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No. 19882
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I wasn't sure were to post this as it didn't really fit into the today or documentary thread so I just started my own.
I've seen a fair few people post blogs on somewhat unrelated threads, and I thought it was a good idea if people just posted on this thread instead of unrelated threads.
Anyway, here is an interesting blogpost about environmental hypocrisy: https://www.ecosophia.net/the-flight-from-nature

Before anyone responds:
>Druids
>Ecological Spirituality
>Magic
>Astrology
I agree that 90% of the site is stupid shit but sometimes the literal resident autist Mr. Greer gives pretty scathing critiques of so-called modern "environmentalists".
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No. 19887
That's a great idea for a thread! I have a whole bunch of blogs I want to plug but I don't want to dump them all at once so I'll take my time.

Greer is great, and iirc I already read this piece as well. I really like his prose, it's very lucid. He's also a pretty good talker, so check out this podcast he did recently if you're interested in him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_VXLZPmJiM
But I think he is too stuck in his topics and tends to regurgitate this narrative of The Long Descent and peak oil ad nauseam. Still, he's definitely the most likable and realistic, even if not intellectually as sharp and radical, of the AnPrim types.
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No. 19888 Kontra
>>19882
>Interesting Blogposts, Blogs
>90% of the site is stupid shit
>Interesting

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No. 19889
http://www.anus.com/ - Right-wing fuck it all spirituality

https://njwildberger.com/ - Some high IQ asperger doing his take on mathematics

https://www.kuketz-blog.de/ - german IT stuff
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No. 19890 Kontra
>>19888
"Interesting Blogposts" includes interesting blogposts within otherwise boring or stupid blogs.
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No. 19897
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No. 19947
>>19889
Oh that's where I saw that phrase. m8, if you have to say "[political stance] spirituality" it's going to be super shit. The phrase structure itself pretty much is already telling you that the only thing that matters to the person is the politics with the spirituality/religion being an afterthought, which is almost always super cringy and dumb shilling.

A good rule of thumb is that your spirituality should inform your political views not the other way around. It goes into the values hierarchy. Considering that spirituality and religion are supposed to answer life's most important questions and generally being a code of conduct, it goes without saying that if there is ever a conflict between The Party and your religious views, your religion should always come first. I mean could you imagine some scenario like well Jesus said X but Margaret Thatcher said Y, and we do not want to offend almighty Thatcher.

Furthermore I think if you actually have to resort to trying to cook up some kind of fake ass spirituality to buttress your political views that it makes an even weaker argument because you're inherently saying you don't believe your political views have any inherent moral or ethical merits of their own and would be easily trumped by religious views.

All that being stated:
>Call your group ANUS
>use retarded bydlo American Nazi imagery
>proclaim yourself "American Nihilist Underground Society"
>this http://web.archive.org/web/20110217160156/http://www.anus.com/zine/db
In general it looks like some sort of a troll group. I've never heard it mentioned anywhere else and doesn't seem to even pretend to be any sort of a legitimate spirituality. It sounds like at best a really unfunny more pretentious version of GNAA or something.
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No. 19950
>>19947
While I wouldn't call them humorless, ANUS was dead serious about politics and especially music. For awhile, it was one of the first English-language websites that intellectualized Extreme Metal of all sorts. Twas kindergarten for neophyte Metalheads of all ages. The website's base has continued over here:
https://deathmetal.org

In retrospect, much of that site's content is cringeworthy, but I wouldn't have been made aware of Extreme Metal fundamentals were it not for the reviews of such albums over there.

Perhaps the biggest and most controversial thesis at that collective is the idea that Heavy Metal is the natural continuation of Classical music applied to Rock'n'Roll's arrangements. My own feelings on the Metal / Blues / Classical argumentum ad fedora that ANUSites always bring up are somewhat ambivalent. On the one hand, I think the shift away from Rock and Blues that Extreme Metal (especially chromatically-based Thrash, Black and Death Metal) represents is self-evident and inarguable, and at least for my own tastes remains one of those genres' most attractive elements.

However, the idea that there is some clearly obvious Classical or Neoclassical influence in Death mMtal or Black Metal is a load of bullshit. I think this particular pillar of the ANUS catechism---that Extreme Metal is a natural extension of Classical---derives from confused and muddled thinking, along with their well-documented desire (emotional need?) to over-intellectualize the creative processes of young musically-inclined youths.

I think it's also worth pointing out that the typical ANUSite embraces social and political atavism. They have emotionally and intellectually primed themselves to fetishize the past. Perhaps imagining that Metal's recent heritage lies in Mozart and Beethoven stems in part from that habit.

In short: Extreme Metal's move away from Blues and Rock didn't represent a move back towards Classical or a re-imagining of Classical music for the modern world; it represented a wholly novel concept.
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No. 19951 Kontra
>>19950
Hmm, this link should work. Polite kontra:
http://deathmetal.org
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No. 19994
blog of an Irish neuroscientist who specializes in the genetics of brain development

http://www.wiringthebrain.com/
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No. 20023
>A channel devoted to the history of political thought in the spirit of sharing, not perfection:
https://politicalphilosophy.video.blog/

While not really a blog per se, this website is just a collection of her videos about political philosophy (some early videos has her lecturing students).
She has never flat out said what her political leanings are, but from the people she's covered I think that she is a type of early communitarian.
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No. 20059
* https://slatestarcodex.com/
>Blog by Scott Alexander, a psychiatrist who writes on psychology, philosophy, politics etc.
Probably one of the more famous bloggers, his writing is very lucid and he's much lauded in the so-called "rationalist" circles

Highlight post: https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/07/30/meditations-on-moloch/

* https://meaningness.com/
>Blog by David Chapman, an ex-AI researcher turned Buddhist who writes on epistemology, meaning systems, science etc.
The site consits of a work-in-progress book where he elaborates his worldview and a so-called metablog where he has written on somewhat separate topics. The "book" is definitely worth getting into in it's own right though frustratingly there are still major sections that are unfinished and it's unsure whether they will ever be.

Highlight post: https://meaningness.com/metablog/stem-fluidity-bridge

* https://www.ribbonfarm.com/
>Blog by Venkatesh Rao, a consultant who writes on software, politics, business etc.
His biggest hit is the below post series on the power dynamics and politics inside offices analyzed through the series "The Office". It's now 10 years old but at the time I read it a few years ago (without even having seen "The Office") it blew my mind and helped me go from basically NEET to office loser pro.

Highlight post (series): https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2009/10/07/the-gervais-principle-or-the-office-according-to-the-office/

>>20023
Looks interesting, incidentally I've just been meaning to get a bit into Isaiah Berlin