Bret and Heather 193rd DarkHorse Podcast Livestream: The Reactionary Clap Trap
In this 193rd in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.
In this episode we discuss the middle-ground scramble by the mainstream media to defeat those who would think for themselves by inventing slurs like “conspiracy theorist influencer” and “reactionary trap.” Harper’s says that “insurgency” is threatening the Democratic Party. The Atlantic invokes a world in which “mistakes don’t matter, and no one feels shame,” not realizing that they’re talking about themselves. And the New York Times goes after Bret for observing inconsistencies in official stories. As Isaac Asimov famously said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but that’s funny…’”
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Mentioned in this episode:
Harper’s: Against the Current: https://harpers.org/archive/2023/10/against-the-current/
The Atlantic: From Feminist to Right-Wing Conspiracist: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2023/10/naomi-wolf-klein-doppelganger-book/675120/
The New York Times: How to Argue Against Identity Politics Without Turning Into a Reactionary: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/22/opinion/identity-politics.html
(07:35) Bret's COVID experience
(19:40) Primaries and Harper's article
(59:55) Safe and effective boosters
(01:05:35) Reviewing literature
(01:13:50) Atlantic article on Naomi Klein and Naomi Wolf by Helen Lewis
(01:28:25) NYT hit piece on Bret
(01:54:35) Wrap up