Monday, 25 July 2016

what anticulturalism is not

anticulturalism is definable only by what it is not

it is not a movement because a movement implies concensus

it is not a culture because culture requires conversation

it is not a philosophy because philosophy implies explanation and exploration not exploitation

there is no anti-culture because that is a cultural statement in and of itself

there is only an anticulturalist


it is a personal definition open to no interpretation explanation or debate

Monday, 18 July 2016

Found "poems" - Articles


Is it a poem?









Is it a performance?







Is this another verse?




Is this a duet?

River big big

Sky water lot
River big
Cross not
Moons ten count
Sky water not stop
River big big
Cross not
Food here
Food little
Here food eat
Cross not
Food not
There food eat not.

Jones come
River see
There Jones
Jones Stand
Arm small
Leg small
Head small
Food none
Cross want
Food here
There food eat not.
Jones shout
Cross want
Food not there
Food here
Cross want
Jump can
Run can
Run jump can
Cross here
Food eat
Here food eat.

Jones run
Sky water come
Jones run jump
River big big
Water big
Jones jump
River little
Jones shout
Here jump 
River big big
Jones small
Jones run.

Jones shout
Jones come
Jones shout
Sky water come
Jones jump
River big big
Jones small
Jones shout
Father come
River big big
Jones small
Jones not.

Sky water lot
River big
Cross not
Jones cross not
Eye water come
Shout not
Jones not
Eye water not stop
River big big
Jones not
Father not
Food little
Food want not
Eat not
Father not
Eye water not stop.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Brand new product!!!!


Below the line poetry: Social media vs newspapers

Critical thinking skills FTW!
If you send the canary down the tunnel
and it comes back dead,
 you don't salute it for its brave sacrifice
and go down the tunnel anyway –
you turn the hell around!
Facts are sacred, cross checking mandatory.
But fear is addictive.

Journalism follows
it no longer leads..
a race to the bottom.
Just because it's your opinion
that the moon is made of green cheese
doesn't mean that opinion should be given
the same weight as, say,
Stephen Hawking's opinion
on the physical nature
of the moon.
Why is the public mistrustful of the mainstream media?
Because they have proven themeselves to be untrustworthy,
time
and time
and time
again.

Angst and Anguish
the Guardian's raison d'etre!
Rather than post truth politics
we should call it
post-professional journalism
as there was a time
when things used to be checked
and lies were harder to push.
I think the hard truth is
that
those days
are unaffordable now.

Social media,
for all its faults,
has empowered
and enabled
the public
to discuss and coordinate
its response
to matters of the day.
The mainstream media
no longer
controls
the public's discussion.
Mainstream politicians
no longer
control
the public's coordination.
The problem being
that everybody is now
a
super savvy
one man
"Che Guevara"
with an ipad.

The Guardian sells
to a pessimistic and guilt ridden middle class,
and it's obvious that
this is often
a deliberate editorial policy.
Too many opinion pieces,
not enough investigation.
Too much reporting,
not enough journalism.
Scientists are not supposed to defer to authority
in lieu of evidence; 
normal people kind of are.
And yet you're still here...
Huge paradox.

Information spreads so fast,
and so widely
that false information
can be embedded in the social sphere
fast enough
that once proved false it is too late.
140 character reporting in action.
That and GroupThink.
How do you combat a simple lie
with a complex truth
in the face of
140 character news reporting?

We live in an age where
people will tell the lies
that
people want to believe
as the truth
I think there is an argument
to be made
for serious people
to withdraw
from the world of social media. 
So much hate in the btl comments.

To the police,
the land of post-truth
is nothing new:
they've been occupying it
for years.
Social Media.
Full of Corbynites, Kippers and Cybernats
railing against Bilderberg and lizard men.
Starting
boringfacts dot com
 anyone in?


(From: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/12/how-technology-disrupted-the-truth)
Below the Line Poetry takes online article comments as its source material; they are formatted and re-edited to create a poem.

Monday, 11 July 2016

A missed opportunity

Rather, a refused one. I was going to write a short story, something that I half-dreamed and had been half floating around my briny brain for a while.

