Category Archives: education

Robert Stark talks to Giovanni Dannato about Alt-Center Neo-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:

Scarcity of Social Capital Sustains Institutions
The importance of social capital in determining human desires and the general direction of societies
Dissident Success Requires Cities
The impropriety of suffering the presence of the underclasses in cities that rightfully belong to society’s best cooperators
Suburban Populism Beats Rural Traditionalism In Mass Identity Politics
The shifting of alliances in the Middle East and how ethnic struggles there presage the future of US internal politics
The disintegration of the coalition of the fringes
The Alt-Right disillusionment with Trump
The direction of American politics, especially the development of a true “alt-left” from disillusioned Bernie progressives
The emergence of an Alt-Center
The cultural and Class Divides in dissident politics
The importance of culture and aesthetics
Social Status within Counter-Cultures
Sexual Harassment Hysteria Seriously Undermines the Establishment

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Robert Stark interviews Jayman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark, Joshua Zeidner, and Sam Kevorkian talk to Jayman. Check out Jayman’s Blog and writings at The Unz Review.

Topics:

Steven Pinker’s The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
Arthur Jensen on Human Intelligence
Jayman’s Jamaican heritage
Jayman’s political views; liberal both socially and economically(see: Political Alignment)
Liberalism, HBD, and Solutions
Idiocracy Can Wait?
Jayman’s American Nations Series
Colin Woodard’s book American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
A Tentative Ranking of the Clannishness of the “Founding Fathers
Maps of the American Nations
Demography is Destiny, American Nations Edition
Assortative migration patterns
A Dialect Map of American English
The Donald Trump Phenomenon: The American Nations
The Five Laws of Behavioral Genetics
The ethics of health insurance companies setting rates based on genetic records

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Robert Stark interviews Hank Pellissier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark, Sam Kevorkian, and Joshua Zeidner talk to Futurist writer Hank Pellissier. Hank Pellissier is an advocate of Transhumanism, director of the Brighter Brains Institute, and the former managing director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

Topics:

Hank’s fund-raising for numerous projects in Uganda via the Brighter Brains Institute including clinics and aid to schools and orphanages
A Transhumanist Wants to Feed DIY Soylent to Starving Children
Transhumanist Hank Pellissier on Being an “Atheist Missionary
Trans-humanitarianism
Hank’s book Brighter Brains: 225 ways to elevate or injure IQ
Hank’s book Why is the IQ of Ashkenazi Jews so high?
China’s Meritocracy Vs. Western Democracy
The effects of diet, lifestyle, education, and trauma on IQ
Raising IQ via cybernetics and gene editing
The Basic Income and Hank’s hesitations
Support for Democratic Socialism
Hank’s book Invent Utopia Now, Transhumanist Suggestions for the Pre-Singularity Era
In-vitro meat and “Farmscrapers”
Wilderness and Rain Forest
Sex Robots and Artificial Wombs
Public Nudity

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Robert Stark talks to Giovanni Dannato about the Alt-Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark, co-host Sam Kevorkian, and Joshua Zeidner talk to Giovanni Dannato. Giovanni blogs at Colony of Commodus and is the author of A Kingdom For the Introvert. Follow Giovanni on Twitter.

Topics:

How We Get to an Alt-Center
Combining The Alt-Right and the Alt-Left
How both the Alt-Left and Alt-Right are populist but attack the elements of the establishment most pertinent to their interests
The Alt-Left as an upper middle class reaction to the problem of Elite Overproduction
Smart Socialism
Joshua’s observation on the success of Germany’s specialization based economy
The medium is the message and the information economy
What Explains the Trump-Sanders Crossover Vote?
The cultural divide between the Alt Left SWPL’s and the Alt-Right, and the importance of embracing the creative class
Alt-Right Drift Towards “Leftist” Policies
The Alt-Right Is Green: Not A Pepe Meme
Steve Bannon wants to raise taxes on the very rich
Defining the Alt-Center: Neo-Tribalism
Thoughts On Replacing Traditional Marriage In A Post-Scarcity Society

