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June 28, 2021

Eric Weinstein: Kill the Fire Marshalls of Free Speech

Eric Weinstein (brother of Brett, and also a professor of a heterodox bent) railed against the current system of censorship we have.

Specifically, we are forbidden by the Church of Woke from departing from any of the Consecrated Lies, until a pope of the Church of Woke, like Jon Stewart, issues a papal decree giving us permission to speak the obvious truth.

He also notes that singer Arianna Grande took a selfie without a mask on and suddenly the left declared it was safe to go maskless.

Because she, being a celebrity, is also a pope in the Church of Woke.

But Weinstein doesn't use the church/inquisitors metaphor. Rather, he likens our current censorious era as one of Free Speech Fire Marshalls. The Fire Marshalls tell you when free speech is too dangerous -- not crying fire in a crowded theater, but actually fire in a crowded theater.

But then the Fire Marshalls also tell us, sometimes, that now it's safe to use some free speech again.

Eric Weinstein @EricRWeinstein

We've had many recent stunning reversals that all have the same exact pattern. The mainstream says when the obvious may be acknowledged.

A) Time mag. says: There Was a conspiracy against Trump in the Election.

B) The Lab is Likely the Covid Origin.

C) You can enjoy Outdoors.

I could have been massless outdoors long ago. I knew the Lab was never a racist wildeyed idea. And I knew tech was conspiring against even anti-Trump accounts that were off-narrative.

They did the same on masks. And on flu worse than "no big deal" COVID. The exact same pattern.

Okay. Where is the story: "a lot of people we call crazy got everything right before we did... but we get to determine who is allowed to think and speak using platforms."

The platforms are punishing everyone who doesn't wait for the signal. Mostly conservative refuse to wait.

It's like an intellectual fire drill where we all get marched out of the building of sane rational thought while lunatic firemen search for the fire that isn't there.

Jon Stewart is a narrative fire Marshall. "You can't be sane just yet... Okay... Now it's safe to use your mind."

This is what conservatives and disaffected liberals have in common. We don't wait to use our mind because the New York Times or NPR isn't sure what will happen if we think for ourselves.

Ariana Grande is a Fire Marshall. When she dances w no mask, we all can. Thx
@ArianaGrande !

I think this is the common cause I feel with Conservatives most. I hate outsourcing my brain in my one beautiful life to people appointed to control when it is safe to think. I don't want intellectual fire Marshalls unless D-day is next week and we can't afford a misstep.


Ariana Grande is pretty. And she can sing. But she ain't Francis Crick or Sydney Brenner [both Nobel Prize winners for medicine], and they would *never* ask me to stop thinking until Ariana and Jon Steward give the all clear.

This is why smart people hate this fire Marshall system. It's going to happen again. End it.


Moral. It's not that conservatives are smarter. It is that they aren't obedient. The Democratic Party is becoming the party of obedient thinkers. Good puppy. Now lie down. Good boy. Now say "Flatten The Curve."

"Come on. Come on boy. You can do it. Yes! You said it. I'm so proud."

At some point it'll be allowable to say Anti-Racism is racism rebranded. But everyone who jumps the gun is not a good doggy. It will be acceptable to say intersectionality developed into a shakedown. But the key is did you wait for the stewardess to stand or did you jump the gun?

Yes the plane is still. Yes the pilot left the aircraft after shutting the engines. But if you decide to get up before air hostess Ariana dances you are a bad bad person. That’s not for you to decide.

That's for Ariana. And Fauci. And Jon. Which is sad. Because I like Jon.

By the way, conservatives are in fact smarter than liberals, if you take education level as a proxy for intelligence. (Which liberals, almost to a man, do.) Conservatives have higher rates of graduation from college. Liberals can point to a higher number of Ph.D.'s, but that is a very small group and doesn't outweigh the big advantage conservatives have in college-level education

Eric Weinstein was also teed off on the full-on authoritarian mind control regime we're living under, after being reminded of it by the death of John McAfee:

Here's his full rant:

John reached out to me not all that long ago. I also will not kill myself. I'm not suicidal.

Also, this is getting fucking ridiculous.

This authoritarian turn around Epstein, Wuhan, Ivermectin, "Fortifying Democracy", UAP, climate, mostly peaceful protests, Leaked Tax Returns...

…mandatory racism exorcism at work, #metoo witch hunts, shadowbanning, Build Back Better, Trust and Safety, TOS changes, compulsory speech, ANTIFA denials, Labor Shortage claims, denial etc... etc... is clearly a repudiation of all the US stands for. He was bugged by it all.

And if you mention the ENORMOUS number of issues that are behaving in this *same* totally artificial fashion, the reputation attacks SOAR from all sides.

What the hell has control of the US and why is it localized to the Democratic Party & it's associated media and businesses?

I wish I could remember his call w/ more precision. But it was when I was in San Francisco. I couldn’t believe I was known to him.

NOTE: I will be taking a new approach to all repetitive doxing, reputational or other attacks as a result.

Think I'm done fucking around.

Having been menaced over asking for Epstein as a fake "Disgraced Financier" to be called out by our press and connected to any intelligence services, this takes on new meaning.

When you can't call your own damn teams for help, who can you even call?

I so hate this shit. RIP JM.

I don't know what he's threatening to do, but I sure hope he follows through!



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