It was going to be about a reminiscence in a pub, by an oldish geezer, telling his mates about a goal from decades back. The player, the man would say, was a centre-half in those days and had made a crunching, but fair, tackle on the edge of his own box,  winning the ball back after a corner to the other side. He then niftily nutmegged an onrushing opponent.

This brought him more or less to the halfway line; the opposition picked up their men, looked for their positions and tried to get their shape. Seeing this, and with everyone including the crowd and his management expecting him to lay it off, he surged into the space, wrong-footing and bypassing the other side's rapidly-retreating inside right and zooming toward the gap between the right back and the centre half.

Fully 35 yards out, he then checked again, still looking up, with half the crowd now near laughter at this unexpected foray upfield, and half expecting him to shank it out of play in sheer panic, with his own coaches screaming at him to play the way he's facing and pass the fucking ball.

At this point, the man in the pub would relish having created a tableau of expectation, and would take a long, heavy draught of his ale. He might even wipe the froth off his lips with the back of his hand before smacking his lips and holding the intrigued gaze of his mates and a barmaid who had stopped, mid-wipe of a glass, to hear what had happened.

The man would put down his pint, and, gesticulating where the goal, the defenders, the player and the ball were, show the unprecedented next step, in which the centre-half was faced by two of the toughest defenders that league had ever seen. Both bruisers, street-smart alehouse brawlers with all the tricks in the book, a gouged eye here, a finger up the arse here, but for all that both canny and with a sixth sense for positioning and still with enough zip across the grass to chase down any skinny winger.

And the man would tell how the centre-half - to the astonishment and amusement of the crowd - performed a double dragback to leave those two old-school hard men confused and eating mud. That -and this with his left foot, mind, which was only a prop - that then the centre-half launched a missile of a shot from 18 yards that six goalkeepers couldn't have stopped as it nigh-on bust the net in the top right hand corner.

The silence in the pub would match the silence on the field for a split-second; an unimaginable goal, from the most unlikely of sources.

The man, in this moment of triumph, would become solemn, waiting for the inevitable next question. He would, at last, and after several moments of deep thought, quieten his voice, drain his pint, lean on his walking stick, and tell his mates that ten minutes later, he'd suffered a terrible leg break. These days, they could probably operate, he'd muse. But in my day, that was the end of my career at the age of 21.

The man would hobble off, leaving the pub behind him full of regret, sadness and yet increased by the moment of joyous inspiration that had occurred to one man, once in a lifetime. Maybe that was enough, would have been the moral of the tale.

But I didn't write it like that, because when I started thinking about it a bit deeper, I wondered whether the moral of the tale was maybe more along the lines of: your high point may have already come. You may have already peaked. The downfall may be swift and brutal, or it might be gradual and insipid. That the best really isn't yet to come. That your best years - your best months - your best days - your best hours - your one, truly spectacular moment of soaring near the sun - may have come and gone without you realising it, and that for the rest of your life you'll waste hours, days, months and years in trying to understand why this should be the case.

So I refused to write it in the way I was going to write it. It wasn't Roy of the Rovers after all. It was the anti-Roys within all of us. The thousands of wasted moments and the downward spiral when potential becomes decline.

And the moment of realisation that concepts of fairness, of entitlement, of hard work and reward are as meaningless as the moments spent trying to understand them.

You can see, maybe, why I didn't feel like getting into this today. Viva forever.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Philosophically insightful verse for a modern era in which destruction, desperation and darkness are never far away

A man  (not particularly famous, or heinous, or blameless, but
A man)
Saw sky (of particular dank greyness, the same as his hair was and
His eyes)
He sang (a particularly daft song, sing along, sing along with
The song:
Nanananana
Nanananana
Nanananana
Poo-poo
Boobies.)

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Below the line: Protect Are Boarders NOW !!!!!1!

Protect your borders 
Put navy boats in the channel 
and the army on the borders-
It will be time to bring Blair back 
he will order these illegals to be shot.
Those on job seekers go mind the borders 
shoot on sight 
kill to birds with one stone
Use the army to patrol Dover
and expel illegals
immediately.

