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MindMatters: Is Liberalism the New Totalitarianism? A Conversation with Ryszard Legutko

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During the Cold War, the world's liberal democracies, like the USA, were widely perceived as the bastion of freedom, especially to those behind the Iron Curtain. But the past three decades have caused many to revise their views. With the rise of totalitarian thinking and practice in the West in those years, the question must be asked: what happened?

Professor of Philosophy and conservative politician Ryszard Legutko pondered these questions in the 1990s and 2000s, culminating in his 2012 book The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies (published in English in 2016), and his latest book, The Cunning of Freedom: Saving the Self in an Age of False Idols (2021). Legutko argues that at its root, liberalism as ideology shares many of the same features as communism. Despite their differences, both share essentially the same views of history, the future, politics, ideology, and religion. These tendencies cause ideology to seep into every aspect of daily life ("the personal is political") - in liberalism, to a degree even the communists weren't able to achieve, despite their best efforts. These trends have only gotten worse in the years since the book's release.

Today on MindMatters we talk to Professor Legutko about his books, life under communism, editing samizdat, the recent controversy with his university's "office of safety and equality," and the time he got sued for calling some students "spoiled brats."


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NewsReal: Kabul Chaos Biden's Bay of Pigs?

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The 'sudden collapse' of the US-installed regime in Kabul, sweeping the Taliban back into power in Afghanistan, brought the war in Afghanistan to a stunning end last week. The chaos at Kabul Airport as tens of thousands of Americans, other Western citizens, and Afghan allies attempt to flee the new regime is mirrored by chaos in the halls of power as the White House, US National Security State, and even the media struggle to explain what the heck just happened.

In this NewsReal, Joe and Niall recall the infamous 'Bay of Pigs' operation in Cuba during the JFK administration and explain that what really caught the Establishment by surprise was the sheer number of Afghans rushing to the gates with the departing forces of occupation.

** Podcast begins at 03:15 **


Running Time: 01:48:48

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Objective:Health - Autopsies Reveal Death by Vaccine; Vaccine Hesitancy Highest Among PhDs

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Welcome to another 'In the News' episode of the Objective:Health show, where we look into the latest health headlines to give you the O:H take.

On this week's show, we look at German pathologist Dr. Peter Schirmacher findings after doing autopsies on 40 patients who died within 2 weeks of getting the Covid shot. He concluded that 30-40% could be directly attributed to the "vaccines." He's not calling for anything drastic; simply asking for more autopsies of those who die shortly after getting injected to see if his numbers pan out. But, as could be predicted Germany has thus far been reluctant to act, and his story is being suppressed.

We also discuss a new study that looked at more than 5 million survey responses and found that, when dividing the responses via education, the most 'vaccine hesitant' group of all was PhDs. Curiously, the responses showed the general trend of decreasing hesitancy with higher education, yet the PhD group bucked that trend.

We talk about all of this and more on this edition of Objective:Health. Join us for a scintillating discussion!


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Running Time: 00:29:32

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NewsReal: The Great (End)Game - Closing the Afghan War, Opening the 'Covid War'?

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Is the war in Afghanistan finally over? The US' longest war appears to be reaching its conclusion with the withdrawal of American forces, and the Taliban's rapid advance into Afghanistan's cities.

Although it seems to have occurred 'overnight', this development has actually been in play since the Trump administration. Since the week before Western lockdowns began, funnily enough...

In this NewsReal, Joe and Niall explain why the bizarre (mis)adventure of 'get Osama Bin Laden hiding out in Afghanistan' merely delayed inevitable Eurasian integration, and set the stage for a 'Corona World Order'.


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MindMatters: The Postmodern Bible: An Interpretation for Everyone!

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For some it is the holiest book, they only one you'll ever need. For others it is a tool of conquering. Some find in it the loftiest values, others only the basest superstitions. Today on MindMatters we delve into this contradictory world of interpretations: religion as a source of extrinsic morality, or a call to the spark of divinity within, or somewhere in between. Perhaps, just like humanity, the Bible is multilevel in nature, with a little something for everyone, from saints to psychopaths.


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Running Time: 01:18:39

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Objective:Health - In The News: Patents Show Covid Was Manmade | The Digital Technocracy is Here

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It's time for another 'In the News' edition of Objective:Health and today we're focusing on (surprise, surprise) the Covid agenda!

