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Main / Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Dec 22, 2019, 03:08 PM
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I wish you have a good time of rest at Christmas time and the the New Year will bring you Fresh Energy and a Big Load of New Good Ideas!

Main / Merry Christmas!
Dec 20, 2018, 12:16 PM
Merry Christmas
A Happy New Year
You All
wishes Peter

Quantum Feminist Mnemotechnics: The Archival Text, Digital Narrative and The Limits of Memory

cyberfeminismfeminist theoryhypertexthypermediaelectronic literaturedigital narrativenew media artsmedia ecologyquantum mechanicsembodimentcomputer gamessynaesthesiatransformationcyberculture
Abstract (in English):

New technologies-- whether used for artistic or scientific ends--require new shapes to speak their attributes. Feminist writers too have long sought a narrative shape that can exist both inside and outside of patriarchal systems. Where like-minded theorists have tried to define a gender-specific dimension for art, Quantum Feminist Mnemotechnics demonstrates that feminist artists have already built and are happily inhabiting this new technological room of their own. This dissertation is an exploration of the architectural shapes of mnemonic systems in women's narratives in the new media (focusing on Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl, M.D. Coverley's Califia and Diana Reed Slattery's Glide and The Maze Game as exemplary models). Memory is key here, for, what gets stored or remembered has always been the domain of official histories, of the conqueror speaking his dominant cultural paradigm and body. I explore at length three spatial architectures of the new media: the matrix, the unfold and the knot.

Within quantum mechanics, the science of the body in motion, the intricacies of the interiorities of mnemonic time--no longer an arrow--are being realized in the (traditionally) feminized shape of the body of the matrix. This is the real time realm of cyberspace where the multiple trajectories of the virtual engender a new kind of looking: disorientation as an alternative to linear perspective. Where women have usually been objects to be looked at, hypermedia systems replace the gaze with the empowered look of the embodied browser in motion in archival space. Always in flux, the shape of time s transformation is a Möbius strip unfolding time into the dynamic space of the postmodern text, into the unfold. As quantum interference, the unfold is a gesture that is a sensory interval. In this in-between space, the transformance of the nomadic browser takes place; she performs the embodied knowledge acquired in her navigation of the world of the text. Quantum space in hypertexts is shaped as an irreducible knot, an entangled equation both in and out of space-time, spanning all dimensions as a node in a mnemonic system. Wanderlust is the engine driving the browser on her quest through the intricately knotted interplay of time and space in these electronic ecosystems. What the browser finds there is rapture--an emergent state of embodied transformation in the experiential realm. What she acquires is not mastery, but agency, and an aesthetic interval of her own.

Quantum Feminist Mnemotechnics: The Archival Text, Electronic Narrative & the Limits of Memory

Chapter 1. The Archive: Memory, Writing, Feminisms i. Mnemotechnics and Quantum Feminisms ii. The Arts of Memory: What Came Before iii. Writing As a Mnemonic Technology iv. Women s Writing and Feminisms

Chapter 2. The Matrix: Information Overload i. Temporal Perspectives on Information Culture ii. Feminist Dis/Orientations iii. Space-Time Architectures: The Aesthetics of Memory iv. Archival Structures and Fractal Subjectivities

Chapter 3. The Unfold: Immersion i. Unfoldings: Bodies of Memory ii. Transformance: The Body as Interface iii. Hierophanies and Choric Space

Chapter 4. The Knot: Disorientation i. Incrementals: Where Visual Time Meets Virtual Space ii. Knots in the Cosmos iii. The Tangled Trajectories of Nomadic Logic iv. Wanderlust

Chapter Five: Conclusion(s)

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Works referenced
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Califia M. D. Coverley 2000
Patchwork Girl Shelley Jackson 1995
The Glide Project Diana Reed Slattery 2001
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Assembled Bodies Reconfiguring Quantum Identities by Whitney Stark

By utilizing the materiality of conceptions about connectivity often thought to be merely theoretical, by taking a critical look at the noncentralized and multiple movements of quantum physics, and by dehierarchizing the necessity of linear bodies through time, it becomes possible to reconfigure structures of value, longevity, and subjectivity in ways explicitly aligned with anti-oppression practices and identity politics. Combining intersectionality and quantum physics can provide for differing perspectives on organizing practices long used by marginalized people, for enabling apparatuses that allow for new possibilities of safer spaces, and for practices of accountability.

