Vaporfornia by Robert Stark: Reviews, Promos, & Podcasts

Vaporfornia is available for purchase on Lulu publishing.

Reviews:
Matt Pegas’ book review: Vaporfornia
RJ Smith: Dissident Reviews #6: Vaporfornia by Robert Stark
Rainer Chlodwig von K: Esoteric Brezhnevism: Commoditizing the Starkian
Pilleater: Max von Mueller meets Lilly Nguyen
a review of Robert Stark’s “Vaporfornia”

Promos:
Addendum to Vaporfornia
Fictional Presidential Debate in Vaporfornia
Roger Blackstone’s Fictional Campaign Promo in Vaporfornia
Vaporfornia: Three Campaign Promos about the Future of the American Dream

Podcasts:
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 409
Robert Stark on His New Novel Vaporfornia

New Write with Matt Pegas & Dan Baltic: Vaporfornication w/ Robert Stark

Journey to Vapor Island by Robert Stark: Reviews & Podcasts

Journey to Vapor Island by Robert Stark is available on Lulu.

Reviews:

Brandon Adamson reviews Journey to Vapor Island
Magical Miserablism: Robert Stark’s Myths of the Near Future by James O’Meara
Ben Arzate reviews Journey to Vapor Island
‘A Vaporwave Literary Genre? from the mind of Robert Stark” BY “Count Fosco”
Roger Blackstone: The Politics of Aesthetics by Ashley Messinger
Reading Robert Stark’s Novel Gave Me Aids by Rainer Chlodwig von K.
Giovanni Dannato Reviews Journey to Vapor Island

Podcasts:

Robert Stark talks about his new novel Journey to Vapor Island
Self Checkout – Review of “Journey to Vapor Island” by Brandon Adamson
Al Stankard aka HAarlem VEnison talks to Robert Stark about Journey to Vapor Island
Robert Stark talks to Ashley Messinger about Roger Blackstone & The Politics of AESTHETICS
Quiet Place Ep 39: Vapor Island Tourist Trap w/ Robert 

Robert Stark talks to Dan Baltic about his debut novel Nutcrankr

Robert Stark and Matt Pegas talk to Dan Baltic about his debut novel Nutcrankr. Dan Baltic is the co-hosts of the literary podcast, New Write, with Matt Pegas. Nutcrankr is available in print and ebook at Terror House publishing.

Topics:
Intro to the protagonist Spencer Grunhauer and the plot
Spencer’s philosophy and his manifest
The psychological process of how one becomes more alienated, unstable, and unhinged
Psycho-sexual motives behind politics and moral panics
Social status, elite overproduction, and out of whack life expectations
Making your own way “pill”
Narratives about online grifters
Bullishness on the future of dissident arts
Terror House’s book reading in Brooklyn, NYC
Creating effecting satire
The literary genre of alienated loners
A homage or modern day reboot of Confederacy of Dunces
Comparisons to Robert’s novel Vaporfornia and Matt’s Dragon Day

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Robert Stark’s Articles & Vanity Features

Substack:
Caruso goes bust in LA: a Radical-Centrist Analysis
A Sober Look at Ukraine War Narratives
A Rightwing Multiculturalist approach to Immigration
Revisiting the Politics and Demographics of Bay Area Enclavism
GOP Populists lack an Institutional Strategy
New US Birth Data vindicates Breeder Selection Theory (Mini-White Baby Boom)
Why California’s Affirmative Action Ban may have harmed White Enrollment
Neon Nationalism or Minimalist Renovations: Which way Western Man?
Politics over Poolside: The Case for Aquaticism
Radically Unconventional Solutions to Inequality (including Universal Orphanhood)
Replacement Theory and The Future of America’s Identity Crisis
Failure of California Democrat’s Economic Agenda creates an opening for the Radical Center
Is California Overpopulated? (Santa Barbara edition)
Elon Musk’s offer of Freedom through benevolent Oligarchy
Can Michael Shellenberger’s Centrism Save California?
Why not Reparations for White Californians too?
LA’s Brentwood School: Ground-Zero for Elite Ethno-Masochism
Could the Ukraine Conflict cause a realignment on Immigration ?
Is this the end of “The End of History” ?
The Intra-NIMBY Politics of the Proposed Santa Monica-Malibu School Split
YIMBY’s Plan to integrate the East Bay’s White Enclave
The Radical Center’s Psychosocial approach to Race Relations
2020 Census: In-Depth Analysis of LA’s Demographic Trends
The prospects for a viable Non-Leftist California Nationalism
Down and Celibate in Beverly Hills (NIMBY Edition)
Left-NIMBYs Mogged by the YIMBY to Alt-Right Pipeline
Matt Yglesias endorses The Great Class Swap
Rightwing Multiculturalism Explained
NIMBY Victory in Santa Barbara’s Mayoral Race
Xenophobia is Woke now?
Are YIMBYism and Enclavism Compatible?
Are NIMBYs and YIMBYs Two Sides of the Same Coin?
Woke Culture as a Minimalist Mall Renovation for America
New California Nationalist Unity Platform
Santa Barbara Mayoral Race puts the Spotlight on longtime NIMBY stronghold
Why the new “Populist” GOP is the worst of both worlds
2020 Census: Speculating The Bay Area’s Demographic Future
NIMBYs: The Real Culprit in California’s “Great Replacement”
Alt-Center Lexicon
Thoughts on Afghan Refugee Resettlement, YIMBYism, and Enclavism
Radical Centrist Guide to the California Gubernatorial Recall
A Proposal for a New Alt-Center: Philosophy & Policy
The Alt-Center Revisited
Cape Independence and shared California values
California NIMBY Cities must pursue Enclave Status or embrace the inevitable YIMBY Future
Amidst Global Crises, US should honor its commitment to Diversity
A Post-American 4th of July in the Bay Area
Endorsement of Louis Marinelli for California Governor
Proposal to reform Property Taxation in California
The Politics of Housing and Property Taxation in California
Calexit and the California Recall
California’s Future of Pan-Enclavism
New Pluralist Vision for California
UBI for California
Hypothetical Political Realignments under Calexit
The Great Class Swap
An Alternative Vision for California