On this episode we take a look at an article posted on Mercola.com where an interview with David E. Martin, Ph.D. who has been in the business of tracking patent applications and approvals since 1998 with his company M-Cam International Innovation Risk Management and has even monitored biological and chemical weapons treaty violations for the US government in 2001. Martin talks about the hundreds of patents that show SARS-CoV-2 is a manmade virus that has been tinkered with for decades.

We also talk about a new Biden proposal for a DARPA-like biomedical research agency that would operate under the guise of treatments for chronic disease, but seems to be really about merging national security and health security through hoovering masses of private data from digital devices and health care providers to assess pre-crime scoring. The digital technocracy we've been warning about for years is truly on our doorstep, and the Covid 'pandemic' was just the pretext needed to push it forward.

Join us on this episode of Objective:Health for a scintillating discussion on the above and more.


For other health-related news and more, you can find us on:

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Running Time: 00:31:05

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NewsReal: Echoes of Nazism - Governments' Vaccine Passports Spark Mass Disobedience

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Despite health authorities acknowledging that Covid vaccines prevent neither infection nor transmission, governments - again in 'lockstep' - last week announced that teenagers are next in line for them.

Meanwhile major protests against the 'vaccine green pass' continue growing, and some local governments like Texas and Florida have vowed never to pass such laws.

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? We're surely going to found out soon enough!

Also on this NewsReal, Joe & Niall cast an eye over some of the phenomenal extreme weather events around the world in recent weeks. 'Climate change' is really a thing, but it aint what they're telling you...


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Running Time: 01:48:15

Download: MP3 — 74.3 MB


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MindMatters: Cliodynamics and the Secular Cycles of History

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Does history really repeat? If so, how, and why? We discussed the "fourth turning" on a previous episode of MindMatters. According to Strauss and Howe, the United States has entered a time of crisis which could see societal collapse, revolution, or war. However, their theory has its problems. While suggestive on the descriptive level, it has not been scientifically supported. Enter Peter Turchin.

Today we continue our discussion of historical cycles by looking at cliodynamics, a field of study pioneered by Turchin. Turchin's work gives scientific support to the idea that cycles are an essential feature of civilization. Empires rise and fall. Periods of stagnation and crisis end in war, revolution, and collapse. These trends, and the factors that determine them, can be measured and modeled. And all the indicators show that the U.S. has indeed entered a time of crisis, along with Europe - on par with the conditions that led to the American Civil War.

Today on MindMatters we discuss the outlines of Turchin's work, how it applies to American history, and what it might mean for the future.


Running Time: 01:20:48

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Objective:Health - The People Have Spoken: Protests Against Draconian Covid Measures Around the World

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We're finally seeing some tangible pushback from the public at large about the draconian clamp-down on civil rights and freedoms! On July 24, around the world hundreds of thousands of people were on the streets for the 'World Wide Rally for Freedom,' as people fed up with the totalitarian measures enacted by the elites on the populace made their voices heard.

Outside of this one day, there have been numerous additional protests popping up allover the world. Could this finally be the people power we've been waiting for, or is it only going to cement the resolve of the powers that be and lead to even more overt clampdowns on human rights?

Tune in to this episode of Objective:Health as we talk about protests around the world - the People have spoken!


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Running Time: 00:33:58

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NewsReal: Pandemic is Over! (If You Want it)

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In the face of growing mass demonstrations against government overreach, political authorities across the West this week DOUBLED-DOWN on their 'anti-pandemic measures' by announcing the return of mandatory facemask-wearing in public (the vaccinated included), and mandatory vaccines for all.

Also this week, the US CDC acknowledged that the 'fully vaccinated' are just as likely to spread the virus (and come down with Covid-19) as the non-vaccinated. So... what's the point of the vaccines again?! And the masks? And the lockdowns and the social distancing for that matter!?

In this NewsReal, Joe & Niall disentangle the mixed government messaging and the media misinformation about what people 'should' or 'must' do, and conclude that... the PANDEMIC IS OVER! (for the awake and aware)

UPDATE

OOPS! Looks like YT censored our show. Here's the reason:
"YouTube doesn't allow content that explicitly disputes the efficacy of local health authorities' or World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on social distancing and self isolation that may lead people to act against that guidance."
Notice they do not say that the information is incorrect, just that it "disputes" official statements. The dispute could be valid, but it doesn't matter, if it "disputes" it is censored.

The censored show from yesterday (along with other recent shows) is, however, on Rumble (see link below), a platform which still appears to tolerate that apparently antiquated notion (according to YT) of free speech.


Running Time: 01:48:49

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