Podcast: The Accelerating Creep of White-coated Tyranny
‘We, the People have no right to speak or question. If the expert says something other than what I say about my body, I have to stay silent — even though I’ve been living in this body for 68 years!’
‘There are no more Gotcha! moments!’
A discussion with Dr Kevin Barrett or Truth Jihad Radio, about my recent Unchained article on The Tyranny of Expertise in the Time of Covid and otherwise.
‘By virtue of not having acquired a certain set of letters after my name, there are certain areas of the world that are closed off to me. And I must therefore be obedient, not just to the scientists themselves, but to the power structure which they inform.’
Once, the culture of Western Civilisation had at its core a form of wisdom that was transcendent of specialisation and capable of sifting and synthesising between the diagnostics and prescriptions of multiple disciplines. Now, more than three centuries after the dawning of the Enlightenment, we find ourselves at the mercy of a multiplicity of myopic specialisms, each of which may command the power and authority of the state in mandating its findings and pronouncements.
Among the consequences is that we have lost the metaphysical and the transcendent. The poets and philosophers have gone over to the side of authority. As a result, we are undergoing a constant process of deconstruction and destruction.
‘One of the things that is quite staggering about this culture is that there is a shadowing of knowledge. All knowledge is veiled, because it is the prerogative and the property of particular experts, and they alone have the entitlement to explain it. It really is a going back to the darkest days. The churches were once accused of obscurantism in relation to science. Well, this is a similar situation — far worse, I would say — because it’s happening at a far more basic level, so that people no longer consider themselves qualified to speak about anything in relation to certain areas and those areas are expanding exponentially all the time, as they’re being colonised by these new experts.