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The Iron Heel by Jack London
« on: November 10, 2006, 05:01:54 pm »
http://www.sacred-texts.com/utopia/ih/index.htm

This is awesome and scary.  Written in 1907, but could have easily been done today, by any of us.  1984 is a crock of shit compared to this.

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Re: The Iron Heel by Jack London
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2006, 03:50:38 am »
Thanks for this.  I'll be reading it, and maybe asking my book club to do the same.

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Re: The Iron Heel by Jack London
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2006, 11:05:12 pm »
Jack London is awesome.  When I was little I loved White Fang and The Call of the Wild (though I didn't quite understand the messages underlying).  I have a collection of his short stories, including one about this guy who invests all the money he has in a large load of eggs, which he painstakingly transports all the way to Alaska, only to be beaten/killed when the town finds out they're all rotten.
The Jerk On Bike rolled his eyes and tossed the waffle back over his shoulder--before it struck the ground, a stout, disconcertingly monkey-like dog sprang into the air and snatched it, and began to masticate it--literally--for the sound it made was like a homonculus squatting on the floor muttering "masticate masticate masticate".

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Re: The Iron Heel by Jack London
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2006, 06:09:48 am »
http://www.sacred-texts.com/utopia/ih/index.htm

This is awesome and scary.  Written in 1907, but could have easily been done today, by any of us.  1984 is a crock of shit compared to this.

Wow, he really plays the innacurate interpretations in the foot notes well.
One by one, we break the sheep from their Iron Bar Prisons and expand their imaginations, make them think for themselves. In turn, they break more from their prisons. Eventually, critical mass is reached. Our key word: Resolve. Evangelize with compassion and determination. And realize that there will be few in the beginning. We are hand picking our successors. They are the future of Discordianism. Let us guide our future with intelligence.

     --Reverse Brainwashing: A Guide http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=9801.0


6.5 billion Buddhas walking around.

99.xxxxxxx% forgot they are Buddha.

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Re: The Iron Heel by Jack London
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2006, 02:42:00 pm »
I'm saddened by the possibility that there will be no tamales 600 years from now.
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DJ's post is sort of like those pills you drop into a glass of water, and they expand into a dinosaur, or something.

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Re: The Iron Heel by Jack London
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2006, 10:23:49 pm »
Hey, I just found this

http://www.jacklondons.net/

Got all his short stories, it seems.

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Re: The Iron Heel by Jack London
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2006, 11:45:51 pm »
It says selected stories
but it seems like they have them all
or at least very close to it
Through me the way to the city of woe, Through me the way to everlasting pain, Through me the way among the lost.
Justice moved my maker on high.
Divine power made me, Wisdom supreme, and Primal love.
Before me nothing was but things eternal, and eternal I endure.
Abandon all hope, you who enter here.

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Re: The Iron Heel by Jack London
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2020, 09:55:49 pm »
http://www.sacred-texts.com/utopia/ih/index.htm

This is awesome and scary.  Written in 1907, but could have easily been done today, by any of us.  1984 is a crock of shit compared to this.

Bumping for relevance.
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