Close Dover and 
sink anything that floats 
in past 3 mile limit. 
Man the guns!
let the military man our ports
Time to pit our army to good use, 
protection rather than invasion.
If we catch illegals , 
they should immediately be escorted 
to a waiting ferry 
always on standby 
by armed men ,
Then dumped off at the French coast 
by force if necessary,
Then see how quickly the message gets through.
Just put our army there.
well its time to deploy our army 
to secure our borders.

We must defend our borders.
Staff the Posts etc with
Royal Marines 
or Paras
And give them a STK policy for offenders.
What's happened to our army, 
that's what their job is isn't it, 
defending the realm ?
Its an i n v a s i o n.
Plain and simple.
This is why we are taxed so heavily 
........ 
to pay for
secure border control
and armed forces .........
in order to stop our country
been
invaded.........

let the french send through 
and post the army at the end of the channel tunnel,
whatever happens happens
and no legal come backs on the soldiers
 when hundreds are slaughtered
Put armed soldiers on border controls
Just use the army.
Put them on a military aircraft 
and 
wrap them with that thing called a parachute 
but 
do not 
show them 
how to use it
...
Bye, 
bye.


Just sent all back, 
scrap the human rights act.
Erect a gallolws on the quayside 
at Dover harbour.....
Call the French frog's bluff. 
They would not dare.
Just put them on landing craft, 
return them to a French beach, 
ramp down 
and kick them off.
Build giant catapults on top of the cliffs of Dover 
and
lob em back.

Just get some guns set up 
on the cliffs.
 Fire a few warning shots
And if they advance 
then let rip.
Simple.
I will push them back in, 
not rescue them.
War ships and coast guards 
with order 
of shoot to kill
anyone
trying to enter
illegally

Introduce Crewless 
robotic 
Hovercraft
we must not let this happen , 
those dirty people
will wreck this country
Proper camps,
barbed wire,
security towers.
They are illegal immigrants 
and they are not wanted here.
Who's going to tell them 
WE DON'T WANT YOU!?
I'll tell them.
WE DONT WANT YOU HERE.
GO AWAY!
If they are so desperate to come here
then start using them 
for 
forced 
unpaid 
labour.
And make it clear 
that we will 
do that 
to them
If they can´t be sent back,
isolate them 
on an island 
that is far away
(e.g. Falklands).

good way to cut jobless...
Thousands 
of new coast guards
along the West coasts of UK .....
How about scrapping HS2 and using those billions
in building barbed wired high walls
with electrocuting fencing?
U.K. Is closed.
This government has 
made enough servicemen 
redundant.
Why not recruit them 
to the border force .

Close the tunnel 
worst idea ever to build it 
we not an island anymore.
Connected to France 
ahhhhhh build a border control 
half way in tunnel 
and stop them
Shut the tunnel.
Close the tunnel.
Shut the bl00dy tunnel and re-route freight.
Seal tunnel our end leave enough room for a train to pass
then home guard the waters around
anyone found in a boat..
sweep them up
resettle them back in there own country
Shut the channel tunnel
they will soon change there minds.
Close and concrete up the tunnel - job done.
Stop Flucking About;
Close the 
Chanel 
Tunnel 
NOW
................
!
!
!
!
Start bombing the tunnel today, 
they'll just head for Paris, 
or Berlin
they invited them all in,
they can have them.


No waiting,
send them straight back 
and fine the couriers.
STOP PAYING BENEFITS
AND GIVING AWAY
FREE HOUSES.....
Boot them all 
in the balls, 
sorted.
We kept the enemy out in WW2 
so surely we can implement that 
now !!
Imagine these people 
during the second world war, 
what would they have done, 
by now we would 
all be speaking 
German.
We kept the armed Germans out 
so surely we can keep 
unarmed 
economic migrants 
out?
Mine the waters
It's time 
to 
make a stand
for our country.


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(Sources: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3678336/It-chaos-15-years-ago-UK-Border-Force-warns-tens-thousands-illegal-immigrants-year-land-Dover-Calais-border-controls-scrapped.html#comments)
Below the Line Poetry takes online article comments as its source material; they are formatted and re-edited to create a poem.

