Episode 5 – Language and Meaning
In this episode, Amory and Bellamy respond to viewer feedback, try to clarify some of their positions, and get a LITTLE BIT into some of the reasons why language can be so confusing in these kinds of discourses. Also, Amory expands on what it means to be a reactionary and why he is reclaiming the word.
Intentional communities vs. postmodern villages
Concepts of liberty
Korean Confucian collectivism
Moral libertarianism and individual free will
Liberty as a prerequisite for all action
The importance of free speech
‘Liberty’: the new alt-right code word! 😀
The difficulty of forming much certainty about the distant past
Big themes matter more than small details
Graham Hancock casts big doubts about the absolute accuracy of anthropology
Paradigm shifts and the falsificationist perspective
Would be happier if we were dumber apes than we are?
Has Bellamy swallowed the Right-Wing Kool Aid and changed his language as a result?
Wokeness, Cultural Marxism and Western Values
Amory states his intention to revisit Cultural Marxism and defend it as a term
Words do not have essences
The aNews dumpster-fire
Amory loves ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ too much and almost gets distracted!
Explaining the logic of the Dinesh D’Souza tweet
RT ≠ Endorsement
Amory BEGINS to unpack what it means to be a reactionary (to be revisited many times!)
[More feedback in the next show. Note to the feedback givers quoted today: we realise we didn’t hit all aspects of your questions on this visit. We will come back to them in due course. Thanks again for getting in touch, and feel free to do so anytime]
Audio version available here