‘Murica. Mercantilism. ‘Muricatilsm



Possibly our best sounding episode ever. Michael and Neema discuss the difference between capitalism (good) and corporatism / Mercantilism (bad.) They talk about how wonderful marriage is, the odd FedGoon site that is invite-only that apparently has something secret about our movie on it, they discuss NY Republican gun-grabbing IRA-supporting DHS-subcommittee leader Peter King, the provisional IRA, the Old IRA, Irish independence, St. Patrick’s Day, the movies The Wind That Shakes the Barley, and Bloody Sunday and In The Name of the Father, “Stranglehold” trivia: Ted Nugent, examples of Bolero’s in rock music, snopes.com debunking the idea that the FedGov is certainly buying 3000 armored tanks to kill you, alternative meanings of the phrase “free stater.

Check out what Michael used on this episode (for the first time! New creamy gear!) 6-Minute Audio Examples and Review of Presonus Studio Channel Tube-Pre Amp / Compressor / Parametric EQ unit

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8 thoughts on “‘Murica. Mercantilism. ‘Muricatilsm”

  1. Revisited this podcast today. Great stuff, you should play this on the next radio show that you have to play a re-run.

    Also of note, Neema’s concept of the Revolutionaries becoming Conservatives has a term…Thermidor. or Thermidor of the Revolution.

    Would be awesome to hear Buppert and BQ do a series on 20/21st century Ireland…from the Anglo Irish War to the Troubles to today.

  2. Those films you mentioned are all great. Ken Loach, the director of “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” also made another film dealing with the IRA/Sinn Fein; “Hidden Agenda (1990)” (it ‘was’ on Netflix). The film is about some kind of CIA/MI6 conspiracy to keep Maggie Thatcher in power using black propaganda and state terrorism against pro-IRA types.

    There’s a must-watch scene available on youtube where a Sinn Fein rep. talks about George Washington being considered a terrorist in his time, and how colonies must fight for freedom. Also includes a great folk song indicting the UK Government as a terrorist state.


    If you can find it, there’s also a great speech at the end where Frances McDormand chews out the cop character for enforcing a “fascist police state.”

  3. Just 15 years ago, most European countries had the crap-to-track waste disposal system. Now many of them still have these trains running in parallel to the more modern ones.

  4. The Gun Free Schools Act of 1990 states that it is a crime to possess a gun within 1000 feet of a school. Ergo, if you live within 1000 feet of a school you already can’t own a gun legally. I live between 2 schools and must travel past one or the other in order to go east, south, or west from my house. I am technically a federal criminal.

    The law is not enforced but could be at the will of any police agency. I could imagine a similar law regarding public parks, federal buildings, post offices, etc. and voila! Guns are not legal to possess anywhere. They’re playing chess while we curse the checkers.

  5. I believe the rough numbers of IRA trigger pullers was never more than 500 at any time. They were against roughly 40-50K British military. Empire essentially held at bay for a century

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