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VIDEO The Tyranny of Consensus Thinking

BY RANDY J. GULIUZZA, P.E., M.D. *  | FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2021

How can so many scientists be wrong?” This question is routinely wielded as real evidence for evolution. I’ve heard it in discussions with people ranging from grammar school students to college professors. Given that most scientists do embrace Darwin’s selectionist account to explain the diversity of life, and since many people couple this fact with a perception that scientists are unbiased geniuses, then the question does have a powerfully persuasive effect.

For some people the overwhelming scientific consensus favoring evolution settles the debate for them—despite their likely knowledge that the number of people holding a belief isn’t really evidence for its truthfulness. Perhaps a question employed in a way to make people feel foolish for questioning clearly “unquestionable” scientific authority is the best “evidence” for evolution going.

Readers of Acts & Facts know that the Institute for Creation Research has worked to educate people that the widespread view that science is performed and reported impartially—by scientists who nobly lay aside their religious or political attractions—is vastly in error. In addition, we’ve long taught that a powerful type of “group think” can capture the minds of most scientists on specific issues such as evolution.1

More importantly, ICR has been outspoken that ordinary people’s lives seem to face the highest risk of being devastated by public policies that are enacted per the authoritative voice of the scientific community.2 The truth is that untold lives were wrecked through public eugenics or abortion programs that were advanced by scientists acting more like an out-of-control and dangerous herd that arrogantly trampled over dissenting voices in their stampede.3

As we live through the COVID-19 pandemic, the conspicuously political ideology of many scientists that sometimes seems to foster incorrect, incoherent, or outright inept recommendations is easily seen by many people. The fact that entire populations couldn’t escape being controlled by their politically motivated policies was also personally experienced by all. So many public figures who were indifferent to the marginalization of creationists and deaf to ICR’s concerns about the overtly biased group think of the “scientific consensus” now understand for themselves that when many scientists say “follow the science,” what they mean is shut up and obey.

We think it’s foolish to not seize this moment to teach people that the scientific dogmatism they’re experiencing firsthand today has been the regular behavior of the scientific community for a long time. Many people seem upset after observing that within even the scientific community there’s overt suppression of dissenting speech and enforcement of thought to conform to certain creeds. What the public needs to know is that the scientific community refined their skills to oppress freedom of expression first on creationists—now it has been weaponized against other nonconforming views.

A refreshing, post-COVID-19 “new normal” would have everyone educated to the truth that even scientists have overtly religious or political agendas that can breed a tyrannical practice known as “consensus science.” Perhaps more people would consider believing that a whole body of evidence supporting the intelligent engineering of creatures and contrary to evolution has been suppressed.

What’s So Bad About “Consensus Science”?

The collective opinion of scientists (or a few prominent scientists) working in a specialized field is called a consensus—when there is general agreement on a subject. Yet, in practice a consensus can range from areas that are well-supported by experiments all the way down to topics where nothing has been established. What many may not realize is that rarely are appeals to subjective scientific consensus exploited as actual evidence for truth in areas where objective experimental evidence is strong.

Experimental evidence supporting new ideas can be highly persuasive to get a population of people to accept them. “Scientific validity” can be convincing. Also, the notion that science itself is a neutral endeavor that’s practiced wholly indifferent to outcome also reinforces people’s feelings that any findings are valid results. Politicians or scientists who invoke “the scientific consensus” are trying to hijack the highly desirable influence that scientific validity confers. But in truth it’s undeserved since this tactic is favored on subjects where the science is weak to nonexistent or on divisive social issues near to the heart of politically or religiously motivated scientists. Thus, this practice of substituting opinion for hard data is derisively called “science by consensus” or “consensus science.”

Consensus science is a type of logical fallacy known as “appeal to authority.” The scientific method was developed in part as one way to thwart this fallacy. Objectivity is one attractive feature of the scientific method. Tests can be duplicated. Thus, everyone can see the results for themselves. This means that a human isn’t necessary as an authoritative source of knowledge. This leads to another desirable feature of the scientific method: It brings with it a measure of equality. A milkmaid with good repeatable evidence could, in principle, be just as authoritative as a religious cleric.

Consensus science is an abuse of authority that returns to the dark days when “experts” pitted themselves against commoners who wouldn’t dare presume questioning them. Therefore, the question “How can so many scientists be wrong?” is an appeal to authority and is both illogical and an unscientific approach to determining truth.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the general population could observe firsthand many scientists’ evasion of specific questions or flip-flops that seemed to coincide with political positioning. The outbreak provides a rare, high-profile opportunity to see that even scientists can be swayed by opinion or seek to influence governmental control of behavior toward their preferences. The power that comes with consensus science can readily be abused. Often, suppression of scientific minorities or retribution against one type of “denier” or another is fostered.

Consensus Science Damaged the COVID-19 Response

Medical personnel would like to know the mechanisms causing COVID-19 to be so infectious in humans. An important clue is to know how it developed—essentially, where it came from. Since the infections started in Wuhan, China, and there’s a high-level laboratory in that same city where scientists engineer viruses, then a highly plausible source of the virus is that it came from the laboratory.

