MAD MAX: How To Reclaim Your Humanity (ft. Babe)

12 juin 2020
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Mad Max & Babe's guide to facing the dystopia to reclaim your humanity.
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Mad Max first burst onto the scene in 1979 to tell a story about a dope Australian apocalypse. But 4 sequels later, we're still left in awe by director George Miller's coherent vision about power, life, and death - as seen in these films and also, incredibly, his children's movie, Babe. We'll explain all in this Wisecrack Edition on Mad Max: How To Reclaim Your Humanity - ft. Babe.
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Written by: Myles McDonough
Hosted by: Jared Bauer
Directed by: Michael Luxemburg
Motion Graphics: Riley A.
Wisecrack Edition Title Card by: Amanda Murphy
Editing by: Andrew Nishimura
Produced by: Evan Yee

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  • Luckily I still have my copy of the original Final Fantasy 7.

    Kyler CarterKyler CarterIl y a 9 jours
  • North Korea is one of the modern-day societies dictated by biopower and necropolitics.

    Gergana StanilovaGergana StanilovaIl y a 14 jours
  • “Real living is living for others.” ― Bruce Lee

    Daniel DuvalleDaniel DuvalleIl y a 17 jours
  • The root of right-wing politics is the inability to distinguish people from objects. Dehumanization, objectification, and commodification. Your value is financially quantifiable to a right-winger and you don't have any value beyond that. The value of a human life doesn't extend beyond its utility in right-wing politics.

    Daniel DuvalleDaniel DuvalleIl y a 17 jours
  • 9:00

    Tristan McCannTristan McCannIl y a mois
  • 2:36, 4:39, that is a description of American capitalism/democracy. Everyone sees that, right?

    Daddio DizzleDaddio DizzleIl y a mois
  • 2021 mad max will become the United states.

    Mr. Good HumanMr. Good HumanIl y a mois
  • Hamilton quote: ''You have no control who lives who dies who tells your story'' Necro power & bio power: Am I a joke to you

    Wannabe TurnerWannabe TurnerIl y a mois
  • Song at 16:51?

    Jaleel GarrettJaleel GarrettIl y a mois
  • I'd watch "Babe, Fury Road"

    Alf WattAlf WattIl y a mois
  • i think you mean how to ruin a post-apocalyptic fantasy franchise by getting a literal social justice warrior to crowd out the title character.

    joe allenjoe allenIl y a 2 mois
  • mbembe's grasp on the bio-political implications of living in a world shaped by colonialism really changed my view on what racism is for black people. i love that man so much

    Mothekgi ThokaMothekgi ThokaIl y a 2 mois
  • Who coulda thought the guy who directed a good movie about cute farm animals doing adorable and inspirational things also directed a great r rated film about Nuclear apocalypse, nuclear wastelands, fuel drinking, and owning different people/women by getting them pregnant and taking their breast milks, and taking kids' futures. One of the best, Miller is...

    Miguel ZaianMiguel ZaianIl y a 2 mois
  • What an amazing analysis for an amazing movie!

    N. H. MorenoN. H. MorenoIl y a 2 mois
  • does anyone know where I can get that awesome tapestry?? :)

    Max Baker-ReidMax Baker-ReidIl y a 3 mois
  • The Mad Max trilogy still the best post-apocalyptic action movies Mad Max Fury Road still hit

    Jackie SantosJackie SantosIl y a 3 mois
  • WORD

    Pinkas RuthPinkas RuthIl y a 3 mois
  • How have i not noticed the use of "mcfeasting"

    lynn pehrsonlynn pehrsonIl y a 3 mois
  • There is a lot of things with Fury Road. Another aspect that is not told in ANY video is the genre aproach that is display in the movie, and its amazing. Basically explains why feminism rants against patriarchy. The patriarchy kill the world.

    Manuel MonteroManuel MonteroIl y a 3 mois
  • My body is chrome. My blood is gasoline.

