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“It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble; it’s what we know that ain’t so.”—Will Rogers
“Dangerous Thinkers with Teri O’Brien” features interviews with thought leaders, authors, journalists, entrepreneurs and amazing individuals from every walk of life. Be informed, and more important, be inspired by the experiences and insights of fearless people who dare to challenge, or even destroy, the conventional wisdom. Because it turns out that a lot of what “everybody knows” isn’t actually true.
We will post a new episode every Thursday. Please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes.
Here are some of the Dangerous Thinkers that we have interviewed, and who you can hear on upcoming episodes of the podcast:
Prof. Walter E. Williams, legendary professor of Economics at George Mason University, known not only for his many books and articles, but for his terrific guest hosting on the Rush Limbaugh program
Andrew C. McCarthy of National Review, the man who prosecuted the Blind Sheik, author of several best-sellers, including the essential read, The Grand Jihad
Dr. Carol M. Swain, who taught law and political science at Vanderbilt, and became one of the first victims of bullying by the heinous Southern Poverty Law Center because she said something with which they disagreed, and author of The New White Nationalism in America: Its Challenge to Integration and Abduction: How Liberalism Steals Our Children’s Hearts and Minds
Sharyl Attkisson, Emmy-award winning journalist and best-selling author of Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington and The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote, and host of “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson”
Bill Gertz, Sr. National Security reporter for the Washington Free Beacon, and author of several best-sellers, including iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age
Burgess Owens, NFL great and author of Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps
That is just a partial list of the brave and brilliant people that you will hear on this show. If you have a suggestion for a Dangerous Thinker we should interview, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is a dangerous activity.” Hannah Arendt
But what exactly is a “dangerous thinker?”
A dangerous thinker is someone who questions authority and demands evidence for claims that those in authority insist are unquestioned, and more importantly,demandsthat no one even or question or challenge those claims. When told that it’s “case closed, move on, nothing to see here,” a dangerous thinker says “Really? How do you know? What are the facts?” He’s the child in Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” daring to speak the obvious truths that others are terrified to say out loud, lest they be accused by those in the self-appointed Bureau of Political Correctness, consisting of the last-century media, academia, and the popular culture, of being “insensitive,” “mean,” or, ultimately “racist.” They are not intimidated by name-calling designed to bully and silence. If anything, these aggressive efforts by the enemies of free speech inspire them to speak out, but louder and with more passion than before.
A dangerous thinker doesn’t care that what he says might offend fragile snowflakes and send them to their fainting couches. In fact, he or she figures that a person who nearly goes into cardiac arrest upon hearing the truth, that person needs to be exposed to the truth frequently, good and hard.
A dangerous thinker is a person who possesses the ability to think critically, has a commitment to speaking up for what is right, and, most of all, has courage. If the leftist media, pajama boy elitists or the Hollywood phonies don’t like it, too damn bad.
Why do we need to hear from dangerous thinkers today?
When the pretend news is nothing more than propaganda or celebrity-obsessed pap, the popular culture is drowning in leftist propaganda, and young people have been brainwashed to believe PC garbage, it can be tough to be an informed citizen. It can be even tougher to stand by in silent frustration, watching the country you grew up in being destroyed by leftist lies, apathy and flat out stupidity. Draw strength, courage and the information you need to fight back from the amazing experiences of these outstanding individuals.
Never forget: courage is the first virtue of the warrior.