Unfortunately, the possibility of COVID-19 originating in the virology lab in Wuhan was ruled off-limits in the same way the scientific consensus rules some research questions off-limits if they don’t invoke evolution to explain why creatures look so highly engineered. For those of us closely following the outbreak, what was remarkable was that the authority of consensus science was brought to bear in February 2020—just a few months after the outbreak in Wuhan.

An open letter by multiple researchers was published in a leading British medical journal, The Lancet. The epithets thrown at anyone thinking that the virology lab could be the source of COVID-19, along with overt political verbiage, left little doubt that this was another clear example of consensus science. The letter stated in part:

The rapid, open, and transparent sharing of data on this outbreak is now being threatened by rumours and misinformation around its origins. We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin. Scientists from multiple countries have published and analysed genomes of the causative agent, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and they overwhelmingly conclude that this coronavirus originated in wildlife.4

A prominent paper was also published in March 2020 in the world’s leading science journal, Nature, which also concluded that COVID-19 originated through natural evolutionary processes and rejected a human-associated origin. Both the Nature and The Lancet publications were heavily cited by other scientists and reporters. We discussed them amongst ourselves at ICR. Since the research was completed so quickly, this raised questions as to its methodology, quality, and whether the results would stand the test of time. We speculated that perhaps due to the seriousness of the medical threat, the work was completed so quickly because a whole army of resources were mustered in answering the origins question—but no one knew for sure.

Evidence consistent with a lab-based origin of the COVID-19 virus is now emerging. Even National Public Radio (NPR) recently reported, “The idea that the coronavirus could have leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China—instead of jumping from animals to humans—was dismissed as a conspiracy theory by many scientists a year ago. That has changed now.”5 What seems to elude NPR is that labeling minority views as “conspiracy theories” (or “misinformation,” “discredited speculation,” etc.) in the first place is scientifically inappropriate behavior that has a chilling effect on exploration of alternative explanations. Even if a lab-based origin of the virus isn’t confirmed, we must ask if the repression of research itself had a negative impact on public health policy. A hallmark characteristic of the application of consensus science is the mislabeling of minority views with epithets against either creationists or a COVID-19 researcher. This practice seriously misleads both scientists and the public.

“Consensus Science” Exploits Weaknesses in Institutional Science

Limitations faced by ICR scientists to fully evaluate The Lancet and Nature reports are inherent to the practice of consensus science. Other researchers have observed for decades that since the practice of science is increasingly specialized due to the explosion of scientific knowledge, then scientists must exercise a good deal of trust among themselves.6 Thus, scientists’ limited expertise prevents them from raising valid questions outside their specialty. Limited resources to reproduce experiments and naïve trust are both longstanding problems in the day-to-day operation of science. These are all problems that can readily be exploited by those appealing to consensus science.

University of Alabama Professor John Christy stated that even in the early days of climate change debates “the tendency to succumb to group-think and the herd-instinct (now formally called the ‘informational cascade’) is perhaps as tempting among scientists as any group….This leads, in my opinion, to an overstatement of confidence in the published findings and to a ready acceptance of the views of anointed authorities.”7

Resisting Tyranny by Promoting Freedom of Thought

Consensus science operates like a human tyrant, and that means it’s relentless. Back when President Barak Obama said that he would “restore science to its rightful place” in his first inaugural speech, I wrote about the abuses of consensus science.8 Using the prestige of science as a cover to justify embryonic stem cell research, his executive order would let scientists “do their jobs, free from manipulation or coercion, and listening to what they tell us, even when it’s inconvenient.”9 In context, “listening to what they tell us” means obeying what scientists dictate. What those who wield consensus science have always craved is unchallengeable dominance of an amoral scientific elite over the public and any dissenting scientific views.

For decades, creationists have lived with the abusive use of science to suppress freedom of speech, marginalize scientific minorities, destroy reputations and careers, and crush any thoughts that deviate from those authorized by the scientific consensus. Nowadays, the application of these tactics has been disdainfully labeled “cancel culture.” The behavior of scientists during the COVID-19 pandemic is revealing to the public today what a previous generation painfully learned after the eugenics disaster. People can clearly see that even scientists—no, especially scientists—will abuse the prestige of their profession to coerce total conformity of behavior and, more importantly, thought.

So, how should we respond to this authoritarian oppression? First, remember that though “scientific consensus” gets brandished as if it had the clout of experimentally derived evidence—it doesn’t. Next, consider supporting groups that maintain independent oversight and review. ICR receives no governmental, educational, or industrial funding—but we continually expose abusive practices like consensus science and the scientific weaknesses of Darwinian selectionism.

