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Mainstream Media Denial

Here’s what’s wrong with your anti mainstream media views.

First, the mainstream media is not one thing. It’s not a monolith that’s owned by one group or one dude. There are multiple companies all competing for your attention. They all have certain things in common and they all have flaws but they are not part of some liberal plot to make you ignore all the hidden plots or to make you miss what’s really happening.

They want your attention and they will do what they have to in order to keep you watching. That’s why more mainstream news doesn’t do as well as Fox. They do tend to have more journalistic standards, they don’t always tell people what they want to hear, they try (and sometimes fail) to present events and the facts surrounding them in the most verifiable and neutral way possible.

I’m not talking about editorials or opinion stories. I’m talking about the news, presented as it is, with verified facts, as neutrally as possible. This is another spot where the mainstream media fails to grab your attention the way that Fox grabs the attention of their viewers. They don’t editorialize in as blatant of a way. They are in the words of Donald Trump, the failing news, because young people and more left leaning people don’t get their news from television.

The news reflects the opinions of society in a lot of ways. They call black protestors thugs and they call white terrorists mentally ill lone gunmen, but they also have a set of journalistic standards that they follow and usually it ends up giving them the best set of facts available at the time that they report on something. If there’s a shooting then you can be pretty sure that CNN, MSNBC, or CBS will report what they know and they’ll wait until they know more before saying more. Fox, Rebel, and a whole host of online news sites spanning the field from left to right will often say much more and often they will find themselves wrong once the facts come out.

In one recent shooting among many, it was widely shared that members of Rebel Media made the claim that the assailant was a Muslim when in fact it turned out that it was another white guy. This isn’t by accident, they just don’t care the way that organizations that follow a standard of journalism do.

I’m not trying to say that they’re perfect. They make mistakes, they frame things badly, they’re very American centric and they are deeply rooted in the neoliberalism and capitalism that funds them, but they aren’t making shit up or engaging in coverups the way that some members of society seem to think.

I think that it’s actually a bit of a marketing ploy by news outlets and online personalities to make people doubt the quality of journalism that comes from some of these organizations. It makes some people seem more reliable if they can cast doubt on the media that makes them look like crazed conspiracy nuts. If Fox says there’s a caravan of immigrants invading America and CNN says that it’s a small caravan thousands of miles from the border, then Fox needs you to think that CNN is lying. They need you to be afraid and they need you tuning in. It feeds their ratings, it feeds their advertising, and it feeds the political ideology that they’re paid to push.

When someone online claims that the mainstream media isn’t telling people the whole truth, it’s because they’ve heard it from some other source that they trust more. They’re not thinking critically and though they imagine themselves to be the few who can tell the difference and who see what’s really going on they’re buying exactly what they’ve been told to buy.

We say in our intro music that a lie can travel a thousand miles while the truth is still putting on its shoes and that doesn’t play out anywhere as well as it does in the battle between right wing punditry and the “mainstream media”.  For every hour that Fox and the supposed alternative media outlets are on the air they can infest the world with dozens and dozens of little lies that work to turn regular people into angry, hateful, frightened zealots.

As with most things I don’t have a solution but I do think it’s important to remember that while the mainstream media isn’t perfect they are one of the barriers between us and a descent into authoritarianism.

What’s the deal with globalism?

So I’m sure that everyone has heard of globalism or “the globalists trying to take over the world” but if you’re like me then you may be confused about what that means. I thought I would try to take a bit of a look at some of the information on “globalists”.

First off the word globalist or Globalization simply means the interaction between people, companies, and governments around the world. As technology and ability to travel has increased so has the impact and instances of globalization. This has increased trade, exchanging of culture and ideas, as well as migration of workers and citizens.

This doesn’t seem to big of a deal to me but that doesn’t mean there aren’t downsides. Globalization means that multiple countries can have different kinds of impacts on each other. I know that I spend a bit of time criticizing capitalism these days but one downside of globalization in a capitalist system is that countries that don’t embrace capitalism the way that more powerful countries want them to can face sanctions or other restrictions. It can also mean that companies like those in the United States can hire workers in poorer countries with less regulations and less worker unity which can increase their profits but also hurts workers on multiple fronts.