Feminist researcher invents 'intersectional quantum physics' to fight 'oppression' of Newton

Let's read from this Masterpiece Of Science For The Ages, shall we:

Assembled Bodies
Reconfiguring Quantum Identities

I invest in Donna Haraway's claim that "what counts as an object is precisely what world history turns out to be about" (quoted in Barad 2007, 42); that is, politics are about the hierarchies of what connections, or closenesses, are prioritized as bodily. All bodies are political gatherings, as what is understood as closely related, kin, the measured, congealing intersections of phenomena (social identity, histories, water, particles) considered legible/intelligible/singularized is always a political configuration, with systems and apparatuses (e.g., colonial sciences or clarity fetishism) set up to recognize these prioritized configurations/ separations (a "cut together/apart" in Barad's words [2010, 240]), naturalizing insidious assumptions and hierarchies of value. And so "connect[ing] what's been dangerously disconnected" (Rich 1987, 214) is directly political. Re/cognizing the connective/constellatory bodies typically not understood as connected (e.g., across disciplines) allows for embellishing alliances not following rules of typically understood closeness or kinship (space, time, social category, eugenic lineage) while also not discounting differing mattering realities (steeped categorizations). And, possibly, deprioritizing particularly naturalized, fetishizing borders has potentials for destabilizing structures that enable hierarchical othering (which justifies sociopolitical oppression and material-discursive violence).

Quantum physics disrupts the stagnancies of typically humanly recognized bodies. In quantum understandings, particles (classically understood as stagnant objects) also have wavelike properties, diffract, leap, and are quantumly entangled.

And. So. On.

Ummm. To me, this *sure* reads a whole lot like someone who's just slapping together word salad in the hopes of creating another Sokal Affair. But these days, who knows... this could just as easily, perhaps even more easily, be another "Gender Studies" hack Deepak-Chopra-ing some quantum nonsense together in the hopes of sounding smart. I mean, come on... does this sound like GenderBlather, or someone parodying GenderBlather?

I specifically utilize feminist new materialist discussions of quantum physics and cyborgian posthumanism (Haraway 1985), along with seemingly separated discussions of noncentralized leadership practices and anti-oppression organizing, subaltern studies, intersectional identity politics, and safer space.

I just can't tell anymore.
Main / Merry Christmas
Dec 23, 2016, 04:28 AM
Have a great time and enjoy your time with family and friends!

Main / Angry Harry has died
Nov 18, 2016, 05:21 PM
With sadness I have learnt that our friend and mentor Angry Harry has passed away at the age of 64.

Let's light a candle and keep him in our thoughts.

13 November 2016 venitis

By Henrik Clausen

After having followed what is arguably the worst election campaign I have ever had the displeasure to follow, one conclusion is clear, no matter who one would have preferred as President of the United States: It is time to unsubscribe from mainstream media. Quit the cable subscription, cancel the newspaper delivery, stop bothering to visit their web pages or worrying about their priorities and opinions.

Bias, bias everywhere

It's not hard to find bias: Just go to a mainstream media web site, such as, and enter a keyword or two into the search field. If you find a series of snide articles about one candidate and lots of fawning articles about another, that's bias. And headlines matter: They influence those who don't have time to read the actual article, by exploiting the common assumption that the journalists are being fair, professional and impartial.

One may wonder why the press even bothers to favour one candidate over another -- shouldn't it be aloof and impartial? Unfortunately, that doesn't sell a whole lot of tickets, or create millions of advertising exposures. If the press goes against one candidate, the default understanding is that it is understating a good case -- for doing so without good reason would be profoundly unprofessional. The result, as observed from Denmark, is that even well-educated people have been led to consider Donald Trump an irresponsible psychopath, and therefore a profoundly dangerous president.

