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Good. Evening my. Name is all he thought tonight's. Show features an heroic firefighter. A villainous. Pyromaniac. A ten thousand, year old skull, and a fantastic musical, number in the finale but, before the show begins I'd like to say that at no point during tonight's performance, am I going to call Steve ban a racist, a sexist. A transfer. Ban anti-semite, or anything of the sort not, because I don't think those words have weight to them but because I'm trying to reach the same audience as him I want to try a different tactic, so, what I am gonna do is explain exactly where Steve Bannon is wrong and. Exactly. Where he's correct, which. Is in more places than I expected, him to be and. There is a small chance that, Steve himself is somewhere in the theater this evening because he takes a lot of long flights and somebody might send this video to him as a way of passing the time in which case hi. Steve you. Said before that you appreciate, it when people who don't agree with you put in the work so. Here. I am in, case. There's a fire during, tonight's performance the exits are to the far left and please, remember there, is no smoking allowed in, the theater. Enjoy. The show. Today. We're. Gonna learn all about fire. Boy. There sure is. A lot of that around these, days isn't that I'm a fireman. I fight, fires hate, fire you, might say I'm an type I'm a, fire. Always starts, with some combustible material, which we call fuel that could be wood paper, charcoal. The society, in which we live, anything, really everything. Potentially a fire, also needs oxygen an igniter. And an, accelerant. Something, to make the fire burn faster. And one of the world's leading manufacturers. And distributors of, fire accelerant is, Steven, K, Bannon. Bannon, has had a storied career at various, times a naval officer investment, banker film producer, writer director, co-founder. Of far-right misinformation, website, Breitbart, comm chief, executive, of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, and chief strategist, to the Trump White House until he was either fired or quit in August, 2017, basically, Bannon. Is still a movie producer he, produces, and arranges. Stories. He. Used to do it with actual movies now he does it in real life since, leaving the White House he's traveled around the world helping, far-right, causes, including, but not limited to the National Front in France the, ball Cynara presidential, campaign in Brazil and Tommy. Robinson, you, Kip Boris Johnson, and Jacob, Riis morg here in the UK a lot of ink has been spilled over, trying to figure out what it is that Bannon, personally.

Thinks But, I don't really care what he believes in his heart I'm here, to explain what he is philosophically. Doing, Steve, the, color of your soul is between you and God but, your ass belongs. To. Me. In. 2010. Bannon, wrote and directed a strange little film called, generation, zero, about the financial, crisis, favorite, topic of his that he brings up whenever he speaks at live events the, thesis is somewhat garbled but, in essence the film claims that the 2008. Financial crash was, the culmination of, a destined, cycle, of history that, repeats roughly every hundred years always, ending in a crisis, from which the next cycle begins, this, is called Strauss how generational. Theory or the fourth, turning, and it, isn't widely believed to be true, or a useful. Way of doing history but it does make for a nice dramatic framing, device so points, for style I guess that's, just the flavor though the, real claim is that the crash was caused by baby boomers, lack of moral, character as opposed, to anything else balance, says that his generation, grew up in the 60s they became selfish, narcissistic. And titled hippies and when they inherited, the levers of political, and economic control they made risky moves they forgot all about personal, responsibility and, they, screwed it up for everyone else this, analysis, of the financial crash is very similar to the one put forward by Prager, you if, you've ever heard of them a lot of ideas in common between them and Bannon if you haven't ever heard of them then lucky, odd you don't worry about it moreover the film claims that they, by, which it variously, denotes, politicians, in general finances. In general, baby boomers elites, the Democratic, Party and President Obama made, things worse after, the crash by bailing out the banks with taxpayer, money rather, than letting them fail even though it was actually george, w bush's, government, who did that not. Obama, this. Is a falsehood that Bannon repeats in his speech at Oxford University and, in, his debate with David Fromm in Toronto, now, he is critical, of old-school Republicans, like Bush and Democrats. So. Ideologically. It's not a huge deal in fact in the from debate he correctly says at the start that it was Bush and then contradict himself later on but it's in may be worth, noting that he is leading his audience to be critical of Democrats, in particular. But the, basic thesis of the film seems simple, enough you might say the, financial crisis, was a problem not of capitalism. But of character, as the film's tagline, puts it and whether, you believe that. Whether you're correct, it's. A nice hot take and it makes for some good hashtag, content, however within. That basic, thrust the film also contains, some stunning leaps of. Absolute. Moon logic, at, various, points it implies, without, outright stating, that the financial crash was the culmination of, a decades-long, deliberate. Plot by leftists, to crash the American economy in order to instigate revolution, that. It was the fault of black civil rights activists. Who made white bankers, afraid, to deny loans to black subprime, borrowers, for fear of being called racist and, that Bill. Clinton's, Democratic Party was, trying to make the United States part, of a new, global. World, order. Which is, vague. And undefined and, then just never mentioned again none, of these claims are backed up by any kind of evidence and you're, not really supposed to notice that because, they're more implied, than outright stated. And this, tactic is used throughout, for, instance at one point the film says that there was a plot in the 60s, by two academics. Named Cloward, and Piven to, deliberately, crash the American economy by signing loads of people up to welfare and.

Then, It just leaves this hanging it. Never gets brought up again but the implication, is that the crash of our wait might. Have had something to do with it but what Cloward and Piven actually, wrote in a public magazine article was that a lot of people who were eligible for welfare weren't, getting it and so, if everybody who was eligible could be encouraged, to actually sign up that, would be a good way of getting the federal government to pay more attention to poverty. And. That's it. They. Just wrote an article about it there's. No evidence I can find that anybody ever used it as a blueprint for organized action certainly, no evidence that anybody held, on to it in a desk drawer for 42 years until they got into a position to crash the economy but. You're not really meant to notice that when you watch TV balance film it's just like who's. Spookie, leftists. It's all presented as this manichaean. Preordained. Struggle, with the destin'd cycle of history in this bombastic. Super serious, tone storm, clouds, scary. Music threatening. Graphics, it's like reading the Book of Revelations, there's this feeling of. Make Cataclysm, and drama but. It's. Overwhelming. Trying to keep up with it points, get made and then dropped and restated later but never developed very often huge claims get made out of nowhere really, quickly like a truck screaming past you in the dark if you're. Thinking of watching the film to have a laugh or just to see the weirdness for yourself I would honestly say skip, it it's. Not fun the. Effect is just exhausting, all the more so because from a technical standpoint film. Just isn't all that good the, stock footage and the animations, look pretty, cheap, the endless shots of statues, and monuments get old fast the sound editing is really choppy it's repetitive the chapter markers are more confusing than helpful it's repetitive the, imagery is often painfully, over the top it's repetitive and it's, repetitive, sometimes, Steve ballons film is just flat-out, wrong or bizarre. Over. The financial crisis it asks how could, so many authorities.

Have Failed to predict, this ignoring. The fact that some, people actually did and Pettifer, for one is a left-wing economists, who predicted the financial crash in detail, several, years before it actually happened, but nobody, listened presumably. Because a Wikipedia, picture is so spooky. When discussing the 60s, and counterculture. The film conspicuously. Omits, any of the reasons why people were actually rebelling, against, things like the Vietnam War and white supremacy, instead. It says, cultures. Change, because, elites come, up with ideas, that then filter, down into the culture, they, come through the newspapers, they, come through the mainstream pulpit. They, come through the universities, and then down into the grammar schools they, come through the TV they, come through the movies they. Come through popular, music even. When. I smell petrol. Have. You heard about these arson, attacks. Dreadful. Simply. Dreadful, here, it says family, of four burned alive. Two. Little girls and a mother and father charred to a crisp and. They've no idea who did it, mind. You I hardly ever read the newspapers, load of old nonsense most, of the time I've never met a journalist, I could trust but just occasionally I do like to indulge I like, to read the horoscopes, what's your sign. Let's. See what the future has in store. With. Mercury, in retrograde your, energies are depleted, beware. Of old, friends, or lovers who, may be mocking you behind your back you. Will strive for success but until you make a breakthrough in yourself, you, will not attain it, powerful. Energies, swarm, around you by. Paying the proper attention you can learn to harness them. You. Must be somebody very special, but, even. Though the film is intellectually. And technically. Pretty, shoddy, it's. Still, very, effective. And. Effective. So. Why there. Is one bit of generation, zero that is absolute, genius the. Bit where it says ordinary. Americans know what's going on they, aren't fooled they're, outraged, and, again. It provides no evidence for this no polls, no surveys. Of what Americans, think not, even an explanation, of what it is that ordinary Americans supposedly. Know and are outraged about it, just says it and this, is what philosophers, call, constructing. A public. We might think that the public just exists. Somewhere, just out there but, really when we talk about the public we create an idea, of it and then, actual members of the public get affected, by what they think the public wants we see this all the time in the UK especially newspapers. Will say things like concerns. Have been raised but, they won't say who raised those concerns or, what, they are you, just read it here oh damn, concerns. I I. Also. Have concerns I don't, know what I'm concerned about but I guess I'll find out later in the meantime better keep buying more newspapers, and non-trans, people constructing. Publics is very important, for understanding populism. Which, is politics. That's all about the, people versus, the elites, there's. A lot of technical debate in philosophy about whether populism. Counts. As an ideology, or. Not, personally. I lean, more towards, saying that it's a style since. Anybody, can do it if you're very clever you'll already have noticed that even though populist, is usually. Used to describe people, on the right wing like Steve Bannon you could have left wing populism you can even have centrist, populism the devil is in how you define these, two groups but, the other feature of populism, is that these are moral, groupings. Not, just descriptive ones the people, whoever. They are are good. And the. Elites. Well. Concerns. Have been raised, there's, also a lot of debate about where populism, came from and who, is, or isn't a populist, some people have argued that Tony Blair was pretty populist when he was prime minister but Tony Blair himself, has since founded the Tony Blair Institute, one of whose stated goals is to combat populism so. We. Might want to take that with a pinch of salt though I mean the Tony Blair Institute also says that one of its main aims is to support stability in, the Middle East which has. Kind. Of in poor taste isn't, it isn't. That like opening the PewDiePie Center, for Jewish cultural, studies or, the Jessie single, Graham Linehan clinic for transgender, health one, thing the Blair Institute, do point out though is that populism, is a sliding scale so it's probably not a good use of our time to argue about who is or isn't one, another, thing to watch out for is to what degree populace, to present these two groups as being, unified.

The. British National Party been smoking up populist Kush for decades talking about the native British people and who, is that. Okay. We. Know who they mean when they say that but, even just within, the group of white people who were born here you have a lot of different, and sometimes irreconcilable. Interests. In his debate with David Frum in Toronto Bannen says that liberalism is done for and the only choice is now between left wing populism and right wing populism he isn't the only one to say this some left wing people agree with him including political, scientist Chantal move. But. Regardless, one of the reasons banner can be so persuasive is because he's a great populist, he knows how to construct, his public he's also very good at Avakian emotional. Responses, and I don't mean that in the sense that he uses, feelings. Rather. Than logic, and, a hammer, of, reason. No I mean he uses techniques to get people to feel as well as to think there's nothing wrong with that I do it too and Balan's pretty good at it certainly, in his firm debate he's just way better on stage than from it when Froman tries to muster an emotion to get the audience all teary-eyed about classical, liberal values it's, just like watching a blancmange X playing white votes Liberal Democrat. But. Bannon is relaxed, he's confident, he plays off the crowd he tells jokes he gets passionate, he creates, a mood, generation. Zero is where this really shines, through because it's almost all mood as Ian, Danskin, from innuendo studios has pointed out certain, pieces of media cause the audience to reach a point called effective, override. Where. Emotion, overwhelms. Critical thinking Ian's, talking mainly about people getting riled up by inspiring, a patriotic, propaganda but, it could just as easily be despair, or, hopelessness or. Anxiety, like, the kind generation, zero invokes, in its audience it makes, you so anxious with its high stakes in its dramatic presentation. That you're too busy being anxious to realize that the content. Is. Almost, pure. Nonsense. Almost. And. I say almost because it does get some things, very. Right. More like very right-wing now, I do actually mean correct and I, think this is the main reason why Bannen is so persuasive to so many he often gets the first bit right, for, instance both in the film and elsewhere Balan, points out that, the people responsible, for the financial crash have. Not been brought to justice yet, he, also says that it's unfair for the banks to have been bailed out consequence-free, by the taxpayer, which is something that I actually agree, with and, although he doesn't use the word neoliberalism. He is critical of the way that for the past several decades successive. Governments of all parties, both in the US and in Europe have, just unleashed the market and hang, the consequences, forever else particularly, Millennials who got saddled with huge amounts of debt and people, of all generations who got sent off to fight and die in pointless, expensive, Wars to, secure profits for oil companies a leftist, would point out that these things have happened because in capitalism, stuff. Gets done because it's profitable not. Because anybody necessarily needs it to be done and so, any kind of moral consideration, or concerns about sustainability, are always going to come second to the profit motive capitalism. Don't have any brakes on the train the mantra is more. And. That gives companies a very strong incentive to mess with democracy through, lobbying but, Bannon. Won't. Go there so. Although he can sometimes diagnose. The problems, with society, quite effectively, he then veers. Off into the wild, blue yonder, of which this. Almost. Being, correct. But then sashaying, off into moon logic, is common to a lot of people on the far right and much as we might like to malign them as cranks or loonies that's not always true they, do sometimes have part, of the picture and that can be very appealing. It's. Produced such a climate of fear don't. You think that's, the worst part the fear the, suspicion, a chap, can't walk down the street smoking a cigarette these days without being accused, of being an arsonist, I say, if I want to smoke a cigarette that is jolly well my right as a free man but light up in some places these days and people will yell arsonist. Arsonist. Take. This chap Steve Bannon, my.

