• Excellent Sheephood is Inherently Competitive

    But wokeness also serves a deeper psychic purpose. Excellent sheephood is inherently competitive. Its purpose is to vault you into the ranks of society’s winners, to make sure that you end up with more stuff—more wealth, status, power, access, comfort, freedom—than most other people. This is not a pretty project, when you look it in the face. Wokeness functions as an alibi, a moral fig leaf. If you can tell yourself that you are really doing it to “make the world a better place” (the ubiquitous campus cliché), then the whole thing goes down a lot easier.

    — William Deresiewicz
    We Aren't Raising Adults. We Are Breeding Very Excellent Sheep. (Opens new window)

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  • Machinery of Corruption

    Over two years, our friend networks have been shattered, our communities broken, small businesses beaten, and many of our leaders have been co-opted into a machinery of corruption, while the censorship of open dialogue about the causes and consequences is intensifying. The tools we thought would save us and lead us into the light – our laws and technologies – have betrayed our rights, privacy, and liberties.

    — Jeffrey A. Tucker
    Lockdowns, Closures, and the Loss of Moral Clarity, Brownstone Institute (Opens new window)

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  • Iris Murdoch on Truth

    For the hard idea of truth we have substituted a facile idea of sincerity.

    — Iris Murdoch
    "Against Dryness"

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  • William James on Truth

    The wisest of critics is an altering being, subject to the better insight of the morrow, and right at any moment, only ‘up to date’ and ‘on the whole.’  When larger ranges of truth open, it is surely best to be able to open ourselves to their reception, unfettered by our previous pretensions.

    — William James
    The Varieties of Religious Experience

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  • Money Whores

    …never ever in history were they [doctors] needed as now, and now they bailed and sold us out…for money…money whores, yes, our doctors and academic scientists are money whores to the pharmaceuticals and vaccine developers like Pfizer etc. And they do not know yet, we have no respect or regard for them anymore…we know what they did. Whatever special place they had in society, is gone! The medical doctor did this to themselves, in tandem with the Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons and the State Licensing Boards.

    — Dr. Paul Alexander
    Alexander COVID News evidence-based medicine convoy mandate (Opens new window)

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  • Tyranny Happens Incrementally

    …with the whole idea that tyranny happens incrementally. And it happens by a bunch of people agreeing to small injustices over and over simply to keep their paycheck and their pension….you take the pension and the paycheck and you’ll walk it to whatever that darkest end is.

    — FBI Whistleblower
    Project Veritas (Opens new window)

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  • California Bill Threatens Doctors

    What is abundantly clear is that this bill [California AB 2098] represents a chilling interference with the practice of medicine. The bill itself is full of misinformation and a demonstration of what a disaster it would be to have the legislature dictate the practice of medicine.

    — Jay Bhattacharya
    A Warning From Shanghai (Opens new window)

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  • Be Skeptical of Most Clinical Research

    It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.

    — Dr. Marcia Angell
    Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption (Opens new window)

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  • On Why to Attack Civilians

    You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, unknown people far from any political game. The reason was quite simple – to force the people to turn to the state to ask for greater security.

    — Vincenzo Vinciguerra, convicted Italian terrorist, former member of the Avanguardia Nazionale (“National Vanguard”) and Ordine Nuovo (“New Order”)
    Matthew Ehret's Insights (Opens new window)

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  • Beware of the Fact-Checkers

    COVID-19 has been a boon to the fact-checking industry. Big outfits like Politifact and Factcheck.org have special divisions just to police COVID “misinformation.” Like the Ministry of Truth imagined by George Orwell in his epic novel, “1984,” these outfits will tell you what you can and can’t say about the lockdowns, masks, and the mRNA vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna.

    — Leonard C. Goodman
    Beware the Fact-Checkers (Opens new window)

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