System of Systems explicit


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By Adam Lehrer and Ben Pseudonym. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
"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 reality of the cultural landscape. All culture is propaganda. Everything you hold dear is connected to that which subjugates you. This podcast System of Systems, hosted by a couple of sad bois - millennial failed artist and cultural critic Adam Lehrer and zoomer writer/musician Ben Pseudonym - deconstruct art, culture and politics, and attempt to understand the pervasive conformism that has saturated it all. Links: SOS at Patreon: SOS at Libsyn: SOS at twitter: ​​Adam at twitter: Ben at twitter: Adam's personal website: ​​​Adam at Instagram: @adamlehreruptown Safety Propaganda: ​ ​Email: On this podcast System of Systems, a couple of disaffected downwardly mobile artist/writers – millennial failing artist and cultural critic Adam Lehrer and zoomer musician and English student Ben Pseudonym – analyze the degrees to which capitalist realism governs the discourse: our politics, our culture, our entertainment, and our material realities.

40 episodes