Monday, April 24, 2017

What tolerance is, and why it's a bad thing

The first definition of tolerance you get when you use google

Today, being tolerant, is a characteristic that is looked up upon. The absolute low point of humanity. Fuck. Just look at the definition. The first problem is, that being tolerant is being treated as a characteristic. Firstly, being "tolerant" is not something I have to be, because it's not a characteristic, but a decision I have to make based on your opinion or behavior.

However, politicians imply that tolerance is a necessity in a society, and that it is a fundamental value. Refer back to the dictionary example. it says "the tolerance of corruption". Being tolerant doesn't just mean being a liberal and having nothing against gays and black people. Being tolerant, means, that, if a faggot sticks it up your ass while you are sitting in your home and watching TV, you decide to tolerate his behavior, and pretend to enjoy the experience.

Tolerance, in a society, as a whole, means accepting every value. Think, just please do, for a moment, is this possible? Do you think that a society like that can persist. No, because, the word you are looking for, is acceptance.

Acceptance is much different from tolerance, because, if I am accepting something, as a value, or someone as a member of a society, I have considered their opinions, their ways of life, and their direct effect on me, to be good. Maybe, I have considered them as negative, but I decided to tolerate them. This doesn't bring me an obligation to tolerate everything else. This is a logical path to making a decision for one society, deciding something because we are being tolerant leads to an undeveloped miserable shithole, eventually it leads to having no money for food, and eventually to the death of a society.

What you are looking for, is a highly tolerant society. This may be a radical view, but, it may have valid arguments. Now, I am not well versed into shitty liberal ideas to know better, but I am going to explain, how a highly tolerant person, can't persist in a society.

A highly tolerant person, in every society, and in this one, is called a wimp. This is a person who is okay with every decision, unable to stand up for themselves. Tolerance is something you use, while making decisions, in order to avoid arguments or rarely, improve your further position.

The highest form of tolerance is tolerating something because of good will, karma, morality, whatever. This has its limits. You don't tolerate someone pointing a gun at your head, do you? Setting this boundaries very high, going as far as tolerating someone that is an expense to the government, meaning, your tax money is no different. To create and to be, a man first must persist, to persist, he must act. Not acting is called tolerance. Being highly tolerant is therefor, absurd in the concept of existence.

Proving that Pink Floyd has no depth, Part Two: The Wall

There is no better way to trigger hipsters than to not accept Pink Floyd as the greatest rock act, ever. But, it's really hard to argue with them, take into consideration that their knowledge of literature is based on Paulo Coelho, or some other retard, the kind that uses sentences like "She saw him in the club, for the first time ever. He was wearing his Armani shirt...". Arguing that the lyrics suck is obviously a waste.

But, out of the four endurance rounds, commonly known as, the best 4 Pink Floyd albums, this is by far the easiest to shit on. Why? Because Quadrophenia. Please, if you are going to tell me to go lay in front of a train, please, at least take a listen to Quadrophenia. Remember, 1979 - 1973 = 6. This is an album that came 6 years before this pile of shit. You probably don't know what The Who is, and you probably never will, because, you have already fucked off from here, because you still think Pink Floyd is the greatest rock band.

What The Who did with Quadrophenia, Pink Floyd did worse. This includes:
  - Lyrics about social exclusion;
  - Repeating words, or parts of the song, to imitate the feeling of nostalgia;
  - A concept album, which tells a story (To Pink Floyd fans, The Wall is the first concept album ever);
  - Music.

But you know what? Whether Pink Floyd knew about this album, or whether they took influence from it, is completely irrelevant. Because this album is simply a pile of shit. It would have been a pile of shit if it was released in the 9th century, when by music, people meant non-coherent priest chanting. This is a deviation, from the standard bullshit that is Pink Floyd, which is just mediocre.

The album tells a story of a kid whose father dies in the war, this leads him to a life of not having a male role-model, which ultimately leads to him not being socialized and blowing his brains off. And I have to bring this up again, because it really pisses me off, but, The Who talked about the exact same thing, including more. Eventually, I am going to write an article about why Quadrophenia is great, so I don't have to bring this up 10 times.

The most popular song here, is unsurprisingly, Another Brick in The Wall. This song is deep because Pink Floyd hired children to sing and it has a music video against education. This comes as no surprise, as anybody who has educated himself, would be able to write better lyrics.

The best song on the album is Goodbye Blue Sky, which is ruined by the "ooh babe, babe" part, but at least it doesn't go below the usual Pink Floyd standard of mediocrity.

