Categories: [ Liberalism ]
We live in a time where political philosophies are becoming increasingly polarized and where labels such as "alt-right" and "liberal" are used with little care or understanding of either the etymology or the history of these words in English.
Understanding the history of a word - its original meaning as well as the connotations and colourings that have grown around it - enriches our understanding of history itself.
Today we probe into the meaning of the word "liberalism" in an effort to understand both what is good and what is bad about it.
One variant of liberalism, known as "social liberalism" has become synonymous with western democracies, and has become an inflexible ideology in those societies. The malignant aspect of social liberalism in the West derives...
In today's show we are joined by Seva Pulya, editor in chief of Russia Beyond the Headlines, a multli-language news organisation focussed on Russian politics, culture and geography.
We begin our conversation on the topic of the US election and the way in which a Trump presidency has been received in Russia. We then move on to the Syrian situation and Russia's foreign policy generally and the way that has been reported in Western news media.
We also bring you some clips from interviews with John PIlger and Ron Paul in the wake of the shock election result last week.
Today we begin by reflecting on the true meaning behind the Nobel Prize being awarded to Bob Dylan in 2016.
It is key to understand that the main body of Dylan's early work was deeply concerned with corruption, injustice, war and dishonesty in the social order of his time. These are themes which have returned to prominence with a vengence in recent years, and it is perhaps due to Dylan's preoccupation with these universal themes that the Nobel committee decided to award him the prize this year.
Other news covered in today's show includes Michael Moore's strange endorsement of Donald Trump and the possible meaning behind the renewed FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton.
We also bring you an exposé of the Western backed propaganda manifest in the posturing of...
In today's show we examine the confirmation bias of political allegiences, and the way that translates into false information becoming promoted as news.
We also look at conflicting and contradictory positions taken by the candidates and their surrogates over recent years.
Finally we take a look at the momentous shift in geopolitical alliances in the Pacific signaled by the recent visit of the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to China.
Google montage of White Helmets
In today's show we probe into the Nobel nominated "White Helmets" of Syria. If you have been absorbing corporatist media you will have been led to believe that this organisation is a group of selfless 1st responders risking their lives daily to rescue small children and other victims of the evil Syrian regime.
The White Helmets ("Syrian Civil Defense" ) are described on wikipedia as
...a volunteer civil defense organization that operates in rebel-controlled Syria during the Syrian Civil War... SCD's mission is "to save the greatest number of lives in the shortest possible time and to minimize further injury to people and damage to property".
The truth is perhaps a little different, as has already been explored in a number of...
In today's show we reflect on Aldous Huxley's famous Berkeley speech in 1962, titled "The Ultimate Revolution". In this speech Huxley expands on some of the ideas originally put forth in his novel Brave New World, to give a chillingly accurate prediction of the way in which future societies would be conditioned to love their enslavement through scientific totalitarianism.
In the show we attempt to relate some of Huxley's ideas to contemporary events, with a focus on mass media mind manipulation in the 2016 United States general election.
Today we plunge into the topic of mandatory vaccination with the aim of demonstrating that this trend is driven by corrupt influences within both government and corporate institutions.
We argue that the partnership between the big pharma cartels and government is itself a corrupting influence which makes it hard for average people to get unbiased information from official sources. This corrupt partnership has an undue influence on the general public in many ways, particularly with the use of moral injuctions to demonise people who choose not to vaccinate, or who simply have questions about efficacy and safety.
We also show some paralells between mandatory vaccine rhetoric and other draconian changes to our legal system, such as:
Today we turn the searchlight of truth upon the subject of "barrel bombs" - a term used by Western media to describe certain munitions used by the Syrian government in battling an extremist foreign insurgency labeled by the same media as "rebel forces".
So, what are barrel bombs exactly? Wikipedia describes them as follows:
A barrel bomb is an improvised unguided bomb, sometimes described as a flying IED (improvised explosive device). They are typically made from a large barrel-shaped metal container that has been filled with high explosives, possibly shrapnel, oil or chemicals as well, and then dropped from a helicopter or airplane. Due to the large amount of explosives (up 1,000 kilograms), their poor accuracy and indiscriminate use in populated civilian...
Google montage of same sex marriage protests
Today we delve into the controversy over same sex marriage in Australia. In contrast to most of the public discussion of this concept, today's show looks into the philosophical questions raised by this fundamental shift in Western culture.