Dreadful Chap don't misunderstand simply. Awful the things he says most of the things he says although, you can't deny his popularity. Particularly. Amongst the white working-class I'm. A traveling salesman so I get about a fair bit listened to a lot of people real salt of the earth people I grew up very poor no. Advantages, in life whatsoever, so I spent a lot of time around hard workers, know, how they think do. You believe in God. No. Need to say anything I see the look on your face I think. That's a very brave stance if I may say so I think, that's the best stance one can take on questions, theological, not many people would, and. This chat Bannon. Dreadful. Chap but. He's analytical. It's. An article about Steve, Bannon, lighting, a cigarette at the Oxford, Student Union and somebody. Called the fire department. They. Had people in the streets yelling arsonist. Arsonist. Just, for lighting a cigarette let's. Take another non. Bannon example, just for a breath of fresh air and because, it's hilarious this. Video which you can watch right here on YouTube, gov, is a discussion, between two, far-right. Guys Thomas, Rosen who goes by the handles survived the jive and, another, youtuber, who I swear. I've seen before, somewhere. Yes. It's, neo-nazi. Marcus fallin aka, the, golden, one the, living meme, and the, second, most famous Swedish man ever to use YouTube to distribute anti-semitic, messages, Marcus, and Tom have what starts out as an, interesting discussion about cheddar man a 10,000. Year old human skeleton, found in Cheddar Gorge belonging. To one of the first modern, inhabitants. Of the UK in 2018. For the first time a team at the Natural History Museum got a look at cheddar man's DNA and Channel, four turned, this story into a fun little edutainment program. Called, first Brit the investigation, found that cheddar man had blue eyes dark. Hair and dark. Skin at. Least darker than mine for instance a lot, of media articles, emphasized, the dark skin as did. The documentary which also featured, a facial reconstruction of cheddar man by two artists. Who specialize, in this kind of work this is what they came up with and this, is the image of cheddar man that a lot of media coverage ran, with you can see the obvious differences, between it and previous. Reconstructions. Done without the benefit of DNA, sequencing, both of which have pale skin Marcus, and Tom point out in their video that, dark, doesn't. Necessarily. Mean black, we. Don't know a hundred percent that. Cheddar man was very dark-skinned. Just, almost, certainly, a good deal darker, than what we would call a white person, now and that's. Actually. Kind of interesting the. Fact that the artists, and the documentary chose, to portray cheddar man as being very dark-skinned, might. Prompt some interesting questions about how we today, imagined racial, other Ness about. How, scientific, findings, get presented to the public and whether we can really use modern, categories like race to reconstruct, the past when it might not have been so simple so much of what we pay attention to in a human face like expression, and hair, length and style and facial, hair can't. Be known from DNA there, is a lot of artistic license, here the artists, chose to give cheddar man a chi he little grin a little, bit of personality, and, you can't tell that from the genes he might have been a miserable git so, there is a lot here that goes beyond the science Marcus, and Tom are, almost.

Right, And to, prove this point I'm going, to bury my own head, in the woods. For. The first time in decades, breakthroughs. In cutting-edge, scientific, technology. Have, allowed scientists, to resurrect, the past. Researchers. At the University, of New London have. Sequenced, the DNA of, Geordie, man a ten. Thousand. Year old skeleton. Found. In the radioactive, wasteland, that, was once the north of England when. Geordie man was first discovered in the year twelve thousand and sixteen it was initially thought to have been the skull of a giant gorilla but. Then we figured out that it was actually, the skull of a humanoid, male with a freakishly. Large head based, on the genetic markers, we. Can say with reasonable certainty that, Geordie man was probably around six foot tall had. Pale, blue-green. Eyes dark. Hair and required. Some form, of primitive. Corrective. Glass worn. On the face in order to see and from the shape of the skull we can deduce that. He was probably an alpha buck that slayed mad purse on the rag, definitely. A charge I mean. With a skull circumference, like that he was probably so, Chad that he shared a border with Cameroon. To. Its credit the Channel 4 documentary alludes, to the fact that discovering, one of the first Britons was probably what we today would have called a person of color is a significant. Thing one, of the scientists who did the genetic analysis explicitly, says this is a challenge to the idea that British means, white, he. Enlists the help of an unnamed, expert in the u.s. who emails in part with you the program saying there's a very high probability that chedda man had dark - black skin but he quote can't say for sure you can actually see a snippet of that email in the documentary, so when Marcus and Tom say that this is a politically, relevant discovery, and that the way we present the past reflects, not just what it was like but also how, we think, about it through the lens of now they're. Not wrong in that bit per, se they've, hit upon an interesting philosophical point, which is that the study of history is like a kind of storytelling historians. Try to construct stories, out of bits and pieces that actually happened but somebody has to take those bits and pieces and put them into a digestible, order and the way they do that reflect them and the context in which they live but then. Thomas. Claims that this is all part of a deliberate, conspiracy. To trick white people, out of their history, and their claims on European, land he, calls this psychological. Terrorism. That should not be forgiven, by anybody, and of course he provides absolutely. No evidence of this conspiracy existing. But, he isn't the only one saying that it's out there see. Also this anonymous, article, on cheddar man from, freedom, post UK. Black, cheddar, man appears, to be a mainstream, media fabrication. To rewrite history and claim that the original, inhabitants of Europe were black in an attempt to justify, multiculturalism. And immigration. What can I say but Yanks. Curiously. They're sensational, story, also broke, during Black, History Month, oh no, it, must be a conspiracy what, are the odds of that happening, one. In 12 so, they got the first bit right it's just that's the spoonful, of sugar that helps the poison go down similarly. Bannen says some things which, are true and they give his overall story more credibility and whether he personally, believes the falsehoods, he says or not it's the overall story, that he selling, apparently. Most of the protesters. Outside bannon's. Speech at Oxford were typical. Students. Idealistic. Socialists. Oh yes. A, surprising. Number as if, they don't know that socialism communism killed, I don't know how many hundreds, of millions of people I used. To be a lecturer, so I know students, quite well I was a lecturer at London, Saints University, years, ago. Awful. Tragedy, with the library, at London Saints. All. Those books up in smoke let's. Stay in history for a moment and talk about Julius, Avila who is also absolutely. Fucking, hilarious, Julius, Avila was an early 20th century Italian, writer he. Was literally, a baron, and he, literally, wore a monocle, Steven. Bannon has mentioned ever a few times in passing the now disgraced, former, Golden, Boy of Breitbart, milo gianopolous, credited. Avella as one of the foundational.

Thinkers, Of the ultra-right movement, and it's, not hard to see why his, influence, is clear it's possible. To take a very surface, level reading, of avila according. To which he, is just a traditionalist. Traditionalism. Being, the philosophical. Idea that, all the different ancient traditions, of the world's different societies, have, a grain of truth in them but, the modern world has lost sight of and that we need to go back and recover it is only by going back to the meanings and the visions that existed, before the establishment, of the causes of the present civilization that, it is possible, to achieve an absolute, reference point, the key for the real understanding of all modern deviations. On the surface Avalos traditionalism, might seem pretty innocuous something's. Wrong with the modern world and we need to go back in time in order to discover what it is but, remember history, reflects, the storyteller. It, matters. What those traditions, are and it. Matters who, gets, to pick them. All. Pals Markus and Tom discuss availa in the same video they discussed cheddar man and they, read him simply, as a traditionalist. They, distinguished, between traditionalism. And conservativism. Conservativism. Being according, to them the tendency, to preserve the familiar, whereas traditionalism, being, the idea that we need to go back even further to, find deeper, truths in their video Marcus and Tom asked if the goal is to go back to traditions, how, can we discover authentic, traditions, that haven't been distorted. Over time in, other words how, can we do accurate. History, for this traditionalist, project and that. Would be an interesting question, but. Marcus gives the game away and. He says that the traditions, we live by need, to be in line with our values as, Europeans, and. That means that rather than choosing the values based on the traditions Marcus is doing it the other way around he's. Choosing which traditions, to follow based on the values he currently has and choosing, the traditions, based on the values is exactly, the same mistake that Evelyn makes as well he, was heavily involved with the Italian fascists and then the Nazis which makes sense once he read him the fact that he was a fascist is not an incidental detail, that we can separate, from his, philosophy, because. There is no neutral history, there can be no untainted, traditionalism. That doesn't contain, some, of the values of the present being, projected back, and if you carry on reading revolts, against the modern world beyond, the introduction, you'll, find that all the traditions, Evelyn thinks we need to go back to are terrible. For, instance he says that miscegenation and, racial, equality is, messing. With the naturally, ordered hierarchy. Of the races, which we need to bring back but in an interesting twist unlike, a lot of modern racists, Evelyn didn't believe that biology. Or IQ or genetics, made white people superior, he, was a spiritual, racist, he says it might seem unfair, to, say that some people are born racially. Inferior but. A person. Is endowed with a certain spirit by virtue of being born, in a given caste but, at the same time one, is born in a specific caste, because, one possesses. Transcendentally. A given. Spirit, in other words if you. Weren't such a. Your immortal, soul would. Have had the good sense to. Have been born white. Person, the same is also apparently, true of gender, to, be born male, you first have to be. Transcendentally. Male to. Be born female you first have to be transcendentally, just a piece of sheep just. Just, just the. Worst what, it is to be transcendentally. Trans he doesn't say we, can guess men, must, realize, their Souls potential, by becoming either warriors. Or, ascetics, and women. Must realize their souls potential, by becoming either mothers, or lovers, a nevela. Doesn't mean lover in the fun way of consensual. Sexual explorations. Between loving. And equal partners he, means women. Giving, themselves entirely. To men unquote being. For, another, being again. Not. In the fun way according, to Evelyn so-called feminism, direct, quote is really taking women away, from what will make them happy it's turning all the women into men and all that all the dudes are, becoming females.

It's The degeneracy. Of the, male, and female types. And, it's, happening because men aren't virile enough when it's a threat to the West tense the types of the women Gauss saw in the shallow and vain woman, incapable. Of any Elan beyond, herself utterly. Inadequate as far as sensuality, and sinfulness, are concerned because, to the modern woman the possibilities. Of physical, love are often, not as interesting, as the narcissistic. Cult of her body or as being seen with as many or as few clothes. As possible, also, harem, anime is the ideal model of Western femininity, Tenchi Muyo was read peles far Evolet predicts that if this goes on relationships. And gender norms as he knows them in 1934. Adieu. That. Was the, West really did decline after 1934. But it wasn't degeneracy, or a lack of racial, purity that killed so many people and destroyed Europe it, was people like 'evil. Are worrying, about that stuff so much they. Invented fascism and committed genocide over it although when. He was tried in. 1951. He said I'm not, a fascist. I'm, a super, fascist, you're not dealing with an ordinary fascist. Anymore Kakarot, I have. Realized, the legend. But. The world actually got a tiny bit better again in 1974. When. Julius Avila King. Died, like. A cock, if. He was really all that great his soul wouldn't have been born into a body susceptible, to liver disease he was then reincarnated. As Davis irini but if you strip, everlaw, of all of that context, and pretend, neutral. History, is possible, you, can present this watered-down, version, where he's just a traditionalist, and he's. The real kicker if anybody, then comes to you and tries to bring up that relevant context, you can accuse them of just poisoning, the well of being a biased virtue signaling SJW who's afraid of new ideas and they won't debate you on Evelyn's. Terms kind, of like if a cigarette company put out an ad saying that smoking makes you cool and he pointed out the smoking gives people cancer and they said why won't you debate us on the cool question, and here, we come back to Steven Bannon because, he is really good, at this when Bannon gave his speech Oxford, University they were anti-fascist, protesters, outside and, he said he wished that they understood fascism, because fascism, is about trying to worship the state and, he's trying to shrink the state so, he can't, be a fascist and again. Not entirely. Wrong, but, incomplete because. Fascism, is also often characterized. By racial ideology. It's really more about the worship of the in-group versus the out-group where that in group is often though not always defined. Racially. And yes, if and when that in-group, gets into power there is a certain amount of state worship but that's because the state then becomes the proxy for the master race from which all others are excluded, on the topic of immigration Bannon. Says that immigrants, drive down wages but, that's not actually true it's, not true when Steve balan says it and isn't true when jeremy corbyn says it either immigrants. Don't lower wages, bosses. Do and. They do it because we live in a system where things are done because they're profitable not because people need them to be done he also says that welfare states, can't take the burden of mass migration, which, would only be true as long as the people who got rich under, this current system are allowed, to keep that money which. We don't have to let them another, very slick, surface, level claim that Bannon makes is the president Donald Trump's policies don't care about whether you're black or white or, Asian or Hispanic, they care about whether you're, a citizen, he, calls this economic. Nationalism. And says it's about maximizing, the, value of citizenship. And yeah. Okay but in countries like the USA in the UK where, for a long time only white people were allowed to be full citizens who. Get seen as a citizen, now is, still very much affected. By that history this is not about blame, or, guilt or, victimhood those. Are all ways that people like Bannon will try and get you to say ah look, they won't debate us on the question of whether smoking, is cool or not when he talks about not being guilty for being white or as, he said to the French National Front let them call you a racist wear it as a badge of honor that's, a way of trying to encourage white, people, in the audience to, take conversations about, philosophy and history and instead, make. Them about our white, feelings, which, can cause that affective override, so. Please note that I still have not once called, Steve Bannon a racist, I'm, just putting the warning labels on the cigarette packets facts, don't care about your feelings Steve, it is important, to realize though that these slights of hand will work best on white, people because.

