Tune in for analysis and lessons learned from the South African riots. What happens when a multiethnic society implements racial grievance politics? How can communities protect themselves? Are there parallels with last year’s Floyd riots, in organization and objectives?
Links and topics covered in the podcast:
Twitter Thread from SA local:
NYPost piece on Kendi and Grievance politics from Anti-apartheid activist Rian Malan:
Oped on Seven Key Takeaways:
SA article from Police Minister complaining about parallel structures/dual power:
Explanation of dual power:
Previous podcast about Bernie Sanders bashing open borders, covering the new left/old left divide:
Grant Park analysis talking the protest/riot/direct action format:
Breaking down recent LGBT and LGBT-adjacent controversy in the news, contextual analysis, lessons learned, and suggested responses.
Be Ready! Issue with two relevant articles from me:
Jeremy Lee Quinn interview:
Ryan Holiday book on PR/media manipulation tactics:
Wi Spa trans drama:
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus accountant blames song drama on planned psyop:
Library dildo monkey costume in Muslim neighborhood:
Covering the weekend car crash death in the Winston Smith Autonomous Zone, breaking down CRT.
ETA: re-recorded intro for rerelease, originally uploaded 5/20/2021. Crypto currency and the incentive attack:
The Palestinians are hardly “nonviolent” but the basic principle of placing Israel in a position where its overwhelming dominance is a strategic weakness in the narrative domain of this conflict is still relevant:
In this episode Erin discusses the recent confrontations in Portland OR and Plano TX between armed marchers and motorists, and how they give us clues about the real nature of power. https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/recent-video-of-antifa-assaulting-drivers-provides-key-lessons-for-law-enforcement-legislators/
In this episode Erin covers the latest Contextual Insurgent Newsletter, before dissecting the Ma’Khia Bryant incident in search of lessons that can be applied to better understand our national dilemma.
Discussed in this episode:
Review/critique: Last weekend we attended a local networking and grassroots training event by Scott Presler, focused on Election Integrity lobbying, voter registration, and running for local office. https://scottpresler.org We also discuss the role of status and aesthetics in choosing political beliefs https://nypost.com/2019/08/17/luxury-beliefs-are-the-latest-status-symbol-for-rich-americans/
Covered in this episode: retracted WaPo report on Trump’s communications with Georgia and other discredited media stories, the increasingly woke military and their concerning behavior in response to Tucker Carlson’s monologue, as well as the Guam National Guard and Marjorie Taylor-Green, General Systemantics and “systems select for systems people” and the previous incidents indicate an ongoing filtering process at work. Cited material: SYSTEMANTICS. THE SYSTEMS BIBLE https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AK1BIDM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_Q7XQVFYJH21H44J73VES
In this episode I answer some fanmail, and take the opportunity to correct some misconceptions about individualism vs atomization and teamwork vs collectivism. Referenced piece on Mutual Aid: https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2021/03/09/risks-abound-as-antifa-aligned-mutual-aid-groups-respond-to-texas-storms/
Tune in as I give a class AAR and explain why “Not all problems are shooting problems” is a valid concept that applies to more than just personal protection. Class: https://www.fpftraining.com/fpf-calendar/concealed-carry-street-encounter-skills-and-tactics-phoenix Video homework playlist on UoF, preassault indicators, and various defensive issues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ju5GtzzgLE&list=PLkL2g0uY2GSduhVBwzGL2ROyN-TSdDGLq
New piece coming soon from Center for Security Policy, experience with the new Clubhouse app and further thoughts on the Tech/Media clash, amazing election integrity webinar from Look Ahead America https://lookaheadamerica.org
I’ve talked before about the need to materially support allies and materially harm enemies in our endeavors, but that isn’t always enough. Techbro Tito joins me today as we read fanmail from podcast follower ‘Dagney Taggart’s Onlyfans Admin’ (not his real name) and discuss his concept of finding and calculating ‘Political Return on Investment’.
Some topics covered: Breed/Kim incident: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/racial-slurs-abruptly-end-mayoral-candidate-event-in-sf/178129/ bay area citizen patrols: https://www.ktvu.com/news/citizens-patrol-oakland-chinatown-after-unprovoked-attacks Wind Sand and Stars, by Antoine de Saint Exupery: https://www.pdfdrive.com/wind-sand-and-stars-e189708849.html
In this episode Erin deconstructs and analyzes two important armed uprisings in American history -The victory at the Battle of Athens and the defeat at the Battle of Blair Mountain- and lays out the critical reasons behind the wildly divergent outcomes.
