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… Read more “Digital Savageries: A “Shark Womb” Model of Entropic Auto-Cannibalism in Minor Online Media Ecologies”
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.
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.
There’s a great old Soviet Sci-Fi book series called the Noon Universe, by Arkady and Boris Sturgatsky. Like Star Trek the series takes place in a futuristic… Read more “The Regressiveness of Star Trek: Discovery”
Craig awoke to the shrill beeping of his alarm as he did every morning. He had grown used to its harsh tone over the years, almost growing… Read more “MODERN NECROMANCY”
Warren: Hey Eli, I’m Warren, welcome to The Autistic Mercury! How are you doing today? Eli: It’s a gloomy day outside but I’m doing pretty well. Warren:… Read more “Autistic Mercury Interview With Design Critic Eli Schiff”
[responsivevoice_button buttontext=”Play”] |Author: V | There is no such thing as affirmative identity. What people try so hard to qualify as a static metric of unyielding personal… Read more “The Cost of Being Different”
I grew up in Provo, Utah. A very innocent, mostly Mormon, mountain town. In the fall of 2016, I was radicalized by the NRx-right. Get out while… Read more “A Former NRx Member’s Message: Get Out While You Still Can”
|Author: V | A term that needs no introduction, but perhaps definition. “Clown World”, carries itself as serious only to its unassuming denizens. Clown World is not… Read more “Clown World: The Necessity of Willful Ignorance & Reciprocal Thuggery”
– The Songs of Uncle Ted – | By Anonymous | If “Uncle” Ted Kaczynski were forced to listen to all the most classic “meme bands” on… Read more “AnPrim AnCo”