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The Ochelli Effect – China Syndrome Time Belarus

From Ochelli.com

Is the coming or existing cold war with China the new way of the world? War is always a racket.

Mike Swanson and Carmine Savastano joined Chuck in the first hour to break down the current state of the States in conflict.

Is China the right enemy at the right time? Is the economic battle in good hands? Is there a proxy-war on the horizon?

In the second hour, Pearse Redmond discussed time distortions and other current trending non-sense. Belarus was the focus in the second half of the second hour.

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Show Notes:

A New Twist As Opposition Leader Leaves Belarus Under Mysterious Circumstances. What’s Next?

Russian Wagner Mercenaries Arrested in Belarus

@NovaShpakova thread on Valery Tsepkalo

@NovaShpakova thread on Wagner Group

Porkins Policy Radio episode 171 Ryan Carey on Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina

Ryan Carey joins me this week for an in-depth discussion of Nick Drnaso’s latest comic Sabrina. We started off the conversation on a totally unrelated matter and discussed the recent reporting on former CIA operative turned Batman writer, Tom King. We then shifted back Sabrina and the way it captures the bleak reality that so many of us find ourselves enmeshed in. Ryan and I discuss the books plot which revolves around the murder of a young woman named Sabrina, how two friends Teddy and Calvin deal with it, and the role that conspiracy theory plays throughout. We discussed the themes of isolation and intimacy within the conspiracy culture portrayed by Drnaso. Ryan and I also talked about how the book breaks so many literary norms including the concept of “Chekhov’s gun.” We explored the two male characters Teddy and Calvin, breaking down how both of them are essentially unlikable man children wallowing in their own self loathing. We finished off the conversation by looking at some of the broader issues raised in the book. Ryan also talked about the increased popularity of independent comics that encapsulate the bleak reality in the age of Trump.

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Show Notes:

@TrashFilmGuru

FourColorApocalypse.wordpress.com

TrashFilmGuru.wordpress.com

Ryan’s Patreon

Sabrina

Lost In America : Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina

The Bleak Brilliance of Nick Drnaso’s Graphic Novels

Rust Belt #4

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