Simone discusses her viral "praxis" video. More irony talk, anti-intellectualism on the left, and the pitfalls of "normie socialism." We conduct a worker's inquiry into Simone's nanny job and her experience with Gen-Z, a group of kind and rational humans we are definitely not afraid of being turned into pelts by. Andy spills the beans about his online chess habit.
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Actress, comedienne and commie organizer [Simone Norman](https://twitter.com/whysimonewhy) (a.k.a. #praxis girl) joins us for a chat. We recap the DSA convention in Atlanta including resolutions on open borders, sex work decrim, and "Bernie or bust," and the manufactured drama that was clap-gate. Plus: [Close The Camps NYC's](http://www.closethecampsnyc.com/) non-violent direct action, white supremacist violence and its connections to capitalism, and the uses and abuses of irony. You know, girl stuff.
Follow Simone at [@whysimonewhy](https://twitter.com/whysimonewhy)
Visit [CloseTheCamps.us](https://closethecamps.us/) to get involved with immigrant justice actions in your area!
Outro music: Lifetime - Irony is for suckers
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On this month's episode of **Vampire Castle**, Leslie and Jamie talk about the TV series about the world's worst vampires, **What We Do in the Shadows**.
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Intro: Intellectual Dark Wave - Vampire Castle
Outro: Norma Tanega - You're Dead
Jake Flores spills more tea than the Sons of Liberty and Sean and Andy tackle the Manson family, parapolitics, Googling MKULTRA, and Quentin Tartufo's new film, Hollywood Dreams
Mostly based on Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the '60s by Tom O'Neil [https://www.littlebrown.com/titles/tom-oneill/chaos/9780316477574/](https://www.littlebrown.com/titles/tom-oneill/chaos/9780316477574/)
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Jamie is joined by Leslie Lee III ([@leslieleeiii](https://twitter.com/leslieleeiii)) from Struggle Session ([@strugglesesh](https://twitter.com/strugglesesh)) to discuss Ari Aster's feel good hit of the summer. They also wax poetic on Tool guys, the golden ratio as applied to Kamala Harris, and the virtues of quitting your job.
Midsommar spoilers, obvi, so don't come crying to us!
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Closing music: Gae Bolg - Gloria
Socialist Ufologist MJ Banias exposes the truth about what's really going on at Area 51 and who the zoomer kyles are that claim they want to raid it. Afterwards he gives us an insider's look at the racism scandal within MUFON, the reactionary and liberatory aspects of paranormal phenomenon, and a hauntological deconstruction via Derrida of how UFOs are like communism.
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A discussion on "Feminism for the 99% a Manifesto" with authors Cinzia Aruzza and Tithi Bhattacharya covering socia reproduction theory, the practical shortcomings of vulgar class reductionism, and Ozy Fest 2019 Buy the book: [https://www.versobooks.com/books/2924-feminism-for-the-99](https://www.versobooks.com/books/2924-feminism-for-the-99) Closing music: Bush Tetras - Stand up and Fight
Andy and Sean do a brocialism with Prank Stallone aka Chris James (@theCJS) joining to talk about screwing with GORKA and other right wing blowhards on the phone for the hahas. Thereafter we meander around a variety of topics including bike protests, RNC 2004 memories, the continuing Jeff Epstein affair, the escalating insanity of the migrant crisis, and the struggle against it.
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1,000 Cylist die-in in Washington Square Park
Coverage of 2004 anti-RNC Critical Mass
For more on how capitalism shaped the desert crossing read:
"Designed to Kill: Border Policy and How it Changed" https://crimethinc.com/2011/05/22/designed-to-kill-border-policy-and-how-to-change-it
Read about No More Death activist Scott Warren's ongoing court case
As always, a great resourced about ongoing resistance at the border:
Jamie and Andy interview three contributors to Commune Magazine's Summer issue. First we talk to Marxish Rock Critic Joshua Clover on Lil Nas X and its transgression of the color line. Then we chat with Michelle O'Brien about the Queer Liberation march for the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, family abolition, and what life will look like on the Queer Commune. Finally we talk to Commune editor Chloe Watlington on climate change, personal tragedy and mourning, and the existential need for communism.
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Proletkult is a monthly semi-premium subseries of the Antifada that covers space, exobiology, the paranormal and parapolitical, futurism and sci-fi. In this episode we talk to Erik Davis on his new book that follows Phillip K. Dick, Terrence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilsons shamanic tightrope walking between science fiction and reality. At the end of the episode Andy reviews each episode of Black Mirror Season 5.
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Intro music: Giorgio Moroder - Racer
Closing music: Devo - Head like a Hole
@prettybadlefty returns to address past controversial statements regarding veganism, anime, cyclists, communism and 'class reductionism'.
