WEIRD Pseudo Intellectual BS Entertainment
The intellectual discussion space (podcasts, etc.) in the west is a self-assured echo chamber. They're dominated by a homogenous group of WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, Democratic) individuals, lots of white males, who ardently convince themselves they've unraveled the secrets of the universe. Despite the captivating display of intellectual gymnastics, perhaps driven by a subconscious fear of mortality, the extreme lack of diverse perspectives makes these discussions ultimately a dance of delusion and squandering of time.