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The Canceling of the Think Local Festival: the Intolerance of Our Inclusive Society
Last week the Think Local festival in Ireland was canceled. I was one of the speakers. Apparently, the organizers were extremists. Please listen to this conference - do you hear extremists speaking? Or is the cancelation a manifestation of the intolerance of our ‘inclusive’ society?
In this follow-up conversation with Dr. Gerard Casey and Sara Haboubi, we talk about the importance of truth-telling in a world plagued by propaganda and indoctrination, where thousands of United Nations’ Digital First Responders hunt down every dissonant voice on the digital steppe and social media algorithms identify and inhibit all so-called fake news (which usually turns out to be truth a little bit later). Truth-telling, as an act of speech, is the opposite of propaganda and it also reverses its effects. It is the ultimate remedy for the major symptom of our society – mass formation and totalitarianism. And it not only addresses the symptom, it also removes the root cause: the widespread loneliness and disconnectedness of modern man. Truth-telling is resonating speech, and as such it is what truly connects human beings and the basis of all truly humane living together.