Sunday, 19 March 2017

MYSTERY MEAT AND THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES

Feminist novelist Naomi Alderman has been put on the longlist for this year's Orwell Book Prize for political writing, with her work of fiction The Power. I have not read the book and have no intention of doing so. The synopsis from the book's inside cover says it all:

 

'She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward and lets go a huge blast right into the centre of his body. The rivulets and streams of red scarring run across his chest and up around his throat. She'd put her hand on his heart and stopped him dead.'

Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman's extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed, and we look at the world in an entirely new light.

What if the power to hurt were in women's hands?


Sunday, 12 March 2017

DARK CITY (THE DIRECTOR'S CUT): CHARACTERISATION, SYMBOLISM AND AESTHETICS

Spoiler Alert: I hope you have all watched Dark City by now, as I discuss the film's big revelation in this article.

 


 

In the last article on Alex Proyas' 1998 film Dark City, we took a general look at its meaning and themes from an Alt Right perspective. In this article, I wish to focus in on that increasingly marginalised subject regarding the philosophy of art: aesthetics. Take any course in the arts and humanities at university level now and I would be astonished if any professor touches upon it - unless it is as part of deconstruction theory or post-structuralism, where all positive notions of Occidental cultural are torn down before students have even begun to appreciate what they really are. This has let to a complete detachment of form and style from content, where often arbitrary and deeply pretentious labels and descriptions are attached to museal artwork that has no content in and of itself, as I noted in my tour of the Saatchi Gallery.

 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

FILM REVIEW: DARK CITY (THE DIRECTOR'S CUT): "Shut it down!"

 

Spoiler alert: Do not read this review before watching the film, even though I have tried to keep the biggest plot twist out of the review.

 

For the past twenty years, there have been very few great films. What do I mean by great film? I mean any film that has that ability to transport its audience seamlessly into the internal logic of its secondary world of hyperreality, while simultaneously demanding of its audience fundamental questions about existence. In this, it will blend drama with philosophy, scenery with art, dialogue with music. This requires a great scriptwriter, great actors, a great crew and a great director to bring them all together. Metropolis has it; Gone with the Wind has it; Night of the Hunter has it; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly has it; so too does the 1998 Alex Proyas film Dark City. Why then have so few people heard of Dark City?

 

Friday, 24 February 2017

MIKE OLDFIELD'S "PORTSMOUTH" AND IMPLICIT WHITENESS

A while ago, I wrote an article on the original 1973 version of The Wicker Man and the film's implicit whiteness in its distinctly European aesthetics, themes and morality. I am now going to give the same treatment to Mike Oldfield's 1976 arrangement of and accompanying video to the English folk tune "Portsmouth", as it serves as a great lesson in symbolism and aesthetics and how they relate to audience reception.

 

 
Hail the Sun

Thursday, 23 February 2017

ERKENBRAND INTERVIEW AND SOME WORDS ON THE MOVEMENT

 

 

This is the podcast I did with Dutch Alt Right group Erkenbrand, who appear to be a model for how to run an Alt Right network. Meetings are currently being attended by around 120 people and numbers are set to rise this year. Mainstream politicians in the Netherlands are tuning into their podcasts, especially as they maintain their respectability, steering a steady course between the Scylla and Charybdis of Nazi LARPers and the Alt Light or Alt Left of militant homosexuals and promoters of miscegenation. Sometimes, in this crazy basket case of a thing we call the movement, people are all of these things at once.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

A SMALL THANK YOU TO HOPE NOT HATE

It is always nice to be appreciated. And therefore we at Mjolnir Magazine must thank Nick Lowles for mentioning us in Hope Not Hate's 76-page pamphlet dedicated to organised hate and intolerance against conservatives and traditionalists. We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Lowles on receiving an MBE from the Queen in the New Year's honours list for his services in furthering the regicidal ideology of communism. We would also like to ask him if he is aware that being a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire makes him a de facto imperialist.

 
Bullied as a boy: Nick Lowles

Saturday, 11 February 2017

THREE SPEECHES AND A RANT

Jez Turner, host of the London Forum

 

 

I am presenting the three speeches that I gave at the London Forum and its sister conference the Yorkshire Forum together here, as it may well be that these will represent the last of my public appearances, as I plan to take a sabbatical from the movement later this year, which may, indeed, prove to be permanent. Jez Turner (above), has kindly asked me to speak at the London Forum later this year, but my heart is just not in it. Sadly, I have grown weary of some of the people in the movement, who seem to lack any compassion for members of their own race in favour of ideologies that often encompass the interests of other peoples.