May 282015
 

mobius politics

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 The Greater Divide: conservatism vs freedom, comparative views – conservative – liberal – freedom, The Great Divide – Bill Gairdner, personal vs public, concept of self, individual vs group, Salim Mansur, individual sovereignty
20:45 Tyrannical democracy: freedom and rights, choice, freedom – democracy – totalitarianism, voting, majority rule, social freedom conflicting rights, democratic cycle
34:50 Definitions please: the problem with adjectives, comparative definitions, conservatism, liberalism, libertarianism
45:08 The political god particle: subjective views of god, supreme being, atheism and morality, floating political abstractions cause confusion and harm 56:49 END

May 212015
 

William Gairdner

 
 
 
 

Topics
00:07 The Great Divide: clash between ideological forces, what’s beneath the surface, why liberals and conservatives will never agree, ideas vs politics, modern liberals vs classic liberalism, human nature, change agents, perfection, party politics, virtue liberals, individualism, equality liberals, from liberty to equality, sexual freedom, libertarian socialism
18:55 Feeling blue about red: theory vs practice, Liberal and Conservative contradictions, prostitution politics, politician vs statesman, more democracy but less freedom, concept of the self, self discipline vs self gratification, self-esteem, duty, we world vs me world, choice vs the common good, pornography, freedom not a good in itself
31:00 The great deviation: freedom as a guarantee of rights, freedom vs choice, the six freedoms, social beings, freedom as power, tyranny and democracy go hand-in-hand, the great deviation, society’s rights vs individual rights, libertarian position, the harm principle, individualism and the non-aggression principle, duties and obligations, conceptions of democracy, society and the next generations, rights – objective and subjective
44:45 Conceit in the moral arena: freedom guaranteed by restraint, libertarian conservatives, social conservatives, fiscal conservative, individual vs social freedom, views on morality, morality as a language, principles and facts before debate, an increasingly closed society, eternal discussion and debate, Canada-US divide, Obama is America’s Trudeau, conceits

Jan 192012
 

Ronald Reagan

 
 
 
 

Talk About Just Right – Your Feedback, Limericks, Suggestions
First Strike As Retaliation
Trigger Happy – Knowing When To Take The Military Offensive
Do You Mind? Or Does That Not Compute?

Post Script: The comments made about Fred Rogers turned out to be an urban myth. We should have verified the story first.

Jan 122012
 

Bosch Fawstin - Pigman

 
 
 
 

GUEST: Bosch Fawstin: Graphic Artist, Critic Of Islam
Graphic Novels About A Graphic Subject: Islam
From Comic Books To Graphic Novels – Dealing With The Resistance
Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy: Foreign To Reason?
Culture’s Catalysts For Change – Truth, Emotion, Art