S o T o S p e a k | Ep. 915 | Irrelevant Philosopher Becomes Center of Global News Cycle

In a span of about five days, Russian geopolitical strategist and occultist Alexandr Dugin has gone from being “totally irrelevant” to almost a household name.

Interestingly, the people who told us he was irrelevant have now pivoted to insisting that the assassination of Daria Dugina TOTALLY wasn’t a false flag.

Sure it wasn’t…

Meanwhile, Dugina’s funeral drew hundreds of attendees on a weekday, including Konstantin Malofeev. Malofeev, Dugin, and Sergei Lavrov have apparently all placed their full faith in an FSB report claiming Dugina was killed by a soccer mom in a Mini-Cooper.

I’ve got the latest!

This is EPISODE 915 of So to Speak w/ Jared Howe!

S o T o S p e a k | Ep. 914 | Darya Dugin Assassinated

Anti-racist Russian television commentator and geopolitical analyst Darya Dugin was assassinated this weekend in what the Russian government is calling a “contract style killing.”

Dugin was the daughter of the notorious geopolitical strategist and estoerist Aleksandr Dugin, which makes her the Russian equivalent of someone like Mikah Brezinski.

There is literally not one shred of evidence to suggest who might be at fault for the attack, but that hasn’t stopped any of the usual suspects from lobbying accusations or calling for retaliation.

This is EPISODE 914 of So to Speak w/ Jared Howe!

S o T o S p e a k | Ep. 913 | Be More Like China

On what passes for the Dissident Right in the West, there’s no shortage of Eurasian fetishism.

Many believe that emulating China would solve many political problems, but what would that actually entail? A female labor force participation rate of over 60% Paying on your mortgage years in advance of your home being built? Stagnant birthrates?

China’s lack of internal feminist propaganda isn’t a function of tradition; it would just be superfluous.

Also: A letter from a listener regarding engagement with local politics.

This is EPISODE 913 of So to Speak w/ Jared Howe!

S o T o S p e a k | Ep. 912 | Trashing Trump

The extremely online Dissident Right likes to be on the cutting edge of hot and novel takes. As a peer-oriented internet culture, its identity morphs and shifts in response to the rise and fall of certain memes and personalities.

He may not live up to the DR’s arbitrary, ever-changing purity standards, but Donald Trump has undoubtedly been among the most influential in both categories.

In the current year, Right-Wing Curators of Hot Takes on the Internet have adopted an openly antagonistic posture toward Trump and his supporters, but is the juice worth the squeeze?

In spite (or even because) of everything, there hasn’t been any love lost for Trump among most white ruralites. Is being right worth alienating yourself from the people you need to divide political labor with? Is alienation going to put you in a position to better steer that division of political labor?

This is EPISODE 912 of So to Speak w/ Jared Howe!

S o T o S p e a k | Ep. 911 | Lawfare at Mar-a-Lago

I’m not sure there is a point at which the Federal government will ever stop trying to engineer a chilling effect for anyone who might seek to emulate Trump’s style of demagoguery.

And while the ongoing lawfare is intended to demoralize, it may only serve to embolden those for whom the appeal of Trump is the degree to which he is perceived as being at odds with the Deep State.

The biggest surprise of the news cycle was that the FBI managed to arrest a child pornographer in the midst of all this, but it was probably just because he was edging in on their turf.

This is EPISODE 911 of So to Speak w/ Jared Howe!