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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“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.
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.
In this episode, David Gornoski is joined by Connor Boyack, author of Tuttle Twins and the upcoming Christ vs. Caesar. What does “render unto Caesar” mean for the modern-day Christian? To answer this important question, Boyack takes us through a history of the Church’s relationship with the State. Can we hide behind the anonymity of the voting booth and not be accountable for the State’s violence? Listen to the full episode to find out, plus David comments on the news surrounding Miles Taylor, the New York Times “anonymous source,” and more.
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In this episode, David Gornoski and Amy Povah are joined by John Bolen and Charles “Duke” Tanner, both non-violent first-time offenders who were serving life sentences and now pardoned by President Trump. Charles Tanner, former undefeated boxer, and John Bolen recount their past experiences and how they are looking forward to the new chapters of their lives. Listen to the full episode for two moving stories of injustice, hope, and redemption.
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David Gornoski starts this episode by arguing against the enforcement of nanny-state laws to check the vices of citizens. He then moves our attention towards the crumbling empire of envy. How deep is the religiosity among social justice warriors? How has the digital age affected “woke” entertainment? Will the media succeed in changing history with their desperate coverup of the Hunter Biden leaks? Listen to the full episode for David Gornoski’s intriguing analysis of how mythmakers are failing to hide the bodies of ritual sacrifice in this age of decentralized information.
David Gornoski, host of A Neighbor’s Choice radio show, sits down with pastor Jim Fitzgerald for a groundbreaking conversation on the early years of Christianity in the Middle-East and North Africa; Rene Girard’s anthropological reading of Christianity; Christianity as the anti-myth that deconstructs the mono-myths; the “founding murder” of civilization; human desire; and more. How powerful is mythology when we observe the current socio-political situation in America? Why are many Americans concerned with superficial social justice while ignoring the real flesh and blood victims of state violence? Is the “Woke” movement a reflection of the State that seeks to engineer society through coercion and violence? How does Jesus’ crucifixion help us in breaking out of the circles of persecution, violence, and war?
David Gornoski starts the episode by commenting on the news of Amy Coney Barrett sealing the Supreme Court confirmation. Plus, David also comments on what it means to be “tough on crime.” Is defending non-violent offenders from unjust sentences contrary to being “tough on crime?” We know from history, David says, that prohibition gives rise to unsolved property and violent crimes. “The state is a false god and if you sacrifice to the false god it consumes your credibility.” Listen to the full episode for a dismantling of coercive politics and more.