The Canadian psychologist and celebrity Jordan Peterson recently broke his near-year long silence and descibed his debilitating illness as the result of benzodiazepine dependence.
Peterson became ill simply as a result of following doctors’ advice.
What does that say about our society and culture, our media environment, and the state of psychiatric medicine.
In this Rebel Wisdom investigation, David Fuller talks to one of the world’s leading investigators of the long term effects of psychiatric drugs, Robert Whitaker, a Pulitzer Prize shortlisted author.
He also links it to Eric Weinstein’s concept of the DISC, or Distributed Idea Suppression Complex, to explore why the knowledge of the long term dangers of these drugs is not reflected in the media conversation.
What would a new operating system for society look like? In 2013, Jim Rutt brought together a group of thinkers from different fields to work on the biggest of all problems. In time it developed a name, ‘Game~B’.
The in-person project ran into the ground after a year, but continued as an online meeting place. Recently there has been a new wave of interest in the term. What can be learned from the story of the original project?
Note: These interviews are from 2019, and were intended for a larger film about Game B, with more interviews with the original members – it is being published now in an incomplete form. Apologies to those not featured.
n the popular film War on Sensemaking, existential risk analyst Daniel Schmachtenberger laid out how the information ecology was fundamentally broken.
The pandemic crisis has brought many of those concerns into sharp focus. In this follow up, he looks at misinformation, conspiracy theories and government narratives, and asks, what can we trust and how can we know what is true?
Richard Tarnas is known as one of the most influential and perceptive cultural historians of our time.
In ‘Passion of the Western Mind’, he presented a vast overview of the history of western thought and culture, with predictions of where both were heading.
On its release it was hailed as a masterpiece, allowing “readers to grasp the big picture of Western culture as if for the first time”.
Twenty-five years on from its release, the world has changed dramatically, how has his thought changed? And in a time of renewed interest in philosophy and big ideas, what does Richard Tarnas make of the rise of Jordan Peterson and the Intellectual Dark Web?
In the middle of this ongoing crisis – the question of who to trust, how to find truth, censorship and free speech are coming centre stage.
Douglas Murray is a the associate editor of the Spectator, and the author of the bestselling books the strange death of europe and the recent ‘madness of crowds’, and also a fearless critic of the blind spots of the mainstream media.
In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom’s David Fuller, they explore the censorship of the big tech platforms, the decline of the traditional media and also the issues raised by the recent Rebel wisdom investigation into David Icke and London Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDM1w…
Does the response to the Jeffrey Epstein story, and the tale of the broken mice mean that journalism is broken? Recently Bret and Eric Weinstein put out a hugely popular podcast about a scientific discovery that calls into question the entire process of drug safety (‘All Our Mice Are Broken’ Episode 19 of The Portal). They say that over 20 years of trying to get interest in this story, the response from the medical and media establishment has been silence. Eric has termed this phenomenon the Distributed Idea Suppression Complex, or DISC. In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom’s David Fuller, Bret and Eric lay out the story of the broken mice, and the response to their conversation, and also discuss the unanswered questions at the heart of the Jeffrey Epstein case. Portal episode 19: ‘All Our Mice Are Broken’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLb5h… Portal episode 18: ‘Slipping the DISC’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxnkG…
Charles Eisenstein is one of the most celebrated writers and speakers about the intersection of systems change and personal growth, in his books including Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible.
In the wake of the pandemic crisis he wrote a popular essay called The Coronation: https://charleseisenstein.org/essays/… In this interview with Rebel Wisdom’s David Fuller he discusses the deeper story of what the pandemic crisis is revealing, and also addresses some of the criticisms of his work, most notably from Daniel Pinchbeck.