Trans Resister Radio
Author and digital filmmaker Aaron Franz hosts this podcast about transhumanism, social manipulation, the occult, and much more.
The Dark Side of the USPS and its Uncertain Future, TRR#152

Reflections on life as a City Carrier Assistant (CCA) working for the United States Postal Service. This and many more thoughts about the future of the USPS and of work in general are the focus of this podcast episode.

topics include: USPS, work, CCA, mail carrier, oath to Constitution, federal employee, sanctity of the mail, union, 1970 postal workers strike, NALC, manhood, office time, casing, sortation, stress, pressure, management, anxiety, Mr McFeely, no time to stop, federal, private corporations, privatization, Postal Reorganization Act, Kappel Commission, LBJ, Nixon, Board of Governors, public service, 2006 retirement funding crisis, US Treasury, military veterans, NSA, Negotiated Service Agreement, Sunday parcel delivery, Amazon Prime, Amazon, corporate control, Jeff Bezos, Washington Post, Bilderberg, fulfillment centers, drones, autonomous vehicles, robotization, downsizing human workforce, mail volume, cluster boxes, machines, conspiracy theory

Direct download: 152_The_Dark_Side_of_the_USPS_and_its_Uncertain_Future.mp3
Category:social commentary -- posted at: 1:47am EDT

John Adams, co-host of The Afternoon Commute, is the guest on this episode of Trans Resister Radio. Southern California, its history and its mysteries are the topic at hand. As a SoCal native John has a lot of good insight on this topic.

Topics include: California, Irvine, William Pereira, Orange County, agriculture, suburbia, city planning, planned communities, utopia, UC Irvine, dystopian films, brutalist architecture, strip malls, Joseph Eichler, Panorama City, Lakewood, McDonnell Douglas, war based economy, MIC, labor, commute, city, Mexican immigrants, drought, arid climate, weather modification, urban sprawl, Target Town, downtown LA, cooking, fast food, restaurant culture, cronuts, health food, Paul Bragg, aerobics, eastern mysticism, Manly P Hall, Crocker family, Alan Watts, Main Street, Orange, Garden Grove, Walmart, corporations, Long Beach, gangsta rap, cheap entertainment, Jordan Maxwell, cults, the Jesus Movement, Children of God, the Source, Sunset Strip, Annie Hall, Millard Sheets, Home Savings and Loan buildings, Masonic temples

Direct download: 151_John_Adams_Interview_California_Dreamin.mp3
Category:interview -- posted at: 12:57am EDT

Dave McGowan passed away on Nov 22, 2015. This podcast is a small tribute to his life and work.

Direct download: 150_Dave_McGowan_Tribute.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT

Aaron looks at the recent Paris terror attacks and gives his opinions on media reaction to it. Reactionary is a good word to describe both mainstream and alternative media these days. The Islamic State, or I.S.I.S., is also discussed in terms of its highly charged name. Rival internet group Anonymous may have anonymity, but I.S.I.S. has acronymity.

topics include: conspiracy culture, media, confusion, terror, memes, ideologies, wars, military, agendas, dialectic, taking sides, ISIS, fiction, television shows, predictive programming, no hard proof, memes, occult, Mother of the Mysteries, acronyms, fire and ice, Iraq, Al Sham, Syria, goddess, Nature, intangible, lack of proof, narratives, religion, crusade, anger, exploitation, Operation Iraqi Freedom, nation state, government, alchemy, Kali

Direct download: 149_Paris_Terror_Attacks.mp3
Category:social commentary -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT

The current working world has gone well beyond a rat race for most people. Hours worked and demands for results have only increased for individuals, and a corresponding increase in wages has not come. It seems we all will work ourselves into the ground at this rate, but what if a dramatic change is on the horizon? A sudden spike in unemployment due to automation and robotization is very likely. If such an event comes it could bring a serious economic upheaval and a crisis in the job market the likes of which has never been seen before. This may be dramatic enough to hasten in policies for Basic Income.

