Catalyzing transformative civic engagement, generating policy from meta-ideological syntheses, and winning actual elections
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.
Meta-Ideological Riffs: Brent Cooper ~ Left Theory and Critique
We discuss the theology and spirituality of Brent Cooper, ritual, symbology, spirituality, metanoia, living in the paradox, distinguishing resonance from orthodoxy, abstractivism vs front line activism, liminal web critiques and dreams, MIP’s approach to digesting left content, steel manning CRT, paradigms and anomalies, hyperobjects, epistemic justice, “seeing” and abstraction, ideological and dunning Kruger awareness, and legitimate meta perspective, anticapitalist, postcapitalist, teaching left groups meta-theory vs working on own terms, tracking events that don’t get covered, holding meta positions to transcend reductionism, listening as metaphor, Hanzi’s work, misunderstanding theories and controversial thinkers/theories, scaling education infrastructure, diverse conceptions of Bildung, and American Bildung and the military industrial complex.
MIP#15: Can SIMPOL Save the World? ft. John Bunzl & Jaki Scarcello
We discuss the, SIMPOL elevator pitch, SIMPOL in the US, levels/scale SIMPOL could work at, SIMPOL is not about building a new structure, consciousness and time, and the subsidiarity test, challenges with communicating SIMPOL and “seeing” hyperobjects, SIMPOL and evolutionary theory, cooperation, competition, and electoral considerations, 2 policy buckets, scientific/rational persuasion vs trust, cooperation incentives, 2 kinds of trust, SIMPOL, Ukraine, liberal hegemony, cultural sovereignty, spreading the message of SIMPOL.