Gracearchy with Jim Babka

Gracearchy with Jim Babka

GRACE. Jesus did not bring us religion - humans had long been sacrificing to the gods. Instead, he brought an undeserved gift. It overflows the heart and splashes out in waves that bless others. This is the Gospel. ARCHY. You're Done or nearly Done with church because it doesn't rule as Jesus would. The best "government" is made up of servants who voluntarily carry a cross, go the extra mile, and care for the weakest. A suffering servant is a real king, and the meek really do inherit the earth. It turns out that God is a libertarian. HOST. Jim Babka's career has been a quest for culture repair that starts in electoral politics, shifts to issue lobbying, then moves to principle-based philosophy. Through this experience, Jim has learned that politics is a civil war that tends to damage the character of the participants, that the world actively resists being fixed, and that arguing fails to connect. Any approach that fails to address blame, envy, and subsequent scapegoating, hacks at branches instead of the root. The world needs Grace. MODERATOR. Bill Protzmann

Episodes

May 14, 2024 5 mins
Is the Electoral College an outdated relic? In this brief "Instant Grace" installment, Jim Babka illustrates how the Electoral College preserves lifestyle diversity, along with how it balances power among states. Oh, and if you believe there's too much money in politics, there's something here for you, as well. Bill Protzmann is your moderator. ZERO AGGRESSION PROJECT - https://zeroaggressionproject.org/ - is our sponsor. But the...
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Donald Trump, the Republican nominee-in-waiting, is slated to speak at the Libertarian National Convention in a few weeks. Is this a terrible strategy? ...real opportunity? ...enemies in the tent? ...a moment of grace? In this provocative episode of Gracearchy, Jim Babka convenes a riveting panel discussion on whether the Libertarian Party should keep this engagement with Donald Trump. Former Libertarian Party national directors...
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Discover why misdefining crucial concepts like the Overton Window can hinder progress and grace in public discourse. In this six-minute episode of 'Instant Grace,' Jim Babka clarifies the strategic role of the Overton Window in defining which ideas are embraced or excluded, shaping not just media narratives but also societal discussions at large. Tune in as Jim advocates for deeper engagement with sidelined perspectives, illustrati...
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The law is specific. "Safe harbor words" define and determine what the Federal Election Commission regulates. No one is claiming Donald Trump used those words. It's hard to tell if Trump's lawyers understand the concept of "Express Advocacy," but if they do, and they use the argument found here, then D.A. Alvin Bragg lacks the felony he needs. So what is going on here? This is a cursory review. But we'll also show you where you can...
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Empathy, Media, and the Dynamics of Mimetic Conflict: Every commentator has policy prescriptions. They pretend to fix the world. But Jim Babka has spent introspective months waiting to comment on this complicated and contentious situation. Now, Jim has finally arrived at a point where he's confident enough to offer three insights. His first insight is especially surprising. And, unlike the policy wonks and political special pleade...
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A Bonus Jerry Bowyer Interview! *Profound insight awaits.* Former CNBC commentator, Jerry Bowyer, brings a fresh perspective to one of the most intriguing parables in the Bible — Jesus's Parable of the Eye. Documented in Matthew 7, this story is traditionally seen as a lesson on hypocrisy or forgiveness. Yet Jerry's interpretation reveals a deeper message about how we perceive ourselves and others, magnified through the lens of tod...
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Was Jesus a Socialist? Jerry Bowyer joins us to dissect the misinterpretations of Jesus' teachings that have fueled such claims. Diving beyond the surface readings of Jesus advising a rich man to sell everything and aid the poor, or His righteous anger in the temple, Bowyer brings his economic expertise and thorough research in Biblical texts, history, and archeology to challenge the socialist narrative. In his book, "The Maker Ve...
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How René Girard's 'Gospel Technology' Denudes the State, with Guest David Gornoski   In a riveting intersection of philosophy, theology, and the heart of voluntaryism, David Gornoski unravels 'Gospel Technology' – a groundbreaking concept that lays bare the machinations of state power. Drawing from René Girard's insights, we uncover a revolution in personhood that challenges and dismantles the hierarchies of authority.   Join us fo...
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Masterclass in interview psychology & a fresh perspective on grace in journalism Don Lemon conducts an adversarial interview of Elon Musk. What did you see? https://youtu.be/hhsfjBpKiTw I, your moderator Bill Protzmann, recommend you watch this interview through Jim Babka's eyes. He'll show you things you'll likely miss, such as the use and power of these interview tactics... - The Awkward Pause - The Confidence Play, or ...
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21 years ago, my friends and I exposed a false flag war. Over the next several years, nearly every prediction we made happened. Our pre-Iraq War claims were thoroughly vindicated. They seem obvious now. But at the time, no major American institution was reporting the things we had found -- so we ran radio ads. The ads would air, and the stations would get angry calls and they refused to sell us additional time. We even got a d...
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Sharing Increases More With Capitalism - Not Under Socialism Will the haters come out for this 19-minute episode? Most people don't understand free-market capitalism. Even some of its defenders believe it's driven primarily by greed. The opponents of capitalism think greed is sufficient reason to compel people to share. They call that socialism or redistribution. In this episode, titled "How Capitalism Optimizes Redistributi...
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This clip is from Ep88: René Girard: The Founding of Religion and State https://youtu.be/dL8Err6K778 Do you like this? CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE EPISODE This clip started at: 55:34
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This clip is from Ep88: René Girard: The Founding of Religion and State https://youtu.be/dL8Err6K778 Do you like this? CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE EPISODE This clip started at: 46:52
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This clip is from Ep88: René Girard: The Founding of Religion and State https://youtu.be/dL8Err6K778 Do you like this? CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE EPISODE This clip started at: 25:36
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This clip is from Ep88: René Girard: The Founding of Religion and State https://youtu.be/dL8Err6K778 Do you like this? CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE EPISODE This clip started at: 19:25
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This is the most important episode of Gracearchy, yet.  The work of René Girard provides the "anthropological underpinnings" of Gracearchy with Jim Babka. Anthropology is the study of human society, including its origins, culture, social structures, and language. That's a pretty big topic, but this episode goes deeper.  Girard's work is much like a "Theory of Everything." We recognize that this might be a turn-off. Some people pref...
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Do you understand the new political realignment? Is freedom fading? Traditional Democrats are fleeing their party. Many of them are sounding more socially conservative. Meanwhile, Republicans are questioning free trade and calling for industrial policy. They increasingly sound like FDR Democrats. Oh, and over the last few decades, the Libertarians popularized a Nolan Chart Quiz, demonstrating that left-right (liberal vs conse...
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Jon Stewart sounds different than all of the mainstream (mostly Democrat-leaning) commentators. In fact, they don't understand how he can criticize Joe Biden, even a tiny bit. Their sense of humor vanishes. I happen to know one of Jon Stewart's biggest performance secrets. Stewart understands something important about American politics. And I gave this insight a memorable name and wrote an entire article about it in 2021. Whe...
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I (Jim) took a case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court on Free Press rights. I have unique thoughts to offer on that subject. But not today. Instead, I want to share something that no one else (that I've heard) has said about Julian Assange's case. It's something a show like Gracearchy would be tuned-in to notice. Give us four minutes - discover something spiritually profound. Bill Protzmann is your moderator. ZeroAggressio...
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Americans are captives, conditioned to love their captors. Most Americans even get their own bodies confused on this matter, operating under the myth that they are the rulers of this country. That's an old fairy tale. That's why this episode of Gracearchy is titled "Are Americans Brainwashed Into Submission?" The concepts we covered match some of our Zero Aggression Project "Mental Levers" especially the one on... Stockholm S...
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