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"robert nisbet" Discussed on WCPT 820
"And welcome back to the program. It's been a long week. We missed you before we get into our conversation with representative Ilhan Omar. I want to Pounds. Rhetorical question for you, which is Are we on the brink of revolution in this country? Let's uh, use as a benchmark for that. The Conservatives sociologist and professed to Robert Nesbitt. I'm sorry in this but who passed away in 1996 was that I believe the University of California, Berkeley. He laid down what he considered the 10 preconditions for revolution in front of mine sent it to me just before not long before we started. Recording this program and I got to thinking about it, and I thought I'd run those thoughts by you now. I don't think any of us would agree with all 10. Descriptors are conditions mystery That's Professor Nesbitt puts on his description of the preconditions for revolution and that genuine revolution, he leaned very heavily on conservative thinkers that when Before him specifically Edmund Burke. But let's think about it for a second because it's good food for thought. And while we're getting ready to pivot to someone knows the murderer of the squad, Uh, I'm gonna talk more about Uh, different feelings around changing within the political system and the Democratic Party later in the show, But if not that, are we ready for revolution. Well, let's see what Nesbitt has to say. First of all, he says, A real revolution must follow. And I'm paraphrasing from the imaginative, imaginative conservative. Website. If that seems like an oxymoron, shame on you for being judgmental, But first real revolution should come after or must come after some kind of dramatic change in society, either the economic Or social order. And while it has to be a big change in dramatic change, it's something that may have happened so gradually that people didn't even realize what was happening like a canary. Whatever it is that thing about gradually turning up the water on shrimp. I don't know. Anyway, I would argue that we have been through a drastic change. We've never had a truly egalitarian society economically or socially. What I would argue that at least economically inequality, it's soared to unsustainable levels. In addition, of course, we have the destabilizing effect of Climate change will only get worse. Uh, second and it talks about a breakdown of authority. I would argue that a lack of respect for and therapy authority has now become endemic on the left and the right and the centre is clinging desperately to a sense of respect for a system that is Quickly losing all objective claims to rationality and authority. I've talked about that a lot elsewhere. I won't go into that here. Uh, now this, but says society must have become Relatively recently wealthy or wealthier than it has been. I think he's speaking from his experience living through the student uprisings of the 19 sixties. I don't think it's any way necessary for that. To be a precondition of revolution. Uh, he also says societies should have been liberalized enough recently that people can see what there's still missing. And I would argue that the Internet has, in fact done that has given people a glimpse of what life might be like. What life is like for those of it are better off than themselves and may have created a kind of Pre revolutionary state of fifth, says Nesbitt. Society must be must have become intensely politicized. Well, I don't even think I have to make my case. They're six. The intellectual elites. Having accepted the politicization of society must see the opportunities of politicized and centralized power structure presents to them, and they must hear the eagerly sees it. I think that's been going on a while then there needs to be a catalyst, precipitating event. We haven't seen that yet. Um, revolutions while they will never attract the mass of people says that the conservative conservative must be able to mobilize morally a small cadre of crusaders. To mark the norms of the society, says the imaginative Conservative Now I don't know about marking the norms of society. I know that people on both the left and the right are hostile to the norms of society, at least as they extend to the political process. I think there's validity to that, although its expression on the right is atrocious and And frightening. Um, revolutionaries must paint, he says, is his night precondition and idea like idyllic picture of the future that the future must look enormously bright. I don't think anybody yet has figured out how to paint that picture. But I would argue that it can be painted and that it is extremely possible to imagine a future that is Much brighter than the president. We're living in today tense. This is an interesting observation, and that's part of, uh, as the his paraphrase here, there must already exist a certain amount of guilt. Within and among members of the ruling class. This must be something that is at least 10 generally obvious and exploitable by those who will be revolting. Now, I don't think he means that in terms of repulsive Although he may have felt that way off from but now again here, neatness, But I would argue, is speaking out of his experiences of the 19 sixties when the ruling classes many segments of them embraced. Uh, you know these social changes going on on the left and among the young uh So are we with all this in mind? By Robert Nisbet Standards are we in a pre revolutionary state or not? I guess I would have to say no comma, but Dot dot dot and the But conditions are these. We are definitely in a state where we've had a drastic change in economic Inequality. People are extremely aware of this. We've had a drastic change in the ability of executives and wealthy to escape legal consequences for their actions. I think people are extremely aware of this across the political spectrum as well. We have had a series of catastrophic events..
