It’s episode 100 of The Triple Po! I first wanted to thank my patrons for giving their hard earned money to a show of questionable value. Y’all are truly awesome. And of course I want to thank everyone who has listened to the show, given me feedback, and been supportive overall. It really means a lot, and I really do appreciate it.
Of course, the new episode name and logo was unveiled this episode. The name is The Postmodern Polymaths, which is a bit of a poke at those pretentious fucks such as Jordan Peterson who ramble on incessantly about ‘postmodernism’ and ‘cultural Marxism’ ruining our world and making everyone into snowflakes. Of course, we all know what an incoherent and pseudo-intellectual douchecanoe Peterson and his ilk are. Unfortunately, there are a lot Angry White Dudes who listen to him, and they have been know to do some crazy shit.
After the unveiling, Lyman and myself talked about the shooting in Santa Clarita, where three kids died in a high school shooting, including the shooter. Of course we talk about the prevalence of these sort of events, and the lack of political will to do anything about it thanks to the fact that so many politicians are in the pockets of the NRA. We talked about the necessity of background checks and the fetishizing of guns in general. On a cautiously optimistic note, we spoke about how a judge has allowed a law suit against Remington to go forward. I am pessimistic that anything will come of it, but maybe this will open the floodgates to more of these kind of suits being filed.
We talked about an excellent article written by Krista Cox about her disenfranchisement from the atheist community, mainly due to men behaving badly, and the lack of accountability they face. She of course also talks about how David Silverman was able to ride the road to redemption to become general director of Atheist Alliance International, despite his demonstrable record of bad choices and shitty behavior. It’s infuriating, but unfortunately not surprising.
Thanks again to everyone who has listened to and supported the show. I am humbled and thankful that so many have taken time out to listen to my rambling. Here’s to 100 more!
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