Women vs Bears! Transcript

Chapters

0:00 - Introduction
1:06 - Interesting Conversations
2:15 - The Bitcoin Market
2:38 - Survey and Jingle Jangle
3:07 - Price Analysis and Predictions
4:01 - Technical Difficulties
4:40 - Camera Troubles
4:57 - Bitcoin on Sale
5:18 - Search for a Free Society
7:20 - Preconditions for a Free Society
9:27 - Self-Discovery and Life Choices
10:35 - Self-Gratification or Virtue?
11:30 - Finding True Desires
13:18 - Bitcoin Price Post-Halving
16:09 - Institutional Money and Bitcoin Price
16:58 - Historical Data on Bitcoin Price Movements
20:39 - Recent Bitcoin Price Decline
23:05 - Bitcoin Network Strengths
25:04 - Women's Fear of Men
32:32 - Women's Fear and Policy Decisions
40:57 - Empathy Towards Criminals vs. Victims
43:46 - World Views and Love
44:49 - Coping Mechanisms and Addictions
46:11 - Ongoing Battles and Solutions
46:27 - Seeking Exorcism with Love
46:55 - Unexpected Revelations
47:19 - Musical Legends and Impact
47:59 - Tragic Loss and Soulful Music
48:19 - Melodic Voices and Soulful Sounds
48:47 - Resonance of Early Blues
49:04 - Iconic Soulful Renditions
50:17 - Soulful Music's Impact
50:53 - Music's Life-Saving Influence
53:41 - Acquired Tastes in Music
54:00 - Musical Memories and Impressions
55:11 - Reflections on Marvin Gaye
55:36 - Rap's Nihilistic Themes
56:17 - Kanye West's Artistic Evolution
56:48 - Kanye West's Unconventional Ventures
58:12 - Yeezy Porn Controversy
1:00:33 - Next Book Ventures
1:02:58 - Anger towards Philosophical Neglect
1:04:26 - Historical Philosophical Failures
1:06:47 - Challenging Parental Defenses
1:09:00 - Theological Questions
1:11:53 - Philosophical Frustrations
1:14:31 - Divine Parenting Guidance
1:16:13 - Redirecting Predators and Philosophies
1:18:18 - Parental Choices and Divine Guidance
1:20:39 - Delayed Parenting Insights
1:22:57 - Personal Accountability and Parenting
1:25:38 - Provoking Nihilism in Philosophy
1:26:19 - Exploring Dark True Crime
1:28:40 - Starting Conversations on Morality
1:29:06 - Merging Philosophy with Crime
1:30:24 - Support for Show Sustainability

Long Summary

Tonight's live show covers a wide array of thought-provoking topics ranging from the complexities of communication in discussions to the ever-changing landscape of the Bitcoin market and aspirations for a freer society. We delve into the intricate dynamics of engaging with diverse viewpoints, analyze the historical influences on Bitcoin's price volatility, and offer insights into societal structures. Throughout the conversation, we stress the significance of prioritizing truth and virtue over self-interest, guiding our exploration through the interplay between personal desires and communal necessities. Together, we unravel the philosophical intricacies intertwined with real-world impacts, illuminating a path towards a more enlightened society.

Our focus shifts to the unpredictable realm of Bitcoin, underscoring the crucial need for composure amidst market ups and downs. By examining the recent price decline of Bitcoin and its repercussions on the larger crypto scene, we provide valuable perspectives on financial markets. Transitioning to societal concerns, we dissect prevailing attitudes towards safety and crime, particularly honing in on women's perceptions of danger and the criminal justice system's role. We scrutinize the paradox of fearing men while advocating for policies that might compromise personal safety, emphasizing the vital aspects of self-protection and personal responsibility. Our discussion further unravels societal norms and gender dynamics, shedding light on the intricate balance between fear and security in today's society.

Delving deeper into our conversation, we traverse from music to societal dilemmas, exploring the profound impact of music genres on culture. From the societal influence of rap music to admiration for legendary figures like Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin in soul music, we dive into the evolution of musical genres across eras. Sharing personal anecdotes about the transformative power of music in their life, the speaker muses on the challenges faced by small businesses and expresses a dedication to continuing their creative pursuits in fiction writing. They reflect on the inherent value of their creative endeavors and the enlightening philosophical dialogues they strive to cultivate through their work.

In an emotionally charged segment, we delve into the frustrations surrounding the disregard for parenting and children's well-being in historical philosophical and religious discourses. Questioning why influential figures throughout history failed to address the mistreatment of children despite claiming moral authority, we investigate the absence of clear directives on peaceful parenting practices. Drawing from personal experiences, the speaker emphasizes the importance of prioritizing children's welfare and expresses disappointment in society's delayed recognition of the necessity for peaceful parenting practices. The conversation expands to encompass discussions on true crime, morality, and the enduring impact of philosophical thought on everyday life. Central to the discourse is the advocacy for recognizing and addressing childhood trauma while promoting peaceful and nurturing parenting methodologies.

Transcript

[0:00] Introduction

[0:00] Good evening. Welcome to your Wednesday night live. Ooh, we're now in May. Just call me maybe. What are we, May? May 1st. Pinch punch, first day of the month. It's a fine time to donate to freedomain.com. Let me tell you something. Thing uh this is my show third show today i did um uh i did a show with jared on fallout, uh fallout is a tough show for me because it's also the name of one of the very early police songs which is really bad but still gets stuck in my head fallout fallout so um but yeah so today Today, I also did a call-in show with a guy. I was having trouble connecting with him, and then he told me his IQ had been tested repeatedly at 85, which was a very, very interesting conversation. To get philosophy across in that context was a very wild and fascinating challenge, and he did a great job. He did a great job. All right, so I just wanted to point that out.

[1:06] Interesting Conversations

[1:06] Very, very interesting. All right. Right. So let's get our show on the roadie road.

[1:20] Somebody quoted Kierkegaard. What is a poet? A happy man who hides deep anguish in his heart, but whose lips are so formed that when the sigh and cry pass through them, it sounds like lovely music. And people flock around the poet and say, Sing again soon, that is, may new sufferings torment your soul. But your lips be fashioned as before, for the cry would only frighten us, but the music, that is blissful. You know what's the new Taylor Swift album, Tortured Poets Department or something like that? Poets aren't tortured. It's just that a tortured society prefers tortured poets. But there are lots of poets who are absolutely beautiful in what they provide to the world. Depth and power and clarity of what they provide. So yeah, to poets, it's like saying all music is haunting. It's like, no, if you're haunted, you're into haunting music.

[2:15] The Bitcoin Market

[2:15] BTC bumming the crud out of me. On the brighter side, I do think it's only temporary bull market pullback. What say you, Steph? Yeah, so we can certainly do the itty bitty diddy coins thing. Let me just switch to my Coke bottle glasses here.

[2:36] All right.

[2:38] Survey and Jingle Jangle

[2:39] Yeah, that's a good title, Jared, for the show earlier. Survey link. Copy link. Yeah, I mean, you can fill it out while I do my jingle jangle. I got spurs that jingle, jingle, jingle. As we go riding merrily alone. One day I'll be able to half sing again, but that day is not today. All right.

[3:07] Price Analysis and Predictions

[3:08] Jarrett, I'm sorry if I missed this could you give me the link to the, research for Bitcoin but yeah so in general after the halvening price does not go super high, and a lot of that has to do with people are buying because they expect the price to go up after the halvening when it doesn't they sell because they have other obligations and so the fact that the price is going down listen I'm not going to sit there and say well Well, it's completely predictable that the price would go down because nobody can tell you what the price of anything is going to be tomorrow. Nobody. Nobody can tell you that. Nobody can tell you what the price is going to be tomorrow. But, yeah, it went down to 78.3. Now it's Canadian 79.4. Earlier today, it bumped up to 81. So, yeah, it'll be fine. I mean, the fundamentals are still sound.

[4:01] Technical Difficulties

[4:02] Only seeing a Rumble logo. On locals and rump. What does that mean? I don't know what that means. Does that mean it's not running? People can see it. Oh, isn't that interesting? It's just audio. Well, that's weird. Why would it only be audio? I wonder. Camera is definitely enabled. I'll try refreshing.