    Cristian TafollaCristian TafollaIl y a 3 mois
  • Mbembe or whatever sounds like commie propoganda, but okay. Might be true in 1235 or madmax, not 2020... maybe 2025 if these terminal crazies keep at it.

    TherealTenmanTherealTenmanIl y a 3 mois
  • To see real necropower, search “factory farm.”

    Grant BarnesGrant BarnesIl y a 3 mois
  • Can you guys make a book list of all the books/essays you guys mention in your video?

    Mario ZarateMario ZarateIl y a 3 mois

    meta psychoticmeta psychoticIl y a 3 mois
  • Do Antz.

    The Jazz KingThe Jazz KingIl y a 3 mois
  • Happy feet is my favourite movie of all time

    Jay D'CurJay D'CurIl y a 4 mois
  • Grown men getting straight up horny over.. Babe?

    IndustrialBonecraftIndustrialBonecraftIl y a 4 mois
  • I like how George miller uses such extreme genres and fairy tales to depict the truth of our political and economical structure that all of us have willingly or unwillingly inherited into. We never questioned the status quo and just perpetuate it with every generation. Sometimes I do wonder, how much more infinite development can we subject our finite resources to? Guess time will tell

    reema rimzreema rimzIl y a 4 mois
  • The literature on suicide bombers show both the logic of martyrdom (search for personhood and glory) and the logic of survival (search for living over mere surviving) talked about here. A lot of researchers debate the relative causal value of glory seeking vs altruism since glory seeking is seen as a selfish personal motive in contrast to the altruistic. However they are interconnected. In a necropolitical setting glory is defined by altruism itself, in the sense that your worth is tied to what you contribute to the group. A suicide bomber getting revenge to honor the group or hurting the enemy to defend or improve the political, social, or military standing of the group is simultaneously selfish and altruistic. Individual identity becomes something bestowed by the collective and in a necropolitical setting you have to earn it through violence and sacrifice.

    Austin LangdonAustin LangdonIl y a 4 mois
  • Biopower and necropower both are dehumanizing features. In the real world I would classify both as the lowest amount of money, or compensation, needed to get someone to kill you or make you produce a child, yeah I went there. In certain parts of the world this is a terrifyingly small amount of money or compensation. However both biopower and necropower deal with the worth of an individual not the value of a person. The only reason why we don't have thousands of death dealers all over the planet is because someway somehow we recognize that the value of a person being alive, even a straight up asshole, is greater than the worth of that person being dead. We see this in the separation of autocracies and democracies: one obtains it's power and wealth from the ground, and the other ostensibly from the produced accumulative wealth of the people. When the worth of people is increased, because they are fundamentally the source of wealth and money of a political organization, then the political organization takes strong stances about the well-being of it's population. Autocracies meanwhile get their wealth from the ground and dying slaves can still mine gold. If we want to change the world for the better we need to fundamentally increase the value of individuals in every location to be greater than their worth as warm bodies capable of hard labor.

    Thomas RogersThomas RogersIl y a 4 mois
  • I was hooked from the second Foucault was mentioned. Good analysis!

    Rohit PantRohit PantIl y a 4 mois
  • Wisecrack could you do Aeon Flux the animated series not the shitty movie. I really liked the moral grey in the dystopian world of Aeon Flux like Trevor Goodchild maybe a dictator but his policy may have some benefits for Bregna citizens like a police men protected Aeon friend from a group of troubled teenagers or his surveilance state eradicated criminal enterprises and corrupted politicians but his actions also led to many harm to his citizens as well in order to fuel his sexual fantasy of human evolution, Aeon Flux mission is admirable but her action also questionable like she committed terrorism bombing and killing soldiers with human lives sometime involving harming innocent in a cold hearted way that we don't even know who is good and evil. Aeon Flux is a Gnostic tales where Trevor is a Demigod and Aeon is the Sofia. Trevor a demigod believe he can rule both the spirit and materials world but Aeon the Sofia ruined his life just to remind him he is not a God but a charlatan and should accept the truth. Aeon Flux is like a satire tales of action hollywood movies, the stupidity of ideological feud and Orwellian at the same time.

