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deletedSep 8, 2022Liked by James Lyons-Weiler
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More to come! Mark is so clear.

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thank you, in my case i have retired early so have the time yet money is tight but will consider...

this being a topic of passion for me since being a teenager, mid 1970's, and becoming concerned about how commercial TV was warping everyone's mind in dark ways...

however, i perceived no way to monetize this passion so it became a long-term self-directed interest which finally provided some valuable worthiness in that within two weeks i had figured out covid was a plandemic/feardemic...

anyway, i am, have been since covid started, like in a feeding frenzy around this topic, and now that i have some degree of solid understanding of what Mattias Desmet is proposing, have finally figured out who NYU professor Mark Crispin Miller is, then adding Dr. Mark McDonald's perspective might be a good next person...

so wonder is he going to cover the Trump side of this, like my background is more like Del Bigtree, so when i have tried to talk to my more leftist friends i get accused of being a Trump fan, and then when i talk to my Trump fan friends i get the following...

"As for your belief that Trump "failed because he sold out to big pharma," the original goal of the globalists was to use the plandemic to keep countries around the world locked down for years and years waiting on a vaccine. This would have destroyed the economy, people's freedoms and paved the way for the Great Reset agenda.

So its pretty clear to see Trump was playing an optics game. Operation warp speed brought a vaccine solution in less than a year, so in the final calculus, this greatly minimized the fallout, which would have been much, much worse than what we're seeing play out currently. All Trump did was turn their plandemic narrative on its head. By claiming to be pro-vaccine and anti-mandate, he avoided the political weaponization that would have been used against him if he opposed a vaccine outright. Again, optics are important, this is a very nuanced game."

which just blows my mind about how the propaganda/gaslighting works both sides...

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interesting, have 4 pages of notes leading to questions seeking clarity, so, maybe...

till then, might comment about if the word left is a good use of labeling which, if you want to keep it to a single word, might be, just the downside is to the degree it implies that the left is by default the definition of evil...

so, i tend to label it the extreme left, this from my more a libertarian dominant perspective that goes leftward to compensate for the downsides perceived from hardcore anarcho-capitalism, that is i do see some worthiness within a classical economics/Michael Hudson type of economic perspective...

then so agree about the extreme left, especially the ones who are true believers in this heinous horror show that is third wave feminism, like i try to discuss this in like Jungian discussion groups and have group administrators, PhD Jungian types, tell me that i am wrong, that Jung was wrong...

just unreal, but it provides a great example of the importance of this topic...

best...

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Radical left, Neoliberalism

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yes, the story of neoliberalism and how it became the dominant political/economic theory, which appears to have been kickstarted at the Chicago School of Economics as the neoclassical economic school of thought that originated in the 1930s...

a theory which basically helped to justify/backstop crony corrupt government/commerce collusion-based capitalism...

which yes starting with Bill Clinton the democrats were at that point on all in, then Obama even more so, you have to go back to JFK/RFK to find a democrat that attempted to standup against the collusion and corruption...

however, seems like on the republican/right side of the fence which note i don't know as well, that they have also overwhelmingly embraced this whitewash of corruption seemingly more so and before the democrats did...

the difference it seems is that the right assumes that some hidden hand will somehow like magically oversee and control the corruption and the left assumes blindly that the democratic party does so by default...

while for me a fair/open market system has much to recommend, the issue is the fair/open part, as in there is no hidden hand to control for crony corrupt commerce/government collusion...

and while i am still a work in progress on this topic it appears that the history of this goes back to at least Plato's time, and then also at some point you need descend into the rabbit hole that is banking and usury...

that the deeper issue is psychological, becomes learning to avoid/prevent how we tend to be darkly nurtured into greed becoming the god we worship, which with this as our god seems like we should expect that any type of social/economic system from Anarcho-capitalism all the way across the mixed economic system spectrum to pure communism is going to go dark...

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after some consideration my decision is to pass on taking this course, the reason can be summed up as disagreeing with this statement by McDonald...

"The Left has always sought to control language, because any group that controls language controls the people"...

which is a bogus false statement, the left has not aways been any more than the right has always been, that the darkness plays both sides against each other, creates a dark empowered counterbalance that darkly empowers both sides to embrace then project socially engineered unresolved denied festering fears toward the other...

that being a lifelong democrat i speak out in democratic discussion groups to point out how not all of us democrats agree with the insanity/nightmare of the covid feardemic or the insanity/nightmare that tends to be labeled as gender affirming care...

so anyway, if curious as to why, this is my why...

best...

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We have open discussions at the end of each lecture for counterpoints and challenges. Rational discourse will help heal the nation.

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I like this topic, James, along with many of your other offerings. I wonder if much of what you have on offer is suitable for high school aged children. Oh, and that cutoff date did fool me momentarily; nonetheless, I still checked my calendar to verify how many days in September. :-)

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Sep 9, 2022Liked by James Lyons-Weiler

Great stuff. By the way I've been using the terms "legit-left" and "real-right" for a while now. RFK Jr, Jimmy Dore would be examples of the "LL"s and Chuck Baldwin the "RR".

They stand for free speech even for those they disagree with. Lee Camp is another LL and despite the fact that he can't stand Alex Jones, Lee was one of the first to call out the censorship of Jones.

So maybe "illegitimate-left" ("ILL" sounds correct for some reason LOL).

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I like it. But radical has a deep and broadly understood meaning. The radical left will make moderate views seem radical to justify future ILL actions.

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True. The radical left has gone so far with their Bolshevik nonsense that they are now beside bona-fide Nazis LOL. Control freaks of a feather, flock together.

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How refreshing to watch this overview after two years of being pummeled by media. Looking forward to being able to recognize propaganda that I may have missed. Thanks!

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Suggestion for a new course: "Conquering The Projection Urge": How To Stop Accusing Others Of Your Own Flaws".

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