There is no reason to believe that mainstream media will admit it and abandon their bias. Just unsubscribe.

Where did the issues go?

The key purpose of spending immense amounts of time, energy and money on an election campaign should be to highlight and discuss actual political issues. Real topics, such as how many wars the US should be engaged in, how the healthcare system is doing, monetary policy and the debt situation, the threat from Islam or the attacks on police authority. These are the topics that will determine how living conditions in the United States can be expected to develop, and should be the bread and butter of political debate.

Unfortunately, actual issues have to a great extent been reduced to window-dressing in a campaign dominated by pundits and political analysts. The three direct debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (the other three candidates were not allowed to participate) did try to focus on issues. One interesting takeaway from those was that Clinton hates Putin and Russia more than Trump does -- presumably she believed that would resonate with the voters and gather support for her -- but the debates did not bring actual political issues back onto the MSM front pages.

Fortunately, actual political issues are subject to serious discussion, just not in the mainstream media. If one goes to bloggers and YouTubers, there are lots of articles and lectures about real issues. The problem here is that those are long -- frequently 30 to 60 minutes -- so hardworking common people hardly have time to absorb so much material. But if one wants to know lots of relevant facts, YouTube channels belonging to Stefan Molyneux or Alex Jones have plenty. And they have more subscribers than Fox News and CNN, respectively.

When it comes to real issues and important facts, mainstream media is junk food. Just unsubscribe.

Propaganda and agitation

It's hard to define exactly what is and what is not propaganda, but the aim -- to manipulate public opinion -- cannot be in doubt. Misuse of confidence is one key element; harming rational debate is another. A third is that propaganda is easy: One does not need to understand complex issue, nor undertake the hard work of making the complexity comprehensive to Jane Average Voter.

Here's a dictionary definition (Collins) of propaganda:

    The organized dissemination of information, allegations, etc, to assist or damage the cause of a government, movement, etc.

The operative word here is 'damage'. Propaganda is destructive. It is used under the assumption that causing damage to your opponents will automatically translate into support for yourself or your cause. That may appear to work in the short run, but the ethical damage caused by this dishonesty is profound -- and boomerangs when the public eventually sees through the manipulations.

A related activity that has seen no analysis is that of agitating the reader. Here's a dictionary definition ( of 'agitate':

    To disturb or excite emotionally; arouse; perturb:

    A crowd agitated to a frenzy by impassioned oratory; a man agitated by disquieting news.

Agitation addresses emotion, not rational thinking, and is meant to agitate into action, not create space for reflective thought. One example from the US election campaign is the private recording of Donald Trump making some rude comments about women -- nothing really relevant to the election, but sure to agitate emotion in those whose moral values make them object to the style, as well as in those who dislike Trump. Case in point: There was no outrage when Jay-Z was much ruder in his concerts in support of Hillary Clinton. No moral values were violated here.

The effect was massive: Overnight, the news was dominated by these few minutes rather than rational discussions about healthcare price increases, supporting terrorists in Syria or the latest WikiLeaks revelations. Group Think can be an extremely powerful tool towards hiding what's relevant.

There is no reason to expect that mainstream media will abandon the laziness of propaganda or the raw power of agitation. So just unsubscribe.

Those pesky opinion polls

Opinion polls are big business, but they are neither facts nor political issues. Thus, covering another two point surge or drop in the latest poll as compared to the previous one takes time away from covering actual political issues -- the raw material that should help viewers and readers decide who to vote for. Worse, opinion polls can be manipulated, wrong, transient and/or insignificant.

One particular problem with opinion polls is that they can be used to discourage your political opponents. If polls show a commanding lead for your side, it is assumed that your opponents will give up on making more campaigning efforts. That's not a fair practice, of course -- it's manipulation without political substance -- but as WikiLeaks has exposed, the Democratic Party has this method on its agenda in order to win the election.