Finally, resist the temptation to respond in kind. Some have already printed that creationists should push right back to get evolutionists and others “canceled.” ICR opposes “canceling” anyone and champions free speech—the open and uncensored expression of thought. The Lord Jesus reprimanded His disciples for wanting to cancel people with different views (Luke 9:51-56) and taught us to not uproot the tares but let them grow together with the wheat (Matthew 13:24-30).

As creationists, we can defeat the tyranny of consensus science by forcefully advocating for the one thing it opposes the most—the freedom to hold and express nonconforming thoughts. Creationists want freedom to mark, expose, and combat not just the lies of evolution but also Darwinian selectionism that seeks to personify nature as the substitute creator and rob the Lord Jesus of His rightful credit as Creator God (Colossians 1:15-19).

References

  1. Bliss, R. 1983. Evolutionary Indoctrination and Decision-Making in Schools. Acts & Facts. 12 (6).
  2. Guliuzza, R. J. 2009. Darwinian Medicine: A Prescription for FailureActs & Facts. 38 (2): 32.
  3. Guliuzza, R. J. 2020. Survival of the Fittest and Evolution’s Death CultureActs & Facts. 49 (1): 17-20.
  4. Statement in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting COVID-19The Lancet. Posted on thelancet.com February 18, 2020, accessed June 10, 2021.
  5. Why The U.S. Thinks A Lab In Wuhan Needs A Closer Look As A Possible Pandemic Source. NPR. Posted on npr.org May 27, 2021, accessed June 11, 2021.
  6. Allman, W. Cooking the Paleontological Books? U.S. News & World Report, May 8, 1989, 61.
  7. Christy, J. No consensus on IPCC’s level of ignorance. BBC News. Posted on news.bbc.co.uk November 13, 2007, accessed June 11, 2021.
  8. Guliuzza, R. J. 2009. Consensus Science: The Rise of a Scientific EliteActs & Facts. 38 (5): 4.
  9. Remarks of the President—As Prepared for Delivery-Signing of Stem Cell Executive Order and Scientific Integrity Presidential Memorandum. The White House, Office of the Press Secretary. Posted on obamawhitehouse.archives.gov March 9, 2009.

* Dr. Guliuzza is President of the Institute for Creation Research. He earned his M.D. from the University of Minnesota, his Master of Public Health from Harvard University, and served in the U.S. Air Force as 28th Bomb Wing Flight Surgeon and Chief of Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Guliuzza is also a registered Professional Engineer and holds a B.A. in theology from Moody Bible Institute.

Cite this article: Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. 2021. The Tyranny of Consensus ThinkingActs & Facts. 50 (8).

https://www.icr.org/article/the-tyranny-of-consensus-thinking/


VIDEO Your Obedience Matters, Because Your Obedience Leads To More Tyranny – Are We to Submit to ALL Governing Authorities?

By Allan Stevo February 13, 2021

It’s not 1959. It’s not 1979. It’s not 2019.

Your every action matters in a way that it couldn’t have during any of those times — whether you were a pauper or a billionaire, a parent at home or a celebrity on the red carpet — now, your individual actions mean so much more than they did then.

We are in that kind of moment. Some call them “fourth turnings” after the work on generational theory by William Strauss and Neil Howe. A fourth turning is when crisis brings about rebirth. It’s even more significant than that though. A new epoch is being brought into existence and an epic battle is being waged. Whether you like it or not, whether you recognize it or not, you are involved.

The results portend to be more impactful that the Revolutionary War, more impactful than the French Revolution, more impactful that the War Between the States, the Great War, World War Two, the Cold War or any other great shift in culture, for the possibilities are far more total than what humanity has ever known. An Awakening may be ahead, alternately the Dark Ages may be ahead.Buy New $44.99(as of 03:44 EST – Details)

Once tiny events now shed momentous light, carry tremendous weight, and can ripple out in ways unimaginable.

It’s not 1959. It’s not 1979. It’s not 2019. We are in the days after the Ides of March 2020. Today, February 12, 2021, is the 333rd day of the “3-week lockdown,” the 333rd day since the decades long war against you, your individuality, and your humanity was openly declared.

A Public Conversation On The Non-Existent Scientific Support For Medical Mandates In Response To Covid-19

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, I watched Oregon-based naturopath, Dr. Henele Ealy discuss PCR testing, Covid numbers, and  corona vaccines with Dr. Dean Sidelinger, the Oregon State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist. To his credit, through the use of reason and evidence, Ealy has been part of efforts to use legislative bodies to open counties in Oregon.

Over the course of the hour, Ealy asked a dozen or more insightful questions that pointed to the weak foundation of the governmental response to Covid that brought about the corona communism under which we live and continue to live. Sidelinger spoke at considerable length in response to each question, yet curiously did not answer a single one. One would be remiss to imagine this seasoned public health professional did not realize what he was doing.

Really, Ealy didn’t even scratch the surface of the nonsense of a mask mandate or a lockdown or the fact that SARS-COV-2 has yet to be isolated or that decades of half-hearted safety testing around vaccines have been thrown out the window and people are being treated exactly like the lab ferrets of decades past were treated: a low value life to experiment on. Lab ferrets cost the vaccine manufacturers more. With no liability and a blank check from government, your life really is worth less than a lab ferret to them and a healthy bonus will come their way if they can keep that in mind.

