the kantbot nexus

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another thing is that he has a set of principles by which he leads his life hence his frequent complaints of inability to achieve any worldly success.
That's what I was trying to tell Luke the other day too

He's like Mr Stevens in Remains of the Day
 

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It would be the most fucking awesome reveal if it turned out that dinosaurs were fake all along, they\ve been such a settled fixture of my world picture since I was tiny.
 

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I was talking to my friend RIP DCB and we were talking about how the Kantbot/Logo historical frame—where any association or link between two people is evidence of conspiracy—is pretty absurd. People of historical import happen to run and meet each other a lot, merely because the world of Western elites is quite small, all told. And funding agencies often fund in scattershot ways, hoping to influence many groups they never actually influence, or influence is very small innocuous ways.
 

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I mean I get the appeal of the paranoid, Pynchonesque lens. And it makes sense/feels appropriate for it to come up now, in the Internet era, when such information is more widely available, and collage/schizo pinboarding is the art form de jure of the age.

It's just that with Pynchon, it's all about mood—and I can get behind Kantbot nexus mood—but I think the guys think they're unveiling some momentous, concealed deep truth about the world, rather than applying a schizo projection as art project or flawed but useful technique
 

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It's not all about mood. A lot of the stuff Pynchon talks about is legit. He was referencing things like MKUltra and the Herero genocide long before they were public knowledge.

The difference for me is he's been writing about this stuff for decades, he was doing it at a time when it was fresh and there was a lot of material to mine and he's a much better writer than pretty much anyone taking cues from him.

The stuff you get on Twitter nowadays feels like people sifting through increasingly trivial leftovers long after the party's ended.
 

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It's not all about mood. A lot of the stuff Pynchon talks about is legit. He was referencing things like MKUltra and the Herero genocide long before they were public knowledge.

The difference for me is he's been writing about this stuff for decades, he was doing it at a time when it was fresh and there was a lot of material to mine and he's a much better writer than pretty much anyone taking cues from him.

The stuff you get on Twitter nowadays feels like people sifting through increasingly trivial leftovers long after the party's ended.
Yeah that's a better way to put it
 
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