Listen now | Evgenia and I talk to our friend Anthony Galluzzo about his views on the politics of technology, degrowth, and the left’s inability to imagine a way of life decoupled from industrial capitalism and consumerism.
Great Interview. Alternative hedonism=Kate Soper=green consumerism. Radical hedonism=abolishment of the work ethic=all activity based on pleasurable intent to the fullest extent possible. Climate chaos+civilizational collapse (CC2)=the demise of capitalism=the end of bullshit jobs=convivial survival with friends.The utopian spirit+enchantment with the marvel of life-in-nature=a future to fight for.
Take the bus or ride the bike to work if you can do it. Feel happy from helping others and enjoying the outdoors, like staring at the stars or resting under a tree, or jumping in a cold river.
This is a good framework for our individual lives if you can manage it but I'm not sure how it translates into building a different movement against capitalism, hyper capitalism, industrialism and consumerism. We need to do it though. I have a kid! I don't want him to grow up in chaos!
Great podcast episode.
I'm guessing he doesn't actually listen to chapo because he claimed they were post left and then segued to talking about some dude I've never heard of. Matt definitely doesn't sound like a post-leftist or whatever libertarians call themselves now, but for all I know maybe felix decided to be a self hating jew after all, I'm not in his head so I wouldn't know.
That probably sounds more sarcastic than I meant, every other day people were calling them nazis for using the word "bitch" or making fun of hillary.
Not gonna lie, I was into this for a bit until the guest gets into covid denialism. Zero covid is a political solution and has nothing to do living life through screens. Selective quarantine has kept literally a billion lives saved. Life is absolutely normal for millions. Oh no some petit bourg pricks can't go wherever they want for two weeks.
"What is a life worth living" one without covid disability. CCP was a giveaway, the soft denialism of covid is part of US foreign policy not just to destabilize china but it's about the dead. They want Chinese deaths.
Great answer from Fidel Castro that I think many who liked this podcast would agree with: https://twitter.com/ItsLulu_7/status/1558518035937255424
When you use the term "left", you're talking about liberals and social democrats, right? Because I have a hard time reconciling people like Doug Henwood, Richard Seymour, Yves Engler, and Jodi Dean as being unable to imagine a way of life decoupled from industrial capitalism and consumerism.