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Is rock 'n' roll Dieselpunk? 8 Replies

A thought occurred to me when I was thinking about the music of the Fallout video game franchise. Since that is obviously an Atompunk styled game, and its music is mainly from the 1950s and I think…Continue

Tags: Rock n Roll

Started by Erwin "Blacky" Blackthorn. Last reply by Tome Wilson Aug 26.

*Punk: A Preview of the Pre-Post-Postmodern? 47 Replies

Ah, the Postmodern Era! That great revolution in thought and design against the Idealist Utopianism of the Modern (Steam-Early Atom) Era! The era of Punk and Deconstruction, of tearing down the old…Continue

Tags: Reconfiguration, *punk, philosophy, Postmodernism

Started by Cap'n Tony. Last reply by Russell Secord Nov 11, 2013.

The artist is the architect of the image of man 2 Replies

"The only thing we need fear today is not being aware of what we can do.The lack in our lives is an image of man as he is now capable of being.The artist is the architect of the image of man.The…Continue

Tags: 1960s, quote, Earl Hubbard

Started by Tome Wilson. Last reply by Rusty Andrew Gere Nov 29, 2012.

Gatehouse Gazette 6 Replies

As part of my research on writing a dieselpunk wiki article I just read the article "Discovering Dieselpunk" in the June 2008 issue of the Gatehouse Gazette. If you haven't read it yet I highly…Continue

Tags: dieselpunk, piecraftian, ottensian, Gatehouse

Started by Larry. Last reply by Larry Oct 31, 2012.

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Comment by Larry on April 18, 2010 at 3:16pm
I've updated my blog with the first of the two hypothetical dieselpunk political movements. Check it out because I have a very special guest writer.
http://dieselpunk44.blogspot.com/
Comment by Larry on May 2, 2010 at 11:56am
Today I uploaded a the final installment of dieselpunk politics. Once again Hayen honors me with writing an installment. http://dieselpunk44.blogspot.com/
Comment by Mr.Latimer on November 9, 2011 at 10:04pm

To successfully better ourselves in the future we must first look back into the past. The past has showed us what has been right and wrong and allows us to improve on the right and eleminate the wrong. Doing this should eventually lead to an Utopian world 

Comment by Larry on November 9, 2011 at 10:39pm

I agree Mr. Latimer that by remembering and learning from the past we can help build a better future. Your comment reminds me of the often quoted statement by George Santayana, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

Comment by Ed Lacy on May 23, 2013 at 3:23pm

There are those who say that history doesn't repeat itself. Perhaps not, but it certainly rhymes. "Rhyming" with the past while creating something new is what we are doing here. I've been reading two books lately. One, 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft, and Debs, by James Chace, is an analytical account of the 1912 US Presidential election and its implications for the sociopolitical landscape of the past 100 years. The other, Gentleman Spy, by Peter Groce is a biography of Allen Dulles (brother of John Foster Dulles, widely regarded as the architect of the cold war). While reading, I've been struck by how much we are still living in the wake of the events and people who defined the early to mid 20th Century.  For instance, the narrowing of the political spectrum of American politics after WWI, and again after WWII have been much overlooked in analyses of both postwar periods. The ways in which war concentrates and limits the perspective of a society are both diverse and profound. This has not been lost on those who seek to reshape democratic institutions to their own ends. We ignore this phenomenon at our peril and the peril of our descendents. 

Comment by Cap'n Tony on May 25, 2013 at 8:24pm

Well said, Ed. I need to look for that 1912 book.  That's one of those pivotal moments that's worth exploration.

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