At the outset of the US's Coronavirus outbreak, I had a fascinating conversation w. writer Vicky Osterweil on the era we live in. We'll release part 1 soon but, due to our present crisis, I'm skipping to Part 2
We look with unflinching personal honesty at our era of cascading environmental, economic, and political crisis. How this has led us to two equally horrific choices, the Ethnonationalist fascism (ala a Trump or Modi) or Neoliberal fascism (in the form of Big Tech and Silicon Valley.)
We must recognize both, reject both, and build something else. Something inclusive, moral and for the benefit of all. Vicky and I discuss how to recognize and reject... but building that third choice, is still undecided and still up to all of us.
For more from Vicky you can find her on Twitter: @Vicky_ACAB
Her writing in Real Life: https://reallifemag.com/contributors/vicky-osterweil
And the essay that spawned our interview can be found here, it's one of my favorite 'takes' on the brutal violence of neoliberalism: https://thenewinquiry.com/liberalism-is-dead/
Beats by Syndrome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpnv_pi97yY