27 Mar 2017

Grottaferrata Digenis Akritis: Self-Consciousness Under Gynocentrism

The Grottaferrata version of the medieval Greek epic Digenis Akritis encompasses subtle self-consciousness of men’s position under gynocentrism. Romanos the Melodist’s sixth-century kontakia on Mary at the foot of the cross reflects gynocentrism, but uncritically. The kontakia’s representation of gynocentrism seems to result mainly from particular circumstances of symbolic competition. Major literature of men’s sex protest such as Lamentationes Matheoluli directly confronts gynocentric dominance with unruly men’s recalcitrance. Unlike either, the Grottaferrata Digenis Akritis has a gynocentric orientation that’s both self-conscious and complex.

Consider the exchange of oaths between Digenis and the girl who became his wife. He declared to her:

In you is my every beginning and my end
that had its beginning with God, until my death;
and if ever I should wish to grieve you, my soul,
and if I do not preserve untroubled your love for me
and your most pure desire until my death,
may I not die a Christian, may I not prosper,
may I not win my parents’ blessings;
and may you, high-born girl, preserve the same feelings. [1]


GlobalFaction: ALTER EGO "Owing to an illusion of empowerment, society regularly forgets, or ceases to acknowledge, just how much their decisions and life circumstances are determined by those in power who continually implement self-fulfilling capitalist agendas. This project seeks to lyrically and visually represent this and, more than anything, serves as a reminder to myself and to my listeners of the need to stay politically aware".

Massive 100 Kilogram Gold Coin Worth $4.5 Millions Stolen From German Museum

By Tyler Durden: Perhaps even more brazen than the infamous theft of a bucket full of gold woth $1.6 million from an armored truck in broad daylight in Midtown Manhattan last September 29, moments ago local German press has reported that thieves broke into Berlin's Bode Museum and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions.
According to German media, the stolen coin is the "Big Maple Leaf", a commemorative piece issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007. The three-centimeter (1.18-inch) thick coin, with a diameter of 53 centimeters (20.9 inches), has a face value of $1 million. By weight alone, however, it would be worth almost $4.5 million at market prices.
The Bode Museum, located on the German capital's UNESCO-listed Museum Island, houses one of the world's biggest coin collections. The holding includes 102,000 coins from ancient Greece and about 50,000 Roman coins. 
Spokesman Stefen Petersen said thieves apparently entered through a window about 3:30 a.m. Monday, broke into a cabinet where the "Big Maple Leaf" coin was kept, and escaped with it before police arrived.

Dave Chappelle Red Pills, Rockefeller's End, What Really Happened This Week

WeAreChange: News that happened this week in a recap video of all the important information that we believe you should know. From the end of David Rockefeller to Dave Chapell red pilling people to the latest iPhone WikiLeaks scandal and of course foreign policy meltdowns.

Timarion Learned That Intellectual Life Is Better In Byzantine Hell

: Vomiting and diarrhea gripped Timarion. Completely drained and unable to produce any publishable articles, he attempted to sleep. Two spirits came to conduct away his soul. One said to the other:

Here is the man who lost the fourth of this constituent elements by vomiting up all his bile. He cannot be allowed to go on living on the strength of his remaining three. Aesculapius and Hippocrates have said as much in the decree they wrote down and posted in Hades whereby no man, even if his body be in good shape, shall go on living if he has been deprived of one of his four elements. [1]
Which of the two types of bile Timarion lost isn’t worth a bitter argument. Timarion was dead according to the decree of leading medical authorities. The spirits thus pulled his soul out of his body through his nose and mouth, as through a yawn, and conducted it to the abode of the dead. Yet Timarion wasn’t actually dead. Moreover, public reason in Byzantine Hell was good enough to restore life wrongly taken from a corpse.
In Byzantine Hell, Timarion brought suit against the officials who had conducted his soul to Hades. Called before a judicial panel to defend their actions, those spirits testified:

MGTOW And IBMOR Let's Promote Peace Among Men

MAYOR of MGTOWN: MGTOW [Men Going Their Own Way] and IBMOR [Introspective Black Men Of Reform] let's promote peace among men.
THE MAYOR OF MGTOWN discusses the topic of men getting into physical confrontations over women and for no reason. An amaizing video of a fight being broken up.

Elmo Gets Fired

This is a parody educational video.

"Candles In The Dark"

Larken Rose: Here is a brief description of a two-day event I will be putting on in various locations, designed to teach voluntaryists/anarchists how to be far more effective in talking to their statist friends, co-workers, family members, etc., using techniques that, by taking into account the quirks and complexities of human psychology, give a far better chance of getting others to understand and accept the concepts of self-ownership, non-aggression, and a stateless society.

Someone (Probably A Feminist) Was Triggered By This Licence Plate

Won't someone please think of the feminists!
Their feelings might be hurt!

Responding To A Vegan's Psychotic Rantings + Catching Up With Vegan

Vegan Gains is insane - I have no doubt ... and this is the longest video I've ever made by FAR. Regards, Bearing.

Konstantinos Akropolites Burning The Book Of Neo-Pagan Timarion

: The Byzantine Emperor promoted Konstantinos Akropolites to grand logothete in Constantinople about 1294. Akropolites thus became the administrative head of the Byzantine bureaucracy. As the son of Giorgos Akropolites, an eminent bureaucrat and historian who lived from 1217 to 1282, Konstantinos Akropolites undoubtedly had extensive knowledge of bureaucracy in action.[1] Such experience encourages indirect expression and a wry sense of humor. In a letter to a friend, Akropolites harshly disparaged the outrageously impious and amusing Byzantine literary work the Timarion. Akropolites’s letter should be read as sophisticated rhetoric testing intellectual broad-mindedness.
Like the ninth-century Arabic rhetorician al-Jahiz writing on misers, Konstantinos Akropolites engaged in subtle irony in disparaging the Timarion. Akropolites blandly praised the Timarion’s account of the festival of Saint Demetrius of Thessalonike:

I cannot imagine what motivated him to attack the Christian faith. It is all the more strange since, by starting with the festival of the famous martyr St. Demetrius, he did make a good and appropriately solemn start before degenerating into his quite unsuitable tale. [2]