As my favorite racist Gandhi said, first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and then you win. Well, let’s be honest here; the Dissenter app from GAB is INSANE. It allows you to comment on anything on the internet. And, sure, right now it’s in its gestation phase; but wait until there are copycat Dissenter apps, and they allow you to add graphics, sound, and videos. The internet will be like the wild west again. And that’s why I’m torn with regards to Silicon Valley tech censorship; do I want the government to step in and bust up the monopolies of Facebook and Youtube, or do I want the anarchists to create apps, which will circumvent all of the deplatforming that’s been going on and reinforce that free market spirit? Tough questions indeed.
Anyway, Elya, Rachel, and I also discuss the new Captain Marvel movie, and thanks to viewer questions, we go on a long tirade bashing nu-metal. We also address the Andrew Yang phenomenon, something that I personally don’t have very much interest in. All that talk about “acceleration” works well in your parents’ basement, but if you’ve got bills to pay, and you DON’T want your life to suck, maybe, JUST maybe, you should stick with the current President and try to guide him in the right direction. First step is to pressure him to sign executive orders to end DACA and birthright citizenship. Aaaanyway…
For Sounds of Marshabaloosh, I present a song from the new Nik Turner album, The Final Frontier (I wish he chose a title that wasn’t already taken by Iron Maiden), called “Calling the Egyptians.” With Nik Turner, along with anything Hawkwind, it’s always a first day or pre-order purchase. And, yes, it’s cool that Beto O’Rourke used the screen name “Psychedelic Warlord.” Listen to “Calling the Egyptians” here.
The artwork was done by Shannon Bowman, and the song at the end is “The Diet Has Failed” by the Yesticles.