Jordan is the host of The Peaceful Way Podcast, in which he explores the concepts, ideas, and strategies behind making a more peaceful and nonviolent world.

The SARS-Cov-2 pandemic has skyrocketed international government spending and stimulus to unimaginable proportions. Dwarfing the 2008 financial crises, worldwide government debt soared orders of magnitude higher in 2020 and shows no signs of slowing down in 2021. Nearly 24% of all dollars in existence in the US were printed in the year 2020 alone, while many other countries are well over that 20% mark. …


Jordan is the host of The Peaceful Way Podcast, in which he explores the concepts, ideas, and strategies behind making a more peaceful and nonviolent world.

I have found there are few things more therapeutic than spending time in the great outdoors. In my own backyard sits the picturesque Canadian Rockies. I sit but a stones throw away from what I have deemed to be “God’s Country”, the southwestern foothills of Alberta nestled against the mountains. Aside from the near fictional landscape there are indeed a plethora of ways to enjoy the vivacious beauty that nature has to offer. Be…


Jordan is the host of The Peaceful Way Podcast, in which he explores the concepts, ideas, and strategies behind making a more peaceful and nonviolent world.

The uncomfortable truth about authoritarian regimes is that they come into power primarily through the expressed permission, or general apathy, of the population which they rule. It is always after the fact, after the ethnocides, secret police, show trials, and rigged elections that the public realizes the monster it has participated in creating. The pretence under which the citizens accept the dictator is primarily an irrational fear of some sort of perceived existential threat…


Jordan is the host of The Peaceful Way Podcast, in which he explores the concepts, ideas, and strategies behind making a more peaceful and nonviolent world.

Once familiar with Joseph Campbells “Monomyth,” and how to analyze narratives by it, it can be identified in the oldest recorded stories. The Epic of Gilgamesh, written around 1800 BCE, chronicles the adventures of the part-God, part-man, Gilgamesh King of Uruk, and his companion of supernatural origin, Enkidu. The parallels between the Epic and the monomyth lend some credence to Campbell’s thesis of the presence of a single myth across all cultures.

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