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DarkHorse. Prof in Exile. Trade-Offs. Telomeres, senescence & cancer. Reluctant Radical. Game~B—Hard To Silence. Emojis imply irony. Opinions are not my own 🤔
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Apr 29 5 tweets 2 min read
Glad to see people are alarmed by the DHS Ministry of Truth announcement. But let's connect the full set of dots.

Recall that "Disinformation" has been defined by the DHS as "terrorism" giving the Executive branch utterly extraordinary powers to fight it. Once you've been secretly designated a disinformation-terrorist, your rights evaporate, and the executive has unlimited power over you. You don't even have the right to know that the designation has occurred. See the Patriot Act and NDAA 2012 Sec 1021-1022
aclu.org/other/talking-…
Apr 29 21 tweets 6 min read
Far Right/Far Left: A thread

Right vs. Left is about a fundamental trade-off. Both sides have a point. The correct bias depends on the current predicament and topic. Sometimes change ranges from sensible to necessary. Other times it ranges from counterproductive to foolhardy. Some people are prone to see possibilities, missed opportunities, and injustices--and such people are often insensitive to the hazards of change. This is the left/liberal/progressive bias.
Feb 14 7 tweets 4 min read
The CDC has reversed itself and now recommends early treatment for Covid. The DHS memo of Feb. 7th seems to suggest those who argued for the value of early treatment before CDC’s acknowledgment—though factually correct—have spread “malinformation”, a kind of terrorism.
#Tyranny dhs.gov/ntas/advisory/…

#Terrorism
#MisDisMalinformation
Feb 7 6 tweets 2 min read
Joe Rogan faces a smear campaign because he's a threat to illegitimate power. It wants him controlled. It doesn't care *at all* about the n-word. This is about the sacred narrative and keeping Rogan's huge audience from hearing at length from experts who know what's wrong with it What's so special about Joe Rogan? He's a free, honest and curious man, with the well earned trust and attention of millions. Nothing could be more dangerous. Look at it through the eyes of those who captured our institutions and you'll understand why he has been targeted.
Jan 29 4 tweets 3 min read
You and @joerogan were clear, so much so that your accusers haven’t even been able to edit you into ambiguity. They are amplifying the clip in hopes someone can figure out how to frame a credible objection or, failing that, the audience will simply record that one has been made. The subtext is that you and Joe aren’t allowed to discuss the topic of race unless you are repeating presently fashionable platitudes. And that is, of course, racism in its purist form. @Trevornoah can make observations that you can’t.

Truth doesn’t work like that. Power does.
Jan 25 4 tweets 2 min read
Pharma has captured more than regulators and public health authorities. It has invaded people’s minds—including some good ones. Neil Young won’t cause Spotify to toss Joe Rogan but pressure will continue to mount. Whenever it does we should say: #ThanksJoeRogan &
#ThankYouSpotify Strange that the fate of the West may depend on the @joerogan Experience, and that JRE may need our defense. But I assure you both are true.

Pharma and its partners know. That is why the heat is being turned up on Joe and @Spotify. It’s the front line of the war on free speech.
Jan 14 9 tweets 4 min read
I have been warning of an impending dark age since before I joined Twitter in 2009. And I’m not alone. Covid has simply made the general rot so obvious that a large and growing minority can now see it.

#ThankYouSpotify The anti-rational darkness has been overtaking civilization for decades. Most didn’t notice what was replacing science because things continued to ~function, despite rampant corruption—both financial and intellectual. Anti-science now pervades every structure. Gov. Edu. Tech…
Dec 13, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Omicron could well be excellent news. Even Delta is very manageable with early treatment. Omicron looks to be even more so. And that could allow us to exit the pandemic as a large fraction of the population acquires immunity with mild disease. But there are caveats. 1. We know little yet of Omicron. It might not match our initial assessment.
2. Our leaders are intent on continual (re)vaccination of every last person irrespective of risk, medical need or epidemiological value. No reason to think that’ll change. Early treatment is key, yet DOA
Oct 24, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Privacy is now downstream of geography. Even if this isn’t fully true, the fact that many of the world’s most insightful people appear to believe that it is true, and that many of them now act accordingly, will causes it to become effectively true. We let down our guard because maintaining it feels naive and wasteful.
Oct 17, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Humans are naturally persuaded by consensus. But this leaves us vulnerable to manipulation based on phony agreements established through corruption, coercion and the censorship of contrary voices. If you want to know what’s really going on, read the books they wish to burn. This paper passed "peer review" and was then mysteriously removed from the web--without notice to the authors. What is clear is that someone or some thing doesn't want it read and discussed in public. We beat censorship by making it backfire: archive.is/mwcEG
Aug 11, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
This has always been about life and death. I’ve been clear about that. Covid is a dangerous disease. I’ve said so often. But lethal as SARS-CoV2 is, the capture of public health, drug safety + academic medicine by an industry that’s fueled by disease makes it even more dangerous. I take Mr. Lawrenson’s death seriously, but no more seriously than those of Jacob Clynick and Simone Scott.