topics include: work, no leisure, stress, change, Larry Page, Google, 40 hour work week, machines, autonomous systems, robots, Time of Abundance, Ai, machine learning, Luddite, Ray Kurzweil, Singularity University, Silicon Valley, SRI, income, jobs, Basic Income, BIEN, government, policy, transhumanists, James Hughes, wage slaves, nanny state


The final installment of the Occult Themes in Popular Music series of podcasts has Aaron taking more listener suggestions. From the nonsensical babbling of Blondie to the deep poetry of the Moody Blues, there is a lot to talk about here.

topics include: Leonard Cohen, music industry, truth, lyrics, prophecy, rap, audience, secret societies, intitiation, death and rebirth rituals, darkness, night, light, spirit and matter

Direct download: 147_Occult_Themes_in_Popular_Music_part_8_Listener_Suggestions.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT

Aaron continues to take suggestions from listeners for popular music with occult themes. Some major artists are discussed here, most notably Bob Dylan. Such a free-wheelin' guy doesn't seem to have any occult connections at first glance, but look again.

topics include: Isis, secret societies, Mystery Schools, initiation, death and rebirth, Sun symbolism, New Day, alchemy, creation myths, Void, male and female creative aspects, Typhon, Dark Night of the Soul, difficulty of physical existence, Eden, Fall of Adam, Eve, original sin, consciousness, communication, Truth, language, civilization, Aleister Crowley, elements, East

Direct download: 146_Occult_Themes_in_Popular_Music_part_7_Listener_Suggestions.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

On this installment of Trans Resister Radio Aaron takes suggestions from listeners. Different songs that may have occult lyrics were submitted in comments and emails, and here they are explored. More of your suggestions are to come in the next episode as well, so feel free to send more.

topics include: Dave McGowan, animation, Themes and Memes, Clutch, metal, conspiracy theory, Praetorian, Roman Empire, Greece, symbolism, Bangles, dreams, life, divine, reincarnation, Swans, light, truth, intelligence, Social Darwinism, solar power, genetics, Legend of the Guardians, Boyd Rice, Nazis, Christians, dark philosophy, Meshuggah, transhumanism, Marilyn Manson, Rainbow, solar hero, Muppets, magic, alchemy, mind over matter, visions

 

Direct download: 145_Occult_Themes_in_Popular_Music_part_6_Listener_Suggestions.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 12:59am EDT

Continuing on the theme of 80s music Aaron talks about some of the popular rock anthems that were used in movies at the time. Inspirational Rock, or Melodic Rock as some call it, was a staple in cinema then. Looking at a few of these songs one can easily draw out formulaic lyrics, that not surprisingly point to occult messages. Later in the podcast the concept of alchemy as it relates to globalism and international politics is brought up with a couple of songs that are clear examples of this

topics include: Ray Kurzweil, synthesizers, futurism, transhumanism, Ai, 80s, Transformers, melodic rock, self improvement, mind over matter, Dark Night of the Soul, New Dawn, sun, fire, light, burning, heat, fever, Running Man, Rocky 4, Cold War, geopolitics, super powers, Bohemian philosophy, alchemy, space travel, Mother Earth, astrology, astronomy, Great Work, change, God, Mystery Tradition, secret societies, true religion

 


The nineteen eighties, a decade in which the alchemical process of social transformation was taken into overdrive. A definite sense that we were collectively going into the future was present, and the extreme materialism of the status quo was not enough to take us there. In order to be Forever Young the collective consciousness looked to the Indigo Children as way-showers of a radically different paradigm that continues to emerge and change to this very day.

topics include: materialism, disenchantment, collective consciousness, alchemy, Tears for Fears, Punk, New Wave, Lords of the New Church, angst, youth, children, destroy and rebuild, radical simplification, revolution, synth-driven rock, futurism, progressive rock, Alan Parsons Project, Isaac Asimov, darkness, New Order, Psychedelic Furs, apocalypse, time of troubles, Alphaville, diamonds, gold, sun, 80s films, androgyny, sexual ambiguity, Hair Metal

Direct download: 143_Occult_Themes_in_Popular_Music_part_4_Sounds_of_the_80s.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 11:33am EDT