006: ‘Ye Are Many – They Are Few!’

In the sixth episode of The Future Is a Mixtape, Jesse & Matt break out of their self-imposed duo-igloo and bring forth two friends far more adept at exploring the miraculous and shocking rise of Jeremy Corbyn in British politics: 1) Alex Biancardi, a dual British-American citizen who is an instructor of Political Science; and 2) Joshua Bregman, a “former American ex-pat” who was a film student in Britain during both the heady turbulence of the college-tuition protests and David Cameron’s vicious austerity measures. Before Corbyn’s rise, Tony Blair’s ‘New’ Labour had been melting in membership and participation after “Bush’s Poodle” went into retirement; and, in turn, the Labour Party’s center-left mildew of “capitalism with a happy face” had repeatedly failed to inspire a broad cross-section of a detached public, who spit-out in anger and voted for Brexit anyways. It was also a nation that was increasingly fragmented by class, race, religion and civic apathy. So who is Jeremy Corbyn and how did he reverse the Zombie-stasis of UK politics? What series of odd accidents and openings lead him into a position of power and acclaim, which now threatens the 40-year reign of Thatcherism and TINA (There Is No Alternative) -- the two seedbeds of which sprouted forth from an undying belief that markets will solve everything? So what is the DUP and why is Theresa May still clinging onto her Prime Minister position when the Tories lack the outright majority to implement their Voldemort manifesto? And how might Labour cross the MP-threshold to become the majority party, creating a space for another, more successful election that pushes Corbyn into May’s residence at #10 Downing Street? From listening to our first guests, Alex and Josh, we hope you’ll learn why UK’s Snap election has created the most exciting opening for socialism The West-left has seen in several decades.

Mentioned in this episode:

Jeremy Corbyn's Majestic Glastonbury Speech at the Pyramid Stage

The Guardian’s Pass the Notes: “Run the Jez! The Hip-Hop Duo Playing Glastonbury with Corbyn”

DJ Closes Last Hour of Glastonbury 2017 With Techno Remix of Corbyn’s Speech

Novara Radio: "Building a New Media for A Different Kind of Politics"

The United Kingdom Student Protests in 2010

Richard Seymour's Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics (Verso Press)

Novara Radio’s James Butler Interviews Richard Seymour’s Verso Book

Jacobin Radio - The Dig: Richard Seymour: Under Corbyn, Labour’s Got Momentum

Joshua Bregman’s Comments About Our Sweet Childhood Naïveté in How We Imagined Politics Should Function: Schoolhouse Rock - “How a Bill Becomes a Law”

David Graeber's Brilliantly Incisive Article “Despair Fatigue” in The Baffler

Stagflation During the Jimmy Carter Presidency & “A Short History of Neoliberalism (And How We Can Fix It)”

Jeremy Corbyn Offers Jam from His Allotment (Garden) to the TV Co-Hosts from OneShow

YouTube Video of “Jeremy Corbyn Through the Ages” & Saying the Same Things With Moral Consistency and Passion

YouTube of “Bernie Sanders - Through the Years” & Being Morally Consistent

Vanity Fair’s Article: “Nigel Farage, International Man of Mystery, Finds a Home in Trump’s America”

Adam Curtis' HyperNormalisation (BBC Documentary)

Musician & Producer Brian Eno in the Guardian: U.S. Versus Soviet Propaganda: “Lessons in How to Lie About Iraq”

Alex Biancardi: “UK Parliamentary System Is Situation Where the US Legislative and Executive Branches Are Fused”

Britain’s House of Lords Could Be Stripped of Hereditary Members (2007)

House of Lords Votes to Protect Rights of EU Citizens After Brexit

Sue Richards in The Guardian: “The Government Is Trying to Privatize the NHS Through Back Door Regulations”

Tony Blair & New Labour Reinstitute Tuition Fees in Britain: A History

Grants, Loans and Tuition Fees: A Timeline of How University Funding Has Evolved

Current Student Visas to Expire and Immediately Be Shortened

Warwick University Students Accuse Police of Attacking Tuition Fee Protest

David Harvey’s Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

Politico: “From Cairo to Madison, Some Pizza” (2/20/2011)

Nick Clegg Promised No Tuition But Raised It After Joining Coalition with Tories

Jerry Useem’s The Atlantic Article: “Power Causes Brain Damage”

Branko Marcetic’s Article in Jacobin: “A History of Sabotaging Jeremy Corbyn”

A Case Study: BBC’s ‘Trumped Up’ Accusations of Jeremy Corbyn Being Anti-Semitic

The Right-Wing Billionaire Press and Their Smear Campaigns on Eve of Election

Equal and Fair Coverage of Both Candidates Found in BBC’s Impartiality Policy

The 1996 Telecommunications Act That Killed ‘Fair & Balanced’ in American Media

Owen Jones on Twitter: “Labour Costed Their Manifesto. The Only Policy the Tories Have Costed Is 7p Per Pupil for Breakfast.”

Joshua Bregman: “Theresa May Had to Reverse Her “Dementia Tax,” Which Made Her Look Wishy-Washy.”

HARD BREXXXIT - Porn Parody by Directed Amory Peart for Television X (Of Which Alex Biancardi Professes to HAVE NEVER SEEN or Have BREATHED IN . . .)

"Jeremy Corbyn’s Dank Meme Stash” on Facebook

"Depressed Vegetarians for Corbyn” on Facebook

“Jeremy Corbyn Photoshopped into Appropriate Situations” on Facebook

The Guardian: #grime4Corbyn - Why British MCs Are Uniting Behind the Labour Party Leader

Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Being Arrested for Anti-Apartheid Actions

Jeremy Corbyn Tells Why He Was Proud to Be Arrested for Anti-Apartheid Protest

Bruce A. Dixon’s Black Agenda Report: “Is It Time to Revoke John Lewis’s Lifetime Civil Rights Hero Pass?"

Bernie Sanders x Killer Mike (Run the Jewels) Interview: #FeelTheBern

Barack Obama's Reveals His (Focus-Group-Managed) iPod Playlist

The Labour Party’s Majestic, Moving and Brilliantly Designed Manifesto 2017

Labour’s “Shadow Manifesto” - Alternative Models of Ownership

The Conservative Party’s Awful, Badly Designed and Morally Depraved Voldemort Manifesto 2017

The Times Literary Supplement: The Biggest Party Vote Shift Since 1945: “Corbyn: Shifting the Possible”

In Closing & On YouTube: “OH, JEREMY CORBYN” (White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” 2hr Continuous Mix)