Whether Ealy realizes such things is irrelevant, he is keeping mum and working the system, just as Sidelinger is reading from his script and working the same system.

Had Yamhill County Commissioner Mary Starrett not spoken up around 55 minutes into this 60-minute “conversation,” Sidelinger would have run down the clock reciting the same litany of official professions that every living adult on this planet with a screen knows by heart as “the science” behind the increasingly extreme and constantly shifting measures taken that have ushered in this system of corona communism.

The Oregon public health professional is paid to read a script. It may be a piece of paper in front of him, like an actor with cue cards, or something memorized. It is a script nonetheless.

The Coronavirus May Not Be Novel, But Their Behavior Certainly Is 

It is not just this one Oregon public health professional. Virtually every voice in the public health field, in politics, in corporate America, in academia, in medicine, in Hollywood, in the media, and in the Church is reading a script.

It has never been like this in the United States.

Europe has finally arrived in the United States. 

The stultifying dogma of so much of acceptable European thought has finally caught up with the New World.

The signs of that are mere symptoms. It long preceded European style bureaucracy and is institutionalized in European style bureaucracy, but it is not the fault of European style bureaucracy. The bureaucracy is but a symptom and a tool, a tool that can be used for good or ill.

Everyone with power is reading from a script. Those who don’t read from a script are being dismissed as having votes not worthy of counting (as can be seen in the sham November 3, 2020 election) supporting candidates that they aren’t permitted to support (it isn’t Trump being impeached, it’s you, you have to open your eyes if you think otherwise), political decisions they aren’t allowed to make (pay your taxes, enlist your kids, and shut up you serf, because Liz Cheney is the future whether you like it or not) investments they aren’t allowed to make (if you pay Wall Street to invest for you, that’s okay, if you act unpredictably en masse on Wall Street Bets that’s not okay: the establishment outcry over Wall Street Bets and the many extensive wars against cryptocurrency show that), and most poignantly in this moment — say the F-Word, and you’ll be deplatformed. 

FRAUD.
FRAUD!
FRAUD!!

As in: The 2020 election was a FRAUD. Biden is not the legitimate president. He is a FRAUD. Harris is not legitimate. She is a FRAUD. And who knows how much other FRAUD there is.

Is truth not treason in the empire of lies? Could the very hesitancy around the word FRAUD indicate that it’s all really just a big FRAUD, the entire narrative fed to us?

What’s certain is that Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi alike, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey alike, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates all agree: you’re not allowed to ask that question.

Yes. You’re not allowed to ask any questions about FRAUD.

The Opposition Offers Proof Of Election FRAUD 

Peter Navarro shows the November 3, 2020 rendition of that FRAUD in clear detail in the following three documents: “The Immaculate Deception: Six Key Dimensions of Election Irregularities”, “The Art Of The Steal”, “Yes, President Trump Won: The Case, Evidence, & Statistical Receipts”.

The Establishment Agrees There Was FRAUD And Proudly Illustrates A Massive, Previously Unknown Conspiracy   

In response to Navarro and others claiming that a conspiracy to steal the 2020 election took place, Molly Ball of Time magazine , shockingly, in the days before the second Trump impeachment trial began in the Senate, dedicated 6,500 words in the February 15, 2021 edition of Time to effectively saying “Yeah we stole the election, and here’s exactly how we did it, and I will publicly state this, because not a single one of you has the guts to do anything about it.”

In hubris, Ball revealed so much more about a conspiracy than anyone could ever imagine and that no one was saying publicly. Reading the piece illustrates that it wasn’t aimed at Navarro and the acolytes of his work as much as it was aimed at every single person who believes any official narrative. 

Molly Ball is not stupid. The most powerful establishment players are not stupid. You are being taunted. And if you don’t respond, it all becomes normalized, solidified, and institutionalized. They are pretty sure they know exactly how you will react.

We Live In A Special Time 

We live in a special time.

Never has the United States looked like this.

It didn’t happen during the Revolutionary War, during the War Between The States, during World War I, World War II, or 9/11. It’s never been like this. There’s never been this level of totality.

In a time when ultimate and total compliance is demanded, a script reader can just as effectively be replaced by a computer. He paves that path in his life.

A person who acts unpredictably cannot be. And that is one of your superpowers in a time like this, dear friend.

It’s your superpower, until the window of opportunity closes. And the more disobedient and unpredictably you behave, the harder it is for them to close that window of opportunity. Not only that, the more disobedient and unpredictably you behave, the harder it is for the narrative to hold. It really is a superpower.

Explode the “why” and you explode the “will.” Explode the narrative and you win. The war is for your mind, not for land or for a munitions depot. Explode the narrative and you win!

Self-Dehumanization 

Dr. Sidelinger, the script reader, dehumanizes himself. The leftist NPC, repeating talking points, dehumanizes himself.