"robert nisbet" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Racist call the sexist and so they just they just give up like so for me it's very frustrating because free education provide you you said the language but it's very important to provide two languages in which is an entry to having to being heard is a part of my project was they actually let people speak in their own so I I try to put as much of the book and dialogue as possible to let them speak without me jumping in and and correcting them no I and again I really enjoy that part of the book if there's a a part that I wish you a drill down on more it's was what at first seemed like again a contradiction between your booking and alienated America which was I wrote about how the real affliction of the suffering parts of the country was a lack of things to belong to a lack of places to get connected and I don't mean connections as in connection to the powerful connections to your neighbor and a sense of belonging but I think a lot of your book was writing about how this sort of even in the rubble people were were finding these connections whether it be of the you have a picture of a bingo night Arnold's which is an amazing sight and a Bible study having done a study and a draw a crack house right and you say even in the if you show up at the crack house you belong it's something to belong to so if I'm arguing that the big problem of these places the lack of things to belong to is it just because I didn't I didn't look in the right places or is it a different sort of thing or they I think I to scrounge together things to belong to so what movie if you look at my book every reddit review know much about me I'm the McDonald's guy go to McDonald's all of on a Sunday show now physically but when I started this project I wouldn't go into McDonald's I mean a lot I don't think for the same reasons a lot of people and going to McDonald's but I started hanging out with homeless addicts and they went and almost all the time they want a dollars all the time because of free wifi if you open the bathrooms but most importantly you can just hang out there and so I spend my time in McDonalds hanging out I started seeing friendships form there's also the community there and there are there are mourning groups there are people who I mean the the hi people go who go there before their wedding I mean it's it's it's and and and and very devastated house I Gary Indiana it's basically the town center like there is on a Sunday is one of few places open and operating and you go in there and everything's and that's it it's like the town square you know the old medieval towns where we go everything's happening people playing dominoes people are you know romancing people are reading people are mom doing everything and so it was really funny when I saw this project because I literally would take people out I would meet people McDonald's like it can't believe it I couldn't believe I was seeing so much community in McDonald's to the point where I was in denial where I actually take take take take them out and also take a photo of them I can't possibly have met you McDonald's and I just a minute shot and I realize it McDonald's is a story and what to me this story hello is different I say I'm different me differently and uses which is I always say is like think about women Donald was formed as its form for it in early for transactional in and out and yet it's a community center so the way I say I am the way I did that's the evidence to to me of two things one is people are that desperate from community yep that will form in McDonald's so if you give people a world of Bambino franchises find meaning in community within a world being a franchise so I don't see is initially different from what you saw what I see it as in that I think it may be we went to different places where I went to places where there wasn't anything but sometimes in the tunnels it was a lot it was the last thing standing then going back to my title but that that that belonging that desire for didn't give him the name meant also me is evidence of that that people will go you know people have have you know really roommate romantic relationships about Donald part of part of my argument is that the the lack that a big part of the suffering is a lack of trust of one's neighbors so in other words it's you you go into a a town in West Virginia and they will talk about the outsiders whether it be immigrants or the political class or China you know destroying their town but then I also think that there's less social trust in a lot of these places now different places are going to be different and they're still there it's still going to be poor places where people leave their bikes on the front yard but I mean you're talking about guys protecting their their sh three corners with guns you're talking about you know guys getting shot they're not getting shot by I mean they're not getting shot by outsiders by you know bring gains of Washington lobbyists coming in and shoot shooting them even in Selma the problem is in the the the police dogs I mean not the problem the the main threat to their life is in the police dogs and racist white cops anymore it's going to be the fact that the social fabric has broken down so much that what they're engaging in for commerce what they're engaging in for sense of meaning is going to be warfare and drugs and so I think I have a very different view on this which is and has been a lot of time in drug houses and around drug dealers and and so are bad things go down but I also spent twenty years on Wall Street and all things and to me it's simply their legal system I will if if if you screw me over on Wall Street I'm a lawyer up and I'm gonna sue you and it's gonna be all very pleasant and you know you you screw me over in a trade in they don't have that option so that's our legal system and they can't they can't trust the cops because the cops you know be trusted Menard also doing the other they're working in the the black economy because the the the the illegal economy has a legal com is available to them I mean I've made I've I'm pretty on a you know I spent a lot of time around drug dealers slinging drugs and Hey if I if I going up on those neighbors I'd be a drug dealer and I think most every person I work in St would have the same thing and they've grown up there it's entrepreneurial you know what I mean it's like it's like there is the option you have so you go with the option you have no I'm not encouraging people to go sling drugs on the corner I'm just saying that I re frame it as looking at it as a functional system believe or not that's you know that's working with because then the system the the the the are outside system isn't functional for them they're going to create their own functional system they say is like I actually what I find fascinating is the opposite which is even in the most destitute situations people form rules inform order yeah so you'll be in a drug place and there's rules you can either on written but they're there and so I find it fascinating that people actually self organizing route when they form communities for this as we know it was in a I scholar Robert Nisbet wrote the quest for community and so that when people are deprived of it they see get more that's what we're talking about early sometimes it'll be drugs sometimes it'll be something that we might think is is better for them but I have two more things and we're going to week one point for that which is I think there's also something but when I call on owning the stigma if you have if you get accused of being a dirty drug dealer and have all these negative consequences insurance yep that's me you know you you call me this all the time I might as well be it well yeah so this is like that's what addicts do is the only only addiction right like you call me dirty I thought that's it man in this are we exaggerating or addiction or a deplorable