In this podcast we address the problem of "maps of meaning" as an inadequate and dangerous attempt to "make sense" of the world mediated through flow of information. The subject is nothing new for KT, yet Russians were kind enough to provide us with some original examples and incentives to revisit some problems we already discussed at length, such as: limits of human intellectuality, inadequacy of "meaning" as the substitute for "purpose/end", incomprehensibility of evil, nuances of the blanked term "West" that get lost to most Westerners, Russian information offensive, how one evil doesn't justify other evil, etc.
One more of those rare "nicked posts" on Kali Tribune. As KT on occasion provides some insights on history of the war that was an aftermath of break up of Yugoslavia, it is only fitting to provide our readers with some ready references. Therefore we skip "the original content only" rule and introduce this old but still very relevant article by Marko A. Hoare on the subject of Leftist revisionism of "Yugoslavia war". If you ever asked yourself how come far Left ends up supporting people that are as far Right as it gets, here you can find, if not the straight answer, then at least abundant food for thought. Also this is very relevant for the analysis of alt media, because the arguments Hoare brings about against relatively mainstream charlatans like Chomsky, Pilger and Chossudovsky, can easily be reapplied to a plethora of alt media outlets and individuals. This is one history lesson you really shouldn't skip.
Narrative this ... narrative that. Getting kind a tiresome, isn't it? Well, Kali Tribune never tires of pointing out that narratives cannot be true or false, only tiresome or, in certain instances, dangerous. Here we'll prove this point again by dissecting probably the worst to date exposition on war in Yugoslavia (and competition is indeed strong). The author, notably starting from declarative extreme empiricist position, goes on to prove that what he sees as present was also the past. And in the process gets just about everything wrong in unintentionally comical fashion. In conclusion to the brief exposition of what actually happened in the early Nineties in this ill fated region, we point out an ominous tendency of amateur/alternative research to fit itself into quite an Orwellian mold of transforming the past into virtual reality by making it the mirror image of the present. And all of this supposedly based on "stubborn facts".
Btw. you'll also learn a Croatian word for "Boeing". Definitely not to be missed.