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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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Nov 27, 2020

In Episode 4, we examine social media, a crucial component of the Nexus. We talk about our own relationships with social media and look at how it functions as an expression, and a tool, of neoliberal capitalism. We discuss how social media affects our bodies and our social behaviour, as well as its impact on the production of truth. Finally, we ask some hard-hitting questions: could it be that Clementine Morrigan is actually a member of QAnon? (QAnon has members, right?)

 

SHOW NOTES

Fuck the Police Means We Don't Act Like Cops to Each Other, Clementine's problematic new zine

Cancelling Cancelling by Shrimp Teeth aka Sam

Dead Pundits Society - Neoliberalism: What is it? Where Did it Come From?

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell

The Guardian - "Social media copies gambling methods 'to create psychological cravings'"

Out of the Woods - Shame, Punishment and Social Justice Culture

Molly's excellent Instagram

Log the Fuck Off (again, seriously watch it) with Amber A'Lee Frost, Matt Christman and Ben Fong

Memes on Wikipedia

The Selfish Gene on Wikipedia

 

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Also check out Clementine's Patreon & Clementine's website.

Theme song by ST x LIAM.

Mixing and editing by Liv.

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