exactly the same thing like you Sir owning the stigma is about hosted by the American enterprise institute Chris Arnott dignity conversation with him in the car so a couple more things and we'll go to questions who something close to raise you talk about you say it's your sort of allowed the one privilege that African American has is that you're allowed to and it's fine to have ethnic identity racial identity in to find meaning in that and I sometimes wonder if the white identity comes from a loss of ethnic identity so I never the card invoice didn't walk around thinking of ourselves as white because we were Irish Americans to say that we have more in common with the Italian kids we did with the black kids are the careening kids was sort of a laughable what did we have in common with them and SO in if you look at places where people are more likely if you ask them their ethnicity in the census say I'm American not I'm African American and native American not my nationalities American but what's your ethnicity and they say for example are you doctor you African American and he said no I'm just American that's mostly Appalachian mostly white people who frankly are Scots Irish and that that I think is where you're going to find a high correlation with that with opioids with hi trump support in the in the early primaries that a lack of ethnicity is tied up for the lack of religion in people then seeking some other form of identity which might be white I I I I don't I don't think I'm really a good person to answer that question but what I would say is D. what what what hell get for how I saw a flipped on its head in a negative way an ugly way was the wire wire blacks allowed to be proud of their race and I'm not both possibly so that to me and you know if you're sitting at a bar an Applebee's at two in the morning the person next to you says that after eight beers you can try to start talking about privilege you know social structures talk about cultural capital talk about majorities minorities or you can just simply say is the right thing to do and and my answer would be like if if you identify this Polish nobody would hold that against you I mean I think we still have difficulties because people say all were there the days for the Irish kids beat up the Polish kids are being of the Jewish kids but I do think that that the the white mass is replacing other identities specifically religion I don't because I'm in Lewiston which was quite a quite often sh fresh French Canadian American get my hyphens right they were the most likely the trump voters so I mom yeah what I will say to this point is when I go back to my non critical forms of meaning faith place and race I always say it's like and then there's materials resume the critic so you have to choose one of the four I I say like it's like a it's like a one of the four is one of the three nine when uniforms a meeting is going to be chosen by people because people people with nothing on to something so it's kind of like a rug in a room which one do you know you can try to push one down the pops up someplace else I personally think racial identity is the most dangerous one for the people to start seeking support speaking meaning and because you know for variety all of all the obvious reasons but my warning has always been to the left if you into the lease if you stop we keep the value in faith and keep the value in place and you keep popping up the ante on making this kind of this this rat race of building resumes and going universities you're gonna get a backlash that's going to go in the race and it's going to happen very quickly and so what frustrates me sometimes is great racism is malleable looking at them for awhile you know there is Lewis and I don't know if you know Lewiston is a town in Maine that is thirty thousand people lost its faucets fosters a textile mills took to Mexico and others downtown and date night was ninety nine percent white Quebecor French Canadian American and then Smalley Americans came they replace their family was placed there initially ninety eight and then some other small Americans so I spent some time there I was talking to the the professor of anthropology who's who said about racism she said racism one of the machines she studies this issue she said one of the things that you'll see is when someone visually different is seen to be jumping the queue jumping the line that's when you get a big up swing and racism by the majority and that night I'm sitting at.
"robert nisbet" Discussed on The Leader
"The day. You had barely begun at London Bridge Station when the delay announcement started pretty miserable returned to work for train. Commuters only only made worse by this morning's average fare rise of two point seven percent. That's justified hike. According to Robert Nisbet from the rail delivery group which represents train in companies where an industry like any other that's facing rising costs the staff bill for example but said he'll costs as well what we want to do is we want want to cover the day to day running cost of the railway to free up billions of pounds of investment for the public and private sector. But this is an average figure. It's still just below the rate of inflation flation and that's for the third year running but for some passengers using South Western railways. The increased prices were compounded by cancellations. The aftershock of a twenty seven day strike by the RMT union. An editorial column can't quite believe it. The reason for the latest cancellations nations is the gods who inflicted the strike have been off-duty for so long. They need to be retrained to ensure that they are properly refreshed in terms of all necessary. Surrey safety activities. The same applies to some drivers. The situation would be farcical if it were not so serious it is yet. Another reminder of the damage caused by the unions militancy regarding its misguided grievance over the role of train gods it is worth pointing out again. An experience on other lines has shown that drive only trains are safe the fact that the disruption now has to continue even longer perhaps more legitimate safety safety reasons is a bitter irony that will be of little consolation to passengers implementation of the government plan. John Fashanu Union legislation banning future rail strikes unless the union concerned has reached a minimum service agreement with the relevant rail. Company cannot come seen enough city hall editor Raw. Slider we've been talking about the fare rises for a few months now now. They've hit and nobody's happy. Are They not happy for commuters coming into London today at the regretted certainly with a seeing the season tickets going up by I. Two point seven percent two point eight percent and also those own southwestern railways the trains that come into Waterloo had the added misery of having lots of the trains not running. And this is a this culmination of what's been a very long running saiga queer the RMT guards have gone straight. Take the the actually. The strike ended last night actually at midnight. It Run for twenty seven days making it the longest streak in Yuki real history. But I'm afraid. The fakes continued. TEND TO S- morning and hundreds of trains were cancelled again because bizarrely some of these girls had been off so long on strike that they were then judged to require l. safety training to make sure they were fit to print the trains again. That cannot have gone down well with commuters Gannett. You can imagine how few days would be as as we see to the. Ns this double whammy really if you if you. You wouldn't be happy to be going back to work today on a sort of chilly January for stay back in the office. I you're paying more for your travel and then you're standing on the platform waiting for the train to come in. It doesn't come and you just think it just couldn't get any more ludicrous. Really for people no fun at toll. So do we know when things