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by thatalex
07 Jan 2024, 18:13
Forum: History, Economics, Political Science
Topic: The Importance Of Pronouns And Inclusivity On This Burning Earth.
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

The Importance Of Pronouns And Inclusivity On This Burning Earth.

Considering that global civilisation faces several concurrent crises with more looming - what is the relevance and importance of identity politics? If this seems like a bald and challenging question... It is. The crises facing the earth are global and universal. Here are a few existential threats to...
by thatalex
07 Jan 2024, 17:51
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Orwell: A Critical Revaluation due... ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1502

Re: Orwell: A Critical Revaluation due... ?

Discussions, criticisms, comments welcome!
by thatalex
07 Jan 2024, 17:50
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Orwell: A Critical Revaluation due... ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1502

Orwell: A Critical Revaluation due... ?

I'm seeing more and more critical articles about George Orwell lately. https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v45/n19/colin-burrow/ah-that-s-better https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/nov/11/row-sex-claims-book-george-orwell-marriage He's something of a hero* of mine and given the recent spate of woke i...
by thatalex
06 Jan 2024, 23:43
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Gothic Horror Tropes!
Replies: 16
Views: 4226

Re: Gothic Horror Tropes!

That is interesting - it probably deserves another thread - but I think there has to be a separation between horror as a genre and horror as a mood. Horror as a mood is integral to decent drama - the worst-case scenario, the agony of the defeated and subjected - horror as a genre isn't scary unless ...
by thatalex
06 Jan 2024, 23:33
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Russian Fairytales
Replies: 8
Views: 3392

Re: Russian Fairytales

I will look for the Seven Semyons. Magic rocks are actually a big draw in my neighbourhood to this day!
by thatalex
04 Jan 2024, 17:50
Forum: History, Economics, Political Science
Topic: Inclusionism: the new Socialism?
Replies: 3
Views: 3336

Re: Inclusionism: the new Socialism?

There's a kind of anarchism that's been embraced by the younger generation both left and right as a product of neoliberalism. When state intervention is seen as intrinsically wasteful and untenable collective action becomes more important - either the self-policing "woke" tendency or the b...
by thatalex
02 Jan 2024, 18:32
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Gothic Horror Tropes!
Replies: 16
Views: 4226

Re: Gothic Horror Tropes!

Yeah it's an interesting thought. IDK, a rent strike is a bit obvious, but we sure as Hell won't kill the bloodsuckers in this country just by voting Labour! What if it turned out his vampirism was by-the-by and the local rental agency was far worse? Classic vampires have the familiarity breeding co...
by thatalex
02 Jan 2024, 07:56
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 2024!
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Re: Happy 2024!

Happy New Year all! I too have goals this year. It's a bit tricky to list them numerically as they are bound up with each other. The main thing for me is that I want to improve my habits and time management - become more comfortable in my own skin again - rather than socialising with my neighbours, ...
by thatalex
21 Dec 2023, 23:00
Forum: Music
Topic: Still a big fan of Sandinista!
Replies: 1
Views: 11838

Re: Still a big fan of Sandinista!

To my shame I'm a casual fan of the Clash. I dipped into London Calling and then decided that while their best songs were excellent, their albums were unnecessary. My mother's greatest hits compilation has kept me company while cooking on many an occasion however! I will check out Sandinista on Spot...
by thatalex
20 Dec 2023, 00:09
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommendations Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 12525

Re: Recommendations Needed

Thanks for all these - I wasn't really feeling Ariel Pink but liked Witchz ok. O Children also were pretty good. I've been on a noise-pop and jangle-pop "thing" lately, https://youtu.be/w0XuA0MVezs?si=3RWT6dGsTmO5dd0p for an example.