[4:40] Camera Troubles

[4:40] Stream not found. Excellent. Enter. Solo. Camera. Audio. All right, there we go. I don't know why. I had to refresh, and we're back. Okay. So I think, let me just double check this.

[4:57] Bitcoin on Sale

[4:58] Let me know if it is doing all of that. Bitcoin is on sale is what I think. Oh, let's get back to our rather distant-y glasses. The cheaper it is, the more possible to become a full Bitcoin, to own a full Bitcoin. That's a good way to put it. That's a good way to put it.

[5:18] Search for a Free Society

[5:19] Why can't I see a fully free, anarcho-capitalist society anywhere in the world, both present or in the past? Why people People with the same philosophy don't already start at one, didn't already start at one, and be a prosperous example for others. In a world of force and abuse, can a free person win the fight and a place to implement a free society? Can a free person win this fight considering they don't use the same tools like abuse, force, lying, corruption, corrupting the young, et cetera? So why can't you see a free society? Why can't you see a free society in the world? Well, um...

[6:04] I think the reason that you can't see a free society in the world is because you don't create anything. Everything that is truly created has not existed before. Anything that's truly original, like a lot of stuff just seems like copies of other stuff, right? A lot of stuff just seems like copies of other stuff, but anything that is truly original has not been created before. Don't you get that sense when you see something that's truly original, like a truly original song or like something like Bohemian Rhapsody or or um scenes from an Italian restaurant or I don't know Fool's Overture or something that's just kind of really different and unusual or a where are we what the hell is happening uh so yeah hide hide the shell hide or or some of Hojo's stuff from the 80s something that's just really different and unusual so it hasn't existed before.

[7:04] All societies were slave-based until a few hundred years ago. All societies were founded on slavery, whether the slavery was direct or based on serfdom or based on press gangs or conscription. It was all of that, right?

[7:20] Preconditions for a Free Society

[7:20] So, yeah, the fact that you can't see it is because it hasn't been created yet. And almost all parenting systems that there's very few peaceful philosophical parents out there in the world. And that's what we need. That's what we need to get a free society. That's the price. The price of a free society is treating our children well, right? So if we're not going to treat our children well, well, we don't get a free society. That's just the deal. So saying we haven't seen it yet, well, the preconditions haven't been met, right? It's like saying, well, why don't we have the Industrial Revolution when every society is still based on slavery. Well, you don't get the Industrial Revolution in the modern world until you end slavery. Until you set workers free, you don't get the Industrial Revolution. And until you set children free, you don't get a free society. That's the precondition. Use force on your children.

[8:21] And you will have force in society. Propagandize your children, you get a society based on lies.

[8:34] So a free society occurs when children are freed from force and falsehoods. Because current society is based on force and falsehoods. Why can't people see that the current society is based on falsehoods and falsehoods because it's all they grew up with. All we grew up with, with lies and force. And we bond with that so we can't see beyond that.

[9:04] Stop lying to our kids, stop using force against them, and then they will be able to see the truth. But if we force them to bond with lies and violence, then they won't ever be able to see how much lies and violence is in their society because it threatens their parental bond. So, all right.

[9:27] Self-Discovery and Life Choices

[9:28] We'll get to Bitcoin in just a sec. Hey, Steph, I've been struggling to figure out what it is I genuinely want. For example, what hobbies would I like to genuinely pursue when I am ready? What type of person would I like to date? And how I'm even meant to know they are right for me. Who do I want to be? What are my deepest passions and callings? Sorry, I'm just going to have to increase the old font here a little bit.

[9:57] My mind goes blank. Sometimes it is genuinely hard to differentiate whether something is what I genuinely want or what someone else wants. Holy, good Lord, man. All right. I, one, two, three, four, five. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and then I, me, me, I. Holy crap. What have we got? Two or three sentences and about 20 I, me, me, I's? Good God, man.

[10:35] Self-Gratification or Virtue?

[10:35] Get out of your own skin. Get out of your own head. It's not all about you. What I genuinely want. How about what the world genuinely needs rather than I, me, me, I, Pac-Man of self-gratification? How about you focus and work on what the planet actually needs? Truth, reason, virtue, peace, facts, evidence, truth. I, what kind of I, me, me, what's right for me, what type of person, right for me, I, me, me, I, I, me, me. Oh my God. How exhausting. How exhausting. How about subjugate yourself for that which is best for the world as a whole?

[11:24] It's just a thought. Maybe make it a little bit less about you.

[11:30] Finding True Desires

[11:30] Okay. Do you have any advice regarding figuring out what it is my true self wants rather than the people around me or inner critics? Thank you. Okay. So, want, want, want, feel, feel, feel, preference, preference, preference. It's just this hedonism of the ego. Oh, what do I want? What's going to make me happy? What's the best thing for me? Me, me, me. It's either serving me or serving others. How about you serve virtue? How about you serve truth? How about you serve philosophy? Rather than trying to figure out whether you should make other people serve you or you should serve other people, how about we all, you know, try and serve virtue? It's just a thought. Maybe it's a crazy thought. Maybe I'm totally wrong. But I can't help but think it anyway.

[12:16] Just my two cents worth. I feel called out, that's very true. Oh gosh, can you imagine? You're sitting across from the date, you're sitting across, yeah, you're some woman, right? You're sitting across from some guy, it's a date, and he's like, well, I, but me, I, me, I mean, I, I, I, I, me, me, me, I, I, me, me, I, I, me, with an occasional myself, Myself, thrown in to spice things up. Come into my solipsistic hall of mirrors, tomb of self-regard. If you'd like another picture of me, there's one over there. There's a mirror which also reflects me. Here's some more of me. On the ceiling, a mirror that reflects me. Don't look at my bald spot. And on the floor, a mirror that shows how wonderful the bottom of my feet are, because that's the only soul I possess. Ah.

[13:18] Bitcoin Price Post-Halving

[13:19] What a nightmare all right let's get to our uh, bitcoin right so yes i i didn't say bitcoin was going up and down up or down i don't give price predictions because nobody knows all right so this is from cointel at the time of writing bitcoin is trading at 57 362 down about seven percent over the past 24 hours more than 17 percent over the past 30 days. The sharp decline in Bitcoin's price post-halving might have surprised those who expected it to start rising in the aftermath of the event in line with some of the previous halving-linked cycles.

[13:52] As previously mentioned, Bitcoin halvings have been historically associated with post-event rallies, usually coming in about a year or later. For example, Bitcoin skyrocketed about 3,000% in 17 months after halving in 2016, reaching a milestone of 20,000 in December 2017. This is quantum economics founder Matty Greenspan. No relation, I'm sure. What's unique about this latest Bitcoin halving is the incredible bull run and price action leading up to it. But even considering this recent pullback, Bitcoin has still been up 35% since the start of the year.

[14:26] Greenspan noticed that the current drop in the price of Bitcoin was somewhat expected in the context of a decline in the stock market and the economic circumstances, stating, quote, Considering the expectation of yet another Fed pivot and what's happening in the stock market, Bitcoin's current price action is hardly surprised. We'll be a lot smarter about that later today, though. Yeah. According to 10X Research CEO and head analyst Marcus Thielen, that's a Roman name if ever I heard one, Bitcoin may fall to $52,000. The analyst believes that the primary driver for the recent rally was the inflow of funds into Bitcoin exchange-changed funds which have radically slowed down in the past month. There are many more reasons than just the halving in US ETFs for Bitcoin to surge new highs in 2024. Alden said that the amount of supply cut pales compared to daily fiat flows in and out of crypto exchanges and Bitcoin exchange traded funds. Inflows or outflows can easily exceed 10x of the value. The overall demand for Bitcoin is a bigger factor than tightening supply. Historically, demand for Bitcoin has been more correlated with measures of global liquidity, such as the global broad money supply. What is that about prostitution? Aidan stressed referring to a chart reflecting the Bitcoin price versus global monetary supply.

