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I have already. But as a whole no one here likes prep n.east style. Swd has an aesthetic lens it looks through. Its great for developing my yohji and leatherfits. Useless for other stuff.

Like thilf is a big yawn here even though his runway is fantastic example of that style.

Also, what's up tw? I feel like you don't like me or something bro. What's with the passive aggressive shots.
post #86507 of 117677
Sev looks great. Buy a leather jacket foo.gif

WAYWT:

Ervell fairisle beanie
SS author
ourlegacy shirt
g flight pants
w+h boots
glacial shroud


post #86508 of 117677
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

Loewenstein views Spain’s prospects in a similar light. Like Germany, during the 1920s Spain “failed to build up a strong middle-class party holding the balance between right and left,” leading to an ill-timed revolt by the leftist parties against the state and military. With little prospects of succeeding, this revolt will serve as a pretext for the Spanish right to further entrench themselves in power, using the “menace of dictatorship of the proletariat... for the organization of a ruthless white terror preparing the way for the establishment of fascist or authoritarian rule.” In this prediction, Loewenstein sees a similarity to the destruction of the Weimar state, wherein the tension (and open conflict) between the left and the right has provided enough “hatred to bid for a ferocious application of the fascist suppression.”

Second, by using military language to describe the European political situation, and exaggerating the threat to the European democracies – only two years earlier England was described as immune to fascism – Loewenstein is using fascisms’ own appeal to drum up support for militant democracy. As he has discussed repeatedly, fascism is grounded in emotion, and fascist parties make great use of the emergency situation, frequently using expediency as a justification for a quick transition to a fascist government. Loewenstein is in essence doing the same thing. To him the threat to democracy is so dire, and so apparent, that actions must immediately be taken – democracy “must live up to the demands of the hour.” Such an appeal is the essence of emotionalism: just as the fascists use the threat of economic depression to mobilize a population, Loewenstein is attempting to use fascism to mobilize a government. To him, there is no time to think, only to act, and democratic governments must immediately follow the course laid out by him or risk destruction. There is something fundamentally different from simply proscribing the means by which a democratic government can protect itself from fascism, and casting the conflict between democracy and fascism as an apocalyptic and historic clash of worldviews. The fact that Loewenstein is doing the latter is significant, and has up until this point been glossed over by scholars working with his theories. Further, the stark differences between “Militant Democracy I” and “Autocracy Versus Democracy” are obvious, and show his increasingly pessimistic worldview, his growing personal involvement in the defense of democracy, his mounting hysteria, and his transition from academic to advocate.

Obviously.
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Sev looks great. Buy my leather jacket foo.gif

FTFY (and I know, need someone to buy this BLESS)
post #86510 of 117677
just passed 10,000 words woo woo woo. will finish my first chapter this week bitches.
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FTFY (and I know, need someone to buy this BLESS)

I know (need to get a job)

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even though nobody reads this, this is probably the coolest thing i've found so far in my research:
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The thirteenth type of law is perhaps the most controversial and proactive measure a democratic state can undertake, and involves the creation of a police forced devoted solely to the “discovery, repression, supervision, and control of anti-democratic and anti-constitutional activities and movements.” While Loewenstein believes a force along these lines should be “established in any democratic state at war against fascism” – therefore all democratic states –
by 1937 only Switzerland and the Scandinavian states have pursued this strategy, and only along limited lines. Loewenstein believes it is imperative for democratic nations to follow “the example of the dictatorial and authoritarian states,” including “making it an offense [for all citizens] not to report to the competent authorities information concerning unlawful and subversive activities.”
What Loewenstein is proposing here is nothing short of the creation of a full-fledged police state in line with those already in place among the fascist countries. The idea that democracy can only be protected by the recruitment and training of a democratic Gestapo is significant, and further demonstrates the hysterical way in which Loewenstein views the fight against fascism. The contradiction present in his argument is obvious, and his apparent belief that fascist repressive tactics are justified when used to protect democracy only emphasizes his growing personal advocacy for the defense of democracy, as well as his apparent belief that, where democracy is concerned, the ends absolutely justified the means. In light of such statement, it is difficult to determine the difference between fascism, and a militant democratic state as envisioned by Loewenstein. Further, Loewenstein’s own list of the legal measures already taken against fascism contradicts the severity with which he treats the fascist threat. If such a large number of laws have already been passed to protect democracy, why is it so essential that the final step – the suspension of free speech and the creation of a police state – must be taken? Loewenstein’s failure to resolve this contradiction, or present any evidence that the existing legislative measures are insufficient, or that the threat of fascism is mounting, further emphasizes his mounting hysteria where fascism is concerned.
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Seriously that's very interesting. The only stuff I've read about the creation of fascist states its some Agamben
post #86514 of 117677
Way OT, but that looks really good for a first draft. (0) thumbs-up.gif
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Originally Posted by Benesyed View Post

I have already. But as a whole no one here likes prep n.east style. Swd has an aesthetic lens it looks through. Its great for developing my yohji and leatherfits. Useless for other stuff.

Like thilf is a big yawn here even though his runway is fantastic example of that style.

Also, what's up tw? I feel like you don't like me or something bro. What's with the passive aggressive shots.

Lol, sorry dude. I was just trying to make a funny funny topical joke since we were talking about the misuse of that phrase (was that this thread?)

Related fun fact: French Canadians also often say 'side by each' instead of 'beside each other' or 'beside one another'

I still hate 1/4 zips though and all sweaters with that type of collar (like Starks, etc.)
post #86516 of 117677
my thesis is mainly about a german jewish intellectual named karl loewenstein. he was your typical leftist, and fled from hitler in 33, wound up in the us teaching at yale then amherst.

after immigrating he started writing a bunch of articles about 'militant democracy,' or the idea that fascism is able to subvert the democratic process - namely freedom of speech and proportional representation - and that democratic governments need to pass legislation suspending 'fundamental rights' in order to defeat fascism. he got more and more hysterical throughout the 1930s, and once ww2 started and france fell, started giving speeches about how america was about to fall to fascists and immediate steps needed to be taken to stop it. i have copies of letters from the attorney general to him basically saying 'we like your thinking, tell us more.' during the war he worked for the OSS, and after the war he was an interrogator at nuremburg until he (and all the jewish intellectuals) were driven out for being too fervent in denazification.

his ideas were incorporated into the new german constitution passed in 49, and he's becoming more and more relevant as western powers are struggling with how to deal with terrorism.

what sucks is i spend hours and hours working on this stuff, but nobody else knows/cares about it. very lonely.

if anyone wants to know more pm me and ill talk about this FOR HOURS AND HOURS AND HOURS
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DOOM mask
manastash
qlo
dayton
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Originally Posted by thatoneguy View Post


DOOM mask
manastash
qlo
dayton

JUST REMEMBER ALL CAPS WHEN YOU SPELL THE MAN NAME
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Originally Posted by Benesyed View Post

I have already. But as a whole no one here likes prep n.east style. Swd has an aesthetic lens it looks through. Its great for developing my yohji and leatherfits. Useless for other stuff.
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wait, what? plenty of other styles get love around here besides just yohji and fits with leather jackets. "useless for other stuff" smfh.
post #86520 of 117677
If teger's thesis is not about glaciers, then I don't fucking care.
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