What's that? You like Unism's youtube live streams about Philosophy, Political Theory, History and Literature, but haven't seen one recently? That's because we've moved to.. twitch.tv/theUnists ! Wanna see what we're up to over there? Check out our most recent video, showcasing a clip from the previous week's Twitch stream! https://youtu.be/9q4-qr2Z8p4 You definitely won't want… Continue reading Unism on Twitch!
What do we mean by “աօʀʟɖ քɛǟƈɛ”???
https://youtu.be/womqFo6LVYs A recent comment from a viewer of our video... 7 Steps of Reason ❍︎ 𝓤𝓷𝓲𝓼𝓶 ...which details Unism's "7 Steps of Reason for Unification & Understanding," a list of reasonings and assertions which ends with the stated goal of "Total World (/Global) Peace," reads thusly: "Interesting ideas. My only hesitation is the object… Continue reading What do we mean by “աօʀʟɖ քɛǟƈɛ”???
Zizek Stream No. 1
https://youtu.be/t3dg8pnpMY4 Zïzêkwåvê ❍︎ ⱫłⱫɆ₭₩₳VɆ ❍︎ 乙ﾉ乙乇ズWﾑ√乇 ˜”*°•.˜”*°•Ｚｉｚｅｋｗａｖｅ •°*”˜.•°*”˜ Ⓩⓘⓩⓔⓚⓦⓐⓥⓔ Join us every week for a new discussion and conversation about an important philosopher, thinker, or artist whose ideas have shaped Unism! 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝓤𝓷𝓲𝓼𝓶? ▀▄▀▄▀▄❍︎ Join the Circle! ❍︎ ▀▄▀▄▀▄ 𝘊𝘩𝘦𝘤𝘬 𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵 !: https://linktr.ee/unism Want to talk about these and other related issues?… Continue reading Zizek Stream No. 1
Technology: Voluntary or Mandatory?
https://youtu.be/Tc917jhZmvc Is tech really making our lives easier? All technology is at first, purely voluntary. Accessible to early adopters. But as society, behaviors, and attitudes are further built upon and shaped by that technology, it eventually becomes mandatory Cars Before: you walked, rode a horse/buggy Early stage: Few cars, still voluntary Mature Stage: Roads built,… Continue reading Technology: Voluntary or Mandatory?
No Criticism Without Jealousy?
https://youtu.be/Y8eO3gihP9k In the video above, I posit that: "There is no sense in which a criticism (whether legitimate or illegitimate) could not also be motivated by jealousy." That doesn't automatically invalidate the criticism, but it gives a potential context for its emergence. The examples used in the video above pertain mostly to criticism of (and… Continue reading No Criticism Without Jealousy?
The Timeless Nightmare of our Unresolvable Myths
In our latest video, we watch actor Donald Jolly speak a profound truth about the (perpetual) state of our modern myths, a.k.a, our comic book superheroes: Nothing Changes. Sounds just like real life, doesn't it?
Watch “How Platforms OWN You (Disney+, Netflix, Uber) – Wisecrack Edition” on YouTube
In the new Wisecrack video, Jared delves into the emergent platform economy, wherein businesses act as services and utilities, offering us access to specific opportunities, actions, and content. More and more (as evidenced by apps such as Uber, Lyft, Spotify, Apple music, Airbnb, Netflix, and all other subscription-based exclusivities), our activities and pastimes are becoming… Continue reading Watch “How Platforms OWN You (Disney+, Netflix, Uber) – Wisecrack Edition” on YouTube
What is the Power Process?
We're a long way from 1995 - the year in which "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski's social critique Industrial Society and its Future was published in The New York Times and The Washington Post. The essay asserts that Industry, Technology, and the societies it has produced, "have been a disaster for the human race."
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AUDIOBOOK: Industrial Society & Its Future
In 1995, an essay was written and released under the authorship of FC, "Freedom Club." The essay, Industrial Society & its Future, described the contemporary societal dynamics and social atmosphere, as well as prophetically prognosticating about the future of the industrial-technological societies in which we live. The circumstances and context of the essay are so… Continue reading AUDIOBOOK: Industrial Society & Its Future
Watch Episode 3 of the Unists Podcast!
Episode 3 of The Unists podcast is up and running on YouTube as we speak! In this episode, Nick sits down with Rachel again to FINALLY, for the first time in video and podcast forms, discuss what the hell Unism is!! While regular visitors to our site, events or meetings can enjoy this episode as… Continue reading Watch Episode 3 of the Unists Podcast!
Socialism Could Never Work (?)
On this quick clip of The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, Peter Schiff, an economist, explains his position on why socialism is such a pervasive ideology, in spite of its constant failures. Unism rejects the political and economic implications and applications of socialism as well, yet understands the appeal perhaps more than most.. You need not… Continue reading Socialism Could Never Work (?)
Watch Episode 2 of the Unists Podcast!
Think your job won't be affected by the dawn of Artificial Intelligence? Think Again! Listen to Unism member Nick's newest episode of "The Unists" Podcast, now available on YouTube! Nick sat down with two left-leaning, socialist individuals who reached out to The Unists, and they discussed AI through the lens of a YouTube video which… Continue reading Watch Episode 2 of the Unists Podcast!
Podcast Episode 1, Feat. Last Born in the Wilderness
Here is our "special edition" rerelease of our very first podcast episode! Featuring special guest Patrick Farnsworth from the exquisite podcast Last Born in the Wilderness! He's truly an amazing truth seeker, thinker, interviewer, host and guest, and he helped us highlight some of the inextricable hypocrisies involved in casting political enemies as fascists, overt… Continue reading Podcast Episode 1, Feat. Last Born in the Wilderness
Hypernormalisation – A MUST SEE Documentary
Adam Curtis strikes gold again with Hypernormalisation, a frighteningly insightful analysis of our current age, how we got here, and a hint of where we are going. He is able to highlight the circumstances of our modernity and the people who are able to manipulate and exploit those circumstances for their own gain. Weaving together… Continue reading Hypernormalisation – A MUST SEE Documentary
Unism Podcast // Episode 1: The Election
In this very first episode of the Unism podcast, we hear about the 2016 Presidential election, the current political landscape, and how Unism transcends it - Not through some new age hippie rhetoric, but through a fundamental, universal code: do to others what you would have done to you. From this starting point, the hosts lay out the implications of this foundational principle, and how it can be used to steer the course of humankind towards total global and inner peace.
How TV Ruined Your Life: Aspiration
Here's an amazing video from one of our favorite cultural critics, Charlie Brooker, in his excellent BBC2 television series, "How TV Ruined Your Life" (don't say that it didn't, it DID!) In this episode, titled and addressing "Aspiration," Brooker shows how our lives have been shaped by the excesses we see paraded in front of… Continue reading How TV Ruined Your Life: Aspiration