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THINGS HIDDEN 39: Monica Paulus Escapes Literal Witch Burning

In this fascinating THINGS HIDDEN conversation, David Gornoski is joined by Monica Paulus, a native of Papua New Guinea who was accused of sorcery by her neighbors and family. Monica gives us a harrowing account of what it is like to be persecuted and hunted by a bloodthirsty mob. What are the reasons for these […]

Why All Good Social Justice Warriors Support Presumption of Innocence

This classic essay was originally published at Intellectual Takeout on October 11, 2018. I have a friend in Papua New Guinea named Monica Paulus who was accused of casting sorcery spells because a person died in her village. Her neighbors almost murdered her until she fled the region. Now she works to save other women falsely accused […]

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 […]

Jerry Bowyer on Scapegoating in Culture Wars

In this episode, Jerry Bowyer of Townhall Finance joins David Gornoski to discuss the start of his podcast Meeting of Minds and his first interview with Peter Thiel. Is there a positive version of scapegoating? Who or what would be worthy enemies to unite ourselves against? Is there validity to some of the criticisms from […]

Rescuing Science from Politics

How do we rescue the spirit of scientific inquiry from the mouth of the religious institution of the State? Join David Gornoski as he cuts through corporate media groupthink and explains why we must reject monopolies so that we can have scientific dissent which is crucial in pursuing truth. Is a de facto priesthood consistent […]

Michael Rectenwald on Whiteness Scapegoating

David Gornoski starts the show by highlighting how Biden’s menthol cigarette ban sets the stage for more incarceration of non-violent people. David is joined by Michael Rectenwald, author of Beyond Woke, who talks about how “whiteness” is scapegoated by a victim-garbed political movement. What is “whiteness?” How and where did critical theory originate? How does […]

THINGS HIDDEN Film Series: Escaping the Cycle of Death

In this edition of THINGS HIDDEN, David Gornoski, Shannon Braswell, and Shane gather around the fire to talk about death as depicted in ancient myth, particularly by the Canananites, and contrast it with the overcoming of death by Jesus. The conversation moves toward more contemporary topics such as the current trajectory of western civilization in […]

THINGS HIDDEN 31: Jonathan Pageau on Satanic Inversion and the Anti-Christ

In this edition of THINGS HIDDEN, David Gornoski is joined by renowned icon carver Jonathan Pageau, host of the Symbolic World podcast. David and Jonathan talk about the anthropology of Rene Girard as seen from a symbolic perspective. They also cover the peculiar situation of the modern world with its weird shift in narratives, the […]

Satire and the Passion

“So much of the information that we receive is based on lies… and it results in more violence.” Join David Gornoski as he comments on the relationship between violence and lies, especially on the socio-political scale. Why is the state-submitted media becoming more and more desperate each day? Listen to the full episode to find […]

Overcoming the Spirit of Condemnation

David Gornoski reflects on the lives that have been torn apart thanks to the state’s abuse of power during this entire pandemic. The good news, David says, is that we’re finally seeing through the fake nutritional science pushed onto us by the statist-corporate machine. Is Angela Merkel sincere in her apology for the Easter shutdown […]