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The Truth Perspective: Solzhenitsyn's Warning to the West: Why It's Still Relevant Today

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Dead write: many of Solzhenitsyn's predictions for the future of Ukraine have come to a painful fruition
Shortly after being exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974, Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn gave a series of talks in the U.S. and UK. Those talks, including his Harvard Address of 1978, caused many in the West to turn against him. Once the hero of the anti-Communist movement in the West, his criticisms of Western culture, including its materialism, legalism, shallowness and cowardice, cut a little too close to the bone. His warning to the West - that we are in a weak enough state to be susceptible to the infection of totalitarianism - was stern. And while it did not come to pass - and the Soviet Union collapsed - his warning still applies.

Today on the Truth Perspective we discuss Solzhenitsyn's criticisms of the West, of Communism, and why his warning is still relevant. The problems he elucidated are not just still present, they have gotten worse. Solzhenitsyn worried that the West would have to learn through experience, and not through the example of those who had already suffered. It looks like he was probably right.

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The Health & Wellness Show: Is Talking About Racism Racist?

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Race is a hotbed topic that many people continue to tiptoe around (mainly out of fear of being labeled a racist or an Uncle Tom). White privilege, police shootings, the Black Lives Matter movement, strident calls for 'diversity' and 'inclusion', race-baiting, seeing racism everywhere, affirmative action, racial sensitivity training, racial equity policies -- in today's political and social environment issues surrounding race have become more polarizing than ever.

We're not living in a post-racial world but does race have the impact that left-leaning racial scholars would have us believe? Is racism hard-wired into human beings or is seeing the world through a racial lens part of evolutionary adaptation? On this episode of The Health and Wellness Show we discuss these topics and risk being labeled racist by talking about racism.

And stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment, where she talks about raccoons - cute, but destructive!

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NewsReal: What's The Problem With Nationalism?

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The election last week of Imran Khan as Pakistan's new prime minister is the latest political upset to rock 'the establishment' across many countries in recent years. Derided as a 'populist', Khan leads a new movement that is socially conservative, economically 'leftist', and ultimately nationalist.

From Mexico's AMLO to Malaysia's Mahathir, 'Trumps' are coming to power all over the world. Whatever their political background, the one thing they have in common is an essential patriotism that runs counter to the pro-Western, pro-Globalist 'open borders' regime that has ruled most countries since WW2.

This week on NewsReal, Joe & Niall discuss why the Western media routinely compares these diverse new political leaders with US president Donald Trump. Live audio broadcast from 12-1:30pm EST / 6-7:30pm CET.


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The Truth Perspective: The Great Debate: Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson's Epic 4-Night Battle of Ideas

Jordan Peterson speaks to an audience of nearly 3,000 in Portland on June 25, 2018

Jordan Peterson speaks to an audience of nearly 3,000 in Portland on June 25, 2018
Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris meet to debate what it would take to create universal morality. Brett Weinstein joins as moderator, putting the entire discussion into context. That context? That society's 'sense-making mechanisms' are breaking down. The worldview offered by the news media, universities, churches, and government has proven to be a house of cards that cannot stand scrutiny. Inquiring minds find only more and greater confusion. Moral chaos has ensued. How can we find our way out?

Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith and The Moral Landscape, argues that humanity, caught between dogmatic fundamentalism on one side and postmodern nihilism on the other, must forge a new morality based on facts derived from science. Jordan Peterson argues that the very human psyche, evolutionarily, neurobiologically, and only then culturally speaking, has a specific structure, and that this is the 'beast' we must contend before defining any sort of universal moral theory.

Today on the Truth Perspective we share our thoughts on the first two nights of debate, what we think each speaker gets right, where they're vague, and what might provide the solution to their disagreements.

Listen to the Harris/Peterson talks here: night 1, night 2, night 3, night 4.

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The Health & Wellness Show: Tomorrowland: Dystopia or Utopia?

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Dystopia or Utopia? We suppose it depends on your point of view. There are some tech giants and tech lovers who see a whole new world of possibilities at their fingertips. There are people who'd like nothing more than to merge with technology and enhance their subpar human abilities whilst living in a segregated smart city. If you're an average Joe who values his privacy and doesn't want to be spied on by his refrigerator or have to engage in biometric screening just to go to work, a fresh hell awaits.

On this episode of The Health and Wellness Show we discuss the world of the future, the slow creep of technology and the benefits and detriments of Tomorrowland.

And stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment where she talks about the origin of domesticated cats!