will get back to normal. Well even Woz news is that there could be more strikes on the way the RMT has not given upon this the row center in what's called driver only operation which essentially means that the drivers open and shut the doors the MTA says this is not safe which is disputed rated by the train operator on the RMT's arguing to have conductor or a guard on all trains as is the case on some lanes. Just no those no say that Stroz going to go away and anytime soon and more stake. These could be announced in the next few weeks. There is some good news on transport unspoilt in London. The mayor of London has announced a new companion packs which means for those disabled under this. Those older Londoners who need a companion to get around the city. We'll have a free companion pass and often an a companion for a disabled landed. A as as bad as having a lift having step free access and this is another example of the difference we will make should. I be returned. The Math London will city has kicked off the New Year. By essentially going into reelection moods the middle elections are coming coming up on the seventh of me and CDC as part of his sort of I sort of a Rybeck intone. He saying that he's come up with this. Hi Dear we are if you are. A Disabled Londoner underrated qualify for disabled persons freedom. Pass which essentially give you free travel across chips and buses in the capital but need help to go around if you have a family member a relative or friend who is your cater Sadique site here is that should he be reelected. Come me he will then ensure that that person the killer gets a free pass as well. But the mayor's record in improving access to tis stations isn't quite promised as it. That's right you could see. It's probably a second-class Service so far from city he has upgraded taints shoop Stations to make them stay free since he was elected. Me Twenty Sixteen. His initial promise was that more than one hundred would have converted to being state deep-freeze essentially helping lifts or ramps to make sure you can get from outside the station to onto the train Byron Means Essentially using lifts and so on the hill of others. That has not happened so there is a sense that yes this is a good idea to have the companion pass but he has actually not been delivering quite as much as he promised I initially when he was when he was first elected. Are we now at the point where we're going to be hearing a lot about relations. I think we may be. I guess the combination nation of bricks being slightly closer to being done the new government in place on the be a gradual speeding up towards me. I think I I think it will be gentle. I wouldn't expect much until props six weeks I really Under me actually. Be overtaken in the public interest by Costa Twenty the football championships as well. That makes catch ribot more which comes up slightly later but I think I would expect to be more policy announcements akin to this but city. He's very keen to essentially get from the front fit this morning. Next if you want good good music you need somewhere to be an attempt Montizo optically bothered before you go on supply. Wimbley Arts correspondent Robert Tanks. And the return of Madame Joe's.
"robert nisbet" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Seem to thrilled destroyers huge floor shows and then they put this one one and the Supremes and on the road this Hey for those people who was just nonstop that's what made it so far zero what was your job that I went to work with Robert Nisbet he dreamed up the shows and everything else server for a loan to me stressed awful Tom social the costumes old scenery over her soles everything I mean I just sort of did it I was Mrs won't I did whatever he didn't want to do is say you in this as well to what sort of reputation do you think you have pretty scary well don says of course not all the holder and you know we will mix and have lunch and dinner and I said I think it's great fun but at the time they always turn around go we were at sea terrified what because he be responsible for making the show happen yeah thank you very very much and good evening I'm Richard carpenter and on behalf of Canada guys that like to say that it's really nice to be here.
"robert nisbet" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"What I would still waits for a ruling on how much money it's going to get out of the fifty million dollars that information technology contractor Deloitte agreed to pay as compensation for problems with the state's public assistance computer system now on Tuesday budget officials from the governor's office the administration said that they have not yet heard from the federal centers for Medicare and Medicaid services how the delight payments will be divided the federal government paid roughly eighty percent of the cost of the you have computer system which fails when it was launched in two thousand sixteen that's a long that's been it's taken years to get the system to work properly and it's still not a hundred percent reminder was calling for the state to get thirty three point two million of that fifty million dollar delayed agreed to pay as part of the contract extension signed last March lawmakers included that thirty three point two million in their budget for the year ending in June so for months state officials have said that they expect a response from the federal government soon that's kind of a gray word isn't soon and the that remains the case is budget writers work on a tax and spending plan for the next fiscal year to the governor typically proposes a budget for the coming year in January now with the state receives less than thirty three point two million from Deloitte budget would have to make up the difference so write and still wait for that money from the Deloitte settlement as a sizeable chunk of change to lots of cattle Steve Nelson from Eyewitness News says in the town of Johnston guns and fentanyl were found in the Johnston man's home the key headline here's the pills that state police say they found they say one of their task force search Taylor re goes home on Sanderson road in Johnston twenty four years old we goes home was searched according to police and inside they say they found thirty nine marijuana plants nineteen pounds of marijuana a shot gun a pistol and a lot of cash and then pills state police say that they're disguised to look just like medication and this case two hundred and thirty eight blue pills but inside those pills authorities say they can contain fat and all a potentially deadly substance and something that the buyer doesn't necessarily know they're getting and that's why what island state police major Timothy CNC said this case is very troubling there's no regulation over what's being distributed on the street that's dangerous amounts of fat and all kind of fat and all a lot of these tablets they're mixed with ecstasy cocaine fentanyl methamphetamine a lot of different substances just to create the tablet in of itself in this case isn't unique you might remember just a few weeks ago the FBI arrested several family members for selling pills in Providence authorities said the suspects described the pills as pain killers but they were actually filled with Sentinel Regus facing six charges some of those charges include sentences that could go as high as fifteen years in prison Steve Nelson from Eyewitness News object in the Providence journal says the police in Narragansett are investigating complaints about a man who's been approaching women in trying to make a romantic connection that's the term the police use police have received numerous complaints from women who said that they've approach to primarily in stores or in store parking lots Narragansett police captain Max Sutton told the Providence journal it's also been a topic on Facebook with women posting about their discomfort and being approached by this individual so also complained on Facebook