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77 minutes | Jul 22, 2018
Conscription, Slavery, and the Civil War w/CJ of Dangerous History
The title pretty well explains this episode. Opening with a monologue from Murray Rothard's "Ethics of Liberty" on the subject of conscription, setting a tone rejecting of the legitimacy of this practice. Find CJ at profcj.org or search for "Dangerous History" anywhere you get your podcasts.
46 minutes | Jul 4, 2018
22 per day
22 veterans commit suicide everyday. This should give people pause who are tolerant or supportive of the foreign policy establishment. Today's episode breaks a hiatus of Subversion, having had to take a few months off to recover from a rather life disrupting illness. At War With Ourselves: The Domestic Consequences of Foreign Policies FPF #215 – At War With Our Vets guest Will Porter
42 minutes | Apr 14, 2018
Why Syria Matters
This episode provides a little bit of context that can more adequately inform the events that are currently unfolding than you may get from a TV news report. To understand what's really going on, at a bare minimum we need to visit 1953 when the US overthrows the Mosaddegh regime in Iran and installs the Shah. When you peal back the onion to figure out the truth of what's happening in the Middle East, we uncover layers of proxy wars and in fighting within each given syndicate in struggles to power. A region of the world torn by a century of war, ever since the overthrow of the Ottoman Empire in World War One. There's a lot of history and context to these conflicts that even the most outspoken of us can struggle to comprehend, but at the very least we could at least agree that we don't know enough to start toppling power structures in this tenuous part of the world. Despite having the largest military in the world, Americans have resigned to cowering in fear of a country with an economy the size of Manhattan. This conflict has America and Russia written all over it, and the events we've witnessed in the past decade should tell us very well that the Cold War may have never ended, just was on hiatus. I have plenty of links for you: My discussion with Will Porter on the Iran Nuclear Deal. I neglected to mention how this is also a crucial component, but there wasn't any more time to devote anyway in this episode. Seymour Hersh on describing Al Qaeda's access to sarin gas Hersh again on the 2017 attack on Khan Sheikhoun Immersion News links on congress reactions to Syrian strike Immersion News links on the strikes on Syria in general Hillary Clinton's e-mails show that benefiting Israel was in mind during the planning of overthrowing Bashar Al Assad The Atlantic showing how Syrian Rebels, in fact, used chemical weapons on Assad allied forces, as opposed to the hawkish narrative which claims the contrary
111 minutes | Apr 1, 2018
Where Sam Harris And Christian Picciolini Get It Wrong w/ Tony of DWYH
Tony joins Trey of Subversion Webcast to dissect Sam Harris' recent conversation on White Power. Christian Picciolini is a former white supremacist with a violent past. Over time, he saw the error of his ways, and now works to reform young men in the white power movement. Trey and Tony take issue with some of the views and conclusions of both Harris and Picciolini. Topics discussed: Mainstream Media, Stefan Molyneux, Alt Right, the Russia narrative, and white privilege/white guilt. Listen to Harris and Picciolini's Conversation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx1vpEenu80 Conversation of Harris with Douglas Murray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAsDYc6vR5A Molyneux Talks To Murray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsFBjKuRy4M Molyneux Clip That Many People Criticize: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZASruN-mIA Another Criticism of Molyneux: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TPwjUmS7Vw Trey's Show Notes (timestamps from Waking Up with Sam Harris podcast episode with Christian Picciolini) Conspiracy theory simply pivoted to a new boogyman: from Jews to whiteness Genuinely curious if he can delineate a disaffected unemployed white person from the rust belt from a well polished white supremacist. Good points he makes: 6:00 - Details that not only people from broken homes become radicalized. Important point when we talk about Jihadism as well 15:00 - Potholes analogy. Great metaphor, and I think this is useful. What broke the cycle of his association with the white supremacist movement was having someone reach out an olive branch. 53:00 - Silence and violence are both bad ways to confront extremists 1:06:00 - Dylan Roof, radicalized partially by fake news. This is a complicated point for me, there’s good and bad in this short little clip of audio. 1:40:00 - Chris both says that all we have to do is admit that we’re a white supremacist nation. Then when asked about what to tell black people he seems to not have thought about that much, and instead dodges the question in lieu of a shaming of white people again for gentrification, immediately after shaming white people for segregating blacks in Chicago. 1:48:00 - Audience member calls out Chris for being hard on the right and strawmanning people like Molyneux (on the point of holocaust denialism) and Jordan Peterson (the implication of him being alt-right), and making the point that the dishonesty of the left has to be part of the discussion on pushing people to the fringe right. (btw, audience member was black) Bad points he makes: 33:00 - Says white supremacy has seeped into mainstream society. examples he uses later is affirmative action, and if you’re against it, you’re the useful idiot of nazis…. 36:30 - Says there’s no difference between nazis and ISIS…preening about how we never call white people terrorists 39:00 - Russia, Russia, Russia! 45:45 - America has never faced it’s history of racism 1:15:00 - While earlier making the point that being given the time of day is part of what broke his relationship to nazism, Harris and Christian both advocate insulating media from being cordial to these people. Seems backward. 15 minutes later makes the point that the person you’re debating isn’t the person you’re trying to reach, it’s the people watching who are on the fence about a given idea that you’re trying to convince. (back to 1:15:00) Then says Molyneux is a cult leader.. 1:28:30 - In response to a question, Harris appeals to public education as the panacea for white supremacy. Unfortunately he seems to imply that we’re all one bad experience away from being a nazi. I really wish Chris would have talked more about the ideology of neo-nazism, because I’m curious to actually hear what they think the policy prescriptions ought to be. Reason being, I’m suspicious of the implication that neo-nazism is mainstream, all he did was preen about it, never offered great examples or parallels between the contemporary right and nazism.