To end, I'd just like to mention that this album cover is the most distasteful, irritating pile of shit that came out of album covers. This is to make you think it's deep, because the important part, is really the music. However, because a Pink Floyd fan is braindead, it hasn't occurred to him, not even once, that he might be buying an album for the music.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The "Rust in Peace" Conspiracy, Part I - Theories about the cover

First of all, I am not a conspiracy lunatic tinfoil faggot, so what you are about to read here is just for fun and most probably not true.

Anyway, if you like metal, you probably have heard of Megadeth, and their album "Rust in Peace". It is regarded as a masterpiece by some people, labeled as mediocre and boring by many, or as a stinking dogshit by others. However, it is mainly considered a masterpiece and the only ones that talk shit about it are gate-keeping borderline retarded hipsters who only listen to music if its "kvlt" enough for their hipster taste.

These people are a whole other episode, and this album is my favorite out of at least 300 other metal albums that I have heard. I think that many came close, but just barely couldn't reach the peak of music that was this masterpiece. And I have a theory, that the band knew exactly how important their music is, and as a celebration, decided to include implicit claims about their work in the cover art of the album, as well as the lyrics.

First of all, I want you to think of a couple of things:

Number I - Dave Mustaine's image. I don't care what you think about him as a guitarist, songwriter or a person, only about his image. Think of his negative reputation. Almost everybody that insults Megadeth won't miss the chance to call him arrogant, cocky or an asshole. Whether this is true or not, is not important, we are digesting a conspiracy, so I'll assume that he is at least a little bit cocky.

Number II - The interviews about the album. Despite being considered a mystery in its greatness, every member of the band replied with nothing but a generic response to the question asked about their album.

This is an important first piece of the puzzle, because, my first theory is that the members agreed to never mention their personal opinion and what really went into making this album that you can't discover yourself by research online or in real life. You can figure out the gear, the notes, but you can't really reverse engineer and figure out each members' thoughts and real inspirations that they put into making this album.

Now, let's take a look at the cover. Could it be, that the cover artist, Ed Repka, was involved as well.
Rust in peace cover art

Nothing too impressive, classic heavy metal, flashy logo, undead skeletons with mysterious objects, politicians, military hanger, right? Wrong! Incorrect.

The first obvious symbolism is the green crystal. We don't know what it is. But, the way that it is presented to us, we must assume that it's something of great value. This crystal symbolizes the album itself, it is an accomplishment of mankind itself. 

Next, Vic Rattlehead, the Megadeth mascot, an undead skeleton, wearing a syut. First, the outfit. The reason he wears these clothes is because these clothes are reserved for a special occasion, they are also identical to the politicians' clothes. This means great power and decisions on a global scale.

The second fact, that this is not a person, but rather a dead person. For a creature like this to exist, it must have been a human first, then it must have died, then it must have been reincarnated. The metaphor here is that even after the artists are dead, the album will not lose any of its value. Their deeds will forever remain. 

The third point, his eyes. Vic doesn't have eyes, which is logical, no skeletons do. But his eyes, they are covered with glasses. And they are not glasses, as much as they are seals, they seal his eyes. This represents that, even if the name Megadeth is forgotten, even if we all die without having heard this album, this album will still shine in glory. The lives of everybody involved in making it are not as important as the result itself.

The alien is there to symbolize giving life to something new, something that simple humans cannot comprehend. That's why he is lying in his capsule, observing, not really sleeping, but not awake. It might symbolize alien interaction which was involved in making of this album, but it would be too much. It might also mean a celebration of the time at which this album was made, the rise of conspiracy theories and UFOs into mainstream culture. This is the hardest one to guess, in my opinion.

The politicians are simple. They are powerful. They have nuclear weapons. They can destroy mankind in any second. They control what you eat every single day. But they are so numb and insignificant compared to what this album is. They all look at Vic with great confusion, they don't know what to do. They are baffled. They are here only to be mocked by the band for their ignorance and short durability.

The hangar might be the studio, indicating that to the band, this studio is much more, it is a place where scientific experiments are observed, and based on that, the future of mankind is decided. This would mean that the boxes are the amplifiers, but this is also a very loose theory.

So, that's it for the cover, if you have something to add, message me, I will quote you, or write about it somewhere, I will include it if I consider it interesting. Keep in mind, this is just for fun. Don't get and call me an entry-level idiot or tinfoil retard just because I like this album and talk about it like this, it is satirical and for fun. Other insults will work better for your purpose, anyway.

Join me next time, whenever that is, we will try to analyse some of the lyrics, which are giving away more than the cover.