“the result are broxas men” What the heck is a broxas? Does he mean “broke-ass”?

Some writer, apparently a Russian, wrote:

Among the various industries of capitalism in its late phase, society of the spectacle, consumerist capitalism, one of the most nefarious and grotesque is the pornographic industry.

Created by Zionists, and practically monopolized by them to this day, the pornographic industry can be considered as a veritable poison driven by parasitic forces against the psychological, moral and cultural health of the peoples of the world. Let it be clear, the sale of sex, such as the slave trade and usury has always been a Zionist specialty.

According to the director of the Anti-Defamation League (a major Zionist lobby), Abraham Foxman, “Jews who entered the porn industry have done it as individuals seeking the American dream.” Moreover, according to the historian Nathan Abrams, “Jews are the driving force behind the modern pornographic industry, and their motivation is in part to destroy the morals of the Gentiles.”

The creation of the pornographic industry came in the wake of a “libertarian” discourse aimed at breaking away from post-Victorian moral conservatism. In spite of being earlier, the generation of 68 is symptomatic of the “libertarian” mentality in which the founding of this industry participated.

Against bourgeois puritanism emerged libertine hedonism, also bourgeois. Restriction standards have been superseded by standards of excess. The quality of the sexual experience has been replaced by quantity. And the porn industry was the protagonist in all this from the beginning.

The “secret” and the “veil” concerning the body and sexuality do not have a castration, but an intensification of sexual tension, which increases the meaning and power of the sexual act. So what happened was predictable.

Sexual “liberation” and the popularization of pornography have spawned a generation of two types of people: non-sex masturbators, and sex slaves ranging from irrelevant sexual experience to irrelevant sexual experience.

The poison of pornography is deep. Pornography, by tinkering with dopamine, is as addictive as any other drug. And being addictive, it makes its slaves go into spirals of fetishistic degradation. The end result is people who can no longer be excited by simple nakedness of the opposite sex, the result are broxas men who can only get excited with horn fetish, transvestites and other bizarre in general.

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ON THE LITERATURE OF CYBORGS, ROBOTS, AND OTHER AUTOMATA FROM MECHANICAL DUCKS TO MYTHIC METAL GIANTS

ON THE LITERATURE OF CYBORGS, ROBOTS, AND OTHER AUTOMATA

FROM MECHANICAL DUCKS TO MYTHIC METAL GIANTS


Automata prefigured not just artificial intelligence, but the public’s terrors of it. Pop culture cyborgs, from Metropolis to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? to Transcendence, share a common ancestor in Vaucanson’s Duck and the chess-playing Mechanical Turk. Cybernetic awareness and the freakouts about cloning are echoes of the public’s reactions to the earliest androids.
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William Gibson whines about the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer

In case you had been wondering whether William Gibson was jealous, you don’t need to wonder any more.

William Gibson is commonly credited with creating cyberpunk, not because William Gibson did anything very noteworthy, but because William Gibson was the first guy to get RECOGNIZED BY OTHERS for writing cyberpunk.

Gibson was given too much credit. And now he’s not in the spotlight and he’s not really happy about it. Disrespecting mainstream cyberpunk as “generic” has been a bad habit since 1989, and Gibson has never been free from that bad habit.

Gibson was always a literary geek and never a computer geek, so I don’t think he appreciates how much goes into making a GTA-style game.  This is the same guy who tried to copy-protect his poetry so that it could be read once, and would then delete itself before it could be copied.  It was a cute gimmick to camouflage a cash grab, but it failed.  It got cracked. Everyone has access to that poetry Gibson tried to protect.

