A Leftist Scholar on Populism Abandons Foundational Principles of Free Speech and Class
When Populism Meant Collective Strength Against a Rigged System
Vincent joins me for a discussion about grassroots organizing, class based issues in today’s political climate, and his thoughts on moving the conversation past wokeism or anti-wokeism.
Working Class Organizing with Vincent Emanuele
Given all this progress, it’s hard not to believe in the “prosperity presumption,” the belief that the world, as a whole, is getting better. Indeed, techno-utopians who adhere to the prosperity presumption also hold the belief that any form of technological stagnation is antithetical to progress. Some of the biggest technologists fall under this category.
The Progress Paradox: Revisiting Steven Pinker’s Brand of Optimism
Take Nobody’s Word For It: Sophie Watson
Is the World Going Plant-Based? It’s Complicated.
Much of our rituals today do not support personal growth or transformation, instead they serve to confuse and disorient. And in the absence of myths altogether, personal transformation isn’t possible. According to Campbell, “The absence of myth is the absence of psychological transformation.”
On the Loss of Ritual
Some are calling this migration the “beginning of the gold rush," others are comparing Substack to the old Internet, while others are likening it to the early newsletters of the 17th century. In some ways, Substack does harken back to the old blogosphere; it is reminiscent of a former Internet, and elicits a certain sense of nostalgia. As tempting as it is to see this as a step towards building a rich information ecosystem, I fear this mass migration will simply re-organize the establishment class in new ways and create more toll booths on the information highway.
Substack: A Re-Assembling of the Old Media
But that Golden Age of the Internet is long gone.