Moloch whose mind is pure machinery whose blood is running money whose fingers are ten armies whose eyes are a thousand blind windows whose skyscrapers stand in the long streets like endless Jehovahs whose factories dream and croak in the fog whose smoke-stacks and antennae crown the cities whose love is endless oil and stone whose soul is electricity and banks whose poverty is the specter of genius whose fate is a cloud of sexless hydrogen whose name is the Mind Robot apartments, invisible suburbs, skeleton treasuries, blind capitals, demonic industries, spectral nations, invincible madhouses, granite cocks, monstrous bombs. They broke their backs lifting Moloch to Heaven.


I always think of this when driving on the BQE in NYC, where you see factories next to gigantic cemeteries.


I'd never heard of this poem until I read [Scott Alexander's essay on it](https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/07/30/meditations-on-moloch/), and now I think about it often.


Moloch = capital


theres no way they are giving hormones to 4 year olds.. right?


No. They are not.


I know a 4 year old that's transitioning. (BC, Canada) I don't know about hormones but all in on a legal name change, etc.


There have always been and will always be bad parents with good intentions. Both sides. If not this , then they'll assuredly fuck their kids up in some other way like starving them through Veganism or some shit . That's just what people do


I really wish Jordan had left twitter before. He jumped the shark with that "not beautiful" bullshit. He even knew that twitter was bad for him, but it seems he couldn't help himself. I'm generally a fan of Peterson, but he is 100% wrong on this one. And worst of all- it completely undercuts his other criticisms of these procedures being done on CHILDREN, which he is completely right about. But an adult? Come on Peterson wake the fuck up.


I think Peterson did a good job of distilling some other philosophers ideas and still seems to be interesting when discussing non political ideas (he has a great discussion about research around development of aggression). But he is an addict, and social media addiction has warped his mind.


Praise Moloch




Is Lucifer in the room with you now?


Yeah that's what told me that at church... It turned out to be bullshit