Archive for the ‘Social Commentary’ Category

Red Space! I join the Evil league of Evil

Well, it had to happen! Once again, I am being paid to subvert the status quo.

As some of the fourteen million spam bots and half-dozen Russian hackers that still read my blog know, my very first paid work as a writer was for a subversive publication that may have resulted in the collapse of the then still semi-apartheid government of South Africa.

Yes, gentle readers, for in that publication, there were pictures of women. Scantily clad ones, that usually bared their breasts! (Yes! Yes, gasp! Gasp away and clutch at your pearls in scandal, but such is the life of the fearless destroyer of Nazi Regimes) although today that publication would pass as a dentist’s waiting room coffee table magazine, that’s not the point. Back then, SCOPE Magazine, was known as the most virulent form of vile pornography that the Western World, in attempt to subvert the Nazi-like purity of the South African government, was trying to foster on the innocent minds of the naive Dutchmen of that country.

I know. Western civilisation was probably destroyed by it. But the point is another. For you see, I am now  published, as part of an anthology (a first for me!) by an official publisher.

And who is that publisher you ask? Ah well… this is where my roots as an indefatiguable contrarian and paladin for individual thought and the rejection of all things that fall under the label of political correctness and/or Social Justice Wankers (yes, that IS the correct name, I refuse to pervert the language by calling them social justice warriors) comes into play, because you see, the publisher is Castalia House.

And Castalia House you see, is run/owned by Vox Day.

And Vox Day, is of course The Supreme Dark Lord of the Evil League of Evil.

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Top 10 Books to Un-Borg

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I have been thinking of doing this for a long time. Actually I plan to extend it to 100 books that I think are a good foundation for anyone to read in order to have a more rounded, more able, and most of all a more independent way of thinking than just unconsciously going along with the greater reactive biomass that is carefully being shaped by TV and other mass media, including this here Internet. Just to be clear then, my criteria for whether a book makes it into my top 100 is primarily based on the practical, real effect it has on you awakening from the dreary, matrix-like slumber induced by the almost homogeneous mass media effect.

If you just want to skip to the list CLICK HERE.

If you want to read a little bit about how I chose it first, then read on.

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Government Work

 

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The Thames footpath along the river near my home has been shut down for what no doubt passes for “health and safety” reasons, but in my opinion should more accurately be renamed Fraud, Laziness and Backhanders. Read more »

On Writing – (Specifically, MY Writing)

 

The Naggon - One of the attack beings of evil Grammar species

 

Anyone who has tried to actually become a professional writer knows two things:

  • It is damned hard work. It’s right up there with working in salt mines. On an asteroid. With a leaky Vacc suit and only an old roll of duct tape to help you patch the holes. And the salt is radioactive. (Non-writers will think this hyperbole. Fools.)
  • It cannot actually be done. Logically it is impossible. Grammar is imperfect, and so, perfect works, must remain continually marred by imperfect, outdated, avant-guarde, passe, cliched, too flashy, too boring or too something or other grammar. This however, is something we can live with. But punctuation, oh, sweet mercy, punctuation…well, what do you think that Naggon up there is huh? That’s right, the Naggon is punctuation.

For the elucidation of the pedants and the grammar Nazis (Hi my sweet, sweet, editor), I have decided to collect a few of my writing idiosyncrasies here, though my editor would probably refer to them as idiot-syncrasies.

A small warning: This is pretty long and also, I try to offend everyone equally so as to be fair about it. If you are a writer or an editor or anyone interested in language, grammar or punctuation in general, or if you are American, English or French, or religious or sensitive, or some damn hippie thing or other, then some part of this post is almost guaranteed to get you to bite at your keyboard rabidly whilst foaming at the mouth.

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A busy 2012

 

I have had to neglect the blog due to work, anabolics | baby and editing of two books which I hope to bring to you soonish. Despite the hiatus however, unhealthy know that my writing is continuing, ed just not here for the moment, but I will return.

In the meantime, you can just watch that little picture above for a while, knowing that you will be compelled to return here regularly for the rest of your natural life.

 

 

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