This week the Nationalist Public Radio posse inspect a question which defines modernity and the basis of politics in our era: what is equality, is it a good thing, and is it a substitute for something else? Everitt Foster, James Price and Roderick Kaine look deeply into the philosophy, history and psychology behind equality and discover its roots.
In this episode, the team tackles Milogate and extrapolates from it to homosexuality and “social justice” issues that the Left has primed our society to fascinate itself with while waiting for the End. Instead, we look at some unorthodox solutions and question whether these issues are issues at all.
0:00 – Introduction of the topic
1:30 – Roderick and James discuss Milogate and how the Left would react to a similar situation
8:50 – Peter and Roderick spar on the Gay Question
Despite our Valentine’s Day being hampered by a lack of Roderick, we went ahead and sat down at the round table to open up a new discussion. In this episode of NPR, Brett, Everitt, and Peter discuss a listener suggested topic: copyright law.
As usual, the highlights can be found below.
0:00 – Introduction of the topic by listener 1349.
1:30 – Everitt’s Intellectual Property Law lecture
We are not giving you legal advice – don’t sue us!
Origins of copyright law in 1709 and the changes that occurred as production has grown
13:45 – What guides the future of a work? What ought we value?
Who owns source material?
18:40 – Peter and Brett discuss cultural appropriation and the world of Sherlock Holmes
Peter defends derivative works and critiques the concept of “intellectual theft”
Peter also defends plagiarism by critiquing by-lines
24:18 – Everitt and Brett go deeper into cultural appropriation
29:20 – The table discusses the idea of “writing in the same world”
37:00 – Peter expands upon his views on copyright
The reader’s interpretation may be just as, if not more important than the author’s intent
41:40 – Government granted ad-hoc monopolies are discussed
44:00 – How ought international scientific cooperation work?
Should drugs be patented?
48:00 – Brett discusses who ought to control patents
53:30 – How are we going to enforce copyright laws?
We shouldn’t punish individuals with huge fines for pirating a $3 song
57:40 – Peter and Everitt discuss their respective content and paywalls
1:05:40 – What liability ought file sharing sites have?
1:08:35 – Peter confirmed for crypto-Libertarian?!?
While Roderick is off gallivanting across the third world (either getting a kidney stolen or throwing commies out of a helicopter with Based Duterte), Brett, Everitt, and Peter sat down at NPR’s round table to discuss a meta-topic not often discussed in the Alt-Right: practical social issues. Specifically, the discussion revolved around three major topics: abortion, gay marriage and/or gay rights, and women in combat. We all have different opinions on these topics (even if some of us haven’t given them much thought) and so it was nice to sit down and hash them out.
As usual, below is an outline with the highlights from the show (as well as links to articles and books referenced) and we’ll see you next time!
0:00 – Introduction
0:54 – Peter clarifies his role at NPR and is confirmed for Contrarian Alt-Right (Con-Alt-Right)
1:17:20 – Robert A. Heinlein on women in the military:
“[T]here is very strong reason why female Naval officers are assigned to transports: It is good for trooper morale…Can you think of anything sillier than letting yourself be fired out of a spaceship with nothing but mayhem and sudden death at the other end? However, if someone must do this idiotic stunt, do you know of a surer way to keep a man keyed up to the point where he is willing than by keeping him constantly reminded that the only good reason why men fight is a living breathing reality? In a mixed ship, the last thing a trooper hears before a drop (maybe the last word he ever hears) is a woman’s voice, wishing him luck. If you don’t think this is important, you’ve probably resigned from the human race.” – Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers, (New York: Ace Books, 2006), 260.
Brett rejects materialism and wants to preserve the feminine mystique that combat might destroy
During the inaugural episode of Nationalist Public Radio, the round table (Everitt, Brett, Roderick, and Peter) meets to introduce your new source of news and entertainment in The Current Year™, NPR! We discuss what we see NPR as being, who we are, and a myriad of other topics. Specifically, we discuss what the Alt-Right is and how we each view it, we examine questions of history and culture, as well as straying down the path of biological determinism.
Below is an outline with the highlights from the show (as well as links to articles and books referenced) and we’ll see you next time!
0:00 – You are Now Listening to Nationalist Public Radio!
By facing the darkness of life directly and allowing the cold wind of the abyss to lick our faces, nihilism creates acceptance of the world as it is, and then embarks on a search for meaning that is not “social meaning” because it is interpreted according to the individual based on the capacity of that individual. Nihilism is esoteric in that it rejects the idea of a truth that can be communicated to everyone, but by freeing us from the idea that whatever truths we encounter must include everyone, allows for lone explorers to delve deeper and climb higher, if they have the biological requirements for the mental ability involved.
For this reason, nihilism is transformative. We go into it as equal members of the modern zombie automaton cult, convinced that there is objective truth and we have subjective preferences. We come out realizing that our preferences are entirely a function of our abilities and biology, and that “objective” truth is as much an idol as the Golden Calf of Moses’ time: a fiction and consensual reality created to keep a troupe of slightly smarter than average monkeys working together.
Its most interesting part however may be its clarity on the idea of nihilism as a different method of finding reality than the intermediaries and symbolic realities normally chosen by humans:
Nihilism rejects the ideas of universalism, rationalism and empiricism which have ruled the West for centuries. These ideas arise from our social impulses, or the desire to include others as a group and motivate them with what is perceived as objective truth.
Universalism holds that all people are essentially the same, and therefore that values are a matter of respecting the choices of each person, truth is what can be verified in a way a group can understand, and communication relies on words which have immutable meaning. Rationalism supposes that the workings our minds can tell us what is true in the world without testing, and implies universalism, or that the workings of our minds are all the same. Empiricism, now linked to its cousin logical positivism, states that truth is only found in observable and testable, replicable observations.
Apparently this section has generated the most reaction:
Do you have hope for the future? If so why?
There is always hope. Humans can change themselves, or at least some can, and they tend to influence others by their natural leadership abilities. Right now, every Leftist policy is failing at once, and so history will force us to make a change. In my view, it will shift toward the vision of futurism and not the old, tired, and failed system of liberal democracy.
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