We Are used to thinking, that race doesn't have anything to do with anything because, it is never made a problem, for us, constitutional. Law professor Barbara, flag calls this the transparency. Phenomenon, the tendency, for white people to think that categories. Like citizen. And criminal or citizen. And immigrants are race. Neutral, because. Nobody, has ever used them against, us in, a, racialized, way. Nobody. Has ever said, to me in Britain oh where, are you from. No. I I mean where. Are you from. And that, means that if and when fascism, does make a comeback and these categories. Start overlapping, more, and more with race and other, marginalized identities. We, might not be the first to smell the smoke so we should probably listen, to those who can parently. They arrested, one of the ringleaders of the Oxford protests some. Transgender. Boy, or. Girl. I don't. Really understand that whole thing myself I mean I'm not a bigot and quite willing to call people by whatever, name you, know but. I don't, really understand why they make such a fuss. These. Activists, they demand that you not merely tolerate. But, believe. As, well. It's. All well Ian. Orwellian. I was. Young and brave too once but never, made that sort of a fuss in my day as. I say I grew up very poor still, almost penniless, to this day I was a waiter, before. I was a lecturer before, I was a traveling salesman a waiter, at a luxury restaurant in Piccadilly did you ever visit the hotel Mill and Smith. Magnificent. Gorgeous. Establishment. This was all years ago of course. Terrible. What happened to that place apparently. It, started, in the kitchen. Somebody. Left a stove on. All. Those people, not. To mention the furniture. Although. That, was an experience let me tell you waiting, tables at the hotel Mill and Smith you, see how the other half lives, all, dressed up in their finest, nattering. Away. You're. Closer to the center of power in a restaurant and ping, then you are if you were in the front row of the Commons let me tell you the. Extravagance, with which the elites of the world operate, the, circles, in which they move the. Sheer amount of shekels changing, hands it. Is extraordinary, in. The from debate Bannon says that the choice is between Trump populism, or Bernie Sanders Jeremy Corbyn populism but even then he's not quite giving you the full picture because if you want to. You. Can keep going. Bernie. Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn and even though he's Andrea Koziol Cortese they. Could just be the beginning I'm, not trying to tell you what to do here but you don't have to settle for rent. Controls and more affordable housing you. Could, demand that we confiscate, landlord's property and abolish rent and give it to people for free you. Don't have to settle for ending, unjust, Wars you could dismantle the military and spend that money and other stuff you, don't have to settle for taxing. Fuels slightly, more you, could break up the biggest polluting, companies you, don't have to settle for making healthcare more efficient, you could make it free for, everyone not, just citizens, everybody. You don't have to settle for a 44%, marginal. Tax rate on earnings above 5 million a year which is something Steve banning allegedly pushed for or even a 70% one you, could take a hundred percent of that money and establish. A maximum, wage and a lot of rich people would lose a lot, of money but. That's the other kind of populism that Steve Barron won't. Ban. And says in my opinion correctly that, when people lose faith in liberal capitalism you got two choices it's, gonna be socialism, or it's gonna be fascism, the sugar, a kernel of truth in what he says is that the old way of doing political philosophy, we're politicians, and capital were in bed with each other has, knackered, us it is provably, a disaster, I would, go one step further and say that climate change is. A problem of liberal capitalism's, making that it is unable to solve in time and so we really do need some new ideas or we really are gonna face an apocalyptic, scenario, Marxists. Would go even further and say that it's not just in its consequences but in its very form that capitalism, is morally, unjustifiable. But regardless of that arguably. We really have reached a kind of turning point in human history and the, choices really are socialism, or barbarism. But. Bannon won't entertain the possibility of socialism. And he. Won't. Overtly. Tell, you that. Fascism is the answer ah. Thank. You ever so much would you mind putting that over. There with the others you can leave this if you like. Can. I offer you a drink. No. Very. Healthy, of you I.

Don't. Know what the world's coming to these days, nobody. Trusts, anybody anymore what, would these arson, attacks. To. Be perfectly frank I think. There's something fishy going on I mean. Who, appoints, these so-called firefighters. Who. Are they accountable, to running. Around breaking. Down doors. Covering. Their faces bullying. People for. Something as small as not. Changing the batteries in a smoke alarm I, don't. Know I, wouldn't. Be surprised if there were one or two firefighters. Working, with the arsonists, I. Like. You I feel. Like we've known each other a long time we're. A dying breed you, and I the, world is changing. Seems. Like everywhere you look, flames. Are beginning to rise, and. We have to be so careful. Not. To lose, everything. That we've built. I. Say. You wouldn't by any chance happen. To have. Why. Do we. Do. My. Children, why. Keep. Us free. My. Children. My children. We. Call. Enemy my. Children. My. Children. We. Call the, enemy. Because, we have they have not, my. Children. My, children. Because they, want. What. They should. My children. My. Children.

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Comments: would be an excellent site to visit this month! This video is currently being incorrectly copyright claimed by a Canadian company, so I may lose the ad money off it. It's not a huge amount, but it makes a difference - especially since this video was my most expensive yet. If you've been thinking about signing up to help me on Patreon, now would be a great time!

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Done! Just wanted to say your Cosmonaut video really hit home with me, and I love the care and effort you put into each and every one of your vids.

Can you dispute that erroneous claim?

Hey Ollie I have a question, what kind of editing software do you use and also what kind of camera and mic set up do you use to make your videos? I really love your content and I think it’s very well made

What does that gesture mean that you do at 18:13, touching your nose?

Please release that cover of Why we build the wall if possible, I wouldn't mind paying for it, but please I need to show it in schools!

+Tuck V capitalism isn't just...having money.... also we can't simply decide to opt out of capitalism; we'll live or die under it until it finally undermines itself as a result of its fundamental contradictions. until then we all need to struggle to afford toast and tea and it is actually not capitalism at all to simply ask for it from your friends

Philosophy Tube being Quinten Tarantino isn’t cheap but keep it up!

this video made me take the plunge. Good job, Olly.

how is steve banon gonna copyright claim a movie where he just talks bullshit on top of stock footage ?

I really have no choice, after this. (Hi ho, hi ho, to Patreon I go ... [whistling])

Oh man. So. Many. Chills.

10,000 years later, and they still haven't figured out a way to give ALL of the workers some damn shoes??

Actually, out of curiosity, why wouldn't "White Britains" be the most accurate group to classify as "Native Britains", if one had to choose such a category? I mean, it follows the same convention as "Native American", doesn't it? (Although, I think it would be better to just call "Native Americans", instead, "Native", or "First Nations" and drop that whole "America" part...they didn't call this land by that name, and weren't treated as a part of it for a very long time.) (p.p.s. I think I did take British History once, and I remember that's already a mixed group: Romans, Angles, Saxons, blah blah blah, but they were mixed together for a while, right?)

Any long-time "conspiracy enthusiast" (non-believer, just thinks it's hilarious and terrifying) knows that it was GEORGE BUSH SR. who first used the term "New World Order"...there's an actual clip, but it's, yeah, "vague and undefined" and most likely a metaphorical, or poetic description of countries working together. I notice that most conspiracy theorists have a problem with comprehending metaphors, or ironic speech... :/

+Maggie Mae Fish Can we see Toni Lahren interviewed by Dr. Angie in a Philosophy Tube video?

+William McDonald I dunno man. Think about it, Count Olaf is a lot like Steve Banon. Within the narrative, he's one of the very few people who _actually believe_ the Baudelaires (mostly because he's the one who's been trying to kill them). Count Olaf fundamentally understands what the problem is, it's just that his preferred solution is to just let him get what he wants. Olaf is likewise charming, crafty, very possibly psychopathic, and believes in obtaining power through any means necessary, up to and including murdering children, all the while pretending to be an upstanding and moral person. And of course, he's also an arsonist. Man, now I want to do a Marxist reading of The Series of Unfortunate Events.

+Tuck V until we destroy it, it remains. see Mr. Robot. for details.

+Arrakiz666 He came across as more of a posh, I've worked my way to where I am kind of person. He's manipulating the audience by spin and decrying every negative statement, while pointing to and agreeing with an underlying grain of truth (a grain of truth to his supposed audience) doing an appeal to "common sense". He also does nostalgic looking back, as if things before were a better time. I've meet people like him on international contract and I've met the American version of him several times, who can really turn an audience towards a particular way of thinking. I unfortunately (at times) can see what's going on, but years of issues... Has left me with a short fuse and well, I've been thrown out on a restaurant on one assignment for a heated debate that admitedly made me look like a crazy person, while he remained calm and continued with his claptrap. I use to be quite good at debate and keeping my cool, but a lifetime of experiences has left me admittedly short fused, needing therapy and not my best. I can't "turn off" my emotions anymore without physical issues and that has cost me... Sorry, back to my point, I do not believe he was trying to do a Count Olaf, quite honestly their characters a quite a bit different, as are their end motivations. This is a man, building a fire, stacking explosives and accelerants, in the form of ideas, so that you the audience or someone else would light the match.

I just joined your Patreon at last. Only the bottom tier, my apologies, but this was the best video essay I've ever seen, and I couldn't live with myself if I didn't support this in some way. Thank you so much.

Bannon will institute Prima Nocturne. Proud Boys, ASSEMBLE!

Fucking hell! Spectacular. Best video yet, and from such a strong field.

this was beautiful... scary but beautiful. You have a supporter my friend. soon as I get paid, you'll get paid.

Where can I find your version of "Build the wall?" it's so good!

Enjoying the vid so far! A note about the captions: At 24:26, "Holst" is missing the L. EDIT: And "Fascist" missing the first S at 28:22.

Big media has been attacking users who have amassed a large enough audience so as to threaten the narrative they try to control. They want a monopoly on the Overton window, as that allows them to continue to stay in political control (notice how the people who control the media, also control the electric companies and the industrial war plants and often the banks). Having false copyright claims is a good measure of your worth, it means you have grown enough to register on their radar.

> hide amout of money

+Tuck V It's mutual aid.

This video was okay and all. But that bluesy anthem at the end was my favorite thing you've ever done. It might even be my new favorite song about walls, edging out such classic wall ballads as that whole Pink Floyd album, or Get Low by Lil Jon.

You might be interested in the work of Jonas Staal. This man is a propaganda researcher and dedicated an entire thesis to Bannon's style of propaganda. It is titled: ‘Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective’. Description: This publication documents the exhibition-project and aims to show how Trumpism was decades in the making through Bannon’s propaganda work. It therefore provides an example of the importance of propaganda art in the surge of the international alt-right. To illustrate this, the publication analyzes and deconstructs the mechanisms of propaganda and raises the question of how to create counter-narratives in the form of an “emancipatory propaganda art.”

Fine. Now it's you, Prof wolff, and the Chapo guys.

Great video!

24:30 Was that harris doing the voices? Great talents you have in this video my good sir.

Omg! I can't wait till the Jordan Peterson video...

Done! F I N A L L Y

I absolutely agree with this point on moon logic lmao

Amazing work!!!

When Canada sends people, they're not sending their best. They're sending copyright trolls and DMC apologists, and some good people too. B U I L D T H E W A L L

my brain and experience say im gay but the little space under his pecs where the suspenders dont touch his body say im wrong

He's named after a cheese, he can't be that miserable, fake news

@artisticcrossbreed: Not your fault mate, don't sweat it.

>Immediately starts doing capitalism in the comments section of his own video

Hey Olly, did Count Olaf from The Series of Unfortunate Events ever constitute a reference for the arsonist? Because that's who he reminds me of.

I get so much good shit from your vids. Grievances and goals of a populist movement should help define the leading ideology. MAGA. More than a slogan. A way of life.

As a Canadian, I am sorry.

Steven Bannon>American Göbbels

masterpiece my man...

I understand that it was stated as 'incorrectly', yet I don't understand how a video titled steve bannon can be copyrighted.

And just like that, I'm already erect. Give me that C O N T E N T, YouTube Daddy!

Done! I love your work, Olly! Please keep doing what you do!

2 second after credit scene that put Marvel to shame

Please more open borders breadtube.

The last seconds of this are trully chilling. Bravo.

THIS IS SO GOOD! I love the song, it is so fucking accurate! Thank you, really thank you for your work.

31:38 I love u for the DBZA reference.

Fuck me I had to pause the video when they showed Dan Olsen's face I was laughing so hard

That ending tho!

34:00 Economic nationalism normally refers to postcolonial nations seeking economic independence from hegemonic economies like the USA, through building up domestic industry, nationalising important resources, etc. It's criminal that he's trying to apply it TO THE USA ITSELF.

My gender identity from now on is "transcendentally a piece of shit"

I identify with your chest hair

Спасибо, товарищ! Надо бы твое шоу на русский перевести.

Olly could you upload some captions?

I'm laughing at that "so chad" joke way harder than i probably should. Probably because i don't hear very good jokes that involve Africa on youtube.

So damn amazing. You're production is the sexiest thing since Contrapoints

41:11 for those of you coming back for the excellent cover!

I noticed that your chest hair kinda looks like a bird and it became difficult to focus on what you were saying. It just, it looks like a bird. If I had chest hair, I would also want it to look like a bird-- so really, you win? I'm so sorry. It was a mistake to try and watch this at three in the morning

«Exits are to the far left» I see what you did there

I apologize for my crudeness, but in addition to your beautiful mind, your firefighter getup is kinda hot.

Can someone explain to me the firefight/door sales men metaphor im too dumb

Fire = fascism. The fireman fights fires, i.e. is anti-fascist (hence the 'antifa' pun). The salesman represents someone who keeps espousing fascism (starts fires) while acting like a 'normal' centrist/conservative and insisting they're not a fascist and using slick presentation and sympathetic language to make centrists agree with them before asking for a match (i.e. the means to start fire/a fascist movement). Someone like, say, Gavin McInnes, Richard Spencer or, oh, Steve Bannon.

+lolcatjunior yeah i get that much but what are the firefighters ect. representative of

Firefighters hates fires and fire starters, the sales man is a secret pyromaniac tired with society's conduct.

The arsonist bit was played so perfectly

I'm digging this British Sam Hyde at 9:40

Did Bannon copy Fox news tactics?

i came from hadestown to this and it tripped me out when why we build the wall came on

"emergency exits are to the far left" Brilliant.

Dan Olson + Amy reveal, A+. I may have almost drowned aspirating water on that, but it would have been worth it.

Pretty sure it's "man-uh-KEY-an" ;)

The largest carbon emitter is a state-owned company. Communism is ideologically pro-pollution. Nationalization is not a solution to climate change.


We build the wall to keep us free

Hey, everyone who's scrolling through the comments since the credits are playing... might want to take another look at the video?? aaaa

Pretentious prick

Wow this is really good.

6:18, from what I can gather for memory from my APUSH class, it was George H Bush that coined the idea of a New World Order, but keep in mind I think Bush was just referring to how the dynamics of foreign policy and international politics would change when the cold war came to an end in the early 90s not some weird-ass Illuminati conspiracy. Not sure where he got that being Clinton. lol

jfc I keep playing the "your immortal soul would have had the good sense to have been born a HWITE person" on repeat bc it's so obnoxious and hilarious. This is such a great video and I love your work and your ability to incorporate humor into dense and awful topics.

