No nuance allowed. And ISAG.

Wide-ranging, insightful conversation between Gerry O’Neill and Irish ex-pat Ewan MacKenna – Journalist, author & broadcaster.

You will have yours, but two stand outs for me:

  1. Our culture now prevents nuanced perspectives and conversations. Ask a question, drop a hint and we are instantly categorised as either pro- or anti- … vax… lockdown… Putin… Ukraine… no middle ground allowed.
  2. In the current lull it’s easy to forget things. Like ISAG1the Independent Scientific Advocacy Group members deceiving politicians, scaremongering approach and desire to sort things with a good hurley and no witnesses.

Catch the interview on West’s Awake Substack

Links:

Newstalk interview (March 2021)2MacKenna starts about 6-7mins in. Note: the player does not allow skipping forward, and stopping means restarting from beginning.

Gript coverage of Newstalk taking down, then reinstating it.

ISAG leaked emails and more on Gript.ie


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    the Independent Scientific Advocacy Group
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    MacKenna starts about 6-7mins in. Note: the player does not allow skipping forward, and stopping means restarting from beginning.

The Irish disinformation board

Following up my “Truth is in trouble” post with a piece from Gerry O’Neill about the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) branch in Ireland.

Given the complicity of academic institutions in fostering the rise of totalitarianism – by silencing dissenting voices1Like Mark Crispin Miller (here’s his Substack). and facilitating woke and cancel cultures2Some examples in these Jordan B. Peterson compilations: August 2021, April 2022, it’s hardly surprising to see somewhere like Dublin City University involved.

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