Great swaths of writers would like to deny you that agency, both today and in decades past, to have you believe modernity inevitably dehumanizes man. Modernity does not dehumanize us. We, by our actions, choose to dehumanize ourselves individually.

The NPC Meme 

Memetics is the study of the spread of ideas, especially viral ideas. A meme is an idea, especially an idea with the potential to go viral. It is not just an eye-catching photo on the internet with pithy captioning. It is an idea. To understand this is to have an advantage in this era of information warfare. That advantage — especially in the subsegment called “the meme wars,” contained within the greater war for your mind — does not belong to the left.

It is said on the interwebs “The left can’t meme.” It’s true — especially, if one defines memes as poignant examples of internet art and propaganda with viral potential. Internet art and propaganda from the left falls flat.

The statement “The left can’t meme,” read more literally, though, is the equivalent of saying “The left can’t think.” Enter the NPC meme. Art imitates reality.

Wikipedia claims the NPC meme, the viral idea that leftists have come to behave increasingly like script readers, increasingly like a computer controlled, preprogrammed, predictable “Non-Player Character” in video games started on 4chan with a post entitled “Are You An NPC?” that appeared around Independence Day 2016.

“If you get in a discussion with them it’s always the same buzzwords and hackneyed arguments. They’re the kind of people who make a show of discomfort when you break the status quo like by breaking the normie barrier to invoke a real discussion. it’s like in a video game when you accidentally talk to somebody twice and they give you the exact lines word for word once more.”

— Anonymously Posted
“Are you an NPC?”
4chan (July 7, 2016)

Art imitates reality. 2016 reminded us that politics too is downstream of culture. It isn’t isolated to the left. The troubling and accurate observation that the left can’t think has had powerful and reverberating consequences on culture when the lever of such total political and technological power was cobbled together into an alliance in 2019, 2020, and 2021, partly described by Ball, and put in the hands of a group of people, across society, across the political spectrum, who were and are unthinkingly reading a script.

Who Writes These Scripts? 

Who writes these scripts? Anyone may try to point a finger at someone else, but in reality there is no single person to point a finger at.

The scripts are written by committees, and because so many people recognize not the validity of the individual, the action of the committee is seen as authoritative and legitimate. They are often written by one committee, passed to another for editing, and to a third, forth, and fifth for risk analysis, shuffling back and forth between them.

Who wrote that script? A committee. Who sat on the committee? It doesn’t matter. They won’t individually take responsibility for their role. They don’t perceive you as an individual and may not even see themselves as individuals. They will point fingers defensively and ad infinitum like the fearful voles that they are.

Henele Ealy and many other heroes of 2020 are playing that game against the NPC, banging his head against the head of the NPC, knowing that eventually the NPC will lose. We will owe him a debt of gratitude for his success.

Thank you Henele Ealy, because of men like him, who will play that contorted game, and adeptly challenge the NPCs in positions of power, America’s 3,000+ counties are reopening one at a time. Help heroes like Ealy as much as it serves your interest, and emulate any methods of such heroes that prove effective.

And Play A Different Game, A Far More Natural One

I beg of you, dear reader, to make sure you do something else as well, not just in official forums, but everywhere in life and every chance you get.

Disobey.

Misbehave.

Do everything you want and none of what you don’t want.

Do it regardless of consequence.

Dogfights everywhere. Everywhere in your life. They will die the death of a thousand cuts. You will bolster your courage and secure freedom in your own life. The truth is, if you can say “No!” to the face mask, you can say “No!” to the vaccine, and you can say “No!” to much worse. If they can get you to say “yes” to the face mask, the field of public health knows it can get you to say “yes” to much more.

Live life on your terms. Don’t let them set the rules. Don’t let them dictate the game. Play your game, the game they can’t defend against. Blow up the narrative and you win.

And it all begins with your lack of compliance, however that may look in your life.

Public Health Is The Establishment’s Revolutionary Vanguard Because It Is Fundamentally A Study Of Mind Control & Compliance 

Public health calls their study of your compliance “public health motivation theory.” This is a study of how public health officials claiming to be operating in your interest convince you to comply with their interest no matter how harmful it is for you.

The entire unethical field is built upon the rationale that the ends justify the means. Don’t let them lie to you about their existence being about anyone’s health. Health is a matter of the individual. If you can’t recognize individuals as sovereign and existing in their own right, the fundamental unit of society, then you have no ability to perceive health.

Their only health concern is the “health” of the collectivist regime they seek to install, the utilitarian “ethics” they seek to replace barbarous morality with. How frightening this might all be if their foolproof plan were in fact foolproof.

A Problem With The Plan 

The NPC has a weakness. The script reader has a weakness.

The behavioral psychologist designing manipulative human resources programs meant to beguile and confuse, that expert has a weakness.

The Ivy League, CIA alumnus, artificial intelligence technocrat claiming possession of your future, he too has a weakness.

