Category Archives: Race Relations

2020 Election Post-Mortem with Hunter Wallace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Hunter Wallace about the 2020 election results and why Donald Trump lost. Hunter Wallace is an Alabama based blogger at Occidental Dissent and describes himself as a Nationalist, Populist, and Centrist. You can follow Hunter on Twitter.

Topics:

Why Hunter was swept up by the Trump phenomenon in 2016 but abstained this election
The stratums of the electorate  including Core Conservatives who set the agenda within the GOP and disaffected Market Skeptic Republicans who were sidelined by Trump
Why Trump lost ground with White voters including the White Working Class
2020 Autopsy: Class Analysis and why Class, Not Race, Explains Trump’s Rust Belt Defeat
Donald Trump Made Real Gains with Asians and Hispanics (ex. Tejano Vote In Texas)
Why dissident energy and higher levels of ethnocentrism are from the Center, not the right
Why The Jared Kushner Strategy and Trump’s brand of Identity Politics failed
Donald Trump’s “Platinum Plan” for Black America
Conservatives Lash Out Against Student Loan Debt Forgiveness
Tucker Carlson Challenges Voter Fraud Narrative
The Post-Trump GOP and why the party needs to move to the center on economics to remain viable

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Robert Stark & Matt Pegan discuss the California Ballot Initiatives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics:

California’s tradition of ballot propositions, the pros and cons of direct democracy, and Christopher Lasch’s The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy
Geographic breakdown of ideology in California (political ideology map)
Proposition 14 on Stem Cell research which is no longer restricted federally (No)
Proposition 15 on taxing commercial real estate at market value which would be good for urbanism (Yes)
Proposition 16 on Affirmative Action which is divisive and a form of austerity (No)
Expanding voting:  Proposition 17 which restores voter rights for felons (Robert Yes, Matt No) and Proposition 18 (No)
Proposition 19 which would exacerbate the Intergenerational Wealth Gap (No)
Proposition 20 which restricts parole (No on one size fits all crime bills)
Proposition 21: concern that rent control could limit the supply of new housing (No)
Proposition 22 on the Gig Economy (No)
Proposition 23 on requiring physicians for dialysis clinics (No)
Proposition 24 which lacks the support from key tech advocacy groups and could be a wolf in sheep’s clothing (No)
Proposition 25: replaces cash bail with risk assessment (Yes)
California congressional elections, True Con Republicans, and notable Democratic candidates including Shahid Buttar running against Pelosi and Yang Democrat David Kim
Robert’s presidential endorsement of Brian Carroll of the American Solidarity Party and Matt’s tepid backing of Trump
Trump’s missed opportunities for another stimulus and to challenge Biden on populist grounds
Why Biden’s return to normalcy is an insult to voters

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Robert Stark interviews Ben Winegard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Ben Winegard about academic freedom, woke culture, the election, and future political trends. Ben Winegard is an assistant professor of psychology at Hillsdale College, and you can read his article at Quillette and follow him on Twitter.

Topics:

How Ben is both anti-woke and anti-Trump, politically homeless, and tepidly backs Biden
The impact of the election outcome on the culture war and civil unrest
Trump admits to “playing down” coronavirus threat in taped Woodward interviews
Trump’s synthetic populism and turn to Supply Side economics with advisor Larry Kudlow
The decline in conservatism and how the GOP can only survive politically if it adopts some form of socialism
The Democrats becoming the party of the urban professional managerial class
Ben’s prediction that the Democrats will push race based rather than class based wealth redistribution
The degree to which woke ideology is accelerating because of Trump
Ben’s preference for colorblind institutions and concern that ethnic fragmentation may be inevitable
Cancel culture in academia and the termination of Ben’s brother Bo from his position in academia
The hereditarian hypothesis
The value of thought experiments in academia to advance ethics
Ben’s love of Capybaras, Otters, and the season autumn

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Robert Stark interviews River Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to River Page about the role of identity politics and class on the left, and the need for political alternatives to the existing left. River Page blogs at Twink Rev and you can follow him on Twitter.

Topics:

River’s religious upbringing, importance of social capital, and
exposure to Marxism

The inaccuracy of liberal stereotypes about the Bible Belt
Why Liberals Hate Poor White Trash
The degree to which social liberalism is a product of plutocratic economics
Marxism on the question of borders and nations
Examples of woke austerity in Eco-capitalism, diversity programs, and high skilled immigration
Kamala Harris and the intersection of elite economic interests with woke identity politics
How the New Left abandoned the working class
Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Platform Capitalism and the False Promise of Self-Liberation
The Woke Resurrection of a Gay Sex Panic

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Robert Stark and David Cole discuss updates on the Gospel of Gibson and the Election

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and David Cole discuss updates on their in-progress documentary the Gospel of Gibson, directed by Robert and produced by David. Check out the Gospel of Gibson on Indiegogo and IMDb and check out David’s articles on Takimag, his Youtube Vodcast, and book the Republican Party Animal .

Topics:

Recap of the background of David’s interview with Hutton Gibson on politics, theology, and the Gibson family
Success of the Indiegogo Fundraiser as an ongoing InDemand project with perks for contributors
The recent rehashing of an antisemitism allegation against Mel Gibson from Winona Ryder
The Woke reaction to Mel Gibson in the new film Force of Nature
How the production delay due to the pandemic creates an opening for Indy Films
Kamala Harris selected as VP nominee: Her focus on identity politics while Wall Street Sighs in Relief
David’s prediction that the class based left would be thrown under the bus in favor of race based identity politics
The futility of arguing that a Democratic victory will embolden civil unrest vs. the reality Trump must defend the status quo
Why Democrats are the real racists is a foolish meme
How the pandemic ruined Trump’s strategy to focus on economic conservatism rather than immigration
David’s advice on where to look for a wife
Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon 2
David’s observations on the civil unrest in LA impacting wealthier areas
Why David thinks the exodus of rich and famous out of LA is over-hyped and that gentrification is here to stay

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Robert Stark talks to Ron Unz about America’s Fall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Ron Unz about how the pandemic exposed America’s deep-seated corruption and how we might witness the nation’s fall. Ron Unz is a theoretical physicist, and editor of the Unz Review, and a past candidate for California Governor in the 90’s and more recently for  US Senate.

