General musings and thoughts related to reactionary aesthetics and the degenerate art of our Weimar-world. I have a particular interest in books, movies and TV (narrative forms of art) and believe we need alternative voices to the echo chamber that is modern criticism.

Degenerate Art is a Nazi term used to describe Modern art. From Wikipedia:

Such art was banned on the grounds that it was un-German, Jewish, or Communist in nature, and those identified as degenerate artists were subjected to sanctions. These included being dismissed from teaching positions, being forbidden to exhibit or to sell their art, and in some cases being forbidden to produce art.

In our Weimar-world, the status quo has flipped. Reactionary aesthetics are outcast. Old stories are disparaged. Only the postmodern survives. We must track this; we must change this.


Critique of White Tears by Hari Kunzru

Movie, TV and Book Discussion

Biblical Significance of Alien: Covenant

  • A look at this metaphor-laden movie.

Weekend Watching: Black Mass and Train to Busan

Reading Reaction: Silent Corner by Dean Koontz

  • How is this action thriller reactionary?

How The Room Predicted Trump

Westworld and Waking Up

  • Review of the TV series and how it is a good depiction of Weimar-world we live in

A Follow-up On Passengers

  • I respond to a critic and note the Cathedral response to Passengers

Passengers Review

  • Where I discuss the true meaning of the scifi movie, Passengers

The World of Publishing

Unable to See the Majority for the Minority

  • A take down of a hand-wringing article about POC literature in the UK.

No Award

  • A look at how SJW-ised literary awards have become.

You Must Be By the Book

  • When it comes to YA fiction, authors better not step out of line.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

  • Where I start my journey of discovery of where modern culture sits

Diversity in Literature

  • What does diversity in literature really mean?

Gender Inequality in Publishing

Fear of an Amazonian Future

  • No, this has nothing to do with big women.


Other Musings

Updated Sayings #1

Propaganda in the Service of Mammon

Most Important Question in Philosophy

The Ascendancy of the Troll Generation

Now Is the Time

You Know It When You See It

Why Go Vegan?

Embrace the Future

Black vs Green