[15:45] He says, so I think the halving is important, but it's only one factor out of many that determines the occurrence and timing of a bull market. Various measures of global liquidity, hodl waves, and other catalysts combine to serve a larger role. Quote, he said, I am bullish for the next two years due to a combination of the halving, expectations for improved global liquidity, and the fact that so many coins have rotated to strong hands in the bear market. And so a relatively minor increase in demand can move the price quite a bit.

[16:09] Institutional Money and Bitcoin Price

[16:10] See remember i said this years ago when the institutional money moves in it displaces or at least eclipses to some degree those who are in it for the world-saving passion of anti-war anti-generational exploitation anti-debt bitcoin so what they do is they say to people they say that they'll buy a bunch of bitcoin and they'll say well i mean the price is going to go up after the halvening, and then they sell to those people who believe that. And then the price doesn't go up as much after the halvening, so people sell. So it's in the realm of the amoral maximizers of capital. It's not in the realm of the passion project.

[16:58] Historical Data on Bitcoin Price Movements

[16:59] So let's see here. Bitwise research analyst, Juan Leon, noted that historical data suggests Bitcoin's price movements in the month following the halving are unlikely to be remarkable. Quote, on average, the price of Bitcoin has risen 19.03%. I love the point, 03, that's great. In the month preceding the halving versus 1.7% in the month following the halving. Zooming out, however, the reverse is true. On average, Bitcoin has risen 3,224% in the year following the halving versus 185% in the year preceding it. Anthony Pompliano reports does that guy ever not have a cheese eating grin on his face? Apparently not he says so we are seeing history repeat in the first month after the halving but the big question is whether we will see the significant price increases in the first year after the halving there are still 11.5 months left until we have that answer fair.

[17:54] He says, in the meantime, there are many people asking me why Bitcoin's prices dropped 10% in the last five days and 17% in the last month. Nobody knows, fundamentally. One argument is that the halving was a sell the news event, right? You know, buy the rumor, sell the news, right? But that seems too easy and naive of an answer. Indeed, it is more likely that Bitcoin is acting as a global alarm system once again.

[18:14] Jeroen Blockland, I'm pretty sure he's a miner in Minecraft, explains one theory, quote, Yikes, Bitcoin is down a whopping 12% from its peak yesterday. day. It's another confirmation investors are forced to abandon their Goldilocks scenario of decent GDP growth, slowing inflation, and a series of central bank rate cuts on the horizon. The US GDP number, which was significantly lower than expected, combined with a significantly higher PCE core deflator, seems to have pushed investors over the hopium edge. Equity spawns, gold, oil, and Bitcoin are all selling off. Let's see if and how Powell takes recent developments into account. If Blockland is correct, which I tend to think that he is, then the drawdown we are seeing in Bitcoin having nothing to do with the digital network or asset, but everything to do with the macro backdrop of the asset is trading in. Of course, capital gains increases in Canada and the US, threats of unrealized capital gain, taxes on people with $100 million plus worth of assets. They say, no, no, no, it's only going to be the $100 million billion plus, it's like, that's where they'll start, and then they'll just bring it down. So there's this concern, right? Right now, the network is healthy. The on-chain wallet addresses with at least 0.1 Bitcoin has not gone down. The hash rate of the network, which is a measure of its security, is strong and growing, and the number of transactions are up regardless of price movements.

[19:33] Pumpliano, Pimpliano for Bitcoin says, I lay out this analysis because it is easy to lose emotional control when the price of an asset drops lower with such speed. I could care or less. But don't forget, this is normal for a Bitcoin bull market. You should expect multiple 30% drops along the way to hundreds of percent of price appreciation during the expansionist periods. Take a deep breath. Stay calm. Don't panic. Uh, at the time of reporting the NASDAQ and the S and S and P 500 have both fallen in anticipation of the federal reserve's third interest rate decision of 2024. Yeah. People are so stupid when it comes to economics, they think, well, inflation is down. So prices should come down.

[20:18] Okay. So you gained eight pounds two years ago, six pounds last year. You've gained three and a half pounds this year. Do you think you're thinner? No. No, just your rate of gaining weight has gone down, but you're still gaining weight. Inflation is down. That means prices should come down. No, it just means that they're probably going up a little less quickly. All right.

[20:39] Recent Bitcoin Price Decline

[20:39] Coindesk reports, Bitcoin sank below 58,000 during the European morning on Wednesday to the lowest level since the end of February. Bitcoin has fallen around 6% last 24 hours, dropped below the 60,000 support level late on Tuesday. day. The wider crypto market, as measured by the Coindesk 20 index, has lost more than 5%, Cryptocurrencies have been dogged by risk-off sentiment in the broader financial markets amid a stagflationary feel in the US following indications, of slower growth and sticky inflation that have tapered hopes of an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve. So, let's see here. What else do I want to mention about this dat da utter ting? Yeah, inflation is re-accelerating from plunge protection team. Sounds like a condom manufacturer, but they're probably not. 50-50-50. From a Lamborghini to a custom Rolex, here are the wildest things business owners bought with their PPP loans.

[21:46] IRS auditor says PPP loans went to buy real estate, not pay to keep employees. Yeah, that was during the pandemic. Yeah, free money usually goes into garbage.

[21:58] Somebody wrote, I work as an IRS revenue agent. We usually request bank statements as part of an audit and have to examine them for unreported income and the such. Both personal and business bank accounts. The people I audit are small business owners or high-income people, income exceeding $500,000. Plus, so for these people, real estate is usually the backbone of their income sheltering strategies. I've seen a lot of my audits where you can easily follow the money to figure out where the PPP and EI, what's it? Oh, EDL money is going. If my audits are any indicator, then I can easily say that the majority of that loan money went either directly or indirectly to purchasing real estate. I've seen situations where you can directly trace the flow of money. This money comes in and then a few days later, it goes into another account. Savings account or similar. A few months later, you can see the money being wired to an escrow company. In other situations, you can see PPP money paying for payroll and such, but then you see the funds that normally would have gone to paying payroll being saved up before being wired to an escrow company. I have yet to see a single situation where you can see the small business was in any real financial stress.

[23:05] Bitcoin Network Strengths

[23:06] Let's see here. Bitcoin has more nodes than Tor, better uptime than Amazon Web Services, and is more valuable than Visa. Important things to remember in these exciting times all right so again anybody who tells you they know where bitcoin price is going is not to me very very highly highly credible highly credible very highly credible.

[23:34] Um loving the extra passion tonight good well you know my voice is back a little so i don't constantly cracking it when i use it a bit more right, So what are people saying here? Why are people not tipping me? Why? Why? What do I need to do? Don't make me take my shirt off. I will. Let's see here. Is Bitcoin just found based on a certain limit of number sequences or something? The idea of mining data always seemed insubstantial. So Bitcoin is earned by solving cryptographic equations. Because you need to put energy in. It needs to be limited by putting energy in. and the energy is put into both securing the network, processing transactions and generating Bitcoin. The gaining weight and inflation analogy is great, super simple. Good.

[24:33] All right, let me just check different places about questions. Hello, Eddie. Nice to see you. Thank you for dropping by on the Rumble. You can, of course, tip on the Rumble app as well. I don't know why my glasses are super reflective today. Does that seem like way to me? Yeah, a little bit. Oh, well, I'll try to show you more forehead. Trust me, there's stuff to show. Thank you for the tip, ATM. I appreciate that. I appreciate that.

[25:04] Women's Fear of Men

[25:04] Alright, hit me with an R If you have questions, comments, issues Love to hear them, Thank you for the tip Nineveh Nunavut, I'm not tipping because I'm broke right now Love you Steph, no problem Lee, I appreciate that, I appreciate the honesty and directness Hit me with an R If you'd like a rant I have a rant somewhere buried deep within me Somewhere around, The Widowmaker and my right nipple Something like that. Something like that. Would you like a rant, or should we just keep chitty-chattying about various questions? I'm happy either way. Don't forget. Don't forget. The Peaceful Parenting Book is done. The Peaceful Parenting Book is done. I'm going to give you a little link here, which you can use to get a hold of it for free. Just go to sign up. You can cancel if you don't like it, although you will, because it's fantastic. Rant. All right. Have you heard? Ah, the ladies are chiming in. The ladies are chiming in at the moment. And what the ladies are saying, I don't know if you've heard this thing on social media, would you rather.