I came here for the Philosophy, I stayed for the sexy chest! (Also the Philosophy)

I consider myself to be a pro free market libertarian, and I have to say that your content is absolutely fantastic. I love your videos, and they have helped me gain an insight into things and coming to agree with things that I never thought I would have. Congratulations, you have won a subscriber.

Kids will study this in a cohple hundred years as a part of historical education about our generation. I'm sure of it.

Hey Ollie can you release your cover of “why we build the wall” As a standalone video please?

I was ready to be up in arms when I first watched this video -- I thought you were attempting to engage in dialogue with Steve Bannon. Then I realized that, no, this was more of an analysis of Bannon's (unfortunately skillful) use of rhetoric. I very much appreciate the analysis as well as the humor; this video is excellent. Nevertheless, I wish to express my initial thoughts: I firmly believe that there's neither nobility nor purpose in trying to engage fascists philosophically. Their ideas lack intellectual merit, and many of them are bad-faith actors who are motivated purely by spite. Swift and overwhelming violence is the proper and just response to fascists. (Also, your mockery of Jordan Peterson is spot on. Fuck that smarmy, snake oil-selling cult leader.)

When the first half of the picture with whats his face and the golden one was shown I thought it was some kinda joke cause it legit looked like a stock image

Your thoughts on Tenchi Muyo?

Did I hear Contrapoints?

Philosophy Tube is the Pink Floyd of an intersectional analysis of ideology. "The Wall"

I didn't know Klay Thompson was British

Olly looks way too sexy in the fireman outfit 0,0

They aren’t supposed to notice the non evidenced Brannon Bullshit and they don’t.

PewDiePie is not an antisemite.

I didn't say he was: I said it would be in poor taste to name a Jewish cultural studies centre after him, and that he's the most famous Swedish man to use YouTube to distribute antisemitic messages, both of which are true. I'm not really fussed what he believes in his heart.

Maybe, but making a bunch of low income Indians raise death to all jews signs is a childish joke.

Fuck ! The "illegal Immigration reduces worker's wage" argument really pisses me off ! I mean, shit, we've known since Jean Jaures that if bosses lower the wages of all workers because they can underpay unlicensed workers than all you have to do is to license them or at the very least protect them. You protect the most vulnerable workers you protect ALL of the workers ! But well, fascist don't really care about that in the end. All they really care about is their shitty ethnostate. Never gave a damn about workers. Anyway. Thanks for this video nonetheless. P.S: Love the Hadestown's soundtrack

"If he was really so great he wouldn't have been born in a body susceptible to liver disease." Highlight of the video for me.

Hee hee, that's my favourite line too!

I'm loving this Hadestown love

All this talk of arsonist fires in hotels keeps giving me 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' vibes.

all this talk of fires. This is clearly a job for the volunteers.

I say this is quite a delightful video. You’ve done it again Olly and absolute banger with many great points

To be entirely fair to Bannon, the baby boomers do be lacking moral character. This is true XD

i am so here for the hadestown tribute

Goddamn, I love hearing Natalie read quotes.

So you seem like a fairly reasonable man. What do you think the benefits of capitalism are, over the system you are proposing? Surely there is something. Because I agree. Time is kind of an issue. And the current system cannot solve it in time. However, competition, free markets and capital drive innovation forward. A lot. Faster than anything else. The best chance we have to survive the coming apocalypse, is, some form of capitalism. Yeah, I realize the irony in that. Doesn't make it less true.

I actually like capitalism, but one thing that I cant stand is the "free market", the free market doesn't exist, it a verbal diarrhoea created by corporations and rich people so they could have a excuse for deregulation and tax cuts from themselves meanwhile everyone lives in misery, implemented in domestic and foreign government sometimes as experiment by U. S. puppets, all for money, but not for you and I, but for rich people.

Loved it, great work as always!

ngl i love your cover more than the original because of the sinister passion and the context of the video preceding it

Holy shit! The end was incredible, I cheered out loud when I realized that the representation of the classical liberal/moderate was setting up the means for an inferno only for the viewer to be the one to decide to hand off the match!!!!! WOW! Absolutely loved it!!

The posh character totally reminds me of Sirrus from Myst

Dude this video is everything holy shit was that great!

The skull documentary bit was fucking hilarious.

Dat credit song doe

This is a masterpiece

Is the man dressed nicely supposed to represent yer dad?

This was amazing!

watched this video twice already. it is fucking brilliant, lad!!!

I'm just delighted that in 10,000 years, channel 4 will have gone back to the right ident.

Why the disingenuousness? Literally from Wikipedia: "The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of "a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty". "And that's it" Yeah, so clearly not.

Yeah; it was a political strategy outlined in a magazine article. No one did anything with it. Can you actually read or should I do it for you?

I love how people on the left somehow conveniently define bad words like "fascism" or any other types of negative words seemingly is absolutely impossible for them to be and only people they disagree with can be. fascism is neutral any political type of party can be fascist. a yarn knitting club can be fascist if they obtain the reigns of government and use absolute power and authority enforce yarn knitting ideals on the population and "excluding" other inferior knitting styles or even the worst scum of all people who don't knit at all. the most dangerous ideology of all is not being racist or anti-racist its not being capitalist or socialist its not being religious or atheistic. it is the ideology of absolute moral righteousness that you and those like you can do no wrong and those unlike you are your sworn enemies that must be cut down at all costs and all actions are permitted against your "enemy".

So logically, the alt-right is antithetical to your belief of righteousness being evil. I guess I have one question; at what point is self-defense OK?

You have a curious pronunciation of "Semite", being British notwithstanding.

"..... and the second most famous Swedish man ever to use YouTube to distribute antisemitic messages...." Whoa Whoa Whoa!!!!!!

"we live in a system where things are done because they are profitable not because people need them to be done" those 2 things are the same. if you need something to be done that means you are willing to pay for it. I also have never in my life seen an army of socialists working in the fields for free because people need food. this is what I hate about socialism it is not about kindness or generosity or self sacrifice for the good of others. its about obtaining absolute authoritarian power and forcing others to obey them and do as they desire. you could easily have as high wages as you want for workers. all it would take is 1 single person out of all 7 billion on the planet to start a business and abolish profit in your own company in order to pay workers more then expand the business into every single country on the face of the planet and not a single person would choose to work at walmart for minimum wage when they could work for the socialist empire for twice the money while getting twice the paid time off and twice the medical care. except socialists don't do this because they would never think of lifting a real finger in order to help people. they simply seek power to make others do their bidding in their place.

ok amazing production value put aside you look really good in that white tanktop i

Damn. What an incredible video. I've never subscribed to you before, but I have to now. That man in a suit character is just perfect. It's exactly how the slide into fascism happens. EXACTLY. What a rousing musical number at the end too. I really am for sure afraid that this all ends in civil war. These two forces of Trump's fascism and Bernie/AOC's socialism will fight.

I salute you for having the patience to slog through Evola's sentences. "Hence the types of the woman-garconne and the shallow and vain woman, incapable of any elan beyond herself..." If that's a competent translation, the baron's ideas were not merely hateful, but as muddled as pasta primavera. Thanks for the clip. Haters deserve hate speech.

Any chance we could get your version of "Why do we build the wall?" as an mp3 or separate video?

Philosophy tube is now male Contrapoints.

Can I get a TL;DW rundown of the arguments and counter-arguments presented here? I mean, from what I've seen so far it's entertaining, but I feel like some of the key points are being lost in the 'showman' bits.

Ohhh I was like "Im fucking subscribing to this guy" then I noticed I'm subscribed already. I guess clicking the notification bell is next then its on to patreon

this has been your most eterteining video to date too, those bits of the arsenists were great, very charismatic, very good acting

This is so good I'm going to immediately rewatch it

Haha i love the 10 second Contrapoints cameo

Damn, he's getting good.

Holy cow, that was good. "Why We Build the Wall" with your voice gave me physical chills.

* Inhales * BUILD THE WALL BUILD THE WALL wait a second that aint no good thing to be sayin

So what genre is that song? Dystopian synth new wave? Like I have this feeling of "The Order of Death" from it.

I was talking at a local bar after the results of our provincial elections and the person I was speaking with commented on how she was astounded how young a lot people involved the far right were. I posited that they were so far removed from the horrors of fascism that all they knew were the effects of the lessons that were the culture they grew up in tried to impart. Things that I thought could be taken for granted as true if we reduce the horrors of what occurred into bite sized lessons that are preached. These lesson if left unexamined were how I thought a victim mentality spread amongst the privileged groups. The whole: “I was not individually responsible for these heinous crimes so why are people blaming me(my identity) for this?” kind of faulty reasoning. I think Steven Bannon obviously is very astute in positioning a demographic he belongs to, a baby boomer as being a cause of modern day malaise. It’s another way to appeal to the millennials and other younger generations.

I'm never quite sure if I find Ollie totally bae çause I'm physically attracted to him or I find his far left rhetoric sexy....maybe both... :3

Stop the horny left

This video was soooo good, probably your best. I wasn't expecting a video on Steve Bannon to be so deep and well thought out since, honestly, dunking on assholes like him is too easy.

didn’t listen to the video but that tank top fits you very nicely

Honneslty my favorite video on your channel, and there are a lot good video here !

friggen noice

As someone who's been affected by the developing policies towards people who were maybe not born here I find the number of times, since yesterday, I've caught myself singing "We build the wall to keep us free" concerning.

Your performance as the Arsonist in this is *kisses fingers* you deserve huge kudos.

You have hit your stride. Keep it up. Mark another mind changed.

Right into my veins. RIGHT INTO THEM.

14:05. Damn, I like liberalism.


Olly (may I call you Olly?) - I think there may be enough buzz from this for you to get Anais Mitchell on the show.  She seems like a kindred spirit.  There are currently all these surprised country / musical theatre fans on her albums' pages being met by an influx of *concerned* philosophical anti-fascists.  It's rather beautiful.

9:40 "Have you heard about-" THE HIGH ELVES??

So you have to excuse yourself for not cursing at people nowadays?

Is it wrong to want a T-shirt with "Transcendentally Male" on it, despite being a girl?

And now I have the Why we build the wall in my head. Catchy as fascism dog whistling. You glorious mean man.

FUCK this was a good one

your socialist ideas sound nice but as long as we have a monetary system, you wouldn't be able to just jump straight into breaking up companies and giving away free labor and goods with a snap of the finger. dismantle the military? you realize that half the fucking world hates America and the only reason they haven't ass raped America yet is because America has the most overfunded military in the world, and the day that goes away, no one will fuck with the US Dollar, Russia, China, and North Korea will take turns conquering the army-less land. this is why no one takes you communists seriously, you're almost as bad as the AnCaps.

I know its a petty, nitpicky comment, but pewdiepie is not an antisemite so the "centre of jewish cultural studies" joke is off. He made some shitty jokes, but nothing worse than what a lot of immature people thoughtlessly make. There are so many other people you could've chosen, even on youtube. Probably not a good strat to alienate anyone who happens to be a fan of the largest youtuber. Feel free to point out any overt anti-semitism that i've missed.

First youtuber I've decided to support on Patreon! You deserve it! Keep making great content

Insightful, intelligent and very, very funny. I love that I stumbled upon this video and its channel.

37:30. it's possible to go even further than bernie sanders if we wanted to.

The best part about being face blind is that the fireman and the arsonist aren't necessarily Olly to me.

Hey you got a new subscriber! As you can tell by my picture however I disagree with your aside characterizations of Pewdiepie. I especially like the spooky wall song. Cheers!

30:16 ooh la la olly!

30:22 Are you channeling Hbomberguy there Philosophy Tube? ;)

All the time

Anyone interest in debating more centrist or right leaning policies, contact me.

29:11 oh my favourite orchestra song nice

You giving me a boner

I’m a bit daft but so I was wondering what is the metaphor behind the posh arsonist? Knowingly Self destructive behaviour of “elites” secret infiltration for sabotage? What am I missing I don’t quite get it

Fire is an allegory for fascism, the firefighter is Anti-Fire (Antifa). The Salesman is a "Concerned citizen" who is actually an Arsonist I.E Starting the fire. Meaning if you take it for Fascism hes presented as a centrist/"Normal person" who in secret supports the Fascism and by the end feels close enough to the viewer to let them in on the truth.

I understood it as these kind of modern fascists that seem innocent at first sight. They seem, calm, elegant, intelligent even kind. That flatter you and say they’re only asking questions, but in the end their speech is as incenciary as a neonazi shouting in the streets.

Ollie plays a snooty rich fucker a little too well. Must be the royal blood.

I am actually having to watch this a second time because that fire fighter get up is just making it too hard to concentrate. Damnit.

Keep throwing the word far right so regularly ,u may not realise actual fascists who are about to club u from behind.

This video affected me too much to leave a proper comment so I'm just scrolling and Liking all the praise other people posted I loved it tho~

Why is this guy so hot?

Great video, loved the song at the end!

I wish instead of these, you and ContraPoints would make real movies. You two are so talented. Always impressed by your artistry.

Is it terrible that I find the arsonist really fucking HAWT?

If you not a Pict, get out of Britain. We're being swamped by Saxon immigrants! Roman cultural imperialism is destroying traditional Iron Age values!!

This is probably the most full and persuasive philosophy tube vid yet imo. If Olly can maintain this kind of quality the earth is going to spontaneously implode until everyone is woke af.

Where can I find the cover of "Why We Build the Wall" for stream, download, or purchase?

I'm smoking in Ur theater

Masha Gessen said something about how there were lies created on what we consider the traditional role of lies--to deceive or mislead someone--but there's a second kind of lies where the speaker of them wants to demonstrate the power he possesses, how he can say these words and have an army of people who believe and back him up, ready to stomp out anyone deemed deserving. It's safe to say that the Alt-Right and Donald Trump are pretty much in the second group, so fact-checking, being all, "You're wrong," really serves no purpose. Focus your efforts on reaching those on the fence or use your words as a way of reassurance, letting vulnerable groups who have good reasons to be afraid of the alt-Right and what they represent, that they aren't alone; you are in their corner and are ready to fight.

Anyone else getting A Series of Unfortunate Events / V.F.D. vibes from this?

