This episode fell out of the fact that Bellamy considers himself to be an anarchist, whereas Amory does NOT, even though Bellamy thinks of Amory as one!
After tossing around a couple of mini-topics loosely-related to social and psychological unrest, we get stuck into the main meat of the episode around the 30 minute mark.
[Apologies for the technical issues. These should be resolved by the next recording.]
Setting the scene – light vs. dark – anarchist vs. reactionary
Binge drinking comes to France!
The degeneration of intergenerational community
Bellamy deftly ties it back to the State
Soft power. permissiveness and Brave New World
Why is Anarchism in Teen Vogue?
From Terrorists to Activists in 100 years
Bringing the Fringe into the Fold
Pipers and Catchers
Repackaging and Shaving off the Rough Edges of Ideology
Anarchists as shocktroopers of the Wokeness
A broad-strokes definition of Anarchism
A negative conception?
Ethics vs. anti ethics
Not a complete philosophy of life
Different views of human nature
The individual vs. the collective
Are 90% of ‘anarchists’ just commies?
Bellamy explains why anarcho-communism wouldn’t work
The robust, positive values of Bellamy’s anarchism
Audio version available here
Image: Clyfford Still