System of Systems

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About 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.

This podcast System of Systems, the audio sister project to the Safety Propaganda substack and publishing platform and hosted by a couple of sad bois - millennial failed artist and cultural critic Adam Lehrer and zoomer writer/musician Will Samson - deconstructs art, culture and politics, and attempt to understand the pervasive conformism that has saturated it all.
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