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Join host, Greg Carlwood, of The Higherside Chats podcast as he talks fascism with returning guest, Shamangineer.
As the seemingly never ending battle for control wages between extreme paradigms, and the ‘punch a Nazi’ and ‘snowflake’ meme-slinging serves only to muddy the already landmine infested landscape ahead, the battle for absolute authoritarianism has only just begun.
With both the left and right chipping away at democratic principles with the help of totalitarian government, cultural constructs and corporations, remaining battle ready and able to recognize signs of fascism seeping into society is becoming increasingly more important. But, recognizing the signs can be harder than catching Pokemon, and having a historical context behind the fascist forces at work can serve as the strongest weapon in this war on personal sovereignty.
Fortunately, today’s returning guest, Shamangineer, has been following the threads of fascism throughout history, and today he joins The Higherside to weave it all together.
Diving right into it, Shamangineer begins by discussing fascism in broad strokes by providing some historical context. Much like the broken two-party system of today, the Hamiltonians and Jeffersonians
of the 18th century found themselves on opposing ends of the spectrum, each with drastically different ideas about the role of the federal government. While each was to take place under a democratic context, by the will of the people through the ballot box, in a hierarchical bureaucracy, Federalism and big government was experiencing an uptick in support among voters. On the back of the Boston Tea Party, in this post-Revolution landscape, it was understood that the role of corporations
was to function as creations of the state, which were founded to accomplish certain objectives, and prohibited from participating in politics. Shamagineer walks through the protections put into place, limiting the influence of corporations like the East India Tea Company
, and the gradual erosion of these beginning during the Reconstruction Era.
With this recent episode being a divergence from their elemental series, Greg and Shamangineer discuss the importance and necessity for an honest examination of fascism given our current political climate. Between accusations of fake news and tiki-torch wielding Nazi’s overrunning the streets the clash of ideologies and polarization has helped distract people from the encroachment of fascism from both the left and right. Greg and Shamangineer pivot Carol Rosin, Werner Von Braun
, Operation Gladio
, and electrogravitic crafts.
Greg and Shamangineer move on to talk about Wilhelm Reich, a contemporary of Freud, he wrote several books about the psychology of fascism, including “The Mass Psychology of Fascism”
. Having a knack for catching the attention of authoritarians around him, Reich is the only recorded person in US history forced to burn his own books and research materials. Using the framework of authoritarian and egalitarian thought detailed in Reich’s work, Shamangineer breaks down the values of these belief systems, explains ways they have manifested in various cultures, and elaborates on Reich’s belief that these values are instilled in children through the structure of the family, rather than the constructs of society.
Continuing on with their discussion of Reich’s work, Greg and Shamangineer turn their attention to the Bonobo monkeys and their unique social structure
. With Reich’s work failing to address forms of marriage beyond monogamy, Greg and Shamangineer refocus their attention on the sexual repression of authoritarian societies, examine examples of various marital arrangements, explore expressions of arrangements across species, and discuss social constructs contributing to patriarchal totalitarianism.
1:07:00 Shamangineer takes a deeper look at the role of power on the psyche. Sometimes likened to being ‘drunk on power’ he explains how this phenomenon occurs. He also breaks down the left and right paradigms of fascism and the different ways it has manifested throughout history on each side.
In the Plus show, they talk primarily about Ferdinand Ossendowski’s Beasts, Men, & Gods: a largely personal memoir about a Russian doctor’s experiences running from the Bolshevik Revolution in the 1920’s. A journey that not only showed him firsthand examples of the death and destruction associated with the Revolution, but also brought him into contact with many interesting characters throughout China, Mongolia, & Tibet.
Much like the exploration of Etidorhpa in THC’s last Plus show with Shamangineer, this book is another example of some of the odd yet consistent details revolving around things below the surface. It contains stories of strange light sources inside the Earth, an ancient civilization living deep underground, and that this civilization has advanced flying crafts unknown to man at that time. We spend the 2nd hour reading from, and branching off of these themes.
A few valuable resources from the interview:
Shamanginner on The Higherside Chats:
Smedley Butler reading:
Notes From Shamangineer:
The pathology of the Randian philosophy:
Why corporate special interests created modern Liberiterianism:
The rise of the Right-wing noise machine:
The Red House Report, the Nazi survival plan:
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