Still, it can also allow for the United Nations to band together and sanction countries that break international laws on things like torture or using chemical weapons. Like with many things globalization seems to be a way to help or hurt different countries depending on the way that it is implemented.

While globalism has a long history stretching back to when ships could travel long distances and different economies and different political ideas could travel with them the conspiracy theories that we’re seeing a lot of today seem to have started in the late 1980s or early 1990s when the term New World Order came about. The New World Order or NWO is considered by those who believe in it to be a secret group of elitists who conspire to rule the world with an authoritarian world government which will replace all the sovereign nation states.

I don’t really have the time to get into all of the different conspiracy theories that go along with this but they go back quite far in history and a list may include, various end time predictions, Freemason conspiracies, the Illuminati, Zionism, The British government taking back over it’s colonies, and many more.

To bring us up to date, one of the things that Donald Trump ran on during his campaign was his fight against globalism. He left it relatively undefined, but he talked about it in much the same terms that most people think of it. Hidden forces, running things behind the scenes, infesting society with the news media, running governments, and running the financial institutions of the world

Some conspiracy theorists reject the use of the term globalism as the mainstream accepts it. They believe that it means there is a group of people who want to take over the world and install a one world government that essentially fits any boogeyman that they can conceive of. From Alex Jones to Lauren Southern to Donald J Trump, they all reject globalism. To quote Lauren Southern, former “journalist” for Rebel Media, “Globalists almost always sneer down their nose at tradition, disdain national culture, laugh at religion and generally despise the West while holding a creepy affection for the third world.They want open borders, cheap labor and antinationalism to benefit their business and political visions, and are all too willing to shaft the little people to achieve it.”

And you know, even if that were true much of it doesn’t sound all that bad. Tradition is stupid, national culture is arbitrary, religion is foolish, and the West is not necessarily the best.

So, I’m not sure where to leave this. As you can see globalism is a real thing that has different effects on different people but isn’t quite the giant evil conspiracy that the far right portray it as. If I’m spitballing here I’d say that many people like Donald Trump take full advantage of what globalism really is while also believing in the conspiracy version because the real globalism helps them profit and using the talking points of the conspiracy help them retain power and influence over their far right supporters.


Social Justice with Callie Wright

Only 2 and a half years late, this interview with Callie Wright for the Hardcore Skeptic series on social justice is still as relevant and worth publishing as it ever was. Society hasn’t suddenly fixed itself since we talked and if anything it’s gotten more important that we talk about this stuff and acknowledge how much farther we still have to go.

Here are some links for Callie’s stuff

http://www.thegaytheistmanifesto.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheGaytheistManifesto/

https://twitter.com/thegaytheists

https://twitter.com/calliegetsit

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What is Libertarian Socialism? with Kevin Watson

In this episode of the Skeptic Studio Cory talked to Kevin Watson about Libertarian Socialism which to a lot of Americans may sound like a contradiction but for someone like Kevin it fits very well. A lot of Kevin’s views match up pretty good with mine so we had a great chat.

You should check out the book he recommended, The Dispossessed.
(I know that Amazon sucks but here’s the link for it anyway) https://amzn.to/2Qyakma

Also here are the links to the Youtubers we talked about

https://www.youtube.com/user/ContraPoints

https://www.youtube.com/user/xaxie1

https://www.youtube.com/user/thephilosophytube

Mexie

https://www.youtube.com/user/petercoffin

 

And here are a couple links for Kevin’s content

https://twitter.com/LibSocScientist

https://www.facebook.com/ThatSJWTheyWarnedAbout/

 

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Totally Unqualified

In this episode of the Shift To Reason Radio, Cory, Lisa, Rene, Dan, and Dave talk Religious Nuttery, Woo, Politics, and Hate. This is from our November 23rd show.

Links

 

Religious Nuttery

Rene’s Story  https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/ev3vqp/an-untouched-tribe-killed-9– the-missionary-trying-to-convert-them?

