Category Archives: social capital

Robert Stark interviews Rich Houck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Rich Houck about urbanism, aesthetics, and the need for social capital. Rich is a recent law school grad and you can check out his blog on Patreon and his Twitter account.

Topics:

Rich’s interest in photography
Rich’s patronage of independent artists
Interest in both traditional and Retro-Futurist aesthetics
Neon nationalism: reclaiming the future we should have had
80s nostalgia: the 80s as a going away party
The Last Mall Rat OR The Decline and Transformation of The American Mall
The importance of communal spaces, whether it’s Interior Urbanism or a traditional village space
How urban planning models and density relate to social cohesion
Does Diversity Create Distrust?
Crime prevention through environmental design and A New Way of Understanding ‘Eyes on the Street‘ 
Impression of San Francisco, how it could have been an American Paris with a uniquely American European aesthetic
The spring COVID-19 took from me
How the pandemic is exposing a wide range of problems from open borders to factory farming
Robert’s novel Journey to Vapor Island’s lesson about taking the best from all sides
Symbolism of the Neon-Raccoon

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Catching up with Matt Pegan in Quarantine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Pegan returns to talk with Robert Stark about the social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and some of their upcoming projects. Follow Matt’s new account on Twitter.

Topics:

Why Matt decided to go under his real name
The new Weird Right cultural scene, with more freedom to be creative without guilt by association, and cross pollination with the Dirtbag Left
The TFW NO GF documentary
The impact of the pandemic on mental health
How the quarantine proves the value of leisure and whether it will spark a cultural renaissance
Transitioning into a new era after a long era of stagnation since the last election
How Covid-19 narratives are creating new political paradigms
How the quarantine vindicates nationalist policies with a safety net
The political impact of States re-opening
The pandemic’s long term impact on social bonds
The economic impact of the pandemic and how inequality will likely get much worse
Robert’s upcoming sequel to his novel Journey to Vapor Island and Matt’s novel Dragon Day(excerpt from Terror House)
Robert and Matt’s LA nostalgia series with David Cole(Part One: Westside Pavilion)
Will public spaces survive the pandemic?


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Robert Stark interviews Naama Kates about Incels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks with investigative journalist, actress, musician, and director Naama Kates about her journey deep inside the incel community. Naama Kates is the host of the podcast Incel. You can follow The Incel Project on Twitter and contact Naama at theincelproject@gmail.com.

Topics:

Naama’s background as an actress including roles on the show NCIS and the movie Stepmom
Directing the horror film Sorceress, the documentary Dutchman Revisited, and producing Chloe
Naama’s Music Videos directed by Princeton Holt from the early 2010s’ Indy Craze
Naama’s personal and political evolution
How Naam’s fascination with incel culture started with a correspondence on Twitter
Why the media narrative about incels is wrong, harmful, and casts dispersion on a group that is already marginalized
How Naama’s journey started out as an open ended question
Misconception that incels are a political movement and have a racial orientation
Incel Lexicology and narratives
Naama’s personal interactions with incels
Disarmed by the humor of the incel forums
Guests on the podcast Incel, including a Christian pastor, a forensic psychologist, a neuro-scientist, and a psychiatrist
Incels as part of a greater trend of social atomization and inequality
#pinkystream – naama kates on hikkikimori
Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages
The limitations of self improvement
Are femcels a thing?
Incel as a brand
Naama’s upcoming podcast, ESC-Hate, featuring dialogue between opposing political sides

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Robert Stark talks to Anatoly Karlin about the Coronavirus Pandemic & Animal Rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Russian Unz Review blogger Anatoly Karlin about the coronavirus pandemic. (Note updates have occurred since recording of show)

Topics:

Anatoly’s initial predictions
Corona & the Cost of Doing Nothing
The success of China’s quarantine and whether it’s sustainable
Trump’s catch 22 on quarantining the pandemic
How the pandemic could restructure global geopolitics
Bernie Sanders Wouldn’t Close The Border To Prevent The Spread Of Wuhan Virus
The need for mandatory sick leave and an emergency UBI
The advantages (car centric suburbia) and disadvantages (no sick leave) of the US over Western Europe
Corona Clusters
Corona cases at AIPAC, CPAC, and NATO
The disproved ethnic specific theory
Will Russia Succumb to Corona-Chan?
Anatoly’s observations from Moscow
The degree to which new infections are originating from Chinese sources
Robin Hanson’s idea of delayed controlled infection
Cucked By Corona: will the the pandemic have a non trivial impact on global fertility?
The Cognitive Chain of Being: A New Approach to Animal Rights
Quantifying suffering and figuring out cost efficient ways to reduce suffering
The populist limitations to ending factory farming
In vitro meat, other meat substitutes, and whether they’ll becomes cost competitive
The US Presidential election, Bernie’s Woke direction, Biden as the quintessential normie, and why Bloomberg would have given America a cyberpunk vibe

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Robert Stark interviews Sam Vaknin about Narcissism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Sam Vaknin about psychological characteristics of narcissism, narcissism’s role in our society, and common misconceptions about narcissism. Sam Vaknin is an Israeli writer, author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited as well as many other books on psychology.

Topics:

Narcissist’s False Self vs. True Self: Soul-snatching
The narcissistic experience as a character in a movie
Narcissism as a religion
How the Narcissist’s sense of self worth often fluctuates
Narcissistic Supply: Narcissist’s Drug
Narcissist or Psychopath? What Are the Differences?
Unlike the psychopath, narcissists are pro-social and heavily dependent upon others
Narcissism’s impact on intimacy and relationships
The Narcissist and the Sense of Humor
Narcissism’s rise in modern society as an evolutionary competitive advantage
Healthy personality types as societal constructs rather than clinical objective entities
The effectiveness of Treatment for Narcissism
Narcissistic personality disorder

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Robert Stark interviews Alt-Centrist Jonathan Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Matthew Pegas talk to Jonathan Edwards about the Alt-Center phenomenon and Andrew Yang. Check out Jonathan on Twitter.