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A particularly well-received work by Gibson was Agrippa (a book of the dead) (1992), a 300-line semi-autobiographical electronic poem that was his contribution to a collaborative project with artist Dennis Ashbaugh and publisher Kevin Begos, Jr.[111] Gibson’s text focused on the ethereal nature of memories (the title refers to a photo album) and was originally published on a 3.5″ floppy disk embedded in the back of an artist’s book containing etchings by Ashbaugh (intended to fade from view once the book was opened and exposed to light — they never did, however). Gibson commented that Ashbaugh’s design “eventually included a supposedly self-devouring floppy-disk intended to display the text only once, then eat itself.”[112] Contrary to numerous colorful reports, the diskettes were never actually “hacked“; instead the poem was manually transcribed from a surreptitious videotape of a public showing in Manhattan in December 1992, and released on the MindVox bulletin board the next day; this is the text that circulated widely on the Internet.[113]

Since its debut in 1992, the mystery of Agrippa remained hidden for 20 years. Although many had tried to hack the code and decrypt the program, the uncompiled source code was lost long ago. Alan Liu and his team at “The Agrippa Files”[114] created an extensive website with tools and resources to crack the Agrippa Code. They collaborated with Matthew Kirschenbaum at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and the Digital Forensics Lab, and Quinn DuPont, a PhD student of cryptography from the University of Toronto, in calling for the aid of cryptographers to figure out how the program works by creating “Cracking the Agrippa Code: The Challenge”,[115] which enlisted participants to solve the intentional scrambling of the poem in exchange for prizes.[116] The code was successfully cracked by Robert Xiao in late July 2012.[115]

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Gibson#Exhibitions,_poetry,_and_performance_art

The Shore and the Sea by James Thurber

The Shore and the Sea

by James Thurber

A single excited lemming started the exodus, crying, “Fire!” and running toward the sea. He may have seen the sunrise through the trees, or waked from a fiery nightmare, or struck his head against a stone, producing stars. Whatever it was, he ran and ran, and as he ran he was joined by others, a mother lemming and her young, a nightwatchlemming on his way home to bed, and assorted revelers and early risers.

“The world is coming to an end!” they shouted, and as the hurrying hundreds turned into thousands, the reasons for their headlong flight increased by leaps and bounds and hops and skips and jumps.

“The devil has come in a red chariot!” cried an elderly male. “The sun is his torch! The world is on fire!”

“It’s a pleasure jaunt,” squeaked an elderly female.

“A what?” she was asked.

“A treasure hunt!” cried a wild-eyed male who had been up all night. “Full many a gem of purest ray serene the dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear.”

“It’s a bear!” shouted his daughter. “Go it!” And there were those among the fleeing thousands who shouted “Goats!” and “Ghosts!” until there were almost as many different alarms as there were fugitives.

One male lemming who had lived alone for many years refused to be drawn into the stampede that swept past his cave like a flood. He saw no flames in the forest, and no devil, or bear, or goat, or ghost. He had long ago decided, since he was a serious scholar, that the caves of ocean bear no gems, but only soggy glub and great gobs of mucky gump. And so he watched the other lemmings leap into the sea and disappear beneath the waves, some crying “We are saved!” and some crying “We are lost!” The scholarly lemming shook his head sorrowfully, tore up what he had written through the years about his species, and started his studies all over again.

MORAL: All men should strive before they die to learn what they are running from, and to, and why.

A safe space where SJWs evolved from men?

Baloo/Ex-Army tell this story:

After registering, one of the first threads he came across was the question, “Are there any right wingers anywhere!?.” (meaning on the forum) Some people had answered already, saying they were conservatives, talking about right-wingers as a different classification than conservatives, stuff like that, mostly very mild. So he answered the question this way:

Neither “right-winger” nor “conservative” has widely agreed-upon definitions. Both terms should be defined whenever they’re used, especially in forums like this, that include people of many different places and with very different experiences. Me, you can call Alt-Right (I was Alt-Right before Hillary popularized the phrase) or “libertarian nationalist” (google it) in that I believe in libertarian principles about the way the Founding Fathers did, and that I think the nation-state is the best guardian of these principles and its inhabitants. Another way to look at it is that I’m the sort of Goldwater “conservative” that was the default conservative before the Trotskyites left the Democratic party, joined the Republican party, and began calling themselves “neoconservatives.”

And guess what happened next? One of the SJW’s on the forum wrote:

Oh look it’s a brand new member starting off by announcing he’s a racist.

Banned.


And I naturally expected this just to be the reaction of one of the more childish members, but no, I received an email right away, reading:

[Y]ou have been permanently banned in response to your message Are there any right wingers anywhere!?.


