PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Non-Violent Resistance with George Lakey” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

George Lakey, author of “Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got it Right and How We Can Too”, joins Chris Hedges to discuss non-violent resistance against the corporate state. RT Corresponent Anya Parampil looks at successful non-violent tactics used in the civil rights movement.

CRITICAL THINKING: “Why Skepticism is the Right Approach to the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia” / Michael Shermer ☮

Bear with us for a second, but do you know the Belinda Carlisle song “Heaven is a Place on Earth”? It’s actually scientifically accurate. American public intellectual Michael Shermer says that any idea of the afterlife makes zero sense: your mind and therefore your memories are beholden to your body and that any version of you that made it into heaven, should there actually be one, would just be a copy of you and unable to register that they were actually in heaven. Likewise, should you be able to scan your brain and “live forever” by being uploaded to a body in the future, it still wouldn’t be you, just a copy. Confused? The explanation makes more sense from the mouth of Shermer himself… writing the theory behind multiple you’s living in various timelines gets a little too Back to the Future… another sweet ’80s reference if we do say so ourselves.