The Counter Position Episode 273- Straussian Trump and the Deal as Rhetoric, Explaining the Birds and the Bees to Planned Parenthood (Spoilers for kids), and The Liberal Identity Politics Snake Eats Its Own Tail.
In this episode, after exploring how Trump is breaking down the hard fast Saved By The Bell level stereotypes of Right and Left, Andrew explores how Trump’s knowledge of deals might be a hermeneutic for reading between the lines to understand him by looking at the executive orders for the two pipelines, the role of the unions, the cost of steel, and what that all means. Then, he explores the story of Lila Rose from Live Action calling a bunch of Planned Parenthood locations and being told they don’t do prenatal care. In response to this clear revelation that parenthood is not what they are planning, Andrew explores the nature of the concept “health” and “healthcare” in the big picture and explains to PP that when a mommy and daddy love each other very much, they make a special hug and the mommy, if their healthy, gets a baby in her belly and that that is what they are supposed to be “planning”. That should clear things right up for them. Finally he explores how the trans activists are made at the Women’s March for making things so vaginal and making them feel like a woman just because they don’t own one.
“The Counter Position” is a new show by Andrew Whaley, founder of the apostolate Calix. Andrew brings his unique take on things from over 20 years of studying philosophy, theology, art, business, and design while processing those ideas daily over the bar in his coffeehouses with people of all walks of life, most of them being the unchurched/dechurched. Feverishly interested in everything, Andrew covers a wide array of topics, spiritual and otherwise, with his hallmark brand of edgy self-deprecating humor, intellectual speculation, and deep wonder. Interviews range from major Catholic figures and intellectuals to interesting characters with good story or an insight to bring. So, if you’re interested in a new form of Catholic radio, buckle up and tune in.