    long w lenguyenlong w lenguyenIl y a 4 mois
  • Im so glad that wisecrack finally has an african philosopher featured on the channel!

    odiemonsterodiemonsterIl y a 4 mois
  • I viewed/read somewhere in the internet that on Fury Road that some characters represented the four horsemen... Mad Max is the personification of Death, Bullet Farmer is War, Immortan Joe as Famine, People eater as Pestilence

    Magnus McCloudMagnus McCloudIl y a 4 mois
  • That'll do, pig. that'll do.

    Magnus McCloudMagnus McCloudIl y a 4 mois
  • I though you were kidding when you guys said "Babe"... but man this episode took one ocular sweat out of my face... xD

    Grilo GGrilo GIl y a 4 mois
  • great video!

    damn floresdamn floresIl y a 4 mois
  • I think the concept kinda breaks itself once you realize Max is still killing people to get what he wants, and Babe is still controling the animals. Like all thats changes for Max is his motivations, and all thats changed for Babe is his tactics. Regardless results are the same. Like what made me question it all was the guy talking about how Heroes can still exist. Well heroes can only exist if villains exist. You can only fight for freedom BY fighting for opression. Nux was gonna die for Joe, but ended up dying for Furiosa (and friends), regardless he's still dead. I feel like the real message here is "You cant escape it, but you can trick yourself into thinking you did"

    Max SucksMax SucksIl y a 4 mois
  • Look at the current administration and tell me you don't see biopower and necropower writ large...

    silverTabbedsilverTabbedIl y a 4 mois
  • We live, we die, WE LIVE AGAIN

    Marcelo ZerbiniMarcelo ZerbiniIl y a 4 mois
  • the modern form of Necropower = Twitter, turning people into the living brain dead

    Commodore StargazerCommodore StargazerIl y a 4 mois
  • BS

    Tom SobieskiTom SobieskiIl y a 4 mois
  • Good vid. Sounds like you're main argument is, when people NEED purpose, they get caught up in a cult of personality. Usually with a leader; just trying to keep things the way they are "happy feet", owning and exploiting the means of production "babe", or have delusions of immortality and a need for control like our boy Joe in Mad Max. (Or our boy trump in real life). And then some person who just wants peace, has happy feet, frees the animals, or creates their own green place. Good shit, any thoughts? Feedback on writing, and arguments?

    William ShanleyWilliam ShanleyIl y a 4 mois
  • You made me like this movie. I didn't before watching this.

    João VilaçaJoão VilaçaIl y a 4 mois
  • this is the first time i've seen a non-white philosopher featured on wisecrack... i'm not sure what to think about why that is...

    JSMNJSMNIl y a 4 mois
  • I didn’t realize Babe were miller films! That’s awesome. Only the twisted mind of Mad Max could have conceived such a hilariously twisted yet endearing piece of surreal art with real despite meaning and make it a children’s film!

    macmurfy2jkamacmurfy2jkaIl y a 4 mois
  • A wonderful video essay. One of your best guys.

    macmurfy2jkamacmurfy2jkaIl y a 4 mois
  • i already watch a video of it speaking about fluid theory that talk about exploitation and human as ressource, there is 4 fluid in mad max: water (monoplized by power for living), oil (monopolized for ensuring power), blood (exploitation of man for war and work) and milk (exploitation of women for ensuring the reproduction of this scheme), didn't know it was called biopower, honestly we aren't that far from mad max world if we really think about fluid and biopower theory, capitalist monopolized the mean of production (water), they also exploit us through work (blood) by salary because if you don't go in the system and get money, you can't produce your own food, so you are basically a slave from the system, they also succeed of controlling milk, since culturally speaking many ppl can't think of any other option other capitalism and don't want to free themselves from i, the only fluid they have no control of is oil (army), and it's debatable if we really speak about how much big corpo have influence on any state of power