I'm so excited left wing YouTubers are uniting and collaborating.

I've got that song at the end stuck in my head and I don't even like this channel, but my goodness that song is so on point and the beat is lit.

Well fuck you man I'll watch this outside and smoke!

holy shit Olly

It's pretty interesting how white dudes would make statements, ideating the caste system as being symbolic for racial purity when they themselves are not Indian in any given way. lol. I mean don't get me wrong the Caste System is fashy as all hell, I mean it is after all Feudalism, essentially speaking. (Also it's not SUPPOSED to be alive and well right about now, but fuck autonomy I guess???) so it makes sense that white supremacists would insert castes into their rhetoric, but at the same time, oddly multicultural of them.

you: the exits are to the far left--- me, turning to my boyfriend & whispering: *socialism*

I actually found the "posh former lecturer" character to be the most interesting part of this video. The idea of people claiming to be "reasonable, open-minded centrists" while slowly turning into "arsonists" without even realizing was super interesting. That's pretty much how Steve Bannon works. He's not the fuel, he's the accelerator.

Hah, it's interesting you read him as slowly turning into an arsonist - in my mind he was the arsonist all along and just a barefaced liar trying to trick you! That's why everywhere he claims to have worked has burned down, and why he tells lies about himself like growing up without advantages when he clearly had loads!

" because I want to reach the same audience" wears whatever the fuck that is no thanks id rather watch magic mike

Yay Natalie!

Hbomber feels in this, love it!

That ending is really good! It sends shivers down my spine!

bro u say anti-semite like "See-mite" rather than like "sem-mite"?

I've been binging on Talking Heads' "Once In A Lifetime." And your Smoker looks as if he could do a mean cover, especially as retail kerosene is dyed blue. As Blue as the water in the song.

1:47 nice

PLEASE release your version of Why Do We Build the Wall, that was fucking haunting.

Very well made and thoughtful video! I didn't notice any of the smugness that repelled me from your videos in the past that have caused me to stop watching. You've provided good justifications for the extreme disgust with Bannon. In the past, I've disagreed with him, but my impression of him was he was basically a descent person.

You're not dealing with an ordinary fascist anymore Kakarot!

Yes, I actually would like your audio to be louder. Thanks for asking, Ollie.

26:33 iS tHAT cONTrAPOiNtS!!!!?¿?!?!!!?!¿¿¡¡¿!?!¿!!¡

I love being Transcendentally Male.

Phenomenal. A masterpiece.

Jordan Peterson video next pls

I had a sex dream about you..

I'm not sure anyone can blame you for that

that song is actually catchy as fuck

Cheeky Roger Waters Impression at the end ;) great video!

well he is right, capitalism crashes every ten years

Really well made video that was both entertaining and informative. Love the cameo from ContraPoints plus like that you included the bibliography for sources. Great job!

That Cheddar-Tron edit killed me.

Oh I'm glad you liked that bit! It's all that was left after what was originally a longer joke that I cut cause it was a bit weak. Instead of calling attention to it I decided to just flash the picture and see who caught it haha

'If you're watching steve.... enjoy my big trans commie shitpost'

*we didn’t start the fire*

I'm pretty scared of that ending song so thanks for that

Even in British English, it's man-i-KEY-en. Edit: Good video, though!

The wall song in the credits has to no right to be this good.

I have a mild interest in heathenism because I’m sort of a Germanophile, and when I stumbled onto Survive the Jive‘s channel, i knew I smelled the rat of völkismus. Thanks for confirming it for me.

Lmao Folding Ideas

Jeebus Ollie, thanks for the nightmare fuel soundtrack.

30:15 Do you honestly think there's a difference between "abusing women" and "abusing women ironically"? BDSM is not subversive. It's normalizing violence against women. If the sexist dudes from 100 years ago were alive today, they would definitely say "don't kinkshame me".

Whenever I watch your videos I always think of Olley Olley oxen free! Like you're telling people it's time to stop hiding and examine their own beliefs ...I'll see myself out.

Holy fucking shit im so turned on

You look great as the fireman but even BETTER as the arsonist !!!

The cover song at the end is better than the original. Put that shit on iTunes!

"Socialist. Oh yes."

I don't know if it's my ears or or how you record but you're videos are a lot quieter than everything else I watch.

I feel this about every Philosophy Tube but this is my favourite video yet. Also I watched this on the bus and squealed out loud at 30:15. So cheers.

31:43 don't let the alt right claim anime!!

31:01 don't let the alt-right claim anime! Let's fight back fellow humans and anime-fans!

Olly seems a bit too well-versed in making molotovs. :s

In fairness I didn't make it very well: you'd need stronger alcohol than that or at least some petrol mixed in for good measure.

are you planning to isolate the song at the end as it's own video? i'd link it if so

Fuck you, I want to hang out with you and contrapoints and give all my current friends.

All good people know that its time to volunteer

Watched this twice within a day of release. goddamn!

@Philosophy Tube Loving the Max Frisch reference. Makes me wonder whether you also know Bertold Brecht's work?

Beardy Contrapoints is invited to my orgies now

why is this contrapoints video labeled as a philosophy tube one? get on that, youtube

Okay, so I know this probably isn't something anyone else would have experienced, but I was playing DBZ Xenoverse 2 with this in the background and when 31:32 happened I legit had to pause my game to make sure I was hearing things right.

Thank you for taking the time to make fun of Evola. He's just so... well let's just say that there's a lot there and hoo boy. Far-right mysticism is a hilarious topic. A+ content that I crave

Democracy: The God that Failed

I love the radio play the firebugs

I wish someone would just start the revolution.

So do I...but in practical terms, we need to be organized first. More hands are needed! Look for your local Anti-Fire group to learn from, it'll help.

I was thinking a bit today about this use of fire as a metaphor for fascism, and i think it has some interesting implications that may not have been directly intended. Namely, I was thinking that if fire is allegorical to fascism and arsonists are allegorical to fascists, then doesn't that mean that fascism is more of a thing one does than something they are? Like, you'd be called an arsonist if you bring about and spread fires, and thus you're called a fascist if you bring about and spread fascism. And so too can someone unintentionally start a fire, just as someone can start something with the unforeseen consequences of stoking fascism. In particular I'm thinking of classical liberal types here, as they do so often light up their matches for everyone to see. So, i guess there's your 'yes, and!' take, uwu.

I'm French. That one was hard to follow, especially since I didn't know the people you were talking about. I wish I would've understood everything you're saying, maybe next time when I rewatch!

A few things I have to tell Olly after watching this: - That was f***ing fantastic! The quality of your videos these days is amazing, loved it! - Burying your head in the woods...I died - Please do more videos in vests

18:09 I’ve never been appreciated for my worship of the great spaghetti monster before

Right, I’m not being funny here, but that was the best video I have ever watched. You were so funny throughout and I fucking died multiple times at your jokes. You were soooo informative, easy to understand yet enlightening. You could explain complex ideas in an easily digestible manner, and cast a brilliant light on the manipulative tactics of the right. Your effects during the whole video (with the ANTIFA message at the end, the theatre into just everything) were just gorgeous!!!! Finally, when you said that we don’t need to settle for reforms and half-measures but can fight for a fully just society-I nearly cried. This issue of whether to vote more moderate or in a way that more reflected my views (a conflict between the SNP and the SSP in my case) and you really helped me see the issue more clearly. Thank you so much for putting your time and effort into making this complete masterpiece which I can tell you know will be rewatched often!!!! PS you looking like a whole ass snack here! Your body is looking great and I swear to god your face is so perfect!!

"transcendently male" *chad intensifies*

Hadn’t even heard of this guy before but I was still very interested in the video and it is an amazing video.

Thanks! Welcome to the little community :)

Have you been influenced by Adam Curtis? I like his style very much as well.

+spinakker that gesture is a little hard to explain, but as far as i understand it, it implies a secret or some kind of shared knowledge between the person doing the gesture and whoever they're speaking to. it's kind of like a wink, which olly does in the video as well. it can be a sign to keep what's being said confidential, as if to say "between you and me..." or, as in this case, that the person gesturing understands what the other person means, so they don't need to say anything more.

The second time watching this was an entirely new experience, thank you for this

Incredible work. Chilling.

so pewdiepie is an anti-semite according to your logic. wow...

I'm not sure I'm smart enough to understand all, especially some subtle references, but I really enjoyed this work of art.

we need more deconstruction vids like this.....great work ollie!

Excellent video (not to mention song number), but I also would have loved to see you include more of Bannon's desire for anarchy and, in many ways, the apocalypse ala Revelations. Sarah Kendzior has done quite a lot of analysis on it via her Twitter, particularly in regards to moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. Coming to a turning point in human history has a different edge to it when people would rather see the end of human history than change. On a totally different note, the Arsonist was giving me a real evil Ben Miller vibe, which was fun.

(I lost my shit at the jontron photoshop face). Can't believe my bro Cheddar Man was a fucking Bolshevik... a fucking Commulist

Oh dear lordy, I doth love you!

I sincerely appreciated the Tenchi Muyo reference.

he’s also halfway right about NATO problem is he wants to “have people pay their fair share.” As opposed to just scrapping this destructive institution

Can you do a video on Slav nationalism vs Bannonism.

@truediltom where you at?

Steve Bannon has potentially fucked my country

When you describe how fascist-leaning populists avoid substantive debates of truth in favor of their own handwavy lines of thinking, a dangerous quote that I have made up entirely enters my mind: "When you cannot be talked down, you must be taken down. That goes for both the well-spoken and the deluded." Regardless of perspective, it applies. These fascists need to be taken down for us to succeed, and they are going to have to take us down if they are to succeed. I wonder whether bloodshed will be necessary or inevitable, considering what is at stake... or if, simply, democratically winning and moving towards our agenda will invalidate their despicable habits by observing life becoming better and bring them to our fold... that they'll "learn to love it". I can only imagine that's exactly what they think, too. While we both engage in this tug of war, we desperately need the other team to lose, or else nobody is going anywhere they want to be and the other side will not ever consider giving up. But will it be as simple as one side giving way after a consistent gain by the other side? What if that just pushes them over the edge... I wonder, in quiet despair: how much longer can we stand this bullshit before someone pulls out a gun... and how will it end once that DOES happen?

I like the way you meme sir

Attempt at Constructive Criticism Incoming! I found the messages in the video quite confusing. What exactly was the brit arsonist guy all about? What's the connection between the main idea and the 'forewards in time' bit? What exactly is the video saying about Steve Banon? The song at the end felt (at first) to be kind of inspiring to the left. (but the confusion with "wall" stuff got me to search and find what its about) I say all that with all my love. If this message ends up not being valid to you (or you end up not even seeing it) it's perfectly ok. Maybe the confusion was even intended. Either way I am grateful for this work.

it might help to think of "fire" as a stand-in for "fascism" the brit guy in the suit reading the paper, i think, is olly's rendition of the way that some people with some right-of-center beliefs get into fascism

oh crazy i can't believe wall donated

That fucking drop at "And our work is never done!" is out of this fucking world.

At one point you say Marx's critique of capitalism, espoused in Das Kapital was that capitalism is a fundamentally immoral economic system. Admittedly, I only read the first volume of das Kapital so. It's possible the posthumous follow-up volume may make that point. But volume 1 doesn't lack a dialectic look at morality & market economy. He takes what I would call an anti-moral stance. That is, morality, as such, doesn't exist. Any concept of morality as an objective philosophical construct is just a false construct of the bourgeoisie to maintain an affectation of power over the proletariat..... Can any marxist (or someone with enough familiarity of Marxist ideas) help by explaining how/why I am mistaken? Or if I am not mistaken how/why competing ideas like the fabrication by capitalists of the concept of morality itself and a belief by Marxists that capitalism is inherently immoral. are not philosophical contradictions

If you haven't already, check out the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy's page on Marx, which has a section on moral considerations. As I understand it (and I'm not an expert), Marx never said capitalism was immoral, but he never said that morality doesn't exist either. I think a more precise claim is: ideology, which includes morality, is conditioned by the economic structure of an epoch. For Marx it's therefore beside the point whether or not capitalism is "objectively" immoral (though individual practices can be criticized); once any mode of economic organization can no longer serve its intended purpose, revolution naturally follows, usually to the overall benefit of humanity. Edit: I'd also add that claims like "it's a bougie false construct to maintain power over proles" sounds more like something Gramsci would say than Marx. It's hard to tell for me anyway, since Marx is trying to be a dispassionate man of the "hard sciences" while heavily suggesting deeply moral statements.

This is some Frisch content you Fire Raiser

Damn! Was this good

Thanks for mentioning Brazil, people are kind of watching the Trainwreck here and doing nothing

I'm gonna go ahead and be the airhead who unnecessarily comments on how damn good this man looks in this video

"Steve, the color of your soul is between you and God. But your ass belongs to me." Police? There's been a murder!

You really should change the name of the channel to theatre tube. You're quite obviously just using this channel as a springboard into an acting job and any philosophy gets buried and detracted from as a result. Your Marx videos were epic and your Foucault series was fascinating but now you just seem a dancing monkey with a script. Because of which, what would have once seemed insightful from you now seems trite and partisan.

how can you expect me to pay attention when you're showing so much chest hair

When do you have to give ContraPoints her lights back?

Evola's on that old school Hindu meritocracy tip. You're born an untouchable cause you were a piece of shit on the last go around

JFK was the last true populist Democrat we have had. A lot of the appeal to American died along with him, too...

At 7:55: It's the Book of Revelation not Revelations


great job

Uh.... on the subject of cheddarman. These people know what continent life started on right? Our species evolved based on climate and geography. White people are white because of the lack of necessity of melatonin in darker, colder climates. We're kindof worse evolved than darker races which is every race other than white people. We're much more likely to get damaged by the sun. As it turns out, being white is natural disadvantage. Maybe we're just insecure. We can't make life, we're more likely to get skin cancer, and its so ingrained in our brains that we've collectively overcompinsated and demonized those who are visibly different.

Got here (the channel in general, not this video specifically) from Hbomberguy and the Donkey Kong stream. Not remotely disappointed.


Even without the Antifa pun, just the visual of someone saying they’re “anti-fire” is really hilarious on its own.

