06.20.18. Keep on Riffin’ in a Free World

On this edition of Middle Theory, a combination of issues and current events are addressed, within the broader discussion of free speech in America, issues with the education system, and identity politics. 

On this edition of the podcast, Reverend Oakley (who is paradoxically also our resident secularist) joins Micah for a “riffin'” discussion on philosophy, as it applies to issues being faced in America today. For those who aren’t aware, “riffin'” is a term Micah borrows both from his line of work as a guitarist, as well as a term used by his good friend Vance Pollock in relation to a free-form conversation over a number of related or unrelated topics.

Subjects we touch on include free speech, protests on American campuses and universities, and the political discourse occurring in the media in the era of Donald Trump. We also hone our sights on statements made by HBO host Bill Maher, who is under fire (as usual) for saying that he hopes for a recession, knowing that this could be the end of Trump’s presidency. Whether or not it’s a realistic objective, is it anything that one should really “hope” for, considering the broader repercussions?

We also touch on issues pertaining to politics, centrism, the state of the media, Liberalism and Conservatism, and a range of other ideas, in addition to a slew of emails from our listenership in response to last week’s episode on the death of Anthony Bourdain and discourse on the issue of depression and suicide… all of this and more on this edition of the Middle Theory podcast.

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3 Replies to “06.20.18. Keep on Riffin’ in a Free World”

  1. My petition against people comparing humanity to apes and primates… Katherine Harverati who says human’s skulls are more similar to gorillas and chimpanzees than the far advanced Neanderthal. Dan Whitehead a local man who once told me he could look at apes and monkeys and see the similarities between them and us. Oggy Boogey Nights aka Koko who signed on her death bed swearing one of our politicians to be her only begotten shaved down son. H.A. Ray for his philo-trocities Curious George pointing out the similarities between monkey and human curiosity to easily impressed on underaged jail bait. Last but not least the proprietor of the idea itself that man is a primate and should be compared with chimps and apes, Charles Darwin.

    PS human’s love music with vocals which is hanging on the vowels aeiou the same sounds primates make a ou ou ou ee ee oo oo…

    Alex Jones tonight on infor wars how the music industry uses primate chirping to brain wash you on casual easy listening…
    Never heard of fuko but I know human’s can read anyone Manson, Bundy, Stalin, and go that makes sense maybe that’s part of the problem…applying sense to human’s when it actually comes from words…that makes sense should never become he or she makes sense…but it does…humans don’t make sense words do, I brought a woman into this country off of the utterance of the words US Citizen…she said it and even though she had no clue what it meant she passed the test…

    this is the problem of the association game its up to the individual to recognize thoughts and ideas are a structure of nature not belonging to mankind, out of reach of his filthy perverting and demeaning so called objectivity. recognizing ideas don’t belong to people, groups, and so are not subject to democracy is the first real step to an open mind…the association game stops when you stop associating with it…

    Sounds like you and Hobo’s pre show…except you’d be screaming “I really think you might” as Hobbs apologizes weeping inside…

    how about I agree with you but I’m going to kick your ass anyway…you ever heard of the two guys who agreed so much they finally agreed on killing each other…is agree to disagree really an agreement? is it legally binding? Middle theory where super glue can become suddenly legally binding…

    Its like I said stick a camera in a face with no philosophy while setting up that philosophy…Micah gots it…

    I bought that Hispanic guys book on dog whispering I now teach kundalini awakening Tuesday and Thursday evenings…Intellectual dark web self help(as in helping myself get rich)seminar Wednesday…roll over and meditate good dogma is my podcast…bow wow to your master…

    Dear Middle you are the most unprofessional news show ever, I watch the big two, not marvel and starwars, you know the big wipes…and they sound like they are 8 years old reading back their paper with a -b on it out loud to their so proud mommies… they all sound highly rehearsed to the point it comes off totally rehearsed and straight off a cue card like the big boys in that white wash house, you guys sound real, it’s gross…

    do you believe in equality? does equality suppose you have to be doing the same thing as those you wish to be equal with? so if he jumps off a bridge you want off too, if he eats shit you’ll have two, how long has humanity been playing cosmic monkey see monkey do and how long have we progressed on calling what we like human nature and what we don’t illness…I’d say human’s only nature is to imitate, repeat, nothing but shampoo bottles, I get it now in Superman vs Batman the director wasn’t selling out he actually thought the oil of Olay he was tracking camera in on was one of the actors…

  2. in my version of Sheep Dream of Electric Ponies the crew at MSNBC and fox news cue up the audience by showing them how to pretend they are real by laughing at Roseanne and Sheen comments, since real intelligence dictates the understanding of humor the artificial robot public can only mimic laughter, so they tell cued up jokes to a robot and if he laughs he’s good… then they tell a real joke if he laughs exterminate…

  3. How to transform a small minority into a majority…

    Step one social media…by putting the minority opinion in the majorities hand you have now succeeded in creating unfounded wide spread chaos, paranoia, and panic

    Step two…Desensitizer spray…if step one fails hit em in the face with the political intellectual dark webbing…

    Step Three…when all else fails wait four years they’ll have their public head so far up some new guys ass they won’t remember who old what’s his name was…good old wall paper personality works every time…it never comes off the whole four years people want it to no matter how hard they do “a peel”, but it never sticks in the long run…win…win…

    atheism is proof our species is on the extinction pile line waiting to get in the museum of natural history…If I thought this was all I got, this one tiny life I wouldn’t be doing any of this and I wouldn’t care what people thought…I’d do anything…everything…

    Meditation, hesitation, denial of experience, and a life of preparing for the big eternal sleep…

    to further Micah’s statement back a few on science, anyone who doesn’t see his point you should have someone you love murdered, really try it, see how in a court of law the evidence has to be presented in an exact specific meticulous way, and in complete clarity and within the clear view of all being swayed…there is no Hawkins says this, or Mahabarrito’s book said that… objection, objection, objection, until you get it absolutely right and in reason, without sufficient doubt…you want to see real education? get on a murder jury…and even then in the end what you learn is it’s a numbers game with people always because they are “herd” animals…

    Boy if my buddy who had the meth lab in his burrito truck would have laid out some card board and offered 6 minute yoga he could have Been Mahaburrito Truck and Meth dealership…

    https://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/24/drugs-sold-from-taco-truck-denver/

    No sir this says Mahaburrito this is a meditation truck we don’t sell Mexican food…no those are not burritos those are tin foil hats…

    My other buddy in the CBI is busting pedophiles, child pornographers, and human traffickers, and these people are busting taco trucks…It’s a living

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