[26:16] Would you rather, be in the woods with a bear or a man you don't know? Just come across, like you're walking in the woods. Would you rather come across a bear or a man? And what do you think the women are saying?

[26:38] What do you think the women are saying? They would rather come across a bear or a human male.

[26:50] What are they bringing to the table as far as rational feedback goes? That's right. They would rather have the bear, which doesn't appear to be that they all want to join Owen Benjamin's harem. Just kidding. Doesn't have a harem. But they're known as the bears. So they're very, very keen on the bear. Thank you. I appreciate that. Ricardo, now, tell me what you think of women preferring to come across a bear in the woods rather than a male. What are your thoughts on that? What have you got going on in your head about that? Just out of curiosity.

[27:45] Do you think that that's reasonable? Paranoia? They don't know the threat of a bear? But, you know, obviously, unless you're Leonardo DiCaprio, I think the bear's fairly unlikely to rape you. Just propaganda, nothing deep? Oh, no, it's deep, baby. I disagree. As a father of a young son, it pisses me off. Maybe they're lying. Their experience of bears is from cartoons. Right. Right. Smokey the Bear says only you can prevent communism. They're too strong and independent to need a man. Girls just like to be cute by saying stuff like that. People I meet in the woods are generally friendlier than most. Yeah, I've never had a difficult situation in the woods. Ah, no, once when I was a teenager and I was bullied when I was 12.

[28:39] But that wasn't the deep woods. So you see, apparently, apparently women.

[28:48] Apparently women, you see, feel very scared. They're very nervous about crime.

[29:01] Isn't that wild? I mean, my heart goes out to women, like to live that scared, right? So there's a, you can, question is, and I think it's important to ask women these sorts of questions in your life, right? So it's sort of like, okay, so if you're heading home and there's a shortcut that takes you through an alley, would you take the shortcut or would you go the long way? And most women will say, I'll take the long way. Would you feel comfortable taking public transportation at night? Would you feel comfortable walking down a city street at night? And so on, right? What's your level of comfort as a whole? Do you regularly check the backseat of your car when you open it up before you get in? Do you walk with your keys held between your fingers in case you need to punch some guy? Do you keep your cell phone handy? Andy, have you ever crossed the street when you have seen a group of men that may cause you some concern? So there's all these sorts of questions about female safety or security or danger. It seems to be a very, very big concern of women is, my gosh, the dangers. The dangers are so enormous.

[30:26] Somebody says, you take the long way because you're accountable for part of an assault against you if you take the short cut. Oh, like you blame yourself, like why did I do that? Right. Right. Now, what would be any potential blowback or arguments against this perspective? Somebody says, somebody stop me. Matt says, a bear would probably be easier to deal with than any hostile person. Most bears seem skittish if you're calm. No, but you're changing the variables. It wasn't a hostile person, it was just a man. So if it's a random bear versus a hostile person, yeah, but that's changing the equation. Try to deal with the parameters as they are, if you don't mind me saying so. So what is the answer to this? What are the answers? What would be a particular feedback or piece of feedback that you might be able to give the fairer sex? Of course, this is not all women, but you know the fairer sex who believe that danger is just really, really bad. They're just in such danger. They're so scared of men.

[31:53] So somebody says, a bear would probably be easier to deal with than any hostile, oh sorry, you're calm. I saw a comment but it seems to have vanished.

[32:12] So, one of the problems I have with this perspective is that women seem to be both very frightened of men and very keen on releasing dangerous criminals, defunding the police, and opening the borders.

[32:32] Women's Fear and Policy Decisions

[32:32] What the ever-loving hell does that mean i'm so terrified of lions so we should really, let him out of the zoo this i can't fathom like literally it's a, it's quicksand too deep it sinks entire battleships like what does this mean if you're scared of men shouldn't you want police shouldn't you want criminals who are violent to stay in jail? Just a thought. Shouldn't you want, say, the summer of Love 2020 riots to be forcefully contained? Shouldn't you want closed borders so people coming across the border could be vetted? What does this mean? How is it possible to be this scared of men and want no police, violent criminals back on the streets, and no border vetting of people coming into the country? What does this mean?

[33:33] I mean, I'd have more sympathy for you being scared of people if you all didn't suck so much at self-protection.

[33:46] Or at least say to men, you know what? We're about as good at self-protection as you are at giving birth, so maybe you guys can take this one. Maybe you guys can just, you know, you evolved to deal with these kinds of threats. Maybe you guys can take this one. Oh my god! No! We know how to stay safe. And women have been voting now for 80 years or more, 100 years and they're terrified. What does this mean? Women have been outvoting men for generations, and women apparently have voted in a society that they're more scared of than their grandparents were or their grandmothers. What does this mean? You guys have been in charge of your own personal security through the agency of the state for generations now, and you're more scared of the world than your grandmothers were.

[34:49] I don't follow. I don't follow. Can somebody... Is it the same women who are afraid of men who also want open borders, release prisoners, etc.? Well, usually, because it's kind of a leftist position, both, right?

[35:18] So yeah, I would say in general, obviously not all, but in general, yeah. So what does this mean? What could this possibly mean? Wouldn't women say, holy crap, we're more scared of the world than our grandmothers were and great-grandmothers were? We're terrified of men. We've outvoted men for generations. Maybe, just maybe, the problem lies, oh no, no, that's probably too far. Is it too far to say that the majority of women could say, maybe we've had the wrong approach to self-protection, maybe we should listen to men more. Right? I mean, when I did my documentary on California, Sunset and the Golden State, which you should really check out, it's a great documentary, I was repeatedly interviewing families, talking about the border. And the women were all like, yeah, the border, you know, got to help people and refugees and the men were all like, oh, it's not good, man. Every single time. Every single time.

[36:33] Is it possible for people to have any kind of feedback on their own decisions? Or is it just like, men bad? Men bad. Men, men bad. Men, men, men dangerous. Men bad. Men And wrong. Like literally female voters in general won't let men protect them. Won't let men protect them. Oh. But then apparently men are to fault because society feels dangerous to women. Ah.

[37:24] One of the best-selling books is 50 Shades of Grey. No, I think it is the best-selling fiction book. Yeah. Yeah. Weak men are the problem. No. I don't think, I think, no. Weak men are not the problem. Weak men are not the problem. Just ask Daniel Perry.

[37:53] It seems to me that women don't want to take the steps that would keep them safe and then smear all men as being dangerous. You know, violent crime in particular is a very small number of people. I mean, the Pareto principle applies to crime as it does to sports and music and philosophy and podcasting and everything else, which is it's a very small minority of people who are responsible for most of the effects. So um this was i remember was it dinkins or whoever it was the leftist mayor in new york in the 70s new york became like escape from new york it became gotham it became a human zoo a brutality and then um, Giuliani came in, cleaned up the streets, right? Like Gavin Newsom, right? Out in California, cleaned up the streets when the Chinese were visiting. Shows you the priorities of the people, right?

[38:58] So, everybody knows you just, the way that, I mean, in the long run, it's peaceful parenting, but right now, you take the people who are criminals, and you segregate them from society. I mean, that's pretty simple. You could almost eliminate crime in 30 to 90 days. It's been done before it was done in El Salvador, and they dropped the murder rate 80 to 85%. So I don't... I mean, you can have sympathy for criminals, I suppose. You can have sympathy for criminals. criminals, or you can complain about feeling unsafe, but you can't have both. You can't both have sympathy for criminals, want them put back on the streets and not be sad in prison, but then you can't logically complain about feeling in danger. And I don't know. No, I don't see this as part of the, I don't see this being part of the conversation.

[40:12] I mean, as a man, we kind of understand this, right? As men, you can't go to some biker bar and try and sit on Tiny the Giant's lap and tweak his nipples and you're going to get your ass beaten up. If you keep doing that and then you say, well, bars are just so dangerous. It's like, well, maybe stop sitting on Tiny the Giant's lap and tweaking his nipples and maybe you won't get beaten up. That's their problem, where there are strong men women follow. I don't know. Women still are outvoting men. Right?

