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Programmed to Chill

Programmed to Chill is a show about business, crime, parapolitics, and esoterica, hosted by @JimmyFalunGong graphics by harmless individual music by: theoutoflimits.bandcamp.com/

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Recent Episodes of Programmed to Chill


Premium Episode 90 - Ophiology: the Metal Gear Solid Franchise and the Case of Keenie Meenie Services, feat. Nick Vyssotsky

Premium Episode 90 - Ophiology: the Metal Gear Solid Franchise and the Case of Keenie Meenie Services, feat. Nick Vyssotsky

[originally published on Patreon Dec 22, 2023]

Today I'm joined by Nick Vyssotsky (@cuss_otaku) to discuss Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid video game franchise. Nick takes us through the franchise's alternate history and we discuss the various themes involving Private Military Contractors, parapsychology, Programed to Kill themes, black budgets, AI guided governance, and on and on.


Then I discuss the real-world example of a particular PMC, Keenie Meenie Services. I discuss their formation in places like Yemen, Angola, and Northern Ireland and their ongoing presence in places like Oman, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan...

Episode 11 June 2024 2h, 35m and 49s


Premium Episode 80 - Plantation Accounting in the Deep South

Premium Episode 80 - Plantation Accounting in the Deep South

[originally published on Patreon Dec 15, 2023]

After having introduced accounting concepts and laid out their applications in Jamaica, I continue my close reading of Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management by Caitlin Rosenthal. I discuss the nature of 'book farming', the nature and origin of value, and discuss the ubiquity of King Cotton in the US and world economy. I cover the fungibility of labor, perverse concepts of depreciation, and get into the postbellum developments in the wake of the abolition of slavery. Finally, I discuss Rosenthal's background and the nature of McKinsey Consulting.


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Episode 10 June 2024 1h, 15m and 1s


Premium Episode 79 - Plantation Accounting in Jamaica

Premium Episode 79 - Plantation Accounting in Jamaica

[originally published on Patreon Dec 9, 2023]

Having laid out various accounting concepts, I now introduce their application in a horrible setting: plantation accounting in Jamaica. To do this, I rely on a close reading of Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management by Caitlin Rosenthal. Her work simply demolishes the traditional business history about the development of these concepts. As it turns out, slave plantations actually led the global economy in new developments of field and factory regarding management styles, industrialization, organizational structure, accounting methods, and a number of other things. 


I discuss the n...

Episode 9 June 2024 1h, 3m and 28s


Premium Episode 78 - the Accounting Episode

Premium Episode 78 - the Accounting Episode

[originally published on Patreon


Today I attempt to trace the history of accounting from renaissance Venice through the robber barons into the modern era. Along the way, I opine on the nature of moneylending, Shylock, and drill down six key accounting concepts necessary to understanding the next two episodes. While I tried to keep this episode from being boring, it's very much a setup episode.


episode art by Robert Voyvodich @r.voy__


Songs:

Count This Money by Gucci Mane

Countin’ Mo...

Episode 8 June 2024 1h, 2m and 48s


Premium Episode 77 - Trotskyism pt. 5: “Let One Hundred Fourth Internationals Bloom”, or, the Fair Play For Trotsky Committee, feat. Comrade Chad

Premium Episode 77 - Trotskyism pt. 5: “Let One Hundred Fourth Internationals Bloom”, or, the Fair Play For Trotsky Committee, feat. Comrade Chad

[originally published on Patreon Nov 22, 2023]


Today I'm rejoined by Comrade Chad to continue our discussion about post-Trotsky Trotskyism in the US. We continue discussing Burnham's various intrigues and we go pretty deep on Joseph Hansen's perfidious career. Along the way we get into the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Socialist Workers Party history generally.


I go through Lyndon LaRouche's early career as a Trot leading up to him starting his own idiosyncratic movement. Chad discusses the Carleton College crew, Jack Barnes, and so forth. Finally...

