I’m fond of saying a good question is better than a great answer. The title of today’s episode is that kind of question, and the path we’re going to take for answers is one you don’t want to miss.
HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND PITBULLS
The first story from the New York Post today talks about a woman who’s Pitbull puppy “mysteriously” attacked her and a friend. Turns out when you read the article, while tragic - the warning signs were there. With this piece I want to focus in on the “form” of how news articles are written, and how when you look closely enough you notice small contradictions that make a huge contextual difference.
I slept with my beloved pit bull — until he tried to eat me alive
WHAT’S GOING ON SRI LANKA?
The second story we’re going to cover is the recent turmoil in Sri Lanka, what the fallout has been, and how it signals what we can expect in larger more established countries.
PM: This is how I will make my country rich by 2025
Video: Storming the Sri Lankan Capital
Video: President of Sri Lanka escaping
Explained: Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, and his India connect
Ranil Wickremesinghe, a wily political survivor, elected Sri Lanka’s president
ARE THE BAD GUYS ANTI-FRAGILE?
The topic of Sri Lanka will lead us very well into a segment questioning whether the bad guys are anti-fragile or not. This was inspired by my recent appearance on Kingpilled where Matt Erickson and I went over a piece that discussed (you guessed it) “post libertarians” part of the feedback we received was criticism for how we characterize “The Cathedral” as being anti-fragile. We’ll explore the concept and ask ourselves the hard questions about what kind of “change” is really possible.
ABORTION & SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AS CULTURAL PHENONMENON
From discussing anti-fragility, we will move to looking at abortion and school shootings as cultural phenomenon. We will discuss recent events and put them in a context that reframes their significance. This will take us to my concept of “The Cult of American Democracy” where we will answer the question we started with, who wins in a democracy?
There Have Been 13 Mass School Shootings Since 1966, Not 27 This Year
Video: French Protesting Roe vs Wade Overturn
Example of expanding definition of abortion
THE CULT OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
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