So does the famous and legendary Subversive Newsletter. There were times when the Element used to spam a group of people with self-referential e-mail content. People were forced to subscribe because at that time mass e-mails have not been illegal yet.
Since the Element is subversive but also anxious and paranoid to the extreme at the same time, it has stopped its activities. Maybe it will continue in a more subversive way, such as by writing newsletter but not sending them.
Subversive newsletters have been dedicated to a selected group of recipients and have been written in German. There is no point translating them [*]. Yet the Element takes to chance to move to the spectator's meta level and comment the newsletters in English. Comments are carefully crafted in order not to reveal the true content.
The Element likes to rage and rant about a anything or anybody getting into its way. This also holds true for it pervious self, so the Element's comments are self-destructive.
[*] But of course the elkement tried:
- Subversive Newsletter Nr. 5: A Mind-Altering Experience
- Subversive Newsletter No. 3: Internet Apocalypso
- Subversive Newsletter No. 2: On Self-Reference
- Subversive Newsletter No. 1: On Subversion at Large
There are people who might indeed believe that using HTML style quotes in normal text is funny or subversive - or both. In its initial subversive period the Element was struggling hard to define its unique selling proposition (USP) as THE Element. The market for subversive consulting was increasing rapidly.
Though there was no content to present that was either subversive or funny. The Element started to develop its own school or subversive art or artificial subversion which is based on circular self-reference. In the meantime this art is well established and practiced by so-called bloggers every day. The Element eventually foresaw the next step in the evolution of the fine art of self-reference. That is: Including some more nodes in the referring circle to obscure self-reference. Again this can be observed in so-called blogosphere (Somebody blogging about anything nobody wants to read).
Due to the lack of really active community members at that time the Element included some of its other identities in the self-referential circle by referring users back and forth to the web pages of these (alien?) identities.