Episode Summary: I talk about corruption in politics and how we can solve this problem.
English Level: B1 🇨🇦
- How Hitler came to power (0:37)
- Politicians are the symptom (4:03)
- The root of the problem (6:53)
- How do we fix the problem? (10:31)
- Recap (14:27)
- to legitimize (verb): justify, endorse, approve
- Alien (noun): a hypothetical or fictional being from another world.
- Corporation (noun): a large company or group of companies authorized to act as a single entity and recognized as such in law.
- Reflection (noun): a thing that is a consequence of or arises from something else.
- Uncertainty (noun): Unsicherheit
- Culprit (noun): a person who is responsible for a crime or other misdeed.
- Scapegoat (noun): a person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, especially for reasons of expediency.
- to blame (verb): feel or declare that (someone or something) is responsible for a fault or wrong.
- to originate (verb): create or initiate (something).
- to riot (verb): take part in a violent public disturbance.
- mistrust (verb): be suspicious of; have no confidence in.
- Admission (noun): a statement acknowledging the truth of something.
- flaw (noun): a fault or weakness in a person’s character.
Phrases to Remember:
- run a poll: record the opinion or vote of.
- tap into: understand and express beliefs or attitudes.
- coup d’etat: a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.
- growing dissatisfaction: wachsende Unzufriedenheit
- clear-headed: alert and thinking logically and coherently.
- name-calling: abusive language or insults.
Mistake to Avoid:
(incorrect use of the verb to be) Fear and anger are what governs our decisions NOT Fear and anger is what governs our decisions
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- What does Alcoholic Anonymous promote?
Question to consider:
Are you ready to be the change you want to see in the world? In other words, are you ready to actively participate in making the world a better place?
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