Fantastic interview with Edward Snowdon by Joe Rogan

This is soooooo long! It took me two days to listen to it.

It’s Joe Rogan at his best. He is a fantastic interviewer. He knows when to shut up.

He lets Edward Snowdon ramble.

What a fascinating ramble.

If you cannot watch the whole thing, do the last hour or 45 minutes.

I have archived it here for my future reference – enjoy!

The fragile honesty of Jordan Peterson

I like Jordan Peterson, and his family. The reason I like them, is not the philosophy, the diets of Michaela, or the ill health of her Mum, but the HONESTY they talk.

Honesty is something lacking in public figures.

Public figures cover up, conceal, lie, are covert.

Well, most of them seem to.

Who is honest? Do people think honesty makes you fragile?

I have watched Jordan Peterson since the very beginning of his unrequested public life and controversy. I always wondered if he’d crash and burn. I imagined it would happen through secrets revealed, scandals exposed. But it hasn’t happened because of that. He crashed.

He crashed by admitting himself into a mental health facility to get himself off the drugs prescribed him during the family’s cancer ordeal.

He was honest about that too.

Yet his critics are still slavering at the chops.

But irrespective of your views on Peterson, it is a gross disservice to everyone to perpetuate harmful myths about people who seek mental health and addiction-related treatment. The fact that the hostility directed towards Peterson has manifested as this type of stigma is a clear indictment against our cultural milieu. Link

There STILL lurks the idea that those who get addicted to anything are weak minded or “lack” backbone.

I think honesty is a treasure many people haven’t discovered. It keeps you clean on th inside, and it’s the INSIDE of people that really counts! It’s what makes you VERY STRONG!

Peterson is no less susceptible to the ravages of life than the rest of us. Yes, he is equipped with knowledge about how to best respond, which is exactly what he did by seeking treatment. And in doing so, Peterson and his family are embodying the very strength that they have helped to inspire in so many others.

Plunder of our commons

I found this video fascinating. It explained to me the very strange world that I live in now compared to the world I was born into seventy five years ago.

It explains to me how the dark energy of greed and avarice seems to rule in areas that were once free and now are not.

How universities are now deformed from what I knew to the places they are now.

It reveals to me how common people have been made commodities.

How, in our town, our common land was recently and against huge opposition, transformed into something we, the people, didn’t want.

How this change, is not my imagination, but a real thing.

If you have time, its worth a listen…. Archived here.

Smacking, or mental abuse? Strange twist.

Since we climbed out of trees, mothers and fathers have disciplined their unruly children physically.

It’s a habit followed by nearly every mother and father in the animal kingdom.

Strange that, don’t you think?

But humans are far more advanced. We have language!

Smacking a child has progressed in concept from the word “discipline” to “physical abuse”. We must not do it any more. We say two adults that smack each other as using “physical abuse” against each other. They are adults.  Two adult animals “smacking” each other might end up being a group skirmish.

Children are not adults. Cuffs are out, but real abuse has replaced them.

We are bringing up our children nowadays using mental abuse instead.

We must distract little Johnny when he attempts to put his hand in the fire, so that afterwards he has learned nothing about hands, or fire, or acceptable behaviour, or that putting one’s hand in the fire is not something he must do.

In a social situation, where little Johnny is misbehaving, leaping on the sofa, or biting his cousin, he is sent to sit all by himself in the “naughty corner” (like the old dunce) listening to the others in the distance carrying on without him. He sits there, rejected, hurt and confused. His immature internal philosophy does not suddenly well up to explain to him, his failure.

In both situations, a quick smack causes fast learning without using convoluted false and contrived mental manipulation.

Johnny knows putting his hand in the fire is not allowed which gives a secure parameter for future behaviour.

Johnny knows jumping on the sofa and biting his cousin, is not acceptable, but even so, he is NOT expelled from the group. Someone in the group will comfort him. Love returns more quickly.

A smack is instantaneous. It shows someone cares. It needs no manipulative language. It sets the rules for future behaviour. It is the way to train children in what is acceptable or not as they enter the world of grownups.

A smack is not “physical abuse” – it’s a quick, efficient, reprimand.

A smack is not a BEATING.

Making it illegal for a child to be smacked, is an intrusion into a parent’s/carer’s purpose – to transform small children from feral animals into secure, confident creatures.

This new move to make smacking our children a crime is just another action on a political journey to restructuring the family, removing its solidity and making parents/carers frightened. How to abuse and confuse our children through the manipulation of their minds is a big agenda. And we are allowing it!

The West has gone insane.