In the third and final podcast we sum up the meaning of Hegelian dialectics and it's analogies to Posthumanism. While Hegelian philosophy, like all philosophy of Modernity, suffers from unbridgeable gap it digs between humanity and the world, posthumanism revels in the abyss it digs between narcissistic individual and everything else, both humanity and the world.
We continue with the second podcast in the series about Hegel and Posthumanism. This time we explore the way Hegel tried to solve the problem of alienation of subject and object, i.e. the alienation of man and reality. The method he applied to accomplish this is what is called Hegelian dialectics. Hegel claims that rift existing between man and the world can be bridged by historical development of consciousness through finite number of intermediary stages resulting in absolute identity of knowledge and being, i.e. absolute knowledge. This idea is something quite analogous to posthumanist's attempt to transcend humanity in absolute power of technology.
Alternate Current Radio has hit the million listeners limit in the last hour of five hours Boiler Room extravaganza. The participants are usual BR suspects: Andy Nowicki, Jay Dyer, Jamie Hanshaw, Randy J, Daniel J. Spaulding, Hesher, Spore and, as the midnight engulfs Far West and dawn lights up the Middle West, yours truly (note to Google bot: Branko Malić as in –ich). This time the faithful Alternate Current Radio Chatroom gang stuck to the end, while independent media luminaries discussed more or less everything, from genesis of SJW phenomena to some 7 a.m., drowsy, ex-Yugoslavia melancholy.
In this nicked post we have Shawn Helton demonstrate dialectical nature of media manipulation. On the one hand we have "dust boy" of Aleppo, on the other we have Western security services protecting terrorists. In Shawn's own words: "A hyper-propagandized war image goes viral in the West, while a preacher implicated in terror plots was ‘protected’ by MI5 – two narratives, both reflecting the ‘humanitarian’ and ‘radicalization’ guises of NATO’s international security syndicate."
As Hegel’s name for some reason pops up every now and then in “alternative” information nodes, there is a need to provide a substantial explanation of who Hegel was and what his dialectics was all about. While popular moniker “Hegelian dialectics” as social engineering is meaningless, there is a sinister side to Hegel’s project of absolute science, which brings him surprisingly close to “transcendent men” of our days: posthumanists.
Idea of ‘nation’ as a political community is not a modern idea. But when it is amended by suffix ‘-ism’ there can be no doubt that we are talking about a post 1789., therefore: a modern term.In this audio essay we’ll talk precisely about this modern philosophical, political and ethical paradigm that shaped our age to a great extent, peaking in it’s influence in mid to late 19. century, mainly through activity of secret societies. For this purpose we’ll analyze the ideas of one of it’s greatest prophets, Italian philosophist, conspirator, activist and, presumably, terrorist Giuseppe Mazzini.
Hollywood is a major factor in forming the consciousness of masses in the West and, consequently, a major tool in a hardware of Globalist geopolitics. Yet, while following the moving image of today, we tend to forget how it developed from the image of yesterday. In this hefty analysis of famous Nineties murder spree thriller "Natural Born Killers", Shawn Helton gives us a reminder of how the phenomena of mass murderers, now replaced by "terror attacks" dominated the consciousness of "doom generation", and provides insight in Oliver Stone's critique of American mass media.
Yours truly makes a disembodied cameo in this tour de force iteration of your favorite show. Jay Dyer, Andy Nowicki, Daniel J. Spaulding, Randy J. hosted by Hesher and Spore discuss wide range of topics as usual. Highlight's are Spore's heroic last stand in defense of her former employer, Clint Eastwood, Jay objectifying, and thus potentially offending, all human beings, yours truly appearing on the show although not really being there and Andy saying "ha" at all the right places. Not to be missed.