MCM discusses NYU, propaganda, censorship, “divide and conquer,” and much more with Tessa Leena

A good, long conversation that I hope you will enjoy as much as we did.

2 replies on “MCM discusses NYU, propaganda, censorship, “divide and conquer,” and much more with Tessa Leena”

One of the most heartwarming conversations I’ve ever heard, and certainly the most important since covid started. I hope you and Tessa will consider doing more interviews – maybe on a weekly basis on Rokfin… you’d quickly get a large following and many donations.
Your perspective, your wisdom is so vital to us now, Mark, especially for how you might spark a movement within the ‘left’ to WAKE THE F___ UP!!!!

Wow. Fascinating discussion. Some highpoints for me were:
1. Tessa’s religion analogy of [technocrats replacing modern Christians] as [Christians replaced Native Americans].
2. Mark’s thoughts on race, especially on the ghettoization of black culture by Bezos et al, by patronizingly labeling things “black.” A few years ago I learned that Mahler was Jewish. I learned the same about Mendelssohn but only years after initially playing their music and studying their lives. How patronizing it would have been, maybe even anti-semitic (?) if I had learned that they were *Jewish* composers, rather than just composers?
3. Tessa’s experience with spousal abuse, and how that helped her see the Covid19 *societal* abuse. What a great story, although sorry she had to go through that. Andy Steele (of 911 Free Fall) has a similar analogy to society’s subconscious realization about 9/11: An abusive family member who shows up at a dinner party will be welcomed and all of their crimes momentarily ignored, simply for the benefit of keeping polite society intact.
Wish I could have been there, in that room, having that discussion! It was therapeutic just to see two people breathing the same air and laughing.

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