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The Alembic Files: The Ominous Parallels - 2, Segment 1

1 week ago
Part 2 focuses on the impact that Hegel, Kant and Plato had on the Nazi state. The main thesis is captured by Hegel’s thoughts that a man is free when he acts as he himself wills to act, [but since] the state is the true self of the individual . . . What a man really wills—even though he may not know it—is what the state wills. Liberty, therefore is obedience to the orders of the government. Such obedience guarantees freedom to the true self, even if the illusory self is being sent to Auschwitz. Mussolin put it his way: “Fascism reaffirms the State as the true reality of the individual. And if liberty is to be the attribute of the real man, and not of that abstract puppet envisaged by individualistic Liberalism, Fascism is for liberty.” Hitler stated: “However weak the individual may be when compared with the omnipotence and will of providence, yet at the moment he acts as providence would have him act, he becomes immeasurably strong.” Pushed on the children through our education system and reinforced through media and culture, the emphasis is on the primacy of the state and an individual’s worth dependent on their contribution to the greater whole.
Anonymous

Taylor Report: Release Ms. Meng!, Segment 1

1 week 1 day ago
The provocative and reckless decision to arrest a Huawei official shows America's desperation, taking any means to prevent the advance of the Chinese tech giant. The US regards itself as above the law--exceptional by decree--and has made Canada do its bidding, whatever the economic consequences for it's very junior partner.
Anonymous

This Way Out: Bartsch On Top + Holiday Music + global LGBTQ news!, Segment 1

1 week 1 day ago
Suzanne Bartsch tops New York nightlife; tuneful queer time travel traces holiday traditions; Chile’s Supreme Court rules that marriage is a human right, South African lawmakers stop marriage officials from “opting out” of equality, Hungary and Poland quash a queer-inclusive E.U. declaration, Trump picks a new Justice mouthpiece from an anti-gay hate group, a fundamentalist Iowa fire-bug is charged for queer kids book-burning, and more LGBTQ news from around the world!
Lucia Chappelle