90 minutes | Mar 30, 2018
State of the Libertarian Union Talk Show - Episode 4
This is the fourth installment of the State of the Libertarian Union monthly talk show where I was joined by Patrick MacFarlane of the Liberty Weekly podcast, Kyle Anzalone of Foreign Policy Focus, Tony Rockamora of Don't Waste Your Hate, as well as Daniel and Robert of Actual Anarchy. Check out all of the fine podcasts we have over at LibertarianUnion.com and you can also find the video from this podcast at this link
60 minutes | Mar 17, 2018
Freeing Yourself First w/ Antony Sammeroff
This episode is quite a treat. Antony Sammeroff was gracious enough to take the time to deliver to us his thoughts on libertarianism, how this phenomenon manifests itself across the Atlantic, and how it dovetails with self development. You'll also hear in this episode your host relay his own experience with using self help and how it effected his own quality of life and unique circumstances which lead to my current worldview. You don't want to miss this one, or any like it in the future. Please subscribe on your podcatcher of choice so you never miss an episode. Places to find Antony: Be Yourself and Love It Podcast E-Book: Procrastination Annihilation Scottish Liberty Podcast
69 minutes | Mar 6, 2018
The Problem of Domestic Violence ft. Patrick of Liberty Weekly
In this episode with Patrick of the Liberty Weekly podcast, I interview him on his paper he wrote on the subject of domestic violence. Coming at this from a libertarian angle can sometimes fall on deaf ears of people who believe that we simply need to use the state to police the problem. Setting aside the moral injury of using the social apparatus of violence, we should take pause in reflection of the ineptitude of government to solve this issue. But we don't just spend the whole time focused on criticism, we also show a great example of effectively protecting victims from violence. Dale Brown of the Detroit Threat Management Center holds under his resume an impressive track record of crisis intervention without the common problem we notice in public policing of collateral damage. The number of officer involved shootings is effectively 0, being as a method of deescalation is employed instead of coming in with guns blazing.
50 minutes | Jan 27, 2018
What Libertarianism is, and what it is not
This installment of Subversion features an opening monologue about highlighting the double standard a lot of folks tend to have about private entities when compared to public entities. Your host then gives a cursory look the framework for the various libertarian schools of thought, then tackles a "Libertarianism Debunked" video produced by The Young Turks point by point to flesh out the simplified and straw clad version of libertarianism TYT provided. It is clear that Hasan Piker has not even a clue what his opposition really believes and we expose that, even if the video came out in August 2016 the same ol' fallacies keep getting thrown at you. Visit the Libertarian Union to find other great podcasts ranging from heavy topics such as Foreign Policy Focus and legal theory through a libertarian lens with Liberty Weekly, or just something light and fun with Daniel and Robert over at Actual Anarchy for movie reviews from a hardcore libertarian perspective.
87 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
The Inaugural Libertarian Union Meetup
I know that libertarians are an individualistic bunch and are anti-collectivist, but there's something to be said about the usefulness of voluntary coalitions. This week we bring you an in person conversation between Patrick MacFarlane of the Liberty Weekly podcast where his staple topic has been centered around aspects of law from the perspective of an anarchocapitalist. We discuss tactics, pragmatism, conspiracies, net neutrality, the left-right dichotomy, culture, and among other tangential topics. Subscribe to Pat's show and follow his blog over at LibertyWeekly.net Patrick and I crossed paths through both doing libertarian podcasts, having both become part of a podcast network called The Libertarian Union. Find more at LibertarianUnion.com
32 minutes | Jan 8, 2018
2017 in Retrospect
What begins as a retrospective look at the show over the past year, quickly turns into an episode devoted to yours truly's pet issue, foreign policy. I will provide some key pieces of information that has helped form my understanding of the geopolitical quagmire in the Middle East/North-East Africa region, with a lot of help from clips made my various other media outlets. Who are the big players, why each faction leverages power against each other, and under which proxies. These are the big questions we need to be asking ourselves, and there's a lot to unravel. Consider this setting a precedent for 2018's trajectory as a show, where you can expect to see more of the curtain be pulled back, as we subvert the gatekeepers of narrative.