Topics:

Recap of Ron’s Top Issues in past California U.S. Senate Race
The Unz Review as a big tent of important, interesting, and controversial opinions from both the left and right
The abysmal handling of the public health crisis
The looting of the treasury by politically connected corporations under the CARES ACT bailout and loan guarantees
How America could lose it’s status as the World’s Reserve currency, which would expose how poor Americans have become
The irrationality of our nation’s leaders provoking a conflict with Russia and China
The end of meritocracy and Culture of Corruption in the US
The iconoclastic cultural revolution as a product of our elite universities
The debt crisis and siphoning off of wealth from our economy
The contrast of America’s inefficiency with China’s handling of the pandemic and infrastructure projects
Woke Capital
Why California has avoided the worst of the civil unrest impacting much of the nation
Tech Censorship: how The Unz Review was banned from Facebook and de-ranked from Google
Ron’s thoughts on the motives for tech censorship

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Robert Stark talks to Guillaume Durocher about the Black Lives Matter Protests in Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to French Unz Review columnist about the Black Lives Matter Protests in Europe and related political and social trends. Follow Guillaume on Twitter.

Topics:

Pro-BLM Demonstrations Sweep Across Europe
Arson investigation at Nantes Cathedral and whether it’s part of a greater wave of Church vandalism
Europe’s advantages in handling civil unrest including a strong social safety net
French President Emmanuel Macron: France will not erase its History
Why Europe is less hysterical in regards to woke culture than the US
Protests as a product of American Cultural Imperialism
Vlaams Belang help restore anti-slavery Monument to the Belgian Pioneers in the Congo
Parallels between the Belgian Congo and modern day pseudo humanitarian justifications for intervention to enrich capitalist interest
Rise in tribal conflicts in Europe(Clashes erupt between Chechen and Arab gangs in France)
French Municipal Elections: Macron Régime Shudders as It Fails to Win in a Single City
Marine Le Pen’s nation focused politics that are neither socially nor economically conservative
Proposals for citizen referendums from the Yellow Vests and French conservative pundit Éric Zemmour
Corona-Depression: Southern Europe Will Never Recover
Political trends in Europe, the fragility of the EU, and why Italy is the country to watch

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Robert Stark talks about the symbolic vs. material causes of our Nation’s political turmoil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark is joined with Matt Pegan to discuss issues relating to Robert’s Unz Review article, The Real Wealth Gap:
The intergenerational wealth gap, the housing crisis, and how “BLM vs. MAGA” poisons the discussion on every issue
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Topics:

The material vs. symbolic factors of our current political turmoil
The material based critique of woke ideology and limitations of a purely material based outlook
Comparing data on the racial wealth gap with the generational wealth gap
Millennials’ screwed economic status, the appeal of Bernie’s campaign, and an overall failure to invest in future generations
More on the motivation of corporate support for woke causes
The iconoclastic nature of neoliberalism to erase history and conceal power
Political symbolism in architecture(ex. statues, skyscrapers, single family homes, and public spaces)
Christopher Lasch’s The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy
Fox News host Lara Logan compares up-zoning to agenda of Antifa
Woke urbanist thought vs. the material benefits of YIMBY polices for millennials
Whether this new generation of urban flight to the suburbs will sustain the power of Woke neoliberalism

 

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Robert Stark talks to Naama Kates about her Podcast ESC-Hate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Matt Pegan talk to Naama Kates about her podcast ESC-Hate, which is sponsored by the initiative Light Upon Light. Naama Kates is a journalist, actress, director, and is also the host of the podcast Incel. Follow ESC-Hate and The Incel Project on Twitter.

Topics:

The show’s premise of dialogue between two people with contrasting viewpoints
The Light Upon Light initiative in contrast with partisan watchdog groups
The conspicuous media bias in coverage of left wing extremism and civil unrest
The show with Andy Ngo and CV Vitolo-Haddad
The upcoming show with Matt Heimbach and Hope Hyder on the George Floyd protests
How cancel culture has gotten worse and makes open discussion impossible
Trump’s handling of the civil unrest and executive order to protect monuments
Civil liberty issues with labeling political movements as terrorist threats(Naama’s interview with Canadian intel specialist Phil Gurski on incels)
The show with Daryl Davis and Jeff Schoep
Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion
Looking at material and social causes of a controversial viewpoint rather than moral condemnation of an ideology
The importance of social capital and having an in-group
Andy Nowicki’s interview of Naama Kates


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Robert Stark talks to Ryan England about Civil Unrest, Class, and Identity Politics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Topics:

Ryan’s Alternative Left project as an alternative to the regressive left
The dogmatic religious like fervor of the woke left vs. the traditional materialist left
Meet the anti-woke left
Ryan’s observations from the mostly peaceful protest in Calgary, Canada
Behind the epidemic of police killings in America: Class, poverty and race with the highest rates among low income men
Practical rather than polarized solutions to police brutality and militarization
Skepticism about whether the power structure will actually downsize the police state
The increased use of private security and potential of a privatized police state
Motives behind exploitative economic elites’ support for race based identity politics
Cornel West: Ta-Nehisi Coates is the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle
How the racial wealth gap is more extreme among the older generation as opposed to the youth
The civil war inside The New York Times
The ramifications of the protests on the presidential election

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