Conanism and Onan the Employer

I’m working on a new post on “MMA culture and propaganda”. Of course, in the context of this investigation, we will come back to John Milius, screenwriter of Apocalypse Now, NRA board member, and popularizer in film of the Nietzsche-inspired character Conan the Cimmerian. The octagonal ring of mixed martial arts (MMA) is said to have derived from the film Conan the Barbarian (written by Milius but with a first draft by Oliver Stone), and Milius was in fact an architect of the UFC and an early Hollywood practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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