πŸ“š Node [[moloch]]
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πŸ““ moloch.md (text) by @flancian ️本 πŸ“

Moloch

  • a [[being]].
    • [[juntos venceremos a moloch]]
    • an [[egregore]].
    • [[wp]] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moloch
    • I believe [[humanity]] is [[entangled]] with [[Moloch]].
      • A manifestation of ignorance, greed and lack of coordination which keeps us in a suboptimal space.
      • #pull [[meditations on moloch]]
      • Moloch is a high dimensional vector against interesting gradients in [[protopoi]], often taking the form of [[violence]] (the dark side of kings, states) and unsolved [[coordination problems]].
        • Sometimes weakened through history after people unlocked new tools for cooperation.
        • Currently includes social evils due to missed opportunities and the tendency of self-sustaining systems to stay put in idiosyncratic equilibriums, local optima.
        • Better optima become available with improvements in availability of resources, and improvements for communication and collaboration.
    • The Agora is my proposal for a tool for giving chase, and maybe out-competing, [[Moloch]].
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πŸ““ moloch.md (text) by @neil ️本 πŸ“

Moloch

a Biblical thing

is a name or a term which appears in the Hebrew Bible several times, primarily in the book of Leviticus. The Bible strongly condemns practices which are associated with Moloch, practices which appear to have included child sacrifice.

– Moloch - Wikipedia

a poem by [[Allen Ginsberg]] (part of [[Howl]])

'Moloch' has been figuratively used in reference to a person or a thing which demands or requires a very costly sacrifice.

– Moloch - Wikipedia

sphinx of cement and aluminum

Something has been sacrified to Moloch. Modern materials but an old god.

β₯… [[images/moloch.png]]

Moloch in [[Metropolis]].

whose mind is pure machinery!

Anti-technology?

whose blood is running money!

[[Anti-capitalist]]?

whose fingers are ten armies!

Anti-war?

There's a lot of exclamation marks and angry energy.

Moloch who entered my soul early!

[[Hegemony]].

Moloch who frightened me out of my natural ecstasy!

Yearning for nature?

Moloch whom I abandon! Wake up in Moloch! Light streaming out of the sky!

^ [[The Matrix]] vibes.

After a first read through, I'm thinking Ginsberg was seriously angry about over-consumption and technology in the pursuit of money, at the expense of nature (or something more 'natural'). I don't know who he thinks has sold out and made this sacrifice. People in general? He himself maybe. I should read the other parts.

Words to describe Moloch

  • Solitude!
  • Filth!
  • Ugliness!
  • Nightmare
  • Loveless
  • Heavy judger
  • Incomprehensible prison
  • Crossbone soulless jailhouse
  • Congress of sorrows
  • etc
πŸ““ moloch.png (image) by @neil ️本 πŸ“


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Leviathan (ΧœΧ•Χ™Χͺן) is one of the rulers of Babylon. It is a sea monster, a large serpent with impenetrable scales. Leviathan does not give you choice, it just does what it intends to. It can destroy your home, kill somebody, but it is not to blame, for it is more powerful, than you.

Do we have Leviathan in our mythology? A friend of [[Moloch]]'s, so it seems.

  • [[2023-01-20 20:24:53]] [[@flancian:matrix.org]] (link):
    • even if one thinks the VC scene is overall a net negative for society, I say maybe let [[Moloch]] fund the revolution if they want, and let us just worry about making those resources contribute to the greater good.
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This I tell you, [[Moloch]]: I'll slay you if I have to, without killing

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πŸ“– Open document (Hedgedoc) at https://doc.anagora.org/moloch
πŸ“– Open document (Etherpad) at https://stoa.anagora.org/p/moloch