So basically, this is what obese leftist sci-fi fans think they are like:

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And this is what they are really life:
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But there are also a lot of sci-fi writers who are super-athletic, like this guy with his super-manly chest hair:
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I feel a little sad that I can’t log into that glorious online community, because it is probably full of writers and aspiring writers who resemble the folks in the above photographs…

 

Note that you can’t see the flames in that thread without signing up for an account, and you can’t sign up for an account without agreeing to the following:
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Horror and cyberpunk fiction

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Thrasymachus wrote:

The first season of the HBO program “True Detective” featured a strongly pessimistic character who many thought had ideas based on the horror author Thomas Ligotti. A homicide detective who had suffered the death of his young child, this man concluded horror was an inescapable element of life, and probably its primary element.

One might conclude it’s better never to be born in the first place, and some do. The philosophy of anti-natalism is most commonly associated these days with author and blogger Sarah Perry.

One does not choose to be born; your parents make the choice for you. Is it ethical to make this choice for another person knowing at a minimum they may suffer a lifetime of pain? And that depending on your beliefs, they could suffer many lifetimes of pain or an eternity of pain?

Life wants to live. That’s what life is. Things that do not want to live do not continue living long. Every living thing must die, but it can extend its life in some way by reproducing. Life isn’t something you possess, it is something temporarily entrusted to you, to be passed along in turn.

If something is worthless, you may keep it but not pass it along, or you may not even keep it. If something has some value you keep it, maintain it and pass it along.

Life is substantially horror but it is not only horror. Just surviving is an accomplishment to be proud of. Hope that things will be better for you, and your descendants, springs eternal.

Horror is a basic fact of life, maybe the basic fact of existence for corporeal creatures, but we can and do overcome it. As somebody once said- we are the fight.

https://deconstructingleftism.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/is-life-itself-horror-more-on-horror/

The cyberpunk novel Hardwired has a lot of horror. Most of the characters want to live for a long time, but some of them just want to die in a pleasant way. (One Ethical Nihilist, in particular, wants to be killed by a sexually alluring person.)

A big theme of the story is that people who sacrifice their humanity for power are monsters. But the heroes are only effective if they are somewhat monstrous. The heroes are very much characterized by several struggles – first, the struggle against external threats, and second, the struggle against their own will-to-power, and third, the struggle against their own self-destructive impulses.

One could conceivably ask whether EVERY character in Hardwired is really an Ethical Nihilist. They all see themselves as doomed.

How the Action Girl trope was spawned (in films) over the course of the 1970s and finally crashed into meta-fiction

Long before World War II, Wilma Deering was a fictitious Action Girl, beloved by (some) early feminists. For many years, however, she was a rare exception to the rule.

Update:

Baloo comments:

Also, Annie Oakley, back in the fifties, and, of course Emma Peel🙂

My horizons have been broadened. I had no idea that female martial artists had been so popular.

I think Baloo could contribute to a lengthy preface: “The Lost History of Action Girls Between Wilma Deering and Barbarella.”

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1968 – Jane Fonda played Barbarella – a space-faring action heroine who could do just about anything that a male hero could have done. Barbarella originated with an excellent comic book, and the movie was somewhat more crude, but noteworthy. Certainly Jane Fonda portrayed a courageous, risk-taking heroine who used PHYSICAL ACTION, not politics, not emotional wiles, not subtle magical curses. The film did not attain cult status until the 1970s. I don’t recall her killing anyone or anything.

Perhaps most importantly, the movie version of Barbarella was a heroic story, not a big-budget action extravaganza.

1974 – Zardoz features Charlotte Rampling as a defiant, almost masculine feminist Melting Ice Princess who resists Sean Connery’s advances (for a long time, but not for the whole movie). She is definitely strong-willed and direct in her tactics (unlike the much more charming freckled girl, who tries to use traditionally feminine and indirect methods).

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1979 – Alien featured Ripley, a seriously no-nonsense survivor. She is not a gung-ho ass-kicker in the first movie, just a survivor, but she survives challenges much more daunting than anything Barbarella ever had to face.

By the time the 1980s dawned, the Action Girl trope was ready to launch into a world of high-budget action movies. Unfortunately, as budgets grew and production values became slicker, story (and character development) was sacrificed.

1981 –
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