Message from TV in Literature Club #general

2018-03-12 01:48:05 UTC  

It's pretty much tumblr-tier, in my opinion

2018-03-12 01:48:13 UTC  

And yes, we do need a separate anime channel

2018-03-12 01:49:02 UTC  

@ANACHR0N1SM Yeahhh, but it was also super cute. Good way of introducing history.

2018-03-12 01:49:54 UTC  

I suppose so, for people that know not the slightest thing about history (which I guess is most people these days)

2018-03-12 01:49:56 UTC  

Lol, tumblr-tier. Going to start using that.

2018-03-12 01:50:22 UTC  

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

2018-03-12 01:51:12 UTC  

*Most of Pinterest*

2018-03-12 01:51:20 UTC  


2018-03-12 01:52:35 UTC  

Pinterest is basically just tumblr for people that don't understand how the internet works

2018-03-12 01:52:52 UTC  

Which is why nearly all of it is cancer, just like tumblr

2018-03-12 01:53:19 UTC  

I actually used to run a history page on tumblr back in the day; it was themed on different tanks of WWII

2018-03-12 01:54:50 UTC  

Fascinating. Do you still have the page?

2018-03-12 01:54:57 UTC  

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

2018-03-12 01:55:14 UTC  

No, I don't; I got rid of it because I didn't want it to be traceable to me somehow 😦

2018-03-12 01:55:24 UTC  

Felt like Old Yeller getting rid of it tbh

2018-03-12 01:58:40 UTC  

That's terrible. Sorry to hear it. Unfortunately, anything related to the *other side* is considered an endorsement.

2018-03-12 01:59:55 UTC  

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

2018-03-12 02:22:35 UTC  

@SamanthaM i have an anime Containment on my private server

2018-03-14 13:19:50 UTC  

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?

2018-03-14 20:07:43 UTC  

@SamanthaM never heard of him. Was the book worth reading?

2018-03-14 20:24:42 UTC  

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

2018-03-14 20:28:51 UTC  

@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?

2018-03-14 20:30:37 UTC  

Libido Dominandi. I can't say enough good things about it.

2018-03-14 20:31:21 UTC  

@CarletonJ It's fantastic. Great analysis of the way (mainly Jewish) revolutionaries have influenced modern culture.

2018-03-14 20:34:00 UTC  

@TV Great. I bought it, but never got around to starting. What were some of your impressions?

2018-03-14 20:43:11 UTC  

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

2018-03-14 20:51:05 UTC  

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.

2018-03-15 04:38:01 UTC  

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?

2018-03-15 04:49:09 UTC  

@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.

2018-03-15 04:49:38 UTC  

On Pain is very meaningful. Short, but every sentence seems to count.

2018-03-15 04:51:46 UTC  

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

2018-03-15 04:52:35 UTC  

There seems to be a lot of great material on this subject from Japan.

2018-03-15 04:52:55 UTC  

He's a favorite of mine, some of his best work hasn't even been translated into english yet, unfortunately.

2018-03-15 04:54:09 UTC  

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
Dialogues, Seneca

2018-03-15 04:54:32 UTC  

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.

2018-03-15 12:14:10 UTC  

@Gene Fillmore Great list. I've got about half if you're interested in a temporary book swap. What are you looking for?

2018-03-15 18:41:10 UTC  

2018-03-16 01:58:28 UTC  

2018-03-16 01:58:34 UTC  

2018-03-16 02:00:23 UTC  

@shekelsworth & @Fox you both are all set!! Welcome to the ILC server!! Feel free to DM with any questions. Also, join us this Monday at 8pm EST for our final discussion on the book White Identity by Jared Taylor.

2018-03-16 02:01:24 UTC  

What's the next book being read for the discussions?