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a lot of the cool stuff in Land hes just borrowed from science fiction, conspircy culture and psychedelic culture. but people who read philosophy are usually so badly read with no cultural literacy so they dont realise.
I was reading Meltdown last night and kept coming back to this. I mean I like it, but it's basically just Neuromancer with a few political and philosophical terms thrown in.
 

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yeah it is. lots of stuff works like that. Moldbug's patchwork is in cyberpunk precursors too.
 

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"More than a century ago, W.E.B. Du Bois, whose exceptionally wide-ranging work provided one axis for our discussion earlier today, traced the emergence of what he called personal whiteness. The resulting hierarchy became widely influential. Lately it has, in its residual condition, been well served by the malign influence of social and timeline media. The attractiveness of generic racial identities is part of a psycho-political shift that has encouraged fascination with ossified culture: lacking vitality but easily regulated. The invocations to whiteness now circulating in Europe are freighted with notions of victimage and vulnerability. They become compelling in the face of the existential threats presented by the Trojan horse of immigrant fertility on one hand, and on the other, by the encroachment of alien influences from the global south into the fortified, yet perennially fragile, heartlands of overdevelopment. Vivid images of invasion and demographic warfare have enhanced the allure of the rebranded fascism that styles itself the “Alt-right”. It is an unlikely and uneasy alliance of trolls, misogynists, meninists, ethno-nationalists, xenophobes and accelerationists, all dedicated to resisting the looming existential catastrophe they like to describe as “the great replacement”.
 
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