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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: 21 Aug 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 125 The “Net Zero” and “Sustainability” movements, which no one outside of captured institutions and minds particularly likes or trusts, is advancing to a new initiative, whether we like it or not. That initiative is every bit as bad as it sounds: Degrowth. The idea is that the West has grown too big to be sustainable, so it is time to back off from growth, or to move “beyond growth,” to draw another of their brands. This is little more than the controlled demolition of Western Civilization on an economic level, and

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 125 The “Net Zero” and “Sustainability” movements, which no one outside of captured institutions and minds particularly likes or trusts, is advancing to a new initiative, whether we like it or not. That initiative is every bit as bad as it sounds: Degrowth. The idea is that the West has grown too


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 May 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 118 One of Mao Zedong’s most famous pieces is a short command from 1937 titled “Combat Liberalism.” Contrary to what many conservatives would have us believe, Communism is not the completion of liberalism but one of its mortal enemies, the fruit of a Leftwing, Romantic Reaction to the Enlightenment. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the program offered by the reactionaries who misunderstand both liberalism and Communism holds many of the same grievances against liberalism as Mao did 85 years ago. That’s because post-liberalism is post-liberalism, whether it comes from the Left or the Right. In

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 118 One of Mao Zedong’s most famous pieces is a short command from 1937 titled “Combat Liberalism.” Contrary to what many conservatives would have us believe, Communism is not the completion of liberalism but one of its mortal enemies, the fruit of a Leftwing, Romantic Reaction to the Enlightenment. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 May 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 117 Intersectionality is a Woke standard, but what is it? Where does it come from? The history of the concept isn’t that hard to trace, and where it leads us is back to some of the worst regimes in history. Kim Crenshaw tends to be credited with Intersectionality, but she got it from the radicals in the Combahee River Collective. They put the idea together, in their turn, from the advocacy and activism of Herbert Marcuse. Marcuse was copying Mao, who was completing ideas laid down by Stalin for completing the perfect

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 117 Intersectionality is a Woke standard, but what is it? Where does it come from? The history of the concept isn’t that hard to trace, and where it leads us is back to some of the worst regimes in history. Kim Crenshaw tends to be credited with Intersectionality, but she got it


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