One of my favorite phrases, coined by Robert Greene, is “resist the downward pull of the group.” Remembering this every day, every hour, is necessary to keep our minds free and independent, able to innovate and decide what is best for us, as opposed to what is best for the rule-makers, the most powerful in society. Everything must be questioned.

Historically, cigarettes were encouraged for pregnant women. Mercury was administered as a medicine. Lead was in all of the paint; asbestos in all of the insulation. Butter and lard were good, then bad, then good again. Populations were systematically killed…


Perhaps every age is an age of mass delusion, and this fact is only periodically more visible. Humans must have always been this way, irrational, impressionable, prone to grasp any straw of safety when afraid, and to accept any torment and inconvenience if it means saving face and pleasing allies. They are certainly so now. They believe— truly believe — that if only 8 billion people could simultaneously immobilize, wearing masks, inside their homes, and report one year later to a sterile “vaccination center” at a carefully appointed time, bedecked in protective gear and anointed with hand sanitizer, we, the…


When China informed the world in early 2020 that it had discovered a “novel” and “devastating” virus, it also claimed to have innovated a new way to “contain” it. The world listened. With breathtaking speed, most countries and states threw out their established pandemic management strategies to make way for an entirely new concept, the “lockdown.” China claimed that it locked down “so well” in Wuhan that COVID19 would bypass the rest of China — but the remainder of the world, down to rural South Dakota and Timbuktu — would need a Wuhan-style lockdown to avoid mass death.

Eight months…


“You’re a grandma killer.” “You’re not a scientist.” “You’d kill people to revive the economy.” “You should trust the experts.” “I knew you’d resort to conspiracy theories.” These phrases all have one purpose: silencing you, to control the competing narrative. The fact that they want to shame and intimidate you into compliance is evidence that your thoughts are dangerous — all the more reason to shout them from the rooftops. It is highly desirable and crucial to question motives, critique experts, and think for yourself. When that doesn’t happen, the force of the crowd prevails, and disaster occurs.

“If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn’t thinking.” -George S. Patton

“Stay home, give up everything you hold dear, shame your neighbors into compliance…save lives.”

How many…


Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender. “ DARVO,” an acronym understood by psychologists, counselors, family court personnel, therapists, and domestic violence advocates, but unknown to many in the general public. Knowledge is power, so we should all learn about this common trick now: a tool of psychological destruction and manipulation, it is used by some of the most dangerous people in the world. These undercover bad guys are very good at “getting out there first” with their stories of victimization, and their lies “travel halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” …

Stacey Rudin

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