linked by transportation and economy were at best backwaters, if not primitive hellholes, as little as sixty years ago.  With the rise in literacy and different political structures the societies changed drastically even though a class system still existed.  The IQ's skyrocketed when introduced to modern education, nutrition, and medicine.  We can see similar circumstances happening in China, India, and parts of the Middle East even though the class and caste systems are still intact.  If globalization continues, the peoples will still homogenize.

The Nazis, Communists (Soviet Union), and Fascists (United States was a soft fascist country, Italy) were the precursors to globalism, not any of the true democracies (even though Switzerland and others may benefit from globalization).  They developed ties with other countries and disseminated information and technology which proliferated and changed many lands and peoples, even if the means or production remained in the hands of the ascendant castes.  The European Union was in itself an application of reformed ideas of Fascists, National Socialists, and Communists alike.

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Metal / Re: Industrial black metal fails
« on: January 14, 2010, 04:38:59 AM »
The major problem seems to rest in a few basic areas: 1) the quality and outlook of the band; 2) the nature of the genres themselves, which while having some similarities--mostly among better groups and projects with similar outlooks--also have major differences; 3) reconciling electronic instruments and effects with the organic flow and melody characterized by good black metal.  Electronic music, especially the more intricate variants of ebm, electronic industrial, and various synthpop/futurepop variants can carry heroic messages, romanticism, and ideals similar to some black metal projects easily.

The creative blending of these modes of expression seems in itself to be rather difficult because of the important differences between black metal and industrial music in terms of composition, production, and the way that the devices themselves are used.  Many industrial musicians, even the better projects, build their songs around relatively conventional structures like 4/4 drum rhythms, conventional popular song structures, and a relatively rigid arrangement and composition which assists in lending a mechanical touch.  However, with the blurring of genres among electronic artists as others drift into very different genres such as trance, ambient, etc. is start to result in more intricate and creative forms in electronic music.  Likewise, there are also black metal musicians who have experimented and developed projects in different electronic genres.

Just some ideas to ponder.  It is really a statement of the obvious, but a creative mind can possibly overcome them to produce a form of art with elements of both but is neither.  Trance inducing, ethereal, flowing, melodic while communing with electronic tones, and atmospheres which do not reduce or conflict with each other, instead bringing a new cohesion.  Segmented nu-metal riffing, thoughtless automatic drum programming, and rapcore rhythms need not apply.

Blacklodge seems to have embraced electronics rather enthusiastically but it remains to see if they will rise out of merely being "industrialized black metal."  The potential is there in many people, but it only will yield fruit if they pressure themselves to create a new standard.

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Interzone / Re: Introductions
« on: January 10, 2010, 03:46:17 PM »
My name is Matthew.  I am 25, a full-time student, prospective future musician, and have a wide range of interests.  I am rather quiet and introverted unless with friends and/or family.  I am considered to be handsome, while being tall with black hair and brown eyes.  I am of French and Nordic background.

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Interzone / Re: Where are all the intellectuals?
« on: January 08, 2010, 02:58:17 AM »
Is indoctrination stifling intellectual creativity?

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Interzone / Re: Prozak reviews on Amazon
« on: January 08, 2010, 02:55:20 AM »
Sir Prozak is known to have a sense of humor amidst all the seriousness.

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Interzone / Re: Making Ambient Music Nowadays
« on: January 08, 2010, 02:49:40 AM »
One can use software synthesizers and freeware audio trackers now that technology has advanced considerably since the days of early Eno, Kraftwerk, etc.  One would need to purchase some MIDI controller keyboard and drum pads, but the investment can be considerably cheaper than buying expensive equipment like vintage analogs or even the newer virtual analog synths like the ACCESS Virus, for example.

M-Audio has produced some high quality products quite suitable for bedroom musicians.  AKAI has also released some rhythm pads which while not proving useful for melodies can be used to trigger samples and produce basic rhythms if one does not want to resort to a drum machine/groove box.  The prospective musician may also like to invest in a midi to usb interface/adapter in order to make recording via soft-synths much easier.  Some vintage hardware synthesizers can even be purchased rather cheaply if one is willing to deal with purchasing from pawn shops, ebay sellers, music-go-round, and musicians in financial trouble.  There is nothing wrong with used if it is in good condition.  Perhaps it is also a good idea to network with some musicians and people at the local musician stores by asking questions.

These may help you:

http://www.kvraudio.com/ (a great resource)
http://www.m-audio.com/
http://www.vintagesynth.com/ (instrumental because of the information and sound samples)
http://www.musicgoround.com/used-gear.aspx (enter in the names of some manufacturers and try it out, but be careful not to be swindled)

I can only humbly hope that these aid you in your quest.

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