Morality

Is Virtue Signaling Vicious?

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Virtue signaling—the practice of highlighting what one takes to be one’s own moral superiority, often by loudly denouncing the character and comportment, including the speech, of other people—has become a dominant mode of rhetoric throughout social media and network television. Virtue theory, in contrast, is a teleological approach to normative morality concerned with how actions affect one’s soul or character. Historians of philosophy usually trace virtue theory to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, the first extant articulation of ideas such as that habits build character, and virtues...

Informed Consent and COVID19 ft. Sean Leal Ep. 187

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https://youtu.be/-sUtbMumsNg Consent is a concept that is deeply rooted in the principle of self ownership. It is also a concept that progressives, especially those who support COVID totalitariansim, purport to care about. Author Sean Leal joins me to discuss issues of consent at the center of resistance to COVID19 mandates. Sean is the author of the book, "Consent is Morality: A Philosophy of Peace" and has been communicating the ideas of individual liberty for over 10 years, including speaking engagements at state schools on the principles of consent and how government actions violate...

Owen Benjamin Says the NAP is …EVIL? Ep. 124

https://youtu.be/8QsBkMb7Qzo Liberty Weekly presents yet another rebuttal of objections to anarchocapitalism! Keith Knight joins to discuss a recent live stream by Owen Benjamin where Owen claimed that the NAP was actually EVIL. Follow along as our Civil Rights Attorney On Retainer elucidates his conception of polycentric law and how children's rights actually function in a free society. As the producer, I am extremely proud to work with these guys and make sure their content gets out to you fine folks. Be sure to subscribe to Keith Knight's Don't Tread on Anyone Material referenced in...

Year Zero: Moralism of the State, Prohibited Pleasure

In Episode 53 Tommy takes a more philosophy driven reasoning for the prohibitions America has and does face. He asserts that every prohibition is a law designed to defeat the body in order for the individual to be useful for the furtherance of the state. Any person participating in drugs, excessive drinking, prostitution, or any other prohibited activity that fulfills the desires of the body in a way that may be damaging must either give up their secularist lifestyle or be forced to serve the state through imprisonment. Listen to Year Zero...

Ayn Rand’s Objections to Anarchism DEBUNKED Ep. 122

https://youtu.be/YSALRynb_hA Keith returns to the show with a vengeance! In today's episode, we do a quick refresher on Ayn Rand's background and her connection to the libertarian movement, then dive right in to her quoted opinions of anarchy. Could the legitimacy of the State's monopoly on violence be a major blind spot in her thinking? Keith Knight's Don't Tread On Anyone Referenced Material (Amazon Affiliate Link): The Ayn Rand Lexicon The Virtue of Selfishness Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal Rand's Appearances on Donahue: Early 70s ; 1979 Biting the Bullet Podcast (Shoutout!) Episode...

The Moral and Economic Case for Capitalism | Gene Epstein and Keith Knight Ep. 121

https://youtu.be/yx7VRZV7YSk In this episode of the Liberty Weekly Podcast, we bring to you an interview of the Great Gene Epstein conducted by Keith Knight. Together, they explore the various cases for and against capitalism. Please check out Keith Knight's Don't Tread On Anyone: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8ewiXhsWfnBENJQLCIxRIQ Gene Epstein is the Director and Moderator of the Soho Forum and former Economics and Books Editor at Barron's. http://www.thesohoforum.org Gene's Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeneSohoForum Material mentioned in the interview (Amazon Affiliate Link): Gene...

FPF #199 – The Nature of War guest Antony Sammeroff

On FPF #199, joins the show Antony Sammeroff discusses the nature of war. Antony presents his views through the libertarian philosophy. During the show, Antony explains the morality of war and the impacts of the war at home. Antony Sammeroff is the host of the Scottish Liberty Podcast and the Be Yourself and Love It Podcast. Antony is the author of Procrastination Annihilation. Links Scottish Liberty Podcast - War on Syria is a War on Freedom, Not...

FPF #194 – Catastrophe Day guest Will Porter

Will Porter returns to Foreign Policy Focus to discuss the Nakba and the protests in Gaza. Will gives the historical background for the Great Return March Protests. We discuss the Israeli reaction to the protest and review the morality of using lethal force against the protesters.  Links Ramsey Baroud on the Right of Return DWB report on the Great Return March  Ilan Pappe Arab...

