Real Posadist Hours (TEASER) w/ Comrade CommunicatorThe Antifada add
After recording episode 18 with Comrade Communicator of the Intergalactic Workers League, Andy compelled us to engage with a previously unpublished work by J. Posadas called 'On the Function of the Joke and Irony in History' from 1976.
If you got the sense that Posadas was a little off from the ep, you ain't seen nothing yet! Enjoy as J-Rock confounds our minds, but stimulates our spirits, in a bizarrely translated analysis of the dialectical relationship between the class struggle and humor.
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Episode 18: Posadism for Regular-Ass People w/ Comrade Communicator (IWL-P)The Antifada add
After our intended guests fell through, we were surprised and pleased to be joined by Comrade Communicator of the Intergalactic Workers League, who was inspired to appear by the troubling news of Trump's weird Space Force proposal.Seems dumb, but how about the extraterrestrial militarization of Ronny Raygun? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMfmVzHZvkcNext, in a Marxist-Ufologist version of Crossfire, AP Andy faces off against our guest in ideological combat over the legacy and relevance of 20th-Century Argentine socialist thinker and head of the Latin American section of the 4th International, J Posadas. The situation gets tense between the two as the historical tradition of heterodox Trotskyism confronts the new synthesis of Comrade High Commander's Neo-Posadism.Was Posadas a total wackjob or was there continuity between his ideas and the catastrophism of Leon Trotsky? Is the popularity of Internet Posadist memes a reflection of deeper world-historical forces or mere revisionism? How did Cuban Trotskyists under the influence of Posadas give birth to nuclear accelerationism? Will socialism arise out of proletarian self-organization or through the intervention of that vanguard that stands outside of history: the extraterrestrial Space Comrades?Gang dives into the famous Posadas Flying Saucers communique: https://www.marxists.org/archive/posadas/1968/06/flyingsaucers.htmlAndy counterposes his own Marxist-Ufology research:https://theoutline.com/post/5384/the-secret-history-of-marxist-alien-hunters?zd=1&zi=jg4c3k6qAs always on Antifada, the most pressing issues facing humanity are addressed: water-birth and the 'New Socialist Man'; poly-Posadism vs volcel-Socialism; first contact and Enemy Alien Propaganda; the abolition of time as a transitional program; proletarian prepperism; and the necessity of uniting with dolphins, our class brothers and sisters of the sea. Stay tuned for a special bonus episode, for patrons only, of Real Posadas Hours with IWL-P's Comrade Communicator. And always remember: David Ickism and Alex Jones Thought are the Posadism of fools!Become a supporter of The Antifada at http://www.patreon.com/theantifada to get bonus content and hang out with us on our great Discord community.Outro tracks: Posadist Rebel News 'The Might of Atoms' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu-WHQm9omsSun Ra and his Solar Orchestra 'UFO'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2q3dqOaMt0To make first contact with Comrade Communicator:Facebook: fb.com/IntergalacticWorkersEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 17 : Bonus Material (PREVIEW) w/ Matt Christman & Virgil TexasThe Antifada add
We left a few choice gems from the full episode on the cutting room floor:
Japanese culture is both really weird and possibly the best case scenario for the senescent end stage of capitalist development; those shitty ads by Fivver and other slave labor disruptors are atrocious; uber-lib McGovern getting shellacked by Tricky Dick might be the favorite cautionary tale of our idiot centrist punditry elite, but it tells us jack shit about politics today.
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Episode 17: The Working Class Goes to Hell w/ Matt Christman & Virgil TexasThe Antifada add
In this very special Antifada offering, Andy, Jamie and Sean are joined by your favorite sons: Matt Christman and Virgil Texas of Chapo Trap House.
Gang begins by addressing the central questions of our hyper-digital age: what if God friended you on Facebook? Is QAnon just a benign hobby for bored Boomers? And, holy shit, what if GOD WAS QANON?
