Here's the conclusion of my conversation with Ben Burgis. To avoid excessive ranting, I read Exiting the Vampires' Castle by Mark Fisher at the end of the episode. Enjoy.
KMO welcomes Ben Burgis back to the C-Realm Podcast to talk about the themes of his most recent book, Cancelling Comedians While the World Burns: A Critique of the Contemporary Left. Ben is definitely on and for the political left, but he doesn't like the way leftists unthinkingly adopt a capitalist realist mindset and see their primary agency in punishing the heretics (or the careless) in their own ranks.
KMO shares and compares feedback from listeners about mask mandates, COVID treatments, and climate change. Prediction. This pandemic shutdown was so profitable for the elites that there's no question but that they'll do it again as soon and as often as they think they can get away with it.
The podcast begins with the conclusion of the conversation with Dr. Steven Vannoy that started in C-Realm Podcast episode # 569. We talk a lot about the creeping influence of algorithms in daily life. In the second half of the program, I talk with Doug Lain about similar themes.
KMO talks with Dr. Steven Vannoy about the psychological effects of extended mask wearing, particularly on children, and the neurological rewards that mask shaming produces. It feels really good to think we're in the right. Later, KMO reads and responds to an email from Bob Brown about dangers of taking a vaccine that has been rushed to market without the usual battery of clinical trials.