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“The Five Real Conspiracies You Need to Know About” 12-6-20
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Listener Testimonial: Oh WOW Jill, Jeremy Lent’s on your show?  Even without its being Lent, the “Five Conspiracies” program sounds, like all your shows, illuminating and provocative. But Lent — oh my! I’m a big fan of his The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning (2017) is epic in scope

“The Five Real Conspiracies You Need to Know About”

Tune in to “Be Bold America!” Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 5:00pm

 

The world is awash in a deluge of dangerous conspiracy theories. Most notoriously, the bizarre QAnon fantasy postulates that a global child sex-trafficking ring is being run by liberal, Satan-worshiping pedophiles whose plot will be uncovered by President Donald Trump on a “day of reckoning” involving mass arrests.

One of the most harmful results of these bogus conspiracy theories is that they help deflect people’s attention from the real conspiracies that are systematically damaging billions of people around the world, destroying the living Earth, and—if left unchecked—may drive our entire civilization to collapse.

Jeremy Lent will explain and analyze 5 real and damaging conspiracies that we all should know about such as:

1) Conspiracy to turn the world into a giant marketplace for the benefit of the wealthy elite,

2) Conspiracy by transnational corporations to turn billions of people into addicts,

3) Conspiracy to plunder the Global South for the benefit of the Global North,

4) Conspiracy to hide the effects of climate breakdown for corporate profit, and

5) Conspiracy to grow the global economy indefinitely, while killing most of life on Earth and risking the collapse of civilization.

Interview Guest:

Jeremy Lent is an author whose writings investigate the patterns of thought that have led our civilization to its current existential crisis. His recent book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, explores the way humans have made meaning from the cosmos from hunter-gatherer times to the present day. He is founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering an integrated worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on the Earth. His upcoming book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe, will be published in June 2021 by New Society Publishers (USA/Canada) and Profile Books (UK & Commonwealth). Jeremy writes topical articles exploring the deeper patterns of political and cultural developments at Patterns of Meaning.