Bitcoin in freefall, central banks flooding the economy with new money, people raring to get back to normal life. All of these are variables in the weird world of the present moment. How do they all interact and to what effect?
KMO welcomes Professor Nicholas Kiersey to the C-Realm to talk about the guiding principles that could lead technological humanity to a post-scarcity, post-capitalist existence in which nobody has to toil, and everyone has everything they need to live a fulfilling and dignified life. Seem unlikely? Prof. Nick isn't here to argue for the technical feasibility. He's here to clear away the conceptual obstacles to envisioning such an existence.
Both KMO and Prof Nick are science fiction fans, and they can both be found in a weekly discussion of SF on Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/sci-fi-politics
KMO talks with First of Incelmatics about the reasons why so many young men see no hope of finding girlfriends, much less getting married or starting families. It seems like women have all of the power in online interactions and in academic and corporate settings. Young men are increasingly demoralized, cynical, desperate and, in some instances, willing to go out in a blaze of violent infamy. This episode contains no proposed solutions.
You can find a longer version of this conversation on YouTube.
The Face to Face blog post discussed in this episode can be found here: https://akinokure.blogspot.com/2021/02/sub-cultures-are-dead-as-straight-guys.html
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.