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Steve Bannon: Why do we build the wall - Philosophy Tube

9 comments

  1. [5]
    CALICO
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    That was brilliant. I've not watched this youtuber before, but I think I ought to check out the rest of their channel. The content was not only on-point, but the style and delivery was very...

    That was brilliant.

    I've not watched this youtuber before, but I think I ought to check out the rest of their channel. The content was not only on-point, but the style and delivery was very special. The Traveling Salesman character in particular was very poignant, and that sequence at the 40min-mark gave me chills.

    Well done, all around.

    13 votes
    1. [2]
      cfabbro
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      Yeah, Philosophy Tube is fantastic... and IMO one of his best videos was the incredibly emotional and very personal one he did on suicide and mental health. It had me crying like a wee baby by the...

      Yeah, Philosophy Tube is fantastic... and IMO one of his best videos was the incredibly emotional and very personal one he did on suicide and mental health. It had me crying like a wee baby by the end but it was also incredibly cathartic. I suppose I should throw a pretty solid trigger warning in there though, it's a very, very heavy topic and he doesn't pull any punches whatsoever... so it gets pretty dark and depressing and I wouldn't recommend it to everyone.

      8 votes
      1. thundergolfer
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        I was about to recommend that video. I was sad to hear that Oliver suffers from mental health issues, and grateful that he gave us such a thoughtful video on his struggles.

        I was about to recommend that video. I was sad to hear that Oliver suffers from mental health issues, and grateful that he gave us such a thoughtful video on his struggles.

        2 votes
    2. AnthonyB
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      If you have an hour, check out the video he did on Antifa. It's pretty dry and doesn't have the same production value as some of his other videos, but it is a very informative piece on a confusing...

      If you have an hour, check out the video he did on Antifa. It's pretty dry and doesn't have the same production value as some of his other videos, but it is a very informative piece on a confusing and polarizing topic.

      3 votes
    3. thundergolfer
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      His video on mental health got recommended below. To that I'd also add a recommendation to check out his Elon Musk video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gnlhmaM-dM

      His video on mental health got recommended below. To that I'd also add a recommendation to check out his Elon Musk video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gnlhmaM-dM

      2 votes
  2. [3]
    dubteedub
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    After binging through Contrapoints video essays last year, I have been enjoying going through the other leftist video essayists like hbomberguy, lindsay ellis, shaun, and more recently Philosophy...

    After binging through Contrapoints video essays last year, I have been enjoying going through the other leftist video essayists like hbomberguy, lindsay ellis, shaun, and more recently Philosophy Tube.

    I really enjoy the bit more avant garde style of this video and enjoy his analysis of Bannon here a lot, particularly the opening discussion of Bannon's movie Generation Zero.

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      saiyanprideparade
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      I was recently introduced to Contrapoints and hbomberguy. I'll definitely have to take a look at this if you can put Philosophy Tube in the same sentence as those two.

      I was recently introduced to Contrapoints and hbomberguy. I'll definitely have to take a look at this if you can put Philosophy Tube in the same sentence as those two.

      2 votes
      1. dubteedub
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        I only just started watching his stuff, but he came highly recommended to me by folks that love contra and hbomb. I would also check out /r/breadtube for other similar folks to look into.

        I only just started watching his stuff, but he came highly recommended to me by folks that love contra and hbomb.

        I would also check out /r/breadtube for other similar folks to look into.

        2 votes
  3. eladnarra
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    For anyone else curious about the song at the end: Orpheus for the age of Trump: Anaïs Mitchell on her folk opera Hadestown The whole video is really good, but the final shot of the salesman and...

    For anyone else curious about the song at the end: Orpheus for the age of Trump: Anaïs Mitchell on her folk opera Hadestown

    The whole video is really good, but the final shot of the salesman and subsequent song are probably what will stick with me the most... Now I have to try to sleep with that chorus rattling around in my brain.

    4 votes