We propose that same sex marriage, rather then being a "human right", is primarily a symbol which is part of a much broader plan to re-engineer society and indeed transform our understanding of what it means to be human.
We bring you some fascinating quotes from gay people who are opposed to gay marriage which clearly give the lie to the propaganda meme that opposition to gay marriage stems from hateful, homophobic mindsets.
We also read from a recent article by Paul Craig...
In today's show we analyse the hatchet job done on Senator Malcolm Roberts by ABC's prime time Q&A show.
The Orwellian tactics of the ABC were on full display in the ABC's Q&A show on August 15, featuring Malcolm Roberts and Brian Cox. Senator Roberts was subjected to ridicule and derisive laughter all through the program, which featured a carefully chosen audience and a panel heavily stacked against the sceptical position on climate change.
We play some extended clips from the Q&A show with commentary and analysis.
Also in today's show we look at the alarming implications of a new "HIV prevention" drug which advocacy groups want to see federally subsidised. The drug, Truvada, is being promoted to "at risk" groups - eg: gay men who don't use condoms - and...
In today's show we cover a variety of important, pressing topics on the world scene.
We look at the political situation in Thailand in the wake of a wave of bombings across the country. We examine the Machiavellian nature of terrorism generally and apply that to an analysis of what may be the driving agenda behind these events.
We look at the current developments in the Trump campaign and show some examples of the bizarre contradictory positions he has taken on several topics.
We cover the recent controversy over foreign ownership of Australian land and businesses.
We offer some constructive criticism of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party and play some of an extremely hostile TV interview with senator-elect Malcolm Roberts, with commentary, followed by a much...
On 27 July 2016 Australia's national broadcaster, the ABC, aired a 30 minute long investigative piece on its flagship prime time current affairs program, the 7:30 report. The target of the investigation was Cardinal George Pell, one of the most senior members of the Catholic Church, an advisor to the Pope and the current Treasurer of the Vatican.
In the program, the ABC accuses George Pell of molesting children more than thirty years ago, based on evidence from 3 witnesses. None of these witness statements have been legally tested and there are no criminal charges against Cardinal Pell at this point in time.
In today's episode of TNRA we critique the 7:30 report piece and look at the broader context of the case, with the aim of understanding the motives behind...
In today's show we reflect on Donald Trump's presidential nomination speech, with a focus on his promise to bring "law and order" to the United States and what that really means.
We further reflect on the past 15 years of US history which has seen successive waves of law and order measures, leading only to increasing violence both domestically and around the world.
We propose that, unless Trump is prepared to confront and reform the abuse of power and the excessive use of force both within the US and globally, then Trump is simply going to lead the people of the United States ever deeper into tyranny.
We also take a look at the ongoing legal debacle over digital piracy in the wake of the arrest of the CEO of Kickass Torrents - one of the world's largest...
Categories: [ David Icke ]
In today's show we are joined by world famous conspiracy theorist David Icke for the full hour.
Most of the discussion revolves around my attempts to get David to table the evidence behind some of his more bizarre theories, which tangentially leads us into a discussion of the meaning of the word "bizarre" for a while.
Icke vehemently denies that his theories about alien reptiles interbreeding with humans or the the alien mind control device otherwise known as the Moon are metaphorical, allegorical or satirical in any way.
He insists that his beliefs are simple facts, although he is unwilling to respond or engage with my proposition that empirical, evidence-based research ought to to be distinguished from conjecture based on hunches.
He also refuses to...
In today's show we examine the status of homosexuality within Islam in the context of other religions and cultures around the world.
In the wake of the Orlando massacre many internet "experts" have asserted that intolerance of gays is unique to Islam, and that the religion of Islam itself is therefore responsible for this monstrous crime.
The truth of the matter is indeed far more complex than these populist polemics would suggest.
In today's show we refer extensively to an article by Glenn Greenwald which destroys the myth that the repression of gays is mainly found in Islamic societies.
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RECLAIM AUSTRALIA IS DOOMED
Although I agree with many of their ideas, the forces reigned against RAM are too great, violent, statist and reactionary for them to remain a non-political, broad based, multi-ethnic, community protest group for much longer. The Left and their Antifa nihilist fellow travelers are already pushing them towards the extreme Right, by calling them racists and Islamophobes and so on. Whilst the extreme Right have aligned themselves with RAM. With fascists of the Left and Right pressuring them they will not be able to remain beyond the Left-Right divide and will inevitably move to the Right - the extreme Right. Which is already happening. A development which will alienate decent Australians of all ethnic backgrounds many of whom currently support them.
