What a difference a week makes. Last Thursday we were shouting at clouds about the loss of institutional legitimacy. Today we find ourselves in the midst of what looks like the early innings of a revolt. As the coronavirus was the catalyst and not the cause of the current economic crisis, the #GeorgeFloyd killing was not the cause but the catalyst of widespread unrest amongst the populace. As Jesse quipped at the beginning of last week’s episode, “people are pissed”. Yes indeed.
The crew looks at the parallels between the French Revolution and its outcomes and the narrative backdrop leading into 2020, and we pick on a couple of special case social media influencers who may very well have blown a lucrative racket for the entire industry.
The blinders are off, we find ourselves in a vacuum for meaning and everybody feels untethered and adrift.
Episode Transcript: AxisofEasy7_transcript