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Ps Braam Botha - The End of the World: Ethics, Ego and Conflict
With so much of our world in seeming flux, decay and upheaval, it is becoming popular to ask if we are witnessing the death of the world we always knew.
Why do our cultures and institutions pursue relentless 'change' with such zeal? Why are we redefining language and logic to support subjective views?
Are we destined for a societal train wreck?
Senior Pastor of Berwick Church of Christ, Braam Botha, discusses ethics, homosexuality, egoism, utilitarianism, government, conflict and morality in this 90 min interview.
This episode is for you if you're interested in a perspective that takes aim at the aggrandisement of 'SELF' and calls for a radical departure from the momentum of popular culture.
PS BRAAM BOTHA
ALL DISCERNABLE LINKS
The plague of 'Ethical Egoism'
The cult of Self-Actualisation
Redefining culture on the search for purpose
The perverse elite who want to control the narrative
Ethics are often limited to the temporal, not the eternal
What is morality?
What about 'Love is Love'?
The Woke definition of Love
Generational love and transcending lifetimes
When standing against culture paint a target on your back
True ethics found in transformational experiences
Laws that conflict with morality
Utilitarianism is not ethical
Affirming gay marriage and non-traditional lifestyles
Disobeying the government
Covid oppression of the church
Political activism by Christians
Experimental vaccines that divided the church
Fighting for your own rights
Why are Christians so docile?
Die by the sword or die by the cross?
The war That ends humanity will not be physical
Elites will only keep alive the 'useful' who share their beliefs
Christianity is a 'Weak' religion
Corey White Live in Melbourne - Comedy That Doesn't Hold Back!
In tough times humans look to our comedians to fearlessly call bullsh*t on our human foibles and absurdities.
Corey White takes no hostages in this hour-long set, murdering every sacred cow you hold dear.
Tune in for a dose of humour, reality and relief as this comedian from The People's Republic of Western Clownia (Western Australia) brings the fire.
The full comedy special is available for purchase at: https://discernable.locals.com/post/4717127/corey-white-live-in-melbourne-comedy-that-doesnt-hold-back
Dr James Stewart: The Truth About Cannabis
Dr James Stewart is an Australian doctor at the forefront of plant-based medicine and medical cannabis.
As a General Practitioner he found pharmaceutical solutions frustrating in their narrow focus and lengthy side effect profiles and began to incorporate plant-based treatments in his practice.
He is now sought out by celebrities and business leaders who are looking for expert advice and care when it comes to medical cannabis and other plant-based treatments.
He joined Discernable to educate us on how cannabis works from a chemical, legal, and practical point of view.
Why cannabis was demonised
How Big Pharma cashed in on the fear
Legalising cannabis properly
USA case study (California and Colorado)
How THC and CBD works
Practical use cases of cannabis
What does it mean to be 'high'?
The body's natural endocannabinoid system
ADHD, migraines, allergies, autism, fibromyalgia associated with a decline in endocannabinoid systems
The threat to pharmaceutical companies
Addictions to cannabis
Comparisons with endone and opioids
Matt's story of addiction
GPs keeping patients
Why alcohol is more dangerous than cannabis
When you can't drink alcohol
Getting legal cannabis in Australia
The attitude of Australian regulators
Kickbacks from Big Pharma
Busy but ignorant doctors captured by industry reps
Mistaking acute medicine for chronic and lifestyle care
How to take cannabis - oils, wafers, capsules, vapes, bongs
How vapes work
Vaporising vs burning
The pandemic of nicotine vaping
CBD isolates vs broad spectrum
Driving while using cannabis
The People's Project: Placebo Vaccines, Hospital Crisis, Crashing Fertility, Racist Medicine
On tonight's show with Obstetrician Dr Tom Cade and paramedic turned doctor Dr Sean Runacres, brought to you by Intensive Care at Home:
Data from a German/Danish study raises whether placebo batches exist, and whether authorities already know about them.
WE AREN'T MAKING BABIES ANYMORE
Global fertility rates have been crashing around the world for a long time. Why?
THE AUSTRALIAN HOSPITAL CRISIS
All around the country hospitals are under pressure, with many reaching crisis levels. What can people do to 'protect' the health system or is that just an inversion of morality?
New Zealand has decided to award preferential treatment to Maoris on surgery waiting lists. Is this ethical and will it be copied in elsewhere?
NEWS WITHOUT NOTICE
Discernable broke the story about police officers changing their gender identity in their HR system, thus being awarded higher pay. What was the response? Police Command is now demanding that officers 'look' gender diverse or they won't qualify for the extra payment.
Ohio court rules that trans woman is too fat for her genitals to have been visible in flashing incident
How the Titanic submarine conveniently covered bigger stories
Nick Karamouzis: Why The Fascists Will Fail (and Humanity Will Win)
Nick Karamouzis is a retired lawyer who regained his practising certificate to start defending Australians he feels are being marginalised by their governments.
He is also the Chair of Self Employed Australia, and has a successful post-law career in business.
In this interview he shares his hatred of woke culture, the obsession with racism and transgenderism, why he believes Australian governments are acting like 'fascists', and why he believes 'humanity' will ultimately win.
THE 5 BUROUGHS CASE AGAINST VICTORIA
THE SMOKING FIGS
Daniel Lopez on the Irresistible Rise of Socialism
Daniel Lopez is the contributor editor overseeing Australia for U.S. based Jacobin magazine which offers a socialist perspective on politics, economics and culture. He is an active member of the 'Victorian Socialists' party which achieved a remarkable result in the 2022 state election.
Daniel visited the Discernable studio to explore the evils that neo-liberalism has wrought on the world, where it came from, and what points of agreement a socialist perspective might have with a free-market libertarian perspective. Of particular concern was generational inequality, with a growing resentment among younger Millennial and GenZ cohorts who feel they are being left behind in a declining world.
Terrific and thoughtful interviews
I find a lot of podcasts all want to interview the same people but Discernable seems to get actual real people to share their stories in a super interesting way.
Thought provoking show
Always a balanced view on current events and philosophy
Interesting content and guests from an Australian context.