Talking about the Things That Matter Most on December 22, 2020
2020 Countdown Day 2
4:00 – #25: The Problem With Black Lives Matter-Style Activism
When the Ferguson riots broke out in 2014, the nation was shocked and alarmed. The press gave the event wall-to-wall coverage for a week. For young people this was fairly new territory, while older people had flashbacks to the Los Angeles riots of 1992 or the summer of 1965. The Baltimore riots of 2015 were less shocking – this was a movie we had seen before. And in other riots since then, one thing has become clear – just about everyone seems to prefer narrative-peddling to problem-solving. Rachel Lu joins us.
4:20 – #24: A Catholic View on Feminism
We saw during this election season how the Democratic Party has doubled down on its commitment to abortion, placing it under the banner of Women’s Rights. How did the two become so intertwined? Sue Ellen Browder was there at the beginning. She joins us looking at the history of feminism in America and the idea of Sex and the Catholic feminist.
5:00 – #23: Kresta Comments: What Hitler Believed
5:20 – #22: The Foundations of Hitler’s Ideology
February 12 was the birthday of Charles Darwin. Darwin’s theory has had a revolutionary impact on ethics and morality, and that impact was seen explicitly in Nazi ideology and the rise of eugenics. We’ll talk about it with Richard Weikart.