No Country

56 - Freak Power: Hunter S. Thompson as Encino Man

September 29, 2021

We talk about Freak Power and Hunter S. Thompson in order to explore the difference between the counterculture of the 1960s/70s and the current culture of activism/wokeness/progressivism? Did cancellation exist in the 60s? What’s the difference between ideas and beliefs. David and Kris discuss their lines in the sand when it comes to free speech and offense: is there anything that goes too far? It seems like when I was growing up (David) it was the right who were the censors. Now it comes from both sides depending on the issue.

On the bonus episode:

Narrative Control and the Origins of Caliber

What does it mean to control the narrative? Is there a narrative to control at all? What are good and bad optics? How about the difference between surface and substance? Pride and hate?

We ask a very important question: are you the hero of your life?

Can empowerment erode agency?

And finally, David tells a story of a time when his life might have been saved by a bad case of diarrhea.

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