[40:57] Empathy Towards Criminals vs. Victims

[40:57] I don't know. I don't know. So a lot of women, not all, of course, a lot of women will respond to every situation as if it's their family. So they see a violent criminal and they see the little boy and the sadness and maybe the fatherlessness and they respond as if it's their own child. So women respond to criminals as if it's their own child. Men respond to criminals as if those criminals are threatening their own child. This is the two different modalities or ways of looking at the world. Women empathize with the criminals as if the criminals are their own children. Men empathize with the victims because they most likely will be.

[41:42] It's very sad. It's very sad, and I don't see any particular quick solution to this. It's just this stupid cycle that we keep having to go through over and over again. People get safe because criminals are locked away and then people get sympathetic because the criminals are gone and then the criminals come back and when the criminals come back, everybody gets scared again must have locked them away and then when the criminals are gone everyone gets sentimental god it's the repetition compulsion of statism that is just about the worst thing in the world. It's just so frustrating. So, I guess we'll have to go round and round this do-si-do again. Three buffalo girls go round the outside, round the outside, round on the outside.

[42:53] All right. Looking for your questions, comments, issues, tips, challenges. Whatever is on your mind. Oh, and you get all of this stuff like, well, this guy went to prison for 20 years for stealing a slice of pizza. And it's like, but they don't talk about the violent robberies that went ahead of time and, ugh, you know. New Eminem this year? What's that guy been up to? What has that guy been up to? Like I care. What a miserable, miserable person with a miserable life. Your soul can't survive that level of corruption as a whole.

[43:46] World Views and Love

[43:47] What's wrong with the world, mama? People acting like they ain't got no mama. I think the whole world is addicted to the drama. Always doing the things that can bring the drama. One of the only rap songs I like is Where Is The Love? If you never know truth, then you never know love. Where's the love, y'all? I don't know. Where's the truth, y'all? I don't know. It's like a call for me. They call to me to bring my skills to bear. I'm trying to think of the lie they are putting effort to making an excuse for so um women as a whole want a mother right men want to protect provide protect and women want a mother and if women don't have their own children they'll mother anyone that the media tells them to tell mother anyone, that the media tells you to.

[44:49] Coping Mechanisms and Addictions

[44:49] Eminem says in the song Venom directly that he's brainwashing you and has been your whole life well I think rap in general is a psy-op to, decay and degrade certainly the black population and other populations as well, I don't even think that's particularly controversial to say these days, a little late today but i have a little bit of money to put towards philosophy for a fellow bath, aficionado a little exhausted from the move oh nice to see you thank you uh thank you zimph i appreciate that and welcome uh listen because you donated a bit i'll just uh i'm gonna start again just for you just for you, My wife and I, says someone, are a good match in terms of values, family goals, and partly our personalities, but our unhealthy coping mechanisms have clashed during this wonderful but stressful time of raising little ones I'm dealing with addiction, she's dealing with insecurity, and her own addictions I don't agree with the way she's approached helping me get rid of my addictions, so I've rebelled.

[46:03] Oh, okay, there's more. There's more. All right.

[46:11] Ongoing Battles and Solutions

[46:11] It's an ongoing battle that we might be getting close to solving just because we both lessened the intensity of our addictions over time. But there's a chance we'll revert to old ways and I'd like to find a good way for us to exorcise these demons with love instead of becoming possessed by them.

[46:27] Seeking Exorcism with Love

[46:27] I've done a call-in show and I'm chipping away at convincing her to call in to give her a side of the story. Thanks for your time. Well, um, Did you see Drew Barrymore say to Kamala Harris, you need to be Mama Harris? Drew Barrymore is an empty vessel through which propaganda pours with nary a trigger of resistance.

[46:55] Unexpected Revelations

[46:55] Yeah, I saw that old video of Tupac when he was a ballet dancer. He didn't look like the tough guy he pretended to be. You're right, it's a psyop. Yeah. I mean, I'm a huge fan of black music from the 20s to the 70s. I mean, it's just some of the great music that I enjoy.

[47:19] Musical Legends and Impact

[47:20] One of the greatest singers in the history of the world is Sam Cooke. C-O-O-K-E. You probably know him from Don't Know Much About History, Don't Know Much Biology. But he's an incredible singer with a very wide range. Great songwriter, great performer, and just fantastic in every level, at every level. Listen to him, dude. A change is going to come. Just give you goosebumps. Even Tina Turner can't come close to him on that song. And he was a very, very intelligent young man. Dan was fighting against the music industry and setting up his own label when he was killed.

[47:59] Tragic Loss and Soulful Music

[48:00] He died young. He got into an altercation with a hooker and went to get help from the hotel manager. She thought that he was coming in to attack her or steal from her, so she shot him.

[48:15] But, and him when he was doing his work with the Soul Stirrers, again, just fantastic.

[48:19] Melodic Voices and Soulful Sounds

[48:20] Do you like Nat King Cole? Love Nat King Cole. What a warm, honeyed, velvet voice. Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole. I was never such a huge fan of Billie Holiday, but, um, you know, I mean the Marvin Gaye stuff was unbelievably fantastic singer.

[48:35] And. When you see the degradation of black music from the 20s, 30s, 40s, even the lead belly, the blues stuff, the early blues stuff, love that.

[48:47] Resonance of Early Blues

[48:48] There was real deep resonance and soulful stuff about that and a yearning for better things. Stevie Wonder, love Stevie Wonder. What a singer and an absolute master musician on just about everything he touched.

[49:00] Boney M, yeah, I mean, it's a bit disco, but it's pretty good.

[49:04] Iconic Soulful Renditions

[49:04] Otis Redding, version of A Change Is Gonna Come, very soulful. Oh you know who did a great version of that was um lauren hill thought time uh i told i mentioned this story before but when i was in my teens i went to go i saw a black soul singer who was just, staggeringly good otis clay i loved him so much i brought all my friends back to see him the next night oh the drifters van yeah yeah yeah it's funny because uh watching the show fallout they They use a lot of 50s music, I assume, partly for copyright reasons and listening to some of the ink spots. Again, just fantastic. But black music, when I was younger, you know, really saved my soul in a lot of ways. Really saved my soul. Because it has a kind of grit and depth and emphasis and warmth and soul and passion that really, you know, punched through this sort of formaldehyde plastic of my British substructure and just broke through it. Uh, music, sorry, uh, theater school did that a lot, but sort of movement classes and dance classes have got me, you know, I love that line, uh, from Sam Cooke, uh, kind of let your backbone slip when it comes to dance. It just kind of let your backbone slip.

[50:17] Soulful Music's Impact

[50:18] I love that line. I'm going to grab me an armful of Greyhound. Get out of here. Right. Uh, it just fantastic, fantastic stuff. And he himself recognized he needed to get more soulful towards the end of his life. Because he's like, how come Bob Dylan has all these great lyrics and we don't, as far as that depth goes? And then he penned Change Is Gonna Come, which is, man, put that on headphones. If that doesn't give you goosebumps, you need to check yourself in someplace where they can run some tests. But... I was so unbelievably into black music when I was in my mid to late teens and my 20s, and it literally saved my life in some ways.

[50:53] Music's Life-Saving Influence

[50:53] It really, really gave me some very powerful depth, and just absolutely loved it. uh jimi hendrix yeah not bad not bad.

[51:05] I was never a huge fan of jimi hendrix because again i'm all about the vocals and his voice was just okay in my in my opinion but uh yeah i absolutely love that stuff and we'll always have a soft spot i mean i even bought the california raisins album god help me, um ain't no sunshine when she's gone that song's great too uh and although creepy it's completely creepy that there's you know uh child molestation in the black community is is tragically not uncommon and so some of those lyrics you know good morning little school girl can i come home with you uh or um ain't no sunshine when she's gone i ought to leave the young thing alone yeah you probably should uh and it's funny because that song you know it's got that famous i know i know i know i know i know i know i know i know aretha franklin oh aretha franklin doing bridge over troubled water is absolutely sublime absolutely sublime rock steady aretha franklin great song i i had a double cd of aretha franklin that i listened to fairly obsessively uh she is Dr. Feelgood. I can't believe she got mad at George Michael for his sexual lyrics when she's climaxing on camera during Dr. Feelgood. She's incredible.

