Catalyzing transformative civic engagement, generating policy from meta-ideological syntheses, and winning actual elections
Dugin, Liberalism, Whitehead, Steiner, Big Tech, Race, and the Left's Future ft. Matt Segall
We discuss Dugin and the critique of liberalism, Steelmanning Dugin and misconceptions on classical liberalism, liberalism is built on something deeper, holding polarities and extremes, enculturation and Bildung, essentialism vs anti essentialism, Whitehead’s needle threading middle way, ontological divides in the culture wars, R.R Reno’s critique of Popper’s liberalism, Steiner’s social three folding theory, Verumelue’s common good constitutionalism, the dominance of the economic sphere in America, the government can’t fix everything (including racism), can government do something good? diaphanous anti-racism and fallacies of misplaced concreteness, the problems with “whiteness”, universal vs specific programs (reparations debate), A viable path forward for the left/Democrats??, who are the Dems gonna run in 2024??, various nightmare scenarios, designing a perfect political leader, can we have an “us” without a “them?”, hate players instead of games, should government regulate social media?
The Antimeme ft. Layman Pascal & tj Richards
We discuss tj and Antimemetics, define anti memes, Layman’s antimemetic ethical imperative, the antimemetic skillset for depolarization, antimeme as adaptive meme for inoculation, anitmemes, antifragility and complexity, information theory and Shannon entropy, tacit vs explicit knowledge, Hayek, markets, art, aesthetics, spirituality, harnessing the tacit, decentralized in form vs function, Zen Koan as antimeme and meta heuristics, Antimemetics and left/right polarities, epistemic injustice, shamanism, entropy and scale, entropy and information are coupled, requisite variety, codification and abstraction, criticisms of MIP (no constraints), mutually exclusive memes as antimeme, various structures of feeling, a quote from Foucault, antimeme as constraint, and the antimeme as black hole and Mark Fisher’s capitalism realism.
Game Theory, Coordination, and Collective Action ft. Samuel Ludford
We explore, the enigmatic Sam Ludford, Sam’s goals for his writing, structure, agency and optimism, critical consciousness, humanist empowerment and structural victimhood, Jordan Peterson vs Zizek and dissolving the father function, the meta crisis and collective action failures, everyone hates liberalism, diversification and hyper normal stimuli, incentive structures of platforms, decision theory and collective action issues, the limitations of developmental theory (kinetic metaphor), normal vs common knowledge, the advantages of the right in the internet age, Austrian economics and market mechanism, social vs economic coordination, trust and coordination, reductive collectivism, sibling bonds, Wittgenstein and the rule paradox, Hegel and the paradoxical benefits of natural norms/mutual recognition, Marxist fetishism, left epistemology, right ontology and Kant’s ethics and Nash equilibrium
Islam, Hyperobjects, and Reviving Traditions ft. Jared Morningstar
We discuss How I connected with Jared (ft. Jordan Peterson), what is “ideological” and what is not, Jared’s diplomatic disposition, Jared’s ideological promiscuity, exploring traditional conservatism, make virtue great again, dialogue and virtue, white supremacist archetypes, returning to ontology, hyperobjects, Roy Bhaskar’s critical realism and Demi-realities, inter-religious discourse, Sam Harris’s critique of Islam, and separating culture from content.
Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Philosophical Roots of the Far-Right ft. Layman Pascal
We discuss - why Layman likes Nietzsche, Layman steel man’s Nietzsche the Nazi, How Nietzsche’s work can fork in opposing directions, Ronald Beiner’s book on Nietzsche and Heidegger, pre trans fallacies, the systems of modernity, hierarchies, spirituality, power, critiques of culture, different types of difference, values, Nietzsche and religion book, Heidegger beyond the pale?, differing definitions of Fascism, Dugin and the “Volk”, spiritual decay and what to re-root into, fractal “we-ness”, Layman’s quantum sense of “we-ness”, Layman’s identification as a woman, group identity and collective action, identity, reification and mystery of being, collective identity development, question of nation-states and polarization.
MIP#16: Regenerative Community Building ft. Ashley Colby
We discuss the Rhizoma field school, regenerative methodologies, larger paradigms of social change, small scale initiatives, unintended consequences, dual process theory, addressing macro scale issues, global trade futures, positive impacts of protectionism and localism, Ideology vs material interests, changing circumstances, community design principles (oblique approach), alienation inspiring self production, embodied experience, getting the framing right, action vs theory, holistic invisible hand, problem with subsidies, outcompeting industrial ag, and making farming fun again.