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The Eulogy

The only time his sister called it was because their brother was in jail or their father wasn’t doing well. It was 7 a.m. so it was more likely the latter. The old man was in hospice, slowly starving to death. “Have you even seen someone die?” she asked him. On the way back home […]

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Autistic Mercury Meets the Westboro Baptist Church – An Exclusive Interview

With such heavily centralized narratives in this country, “trolling” or what we could call driving the conversation through disruption has been an extremely successful tool and no one has achieved more notoriety for it than WBC. Do you think this is still an effective evangelical tool? How has your approach changed over time? Acts 17:6 […]

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Slouching Towards Dystopia

‘Purgatory surpasses heaven and hell in poetry, because it represents a future and the others do not.’ ― Chateaubriand. I. It begins with an allegory Modern publishing is ironically dystopian given the current preponderance of the genre. There are all the hallmarks. For example, a huge divide between the tiny minority of rich, bestselling writers, […]

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The Romanoffs, the Based & Redpilled Show That No One Told You to Watch – By Logo Daedalus

The much heralded “golden age” of broadcast television has already reached its peak. It now gives way to the mercurial silver of streaming. As Marshall McLuhan noted, the obsolescence of a medium is not marked by its disappearance, but by its ubiquity. I would add that with this obsolescing ubiquity comes liquidity, & eventually, mediocrity, […]

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The Massachusetts Yankee in Bad Decline: a Review of “Selfie, Suicide: Cairey Turnbull’s Blue Skidoo”

Selfie, Suicide opens rather oddly, on our protagonist Cairey Turnbull digesting an eggs benedict and bottomless mimosas.  Immediately the language is notably ornate and on first glance comes off as pretentious, but it serves two important purposes.  First, it sets a tableau, in a sense similar to an opening sequence in an artistic movie. Notable […]

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Dopamine Oblivion: Futurist Tech and the Death of the Image

It seems that among the hottest topics worthy of discussion in our materialist epoch is the role of future technology in our lives, and the seemingly endless questions surrounding the various theories, schools and postulates of post/transhumanism. The reality is that artists, writers, SCI-FI nerds, etc. have done more to wrestle with and create potentialities […]

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The Epileptic and the Autist: Myshkin and Ippolit in Dostoevsky’s The Idiot

“For he did not care for pomp or wealth, nor even for public esteem, but cared only for truth!” -The Idiot, Part 4 Chapter 10 From what we have of the notebooks Dostoevsky used in planning The Idiot, it is clear that many of the characters underwent various revisions, excisions, and transformations, but none more […]

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The Real Right/Left and the Political OODA Loop

There has been some degree of contention as to whether the terms “left” and “right” actually confer anything of value to contemporary politics.  Ethno-nationalists agree with the Marxist Left about the state of Israel, environmentalism and capitalism, but diverge on egalitarian politics, hierarchy and tolerance for the various forms of non-conforming outliers in the LGBT […]

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Don’t Fear the Ratio – A Tribute to Sonic the Sacrificial Hedgehog

“Flattened by dank memes? Sounds survivable, tbh.” – Nick Land Nearly 13 years ago, director Uwe Boll challenged several online critics to boxing matches after they had written snarky, scathing reviews of his films. The video of him pummeling Something’s Awful’s famously smug and obnoxious head goon, Rich “Lowtax” Kyanka, into the canvas has been […]

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The Official TekWar Podcast

Dear Reader, On Saturday we launched a new project, the TekWar Podcast. This post is a quick rundown. What happened? The podcast was initially hosted on a Gumroad page at gumroad.com/autisticmercury – HOWEVER, this has changed. We uploaded the first two episodes, and people purchased the podcast for access. Everything worked fine. Slowly, as I […]

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Digital Savageries: A “Shark Womb” Model of Entropic Auto-Cannibalism in Minor Online Media Ecologies

The technological revolution, as every media theorist from McLuhan to Mumford to Grant, has come to invoke profound changes to human subjectivity itself. As Baudrillard said, it is not the loss of meaning (perhaps the loss of proper and life-affirming meaning) that has caused the inner malaise brought about by modernity. Rather Baudrillard saw the […]

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A Visceral Dissection of Bret Easton Ellis’ First Non-Fiction Work: White

Apparently Bret Easton Ellis used to be a big deal. As part of the literary brat pack that emerged in the 1980s he had a bad boy aura. His books were young, edgy and depicted a darker America, something that to outsiders seemed both glamorous and destructive. He appealed to that eternal hunt for the fountain of youth. But Bret is a writer whose literary legacy is stuck in the 80s and 90s and his edginess has been subsumed by society and culture at large. He can’t write the same books any more when life is more entertaining than fiction. It is not surprising then that he has moved from fiction to talking quite literally about the exact same themes.

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Žižek and Peterson: Open Horizons, Postscript to the Debate of The Century.

As many have come to cynically conclude, since at least the 1990s, there has been a death of the public intellectual without a swansong. This is due to a myriad of reasons, in the age of social media, easy soundbites, lowering attention spans, “info-overload”, etc. People simply turned away, when public intellectuals used to be […]

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Guns Don’t Kill People, School Psychologists Do

In the David Fincher produced, 2017 Netflix series, Mindhunter, two FBI special agents travel the country interviewing serial killers in the 1970’s. The series, based on the non-fiction book “Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” by John Douglas, chronicles the beginnings of advanced criminal profiling techniques developed by the FBI in response to a […]

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