Posts Tagged ‘politics’

550: The Hamster Wheel of Futility

JHK in his kitchen

James Howard Kunstler

KMO and JHK yak about the degraded state of American electoral politics, the Democrat Primary contest, potential campaign surprises, and the potential for cyber-mischief from unexpected quarters.

The first part of the conversation is to be found on YouTube: https://youtu.be/L1NxXzCVUok

542: Blowback From the Blowback

Granted. This is NOT a recent photo. Ain't none of us gettin' any younger. Photo by Olga Kuchukov.

A few weeks ago, KMO came out to Jim Kunstler as a sort of Peak Oil apostate. One of the most passionate and coherent of the people pushing back against KMO's change of opinion on the topic of Peak Oil is his friend and neighbor, Doug. In this episode of the C-Realm Radio show on WOOL, 91.5 FM in Bellows Falls, Vermont, Doug, JHK and KMO revisit that topic and touch on several others, including the prospects for the DNC Primary contest for the 2020 election.

534: Roots of Division

Keith Preston of Attack The System

KMO welcomes Keith Preston of Attack the System back to C-Realm Radio to talk about the current political and social division in the United States. Keith first offers a technological explanation for the intensity of the social animosity on display in public discourse. He then delves into the history of left and right political movements in the US to describe in more detail how we came to our particular historical moment.

530: Politicon 2018

GoatVsFish

KMO traveled to Los Angeles for Politicon 2018 where he promoted GEBB.io and recorded interviews for the Center for Progressive Urban Politics. This episode of the C-Realm Podcast features three of these interviews. First up, Dr. Brian Weeden provides some context on the proposed creation of the Space Force, a new branch of the US military devoted to space assets. Earth orbit is an increasingly busy place with a mix government, military, and commercial ventures. Some form of governance and control will be necessary. Next up is Sheril Kirshenbaum, the executive director of Science Debate, an organization devoted to persuading elected officials and the media to thinking and speaking more clearly about scientific topics. Finally, KMO meets GoatVsFish in the space where performance art meets politics. Is he goat? Is he fish? Does he sit upon the fence? And if so, is there a corresponding mudra? There is!

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The conversation with Dermot O'Connor, the Angry Animator, concludes in this episode with discussions of the brilliance of pre-WWII urban design in the US, the decay of the US empire outside of the showpiece cities and the evident despair that is eating the soul of America in the form of the opioid crisis.