It's pretty clear that more resources have been devoted to creating and commenting on opinion polls than on analysing and reporting on actual issues of policy. That's just deplorable when it comes to enabling Joe Average Voter to decide which candidate is better for him. For opinion polls are merely that: Aggregated opinion, not political substance.

There is no reason to expect that mainstream media will downplay opinion polls in the future. So just unsubscribe.

Corruption? What corruption?

The greatest new force to arise in the US elections was WikiLeaks, without a doubt. The US government was so disturbed by the revelations of corruption in the Democratic Party that it forced Ecuador to cut the Internet connection of WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange, who has been a political prisoner at the Ecuadoran Embassy in London. To further escalate matters, US President Barack Obama threatened Russia with war due to the leaks, despite the fact that both Russia and WikiLeaks denied any Russian involvement in the revelations.

The crimes and corruption revealed by WikiLeaks include gross negligence in handling state secrets, misuse of funds from the Clinton Foundation (a so-called 'charity'), the purchase of political influence by foreign donors through the Clintons, and much more. Yet this was summarily dismissed by American mainstream media as merely an "Email scandal". The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten even editorialised that it would be quite a shame if Hillary Clinton was to lose the election merely due to her using a wrong email account -- entirely ignoring the severity of the issues.

Again, the issue of severe political corruption has been addressed only by independent commentators such as Steve Pieczenik. What he describes is a scenario so severe -- all-pervading political corruption at the highest level of US politics -- that the fear of being sued into ruin will keep mainstream news editors from running stories about it. In this way, the problems as such remain unaddressed, and Joe Average Voter just loses confidence in the political and judicial systems.

But there's an Internet revolt going on against what appears to be a conspiracy of silence. A heavily sourced eight minute video about Clinton's personal assistant Huma Abedin had some eight million views leading up to the election. A thrilling example of how powerful citizen journalism can be, it is also a stark reminder of the in-depth reporting that mainstream media are no longer willing to do. And while unacknowledged by mainstream media, such documentaries deal with real political issues and help viewers make up their minds before the election.

Unfortunately, there is no reason to expect that mainstream media will return to in-depth research. As the MSM chases the 30-second attention span, in-depth research suffers dearly. Just unsubscribe.

So, what are we gonna do now?

The shortest summary is this: Learn! Media and politicians cannot deceive a well-educated public, so reason, honesty and knowledge is the best tool to hold them responsible for the deplorable state of current political debate. Reading books and watching real documentaries is a must, as quite a bit of background knowledge is needed to see through the shallow 'storytelling' of modern media. This is real effort, and not everyone has the time and curiosity to do it.

Then, if you find good web sites and YouTube channels, with relevant news reported with a proper understanding of context and background, do consider supporting them with a voluntary subscription. Even a small, monthly amount is very helpful, for the Internet provides an amazing economy of scale: Take a YouTube channel with 500,000 subscribers. If just 1 percent of those subscribe with a moderate $5 per months, that's $25,000 monthly! This will enable the channel owner to not only work full time on his alternative media outlet, but even hire people to assist him. This is great value for money compared with traditional broadcast media, and has potential for a real revolution. But first and foremost: Just unsubscribe from the MSM. It saves money and gives peace of mind.
Main / New Years Eve in Cologne, Germany
Jan 08, 2016, 04:59 PM
Ezra Levant Show: Muslim migrant rape and riot spree in Germany

Mayor Reker: There's no evidence that the molesters were refugees -- And besides, women should stay away from them!

REVEALED: 1,000+ Migrants Brawl, Rape, Sexually Assault, And Steal At ONE German Train Station On New Year's Eve

The Doorman's Story

You Have to be Nice to Me -- Frau Merkel Invited Me!