    Sam PajamSam PajamIl y a 4 mois
  • "There may only be One Story..." --- director Ron Howard

    Graham LuellGraham LuellIl y a 4 mois
  • "I'm pickle Max!! I turn myself into a wasteland pickle!!!" 🤣😂🤣😂👌 Hilarious, Wisecrack! Keep it up with the unchained intellectualism +1 for you!

    Avocado WarriorAvocado WarriorIl y a 4 mois
  • I love Father’s Day ,I don’t need to buy anything at all because I don’t have a dad

    Atrueman OfcultureAtrueman OfcultureIl y a 4 mois
  • To answer your question, RIGHT NOW!!! We are witnessing our government care more about capital than human life during these simultaneous crises we are facing.

    Keagan MillerKeagan MillerIl y a 4 mois
  • "And as always, pea-" Ad break "ce."

    Matthew GoodingMatthew GoodingIl y a 4 mois
  • dude, this made me reolize the conection between all the forms of medial i engoy, thanks man. also faves are fantasitc mr fox and The Wind in the Willows stories. yall should check them out

    mathew nunezmathew nunezIl y a 4 mois
  • Why is it that you never showed your face before, but just as the pandemic started you felt the need to show it on every episode? Not that I care or nothing, just curios about the reasoning

    Michael MonzonMichael MonzonIl y a 4 mois
  • everyone is mad max world should be dead because the oceans are dry and all its life is dead and all plant life on the surface is also dead so no oxygen so no life.

    55555aa55555aaIl y a 4 mois
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, please

    Maurya KMaurya KIl y a 4 mois
  • Thank you Jared and the team. On the right path.

    mike gmike gIl y a 4 mois
  • "George Miller's leather clad apocalyptic warrior has captured our imagination since Mad Max: The Road Warrior in 1980." Me: AcTchually

    Sid ViciousSid ViciousIl y a 4 mois
  • I like when people smarter than me explain things to I can understand.

    Aer ThreepwoodAer ThreepwoodIl y a 4 mois
  • Wow, as always, you come at things from an angle I was not expecting and it’s a pleasure to learn new ways of thinking about things.

    Karen WKaren WIl y a 4 mois
  • i'm never sleeping tonight but cheers for the feast for thought

    james birminghamjames birminghamIl y a 4 mois
  • We need radical reform to the way we farm and use animal as food. Make sure all farms have dove and sun for all animals form cows to chickens, and to make sure all live in healthy conditions.

    Jarod 1999Jarod 1999Il y a 4 mois
  • I love babe it’s a part of my childhood and why I lean more and more towards green then meat

    Jarod 1999Jarod 1999Il y a 4 mois
  • This describes the world of Cyberpunk in a way too.

    Naheem QuattlebaumNaheem QuattlebaumIl y a 4 mois
  • Aaaaads

    Sean WhatstoneSean WhatstoneIl y a 4 mois
  • I wonder what George Miller has to say on the identity of a superhero. Justice League Mortal with the ideas of Necropolitics, damn now that's a movie I would see.

    Gabriel GomezGabriel GomezIl y a 4 mois
  • Oh, I don't know, the cat in Babe summed it up pretty well, I believe....

    LucianCorrvinous Son of HekatéLucianCorrvinous Son of HekatéIl y a 4 mois
  • Necropolitics and bippower seem so myopic and based around contemporary problems and history. The way you used it to relate to Mad Max seems to be largley a critique of modern capitalism/markets that exploit one for the benifet of another. Kinda like how in Disposable People by Robert Bales the slave is only worth something when they can produce or are able to be utilized by their owner. With how Mbembe seems to write it ignores that the modern systems have brought many people out of servitude and given them much more humanity over past systems. idk maybe this comment is a mess but most YT comments are

    woodman_victorywoodman_victoryIl y a 4 mois
  • I never saw her do the hand signal for nux!