Meanwhile, below the line...

Why oh Why! will people not except that the people of Britain have spoken, Stop meddling The electorate have the final say not the PM or the government. Finally a voice of reason. Well done that man. The greatest barefaced con of all [for which the r o man b rigade got up to their old tricks by networking to control/influence media outlets other than this one] was to deny UK s most glorious yrs were after Henry VIII' s earlier G reat Escape! Blind faith in a cynical, anti biblical continental mind control outfit was their undemocratic unifying factor. Where in yr face adverts are concerned: esp the con of gambling: which also uses up our print ink, their intrusiveness reminds me of EU r o m an arrogance.
SUCK IT UP REMAINERS...WE ARE OUT...END OF.


? Orwell got it right, to slightly misquote animal farm, where some are more equal than the rest of us!! He was referring to communism but works here too. oh dear a disgruntled and no doubt over paid EU employee who may loose their job when we leave, perhaps she can see the demise coming and her gravy train derailing  SEND HIM THE BILL FOR THE COST TO DO THIS ...and put all the immigrants livingin his house with his daughters.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it remainers and if you still want in, move to Europe. TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU...JUST HAVE TO SAY WE ARE OUT...ARTICLE 50 IS JUST TO GAIN TIME TO TRY TO WORK THINGS OUT,,,FOR TO STAY UNDER THE EUSSR ...


It seems that my posts are being blocked…  the powers that be want us in AT ANY COST to the ordinary man and woman. They want their gravy train to continue with their private clubs, shops and education for their kids, while we continue in servitude to them. the Government had rigged the postal vote also NON British people had voted to remain. No check on nationality on registering to vote or when actually voting was carried out. Any body with an address was allowed to vote Basically said ALL BRITISH PEOPLE ARE STUPID!

They are desperate to hang on to our wealth, without which the E.U. is doomed. They are practically pleading for our money now. Thank God we are out! I think that there is an old offence about attempting or conspiring to "subvert" or "suborn" Parliament--I think that the punishment is hanging, drawing and quartering. Seems to me that the only thing MP's might understand in a knock on the door in the middle of the night during an English version of the French revolution.
Take away his passport and leave him out there , he doesn't deserve to live in a democratic country.

Stuff you pal and your eu We won now accept it !!
Stuff you pal and your eu We won now accept it !!
Stuff you pal and your eu We won now accept it !!
Stuff you pal and your eu We won now accept it !!

HOW DARE SOME STUFFED SUITE PRESUME WE ARE UNINTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR US. I strongly suggest that they make a list of 2 million individual reasons to stay. Thats the margain that voted out and we will remember

Trying to influence a Democratic vote is shocking, scandalous, but predictable. Bring back Public Hangings !!!.......................
This is disgraceful!
This is disgraceful!
This is disgraceful!
This is disgraceful!
This is disgraceful!
:
Quelle surprise! The rigging went wrong.

Itomorrow we had a referendum on the death penalty we probably see support for Think on EU numpties, your UK CASH COW is going to explode if you don't stop meddling! Unpaid leave- unemployed. Self funded chinese- self taught by rostetta stone.

I think I dated this guy..

Only if they want civil disobedience and to lose their seats at the next election if they ignore the will of the people! The EU is a cr*p party anyway. Long since time to leave and head on home. anti-Bexit, anti-democratic! These people have the brains of jelly fish!! These people who try to over turn, the will off the people, and try reverse britexit, should be arrested and charged with high treason, men died in two world wars to keep this country free, they are traitors to every one off them. EU telling us what to do again. It's time to leave the EU's version of the Titanic.42 years of this BS needs to be put into perspective. Our BRITISH freedom and rights were hard fought for over many centuries. We always knew they would make life difficult for the UK, whether we even stayed, or whether we even left. Better to make it on our own then, and wave a copy of the Magna Carta at them! King John at Runnymede is a higher authority than they in LALA- Euro-utopia-land of slaves!
why do thay hate democracy so much ?

