”If there was hope, it must lie in the proles”
~ George Orwell, 1984
Although Tom Woods is my favorite podcaster, I don’t think I listened to many of his podcasts twice.
Last night was one of the exceptions.
His guest, Mark Crispin Miller, tells a harrowing story of his struggles with NYU, and his subsequent conversion, both spiritual and political.
You can listen to the podcast by scrolling down to the end of this page.
A few takeaways from the interview:
- Mark Crispin Miller teaches, among other things, a course about propaganda at NYU.
- This level of coordinated evil has never been seen before, at least not on a global scale.
- Now, same as in the 30s and 40s, the self-anointed “elites” are the main supporters of tyranny.
- Big lies are protected by public incredulity.
Mark Crispin Miller seems cautiously optimistic about the future. I wish I could share his optimism.
Unfortunately, large numbers of people are still under the magic spell of government indoctrination, according to which the state can do no wrong.
We need to find ways to break this spell, to deprogram those who have been told to worship at the altar of the holy state.
I think we can win this existential battle for the freedom of humanity. But we have to fight like our lives depend on it.
Two things come to mind as precursors to our win:
- Separation of money and state
- Censorship-resistant technologies
I promise to write more about both subjects in future posts. Here’s the podcast.