    Jakira KumahataJakira KumahataIl y a 4 mois
  • Good video 👍👍! As a fellow FRworldr, I am on the lookout for new ideas! Good Job!

    Walking Dead NowWalking Dead NowIl y a 4 mois
  • All this riding made me think... would you do a video about Sons of Anarchy?

    Max VMax VIl y a 4 mois
  • is this about bloodborne?

    IjurIjurIl y a 4 mois
  • This video was beautiful thank you!

    leavemebegglleavemebegglIl y a 4 mois
  • This film's themes are about the worst and the best of humanity. I really don't think it's about power it all. Power is just a mechanism for the overall theme to contrast the bad and good that humanity is capable of. Max starts the film by saying that he's been "...reduced to a single instinct: Survive". And yet through the narrative of the film, he comes to contradict that. He is a man who has failed to protect those he cares about, and so he wanders alone, he denies the instincts that led him to try and fail and then grieve. And so when he overpowers Furiosa, he initially tries to just leave them all and serve his new mantra of just surviving and not worrying about anyone else. But he can't do that. He comes back. And his arc becomes about redemption. And Furiosa understands that without the need to ever communicate it. And he understands her the same way. That empathy, that compassion, that willingness to sacrifice their lives not because of some religious ideal or cultural conditioning, like with the War Boys, but because of empathy and love. Love for total strangers. That is the theme of this film, and we see it reinforced with the Nuck arc. A sick, brain-washed kid who's radical zealotry is cured by a simple human connection in the back of the War Rig. And even Immorten Joe himself has a human nature, he shows it many times. He puts his life on the line for someone he loves as well. This is not a film about the dangers of global warming or humans destroying the planet. By contrasting our animal instincts with our noble instincts through these complex characters and groups, the film reveals what sets humanity apart from the animal kingdom and why we must continue to move forward by leaving those animal instincts behind in favor of our nobler selves.

    Andrew GAndrew GIl y a 4 mois
  • Yup........ time to rewatch Fury Road

    James EdwardsJames EdwardsIl y a 4 mois
  • Necropower today? Essential workers, risking their lives during this virus so a high risk person like me can stay home but still eat. Bio power - as someone else said in the comments here, the industrial prison complex.

    Sirena ChantalSirena ChantalIl y a 4 mois
  • Riiiiiidge Racerrrr...oh wait ridge wallet my bad

    Lord PoundCakeLord PoundCakeIl y a 4 mois
  • Sorry of this has been asked already but -- where do you get a Twin Peaks quilt like that?

    Layman PascalLayman PascalIl y a 4 mois
  • I don't think you should look at postmodernists as if they are equal to other philosophers. Many of the postmodernists were marxists.

    Sean LutzkeSean LutzkeIl y a 4 mois
  • I beg you please do a video about the work of Luis Estrada, I know people in the US don't know who he is but they should know.

    El ChahuistleEl ChahuistleIl y a 4 mois
  • Well I will never look at Babe the same way again

    tanked warthogtanked warthogIl y a 4 mois
  • That discussion about necropolitics makes me think a lot about Persona 3. Maybe an analysis?

    Don DayDon DayIl y a 4 mois
  • So it's just Kantian ethics but with a lot of racial Marxism thrown in. Great. Love Mbembe. So original.

    G LG LIl y a 4 mois
    • Exactly. It is everybody's business. If you're actually doing things in your own bedroom perhaps it is not, but you make it so by talking about it at all. You do not have a right to put a peepee in a poopoo. Just look at what sexual liberation has done to the West. We can't replace ourselves and have decided to do so with those who will never be able to carry on the torch.

