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ANUS Plans Active Season For Tri-State Region
September 17, 2007
NEW YORK - Due to the recent success of the American Underground Nihilist Society's (ANUS) international events this past quarter--including last Friday's attendance to a performance of Mozart's K.626, Requiem in D minor, at the Lincoln Center--group members in the NY-NJ-CT area hope to provide further opportunities for successful interaction by planning an extensive "Events Calendar" for the upcoming month.
The August 24th visit to the annual Mostly Mozart Festival in New York marked the first offical ANUS meeting in the area. Two weeks prior the Australian faction, AUNUS, held a more intimate meeting in Melbourne. Local meetings throughout Europe are also being planned. Despite the disparate nature of the two August events, both groups agreed that while the celebration of ideals is something seldom witnessed in modern society, personal encounters with individuals who perscribe to some variant of the nihilist philosophy bolstered the confidence of those in attendance. A New Jerseyan explained: "If you look closely, the world around us is holding on by a single thread. We need but to continue doing what we are doing, lifting the veil from the eyes of those around us--whether through subtle means or more abrasive ones."
Although the individual denied further comment or elaboration on his statement, ANUS HQ indicated that Tri-State Region members will be emphasizing the performing arts this season, given the availability of outstanding musicians, conductors and heavy metal acts throughout the year. Upcoming events for this fall include attendance to Obituary's concert on Wednesday, September 12th at BB King Blues Club as well as a performance of Joseph Haydn's "Die Schoepfung" on Sunday, October 21st, which is to be held at Avery Fisher Hall. Finally, ANUS members will meet prior to November 18th's concert by New York natives Suffocation and Immolation, also at BB King Blues Club. Additional events, such as local hikes and culture jamming outings, are also being considered.
Interested? Contact the tri-state organizer here.
The American Nihilist Underground Society advocates nihilism, or a removal of interpretive layers from our perception of physical reality, as a means of transcending illusion. Nihilism denies value and purpose, which are byproducts of the human desire to judge reality and make a consensual "social reality" that by seizing on a single material factor misses the intelligible, or design-based, knowledge we need to adapt to reality. ANUS has been promoting nihilism since 1987.
Nihilism is the belief that nothing we perceive has Absolute value; reality exists, but beyond its inherent meaning to us as the physical container of our existence, it has no significance outside of what we perceive. "The world is my representation," indeed. When we strip away all of the values projected onto physical reality and its outcomes, we are left only with personal ideal and natural ideal, and bringing the former into adaptation with the latter is the lifetime task to which nihilism is a gateway.