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Ep 96: Matt Erickson and The Origins of Wokeism

Today, we will take a deep dive into the "woke culture" with Matt Erickson, co-host of Wealth, Power, and Influence podcast and host of his show KingPilled on Youtube. This one will surprise you as Matt goes back literally thousands of years to get to the root and beginning of today's "woke" movement. Topics Discussed: * A bit about Matt * What is wokeism * Where did the “woke movement” originate * What are some of the basic principles of wokeism * How does religion and wokeism intersect * How religion shapes all forms of cults and culture * How culture is downstream of religion * Mysticism and wokeism Resources and links: *Prior interview (Episode 68) with Matt: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/e68/ * Matt’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO5dU75bwIN9zLQafpr_Bgw/ * Matt’s Twitter handle: @realkingpilled * Belong to The Simple Life Insider’s Circle: http://www.thesimplelifenow.com/betterlife * The Simple Life website: http://www.thesimplelifenow.com

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Discover how to live the life you want instead of what other people tell you to live. The host and guests uncover and share the shortest route to finding your purpose, passion, and place in the world. Featured guests include names like Thomas Massie, Kristine Stone, Damien Echols, Dan DiMauro and Morgan Pehme of HBO's The Swamp, and Matt Kibbe. The Simple Life Podcast is created and hosted by best-selling author and simple living expert Gary Collins. He is a former federal special agent and military intelligence officer who takes a no-BS-no-fluff-what’s-really-working-now approach to live the life you really want and cutting the meaningless clutter and drama. Topics range from simple living, entrepreneurship, personal freedom, finding your purpose, financial freedom, entrepreneurship, optimal health, living off the grid, and decluttering your life, just to name a few. What makes The Simple Life podcast different from the others? Gary doesn’t just talk the talk he walks the walk. He is known for being blunt, to the point, and teaching by experience, not the standard fair today of fake-it-until-you-make-it. He calls those people the “false prophets,” and there is no place for them on the show.