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The Alt-Center, Starkianism and the Demystification of Social Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally Published by Shane Eide on Emerging Hermit

There’s something to be said for those in whom the sign of the times less offers an omen and more flashes across their periphery like a neon sign at an amusement park.

In 2019, the assumed excesses of prefixing an ‘Alt’ to any political fringe is virtually guaranteed to incite misunderstanding, scrutiny and suspicion. In that sense, the Alt-Center is a shameless affair. However, it isn’t shameless merely because of its ideas – which are eclectic – but rather, because of its ultimately strategic knowledge of where it sits within the dissident sphere.

The impending antiquation of older ways of thinking about politics is not for them an indication that some inevitable new path will soon announce itself, for which they will conveniently be the vanguard. Rather, this antiquation is for them an occasion to consider the possibility of creating something wholly new whose expression may unfold in ways as varied as one could imagine.

Journalist, artist, novelist and host of Stark Truth Radio, Robert Stark, has built something of a salon for Alt-Center ideas on his show, where, as of late, one may hear talk of Starkianism – existing in its own corner of Alt-Centrism. Roughly put, Alt-Centrism is where ideas of the dissident right and dissident left meet, and is itself comprised of concepts such as Aesthetic Socialism, Aristocratic Radicalism and Alt-Urbanism.

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Robert Stark talks to Giovanni Dannato about Neuro-Tribalism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giovanni Dannato blogs at Colony of Commodus and is the author of APOSTASY and A Kingdom For the Introvert. Follow Giovanni on Twitter.

Topics:

Formation of neuro-tribes based on personality types
The role of the internet in the formation of neuro-tribes
Tribes that you can self select
Neuro-tribes eventually forming new ethnic groups through assortative mating
Neuro-types impact on political ideology(ex. contrarian vs. conscientious)
Role of social status and how different societies favor certain neuro types
Economic benefit of neo-tribalism in a post scarcity economy with competition over
Over representation of particular neuro types within economic niches
An Alt-Centrist Look At UBI
Multi neuro-tribal society that transcends beyond geographic location
Geographic locations that attract certain neuro types and Maps of the American Nations
How one’s neuro type influences their cultural and aesthetic preferences

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Robert Stark talks to Bay Area Guy about Bullshit Jobs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Bay Area Guy about Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber and his Review of Bullshit Jobs published on Alt of Center.

Topics:

Bay Area Guy’s background in blogging at the defunct Occident Invicta and move to the left economically
David Graeber’s background as a left wing anarchist and involvement with Occupy Wall Street and the anti-globalization protests of the late 90’s
Bullshit Jobs as the culmination of The Managerial Revolution
Neo-feudalistic economy based on extracting wealth and distributing it to underlings who maintain the system
Loyalty to the system more important than productivity or innovation
How the system is held together for political and moral imperatives rather than economic
A leisure economy and subsidies such as a basic income as necessary for innovation
The argument that handouts will make people lazy does not take into account the need for status and feeling useful
The moral imperative that value comes from work
Graeber‘s belief in compensating work that benefits the common good
90’s comedy Office Space as a parody of dehumanizing corporate culture
Despite automation don’t underestimate late capitalism’s ability to create more bullshit jobs
Parallels between conservatives calling the poor entitled and SJWs’ “check your privilege”
Bay Area Guy’s support for Bernie Sanders from the beginning and dissident right’s disappointment with Trump
Kamala Harris’ regressive Neoliberal record of harsh justice for the rabble and impunity for elites

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Robert Stark talks to Francis Nally about “Queer Culture”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Matthew Pegas talk to Francis Nally about his new book Queer Culture: A Transgressive Tradition. An Introduction for The Normie and The Misguided Artist.

Topics:

Culture outside the normative values of society
The “Queer Establishment” vs “Dissident Queer”
Issue of posers and pre-packaged “Queer Identities”
The “Queer Resume”
The need for an artistic elite or Aristocratic Radicalism
Why art is more important than politics
Literary and artistic figures including the Beatniks
New political movements forming on aesthetic impulses
Right-wing outsiders who defend the normative values
Capitalism co-opting “Queer Culture”
The benefits of a basic income
The Cult of the Extrovert
Francis’ Lexicon

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Robert Stark talks about Aesthetic Socialism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark discusses his essay Aristocratic Aesthetic Socialism with Matthew Pegas and Giovanni Dannato.

Topics:

A political ideology based on aesthetic principles
The role that aesthetics plays in shaping social and economic hierarchies
The role that capitalism plays in aesthetic innovation
The problem of markets catering to the lowest common denominator
How poor urban planning models lead to a lack of social cohesion
How architectural innovation in theme parks and resorts create a sense of escapism
How Smart Socialism can address these issues
The need to subsidize artistic endeavors that are not profitable in the short term but pay off long term
The impact that making aesthetics more accessible would have on economics and class
Creating a new aesthetic elite
How these issues relate to demographic trends
Roger Blackstone: The Politics of Aesthetics
Neonationalism

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Robert Stark talks about the role of Slave Morality in Social Hierarchies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Matthew Pegas discuss the origins of slave morality and secular slave morality’s role in society.

