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Old February 10th, 2014 #16
Alex Linder
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Alex Linder

Originally Posted by Solskeniskyn View Post
Yeah, those soulless bauhaus commie-blocks really soddens the landscape.

The only thing worse than the gray, depressing, über-"rational" (communist "rational" that is = not rational at all = they really do suck in every conceivable sense) East-German-looking ones are the modern architecture eye-sores that delivers the same with ten times the pretentiousness and at many times the cost.

We have just had a couple of obnoxious blocks of the latter variety smacked up in the middle of our until now reasonably classy, pleasant, well-balanced city center. Even if you would for a second disregard the hideousness of the buildings themselves: absolutely NO REGARD has been taken for how it fits into the city picture. It just looks unbelievably... stupid. And it reeks of total indifference and sloth, of total disrespect for the most basic common aesthetic sense.

Idiotic on every level - about as reasonable as bringing in hordes of raping, violent, analfabet 70IQ somalians to astronomical costs to a previously white, clean, prosperous, striving society...and both examples tells a lot about the current leadership - and about the mood and the mindset of a demoralized, atomized people that has lost its spirit (and its mind).

I'm going to get a hold of that E.M Jones book.

EMJ doesn't get it all. As with everything, he tries to trace it back to sexual perversion. He is a one-trick pony in that regard. Enjoy your decades of licit sex, E-Mike! I mean...It just makes me wonder what a dig into these wonderful traditional architects' lives would reveal. I really find it hard to believe that sexual immorality is that much more pronounced among the commies than the conservatives. I don't think that's the pivot here. It's just ideology. A taste for degradation. An unstifled urge to rebel. A fuck-you for fuck-you's sake. Creating eyeshit just to piss everyone else off - that's the kind of thing that an intellectual sadist would do, more than a much-humping pervert.

Mencken wrote an article about the 'libido for the ugly,' bemoaning the extreme ugliness of much in America at that time, 1910-1930 period. Not merely the lack of taste, but the positive lust for ugliness. Maybe that plus jewish-modernist ideology explains the motive behind ubiquity or even popularity of bow-wow boxiness.

I mean...I remember as a kid, reading millions of books. And some of the best would be mysteries with these spooky Victorian mansions on the cover. Those things just make you tingle with excitement. House of interest and glamour and mystery - all kinds of creepy, spooky, intriguing, interesting twists and turns and convolutions and crenellations. The architecture echoes the human mind - full of odd and wonderful -- and strange and scary -- things. Just like the big old creaking house itself. That's what architecture is supposed to be; those are the feelings it's supposed to elicit. It's not about building identical boxes on the humans-are-just-supersized-hamsters theory. Jesus, kill me already.