The RAM leadership have already established open alliances with the Patriotic Front (the ape in the photograph is a Patriot Front supporter at a recent Richmond demonstration) Australia First and Golden Dawn, a Greek neo-Nazi party. Members of these collectivist groups are currently attending RAM demonstrations all over Australia.
There is a real need in Australia to establish a political movement beyond the Left-Right divide and their vested interests, a movement that questions the current direction Australia is heading i.e. the direction the Left/Right and their extremes would like to take it; that questions the efficacy of state sponsored multiculturalism, as opposed to a proper, non-discriminatory immigration policy; that questions the validity of political correctness; that is politically neutral, anti-war and pro environment; that is opposed to all collectivists ideologies (fascisms of the Left and Right); that would dismantle the power pyramids of corporations and banks and their ability to impact on government; that would dissolve all anti-terror laws and all laws that impose on the rights and freedom of the individual and the people.
(The ape in the photograph is a Patriot Front supporter at a recent Richmond demonstration)
By Eugene Donnini on 2015 07 26 - 15:36:56
From the entry 'Dylann Roof: soldier in a new race war or just a pawn in the game?'.
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By Prova a Adidas Neutro Originals Nizza Nero Giallo on 2015 07 20 - 08:41:30
From the entry 'Statism, the greater good and the big lie'.
I second Keith’s assertion that Mike Holt from Restore Australia is very much a fake. He bangs on about Halaal being a scam and money maker for Islam (and no I don’t support Halaal whatsoever), but makes excuses for its counterpart Kosher as being a somehow legitimate. Double standards? When I confronted him about this fact he went off on a convoluted tirade about Israel being some sort of “Bastion of Democracy” in the middle east…Really!, I will leave that one up to the readers to decide on. I found that MH came across as disingenuous to say the least.
By Citizen Scorn on 2015 07 19 - 07:33:43
From the entry 'Restore Australia!'.
Without doubt, TNR is one of the best, if not the best alternative news source on the net. Which doesn’t mean Herewood is always right. His job, I believe, is to present the facts as he sees them as an objectively as possible, without fear or favor. For this, he has my respect and support. But I believe he needs to be careful and to think a little deeper about the problems of “racism,” in Australia. He has labelled the Reclaim Australia Movement as racist. I’m wondering if his objectivity is a little weak on this point, a little without foundation.
Of course all political movements have its fringe groups and individuals. We make a distinction between, for example, a Muslim and a fundamentalist Muslim (Islamist), and by so doing we don’t claim that all Muslims are blood thirsty fanatics. If its good for the Muslims, then its good for RAM, which is bound to attract a few lunatics and real racists. But to brand the entire movement as “racist” is wrong; it is the same ploy that is used by the mainstream media and its left-wing, establishment Marxist boot boys.
One of the first things I noticed when i attended a RAM rally recently were the amount of non-white people in attendance, including Aboriginals. In fact the main banner of RAM contains an Australian flag and an Aboriginal flag. Speakers at their rallies have included Jews, Arabs, Indians, Aboriginals, Chinese and so on. What does this tell you? Is this really a fascist-Nazi-racist movement whose stated aim are the eradication and exclusion of other cultures, in place of some sort of Aussie white Reich, or is this just propaganda that is being propagated by the left for their own political interests. Consequently, we all know where the culmination of their politics have led, historically speaking, which are to the imposition of terror and dictatorships.
We can be thankful for small mercies, in terms of the Left, which today mostly tends to attract collectivists, establishmentarians and the privileged sons and daughters of the upper bourgeoisie, who seems to share one thing in common, nativity….
By Eugene on 2015 07 18 - 16:03:54
From the entry 'Dylann Roof: soldier in a new race war or just a pawn in the game?'.
Mike Holt from Restore Australia is very much a fake. He hasn’t even been citizen for but a few years. But, he makes out like he was born there. ALSO - this guy spent 30 years in Thailand working shady businesses. I would wager that his primary purpose in being an activist is that he wants to make money off selling merchandise.