Matt, Virgil and Jamie reveal - for the very first time - their respective political tendencies. Everyone marvels at how high-T Jeb(!) managed to lose the primary despite the PR coup of offering a poorly branded guaca bowle.
Crew get knee-deep into Paul Schrader's 1978 classic "Blue Collar" starring Richard Pryor, Yaphet Kotto and Harvey Keitel's genitalia. How does this movie about struggling union autoworkers help us understand the 70s as more than just bad hair and bell bottoms? (C.f. Jefferson Cowie's "Stayin' Alive" and the upcoming "Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts and Reason")
How did the "Golden Age" of US capitalism break down? How the hell did we end up in neoliberal hellworld when the 70s saw the most massive wildcat strike wave since the 30s? Why can't we return to decadent late social-democracy complete with coke benders, shag carpets to bang across, crushed velvet noodie posters and modernist chairs made to look like cocks'n'balls? Ugh.
After the depressing grind of Blue Collar, Matt suggests we lighten the mood with "Gung Ho" (1986) starring Michael Keaton. What's more uplifting after watching a film about declining racial solidarity among the US working class than one that uses stereotypes about the Japanese for cheap yuks? What's more laughable than watching a town full of autoworker rubes look to a washed up high school jock to solve their employment crisis?
In a startling twist, the entire crew turns on the American working class as the indolent, entitled chuds they are: you will all wear Ribbons of Shame in the highly disciplined and sadistic Japanese-dominated future!
Luckily, this week's viral wildcat video by a Hero of Socialist Labor saves us from going full MAGA. Spoiler: in the end our various tendencies are synthesized into Antoine Dangerfield Thought.
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Outro Music: Commodores "Machine Gun"
Intro Music: Original composition by Jamie Ingalls
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Episode 16: (((Globalist))) Uprisings w/ Brandon JourdanThe Antifada add
Jamie, Sean, and Andy are joined by militant documentarian Brandon Jourdan of globaluprisings.org.
Brando discusses life as an expat, the indymedia network, and his four seconds of fame in Boots Riley's smash hit "Sorry to Bother You."
The crew plays clips from Brando and his partner Marianne Maeckelbergh's films on uprisings in Spain, Turkey and the US. Does Brando see himself as part of these movements or just another slack jawed servant to the spectacle?
The causes of, and potential solutions to, right-wing populism around the world. Fascists all have permanent clown wigs: why? Brando breaks down right-populism in the Netherlands and why Geert Wilders is a loser. Jamie and Sean's respective run-ins with Geert Wilders and Brexit-boy Boris Johnson.
Sean goes on one of his trademark rants about why capitalism is in crisis and will stay that way for the rest of its (hopefully numbered) days.
The limits of liberal multiculturalism. Jamie throws Queen Hill Dawg a rare bone. Adam Smith's theory of "truck, barter, and exchange" is #fakenews. SAD!
Brando's sweeping vision for how we can BE THE REV and create a new world in 17 easy steps.
Outro music: The Coup - "The Guillotine"
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Episode 15: Welfare Rights & Nutcrackers (& the Feminazis Who Love Them) w/ Wilson SherwinThe Antifada add
Sean and Jamie are joined by Wilson Sherwin, PhD candidate in Sociology at the CUNY Grad Center and PSC union activist.
Gang talks Notorious F.F.P. (Francis Fox Piven) and Glen Beck's hate-on for her. Wilson breaks down the true origins and political economy of frozen, alcoholic street drinks. We all lament, as usual, that NYC is way lamer than it used to be. Jamie spills more tea on the neoliberal nightmare of Ozy Fest. More here: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/a-neoliberal-nightmare-at-ozy-fest-2018-702600/
Gang gets down to the hidden history of the National Welfare Rights Organization of the 1960s-70s. How does capitalism shape the domestic sphere? How have people organized around reproductive labor? Should we demand wages for housework, or wages against housework?! Disruption of the status quo gets the goods off the shop floor, too!