[52:27] Yeah, just incredible. And very aspirational, right? It was aspirational to the middle-class stuff. And, I mean, one of my big theories is that the black community was literally sabotaged by LBJ in return for boat buying because the black community was getting itself out of poverty. You know, American poverty was declining signing one percent every year one the post-war period one percent every year miles davis yeah oh the black jazz stuff is great but again i generally gravitate towards songs where the vocals are the most powerful yeah uh bill weathers yeah yeah for sure uh bill weathers uh lean on me yeah a great singer and he just he made his money and just vanished from the music scene, just kind of did his thing and moved on um doodle doodle doodle doodle doodle doodle doodle do yeah that's a great song too, use me usey use me lots of heroin usage in jazz and blues though yeah like there's not drugs in rock and roll it's the second one sex and drugs in rock and roll right so.

[53:36] So, yeah, soul music, absolutely fantastic.

[53:41] Acquired Tastes in Music

[53:42] Absolutely. It took me a while to get into James Brown, though. James Brown was really an acquired taste. I first heard James Brown really in one of the Rocky movies. Living in America. Hard roll.

[54:00] Musical Memories and Impressions

[54:00] Super highway, coast to coast, easy to get anywhere. Where and it's just it was too throaty and growly for me but then when i heard him later i actually saw him live at ontario place many years ago it was pretty good show but uh this is man's world oh so good roberta flack was fantastic donna summer also very soulful in her own way yeah absolutely absolutely so yeah i mean you almost can't get too much of the black for me the black soul music is just fantastic and then when it went to rap right famous flash and the furious five and it just went straight to rap man it is a long way i mean i gotta tell you the fall from grace from aretha franklin to like nikki minaj is almost incomprehensible.

[54:47] Uh louis armstrong yeah loved louis armstrong loved louis armstrong yeah bragging it's great Right. Right. Marvin Gaye was beyond good. Marvin Gaye is like chilly. You hear the isolated vocals. And one of the things you can get if you love singing, as I do, is you can listen to the isolated vocal tracks and it's goosebumpingly fantastic.

[55:11] Reflections on Marvin Gaye

[55:11] But Marvin Gaye, of course, had this absolutely tragic end. But yeah, absolutely staggeringly great vocals that that man was capable of. But yeah, just an absolutely appalling end.

[55:29] Oh, did Weird Al do a, he did a cover of Living in America, Living with a Hernia, built on the same Rocky IV stage.

[55:36] Rap's Nihilistic Themes

[55:37] I love rap for its cadences, but the content is often so sour. Oh, yeah, rap is nihilism and an invitation to hell itself, for the most part. There's a couple of exceptions, but for the most part. aren't. Bitches and hoes and busting caps and drugs and, hypersexual activity. And yeah, it's just terrible. It's just terrible. Because of course, I mean, the black music was about community. It was about aspiration. It was about God, Christianity, Jesus, beautiful stuff.

[56:17] Kanye West's Artistic Evolution

[56:17] Autumn rap gives me anxiety. Tough listen. I like some of Kanye West seemed to be one of the few who went against the mob. Well, and Gold Digger was one of the first men's right songs, right? Was it Jamie Foxx who did the vocals, background vocals for that? Yeah, Gold Digger was, you know, warning men. One of the first real men's right songs. And yeah, well, Kanye West has gone through a whole bunch of incarnations.

[56:48] Kanye West's Unconventional Ventures

[56:48] And is he now starting Yeezy porn? I assume that's some humiliation ritual to bring him back from the edge.

[56:59] He's very versatile, yeah. The ghetto, talking about the ghetto. Oh, that was such a great song. I listened to that quite a bit. The baby crying in the middle is kind of surreal, but so good. Talking about the ghetto, the ghetto. So good. So good. You think easy porn is fake? I hope so, man, because that guy complained a lot about pornography, which I completely understand is sort of ruining his family. So you think easy porn is fake? Good. I'm glad. I'm glad. I certainly hope so. Let's see.

[57:46] Uh yay has been making headlines recently with the announcement of a new venture yeezy porn this adult entertainment studio has reported in collaboration with stormy daniel's ex-husband mike mars and is expected to be unlike anything seen before in the industry, Ye has previously spoken about his struggles with pornography addiction, stating it had a negative impact on his family.

[58:12] Yeezy Porn Controversy

[58:12] Interesting. So it doesn't look like it's totally bogus. Jim Croce? A mean old, meanest man in the whole damn town. Meaner than the junkyard dog, is that the guy? Eh, pleasant. He was like the wasting away Margaritaville guy of his day. All right, enough. I could do a music talk all night. That's not...

[58:47] Yeah, from Jesus Walk to porn, hope not. Yeah, that's pretty wild. Maybe it will be saving people from porn. Or maybe it will be talking about how terrible things are. With regards to the abuse suffered by people in the porn industry, like before they got into the porn industry, usually, or maybe during, I don't know. Maybe it could be something like that. We don't know. But if it's Kanye West, it will certainly be somewhat unexpected, for sure. All right. Any last questions, comments, issues, challenges, problems? I don't mean to make it a short show, but it is my third show of the day. I have to save my voice a tiny, tiny bit. I um i have a huge rant but i'm gonna do that i think maybe as a solo show or maybe i'll do it with um for a donor live stream tomorrow do you like the animals, there is a house in new orleans they call the rising sun yeah i do i do all right i know that's not their song but.

[1:00:04] Um i was going to make a music comment but said my phone has given me 30 seconds of a countdown of doom oh you got to the charger in time oh you didn't get to the charger in time i'm sorry about that steph did you see 43 of businesses couldn't pay rent in april oh is that right, You know, I mean, small businesses are called the backbone of the economy, but a lot of small businesses are just kind of hanging on by a thread.

[1:00:33] Next Book Ventures

[1:00:33] Are you thinking about the next book now that you're done with Peaceful Parenting? Yeah, I would love to do another work of fiction, man. I loved writing those. The Future and the Present was absolutely glorious to write and just such a blast to work on. I love love love the depth and intimacy and detail and connection and I merge with these characters I love these characters even Louis Staten I love these characters and I almost never feel closer to anyone than I do to these characters so I've got some vague ideas for stories but I was actually think it would be very interesting that to do a story i feel a character that had a sudden exit and he did have a sudden exit from the present was uh arlo and to me it would be very interesting to see arlo get drawn into the corruption of the state post collapse so we'll see we'll see, oh we're looking forward to the rant then thanks for everything steph and sorry again Again, didn't mean to come off as intrusive earlier with the donation.

[1:01:43] You don't have to apologize for donating to me. Really, really, really. You absolutely do not have to apologize for donating to me. I really do appreciate it. And it is very, very important. I mean, honestly, I'll be perfectly frank with you guys. We now have, there's me and Jared and James, and we've got another guy working with us who is really helping to automate tasks. I feel, I know I put out a lot of material. I know I put out a lot of material. real i'm like the eagles that they're in their heyday on cocaine which i guess would be double cocaine but um.

[1:02:17] And to automate means to get more material out. I know that I put out more material than most people can consume. I get that. But I'm putting out material for the future, forever. I honestly don't believe there will ever be another philosophical conversation like this in the world. Ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever. Will there be another philosophical conversation like this? And because of that, I feel a certain amount of energy slash frenzy to get out material, even if it can't all be consumed in the present, because this will never happen again. Like, what we're doing here will never, ever happen again.

[1:02:58] Anger towards Philosophical Neglect

[1:02:59] You know, I was reading the end of the Peaceful Parenting book yesterday. And I felt, I mean, I just felt very angry. I felt very angry that after thousands and thousands of years of philosophy, it took little old me to apply philosophy to parenting in the family.

