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System of Systems

"You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no Third Worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petrodollars, electro- dollars, multi-dollars, Reichsmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today." This text - pulled from the late Sidney Lumet’s 1976 masterful cinematic critique of the convergence of American media with finance capital 'Network', in which a ruthless media executive lays the hard reality of postmodern global affairs on the rogue broadcaster trying to expose some truth - perfectly distills the essence of the pervasively albeit invisibly imposed cultural limitations on thought and expectation accurately defined by the late theorist Mark Fisher as “capitalist realism.” Capitalist realism has convinced the masses that we cannot do better than this. And by this, we mean: poverty, inequality, war, capitalism. On this podcast System of Systems, a couple of disaffected downwardly mobile artist communists – millennial failing artist and cultural critic Adam Lehrer and zoomer musician and English student Ben Pseudonym – analyze the degrees to which capitalist realism governs the discourse: our politics, our culture, our entertainment, and our material realities. Links: SOS at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/systemofsystems SOS at Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/systemofsystems SOS at twitter: https://twitter.com/SystemofSystem3 ​​Adam at twitter: https://twitter.com/AdamLehrer Ben at twitter: https://twitter.com/_selfoptimizer Adam's personal website: http://adamlehrer.com ​​​Adam at Instagram: @adamlehreruptown ​ ​Email: [email protected]

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info_outline Piano Studies (W/ Powell) (Preview) 10/19/2021
info_outline Many Taints (w/ Blauergeist!) 10/14/2021
info_outline Kanye, Leos, And Contempt For the Middle Class (W/ Bimbo Ubermensch and Ilydivna) 09/22/2021
info_outline Synthetic Miasma (W/ Will Samson) 09/14/2021
info_outline The Agony and Ecstasy of THE STOCK (w/ Alex Bienstock) 08/20/2021
info_outline Definitely Addictive, Very Potent 08/06/2021
info_outline They're All Gonna Fail (w/ Marc Horowitz) 07/29/2021
info_outline An "UnWoke Racist Fantasia" (w/ Glen Rockney) 07/21/2021
info_outline Martin, Into the Corner (featuring Gio Pennacchietti) 07/05/2021
info_outline Foucault Forgotten (W/ Geoff Shullenberger) 06/29/2021
info_outline The Death Mask of Art (W/ DC Miller) 06/15/2021
info_outline CryptoFASHionable (w/ Walter Pearce) 06/09/2021
info_outline The Impulse to Go Kamikaze (w/ Angie Speaks) 05/25/2021
info_outline Tumblr Revelations (w/ Jana Surkova and Zach Langley ChiChi) 05/11/2021
info_outline FULL EPISODE The Groovy Dope Shootin' Professor (W/ Zac Davis) 05/06/2021
info_outline Based Polemics (w/ Gaye Step Dad) 04/27/2021
info_outline The Temple of Surrealism (with Lewis Parker of Morbid Books) FULL 04/22/2021
info_outline A Simple, Romantic View Of Art (W/ Petra Cortright) 04/08/2021
info_outline The Groovy Dope Shootin' Professor (W/ Zac Davis) (Preview) 03/23/2021
info_outline A Literature of Reaction (w/ Udith Dematagoda) 03/08/2021
info_outline The Doom Generation (w/ Egg God) 02/24/2021
info_outline TEASER The Ghosts of its Own Past (w/ Efraim Carlebach) 02/16/2021
info_outline God Save the Queen (w/ Aimee Terese) 02/12/2021
info_outline UNLOCKED A Rupture in the Public's Taste (w/ Jack Perfume the Nationalist) 02/10/2021
info_outline Postmodern Hellfire Sermon (w/ Sterling Bartlett) 02/05/2021
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info_outline A Brilliant, Provocative Program And Its Patron (W/ Helm) 01/21/2021
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