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Beyond Binary: When choosing sides isn’t an option

If we cannot rise above our legacy cultural and biological programming, we’re doomed. The challenge is real. Success will require us to bravely explore every topic, ask any question, and gore many a sacred cow. Welcome to this podcast.

The User's Profile Chris Martenson November 9, 2023
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I need you to pick a side – quick! –  are you a flat earther or are you a terrorist?

Too often today we are asked to “choose a flag” or “pick a side” as if we lived in a simplistic binary world and we were obligated to instantly identify and align with one side or the other.

Are you pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine?  Are you pro-Ukraine or a Putin lover?  Are you with Isreal or Hamas?

Bret Weinstein and I delve into the intricacies of recent global events that have left so many unnerved and sometimes intellectually or morally homeless.  It turns out the binary choice is a false dichotomy.  There are nuances and subtleties that matter, and more often than not there’s a third option that makes more sense.

For example, it’s possible to believe in some vaccines, but maybe not all of them, and especially not all of them crammed into a young body too quickly.  And it should always be okay to ask questions about anything ever, always, if there are any obvious deficits in knowledge that can and should be cleared up.

As always, this is a deep and wide-ranging conversation which is the hallmark of a Bret/Chris session.

So grab a cup of coffee, find a task that needs doing, turn up the interview to a comfortable volume, and then join the conversation in the comments below.

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