Reviews:
Joakim Andersen: Robert Stark and the Radical Center (in Swedish) English
Doxometrist: Alt-center pill: TL;DR of Robert Stark’s proposal
GiantArt Productions: The Fauvist Vaporwave Interiors of Robert Stark
Shane Eide: The Alt-Center, Starkianism and the Demystification of Social Capital

Unz Review:
The Denmark Plan Versus Right-Wing Multi-Culturalism
Pod-Living vs. the White Picket Fence: A False Dichotomy
You Can’t Take Back America But You Can Join the Tribe
Who Breeds in California
Exploring California’s Political Demographics Based On In-Depth 2020 Election Analysis
White Millennials: America’s Sacrificial Lamb
The Real Wealth Gap: The intergenerational wealth gap, the housing crisis, and how “BLM vs. MAGA” poisons the discussion on every issue

Stark Truth:
Alt-Urbanism: Building a Based Urban Middle Class SWPL Utopia
Alt Urbanism: Retrofitting The Aesthetically Pleasing Suburb
Scarcity of Positional Goods is the basis for Aesthetic Socialism
Aristocratic Aesthetic Socialism

Taki’s Magazine:
Andrew Yang and the Post-Nationalist Future

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Eastern Sierras Photo Album (Mammoth, June Lake, & Whitney Portal)

Album includes the town of Bishop in Owens Valley, June Lake, Minaret Vista, Mammoth Mountain, Horseshoe Lake, McLeod Lake, Lake George, Ski Lodge Urbanism at The Village at Mammoth, Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery, and Whitney Portal, the gateway to Mount Whitney. Photos taken on Labor Day Weekend 2022.

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Where will this Economic Chaos lead to? (With Kevin Lynn)

Robert Stark talks to Kevin Lynn about the dire implications of economic data and trends. Kevin Lynn is executive director of Progressives for Immigration Reform and founder of US Tech Workers. Follow Kevin on Twitter.

Topics:

Examples of gaslighting on the economy,  Redefining the definition of recession and declaration of a “Vibecession
How the economic bullishness and bear rallies in stocks show the degree of disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street
The “Baking” of the Jobs numbers report and inflation data
The beginning of mass Tech layoffs
The super bubble to end all bubbles
Kevin’s article If You Thought the NIMBYs Were Bad – Meet the YIMBYs
Revisiting the pandemic stimulus and how only a fraction of stimulus went directly to the people
Federal Reserve policy, Biden’s “Inflation Reduction” Act,” and vulnerabilities of the dollar
Speculating worst case economic scenarios (deflationary depression, long-term stagflation, real estate crash, and debt crisis)
Geopolitics crisis, supply chains issues, global conflicts and civil unrest
The Fourth Turning theory and Peter Turchin’s method of measuring cycles of crisis
The political implications of the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar a Lago
Kevin’s observations from attending the recent CPAC conference in Texas on the political currents

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Robert Stark talks to Andy Nowicki about his Novella Muze

Robert Stark talks to Andy Nowicki about his new novella, Muze, and Robert’s new surreal dark comedy novel, Vaporfornia. Andy Nowicki is a former English professor and the author of numerous books including The Columbine PilgrimLost Violent SoulsHeart Killer, Beauty and the Least, Under the Nihil, and The Insurrectionist. Check out Muze on Terror House Publishing and Andy’s YouTube channel and writings at his Substack.

