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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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On the Altar of the Black Rifle: The NRA’s Failure

I am a gun rights absolutist. I mean that. There is nothing I qualify the position with. Obtain a weapon with which to wage war. That is your mandate. It is an unconditional mandate. This mandate became such in my mind via simple means. There is a very basic hypothetical one must indulge to determine the degree to which, if at all, he believes something. I like to call this the Apocalypse Diametric. It’s simple. One looks at the two sides of a given debate, and determines the fundamental insanity of each, and subsequently decides which is preferable. They both result in an apocalypse of a sort. In the case of the gun, it is no different. The most fundamental conclusion of the gun control side explains itself: guns are perfectly controlled. A single entity maintains exclusive access and use of all guns over all others. Extrapolate whatever conclusion you would like. The pro gun argument is everybody has access to a gun. Extrapolate whatever conclusion you would like. I will examine the logical insanity of each path as they appear to me.

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