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CRV234

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CRV234KMO has been down on people who use the words "fascist" and "Nazi" to describe supporters of President Trump, but we would ignore the rise of right-wing authoritarianism at our peril. Doug Lain and Larry Lowe join KMO for a discussion comparative examination of the contemporary United States and the post-WWI Germany that was the context for Hitler's rise to power. Later, they discuss the content of a video by Black Pigeon Speaks about immigration, multiculturalism, and Japan.

C-Realm Radio 031

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Lex Pelger

Lex Pelger

KMO treks through the snow to bring you this week's episode of C-Realm Radio. Chad Hill, the author of the HipCrimeVocab blog, is the guest in the first hour. Chad has written a 4-part series on an emerging alternative story about how and why humans created the first proto-cities like Jericho and Çatalhöyük. In the second hour, drug writer and Psymposia host, Lex Pelger calls in to talk about his current and upcoming projects.

CRV 233

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Dealing with SJWs is a pain, but $15,000 a month in Patreon earnings makes up for a lot of aggravation.

Dealing with SJWs is a pain, but $15,000 a month in Patreon earnings makes up for a lot of aggravation.

KMO and Douglas Lain try to unpack the seemingly straight-forward position of Prof. Jordan Peterson. He seems like a champion of free thought and expression, which makes him a liberal (or at least a "classical" liberal), but Doug argues that Prof. Peterson is anti-rational and deeply conservative. The conversation also brings in Gavin McGuiness, Michael Rectenwald, and Richard Spencer.

C-Realm Radio 030

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A bystander caught in the mayhem cowers before the righteousness of the antifa.

A bystander caught in the mayhem cowers before the righteousness of the antifa.

On February 1st, 2017, Brietbart News technology editor, Milo Yiannopolous, was scheduled to give the final lecture on a US speaking tour prior to the publication of his upcoming book. The event was canceled when about 150 black-clad and masked people set fires, assaulted people waiting to get in the lecture hall, and goaded the police by throwing firecrackers at them. Some consider this a heroic example of anti-fascist "direct action." Others see it as leftist hooliganism. KMO and Silas welcome Keith Preston of AttackTheSystem.com back to the C-Realm to talk about the history, beliefs, and tactics of the antifa (anti-fascist) movement.

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CRV232KMO talks with podcasting peer from back in the day, Cody of Blacklight in the Attic, about the strategies he uses to counter online echo chambers that propagate crazy narratives like chemtrail and flat earth conspiracy mania. Cody is part of an on-line brigade of skeptics and debunkers who call themselves the Badgers, a secret society with multiple membership levels. At the end of the podcast, KMO shares some of his recent writings on the Deep State.

C-Realm Radio 029

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Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith

KMO and Silas welcome Charles Hugh Smith to the C-Realm Radio program to talk about the Deep State. What is the Deep State? Quite simply, it is the collection of people, agencies and institutions which determine and implement domestic and foreign policy but which are not elected by voters. Vote elected representatives out of office if you're not happy about the direction your country is headed, but the Deep State is dug in like a tick. It will take more than an election to take power back from them. But the Deep State isn't of one mind. It's various factions often work at cross purposes to one another, and some of them might even want what you want.

CRV231

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Farming is harder than foraging.

Farming is harder than foraging.

KMO talks with Chad Hill of the HipcrimeVocab blog about the origins of inequality. Chad thinks it all started with debt. Chad explains how the meaning of the term "Luddite" has changed since it was coined. KMO goes on a long rant about human brains don't seem to be up to the challenge of Facebook, and KMO and Chad exchange notes on the task of trying to write a book.

CRV230

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"We're the exception!"

"We're the exception!"

C stands for civilization. KMO and Silas talk about the things that make techno-industrial civilization and the 99 cent double cheeseburger possible. Some easy explanations go unchallenged. That will be a topic for a future episode.

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crv229_coverKarl Gerth is the author of As China Goes, So Goes the World: How Chinese Consumers Are Transforming Everything. Karl explains the enormous impact that the deliberate creation of consumer culture in China is having on inside that country and around the world. Specific topics of discussion include the frenemy relationship between The People's Republic of China and The Republic of China (better known as Taiwan), China's famous "ghost cities," and the penetration of advertising and brand consciousness into the impoverished countryside.

C-Realm Radio 028

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Jeff Sessions says, "Good people don't smoke marijuana."

Jeff Sessions says, "Good people don't smoke marijuana."

It sometimes seems like the war on weed is all but over, and then Donald Trump goes and picks Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general, a man who joked that he thought the KKK was okay until he learned that they smoke pot. KMO and Silas speak first to Julie Goddard about the DEA's subtle rule change that makes CBD, a non-psychoactive constituent of the hemp plant that has a variety of medical applications, a Schedule 1 substance like heroin. Later, Doug Fine calls in with a dose of optimism. He points to the 2014 Farm Bill which defines the parameters of legal hemp cultivation. He argues that the DEA will be in violation of federal law if they try to persecute hemp farmers because their product contains CBD.

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Remeber that who war in Afghanistan thing? These guys remember.

Remeber that whole war in Afghanistan thing? These guys remember.

For the final C-Realm conversation of 2016, KMO and Doug Lain looked to this piece on under-reported stories of 2016 to try to get away from talking about the election, Donald Trump, and the circular firing squad formation on what passes for the "left" in the United States. They start with the Afghan war, 15 years on and seemingly running like a zombie background process, and soon get sucked back into the social/corporate media obsessions of the day. If you're not a regular listener to the Waking Up Podcast with Sam Harris, you might want to check out the episode in which he talks about Trump and Putin with chess champ, Gary Kasparov. KMO references it extensively in this conversation with Doug Lain.

511: Splintered

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cover_art_511KMO looks back from the year 2050 with John Feffer, author of Splinterlands: A Novel. At the beginning of the 21st Century, nations were integrating into larger cooperative spheres, but the main character in John Feffer's novel takes a virtual tour of the geopolitical landscape of the future to show us how and why that trend floundered and what a world marked by constricted trust horizons looks like. You can also watch this conversation on YouTube.

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JMG and KMO at ASPO 2011

JMG and KMO at ASPO 2011

Is Peak Oil still a thing? Weren't we all supposed to be farmers and blacksmiths by now? Where did that belief system go wrong, and is there anything left of it worth saving? KMO weaves together arguments from Eric Boyd, John Michael Greer, Richard Heinberg, and Steven Pinker to try to get a handle on where to go from here.

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crv226_coverThe conversation with Angela Nagel from C-Realm Radio 027 concludes here. Thereafter, KMO and radio co-host, Silas, gush over Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

C-Realm Radio 027

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Beware the butt-hurt beta male. He has been known to kill.

Beware the butt-hurt beta male. He has been known to kill.

Angela Nagel has written a piece for The Baffler called The New Man of 4chan in which she talks about "chan culture" and the failure of mainstream liberalism and mainstream journalism to devote enough time and attention to it to get past the facile stereotypes that have passed for reporting on this aspect of digital culture. She joins KMO and Silas for a discussion of safe spaces, beta males, the Red Pill, and the Alt-light, as embodied by Milo Yiannopoulos.  She describes her disappointment with the intellectual laziness of contemporary American feminists.