[1:03:29] That is enraging. The fuck were people doing beforehand? Hand we could be a brain in a tank yeah that's really fucking important can you help children who are being beaten and assaulted lied to screamed at undermined psychologically molested right no, emmanuel fucking can't oh such a big moralist we should act as if the principle of action, Talk about kids at all. I mean, they're all around. They're all being beaten up and assaulted and abused and neglected. Anything? René Descartes, Immanuel Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche. None of them talked about parenting. Ayn Rand. Almost nothing about parenting. Nothing about childhood. Nothing!

[1:04:26] Historical Philosophical Failures

[1:04:27] Jean-Jacques Rousseau literally abandoned his children to almost certain death in state orphanages. Five kids. He flushed down the toilet at the state. But he's such a moralist!

[1:04:43] Marx half-raped his maid, tossed her out on the street when she was pregnant. What happened to that kid? How were people doing? Like, what were people doing? Plato, oh, yeah, we should, you know, people shouldn't know who their parents are and everybody should just have sex in a big giant vat of collective syphilis-based, hippie pile of intertwined goo. Aristotle, you demand the pursuit of excellence in the... You know, like there are slave children being raped all around you. No, no, but biology, classification... Thousands of years. Oh, but it was so tough. Then write it and have it published after you're dead. I don't give a shit. I don't care. Do something. I don't care. Just. Oh, but look, I get all the honor and glory and deplatforming of talking about philosophy and parenting.

[1:06:06] All these philosophers. And it's not like we're coming across all of these philosophers who were repressed in their time, but we found all their writings, because there's a lot of writings that were preserved that weren't famous at the time, and we're not finding those guys either. But the realm of the forms and the perfect, the symposium of love and the four different layers of love and what is real, it's, oh my God, shut up. Oh my God, a tsunami of polysyllabic trauma-avoiding, abuse-replicating bullshit.

[1:06:47] Challenging Parental Defenses

[1:06:48] So yeah, I'm taking analysis and I'm carving about the last part of the book before the conclusion. I'm just carving apart logically the various parental defenses about why they were bad parents, if they were bad parents. It's really not that hard to do. Nobody's done it. Nobody's done it. Do you think all the people obsessed with politics have their family houses in order and have virtuous, peaceful parenting all around them? Nope. Oh, but who's the vice president pick gonna be? Does that help the kids around you? I would be the fan. Wen-hoch. Zyvenko-Wen-hoch of moral philosophy. No, because he was crazy. Cut his ear off and mailed it to his girlfriend, or the girl he wanted to be his girlfriend. So I don't think so. Politics is so boring now. Yeah, well, post-Trump it is. After this, therefore, because of this.

[1:08:09] And that heavy anger that I always felt in philosophy, even in philosophy classes, the philosophy classes that I took in the history of philosophy and Aristotle and Plato, all the philosophy classes that I took, I just would occasionally feel this just sort of heavy dead rage. It's all such bullshit. It's all such a distraction.

[1:08:45] What does any of this matter? Or, you know, I don't mean to just, I don't mean to just crab it.

[1:09:00] Theological Questions

[1:09:01] Philosophers, because theologians too, right? Well, Christians as a whole, you know, big fan of Christianity, I love Christians, but guys, God made the world. God made the people in it. God knows the effects that child abuse has on adults. So why, when the parents pray to be better parents, did God never say peaceful parenting?

[1:09:36] My mother, not religious particularly, but I do remember a time when she beat me up and then was very sad afterwards and kind of came in and gripped my hand and sat in the darkness with me forever. I couldn't tell her how hurt and frightened I was, so I could only make my breathing uneven as a way of transmitting my distress and pretending to be asleep. And I don't know if she was praying. She was whispering things that I couldn't hear.

[1:10:10] My father became religious later in life, but it was not, when he prayed to God, God did not tell him, you need to apologize and make amends with your son. My father was alive for years while I was still doing my show. Oh, he knew about my childhood. I literally was talking about it publicly. Did God tell him, here's what happened to your son. Here's how you can make amends. He didn't even need God. I told him what amends would be required. So was he praying? I assume he was. Were the theologians throughout history, the Christians throughout history, were they praying? I assume they were. I believe they were. So why didn't they get what God knows as the solution to immorality, why did it all have to wait for me, and you and your support which I hugely appreciate I couldn't have written the book without your support and I really do appreciate all of that freedomain.com slash donate if you'd like to help the show out it's very gratefully appreciated and humbly accepted, Why? Why did it have to wait for us? Why?

[1:11:34] Well, you see, the world's spirit sometimes picks particular nations to manifest his moral journey. Shut up. What about the kids? They're lucky all around you. You know dozens of them. Extended family. How are the kids doing?

[1:11:53] Philosophical Frustrations

[1:11:53] Nietzsche. Ah, oh, vanity is the fear of appearing original. Yeah, great job. Kids? No.

[1:12:16] We have to be able to choose evil, otherwise free will doesn't matter. But people pray to God for guidance, right? You don't get the free will thing if you get to pray to God, for guidance. If you get to pray for God for guidance, if you get to pray to God for guidance, the free will argument is somewhat limited. Because if you accept the moral virtue and value of God, you pray to God, God tells you to do something, thing, you kind of got to do it, right? If it's perfect free will, why are there the Ten Commandments? The Ten Commandments say, here's what you can't do, and here's what you got to do.

[1:13:12] Why did it take until me to bring basic moral philosophy to parenting, childhood, and the family? You can take the guidance or not. Just like your conscience. I get that. I get that. But it's kind of like, if I'm in agony, and the doctor who I absolutely trust tells me to take pill X, Y, and Z, and then it will cure me of my agony, and I will be healthy again. You say, well, you're free will. You're free will. Oh, and the pill is free, right? You have free will. I'm in agony. I call my doctor. He says, oh, take X, Y, and Z pill. It's free. Yeah, I'm free to take it or not. It's like, but I'm calling my doctor because I want the cure. He gives me the cure. The cure is free. Oh, I have free will. It's like, yeah, but...

[1:14:31] Divine Parenting Guidance

[1:14:32] Central message we are children of a loving heavenly father he knows us and loves us he gives us he gives us the pattern i don't know what that means but surely the parents are praying to god to be better parents and god knows the effects the childhood trauma has on children so wouldn't he say stop hitting your children reason with your children i built your children to have reason at about 14 months of age. Before that, obviously, you shouldn't punish them. So the parents, religious parents, are praying to God. God knows exactly, because God is all-knowing and all-good. God designed human beings and our brains and our conscience. He knows exactly what happens to our mind and our bodies when we're traumatized and how hard it is to be good afterwards. So when the parents are praying, God Almighty, God above, please guide me in my parenting. Please make me a better parent. Please make me the best parent I can be. Then God would say, stop hitting your children and reason with them. He gives you a challenge, not just an easy fix. That's just a bunch of words. It's not an argument.

[1:15:42] It's the answer, nobody wanted to go there. They simply didn't want to. Well, that's a tautology. Why did somebody not want to go there? Well, they didn't want to go there. Well, that doesn't answer anything. See, if you lead someone in the wrong direction, you're hiding the true direction. Right?

[1:16:13] Redirecting Predators and Philosophies

[1:16:13] If I you know you've always seen these well this happens in Jurassic Park right Jeff Goldblum's character is trying to get the T-Rex he lifts up the flares hey come here come here and you know oh you go there I'll distract them and you go, and you get the predator to follow you in some other direction, that's so the predator doesn't go in that direction oh kids you run for help I'll lead the killer over here right.

[1:16:52] So, if the philosophers and the theologians are all talking about stuff other than treating children peacefully and reasonably, they're leading people away from that. They're actively leading people away from the solution. It's demonic, in my humble opinion. You say, God doesn't usually give you a pill to make it better, he guides you down a hard path. Okay. So why did it take an atheist to write the book on peaceful parenting? Why? Why?

[1:17:47] If you have abusive parents they chose to be abusive God didn't make them abusive, but the parents are praying for guidance and why are they not being told to be peaceful, it's a reasonable question isn't it so it's only a couple of possibilities either they're not praying to God they're praying to God and God is telling them the truth, which he has to, God can't lie.

