Episode 75: FRR Destroys Strawmen That Are Ugly To Them

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0:00: Bellamy reports back on going to the PNW and the
possible intersections of Zen Buddhism and anti-civilization anarchist theory

7:37: Bellamy’s take on having been on Anarchy Radio with
John Zerzan; the infuriating persistence of egoist strawmen

20:40: FRR responds to friendly fire from Black and Green
Review with decidedly less friendly fire

27:15: Music: “People II: The Reckoning” by Andrew Jackson
Jihad from People That Can Eat People Are
the Luckiest People in the World

31:20 Response to BAGR continued

40:00 Clarification on what we’ve said about ITS and WR

44:04 As the World Burns: Miami sinking and ominous
predictions for the California drought

51:09 Wingnut Confessional: Everyday manifestations of
authority and work culture in Rydra’s work and leisure

1:00:55: Music: Will Smith’s classic “Miami”, a watershed moment in Hip-Hop history – we miss it as much
as we will miss its namesake!

1:04:14: Wingnut Confessional: Authority

1:15:54: Wingnut Confessional: Authority and Children

1:21:27: FRR Talks, But We Also Listen, After Which We Talk
More: A listener asks what we think of the expression “None of us is free until
we all are free”

1:33:18: Music: “The Only That Governments Have Done” by Ryan
Harvey

1:35:10: Love Me I’m A Liberal: The indefatigable specter of
Democracy

1:38:00: All Cats Are Beautiful: NYPD’s Wikipedia propaganda

1:43:49: Charles Eisenstein on college, boredom, and
anxiety; schools and the inculcation of authority

2:01:50: Arguments, absurd tangents, unfounded proclamations

3 Replies to “Episode 75: FRR Destroys Strawmen That Are Ugly To Them

  1. I’m curious what you both think of the following concepts. I’m not sure who first coined this phrase, idea, or observation, but a friend, quoting his mother, once said that “New technologies become necessities.” Obviously within a competitive statist/capitalist context this is, at least partly, if not completely, true. It also seems to hint at the idea that new technologies introduced into a social arena result in unforeseen consequences. How, if at all, does this change the playing field for anarchists and/or other everyday people beset by struggle against these institutions? Has anyone identified new possibilities for rupture via these changes?

  2. And what of the straw men and all those egalitarian freedom fighters who are seemingly incapable of reaching page 30 of The Ego and His Own? Am I to continue being the “theological” insurrectionist against their divine authority?

    I don’t want them to be silenced. I want them to remain silent and so I walk away and leave nothing to be said.

    “[H]e who in human society takes the benefit of a prerogative sins egotistically against the idea of equality; he who exercises dominion is blamed as an egoist against the idea of liberty, -etc.” (The Ego and His Own, Steven T. Byington translation, 1907. Emphasis mine)

    What exactly do you exercise dominion, over some may say? My life, my liberty, and my world.

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