96 minutes | Dec 17, 2017
Talking "Dangerous History" with Prof CJ of The Dangerous History Podcast
You've been cautioned by the title of this episode. Just as it says, contained within the next hour and a half of audio is a discussion on the subject of history from a perspective you may not have previously been able to see given the information provided at the time. In this rather conversational interview, listen as CJ and Trey stumble upon subjects such as Ronald Reagan, George Bush, war and peace, draining the Florida Everglades, and much more. Related links: The Moldy Peaches Punk Rock Opera Rope River Blues Band Jordan Peterson, Clean your Room Where to find The Dangerous History Podcast Waters of Destiny Prof CJ's series on "Draining the Swamp", a chronicling of the geoengineering project of irrigation networks in the Florida Everglades: Rise of Cane Kingdom Part 1 and Part 2 Nancy and Ronald Reagan statement on the War on Drugs George Bush, Axis of Evil Speech
19 minutes | Dec 8, 2017
This is your security force
It was announced this morning that Ex-Mesa, AZ police officer Philip Brailsford was acquitted of second degree murder and reckless manslaughter. This will come to no surprise to anyone familiar with criminal justice reform, being as the thin blue line of legal protection benefits the monopoly security forces throughout America. Police are all but trained to shoot first and ask questions later, and there is no better case than the deadly encounter which ended the life of Daniel Shaver. Warning, this video is very graphic, but is important to observe the near execution style tactic officer Brailsford coldly employed. Here are the facts. Daniel Shaver (a pest control worker) was showing off his pellet gun in his hotel room, when some busybody saw the gun through a window. These guests told the hotel management, who called police, then the video linked above ensued. Panicking and obviously confused, Daniel frantically attempts to obey every single command the officer screams at him while a gun is pointed at him while begging for his life. He is told to crawl with his left ankle wrapped around his right ankle. Daniel is wearing what looks like ill fitting gym pants and pauses at one moment to pull up his pants (as a result of the commands officers were giving him), causing the officers to shoot him in response to him reaching for his waistband. Nowhere in the video is it apparent that Mr Shaver was armed. Nowhere in the video is it apparent that this person is criminally insane. The video shows a scared young man who was gunned down in cold blood. What is apparent to me is that we have a very real problem with police violence that people have put up with for far too long. Please consider donating to Daniels Memorial Fund, to help Daniel's family recover from this unjust killing.
33 minutes | Nov 22, 2017
As an expression of my gratitude to my listeners, I'm giving you a special bonus episode of Subversion this week. I had on: Patrick MacFarlane from over at Liberty Weekly podcast Will Porter, contributor at anti-war.com and the libertarianinstitute.com TJ Eckert, copy editor/writer with beinglibertarian.com Kyle Anzalone, from the podcast Foreign Policy Focus And finally none other than Prof CJ from the Dangerous History podcast Related links: Thanksgiving themed nationalist propaganda from 1951 Twin Cities' Traffic Congestion Ranks Among Worst in the US The Drone Papers Articles like this Washington Post piece are becoming normal, talking about Yemen yet never mentioning the US 130 children die each day in Yemen
41 minutes | Nov 19, 2017
Rants, Rock & Roll, and Q&A
This episode contains a rant by yours truly, as well as a clarification as to the future of the content on this podcast. The first half I take you on a path down questioning some of the worst things I've noticed as well as a story about a conversation I had with a drone pilot. As the show has evolved since it's advent, there have been a lot of sharp turns and 180's but now it is safe to say that the intended goal will be to bridge the gap between libertarianism as a thought experiment read about by wishful people. No, some people have to be out there engaging in entertainment to give some influence. People like Doug Stanhope and Dave Smith are great examples of libertarians out there on stage asking the questions no one else will ask on the nightly news. The music you hear for the first 20 minutes underneath the monologue is by Yndi Halda, from their album Enjoy Eternal Bliss
85 minutes | Nov 11, 2017
Problems with American law enforcement with former officer Raeford Davis
I had a chance to talk to Raeford Davis, former police officer with Charleston, South Carolina. This was a unique encounter for me, being as most police officers I know do not share much in common from a basic philosophical view. The opportunity to find a truly principled libertarian who has had experiences inside Leviathan is seeming to become more common. Some places to find Raeford's writing: An interview in GQ The mistitled article, Why I Hated Being a Cop in collaboration with Vice. Raeford's Twitter handle: @RaefordD Following the tragic events in Sutherland Springs, Texas the Holcomb family lost 8 of their own. Bryan, Karla, Marc, Noah, Emily, Megan, Greg, Crystal and her unborn child. Please join me in donating to these people to help put their loved ones to rest, it's the least we can do. donorsee.com/1498