Topics Discussed: Carl Schmitt and the State of Exception: https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/gulli-the-sovereign-exception-8x10.pdf Russell Conjugation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotive_conjugation Celebration Parallax: https://americanmind.org/salvo/from-death-threats-to-lies/ Antifa Industry at work: https://amgreatness.com/2020/10/20/the-antifa-industry-at-work/ TIME magazine piece: https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/
Personal Security in the digitized Cancel Culture age is more important than ever, but for many people the topic is so complex they’re not sure where to begin. Tune in as Erin and guests Dennis and Savannah break it down and provide action items and tips to protect yourself and those you love.
Operant Conditioning, decentralization, expanding battlespace, and swarm attacks. Rand paper on swarming: https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/documented_briefings/2005/RAND_DB311.pdf Explanation of what is happening with Gamestop: https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/ip6jnv/the_real_greatest_short_burn_of_the_century/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
Labor Organizer Cesar Chavez was notorious for using vigilante squads to hunt down illegal immigrants attempting to cross the border for work (and thus suppressing wages) so why did Joe Biden add his bust to the Oval Office? What happened to the restrictionist pro-labor left, and why was the 2015 Ezra Klein interview of Bernie Sanders the last time we really heard that sort of rhetoric at the national level? Tune in as Erin digs into leftist history to find out where this ideology came from, where it went, and what that suggests we can do going forward during this period of political realignment.
Most of us witnessed last summer’s unrest on our TV screens, but Mike Treat was there in-person when it started. As a POST-certified former corrections officer and lead instructor at Condition Orange Preparedness Mike is better positioned to analyze and comment on what happened than most, so tune in as Erin and Mike discuss his experiences during those fateful few days and find relevant lessons for concerned citizens in this age of disruption.
As domestic tensions rise and alarming political rhetoric increases around using counter insurgency tactics at home, more people find themselves worrying about peaceful solutions to our seemingly intractable problems. In this episode Erin critiques some of the more dangerous talking points, and attempts to offer some alternatives.
In this inaugural episode for a shorter, more casual Podcast series that will run alongside the more formal Contextual Insurgent seasons, Erin riffs on current events and topics including (but not limited to) Is martial law or secession realistic? Are there better options? If so, what are they?
Protecting your individual rights is ironically best done through collective effort by a likeminded group of people, but how do you find trustworthy folks? More importantly, what do you do once you’ve found them? In this episode Erin explains how the left builds and uses their “affinity groups” and illustrates why their model isn’t a cultural fit for the right, but also gives helpful tips and walks listeners through some alternative courses of action better suited for the average right-leaning person.
Rosa Parks’ act of defiance on an Alabama bus in 1955 has been mythologized as a spontaneous act that sparked a local act of resistance and solidarity known as the Montgomery Bus Boycott, but what if I told you that the boycott was the result of six years of careful planning, and that Parks had wargamed her nonviolent disobedience at an activist training school in Tennessee earlier that year? Montgomery proved that while courage may be important, training and preparation is even more so.
Erin expands on Episode 7 with a discussion on managing realistic expectations, optimism, black swans and unknown unknowns, four networks theory, and ends by describing a real life incident that illuminates the previous points of discussion.
Votes are still being counted, but where do we stand and where do we go from here? Erin does a dive into the current state of play and breaks down the negatives and positives (spoiler: there are plenty!)
In this episode Erin gives an overview of the largest and most influential socialist group in America (DSA), and how a dedicated cadre of leftists at Jacobin magazine built a networked insurgency, leveraged a tactic called ‘entryism’, and seized control of it. https://contextualinsurgent.substack.com/p/coming-soon
The second in a three part series, Erin interviews Bolivian National Tad about his experiences with civil unrest and the 2019 uprising that deposed President Evo Morales. This episode focuses on the dynamics and structure of a riot.
The first in a three part series, Erin interviews Bolivian National Tad about his experiences with civil unrest and the 2019 uprising that deposed President Evo Morales. This episode focuses on political and social concepts behind modern revolution.