• Naomi Wolff on Freedom and Servitude

    The problem is that we are now in a time when it really matters if a lot of people resist all at once. This decision whether or not to speak up makes the difference, when it scales, between freedom or servitude forever.

    — Naomi Wolf
    I'm not "Brave"; You're Just a P---y. (Opens new window)

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  • On Health Officials Changing their Minds

    they [public health officials] are not going to change their minds nor in all likelihood can they without internal psychological crisis. imagine the psychic baggage of realizing that you just architected the most damaging and least effective public health response in human history while endlessly grandstanding about your knowledge and insight.

    — el gato malo
    we've reached the "we're not even going to pretend to prove this works, just do as you're told" stage of the pandemic (Opens new window)

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  • Dr. Malone on Censorship, Denialism, and Weaponized Gaslighting

    Often associated with terms such as “cancel culture”, “virtue signaling” and “woke-ism”, this movement appears to have manifested as a belief system which holds that the individuals as well as the collective body politic have a fundamental right to intellectual protection, to not encounter unpleasant thoughts, information or ideas which are inconsistent with their internal model of reality. These are the intellectual roots which nurture censorship, denialism, and the weaponized gaslighting, defamation and slander, as well as the idea that anything which causes individuals to lose faith in their government constitutes domestic terrorism and should be treated as such.

    — Dr. Robert Malone
    Plato and The Big Picture (Opens new window)

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  • 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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