Valerie Solanas feminism vs. $hillary KKKlinton feminism. What's the deal with all this Universal Basic Income talk? Should we be afraid that our Silicon Valley overlords are talking about it, or can there be a left UBI that doesn't result in the Hunger Games? Sean rants about the calculation of human life in monetary terms. Jamie rants about how Laura Loomer deserves no respect, let alone any Jewish lawyer boyfriends. Wilson confesses to getting cockblocked by Marxist feminism on a romantic evening with a hot firefighter.
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Outro Music - Nina Simone "Ain't Got No / I Got Life" live in Watts 1969
Episode art via scumcalendar.com
Episode 14: Bowie/Musk 2020 w/ Niral Shah & Alex GendlerThe Antifada add
This week we are joined by returning guest Niral Shah (@NiralShah) and Soviet agent Alex Gendler (@Achilleselbow) to talk music and Musk. (No Andy this week...he's away at commie camp polluting his mind with cultural Marxism.)
Nazi numerology. Abolish ICE, but only after one last special deportation. Epic hangovers. A highbrow review of the David Bowie exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum with an emphasis on his coke spoon and dick. Bowie's cultural appropriation and whether the political economy of music can even produce rockstars anymore.
This Week in Musk: our favorite extremely-online capitalist thinks every British expat in Thailand is a pedo. (Plausible, but problematic.) Free speech for the rich. Niral goes contrarian af and makes a rousing defense of Musk's merits. Alex recalls his time as a wealthy tech bro's garden hermit.
Jamie reveals that Skrillex is a short, insecure nerd IRL. Our new Silicon Valley ruling class are all Skrillexes. Why is there an app to disrupt the key? Why? Why the FUCK? Jamie plays us out with a rousing rendition of Grimes' "Oblivious."
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Episode 13: Janus & Juice w/ Aaron PetcoffThe Antifada add
After a relaxing day drinking nutcrackers at the beach, Aaron of the ISO and the Antifada crew hit the studio to podcast and chill. Our hate was impure. Then things went horribly wrong.
We start on a bright enough note with DSA's Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's stunning victory in the BX/QNS primary. The usual back and forth about leftists and electoralism yada yada yada.
Next, the destruction of Weird NYC. The structurally reactionary nature of the judiciary. Jamie gets livid over the crisis pregnancy center decision, but not before she is possessed by the ghost of Alex Jones.
Fucking scab-ass Mark Janus. (FUCK YOU!)
Gems: David Axelrod's mustache is the perfect implement for toilet cleaning; Shane Smith's mansion as union propaganda; Adderall as cure for absolute surplus value; witch circles; Seymour Hersh collaborating with Brazzers.
It was a wild ride and maybe our favorite ep yet!
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The U.S. Left & the Future of Capitalism w/ Revolutionary Left RadioThe Antifada add
Brett from Revolutionary Left Radio and The Guillotine joins The Antifada in a special collaborative episode to discuss the current state of the US left and the future of global capitalism!
We had a blast talking with our new friend and comrade. If you dig the unabashedly anti-capitalist Antifada, you'll be sure to enjoy Brett's open-minded (but critical and uncompromising) discussions on politics, economics and culture. We hope this is the first of two, three, many cooperative endeavors with RevLeft!
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Outro music: Slow Down Ghandi by Sage Francis
Episode 11, part 2: The Left's Identity Crisis w/Justin Charles (Teaser)The Antifada add
We finish out our discussion on race, identity politics, organizing, and DSA. Then the crew punches left by dragging on socialist thinker Elon Musk.
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Episode 11, part 1: The Left's Identity Crisis w/Justin CharlesThe Antifada add
In part one of a monster episode, we sit down with Justin Charles of North Brooklyn DSA and the AfroSocialists and Socialists of Color Caucus.
Sean is scarred by a perilous bus journey. Rachel Maddow and the libs freak out about potential peace (oh no!) on the Korean Peninsula. Democrats 'Russia Russia Russia' themselves into becoming the NatSec party. Who cares if 81% of South Koreans want an end to the war? (Not the lamestream media!)
