Trans Resister Radio
Author and digital filmmaker Aaron Franz hosts this podcast about transhumanism, social manipulation, the occult, and much more.

The final episode of book notes on Tragedy and Hope. Aaron finishes up reading from his notes, and gives some added commentary on the book as a whole.

topics include: China, traditional society, agrarian reform, communism, anomie, Greek thought, MIC, ideological warfare, free energy, controlled conflict, liberalism, party politics, petty-bourgeois, Eastern Establishment, government-dependent corporations, old money, middle-class outlook, US education system, literature, Ernest Hemingway, Barry Goldwater, psychodynamics of family, private schools, doctors, irrational vs rational thought, sovereignty

Direct download: 134_Tragedy_and_Hope_book_notes_part_5.mp3
Category:book notes -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT

On this installment of Themes and Memes Adam and Aaron review The Brotherhood of the Bell, a made for TV film that is well known in alternative media. This podcast is in the same vain as the previous episode which was a review of Rosemary's Baby. The theme of secret society membership, and more specifically how to break from the cult and expose it, is explored here.

Topics include: secret societies, Skull and Bones, cults, discrediting whistleblowers, mystique, Freemasonry, burden of proof, emotional distress, psychology, bells, initiation ritual, hand symbolism, dependency on establishment, vanity, FBI, shield, government seals, ideals, daytime television, talk show, audience, extremists, conspiracy, diverting attention, George W Bush, John Kerry, homeless people, paying dues, alternative media, manipulation

Direct download: Themes_and_Memes_ep9_Brotherhood_of_the_Bell-custom_podcasting_MP3.mp3
Category:movie review -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

On this installment of Themes and Memes Adam and Aaron review the original 1968 version of Rosemary's Baby by infamous director Roman Polanski. At the least this film points out some very real aspects of cult behavior, but to what extent are the darker occult practices it portrays real?

Topics include: cults, 1960s, sexual revolution, witches coven, occult rituals, sex magic, Aleister Crowley, black magic, dreams, consciousness, confusion, psychology, fragility of human psyche, Roman Polanski, satanism

Direct download: Themes_and_Memes_ep8_Rosemarys_Baby.mp3
Category:movie review -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

On this installment of Themes and Memes Adam and Aaron review the movie The Machine. This is yet another film about artificial intelligence development, but is unique in that it portrays transhuman technologies being developed by the military. Do independent productions tell the truth while Hollywood deceives, or is there more to the story than that?

Topics include: recurring memes, similar films, military, Ai, artificial intelligence, human enhancement technologies, converging technologies, test on veterans, government testing, cold war with China, Hugo de Garis, Ben Goertzel, confusion, intelligence tactics, cognitive dissonance, counterintelligence, public affairs, purpose of the podcast, underground facility, recruitment, ambiguous love interest, family, father, mother, daughter, brain child, plot, background check, area 6, old woman, death and rebirth, mind uploading, machine consciousness, ritual, Vincent, Ava, ethics, corruption, archetypes, character development, transhumanism, killing machine, emotion, sun rise, new day, machine brought to life, Tron Legacy, Bladerunner, music, soundtrack, good overcoming evil, overthrowing the creator, creation coming into godhood, occult, speech, synthetic telepathy, communication, movies with parallel themes released simultaneously, alchemy, demographics, muses, changing values

Direct download: Themes_and_Memes_ep7_The_Machine.mp3
Category:movie review -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT

On this installment of Themes and Memes Adam and Aaron review the movie Transcendence. Johnny Depp stars as a Kurzweil-like Ai researcher who is assassinated only to be given second life by uploading his consciousness into a machine. What seems to be an obvious Singularity sales pitch has a bit of a twist.

Topics include: Johnny Depp, Will Caster, Ai researcher, uploading consiousness into computer, quantum computing, TED, neo-luddites, RIFT, Ray Kurzweil, artificial intelligence, transhumanism, singularity, radical, dialectic, debate, bad reviews, sci-fi, Hugo de Garis, Max Waters, name meanings, magician, Castor and Pollux, mythology, gemini, Brightwood, ash, Evelyn, life giving, sunflower, DoD, government money, independent research, transhuman project, humanitarian goals, internet, underground base, solar panels, resurrection, Jesus, nanotechnology, superhuman strength, drones, hive mind, collective, retain individuality, playing to innate fears, use of established tropes, the Borg, military, FBI, shifting allegiances, digital consciousness, nanites, rebuild and upgrade, tragedy, reversal of antagonists, moral ambiguity, incite guilt in audience, nature, Aubrey de Grey, tech hippie, garden, apocalypse, water

Direct download: Themes_and_Memes_ep6_Transcendence.mp3
Category:movie review -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT

On this installment of Themes and Memes Adam and Aaron review the movie Her. By far the best movie reviewed on this podcast to date, Her is a film that addresses many complex issues. This film is set in the near future, but is quite obviously a commentary on our current situation, specifically the relationship between humans and their machines.

topics include: Spike Jonze, occult symbolism, alchemy, reproduction, brain child, idea made manifest, spiritual journey, sexual energies, American Beauty, disenfranchised male, virility, Spirit boat, water, ship, multilayered meaning, 7 layers, religion, saviors, messianic complex, saving yourself, converging technologies, subconscious, secret life, intimacy, surrogate sex partner, avatars, real dolls, psychology, personality types, meaning of names, Samantha, Theodore, listener, gift, god, idolatry, man in love with his own creation, technology as a crutch, honesty, introspection, art of multiplication, escapism, fantasy

Direct download: Themes_and_Memes_ep5_Her_part_2.mp3
Category:movie review -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT

This is the fourth installment in a podcast series of book notes. Carroll Quigley's Tragedy and Hope is the book. Aaron Franz is your host as he reads from his notes and gives his commentary on this very important historical work. 

