#MythCon Disagreement And Thomas Smith’s Online Abuse

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I truly believe Mythcon IV has been a huge embarrassment this year—not for its organisers and attendees mind you, but for its screeching critics. Many an authoritarian ideologue has been exposed by an organisations’ mere desire to fill a room with people and have a few conversations. Attendance optional.

This small conference in Milwaukee had gone off without a hitch in previous years, but their decision to invite some popular YouTube personalities this year culminated in a sustained campaign of harassment and threats against the organisers.

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Noel Gallagher Names The Problem and Larry David Gets A Fatwa

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Ex-Oasis singer Noel Gallagher made some unusual public comments about terror and the establishment recently. Unusual only in the sense that they were true, which is a rarity when those with celebrity status talk about the disagreement we currently find ourselves in with jihadism.

Noel comes from my home city of Manchester, the same Manchester where 22 concert goers, mostly young girls, were murdered by a suicide bomber on May 22 of this year.

Musicians from around the world came together to play tribute gigs and offer much appreciated solidarity and support to the city after this unthinkable crime. As to be expected though, none of them would name what it was we actually required solidarity in the face of.

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Ep#102 – Mythcon IV Controversy Debrief

This week on The #GSPodcast Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) talks to Sean and Brian from Mythicist Milwaukee (mythicistmilwaukee.com). We debrief Mythcon IV which generated a fair amount of controversy. We talk about principles, guest selection, the harassment campaign to shut them down and much, much more.

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Show Notes

Mythcon information: http://www.mythicistmilwaukee.com/mythinformation-conference-2/

Full Mythcon video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwY4rvhWVf4

Sargon of Akkad V Thomas Smith debate video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTFL0wKmsC0

Sargon Of Akkad’s video response: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9ODU956oUA&t=1515s

Thomas Smith’s debrief of Mythcon on ‘Serious Pod’: http://seriouspod.com/sio82-mythinformation-shitshow/

Video analysis of Thomas Smith’s demands/’threats’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6GxqjzZ-gI

Independent article on Jess Phillips rape threats: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/labour-mp-jess-phillips-rape-death-threats-one-day-social-media-attacks-training-a7915406.html

Sargon Akkad on conspiracy theories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx4ZDd1vDGU

Matt Dillahunty’s thoughts on Mythcon (video):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYnlUv68nvk&t=2656s

David Silverman (American Atheists) statement on Mythcon: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10155625641421702&id=619971701

 

Off To London For ‘A Celebration of Science & Reason’

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The Conservative Party conference rolls into my home city of Manchester this weekend. The Tory government (as usual) is failing to energise the younger voter in a way that Corbyn’s populist approach is not. The news is saturated with the doom and gloom of Brexit negotiations and it’s expected that a sizeable number of protesters will be making their presence known in Manchester today.

‘Hang The Tories’ effigies have already been reported in the city. The police presence is high, including road blocks and rooftop snipers.

This seemed like the perfect excuse to be anywhere else.

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Ep#101 – Dr. Melanie Joy – Carnism

This week on The #GSPodcast Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) talks to Dr. Melanie Joy about ‘Carnism’. We cover the environmental and psychological impact of animal slaughter, the vegan movement, synthetic meat, myths about nutrition and much, much more!

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Taking The Myth – September 2017 Edition

This week on Taking The MythStephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk: The Hijab in UK primary schools, regulating online extremism, the Barcelona attacks and the attempted London tube bombing. Also, the ASLAN Awards and much, much more!

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