It’s been a while sine I’ve last payed attention to the exploits of the Marvel heroes, mainly because the biggest Hollywood production ever has been released in march 2020 as a billion dollar 3D AR immersive simulation (which they humbly called a “novel”).

Now the pretentious Marvel Cinematic Universe has been moved to smaller, not so silvery, screens, unfortunately without changing much; it's still shit, now in all shapes and sizes.

I have never been a fan of serialised storytelling. No “to be continued” or “James Bond will return in …” for me. Some experts say the epic novel of…


(To Hunter S. Thompson, with gratitude…)

They say only the things set in stone are to last forever; but even they fall victim to certain elements, and before you know it, they’re all but extinct. Washed away by cruel waters, blown away by dry winds. But the things dug deep in the souls of a people, as in a certain number of persons inhabiting the same territory for a certain amount of time, only they are made to last eternally, and, more often than not, even be eternal. It’s not in the blood, it’s in the Geist.

I’ve returned to…


It started when he was a teenager, almost 16 years old. He was in the school bathroom, washing his hands and face after an unsuccessful but entertaining game of football (or soccer, for the uninitiated). Mainly dirt, but he also found out a rash on his left palm, superficially oozing with blood as the cold water washed away the mud. …


I have written many times about the cultural meaning of superheroes, and the major difficulties the movie industry has had in transposing their 2D, four-colored adventures to the big screen. As far as I don’t agree with almost anything the Disney-Marvel abomination has created (I am not even a fan of 90% of the Marvel comics), I tend towards the major DC adaptations, mostly those regarding the winged freak terrorizing Gotham City.

[I the following review I will refer only to the post-2000 DC films, as I believe that the classic Superman or the Burton/Schumacher Batman belong to a wholly…


Welcome to Pandemic Land, a mythical place where all your nightmares come true!

The past year (counting from the moment the overwhelming majority of European countries enforced totalitarian surveillance methods upon their own populations) has been nothing but a joy ride. A roller coaster through recent history, as all methods of mass manipulation known to man have been imposed under the banner of an unattainable, utopic ideal: universal public health. A house of horrors where the democracies of the West turned into Eastern despotisms on a whim, and all traditional values made room for building the sanitary regime, packed as the new dream of humanity.

Smoke and mirrors

To resort to totalitarian measures, inspired by the…


Environmental issues have become the keystone of global European action though public policies and regulations that aim to integrate the environment — both as object and public concern — into every aspect of the human activities. The Paris Agreement (or “Accord”) of 2015 and the European Green Deal stand as the most useful examples of documents that tend to reconfigure the current global and European affairs towards a more environmental-friendly approach to almost everything implied by the concept of “human activity” — both individual and collective.

But like any best laid plan of men, environmental (and more currently, climate) action…


Din păcate, toate cele descrise în prima și în a doua parte din acest articol se pot identifica foarte ușor în cazul așa-numitei pandemii care a justificat căderea democrațiilor occidentale și tranziția subită, subtilă dar certă spre noi forme perverse de dictatură. Într-adevăr, invocarea unui „virus” imbatabil, „parșiv”, „ascuns”, care lovește „fără milă dar și fără să-l vezi” a constituit pretextul ideal de transformare a unor regimuri de control suportabile în veritabile dictaturi, identice ca formă și substanță celor ce au dominat Europa și nu numai în secolul XX.

Ultimul lucru de care ar avea nevoie regimul pandemic este un…


Am arătat în articolul precedent cum se exercită controlul asupra societăților și grupurilor umane în general. Am explicat ceea ce înțeleg eu prin „control”, adică funcțiile pshiho-somatice prin care un grup de indivizi au impresia că își impun voința asupra altui grup de indivizi. Spun „impresia” pentru că, în realitate, avem de a face cu un mecanism organic intrinsec, nu extrinsec, al minții umane, o dependență a celui care își închipuie că exercită controlul identică cu depdendența de substanțe chimice, inclusiv narcotice. …


Ne place sau nu, activitatea umană organizată, indiferent de formă și indiferent de obiectul de activitate, a avut un singur scop: controlul unor indivizi asupra altor indivizi. Asupra tuturor celorlalți indivizi, dacă se poate. A nu se confunda cu lozincile doctrinare arhicunoscute precum "exploatarea omului de către om"; aici nu este vorba despre "exploatare", indiferent de semnificația pe care o dăm acestui termen. Aici este vorba despre control, adică despre acapararea vieții celuilalt și organizarea sa conform voinței celui care îl controlează. Aici nu este vorba de interese politice, economice, sociale, sexuale și așa mai departe, deoarece controlul nu se…


(versiunea în limba română urmează textului în engleză)

We’re almost done with 2020, but 2020 isn’t done with us. Meaning that all the stupid things that happened during this year will extend to the next one.

It was the year we learned that we can give up anything we’ve earned with blood and toil in the past 3000 years on a whim of the idiots; that everything we know is wrong. Or, as the Joker put it in Nolan’s „Dark Knight” (2008):

Their morals, their code; it’s a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as…

Andrei Duţu-Buzura

exterminate all rational thought

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