Rene’s Story – http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/texas-pastor-says-concert-by-devil-worshipping-band-ghost-is-not-healthy-for-our-community

Woo Report

Cory’s Story – https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/health-nutrition/carnivore-diet-beefy-leap-faith

Science

Lisa’s Story – https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/hemimastigotes-supra-kingdom-1.4715823

Politics

Dan’s Story – https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/nothing-on-this-page-is-real-how-lies-become-truth-in-online-america/2018/11/17/edd44cc8-e85a-11e8-bbdb-72fdbf9d4fed_story.html

New segment on Hatred and Violence

Dave’s Story – https://globalnews.ca/news/4673240/ontario-pc-recognize-gender-identity/

Related article

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07238-8

 

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Talking To Climate Change Deniers

In this one Cory, Dan, Rene, Lisa, and Dave talk about how we talk to the opposition about climate change, among other things. Then they talk about Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and how she deals with Republican trolls. Then you get our What’s the Deal segment on globalism and Cory rants about mainstream media conspiracies.

What’s the deal with globalism?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World_Order_(conspiracy_theory)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globalization

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/15/us/politics/globalism-right-trump.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/explaining-rights-obsession-george-soros/572401/

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Midterms, Brazil, and the Far Right

In this episode of the Brainstorm Rectable, Cory, Sarah, Rene, and Dave talk about some of the stuff from a few days after the midterm elections in the US, Brazil’s new fascist leader, and Cory does a rant about the danger of the far right.

Here are some links

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/06/us/elections/results-house-elections.html

Brazil links

https://www.facebook.com/tanyasau/posts/10110737942059853

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/10/christian-fascism-comes-to-brazil-new-president-bolsonaro-promises-christian-theocracy

https://www.facebook.com/ShujiAli/videos/10156841268947210/

https://youtu.be/Diap_PMN-p0

I also highly recommend this episode of Revolutionary Left Radio discussing Brazil

https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/battleground-brazil-jair-bolsonaro-the-military-dictatorship-fascism

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Website: Episode #034 Did Jesus Exist? (w/ David Fitzgerald)

#034: Did Jesus Exist? (w/ David Fitzgerald)

In this episode, we are doubting the historical existence of a man you may have heard about: Jesus of Nazareth. Ever since critical biblical scholarship began in the eighteenth century, largely a product of the Enlightenment, the consensus among mainstream historians and religious scholars has been that a man named Jesus did historically exist in Palestine and was crucified by the Romans in the first decades of the Common Era. Although these biblical critics did doubt and challenge the reality of the New Testament’s portrait of Jesus as a miracle worker and divinely appointed savior, they did think – or, more precisely, assume – that there was a real man named Jesus upon whom theological legends were later based. But there has always been another school of thought. The mythicists argued that not only was the Christ of faith a theological fantasy, but the Jesus of history was also a fiction. Jesus, said the mythicist scholars, never even existed historically.

Did Jesus exist as a historical figure? That is the question we are exploring here today on this podcast. Joining me as my special guest is David Fitzgerald, an author and historical researcher who has been actively investigating the Historical Jesus question for over 20 years. He has a degree in history and was an associate member of the Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion (CSER). He has authored five books, including “Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All” and the three-volume work “Jesus: Mything in Action.” I have a guest co-host joining me for this episode as well, my friend and former colleague from the dearly-departed Trolling with Logic podcast, Wolf McNamara.

Doubter of the Week: Marian Evans, aka “George Eliot” (1819-1880): Victorian poet, novelist, and freethinker, who translated Strauss’ “Life of Jesus, Critically Examined” into English.

