Podcast #269: The Shame Debate, With Thaddeus Russell


Part 3 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is the third discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States.

Discussed Today:
-challenging ourselves with new voices and ideas
-smoking pot in the Crown Plaza Hotel: aggression?
-Kevin Carson and property rights
-Is offensive behavior forwarding freedom
-the presentation of liberty activists
-what brings change?
-employers vs. workers
-are employment "contracts" really voluntary?
-the state/corporate web
-Fabianism: the state's gradual war on all fronts
-Is the public ready for topless women on the street?
-Miley Cyrus, freedom fighter?
-Super Bowl commercial sexism?
-balancing pleasure with personal responsibility
-the cultural demand for a nuclear family
-Can we discuss morality without shaming?
-Self-regulation for and against the state
-Cultural imperialism and cause consciousness
-Founding Hypocrites: Jefferson, Adams and Rush

2013 NH Liberty Forum

Bumper Music:
"Today" - Jefferson Airplane
"Pass That Dutch (Instrumental)" - Missy Elliott
"They Reminisce Over You" (Instrumental) - DJ Shoji
"Party In the USA" Miley Cyrus

Look Closer:
Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com

Thaddeus On Stossel - http://youtu.be/xpelVE7trK0

Kevin Carson - http://c4ss.org/content/author/kevin-carson

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  1. I am really liking Thaddeus. I do not agree with his so what attitude of adults making promiscious choices and excusing the consequences by not wanting to see how it effects him. It is also a bit infuriating to hear him support state handouts while flippantly stating to just resist taxes. The resisters get their life’s ruined and the recipients of handouts (welfare, farming subsidies…) get their lives enhanced at our expense. Where is the moral and non-agression rebuttal Brett? We know you want him back but you have to extinguish fallacious arguments. He should debate Molyneux on the effects of single mothers dependence on the state as well as …The science of having fatherless or motherless upbringings.

  2. if only Miley Cyprus’s lame behavior is really just as simple as someone stretching the puritanical ethos….
    Guys c’mon it’s just not that innocent (as girl gone wild)…somebody is making money of her behavior besides her. I can understand dudes argument a little, repeat, a little bit. Isn’t mass media just another form of control?

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