81 minutes | Oct 30, 2017
Music and liberty, with Nick Pecone
We have a timely episode, considering the recent shift in content, with Nick Pecone. Our musical and political tastes seem to align pretty well, so this makes for an entertaining conversation. Songs featured in this episode: Pillars by Nick's heaviest project he's done called Carriedbysix Walk Away, by Nick's solo effort, Burns to the Soul Orson Wells, by Purveyors of Fiction from the album Hollow Notes
61 minutes | Oct 22, 2017
A War for Culture or Competing Cultures of Warfare? Pt. 2
Picking up where we left off in Part one of this episode, Jordan and I expose the blind spots on both of the polarizing factions surrounding the immigration debate. We also further describe the machinations of this perceived culture war that we are witnessing. This topic seems to have it's roots entangled closely to the secession movements we've been witnessing worldwide, some would say in response to a rise in international hegemony. This is a project I donated to this week. Exercise your right to make things right with DonorSee.com to donate to a someone in need.
47 minutes | Oct 14, 2017
The Iran Deal with Will Porter
P5+1 is an agreement between Iran under duress of the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. Between rising tensions following decades of conflict with various Iranian regimes, hawks on both sides have turned what would be the most stringent restrictions on use of nuclear material, into something of a quagmire. I'm joined by journalist Will Porter to discuss the history of Iranian and American relations, as well as their place in geopolitics in general. The deal has four key provisions which act as the tightest safeguards on use of nuclear material in history. 1) no enrichment of U above 5% U-235, and all highly-enriched materials, some as high as 20% U-235, must be blended down to less than 5% or altered to a form not usable for weapons. 2) no additional centrifuges are to be installed or produced, and three-fourths of the centrifuges at Fordow and half of the centrifuges at Natanz will be inoperable, 3) stop all work on the heavy-water reactor at Arak, provide design details on the reactor (which could be used to produce Pu for the other type of atomic weapon) and do not develop the reprocessing facilities needed to separate Pu from used fuel, 4) full access by IAEA inspectors to all nuclear facilities, including daily visitation to Natanz and Fordow, and continuous camera surveillance of key sites. Source On October 13th, Trump addressed the strategy going forward with Iran, which includes refusing to certify the 2 year old agreement with Iran as a chest pounding show of force. He even went as far as to suggest that we're on a slippery slope with Iran, because if we ignore them they'll turn out like the Democratic People's Republic of Korea if let go rouge. But as Will and I detail, America is a bit of a paper tiger in this deal, being only one part of six major world powers overseeing Iran's nuclear program.
86 minutes | Oct 1, 2017
#25 - Shane Mauss
This episode really is what set a chain of events leading to a change in the show's structure going forward. This was the first episode we had recorded breaking out of the strictly musician only guest format. Shane and I had some laughs, talked about the greater purpose of the psychedelic experience and the role that his evolution in comedy ultimately lead him to a podcast about evolutionary psychology and science.
53 minutes | Sep 16, 2017
Forbidden Notion #2 - A War for Culture or Competing Cultures of Warfare? Pt. 1
Those of us who have been peered into the right (or wrong) pockets of individuals on the internet, you'll find all kind of terribly disturbing views. Things we find atrocious. Yet it seems like people put a microscope to certain events, inferring an immediate threat. Even people predisposed to favoring sovereignty of a given person or group of people, sacrifice the greatest of minority of all, the individual in the pursuit of preserving it. Today we explore this phenomenon of, wrought with many forms of false dichotomy and expectations of abandoning the most basic moral duty to do no harm. The end result of which, if the revolutionaries get their way, is a top-down bloody revolution we have seem repeated in observable cycles throughout history. To talk with me about this today, is Jordan Flati. "Live for yourself, There's no one else More worth living for Begging hands and bleeding hearts will only cry out for more Anthem of the heart and anthem of the mind A funeral dirge for eyes gone blind We marvel after those who sought New wonders in the world, wonders in the world, Wonders in…" A particular victim of Hurricane Harvey still needs help. Please help me continue supporting Daniel Lee and his family, by donating at donorsee.com/project/1258
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