Friday, January 13, 2012

Variation on the "we hate everyone equally" defense

Political correctness loves it when we use generic forms. This enables us to criticize neutral and ineffective things, like "I hate all people," instead of demonstrating any kind of preference that might hinder absolute equality.

Norwegian black metallers TAAKE have sparked outrage after being nominated for a prestigious Norwegian music award despite having written lyrics that are allegedly anti-Islamic.

TAAKE's critics argue that the lyrics in the band's song "Orkan" (Hurricane) are xenophobic as they include the phrase "To hell with Muhammad and the Mohammedans" and their "unforgivable customs."

However, Hoest, TAAKE's front man, has refuted these claims and said that their sole intention was to criticize religion. "Our view, in the name of freedom of expression, is that it is shameful to adhere to Christianity or Islam," he said. - RoadRunner Records

It's OK to hate because their hate is multicultural: they hate all religions, you see, not just the latest invaders.

So far, the usual PC police have given then a pass.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What killed the Twinkie?

Unions.

In Hostess' Chapter 11 filing on Wednesday, the company said its rivals have combined and expanded their reach, heightening competition in the snack space...Additionally, Hostess employees are unionized while most of its competitors aren't. As a result, Hostess has high pension and medical benefit costs. The company has 19,000 employees and operates in 48 states. - AP

I can't say I'm sorry to see this disgusting "food" shuffle off this mortal coil, but it's a warning to all companies about what unions do: they parasitize and then destroy.

Mythos: The Myths and Tales of H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard


The new anthology publication from Numen Books: 'Mythos: The Myths and Tales of H.P. Lovecraft & Robert E. Howard'

Mythos contains the key stories which make up the mythical world established by H.P. Lovecraft, and also contains works by Robert E. Howard written in this mythological framework. Contents also include Lovecraft's essay on the the nature of the horror tale, and a new analysis written... on the nature of myth and the occult in Lovecraft's work by M Alan Kazlev. In addition to this, Mythos also contains new tales of terror written in the same vein as Lovecraft by Gwendolyn Toynton, Bernardo Sena, and Michael Kleen.

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Sunday, January 08, 2012

Arktos Christmas sale extended

Metal, dark ambient, neoclassical and books.

Arktos' Christmas sale has been extended until Wednesday, 11 January, after which it will be ended. Take advantage now!