Fucking Cancelled
Fucking Cancelled
Nexit: Making Friends
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Nexit: Making Friends

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In Episode 40, we look at the art of making friends while cancelled. We live in a hyper-alienated time, when more people than ever before report having few or no close friends. On top of that, renewed puritanical impulses within the culture threaten to exile already-atomized people from what little community they have left. In such a context, how are we to create and nurture meaningful connections and break the isolation so poisonous to the human spirit?

Part of the Nexit series.

Show Notes

30% of Millennials say they are often or always lonely. 20% report having no acquaintences at all

Hikikomori, the Japanese phenomenon of extreme social isolation is going global

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Theme song by ST x LIAM.

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Fucking Cancelled
Fucking Cancelled
Fucking Cancelled is a podcast with three aims. First, we analyze and critique a phenomenon on the left that we call the nexus: a synthesis of identitarianism, social media, and cancel culture. Second, we offer emotional, spiritual, and ethical insights into the process of rejecting and exiting the nexus. Third, we move toward a different vision for the left grounded in solidarity, freedom, and responsibility. We are leftists who have spent many years inside the nexus. We have been too afraid to critique it and we have suffered the consequences of critiquing it. We know all too well the destructive impact the nexus has on our communities, our movements, our spiritual, emotional, and mental health, and our capacity to be responsible, ethical actors. We are also recovering addicts who live our lives by a set of spiritual and ethical principles which are starkly at odds with the rules of the nexus. We offer these principles as a guiding light toward a different left. Fucking Cancelled is a podcast for anyone who feels stifled or trapped by the authoritarian, punishing culture that dominates the left. It’s a podcast for anyone who is too afraid to say what they really think. It’s a podcast for people who have been cancelled, who are afraid of getting cancelled, or who have taken part in the cancellation of others and wondered if it was right. Fucking Cancelled is a podcast for leftists who dream of a left grounded in solidarity, freedom, and responsibility, rather than coercion, authoritarianism, and punishment.