I found this thread looking for the post on Brother Nathaniel being condemned by the ROCOR, but in any case in relation to Brother Nathaniel, I have my doubts about him, a big reason, he makes not clear mention of what monastery he is part of. That being said for some reason I do enjoy his videos, though I wonder if I will continue to watch them. It is not because I think he is an "antisemite" or self-hating Jew--he himself admits he was a Jew, but the self-hating theory has been made against him. I just doubt if he really is a monk for one. His videos have some good points and though they come off a bit strange, I think people are too quick to turn away from that sort of thing in being superficial and not able to look at the depth of a person. That being said a lot of what he said is stuff I already know and is nothing particularly informing. If I do not know the facts from the news or something he might mention, it is nothing suprising. I do think he does a good job of reminding us of of the Zionist control of things and I really do not want to get into an argument with people who think this is a conspiracy theory.
I also listen to Alex Jones, who I do not agree with on many issues, particularly his Americansit mindset and his libertarianism. The American founding has many problems in terms of freedom of religion and so forth. I will not get into that here, but libertarianism, appealing as it is, is self-contradicting. It is part of the Enlightenment mindset of a person having the liberty to believe what they want. I know that is putting it in a very simple manner, but to get into the depths of it, one would have to get into deeper stuff. Simply put the libertarian seems to say liberty as far as possible and as small a state as possible. While I am not a statist, I do think the libertarian idea of the state and people has its problems. I am big on Aristotle's idea of politics. Also I think why laws should not be excessive, they should outlaw immoral things. That is not to say every immoral thing. Adultery might be tolerated, and even prostitution. Augustine even argues for tolerating prostitution rather than outlawing it interestingly.
Anyway, Alex Jones actually teaches me something, even if I have to stomach his libertarianism and glorifying our Masonic founders. Brother Nathaniel is interesting and charming, but I really do not learn to much form him. So I do not detest him as some seem to do, but I do think there are problems and I would not give him money.