I've repeatedly defended my critic’s good faith. I assumed they were trying to do the right thing, just as I am. I’m disgusted now by the selective weaponizing of tragedy.
Jul 19, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Assume for the moment that Covid-vaccine hesitancy is unfounded: Now imagine there is a safe, cheap and effective alternative that actually could quickly reach and protect the world (including from breakthrough cases) but it is aggressively portrayed as dangerous and ineffective. This isn’t a challenge @clairlemon. I’m hoping that she too will see the bigger picture.

Big Pharma plays dirty under normal circumstances. Given a crisis, immunity from liability and a major new (possibly permanent) market for novel products, we should anticipate deception.
Jul 2, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
The Oxford study looks designed to return weak, positive results allowing the ridiculous current narrative to move to higher ground while killing public interest in Ivermectin and preserving the EUAs on which Big Pharma’s Covid portfolio depends. Everyone wins, except the public. Collecting more evidence is great. But current evidence is more than strong enough to administer this very safe drug to patients for whom no useful alternative exists. Awaiting more evidence is a delaying tactic. And testing on patients late in disease makes no sense. Obviously.
Jun 25, 2021 16 tweets 5 min read
Much of the anger in the replies to my tweet--some of it from friends and others I respect--is due to the sense that COVID-vaccination is a life and death issue. I don’t disagree. I too am motivated by that sense. I don’t, however, think the matter is simple, though I’d agree that the vaccines appear to have saved many more lives than they have cost so far--by a lot. I’ve explored the question with nuance on my podcast and elsewhere, but on Thurs. my nuance gave way, to very bad effect.
Jun 18, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
The DarkHorse Podcast has been hit with a strike by @YouTube. It prevents us from livestreaming in the usual spot, Sat. at 12:30pm Pacific. They'll be surprised to discover that their censoring us has activated an army. We won't be intimidated or deterred. #FollowTheSilence Steps you can take:

+ Subscribe to our channel youtube.com/BretWeinsteinD…
+ Follow @HeatherEHeying and me
+ Keep an eye out for announcements throughout the the day
+Retweet the anti-censorship hashtag #FollowTheSilence ('Silence' not 'science')
+ Spread the word!
Jun 6, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Incredible. An economist delights in mocking the possibility that a cheap and all but harmless drug is responsible for *spectacular* reductions in Covid-deaths everywhere it has been tried. Why? Because other measures were also applied.

At worst: (drug+measures) = rapid success This is true, even if the drug is ineffective.

If there was no *other* evidence the drug worked, you would indeed have to wonder if it was a real contributor to the effect. But, in this case, there is LOTS of other evidence that the drug works, and a clear mechanism of action.
May 24, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
Events since Nicholas Wade's lab-leak article look different to people who were tracking the story over 2020. Everything "new" is actually not new. What changed is that the official narrative has been forced into acknowledgement.

Damage control is clearly in full swing. This paragraph is from @SharriMarkson's report, in March, in The Australian. Why does the @WSJ story read like a scoop? Why was it treated as one? Why was Nicholas Wade's article treated as if it cracked the case?

It's not like #DRASTIC's work isn't public.
May 18, 2021 8 tweets 6 min read
The race is on to immunize the corrupt people and institutions that got the COVID's origin question upside down. @davidfrum pins the fault squarely on Trump who (violating the rules by being closer to right) forced the inherently good/correct people to double down on being wrong. The most maddening thing about attempts to fictionalize the history is the way they assert: those investigating and publicizing the lab leak hypothesis were all Trump supporters pushing a wild eyed version of the "theory" until Nicholas Wade opened our eyes to the sober version
May 13, 2021 10 tweets 5 min read
A *stunning* development. The letter says COVID-19 could have leaked from a lab. To some of us that possibility has been obvious for well more than a year. What is significant about this is the masthead (Science) and author list, which includes Ralph Baric
science.sciencemag.org/content/372/65… There are two labs at the forefront of the study/enhancement of bat-born coronaviruses. @Baric_Lab at UNC, and the Shi Zhengli lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Here Baric (along with other luminaries) calls for a proper investigation of the lab-leak hypothesis.
Jan 22, 2021 11 tweets 7 min read
So disturbing. @jim_rutt is a patriot, student of history and a complexity scholar--former Santa Fe Institute Chairman, organized Game~B to re-imagine governance and save the west from collapse, hosts the non-ideological 'Jim Rutt Show'. (Jim also coined the term "snail mail"!) He has now been booted from Facebook--without explanation, being told there is no possibility of being reinstated. That is exactly what happened to me, and similar to what happened to @jgreenhall (Game~B founder, now like me restored to FB with unofficial, nonsense explanation).
Jan 18, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
The President encouraged supporters while maintaining formal deniability. Congress has the right and power to prevent him from seeking the office again. It should. Then President Pence should issue the pardons necessary to prevent political witch-hunting.

The nation is more important than any person. Our focus on Trump is unnatural—we have been drawn into his self-obsession, and if the Senate does not act, the next four years will become a cataclysmic battle between his tormentors and his disciples. The republic can’t afford it.