If you are aware of the cultural and social decay in the west, you will agree that the challenges are great, and many; almost burdensome. If you are not aware of this decay it will be made clear to you in the coming years or decades (depending on where you live) as the decay finally becomes apparent and present in everyday situations. Violence will no longer only be depicted through our various mediums of media as exceptional situations of violence. It will be brought to your front door and to the streets you once walked freely. If you are looking for a primer of what a complete manifestation of this decay could look like there is a podcast you should listen to.
The Crackpot Podcast, created by James LaFond and Lynn Lockhart is the newest addition to my listening. If there is a podcast out there that has something for the great harvest of knowledge, this is one of them. LaFond and Lockhart make clear the disaster that is growing in the United States with in-depth discussions of Baltimore, MD, also known as “Harm City.” Their work is a commentary and report on social and cultural decay from the front lines. Their material is absolutely necessary in an era dominated by second hand accounts delivered by corporate media. When I first started listening to their podcast I was in complete ignorance of the situation in Baltimore.
Their discussions of Baltimore got me thinking about Toronto, Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area. I don’t live in Toronto, but from what I understand, it is deteriorating as well. Immigrants from the third world and corrupt, incompetent politicians help make Toronto into the gang ridden city that it is. Unlike Baltimore, walking Toronto’s streets doesn’t mean you are in imminent danger of attack. Most of the violence is inter-gang warfare, but every now and then there is a bystander that takes a bullet. There is no comparison between Toronto and Baltimore, but the way I see it, LaFond and Lockhart have helped me identify signs that indicate Toronto is going the way of Harm City.
In addition to their segments on Baltimore their conversations cover writing, politics, every day life, combat, self-defense and work. They do well to point out that life, in general, is a hard slog, and dangerous too. LaFond is also a writer of history and fiction with over 100 titles published. Lockhart is one of his editors and communications officers, maintaining websites and doing the gritty behind-the-scenes work of editing and producing the podcast itself. James writes on topics including, early American colonial history, stick-fighting, self-defense, and masculinity.
Keeping true to working-class roots, their guests are not online celebrities but people who are not publicly known and have stories to tell. I recall from my early days of listening to podcasts (roughly six years ago) a similar style. Six years ago the alt-right hadn’t surfaced as the online force it is now, neither had the alt-lite and other dissident right-wing factions. Looking back, the podcasts I was listening to were more on the liberal side of the spectrum. What they focused on was storytelling with political commentary in an open conversational style. I cannot remember the names of any of these podcasts, but The Crackpot Podcast retains this element of storytelling and conversation yet from a perspective that is thankfully not liberal. It is not tainted by the usual liberal pathos and cringe-worthy propaganda threaded into stories that we Canucks find in the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). Instead, LaFond and Lockhart fall into a camp normies would call politically incorrect and for that reason the Crackpot Podcast immediately becomes “right-wing.” If speaking the truth through observation and experience makes someone right-wing, then so be it. The content bears witness to the state of things on the ground without the overbearing weight of emotion we find in feminized mainstream news media.
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