The Complacency of Charisma Channels – The Politics of Charisma on Command | EconEnby

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is it just me or our charisma channels a little weird don't get me wrong they're often pretty good and they have some valuable tips but I find it can be a little capitalist is that the right word business oriented I suppose I'm gonna look at the channel charisma on command for demonstration and I want to examine the rhetoric this channel often gauges in the charismatic figures they associate with and how they can be a small part of a much larger problem [Music] hi I'm ace from econ Envy I've been subscribed to crisp on command since around the beginning of 2016 and I've really enjoyed their work in fact I've enjoyed their work so much that I bought their book charisma on command inspire impress and energize everyone you meet by Charlie Cooper's one of the founders of the channel and business let's take a look at a quote from the book I struck up a conversation with a group three girls and a guy the girls were really interested in talking to me in a guy sense that they may have liked me more than him to regain control he started insulting my Portuguese don't say it like that you sound gay you have to say it like this I don't care I responded but if you say it like that you sound gay that's fine I don't care people can think whatever they want the power dynamic completely shifted he cut the aggressive power play there was no more talk of me sounding gay and when we parted ways he gave me a high five and a genuine smile now let me be clear I don't think being gay is a bad thing I don't think being mistaken for gays insulting but this guy did he was trying to control me by threatening my reputation keep doing that and people will think you're gay I don't care what a bunch of strangers think about me it's none of my business they can think I'm gay straight bi transgendered whatever wait what transgendered Jesus okay well either way good sentiment if a little neg see at the end don't listen when people are insulting you they're doing it because they're insecure about themselves basic stuff sure but fair enough still Charlie makes it clear he straight quote I happen to be straight and I'm happy to tell them the truth care to ask nothing wrong with that but we know what we're dealing with here now this book and the Christmas command channel is run by a straight white cisgender neurotypical able-bodied man who used to make lots of money in finance until he decided to start his own business with his best friend then Altman who is also a straight white cisgender nero topical near a topical near a typical able-bodied man who used to work in finance and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that people are people let them be people but it does get perspective this book and it's channel are oriented towards straight ysus genders neurotypical able-bodied men who if not well-off or at least not poor and it shows I already mentioned the transgendered wording but Charlie Cooper it has a bit of a weird history with problematic language well this page on his charisma on command website it's immediately been deleted though not because of the language I'm about to use but because someone made an admittedly pretty hateful hit piece on him I still want to point out this wording here content warning for our slur so I repeat it is impossible masochistic and our slur to try to change over people oh to be clear like I said before there's nothing wrong with these guys being covr and really there's nothing wrong with your target audience being the demographic that they cater to it's profitable after all I'm examining this not because I think these people or this channel is evil I do genuinely enjoy both the channel and their book as a whole but because it's a good way of examining the overall biases of our current society and maybe I'll sprinkle some light but friendly criticism along the way so let's talk about the content of this channel I'm gonna pick a random video let's see oh dear god it's Ben Shapiro okay okay maybe it's not all bad ah Jordan Peterson well let's see Jordan Pearson again and two more times at least we're done now Sam Harris – okay Jesus Christ anyway as you can oh my god he did cover Trevor Noah who's a liberal and he also has covered Russell Brand a [ __ ] ton who is pretty sexist but he is an anarchist and I'm an anarchist so that's pretty cool I guess that's the extent of his covering up even slightly left-wing people a talk show funny man who called in Tifa vegan Isis and a kind of rapey anarchist yay now I'm obviously being uncharitable here Chris Nilan command isn't a political channel and they always mention this when covering someone who is heavily involved in politics but this covering of the intellectual dark web so thoroughly is still disturbing to me even despite but he's not overtly supporting their views he's giving them a platform he's praising them in many cases let's start with steven crowder admittedly this video done on him wasn't exactly positive but it definitely wasn't negative either the conclusion was essentially this guy's been bad at debating before he's referring to that changed my mind debates but he's done good too so let's examine him steven crowder is an extremely popular right-wing comedian and youtuber who has hilariously imitated black people's voices and to find out about that system like it's only $9.99 a month dressed up as Asian stereotypes called a gay journalist a wispy queer causing huge amounts of harassment for that journalist and is associated with and platform numerous other right-wing figures including but not limited to stefan molyneux white nationalist and alleged cult leader who believes black people are less intelligent than white people because of the shape of their skulls lawrence auburn white nationalist who has promoted a conspiracy theory of white genocide which believes that because white people have sex with black people white people are apparently being genocided Gavin McGinnis founder of the violent neo-fascist hate group proud boys espouse the same white genocide conspiracy theory and have sympathized with Holocaust deniers this is a basically a brainwashing trip I mean I think the Jewish the Israeli government paid for this and we had donors too but I think they were mostly Israelis that assume that we're going to listen to all this [ __ ] we get fed and that's is having the reverse effect on me I'm