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Publish0x : Vulgar Pictures

12 Jul 2023 2 minute read 21 comments Rachabel

  Hello everyone , please do not be angry with me, my friends. This is just my observation of what is happening recently on the Publish platform. My words may not be liked by some, but it must be written.   I will not talk about crypto or technologi...

The Historic Cycle and Man's Descent

19 May 2023 20 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

Sometimes it feels as if we are moving in circles because we are. Humanity and its civilizations are bound by an extraordinary dance of cycles. Within the depths of Julius Evola's magnum opus, "Revolt Against the Modern World," lies an enthralling ex...

From Ouroboros to Death: Decoding the Metaphysical Symbolism in Ridley Scott's 'Alien'

24 Jun 2023 12 minute read 2 comments MatTehCat

"Death is the mother of all beauty." -- Wallace Stevens     Throughout my life, I have been captivated by Ridley Scott's 1979 film, "Alien." The film's haunting soundscape -- horror music's epitome in my opinion -- and its visually striking aestheti...

Ethics in AI: Is this a thing? If not, how do we make it one? Incorporate it from the start, of course!

11 Oct 2023 17 minute read 0 comments Great White Snark

They terk err jerbs! "It might sound like an overstatement, but if your product is not going to incorporate AI in some shape or form, there’s a good chance that you will become obsolete. All of the tools that we love and already use have some AI fe...

Passions in Motion: A Philosophical Exploration of 'Saturday Night Fever'

22 Jun 2023 8 minute read 1 comment MatTehCat

"Our passions are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   The 1977 classic dance drama "Saturday Night Fever" is probably not regarded as a profoundly or philosophically compl...

Religious Stupidity, Revisited Yet Again: Ethics and Morality, for the (Supposed) Love of God

5 Oct 2023 3 minute read 4 comments Great White Snark

Here are two easy ways to piss me off (not that I suggest you try them if you know what's good for you): Claim that religion is the source of human ethics/morality. Make stupid statements that "God is Love" or similar. In both cases, you have ignor...

Negative responsibility

28 Aug 2023 3 minute read 4 comments fmiren

Having responsibility for actions you haven’t done but could have. The idea of responsibility is familiar to us. To be responsible means to be accountable for one’s actions. To have responsibility for some action implies to be accountable for its dir...

Beyond Material Waters: Exploring the Spiritual Patterns of Authority in 'Master and Commander'

1 Jul 2023 10 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

  "He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty." - Lao Tzu          Can we truly escape the demands of authority? "Master and Commander: Far Side of the World," a 2003 historical fiction film directed by Peter Weir and adapte...

Clever writing or cheap shot? Rebooted "Night Court"

24 Jan 2024 1 minute read 0 comments Crypto Eric

There is a reboot of the venerable US situation comedy "Night Court". The original ran for 9 seasons starting in 1994, depicting a fascinating ensemble of eccentric characters coming together in a New York courtroom. The reboot has brought a blend of...

Don't Believe the Truth

18 Oct 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Rorschach's Journal

"Can't stay here anymore;We're turning into fiends. If I stay here, trouble will find me.If I stay here, I'll never leave.If I stay here, trouble will find me ...I believe!" — The National (Aaron Dessner & Matt Berninger); Sea of Love; Trouble Will...