Sourced from Brownstone Institute HERE. There is an audio there if you would prefer to listen.
The war that the Enlightenment is now having to fight to defend itself against the globalists seems like a David and Goliath match-up. Western state bureaucracies and the big companies that have infiltrated them are encircling their populations with propaganda, digital money, travel passes, renewed and more abhorrent sin stories and deepening poverty for the many, while ‘the bosses’ get richer.
Mainstream media colludes by vomiting out a steady stream of exaggerated emergencies, ranging from climate change to Chinese hegemony to nitrogen pollution, to keep the population distracted, fearful, and docile.
Our health systems push anxiety and big companies’ specious products rather than helping populations to become healthier, while our educational institutions have embarked upon an all-out war on patriotism and cultural unity, which ordinarily would be natural counterbalances to globalism.
Our schools produce traumatised children, alienated from each other and their parents, unable to engage in critical thinking. Social media circuitry wires it all together by enabling rapid communication of agitprop and fear.
The Enlightenment is in full retreat. https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?asin=B09FT8KXBW&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_WN6R03QXVES3KKGR972G
Bright spots exist. We’ve seen Elon Musk break ranks with other billionaires by opening the door just a crack on Twitter to permit reasoned debate. But even this was a pyrrhic victory, considering that Twitter’s advertising revenue dropped 71 percent in December 2022 when more than half of the company’s top 1,000 advertisers pulled the plug amid a concerted pushback from Big Business.
The EU turned its censorious Twitter thumbscrews tighter, with not a whimper of protest from the US government for this blatant disregard for the US Constitution. Indeed, it is clear Washington is telling those EU bureaucrats what censorship to enforce in the US.
Still, scratch a little deeper and you will find reasons for optimism if you, like us, are working and hoping for a new Enlightenment. Here we discuss five.
- It is not a global coup, but a Western coup
The coup is clearly intended to be global, as demonstrated by the attempt to weaponise the WHO into a world police force using fake pandemics as an excuse. The WHO plan was foiled on the first go-round by a coalition of poor countries, and it is they, within a larger and expanding group of powerful middle-income countries, that are pulling very openly away from the Western globalists.
Read it all at Brownstone Institute