KMO talks with John, host of the now-discontinued Pentamental Podcast, about the justice in the tech giants privileging leftist conversation and punishing conversation that runs counter to the Silicon Valley consensus. John isn't particularly bothered by this sort of favoritism and doesn't see any danger in it. KMO articulates the counter-narrative.
KMO drove over the mountain and through the woods to Jim Kunstler's house for a visit. Most of their conversation was off the record, but in this episode of the C-Realm Vault Podcast, subscribers will hear the parts of the conversation that got recorded but maybe shouldn't have been. Here's the Twitter thread Jim read and responded too: https://twitter.com/KevinCarson1/status/1088120193031778305
KMO is packing up to fly to LA for Politicon 2018. It's likely to be the scene of street battles between Antifa and Proud Boys; a glorious spectacle of ideologically-induced insanity. And stuff about AI, UBI, and figuring out whether the purpose of civilization is to create the conditions for the virtuous to make a fortune or to help all humans live decent lives.
KMO and Doug Lain talk about the cultural and political struggle on display in the drama around the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation process. Doug argues the pro-Democrat side pretty effectively but fears that his efforts would be judged wanting by his leftist superego. Later, the topic turns to Star Trek: Enterprise, a show that met an early demise in 2005 but which KMO remembers fondly and Doug is currently enjoying on Netflix.
KMO and Rob discuss four books: The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff (pictured) and Jonathan Haidt, iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us by Jean M. Twenge, The Comic Toolbox: How to be Funny Even if You're Not by John Vorhaus, and The Hidden Tools of Comedy: The Serious Business of Being Funny by Steven Kaplan.