Decoding The Russell Brand Rape Allegations (9-20-23)

01:00 Russell Brand: The latest on sexual assault allegations against the comedian,
05:00 Atlantic: Russell Brand Wasn’t an Anomaly,
16:00 The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire
19:00 Russell Brand on Decoding the Gurus from Nov. 21, 2020,
53:00 Elliott Blatt joins
53:30 My top blog posts,
54:20 Sam Vaknin on narcissism,
1:13:00 Richard Spencer’s philosemitic turn
1:20:00 Underearners often become criminals

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The Turning Point

As I develop a list of my best blog posts and best videos, I notice that it is only after February 2, 2020 that I consistently like my online production (I like most of my life choices after the summer of 2015, a turning point in my real life that only effectively translated into my online work in 2020).

Cohosting a daily Youtube show with the brilliant Kevin Michael Grace (he has at least a standard deviation of IQ on me) for nearly two years (ending January 31, 2020) created more compelling shows than anything I could make on my own, but I found I liked myself more when I moved on from that partnership (even as my viewership dropped to about a quarter of what it was with Kevin).

Younger me was more energetic and risk-taking than post-2020 me. I don’t like myself as an activist. I’m unfair to people, I’m nasty, I’m repetitive, I’m shallow. I prefer myself in analyst mode. I like myself more when I focus on understanding what the world, not changing it.

I had a girlfriend at UCLA at age 22 who told me, “You are so adorable when you try to change the world.”

Not to me I’m not.

Here are the key points in my ideological development:

* I stopped blogging on the porn industry in October of 2007.
* Alexander Technique calmed me down beginning with my first lessons in 2008.
* I stopped playing around with women in 2010.
* I started my first 12-step program in 2011 and developed some emotional sobriety.
* Going on modafinil in 2013 gave me more mental energy.
* I began effectively managing my life in the summer of 2015 due to the addition of various 12-step programs devoted to managing your time and money.
* I read Fred Luskin’s Forgive for Good book in 2017.
* I discovered Nathan Cofnas in March of 2018.
* Reading Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality in April of 2018.
* This disastrous show: The Art of Debate w Jim Goad, Nick Fuentes, Baked Alaska, Irony Bros (12-22-18)
* I began listening to Decoding the Gurus in the middle of 2020.
* Reading philosopher Rony Guldmann in 2022.

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If you hurt yourself, others will hurt you

Shakti Gawain wrote:

If you judge and criticize yourself, other will judge and criticize you.

If you hurt yourself, others will hurt you.

If you lie to yourself, others will lie to you.

If you are irresponsible to yourself, others will be irresponsible in relation to you.

If you blame yourself, others will blame you.

If you do violence to yourself emotionally, others will do violence to you emotionally or even physically.

If you don’t listen to your own feelings, no one will listen to your feelings.

If you love yourself, others will love you.

If you trust yourself, others will trust you.

If your honest with yourself, others will be honest with you.

If you are gentle and compassionate with yourself, others will treat with you with compassion.

If you appreciate yourself, others will appreciate you.

If you honor yourself, others will honor you.

If you enjoy yourself, other will enjoy you.

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Why didn’t Burning Man go to hell? (9-5-23)

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Is There A Devil?

Judaism does not believe in any supernatural power outside of God. So, no, Judaism does not believe in a devil. Dennis Prager, however, is agnostic on this question.

In his September 4, 2023 show with Julie Hartman, Dennis said: “You are blessed and cursed… All blessings come with curses… You will always have allies but you will be fighting somewhat alone. You love truth. That means you will be alone. People don’t want to be alone and the greatest price paid is truth if you don’t want to stick out. I’m speaking autobiographically. I am blessed because I have so many people in my corner but I have an equal number of people who hate my guts. It’s odd. All I’ve done in my life is preach goodness. Why am I so hated? A lot of people are not interested in goodness.”

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