 

topics include: Cold War, cover wars, CIA, intelligence agencies, guerrilla warfare, US, Soviet Union, John Foster Dulles, neo-isolationists, Carroll Quigley, Atomic Bomb, Stalin, Mao Tse-Tung, China, Chiang Kai Shek, communism, National Security Act, National Security Council, MIC, NATO, McCarthyism, HUAC, secrecy, open source intelligence, counterintelligence, disinformation, confusion, tax exempt fortunes, Foundations, elite families, JP Morgan, control of academia, Ivy League, Wall Street, Carnegie, Whitney, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Mellon, Duke, DuPont, Ford, inheritance tax, control of federal government, infiltration of radical leftwing politics, New Republic magazine, Payne Whitney, Mike Straight, George Peabody, Lamont, Institute of Pacific Relations, IPR, New York, Far East studies, Lionel Curtis, Roundtable Group, Lord Milner, international banking fraternity, front organizations, Royal Institute of International Affairs, RIIA, Council on Foreign Relations, CFR, Versailles Peace Conference, London, Jerome Greene, General Motors, Eisenhower, USAF, Oppenheimer, secret police, great purges, collective farms, agro-towns, revolts, inefficiency of Soviet system, Khrushchev, Titoism, Stalinism, public corporations, Yugoslavia, Eastern Europe, de-Stalinization, Japan, Southeast Asia, Ho Chi Minh, corruption, Mossadegh, Iran, AIOC, oil cartel, Allen Dulles, military dictatorships, Zionism, Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt, Cuban Missile Crisis, Latin America, ideas, values, Brazil, birthrates, Arab culture, Guatemala, United Fruit, Bay of Pigs

Direct download: 133_Tragedy_and_Hope_book_notes_part_4.mp3
Category:book notes -- posted at: 12:59pm EDT

This is the third installment of book notes for Quigley's Tragedy and Hope. In this podcast series Aaron goes through his notes on this infamous history book. 

topics include: international banking, Rothschild, Paribas, Lille-Lyons Axis, France, Rockefeller, JP Morgan, FDR, economics, New Deal, deficit spending, national debt, pluralist economy, technocracy, Russia, China, Chiang Kai-Shek, communism, Britain, Round Table Group, RIIA, Spanish Civil War, propaganda, Germany, WWII, British appeasement to Germany, America, UN organizations set up before war's end, German slave labor, allied bombing of Germany, Office of Scientific Research and Development, Atom Bomb, cybernetics, Manhattan Project, General Leslie R Groves, no actual nuclear secrets, FBI, technological society, fall of democracy 

Direct download: 132_Tragedy_and_Hope_book_notes_part_3.mp3
Category:book notes -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

Aaron continues his series of book notes on Quigley's Tragedy and Hope. The infamous Milner Group is mentioned here as well as more info on international banking.

topics include: history, British Empire, John Ruskin, Rothschild, Alfred Beit, De Beers, Cecil Rhodes, Roundtable Group, Milner Group, Africa, Gandhi, Lionel Curtis, occult religion, death and rebirth, India, China, farming, industrialization, revolutionary secret societies, Japan, Meiji oligarchy, Shintoism, the Genro, Council of Elder Statesmen, Russia, Triple Alliance, Triple Entente, Balfour Declaration, Lusitania, WWI, propaganda, Council of Ten, peace conferences, Versailles, international bankers, Germany, reparations, Bank of International Settlements, Montagu Norman, Benjamin Strong, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Stalin, Five Year Plans, collectivism, reign of terror, Prussia, joint stock banks, I.G. Farben, financial and credit institutions

Direct download: 131_Tragedy_and_Hope_book_notes_part_2.mp3
Category:book notes -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

On this installment of Themes and Memes Adam and Aaron review the movie Her. By far the best movie reviewed on this podcast to date, Her is a film that addresses many complex issues. This film is set in the near future, but is quite obviously a commentary on our current situation, specifically the relationship between humans and their machines.

Topics include: human relationships with machines, artificial intelligence, Ai, AGI, computer products, human relationships, loneliness, disconnect, fragility of human condition, sexuality, search for genuine, philosophy, Scarlet Johansson, Joaquin Phoenix, emotional issues, identity, ascension, seasons, attachment, romantic relationships, self reflection, dependence on technology, virtual vs real, video games, alienation, cell phones, neurosis, communication, emotional intelligence, male and female, divine feminine, alchemical marriage, archetypes, symbolism, spirit, dating, Olivia Wilde, baggage, working on self, moving beyond your past, acknowledge faults, psyche, dysfunctional relationship, spirituality, transhumanism, materialism, inability to understand Ai motives, art direction, retro look, Alan Watts, upload consciousness to machine, Ray Kurzweil, transhuman agendas, idealism, evolution

Direct download: Themes_and_Memes_ep5_Her_part_1.mp3
Category:movie review -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT