This weekend’s Ruminant sees Jonah starting off in some classic Remnant Bingo™, but peppered in with a healthy dose of interesting new information on those topics – in this case, anti-Enlightenment nationalism, and the establishment of fair rules under classically liberal societies. This comes along in addition to a rundown of the ham-fisted efforts by many outlets to pretend that “originalism” is actually something much more radical and antediluvian than it really is. Then, Jonah moves on to a topic that our culture could desperately use some clarification on: “Justice” and “social justice” are two different things – and “bending the will of every institution towards social justice … is how you end up with a kind of soft totalitarianism.” And, in this particularly relaxed-fit episode, we even get some rank punditry on the tail end on subjects like the censored New York Post story and much more.

Show Notes:

Get your tickets now to The Dispatch’s “What’s Next” event

The most recent G-File

Against Empathy by Paul Bloom

Mazie Hirono being weird

Making fun of originalism to own the cons

Rod Dreher’s new book, Live Not by Lies

Rod responds to his Morning Joe appearance

The Post story in question

ExpressVPN.com/Remnant to get three months free off of a year-long plan

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  1. RebeccaCoffey Thatcher

    In answer to Jonah’s question, I like the “dear listener” greeting. However, a different greeting would not diminish my listening enjoyment. I even enjoy his opinions and various ramblings when I greatly disagree with him. He are one of my “media family”. 

    At the end while mentioning The Dispatch’s coming plans he says the NBA is in it’s peer group. I get it, but I had to smile. I pictured Jonah shooting hoops.

     

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  2. TerryS Member

    Jonah’s doubts about the authenticity of the Hunter Biden laptop story have aged about as well as his confidence in the integrity of the Mueller investigation. 

    Also his confidence about the democratizing power of capitalism in China & democratizing power of American military action in the Mideast.

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    • October 20, 2020, at 5:21 AM PDT
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  3. EDISONPARKS Member
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    TerryS (View Comment):

    Jonah’s doubts about the authenticity of the Hunter Biden laptop story have aged about as well as his confidence in the integrity of the Mueller investigation.

    Also his confidence about the democratizing power of capitalism in China & democratizing power of American military action in the Mideast.

    Jonah is approaching the Paul Krugman level of political/cultural expertise to where Jonah might want to begin negotiating a position on the NYT opinion side where Jonah can be consistently wrong all the time and his lack of competency will have no consequence to his continued employment.

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    • October 20, 2020, at 7:18 AM PDT
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  4. kedavis Member

    EDISONPARKS (View Comment):

    TerryS (View Comment):

    Jonah’s doubts about the authenticity of the Hunter Biden laptop story have aged about as well as his confidence in the integrity of the Mueller investigation.

    Also his confidence about the democratizing power of capitalism in China & democratizing power of American military action in the Mideast.

    Jonah is approaching the Paul Krugman level of political/cultural expertise to where Jonah might want to begin negotiating a position on the NYT opinion side where Jonah can be consistently wrong all the time and his lack of competency will have no consequence to his continued employment.

    That might be the only chance he has of income security, although I suppose there might be enough people willing to pay for him to always be wrong on The Dispatch.

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    • October 20, 2020, at 1:34 PM PDT
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