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Diversity fails when it becomes policy or rather, a goal. Empires, although not explicitly stated, tend to strive for diversity. This is so because when expanding terrority, it is rare that the indigenous population is replaced completely by the conquering lands. All too often, an Empire tends to absorb peoples as it expands. They do tend to force aherence to their culture. While this is successful to a point, it tends to be rather difficult to erase generations of ethnic and cultural identity. Thus, diversity as a goal fails.
That's good though. It makes the Cradle of Filth fans get angry and fume off. We get to keep talking about good metal, and they get to go back to the Queer Eye forum. Everyone wins.
Which is worse, boring the regulars stiff, or keeping out those who just hang out at metalsucks and tumblr?
I think Mr. Waaagh is saying whats on all of our minds, if the internet shut down it would be the greatest victory for sanity that has happened for decades.
Pretty much this. I'm in no way advocating that it do be shut down. However, I do think human society might beneifit from interaction with more than a picture avatar and a name.
If you've ever seen a neighborhood during a power outage, it is quite amusing. The whole place explodes with laughter, children playing, the parents joking and catching up between themselves. The kind of things that were common place when I was growing up before social networking, AIM and text messaging. Perhaps the most simultaniously funny and depressing thing about a power outage is how like rats everyone scurrys back inside the moment power is restored.
« on: January 16, 2012, 09:36:14 PM »
What am I going to do? Nothing, because I don't care. Perhaps government ruining the internet may turn out to be a good thing. I say this because there is a good chance that we can restore goodwill in society by being forced to interact face to face...again.
All the best art was traditionally funded if you will by royalty or the aristocracy. Thus the artist was held to a higher standard. While all may have been able to attend the symphony or walk through the cistine chapel, it was the nobility and royalty whom paid the bills. Since the reversal of that order, the peasants have the dime and thus the art is held to their standards. If any recognizeable standard exists in their minds at all is the subject of debate. I believe it is less about the lack of audience, but the audience which flips the bill so to speak. Composer holst was correct when he said art is made for the aristocrats and only shown publicly so that they may find each other.
The threat of eternal damnation is gravely misunderstood by most modern adherents of the Gnostic heresy they style as Christianity.
Would you be so willing as to provide some material which would elaborate on this?
I was very letdown by the new Cruciamentum material. The split with Vaseleth was great. I don't know what happened. The increasingly modern digital production really kills the buzz. The content is really lackluster. Perhaps it is a grower. Time will tell.