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Ben Reynolds – The Coming Revolution: The Death of Capitalism?

November 20, 2019

Ben Reynolds discusses his book The Coming Revolution: Capitalism in the 21st Century.

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Radical advances in automation, robotics, and computer technology have thrown millions out of work and will only continue to do so in the years to come. At the same time, cheap, individually-accessible machines will wrestle for primacy with both advanced, highly-automated factories and sweatshops alike, ultimately eroding the dominance of industrial production. Economic growth is slowing down, and it is not going to speed up again. The pressures fueling today’s global unrest will not go away and are only going to get worse as wages stagnate, solid employment becomes harder to find, and cuts to social benefits continue. Competing radical and reactionary ideologies will clash as political consensus crumbles and the world searches for answers to these challenges.

In its opening decades, the 21st will be a century of war and revolution. By the end of the 21st century, capitalism may be consigned to the history books. Despite the seeming darkness of our era, our future is filled with incredible possibilities. A world of freedom, beauty, and abundance, where poverty and tyranny are merely distant memories for our grandchildren, is possible.

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Thomas Sheridan – Haunted Pasts and Lost Futures Part Two

August 7, 2019

Thomas Sheridan discusses hauntology and cult pop culture of the past. In bis book ‘Ghosts of My Life’, Mark Fisher defined hauntology as “music and culture that draws from and examines a sense of loss of a post war utopian progressive modernist future that was never quite reached.” The 1970s was a decade rich with hauntological themes, many of which stemmed from both the promise and the threat of the post-war world, and later continued to be felt well into the 1980s.

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Thomas Sheridan – Haunted Pasts and Lost Futures Part One

August 4, 2019

Thomas Sheridan discusses hauntology and cult pop culture of the past. In bis book ‘Ghosts of My Life’, Mark Fisher defined hauntology as “music and culture that draws from and examines a sense of loss of a post war utopian progressive modernist future that was never quite reached.” The 1970s was a decade rich with hauntological themes, many of which stemmed from both the promise and the threat of the post-war world, and later continued to be felt well into the 1980s.

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Ian Hughes – Disordered Minds: Politics and Psychopaths

July 1, 2019

Ian Hughes discusses his book ‘Disordered Minds: How Dangerous Personalities Are Destroying Democracy’. Of all the personality disorders recognised by psychiatrists, only three pose a very real danger to society. The influence of psychopaths and those with narcissistic and paranoid personality disorders is seen every day: in bullying in schools and workplaces, in violence against women and children in their homes, in random assault and murder, in international criminal networks, in corporate fraud and corruption, and in decisions made every day by leaders around the world who put their own power ahead of the common good. Their malign influence is also evident in times of war, revolution, and societal breakdown when they are given free reign to express their destructive natures.

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Peter Strother – Who Are We?

May 8, 2019

Peter Strother discusses his book ‘Spiritual Beings or Economic Tools – Just Who Are We?’ In much of the modern world we are trapped in a loop of work, consume, sleep, repeat. Those conscious of this soul-destroying cycle are often even more dejected and disillusioned than those who blindly bow to the demands of consumerist culture, pursuing desires which are not their own, slaves to the opinions of others, and more afraid of the unknown than of hollow, haunted subsistence. Empty and unfulfilled, billions trudge wearily towards a death subconsciously feared but still denied throughout a life deemed to be devoid of either meaning or purpose.

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Frank Joseph – Megalithic Mysteries and Lost Civilizations Part Two

May 1, 2019

Inspired by his book ‘Power Places and the Master Builders of Antiquity’ Frank Joseph discusses some of the mysteries of the megalithic age and legends of lost civilizations. The peoples of the Neolithic era bequeathed us some of the most amazing achievements and profound puzzles in human history. From cryptic stone circles to arcane rituals and rites and a science of the stars we are still struggling to comprehend, ancestors once regarded as ignorant and inferior continue to emerge as remarkably advanced, and arguably much more in tune with their natural surroundings than contemporary civilization.

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Frank Joseph – Megalithic Mysteries and Lost Civilizations Part One

April 26, 2019

Inspired by his book ‘Power Places and the Master Builders of Antiquity’ Frank Joseph discusses some of the mysteries of the megalithic age and legends of lost civilizations. The peoples of the Neolithic era bequeathed us some of the most amazing achievements and profound puzzles in human history. From cryptic stone circles to arcane rituals and rites and a science of the stars we are still struggling to comprehend, ancestors once regarded as ignorant and inferior continue to emerge as remarkably advanced, and arguably much more in tune with their natural surroundings than contemporary civilization.

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Thomas Lombardo – Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future

March 30, 2019

Thomas Lombardo discusses his book ‘Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future’. Science fiction is the most visible and influential contemporary form of futurist thinking and imagination in the modern world. Similar in many ways to the great myths of the past, science fiction is so popular because, in dramatic narrative form, it speaks to the whole person – intellect, imagination, emotion, human values, and the senses – providing fantastical and visionary stories that engage and enlighten us, expanding our consciousness and inspiring our ongoing future evolution.

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Kingsley Dennis – Fragmented Reality and Fear of the Future

February 28, 2019

Kingsley Dennis discusses his book ‘Bardo Times’. As with so many civilizations of the past, we live in a time of crisis. Contemporary culture is caught in a cul-de-sac, a battle zone of competing ideologies and dogmas. Although the human race has a long history of generating millenarian hype and apocalyptic panics, for many people the state we’re in right now really does have an air of gathering gloom and a palpable sense of ‘something’s got to give’ unlike any in the past.

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Jasun Horsley – Sex, Occultism and Social Engineering: Part Three

February 19, 2019

Jasun Horsley discusses his book ‘The Vice of Kings: How Socialism, Occultism, and the Sexual Revolution Engineered a Culture of Abuse’. In today’s post-truth world, we are becoming inundated with fantasy fiction, alternate truth, fake news, and grossly-oversimplified, wildly-exaggerated conspiracy theories in which cryptocratic power structures and shadowy elites rule our fates. But suppose the truth is both stranger than any fiction and more nuanced and disturbing than any theory? Suppose it is not conspiracy but complicity that creates our world?

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