about being approached in south Kingstown so this guy gets around against Narragansett police have identified the man and I've spoken to him about their concerns that's what officer Sutton said the man whose name has not been released was not taken into custody that said in a kind of out with certain said the Narragansett police are also working with the south Kingstown police on this guy join Facebook one woman road ladies watch out for this guy with a post containing a photograph journals not gonna publish the photo because the man has been charged with a crime smart move by the journal give model lawsuit she described how the man had approached her as she was getting out of her car in a convenience store parking lot Narragansett although she tried cutting off the conversation and activated a car alarm he followed her into the store and he finally took off when she told the managers of this woman several women reporting unwanted advances by a stranger came Vanian today's Providence journal reports the two gun rights advocates challenging a state law banning the sale in the possession of stun guns and tasers as an infringement on their rights to bear arms under the second amendment the vice president of the run island second amendment coalition Michael o'neill and Nichola Grasso the former president of the run island federation of sportsman association late last month sued Attorney General Peter no rona and the run island state police colonel James Manny in their official capacity sober state law barring the possession and the attempted use of stun guns and electric arms alleged violators face up to a year in prison and a one thousand dollar fine as well as the confiscation of their weapons o'neill and Grasso argue in a lawsuit in US District Court that stun guns tasers which should at darts that deliver an electric shock another electric arms represent a non lethal and more effective way to incapacitate would be assailants so they were an island gun rights advocates these two is suing for the right to own stun guns and teachers top road island hospital group that's lifespan they're eyeing some big time cost cuts because they took a thirty five million dollar loss so we're gonna try to save his robin Nesbitt from Eyewitness News when lifespan sent an email Wednesday to employees letting them know about the companies thirty five million dollar loss it left something out exactly what caused the ruckus United nurses and allied professionals union president Linda macdonald says that the thousands of hospital workers she represents found out later that layoffs were possible our members were naturally very upset when asked about job cuts during a phone interview with Eyewitness News lifespan C. E. O. Tim Babineaux said quote layoffs are always the last resort always that being said if that's what is required to get our financial performance back on track we will consider it if there is any talk of layoffs at the level of bedside care givers we would fight that and we would absolutely not agree with it make Donald says that patient care would suffer as a result of layoffs at Rhode Island and Hasbro children's hospital where she believes staff are already stretched then and asked to do more with less two big reasons why a nurses strike was held last year macdonald believes cuts seem to happen at the top before any union members are hated pink slips this is an organization that hires consultants offer tens of millions of dollars and you know so I think their priorities once again need to be re directed lifespan also confirm that Rhode Island hospital president Dr Margaret man bring believe be leaving at the end of the month saying that her reason for leaving is a personal matter that they will not be commenting on according to I. R. S. filings band brie earned over one million dollars during life spans twenty seventeen fiscal year Robert Nisbet from Eyewitness News with that report Providence journal reporting this morning that domino pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday night the driver thirty nine year old Isaac shark told police that he was delivering food from the chalk stone Avenue location to somebody named Josh on Goddard street when he arrived two men dressed in black approached him one of the men had a gun which he pointed at shore and the demand at all this money char handed over about twenty Bucks that he had in his pocket these people carry a lot of money the suspects fled behind Goddard streaking through the rear yard that's what police say some this poor domino's pizza delivery guy you know just trying to make a few Bucks the people they don't carry a lot of money and if that's the reason why so that I could be victims of a holder results of our poll question from yesterday to local school districts knee jerk when making snow cancellations you know for schools eighty percent of you said yeah they do well twenty percent of you said no mark said they do the kids are so pampered these days I get it keep our kids safe but L. it's the mindset that we are keeping our children shelter during the bubble so much that the they're all losing out on growing up becoming adults and hardening them up for life's down falls lives ups and downs Kerry said I don't understand the kids can't have snow days because of Chromebooks and they still can't figure out if they need to cancel because of snow talk about being stuck in an old way and modern technology at the same time Jim chimes in there's nothing wrong with being cautious if you cancel school then the worst thing that's going to happen is the kids have to make it up in June if you don't cancel school than the worst thing that can happen is somebody gets into an accident dies the choice is pretty clear to me Jeff said people complain regardless that's why they just do that in Victoria said if you lose if you do you lose if you don't that's true Victoria and Carlos she said that's what you get from a boat load of snow flakes so yes you think it's a knee jerk now eighty percent you know it's also it's a liability situation to let's face it so it's a lot on the line we did the story a little bit earlier Katie Mulvaney said a couple of gun rights advocates you're challenging the state law banning the sale in the possession of stun guns and tasers they say it's an infringement on our rights to bear arms under the second amendment all question today should Rhode islanders have the right to own stun guns were tasers you can log on to newsradio R. I. dot com yes you know one leave a comment please go to the Facebook page for the program as those people did yesterday and we appreciate that again you know it's not scientific we don't claim these polls of scientific in any way shape or form just a little grist where the conversational bill carpentry what's going on there apparently there's a group targeting unlock vehicles in a break in the scheme and here's Miley o'brien from Eyewitness News entry acting police captain Benjamin what tells Eyewitness News they are in contact with several municipal agencies including Rhode Island and Connecticut state police concerning a recent string of unlocked car break ins and thefts in western Coventry and surrounding towns Coventry police say they willing to the recent that's too young adults in the Hartford Connecticut area over the weekend of November thirtieth Coventry police to lie witness news between three and four AM three cars were gone through on Plainfield pike three cars were stolen and three cars were gone through in the area of Louis farm road and Waterman hill road two of those cars were recovered in the Hartford area captain wit says similar crimes also occurring in Burnsville west Greenwich foster in Scituate and the police departments are working together as Coventry police continue their investigation and to use extra patrols they've adopted the nine PM routine a public awareness campaign hoping the public will remember to remove valuables.
