On this edition of Middle Theory, we examine the cultural phenomenon that is “The Intellectual Dark Web,” a loosely-knit group of individuals who engage in debate and discourse pertaining to freedom of speech.
Before we get to that part of the discussion, Micah is joined by Matthew Oakley, filling in for Mr. McNonymous, who joins us to discuss trending news which includes recent shooting events in parts of America, as well as news pertaining to the arrest of Hollywood producer (and scumbag) Harvey Weinstein, who was arrested and arraigned on rape charges, as well as those pertaining to criminal sex acts.
In similar #MeToo news, another father-like figure in American culture, Morgan Freeman, has become the latest to have allegations of sexual misconduct brought against him. While they contrast sharply with the actions of Weinstein, what is the bigger takeaway, and how should the public view such allegations against Freeman?
Then finally, we touch on the firestorm that continues following a New York Times Op Ed, in which Bari Lowell wrote about the so-called “Intellectual Dark Web,” a group of thinkers from different walks of life who nonetheless share a passion for free speech and intellectual debate… which (of course) has led to them being branded “alt right.” We look deeply at the claims and contrast the opinions of the group with that of critics in the media.
Finally, Mr. Oakley gives us his thoughts (and concerns) pertaining to a recent strikedown against measures proposed by Tulsi Gabbard; why should the American citizenry be concerned… or will they be? We examine these, and many other issues, on this edition of MIDDLE THEORY.
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Finally, here are links to stories addressed on this week’s program:
- Authorities: Suspected gunman had gun license
- Armed citizen who shot Oklahoma gunman told worried crowd, ‘I’m here to help’
- Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, criminal sex act charges
- Morgan Freeman creepy sex comments
- The ‘Intellectual Dark Web’ – the supposed thinking wing of the alt-right
- Bari Lowell on the ‘Intellectual Dark Web’
- The Intellectual Dark Web