News

Zelensky Tries to Stop Leaks Coming From His Government

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has voiced frustration with unnamed officials from his own government for speaking with the press. During his daily briefing on Thursday, the Ukrainian leader said leaks were harming Kiev’s war effort and are “frankly irresponsible.”

News Roundup 8/11/2022

US News Advisers at 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade racked up at least 60 misconduct offenses, including incidents with alcohol, drugs and adultery; a battalion commander was fired; members of one advising team are facing punishment for their behavior in...

Blog

RIP Michael Badnarik

I am told this morning that Michael Badnarik died in his sleep of heart failure last night. Michael was a great believer in and defender of freedom and the United States of America and its Constitution. He represented the Libertarian Party as presidential candidate...

KPFA Saturday Evening News–How Violence Breeds Violence

Short contribution of Laurie Calhoun to the KPFA Saturday Evening News on August 6, 2022, with David Rosenberg about drone assassination and the logic of “violence breeds violence”. This three-minute exchange spans 5:10-8:15. Many other foreign policy topics are also...

Drone Assassination: Inconvenient Facts

On the assassination of Ayman al-Zawahiri by U.S. drone in Kabul (from Accuracy.org): [Laurie Calhoun] said today: “President Biden has pivoted from the multiple crises of his administration — inflation, heightened tensions with China and Iran, and even the very real...

The Scott Horton Show

8/8/22 Bonnie Kristian on America’s Ongoing War in Somalia

 Download Episode. Scott interviews Bonnie Kristian about her new book and an article she wrote recently on America’s war in Somalia. After the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan last summer, Somalia is now America’s longest war. Though Trump temporarily shifted...

Conflicts of Interest

COI #310: Was the Al-Qaeda Leader Killed in Afghanistan?

On COI #310, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman discuss Iran, Israel and Afghanistan.   Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

COI #308: Moving Closer to Nuclear War

On COI #308, Kyle Anzalone discusses warnings that the world is close to annihilation. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

Don't Tread on Anyone

The Utilitarian Case for Voluntaryism

https://youtu.be/mO0Wi-elguk If I try to take something from you, you will resist, imposing costs on both of us in the form of property damage and bodily harm, in addition to the cost of security you may incur to prevent future acts of coercion. It’s not just that...

The State is the Health of War

https://youtu.be/WnvtYw_QKQE Critics often dismiss private law by alleging that disputes between enforcement agencies would lead to combat — even though this happens between governments all the time! In truth, the incentives for peaceful resolution of disputes would...

Who Was Tony Timpa?

https://youtu.be/zQiIPeHLQp4 “Unless it be to do justice on an offender,” Locke continued, no one may “take away, or impair the life, or what tends to the preservation of the life, the liberty, health, limb, or goods of another.” Long traces out a key implication of...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Pelosi’s Pickled Provocation Ep. 227

https://youtu.be/6t0w03HduRI In the last two weeks, I spent a great deal of time covering Nancy Pelosi's reckless diplomatic visit to Taiwan. As a part of my coverage, I made a panel appearance on Around the Empire with JoAnne Leon and was glad to be a guest on It's...

Lies, Damned Lies, & War Propaganda ft. Prof CJ Ep. 226

  https://youtu.be/Qp4xpGlxsx8 In this week's episode, I invited Prof. CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast on to talk about Part I of his current podcast series. In Part I, Prof. CJ explores the "massive British propaganda operation in the US that ran from...

The Danger of the Fake China Threat ft. Joseph Solis-Mullen Ep. 225

https://youtu.be/OEcx1yQn6ic This week, I invited Joseph Solis-Mullen on the show to discuss his most recent article published at the Libertarian Institute. The article, entitled "The Fake China Threat and Its Very Real Danger" does an excellent job of demonstrating...

Year Zero

Tim Pool is Wrong About China w/ Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick is back, and this time we’re discussing how and why Tim Pool is wrong about China. Liberty Weekly Patrick Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

BTC Vs ESG w/Car

Car from TLE joined me again. This time I wanted Car to address my Concerns about ESG, and how he thought BTC was the answer. Timeline Earth Who is Car Timeline Earth Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Origins and Myths w/Adam Patrick

Adam Patrick is back to discuss the roots of metaphysical thought and language. Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

46 & 2, Tool, the Shadow, and Jung w/Jon Hartmann

I asked my good friend Jon Hartmann to come back on the show to discuss Tool’s 46 & 2 and Jung’s concept of the Shadow. Jon Twitter Jon Instagram Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

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