Jeff and Tony are back. First on the docket is the latest Supreme Court decision, which will now stop public unions from forcing non-members to pay fees.
We also cover the showdown of Rand Paul vs. Lindsay Graham (see YouTube video below).
Other issues discussed: Trump's plan to slash and consolidate a bunch of federal agencies, police shootings, and Jocko Willink.
Recorded 6/27/18 - Show Links Below
Jeff and Tony return to discuss current events.
We talk landscaping, hiring employees, our recent trip to Manhattan, the insane death toll in Puerto Rico, and Anthony Bourdain's suicide.
Show Notes Below - Recorded 6/8/18
Jeff and Tony are back to discuss sports gambling and all things vice-related
Josh Ferguson joins Tony to discuss California politics. Josh is currently running as a candidate in the recall election of California's 29th Senate District.
We discuss the myriad problems in the Golden State, including the high speed bullet train boondoggle and the State of Jefferson movement.
Recorded 5/3/18 - Show Notes Below
Check out other episodes we referenced in the show:
Tony talks with Joey, aka The Mad Philosopher about his ideological journey. He started as a child reading Aristotle, then became a devout Trotskyite Marxist, then Anarcho-Capitalist, and finally Alt-Right.
This is a journey to understand the thought process behind his evolution, and a window into the thinking of someone on the Alt-Right. After this conversation, it should be clear that the "Libertarian to Alt-Right Pipeline" is a very real thing, at least for some portion of libertarians.
Throughout the conversation we explore the different factions of the Alt-Right, what binds them, and what internal disputes exist.
Topics Covered: White Supremacy, White Nationalism, Ethno-Nationalism, Race/IQ disparities, and the so-called Jewish Question.
Recorded ~2/20/18 - Show Links Below
The Chase Rachels/Hans Hoppe Debacle in both their words (very strange stuff indeed): http://www.hanshoppe.com/2018/01/a-note-on-chase-rachelss-book/
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.
Show Links Below:
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