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Robert Stark talks to Jason Reza Jorjani about Promethean Philosophy














Robert Stark and Francis Nally talk to Jason Reza Jorjani about his essay Towards a Prometheist Platform and the philosophical foundation of Prometheism. Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD is an Iranian-American philosopher, lifelong native New Yorker, and author of numerous books including Prometheism and Prometheus and Atlas, and has an upcoming book out on UFO close encounters. Also check out the recent Stark Truth TV Interview with Jason Reza Jorjani and Jason’s Twitter and Patreon.


Revisiting the Promethean Archetype
Jason’s critique of Romain d’Aspremont’s The Promethean Right
The Promethean take on the prerequisite for free will, infinite creativity, consciousness, and the cosmos
The philosophical basis for science, technology, and the aesthetic arts
The philosophical and political symbolism in architecture
How Prometheism is beyond the left-right-center spectrum with the objective of overcoming the limitations of established social orders
The Task of a Philosopher as revealing the secrets of the universe and the rejection of perennial wisdom
Why Jason is focusing Prometheism on an elite audience (eg. Plato’s guardians as the Promethean class) and why he rejects populism in all forms

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Robert Stark talks to Jason Reza Jorjani about Prometheism












Robert Stark talks to Jason Reza Jorjani about his new book Prometheism. Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD is an Iranian-American philosopher, lifelong native New Yorker, and author of numerous books including Prometheus and Atlas. Also check out his Twitter and Patreon.


The Prometheist Manifesto: a new political, spiritual, and techno-scientific movement
Prometheus as the enlightener of mankind in Greek mythology
Promethean archetype in the Zoroastrian deity Ahura Mazda
Prometheism’s  Retro-futurist rather than traditionalist trajectory
The technological singularity, dystopian scenarios, and limited time frame to ensure these technologies benefit mankind
Jason’s book Lovers of Sophia which deals with scenario of existing elites preventing the singularity through a controlled demolition
CRISPR gene editing, potential benefits, and dangers that it could be used to weed out non-conformity
ParapsychologyPrinceton Engineering Anomalies Research Laboratory program on psychokinesis
Need for a new Promethean elite of creative geniuses and technological innovators
Archeo-futurism as the aesthetic of Prometheism (ex. Art Deco Rockefeller Center and drafts of Hugh Ferriss, Frank Lloyd Wright, Syd Mead, and 70s Iran)
Advocacy of a geo-political constellation of the West, Russia, Iran, India, and Japan under the umbrella of a Promethean ethos
The dangers of toppling the Iranian regime, Trump’s disastrous policies, and how change must come from within

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Jamie Stewart from Xiu Xiu returns to talk about his album Forget & Twin Peaks













Robert Stark, Pilleater, Haarlem Venison, and  filmmaker Richard Wolstencroft talk to musician Jamie Stewart from Xiu Xiu.

Topics include:

Intro: Xiu Xiu – Queen of the Losers 
Xiu Xiu’s album-  FORGET 
The new Twin Peaks and the show’s finale
Xiu Xiu – Plays The Music of Twin Peaks
Performing at a David Lynch exhibit in Australia
The soundtrack of the new Twin Peaks
Richard’s Xiu Xiu story
Influence from 80’s synth; Depeche Mode, Erasure and Jamie’s cover of Erasure
How music in the 21st Century has become stagnant
Music revenue in the internet era and the importance of live performances
Apocalypse Culture; Peter Sotos
The Gay Marriage vote in Australia
Jamie denounces the Alt-Right
Jamie’s hometown LA and how the city has changed
Animal Rights
Jamie as a pessimistic nihilistic hippie
After Jamie leaves Richard discusses his political and cultural views and his films including Pearls before Swine and his upcoming film The Second Coming Volume II
Richard’s Melbourne Underground Film Festival

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Robert Stark and Pilleater discuss Psychosocialism













Robert Stark and co-host Pilleater discuss Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages


