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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 1, 2020

In this episode, we reflect on the reception the pod has gotten so far. Then we discuss the recent Green Party of Canada leadership race, and examine in detail the eco-socialist platform of the runner-up, Dimitri Lascaris. Finally, we get into the cancellation of Stuart Parker, an academic, left-wing activist, and former leader of the BC Eco-Socialist Party -- and ask, following Kai Cheng Thom, if we can find sisterhood with those with whom we fundamentally disagree.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Log the Fuck Off (Jacobin talk)

Mark Fisher - Capitalist Realism (pdf)

Murray Bookchin - The Ecology of Freedom

Silvia Federici - Re-Enchanting the World

Dimitri Lascaris' platform

BC Ecosocialists

Stuart Parker's blog

Kai Cheng Thom - Can Trans Women and Radical Feminists Find Sisterhood?

Kai Cheng Thom - I Hope We Choose Love

Contrapoints

 

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Clementine's Patreon & Clementine's website.

Theme song by ST x LIAM.

Mixing and editing by Liv.

Free transcripts are available on our Patreon.