The Crucible

“A situation of severe trial, or in which different elements interact, leading to the creation of something new.”

In this week’s podcast, I talk about how we discern fact from fiction and why we need to balance our emotional reactions with critical thinking. Often we trust our feelings as a substitute for using our intuition, which comes from a neutral space rather than a reactionary state of consciousness.

Once again we are seeing a battle between opposing forces that is playing out within the crucible of the Kavanagh/Ford hearing in America. While being assessed for a position in the highest court in the land, a man has been accused of sexual assault by a woman. The character of both parties has been called into question by the media and people are taking sides. But how can we assess claims that have no evidence? How important is the presumption of innocence? And what makes us sure we’re right when our opinions are based on unconscious belief systems that are never examined?

Whatever our opinion on this, or any issue, the only way to have clarity is to delve into our own psyche and start from a position of uncertainty, or at least open-mindedness.

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Books

54. Wild Swans – Jung Chang (Biography/Chinese History)

68. The Crucible – Arthur Miller (Play/Tragedy)

Other Videos

94. Feminism: Socialism in Panties – Karen Straughan

106. Rubin Report: Peterson, Shapiro, Weinstein on Finding Common Ground with Left and Right

118. Ben Shapiro’s Sunday Special with Factual Feminist Christina Hoff Sommers

121. Lauren Chen, Bridget Phetasy & Ariel Gold on Kavanagh/Ford Hearing

122. Christie Blatchford and Jordan Peterson Discuss the #metoo Movement

123. Sunday Special with Cameron Kasky, Former “March for Our Lives” Activist

124. Star Trek “Drumhead”: Picard Speech About Spreading Fear in the Name of Righteousness

125. Academics expose corruption in Gender, Race, Sexuality & Grievance Studies

126. James Damore, Helen Pluckrose on Postmodernism & Psychological Needs

127. Christina Hoff Sommers (Factual Feminist) on Joe Rogan Podcast

 

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