Dimes and Judas – the Bad Optics Leaf Gods – dive into the history of the Neoreactionary/NRx movement popularized in the early 2010s and prior, citing some anecdotes from the time reviewing work primarily from Mencius Moldbug’s (Curtis Yarvin) Unqualified Reservations, and Fanged Noumena by Nick Land.
Dimes and Judas explore the ideology and economic theory of Distributism, including the importance of idealism when it comes to constructing a society, and why we should reinstall a peasantry.
Dimes and Judas discuss 2 works on the topic of Eurasianism, both from different angles: The Fourth Political Theory by Aleksandr Dugin, and The Grand Chessboard by Zbigniew Brzezinski. It briefly walks through Eurasianism as a central fulcrum of geopolitics going forward, and explores the philosophy known as Duginism to work specifically within this framework.
Dimes and Judas discuss some recent internet drama between Mark Brahmin and the Radix Crew vs. Keith Woods and Christgang. They explore the ideology of Apolloism and the great divide between people who believe in things.
The BOLG Boys unpack Futurism, a political ideology built on speed, hatred of the past, violence, and young men. They then explore the links of the Futurism community to various gay satanic terrorist organizations from yesteryear and the existence of the accidental psyop.
The Bad Optics Leaf Gods – Dimes and Judas – discuss the book “The Concept of the Political” by Carl Schmitt (published by Antelope Hill) in relation to infighting on the Right, as well as unfamiliar forces leading to the collapse of otherwise strong systems.
Dimes and Judas have a discussion about the necessity of advertising in reinforcing cultural norms and ideal lifestyles, the Right’s predilection for making overtly blatant propaganda instead of art, Stonetoss, and David Ogilvy pitching a George Floyd Kia ad.
Dimes and Judas discuss the books “Conquest of Bread” by Peter Kropotkin and “Anarchism and Other Essays” by Emma Goldman, with special guest Max Stirner.
Dimes and Judas discuss Democracy: The God that Failed by Hans Herman-Hoppe and get into a WHOLE RIFF on similar things. It’s about Libertarianism, Monarchy, and Dimes wanting to have an insane king.
Dimes and Judas take us on a ride discussing 4th Generational Warfare Handbook by William Lind and Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice by David Galula. Come on and learn about how propaganda, de-escalation, and literally becoming your enemy works.