[1:18:18] Parental Choices and Divine Guidance

[1:18:18] And then they're just not listening to God and doing what God tells them to do. Because peaceful parenting relies on reasoning rather than authority. But, but, the Christians accept reasoning. The Christians accept reasoning. They respected Aristotle, simply called him the philosopher, and he's one of the greatest reasoners outside of the family and parenting in human history. Why did it have to wait?

[1:19:08] Also, is it God speaking to people or people's interpretation of God? How can you prove it is God answering and hearing your prayers? When you pray to God, why doesn't he say, stop hitting your babies? You know, a massive number of people in America, this is in my Peaceful Parenting book, hit babies. Some of them, a lot of them, not all, a lot of them are Christians. I just.

[1:19:55] I'm really, you know, quite heartbroken that it had to wait this long. I mean, obviously I was talking about peaceful parenting almost from the very beginning of this show, like 18 years ago, but why did it have to take this long? Not for me to write the book. I mean, I've talked about it and made the case in countless presentations and speeches and podcasts. And I mean, it's good to get it all together in one place, but why, why would it have to wait for me? Everybody knows the childhood affects adulthood. The child is the father of the man. What was that words worth 200 years ago?

[1:20:39] Delayed Parenting Insights

[1:20:40] And if this is the answer, and it is, why did it have to wait this long? Oh, it had to wait for the internet. Nope. Nope. No, it didn't. Anybody could have written all of this down at any time. Oh, but it might not have been published. So lots of stuff is kept in private diaries. Lots of stuff is only published after somebody dies. Lots of stuff.

[1:21:16] Maybe people just don't care. No, that's not it. If people just didn't care, then I wouldn't have received so much blowback for peaceful parenting. If people didn't care, they wouldn't get mad at it. I wouldn't have been attacked for it. So, no, it's not that.

[1:21:53] It's, um, it's just a sad thing, you know, cause I, I guess, you know, a lot of people are like, yeah, I'll give you guys the feed. Even if you're not donors, you can get this, uh, feed for a peaceful parenting. Just listen to the book. It's, uh, it's in 26 parts and there'll be a shorter version when all is said and done. But you should take that and you can go to that and you can put it into your feed catcher and it'll download everything for you automatically why is it respect your parents and not respect your children in these books the claim to care about morality and peace parents have free choice adults have free choice children have none well the argument would be that you teach your children children, my religion, and my religion teaches your children to respect you no matter what. That's the deal, right? But I don't think it's a good deal. I don't think it's a particularly moral deal.

[1:22:57] Personal Accountability and Parenting

[1:22:57] Can we share it with outsiders yet? Look, if it's an emergency, yes, absolutely. I consider myself a former atheist, says. I lean towards Christianity, but after discovering Christian Zionism in the last six months, I'm horrified they actually pray for Armageddon, which goes against every teachings of Jesus. They truly want the end times. It's incomprehensible to me. Oh, the American rapture thing is a big deal, right? The American rapture thing is a big deal. Like a lot of people, and not just America, but I think it's a bit more of an American phenomenon. Uh that the end times are here i wanted to come in my lifetime and uh you know the bumper stickers if my car is empty it's because i've been in the rapture and so on uh that's uh that's a big thing, it's sort of a climate cult of the end times people and i think it's really uh really horrible and and hard for children hard for children to put it bluntly, yeah i'll leave it to your discretion about the book with outsiders ciders. If somebody really needs it, absolutely. Yeah, the rapture thing, it's like the global warming stuff, right? I mean, the world's going to end and, I mean, it just provokes nihilism.

[1:24:12] And it escalates the dire consequences to the point where people are, I think, quite crippled, especially when they're young. Yeah.

[1:24:29] All right. Yeah, well, influence in foreign policy is also not ideal, to put it mildly. Terrible stuff. Hedonism is allure and addiction, in my experience, and those that never get out of hedonism hate morality as it threatens their drug. Peaceful parenting threatens the drug of power. Yeah, I mean, I think we can say that for sure, but why? I don't know the answer to this, and we won't ever know for sure, because we can't exactly dig up old philosophers and ask them. But it's like, oh, well, the perception of the thing is the thing itself. It's great. Does that actually help children not get beaten and assaulted? No, but does a thing exist when you're not looking at it? You know, if a tree falls in the forest and never makes a sound, was there actually a sound created? I mean, this is really important questions. You know, children are getting beaten and assaulted and molested all around you, right?

[1:25:38] Provoking Nihilism in Philosophy

[1:25:38] No, no, but the trolley problem, you see, the trolley problem is the... Fuck! Ah!

[1:25:51] Just say you want to serve evil and you want to lead people away from virtue.

[1:26:03] Just be honest.

[1:26:19] Exploring Dark True Crime

[1:26:20] I'm uh and funny because i think the last live stream i said that i was going through i hate the world phase i i just noticed nobody asked me about that it's totally fine you don't have to it's not your job just pointing out that i noticed and the reason for that i won't get into the details but over the next couple of days i'm going to do a true crime podcast a A philosophical true crime podcast. I did one a couple of years ago, which was very good, I think, and got a lot of positive feedback for it. But true crime is really fascinating. And I've got a story that gets under my skin like bamboo under the fingernails. You weren't here last live stream? Yeah, I was accusing you personally, man. But yeah, uh, it's, uh, it's tough. Yeah. Capote. Yeah, that's right. That's right. Truman Capote. I perceived a crying child and I went away to ponder the state of the planet as opposed to helping the child, yeah? Yeah. Everybody was a child. Everybody was a child.

[1:27:30] But yeah, I'm going to probably do it as a live stream. But yeah, I got a true crime thing that is just going to blow your mind, and outrage you like almost nothing else. What does Islam say about child abuse? I don't know. How do I tell a guy I befriended and now I'm playing? What? Oh, how do I tell a guy I befriended and I'm now playing and with his family weekly to be nicer to his kids? So if he's a friend of yours, you would not ask him to be nicer to his kids. You would ask him about his own childhood. You would ask him about his own child and get to learn his own childhood. And through that process, he will most likely figure out, what he's doing to his kids and why, and maybe with a bit of nudging. But you don't tell people to just be nicer. You have to get to the root cause of why they're not being nicer, and that's usually avoiding the moral truths of their childhood. So, yeah.

[1:28:40] Starting Conversations on Morality

[1:28:41] Lecturing and morality start with questions, not answers. Wow, thanks, Steph. That's some dark work to do. You have no idea yet. You have no idea yet.

[1:28:57] Is it a recent occurrence for the true crime thing? Not super recent, about six years ago.

[1:29:06] Merging Philosophy with Crime

[1:29:07] Sounds like a vein of gold to combine philosophy with true crime. Yeah, I know that there's a lot of true crime. I listen to a couple of them from time to time. There's a good one called Women in Crime. There's another good one called Crime Junkies. And they're both good shows and very interesting and well put together. Women in Crime is particularly good. It's two criminologists who talk about crime and the general theories behind it and all of that.

[1:29:38] All right. Well, thanks, everyone, for a great evening. I really do appreciate you guys dropping by tonight. I hope that you will check out the Peaceful Parenting book. And I will work to get that out over the next week, at least in a Kindle format, so that you can get all of the end notes and all of the references. Is because there's a lot of research in there and it's worth knowing where all of the arguments are coming from in terms of the science and data so i hope that you will check that out have yourselves an absolutely glorious evening i will talk to you friday night i've got another call-in show tomorrow which is truly mind-blowing and uh so we'll get that out probably over the weekend, and if you're listening to this later of course freedomain.com slash donate to help out the show would really, really appreciate it.

[1:30:24] Support for Show Sustainability

[1:30:25] Freedomain.com slash donate. If we can keep the new guy, that really does come down to you. I would really, really appreciate that. Your support will help with that. And I will pray for you, Steph, and the comfort of the Holy Ghost is needed. I appreciate that thought. I really, really do. Have a great night, everyone. Lots of love. Thank you for your support and for allowing me to do what I do. I'll talk to you soon. Bye.

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