Jonathan Bluestein: Investigating Deception
Is our civilization heading to a time of neo-feudalism, an age of faceless, invisible kings?
Martial arts headmaster, teacher, author and lawyer Jonathan Bluestein shares his insights into the world at large, why we shouldn’t be afraid of civil disobedience and reads a passage from his book, Exceptional Ideas About Humanity, in this historical Living 4D conversation.
Learn more about Jonathan at Blue Jade Martial Arts and on Facebook and YouTube.
- Neo-feudalism: The age of the invisible kings. (4:36)
- Is World War 3 happening now? (18:14)
- The societal blueprint for the class system was written centuries ago by Plato. (25:47)
- A downward drift in consistently teaching outdated things throughout the generations for no good reason. (33:41)
- Defining the middle class by looking above and below. (41:03)
- Is modern Western civilization really a continuation of a foundation laid by the Greeks and Romans? (54:01)
- Different flavors of veganism. (1:01:54)
- Replacing the spiritual. (1:14:22)
- “At the end of the day, we’ve got to work on fixing one thing, then go from there.” (1:30:39)
- A koan. (1:44:54)
- Jonathan reads The Hole. (1:53:11)
- Why The Hole is relevant for our current time. (2:09:32)
- Jonathan’s action items. (2:14:25)
RESOURCES & FURTHER READING
- Prosperism: Limited Capital, Boundless Plenty, Research of Martial Arts and The Martial Arts Teacher by Jonathan Bluestein
- The Republic by Plato
- The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler
- The Erotic and The Holy by Marc Gafni
- Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
- Plato’s The Republic as read on YouTube
- Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
- The work of Yuval Noah Harari, Viktor Frankl and Edgar Mitchell
- Paul’s solo Living 4D podcast on Why Kings Kill Your Children
- Paul’s Living 4D conversations with Matt Wallden about The Honest Vegetarian and Ernst Wilhelm
- The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe by Jeremy Lent
- Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery by Rupert Sheldrake
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