Are the media the enemy of the American people? Is it the media that influences the culture, or is the media a reflection of the culture? Why is there so much dishonesty and corruption within the media? Is it okay to punch a Nazi? Are there truly any Nazis in America to begin with? Lastly, Kirk and Dave shoot on Nazis becoming cliche villains in movies and on TV. Look up the Rational Animals Podcast on iTunes and your Podcast App and subscribe!
Today Kirk goes solo to discuss Education in America. Americans tend to think of education with the wrong premise, often discussing education with a nationalistic and egalitarian mindset. Kirk explains why cultural attitudes toward school is the biggest problem with education, because while Americans value education by voting for bigger budgets and education reform, too many Americans don't take education seriously. Kirk also explains where he thinks education in America is headed. But first, a couple pennies on Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education and what the Federal government's role in education should be. Look up The Rational Animals Podcast on iTunes and your Podcast App and subscribe!
Continuing on the subject of free speech, Kirk addresses the concept of Political Correctness, where the concept comes from, and why Political Correctness prevents people from speaking honestly. Dave discusses why government-funded roads are nonsense. Look up the Rational Animals Podcast on iTunes and your Podcast App and subscribe!
On this edition of The Rational Animals Podcast, Kirk discusses the concept of free speech. Is it okay to assault someone that you disagree with, or someone you think holds horrific views? Why did the Founders only prohibit government from abridging free speech? Kirk also discusses a misconception about the Citizen United SCOTUS case. Dave discusses the concept of trade, and how people falsely view participants in transactions as winners and losers. Look up The Rational Animals Podcast on iTunes and your Podcast App and subscribe!
This week Ben Levine joins the Rational Animals to discuss various misconceptions surrounding Israel’s history. Is Israel a legitimate state? Did the United Nations create Israel as a safe haven for Jewish people following the Holocaust? Did the Israelis steal their land from the Palestinians? But first, Kirk wants to revisit his billion dollar idea from episode 55. Look up the Rational Animals Podcast on iTunes and your Podcast app and subscribe!
In light of the recent United Nations resolution regarding Israel, Kirk investigates the concept of the United Nations and explains why the idea is a fantasy, and how the institution is a fraud as a result. Dave discusses misconceptions about monopolies, the legitimacy of the Food and Drug Administration, and explains why the regulated 40-hour work week is nonsense. Look up the Rational Animals Podcast on your Podcast app and subscribe!
This week the Rational Animals discuss the concept of Santa Clause, and how he disguises the commercialization and selfishness of Christmas. Is the commercialization aspect of Christmas a good thing, or a bad thing? Why do most Christmas movies focus on togetherness and family? The Rational Animals also compare "A Christmas Carrol" with "It's a Wonderful Life", the War on Christmas, and much more! Look up The Rational Animals Podcast on iTunes and your Podcast app and subscribe!
Kirk responds to the recent controversey surrounding "Rogue One", explains how people in the Alt-Right are just as bad as Social Justice Warriors, discusses the culture of envy and success shaming in America, and champions individualism over Marxism and identitarinism.
This week on The Rational Animals Podcast, Kirk discusses a variety of misconceptions surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota. Is the pipeline being constructed on Native American land? Have the protests been peaceful? Is the pipeline a risk to clean water? Also, David discusses the glorification of Fidel Castro, particularly amongst a variety of high profile journalists in the American media. If American journalists are so blatantly dishonest about dictators like Castro, then is it really any surprise that many Americans turn to alternative news sources on the internet? Download and listen to this edition of the Rational Animals Podcast to find out! Also look up The Rational Animals Podcast on your Podcast App and iTunes to subscribe!
In light of the recent viral video of Richard Spencer, Kirk decides to shoot on the Alt-Right, and examines the differences between their ideology (idenitiarianism) and individualism. Should non-identitarian Alt-righters rebrand themselves? Are virtue signaling and shaming efficient methods of defeating the Alt-Right? What are the logical conclusions of indentiarianism and individualism? Listen to this edition of The Rational Animals Podcast to find out!