The Nobel Prize winning biometric passport program committee futurist, excited to be able to create the algorithm to dictate your every behavior from cradle to grave has a weakness.

The Rhodes Scholar who designs propaganda campaigns disseminated through Hollywood, disseminated through video games, and disseminated through social media designed to drive a wedge into your family — the last remaining institution — even he has such a mighty weakness.

What They Need 

They need predictable patterns for their models to make any sense, for their learning to be of any value.

And you can explode it all, because at the heart of the concept of everything they do is a deeply impoverished philosophy: That individuals do not exist, and that they can model you as a group member, a group member with inputs and outputs as predictable as an automated teller machine, with inputs and outputs as predictable as a gumball machine, with inputs and outputs as predictable as an air conditioner.

Does that sound like any human you know? Predictable inputs and outputs? Not if they embrace their humanity it doesn’t.

And that is precisely what I ask of you: To embrace your humanity.

The Greatest Hacker 

The greatest “hackers” of our era, the ones who will be able to so mightily fell vast silicon-lined and pantsuit-occupied empires of hubris may be the ones who don’t know a thing about programming, who don’t know a thing about peer reviewed managerial best practices, who don’t know a thing about data-driven preference steering and push-polling, who don’t know a thing about pre-emptive behaviorial psychology, who don’t know a thing about public health motivational theory, but who instead know themselves and know how to be human.

YES, the greatest “hackers” of our era are those who know themselves and know how to be human. 

I’m talking to you — the one who got out of school as quickly as he could and never looked back, who lived life differently, who both failed mightily and succeeded mightily.

You know what it feels like to have grit in your teeth because you’ve fallen on your face, and you know just as well what it’s like to hold your chest high like a champion.

My friend, all the things “they” have always told you were your greatness weaknesses, are the things that are, in fact, your strengths, strengths lesser men do not have. Can it be any surprise that lesser men worked so hard to convince you that your strengths should be a source of shame? 

Use your strengths, your unpredictabilities, your humanness, and you win every war, every time.

Disobedience everywhere.

Dogfights everywhere.

Let them never have a moment of rest. Let them never sleep the sleep of he who has obedient slaves in his home, but disobedient free men who abhor the tyrant. Let him never sleep easy at night. Let the tyrant never be able to call this land his.

YOUR DISOBEDIENCE MAKES HIS TYRANNY IMPOSSIBLE.

Do I want immorality or unethical behavior? No. That should go without saying.

But that does not mean obedience to illegitimate authority.

Illegitimate Authority Devises Illegitimate Uses For The Law 

The Law in many ages has been used as a tool to enforce immorality. Astute European thinkers  have known this intimately and for ages. In our age, the Law has come into its own in the United States as a tool of total control heretofore unknown, a potential for control grown exponentially when melded with the technocratic class.

The brave new world is here if we let it be.

Your compliance is all that is needed.

There are no collective decisions. There are no collective impacts. There are no collective outcomes. You are an individual.

If you believe otherwise, go read someone else. I have nothing to offer you. Go suck your thumb on the lap of Karl Marx and in the comfort of the NPC army.

If you recognize that you are an individual, then you recognize that little done to you matters. It is how you interpret it, how you respond, how you act that gives life meaning and structure and purpose. You have agency in your own life, and all action happens at the individual level.

It’s not about anyone else. It’s about you. It’s about your individual action.

On your own, you put an end to the brave new world in your life by simply disobeying.

Want Tyranny? Be Obedient. 
Want Freedom? Be Disobedient. 

Everything comes down to your ability to disobey.

So much comes down to you being able to surround yourself with others who do the same.

If you can do these two things, freedom wins. It wins in your own life and wins in the world as you know it around you.

If you cannot, you lose.

The face mask is more than a face mask.

It doesn’t work to prevent the spread of a respiratory virus. We know that. They know that.

What is the face mask then?

It is a tool of compliance.

A wedge of obedience.

A lever of imposition.

A ratchet of incrementalism.

It’s that door-to-door salesman Fauci’s foot-in-the-door technique.

Close that door shut and lock it tight.

Open up the other door to your free spirit. Obedience to illegitimate authority will not bring you salvation or joy.

It won’t bring you blessing or prosperity.

It won’t bring you certainty or good conscience.

It won’t bring you legitimacy.

It won’t bring you a happy, healthy home or a lineage that lasts for ever.

Obedience to illegitimate authority leads to more tyranny.

Obedience to “them” leads to more tyranny.

Obey even once more and may you forever have the gift of a vivid memory, to remind you that when your friends, your family, everything and everyone you cherished most needed you, you did not answer the call.

Yes, like so many others decisions made by committee, you can point the finger and say you were “just following orders.”

If anyone ever holds you to it and asks what happened “back then,” you can use the Nuremberg defense of the NPC, of the committee member, of the script reader “I was just following orders.”  But you and I, we both know better.

Following orders is exactly the problem.

Disobey dammit.

Disobey or see your children turned into slaves.