The scary thing is, even though we are in on the ‘joke’ of the arsonist, everything about him is so smooth and seductive. Oh he thinks I’m special, he gets me, he actually understands me, he’s a striver just like me... of course I’ve got a match mate, it’s only a cigarette after all.

E x a c t l y

"I do not believe in The End Times. We are Mankind. Our footprints are on the Moon. When the last trumpet sounds and the Beast rises from the Pit... we will kill it." --Stacker Pentacost, "Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero"

Ok that was really frigging good.

At first my comment would have been, "So, I'm trying to listen to what your saying but, dude, put your chest away." and to be honest I'm still there. But then you reminded me about the construction of publics and for that I thank you. That said, in order to have centerist populism, centerism would have to be an actual thing rather than an amalgum of self delusions. That said, I think its absolutly right that cheddar man has been given a cheeky grin, how happy would you have been to have invented cheese on toast?

I don't suppose there's any chance of you putting up your awesome Why We Build the Wall cover as a standalone video?

Your offhanded joke about pewdiepie was in very poor taste. You should better inform yourself before propagating the unfound accusations about someone being antisemitic. Other than that, nice video.

+Philosophy Tube felix might not be the arsonist, but he throws plenty of matches around

I didn't say he was an antisemite: I said it would be in poor taste to name a Jewish Cultural Studies Centre after him and that he's the most famous Swedish man to use YouTube to distribute anti-Semitic messages, both of which are true. I don't really mind what he believes in his heart. And if paying people to hold up a sign saying ' Death to all Jews' doesn't count as distributing anti-Semitic messages then the bar has risen unreasonably high IMO!

+lolcatjunior making a joke in poor taste is not the same as spreading antisemitic ideas. People who are not familiar with the channel and hear Olly's jokes are just going to interpret that as "pewdiepie is a neonazi". Especially if you joke about him in the context of a video with _actual_ neonazis. I think Olly should be allowed to publicly criticize someones jokes, but just publicly putting the idea "pewdiepie is a neonazi" on the table without any context is unfair and irresponsible.

+Floris Bernard Pewdiepie is not a nazi, but paying a bunch of poor fans from India to raise a kill all jews sign is a childish joke. He should grow up.

+Samuel Foley sure. I would say that is an equally untrue statement

To be fair, he never called him antisemitic, he just said that pewdiepiew disseminated antisemitic messages through his channel.

*some right-wing crackhead:* THE LEFT IS A LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR!! *me, a low-level, lefty:* neat.

Everyone likes fantansy until it becomes reality.

Extraordinary video, subversive in all the best possible ways. I was skeptical when I saw the title about Bannon, yet I clicked and it was worth all of the nearly 45-minutes.

"the exits are to the far left" is such a classy pun

Wow. That was fucking excellent.

Oh god. The "far left" was excellent. The "anti-fire" was excellent. The aesthetic is excellent. I'M ONLY 2 MINUTES INTO THE VIDEO HOW GOOD CAN THIS GET T-T

pls release this cover of Why We Build The Wall because it's AMAZING

If a man looks a lot like a slightly chubby Justin Trudeau, is it a MORAL IMPERATIVE to call him "Justin Trudoughy"? I, and countless others, say yes.

I appreciated that you seemed to really try and understand bannons point of view, I still think he’s a douche though.

Ollie looks daddy af in those suspenders. I think he’s showing off the muscles for Natalie.

I really want a gif of "transcendentally male" Olly

39:00 you state that climate change is the fault of liberal capitalism and that it won't be able to solve in time, but a simple rebuttal of that would be that other countries are even worse. Just look at at Venezuela (which saw its socialist system collapse due to low oil prices because they were so dependent on the heavily polluting oil industry) or China (authoritarian capitalism, no.1 polluter in the world). At least in liberal democracies we see green parties existing and taking up the plight of environmentalism.

35:28 Don't you think that applies more to white middle-upper class? People with low socio-economic status often realize that they have different customs and habits compared to richer people. I really liked how they portrayed that in the movie The Departed. It's like living on the wrong side of town, which can be correlated to race. But as you imply yourself: it is not that they are poor because of race. At 35:40 I realized you were just imitating Bannon's style.

33:28 Strong disagreement there friend. The bosses hire people for certain wages based on the availability. This is a basic supply-demand question. More immigrants = more supply of (often low-skilled) labor. So this is why a plumber can no longer afford to buy a house and we are sliding to a new sort of feudalism which is masquerading as capitalism. But hey, that last part is just my unfounded tendentious and unnecessarily hurtful opinion.

Please exit to the far left!

wait, do you live in fucking newcastle? didnt kna that

can we talk about how d a d d y ollie looks in this please

Who perfors your version of "Why We Build the Wall"?

I cannot tell you how excited I was to hear the chords from 'Why We Build the Wall' at the beginning.

How can Bolsonaro be "far-right" when he was elected with 56% of the votes. You lunatics label people with 1990's values "far-right".

+Emperor Augustus You mean using social media to spread conspiracy theories? Joseph Goebbels would be proud. Destroying the amazon would destroy the whole world, that would make you lunatics.

+lolcatjunior The far-left hates when centrists use their methods against them. You're damn right you lunatics are going to face the consequences we are going to complete remove all of you from public life in Brazil.

The Dilma was actually more popular than Bolsanaro. Bolsonaro says that he will forcibly take land away from the natives and get rid of all environment regulations that protect the Amazons, which is considered to be lungs of the world. He all told his political enemies to leave of face the "consequences"

'this many people can't be wrong!' And you call yourselves free thinkers

I'm sorry, I lost it at the Tenchi Muyo reference...

Oohohoooo, wow. 10 outta 10. Bravo. Encore. That was fantastic.

Ah, a well-placed Super Saiyan joke. ♥

Concerns have been raised. They were cheaper to raise than children.

Can we get a standalone video and/or download of the ending song?

Olly, ilu but pronunciation note: "Manichaean" is man-ih-KEE-un. Keep up the wonderful work!

People who believe in such things as a "naturally ordered hierarchy of the races" genuinely terrify me. Why do so many people seek to justify the treatment of "designated others" as lesser beings?

and wow farmed gold seller lmao

Apparently a Jewish school was set on fire and painted with swastikas, we have real arsonists running around now


"Your beliefs are between you and God, but your ass belongs to me". GREAT callback to The Shawshank Redemption. Nice work Oliver.

Compliments. Btw are you singing about the 'antifascistische schutzwalle' (wall)? ;-)

Dammit. First the Limeys become the best American Actors, now your producing the best American YouTube content........ though Mr. 3Arrows is arguably the present TopDog

I.. I really think you could go on tour with this one. What a piece, and what a terrifying reality.

I don't normally feel the need to comment on a Youtube video, but GODDAMN this was a firecracker (ho ho, bon mot!) of a show. I liked, subscribed, and I even tickled the notification bell's little ball like a pervert to get a jingle every time you post. Great work, looking forward to more fantastic episodes in the future.

love it

I can see the contrapoints in this video, it’s an excellent influence to have.

1:44 That guy in the forefront is going to have to live with the consequences of choosing that hairstyle for the rest of his life... This picture will be associated with an event that resulted in someone's death. There's no way for him to tell the millions of people that have seen this that he was being "ironic" or "trolling libtards". All they're going to remember is this guy's sweaty face, stupid haircut, and his association with violent (yet oddly dorky) racists--everything else is simply academic. Though, for all I know, he might not want to fall back on that tired excuse; it's hard to believe that someone that joins a group that wants to "unite the right" doesn't have some idea of the kind of swamp creatures a dog whistle like that would draw out into the light of day.

I think this is your best video yet!

Humans are a breed of Chimpanzee on a planet gone ape.

You know, I always have to ask, what if we just let these people have their way and they gradually kill off women as a concept because they obviously hate women so much? What will they do when there are no girls left? Will they just jerk each other off all the time and slowly die off? So... they wouldn't really change much, I guess.

Hard to get past the shtick.

“YouTube dot GOV” ?!?!

The part about partly true statements is not something to praise Bannon for, though. Its not like he is honestly mistaken. You need to say stuff that is partly true to make your propaganda more effective. That's how it works, and i think Bannon knows it.

He is British in the UK, so, he probably has no qualms about that, but the things he proposed are just one step further for a left populist and no one on the left seriously decides on getting rid of the military, but just lower the amount of funding it currently has. As why do a nuclear nation require the ability to wage a two front war at the same time protection from invasion? As no one, but America is capable of a invasion around the globe and others can only wage asymmetrical warfare as a means of survival.

I know its a petty, nitpicky comment, but pewdiepie is not an antisemite so the "centre of jewish cultural studies" joke is off. He made some shitty jokes, but nothing worse than what a lot of immature people thoughtlessly make. There are so many other people you could've chosen, even on youtube. Probably not a good strat to alienate anyone who happens to be a fan of the largest youtuber. Feel free to point out any overt anti-semitism that i've missed.But acting as if he is some symbol of anti-semitism for some poor taste jokes is absurd, especially, given how many real and dangerous other people you could have said instead.

Having a platform that guarantees you an audience of millions, and using that platform to: •dress in a Nazi uniform whilst giving one of Hitler's speeches •pay people in order to show them holding up a sign saying "death to all Jews" •promote the videos of people who also have videos spreading antisemitic and neo-nazi propaganda is not "nothing worse than what a lot of immature people thoughtlessly make." At best, and this is being overly generous, he has no idea how to handle discussions around Jewish culture, which is why the joke in this video works.

+spinakker It means "keep it quiet" or " we know,right". Its hard to describe,sort of "we're in on a secret you and I" overall. Sorry,I bet you are more confused now lol

I physically cannot work,my only income comes from renting one house. Come your revolution am I up against the wall?So to a non fnar fnar way,or a fnar fnar way,just curious.

Do you have anything to say about Machiavelli?

Wouldn't surprise me if the Canadian company claiming this video is owned by a /pol/tard of something similar :/

Arrakiz666 I have a feeling A Series of Unfortunate Events is at least partly based on the same play this video is based on or at the very least it heavily references the play. On another note: I really want to see/read “The Arsonist” now and reread A Series of Unfortunate Events.

You look like a discount Freddie Mercury in your fireman suit. Love your work and look forward to seeing more of you and Hbomberguy

But the media image of the Chedder man image is far darker than the actual model,which kind of looks like an Italian with a sun tan. There was "Leftie Trolling". I'll never agree with that Survive the Jizz creep but the Chedder Man kerffufle was blatent nonsense on both sides.

Sorry,but did anyone else just think " Multi Pass!"

olly you bastard how many takes did you ruin laughing your ass off imitating vegeta?

Does that man with a beard and also hair sell toupees?

I'm so sorry, but can we talk about the see through wifebeater? oh my god, it's hard to focus on the points you're making... hmm

Just noticed the boiling frog at 1:17 Also LOL @"anti-fire"

You're killing it, kid. Keep up the great work. Vive le Socialisme! Mort au Fascisme!

lefty faves collabing

10/10 video and 10/10 hadestown cover my guy

Broke: transgender man Woke: TRANSCENDENTALLY MALE

your chest hair distracts me.


'right here, on' indeed.

21:30 That is a Phelous level gag and I am proud of you.

Sometimes I think everyone is as bad as the property holders. Sometimes I pity the property holders cuz they don't know any better. Other times I think most everyone could be pretty okay if the property owners didn't have an enforcement mechanism and we could just talk about what we need. I'm a pie in the sky type anarchist who really thinks greed and fear are the problem and I'd like nothing more than those issues to be addressed. I really want to believe that we can be kind to each other. Is it impossible at this point :(

"Tenchi Muyo was redpilled as fuuuuuck" DON'T YOU DARE BRING MY WAIFU INTO THIS! ...Holy fuck, the big red and black at the end of the video eh? Congrats on "coming out"? :)

Equality of outcome? What's the world coming to?

I just had a thought: is your set up, where you stand camera left on purpose? Like not only is,it so the eye can flow naturally from you to the info on screen, but also that you align yourself "left from sauron". Edit: the second? Are you referring to Varg Vikernes? That's the only one i can think of

It's so the eye flows in the way you say

its funny that u use the metaphor of the arsonist. In Argentina we had a "democratic" president in the 40s, Juan Peron (and i say "democratic" because although he won the election fairly, he was part of the military coup that preceded his presidency, and while in office he sistematically persecuted and incarcereted a large part of his opposition), that for me at least, is the perfect example of the type of populism the world is living right now. He took the mantle of "the people", with pseudo-marxist rhetoric while maintaining a heavy anti-communist policy. He rally the working class by dividing the country between "the people" and the "oligarchy", while never doing nothing really significant to fight them. Created lots of jobs and social security standards, and gave lots of power to the unions of workers by making them part of the party, and making the party part of the state itself. Then in his second presidency he had used up all the reserves money in protectionism and creating low-efficency factories (to generate more of his base supporters by making agro-workers into factory workers), because of this he had to make cuts in social security and re-open the country to foreign investment, while battling inflation by reducing consumption. Then a military coup happened and he escaped to Spain. One of his nicknames was "the arsonist firefighter". To this day the Peronist party exist and has a heavy weight on our policies, while having presidents from the party going from rightwing neo-liberals, to "far left" keynesians. Maybe its is Argentinian ego but i would like to see someone making a deep dive in the connections between what we had experience in politics and what is happening in the world right now. Me canse de escribir en ingles viva peron.

I can't stop staring at Ollie's chest

That tie looks oddly familiar..

That Stefan Molyneux impression was spot on.

My favorite part is the horoscope. I like how it doesn't matter the answer because it's the same no matter what. I don't care about that so I never remember what my star-sign is so when he ask I always go uhh so it's always the horoscope for a nonexistent star-sign.

This is a really good one

What is he whispering at 14:05?

"right here on youtube dot *gov*" ;D

30:00 and its obvious you have spent too much time with Harris. That boy is precious and he can rub off on you, sure, but too many Hbomberguys and well... I think you can see where this is going.

the suited character reaminds me of the protagonist from camus's ''the fall''

First time watching one of your videos, came here from Badmouse. All I can say is, it was amazing, Everything about the video is just perfect and the symbolism with fire fits great, i'm stunned at how good this was and how I can't have discovered you earlier, you have got a subscriber and supporter in me. PS: as I wrote this I reached the end credits and had to take a quick break from writing, such great ending, goosebumps really!