Topics:

Nietzsche’s concept of slave vs. master morality
Nietzsche’s view of Christianity as a slave morality
Morality as a mechanism for the elites to control the masses
Modern society as slave morality without the positive attributes of Christianity
Influences of Christianity on secular moral codes
How a moralistic outlook can stand in the way of analyzing human nature
The Prosperity Gospel and the view that everyone deserves their state in society
Moral capital and the legitimacy of hierarchies
In group vs. Out group morality
Political correctness as a secular religion
The concept of bourgeois morality
Secular sexual mores
Rise in nihilism as a wrecking ball to slave morality
Whether slave morality is an inevitable facet of society

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Robert Stark talks to Ashley Messinger about Restructuring Education in Self Contained Cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to ASHLEY MESSINGER about restructuring education to adapt to future social, economic, and urban trends. Ashley is based in the UK and writes for AltLeft.com. You can also find Ashley on Twitter.

Topics:

Ashley’s article Educational Formality and Its Abundance
How education is primarily about job-market signalling, hence the phenomenon of credential inflation
Education as a form of day care
How Geniuses tend to be self-taught
The problem of age segregation
Free-range parenting movement
Education as conditioning for wage slavery and the need for a leisure culture
Education alternatives such as virtual education and apprenticeships
The need for specialization in education and the economy
Ashley’s article The Harmless Psychopaths
Finding niches for different personality traits
The lack of social cohesion caused by our education system, internet culture, demographic change, and suburban sprawl
How self contained cities can address these social ills
Universities campuses as models for self contained cities
The U-Shaped Fertility Trend and Affordable Family Formation in a self contained city

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Robert Stark talks about Incel Sex Therapy with Dr. Susan Block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert Stark and Matthew Pegas discuss their documentary Incel Sex Therapy with Dr. Susan Block (Cunilingquality).

Topics:

Susan Block’s background in media and work as a sex therapist
Susan Block’s article Incel Therapy, Bonobo-Style
The Bonobo Way
Support for legalization and subsidization of prostitution
The incel phenomenon and online subculture
Sexual frustration as a cause for conflict throughout history
Factors including social isolation
The anti intellectual faux moral outrage from the mainstream media
Double standards about masculinity and gender roles
Begging for Sex: Gender Equality from the Other Side 
Whether sexual libertinism can exist in small cohesive communities
The experience at Susan Block’s Bonoboville
The concept of Cunnilingquality(between incels and high status women)

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Robert Stark talks about the origins of Sexual Paraphilias

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Matthew Pegas discuss the psycho-social origins of sexual fetishes and paraphilias. If you’re one to enjoy particular fetishes you can to your hearts content.

Topics:

The concepts of law, social codes, morality, and natural law
The moralistic tendency to view human nature as good when in fact it’s untamed state is grotesque
The Marquis de Sade, and how he had a more accurate understanding of human nature than the 60’s “Free Love” movement
Roger Devlin’s Sexual Utopia in Power
The connection between sex and struggles for power, status, conflict, and politics
Untamed erotic energy(Eros) as a force for both creation and destruction
Being disconnected from society and it’s social codes also has the same parallel effects
Chuck Palahniuk’s new book Adjustment Day
The Idea of Homonationalism
The psychology and power dynamics behind doms, subs, and switches in BDSM
The role that eroticized rage plays in sexual fetishes and fantasies
The power dynamics of cuckoldry
Sexuality being shaped by traumatic events and the attempt to gain something you lost
The Lolita Syndrome and Michael Jackson’s Peter Pan Syndrome
Ethnic fetishes and preferences
Individual sexual exploration vs. the mass incentivisation of sexual mores

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Aristocratic Aesthetic Socialism

By Robert Stark: Originally Published on Alt of Center

The concept of beauty throughout history has been a force for creation, inspiring mankind to reach the pinnacle of civilization. From men accomplishing great things to win over a lover, the beautiful female as a muse for the artist, religions building great temples and cathedrals to attract worshipers, kings and emperors building monuments to demonstrate their greatness, and businesses using aesthetics in architecture and advertisements to attract more consumers.

In today’s society aesthetics serves primarily as a force to manipulate people to keep them striving and conforming to the liberal capitalist system. Advertisements use aesthetics to create a vision of a product to consume; not just the product itself but an overall aesthetically pleasing scene involving beautiful women, luxurious furnishings, great architecture, natural scenery, and music to create the mood.

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