Re: virus: Re: sex
Wed, 15 Jan 1997 22:06:02 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 2 Jan 1997, Alex Williams wrote:

> > No, not Goths-- contemporary gothic.
> >
> > subversion of rational order through the portrayal of Nature as an
> > unknowable, threatening force-- an amoral, chaotic storm.
> >
> > Truth is subjective-- rationality is insanity-- science is magic--
> >
> > The truth is out there-- that kind of stuff.
> >
> > We are in the midst of a Victorain revival--
> Oh, whew, I was becoming frenzied in my disturbance there for a bit.
> Suddenly my research in Lovecraft seems applicable here, `the blind,
> idiot god, Azathoth; the chaotic nuclear mass.'
> The whole renaissance of the Victorian (how's that for mixed-image
> metaphor?) is fascinating, but I think you ought to discriminate it
> from `millineum fever' which we're also seeing as 2000 rolls ever
> onward.

Oh, there are several variants. I'm most familar with "Let's count 2000
years from the Birth of Christ" and "OHH, Hale-Bopp's got to be a sign in
the Heavens!" [The former runs among Judaic-background Rightists, the
latter is represented in both New-Agers and astrologically-backgrounded
Rightists (severely different slant)]

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd