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Informed Dissent with Leonydus

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Writer and cultural/political commentator, Leonydus Johnson, brings common sense, liberty-minded perspectives to a variety of hot-button topics including race, politics, economics, psychology, and religion that dare to challenge the accepted narratives.

Writer and cultural/political commentator, Leonydus Johnson, brings common sense, liberty-minded perspectives to a variety of hot-button topics including race, politics, economics, psychology, and religion that dare to challenge the accepted narratives.


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Writer and cultural/political commentator, Leonydus Johnson, brings common sense, liberty-minded perspectives to a variety of hot-button topics including race, politics, economics, psychology, and religion that dare to challenge the accepted narratives.




Episode 30 - Ordinary Men

All throughout history, great evil has been committed by people who believed themselves to be righteous and morally justified. It is a grievous error to believe that we are somehow different and that we are not capable of the same. Support the show (


Episode 29 - Identity Crisis

Our country is dealing with a profound identity crisis. This has been exemplified during both the COVID madness and the disaster in Afghanistan. It is difficult to even recognize America anymore. We have seemingly forgotten who we are as we stray further and further from the ideals that founded this nation and the ideals that truly make this country exceptional. Support the show (


Episode 28 - Trust the Mind Virus

There is a highly infectious mind virus spreading throughout our society that is more dangerous and destructive than COVID. It causes reality distortion, emotional imbalance, and irrational fear and it threatens to tear our country apart. We must inoculate ourselves against it and stop the spread. Support the show (


Episode 27 - Up From Slavery

Freedom, self-control, manhood, work ethic, personal responsibility, education, culture, unity. These ideas exemplify the autobiography of Booker T. Washington and they remind us how much we have gained and how much we have to lose. We must not squander our inheritance. Support the show (


Episode 26 - Living in the Past

Perpetual anger and resentment, clinging to past grievances, vengefulness, hostility, lack of perspective, lack of gratitude - living in the past is not healthy behavior for an individual and it is not healthy behavior for a society. It's time to let the past go, embrace the blessings of the present, and look to the future. Support the show (


Episode 25 - Truth and Honesty

At some point, we have to draw a line in the sand. We have to embrace honesty and stand up for truth, even when it's hard, especially when it's hard, even if we're only ones doing it. And even if it ultimately costs us something. Otherwise, the consequences will be devastating. Support the show (


Episode 24: Lies and Manipulation

The people in power don't want peace and unity. They want division and chaos. Between George Floyd, Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, Ma'Khia Bryant, and a host of others whose deaths have been exploited and used to manipulate, it is clear that these people want to cause as much destruction as possible. Support the show (


Episode 23: Emptying the Ocean

We are living through a time period that is the antithesis of The Enlightenment. Every day, our society devolves a little bit more into degeneracy and chaos. The poison is pervasive and it continues to spread. And for the people who see what's happening and are trying to stop it, it often feels like trying to empty the ocean with a ladle. Support the show (


Episode 22: Blue Anon

If you believe that racism is woven into the very fabric of society, that white supremacists are everywhere and that they are going to attack the Capitol any day now, if you believed in the Russia Hoax, Kavanaugh hoax, and Covington Catholic hoax, if you find yourself cancelling cartoon characters, if you champion a cultural revolution and love to destroy people's lives for saying, reading, or thinking the wrong thing - you might be a Blue Anon. Support the show...


Episode 21: My People

Math is racist, standardized testing is racist, Dr. Seuss, the Bachelor, even babies are racist. The toxic fixation on race is pernicious and it needs to be stopped. It is past time our society abandons this obsession with racial identity and begins recognizing and embracing our common humanity. Support the show (


Episode 20: Welcome to Wonderland

We are being dragged down the rabbit hole of leftism, being bombarded with lie after lie, absurdity after absurdity, and it almost seems to be the point. The point isn't to uncover the truth. The point is to force capitulation. To force complete submission, so much so that you are even willing to obediently accept and affirm a reality that you know doesn't exist. Welcome to Wonderland. Support the show (


Episode 19: Losing Our Minds

Celebrating the deaths of political opponents, firing people and trying to destroy them for their political beliefs, ignoring concentration camps and human rights abuses in China, rejecting objectivity, attacking people for their race and teaching children that they are either victims or oppressors based on their skin color -- wokism is a mental illness. And as a society, we are rapidly losing our minds. Support the show (


Episode 18: We Need a Divorce

The left is calling for unity while simultaneously calling for a 9/11-type commission and labeling Trump supporters "white supremacists" and "domestic terrorists." We have reached that point in our relationship where our differences are irreconcilable. We need a divorce. Support the show (


Episode 17: Protect Our Children

From education, abortion, human trafficking, gender issues, inner-city violence, the pandemic response, there are a lot of different problems that affect children that need to be addressed. Our society needs to prioritize our children and we cannot allow our kids to become collateral damage in the pursuit of our own selfish goals. Support the show (


Episode 16: Economics

When it comes to economics, it is important to remember that good intentions cannot change the fact that all resources are scarce and that there are no real solutions, only trade-offs. The government is abysmal at understanding this. As always, the answer to how best approach these decisions and how to achieve the best outcomes is to prioritize and promote individual liberty. Support the show (


Episode 15: School Choice

Education is one of the most important concepts that we need to address and a good education is vital for a healthy society. And the best way to achieve this is through free-market principles, i.e. competition and giving parents and students the freedom to choose. Support the show (


Episode 14: Liberty

It has become clear that too many in our country have forgotten just how important our liberty is and how vital it is to protect it. As the great Thomas Sowell once said, "Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric" Support the show (


Episode 13: Election Chaos

The 2020 election has descended into chaos. Claims of fraud are rampant and nothing makes sense. Many questions remain and it isn't clear when we will have them answered. Support the show (


Episode 12: Being an Overcomer (with Tiffany Johnson)

Three years ago, Tiffany Johnson lost her arm to a shark attack while snorkeling with her husband in the Bahamas. In this episode, she tells her incredible story and discusses dealing with such a traumatic experience and what it means to reject victimhood and to be an overcomer. Twitter: @banovercomer Facebook: Website: Support the show (


Episode 11: Critical Race Theory

The radical left is the single greatest threat to the future of our republic. And Critical Race Theory is its most dangerous weapon. Support the show (