Episode 40 “Race Wars”
Description: Things get heated when we talk about Racism.
Description: Things get heated when we talk about Racism.
Luis and I just recorded an episode about police violence, racial discrimination, Black Lives Matter, etc.
Here are some of the resources we refer to in the episode.
Here’s an interview with Larry Elder about Black Lives Matter, affirmative action, racism, and related topics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piwaBO6U43U
Here’s an episode of This American Life that deals with police violence and racism.
An article with some statistics published on Ben Shapiro’s The Daily Wire: http://www.dailywire.com/news/7264/5-statistics-you-need-know-about-cops-killing-aaron-bandler
Here’s David Pakman’s somewhat balanced (though left-leaning) video that provides an interesting perspective right after reading the previous article: https://youtu.be/LZPpRZ6hzlk
Here’s a piece about the difficulty of recruiting Black police officers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJlUpY1rar4
And here’s an interesting Joe Rogan podcast episode with Michael Malice that we refer to. Luis liked the bit at 48 minutes where Michael talks about government by science as leading to Nazi Germany. https://youtu.be/5B_idqiEoUE (After 50 minutes, the interview degenerates badly)
Description: conversation about the S TOWN Podcast
Description: Alan Watts video game, religion and science limitations, divide and conquer, necessary fictions, reactivity, hiding halloween candy, we are not that good, Joey needs to lighten up…
In two parts:
The exchange below will be a topic explored in an upcoming episode. Thank you to Donald for the suggestion. I am using the name Donald because I did not ask permission to use his real name.
D- Hey guys I have a question for you.
If all matter in the universe is pure consciousness and that pure consciousness is the core of who I am, then what about things like houses or cars? Things. Are they also pure consciousness? How do they fit into non duality?
I see a dog and thinking arises that I’m the same thing at my core as the dog is at its core. But then i see a car parked in a street. What is a car? Or a bridge? Or a tower?
L- I have never understood how people assume or believe that everything is consciousness!
How could we know? A thought is not enough evidence and even the experience of something like that is also not enough evidence.
To me it could be said that everything is God or emptiness. To me it is all a way to get people to hold their ground in something that I see is not truly possible but imagined.
The greatest relief and disappointment many of us seem to experience is that we will never know what anything is. A thought is a such a small indicator and yet seems the only thing we can offer each other and of course words (sounded thoughts) to quell our desperation to know.
Do you believe everything is consciousness?
How would you know?
D- Ok i see what you’re saying. Thats valid. Thats also ‘your’ belief from your own deductions. You’re free to hold that view. Nothing wrong with that. Can you tell me then who you are? If you’re not the body or mind then who or what are you?
Actually man you know what? You’re absolutely right. No one knows. That’s an absolute fact that i can’t dispute. So i guess I’ll just keep doing what i enjoy. You really know how to get a guy thinking.
L- It could be they are right, but I don’t get to know from my perspective or thought deductions.
Description: Current affairs, United Airlines customer service, UG Krishnamurti, School shooting, Pepsi commercial, Sean Spicer on Hitler, and try compassion versus empathy.
Luis and I recorded an episode yesterday about racism. It is titled “Race Wars”, and we’ll post it in the coming weeks.
For those interested, here’s a list of some of the resources that Luis and I used and refer to in the episode.
Richard Spencer is the head of the National Policy Institute, which is an alt-right “think tank”. He’s the guy who coined the term “alt-right”, and he’s frequently called a “white supremacist” by the “liberal media”. In so doing, I believe the media is empowering him and making themselves look foolish, because Spencer comes across as intelligent, witty, and cool-headed while most of his interviewers/interrogators come across (to me) as, somewhat ironically, bigoted.
Richard Spencer interview on news program day after his Trump victory speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBZQIuNz8_w
Sam Harris interviews Charles Murray, the author of The Bell Curve, about racial differences in IQ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YfEoxU82us
YouTuber, Roaming Millennial’s three-part interview with Richard Spencer:
The Origins of White Man talk given at a National Policy Intitute meeting by Professor MacDonald: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZLD31C3cdE&t=1936s
Luis and I are going to record an episode broadly about Islamophobia/Islamafication.
Obviously, this is a sensitive topic these days. It’s complex. It’s messy.
And, apparently, it has real consequences in some people’s lives.
Here are some of the resources on the subject that I sent to Luis recently to view/read.
First, here’s a video about a woman in the UK who was raped by a group of Syrian, Muslim men. So far, the men appear to be being protected by law enforcement despite pretty substantial evidence against them, including DNA evidence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lho0nRnsLH0
The guy who put together that first video – a guy who goes by the name Tommy Robinson – is viewed by some as a controversial figure. This video gives a better perspective of where he’s coming from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufWKu81DJ6U
Here’s an article on Wikipedia about one of the “child sex abuse” incidents in the UK, which was perpetrated by Muslim men. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochdale_child_sex_abuse_ring
Here’s another article about another similar child sex abuse “gang” in the UK. Again, Muslim men. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-36559092
Here’s an article from the conservative American Thinker discussing the issue of “grooming gangs” and Sharia law: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2013/12/grooming_gangs_and_sharia.html
And here’s an article on Wikipedia about the 2015/2016 New Years Eve events of mass sexual assault on women in Germany by men from the Muslim majority countries. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_Eve_sexual_assaults_in_Germany
Here’s another video worth watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LJF94jYMIw
If you have anything you’d like to add to this discussion, please do so in the comments or by email.