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goof_goat wrote

anarchism & science fiction like with ursula le guin, samuel delany, kim stanley robinson

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amongstclouds wrote

Make sure to polish the videos, watch Contrapoints and take note of her production quality. It really does help, a LOT!

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jorgesumle wrote

Video about how anarchists are using shit like YouTube instead of more free and decentralized alternatives.

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anarchistspectacle wrote

Such as? The point is to reach a mass audience, not to cater to ideological purity

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jorgesumle wrote

Such as?

Mediagoblin, even archive.org is better for privacy. https://sub.media/ doesn't require it's viewers to use YouTube, but they upload their videos on YouTube also.

The point is to reach a mass audience, not to cater to ideological purity

Of course, but YouTube doesn't garantee a mass audiencie. Anyway, YouTube would be the most benefited from the traffic you get to their platform.

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Daddybatko wrote

Yeah i don't know about others but i see YouTube as an outreach resource for teaching newbies to the ideology. No point in hiding that away on a video sharing site that has 100 daily visitors.

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PainlessEphemera wrote

Could you make a video on how the hippies were exploited by capitalists in the ‘60s, which is basically what the 70s was. They made everything “groovy.” Basically an anti capitalist video about exploiting the hippie ethos.

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selver wrote (edited )

Didn't Adam Curtis already make that one? (Century of the Self)

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PainlessEphemera wrote (edited )

From what I can tell, The Century of Self was more focused through the lens of psychoanalysis. This would more focus on commercialization and political impact.

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selver wrote

Yeah it's more about that, but iirc there's a section that's about the commercialization.

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anarchistspectacle wrote

Do you know of any sources I could read about this?

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PainlessEphemera wrote

I haven’t seen any books written specifically about this topic. It’s just an idea I’ve been developing in my mind. By looking at stuff by actual hippies, and the fake watered down products, you see a difference which is impossible to ignore.

Do you mind if I give a small run down, so you can have an idea what and where to research?

I think the hippie exploitation began with a band called The Mamas and The Papas. They had made a few popular singles, and they looked relatively hippie-ish at the time. Now the business people saw all the money they were raking in, and came up with an idea. “These hippie-looking people are selling records. Maybe if we make stuff about hippies, the public will buy our stuff!” This seems to be the origin of focusing on hippies, although there was a predecessor with the beatnik image.

Well, the existence of hippie exploitation films and books, was in my opinion when the trend really took hold. These films as you can see by their trailers, were made mainly for monetary purposes, by featuring popular bands of the time, like The Seeds, The Strawberry Alarm Clock, etc.

The books were also trashy. I’ll show you some images at the bottom.

There was even a song called “California Hippy Murders,” which would be campy, if it wasn’t about the murder of Sharon Tate.

That should give you an idea of where to look and you could begin research. I apologize for showboating, and writing all of this. I’m just hoping to give you a starting point. I don’t know as much about the seventies, so you’re on your own there.

California Hippy Murders: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DF3cumI-Ni0

Hippie exploitation trailers: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8P1Yq8dyyaw

Trashy Hippie Pulp Fiction Covers: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d0/45/22/d0452240dcb1b97c3c432a8e717caab3.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/736x/fd/c1/bf/fdc1bf08ef27cdf61d0b6f3a8cf240b3.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/736x/51/3b/de/513bde3466e2e05cef85cf16ad53af35--retro-posters-rock-posters.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/736x/38/31/6e/38316e568c3fa6b1606a60f32d08ba44--books-a-million-horror-books.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/736x/6e/ed/43/6eed432c8d117f9642dad2aca6e6ca1e.jpg

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anarchistspectacle wrote

I have a book on the Hippy Counterculture of the 60s so I can read up on it. Will check out the stuff you mentioned as well

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anarchistspectacle wrote

I have a book on the Hippy Counterculture of the 60s so I can read up on it. Will check out the stuff you mentioned as well