Category: Politics

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Beyond Left and Right: The Identity of Identity Politics

In this video we compare two instances of extreme identity politics - one being the ultimate piece of politically correct legislative drafted in 2015. for the "benefit" of European nations by then elite think tank, the other coming from then fringe Alt Right spokesman's talk given at approximately the same period. We propose that both instances of identity politics rely on congenial principles of identity based on negation where personal dignity of human being is founded on interactions of opposed social groups and not on the intrinsic value of human person.

In plain English: we demonstrate that the same kind of stench usually indicates to same crap, whichever nostril picked it up first, whether left or right.

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Truth Wears a Smirk: On Russian Influence in Alt Media

For the past few years we're witnessing an accelerated advocacy of Russia as a last bastion of freedom, Tradition, "true Left", "true Right", sound business practices and even "tasty organic tomatoes" (Engdahl) - to mention but a few attributes of this noble nation. In this video we'll note how the fun ends when one realizes that these, and many more, attributes in fact contradict themselves.

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The Invisible Empire: Introduction to Alexander Dugin’s “Foundations of Geopolitics”, pt. 1

We commence the analysis of the core political and strategic ideas of Alexander Dugin as laid out in his main work “Foundations of Geopolitics – Geopolitical Future of Russia”, based on a close reading of the text. In this segment we explain mainly the proverbial foundations or “the principal duality” of Dugin’s megalomaniac eschatology falsely posing as, and today curiously popular, political science stressing the role of geography. This is the first close reading analysis of the foundational neo-Eurasianist text in the English language. Give it a look, we guarantee you won’t like it if you are busy cheering for Russia to defeat the “globalists”. But maybe, if you are displaying some symptoms of Duginitis chronica in its early stages, it could just make you re-think what you’re getting yourself into.

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Swampy Common Ground: When Demagogues Speak Truth to Power

In this video we demonstrate how Trump's "drain the swamp" punch line punched the lights out of two demagogues.

We analyze portions of the interview with Alexander Dugin by Alex Jones and Dugin's on the fly explanation of Trump's "failure" to "drain the swamp". The obvious conclusion is that when you find common ground to be swampy, you're about to lose it quickly. Further, we point out that Dugin is promoting a peculiar kind of Globalism and demonstrate how he manipulates the Western alt media consumers into assimilating his own worldview.

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When the Fringe Goes Marching In: How Anti-Establishment is the Establishment?

In this podcast we delve upon the emerging political archetype of center-fringe relationship, symbolized for many people by the figure of Donald Trump, the "anti-establishment" establishment man. Does  a call for being anti-establishment necessarily mean the nudge to be pro-freedom? Or could it really be a veiled invitation to anti-social society?

The emerging zeitgeist seems to point into an ominous direction of the second option.