"robert nisbet" Discussed on Radical Personal Finance
"Maybe i'll win you to my position but i don't have the right to come and tell you you have to do it this way now. If nine of us agree we need the road and three of us. Don't i still don't see much benefit enforcing the three to participate. Let's be gentle. Let's not coerce other people to do our. I will not going to advocate for forcing our neighbors to do it now to wrap up the show. I don't know exactly how how a lot of these things hold up. You know when you go from joshua's fantasy metaphor of a dozen people on a on a island nation to a twenty-first-century entry mega-city was twenty three million people in it. I'm not i'm not trying to do anything other than to talk about the underlying underlying thing. I'm not advocating <hes> one way or the other follow. The government did was build roads and range for proper court system fine. I'll i'll pay a pay it and move on but my argument it is this the majority of the functions of our modern governments are built on institutionalized immorality instead set of government that exists that's commissioned to provide justice to provide relief and restitution for the victims of crime where you you have a victim that can bring a lawsuit and say i was wronged. That's the proper function of government said of that. We live in political systems that are based upon encouraging urging sin and immorality politicians encourage covetousness teaching people that they're entitled to the property of others listen. If you vote for me we'll make sure or that. We soak those people for what they us. That's covetousness and theft by majority vote. If you'll just vote for me i'll make sure we go get get some of their property for you and i'll reward you for it doesn't work as can have long term success. It was not always this way in the united states. I can't comment on european history and i don't know all the demarcation points but i understand american history pretty. Well was not always this way. In the united states is there is a sociologist robert nisbet one time an essay remark that in the year he was born nineteen thirteen the only contact that most americans had with the federal government the post office and it was later that year that the federal reserve act was passed in the late session just before christmas break and that was when the income tax came into effect and since that time the ongoing never ending expansion of the federal government has just continued and it will in my guess it will probably continue until bankruptcy easy so what do we do we just start by repenting of our own sin of our own covetousness and theft and rebuking it wherever it comes if i see that i'm looking over at that guy because he's richer than me and i'm saying that well he owes. It was me money because he's richer that's wrong and so i had to stop saying i'm not gonna do that and a politician comes along and tries to stir up my covetousness for another person's property and make me greedy for another person's property. I acknowledge what they're doing. I rebuke say stop if they earned their property lawfully and justly without stealing from others. That's their business. Their property is not mine now if they've stolen from others whether through whatever means whether through outright right theft through abuse of contracts or something something the staff and that's needs to be righted and plenty of that rich people are not all rich because they're all just virtuous people. There's a whole lot of theft has gone on and nothing that i'm saying is going to change that. I'm not i'm not saying there's not a place for us to stand up against people who who were stealing from others but i gotta start with myself i gotta start by controlling those impulses that i have of greed and covetousness essence desire to steal from others and then not trying to vote for things like that beyond that teach my children not to be greedy for other people's property to be proud out of working in generating the property their own through honest peaceful <hes> trade and commerce with other people voluntary relationships with people not trying to use intimidation and forced to get their way and.
