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Detective John Baeza Challenges George Floyd Cause of Death

David Gornoski starts the show by reflecting on President Trump’s remarks on our troops and endless wars. The host of A Neighbor’s Choice also comments on Mark Zuckerberg’s intent to censor those who question the election results and Bill Gates remarks that we “don’t have a choice” when it comes to government COVID shutdowns. Why do big tech bosses like Zuckerberg and Gates insist on trying to control our thoughts and actions?
Also in the show, Detective John Baeza calls in to comment on the George Floyd footage and autopsy report. Was Floyd’s death due to the pressure that was put on his neck? Are the four officers guilty of murder?

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W. James Antle III on Trump’s Uphill Battle

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In this episode, Jim Antle, politics editor at the Washington Examiner, calls in to discuss Trump’s second presidential term prospects. Antle observes that Trump would need an even greater polling meltdown than 2016 if he were to stand a chance at winning the election; the reason why he is in this position is because of the George Floyd protests and the COVID-19 pandemic. What approach can Trump take in his campaign against the Democratic Party and their media allies? How can people be persuaded away from the dishonest narrative being pushed by the media? Listen to the full episode for the answers and more.

Why Does BLM Seek to Dismantle the “Western Nuclear Family?”

Is BLM concerned only with police brutality and racism as many naively claim? Bradley Thomas, founder of EraseTheState.com, joins David Gornoski to discuss Black Lives Matter’s anti-family agenda that originates from Marxism. Thomas traces BLM’s mission back to Engels’ observation that the concept of private property is rooted in the family. The Marxist project, Thomas says, culminates with state-enforced collectivization that replaces the family unit. Listen to the full episode for Bradley Thomas’ exposé of BLM and David Gornoski’s deconstruction of pandemic censorship and authoritarianism.

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Read Bradley Thomas’ article at mises.org

Chris Calton on America’s History of Policing

Historian Chris Calton calls in to talk about the history of policing in America. The primary contributor to issues like rioting and police brutality, Calton says, is urban policing. Crime is not the primary determiner in arrest and incarceration statistics, Calton shockingly states. If crimes haven’t increased then why are arrests increasing? The reason, according to Calton, is top-down pressure from politicians and bureaucrats to increase arrests. How did qualified immunity come into existence and how instrumental has it been in the rise of police brutality? How did criminal law originate? Listen to the full episode to find out and more.

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Prof. Wilfred Reilly Takes on the Woke

Professor Wilfred Reilly, author and political scientist at Kentucky State University, returns to the show to talk about political radicalism in America. Professor Reilly explains why he speaks out against radical movements and how the real struggle in America is between moderates and extremists. Is the far-right as powerful as the extreme-left? Are there double standards at play in the media’s narrative on race relations? If racism is real then how can we deal with it? Has the pandemic affected the left’s hold on cultural institutions? Join David Gornoski and Professor Reilly for an exciting conversation on cancel culture, race relations, and more.

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THINGS HIDDEN 13: The Return of Tom Holland

How has Christianity affected western civilization? Tom Holland, author of Dominion, starts by giving us a glimpse at what pre-Christian justice looked like; he then takes us through the transformation of criminal justice as Christianity was absorbed more and more into the culture by western civilization.

Tom Holland also describes how Christianity, as preached by Paul, was presented as a parody of Caesar-worship in the Roman empire; this bears enormous significance with how change is to be enacted through the transformation of hearts and not through government or coercion. This is the very idea behind the emergence of the secular state, Holland argues. With Jesus’ crucifixion comes desacralization.

Why is Fascism considered much more sinister and repugnant than Communism? Holland says that this may have something to do with Fascism being much more reminiscent of paganism than Marxism. Join Tom Holland, David Gornoski, and Shannon Braswell as they try to understand the trajectory of history in light of the crucifixion of Christ.

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Buy Tom Holland’s book ‘Dominion’ on Amazon.

Ron Paul on Policing, Justice, and Stagnation in America

Dr. Ron Paul, former presidential candidate and champion of liberty, joins David Gornoski to talk about some of the pressing issues our country is facing right now.

On the calls to defund the police, Dr. Paul cautions against involving the federal government while pointing out that the problem of arbitrary violence exists because of government involvement. Dr. Paul urges us to shift our focus on the violent institutions whose very existence perpetuates the problems we’re seeing today.

What is the future of politics on educational campuses? Dr. Paul says the situation is ripe for self-proclaimed progressives to take the initiative in demanding change while correcting the socialist movement that crony-corporatism and government bailouts, not free-market economics, are the real problem. The purpose of government is to protect property, Dr. Paul says, but right now the government stands for bankruptcy and the opposite of liberty.

What does Dr. Paul think of Kanye West running for president? How can we move from economic enslavement to prosperity and liberty? Can we rediscover true justice in a myriad of fake justice issues thrown at us by the media? Listen to the full podcast to find out.

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Zak Slayback on his Conversion to Christian Faith, Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory, Civil Unrest

Zak Slayback, author of ‘How to Get Ahead’ and principal at 1517 Fund, sits down with David Gornoski to discuss Rene’s Girard Mimetic Theory and how it explains the current socio-political turmoil in America. What happens when our society allows Jesus to infect our culture yet is reluctant to renounce violence as a means to sustain itself? Can modern identitarian movements redeem themselves without a head like Jesus? What does imitating Christ look like in a technology-driven world? Listen to the full podcast as David and Zak try to answer these questions whilst discussing how Zak found faith and how he channels it into his vocation of being a venture capitalist.

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Dr. Yu on Animal Magnetism and Other Science News, Craig Cesal on Returning Home, and Jeff Deist on Social Justice

Dr. Weiping Yu comments on an article at UC Berkeley that says aquatic bacteria uses magnetic properties to navigate underwater. Dr. Yu also addresses the claim that physicists may have solved the long-standing mystery of matter and antimatter. The physicist believes that antimatter is ‘science fiction’ and instead proposes that particles have both positive and negative charges.

Also, Craig Cesal, serving a life sentence for a non-violent drug crime, joins the show to talk about his struggle of returning home to reunite with his daughter. Plus, Jeff Deist reflects on how violent institutions are losing their legitimacy and how the left are perpetuating the very thing they are fighting against.

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Michael Rectenwald on Woke Culture’s Destructive Impact on Society

Michael Rectenwald, author of Beyond Woke and Springtime Snowflakes, calls in to discuss political correctness in modern academia and the postmodern scholars that gave rise to ‘woke’ culture. Rectenwald talks about his experience of fighting SJWs at New York University; the scholar likens Woke culture to a religious movement, devoid of reason, and obsessive of collective identities. “The more they focus on identities, the more split they get,” Rectenwald says as he points out the radical left’s self-destructive ideology. Listen to the full episode for a deep dive into the intellectual and elitist roots of the social justice movement.

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