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The Priesthood of Trump’s Statist Enemies

“One of the problems when you become successful is that jealousy and envy inevitably follow. There are people—I categorize them as life’s losers—who get their sense of accomplishment and achievement from trying to stop others. As far as I’m concerned, if they had any real ability they wouldn’t be fighting me, they’d be doing something […]

THINGS HIDDEN Film Series: Escaping the Cycle of Death

In this edition of THINGS HIDDEN, David Gornoski, Shannon Braswell, and Shane gather around the fire to talk about death as depicted in ancient myth, particularly by the Canananites, and contrast it with the overcoming of death by Jesus. The conversation moves toward more contemporary topics such as the current trajectory of western civilization in […]

David Gornoski on Culinary Libertarian: René Girard, Mimetics, and Mythology

David Gornoski recently appeared on Dann Reid’s “The Culinary Libertarian” podcast. Culinary Libertarian: “David Gornoski discusses René Girard’s mimetics theory with me as we discuss how ancient man’s basic practices to survive apply to life today. On the way, we find parallels to the state, religion, and the Divine.” Listen to the Culinary Libertarian podcast […]

David Gornoski on Liberty Lockdown Podcast: Freedom Through Sacrifice

Liberty Lockdown Podcast · Ep 64 David Gornoski David Gornoski recently appeared on the Liberty Lockdown podcast. “With all due respect to the unbelievable guests I’ve had on this is hands down the most revelatory, beautiful, spiritually uplifting episode I’ve ever done. For your own sake, don’t miss it” –Liberty Lockdown Follow Liberty Lockdown podcast […]

Rene Girard on Victims & Culture – Conversation with Isaac Morehouse

“Our culture’s concern for victims is relatively new and radical in human history. Where does it come from? And how does understanding mimetic desire and the scapegoat mechanism make sense of the world?” David Gornoski recently appeared on Isaac Morehouse’s show to answer these questions while discussing Rene Girard’s sociology, and a political philosophy of […]

The Tragedy of Donald Trump (A Literary Analysis of The Trump Presidency)

INTRODUCTION This past week Donald Trump made history by being the first president to be, not only impeached twice, but also to be acquitted of impeachable offenses twice. These recent events that have unfolded have made a lot of Americans upset who feel that President Trump should come to justice for inciting an “insurrection” against […]

THINGS HIDDEN 25: The Christ-Haunted Faith of Socialism

David Gornoski sits down with Dr. Andrei Znamenski, a professor of history with an interest in anthropology. Znamenski starts the discussion by breaking down the evolution of human society from the Marxist perspective and makes the case that Marxism is fundamentally a religious philosophy. Like all religions, Marxism is based on the scapegoat mechanism. How […]

The Anthropology of the Image

In the information-heavy world of today, the impact of the image is vastly overlooked by both the masses and society’s designated experts. The image’s ability in dictating the norms of the day cannot be overstated yet, surprisingly enough, western Christians continue to cede aesthetic territories to the nihilistic forces who are dead-set on destroying the […]

Dismantling Modern Myths, Story by Story

What are myths? “Myths conceal violence,” David Gornoski explains. The latest example of myth is the scapegoating of Russia that Jimmy Kimmel recently promoted when he was talking about the GameStop/Robin Hood debacle. Join David as he analyzes some of the latest news such as Ron DeSantis declaring war on the Big Tech cartel; Rolling […]

Political Correctness – A Vestige of Myth

Political correctness and its clean rhetoric is our society’s vestige of myth; myth contains symbols that obfuscate the violence that the stories conceal and justify. Trump was such a powerful cultural moment for us because his disabuse of Political correctness and its language has unleashed the ugly truth of the barbarity of the state and […]