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Fucking Cancelled is a podcast with three aims. First, we analyze and critique a phenomenon on the left that we call the nexus: a synthesis of identitarianism, social media, and cancel culture. Second, we offer emotional, spiritual, and ethical insights into the process of rejecting and exiting the nexus. Third, we move toward a different vision for the left grounded in solidarity, freedom, and responsibility.

We are leftists who have spent many years inside the nexus. We have been too afraid to critique it and we have suffered the consequences of critiquing it. We know all too well the destructive impact the nexus has on our communities, our movements, our spiritual, emotional, and mental health, and our capacity to be responsible, ethical actors. We are also recovering addicts who live our lives by a set of spiritual and ethical principles which are starkly at odds with the rules of the nexus. We offer these principles as a guiding light toward a different left.

Fucking Cancelled is a podcast for anyone who feels stifled or trapped by the authoritarian, punishing culture that dominates the left. It’s a podcast for anyone who is too afraid to say what they really think. It’s a podcast for people who have been cancelled, who are afraid of getting cancelled, or who have taken part in the cancellation of others and wondered if it was right. Fucking Cancelled is a podcast for leftists who dream of a left grounded in solidarity, freedom, and responsibility, rather than coercion, authoritarianism, and punishment.

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Jan 16, 2021

In Episode 7, we're joined by Aloiso Wilmoth, also known by his stage name He Valencia (and his IG handle @moma.ps5), a techno DJ, socialist, and cultural commentator from the United States. We talk about the mess that is woke Instagram, the rise of hardcore racial essentialism on the identitarian 'left', and the deep need for materialist politics. We also get into issues like solidarity vs allyship and what the place of humour is in resisting the famously sanctimonious Nexus.

 

SHOW NOTES

The Autobiography of Malcolm X (pdf)

The Black Panthers on Wikipedia

The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto

Mask Magazine

Why I'm Leaving the Cult of Wokeness by Africa Brooke

The Wretched of the Earth by Franz Fanon

What Black Life Actually Looks Like, by Cedric Johnson

Race, Class, Crisis: The Discourse of Racial Disparity and Its Analytical Discontents, by Adolph Reed Jr. and Merlin Chowkwanyun

The Ecology of Freedom: the Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy, by Murray Bookchin

Paul Gilroy on Wikipedia

Stuart Hall on Wikipedia

Ayishat Akanbi on Twitter

The Awokening: Clarity, Culture and Identity in the Web of Chaos, by Ayishat Akanbi

He Valencia on Soundcloud

He Valencia on Instagram

moma.ps5 on Instagram

Aloiso's Twitter

 

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Theme song by ST x LIAM.

Mixing and editing by Charlotte Dora.

Free transcripts are added on Patreon as they become available.

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