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*An anti-woke podcast focusing on the invasive collectivist species and the widespread confluence of money, boutique ”news” propaganda, psychology, and hyper-connective tech: The Social Media Disease. Toddzilla X @ YouTube.

Escaping The Cave Toddzilla X

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*An anti-woke podcast focusing on the invasive collectivist species and the widespread confluence of money, boutique ”news” propaganda, psychology, and hyper-connective tech: The Social Media Disease. Toddzilla X @ YouTube.

    #137 - Rumination Nation: The Therapy Trap

    #137 - Rumination Nation: The Therapy Trap

    Welcome to episode 137 of "Escaping the Cave," hosted by the ever-lovable Toddzilla. In this episode, Todd delves into the impact of modern psychotherapy on today's youth, referencing Abigail Shrier's eye-opening book, Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren't Growing Up. Recorded on June 11th, 2024, Todd explores how therapeutic practices may inadvertently harm rather than heal, creating a generation unprepared for life's challenges.
    Todd also shares his admiration for Bill Maher's ability to call out his own political tribe, highlighting Maher's recent interview with John Fetterman. The discussion touches on Fetterman's moral clarity regarding Israel and Gaza and his stance against the woke faction within his party.
    The episode further investigates the societal impact of manufactured and monetized rumination, the habit of obsessing over negative aspects of life, and how this can lead to widespread depression. Todd connects this to social media's role in perpetuating constant negativity and the broader implications for our mental health crisis.
    Join Toddzilla as he navigates through the complexities of modern mental health, political courage, and the dangerous consequences of an overly therapeutic culture. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of psychology, social media, and contemporary politics.
     
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    #136 - Tribalism, Censorship or Free Speech, Propaganda's War on Reality

    #136 - Tribalism, Censorship or Free Speech, Propaganda's War on Reality

    Welcome to episode 136 of Escaping the Cave, hosted by the "ever-congenial" Todd. In this episode, Todd delves into the chaotic landscape of censorship and modern information warfare.
    After a brief update on recent personal events, Todd transitions into a deep discussion about the impact of rapid information dissemination on society, drawing parallels with the current conflict in Gaza and domestic issues. He reflects on the tribalism inherent in human nature, referencing the famous "Eagles & Rattlers" experiment and illustrating how instantaneous global connectivity has ironically led to greater division and misinformation.
    Todd explores the psychological unpreparedness for the digital age and the rise of misinformation and propaganda, emphasizing the profound implications of artificial intelligence and deepfakes on public perception. He revisits classic theories by Walter Lippmann and Harold Lasswell, examining the debate between free speech, "benevolent" censors, and the need for effective debate to uncover truth amidst the noise of modern media.
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    #135 - On "Genocide", Our Political Show Trial, Toxic Activism

    #135 - On "Genocide", Our Political Show Trial, Toxic Activism

    This episode touches on the Stormy Daniels show trial, the Democrat's cowardly online convention strategy, falling for the barbaric propaganda-driven strategy of using of human shields in Gaza, and maliciously labeling Israel's retaliation as genocide. Has Dementia Joe's forgotten who he is? Does he know whose side he's on? At what point does endless activism trigger apathy and begin having a retrograde effect on public sympathy? Want to escape an abstract utopian worldview? Live in Chicago for a few years! Finally, where is the agitprop coming from? What's the goal?
     
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    #134 - The Men Who Go

    #134 - The Men Who Go

    It took 65-years to get from Kittyhawk to the moon. 55-years later, we still have gone no further. That's ridiculous! Exploration is, and always has been, humanity at its authentic best. The bleeding hearts and homebody naysayers don't matter. Mars is this millennium's New World and we'll go because we always go, eventually. It's engrained into the DNA and it's our duty, especially if you believe there's a climate crisis. 
     
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    #133 - Proselytes & Militants Revisited: Indoctrination's Long March

    #133 - Proselytes & Militants Revisited: Indoctrination's Long March

    A followup to the last episode. After watching our indoctrinated sleeper cells come to life, it's a good time to revisit Ellul's book, Propaganda, and put it thru the filter of the last few weeks. 
     
    Notes from 2019: Ellul's ideas on pre-propaganda, propaganda's conditioned reflexes, myths, and "orthopraxy". Including the triggering of active and passive action (activists, influencers, collaborators), widespread participation by "committed" zealots, the separation between thought and action, exploiting the abyss between what we say and what we do, mobilizing men for action counter to their own values, and being unable to reverse ourselves once "action" has begun.
     
    Jacques Ellul's "Propaganda": https://www.amazon.com/Propaganda-Formation-Attitudes-Jacques-Ellul/dp/0394718747
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    #132 -Joe da Wabbit Hunter, Wokentology's Westboro Kids, Beware the Messiah

    #132 -Joe da Wabbit Hunter, Wokentology's Westboro Kids, Beware the Messiah

    Biden's dismal poll numbers confirm it: a pwesident hunting two wabbits catches neither. Plus, Dementia Joe gets conquered by his own teleprompter begging the question: who's in charge over there?
    Also:
    When defective self-esteem pseudoscience collides with social eugenics
    The Indoctrinated come of age
    When a President kneels before the Dearborn Caliphate.
    Look for a follow up episode soon. 
     
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