Online theories vs. in person experience
Thanks for that perspective, Rebekah, it’s certainly hard to know who has good intentions these days. My take on Jordan Peterson has certainly changed over the past few years, firstly through his silence or indifference to the initial wave of Covid hysteria, and now more latterly to his overtly hawkish posturing regarding Gaza.
It seems to me that we are faced with something of a dilemma in the west, namely who to trust, why and for how long, because apparently no group or individual, no matter how well-intentioned initially, can ever be allowed to maintain “power” over anyone else because human beings are fallible, corruptible, capricious and ultimately prone to the same impulses that seemingly destroy everyone else who gets a little bit of power or authority.
To me the only sane way forward here is to move away from all such systems, to cease placing one’s trust in groups and return to a type of hyper-competency at a local level ... no more reliance on power-brokers and influencers.
Saying that if the ARC can at least serve as a temporary counterweight to the worst excesses of the WEF, WHO, IMF etc who see us as nothing more than commodities, who seek total digital control over every facet of our lives, so be it, but I can’t help but feel that there’s something L Ron Hubbard about this whole thing, so it best come with an expiration date and pay attention to the likes of Ron Paul.
Sorry I do not trust any of them, especially Jordan “get the damn VAXX” Peterson he has lost all credibility , Douglas Murray, he was silent on lockdowns, Tony Abbott, who’s only contribution to lockdowns was that the government maybe overreacted !! Utterly pathetic, he posted himself getting jabbed, before the election he won, panicked and declared climate change was real, then the doozy of all doozies “ I will shirt front Putin” so he’s not to be trusted. ARC IS SO OBVIOUSLY CONTROLLED OPPOSITION
“Soros Derangement Syndrome” 😂
Your analogy to Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a good way of putting that conspiracy into perspective.
"Maybe the ARC is an elaborate ‘controlled opposition’ conspiracy to suck the energy out of any meaningful resistance. "
It doesn't really matter if it is or is not this at the outset. Human experience is that every single ground level movement that has ever existed, no matter how spontaneous initially, is taken over by "them" once there is something tangible to take over. Anything that is organised, and everything that is hierarchical, will always become "the enemy" in the end.
So we are left with having to use our judgement on whether we can use a structure rather than by used or controlled by it. We must remain vigilant and ensure a net gain of whatever it is that matters to us, and abandon ship as soon as we enter into net loss. We must never get lazy and fall into "belief" or "faith" because we can guarantee that our trust will be abused at some stage down the line.
So for now, let's see what actual use it is to us.
Jordan Peterson is an intelligent man, no doubt, he has the right instincts about power and freedom too, most of the time. And I think he is genuine. I tried to warm up to him and ARC but just coudn't. The main reasons are:
1. Ego. While I align with many of his views, Jordan has a big ego and big ego's are vulnerable to power and corruption.
2. His old testament stories and alignment with the Jews. Spiritualy, he is going backwards. Old testament is an eye for an eye, or an eye for 100 eyes, as currectly happening in Gaza.
I would love for humankind to ditch these stupide religons and evolve to a more individual, mystical form of spirituality. Those stupid religions cause so many wars.
Saying all this, it feels a long way off before the majority gets there. Until then, the religons promote a morality of good and evil that is still perferable to the cold-hearted horror of the WEF scientific, technocratic surveillance state. If there is no other choice, I prefer the imperfect angry gods over the scientific technocrats.
JP, in a recent podacast with Joe Rogan, said: "We need "good" psychopaths to fight the "bad" psychopaths. And, sadly, he has a point. Until we evolve to a higher plane, we humans are stuck in this power - greed cycle that is going on for millenias now. It is probably better to have ARC as global counter force to the WEF instead of WEF only. But it will only continue the millenia-old struggle for power.
Hmmmm. The Psychology College take down of Jordan Peterson must be fake? I don't think so. Getting fired from a University back when indoctrination was just getting ramped up was also fake? Nope. It nearly killed him. Here in Canada he is a monument of strength for the freedom movement, at much expense to his reputation. He won the Jonas Freedom Award this year. On the shots......Like many it took some time. But he got there. Boy did he get there. He is a very clever man that most can barely follow. But I would suggest that his nay sayers follow his podcast and do the best they can to understand what he has to say. I think it's sad that we are so far gone that everything is judged with maximum cynicism.
