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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 25 Apr 24

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 89 Our future, if the Woke Marxists prevail, may well be to be made into “digital cattle.” What does that mean? It means that we will be led into a state of dependency, perhaps using a Universal Basic Income, and enter into a remade (distributist) economy based on social credit, which is to say compliance with the state’s agendas for us. To make this system work, both practically and in terms of control mechanisms takes incredible amounts of data. Like cattle who earn their feed by being raised for meat, we will earn our “basic income”

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 89 Our future, if the Woke Marxists prevail, may well be to be made into “digital cattle.” What does that mean? It means that we will be led into a state of dependency, perhaps using a Universal Basic Income, and enter into a remade (distributist) economy based on social credit, which is to say compliance with


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Apr 24

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 88 Compliance can be extracted by tyrants from a population through a straightforward method of creating enmity between segments of the population. First, the population is split into those who comply with the tyrant’s programs and policies and those who do not comply. If there are enough among the compliant, a demonization campaign we should call “hatecraft” is employed to pressure those dragging their feet to comply and to demonize those who refuse compliance. Perhaps no one in history was more skilled at these techniques, the politics of compliance, than Mao Zedong in CCP-controlled China. In this

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 88 Compliance can be extracted by tyrants from a population through a straightforward method of creating enmity between segments of the population. First, the population is split into those who comply with the tyrant’s programs and policies and those who do not comply. If there are enough among the compliant, a demonization campaign we should call


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 Mar 24

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 85 How should we describe the system currently used in China? It’s the CCP, Chinese Communist Party, so it’s obviously a Communist nation, but look at the crazy-rich Asians and the huge corporations there. It’s not Uncle Joe’s Communism, that’s for sure. So, what is it? Whether we want to call it Chinese Communism, Communism 3.0, or Neoliberal Communism, it’s a Communist state that’s operating with a controlled, Potemkin neoliberal “market” economy. In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay spells it out. Join him for a little storytelling with a point! Additional episodes

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 85 How should we describe the system currently used in China? It’s the CCP, Chinese Communist Party, so it’s obviously a Communist nation, but look at the crazy-rich Asians and the huge corporations there. It’s not Uncle Joe’s Communism, that’s for sure. So, what is it? Whether we want to call it Chinese Communism, Communism 3.0,


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Mar 24

“Not to have a correct political orientation is like not having a soul.” -Mao Zedong Mao Zedong took over China with a strategy that will sadly feel unsettlingly familiar to us. Because he was able to mobilize hundreds of millions of people to comply, often enthusiastically, with his catastrophic programs, an adequate name for that strategy would be the politics of compliance. Understanding the basic premises and mechanisms of the politics of compliance is necessary for us today because these same methods are being used maliciously on us, thus require resisting, and because familiarity with these tactics at least partially

“Not to have a correct political orientation is like not having a soul.” -Mao Zedong Mao Zedong took over China with a strategy that will sadly feel unsettlingly familiar to us. Because he was able to mobilize hundreds of millions of people to comply, often enthusiastically, with his catastrophic programs, an adequate name for that strategy would be the politics


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 1 Feb 24

Should the United States split up? The country is more polarized than it ever has been, at least since the Civil War, having divided not so much geographically but culturally and ideologically. The two broad factions in this split are what we might call the “Red Team” (conservatives) and the “Blue Team” (progressives)—the irony in these color designations not being lost on many. Now that things are so divided, might it just be better to go our separate ways as peacefully as possible so we can get on with life? Might it be time for a “National Divorce”? Blue Team

Should the United States split up? The country is more polarized than it ever has been, at least since the Civil War, having divided not so much geographically but culturally and ideologically. The two broad factions in this split are what we might call the “Red Team” (conservatives) and the “Blue Team” (progressives)—the irony in these color designations not being


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

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 122 We are halfway through a plot to seize control of the world. It may seem like a conspiracy theory, but it’s placed awfully prominently, and everywhere, to be such a thing. The United Nations Agenda 2030 is a sweeping program to take control of our entire world. It launched in 2015 with an ambitious “17 Goals to Transform our World” and 169 targets to hit by the year 2030. That was eight years ago, and we can get a sense of how it’s going. Badly. Tyrannically. Farcically. Reading from the Agenda

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 122 We are halfway through a plot to seize control of the world. It may seem like a conspiracy theory, but it’s placed awfully prominently, and everywhere, to be such a thing. The United Nations Agenda 2030 is a sweeping program to take control of our entire world. It launched in 2015


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