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Ivermectin, the Backstory of the FLCCC. Eric Osgood

Rebel Wisdom has been covering the ongoing controversy over the claims to do with the drug Ivermectin and those who claim the Covid vaccines are dangerous.
 
The principle advocate for Ivermectin has been the doctor Pierre Kory and his organisation the Frontline Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC).
 
However, behind the scenes there has been growing concern about the closeness between the FLCCC and anti-vaccine activists.
 
Eric Osgood MD was part of the FLCCC, but is now speaking out publicly about what he observed, and raising the alarm.
 
This is released at the same time as our final installment in the investigation into the vaccine claims on the Dark Horse podcast: https://youtu.be/pyhWkiG7wAU
 
This is part of Rebel Wisdom's series of films on this topic. Find the others on our YouTube homepage.

The State of Sensemaking, Rebel Wisdom Series

For years Rebel Wisdom has been focused on the problems of Sensemaking, how we find truth together. The pandemic has made all these problems worse.
 
We are lost in echo chambers, manipulated by narrative warfare and the hacking of our attention by the big tech platforms. The problem of Sensemaking is right at the core of all our issues, because how can we begin to solve our problems if we can't agree what they are, and have no shared sense of reality.
 
In this new series Rebel Wisdom launches a deep dive into the state of Sensemaking in 2021.
 
Rebel Wisdom is running a major free online festival 'The State of Sensemaking' on September 25 & 26, where we will be hosting conversations to try to make sense of some of the most difficult cultural topics: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/state-of-se...
 
This film tells the journey of Rebel Wisdom so far, and contains clips from: 'The War on Sensemaking', Daniel Schmachtenberger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lqao...
 
'Making Sense of Sensemaking', Jordan Hall, Jamie Wheal & Daniel Schmachtenberger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Es_W...
 
'Glitch in the Matrix, Jordan Peterson, the Mainstream Media and the Intellectual Dark Web': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trhTb...
 
'Glitch in the Matrix II, The Origin of the Intellectual Dark Web', Eric Weinstein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKeMI...
 
'The Intellectual Dark Web, An Integral Conversation?', Ken Wilber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2XK8...
 
'Jordan Peterson and the Meaning Crisis', John Vervaeke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6RFS...
 
'The Legacy of Integral', Jamie Wheal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4krRS...
 
'The Age of Breach', Alexander Beiner: https://medium.com/rebel-wisdom/the-a...
 
We are also running our groundbreaking Sensemaking course again in October, check out the details here: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/courses/sen...

Vaccines & Dark Horse, an Investigation

Over the last few weeks, Rebel Wisdom has been investigating the claims of vaccine dangers made by Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying and their guests on the Dark Horse podcast. This has not been an easy process given Bret and Heather are former interviewees and friends.
 
But the stakes could not be higher, and this issue shows up all of the problems of Sensemaking, and finding truth.
 
At the same time as this film is being released, David Fuller has written a piece for Areo magazine looking at the context and the sensemaking challenges involved: https://areomagazine.com/2021/08/12/o...
 
We have also released a longer, exhaustive investigation of the evidence on our Rebel Wisdom Medium page: https://medium.com/rebel-wisdom/on-va...
 
And an interview with Iona Italia, the editor of Areo magazine, about the editorial process and the difficulty of balancing public and private when criticising friends: https://youtu.be/94jwkGduDls
 
We will be hosting a Q&A dialogue about the investigation in our Digital Campfire on Wednesday 18th August. Please come along if you are a Rebel Wisdom member, or consider joining (Explorers & Sensemakers invited): https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans
 
We have also created a simple form for non members to submit questions if you wish, and we will address as many as possible during the Q&A: https://forms.gle/zr2SgyNGrMDqjiLr8
 
We are running our highly regarded Sensemaking course again in October, check it out here: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/courses/sen...
 
Bret & Heather's Substack article: https://naturalselections.substack.co...
 
Films referred to in this piece: 'War on Sensemaking' with Daniel Schmachtenberger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lqao...
'Deep Code' with Jordan Hall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j3cC...
'The Hidden Epidemic' with Robert Whitaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQvN5...
Eric Weinstein: Vaccines, Ivermectin & Dark Horse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d8xL...

Eric Weinstein: Vaccines, Ivermectin & Dark Horse

What does Eric Weinstein make of the current controversy around vaccines and Ivermectin, centred on the criticism of his brother Bret's podcast, the Dark Horse.

In the last days, Sam Harris and former guest Yuri Deigin have both been heavily critical of claims made by both Bret and his guests.

In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller, Eric talks through his concerns at what is going on, and what he thinks are the deeper currents of the problem, including a lack of effective leadership in dealing with the pandemic.

Films mentioned in this episode:

Eric Weinstein, Glitch in the Matrix 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKeMIWVOnbo&t=4s

Sam Harris, A Contagion of Bad Ideas: https://samharris.org/subscriber-extras/256-contagion-bad-ideas/

To join behind the scenes coversations about these topics in Rebel Wisdom's Digital Campfire, check out the membership options here: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans

Ivermectin, For and Against, with Tess Lawrie, Graham Walker & Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz

In recent months, Ivermectin has gone from a little known anti parasite drug to a culture war battleground - for some it's a potential miracle drug for treating and prevention of Covid and for others it's over-hyped snake oil.