Thank you for once again for telling us how you are reading this scenario while at the same time remaining open and curious. Such a huge amount of respect for your journalism and opinion writing. It’s the kind of clear eyed thinking that is leading a new era of journalism in Australia, after the last Australian journalist of the pre-Covid era, Julian Assange, was silenced/incarcerated for doing his job. It is so refreshing to read non-court journalists in Australia.
Thank you Rebecca - another great topic and article. A few things came up also reading the comments.
Who paid for your trip? If its the mentioned news outlet, did they get "sponsored" by someone? It just strikes me as odd to pay thousands of dollars to send you there. Full disclosure creates trust. Thank you.
JP was one of my faves until the recently. “Get the dam vax” wasn’t one of his brightest moments though, and since then I’ve paid less attention to him.
More concerning for me though is the ARC advisory board. John Howard has two massive red flags - disarming Australia (and not with his charm) and suppressing the names of pedophiles for 90 years.
Then there’s John Anderson, perhaps the most pleasant Australian to ever have a voice. But has he actually ever spoken out aggressively against loss of human rights in Australia?
In my view, just these two profiles alone bring the DNA of the ARC into question.
And of course Jacinta Price; great during the referendum campaign, not so great when corralling her own people to force the jab on them.
Where were the warriors of the past 4 years? Where was Mattias Desmet et al?
I remember when JP first spoke of the concept of the ARC - it was after a tour in the former Eastern block of Europe if I recall correctly. The sentiment in those countries was of concern that the west was becoming “too woke, too left”, and with their own recent history, who could blame them. Countries who have lived in a democracy for less than 50 years must be horrified at what we, the “bastions of freedom” have become.
The initial idea of the ARC was filled with hope, but I’m not sure people like Peterson, Howard, Anderson and Price have demonstrated enough spine and courage to lead us to a better future, let alone counter the WEF.
I've listened to a fair amount of JP's material and while agreeing with some of what he says I remain skeptical of his motivations and his positions on many matters. There is little doubting his intellectual power and presence but his temperament is often imbalanced and rather full of self-importance. Little surprise then that he selects people like John Howard and Tony Abbott (possibly on the basis of Johhn Anderson's recommendations) to extend his global influence to our little corner of the world. At best I would suspend judgement until we see what this group actually do, especially in challenging the WEF; at worst I think we will quickly see one group of elites assembling to provide a "right wing" alternative to the "left wing" of WEF as the WEF is clearly losing popularity, if not immediate influence. You are right to pose this question Rebekah, we need a broad based movement and not allow ourselves to be mere followers of the emerging media influencers like JP who present as opinionated and self-absorbed (precisely the alpha male type he extols) . We also need to realise that the ruling class (global elites) are smart enough to know that various sections of their class can be motivated to provide varying perspectives on contemporary and controversial issues which in the long run will still preserve the heirarchic structure as being the only viable way to run society.
I am just watching Bernardi this evening. He had a blistering editorial about ARC. He obviously supports the aims. He points out something that I noticed.
There are politicians who spoke and attending this conference who were supposedly conservative when they were in government and the supposedly Conservative Party has been in power for the last 20 of 28 years. They had opportunities to put in place policy that would guarantee freedom of speech and make our country better. Like defunding and reining in the theirABC and not joining American forever wars and more. Now they are out of politics they trot out their supposedly conservative or Christian beliefs. Corey saw this first hand when he stood up for conservative or Christian principles.
Now these virtuous ‘conservatives’ are comfortably espousing their supposed beliefs.
Remember the Voice and the mis/ disinformation bill were ‘ conservative ‘ party ideas.
I am interested in your views, Rebekah.
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Thanks Rebekah, I watched a couple of ARC videos and has this feeling something was NQR even though I respected most of the speakers anticipated for the event. I experienced cognitive dissonance as I am struggling financially to keep the ship from sinking atm, and have less time to review news/opinion even from trusted sources. So I am still confused but I have respected your previous posts so this was great to get your perspective as an actual attender at the conference. Keep talking to us please!
Great read- Thank you
The man you mentioned should be designated Sir Paul not not Sir Marshall.
Still watching. Not sure backing GB need is a plus. Considering they sacked some good people
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