Our main piece this week is a radio adaption of the film Flight From Death, which provides a solid introduction into the ideas of Earnest Becker as published in his 1974 book, The Denial of Death. Somewhat similar to how Charles Eisenstein synthesized a lot of ideas from a range of disciplines, Becker's ideas were also cross-disciplinary. He has been credited with developing a "science of evil", though he never lived to see much of the increasing interest now being shown in his ideas. Why since beginning of recorded history, have humans have been treating each other so badly? His work connects some very important dots - not the least providing a fuller understanding of the war on terror. The film echoes and connects up many episodes from earlier episodes of the show. As an example of what i mean by this, we follow the film with a couple of minutes from "Living Here And Now" (episode 644), in which William Irvine (author of "A Guide To The Good Life, The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy") recommends 'negative visualization' as a practical way to achieve a more wholesome and satisfying life.
We conclude the show with another installment of the best film that will ever be made on the most infamous Western European deep state terrorist network - Allan Francovich's 1992 Timewatch expose of Operation Gladio. This week, how Gladio started to be exposed after the Gladiotori acted against the Caribinieri.
Many thanks are due to Dave Pierce for this episode.
This episode is dedicated to Lilli Pierce, without whom it would never have been made.
It rebroadcasts content from episode 644.