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Who better to pummel neoliberal common wisdom than the tribune of the swoletariat, @prettybadlefty?
We speak with Chad Vigorous about his ethnographic studies on white people music, the infuriating/depressing debate about what is or isn't a goddamn CONCENTRATION CAMP, and liberalism's tendency toward rhetorical chicanery rather than actually addressing the issues surrounding class and race in US society.
CONTENT WARNING: electoral politics
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Not that he needs more followers, but @prettybadlefty
Music: Chumbawumba - The Day the Nazi Died
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In the aftermath of Sophie's brutal Twitter ratioing (The Night of the Dirty Legs), Andy decided we should revisit the classic essay "Washing... or Brainwashing" from Crimethinc's in/famous 2000 book Days of War, Nights of Love. We discover that nobles are savage, washing your landlords' blood off your shirt is bourgeois and that deodorant is capitalism negging you.
Mostly we are just sober and dumb and talking about eating human shit.
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Sophie Weiner, night-editor of Splinter News and displaced poster, was back in NYC for a bit. We got her in studio to talk about politics in Australia and other oddities... for example, something good happened in Albany for once! We were also gifted with another lovely morsel of #content from media power couple Bari & Bill Weiss-Maher.
Mostly we had a fun discussion about electronic dance music (kids these days call it 'the raving') and how socialists can organize within the scene while inspiring our politics with the libratory potentials of it. All of this, of course, is anticipation of this week's publication of Sophie and Zoe Beery's new anti-capitalist dance music zine... PLURletariat. Enjoy!
Check out Plurletariat: https://plurletariat.net/
Follow Sophie & Zoe's zine @plurletariat
If you live in the NYC-area you can attend the launch party: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1277798
Note: All proceeds will go to No More Dysphoria whose goal is to help transgender, non binary, and gender non conforming individuals pay for different parts of their transitions: https://nomoredysphoria.com/
Support Chelsea Manning as she resists state repression: https://xychelsea.is/
Doom Mekanik - Muscle by Muscle
Julien Andrea - Sacrifice of Love
Ur fave left logician is back to unpack some recent twitter dustups, the posturing 'rationalism' of Ayn Rand, BreadTube's first menchie in the Paper of Record, and the potentials/perils of deplatforming.
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Ben Burgis, author of 'Give Them an Argument' from Zero Books, stops by the studio to discuss the use and abuse of logic: why we can't cede this terrain to right-wing ghouls; how we can better argue for a better world; and how Karl Marx could be the messiest bitch of the 19th century while remaining logically sound.
Plus, the return of This Week in Musk where we trace the travails of our century's most insufferable ruling class twit. Enjoy!
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Outro: The Orphans - Buy Your Logic
In episode 2 of PROLETKULT Andy, Jamie, and Sean continue to talk with Anna Merlan about her new book: REPUBLIC OF LIES, specifically the chapter about UFO Politics. Jamie and Sean reveal their believer power levels, Andy and Anna propose a theory for the Navy UFO flap, and we talk about the culture of the Mutual UFO Network, strange southwest desert stories, and the Son of the Godhead himself, David Icke.
Bezos vs. Musk feud:
Bezos's O'Neill Colonies:
Musk's Starlink and Starship:
Last Podcast on the Left's series on the Skinwalker Ranch: https://soundcloud.com/lastpodcastontheleft/episode-352-skinwalker-ranch-part-i-the-utah-flap
Republic of Lies:
Follow Anna at @AnneMerlan
And Andy @SpaceProle
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HIGH THEORY is the joint effort of The Antifada & Swampside Chats that tackles the riddle wrapped up in an enigma that is communization.Grant & Lexi visit Jamie, Sean & Andy in studio to interrogate the 2015 George Lucas Special Edition of the 1974 foundational communization text "Eclipse and Re-Emergence of the Communist Movement", aka THE MOON BOOK, by Gilles Dauve and Francois Martin.
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You wanted a denouement? Here's your goddamn denouement.
Matt and Sean finish this extended look into the 1970s by answering the questions: Why did Carterism (spoiler alert!) fall apart over its internal contradictions? Where have the politics of personal virtue taken us? Why was Reagan the man of the hour and why was Clintonism his enduring achievement? How did neoliberalism become the economic consensus and what the hell is happening now that its entire political and economic edifice is collapsing?
All will be revealed herein. The boys may have been tipsy off Tecate, but you'll need to pack that bong for a big old rip as 500 years of *systemic cycles of accumulation* are synthesized to make sense of this current pivotal decade that echoes so much of what happened in the '70s.
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On this episode of Vampire Castle Jamie and Leslie discuss two vampire westerns: Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark and John Carpenter's Vampires.