Message from TV in Literature Club #general
It's pretty much tumblr-tier, in my opinion
And yes, we do need a separate anime channel
@ANACHR0N1SM Yeahhh, but it was also super cute. Good way of introducing history.
I suppose so, for people that know not the slightest thing about history (which I guess is most people these days)
Lol, tumblr-tier. Going to start using that.
It's one of my favorite descriptors, but it doesn't get used much, because there are not many things that are truly deserving of it
*Most of Pinterest*
Pinterest is basically just tumblr for people that don't understand how the internet works
Which is why nearly all of it is cancer, just like tumblr
I actually used to run a history page on tumblr back in the day; it was themed on different tanks of WWII
Fascinating. Do you still have the page?
I put a lot of effort into it for a little while, even did a weekly post that I called "Tank of the Week" where I would essentially do a mini-report on some rare or interesting tank that people didn't really know much about
I stopped running it a few years back because it was taking too much time, and I received a message from tumblr warning me about posting "content that encourages or glorifies Nazism", because I had done a post praising the Panther II design and what had led up to it
No, I don't; I got rid of it because I didn't want it to be traceable to me somehow 😦
Felt like Old Yeller getting rid of it tbh
That's terrible. Sorry to hear it. Unfortunately, anything related to the *other side* is considered an endorsement.
Yeah, I know. There were a couple guys that I was friends with on the site that were somewhat similar to me, and had their own pages where they would just post pictures of different stuff, so they were able to stay under the radar because they weren't writing anything that was their own thought about the past
Does anyone have an opinion on E. Michael Jones? Finished his book "Degenerate Moderns." Although the work is well documented and reasonable, he may come off as a 'conspiracy theorist.' Is this someone who would be worth citing in debates?
I've read one his books and know what you mean. If I was going to cite him in debates i would look into his sources. Overall though, his conclusions make sense, even if every source isn't accurate
@TV That's a good tactic. He's got a lot of sources, so it shouldn't be a problem. Which book did you read?
Libido Dominandi. I can't say enough good things about it.
@CarletonJ It's fantastic. Great analysis of the way (mainly Jewish) revolutionaries have influenced modern culture.
@TV Great. I bought it, but never got around to starting. What were some of your impressions?
I'll get back to you on that when I have more time to write in depth. It made me understand that a strong value system is the key to freedom, which is a concept that has been grossly distorted by various "liberation" movements
That makes it sound really boring but it's actually fascinating. He gives many examples throughout history and breaks down different liberation movements, exposing the twisted intentions behind them and how they spread. It's also a history of how sex has been used as a method of control.
Hey friends, I'm doing some research on warrior philosophy and looking around for general books on self-discipline and martial mindsets, I was wondering if anyone would be able to suggest any relevant books?
@Gene Fillmore I would suggest looking at Julius Evola's "Metaphysics of War" as well as some of the works of Ernst Junger such as "Storm of Steel" and "On Pain." I haven't gotten around to reading these books myself yet but they're very high on my list and from what I understand they deal with topics very similar to the ones you're interested in.
On Pain is very meaningful. Short, but every sentence seems to count.
I've heard really good things about Junger, especially about the material he wrote in the interwar period. I'd like to get into his books over the summer when I'm free from school
There seems to be a lot of great material on this subject from Japan.
He's a favorite of mine, some of his best work hasn't even been translated into english yet, unfortunately.
Hagakure, Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Book of Five Rings, Miyamoto Musashi
Ecce Homo, Friedrich Nietzsche
Art of War, Sun Tzu
The Unfettered Mind, Takuan Sōhō
The Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation, Daidōji Yūzan
Liji (The Book of Rites), Confucius
Life of Lycurgus, Plutarch
On War, Carl von Clausewitz
The Teachings of Don Juan, Carlos Castaneda
Sun and Steel, Yukio Mishima
Dokkōdō, Miyamoto Musashi
The Analects, Confucius
Havamal, Hermann Pálsson
On Duty, Marcus Tullius Cicero
Meditations, Marcus Aurelius
The Prince, Niccholo Machiavelli
On Pain, Ernst Junger
The Book of the Courtier, Baldassare Castiglione
The Maxims of Ptahhotep
Handbook of a Christian Knight, Desiderius Erasmus
The Way of the Fight, Georges St-Pierre
This is the current reading list I have, some of it I've read, other things I'd really like to find a copy of.
@Gene Fillmore Great list. I've got about half if you're interested in a temporary book swap. What are you looking for?
What's the next book being read for the discussions?