I’m not sure if I’m an outlier on this, but I have lost all patience with the news to the point where I don’t even scan the news sites. For dissidents, current events is always a spectator sport, so I usually don’t get too worked up about this stuff, but lately my tolerance has dropped to zero. I hit the Post of Times and my first thought is, “who are they trying to kid with this stuff?” It’s like they are not even trying. Maybe it is just me, but I’ve dropped out of the new watching for the time being.
As a result, this week’s show is mostly news free. I have a list of these sorts of shows I want to do as time and inclination permits. They take a little longer to prepare, so I have to plan ahead, but I think they make for a nice break from the normal routine. This is not a history podcast or a deep dive analysis type of show, but doing a little bit of that stuff from time to time is a nice corrective to the insanity of the age. A little diversity is a good thing and nothing says dissident politics like the love of diversity!
I think the parallels between our age and the events leading up to the Great War are quite remarkable, so it is a favorite topic. History does not necessarily repeat itself, but it is good to remember that there is nothing new under the sun. The things we see from our ruling class, for example, are not new. In fact, they should be predictable. Understanding how a panicked ruling elite responded to the Red Scare a century ago will help us understand how they are going to respond to the White Scare.
In the course of doing the show, I kept thinking that a show on anarchism one day may be a fun thing to do. It is, by far, the weirdest of the radical political movements to arise from the prior age. My hunch is it is one of those movement where the adherent fell in love with it at first exposure. The more you study it, the crazier it seems, so to be a dedicated anarchist means not thinking about it too much. Instead, you just focus on expressing yourself through violence and mayhem.
This week I have the usual variety of items in the now standard format. Spreaker has the full show. I am up on Google Play now, so the Android commies can take me along when out disrespecting the country. I am on iTunes, which means the Apple Nazis can listen to me on their Hitler phones. The anarchists can catch me on iHeart Radio. YouTube also has the full podcast. Of course, there is a download link below.
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This Week’s Show
- 00:00: Opening
- 05:00: The Galleanists (Link) (Link) (Link) (Link)
- 15:00: That Melting Pot (Link) (Link) (Link) (Link)
- 25:00: The Great Illusion (Link) (Link) (Link) (Link)
- 35:00: Ruling Class Panic (Link) (Link) (Link) (Link)
- 45:00: A Natural Solution (Link)
- 55:00: Closing (Link)
Full Show On Spreaker
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