becoming anti-semitic like at the Holocaust Museum or as I call it the Holocaust Museum I'm just kidding yeah like at one point the Torah guy goes you know and there are people who think that this didn't happen and I felt like I thought myself defending that the the super far-right Nazis just because I was sick of being so much brainwashing in a fellow going well they never said it didn't happen what they're saying is that it was much less than six million and that they they starve to death and they weren't gassed that they didn't have supplies he's a very well known economist and researcher he did a really fantastic thorough job what's this that's my Jew finger thing Paul Joseph Watson and alright conspiracy theorist who has helped Alex Jones spread fake news such as 9/11 being a cover-up the chemtrail conspiracy theory and quite a few more oh and Benjamin a comedian who has hosted even Crowder's show before who is a Holocaust denier police transgender rights as a eugenics movement funded by Bill Gates has said of a of Hitler quote really what he was trying to do was clean Germany clean of the parasites of the fleas he did not hate Jews he hated filth and he was trying to clean up and later said Jews run our entire media all of Hollywood all of pornography Metin gas chambers could not have been used in the Holocaust Crowder's hosted more but I think it's pointless to keep going over this stuff Sean did a really good video on steven crowder called what is white supremacy i suggest and check it out again the argument is not that charisma on command believes these things or agrees with these sentiments is that it's irresponsible the platform these types of people with no condemnation okay what about Jordan Peterson he's been platformed four times on charisma and commands channel and each video talks about how charismatic tour the Petersons is I think it's fair then to see how charismatic he is I'm gonna use clips courtesy of thoughts line check out his video in the description because he can explain it better than I can Peterson has a lot of unusual some might say controversial views like for example this one the feminist it's got to be because Muslims right now are higher up on the victim hierarchy than men so even if it's way over there they're not allowed to speak out against their I think it's their unconscious wish for brutal male domination oofah doofah worse yet they keep trying to imply he's some sort of alright figurehead which is ridiculous he is roundly condemned the alt-right he would never associate with or defend them except for mildly innopolis and stefan molyneux and lauren southern and tommy robinson sure he either shares or is unwilling to question their views on the inherit ability of intelligence and its racial makeup the IQ literature reveals that which no one would want to be the case which is that there are profound and virtually irremediable differences in people's cognitive performance and that those differences have a very a very solid biological and heritable basis no one wants to hear that they don't want to hear that it's biological they don't want to hear that it's heritable they don't want to hear it's permanent they don't want to hear that it's irremediable and that it actually has a practical consequence and no wonder they don't want your and and even worse they don't want to hear that it differs between genders and ethnicities that is to me one of the most painful things that I've ever learned in my life is is this kind of information it is one of the great heartbreaks when it comes to the dream of pure egalitarianism and that is I think even harder it's an even harder pill for people to swallow yeah well the gender differences might look relatively trivial but there are differences in ethnicity but don't look trivial they're Africa desi Jews for example have on average a 15-point advantage over the rest of the Caucasian population which is sufficient to account for the radical over representation in positions of authority and influence and Ashkenazi Jews radical over representation in positions of authority and influence again check out the whole video in the description below he does a great and pretty funny job [ __ ] on Jordan Peterson Peterson is also frequently called people he doesn't like postmodern Marxist which makes absolutely no sense considering post-modernism as a critique of modernism and Marxism is modernist so but the fact that mobster daddy is incorrect about everything he ever says except for the occasional actual psychology he talks about you know the only field he has any credentials in is irrelevant it wouldn't be a good enough reason that he shouldn't be platformed but incredibly racist sexist and transphobic views absolutely oh did I say transphobia yeah the reason Jordan Peterson got famous in the first place is because he possibly intentionally misinterpreted Bill c16 in Canada thinking about it would link to the police arresting anyone who missed genders transgender people which hasn't happened yet I'm still waiting Peterson it seems you don't have an excuse to refuse to use the correct pronouns for transgender people Peterson whoops these two are bad but what about Sam Harris he's an insulinoma folk he just really hates Muslims not even just the culture I mean I get their shitty things about some muscle cultures he just doesn't like Muslim people oh yeah and he also interviewed and has continuously defended charles murray the author of the bell curve which claims that black people have lower IQs than white people God if you want to fold and bunking up the bell curve Sean made a really great video on it I keep promoting that video but it's just so damn good and finally Ben Shapiro sh bomber guy cuts it if you haven't heard of ben shapiro then your recommendations for is glitched out shapiro is a conservative commentator who's been very popular people who have already agree with him and he's really good at winning debates with teenagers who haven't finished university and don't have all the media training pianist here's a nice quote from ben i'm very much anti gay marriage in the social sense as a religious person i think homosexuality is a sin i think that lots of things are sins that people engage in i think they should be free to engage in them lovely or how about how we've used transgender people as mentally ill which by the way there is a huge medical and scientific consensus that this is not the case and that transgender people are the gender they