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If death metal is about showing people the truth, black metal is about finding beauty in that truth. It is to metal what goth was to punk. Romantic revelry in the dark side of nature. Active participation in the sorrows of life.
This reminds me of another discussion I recently took part in about snuff videos. When I was young, angry and excessively metal, sure they were cool, whatever, but I always have had a hard time watching executions, brutal beheadings and senseless murders of innocents. I hate beheadings especially, because I can't help but put myself in their shoes and the agony they're feeling. The gargling desperation of a slashed Russian throat under a Chechnyan boot. Shit creeps me out. I don't like to disturb myself with that nonsense anymore. I am not maladjusted. I don't like obsessing too much on my mortality.
Necrophobic, can't control the paranoia, scared to die.
Sitting alone creepily getting off on brutal killings is a sign of serious psychological problems, but sometimes these videos have educational value. When my kids start driving, I'll take five minutes to show them some after math footage. Every American should be forced to watch an hour of Iraq and Afghanistan war videos so they can truly understand what the fuck we're really doing over there. Maybe then society would actually ask why with intellectual honesty. Once we've figured out what the lies are, then we would figure out who the liars are.
From a strictly entertainment perspective, gun fights between gangstas are still pretty cool to check out from time to time. It is always awesome to see a shopkeep smoke a robber or a brilliant headshot from a sniper on a hostage taker.
[/i]If anyone knows of any authentic sword fighting videos please, please share. I think all of us would greatly appreciate those. [/i]
J.G. Ballard's covered this in his novel Crash. Getting off on atrocities is an attempt at adaptation, I think.
Humans do have natural bloodlust. It comes from our apeish past. The Vikings romanticised it and made it a part of their religion. Modern people celebrate it through movies and videogames.
We also have empathy, love, and all those "girly things". I'm becoming increasingly partial to those over the years, but those hippies and new agers have got it all fucking wrong. They love the flowers but can't accept the dirt they grow in.
Humanity is definitely at a crossroads. Where we go from here is anyone's guess. There have been many attempts to direct it. (ANUS being one.)
Years ago, on Halloween, while on some particularly potent psychedelic mushrooms, I had an out of body experience. I vividly remember it, although it was brief. My friends were about 40 feet in front of me and when they turned around and called for me to catch up, I saw myself from their perspective.
Now, here is the more general and interesting question: is a "hallucination" "real?" Even if it is "caused" by chemicals and your "mind playing tricks on you," it still happened on some level, did it not? This is why I am hip to religion and mysticism and the fantastic. If it is imaginable, then on some level it is real, no? Reality has allowed you to imagine it, thus it is "real." Numbers operate on this level, no? If there is no inside and outside, then what goes on in your head is as real as anything.
A dangerous perspective.
Not at all. This is the way we evolved. The goal of the nihilist, I believe, is make that inner world sync with the outer world.
is it bullshit?
Yes and no. You don't literally leave your body but the experience is real. I think it has something to do with your brain's release of DMT during the sleep process. People who smoke DMT report a similar experience.
If the experience seems too powerful to be an illusion, then you're underestimating the powers of the human mind. Look at all the human mind done throughout history.
« on: March 30, 2012, 04:59:06 AM »
There are collective emotions humans experience that are regarded in western society as "feminine". However, they are not "feminine emotions" but but "human emotions". The problem is that modern western society has not provided a healthy outlet for men to express them.
The crowd has adopted "Hipster". It seems no more than an internet bogeyman nowadays. It has exposed the dishonesty of human nature. People want to stand out as individuals but they want to justify their universal emotions. Some things appeal to the universal emotions of everyone but people are so afraid of being like everyone else that they'll justify their emotional attachments with irony. Should I feel bad for liking Depeche Mode? It's not as bad as liking Lady Gaga, I guess.
This album is great but not what I was expecting. The re-recording of "The Ode To Eternal Darkness" was awesome and I was hoping for something more like that. Something more Dionysian, I guess.
Do you mean the version from "Empire of the Fallen Angel"? If so, I agree, that version is superior, even though that album itself was meh overall.
I was referring to this version.
The album version is good too but this version's production adds ethereal quality that really hit me. My favorite black metal song. It's a good hurrrah for the genre.
« on: March 30, 2012, 02:30:33 AM »
It's possible that what you say is true but I still find it suspicious. I like the idea, though. Her attitude reminds me of myself at this stage in my development.I did post this in a few forums. Most of the replies were generic shock and awe.
History says the same thing about Naked Lunch. You're no William Burroughs but you're getting it out there. I'm sure a few will get at what you're going on about. Until then, best to concentrate on yourself and let the chips fall where they may.
« on: March 30, 2012, 02:20:28 AM »
She is a damaged child.
She thinks that what will help is if she gets attention. She can get this because there are lots of lonely masturbators on the internet who if they see her picture will be like, "I'm there."
But here abuse took the form of her being there, not being herself. She was not counted. Her body was.
So she replicates the condition of her abuse, and draws others into it, as their complicity makes her feel less of the weight of obligation to fix herself or risk looking back over her life and saying, "What a wasted time."
Humans evolved as social creatures. It always feels better if someone's there. Don't ask me why but it's in our biology. That selfish need for attention is in the body. The sooner we can acknowledge this, the sooner we can overcome it.
« on: March 30, 2012, 01:27:08 AM »
It's possible that what you say is true but I still find it suspicious. I like the idea, though. Her attitude reminds me of myself at this stage in my development.
« on: March 30, 2012, 01:24:47 AM »
I respect Dawkins for recognizing the monster he has created (New Atheism) and going to these lengths to dispel it. He recently declared himself Agnostic, I believe.
« on: March 30, 2012, 01:10:45 AM »
I'd find her honesty admirable if I wasn't 99% sure that she was complete fabrication of the OP. Have you tried trolling this blog to other places? I think you're on to something here.