A friend had been recommending Eric Weinstein (Managing Director, Thiel Capital) for sometime. I saw no reason to pay attention to him. I didn’t need another time sink.
However that changed when I accidentally caught the following clip. I could relate to it very well, particularly from observing SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 news coverage.
As I came to understand that we were in some sort of society-wide Ponzi scheme, since the late 60s early 70s, and that there was no way to continue to grow our way out using the previous tools.
I started to understand that society was going to be lying about almost everything, at almost all times. And that’s a very terrifying thought to have.
We have effectively entered a period in which we cannot trust our experts, and I think that what began as a desire to contribute, to do real work, ended with an understanding that we’ve got two generations of institutional experts that are corrupted and that we cannot wake up from this crazy fever dream that we’re all in.
Because we can’t figure out who we can still trust. The doctors are compromised, the professors are compromised, the journalists are compromised. The politicians are compromised. About the only thing that isn’t badly compromised are people, with an independent source of sustenance, individuals and very small groups are about the only thing that is free of this disease of the embedded growth obligation.
The clip is from ‘Glitch in the Matrix II, The Origin of the Intellectual Dark Web’ (Jan 30, 2019)