say they are i'm making a series on this so stay tuned for that he's also a zionist meaning pro-israel and anti palestine so [ __ ] that he's against abortion and his views on those make no sense if you want an explanation to that check out philosophy to this video on abortion he also thinks climate changes real but not a big problem so let's say let's say for the sake of argument that all of the water levels around the world rise by spied let's say five feet over the next hundred years say ten feet by the next hundred years and puts all the low-lying areas on the coast underwater right would you let's say all of that happens you think that people aren't going to just sell their homes and move just once all problem sell the houses to who been [ __ ] Aquaman he has bad takes on every single issue and guess how charisma on command describes him [ __ ] dominant a great debater not only is he a shitty person that hates lgbtq+ people he's not charismatic at all I can at least see the other people but ben shapiro he sounds like he's simultaneously on crack and helium and yes Chrisman command covered his debate with Andrew Neil and concluded that he easily lost that debate which he did but the fact remains that they are promoting this guy in general is charismatic despite his horrible views in that well he's not too charismatic I think that sufficiently covers the topic Chrisman command frequently features far-right sometimes fascist or fascist adjacent youtubers influencers public speakers whatever I think it's dangerous for him to do that to platform and promote these people but yes can lead people down the alright rabbit hole but I have other problems with the channel let's talk about capitalism actually we're not talking about capitalism this video isn't about capitalism but we are talking about Chrismon commands frequent if unconscious defense of capitalism the channel frequently teaches people to idolize imitate and glorify the rich and celebrities and it makes sense for a charisma channel absolutely I just think it's pretty [ __ ] here's a clip from five common habits that make people instantly distrust you when somebody is as smart as Bill Gates's smart sure why not a good person probably not and here's him defending Bill Gates again and I think what is really occurring at a deep level is that there's a lot of frustration resentment and anger for the way that things have been going in people's lives and that is occurring at the macro scale we're also stuck inside right now people are losing their jobs but also it could be on the micro scale within one's own family there's some anger that they haven't worked out with their friends or their parents or their brothers or their sisters and I think that inner anger looks for an escape route and this has happened all throughout human history and some group or some person becomes the subject of it because they are different yeah I do think there's anger at people like him I don't think it's because he's trying to murder the world with vaccines as Chrisman commands common section seems to think I think it's because as a billionaire he screws over a [ __ ] ton of people and exploits a lot more I don't have the corona virus I swear or how about how to negotiate like a billionaire step1 already be rich step 2 don't pay your workers enough step 3 pollute a few neighborhoods step 4 profit here's a video about a number rich person here's another here's one about Elon Musk the man who said that Karl Marx was a capitalist because he wrote a book about it also he mistreats his workers here's a video about how great Logan Paul was well Logan Paul really huh okay here's a video about Steve Jobs whose biggest achievement was yelling at his employees and taking credit for their work but of course his videos aren't about how completely unethical of these people are safe for maybe alpha M who seems like an okay dude no they're about charisma see my main issue isn't about the tips he gives very good tips how I personally found them to be very useful it's the fundamental individualism rooted in all this work nothing's ever society's fault in Chrismukkah man's eyes no beans that are out of your control if you were in a bad position in life it's your responsibility to get out of it and that's just not how it works 42% of children born to parents in the bottom fifth of the income distribution remain in the bottom well 39% born to parents in the top fifth remain at the top only 6% of children born to parents with family income at the very bottom move to the very top it's a Hollywood story when people talk about the rags to riches trope and if you're black with Tmax transgender or any other minority that is systematically oppressed good luck this individualistic thinking is also super evident in his analysis in the 2019 Joker movie titled 5 common habits that make you mentally weak first of all charlie mentally weak really kind of ablest but even ignoring that did did you miss the whole point of the movie did you watch the movie Charlie Ben the point is that Arthur Fleck isn't mentally weak he's mentally ill sure but the point is that society failed him the point is that the rich don't care about the poor and the system don't care about those who are suffering this extremely anti-capitalist movie is being interpreted here as the fault of Arthur I'm not saying Fleck is a good guy in the movie he obviously doesn't evil [ __ ] but like he's purposely not demonized in it he's not mentally [ __ ] weak the system failed him jesus [ __ ] christ Chris mom command has some really good advice but they suffer from an ideology that favors those in power and oppresses those that are not and if you're oppressed big advice is just to be better and it's great to strive to be better absolutely we should all try to be our best selves but that doesn't ignore the awful inequality that still remains but inequality we need to address now it doesn't mean you can't keep watching them I just want you to be wary very vice is fine except for her dating advice yikes thanks for watching I post videos every single Friday so be sure to hit that like button and subscribe to my channel also comment down below what do you think about Chris noncom and do you agree disagree why I love your feedback on the topics and the video quality itself also be sure to share this video online as it's hard to get out there as a small youtuber as always have fun be safe and be kind bye

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