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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Dec 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 131 Medical Lysenkoism is the application of ideological, specifically Communist, doctrine to medicine, and it will kill tens of millions, maybe more, if it continues being put into practice. We say “continues being put into practice” here because, unfortunately, it isn’t just hypothetical; it’s well underway. In fact, not only are all the obvious manifestations of Medical Lysenkoism apparent, but also the American Medical Association (among others) have taken up an explicit commitment to Medical Lysenkoism under the brand name “health equity.” In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, host James

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 131 Medical Lysenkoism is the application of ideological, specifically Communist, doctrine to medicine, and it will kill tens of millions, maybe more, if it continues being put into practice. We say “continues being put into practice” here because, unfortunately, it isn’t just hypothetical; it’s well underway. In fact, not only are all


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Oct 23

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 67 Given recent events in the Middle East, in which Woke Marxists throughout the world have indicated their total alignment with Palestine against Israel even in light of atrocities, the idea of “decolonization” is back in the center stage. Academics and activists across the West are not only celebratory of the violence in Israel; they are also mocking the general public for failing to realize that “decolonization” is intrinsically a violent, brutal process. What’s going on here? Where do these ideas come from? The answer is that these ideas come from a postcolonialist named Frantz Fanon,

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 67 Given recent events in the Middle East, in which Woke Marxists throughout the world have indicated their total alignment with Palestine against Israel even in light of atrocities, the idea of “decolonization” is back in the center stage. Academics and activists across the West are not only celebratory of the violence in Israel; they are


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Sep 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 127 Leftism, including Marxism, is operational. It is strategic. It knows what it’s doing and how to do it. It might look crazy, but that’s deliberate. In fact, Leftists proudly publish and disseminate activist guides for their agenda like the book Beautiful Trouble that spell out for anyone how to do “transformative” activism through deliberate and strategic troublemaking. In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, host James Lindsay ties together three activist principles from Beautiful Trouble with a large number of relevant contemporary examples to make clear how Marxist Leftism works and is working in our current

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 127 Leftism, including Marxism, is operational. It is strategic. It knows what it’s doing and how to do it. It might look crazy, but that’s deliberate. In fact, Leftists proudly publish and disseminate activist guides for their agenda like the book Beautiful Trouble that spell out for anyone how to do “transformative” activism through deliberate and


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 17 Aug 23

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 63 What is “degrowth”? Well, that’s simple. It’s not just the newest brand name for the “Net Zero” environmentalist scam; it’s Communism rebranded and newly organized for the 21st century. That is, it is death. It is the fulfillment of Critical Marxist Herbert Marcuse’s vision for a synthetic fusion of capitalism and socialism outlined in One-dimensional Man and An Essay on Liberation (pdf) from the 1960s. In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay breaks down the idea of “degrowth,” sharing from a socialist magazine, an unlikely article in a physics publication, and a new book that claims “Degrowth Communism” is the

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 63 What is “degrowth”? Well, that’s simple. It’s not just the newest brand name for the “Net Zero” environmentalist scam; it’s Communism rebranded and newly organized for the 21st century. That is, it is death. It is the fulfillment of Critical Marxist Herbert Marcuse’s vision for a synthetic fusion of capitalism and socialism outlined in One-dimensional Man and An


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Aug 23

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 62 There is a psychological phenomenon called “reactance” that is triggered when someone is convinced they’re likely to lose liberties and freedoms they currently enjoy. It’s a powerful effect that motivates action and forces people to take a side, usually against the perceived threat to their liberty. Woke manipulators know this and use it frequently. They explain that their enemies, usually members of a free society, are “fascists” who want to “limit the rights” of some vulnerable group. The goal is to trigger activation through reactance to join up in solidarity with the threatened group. You’ll

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 62 There is a psychological phenomenon called “reactance” that is triggered when someone is convinced they’re likely to lose liberties and freedoms they currently enjoy. It’s a powerful effect that motivates action and forces people to take a side, usually against the perceived threat to their liberty. Woke manipulators know this and use it frequently. They


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 24 Jul 23

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 60 Virtually all Woke activism has the goal of nullifying its target (German: aufheben). What that means is putting the target in a position where he has to go along with Woke standards or be unable to productively resist against them. At best, a nullified target is irrelevant to the cause. Nothing they do makes progress because they’re not regarded as a credible source. For instance, maybe they’re “deplorables.” At worst, a nullified target harms the cause against Woke Marxism by resisting it. For example, men who stand up against it are branded toxic and “part of

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 60 Virtually all Woke activism has the goal of nullifying its target (German: aufheben). What that means is putting the target in a position where he has to go along with Woke standards or be unable to productively resist against them. At best, a nullified target is irrelevant to the cause. Nothing they do makes progress because


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Jul 23

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 58 If you are Woke, you are in danger, not from the people you think you need to fight every waking moment of your day but from the people you support. History teaches this. The philosophy you support indicates it. If you succeed, you lose. If your movement fails, unless you make some serious changes, you also lose. That’s not an enviable position to be in. In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay offers you this short open audio letter, hoping you might realize you are on a collision course with History in

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 58 If you are Woke, you are in danger, not from the people you think you need to fight every waking moment of your day but from the people you support. History teaches this. The philosophy you support indicates it. If you succeed, you lose. If your movement fails, unless you make some serious changes, you


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 6 Jul 23

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 56 One of the best things about reading Marxist literature is that they almost always tell you their weaknesses if you pay attention. A huge focus in the literature of Western Marxism has been on the fact that Western societies don’t have Marxist revolutions because they are stable societies. This allows us to develop a kind of guiding light for fighting against Woke Marxism today: stability prevents revolutions. In practice, this means that anywhere we see instability and destabilization, we should work to counter it and create stability, especially economic, social, and psychological stability the Woke Marxists will use

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 56 One of the best things about reading Marxist literature is that they almost always tell you their weaknesses if you pay attention. A huge focus in the literature of Western Marxism has been on the fact that Western societies don’t have Marxist revolutions because they are stable societies. This allows us to develop a kind of guiding


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 17 May 23

OnlySubs Episode 123: You Should Be Reading and Doing is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar Substack YouTube Members I get asked all the time how I come up with so much stuff to say against Woke Marxism. It turns out there’s a pretty simple secret to this, and I want to share it with you. If I’m reading or doing, I have lots to say. If I’m doing less and stop reading, I can’t think of much. You should be reading and taking action if you want to be more effective

OnlySubs Episode 123: You Should Be Reading and Doing is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar Substack YouTube Members I get asked all the time how I come up with so much stuff to say against Woke Marxism. It turns out there’s a pretty simple secret to this, and I want to


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 3 May 23

OnlySubs Episode 121: “I Can’t Do This Anymore” is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar Substack YouTube Members I hear it all the time. “I’m tired; I can’t do this anymore.” I thought it too. I spent most of the last two years thinking it over and over again almost every day, but I was wrong. I’ve always been able to keep taking the fight to Woke Marxism, and I haven’t slowed down. It’s kind of amazing what you’ll discover in yourself if you’re not willing to give in to that little

OnlySubs Episode 121: “I Can’t Do This Anymore” is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar Substack YouTube Members I hear it all the time. “I’m tired; I can’t do this anymore.” I thought it too. I spent most of the last two years thinking it over and over again almost every day,


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