Topics:

Revisiting Andy’s earlier work and the genre of the alienated loner
References to incel culture in Muze
Other themes in Muze, including pharmaceuticals, transhumanism, blackmail, and mind control
Writing about depravity from a socially conservative/Catholic perspective
The revival in 00’s conspiracy theories
David Lynch and open ended narratives
Robert’s novel Vaporfornia and its similar themes to Muze
Allegories for degradation
Revisiting Robert’s mocumentary Supply
Matt Pegas’ Dragon Day
The growing dissident literary scene
Andy’s trip to South Africa in 2011
The politics of crisis: acceleration vs. gradual decay

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Robert Stark interviews Anatoly Voronin about Ukraine

Robert Stark talks to Anatoly Voronin about the war in Ukraine, meta-modernism, and cultural trends. Anatoly Voronin is from Kharkiv, Ukraine, has worked as a fashion photographer and makeup artist, and politically identifies as a meta-modernist and post-liberal Centrist. Check out Anatoly’s Substack blog: Golden Heart Motel, and follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

Topics:

War Diary: Live witness account of 2022 Ukrainian-Russian hostilities
The dissident-sphere’s take on the war and pro-Russia biases
Why Anatoly rejects the narrative of Ukraine being used as a pawn of the West
The end of the post-World War II narrative
Why Radical Centrism and Meta-Modernism are the next levels of consciousness
The Americanization of Europe
Why America is fundamentally a rightwing country
The Black-Red-Gold pill
The politics of beauty and why beauty pageants are radically centrist
The Russian film Bespredel (1989 ) about social hierarchies in the Soviet Prison System

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Karlsruhe Germany Photo Album

Photo album of Karlsruhe in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Photos taken on trip to Europe in May of  2018 (Part I: Robert Stark talks about his Trip to EuropePart II: Robert Stark talks about his Trip to Europe). Album includes photos of Karlsruhe City Center, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, Hotel Burghof, Karlsruhe Schloss (Palace),  Schlossgarten, and forest on the outskirts of the City.

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Robert Stark talks to Brandon Adamson about his Mid-Century Modern inspired NFTs

Robert Stark talks to Brandon Adamson about his Mid-Century Modern inspired NFTs (Mid-Century Modern Inspired NFT Collection “Mod Commodities” Launches Exclusively on Proton ($XPR)). Brandon Adamson is a Phoenix-based artist and poet, and the former co-host of the Stark Truth (2015-2017). Check out Brandon’s NFT collection, “Mod Commodities,” at ArtworkDealer, his culture blog Rabbit’s Foot, and follow him on Twitter.

Topics:

Brandon’s initial interest in penny stocks and bitcoin, and the crypto boom and bust cycles
Brandon’s artistic background, interest in mid-century modern to 70s aesthetics, modern art, and malls
Why Brandon shifted from painting to creating NFTs
The process of creating and minting NFTs
Why Brandon uses the blockchain, Proton
Virtual real estate in the metaverse and Decentraland
Brandon’s response to skeptics and his advice to focus on the project and not fret about the booms and busts
Brandon’s bullishness on long-term economic opportunities for artists to be at the forefront with VR
The importance of having a theme and why Brandon thinks Robert should create NFTs for his art and book, Vaporfornia
Political burnout and the rise in alternative cultural scenes

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San Diego Backcountry Photo Album

Album of Eastern San Diego County, includes Borrego Springs, The Slot in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Julian townsite, Lake Henshaw, Pauma Valley, and Palomar Mountain.

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Robert Stark and Matt Pegas try to start a New Religion

Robert Stark and Matt Pegas  tease the notion of a speculative new spiritual movement. This is a simulcast with Matt’s literary podcast, New Write, and a field-recording, conversation on cults, the new age movement, Matt’s Substack article “The Renaissance of the Ritual“, Robert’s novel “Vaporfornia“, California as fertile soil for new religions, occultism, and much more. Recorded on May 1st, 2022, on a trip through the backcountry of San Diego County, near Palomar Mountain, where Crowlian occultist, Wilfred Talbot Smith, erected an Ordo Templi Orientis temple.

Topics:

Background on the “new religion,” started as a half joke in Yosemite
A self-initiatory religion, comparable to Discordianism
Social reasons for the rise in cults
California ‘s spiritual movements: Mike Marinacci’s book California Jesus, Order of Atwa, and the Partridge Family Temple
Syncretic occultism and the esotericism/New Age to fascist pipeline
The right hand vs. left hand path and Jungian shadow work
The occultist ritual, finding structure in chaos, and a metaphysical/esoteric take on self-improvement
Knowing when to surrender and embrace the photosynthesis of the Universe/Light of God
The relationship between spirituality and biology (speculating where atheism and various theologies fit on the Bell Curve meme)
An anti-liberal and anti-blank slatist case for Theosophy
Robert’s article on a psychological inspired approach to solving political and social problems
Aesthetic alchemy (Sigils), and the spiritual, ethereal component to  aesthetics
Bronze Age Pervert as a foundationalist (not a traditionalist), and Mike Ma as an instinctive Christian
Jason Jorjani’s Prometheism 
Why spirituality and reclaiming vitality needs to come before politics

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