Unraveling Political Theory – Who Bears The Burden Of Responsibility In The 21st Century? 1

In episode 16 of Unraveling Political Theory, Tim and Keith will be discussing the burden of responsibility and asking with whom the responsibility should lie in the 21st century. To understand the world of politics and change it for the better, it’s paramount that people begin to study political theory and the ways in which it has manifest throughout history up into the present day. By bringing light to the origins of political and philosophical thought, the present day becomes all the more explainable because one is now able to see the logical progression of such manifestations.

Kick the Puppy Episode 14 Reply

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12.10.18

Sex robot creator is ready to make a baby with his machine, PETA says to stop using anti-animal language, the white supremacy-milk connection, the yellow vest riots in France, 95% of speed cameras in French region destroyed during riots, James Fields convicted of 1st degree murder for Charlottesville killing, Chinese scientists and gene edited babies, exorcisms are gaining popularity in the US, Satanic sculpture installed at Illinois Statehouse, missing Emirati princess planned escape for seven years, Israeli software helped Saudis spy on Khashoggi lawsuit says, Australia’s vague anti-encryption law sets a dangerous new precedent, Facebook and mass stupidity.

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Why the News Media is stealing from the Pro Wrestling playbook | Eric Bischoff Reply

Only what I have been saying for years.

Professional Wrestling and Political News Media have become the ultimate tag team, both utilizing the exact same techniques and formula’s for a very specific outcome. And the outcome is not what you think it is… In 1991, Turner Broadcasting’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW) recruited Eric as an on-camera talent. His entrepreneurial instincts and interests quickly propelled him from talent through the corporate ranks to become WCW’s President in 1998. Before leaving Turner Broadcasting in 1999, Eric had established WCW as the leader in the sports/entertainment category and is largely credited for re-inventing the professional wrestling genre. Eric also created the New World Order (nWo) brand for the TNT Network and was responsible for growing licensing, merchandising, pay-per-view, and live event business units by more than $325M. In 2002, he joined long time competitor Vince McMahon to be an on-air character on the highly successful USA Network Series “RAW”. Eric Bischoff can be heard on his weekly podcast 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff exclusively on Westwood OnePodcast Network. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Unraveling Political Theory – Leaders And Vertical Hierarchy Reply

In episode 15 of Unraveling Political Theory, Tim and Keith will be discussing leaders and vertical hierarchy. To understand the world of politics and change it for the better, it’s paramount that people begin to study political theory and the ways in which it has manifest throughout history up into the present day. By bringing light to the origins of political and philosophical thought, the present day becomes all the more explainable because one is now able to see the logical progression of such manifestations.

Kick the Puppy Episode 13 1

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12.02.18

Former President George H.W. Bush dies at 94, the ruling classes live longer, suicide rates at a 50 year peak, life expectancy declines, senior citizens replacing teenagers as fastfood workers, the rise of the inter-generational household, ballot initiative for decriminalization of magic mushrooms may be on Oregon ballot in 2020, the Senate’s Yemen vote is a historic first, Rand Paul works to block aid to Israel and gets attacked by Zionist groups, Marc Lamont Hill calls for a “free Palestine” and gets fired from CNN.

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Robert Stark interviews Aleksey Bashtavenko about Education 5

https://www.starktruthradio.com/?p=1065

 

Aleksey Bashtavenko is the owner and principal writer for Academic Composition

Topics include:

The History of Education

How education was originally reserved for the elites

Voltaire’s statement that the masses should be guided and not educated

How Senator Horace Mann modeled the American education system on the Prussian Model that was compulsory and based on regimentation, obedience, and conformity

How the value of a College Diploma has vastly decreased

How Student Loan debt is greater than the National debt

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Challenging Truth and Trust : A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation Reply

Read the full report here.

Comments from Charles K. Asima:

Fascinating study. America, Russia, Israel, China, and the UAE spend the most money on manufacturing consensus. Imagine my shock. But most nations and political parties use bots and paid shills, or some combination of both, to get support. Yet the authors still consider Russiagate a scandal, even though everybody knows that Russia has used highly sophisticated propaganda to manipulate the American public at least as early as the Great Depression.

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Keith Preston: Brexit leaves UK to choose between US, EU Reply

Press TV. Listen here.

Britain will have to choose whether the United States or the European Union could benefit it more economically once it leaves the EU in March of next year, according to a US-based political analyst.

“Britain is now essentially caught in the middle between the United States and the European Union,” said Keith Preston a political analyst from Virginia.

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has worried US president Donald Trump because it could put the EU in a more favorable position for Britain than the US, Preston said.

In remarks late on Monday, Trump slammed the Brexit deal and said it would benefit the EU while damaging the UK’s ability to trade with the US.

“Sounds like a great deal for the EU” he said at the White House.

“We have to take a look at seriously whether or not the UK is allowed to trade. You know, right now, if you look at the deal, they may not be able to trade with us, and that wouldn’t be a good thing,” Trump said.

The British government furiously reacted to Trump’s interventionist remarks, saying it was wrong to say that London will not be able to reach its own trade arrangement with Washington under the deal reached between Britain and the EU last week.

Preston said Trump, as a president known for his “hawkish” stance on trade, especially with the EU, is of the idea that the terms of the Brexit agreement will prevent Britain from engaging in certain trade activity with the US.

He said it was not clear whether Trump really believed in those claims or was just using them as a tactic to drive a wedge between Britain and the EU.

“What is Trump is doing essentially he is using a negotiating tactic. He wants to negotiate a trade arrangement with England which is currently being developed…” he said, adding that Trump’s criticism of the Brexit deal could also be a “rhetorical weapon” against the EU.

