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…

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…

Reality Crash

Pirate Wires | 8 Mar 2020 pravda, the collapse of truth in a world without trust, and dawn of the reality entrepreneur I’ve been interested in the bizarre, almost clownish effect of trust erosion on our culture for many years now, and trying to imagine the shape of our information ecosystem — and world — to come.…

The Mask Debacle

Tablet | 17 Feb 2022 Recent days have witnessed the emergence of a new rift in our pandemic debate. Strikingly, this time the dispute is not just partisan, but also splitting the Democratic Party. While Democratic governors appear to see where political winds are blowing, some blue cities are moving in the opposite direction. And many states that are dropping adult mask mandates are…

Thinking Points, Feb. 13, 2022

Utobian | 13 Feb 2022 Revolution, right wing progressives, Titania McGrath, capture, Pfizer gives up on India, cotton candy, dancing, a list of demands Here are my latest thinking points: Revolution We are in the midst of a worldwide revolution against Pharma totalitarianism and it all started with Canadian truckers. New political categories Pharma-Induced Mass…

Variant Xi

Mike Solana | 15 Dec 2021 pirate wires #58 // recalling UFOs, the invisible virus, war on nuclear meets the war on space, and america’s vanishing act Bear with me for a minute, this one’s kind of weird. Four years ago this Thursday, the New York Times broke one of the most incredible stories in…

EU is forced to backtrack on ‘cancelling Christmas’ after outcry over message telling staff to say ‘holiday period’ instead because it is ‘more inclusive’

Daily Mail | 1 DEC 2021 EU Equality Commission issued inclusive language guide to ‘promote equality’  But Eurocrats were accused of trying to ‘cancel Christmas’ after suggesting staff say ‘holiday period’ to avoid offending non-Christians  Other suggestions included saying ‘send humans to Mars’ instead of ‘colonise Mars’ and ‘synthetic fabrics’ instead of ‘man-made fabrics’ Document…