"robert nisbet" Discussed on Radical Personal Finance
"Maybe i'll win you to my position but i don't have the right to come and tell you you have to do it this way now. If nine of us agree we need the road and three of us. Don't i still don't see much benefit enforcing the three to participate. Let's be gentle. Let's not coerce other people to do our. I will not going to advocate for forcing our neighbors to do it now to wrap up the show. I don't know exactly how how a lot of these things hold up. You know when you go from joshua's fantasy metaphor of a dozen people on a on a island nation to a twenty-first-century entry mega-city was twenty three million people in it. I'm not i'm not trying to do anything other than to talk about the underlying underlying thing. I'm not advocating <hes> one way or the other follow. The government did was build roads and range for proper court system find. I'll i'll pay a pay it and move on but my argument it is this the majority of the functions of our modern governments are built on institutionalized immorality instead set of government that exists that's commissioned to provide justice to provide relief and restitution for the victims of crime where you you have a victim that can bring a lawsuit and say i was wronged. That's the proper function of government said of that. We live in political systems that are based upon encouraging urging sin and immorality politicians encourage covetousness teaching people that they're entitled to the property of others listen. If you vote for me we'll make sure or that. We soak those people for what they us. That's covetousness and theft by majority vote. If you'll just vote for me i'll make sure we go get get some of their property for you and i'll reward you for it doesn't work as can have long term success. It was not always this way in the united states. I can't comment on european history and i don't know all the demarcation points but i understand american history pretty. Well was not always this way. In the united states is there is a sociologist robert nisbet one time an essay remark that in the year he was born nineteen thirteen the only contact that most americans had with the federal government the post office and it was later that year that the federal reserve act was passed in the late session just before christmas break and that was when the income tax came into effect and since that time the ongoing never ending expansion of the federal government has just continued and it will in my guess it will probably continue until bankruptcy easy so what do we do we just start by repenting of our own sin of our own covetousness and theft and rebuking it wherever it comes if i see that i'm looking over at that guy because he's richer than me and i'm saying that well he owes. It was me money because he's richer that's wrong and so i had to stop saying i'm not gonna do that and a politician comes along and tries to stir up my covetousness for another person's property and make me greedy for another person's property. I acknowledge what they're doing. I rebuke say stop if they earned their property lawfully and justly without stealing from others. That's their business. Their property is not mine now if they've stolen from others whether through whatever means whether through outright right theft through abuse of contracts or something something the staff and that's needs to be righted and plenty of that rich people are not all rich because they're all just virtuous people. There's a whole lot of theft has gone on and nothing that i'm saying is going to change that. I'm not i'm not saying there's not a place for us to stand up against people who who were stealing from others but i gotta start with myself i gotta start by controlling those impulses that i have of greed and covetousness essence desire to steal from others and then not trying to vote for things like that beyond that teach my children not to be greedy for other people's property to be proud out of working in generating the property their own through honest peaceful <hes> trade and commerce with other people voluntary relationships with people not trying to use intimidation and forced to get their way and.
"robert nisbet" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"We wanted to get some meaning and sense of belonging from something and the institutions that are most healthy and productive and doing that start with the family, but also local religious organizations civic groups all of these kinds of things when those sorts of things start to break down. We don't lose that instinct what Robert Nisbet called the quest for community. We look elsewhere for it and our politics for the last thirty years, forty years has increasingly been selling this idea that the government can give partisan politics can give you that sense of identity. That partisan politics can be your tribe. The first words at the democratic convention in two thousand twelve were from a video that said government is the one thing we all belong to and that under that that sense of how to look at politics where there's. There's my group and the other group is inherently tribal and demonizing. And so you have very very high levels of negative polarization in America today. Which is what politics scientists are getting when they talk about how for millions of Americans. The reason why they're Democrats is because they hate Republicans and vice versa. So you had this giant sorting where today your partisan affiliation tells an enormous amount about you, it's part of your identity forty years ago. If I asked you if you're a Republican or democrat, I have to ask a follow up question to find out if you were a liberal or conservative that's not true anymore. And what we're seeing is enormous sense that. Politics is becoming a lifestyle, and our lifestyles are becoming politicized because there there aren't better sources of meaning in our lives and with the balkanisation of the mass media. We have lots of media outlets now that are serving as. Defacto arms of our two political parties in part because our political parties are so weak. That's one of the great ironies of the time that we're in. There's our partisanship hasn't been this bad since maybe the eighteen fifties. But the parties themselves have never been weaker. And so because they can't handle the politics that our country is supposed to handle all these other institutions are being politicized. You get every Oscar ceremony some jackass gets up and gives a political speech. That sounds like it's a fit for party, the New York Times lobbies its readers to vote to call its congressman. About the tax Bill Fox News where I've been a consultant contributor for ten years. The opinion shows at night there. Basically, you know, commercials for the RNZ MSNBC is is virtue, signaling to Democrats in much the same way these institutions become in some ways opted by the political process, and we're toll and because we only listened to media outlets that we already agree with the demonization becomes self perpetuating. And we see the other person who's not just wrong, but his against our very way of life and wants to destroy.
