Antony Sammeroff and Tom Laird join DWYH to discuss Syria, Trump, Brexit, 3D Printers, South Africa, and more.
Show Links Below - Recorded 4/12/18
Alex Merced joins DWYH to discuss the future of the Libertarian Party.
Having run for public office in NYC last year, Alex is now running to replace the controversial and detrimental Arvin Vohra as the LNC Vice Chair.
Although we are not in love with politics, Alex is one of the good guys. If there was ever a moment to pay attention to the Libertarian Party, now would be a good time. With Joshua Smith and Alex Merced at the helm, the LP will be worth supporting.
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Tony joins Trey of Subversion Webcast to dissect Sam Harris' recent conversation on White Power.
Christian Picciolini is a former white supremacist with a violent past. Over time, he saw the error of his ways, and now works to reform young men in the white power movement.
Trey and Tony take issue with some of the views and conclusions of both Harris and Picciolini.
Topics discussed: Mainstream Media, Stefan Molyneux, Alt Right, the Russia narrative, and white privilege/white guilt.
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Listen to Harris and Picciolini's Conversation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx1vpEenu80
Harris Pleads with Douglas Murray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAsDYc6vR5A
Molyneux Talks To Douglas Murray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsFBjKuRy4M
Molyneux Clip That Many People Criticize: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZASruN-mIA
Another Criticism of Molyneux: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TPwjUmS7Vw
Trey's Show Notes:
Conspiracy theory simply pivoted to a new boogyman: from Jews to whiteness
Genuinely curious if he can delineate a disaffected unemployed white person from the rust belt from a well polished white supremacist.
Good points he makes: 6:00 - Details that not only people from broken homes become radicalized. Important point when we talk about Jihadism as well
15:00 - Potholes analogy. Great metaphor, and I think this is useful. What broke the cycle of his association with the white supremacist movement was having someone reach out an olive branch.
53:00 - Silence and violence are both bad ways to confront extremists
1:06:00 - Dylan Roof, radicalized partially by fake news. This is a complicated point for me, there’s good and bad in this short little clip of audio.
1:40:00 - Chris both says that all we have to do is admit that we’re a white supremacist nation. Then when asked about what to tell black people he seems to not have thought about that much, and instead dodges the question in lieu of a shaming of white people again for gentrification, immediately after shaming white people for segregating blacks in Chicago.
1:48:00 - Audience member calls out Chris for being hard on the right and strawmanning people like Molyneux (on the point of holocaust denialism) and Jordan Peterson (the implication of him being alt-right), and making the point that the dishonesty of the left has to be part of the discussion on pushing people to the fringe right. (btw, audience member was black)
Bad points he makes:
33:00 - Says white supremacy has seeped into mainstream society. examples he uses later is affirmative action, and if you’re against it, you’re the useful idiot of nazis….
36:30 - Says there’s no difference between nazis and ISIS…preening about how we never call white people terrorists
39:00 - Russia, Russia, Russia!
45:45 - America has never faced it’s history of racism
1:15:00 - While earlier making the point that being given the time of day is part of what broke his relationship to nazism, Harris and Christian both advocate insulating media from being cordial to these people. Seems backward. 15 minutes later makes the point that the person you’re debating isn’t the person you’re trying to reach, it’s the people watching who are on the fence about a given idea that you’re trying to convince. (back to 1:15:00) Then says Molyneux is a cult leader..
1:28:30 - In response to a question, Harris appeals to public education as the panacea for white supremacy. Unfortunately he seems to imply that we’re all one bad experience away from being a nazi.
I really wish Chris would have talked more about the ideology of neo-nazism, because I’m curious to actually hear what they think the policy prescriptions ought to be. Reason being, I’m suspicious of the implication that neo-nazism is mainstream, all he did was preen about it, never offered great examples or parallels between the contemporary right and nazism.
We bring you our conversation with fellow members of the Libertarian Union.
Sorry about Tony's bad audio. The webcam mic was being used accidentally
Jeff and Tony discuss free speech after a Scottish court found Count Dankula guilty of a hate crime. Dankula posted a video which, at worst, was just a tasteless joke. Yet, he may spend up to 6 months in prison depending on the sentence handed down. This is just the latest in the UK's recent crackdowns, which appear to be politcally motivated.
We then discuss FOSTA, a new law which could amount to a war on sex workers.
Recorded 3/22/18 - Links Below
Black Man Befriends KKK Members: https://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/08/948022-man-spent-decades-befriending-kkk-members-hundreds-left-group/?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=buffer64a88&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com
Joshua Smith joins DWYH to discuss his run for the Libertarian National Committee Chair position. Josh has been contributing to the liberty movement in various ways through the years. We discuss multiple topics, such as Josh's political evolution and his plans for the Libertarian Party.
Recorded 3/15/18 - Links Below
Jeff and Tony are back to discuss what many don't see: America's shaky economic future. Yeah yeah, the stock market seems strong, but that ain't everything.
Before his election, Trump railed against the Fed and the "big, ugly bubble" in the markets. Now, he's embraced the very same market, claiming we are in great shape and it's all thanks to him.
We're not so sure.
Tony chats with some friends from the Libertarian Union about the Culture War. The show starts with a wild clip from the latest politically correct MTV video. The clip explains why it is impossible for People of Color to be racist (huh?), but apparently they can be "colorist". We watch the clip and the conversation jumps off from there.
What do libertarians have to say about the culture war? Who should we be talking to? How do we spread our views?
Rand Paul pumps the brakes on passing the budget as a show of opposition against our bloated Federal government. Throughout his speech, he outlined some of the most outlandish and comical projects of the wasteful Feds. Then, he tackled the more serious issue of military spending. Jeff and Tony discuss the speech and shutdown in this short episode.
In an ASTOUNDING turn of events...
...libertarians are hurling insults at one another.
Yes it's true, Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute has been attacking Stefan Molyneux and later Michael Malice over criticism of North Korea. Jeff and Tony discuss why this is unbelievably annoying and unproductive.