Psychologist Erik Erikson’s life and philosophy
The Psychosocial Stages of development
Pilleater’s article Erik Eriksons Psychosocialism an introduction
Martin Heidegger; Who and What is Dasein?
Cultural expectations that one must achieve certain goals by stages in life
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Situational losers vs. genuine losers; “I deserve better?”
Arrested Psychological Development
How Psycho Socialism shapes our political, economic, and cultural system
How won must adapt or win at Psycho Socialism
Psycho Socialism as a political doctrine
How to restructure society to solve these problems; Smart Socialism
Does a High IQ Nearly Guarantee Riches?
Paul Fussell’s A Guide Through the American Status System
Alain de Botton: Status Anxiety
LARPing as a “ Psycho Social” coping mechanism
The Bobo doll experiment
Roger Devlin’s Sexual Utopia In Power
Andy Nowicki’s Memoir Confessions of a Would-Be Wanker

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Robert Stark interviews Jack Ravenwood












Robert Stark and co-host Pilleater talk to Jack Ravenwood. He is the author of Paradise Theater, a collection of short stories centered around the theme of the post-industrial American small city. He is also the main writer at Mean Street Cinema, a website dedicated to films from New York City in the 70’s and 80’s, as well as the co-founder of little ape press. He blogs at Foreigner Thoughts


The setting of the book Paradise Theater in Jack’s home town West Allis, Wisconsin in the 1980’s and early 90’s
The Paradise Theatre movie house which the book was named for and featured on the cover
The Fairview Motors Sign which is featured on the back of the book; Mid-Century Road Signage
The cultural, political, and economic themes in the book
Allis-Chalmers closing in West Allis and the de-industrialization of the Midwest
Ross Perot’s campaign in 1992 against NAFTA, and Trump campaigning on trade issues
Jack’s Unz Review article Trump, JFK, and the Deep State
National Review Writer: Working-Class Communities ‘Deserve To Die
How the best case scenario for the US would be to carve out a niche in high end manufacturing that caters to China’s growing middle class
Jack’s new home Shenzhen, China which is a manufacturing power house, and new mega city built from scratch
Jack’s Mean Street Cinema site, his interest in Vintage New York City, and Robert Stark’s interviews with Thomas Rinaldi about New York Neon and Robert Brenner about his Time Square Tours
Jack’s observations about Hong Kong Neon and how Hong Kong Is Slowly Dimming Its Neon Glow
Jack’s future plan to document Neon in Hong Kong in either a book or blog
The culture of Hong Kong as a bridge between the east and west and it’s “relative autonomy”
Vertical living and how it is the norm for urban China for all classes
High density living isn’t inherently bad but it is necessary to have a high quality of culture to sustain it
Jack Kerouac’s The Town and the City
Conformity in Asian culture; authentic Asian culture vs. SWPL larping
Chinese Philosophy; the Tao Te Ching
The evolution of Western Philosophy; Deconstruction and selective deconstruction
Jean Baudrillard and the simulation

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Robert Stark, Pilleater, & Richard Wolstencroft discuss Ghost in a Shell









Robert Stark, co-host Pilleater, and director Richard Wolstencroft discuss the new film Ghost in a Shell based on the 1995 anime.


How it compares to the original film
The plot and characters
The film’s aesthetics, 1980’s retro-futurism, holograms, and cyberpunk
The synth soundtrack
The Robot Geisha scene
The fictional  futuristic Asian city filmed in Hong Kong
Richard Wolstencroft’s experience in Hong Kong and observations on Asian culture
Comparisons to the films Akira and Blade Runner, and William Gibson’s Neuromancer
The Anime Right
The “white washing” controversy about a White actress playing an Asian role
Scarlet Johansson
Takeshi Kitano
Themes of Trans-humanism and Cybernetics
Ray Kurzweil’s Wildest Prediction: Nanobots Will Plug Our Brains Into the Web
The Philosophy of Mind, ‎Gilbert Ryle’s Ghost in the machine, and Arthur Koestler’s Ghost in the machine
Hubert Dreyfus’s views on artificial intelligence influenced by Martin Heidegger
Political messages in the film
“Ghost in a Shell” as a metaphor for the rootless atomized society where people lack any real identity
Richard’s upcoming film The Second Coming Volume II

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Robert Stark interviews Jason Reza Jorjani








Robert Stark co-host and Pilleater interview Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD. Jason Reza Jorgani is an Iranian-American and native New Yorker of Persian and northern European descent. After receiving his BA and MA at New York University, he completed his doctorate in Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Jorjani currently teaches courses on Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and the history of Iran at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is the author of the book Prometheus and Atlas .