Super deep dive: where does 'identity politics' come from? Does the left foster conflict between racial groups as per weeping moron Jordan Peterson, or is 'race' a historically constructed category with no basis in biology? Jamie explains the Marxist concept of 'real abstraction'.
Justin on how the term 'identity politics' was created by the black, lesbian Marxists of the Combahee River Collective in 1977. The gang then traces — with help from Adolph Reed and the Fields sisters — how this radical conception was watered down into neoliberal diversity capitalism.
How does the left avoid 'bad' idpol? What structures should socialist organizations put in place to ensure that racialized and gendered domination is not reproduced within our movement? Is the AfroSocialist and Socialists of Color Caucus a bourgeois radlib beachhead destined to undermine the Democratic Socialists of America? (Spoiler alert: nah.)
Part two will further the conversation by addressing critiques of the caucus before it degenerates into dragging on Elon Musk's utopian anarchist turn.
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Reed articles referenced:
"The Underside of Power" - Algiers
Episode 10: Patron Q&A #1 (Teaser)The Antifada add
On this special premium episode of the Antifada, we take a bunch of questions from our Patreon subscribers. Is it better to forward left politics through the lens of material self-interest or notions of collectivity? What's the best first wave goth band? Which was our favorite revolutionary movement? What's the political economy of the "Handmaid's Tale"? What reformist policy is the best "tip of the spear" towards growing the socialist base? Why the fuck do you call your show The Antifada? Does Maine suck or not?
All is revealed within, so if you're not a subscriber sign up today and hear us blab on about how much of a hack Jim Morrison was and how Toussaint L'Ouverture was the best bourgeois revolutionary QED. Outro: “We Hunger” - Azar Swan
Episode 9.5: Kill All NormsThe Antifada add
The AF crew takes on Jonathan Chait's recent word turd: the things he's wrong about re: "the radical left," as well as the things he's right about but which are actually fine. We discuss the latest labor uprisings in France and the ridiculous choice of Nazi lady vs. neoliberal POS...which leads to a spirited game of "fuck, marry, kill" complete with Justin Trudeau conspiracy theory. Finally we talk about the Dead Kennedys and Jello Biafra for some reason.
Sorry for the poor sound quality and delayed release schedule. We were planning to add onto the episode but our new set-up sounds more DIY than we'd like it to, so...yeah.
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Intro: original theme by Jamie Ingalls
Outro: California Uber Alles - Dead Kennedys
Episode Nine: Violence - Humans in Dark Times w/ Natasha LennardThe Antifada add
Our friend and comrade Natasha Lennard joins us for a discussion themed around her forthcoming book with Brad Evans, "Violence: Humans in Dark Times."
Tash's thoughts on the royal wedding. The US media's problematic framing of the most recent killings in Gaza. Angela Davis on the violence of the status quo. The uncounted millions who've met premature deaths due to the predations of capitalism. The connection between racist police murders, private property and the capitalist state. Why simply reforming the police and prison system is not enough. What kind of violence should the left be willing to entertain in service of social change?
The depressing facts of social reproduction and the revolutionary possibilities of love. Are you a bad anarchist if you don't fuck everyone? The Antifada's first on-air marriage proposal!
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Intro music: original theme by Jamie Ingalls
End music: The Exploited - Sex and Violence
Episode Eight: The University & Its Malcontents w/ Anonymous New School StudentThe Antifada add
Jamie, Sean and Andy take a field trip to the occupied New School to interview "K," an anonymous student, about New School students' latest direct action in solidarity with cafeteria workers (repped by UNITE HERE Local 100) and grad students (SENS-UAW).
Later, back at the ranch, the gang contextualizes this occupation with some history of the modern university: its roots, its social function, and how it has developed as a site of struggle. What happened in the '70s and '80s that made college so expensive, yet also so necessary? The through-lines from the student occupations of the 1960s to Occupy Wall Street to the Bernie Sanders campaign. Sean and Andy reminisce about their own college years and reveal how they met.
