Robert Stark and Matt Pegas talk to Gio Pennacchietti about aesthetic, cultural, and social trends. Gio Pennacchietti is a social impressionist painter and writer from the “first post-national country” (Canada), Gonzo Philosopher, and failed academic. Check out his YouTube channel GiantArt Productions, Instagram, writings at Substack and WordPress, and Twitter.
Robert Stark talks to Matt Forney about life in Mexico, social and political trends, and upcoming books from Terror House. Matt Forney is an author, journalist and founder of Terror House Press, whose mission is to publish outsider literary fiction, literary nonfiction, and cultural criticism/analysis. You can also follow Terror House publishing on Twitter and Instagram.
Why Matt decided to relocate to Guadalajara, Mexico
The overall quality of life, cost of living, and misconceptions about Mexico
Mexico’s more laxed covid lockdown
Class structure, demographics, and urbanism of Mexico Jalisco as the cultural center of Mexico
The absence of woke culture in Mexico and the Right softening their stance towards Mexico
How the pandemic has exacerbated the worst social trends of the 2010s
Political trends: breakdown in institutional trust, political and economic bifurcation, neoliberalism’s loss of soft power, and transformation of the Democratic Party into a Woke Tea Party
Matt’s reviews of The Pussy by Delicious Tacos and Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert by Richard Power
Upcoming books from Terror House Press: Dragon Day by Matthew Pegas, The Columbine Pilgrim (Audiobook) by Andy Nowicki, and Welcome to Hell by “Bad” Billy Pratt
Robert Stark talks to Hunter Wallace about the Biden Administration, Post Trump Right, and political realignment on class. Hunter Wallace is an Alabama based blogger at Occidental Dissent and describes himself as a Nationalist Moderate Populist.
Robert Stark talks to Dutch Youtuber Faust about Dutch politics, economics, and geo-politics. Faust has an English language political channel, a Dutch language channel Dietse Bazuin, and you can follow him on Twitter. Faust is the publisher of an arts and history magazine that is also called Dietse Bazuin.
Robert Stark talks to Matt Forney about the Caucasus region and trends for the 2020s. Matt Forney is an author, journalist and founder of Terror House Press, whose mission is to publish outsider literary fiction, literary nonfiction, and cultural criticism/analysis. You can also follow Terror House publishing on Twitter and Instagram.
Robert Stark talks to Shankar Singam about the California independence movement. Shankar is executive director of Independent California and is also an author, graphic artist, and musician.
How Shankar started identifying as a Californian rather than American, and how that’s the first step to independence
The Calexit movement groups including Shankar’s Independent California, Yes California, California Freedom Coalition, and the California National Party
How the United States is stunting California’s growth, including loss of tax revenue
Shankar’s upcoming petition, proposing a commission on the potential economic benefits to independence
The legal and constitutional process to independence
How the Calexit movement is much more than a reaction to Trump
The ineptitude of the Democratic establishment, both nationally and in California
Alternative political models including a multi-party parliamentary system and local autonomy
Economic policies including public banking Shankar’s appearance on Tucker Carlson and the context of his comment on the middle class exodus
Shankar’s rebuttal to California’s detractors (ex. worst income inequality)
Foreign models for California to emulate (Canada, Australia, UK, France, and Singapore)
Caleb’s involvement with Occupy Wall Street, the anti-war movement, and socialist politics
Kamala Harris’ record as a prosecutor during the tough on crime era and debate with Tulsi Gabbard
Kamala Harris’ family upbringing and evolution of her personality and moral framework
Kamala Harris as the culmination of a number of trends, including polarization and the distortion of leftwing politics
The significant role that identity politics plays for Kamala Harris They Named Her Kamala: Clinton Staff, Donors Anoint 2020 Candidate
How Kamala Harris could play a similar role that Hillary Clinton played in the Obama administration, pushing a muscular liberal interventionism
Concerns about civil liberty abuses and tech totalitarianism under a Biden/Harris administration Bezos v. Trump: 3 Major Divisions in the US Ruling Class
The degree to which Trump is an impediment to the “Open International System”
The ideological conformity, and destructive and anti-populist philosophy of the New Left
Robert Stark and Matt Pegan discuss the role of economic class and identity politics in regards to the recent protests and civil unrest and whether we can find a nuanced middle ground between polarized extremes. Ryan is based in Calgary, Canada and runs the blog Alternative Left. Follow the Alternative Left on Facebook.