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Passionate, Relentless Reasoning

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Passionate, Relentless Reasoning

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@willluden

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English


Episodes

Sharing Restaurant Tips and Socialism (EP.274)

10/20/2020
To allow each of us to succeed at the highest level possible, we must support capitalism, capitalism with the government controls needed to ensure fairness.

Duration:00:11:07

Amy Coney Barrett’s Personal Opinions: Nothing To Judge Here (EP.273)

10/16/2020
If two-thirds of the citizenry cannot get a 60% passing grade on an easy Civics quiz, how are they going to understand the Constitutional duties of a Supreme Court Justice?

Duration:00:10:48

WWII Was “Mostly Peaceful” And Other Lies (EP.272)

10/13/2020
Few of us fall for the overt and outrageous lies, e. g., “Trump is a Nazi” or “Obama is a citizen of Kenya.” The most dangerous lies are the subtle ones, the ones disguised as honest reporting.

Duration:00:09:30

1960’s “Free Store” and Today’s Homeless (EP.271)

10/9/2020
Personal choices are what hold street people down. Personal choices are what holds anyone down, or lifts them up. That is the subject of today's 10-minute episode."

Duration:00:08:52

“Goodbye, Columbus” (Day) (EP.270)

10/6/2020
Introduction Christopher Columbus: Hero, brutal conqueror, or both? Today we look at Columbus, and a lot more; statues, movies, and teaching American History. This is an exercise in seeing ourselves and others as we and they really are. Isn’t that kind of honesty fundamental to any kind of development; individual, societal, financial, physical or spiritual? That is the subject of today’s 10-minute episode. Continuing The 1969 movie “Goodbye Columbus”, adapted from a Philip Roth novel of the...

Duration:00:10:05

Unpresidential Performances: Debates, WWE or Clownshow? (EP.269)

10/2/2020
Introduction As the most powerful person on the planet, the President of the United States is often referred to as the leader of the Free World. Either Donald Trump will continue in that role, or Joe Biden will step into the role. That is the subject of today’s 10-minute episode. Continuing Neither candidate came across as anything like Presidential, much less like the leader of the Free World. I have heard reactions ranging from “Clownshow” to “World Wrestling Entertainment”, including...

Duration:00:07:36

Breonna Taylor: Know Justice, Know Peace (EP.268)

9/29/2020
Introduction We have not seen anything close to the truth with the vast majority of the Breonna Taylor agenda-driven images, soundbites and analyses that wash over us multiple times a day. Truth is the most marginalized voice of all. The vast majority of us want true justice, and a permanent, united peace. In order to know that peace, we need to have the facts--all the facts and nothing but the facts--facts will lead us to the truth. Only the truth can lead us to true justice. That is the...

Duration:00:09:13

Supreme Court As A Legislature: Getting It Terribly Wrong (EP.267)

9/25/2020
Introduction Is the Supreme Court’s function to, “Do the right thing,” as dictated by the nine individual Justice’s consciences, or is it to determine if a law or other enforceable rule is constitutional? That is the subject of today’s 10-minute episode. Continuing A key part of the genius of the founding documents is the separation of powers amongst the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches. The checks and balances with the three branches of government were put in place to avoid...

Duration:00:10:28

2020 Presidential Voting Guide: Biden v Trump (EP.266)

9/22/2020
Introduction This voting guide will concentrate on issues, not personalities, and help you to understand how the issues influence your vote. There will be no commentary about things like dementia or narcissism. Feel free to contribute your own thoughts on those subjects in the comments. That is the subject of today’s 10-minute episode. Continuing If you believe that the Republic form of government laid out in the Constitution is the right choice, vote for Trump.If you believe that we should...

Duration:00:08:00

The Homogenization of America (EP.265)

9/18/2020
Introduction When I was young, the milkman would deliver his product in glass half gallon jugs, left by the backdoor in portable metal wire carriers that would hold, if memory serves me, a total of 2 gallons. This was before homogenization, meaning that the cream would rise to the top, and the milk jug had to be shaken by hand each time you poured if you wanted it blended. Alternatively, if you wanted just cream, you could pour it off the top for cooking, coffee, etc. It greatly benefits all...

Duration:00:09:58

When The Police Walk Away (EP.264)

9/15/2020
Introduction “Who is La'Ron Singletary?” Chief Singletary is the suddenly retiring Black Police Chief in Rochester, NY. Announcing his retirement in the wake of the firestorm following the death of Daniel Prude while in police custody, the Chief, only 40, said, "As a man of integrity, I will not sit idly by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character. The members of the Rochester Police Department and the Greater Rochester Community know my reputation and know what I stand for."...