New Year's Gang Rape in Weil am Rhein

Selena's Story: "They Called us Bitches and Whores"

Sabrina's Story: The Groping Jihad Comes to Austria

Main / Stefan Molyneux
Oct 17, 2015, 08:57 AM
Stefan Molyneux has a lot to say:

Main / Ramzpaul
Oct 17, 2015, 08:23 AM
Main / On feminism
Jul 20, 2015, 12:19 PM
Paul Joseph Watson  has some straight words on feminism on Youtube:

Cornell study in PNAS: women STEM faculty are 2-to-1 overrepresented

The fair fraction of female faculty is 2 times lower than the current one

Steven Pinker called it a shocker of a study but I am not surprised at all. The results coming from the paper I will discuss pretty much agree with my estimates based on the insider knowledge of similar mechanisms.


Stephen Pinker on Twitter:
The Army openly encouraged participating in April’s “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” events in 2014, but now it appears as though ROTC candidates at ASU were faced with a volunteer event that became mandatory.

How far are we from civil war?
Main / Gresham's law
Jan 10, 2015, 03:12 PM
"When a government overvalues one type of money and undervalues another, the undervalued money will leave the country or disappear from circulation into hoards, while the overvalued money will flood into circulation."
"Bad money drives out good".
Silver coins were widely circulated in Canada (until 1968) and in the United States (until 1964 for dimes and quarters and 1970 for half-dollars). However, these countries debased their coins by switching to cheaper metals thereby inflating the new debased currency in relation to the supply of the former silver coins. The silver coins disappeared from circulation as citizens retained them to capture the steady current and future intrinsic value of the metal content over the newly inflated and therefore devalued coins, using the newer coins in daily transactions.
So, when a government overvalues one type of person and undervalues another, what will happen? No doubt presently white heterosexual men are valued much lower than dark skinned, sexually deviants and women ("affirmative action").

Inventive, honest and hard working people are undervalued by government mandate.

This is a situation when one would expect that Gresham's Law would apply. A man is not a coin, is not sold and bought and is not a passive object, so if the law applies, how does it manifest itself? Men cannot be hoarded.

Some proposed answers:

The underdervalued item, the man, behaves accordingly and performs according to the official value
He emigrates. Where?
He gets hidden benefits to compensate? How?
He becomes a small business owner.
He disengages form society and family life.
The Gresham's Law does not apply. Why?

I would value a lot some good input on this. I have thought about it many times, but I have no satisfactory answer.

What are your ideas?

[Gresham's law | ]
Main / Media of acceptable quality
Dec 23, 2013, 01:28 PM
A request for everyone. Please post your list of alternative (non Mainstream Media) sites of acceptable quality.

Something like

Canada Free Press Just a litte crackpot.

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[td]Title[/td] [td]URL[/td]  [td]Comment[/td]

[td]Canada Free Press[/td] [td][/td]  [td]Just a litte crackpot.[/td]

Main / John Derbyshire
May 02, 2013, 01:54 PM
Where the Men Are

by John Derbyshire

May 02, 2013

My favorite jailhouse sex scene is the one in The Longest Yard. Burt Reynolds is in the Florida state pen. A fellow inmate boasts of his powers as a fixer. "I can get you anything in here! I can get you laid in here!"

Burt is skeptical, so the fixer sets him up on some petty mission to the warden's office. No one is there but the secretary, Bernadette Peters. She locks the doors and starts undressing Burt.

    Burt (at 1:11 here): "You do this very often?"

    Bernadette: "I'm just as far from Tallahassee as you are, honey."

Life's been imitating art all over recently. The big story here was the one out of Baltimore City Detention Center, where a prisoner named Tavon White, awaiting trial for attempted murder, has allegedly fathered five babies by four female prison guards and had carnal knowledge of at least nine more. Mr. White's domination of his custodiennes extended well beyond the leg-spreading department: They were reportedly smuggling in contraband for him and helping his business enterprises.
"Speaking as a beta provider with zero inclination to criminality, I find it all depressing."

The Baltimore story is only one of many. New York cop-killer Ronell Wilson (whose hairstyle seems to be inspired by the Mandelbrot Set) has been having the leg over with one of his guards, Nancy Gonzalez. Ms. Gonzalez gave birth to Wilson's son a few weeks ago. She named the child Justus. "I took a chance because I was so vulnerable and wanted to be loved, and now I am carrying his child," explained Ms. Gonzalez prior to delivery. Ahhhhhh.

