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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” […]

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 […]

The Demon in Democracy

The state is a religious space with its own soteriology and eschatology. At the center of this quasi-religious state is the Festival of Reason in which the Goddess of Reason replaces the one true God who is revealed in Scripture and known by faith alone. Of course, what is here called reason is really unreason. […]

The Prince of Peace

Man is responsible for the materialization of the world, for the necessity and compulsion which reign in it; for man is called to be king of the universe-and the world lives or dies by him. The world is deadened by man’s fall and it is revived by man’s uprising. But the all-vivifying and spiritualizing rise […]

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 […]

THINGS HIDDEN Film Series: Sir Owen Comes to Dine

In this second entry of the THINGS HIDDEN film series, David Gornoski, the host of A Neighbor’s Choice, dines with geopolitical analyst Sir Owen Whitman for a fascinating conversation into the violent nature of human beings. The two start by discussing the satanic system of war profiteering built into government. David and Sir Owen then […]

The End of Statism and the Beginning of Personhood

David Gornoski opens the show with an explanation of why statecraft is a continuation of archaic religion and ancient sacrificial rituals. Our politics is a reflection of our cross-haunted culture’s desperation to cling to human sacrifice. Why is Donald Trump the single most visceral attack on statism in our times? How has Jesus infected our […]

Welcome to the Wild West

“Welcome to the wild west of the media.” David Gornoski starts the show by urging an alliance with honest progressives to battle the neoliberal establishment and corporate fascists who are running our country into the ground. David cautions us not to take the words of the corporate press at face value while pointing out their […]

The Separation of Money and State

David Gornoski starts the hour by commenting on the news reports that say China might sell off all US bonds. Should we be alarmed at our government’s insistence to stimulate and regulate the economy? We should separate money and state, David says. The host of A Neighbor’s Choice also takes us through the origins of […]

NT Wright on Caesar and Christ, the Pandemic, and Social Justice

  Esteemed New Testament scholar and Anglican bishop NT Wright joins David Gornoski to discuss the pandemic and Christ’s role in shaping governance and justice. The iconic theologian puts the pandemic into perspective from what Paul wrote in his letter to the Romans, especially chapter 8 of that letter. Doctor Wright points to how the […]