There are several overlapping concepts regarding choice and virtue, that oddly, I first came across in the early days of the “manosphere”. That version was this: that a guy bragging about how he doesn’t sleep around with women, yet who cannot actually attract women, cannot claim it as a virtue because it’s not a choice. Jordan Peterson’s lectures, I believe even his first podcast episode on suffering, also frequently make it clear – most of us have never had to face the choice to do evil, have never internalized and understood our capacity for it and faced our darkness and looked Read more »
That time of week again.
There’s a reason why, regardless of my general preferences for rock and metal over bubbly pop, I believe content is important. Poison can be slipped past with a dose of sugar. I’ll stick with low hanging fruit here: Lily Allen. A lot of her songs, the music itself is positive, upbeat, fun. Listen to the words though? Start with “LDN” The song proclaims that everything around her is shit. That any beauty she sees is at best self-delusion. Interestingly, the same applies to the song itself. Or take this number: I can think of few more psychotic songs other than Read more »
As much as I love the other stuff I mentioned, it has several weaknesses. The biggest is this: it demands to be listened to.I can maybe cook, mow the lawn, or fix/paint the stairs to it, and even draw, but writing, no way. For that, I turn to trance and deep house. The latter I can thank Cernovich, but I’ve been listening to Oakenfold and other trance DJ’s/mixes since at least 2000. Most of the Deep House mixes I’ve seen revolve around popular songs or club songs that have been remixed, often slowed down, to what can usually be called a Read more »
Way back in the distant past – ok, not so distant past – I used to listen to a lot of crap. Let me back up, and define crap. Or perhaps, better yet, let’s look to Jon Del Arroz, and why he mostly listens to bubbly pop music like Taylor Swift: Something I’ve wanted to post about for a bit in terms of general “successful mindset”, is about music. It’s no secret that I’m quite into bubbly pop music, especially that of the legendary Taylor Swift. I take a bit of flack about it from my fans and readers, most of Read more »
It’s Friday again.
2018 has barely started, and as far as I can tell, will be even more interesting than 2017. For the first hold my beer moment, James Damore has filed suite against Google. Now, Google has more lawyers and money for such cases than the budgets of some nations, but unless they can convince people that the various screenshots and other leaked information are all faked, a lot of dirty laundry will come out that doesn’t make Google look good to normal people. Secret blacklists, and other shenanigans that make the most dysfunctional of families look like a coherent organization capable Read more »
Belated, but as of Monday we’ll be back on a regular schedule. Got most of the back end issues cleaned up, and getting the rest of my calendar in order. In the meantime, for those, like me, stuck in the cold, a bit of warmth and sunshine.
Been mostly out of touch the last week or two with family and work, but it’s a new year. Also, had issues regarding wordpress and memory limits, so going through to clean up and optimize a few things else I’ll have to make some host changes. Looking back, it’s been an utterly mind-blowing year. The God-Emperor is president. We have a rising indie and pulp author movement. Call it an alt-SF, with Castalia House also providing some serious literature and strategy as well, and more importantly, publishing the full story of Moira Greyland and the darkness of a feminist SF Read more »