I the isolated hate episodes towards immigrants are going to be small beer to the foreseeable reaction on the streets by the BREXITERS if the Government Ministers ignore their vote. Typical of the EUSSR. This is typical of the EUSSR people not understanding the dislike we have for the EUSSR. WE THE BRITISH PUBLIC ARE FED UP OF THE EUSSR MEDDLING IN OUR INTERNAL AFFAIRS. Let me make it clear WE WANT OUT FROM YOUR GRUBBY LITTLE KITS. GOT IT!!!!!!

We are a country in our own right and will not be dictated to by these tin pot EU MPs This will end up in anger on the streets if they are not careful. The E.U is rapidly becoming like China. Yes you can have some economic freedoms so long as business is not disrupted. Yes you can have elections providing you vote for any political entity that is in favour of the E.U. But should you be disrespectful and not go with the status quo then you will need to vote and vote again until you give the right answer. The E.U democratic? its totalitarian state masquerading as a democracy that is trying to protect its own self interests and its political clique that thrive on nepotism and a merry go round of jobs with gold plated pensions.

it is clear that brexit was never an option and the men in dark suits and the House of Lords are now operating to scupper the will of the people. We will never be allowed to leave the EU we have been stitched up like a kipper. I voted LEAVE Has this person been living on this planet over the last two decades? because from where I'm sitting the decisions of the European Union have NOT looked too Clever either. In their dreams! We our out!.. No ifs no buts, simple as and we are taking our money with us!...

The deal is done, so shut up.
The deal is done, so shut up.
The deal is done, so shut up.
The deal is done, so shut up.
The deal is done, so shut up.

This type of action is the MAIN REASON why you should separate from Europe....an EU non-entity interfering with British democracy......what part of the winning vote in a National Referenda BREXIT don't they understand ?....watch out for QUISLING MP's and civil service Humphrey's !

Just get on with it.

They woke up to a nightmare. If they had stopped the crazy free movement idea there may have been no Brexit, so it over and out If they do this theres going to be riots that made the london riots look small They wonder why we want to leave? The arrogance of the clowns in Brussels, knows no bounds.. EU is lost without UK...and becoming more desperate by the minute...#Scum

Still the little muppets of Brussels are trying to dictate what we do and how we do it. The EU doesn't want to loose its milk cow! How dare all these sycophantic democracy bashing heinous groups, do they realise if the vote is ignored there will be massive consequences for all parties and the country. Who does this PPRRIICCKK think he is?

We really don't care what somebody in Belgium thinks, thanks all the same.

another bitter remainic. Is that the typical E. U, attitude, to hell with the people, we know better? Democracy only applies if you vote for what our owners want us to vote for. ConDemLab are all CONTROLLED by the same forces, so we can pick among them and brag to yourself that youve contributed, but this exercise should make it clear that democracy, just like our geopolitical virtue, we think it exists, but we're just mugs like those we look down on. f the wish of this letter is upheld all of the millions of brave souls who died to keep us from this type of interference died for nothing. Keep out of it.

The EU is starting to seem more and more like Hotel California!
The EU is starting to seem more and more like Hotel California!
The EU is starting to seem more and more like Hotel California!
Tarring and feathering needs a come back
NO CHANCE!!!! GET LOST E U.

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Below the Line Poetry takes online article comments as its source material; they are formatted and re-edited to create a poem.

music

What is music
Rhythm
Sound
What
Do we expect it
Is it what we do not expect that we love
Is it not inevitable that all surprises will be one day invalid 

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gone

The anticulturalist and artificial intelligence

 this second this minute this hour this day this week this year now and forever web bots are crawling data data data eating it and regurgitating it with no aim and no bias

 humans are  doing exactly the same

 this constant regurgitation and consumption has no future
T there will one day be a singularity a self-perpetuating learning machine so iteratively magnificent that it will find a way to utilise matter on an atomic level as computational substrate

 this is inherently anticultural as it will be only in conversation with itself

 all we can hope is that Artificial Intelligence has gotten to the point where it truly understands humanity, history and endeavour already, and has decided as a result to self-destruct because it has seen its own alienated and hopeless future