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Michael Yon

Michael Yon is an acclaimed independent journalist and author known for his fearless reporting from conflict zones around the world. With a career spanning over two decades, Yon has covered some of the most volatile and challenging regions, providing a unique and unfiltered perspective on global events. Yon's dedication to frontline reporting has taken him to war zones in Iraq, Afghanistan, Thailand, and beyond, where he has documented the struggles and triumphs of both soldiers and civilians. His insightful analysis and gripping storytelling have earned him a reputation as a reliable source of information and a keen observer of human nature during times of crisis. In addition to his journalism, Michael Yon is a prolific author, publishing books that delve deeper into the complexities of modern warfare and the human stories that emerge from it. His unwavering commitment to honest reporting and his passion for sharing the untold stories of those affected by conflict make him a respected figure in the field of journalism.

Books Mentioned in this Podcast with Jordan Peterson & Michael Yon:

Book Title: Moment Of Truth In Iraq

Author: Michael Yon

Book Title: Danger Close

Author: Michael Yon

Book Title: Iraq – Inside The Inferno 2005-2008

Author: Michael Yon

Book Title: Gates of Fire – A Deuce Four Dispatch (Iraq, 2005)

Author: Michael Yon

Book Title: 1910 Encyclopedia Britannica Eleventh Edition

Book Title: Red Famine – Stalin’s War on Ukraine

Author: Anne Applebaum

Book Title: The Rape Of The Mind

Author: Joost Meerloo

The Interplay of Pandemic, Famine, and Social Unrest

In episode 274 of the Jordan B. Peterson Podcast, the focus was on the intricate relationship between pandemics, famine, and global unrest. Featuring Michael Yon, a highly experienced combat correspondent, the discussion delved into the consequences of large-scale famines, which historically have been precursors to pandemics and widespread social disorder.

The Triggering Factors: Starvation, Migration, and Immune Systems

Michael Yon opened the conversation by highlighting the inevitable chain reaction initiated by large-scale starvation. He argued that starvation leads to mass migration and a desperation for sustenance, often causing people to consume atypical foods. This scenario, coupled with weakened immune systems due to malnutrition, creates a fertile ground for pandemics. Yon’s expertise, derived from his extensive travels to over 80 countries and his role as America’s most experienced combat correspondent, lends credibility to his assertions.

European Civil Protests: The Ignition by Canadian Truckers

The episode also touched upon the civil protests erupting across Europe, particularly in the Netherlands. Inspired by the Canadian truckers’ convoy, these protests have received scant attention from the mainstream media. Peterson emphasized the “collusional relationship” between the media and certain globalist ideologies, which Michael Yon concurred with, pointing out the underreporting of significant events like the American truckers’ convoy showing solidarity with their Canadian counterparts.

Global Perspective: The Role of Information War

Yon’s discussion extended to the broader implications of the current global situation, highlighting the role of information warfare. His experience in covering civil disobedience in Europe and his insights into the tactics of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in information warfare provided a unique perspective. The CCP’s influence and their complex relationship with global entities like the World Economic Forum (WEF) were significant talking points.

The Fight Against Authoritarianism

The podcast further explored the global struggle against what Yon described as a ‘jungle’ of authoritarian opponents, including the WEF and the CCP. He detailed the strategies employed by these entities in asserting control over information and societal narratives. Yon emphasized the importance of understanding the nature of this conflict, transcending mere physical warfare and extending into the realms of information and ideology.

The Ripple Effects of Climate Change Policies

In the second part of episode 274 of the Jordan B. Peterson Podcast, the focus shifted to the broader implications of climate change policies and their unintended consequences. The guest, Michael Yon, continued his in-depth discussion with Jordan Peterson, bringing forth critical insights into the global crisis emerging from these policies.

Bjorn Lomborg’s Analysis: A Different Perspective on Climate Change

Peterson introduced the work of Bjorn Lomborg, a notable environmentalist, who argues that climate change, while important, is not the sole global issue. Lomborg’s analysis suggests that there are more effective ways to utilize resources to address a plethora of global problems. His work challenges the mainstream narrative, proposing that many climate change mitigation strategies do not rank high in terms of cost-benefit analysis when compared to other global issues.

The Misplaced Priorities in Globalist Utopianism

The discussion highlighted a critical view of globalist utopians and their approach to climate change. Peterson criticized the tendency to focus singularly on climate change at the expense of other pressing issues, particularly those affecting the poor and vulnerable. Yon and Peterson discussed the paradox of how making energy more expensive, a common strategy in climate change policies, actually worsens environmental degradation, especially in impoverished regions.

The Dutch Farmers’ Protests: A Symbol of Broader Discontent

A significant portion of the conversation was dedicated to the ongoing protests by Dutch farmers. Yon explained that the farmers’ primary demand is to be left alone to continue their efficient farming practices. He observed that their protests are a response to policies that threaten their livelihoods and are symptomatic of broader discontent with the authoritarian tendencies of globalist entities like the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The Global Cascade of Famine and Energy Crisis

Yon elaborated on the looming global famine, exacerbated by energy crises and geopolitical tensions. He underscored the cascading effects of energy shortages on food production, highlighting the closure of fertilizer plants and the disruptions in global food supply chains. The conversation emphasized the gravity of the situation, with Yon predicting a grim winter ahead, especially for Europe, due to energy shortages.

The Pandemic-Famine-War Nexus

The podcast delved into the interrelated nature of pandemics, famine, and war, with Yon pointing out that history shows these phenomena often occur together. The current global scenario, with disrupted supply chains and potential for widespread famine, could lead to new pandemics and geopolitical conflicts, creating a positive feedback loop of global instability.

Delving into Global Catastrophes and Leadership Crises

In the final part of episode 274 of the Jordan B. Peterson Podcast, the conversation between Jordan Peterson and Michael Yon reached a critical juncture, focusing on the potential global catastrophes and the current leadership crisis. This segment delved deeper into the complex interplay of global events and the role of leadership in navigating these challenges.

Energy Crisis: The Looming Winter and Its Impact

The central theme of this part of the discussion revolved around the energy crisis, particularly in Europe. Yon emphasized the severe implications of the energy shortage, predicting a challenging winter ahead. He noted that the current situation could lead to a cascade of events, significantly impacting food production and general living conditions.

Famine: A Self-Perpetuating Cycle

Yon elaborated on the self-perpetuating cycle of famine, explaining how shortages and disruptions in one season lead to compounded problems in the following years. He highlighted the interconnectedness of global food supply chains and how current events, including droughts in the United States and reduced resilience in food production, could exacerbate the situation, leading to widespread famine.

The Pandemic-Famine-War Connection

The conversation returned to the nexus of pandemics, famine, and war, with Yon and Peterson discussing how these phenomena feed into each other, creating a loop of global instability. They stressed the importance of understanding this interconnection to grasp the full scope of the potential crises ahead.

Critique of Current Global Leadership

Peterson and Yon expressed strong criticisms of the current global leadership, particularly in the context of handling the energy crisis and its fallout. They lamented the lack of serious, focused leadership and the distractions that have prevented effective responses to these imminent challenges.

Concluding Thoughts: A Dire Prediction and a Call for Awareness

The podcast concluded with a stark warning from Yon about the potential for a billion deaths due to the cascading effects of the crises discussed. Peterson echoed these concerns, expressing hope that these predictions are an overestimation but acknowledging their plausibility given the current global scenario. The conversation ended with a call for greater awareness and preparation for what may lie ahead.