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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 6 Jul 22

OnlySubs Episode 100: Liberalism Won’t Grab the Bat is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot A while back here on the James Lindsay OnlySubs podcast, I did an episode talking about liberalism as an “unstable equilibrium” a broad sociopolitical philosophy. In it, I gave this slightly awkward metaphor about society being like a baseball bat, and liberalism being like balancing the bat upright on the palm of your hand. My point was that you have to move your hand around constantly to keep the bat upright. It’s only a republic if …

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OnlySubs Episode 100: Liberalism Won’t Grab the Bat is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot A while back here on the James Lindsay OnlySubs podcast, I did an episode talking about liberalism as an “unstable equilibrium” a broad sociopolitical philosophy. In it, I gave this slightly awkward metaphor about society …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 Jun 22

OnlySubs Episode 99: Communism, Terrible Idea, Every Species is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot One of the more famous quips about Communism comes from the renowned biologist (entomologist, technically) E.O. Wilson. He said that it was a “great idea, wrong species,” meaning that it’s not suited to human beings and human nature. Wilson studied ants, and he clearly had in mind that the much more hive-like species he dedicated his life to understanding is more suited to Communism. He wasn’t right about that. In fact, he reproduced the key …

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OnlySubs Episode 99: Communism, Terrible Idea, Every Species is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot One of the more famous quips about Communism comes from the renowned biologist (entomologist, technically) E.O. Wilson. He said that it was a “great idea, wrong species,” meaning that it’s not suited to human beings …

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

OnlySubs Episode 98: On the Sovereignty of Logos is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot Sometimes here on the subscribers-only podcast (that’s James Lindsay OnlySubs), I like to get pretty deep and serious on things I’m still kind of thinking through. This is one of those episodes. I want to dive pretty deeply into the idea of why there’s almost no capacity to communicate across the divide between Marxists (Woke, especially, or otherwise) and virtually everyone else, and it comes down to something far deeper than political disagreement. There are …

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OnlySubs Episode 98: On the Sovereignty of Logos is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot Sometimes here on the subscribers-only podcast (that’s James Lindsay OnlySubs), I like to get pretty deep and serious on things I’m still kind of thinking through. This is one of those episodes. I want to …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Jun 22

OnlySubs Episode 97: James, What Can I Do? is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot I have the enormous privilege of getting to travel all across these United States meeting with people and teaching them about the seemingly bizarre things going on in the world today. Invariably at almost every event in almost every city, I get asked, “What can we do?” with all the emphasis either on the “we” or on the “do.” I’ve taken to replying with a bit of a reversal: “I don’t know; what can you …

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OnlySubs Episode 97: James, What Can I Do? is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot I have the enormous privilege of getting to travel all across these United States meeting with people and teaching them about the seemingly bizarre things going on in the world today. Invariably at almost every …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 7 Jun 22

OnlySubs Episode 96: Stop Doomscrolling is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot Stop doomscrolling. Stop. Just stop. It’s not good for you. It’s not helping. It’s not research. It’s not even making you more aware of what’s going on in the world. So stop it! Doomscrolling is a term for fairly obsessively scrolling through social media or search engine results looking for more and more reasons to believe the world is falling apart, and it is worse than useless. It’s not productive or informative. It’s distracting and anti-productive, paralyzing instead …

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OnlySubs Episode 96: Stop Doomscrolling is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot Stop doomscrolling. Stop. Just stop. It’s not good for you. It’s not helping. It’s not research. It’s not even making you more aware of what’s going on in the world. So stop it! Doomscrolling is a term for …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 1 Jun 22

OnlySubs Episode 95: If You’re Laughing, They’re Losing is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot Postmodernity is a funny place. You should laugh. On the other hand, you shouldn’t get mad, bro. Big mad is big losing. So this leads us to some pretty simple advice worth a few minutes consideration: if you’re laughing, they’re losing. This is generally true in the psychological demoralization warfare that we find ourselves in because if you’re laughing, you’re not being demoralized. It’s also great advice for engaging in this war’s battlefront on social media: …

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OnlySubs Episode 95: If You’re Laughing, They’re Losing is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot Postmodernity is a funny place. You should laugh. On the other hand, you shouldn’t get mad, bro. Big mad is big losing. So this leads us to some pretty simple advice worth a few minutes …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 25 May 22

OnlySubs Episode 94: This is Fine is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot We’ve all seen the meme. “This is fine,” with flames all around. The dog sipping its coffee with a dumb smile on its face like its house isn’t on fire. Did you know there’s a name for the phenomenon captured by that meme? It’s called “normalcy bias,” which is a false belief that things are going as they normally do even when they aren’t. And here, then, as we do on James Lindsay OnlySubs, my subscribers-only podcast, …

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OnlySubs Episode 94: This is Fine is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot We’ve all seen the meme. “This is fine,” with flames all around. The dog sipping its coffee with a dumb smile on its face like its house isn’t on fire. Did you know there’s a name for …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 May 22

OnlySubs Episode 93: On the Need for Positivity is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot It’s really easy to get demoralized in today’s circumstances. There’s a lot of bad stuff looming, and a lot of bad stuff has already happened and is already going on. It’s shockingly hard to get any reform or correction to almost all of it. It’s really easy to get lost in negativity, “blackpilled” as people say. Well, if we want to win, we need to get people up off their butts and taking action, and …

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OnlySubs Episode 93: On the Need for Positivity is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot It’s really easy to get demoralized in today’s circumstances. There’s a lot of bad stuff looming, and a lot of bad stuff has already happened and is already going on. It’s shockingly hard to get …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 May 22

OnlySubs Episode 92: Showing Love as a Man is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot I was recently asked how a man is supposed to show love. I thought this was an interesting question worth exploring on this little closed-door podcast because I think stable relationships are necessary to fighting back against the evils of Woke Marxism. Learning to be a strong male figure in a relationship who is capable of loving from that position of strength is, in my view and experience, important to that effort. Join me on …

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OnlySubs Episode 92: Showing Love as a Man is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot I was recently asked how a man is supposed to show love. I thought this was an interesting question worth exploring on this little closed-door podcast because I think stable relationships are necessary to fighting …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 May 22

OnlySubs Episode 91: Don’t Blame Metal for Rust is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot It’s a very popular trope on the reactionary right that Marxism, Communism, Wokeness, or what-have-you in the world of progressive Leftist excesses is the logical endpoint of liberalism. This is, in my opinion, about as insightful as saying that rust is the logical endpoint of metal, and therefore the cause of the corrosion is the metal itself rather than the failure to maintain a good thing that requires maintenance. I think this is important to …

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OnlySubs Episode 91: Don’t Blame Metal for Rust is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot It’s a very popular trope on the reactionary right that Marxism, Communism, Wokeness, or what-have-you in the world of progressive Leftist excesses is the logical endpoint of liberalism. This is, in my opinion, about as …

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