Sunday, August 7, 2016

(Freedomain Radio) Culture Wars: The Battle For Western Civilization w/ Vox Day and Stefan Molyneux

Politics are downstream from culture and there is a massive propaganda war underway which is determined to undermine the foundations of Western Civilization Vox Day joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss examples of propaganda within media and the distorting effect it has on the perception of reality.

Multiple-time Hugo Award nominee Vox Day writes epic fantasy as well as non-fiction about religion, philosophy, and economics. He is a professional game designer who speaks four languages and a three-time Billboard Top 40 Club Play recording artist.

Vox Day maintains a pair of popular blogs, Vox Popoli and Alpha Game, which between them average over 2 million pageviews per month.

First: If you want links and such, click through to the YouTube page and scroll down to the Video Description. All of it is there.

Nevermind the rest. I'm still cool with Max Egan, even if he's been saying the same thing for years now, and Mark Passio's still on point (even when he goes well into Crazytown, because he grounds that shit in the real), but both of them are going to get pushed aside (and are being pushed aside, most recently by me) because their arguments and proposals and concerns have a pre-requisite that is now manifestly obvious in its absence: no clear, present, and immament threats to life, property, or posterity (i.e. an existential threat).

Theirs is for peacetime, and we are now at war. Wartime requires far more concrete levels of thinking and acting than what Max & Mark do.

While Vox and Stefan aren't talking about war as such, they are talking on those concrete levels that Max & Mark avoid. They talk about that which the common man can grok and act upon right fucking there and then. They talk about things that can be readily, independently verified (and thus proven as true). They are not always pleasant, but they are real and you either get with it or get killed by it.

By comparison, talk about the relationship between government and the individual really pales. None of that matters in the face of invasion by hostile aliens aided by traitorous 5th columnists in high places seeking to kill you, take your stuff, and laugh at you in the process. Security of life and limb is paramount, security of property and posterity one step behind, and takes precedent over philosophical matters that ordinary folks aren't able to see like an oncoming train.

It only takes one to start a fight, and once begun it's impossible to stop before it runs its course. Or a war, for that matter. You can sit there and talk about oneness and unity all you want; it won't stop that guy from trying to kill you with a knife, or blow you up with a bomb. You can either let them kill you and take your stuff, or you can come back to reality and kill that fucker first. Once you're secure, then you can get back to worrying about the curious connection between known human psychology and Sumerian Mythology. Until then, it's wartime and you've got far more important things to do.

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