For fuck's sake, the end of this was so good.

Brilliant adding the chad skull. Natalie Wynn would be proud! Lol. I love seeing easter eggs between you two!


Europeans 10,000 years ago were recent arrivals from further down south, because they followed the retreating continental ice. Thus, we should not be surprised if Europeans were darker 10,000 years ago. That's about enough time to kill off the people with most melanin, leaving the paler folk who can synthesise vitamin D 30 latitudes further up north. Mediterranean cave dwellers illustrated themselves clearly darker than Europeans today. One way northern Europeans could have become paler is that by having to wear more clothes most of the year they don't need as much melanin, and natural selection treats producing that amount of melanin if it isn't needed as extra burden. Still, most Europeans can get a tan but won't be able to pass for North Africans. Evolution by natural selection is another thing Bannon doesn't believe in, just like other facts that are inconvenient.

One problem I've noticed is that every few generations the people forget the lessons of their great-grandfathers' mistakes taught them. See the rise of neo-Nazi parties today, who are allied with Russian dictator like Hitler was allied with Stalin until he attacked Soviet Union. Crash of 2008 was 100% the fault of greedy banksters, and the next war will come because idiotic morons are glorifying violence instead of portraying it as counterproductive bullshit way of doing shit. Rebellion is the essence of being free. We need a government, but that government doesn't have to and should not be dictatorial; *we* can govern ourselves (I'm an Anarcho-syndicalist). I agree with the notion of _Noam Chomsky_ that authority must always justify itself, not the other way around. Population doesn't have to justify itself. I'm probably a leftwing populist, and I think that anti-intellectual attitudes fostered by American culture since about 1950s have missed the mark in making "elite" more about people who read books than people who are just fucking rich. The billionaires are the real elite, and danger to social stability, not "academic pinheads" that rightwingers tend to mock. The billionaires have hijacked government so that society has been run by and for the rich. Bannon is a racist bullshit cannon who doesn't admit that the real problem is economic inequality that perpetuates itself through inheritance rights and almost non-existent estate taxes. _Piketty_ is right in _Capital in 21st century_ that as capital is rewarded so much more generously than work, and wages taxed higher than capital gains, the inequality will only grow. If you inherit a billion dollars, you'll have a hard time spending the capital gains by living like a normal person, thus becoming richer every year.

Heh. Exits are to the far left. Subtle.

Your ego is a tad tiring, farewell.

Please add further readings into your descriptions sometime! Fascinating work, all together. Thank you for citations and all the work you put into this presentation.

Can we all agree that Olly has gone full antifa? I love it.

Agreed! Absolutely one of Olly's BEST. Well-researched, clear, and as thorough as it gets.

+DeoMachina already did, pretty great and recommendable

If you have a spare hour I really recommend the antifa video he did

Alerta! Alerta! Anti-Fuegoista! ^^

Jesus, that song gives me the creeps.

33:17 just time-stamping for reference don't mind me

I agree with most of what's said in this video, but what I don't understand is the comment about disbanding the military. If a country becomes Socialist it needs a military to maintain the dictatorship of the proletariat against the dictatorships of the bourgeoisie.

This reminds me of max frisch's book "Biedermann und die Brandstifte"

We build the wall to throw cucks like you off of it :)

+RoxioGamingHD I tend to respond to individual statements and stimulus within the video, I do this if I get bored.

You know most people only leave one comment, but it's good to see you went above and beyond and left six! That means that you are six times better than a normal person!

If Evola is wrong about men becoming effeminate, why are you left wing?

3rd wave feminism and BLM prove Evola right :^)

Are you genuinely attempting to make the argument that the student body of most colleges doesn't skew heavily left due to the ideological hegemony the left has established in academia, and that those in teaching positions that are left wing do not go out of their way to indoctrinate students? You must be insane if you can't wrap your mind around that much.

+Austin Rogers Yes I'm sure that simply because you disagree the opinions held by others are false, and I'm sure you've actually gone through the trouble to unpack your own beliefs and investigate whether they fit with reality. (sarcasm labeled because I assume you're stupid if you think that left wing positions are somehow miraculously better than right wing ones without any inquiry.)

Are you genuinely attempting to argue that most right wing views aren't inherently anti-intellectual and nonsensical? No it couldn't be. All these seperate academic institutions, many of which are non-profit, are all apart of some vast conspiracy to "brainwash" college students. That's it. Occam's razor strikes again.

Stop spamming.

the horoscope was brilliant :D you nailed it down to a T

A reasonable characterization of boomers

I think you're an idiot, but go ahead and take the floor (I haven't watched yet)

You are bang on the meme, Olly - Stewart Lee

Damn, but that framing device was effective! That's some Edgar Wright level storytelling right there.

Looking buffffffff

The wheel that isn't a wheel but an exponential graph that doesn't move periodically because that would be simplistic and silly, periodically comes back to the age old question of sticks versus stones, serpent versus eagle, dragon versus tiger, because history does not! repeat itself periodically. Periods are an illusion. Anyone who calls this the kali-yuga uses moon logic; also I'm a feminist and against patriarchal sun-worship. The black covers the red, as it did in Russia, as it did in Spain. The black does not forget though Olly. It just bides its time and counts the players.

It is odd that Bannon blames Boomers for being a bunch of liberals. Since they are Trumps biggest base for support. He is partially right in blaming Boomers for the crash,but not for the reasons he thinks. Since it was them who voted for all the neoliberal politicians, and sold out their childrens future for a few tax cuts.

"Boomers" were just the he was working with at the time. The word doesn't really matter because it doesn't signify real people, it signifies "The Evil Other".

I can't get over how good this is, especially the Arsonist character. The horoscope thing really stands out, taking 'You must be someone very special' from simple mysticism in the same way fascism relies on a self appointed destiny. But the last 5 mins stands out the most, the man stockpiling chemicals, building a molotov (and not being polite and thanking the delivery man was a nice touch) wants a match and no one in their right mind would trust him, yet he's already laid the groundwork for compliance. Can't light up a cigarette without being called an arsonist, that's my right etc etc. So Good!

Bosses also lower wages by shipping factories/production plants overseas and paying slaves wages. Bannon pointed this out too when he talked about "de-industrialization," but as you say, he gets the diagnosis semi-right, but then gets the prescribed solution totally wrong. Keep up the great work.

I laughed so hard at Geordie man.

Originally the faux-documentary was gonna be called 'First Chad' but I didn't wanna spoil the punchline

Great video, once again! You take political commentary and turn it into an art form.

Ten minutes of this were actually about Steve Bannon.

It's using Steve Bannon as a salient example of the wider issue it's tackling - that being the MO of fascist rhetoric

I like the philosophy. I like the drama. I love your channel. I'm mildly concerned about the stroll into economic theory without doing anything that seems to actually _be_ rigorous economics, but presumably that's not something you're as confident about, which is fine. I do appreciate the exploration of the more philosophical side of that, especially in the communication of ideas.

This probably describes my attitude towards a lot of breadtube.

I did not expect Hadestown music when i clicked this video


Does he have a bird shaved into his chest?

I need it to be known that I am on fire. Actual flames. Oli come and save me. Oh, and don't forget to dress appropriately.

This is another proof that marxism and fasism need to feed of each other until a breaking point is reached, to the detriment of the rest of society. Have fun with the gulags comrade.

Pewdiepie is not an antisemite. However he is an asshole who gives antisemites a platform.

​+DeoMachina No trouble at all. I apologize for the lack of clarity on this matter; I was too fancy with my words. I made the mistake of referring to "a gun", as if to say "ONE GUN". I should have been more careful. I'm not speaking about singular violent incidents that have added up or systemic trends of law enforcement against innocent black people. I know of those. If you meant something beyond that, I hope you clarify. What I really meant was MANY guns. WAR. Not wars of words or wars at the voting booth. I meant war with bullets, in the streets, across the country, organized and dedicated to the silencing of the opposite side by means of death. You know, the way politics change OUTSIDE OF civil democratic processes or seamless regime transitions. That's what I have been worrying about.

I really hate to break this to you but they have been pulling out guns and much worse for..a while now.

+Wanchurlish well, I have these two friends

+Karl Jones As long as it's just you...

Hey, can I stay in your attic?

+2manynegativewaves I belive it's kinda obvious that in a socialized system of production your limitations would be recognized and all your necessities would be taken care of...

In regards to Marxism, I'm not sure if "morally unjustifiable" is the correct phrase to use when it comes to an analysis of capitalism, for the same reason that people tend to settle for social democracy or democratic socialism-it's what people are more confortable with for the time being until it reaches a farther breaking point. I'm hoping for social democracy in the States, since it seems to be catching on more and more as the "middle class" continues to dissapate in vapour. It's at least a proper short term plan. Good video by the way. And the beard.

First video of yours I have seen. I love your voice, its the same butteryness as markiplier, but more sophisticated! ❤!

this is so fun!

Philosophy Tube feels like a sociopath who is all on your side and technically superior jumping into your personal space: impressive, interesting, enticing but also intensely irritating and warning, superficial-but-not hyper-confident wry glib sarcastic boundary-pushing grand-standing that gets under your skin. Bannon's famous dishevelment and the Boris Johnson effect and the bumbling words, pouting and orange naffly lust-driven side of Trump's tox-masc Bravado - and the individual aesthetics of the far-right pair discussing Cheddar Man and the many similar types in that level of the far right ecosystem (some aspects of the aesthetic having a painful and much-discussed history of cross-over/appropriation with queer aesthetics) - the Everyman/relateable/less-threatening aesthetic is part of the story and intensifies the "aspirational" parts and the bamboozle - or at least opens the door to it. Maybe you need to think about the tone a little for maximum impact. On them. Although you're trying to make yourself look silly and not without vulnerabilities, are you!? (Also sorry! Take this with a pinch of Salt. Comment made having stopped at 29:03 in the small hours (having been trying to break away from the computer for ages and finally bodily functions won the day) and having slept on in it.) (It gets a bit more fun in a chill way... as far as discussing that sort of stuff goes; your poise breaking up in the hyperbola of it all and Natalie's poised voice coming in to rescue it. x) (And the rest is a rollercoaster it goes a bit less fun again and of course with the urbane fire-starter it 'makes more sense' - although it's not just this video it's part of the attitude and the fighting stance and what the video is trying to do... )

Never will you find a more elegant piece of propaganda.

Every jab made at Pewdiepie's expense results in yet another bundle of dislikes for sharing unsubstantiated statements. Stop.

+rattregoondoof Eh, whatever. I hear all the time people saying Pewdiepie is a Nazi. I'm sick and tired of people saying it, or even insinuating as such.

unsubstantiated? He's making fun of the fiverr controversy. I don't think he actually thinks pewdiepie is antisemitic but the "joke" was in poor taste and even, if you ignore the whole antisemitic part (again, it was probably just a joke and I'm pretty sure most people took it to just be a joke), it wasn't very funny.

I can't tell if you are actually against PewDiePie or you are furthering the meme of WSJ

damn, the fancy dressed version, was really scary at the end. Was great!

Who came up with the idea of a national maximum wage? How would attempting to take money off the people who vote on where the head office of a corporation will be help the general population? At least if the super rich are in your country you get whatever does trickle down and maybe some tax. You can try to incentivise companies to stay but except for offering lower taxes and fewer restrictions there are so many free trade agreements around it wouldn’t be hard to justify a headquarters move and under a lot of agreements you couldn’t even advertise against them directly... And as you probably know most of the mega wealthy became so through investments and nearly all maintain that status through investment... so until the means of production are in the hands of the workers....

genuinely thought i was losing it listening to the into music and thinking "WHY does this sound like HADESTOWN". great taste in musicals, and also politics

I love your videos! That said, I don't believe Pewdiepie is an anti-semite.

I really like this new character, he represents the more internalized prejudice that I think a lot of privileged people (and a surprising amount of more moderate leftists) hold

Constructing a Public? Who had more to do with constructing the current public? A few conservatives or the vast majority of universities, media organizations, and government bureaucracies? e.g. All your peers are having premarital sex so you should too. Everyone else has at least one gay friend so why don't you? All people in the south are gap toothed yokels. Don't you agree? The guy who killed the go-go dancer is not her druggie violent boyfriend but the evil corporate CEO who was using her as a sex object. Aren't all Christians just prudish snoopy hypocrites who do really perverted things behind closed doors? etc.