Duration:00:09:33

Interview with Two Martians, Looking For Signs Of Intelligent Life (EP.263)

9/11/2020
Introduction These two Martians, prompted by our probes on and around their planet, landed here in the US. They were looking for signs of intelligent life. That is the subject of today’s 10-minute episode. Continuing Revolution 2.0™ stumbled into an exclusive interview with two self-professed Martians, Gog and Magog. I took them at their word about their planetary ethnicity because they were thoughtful enough to be small and green, arriving in a flying saucer; some stereotypes are downright...

Duration:00:10:04

“Queen For A Day” vs The Politics of Making Lives Better (EP.262)

9/8/2020
Introduction Queen For A Day was a popular radio and TV program that ran for 20 years, starting in 1945. The “contestants” were women who would tell their tales of woe, often crying in the process, hoping to persuade the audience that their plight was worse than the others, thus deserving of the cash and other prizes. Sarcastically referred to as “Poverty Porn”, Queen For A Day was not only a precursor to future TV giveaway shows, it unwittingly preceded the creation of the victim hierarchy,...

Duration:00:09:00

Black Lives Matter, “My Fair Lady” and Sports: Meh (EP.261)

9/4/2020
Black Lives Matter, "My Fair Lady" and Sports: Meh (EP. 261) Introduction People watch movies and watch or attend professional sports events for much the same reasons. They want to be entertained by the best in the business, and to live in a world for 3 hours or so where they are lifted out of the mundane, and can be immersed in a world where COVID, politics and finances are forgotten. Refreshed after the exciting event, they are better prepared to face the issues in front of them. As sports...

Duration:00:09:29

LeBron James and Senator Rand Paul: When To Listen to Whom (EP. 260)

9/1/2020
Introduction LeBron James is one of the best basketball players of all time; some make the credible case that he is the very best. The GOAT; the Greatest Of All Time. Rand Paul is a US Senator and physician. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Paul established his own clinic in 2007. Now in his second term as a Senator, many look to him as a leader in Libertarian and general political thought. Both are beyond expert in their fields. When I want expert advice, I go to an expert. That is the subject of...

Duration:00:09:07

Cops Killing Blacks: Who Is At Fault? (EP.259)

8/28/2020
Introduction The overwhelming tendency is to allocate 100% of the fault to one entity or the other. That agenda-driven process is almost never either useful or accurate. That is the subject of today’s 10-minute episode. Continuing “Bring the guilty bastard in, and we’ll give him a fair trial.” I overheard the senior officer on a three officer court-martial board say that to the other two officers in the hallway just prior to entering the room where the trial was about to begin. The accused...

Duration:00:09:12

What If We All Saw The Same News? (EP.258)

8/25/2020
Introduction Diversity and inclusiveness are two concepts, goals, really, that are much in the news. Where is our desire for diversity and inclusion in the news and opinions that we seek out? Here’s a better question: Why should we have to seek out different sources of news and information in the first place? Why have the various outlets stopped reporting the news straight up and without bias? That is the subject of today’s 10-minute episode. Continuing Walter Cronkite was an American...

Duration:00:08:42

Respect The Right To Vote (EP.257)

8/21/2020
Introduction Revolution 2.0™ does not support the various get out the vote campaigns. Here we encourage only the get out the deeply well researched and thought through get out the vote campaigns. To be completely honest, I don’t want the casual, mostly disinterested voter participating. No, I do not want to change the law; I want to change behavior. That is the subject of today’s 10-minute episode. Continuing One of the eternal truths in politics, is that the less well informed voter, the...

Duration:00:07:55

Kamala Harris: Affirmative Action And Intersectionality (EP. 256)

8/18/2020
Introduction The role of VP on a presidential ticket is usually unimportant; ticket balancing and vote getting are the main selection criteria. Not since Harry Truman replaced Vice President Henry Wallace on the Democratic ticket in 1944 has a VP pick been so consequential. Truman was Vice President for only 82 days before he became President when Franklin Roosevelt died on April 12th, 1945. If the Democrats win in November, how long will it be before Senator Harris becomes the President?...

Duration:00:12:15

Doubletalk: Intentionally Misleading–and Dangerous (EP.255)

8/14/2020
Introduction Here are a few examples of intentionally misleading--and dangerous--doubletalk: Defund The Police Black Lives Matter Me Too Antifa Mostly Peaceful That is the subject of today’s 10-minute episode. Continuing Today’s Key Point: The groups and political forces using intentionally misleading doubletalk are cynically looking to appeal to groups that have different thoughts about each of these slogans. They will speak out of different parts of their mouths depending upon which group...

Duration:00:09:45