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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.

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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.

    #141 - Official Gaslighting, Phantom Shooters, When DEI Attacks

    #141 - Official Gaslighting, Phantom Shooters, When DEI Attacks

    After Biden dropped out, the gaslighting political propaganda machine has tried to rehabilitate Kamala's image from that of a detested and isolated liability to George Washington, Arya Stark, and Joan of Abortion Arc.
    What do Trump's would-be assassin and Nashville's murderous trans woman have in common? And where has the coverage gone?
    Some positions, like the Secret Service and President, demand merit-based hiring not "diversity" quotas. We're finally paying the price. 
    Can constant exposure to propaganda lead to a twisted form of tolerance, changing the way individuals perceive, react to, and accept factual information? If so, what happens when that trust completely, and inevitably breaks down?
    Book those children's parties now! 
     
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    #140 - Prayers For Hitler

    #140 - Prayers For Hitler

    Also: DEI's Trojan Horse, Addicted to Chaos
    In this sobering episode, Todd digs into these historic nine days, beginning with the rapidly decaying social landscape following the assassination attempt on Trump, the media's telling reaction, the lack of real information about the shooter and his motives, and trial by rhetorical combat disguised as public "discourse."
    Recorded just 12-hours after Joe Biden's long overdue withdrawal from the presidential race, and the rapid endorsement of his DEI poster girl, he then revisits the folly of continuing Unity Via Division as a political tactic in a dangerously divided nation.
    Also: the enduring power of patriotism versus Utopian socialist fantasy and how both technology and ignoring human nature is deepening the divide. It's still, and always has been, the people. 
     
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    • 53 min
    #139 - Democracy '24: Factional Idiocracy

    #139 - Democracy '24: Factional Idiocracy

    Welcome to the latest episode of the Escape in the Cave podcast, #139, recorded on July 1st, 2024. This episode dives into the chaotic aftermath of Biden's disturbing performance.
    Todd dissects Biden's decline by comparing his sharpness in the 2012 VP debate against Paul Ryan to his recent ineptitude then raises critical questions about Biden's fitness for office, especially given the stark decline in his mental acuity just over the last couple of years. The discussion extends to the Democratic Party's responsibility and their handling of Biden's candidacy, emphasizing the critical need for a viable alternative rather than .
    Todd also explores the media's reaction in the wake of Biden's exposure, particularly CNN's panel, which starkly contrasted previous defenses of Biden. The episode also touches upon potential replacement candidates like Kamala "Of Color" Harris, Gretchen Whitmer, and Gavin Newsom, specifically criticizing Kamala Harris, reflecting on her past primary embarrassment and her suitability as Biden's successor as a DEI Pledge appointee.
    The episode concludes with a reflection on the state of American politics and the supposed "existential threat" posed by Donald Trump, as perceived by the Democratic Party and its media. How can anyone take their democratic doomsday claims seriously if Biden remains their opposition candidate?  
    Check out the Escape in the Cave podcast on your favorite platform and visit the YouTube channel for more content. Happy July 4th!
     
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    #138 - Ideological Religion, White Savior Racism, & The Self-Righteous Whine of Hysteria

    #138 - Ideological Religion, White Savior Racism, & The Self-Righteous Whine of Hysteria

    In episode 138 of Toddzilla's podcast, recorded on June 27th, 2024, Todd muses on the rapid passage of time and the peculiar spring weather in Michigan. The episode takes a deeper dive into the possible impact of climate change, pondering whether the weather changes will be all "bad", and revisits the folly of choosing performative prevention programs instead of acceptance and adaptation. 
    Transitioning from weather to ideology, Todd again takes on one of his favorite topics, the socialist facade, and critiques the fervor of activism in general, arguing that rabid self-righteous zealotry may boomerang into being counterproductive. He explores the notion of moral certitude leading to crusading moral imperatives and how these things inevitably lead to tyrannical divisiveness rather than unity. Todd also touches on historical narratives, discussing the portrayal of Native Americans and blacks as "helpless" and in need of a savior, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging agency and the complexities of history.
    Throughout the episode, Todd weaves in thoughts on political propaganda, the religious undertones of ideological beliefs, and the societal impacts of self-righteousness. With his usual blend of wit and candor, Todd challenges listeners to reconsider their perspectives on activism, history, and the ways in which we engage with opposing viewpoints. ("Wit", huh? Yes, AI wrote most of that. It gets paid to love Him.)
     
    1491, by Charles Mann: https://www.amazon.com/1491-Revelations-Americas-Before-Columbus/dp/1400032059/
     
     
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    #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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    • 1 hr 17 min
    #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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