Topics:

Background as a Democrat, Bernie Sanders/Jill Stein supporter, and parting ways with the Left due to the focus on identity politics and censorship
Angela Nagle’s book Kill All Normies
Interest in dissident centrism, which has unfortunately not taken off due to polarization
The need for the Alt-Center to become a sustained cultural and intellectual movement
Left Wing solutions to reactionary grievances
The decline in the dissident right’s enthusiasm over Andrew Yang
Yang’s out of the box stances, and his missed opportunity to be the dissident center candidate rather than a standard liberal democrat with a UBI
Why a UBI and automation may remove the incentive and justification for mass immigration
Deepfake technology
Observations as a California native on the State’s income inequality and lack of social cohesion
The Idea of Homonationalism as an alternative to left wing LGBT identity politics
The need for society to support both outsider artist and normative family values
How Woke Capital uses identity politics to distract from economic injustices
Robert’s novel Journey to Vapor Island
The need for grand aesthetic visions in politics
The need to invest in the arts and culture
Importance of environmentalism

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Robert Stark talks to Rachel Haywire about funding the Transgressive Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark, Francis Nally, and Matthew Pegas talk to Rachel Haywire about her proposal to fund the transgressive arts. Rachel Haywire is a candidate for President for the Transhumanist Party.

Topics:

The stifling of creative expression by the gatekeepers
How transgressive arts creates an outlet for alienated people to express themselves
Imperium of the mind, building virtual worlds where one can express their deepest darkest desires
Making art profitable by giving creators access to tools to reach their market
Image control and how people at the top are not giving consumers what they want
Increase the importance of merit and decrease importance of credentialism
How aesthetics are the backbone of civilization
The need to view economic systems as tools to bring about desired social outcomes
How a basic income would create a cultural renaissance
Automate bureaucracy to fund the basic income
How creative endeavours are more immune from automation
Will you let me into the Verso Loft?
Recent Debate Among U.S. Transhumanist Party Presidential Candidates(note show recorded before debate)

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Robert Stark interviews Author Shane Eide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shane Eide blogs at Emerging Hermit and is the author of Artists Go To Hell: Novellas and Stories

Topics:

Artists Go To Hell and theme of celebrities becoming symbols of something they are not
Kafkaesque theme of  waking up in a centralized prison/insane asylum where nobody can give you a straight answer about where you are
Shane’s upcoming book Contours of Nothing, a collection of aphorisms on politics, relationships, art, and religion
Shane’s interest in metaphysical ideas
How psychology drives politics
Shane’s Attempt at Self Description
How being politically homeless and not fitting into a slot is bad for marketing
Tracing the Lineage of a Radical Center
Radical Centrist thinker Gore Vidal
The Alt-Center, Starkianism and the Demystification of Social Capital
Emerging Alt-Center concepts such as Smart Socialism, Aristocratic Radicalism, and Neo-Tribalism
Parody book review of Incel by Corey Ruttner

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Robert Stark talks to Rachel Haywire about her Campaign for President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Rachel Haywire about her campaign for President under the Transhumanist Party. You can register here to vote for her in the Transhumanist primaries. Rachel is a musician, event producer, writer, model, and is currently the CEO of Avant Design, a new agency focused on bringing a unique aesthetic to both tech and media.

Topics:

Trans-humanist policies: neuro engineering, cybernetic implants, and radical life extension
The wealthy gatekeepers in Trans-humanism
Crypto-currency for specialized healthcare
Funding for MDMA and LSD as therapeutic remedies
The political ideology of beyond the center
Thesis on the restraint of mental freedom
Funding for the transgressive arts and giving artists a greater role in the economy
Rachel’s book The New Art Right
National Futurism and creating nations of the mind
An end to imperialistic global trade policies
An end to credentialism
Greater awareness and support for neuro diversity
The deplatforming of political dissidents and center right gate keepers
A UBI of 2k/per month, funded by taxing Woke Capital and an end to overseas intervention and mass incarceration
Releasing a music track about running for President

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Robert Stark talks about Andrew Yang and the Post-Nationalist Future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Matthew Pegas talk about Robert’s Takimag article Andrew Yang and the Post-Nationalist Future

Topics:

Yang’s objective is not to dismantle neo-liberalism but rather create a more humane version of it
Potential for cross pollination between right and left Yang supporters towards a dissident center
Trump’s failed last chance for American nationalism
Future political paradigm of neo-tribalism vs. enforced loyalty to mass society
How a UBI will lead to the formation of neo-tribes
Political campaigns as neuro-tribes
Pursuing one’s group interest as a minority in a Post-American future
How a UBI treats everyone equally, bypasses the middleman, and a step towards smart socialism
Unlike both capitalism and socialism, UBI is the only solution that is viable in an atomized society
How a social safety net combined with freedom of association is the only thing that can hold this nation together
Whether a UBI will solve issues such as declining birthrates and the sex recession
Yang Claims Universal Income Can Curb the Racism of His White Nationalist Fans
The personality of the technocratic engineer vs the lawyer in politics
Yang’s view of politics based on an understanding of psychology and human nature
Yang’s comment predicting anti-Asian violence which was taken out of context by conservatives
Materialist vs. idealist views on the roots of group-group violence
The UBI’s impact on class dynamics and danger of a neo-feudalist technocracy
Rethinking the American dream in terms of alternatives to the suburban home such as an arcology or self contained city
Whether smart socialism and urban renewal need a strong centralized state

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