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Robert Stark interviews Yan Pagh about the Alt Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and co-host Sam Kevorkian talk to Yan Pagh. Yan is based in Denmark and runs the Alt-Center Facebook Group

Topics:

The basic definition of the Alt-Center as rejecting the far left, the far right, and the establishment
The Alt-Center as non-aligned; a new movement that is flexible and evolving
How the left and the right have become merely reactions to one another
The importance of debate and an open exchange of ideas
How political polarization has lead to a rise in censorship
How the Alt-Right and Alt-Left emerged
Top Hats and Champaign: The original alt-centrism
Yan’s observation that the Hippie Culture he grew up with was much more free than today’s left
The immigration debate, the left’s suppression of debate, and the right’s monopoly on the opposition
European immigration restriction parties adopting left and center positions
Naser Khader and his book “Honor and Shame”
Danish Culture

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Robert Stark talks to Giovanni Dannato about The Post Scarcity Economy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and co-host Pilleater talk to Giovanni Dannato. Giovanni blogs at Colony of Commodus and is the author of A Kingdom For the Introvert. Follow Giovanni on Twitter.

Topics:

On A Post Labor Scarcity Economy
On A Basic Guaranteed Living
Some Form of State Capitalism Is the Future
State Capitalism in the Internet Age
Much US Dysfunction Comes From Post-Scarcity Denial
Urban Land Management In A Post Scarcity Economy
The Leisure Economy
NEETs, Lumpenproles, and the Leisure Economy

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Robert Stark interviews Gustavo Semeria about Argentina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Argentine author, businessman, former military officer, lawyer, and Professor of Social Science Gustavo Semeria

Topics:

Gustavo’s Spanish Language book Adiós a la Democracia about the role of Demographics in Democracy
Gustavo’s article for American Renaissance Argentina: A Mirror of Your Future
The early history of Argentina, the Nation’s Golden Age from the late 19th to early 20th Century, and the massive wave of European immigration
Buenos Aires as the Paris of South America and the extravagant architecture of the early 20th Century
The Art Deco Kavanagh buildingGalerías Pacífico, and the Neon lit Lavalle Street
The Anglo-Argentine Tramways Company which built the Nation’s vast railway system and Buenos Aires’s Subway
Argentina’s demographic transformation, starting with internal migration from the North and later mass immigration from neighboring countries
The effects of mass immigration on infrastructure, healthcare, education, and crime
The decline of the Argentine Middle Class and growth in gated communities in the suburbs
Cultural changes; the decline in the Tango and Argentine Rock and popularity of foreign culture such as Cumbia
The parallels between Argentina’s situation and that of the United States
The Kirchners’ open immigration policy and concept of Patria Grande
The new president of Argentina Mauricio Macri
Latin America’s fluctuation between socialism and oligarchy
Juan Perón’s Third Way between Capitalism and Communism


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Robert Stark and Pilleater discuss Psychosocialism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Topics:

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

Topics:

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 interviews Frank H. Buckley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark, co-host Pilleater, and Jeff Crow talk to Frank H. Buckley. He is a Foundation Professor at George Mason University School of Law and former speech writer for Donald Trump Jr. The show is simulcasted on Central Valley Spotlight hosted by Jeff Crow on AM1680 KGED in Fresno, CA.

Topics:

Frank’s book The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America
How the book was written in response to Mitt Romney’s and the GOP’s failure to win over working class voters in 2012
Trump’s success in winning over those voters in the election and pressure from the GOP donor class to abandon economic populism
Growing Inequality, the importance of economic mobility, and how the US lags behind the rest of the developed world
Why Trump should embrace single-payer health care
How most prosperous countries have some degree of single payer and Frank’s observations about his home country Canada’s healthcare system
Jeff Crow’s simulcast starts at 19:30
Frank’s work as a speech writer for Donald Trump and his kids
The role of immigration in income inequality and Frank’s support for a Canadian style merit based system
The decline in K-12 education and importance of school choice
The college scam: how Boomers betrayed Millennials


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