I Criticized BLM. Then I Was Fired.

Common Sense | 12 May 2022 The data about police shootings just didn’t add up, but no one at Thomson Reuters wanted to hear it. If you are a devoted reader of Common Sense, by now you have surely noticed a trend: workplaces—in some cases, storied institutions—that turn hostile to independent thinking seemingly overnight. That’s…

Truth about government experts

Bad Cattitude | 11 May 2022 Cross disciplinary incompetence a friendly reminder: pretty much none of the people the government claims to be experts are really experts in any functional sense. mostly, they have no idea what they are talking about and probably wouldn’t tell you if they did. this is universal across disciplines. economics,…

7 Signs The Covid Narrative Is Crumbling

Voices For Freedom | 16 Mar 2022 Below is a selection of recent headlines. Some expose the desperate, illogical, incompetent, and gaslighting behaviour of pharmaceutical CEOs and health system heads. Some illustrate the shift in position in local government and the business sector.  Please share these stories to help get the word out because we…

Groupthink today: an endless circle of scapegoating

Mercantorent | 7 Mar 2022 George Orwell invented the term “groupthink” for his dystopian classic Nineteen Eighty-Four, first published in 1949. A few years later, the term was already in clinical use to describe a common psychological phenomenon. The idea is that people have a tendency to conform their own thoughts to those of the people…

Seven Theories of Why the Lockdowns Happened

Brownstone Institute | 5 Dec 2021 1. First level of explanation: Panic Over a few weeks of March 2020, the collective consciousness of Western nations moved from curiosity about the new virus in China to serious worry, then to communal fear, and finally to total panic. This highly contagious and self-reinforcing terror – passed back…

Ghislaine Maxwell, Elizabeth Holmes and Me

Amanda Knox | 13 Dec 2021 Amanda Knox on why we can’t look away from female villains. There are no cameras allowed inside Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial, but that hasn’t stopped me from poring over every sketch of the courtroom scene, and analyzing each kernel of evidence that emerges.  Meanwhile, there are a lot of people on trial…

TGIF: Thanksgiving Edition!

Common Sense | 27 Nov 2021 California’s burglars organize flash mobs. Waukesha massacre “caused by an SUV.” And comedy gold from the Women’s March. Welcome back to TGIF and happy Thanksgiving. It’ll be a short one this week so we can all get back to family life—cozy, mask-free, family life (and watching the Dow drop…