"robert nisbet" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Now, the second by him of high ex law legislation and liberty is called the Mirage of social Justice in it. He said it's social Justice, quote does not belong to the category of air, but to that of nonsense like the term a moral stand. The summarize high accents the proponents of social Justice articulate, no rules of just conduct that would lead to social Justice or stated differently social Justice rests on the idea that every single individual can behave in just were moral manner. We can and probably will have social injustice. This is paradoxical if not incoherent result. Let me give you sort of an example, imagine that you have a musician whose highly popular, and he sells his CDs for twenty dollars a pop, and he sells millions of CD. So he's going to become very wealthy by selling his CDs. Is it unethical that he sold his CDs? Now is it unethical? So we bought his CD. No. But it results the inequality in necessarily will. Stole that from Robert nosy Wilt Chamberlain. He's able but nobody knows who Wilt Chamberlain is anymore. You have similar examples were society people earned income by offering goods people want to buy obviously, professional athletes, but also people that sell other goods, whether it's software or anything, you can imagine. So social Justice wrestling a proposition that people can universally behave ethically. But somehow it leads to injustice, Michael Novak who is a Catholic philosopher. Once put it very well when he said, quote, Hoboken, intrigued and treatises have been written about social Justice without ever offering a definition. It is allowed to float near has. If everyone will recognize an instance when it appears the vagueness seems indispensable the men it begins one begins to define social doses. One runs into embarrassing intellectual difficulties. It becomes most often a term of art whose operational. Meaning is we need a log that. In other words, it becomes an instrument of ideological intimidation for the purpose of gaining the power of legal coercion. Now at least one of the speakers in our series disagreed. John mossy other free market fairness. Largely except Rosie and ideas about Justice, but he argued the free market best achieve that. Just. Conservatives classical liberals and libertarians holding an unplanned distribution is just if the distribution is the result of individuals acting freely in accordance with just rules. The core of their understanding of what constitutes dress rules respect for voluntary exchange and private property. Individuals may and should act on their conception of merit or Justice. The government should not enforce a predetermined distribution of income or wealth, individual effort merit preferences. Character values and freedom matter morally. Conservatives classical liberals and libertarians celebrate the fact that people have unequal. We're diverse talents. Preferences risk-averse attachments in cultures because these are these are central to the rich tapestry of an enlightened humane and prosperous society. These differences inevitably will lead to economic differences, and those differences are not objectionable. Let me take just a minute to define my terms conservative. I mean, a philosophy that values and ordered liberty and traditional that Britain. This would mean writers like Edmund Burke, Michael O shot, and Roger scrutiny who was also a guest in this series. The United States has been authors. Like Russell Kirk Richard river, Robert Nisbet in terms of the founders, it would mean federalists like John Adams and Alexander Hamilton, for example, like classical liberal. I mean a philosophy rooted in the lock you into tradition. Informed by Adam Smith. Prominent twentieth century proponents of classical liberalism would include Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek in terms of the founding generation that would mean democratic Republicans like Thomas, Jefferson, James, Madison, George Mason. The conservative movement. Today encompasses both traditional conservatives and classic liberals by libertarian. I mean, a philosophy of us government cellphone center, nearly so as protecting the life liberty and property of its citizens and a commitment to the libertarian nonaggression principle leading proponents of this view would include Robert noticing an rand and Mary wrath board. Now, it's become clear to me over the years. These views form a continuum each represents a constellation of principles and commitments that's recognizable. But there's no single bright line tests definitively demarcates a conservative from a classical liberal from a libertarian. In fact, there are many varieties of each philosophy. But any conservative classical liberal or libertarian is much more committed to liberal progressive or socialist. Now, most conservatives classical liberals libertarians don't find it to be a particular moral concern, the a middle income person has a lower income and less wealth and affluent professional within a millionaire has a lower income and less wealth than a billionaire, relative wealth or income ratios don't cause them anxiety. They're not etiological committed some predetermined government enforced distributional outcome. The bar libertarian, Robert nosy, memorable descriptions, they reject the view that wealth. Ring come is like manna from heaven to be distributed by the state, and they and they generally you're okay with capitalist acts among consenting adults. David Burton with the Heritage Foundation today at heritage. They prefer unable prosperity to equal stagnation and poverty. They support fairness not equality of outcomes. And don't regard inequality of outcome as fair we're just instead this e equal protection of the law. Equal Justice under the law. What conservatives classical liberals in some libertarians? Find to be of moral concern is not income Orwell's inequality per se would poverty because poverty hinders. The ability of the port flourish to lead of filling wife public policies private-charity, education and other initiatives to poverty and create opportunity or warranted. But the pursuit of economic equality is not the objective of these efforts should be to alleviate, poverty and create self sufficiency rather than dependence. So the people may thrive an existing government programs to meet those objectives. After millennia where most people lived in grinding curry and even the affluent lives lives that would be considered hard today. Free enterprise. Led to the great enrichment, a thirty fold improvement and the material well-being of humanity is lifted many billions of people out of poverty and allowed for longer. More fulfilling lives in contrast. There's no more reliable means of driving a large proportion of a country's population into poverty and to seriously pursue implementation of a socialist agenda and economic equality. Poverty is not a function of economic cloudy, economic policy narrowly construed can have a substantial impact on opportunity and the incomes of the broader public. But typically is not the cause of long-term hiring. Sometimes people are poor because of chronic mental or physical conditions. Our infirmities, they make work difficult or impossible. Other poverty is driven by counterproductive behavior. It causes people not to thrive including substance abuse, failing to graduate from high school having children before marriage or failure to seek work. Furthermore, existing government policies are ineffective were calls rather than alleviate poverty government policies that caused poverty include creating poverty track. Traffic's use me. So that working makes little or no economic sense for low income persons making it illegal for less skilled workers to work creating barriers to employment raising costs prices slowing economic growth and impeding opportunity in generally. Other work is both economically, socially and psychologically uplifting. Government policy. Systematically, discouraged work. Labor force participation rates. Particularly for men have dropped precipitously. The necessary price of pursuing the Galateri.