About: This is “Echo of Freedom, Radical Podcast (Эхо Свободы, Радикальный Подкаст)”. In each podcast episode a different issue is discussed. Each episode can stand by itself, but there is a direction of the whole podcast towards the complete liberation. Additionally this is the space where poetry will be uploaded.
Author: My name is VolodyA! V Anarhist, i am politically anarchist, ethically vegan, spiritually ex-buddhist, religiously atheist, epistimologically agnostic, artistically poetic, sexually perverted, and queer gender-wise. But this podcast is not about myself, but rather about my ideas.
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Thu, 31 January 2013
I apologise for not uploading more episodes in January. I have been super busy, and even today this is just a spur of the moment episode. It is created based on something i've been thinking of today, we all consider ourselves to be more radical than other people, and that is what drives our arguments or propaganda. I do not believe that this is why i do this podcast, in fact i know that many things i talk about here may end up being wrong, but it's the path of my thinking that i believe is important and that i have to share with the rest of the world. So i'm not any more radical than many others in the movement, but yet i do have a thought or two to give to all of you.
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I think most people operate on the basis of these kinds of irrational fears and bigotry. For example, that is the foundation of statism -- the fear that other people are monsters, and that only universal coercion has a chance at maintaining peace. I think there are two powerful and opposing human instincts at play here: the need to blindly conform to the herd (irrational or not), and the need to understand one's environment (which requires logic and truth). The sobering truth is, both strategies work -- they'll both achieve some semblance of safety and longevity -- they both have their advantages and disadvantages. In the former, you get the (physiological) benefits of group support at the expense of cognitive dissonance. In the latter you get the benefits of a clear mind, at the expense of social ostracism (which has real harmful physiological effects -- not including the very likely direct social repression). One of the many powerful ideas in The Matrix was that many people will knowingly choose the blue pill.