That is the choice of this moment

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Biden would resume Obama’s war on Christianity: Dem memo declares white Christians country’s foremost “national security threat”

January 02, 2021 by: JD Heyes

Image: Biden plans to resume Obama’s war on Christianity: Dem memo declares white Christians country’s foremost “national security threat”

(Natural News) Democrat Joe Biden’s message of wanting to ‘unify our divided country’ suffered another credibility blow in the wake of a newly uncovered Democratic memo that warns two-thirds of our country is a bigger threat than China, Russia, Iran and North Korea combined.

A report prepared especially for the (potentially) incoming Biden administration from the Secular Democrats of America PAC provides guidance to “boldly restore a vision of constitutional secularism and respect in the land for religious and intellectual pluralism.”

And here we thought that after four years of President Donald Trump that his efforts to uphold the right of Christians — and Jews, and Muslims, and whomever else — to practice freely, as outlined in the First Amendment, was him restoring constitutionality. 

In any event, the PAC says it “represents secular Democratic individuals and organizations” while advocating for “secular governance” as well as the promotion of “respect and inclusion of nonreligious Americans,” while mobilizing “nonreligious voters.”

Again, that same First Amendment guaranteeing Americans the right to worship freely also lacks a provision that mandates a religious society or the practice of a certain religion. So — if there can be no forcing of religion on Americans, why does this group think it can force secularism on all of us?

We digress.

Just The News reports that the proposal was formally presented to the Biden team by Democratic Reps. Jamie Raskin and Jared Huffman, co-chairmen of the Congressional Freethought Caucus; it was also endorsed by Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney.

“We’ve offered the new administration a roadmap to restore our basic constitutional values and protect science, reason and public health in American government,” Raskin and Huffman said in a joint statement. (Related: Why rioters will eventually turn their rage on Christianity if not stopped.)

The outlet notes further: 

The proposal calls for Biden’s team to work with Congress and governors to “advance a secular agenda at all levels of government, taking into account the current makeup of the federal courts and new, unfavorable precedents that your administration will have to contend with.”

In the document, the group argues that Trump has “empowered the religious right in ways no other administration has before, making significant advances in enacting their Christian nationalist agenda.”

The proposal outlines recommendations for reversing certain policies and “proactively” implementing new rules that would “restore secularism to federal governance and disentangle entrenched religious interests from federal policy.”

Again, what is inherently wrong with Trump ‘empowering’ people of faith within his administration? Understand that this proposal would not have been given to Team Biden unless these three lawmakers had a problem with the empowerment of religious persons within the Trump White House — none of whom were pushing to mandate Christianity across the country. 

Only people who do not believe in any religion are ‘suitable’ for government, according to this PAC.

But it gets worse: These bozos liken Christians with a threat to America’s “national security.”

“The rise of white Christian nationalism is a national security threat,” read the document. “We recommend you: encourage the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice to dedicate resources to de-radicalization programs aimed at hate groups, including, but not limited to, white nationalists; increase monitoring of such groups, including the online environment, and take action to address increased hate crimes toward minority faith communities; and shift rhetoric to label violent white nationalist extremists as terrorists.”

That is outrageous. If there are any threats to America’s national security that emanate from within the country, they are coming from the insane left: Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and burgeoning anarchist organizations on both the left and right.

But you can see what this is really about.

There is no bigger impediment to authoritarian rule than a belief among the populace in something higher and more divine than ‘big government.’ And what better way to destroy the fundamental right to not only believe in a higher authority but to worship that higher authority than to declare those who do to be our most dangerous threat.

The Marxist Democratic left hates America as it was founded, period. This is just another modicum of proof.

See more reporting like this at BigGovernment.news.

Sources include:

JustTheNews.com

NaturalNews.com

https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-01-02-biden-will-resume-obamas-war-christianity.html

If left uncontrolled, Black Lives Matter mobs may soon target churches, religious monuments

July 08, 2020 by: Michael Alexander

(Natural News) After toppling, beheading and vandalizing the statues and icons of historical figures said to be associated with colonialism and slavery, rioters affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement and other similar anti-establishment groups such as Antifa have moved on to new targets: churches, religious monuments and statues.

This development was first documented in Washington, D.C., where protesters, for the second time, vandalized and defaced St. John’s Episcopal Church – their way of scoring revenge against Episcopalian slave owners, according to a report by the Washington Examiner. Coincidentally, this was the same church where President Donald Trump held up a copy of the Holy Bible just minutes after dispersing a crowd with tear gas and rubber bullets.

This was followed by an incident in California, where several Native and Black protesters tore down a statue of Junipero Serra, a Spanish priest whom Pope Francis canonized as a saint back in 2015.

The toppling of the Serra statue, which San Francisco archbishop Salvatore Cordeleone described as “an act of sacrilege” and “an act of the Evil One,” has led people from different Christian communities to air fears that the attacks on Christian monuments and symbols will continue unabated.

“Statues of Jesus are next. It won’t end. Pray for the USA,” Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, said in a tweet.

