May 21, 2020
In this episode of The Solecast I chat with Brendan Mcquade and Mark Neoclous about concepts of policing, surveillance and security and how they are playing out in the Corona Virus era. Marc is the author of several books, such as Critique of Security, The Universal Adversary and many more. Brendan is a prior solecast guest and recently released Pacifying the Homeland : Intelligence Fusion.
We lay out a critique of “resilience” and differentiate its usages from practices of mutual aid. We discuss why Universal Basic Income may not be desirable. They talk about how the concept of security itself undermines our liberators freedoms and how the two concepts are at odds. We talk about the concept of medical police, medical passports and the forms surveillance is currently taking.
What does a revolutionary strategy look like right now? What does astroturfed right wing anti-science protestors have to do with the walking dead?