Big Government v Big Business: David McDonagh Replies to Keith Preston 1

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I do not admire Keith Preston or his friend Kevin Carson. They seem to think in utterly unrealistic Romantic terms, such as class. Maybe the main one that I will criticism below is what seemed to be the most used term in the 80 minute talk that Keith Preston gave, a term I have long since loathed viz. pluralism.

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Neither Big Government nor Big Business 1

Keith Preston criticizes the mainstream narratives that promote the myth of big government and big business being antagonists of one another.

Topics include:

The false narratives maintained by liberals and conservatives alike regarding the relationship between State and Capital.

The rise in recent years of popular movements rooted in economic discontent. More…

Radicalizing the Center, Part Two: Reflections on Movement Building 1

Keith Preston continues his discussion of how to bring revolutionary anarchist ideas into the mainstream.

Topics include:

How the prevalence of cultural leftist fanaticism within the anarchist milieu is undermining the growth of the movement and outreach efforts.

Why the state is a unique institution of oppression and why efforts to equate statism with other forms of authoritarianism are misguided.
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Beyond Sectarian Anarchism: Radicalizing the Center 2

Keith Preston reflects on recent violent conflicts within the anarchist milieu and discusses more constructive approaches.

Topics include:

How the variety of hyphenated forms of anarchism will continue to grow as anarchism becomes a more prevalent political ideology.

How the many hyphens within anarchism need not be a source of division but of strength and potential outreach to an ever greater number of constituencies.

The need for leaders and activists to emerge in different anti-state movements who recognize the need for a united revolutionary front against common enemies. More…

The Legacy of the New Left: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 1

Keith Preston offers a critical evaluation of the movement that shaped the cultural life of contemporary Western societies.

Topics include:

The intellectual and political origins of the New Left as a “fourth way” movement beyond capitalism, fascism, and communism.

The convergence of social forces during the 1960s that made the growth of the New Left possible.

The success of the New Left at carrying out a comprehensive cultural revolution in Western civilization.

The failure of the New Left at opposing American imperialism, challenging the hegemony of plutocratic capitalism, and preventing the subsequent growth of police state repression.

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All Nations Party: Interview with Ryan Faulk 4

Keith Preston interviews returning guest Ryan Faulk.

Topics include:

Ryan’s latest project, the All Nations Party, a proposed political meta-party devoted to pan-secessionism.

How such a party might be composed of sub-parties devoted to specific regional, ideological, or identitarian interests and how these might break down into constituent sub-interests of their own.

How cultural conflict prevents the growth of effective opposition to the political class.
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Anarchism in the 21st Century: Towards a New Paradigm 3

The Attack the System radio program returns with host Keith Preston.

In this installment Keith discusses:

-The need for anarchists to reach out to new sources of potential supporters beyond the radical left and the anarchist youth subculture.

-How the ARV/ATS philosophy of anarcho-pluralism continues the traditions of anarchism without adjectives and synthesist anarchism established by classical anarchist luminaries such as Voltairine De Cleyre, the Magon brothers, and Voline. More…

Post-Election Analysis Reply

In this edition of Attack the System, Keith Preston discusses the results and voting patterns of the 2012 Presidential Election. Keith’s analysis got lost in the shuffle at Counter-Currents, but despite the time throw, it is still well worth listening to.

55:16 / 51 words

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Attack the System: Interview with Welf Herfurth Reply

In the latest installment of Attack the System, Keith Preston interviews National Anarchist activist and author Welf Herfurth.

Topics discussed:

  • How National Anarchism has developed over the years
  • The Left-Right paradigm becoming increasingly outdated
  • Globalization and homogenization
  • The Fascist & cult-like mindset of the “antifa”
  • The State and Nationality
  • How would NA address mass immigration?
  • Should National Anarchists focus on local activism, or on organizing a movement that can contend in the political arena
  • A Life in the Political Wilderness
  • Supporting anyone who’s against the system, even if you don’t agree with everything he or she says.
  • How to discuss dissident views with people in day-to-day life.
  • How a National Anarchist society would deal with public issues like building roads, crime, a foreign invasion, etc.

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Attack the System: Political Predictions Reply

In the latest installment of Attack the System, Keith Preston uses observations and statistical data from the past and present of American politics to make convincing predictions about what to expect in the future.

Topics discussed:

  • The increasing polarization evident even within the Republican and Democratic parties
  • The traditional “binding force” uniting the Left in America
  • The traditional “binding force” uniting the Right in America
  • The Tea Party, the Militia Movement, and Secessionist movements
  • The Politically Correct Left and when it will show its fangs
  • What to expect as America declines, and how we can be ahead of the game
  • Tim Wise’s moment of honesty
  • The pervasiveness of instant gratification
  • What will happen when the Left can no longer rally its constituent groups around the “WASP boogeyman”
  • Much more
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