Shaun King, an author, Leftist civil rights activist and a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement, further fanned the flames of speculation and panic among Christian communities after tweeting that taking down statues of Jesus would be acceptable — especially if these statues and icons depict Jesus as white

“Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down,” King tweeted, adding that such depictions of Jesus are nothing more than propaganda that promotes the idea of “white supremacy.” (Related: Anti-Christian Left calls for toppling of Jesus statues.)

King failed to mention in his tweets, however, that depictions of Jesus and the saints often vary from culture to culture, with each artistic depiction taking on characteristics and visual cues from the societies it was made in.

As a response to these incidents, as well as the previous removal of Confederate statues and other historical monuments that have been deemed “racist” by radical Leftists, President Trump signed an executive order granting federal protection to public monuments and other statues of historical figures.

“They’re looking at Jesus Christ, they’re looking at George Washington, they’re looking at Abraham Lincoln, they’re looking at Thomas Jefferson,” Trump said during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the White House’s Rose Garden, vowing to stop the toppling of monuments and statues carried out by rioters.

The order, which was signed by the President on June 27, not only mandates the prosecution of people who have been proven to have rendered damages to federal monuments, but also, the potential withholding of federal funding from state and local governments in case they fail to protect any public monument and statue within their jurisdictions.

The order, Trump said, will also be retroactive.

Anglican Church to “evaluate” and “review” list of monuments

While most Christian denominations have reacted with panic and anger over the recent incidents surrounding religious monuments and statues, some, such as the Church of England, have chosen to react in a more tempered fashion.

The Church of England, for instance, which has more than 16,000 churches and 42 cathedrals, noted that following the resurgence of the global Black Lives Matter movement and the death of George Floyd, monuments celebrating people who were involved in the “discrimination or exploitation based on race” during their lifetimes could be removed.

“We acknowledge that dialogue alone is not sufficient and must have real outcomes. These may include the alteration or removal of monuments,” Becky Clark, the church’s Director of Cathedrals and Church Buildings, said.

Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, meanwhile, said that their review of the histories of the individuals depicted in the statues and monuments will be conducted “very carefully” to assess if they should be retained in their places or not.

Clark stressed, however, that the removal or alteration of “problematic” statues and monuments must be done in a safe and legal manner, a reference to the violent dismantling of statues that happened across America and in some places in Europe within the past few weeks.

“Dialogue has to be open and honest. Churches and cathedrals are considering how they can address the issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement and which demonstrations and direct action have brought into such sharp relief,“ Clark noted.

“Anti-Christian violence rooted in Marxist ideas”

Nathan Stone, in a column for The Federalist, stated that the current trend of anti-Christian violence and iconoclasm exhibited by rioters is rooted in Marxist thought and ideology.

“The reason for the attacks becomes clearer when considering that Black Lives Matter and Antifa are Marxist organizations and [that] Marxism is an enemy of Christianity,” Stone said, noting that atheist ideologies such as Marxism often consider transcendent religions like Christianity as “the enemy.”

“It’s why the Soviet Union was an atheistic state, which replaced God with the Communist Party,” Stone said, referring to the violent religious purges initiated by Communist leaders Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev.

Another reason, Stone said, for the current spate of anti-Christian violence manifesting in America, is the hatred that Marxism holds for the evils that Western Civilization has committed against the rest of the world.

Unfortunately, Marxism’s reaction to the wrongs committed by the Western world is not rooted in the latter’s reform, but rather, its total obliteration.

“Marxism assumes that because the windows are dirty and cracked, the entire house must be demolished,” Stone said, adding that if the current trend of violence against Christianity and other religions is not stopped, the United States may soon bear witness to church burnings like the ones committed during the French Reign of Terror.

Authorities decry “modern-day persecution” of Christians

Despite calls for calm and temperance, several individuals have adopted a more militant stance in response to what they say is modern-day persecution of Christians.

“If they try to cancel Christianity, if they try to force me to apologize or recant my Faith, I will not bend, I will not waver, I will not break,” Jenna Ellis, a constitutional law attorney and senior legal advisor to the Trump 2020 campaign, said in a tweet, in reference to the torture of Christian martyrs during the days of the Roman Empire.

Ordained minister and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, meanwhile, believes the current spate of hate and violence toward religious iconography would only serve to strengthen the Christian faith.

According to Huckabee, while rioters and protesters can take down the images and art depicting Jesus, they can never take “the true spirit of Jesus Christ” out of the lives of His followers.

“Historically, under oppression and persecution, the true faith begins to show even more dramatically. It’s because in the midst of darkness, [the] light becomes more obvious,” Huckabee added.

Sources include:

TheFederalist.com

WashingtonExaminer.com

LATimes.com

MSN.com

CBSNews.com

Telegraph.com

HindustanTimes.com

LOC.gov

IWP.edu

PBS.org

FoxNews.com

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-07-08-black-lives-matter-mobs-target-churches-religious-monuments.html

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