El Grito
The Fifth Sun

The Fifth Sun

September 10, 2020

What's good world, we're back with some more gangsta ass hood philosophy, and on this episode, we're talking time travel, alternate dimensions, ancient technologies, and Aztec ritual sacrifice to name but a few. 

This my longest podcast to date, and it aint by mistake cuz ya boy goes deep into the philosophy of why the Mexica - so-called Aztecs - engaged in the ritual excising of people's hearts, and how conservative Christian brainwashing reduced this action to it's most vulgar, elementary form. 

When we dig deeper, though, we realize that the Mexica were engaging in an art of living that's lost today, namely one that sees individuals - yes, even the sacrificial victims, as fundamentally necessary to the continuation of the cosmos. 

And if you ask me, that's vastly preferable to the reductive materialism of the Western world that has us believing we are nothing more than inert molecules in a careless universe void of any meaning or purpose. 

Stay woke fame, cuz what is dead can never die...

Separation Perfected

Separation Perfected

August 30, 2020

What's good world, we're back with some more of that gangsta ass hood philosophy, and on this episode of the podcast, we're tracing the modern roots of persuasion in academia, and examining how it was transmogrified from an altruistic practice aimed at transforming democracy by creating an active and involved proletariat, into a trillion-dollar industry ready to sell us everything from a lifestyle, a new war, and everything in between. 

It's a deceptive world out there fam, and we'd be silly to think there aren't hidden forces at play exercising unwarranted power in hopes of getting us to further their agendas.

Like the grandfather of modern advertising Edward Bernays reminds us, 'the conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society', and that 'those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country...' 

So when Nike is out here sub-contracting Uyghur slave labor through the Chinese Communist Party, while simultaneously promoting the ideas of equality advanced by Back Lives Matter, it's time we ask ourselves just how deeply we are truly being governed, how carefully our minds are being molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.

Stay woke fam... 

Higher Self

Higher Self

August 11, 2020

What's good world, we back with some more of that bust you ish open hood philosophy. 

On this episode of the podcast, I'm talking Nietzsche's will to power, why Brown folk need to stop blaming the White man for all our problems, and why only simp lords tap early to chokes at jiu jitsu. 

Spoiler alert, cuz we're cutting ourselves short by not giving ourselves a chance to see what we're truly made of.

Stay woke fam...

One-Dimensional Man

One-Dimensional Man

July 19, 2020

What's good world, we're back with some more of that gangsta hood philosophy.

In this episode of the podcast, I'm giving a quick take on Herbert Marcuses' classic one-dimensional man by talking bout the importance of upholding radical individuality in the face of an ever-encroaching totalizing societal machine.

I also talk how easy it is to fall into this machine-like leveling process, how the idea of democracy is just a front to keep this going - spoiler alert, all our presidents share the same lineage as the lizard people at Buckingham Palace, even Barry O - the Nahuatl response to this one-dimensional mode of being, and the importance of staying true to ourselves, even when we're vibing at our lowest.

Stay woke fam...

Mic Check: Turn Me Up Some

Mic Check: Turn Me Up Some

July 4, 2020

What's good world, we're back after a short break with some more of that gangsta ass hood philosophy shit.

On this episode of the podcast, we're talking healing from childhood trauma, moving up out the hood while still being haunted by it, and the connection between the simulation theory and conspiracies.

Stay woke fam, st's been a wild two months since our last podcast, and the start of the collapse of the American Empire kicked into high gear since then - this is only the beginning, so learn to read the symbols that make up the rules for the simulation so you can stay ahead of the game...

Being Unto Death - The Ethics Of Care

Being Unto Death - The Ethics Of Care

May 22, 2020

What's good world, we're back with some more hood philosophy, and in this episode we're looking to shake ourselves out of our state of fallenness with some Heideggerian ethics of care. 

Authenticity is the name of the game here, and Heidegger tells us that we all choose our existence - whether by taking hold or neglecting our fate - and whether we want to acknowledge this or not won't change the fact that we're ultimately responsible for the outcome. 

And I don't know about you boi, but me personally, I'm not content with just adopting the default mode of Being, no matter how easy doing so may be.

Stay woke fam... 

 

 

Being Unto Death

Being Unto Death

May 13, 2020

What's good world, we're back with some more of that bust yo' shit open type hood philosophy, and on this episode, we're talking the notorious NAZI, Marin Heidegger. 

Now don't get me twisted, this aint no NAZI apologist nonsense.

In fact, I wrestled with the idea of doing a Heidegger podcast for quite some time until I realized - yo, real shit, all of western philosophy is guilty of supporting ideologies that endorse holocaust and genocide.

So why should I not fuck with Heidegger when the rest of western philosophy aint going to disavow the intellectual, spiritual, and/or actual physical ancestor of the people that committed the largest unspoken holocaust of human history on Turtle Island, and the entirety of our understanding of reality that's built on their beliefs?

We're talking complete de-linking and decolonization here homeboy, and the reality is that the little bit of Heideggerian philosophy I do talk is nothing more than derivative of that Nahuatl philosophy that's in my blood. 

So tune in - I'm talking anxiety, dread, the 'fear' of death, and the ensuing depression that emerges from confronting the limited amount of time we have in this dimension to live an authentic life. 

Stay woke fam... 

The Birth of Tragedy Part 2

The Birth of Tragedy Part 2

May 3, 2020

What's good world, we're back with another podcast aimed at slaying the dragon that is the cult of personality that birthed Dr. Jordan Peterson. 

Although homeboy stormed the scene a few years back, the reality is that his quest to save Western civilization is a process started by his conservative counterparts many years back. 

In this episode, I trace the history of this movement, as well as highlight the ways that real leftists - not those fake-woke joke social justice warriors - have combatted this trend. 

No more has the battle been more pronounced than in institutional learning facitilities, for what is at stake is nothing less than the ability to influence, inform, and outright shape the public opinion necessary to maintain cultural hegemony. 

Stay woke... 

Society of the Spectacle

Society of the Spectacle

April 21, 2020

What's good world, we're back in short order with some more hood philosophy, and on this episode of the podcast, I introduce a little critical theory to get the mind right and help us stay woke to the constant ways the machine tries to hold us down, no matter how hard we rage against it.

It's the aim of critical theory to provide the masses with the intellectual tools necessary to unmask our oppressors in their unholiest of forms, and in this episode, I'm taking a page straight out of my lecture material in hopes of showcasing some of these tools and pantsing some of 'the oppressors'.

Using some critical theory, I'll be demonstrating how these authoritarian institutions we find ourselves enmeshed in during these pandemic times are seeking to continue a long-standing tradition of subjecting us to the wrath of bureaucratically administered mass societies that integrate and obliterate in the possibility of genuine individuality.

Don't go quietly into that good night, my G, S T A Y W O K E and keep on fighting that good fight...

Edit - I originally published an audio file with some errors in it, I've updated it since to hopefully make for better listening. 

The Birth Of Tragedy Part 1

The Birth Of Tragedy Part 1

April 20, 2020

What's good world, we're back with some more of that hood philosophy, and what better way to honor episode 36 than by getting wicked like three sixes?

In this episode, I'm bashing everyone's favorite dog-whistling Christian conservative Dr. Jordan Peterson, and explain why despite all the nonsense he's been talking, homeboy himself never even confronted his own dragon.

The misappropriation of Nietzschean philosophy is very real with Dr. Peterson, and being a Nietzsche Stan, you know I couldn't let that disrespect slide.

This is episode one of a larger series on Dr. Jordan Peterson, so stay tuned, but most importantly, S T A Y W O K E...

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