Shannon Braswell and David Gornoski return for another exciting episode of THINGS HIDDEN. The two address Kanye West’s appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast, the concept of the holy fool, the cultural decline in France, the rise of suicide terrorism, the rise of troll culture, the need for distinctions and role models in society, and more. How do we cultivate good role models in today’s culture of top-down coercion? What does putting skin in the game mean? How does Christianity help us in overcoming human barriers in a way other religions could not? Listen to the full podcast to find out.
An important question for our time: Who are our role models? In this age of regulations and barriers, can we have freedom? David Gornoski argues that we can and gives an example of how the invention of the musket equalized the playing field in war through innovation. But our prosperity won’t mean anything, David says, if we are not able to cultivate good role models. Freedom and virtue must go together. We should celebrate good fathers. We should celebrate people like Lil Wayne who go against the grain, think for themselves, and escape the scapegoat rituals of our times. Listen to the full episode for all this and more.
David Gornoski starts the show by getting into a problem not unusual for many Americans going into the next week: the moral conundrum of voting. Can we shrink into the voting crowd and have politicians take the things we haven’t worked hard for? “We don’t want a ‘reset,'” David says, “we need to press start.” What are some of the prevailing myths surrounding politics and health? Join David Gornoski as he gets to the bottom of these questions and more. Plus, Curt Mills, senior reporter at the American Conservative, calls in to assess the 2020 election. Is the election looking good for Trump? How does Trump’s current position compare to him in 2016?
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Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals returns to the show to address the Biden family ties to communist China. Can we have fair and free trade deals with China? Keith argues that we are weakening our economy with our central-planning and that it would be foolish to ask for more regulations. Also, Jeff Deist of the Mises Institute joins David Gornoski to talk about the religiosity of democratic elections, revolutions as late-stage statism, postmodernism as a recipe for social unrest, the great reset, and more.
Dr. Weiping Yu returns to the show for a segment of Science and U to discuss the news of a “breakthrough” that “could fix the fatal flaw in fusion reactors.” What is this fatal flaw? Dr. Yu explains this to us. The physicist also comments on hidden water being discovered on the moon and asteroid samples escaping OSIRIS-REX. Listen to the full episode for all this and more.
“The Free Press has freely pressed any notion of freedom in our society.” David Gornoski starts the show by offering a stinging criticism of the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris campaign and policy agendas, especially with regards to their anti-health, pro-war, and anti-justice intentions. “Too many people are being set free,” David says, “and the party of bombs and cages want vengeance.” Also in this episode, David and Chelsea Murphy are joined by former US attorney turned criminal justice reformer Brett Tolman for a conversation on the urgent need for a fair justice system that is not driven by political parties trying to outdo each other. The three also highlight the disastrous failure that is the war on drugs.
John Burtka IV, Executive Director of The American Conservative, sits down with David Gornoski to discuss what led him from an interest in theology to politics and finally to the conservative movement. What are some of the challenges for an anti-war conservative in DC? How do we morally reconcile our support for either party with the pro-violence stances of politicians on both sides of the fence? Once we recognize the anthropological reality, how do informed Christians address the fact that the government is a religious structure with a monopoly on violence?
David Gornoski is joined by Bruce Fein, an expert constitutional lawyer. Together, the two discuss the liberty movement and what the lack of such a movement entails. Are power, self-interest, and greed only limited to the private sector? Is the separation of powers reconcilable with the desire to police the world? Bruce Fein highlights the absurdity of our involvement in the various interventionist wars around the globe and the hypocrisy of the mainstream media feigning concern for social justice while pushing for endless wars overseas. Why do human beings love war? Will humanity ever lose its appetite for war?
Daniel McCarthy, editor of Modern Age, sits down with David Gornoski, host of A Neighbor’s Choice, to talk about the need for an alternative to leftist culture, the future of conservatism in America, dehumanization in political rhetoric, similarities between President Trump and Ron Paul, government hindrance to innovation and progress in science and technology, and more. Does China have a diabolical plan for America’s downfall? How should we effectively critique trade in our country that would benefit our nation and encourage voluntary interaction at the same time?
David Gornoski resumes his deconstruction of statist coercion and the current manner of doing politics that is victimism. How does mythmaking work in modern-day media? David Gornoski gives us an illustration from recent news–how the mainstream media paints Russia as a boogeyman to hide the establishment’s sins. Not only does the media gaslight us on politics, David says, but they also push a fake food pyramid onto us to severely damage our body’s immunity while making us susceptible to viruses like COVID. Listen to the full episode for all this, plus David Gornoski’s analysis of the latest news stories surrounding Trump, China, Hunter Biden, and more.