David Gornoski begins the show by reading from Rene Girard’s book “When These Things Begin.” What did Jesus mean when he said we must pick up His cross and follow Him? What does the imitation of Christ mean in our modern-day society? Also in the show, David is joined by Sgt. Dan McKnight of Bring Our Troops Home and Maj. Danny Sjursen of Skeptical Vet for a Veterans Radio segment. Together, they discuss the legacy of General Smedley Butler, the nineteen years of the Afghanistan War, the non-existent anti-war left, the war hawks in the conservative side, and more.
What’s going on with Armenia and Azerbaijan? Where does this conflict originate and how does it expose the way nations have been dealing with each post-cold war? Mises Institute’s Tho Bishop calls in to explain this complex scenario and why America should steer clear of intervention. Also, Sgt. Dan McKnight and Danny Sjursen call in for a Veterans Radio segment on General Smedley Butler who wrote the book ‘War is a Racket.’ Who was Smedley Butler and what caused him to become a critic of America’s interventionist wars? Listen to the full episode for the remarkable story of a truth-teller and more.
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“One of the ways we get rid of the malaise in our society and culture is by ending forever wars.” Danny Sjursen, writer and war veteran, joins us to explain why war has become largely invisible to the people of our nation. “Memorial day to me feels like a wretched day in a lot of sense,” says Sjursen who also feels that the holiday has been mythologized to cover up for mass sacrifice perpetuated by the war machine. Sjursen also brings to attention the ongoing escalations with Iran, Venezuela, and elsewhere which he calls ‘pandemic opportunism.’ Listen to the full episode for an epic deconstruction of the sacrificial war machine, a clarion call to bring our troops home, and more on A Neighbor’s Choice.
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