Running Time: 01:18:36

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NewsReal: Treason, Really? Trump-Putin Summit Enrages The War Party

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We knew it was going to provoke those vested in isolating Russia and keeping the US president on a leash, but we didn't know it would set off such a firestorm. Trump's brief meeting with Putin last Monday should really just be a footnote to the fact that trade, security, and diplomatic relations between the two countries are at an all-time low. Instead, the 'Washington Consensus' reacted as if the whole world had been turned upside-down!

This week on NewsReal with Joe and Niall, we're discussing the fallout and trying to understand why certain people consider a meeting between the world's largest nuclear powers as 'treason'.


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The Truth Perspective: An Introduction to Jordan Peterson's Maps of Meaning: Explaining Evil and Transforming Chaos

Professor Jordan B. Peterson
In 1999, Jordan Peterson published his first book, Maps of Meaning. The central question he set out to answer was this: "how did evil - particularly group-fostered evil - come to play its role in the world?" Now, nearly twenty years later and given Peterson's newfound popularity, the book has started selling again, especially given that he just released an audiobook version.

Today on the Truth Perspective, we will take a look at the basic ideas Peterson introduces and their connections with other works and theories, like Lobaczewski's ponerology and Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration.

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The Health & Wellness Show: Wireless Technology: 5G is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

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WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G and soon 5G - we are living in a time of complete saturation of wireless signals. We're literally bathed in these frequencies 24 hours a day, from cradle to grave. But is this exposure safe? Official government bodies say yes, it's perfectly safe, and they back these assurances with seemingly solid scientific studies. This perspective is widely propagated and anyone raising concerns about wireless exposures is usually dismissed as a nutcase. But what if the very standard of measurement used in these studies is completely wrong?

On this episode we're joined by Scottie of scottiestech.info who has gone through the scientific research to get to the bottom of the question: What the heck is this technology doing to us? It turns out there is a great deal of research showing the harmful effects of wireless exposure that goes well beyond the red herrings used in studies "proving" its safety.

Join us on this episode as Scottie helps break down the complexity of the subject to help us make informed decisions about wireless exposure.

And stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment where she discusses how humans from different cultures anthropomorphize different animals to represent the same human traits.

Running Time: 01:38:48

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NewsReal: Trump on Tour! US President Takes Wrecking Ball to NATO & EU, Mueller Indicts Russians

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President Trump, State of the Nation Address, 2018
A calamitous week for the UK government began with ministers resigning over Brexit negotiations and ended with protests against Trump's first state visit. Just as he had done at the NATO Summit in Brussels prior to his arrival in the UK, Trump loudly repeated his stance on everything from Brexit to mass immigration to trade to Russia, pounding every sore spot in the ever-weaker Western Alliance.

Meanwhile, Russiagate hearings back home erupted in fireworks, with proceedings becoming so heated during examination of the FBI agent at the center of the 'Russian collusion investigation', Peter Strzok, that even Republican politicians called for them to be moved behind closed doors. And as that was going on, Mueller's investigation lobbed more indictments against Russians he alleges rigged the 2016 US election.

It's getting pretty chaotic out there! Join Joe and Niall today on NewsReal as they try to take it all in. Live audio broadcast on Sott Radio from 12 noon EST / 6pm CET


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The Truth Perspective: Trump's Zionist Ball and Chain: The Kushner-AIPAC-Port Authority Connection

Trump Kushner Netanyahu
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Most Americans probably know Jared Kushner as Ivanka Trump's husband, and President Trump's right-hand man working on the Trump administration's Israel-Palestine 'deal of the century'. But how many remember his father, Charles? The elder Kushner is a real-estate developer, like Trump. But he's also a convicted felon who has done jail time for his corrupt 'business' practices, various financial crimes and mafia-like antics. He's also close friends with Benjamin Netanyahu, who once slept in Jared's bed when Jared was a teenager (don't worry, Jared slept in the basement).

Scratch below the surface of Kushner's past and you will uncover the corrupt world of New Jersey and New York politics, the Port Authority, organized crime, and a pay-to-play system that would make Hillary and Bill blush: bribery and blackmail, trysts and affairs, conspiracy and collusion, revolving-door nepotism, backstabbing and lobbying for the interests of a foreign state. As Ryan Dawson of Anti-Neocon Report puts it, "Crooks are using the state to enrich themselves and then using this wealth to further the interest of the Israeli regime and its grip over America money, media, and military power."

Today on the Truth Perspective we discuss Dawson's 2017 documentary God Is Not A Real Estate Agent: Trump's Zionist Ball & Chain, which goes into all these topics in depth.

Running Time: 01:23:54

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