      G LG LIl y a 4 mois
    • And a splash of Dostoyevsky with his ideas on men being piano keys that will commit random mass murder to exert their existence. Literally just stealing ideas from better men and putting them in a racial lens that never would've existed if we just didn't give them the technology. Ungrateful, unintelligent, unoriginal. As always..

      G LG LIl y a 4 mois
  • Sex with a Space X logo...Nice. I like the nod there...

    Ryan SutterRyan SutterIl y a 4 mois
  • How did immortal Joe get the way he his anyway? All F***Ed up like that?? Thanks guys.

  • Love Mad Max, just watched Fury Road twice yesterday! The Ayatollah of Rock in Rolla! 😉👍

  • “The tragedy of the necropolitical arrangement is that it gives the half-lives, pork chops, and blood bags of the world only one way to experience something approaching personhood: to deal out death and violence themselves... In other words, the extent to which you are allowed to be a unique person is determined by how much killing you can do. If you’re a victim, you don’t matter... The right to define oneself is limited mainly to men, an occasional woman, who have the power and the will to subject others to violence and death. Employing flamboyant costumes and monologues, characters distinguish themselves from the drab multitudes by killing effectively and with a particular sense of style” (10:56-11:52). Watching “The Men Who Built America” (2012), a History Channel documentary about the titans who loomed over America industry in the 50 years post-Civil War (Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan). It’s enhanced with commentary by 2012’s moguls like Steve Case, Alan Greenspan, Jack Welch, Mark Cuban, and of course the current President. The echoes are uncanny, The way these interviewees talk about the drive to dominate, of money as just a way to keep score of who’s winning, of how much they relish crushing and humiliating their enemies, of business as a test of fitness and survival, and how clearly many of them enjoy putting on their “game face” and playing out their public personas for the camera… I have to wonder if they see reality in “Mad Max” necropolitical terms.

    TK WallaceTK WallaceIl y a 4 mois
    • @Graham Luell That's how certain part's of the military are run, "I hate you all, your just cogs in the machine, I need a jet troop cog, here & so here you will go." Not everywhere of course, but prevalent at Aircraft Maintenance shops & Security Forces.

      Commodore StargazerCommodore StargazerIl y a 4 mois
    • "victims don't matter" --- this is sociopath/psychopath lack of empathy. A corporate manager actually told me and a group of co-workers: "Your feelings don't matter." machine. "I am the only one who matters," actually said Trump.

      Graham LuellGraham LuellIl y a 4 mois
  • I live I die, I live again

    IzzyDuzItIzzyDuzItIl y a 4 mois
  • I love Babe, awesome movie!!

    Vinicius MouraVinicius MouraIl y a 4 mois
  • And he is a doctor ?! What have I done with my life...

    lord havemercylord havemercyIl y a 4 mois
  • My dawg Jared gaining that quarantine weight. It feels good. It feels *right*

    Daniel MartinezDaniel MartinezIl y a 4 mois
  • Whaaaaaaa. Wisecrack analyzing media exclusively through Frankfurt School outlook? Who could have seen that coming?!

    Bumtown1Bumtown1Il y a 4 mois
  • Brilliant and very pertinent video. Necropolitics is on my reading list. Cheers from a new subscriber.

    Amy JeaneAmy JeaneIl y a 4 mois
  • The suicide bomber editing is a touch distasteful :s

    Stef greenStef greenIl y a 4 mois
  • Can't wait until you get to Da 5 Bloods

    ObeahObeahIl y a 4 mois
  • Bah ram ewe

    Jon HaymakerJon HaymakerIl y a 4 mois
  • Best Necropower is Snowpiercer. Lower class in back left alive purely to produce children to fix engine.

    endplanetsendplanetsIl y a 4 mois
  • If I’m going to die... I’m going to die historic on the fury road!

    Alex ChambersAlex ChambersIl y a 4 mois
  • Why can't people come to these conclusion's without movies nowaday's.

    ciaran dolanciaran dolanIl y a 4 mois