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Exposing the Big Tobacco-Style Medical Disinformation

Did Rolling Stone just got caught lying about generic medicine? Why hasn’t Remdesivir encountered the same media attack that we are currently seeing with the Joe Rogan drug? Why aren’t we seeing any real solutions from these statist institutions aside from the top-down coercion of patented drugs? What do the archaeological discoveries related to ancient […]

The State is the Religion of the Hidden Corpse

This classic essay was originally published at FEE.org on July 21, 2016. Have you ever attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new local business? Perhaps you’ve seen the corny shovel groundbreaking ritual of a new building. These events are usually rather innocuous affairs – filled with hopeful mom-and-pop dreamers, nervous glad-handing, cookies and wine and […]

The sacrifice of Congresswoman Gabbard

This article by David Gornoski was published at WND.com on February 15, 2017. The media continues to be an increasingly petty, insecure clique as it mimetically parrots its own echo chamber talking points against any person who challenges their preferred leftist-corporatist brand of state hegemony. Think of political ideologies like denominations of a religion. They […]

Our Shocking Acceptance Of State Sanctioned Violence

This article originally appeared at The American Conservative on October 23, 2017. “Do you mean to tell me, that if there was a law against state attorneys using blue pens and you found incontrovertible evidence that I was using blue pens, you could not follow the law and render a guilty verdict based on the […]

The ‘Man in Black’ vs. the State’s Sacred Violence

This classic essay originally appeared on WND.com in December 2016. As poets are wont to do, Johnny Cash led a prophet’s life for his time. His performance art and accompanying dusty, rumbling lyrics dared to look into the soul of America’s violence-haunted heart with equal parts affection and anger. When I speak of the state’s “sacred violence” […]

Salvation Through Creativity

Man, the microcosm is responsible for the whole structure of nature and whatever takes place in man affects the whole of nature. Man gives life and spirit to nature, through his creative freedom, and he kills or fetters it through his own servitude and his fall into material necessity. –Nikolai Berdyaev1 In the summer of […]

Where Is the Left?

David Gornoski reads Geert Vanden Bossche’s article on “why the ongoing mass vaccination experiment drives a rapid evolutionary response of SARS-CoV-2.” Join David as he gives us what the arrogant and scientifically illiterate fact-checkers of Big Tech don’t want you to know. What happened to the Left and their criticism of corporations? What happened to […]

Statism Is a Sacrificial Religion

Why does the Biblical narrative end with a marriage supper? Join David Gornoski as he gets into some of the deeper and more existential topics while commenting on the latest stories surrounding the effects of the vaccines; COVID lockdowns; the results of abandoning masculinity and responsibility; old media’s heavy-handed reaction against differing voices; government retardation […]

THINGS HIDDEN 37: Mimesis and Victim Solidarity with Dr. Grant Kaplan

In this THINGS HIDDEN conversation, David Gornoski is joined by Grant Kaplan, professor of theological studies at Saint Louis University and author of René Girard, Unlikely Apologist. Professor Kaplan talks about his experience of meeting Rene Girard; why traditional apologetics don’t work as well as before; the difference between mimetic theory and critical theory; being in […]

THINGS HIDDEN 34: Mimetic Failure of Mythic Heroes and the Triumph of Christ with Erik Buys

THINGS HIDDEN! David Gornoski is joined by Erik Buys, author at Mimetic Margins, teacher, and elected member of the board of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (COV&R). What is the difference between Christ’s sacrifice and the three types of heroic sacrifice in mythology? What is extremism and how does it lure people? Why is […]