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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 […]

Taking on the Death Cult of State Worship

You are free to worship the state, but when it turns into a death cult is where we draw the line. Join David Gornoski as he provides some astonishing truths about the media coverage of Fauci, Wuhan, the National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, and more. Did Joe Biden accomplish his aim of erasing student debt? […]

WandaVision and the Truman Show – Film Analysis

It should be obvious that the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s WandaVision bears striking similarities in its premise with the 1998 movie The Truman Show. The similarities do not, however, end just with the premises. The mythology from which the two derive their themes is unmistakably that of Prometheus–the Greek titan who stole the fire of the gods […]

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 32: How Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory Informs Economics

THINGS HIDDEN! David Gornoski is joined by Q from Mimetic Value. How do we get valuable economic insights using the toolkit of Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory? How much of what we call identity is actually mimetic desire? Does mimesis dictate the value of an object? How has Jesus’ crucifixion led to the questioning of paradigms, […]

The Haunting of Anwar al-Awlaki

Krispy Kreme will give you free doughnuts if you’re vaccinated. 12,500-year-old wooden sculpture changes what we know about human history. Albinos are scapegoated and ritually sacrificed in Malawi. Join David Gornoski as he comments on these fascinating news reports. The host of A Neighbor’s Choice also offers his take on DC’s new war on terror […]

What Will Lockdown Kids Know?

David Gornoski continues his analysis of the news. In this episode, David comments on the ridiculous 14-days COVID isolation imposed on children in Ontario, Canada. Why are some officials not happy that America’s moving towards normalcy? Should we trust the CDC on anything they declare? How can we deal with the state media complex effectively? […]