This episode of The Aidan Project tackles the moral confusion of the liberal argument, and the intellectual self-harm being conducted by the left. The rise of Trump, and the Brexit result can surely, at least in part, be explained by the inner fighting on the left, which has moved many to the centre, and on some issues, to the right, in the search for a measure of much-needed honesty. The left has a lot of work to do; Aidan is aghast that the left is not willing to defend basic constructs of liberalism by not being honest about its unpalatable challenges. This episode also looks at Trump’s conduct thus far in 2017. Please do take a moment to subscribe, be it via WordPress, iTunes, YouTube or Stitcher et al, as this truly assists in getting this argument out there. This is a wake-up call.
In this edition of The Salon, Aidan is joined by Richard Payne to discuss his experiences in the Merchant Navy, living in Germany, his University life as a mature student of history, and a number of interesting topics, all the way from Karl Marx to Jeremy Corbyn. Indeed, some may argue that the aforementioned Marx and Corbyn are not far enough apart politically to enable Labour to win an election. Richard and Aidan also discuss Brexit, Donald Trump, National Service, the British identity, and also delve into philosophy, featuring a disagreement regarding free will and determinism. However, Richard and Aidan certainly agree on the thorny subject of the Daily Mail’s poisonous agenda.
What is it like working as a doorman? Standing in the cold for hours on end, dealing with various examples of disagreeable behaviour and trying to keep others safe can often mean that working as a doorman proves to be a thankless task. On this episode of The Aidan Project Podcast’s Salon edition, Aidan is joined by Ben Lewry, an experienced doorman and a Security Industry Authority approved trainer in the East of England. Ben is proactive in sharing security advice, including the dangers of excessive drinking, how to avoid becoming a victim of theft, and being alert to the threat of terrorism. On the show, Ben offers his views on numerous topics, including the current terrorist threat, human rights, British drinking culture, the safety of vulnerable females and cuts in police budgets.
On this episode of The Aidan Project Podcast, Aidan looks at the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, explores the views of respected thinkers on the issue, considers how US policy may change under a new US President, and attempts to gain an insight into future prospects for a lasting peaceful settlement. The dispute between Israel and the Palestinians remains as contentious as ever, but other issues in the Middle East in 2016, principally the conflict in Syria, have taken the Palestine question off the front page. However, the recent vote of the United Nations Security Council to declare Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories as illegal has raised media coverage. Is there any hope for peace?
In part one, The Aidan Project covered Brexit, Stop Funding Hate, the British press, the decline of the left, Labour’s impotence, Jihadism, Nigel Farage, David Cameron, and more. In part two, we must talk about Donald Trump, including his relationship with Syria, Russia and the United Kingdom. Aidan also looks forward (if that is the correct term) to 2017, including the supposed alliance of Trump and Vladimir Putin, Israel’s anger at the UN, and Scottish independence. Aidan also makes an appeal to the left to be honest.
It is time to review 2016. A brave undertaking, to be sure, but someone has to do it. Across two episodes, The Aidan Project humbly presents a review of the most significant events of the year. Part one includes Brexit, Stop Funding Hate, the British press, the decline of the left, Labour’s impotence, Jihadism, Nigel Farage, David Cameron’s disappearance, and more.
Craig Sennett joins me in the Salon for this edition of The Aidan Project Podcast. Craig owns an IT company and is also involved in marketing. Outside work, Craig invests his time assisting numerous charities. On the show, we discuss technology, Artificial Intelligence, the media, Brexit, the tragic events in Berlin, Islam, immigration, Donald Trump, charity, and more. We have also both seen Rogue One, but do not worry, there are no spoilers here.