Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.
Friday, July 25, 2014
This Week's Mediacrity Award Goes To....
Vladimir Putin, and his State-run propaganda machine and all its affiliates. To everyone quoting RT and the "Russian perspective" as if these were reliable sources, and that includes many of my fellow libertarians - let me point you to a very inconvenient condition. There is not an infinite line-up of varying perspectives that are all right in their own way. There are logically sound conclusions reached by using reasoning on hard facts, and then there is mind-numbing speculation and superstition that is not corroborated by anything in observable reality. I am often perceived as brutal and inflexible for refusing to compromise with the second, but all I'm really doing is denying credibility and a captive audience to people that want others to believe things not proven to be true. Allowing their psychosis to become collectively accepted reality is NOT a fair price for peace and stability; because they will invariably abuse the sacrifice of reason to seize more power and "stable society" will be a gulag with them in the tower.