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Conversation with Moe Bedard for Gnostic Warrior, unaired at time of posting.
Part One: Rendering unto Caesar (0 – 32 mins)
Early years, growing up in Yorkshire, from Hollywood to sorcery, a sense of dissociation, ancestral alcoholism, following the wound back, the father’s compromise, rendering unto Caesar, getting rooted in reality, the thrift store business, community capitalism, a lost model of business, the red herring of money, covid-19 and essential businesses, Bible prophecies, living in the end times, the disembodiment curve, surrendering to machine intelligence, a narcissistic dream world.
Part Two: Dead Babies and Occultism (32 – 56 mins)
Counting the ages, the sixth age, when gods become diseases, primed for Aleister Crowley, stealing The Book of the Law, dead babies and occultism, a toxic pipe, Vice of Kings, an alignment with superculture, an invisible Masonic architecture, the pedophilia question, the methods of the ruling elite, Crowley and the path of transgression, the Abbey of Thelema, a dust-up with Peter Levenda.
Part Three: The Dharma of Evil (56 mins – 1 hr 19 mins)
Crowley researchers evasion, forms of complicity, the Crowley house of cards, Levenda, an ideological edifice, the strategy of transgression, an ancient virus, unconscious carriers, the serpent in the Garden, King parasite-worm, the ritual with Neuberg, the dharma of evil, the rule of Antichrist, the original flinch, Christ & the power of empathy, an affinity for evil & the impossibility of othering, abuse culture, Hollywood superculture.
Part Four: (1 hr 19 mins – end)
Low level abuses, secret societies, the body as evidence, water damage and mold, spirits & alcohol, how people are possessed, child sacrifice & circumcision, poison containers, the psychological mechanism for child abuse, positive encounters with police, infighting of the elite, the liberty of the plebs, pride as virtue, an inverted culture, Satanic pride, a history of violence, the samurai code, holding a space for anger.
Songs: “Pirates” by Entertainment for the Braindead; “Ill Take My Leave” by Lee Maddeford; “Of Unknown Origin” by Philo & the Wraymen; “9 Show Your Face Toothface” by We Is Shore Dedicated; “Changes” by Short Hand.
4 thoughts on “The Liminalist # 240: Parasites in Paradise (with Moe Bedard)”
I’ve never heard you mention the balance between income and free time before. Although people in Western cultures are under peer/cultural/media pressure to chase money and wealth, in most places across the world it’s very difficult to achieve any modicum of financial stability, let alone riches. Carrot for the former, stick for the latter.
Anyway, I appreciated hearing it. It certainly makes sense to pursue private passions as much as possible while earning sufficiently for one’s needs, and contributing to one’s own community if at all possible. I’m always happy to hear when people achieve that balance.
It’s close to being true that across the world there is only Western culture – Western science, technology, political structures, financial organisations, economies, forms of dress and music and other mass entertainment.
Outside of the West people don’t work nearly so many hours as we do (excepting a few East Asian societies) or carry nearly the same personal and national debt loads and yet the vast majority of people have all their needs met and plenty of their wants.
I agree that Western culture is the dominant world culture. However, the values propagated in the media can barely be detected if one scratches the surface, especially in the third world/developing countries. As far as the institutions as mentioned above, there are only a few centres of power in the world (Moscow, Beijing, Delhi, Tokyo) which match what you’ve listed and not all points. Bear in mind that many institutions of Western dominance are rooted in the remnants of colonialism, and the subsequent supra-national organisations have propagated the same systems of plunder after decolonisation. After all, the centres of former colonial powers are also the centres of current supranational organisations.
I can vouch from firsthand experience that across the former Communist block, South and Southeast Asia, people are working extremely long hours without a social safety net for a salary which barely allows them to make ends meet. “In October 2015, the World Bank updated the international poverty line, a global absolute minimum, to $1.90 per day.” I’ve never visited a country where $1.90 is enough for the necessities of life. The ‘wealthies nations’ in the world have the highest personal and national debt because the dominant financial system is based on debt and is fundamental to how these economies are structured. I disagree wholeheartedly with these policies and consider that people living in the ‘West’ to be victims of predatory financial systems working in cooperation with respective governments. From what I gather, the US is especially predatory towards its citizens. It’s true of many others, but they don’t seem to be as vicious. And yet, Western material standards of living are still based on loot (to simplify the machinations over time and space). From that, it stands to reason that people not living in the West have it worse: fewer job opportunities for less money irrespective of skills and education. People risking their lives to reach Western states to find work is proof enough of the standard of living in their home countries.
I can vouch for your comments, having lived in many countries. In Egypt, people struggle just to cover basic needs & work long hours, sometimes 2 jobs. If not for gov’t subsidies on bread, sugar, rice, cooking oil & cooking gas, many would not be able to eat. Starting this year, the gov’t has decided to tackle the over-population problem: more than 2 children = access to subsidized rations will be cut. It’s hard everywhere & that doesn’t seem to be anything new.