The expert said that May’s government is going to feel huge pressure from both the EU and the US as the two would do their best to develop more stable trade ties with Britain.

“Europe actually has more wealth and a denser population than the United States as far as the entirety of the European Union is concerned although the US has the world’s largest economy of any nation,” he said.

Preston concluded that his believed Britain could finally end up finding itself in a closer trade arrangement with the US as the distance between Washington and the EU keeps growing over various issues, including on trade, NATO and issues of international relations.

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11.25.18

Trump lets the cat out of the bag on Israel and Saudi Arabia, American missionary killed by natives on North Sentinal Island, Trump’s Playboy model wife to speak at Christian university event, young people leaving religion, churches starting to close, number of witches growing in US as Christianity declines, social dislocation and dysfunction, identity issues, the wealth gap in the USA, Latin American-looking Californication, bullshit jobs and the yoke of managerial feudalism, suicide increasing among American workers, Republican governor blames mass shootings on Zombie television, George Soros, mainstream paranoia.

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By Nick Reid aka Comrade Hermit

Exile in Happy Valley

Growing up I was obsessed with the counterculture of the 60’s and 70’s, so much so that I now instinctively associate a lot of it with my own childhood even though I grew up in the 90’s and 00’s. Shaved Fish and Let It Bleed play like soundtracks to my teenage years. Some of my first crushes were on righteous babes in arms like Angela Davis and Leila Khaled. And I spent hours pouring over my parents vintage magazines, devouring articles on the Black Panther Party and the Symbionese Liberation Army. What can I say, I was a weird fucking kid. But my fixation with radical chic felt very appropriate during the Orwellian miasma of the Bush years and in some very sad ways, it feels even more appropriate today.

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New York City Raids Condo Building in Crackdown on Airbnb Rentals 2

I invite any system-lovers who may be reading to explain exactly how it is that we don’t live in a police state.

By Josh Barnabel

Wall Street

A team of New York City law-enforcement officers swarmed a Manhattan condominium last month, issuing 27 notices of violations for illegal hotel use in one of the largest crackdowns on short-term rentals such as those listed on Airbnb.

The raid at the Atelier, a 46-story Midtown luxury tower, may be a sign of what’s to come. New York and other cities are seeking to limit short-term rentals that can run afoul of local laws designed to limit hotel-style stays in residential buildings.

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Anarchist News Podcast 89, 11.9.2018 Reply

This is a pretty good episode of A-News, which includes a discussion of the diversity of anarchist thought, populism, rural anarchist activism, and yours truly even gets a mention at one point. Listen here.

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Welcome to the anews podcast. This is episode 88 for November 2, 2018. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week on anarchistnews.org.

Editorial: No one wants to see parents dance, by chisel
TOTW: No Fly Zones, with Aragorn! and Sport
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Has the Government Declared War on Trans People? 4

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit

Exile in Happy Valley

Has the government declared war on trans people? That’s the million dollar question and its one I still don’t have a clear answer to. As some of you may already know, several weeks ago a memo being circulated by the Department of Health and Human Services was leaked exposing a plan by the Trump administration in league with their supposed enemies in the Deep State to officially establish gender as being defined exclusively by ones genitalia at birth. This would essentially erase people like me and leave us at the mercy of a bevy of bureaucratic tyrants from the prison industrial complex to its child abusing cousins in the tenured snake pits of the public school system.

When I first heard about the memo, released by the New York Times, I was skeptical for a number of reasons, most of them having to do with the foul circus of the midterms. Was the memo leaked by Trump’s frenemies in the Steady State in an attempt to use identity politics to shore up the youth vote for their allies in the Democratic Party? Or did Trump leak the memo himself to excite those fun-policing tranny-bashers, the Evangelicals, knowing they’d need the Spanish Fly of state sanctioned child abuse to get hard enough to vote for their local philandering whore-mongers in the GOP and, by proxy, our own philandering whore-monger in chief? Was this memo for real or was it just more hot air to fill Trump’s leaky balloon?

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Ari: Dems. crushed Trump in biggest midterm blowout in 40 years 6

I agree with this analysis. The Democrats were the primary winners in this election by a significant margin. They flipped the House, multiple governorships, and multiple state legislatures. Votes on referendums like weed legalization and felon voting rights generally went liberal (although abortion related issues in some red states were an exception). The diversity count increased as well with the number of female Congress people increasing, record numbers of ethnic minorities, women, gays, Muslims, the youngest ever Congressperson, etc. all being elected. The Senate has always been one of the more conservative institutions, and that’s true today because the “red zones” get a sum total greater amount representation there. The left/liberal/progressive/whatever side is definitely winning as a far as the big picture is concerned.

Plus, I see Trump as far more liberal than his predecessors. He was a Democrat for most of his life, married a former Playboy model, bangs porn stars, seems to have no problem with legalizing weed or gay marriage, pardoned some black drug offenders, hangs out with rappers and Hollywood celebrities,etc. If he had been the President 20 years ago the religious right types would be going ape shit insane over his lack of morals and character. His actual instincts on a lot of foreign policy and economic issues seem more “liberal” than the normal Republicans and many Democrats. His stance on immigration was “normal” 20 years ago. He’s no stricter on “law and order” than Bill Clinton was. Nowadays, liberals don’t seem to appreciate just how good they’ve got it.

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In a Special Report, Ari Melber breaks down how Democrats had a decisive victory in the 2018 midterm elections, winning more House seats than they have in 40 years. Melber examines the myth of divided Government and shows how Americans have not been going back-and-forth in deciding which party should win the White House, but have in fact, by popular vote, preferred a Democrat for President in 6 of the last 7 Presidential races.

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