Part 5. I know that stereotypes about southern hicks do exist and I acknowledge that the left, broadly speaking, can be a bit bad with how it depicts the rural poor, especially in the south. To undo any sympathy I may have just garnered, I have always lived in the Dallas area, my grandparents own two farms (one was my great-grandma's who recently passed and they currently maintain both) and basically are every christian right stereotype, I don't personally find much offense with most southern stereotypes and even in my libertarian days didn't. Of course, just because I don't find offense with it doesn't mean there isn't issue to be had and all stereotypes are bad. I would like to see this go if only because anyone at all takes offense to it. I think you have a fairly common misunderstanding of left-wing views judging from your go-go dancer (I'm going to assume you meant stripper because I don't think I've ever heard anyone use "go-go dancer" outside of a joke) and druggie violent boyfriend comment. Left-wing politics, speaking VERY broadly, is much more about systemic issues than individual behavior but it doesn't just ignore individual behavior. I can't say exactly what conversations may have led you to this specific example or anything so I'll just try to dissect it in broad ways. Corporations (well, pharmaceutical corporations) have heavily contributed to the recent opioid epidemic through marketing to doctors, influence over prescription rates and other methods to get product into as many hands as possible. In the case of painkillers this marketing intentionally labelled certain drugs as having all the benefits of Opiates (the best painkillers we know of but highly addictive) but none of the downsides. This was not true, they were great painkillers but very addictive. Corporations got massive profits and have suffered very little consequence for getting people addicted to painkillers and, by extension, opiates. Corporations are to blame as well. Her violent boyfriend should go to jail if he killed her yes but drug companies are far from innocent. Left-wing politics would also likely be concerned about why she needed to be a go-go dancer (unless she genuinely wanted to do that), why her boyfriend was on drugs and how best to get him off of drugs, why he was violent and how best to deal with that. No one would think the boyfriend was innocent (unless he actually was) or randomly assume that a ceo killed her. The questions would mostly be what led to this and how can we best avoid such a situation in the future. There's a good chance I'm completely off base with what you were even trying to say in this sentence though. I honestly don't think I even understood what you were trying to say. I can say I have heard the stereotype that christians are all prudish snobs (or snoop around where things are none of their business, not sure which you were going for but either works) and secretly can be really perverted. For what it's worth, the christians I've been around are some of the nicest people I've ever met but then I'm not one of the typical targets for christians (being non-middle eastern, not lgbt, and not openly atheistic or areligious). I do think it fairly obvious that christians can feel the need to pry into things that are completely irrelevant to them. How long did it take for lgbt people to marry and how many legal ways are there still to discriminate against them? Who has pushed for that so much if not christians? How long did birth control take to become legal and who was it that fought against that? I'm not trying to argue that this stereotype isn't bad. It does present an extremely negative depiction of christians but it also has a bit of truth and shows something to be avoided. My own grandparents are extremely christian and would be extremely disappointed to know that any of their grandchildren had regular pre-marital sex (something I think they honestly know but don't want to acknowledge) but I have heard the timespan between them marrying and my Aunt (their oldest child) being born, it was significantly less than a pregnancy even an early one. Look all stereotypes are bad, I agree there, but it just seems like you are thinking there is a lot more approval by more left-leaning people than there is just a lack of disapproval. If you honestly read all this, thank you. I realize I got a bit rambly after I finished talking about "constructing a public".

Part 4. Government bureaucracies changing public opinion? Not really, no. The military and certain other branches do occasionally advertise but most branches just do their job and, unless that job is actually to influence public opinion, they don't really try to influence public opinion. Basically, you just have parts of the government explicitly designed to influence opinion, so propaganda, the very few groups that directly advertise, and MAYBE PBS and NPR. This ignores, of course, that those last two receive a vast majority of their funding from private donors (including many corporations) and only actually have a pretty small reach. It seems like it's incredibly high praise to say that PBS and NPR have played a significant role in most any cultural shift of any kind, they just don't have that much of an audience. I have never heard anyone actually advocate for pre-marital sex ever, EVER (I'm sorry but I feel the need to emphasize that no one has ever argued that as far as I've seen). I maybe wrong here (I did spend the majority of this comment talking about "constructing a public" so caution is good when talking about other people's beliefs) but outside of particularly devout religious people and extreme misogynists (who only apply their views to women) very few actually care much about pre-marital sex. For that matter, the only non-religious arguments against pre-marital sex are based around teen pregnancy and good sex education is good at preventing that not abstinence (I mean abstinence does prevent pregnancy but abstinence only sex education is not very effective judging from most research). I don't think I've ever seen anyone advocate going out of your way to become friends with gay people either. Maybe we are just exposed to very different things? Regardless, the gay friend trope is a thing in media mostly because it offers representation which is a thing people like for a whole host of reasons. I don't want to get into those reasons because a quick google search on "why representation is important" should lead you to people who can argue it better than I can. Alternatively, you may be arguing why social politics in general matter and to that I say treating everybody well (unless they have actually done something to deserve to be treated poorly) is just flatly a good thing. Don't be an asshole should be an assumed good. You don't need to go out of your way to be friends with gay people but treat them like they are good people unless you have an actual reason not to (being lgbt is not a good reason) and don't stop being friends with someone because they are lgbt if you were before learning they were lgbt.

Part 3. While we are here, I'm going to do a quick run-down of some of the other stuff you brought up, nothing in-depth or overly complicated though, I've spent enough time on this. Universities tend to actually be a lot more diverse in thought than you would realize. I know they seem a lot more left wing initially and socially they are pretty left wing. Economically and governmentally, they are actually pretty varied. I have just recently finished my bachelor's and am currently going for a master's. My government teacher was libertarian (as I was at the time) and looking back at my edgy teen years (when I actually was in his class) I heavily agreed with him on nearly everything. I honestly could see how the libertarian to alt-right pipeline is a thing and how my views could easily have been swayed to the alt-right. I have actually had more left-leaning teacher's too but the vast majority either have no clear politics or are fairly neutral. I'm also in the social sciences (history) so it's not as if politics are irrelevant to what I study. Honestly, I get more obvious politics just talking to my immediate family than I do in most classes and my family isn't particularly political (not more than most people's anyway). I will grant you that universities tend to be pretty socially left-leaning though. Media organizations as relevant to changing politics? I mean, yes, absolutely, as a historian (well history major) I would have to have a damn good argument to argue against this but, judging from your overall comment, you're insinuating that they have some left-wing agenda and that's a bit weird at best as an argument. Again, socially probably yes (socially left-wing politics is very much in the zeitgeist right now and I can't think of a non-religious argument for that to change) but economically not really and most of the social stuff is arguably due to economics more than anything else. As an example of this, around 2015(ish) Marvel comics replaced most of their major characters with more ethnic characters and had a general push for increased diversity. This is comics so replacing a character is not a big deal and has a long precedent going back decades and decades and some of these characters were very well received. Most weren't and Marvel quickly reverted back to their almost entirely straight white cis male norm. I, and I believe many others, believe the failures were much more due to the fact that this change was brought on so quickly and clearly done in a haphazard way where writers weren't given enough time to make good stories rather than the characters being more diverse but either way sales did drop a bit. As it turns out businesses use economics when making decisions not some nefarious scheme to change politics.

Part 1. "Constructing a public" (in quotation marks because I want to be sure you view it as a unified term not three distinct words) doesn't refer to actual construction of public opinion or even what the public actually thinks. It refers to an argumentative tactic that could be used by anyone, it just happens that this video is talking predominantly about Steve Bannon. In this tactic, the person making the argument insists that the "public", usually a vague poorly specified group of people such as "ordinary Americans" without defining who qualifies as ordinary, views a topic, usually a specified issue, in a way that is either entire unsubstantiated or poorly substantiated (arguably, it is still constructing a public even if surveys and other evidence are provided, especially if said evidence is weak; it's a sliding scale issue). Oliver either did a poor job explaining what particular issue Bannon was talking about in his generation zero movie when he was talking about "constructing a public" or Bannon himself did a poor job. Either way it isn't important; "constructing a public" is an argumentative tactic. The substance of the argument is not relevant, the method of conveying the ideas within the argument is what is important. Oliver's point on how Bannon "constructs a public" is how Bannon uses the tactic to further his arguments. For an example on "constructing a public" on a specific topic, let's take this example from the democratic response to the state of the union (I did say anyone can use this argumentative tactic). "We must reject the cynicism that says allowing every eligible vote to be cast and counted is a power grab. Americans understand that these are the values our brave men and women in uniform and our veterans risked their lives to defend."* In this quote, the "We" here probably refers to either all Americans or all democrats. That "We" is not "constructing a public" as it is more of a request than an attempt to state what a given group of people believe. The cynicism it is talking about also is not constructing a public as that is most likely a specific response to a speech by Mitch McConnell** where he characterized proposed legislation (designed with the expressed goal of making voting easier to more Americans, including making voting day a national paid holiday) by recently elected democrats as a "power grab" (in quotes because those are McConnell's own words).*** The Americans in the second sentence IS constructing a public as it gives large group of people, Americans (The group is well-defined though, as simply stating Americans like this basically leaves the audience to conclude she means all Americans without any clear exception), and states their views, that allowing every eligible vote to be cast and counted is something men and women in uniform and veterans died for, in a way that is unsubstantiated, no evidence is given to support this claim (which is fine given that this is the democratic response to the presidents SOTU; I don't think anyone expected her to hold up a book about what reasons the American public think men and women in uniform and veterans risk their lives). "Constructing a public" has nothing to do with what is actually in the content of the argument; it is the formula for how to create the argument.

I'm posting this in parts because YouTube comments can't be this long. Sorry, it is a lot. I originally wrote it as one comment. It gets worse after part 2 ends but I definitely recommend you read that far.

This is a very good example of constructing a public, good job. Just asserting that these are things being said without any examples of by whom or where. Nicely done.

Wait, whats the connection between the fire?

Your acting chops were clearly evident during the guy in suit skits.


I think this might be my new favorite video of yours. even though it's nearly an hour, it's so well done that I can't stop watching it

It must need be remarked that concerns have been raised.

I've watched your videos for only a short time, but as I normally do I like to binge new youtubers who I tend to like. I must say, your videos have created a large impact on me already and set me off to looking at the world through a different lens and also reminding me of things I already understood and need to take action on, such as fair trade and political movements within my community. Keep doing what you're doing man, I believe you do a good service on a platform where discussion and ideas become diluted by misconception and blatant misinterpretations...

In a hundred years I hope my great grandchildren are living in a world where children ask, "Who are all these people Ollie is always on about?"

Ollie, my girlfriend is crazy about you! Intelligence rocks! Loved the video, cheers from Brazil :)

He's lot more articulate and charming, but god damn that arsonist sounds so much like my uncle A rich white dude that had every advantage in life, claims he's talked to people of all walks of life, that all agree with him about every right wing talking point making him an authority I think the worst part is that everyone tries to blame it on mental illness, it's fucking not Like, hello, I am actually provably diagnosed with mental illnesses and have radical politics, yet I'm expected to just sit and nod politely? Bigotry isn't a health issue, but guess it's better to think he's "crazy" and suggest secretly slipping him mood-altering meds (AKA poisoning, a real crime) than actually try and de-radicalizing him or just dumping his ass

POWERFUL! Thanks so much for this, your work is very important and I look forward to your thoughts on Jordan Peterson.

I could see he was dying from not laughing at 30:30.

Absolutely brilliant!

Interestingly the notion that baby boomers have screwed everything up through their abject selfishness is one shared by Prof Mark Blyth - a self proclaimed lefty (and my current hetero man crush

Heyyy if anyone reads this who hasn't listened to Hadestown, please do yourself a favor and check it out IMMEDIATELY

Your political jokes are gratuitous, and are contrary to your stated goal of not alienating people with opposing beliefs. Your comment about Jesse Singal, for instance, lost you credibility with me because I actually read his original article and the subsequent commentary, so I know the charge of him being transphobic is baseless. Contrapoints is an example of channel that presents Left ideas in a way that it both entertaining and palatable to people who aren't already on the Left.

Okay, I'll bite. How is it baseless?

"I'm not going to resort to calling Bannon a Nazi or any such mudslinging in order to make my case against him. I'm ultimately trying to persuade the same audience as him; so my portrayals of his views will be ones that he himself (despite our disagreements) would accept as fair and accurate representations. *Great. Sounds like a really productive approach with the potential to produce considerable good* Seconds later... "If 'fire' were a metaphor for 'fascism,' then let's just say that Bannon would be a 'spreader of fire' (if you know what I mean, wink wink)" *Cannot discern whether OP is disingenuous or rather sincere but lacks theory of mind.*

Okay, but my dude, isn't that how a metaphor/euphemism is supposed to work? Plus, the point of it is so that you aren't slammed with the word fascist every other minute, making it lose it's impact. If that's your only complaint with the /whole/ video though, I think it's fair.

Philosophy in boondocks

for sure him being a shakes actor has formed the foundation of his style.

I had a very chilling moment of realization at the end of this video, thank you for making it. You're a powerful performer and I appreciate that you do what you do. If I can ever be of help for anything (illustrations), let me know.



Is there a complete edition of this version of "Why Do We Build The Wall?" that I can buy??

I don’t know how long ago cheddar man lived, but it’s possible his descendants evolved white skin.

Okay. Not only sexy accent and good thinking. Your chest has a good buff to it. Jealous and enjoy your content

Your videos get better and better! I really like your artistic experimentation as background for your video essays thematic points. They neatly fit together :)

We didn't start the fire... It was always burning since concerns were raising

+nowaytown thanks

USS Glow Cloud “and also me...”

+Daniel Beck I too was a teenage edgelord. Then I grew the fuck up.

+cas013500 why do you hate jews cas?

+cas013500 you types, wow, racist much?

A perfect example of arguing with you types.

It's lovely how educational you are while also dressing like a stripper fireman. We need more content like this.


How have I missed your videos so far. Great job man.

hello yes, there is a fire at my house. i started it. can you send Olly please?

26:32 senpai is here.

I said this during your premiere but I think this is my favorite of your videos. Possibly ever. This one and the witchcraft one, and your liberalism series (I'm sure I'd love the cosmonaut video but honestly I chose not to watch that for now for mental health reasons). I think this is an incredible dissection of the far right, and honestly, it's just. It's great. Happy firefighting.

Rewatching this makes me fully realize that Olly writes a killer freaking script. The villain asking if we have a match is freaking brilliant. using the fire=fascism metaphor and the smooth talking fascist using subtle language to draw others into the fold.

"So Chad that he shared a border with Cameroon" Fuck me, why didn't I think of that

Hi, not sure if you check the comments. I found you recently and have since watched many of your videos (including that one. And, to be clear, I en-- ok "enjoy" is wrong, but I've 'willingly consumed'(?) more than one.) But maybe I haven't watched enough. Five years of videos is a lot to work though. Based on what I've watched (and that fact that I may be an idiot), I do have a few questions: Is there any joy to be found in philosophy? The videos of yours that I've watched seem to fall into three categories: 1. Philosophy basics (again, I may have missed some, you have a TON of content!) 2. A grim assessment (however accurate) of where we are in context with what's happening in our world 3. Some history on how we arrived at this point. Which isn't really not grim. So, again, is there any joy to be found in this teasing out of things?

Great video, great music

my favorite part is the editing here; 31:27

He's hot AND he's HOT!

I'm getting some serious VFD vibes

Damn, amazing work here. Any chance we could get a clean upload of that whole "Why We Build the Wall" cover?

Thomas Sowell.

Whenever I think you've topped yourself you go and put out brilliant videos like this! I've already watched this twice, I absolutely love it.

Is the music playing at 24:30 Holst?

What does Steve Bannon have to do with philosophy?

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