How To Live the Dream (Part 4)
A podcast doubleheader: visiting Isaac Simpson at The Carousel and hosting Yuri Sr. here
Comrades: For your listening pleasure, I have released two podcasts in the past week.
The first is a conversation with my father Yuri Sr. about his experiences growing up in the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
The second is an interview with “disgraced propagandist” marketing guru Isaac Simpson, who hosts many dissidents on his Substack The Carousel. His piece on Montana went viral, which earned him a few paragraphs in a Vanity Fair article about dissidents. You can follow him on Twitter @DisgracedProp. In our podcast, we banter about the Red Guards, struggle sessions, urban male-female dynamics, the Peter Pan suspended animation phenomenon, and of course how to subvert the subversion that’s become the norm.
Meme amuse bouche to whet your appetite before the podcast main courses:
Regarding the meme about white liberals having the fewest number of black friends, Scott Adams (Dilbert's creator) got cancelled for saying that whites should move away from blacks. Yet Adams did not say anything that many whites (especially liberals!) do not privately think. All you have to do is look around at the racial composition of your neighborhood. Very, very, very few whites who have the resources to do otherwise will choose to buy a house in a majority low-income black neighborhood, even though housing prices may be tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars lower than a house out in the suburbs. It's not even on their radar. Ask someone sometime, why did you choose X suburban neighborhood over Y inner city neighborhood and their responses will be very revealing. Very seldom will they say race; it's more about "better schools", "better property values", "less crime" and so forth. So to criticize Adams for what he said when you yourself have made the same choice as what he is advocating is hypocrisy.
There is a large, very liberal, very progressive church I know that is almost 90% white (if not more so) that prides itself on being woke and anti-racist. Yet back in the 1970's this church, which had long maintained a presence in the downtown area of the city nearest me, did what many individual whites were doing; it left downtown and moved out to what was then a fairly rural area, away from bus routes. It was the ONLY major denomination in that city to do so. The Baptists, the Methodists, the Lutherans, the Episcopalians, the Congregationalists, the Presbyterians, the Catholics, all stayed put. Now granted this was 50 years ago, but if you were to propose to the most ardent member of this congregation that maybe given their emphasis on social justice issues it might be the right time to move back downtown, they would look at you as if you'd lost your mind. Out of the question!
At least Scott Adams is being honest although I think he was being unnecessarily crude about it. It's the elephant in the room nobody wants to talk about. It's ok when black separatists say much the same thing, but not when a white person says it.
Great one! Gives you much to reflect t on!