Links:

David Fitzgerald on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dgcfitzgerald

David Fitzgerald book “Nailed”: https://tinyurl.com/y8f4o3x5

David Fitzgerald’s “Jesus: Mything in Action” books: https://tinyurl.com/y6wenp4j

David Fitzgerald, “Examining the Existence of a Historical Jesus” (Skepticon 3 lecture, 2010): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvleOBYTrDE

 

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Website_ Episode #033_ Reviewing “Wild Wild Country” (w Chris Watson)

#033: Reviewing “Wild Wild Country” (w/ Chris Watson)

Eastern mysticism clashes with rural America in this episode, as we recount a tale of religious bigotry, government paranoia, bombings, wiretapping, poisonings, assassination attempts, and airplane chases. I am joined by my good friend and patron the show Chris Watson, host of The Podunk Polymath Podcast, to review and discuss the six-part Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country. The series chronicles the rise and fall of Rajneeshpuram, the once-thriving city established in 1981 in central Oregon by the Indian guru and mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his followers.

We discuss the moral panic instigated by the residents of the small town of Antelope, Oregon, in response to the Rajneeshees’ arrival, and how their fear of change was able to influence the Federal government to side with them and express the same prejudice. We also ponder the question of whether or not the prejudice and bigotry displayed toward the guru and his followers is what pushed the guru’s personal secretary, Ma Anand Sheela, to go behind the guru’s back and orchestrate statewide bioterrorism acts and assassination attempts of government officials and journalists. We also explore the implications for the United States’ constitutional freedom of religion and how the government failed to uphold it.

Links:

Wild Wild Country official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBLS_OM6Puk

Chris Watson’s Podunk Polymath Podcast: https://thepodunkpolymath.com/

Chris Watson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodunkPolymath

Further reading:

“Read The Oregonian’s Original 20-part Investigative Series on Rajneeshees,” The Oregonian, April 6, 2018, https://tinyurl.com/y8o53h6s

Kirk Braun, Rajneeshpuram: The Unwelcome Society (Scout Creek Press, 1984)

James S. Gordon, The Golden Guru: The Strange Journey of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (The Stephen Greene Press, 1987)

Win McCormack, The Rajneesh Chronicles: The True Story of the Cult that Unleashed the First Act of Bioterrorism on U.S. Soil (Tin House Books, 2010)

Donna Quick, A Place Called Antelope: The Rajneesh Story (August Press, 1995)

Ma Anand Sheela, Don’t Kill Him! The Story of My Life with Bhagwan Rajneesh (Fingerprint, 2013).

Jane Stork, Breaking the Spell: My Life as a Rajneeshee and the Long Journey Back to Freedom (Pan Macmillan, 2009)

 

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The opening clip is an excerpt from the audiobook “God is Not Great” by Christopher Hitchens, courtesy of Hachette Audio. Text Copyright 2007 by Christopher Hitchens. Audio production copyright 2007, Hachette Audio. Used with permission.

The opening and ending music is “Jade” by Esther Nicholson and is used under license. The editing was done by Rich Lyons of the “Living After Faith” podcast.

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#030: Westworld and Philosophy (w/ Kimberly Engels and James South)

#030: Westworld and Philosophy (w/ Kimberly Engels and James South)

In this episode, there is plenty for us to doubt, because we’re talking about philosophy of mind with some moral and ethical philosophy thrown in like sprinkles on top. In what may well become a recurring theme on this podcast, we’re doing another philosophical deep-dive into a television series. This week, we’re analyzing HBO’s Westworld, a cerebral, high-concept series which explores the emergence of artificial consciousness in a theme park modeled after the American Old West and populated by highly sophisticated robots that look and act just like humans from that era.

Joining me for this journey into the maze are two philosophy professors, Dr. James South and Dr. Kimberly Engels, who together have edited an anthology of essays entitled Westworld and Philosophy, a fairly recent addition to the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series.

Are the hosts of Westworld conscious, and if so, what is their experience like? Would AI have a bias for consciousness? Does Westworld reveal your true self, or does it shape who you are to become? How might we apply moral luck, virtue theory, and the Sartrean concept of existentialism and freedom to the show’s characters? Do Westworld’s hosts possess self-consciousness, or merely phenomenal consciousness? These are just a few of the questions we explore in this episode.

Links:

Westworld and Philosophy book: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Westworld+and+Philosophy-p-9781119437888

James B. South’s website: http://academic.mu.edu/southj/

Kimberly S. Engels’ website: https://ksengels.wordpress.com/about/

 

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