17 June 2024

The Sacred Myths of Liberalism - TRIGGERnometry with Eric Kaufmann

Eric Kaufmann is a Canadian professor of politics. Following two decades at Birkbeck, University of London, he is now based at the University of Buckingham. He is Director of the Centre for Heterodox Social Science, a countercultural research centre. He is the author of several books including, most recently, ‘Taboo: How Making Race Sacred Produced a Cultural Revolution’.

Summary:

Sacredness of Identity: The emergence of the sacredness around identity has led to an overreactive response to perceived offences, lack of proportionality, and a lack of nuance in addressing issues, driven by white guilt and virtue signalling, not Marxist ideology.

Liberal Identity Reform: To reform liberalism, distinguish between liberal principles and identity, address emotional reflex towards fearing majorities and romanticizing minorities, and consider a cultural approach with socialism and freedom.

Cultural Inequality vs. Equity: The discrepancy between accepting economic inequality and rejecting cultural inequality calls for a debate about cultural wealth and human flourishing vs. cultural equity. However, society lacks the courage to challenge the current cultural narrative and push back against new buzzwords and PC terms, potentially leading to cultural poverty.

Educational Reform: Governments must intervene and reform K-12 educational institutions to counteract progressive ideology and critical race theory, enforcing political neutrality and eliminating gender ideology training to prevent indoctrination and shape worldviews, ultimately impacting crime rates, educational standards, and border control.

Cultural values and accountability: A balanced approach is needed for addressing cultural issues, allowing for accountability while preventing over-policing and over-penalizing. Desensitization to allegations can occur, making it essential to acknowledge valid cases of harm and promote alternative values.

Cultural intolerance on campuses: Despite concerns of intolerance towards opposing views on campuses, history suggests young people may become more moderate as they age, but comedians and cultural figures are challenging the status quo, raising the possibility of a shift towards more diverse and inclusive discourse.

Cultural shift in education: The cultural shift in education towards progressive ideologies, emphasizing empathy and care for vulnerable groups, has been a significant driver of societal change, but the application of empathy can be selective and the line between empathy and oppression can be blurred. Internal factors, such as liberal receptiveness, have played a crucial role in this shift.

Manipulation of liberal emotions: The success of cultural Marxist ideas, like Black Lives Matter, stems from the manipulation of liberal emotions and guilt, rather than a widespread acceptance of Marxist ideologies.

06 June 2024

7 Early Signs of Burnout and 10 Simple & Practical Tools To Help - Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Burnout is a type of chronic, unmanaged stress that has significant consequences for our physical and mental health. It’s characterised by feeling exhausted all the time, with no energy for everyday tasks, and little enjoyment in everyday activities.  A survey by YouGov for the charity Mental Health UK in 2020 found one in five people felt unable to manage pressure and stress levels at work. Other Research found that burnout among UK workers almost doubled from 2021 to 2022 and that a staggering 88 percent of the UK workforce has experienced burnout since 2020.

Many of us think we can keep pushing day after day, week after week, month after month without any consequences. But we can’t. What I have seen time and time again is that this constant pushing always comes back to bite, it is just a case of when. Many of us are on the road to burnout without even realising it. In the past, we might have thought of burnout as a phenomenon that only affected high-flying CEOs. But it’s fair to say the world of work has completely transformed over the past few years. Pressures on everyone are through the roof, no matter what your paygrade or level of responsibility. Add to that the rise in home working, the cost-of-living crisis and the fact that boundaries between work and home have become increasingly blurred means that it is something that more and more of us are experiencing.

In this podcast, Rangan outlines 7 signs that may indicate you are on the road to burnout: things to look out for in your mood, your behaviour, your habits and your health. Rangan then walks you through 10 practical tools you can think about introducing into your life that will quickly start to help.

02 June 2024

How Creatine is Disrupting a 2 Billion Dollar Anxiety & Depression Market - Thomas DeLauer with Dr Darren Candow

00:00 Intro
01:38 30% Off Your First Order AND a Free Gift Worth up to $60
02:39 Cognition & Memory
05:44 Creatine for Vegans & Vegetarians
07:48 Creatine for Younger Adults & Children
08:26 Anti-Inflammatory Effects
09:30 Sleep Deprivation
11:11 Dosing Strategy
14:09 How Creatine is Made in the Brain
15:29 Creatine for Brain Health
16:12 Where to Find More of Dr. Candow's Content