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 and Matt Pegan discuss their trip to the San Francisco Bay Area over the last Labor Day weekend, their past trips in 2018 (extended segment: 20 minutes in), and how the Bay Area relates to Alt-Urbanism and cultural, aesthetic, societal, and Alt-Center political themes from the show.
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.
Francis’ article Fast Food Fascism & It’s Esoteric Meaning
The “innate fascism” lurking behind crass popular culture
The origins behind the unpop art movement and Neofolk
The Unpop theme of using pop culture imagery to depict transgressive material
How controversial icons can look “cute” next to family friendly imagery of popular culture Shaun Partridge and Partridge Family Temple
Pop culture from the 1960’s through 1980’s
Francis’ critique of Spencer J. Quinn’s review on Counter-Currents about the new Incredibles 2 film
The Alt-Right’s use of making far-right symbols cool, while Fast-food Nationalism uncovers the “hipness” of corporate logos
Making collage art out of outdated pop culture memes and esoteric religion to make something new
The low brow art scene and the art of Ron English, Frank Kozik, Trevor Brown, and Mark Ryden
Musician David Thrussell’s ironic use of Fast Food imagery
Ralph Nader’s wisdom of how you can’t avoid advertisements in daily life
Going beyond memes and irony to create a positive vision
How a new Apocalypse Culture is replacing the Alt-Right
The intersectionality of Homonationalism, Neonationalism, The Alt-Left/Center, and Post Neo-Folk
The artist creating the vision vs. meta-politics
Embracing late capitalist materialism to find eternal peace and “Nirvana”
Meming pop cultural products towards an identitarian end
The CalArts movement
Intro song: Asian Girlfriend
Quotes by Adam Parfrey, Sam Hyde, Chris Corda, James Nulick, and Brandon Adamson who wrote the forward
The book’s cover art by Shelby Criswell
The book as Francis’s manifesto and collection of his essays
Introducing a conceptual “bicultural” world after the fall of globalism and multiculturalism
Future City States
Chinese vs. Japanese Culture
The Alt-Right being stuck in a right wing ghetto and the need to be both left wing and right wing
The Alt Left and it’s key principles of friends, family, and freedom Andrew Yang for President who is proposing a basic income
Rejecting Normie values
The Artist as the natural elite
Avant Garde Art and resurrecting Apocalypse Culture
The Cult of the Extroverts
The Asian feminist fallacy
Queer Culture & Homo-Nationalism
Fashwave Sectarianism vs. Vaporwave Hegemony
Francis’s upcoming performance under the label Phteven Universe on May 5th at the Sound Hole in Philadelphia
Robert Stark and co-host Pilleater talk to Anthony Hamilton. Anthony is a former professor of communication at Capilano University in North Vancouver, Canada. He is co-author, with Brian Tracy, of “Cracking The Success Code”, a best-selling business book on Amazon. He’s also the author of “Mind, Time and Power!” a book which describes the results of his thirty years of research into how our thoughts and feelings shape our lives. Join Anthony’s Inner Circle to receive weekly lessons.
Background in linguistics; linguistics as a cognitive science
The unconscious thought process and how to better utilize it
The Functional MRI Neuroplasticity; the science of changing the mind
The Law of Attraction
Mental Time Travel
Dealing with past traumas, fears, and negative thoughts
Goal setting and successfully utilizing future memory
Meditation and mindfulness
Robert Stark and Pilleater talk to returning guest Count Fosco. Count Fosco has a background in the film industry in Canada.
Count Fosco’s background in the Canadian Film Industry
The economic mechanisms for funding the arts
Conservative opposition to funding the arts Robert Stark’s debate with Joseph Dobrian on funding the arts
The cultural left’s influence on grants favoring politically correct demographic groups
Where the free market falls short and the importance of having an economic safety net for artist
Being an artist as a luxury for the rich and the importance of having the right connections and patrons
The fallacy that the best artist are rewarded economically(ex. Van Gogh)
Preferred relative guidelines for artistic funding and support for relative artistic freedom
How grants work for the film industry in Canada Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hour Rule’ and how it applies to the arts
Should art serve a purpose for society?
Censorship in the Art World
The debate about what is art and what is pornography and the concept of “degenerate art”
Creating new artistic sub-cultures
Low Brow Pop Surrealism
Surrealism from Dali to David Lynch Robert Stark and Brandon Adamson’s Art
The animated series Braceface staring Alicia Silverstone