The COVID-19 pandemic majorly affected the entire world.
But now that the data is in, and the pandemic is seemingly in it’s final phase; with the benefit of hindsight, does our global response seem proportionate? Have those of us who had doubts and questions in the midst of an purported global apocalypse been vindicated in the long term?
And do we even care anymore? Pandemic fatigue is real!
But I guess we care just enough to have one last look at it!
Kary Mullis on the PCR test:
CDC changes the definition of “Vaccine” mid-pandemic:
Mattias Desmet: How Covid Happened (mass formation psychosis):
Bret Weinstein: I will be vindicated over Covid:
Comparing COVID-19 with previous pandemics:
Oops, I said Moderna — it was AstraZenica:
A timeline of the great reset agenda:
8 predictions for the world in 2030 – the Great Reset video:
Quarantine shaming and mask shaming are new concepts that have risen out of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, but cancel culture in general was shaming people before it was cool.
These social pressures have rapidly become issues we have to deal with every day, especially those of us who entertain alternative views. But it wasn’t always this way.
Harv sits down (virtually) with film-maker, musician and podcaster Keith “Legion” Snyder to talk about his take on this new cultural phenomenon as a self-proclaimed but non-conforming millennial.
Check out Keith’s film production company Ironark Films: https://www.youtube.com/user/ironarkfilms
And if you enjoy their stuff, go like their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ironarkfilms
Intro clip from Prison Break Season 4 Episode 12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmgEBR7n6Jk
You hear all sorts of stories regarding the shady dealings of the music industry — not least of all the idea that artist must “sell their soul” for success.
But what does this actually mean? Is it just a metaphor for giving up creative freedom, or are there more nefarious responsibilities associated with a record contract.
Rythm and Flow S01E07:
Michael Jackson on Tommy Mottola:
How The Music Industry Works:
The Music Industry And The Mafia:
Tommy James: The Mafia Used to Run the Music Industry:
Britney Spears’ Conservatorship and Mental Health:
The Truth About Selling Your Soul:
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass:
Billie Eilish – bury a friend:
Facebook group member Anja Bache-Wiig Solberg asks: What about “fairness”? It’s a great question, and one Harv addresses with keen interest in this week’s episode.
Indeed, with the Jeffrey Epstein suicide (or was he #suicided), the question of “fairness” and “justice” have been on everybody’s mind.
Will this turn of events silence the alternative media, or unite their voices in revolution? It appears to be a dangerous gamble for the powerful.
It’s Cooperation, Stupid: https://www.ippr.org/files/images/media/files/publication/2012/03/cooperation_leadbeater_Mar2012_8769.pdf
The Ultimatum Game Explained:
Richard Dawkins explains The Selfish Gene:
Jim Carrey has been in the media in the past few years seemingly wavering between depressed, confused and completely insane. But is he crazy, or is he undergoing a spiritual transformation that we just don’t yet understand?
Today is the first in a new series on Narratively Speaking where we examine public figures and the stories they tell.
Intro clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4AmLcBLZWY
Jim Carrey speaks about autism on Larry King: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX-SCdjDOrA
Jim Carrey on the red carpet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JmNKGfFj7w
Jim Carrey’s message to Emma Stone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNrkcY-I0RA
Jim Carrey Is An Asshole Method Actor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82rKQXEG7bQ
Jim Carrey exposing the Luminutty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG9i7d8yfKQ
What really exists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TucyzpHDNlE
Jim Carrey explains red carpet comments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEm1TFfRCUE
Jim Carrey on his dad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC8XJenmURY
Years ago conspiracy theorists told us we were being watched, monitored and spied on, with all our communication being catalogued into a massive surveillance database.
Then Edward Snowden came along and told us the conspiracy theorists were right! Who would have thunk it?
But, true or not, how does this story of the Orwellian “Surveillance State” affect us, and how does it function to modify our behaviour as a society?
Let’s dig in!
Scene from Cat’s Eye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxy3lP-mH3Y
Before There Was Snowden: https://www.whistleblowersecurity.com/before-there-was-snowden-the-other-whistleblowers-who-came-forward/
Global surveillance whistleblowers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_surveillance_whistleblowers
Bentham, Foucault and the Penopticon | Philosophy Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHRPzp09Kqc
Veritassium on Learned Helplessness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMPzDiraNnA
Learned Optimism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hHNq45rEnU
Western civilisation exhibits many characteristics of your average, garden variety evil empire.
But how did we get here? And what stories keep us complicit in a system that we would probably find abhorrent if we truly faced its underlying reality? Is it all a big inter-generational conspiracy or something more systemic? Perhaps plain old human nature?
Let’s muddle our way through some unqualified and ill-conceived thoughts on the topic, shall we?
God Bless America – Frank’s Rant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJaLrINeZPc
Parallels between Rome and the US: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCvyg679bsg
Russel Brand and Yuval Noah Harari on Power: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta4U8G03q98
Johan Galtung on the end of the US Empire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfcoNlhxRow
Richard Wolff on the coming collapse of the US Economic System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60FrsWm9OAc
7 Stages of an Empire in Decline: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Gc1bv-Mj4