By Keith on 2015 07 17 - 20:51:15
From the entry 'Restore Australia!'.
good to see you putting out some new shows heraward
freely the banana girl is to a certain extent a troll, as is her boyfriend durian rider. they have been trolling the fitness community on youtube for some time… and yes they are extreme but they are also trolls. They use their trolling to spread their message. currently, another dude called vegangains is trolling the fitness community as well.
i am a vegetarian, and it was seeing this documentary on the pork industry that started me on the vegetarian path. for anyone interested, its pretty off the charts disturbing and its australian as well. its pretty much made by dudes breaking into pork farms and filming what they find
Would the world be better if people cared where their food came from? probably, they might then care about other things too
do you become a better person if you dont eat meat? i feel like a better person mainly because animals aren’t being hurt because of me. i dont feel humans have to eat meat really… or at least not much. How can you watch that documentary on pork, know that that is pretty much whats going on and turn a blind eye to it? I think its basic empathy and just saying well ‘i like bacon so yeah’ is in my opinion wrong and i can see freleys point of view to an extent. In my opinion, at least these people believe in something. i see my money as my vote, henceforth im ethical as to what i do with it. free range eggs became mainstream for exactly this reason… although im pretty sure woolies and coles lobbied the state to change the definition of the word ‘free range’ at some point. I dont eat beef because the amount of resources that go into growing a cow are pretty crazy. Think about how much grass that cow needs to eat before it is harvested and how much space it requires. think of how many vegies you could grow in the same space with the same amount of water. lamb? comon, think about what your doing here… but that being said i think most vegans are total loons. People like freeley should be advocating for the destruction of lions and tigers, as lions and tigers murder other animals in truly horrific style. if we humans are smart enough to not harm animals, then we should be stopping the animals that harm other animals from existing. Freeley also kills birds when she flies in aeroplanes so she is a hypocrite.
feminism is one of the biggest problems in society today and although there is some valid historical basis to it, the liberation of the human female from their biology is in my opinion largely a product of the technological advance of humans. sufferagettes where never machine gunned on the streets, unlike the men that where drafted and sent off to war to die just a few years earlier. as technology has advanced, women have advanced as well, however now its going way too far and is pretty blatantly anti male in many respects. i view feminism in its modern context as a tool of the social marxists that really isnt doing society a great deal of good at this time. its screwing up gender dynamics and is wrecking women and men for each other. i see it as low frequency, lowest common denominator idiocy, just like a lot of the the race baiting ‘is this racist’ stuff getting around that is being perpetuated pretty much as a distraction, divide and conquer strategy by the power elite. idiots love this kind of bicker and beef… it would be funny if it wasn’t so serious
I agree with steven friar. gods a maniac
good show… keep making them
By r0Kb3B0p on 2015 07 14 - 21:05:32
From the entry 'Addictions, obsessions, fanaticisms and distractions'.
By OZE on 2015 07 07 - 16:56:36
From the entry 'Defending your personal health choices'.
Yeah sure authority aware.
By OZE on 2015 07 07 - 16:28:55
From the entry 'What is the future of Australia?'.
Stay tuned for more rules here as usually is the case!!!
By OZE on 2015 07 07 - 16:21:50
From the entry 'Mass media disinformation and brainwashing dissected'.
Almost two months since the last broadcast! How the hell can you expect people to donate when you don’t broadcast? Looks like the ship of truth has sprung a leak. This broadcast has been part of my life almost since its inception…it is one of the few alternative news sources that hasn’t gone off the deep end, by dilution credible information with crap e.g. Fairdinkum Radio and Info Wars…Pittard started FR with some incredibly interesting material, but then he flipped…Today he sounds like a fundamentalist preacher, the Christian equivalent to a Fanatical Islamist. As an atheist, I think he’s really ###### up a potentially good show. As for Info Wars, all they would have to do to improve is dump Alex Jones, what a shit-for-brains. I reckon Jones and Pittard are allowed to proliferate, because they’re so stupid and harmless. I suppose they have some entertainment value, and along with David Icke are living examples of how low the alternative media has sunk. Truth News Radio is, or should I say was, way ahead of them all ahead of them all in terms of credibility How sad that its come to this.
By Eugene on 2015 06 28 - 17:28:56
From the entry 'Introducing Internet.org: Mark Zuckerberg's free 'private' internet which will soon be rolled out to 4 billion+ people'.