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Spree Killing: Advent of KulturkampfAfter getting a few requests to write about the "Connecticut shooting" (weird how people deem me an expert on this shit), I decided to do it in a slightly different way. By writing an essay.
I have my own theory on the non-politicized mass shootings – let's call it's "TD's Power-Deprivation Unified Mass Murder Theory"
In short, my outlook on the superficially "meaningless" and "sensless" acts of violence against random and often helpless victims is the result of white male power deprivation heralded by the feminized society and legislature, by the emasculation of what it means to be male in the liberal western civilization of our times.
I'll be hammering this point till kingdom come.
So, according to the reports, this year alone, there have been 15 mass shootings with at least 84 people killed before today. In the 61 mass murders carried out since 1982, all but one of the 43 shooters were male. Most were white and the average age of the primary shooter was 35. Nearly half of the mass m
The reign of techniqueSo I'm gonna jump on this whole "technique & style" bandwagon.
The newfound notion is that art is about "expressing ideas, emotions, fun, story - insert whatever", not technical skill. Lots of shitty artists with their crappy internet popularity and webcomics engines suddenly decided that they're awesome and epic ideas are so AWESOME, so EPIC, so LOVED by people, that giving them a decent technical framing is not important at all, and they can be lazy cuntfaces.
I have to say one thing about this: technical skill IS expression. The better your skill, the more instruments for you to convey whatever you want to convey with your art. Or nothing at all, if like me, you're mostly focusing on plain aesthetics.
Technical skill is the language of art. Not emotion - emotion doesn't draw. Your hand does. Your eye. The nerves and muscular tissue connecting the brain, eye and your hand. Art is about control over physiology - imagination comes second.
Let's see. Can a man with a vocabulary of 300 w
SinI'm not a religious person. I'm not even spiritual. I don't believe in a God, gods, souls, supernatural entities. My life isn't governed by mystical forces, they hadn't handed down commandments to me.
No, I don't adhere to religion. I value religion, since even though I'm not governed by it, while it doesn't touch me, it's a part of what makes me - me, a cultural umblical cord, and when I step into a church, even though I don't cross myself in the remembrance of an executed Nazarene, I see the stones gathered by my people, see the pictures they painted, and then, I become one with them.
So, I don't believe in God, Hell or Heaven.
But I believe in sin.
Day after day, my belief in the existence of sin becomes deeper, like a grave dug in black, spring-soaked soil. I see sin, I feel it and it often clings to my skin when I come in contact with it. It permeates this society, drips out from every pore, and isn't held
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