Episode 7 June 2024 2h, 44m and 16s


Premium Episode 76 - Trotskyism pt. 4: Programmed to Split, Cannon, Schactman, Dobbs, Hoffa, Teamsters, and Bag Fumbling, feat. Comrade Chad

Premium Episode 76 - Trotskyism pt. 4: Programmed to Split, Cannon, Schactman, Dobbs, Hoffa, Teamsters, and Bag Fumbling, feat. Comrade Chad

[originally published on Patreon Nov 17, 2023]


Today I'm rejoined by Comrade Chad to discuss post-Trotsky Trotskyism in the US, especially their penchant for attacking communism 'from the left'. Comrade Chad walks us through some of the theory and vocabulary necessary. Then we zero in on James Cannon, Max Schactman and James Burnham in particular. We attempt to explain the theoretical positions this entailed within both Trotskyism. Marxism, and Cold War geopolitics before explaining their actions in the labor movement.


Along the way we discuss Farrell Dobbs, Jimmy Hoffa, Joseph Hansen...

Episode 6 June 2024 1h, 50m and 34s


Bonus Episode 68: the American Security Council, Edward Lansdale, Hollywood New Left Ops, and Stanford Psychotronic Weapons, feat. Recluse

Bonus Episode 68: the American Security Council, Edward Lansdale, Hollywood New Left Ops, and Stanford Psychotronic Weapons, feat. Recluse

[originally published on Patreon Nov 10, 2023)

Today I'm joined by S. William Snider aka Recluse (@RecluseS9) to discuss his third and recent book, The Art: The Secret History of Psywar, Conspiritainment and the Shattering of Reality (2023). The book spans centuries  and really speaks for itself, but he and I discuss various things in it ranging from the American Security Council, Edward Lansdale, psychological operations in Hollywood and against the New Left, and we even find time to discuss psychotronic weaponry. 


Note: Recluse refers to an upcoming, as-yet-unreleased appearance on P2C, but I di...

Episode 5 June 2024 1h, 50m and 25s


Premium Episode 75: Another View of Israel Keyes, the Deadbeat Dirtbag Serial Killer, feat. Min

Premium Episode 75: Another View of Israel Keyes, the Deadbeat Dirtbag Serial Killer, feat. Min

[originally published on Patreon Oct 6, 2023]


Today I'm joined by Min (@mintherose) to discuss several aspects of Israel Keyes that have developed after the publication of the two books, and things I did not get into in the first three episodes. In particular, we look at the possibility of Keyes being a huge fucking loser, separate from the whole serial killing thing. Along the way we go into underreported sex worker and Native American victims, the coverup, and new developments in the case.


artwork by @DEEP_RED_BELLS

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Episode 4 June 2024 1h, 53m and


Premium Episode 74 - FBI vs. PTK pt. 9: Israel Keyes part 3: Extreme Prosecutorial Misconduct, or, "A Unicorn of a Deal Secretly Made at the Highest Levels of Government"

Premium Episode 74 - FBI vs. PTK pt. 9: Israel Keyes part 3: Extreme Prosecutorial Misconduct, or, "A Unicorn of a Deal Secretly Made at the Highest Levels of Government"

[originally published on Patreon Oct 6, 2023]


Finishing up with the Keyes story, we discuss the events of his extradition and interrogation by the FBI. I talk about the US attorney prosecuting Keyes and the potential prosecutorial misconduct including bizarre treatment, handling of evidence, and "a unicorn of a deal secretly made at the highest levels of government".


Keyes began confessing to the FBI. I go through Keyes' known travels and movements. Terrorism comes into the plot. Then, Keyes commits suicide and everything is wrapped up - no further questions remaining.<...

Episode 3 June 2024 57m and 21s


Premium Episode 73 - FBI vs. PTK pt. 9: Israel Keyes part 2: American Gladio and somehow yet more OKC Bombing Connections

Premium Episode 73 - FBI vs. PTK pt. 9: Israel Keyes part 2: American Gladio and somehow yet more OKC Bombing Connections

[originally published on Patreon Sep 29, 2023]


Continuing with the Keyes story, I pick up on his personal life and the circumstances of his move to Alaska. I discuss the Church of Wells, the cult which his parents and siblings joined. Then there are the bank robberies, then the kill kits and the kidnappings. I discuss the theories that Keyes was the Boca Killer, and then we get to the formal serial killings leading up to the Samantha Koenig case, which was the case for which he was caught and arrested.


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Episode 2 June 2024 53m and 58s

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