Sorry for the poor sound quality, it was our first time recording outside the studio!
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Intro music: original theme by Jamie Ingalls
Interstitial music: World/Inferno Friendship Society - Fiend in Wien
End music: Idles - Mother
Real Tankie Hours: The Immortal Science of Incel Thought (Teaser)The Antifada add
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Episode Seven: Virginity in Theory and Practice w/ Andrew CallawayThe Antifada add
Our guest canceled so Jamie picked up a rando at the DSA convention to fill in. Thanks for being such a good sport, rando!
Jamie and the rando — whose name, it turns out, is Andrew Callaway — recap a bit of what went down at the convention, including a "turn-to-industry" proposal and a spicy debate around Bernie 2020.
The gang tackles the van attack in Toronto, the "incel rebellion" and why dudes who can't get laid and complain about it online are a kind of hate group. The political economy of angry young misogynists and what to do with them. How to keep those on the fence from turning into Pepes? Jamie's personal story of educating someone. The impact of technology on sex and dating (Sean shows his age). Why everyone will have better sex under socialism. Some social reproduction and historical materialism talk, because why not?
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If you're in New York, check out the DSA Community Healthcare Fair Jamie helped put together! The panel (featuring m4a activist Tim Faust, Soc Fem WG's Emma Caterine, and State Senate candidate Julia Salazar w/ moderation by Michael Brooks) will be live streamed for those who can't make it.
Episode Six: Brutalism, Infantilism and #Doom w/ Ross WolfeThe Antifada add
If you thought last episode was arcane, get a load of this shit! We sit down with Ross Wolfe of https://thecharnelhouse.org to venture into the farthest, darkest reaches of left theory... in order to resurrect the nightmares of dead generations within the minds of our listeners.
Ross discusses how Sean nearly came to blows with famous fashy troll Kantbot at a Verso Books party. Jamie informs Sean that she thought he was a violent horror man when they first dated. We debate the monetary value of a human rib if it's broken within a police riot and subsequent lawsuit.
Crew gets down to discussing the political economy of architecture, the merits of grandiosity in construction and the mercenary optimism of high modernist internationalism. Ross explains the evolution of the #doom meme and origins of Yacht Communism.
Antifada then does another deep dive into 20th century theory and practice in a wide-ranging discussion of anarchism, council communism, Bordiga, bourgeois barbarism and communization. We all end up slightly depressed at the end, but in different and interesting ways.
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Episode Five: Antisocial Democracy w/ Asher Dupuy-SpencerThe Antifada add
In the most cerebral episode yet of The Antifada, Jamie and Sean welcome old friend Asher Dupuy-Spencer of Verso Books into the studio.
The gang talks about Jamie's near death experience at a nazi swimming hole in New Hampshire. We celebrate the memory of all-around feminist icon and totally-not ruling class monster-person Barbara Bush... leading Jamie to use the strongest genital-related epithet in the English language.
Asher presents two articles by Vivek Chibber and Charlie Post that debate the tactics, strategies and horizons of radical struggle. Oh yeah, and the Antifada reveals it's modest proposal for a kinder, gentler gulag.
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This is My Fist! - "Voice from Occupationland"
Episode Four: Liberal Derangement Syndrome w/ Doug Henwood and Liza FeatherstoneThe Antifada add
In The Antifada's HARD LAUNCH episode, Jamie and Sean speak with socialist power couple Doug Henwood and Liza Featherstone about aggression in Syria, the governor's race in New York, and liberal derangement syndrome. Liza does an on-air version of her socialist-feminist advice column in The Nation, "Asking for a Friend."
Jamie almost sells out, but mistakes ice cream for soap so w/e. Sean reminds us that leftists don't make heroes of i-banking cops like James Comey. Doug and Liza talk about how they met and their philosophy on makin' red diaper bbs. Jamie and Liza admit they're only in it for the Bernie bro boyfriends.
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