Discussion of Ivermectin has also led to censorship from the Big Tech platforms. But the free speech/censorship dynamic is only part of the story - is also shows how broken our information landscape is - with the advocates on one side, and the skeptics on the other - creating echo chambers and filter bubbles, and broken sensemaking. 

In this film we hear from three voices, Tess Lawrie, one of the most outspoken advocates for Ivermectin, Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz, an epidemiologist and data nerd from Australia who has been examining the data, and Graham Walker, an ER doctor from San Francisco who has also been deep in the science and competing claims around Ivermectin. 

Rebel Wisdom has prepared a full background briefing document on Ivermectin here to go alongside this film: 

We will be hosting a conversation around this topic, and attempting to make sense of it live in our digital campfire on Tuesday 27th July, to join us, sign up here for as little as $10 per month: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans

The Weirdest People in the World with Joseph Henrich

If you're reading this, there's a good chance you're WEIRD - raised in a culture which is Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich, Democratic. Joseph Henrich is professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a pioneer in the study of WEIRD psychology - how it evolved, its unique characteristics, and why we need to understand it. 

In this session in the Rebel Wisdom Campfire, Henrich joined us to discuss his book 'The Weirdest People in the World' - drawing on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology to explore how incorporating WEIRD psychology into our sensemaking can give us a new lens on our own psychology, history and culture.

Check out The Weirdest People in the World here: https://www.amazon.com/WEIRDest-People-World-Psychologically-Particularly/dp/0374173222

Check out 'Indigenous Narcissism' by Alexander Beiner which links Henrich's work to some of the topics we've explored on the channel: https://medium.com/rebel-wisdom/indigenous-narcissism-social-media-belonging-weirdness-6063ac6f9aa

Join conversations like this on the Rebel Wisdom Campfire by becoming a member here: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans

Medicines, Censorship, Quillette & the Dark Horse, a sensemaking dialogue

There has been a lot of heat recently around YouTube censoring Bret Weinstein's Dark Horse podcast discussions around the vaccines and the drug Ivermectin.

Yesterday Quillette published an article highly critical of Bret co-authored by Yuri Deigin, one of the researchers who uncovered evidence on the 'lab leak' hypothesis and a former guest on Bret's podcast: https://quillette.com/2021/07/06/look...

This was a discussion about the deeper issues at play, the difficulties of finding truth and why the different narratives around these issues don't seem to come into contact with each other.

 

It was a dialogue held in the Rebel Wisdom Digital Campfire including Max Borders, the executive director of Social Evolution, a non-profit startup dedicated to liberating people and solving social problems through innovation, and Joshua Zader, an online entrepreneur with a background in clinical psychology and a passion for circling.

Medicine, Censorship & Truth, Zubin Damania

Zubin Damania, AKA ZDoggMD is a Stanford-trained MD who became something of a medical star during Covid. 

In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller they discuss the difficulty in finding truth online, the rise in censorship by the big tech platforms, and also his keen interest in the future of healthcare and his interest in spirituality and awakening.

This was a fascinating conversation. Zubin will be joining our Digital Campfire for a member's Q&A on July 14th, to join that call check out membership options here: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans

Check out Zubin's website here: https://zdoggmd.com/

Making Sense in 2021: Daniel Schmachtenberger, John Vervaeke, Sara Ness & Doshin Roshi

What are Daniel Schmachtenberger, John Vervaeke, Sara Ness & Doshin Roshi trying to make sense of right now? We catch up with the faculty of our online course, Sensemaking 101, to find out what questions they've been wresting with recently.

We also discuss how we think the information landscape has shifted in the last 6 months, reflect on the challenges of figuring out how to navigate the complexity and weirdness of 2021, and share which practices we've found essential in improving agency, sovereignty and discernment.  

Sensemaking 101 has an average rating of 90% from over a thousand alumni. Our next course starts on July 8 - read more and book your place on www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/sensemaking101 

If you aren't able to afford the course right now, we offer discounted scholarship places. You can apply on https://forms.gle/qf646jvNxXfyrfK98

Sensemaking the ‘Lab Leak’, Rebel Wisdom

In the last few weeks, the suggestion that the Covid virus emerged from a lab in Wuhan instead of the wild has gone from 'fringe conspiracy theory', to 'possibility' to 'most likely explanation' for many mainstream media outlets.
 
At the same time, the way that the 'consensus' position was created and defended has been laid bare. This is a hugely important story that touches on many of the topics we've covered on Rebel Wisdom, the problems of Sensemaking, the manipulation of the information landscape by powerful actors, and the value of decentralised collective intelligence as an alternative sensemaking force.
 
 
In this film, we hear from some of the main players, and try to tell the story so far. This is a hugely complex story, which we have been researching for several months.
 
We have put together a comprehensive briefing document alongside our latest newsletter, to receive it, check this link: https://mailchi.mp/rebelwisdom.co.uk/...
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