The Indo-European heritage of pre-Islamic Iran, contributions to science and culture, and how Iran was one of the most free and tolerant of the Ancient Civilizations
Zoroastrian Priest Mazdak who redistributed the wealth and broke up the Harems during the Sasanian era, and how his legacy has been co-opted by the left
The cultural and genetic impact of the Arab, Turkish, and Mongol invasions of Iran
How Pre-Islamic Iranian Culture was the basis for the Islamic Golden Age
Rumi Was WhiteSufism as a cryptic religion based on pre-Islamic Iranian values
The Pahlavi dynasty, the misconception that the Pahlavi’s were Neoliberals, but were closer to National Socialist Economics, and how the original Shah Rezā Shāh instituted land reform
The culture of Iran under the Pahlavi Dynasty as a revival Pre-Islamic Iranian culture, while emulating the best aspects of the west
Mohammad Mosaddegh and Oil Nationalization
The Iranian Renaissance Movement, an organization dedicated to bringing about a cultural revolution in Greater Iran on the basis of the pre-Islamic Persian heritage and Indo-European values
The original Arab Shia Islam of Ali vs. the Shia Islam that functioned as a cryptic religion maintaining Iran’s identity
The rejection of the Islamic Regime by the Iranian Youth, and why Jason does not see Islam as having a future in Iran
Those who want an opposition movement in Iran based on Neo-liberal “MTV” values
Parallels between the Islamic conquest of Iran and mass migrations into Europe, and the importance of an alliance between Iranian and European Nationalist
Jason’s speech at NPI where he criticized those on the dissident right who are sympathetic to Islam
Jason’s response to the argument that Shia Islam serves as a counter balance to Saudi Arabia and radical Sunni Islam
The Iranian Renaissance’s vision of a Greater Iran, including Afghanistan, as well as parts of Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Central Asia
The Syrian civil war, and Syria as the historic crossroads between Greco-Roman and Iranian cultures
Other Iranian peoples including the Kurds and Yazidis
Trump’s Muslim ban, the exception for Saudi Arabia, and Jason’s point that the ban on Iran will force dissidents to fight for change within Iran rather than escaping to the West
The Iranian diaspora Tehrangeles, Iranian American support for Trump, and Iranian Jews
Jason’s book Prometheus and Atlas which was published by Arktos
The Prometheus and Atlas Sculpture at the Rockefeller Center, which is a magnificent pagan temple in the heart of rootless neoliberal New York City
Martin Heidegger and his view that thinking is based on a sense of place
The Archeo-Futurist aesthetic to Trump Tower, and similarities to Ancient Structures such as Tiwanaku in Bolivia, the Babylonian Ziggurat, and the Sphinx in Egypt
The segment in the book Prometheus and Atlas on Anime, the film AkiraNeon Genesis Evangelion, Japan’s reaction to modernity, and Heidegger’s influence on Japan
Jason’s new website

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Robert Stark interviews Paul Gottfried on Dugin & Neoconservatives
















Paul Gottfried recently retired as Professor of Humanities at Elizabethtown College, PA. He is the author of After Liberalism, Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt and The Strange Death of Marxism His most recent book is Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America.

Topics include:

Alexander Dugin and Martin Heidegger
The definition of Liberalism
The Eurasian school of thought
National Review’s Hit Piece on Dugin
How Neoconservatives attack their enemies such as Dugin as Fascist or Nazis
How Neoconservatives are a faction of the left
The Neoconservative View towards Russia
The Cold War and whether it was a mistake
The conflict with Russia in the Ukraine
Why Paleoconservatives tend to dislike Israel
Paul Gottfried’s upcoming book Fascism: The Career of a Concept