That story came shortly after a similar case at a maximum-security facility in Fishkill, New York, where corrections office Tyshinia Love Brewster confessed to being six months pregnant with an inmate's baby.

We of the fogey tendency, always a decade or two behind the times in noticing social changes, are surprised to learn that women are now serving as guards in men's prisons. I consulted with a journalist friend, a crime reporter who is knowledgeable about these things. He rolled his eyes at my ignorance. "Derb, the average corrections officer in New York nowadays is a 200-pound black woman with a GED." Good grief! And yes: A 2007 report showed women as 37 percent of adult correctional personnel. In Baltimore it's over 60 percent.

It's madness, of course. But it's no more insane than putting women on submarines or calling homosexual shackups "marriages" or giving settlement rights to twenty-odd million illegal aliens when fifteen percent of citizens are on food stamps. We've been going collectively mad for years. After that initial brief surprise at the latest manifestation of lunacy, one sinks quickly back into apathy. Legalized polygamy? Blind air-traffic controllers? Green cards for all the women of Afghanistan? Whatever. Lunacy fatigue has set in.

It's hard to ignore (though of course you should try) a certain common demographic thread running through these stories of knocked-up prison guards. Is this a black thing?

To some degree it's bound to be. Black men are way overrepresented in prisons. Black female guards naturally feel racial solidarity with them. Many must have internalized the dominant liberal narrative about these soul brothers being victims of a cruel racist system. Further, most of the guardettes appear to come from black neighborhoods that have been depleted of males by the very fact of so many being locked up. They're putting out for their caged charges on the Willie Sutton principle: This is where the men are.

Black women in any case seem to give it up more easily than nonblacks. "Nearly half (48%) of non-Hispanic black teen girls get pregnant at least once before age 20--nearly twice the national average."

That said, it's not just a black thing. Meet Montana State inmate Michael Allen Murphy, as white as you please, and irresistibly pleasing to some subset of females up there in the Treasure State. At any rate, Murphy persuaded several female prison officers to fellate him. He even seduced the house psychiatrist. (Physician, heal thyself.)

What's going on here? The manosphere has an answer. Women are no longer dependent on men for support. Liberated from this bondage, they flock to alpha males--those gifted with the pickup arts. Humdrum good-provider beta males and clueless, lovelorn omegas are left out in the cold. Here's the Lion of the Manosphere:

    [H]ow alpha was Tavon?...On the streets, who knows for certain what quality of women he could get, but given his proven skill at seducing female prison guards to do his bidding, it's a good bet he was probably pulling better quality outside than his available selection within prison...[But] even if Tavon was boffing ugly women, that's still thirteen ugly women who decided to pass on loving, intimate relationships with omega or even lesser beta freemen for illicit harem duty with an attempted murderer in jail...[P]oor omegas and betas...they're not just competing with free alphas, they're competing with alphas ostensibly removed from societal circulation.

The tendency of women in this regard is surely not news. Lord Byron was "Mad, bad and dangerous to know," thereby owning two of the three adjectives traditionally used to describe prison inmates: "the sad, the bad, and the mad." Carmen went for the swaggering bullfighter, breaking the heart of poor beta José. Tannhäuser's confession that he's been frolicking in the Palace of Love just makes Elisabeth even steamier under the silk, leaving poor beta Wolfgang plucking forlornly at his harp. Chicks dig jerks.

Out at the tail of the distribution are chicks who dig psychopaths. Bonnie thought the world of Clyde. Scott Peterson, after murdering his wife, was swamped with marriage proposals. Now we hear that the surviving Boston bomber has a female fan club. Shrinks have a word for it: hybristophilia.

Speaking as a beta provider with zero inclination to criminality, I find it all depressing. Would I have had a richer, more fulfilling life as a jerk? Possibly: but hey, at least I'm not in jail.

Keywords: derbyshire, taki's magazine, prison, craziness, political correctness, feminism