Marquis De Sade to Leopold Von Sacher Masoch... To varying degrees those of the Goth persuasion are polarized toward either of these characters. Interestingly enough though, much like a lyric from Bob Marley's song, Slave Driver: "every time I hear the crack of a whip... my blood runs coooold! - " every time I made a rubber flogger or snakewhip the hair on my head, if it could, would stand on end... But I never let THAT stop me (I believe every Black American SHOULD own a finely crafted whip or know how to!)
What am I getting at scenesters? Do any of you have any fetishes according to the scene? Do you or have you done your own gear in a DIY stylee? (New Question: Isn't a Goth liking Reggae cognitively dissonant? I have answers for that, but who cares?) Interesting books, favourite magazines, etc? There wasn't a thread (didn't actually look very hard, as usual) here yet so I thought I would.
THE NIHILISM OF NIETZCHE was always pseudo intellectual.
Nihilism objectively HAS to suck the MEANING and therefore point out of
whatever it gets involved with. As such, even though seductive it has been the
draining enemy of any political philosophy it gloms on. i appreciate it for
what it is, but why would i say i "liked" it?
nihilism says that everything is pointless. best for squares,fake radicals and
people who want to LOOK like they have an opinion rather than actually generating one.
for poseurs and REAL phucktup FAKE ASSES,
i had to "join" this to say all this. but TO HELL with Nietzche and people who can't
think any harder for that. Oh, great for Nazis.
• Which explains why the cops have adopted fetish swat gear - power exchange: they attempt to dominate us, hating our apparent submissiveness, while they are hated by their superiors for the same exchange. You see it in the scene: The celebrated Goths disdaining the assumed fawning newbies all according to the pecking order of appearance status symbols of sub culture.
• That's where DIY throws trump cards. Any rich person can go and buy gear, show up with a self-superior attitude, party like a RS, take it off and douchebag out the rest of the week. The Goth scene is one of the few places where if you have balls bigger than your sartorial proficiency you can make gear and wear it in public with the perfect impunity of artistic license. But I really didn't see enough of it.
@Agit Kore: Way to cut to the quick! But the same exchange exists between intellectuals of varying levels. Rubber vs Seersucker? I'd hate to be without either!