Conversation with Daniel Miller on crossing the ideological minefield & getting back to the ground of metaphysical reality.
Part One: The Ideology of Power (0 – 28 mins)
Thought-policing in the art world, LD50 gallery under protest of antifa, post-Trump manufacturing of antifa, punching Nazis, mimetic political violence, folk psychology of fascism, institutional ideological repression, the neoliberal state, a system of disorientation, the desire to be good, the power of labels, antifa in Portland, Oregon, Hope Not Hate, ideology over action, power and ideologues, a secular priesthood, a regimented system of violence, how the left aligned with state power, progressivism as controlled opposition, centralization of power through history, a panoptic space, leftism confusion.
Part Two: A System of Derangement (28 mins – 1 hr)
Liminality, 2nd-guessing evolution, control of the future, political identification, the left’s view of the right, capitalism as right or left, fascism, politics & other spheres, acting from confusion & fear, back to the body, the need for metaphysics, turning religion into ideology, headless chickens run by algorithms, when God died, stepping back from modernism, postmodernism & micro-politics, the limits of secularism, reclaiming immanence, the cosmos within, body consciousness & thought, Spinoza’s God & Nature, traumatizing tech, the ideology of tolerance, the power of intransigence, standing ground, where principles are located, the mimetic circus, orientalism.
Part Three: Angels & Demons (1 hr – I hr 29 mins)
An unworldly orientation, many worlds, an uncertain space, they or we, sorcery & social engineering, the sentient machine of history, a conspiracy of thoughtlessness, initiation vs. counter-initiation, vice & pop music, the eggregore of the left, Satan the ruler, casualties of modernity, angels & demons, the assumption of rational autonomy, group psychology, a deep stake in destruction, the pornography industry, Vice of Kings, ideologies of licentiousness, false idols, harnessing transgressive energy, sexualization of children, my body, my choice, the fault lines between bodies, the incoherence of liberalism.
Part Four: A Faustian Rebellion (1 hr 29 mins – end)
Whose body is it, organ rights, the reification of choice, the transgender movement, the supreme virtue, the liberal sacred, Gnosticism and nature, a Faustian rebellion, the abolition of consequences, woke culture, internet bodies, an echo chamber, aligning with power, confronting transgender dragons, a reliance on confusion, the need for courage, where liminalism enters, a town called Hope, a dearth of brave men.