The Bryan Hyde Show 6-7-2021
The Bryan Hyde Show
Revel in Wrongthink
If you want to witness what authentic panic looks like, look no further than the reaction of certain leaders in Idaho's GOP to Ammon Bundy's impending run for governor. I'm not sure these politicos have figured out that Ammon wasn't counting on their support in the first place. In fact, he'd likely be alarmed for them to consider him one of them when he's clearly not.
Politicos who argue against the need to free ourselves from the smothering grasp of political government often don't realize that their arguments work against them. Kent McManigal explains how what would be crimes for you and me, magically become acceptable when clothed in political language and intentions.
When people start invoking phrases like "the public interest" that's when we should be paying very close attention. As Ethan Yang explains, nebulous phrases like this are regularly used to carve out exceptions to constitutional limits on government power. And that has become a source of nonstop mischief on the part of those in power.
Changing how we see the state is an essential part of claiming, using and defending our natural rights. Of course that's easier said than done since a vast majority of people have been conditioned to see the state as a hybrid god/parent in their lives. Sheldon Richman has a marvelous explanation of what the state really is and why we should be minimizing its influence in our lives.
Since I've become a political agnostic, I've spent a fair amount of time helping others to cast out their political demons. I'm very grateful for people like Caitlin Johnstone who succinctly describe how mainstream politics offers voters the illusion of change without ever risking any kind of substantive change that would decentralize its control and power.
Watching the influence of Big Tech continuing to expand into every corner of our culture is simultaneously concerning and enlightening. Anders Koskinen has a great explanation of how our culture has been shaken but not stirred by Big Tech.
The past year has brought about some pretty dramatic shifts economically. But not all of it is bad news. Dr. Shanon Brooks from Monticello College joins me to talk about the new economy and the skills needed to prosper in the midst of all the changes.
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