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Season 2: The Deadly Isms

The Deadly Isms | S2 Ep 1: Socialism

The Deadly Isms with Matt Kibbe returns for a second season, examining socialism and why it never results in the utopia it promises. Progressive leaders like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advocate for “democratic socialism,” arguing that it’s the most productive and fairest way to organize society. But what does “democratic socialism” really mean? Throughout history, we have experimented with one “ism” after another, and socialism in practice has always been a violent and miserable failure. So why are people so eager to support it today?

The Deadly Isms | S2 Ep 2: Nationalism

This is The Deadly Isms, and Matt Kibbe going to prove to you that you can love your country without hating everybody else’s. Let’s talk about nationalism. Going far beyond simple pride in where you come from, nationalism is the idea that the collective view of the nation comes first and the people who make up the nation come second. It’s also the view that nations are in constant competition with each other. These ideas have caused immense human suffering over the years. They turn people against each other and give more political power to those in charge. Matt Kibbe breaks it all down in this important episode of The Deadly Isms.

Season 1: The Deadly Isms

S1 Ep 1: Up From Totalitarianism

Contrary to popular belief, the political spectrum doesn't go from left to right, it goes from top to bottom. At the bottom are all the authoritarian forms of government, including fascism, socialism, and communism. As we move upwards, we approach liberty, voluntary cooperation, and community action. Matt Kibbe breaks it down in The Deadly Isms, Episode 1.

S1 Ep 2: The Descent of Venezuela

An in-depth look at what happened to transform Venezuela from a relatively prosperous nation into a socialist hellhole under Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro in just a few short years. Matt Kibbe breaks it down in The Deadly Isms, Episode 2.

S1 Ep 6: From Russia with Blood

Ever wonder why communist protesters show up at rallies with clubs and masks? It's because violence is baked into the philosophy going all the way back to Marx and Engels. Learn about the violent roots of communism on this episode of The Deadly Isms with Matt Kibbe.

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