KMO shares and compares feedback from listeners about mask mandates, COVID treatments, and climate change. Prediction. This pandemic shutdown was so profitable for the elites that there's no question but that they'll do it again as soon and as often as they think they can get away with it.
The podcast begins with the conclusion of the conversation with Dr. Steven Vannoy that started in C-Realm Podcast episode # 569. We talk a lot about the creeping influence of algorithms in daily life. In the second half of the program, I talk with Doug Lain about similar themes.
KMO talks with Dr. Steven Vannoy about the psychological effects of extended mask wearing, particularly on children, and the neurological rewards that mask shaming produces. It feels really good to think we're in the right. Later, KMO reads and responds to an email from Bob Brown about dangers of taking a vaccine that has been rushed to market without the usual battery of clinical trials.
KMO and Jim talk about why KMO got kicked off of YouTube for a week. There's a tenuous link to Q Anon. For most of the episode, Jim and KMO provide a collaborative summary and review of The Storm Before the Calm: America's Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond by George Friedman. Toward the end of the conversation, they consider the possibility that the US and China could go to war. A Chinese invasion of Taiwan might provide the spark that ignites a much larger and more devastating conflict.
How closely should experts guard their territory from encroachment by amateurs and dilettantes? If non-experts cannot take part in their field of study, what use is it to anyone? What attitude should we take toward a world that is too complex for any one person to understand in it's entirety, and how can we detect parasitic paranoid fantasy stories in a world replete with actual conspiracies?