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Rum Doings Episode 264: #nolivesmatter

by on Sep.03, 2019, under Rum Doings

In our 264nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is: If we can put a man on the moon, why can’t we put a man on the moon?

This week we talk instead about the absolute clustermuck that is this week in politics, and how no rules apply anywhere. We ask why phones don’t dut-duhdah-dut any more, the power of adverts, and we argue for the extinction of the human race.

Plus there’s the most important topic of all: what’s going on with toilet buttons?

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3 Comments for this entry

  • Daniel

    Corbyn is a benite not a leninist. They have a completely different view of parlimentary democracy (ie positive) and thier intelectual tradition is routed in the levellers and chartists just as much as it is in marx. Corbyn is entirely at home attacking a Tory PM for ignoring parliment.

  • Daniel

    You don’t have to be a vegan hippie to think we should try and do something about climate change. A large section of humanity has managed to escape the first horseman of the apocalypse. It is not hubris to attempt to gain mastery over our enviroment, we have been trying it as long as we have existed.

  • NM

    Corbyn is surrounded by Leninists – or in Milne’s sense, an explicit stalinist. He himself is nothing. He hasn’t read much, doesn’t understand much political philosophy beyond shallow slogans.

    As for your second point – gaining mastery over the environment is precisely the point I was making. And it’s a Nietzschean one that flies against the sentimental sway of modern environmentalism, which is why environmentalists explicitly reject technological solutions to problems, and demand instead neo-maoist hairshirts.