Mar 20, 2022

How Can We Defend Freedom Against the Tyranny of States and Corporations?

interview with Trish Wood

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Freedom is a revolutionary and transformative idea. But there's an awful lot of fuzzy thinking on this topic, and increasingly, freedom is traded down for the sake of optimising safety and control. This podcast aims to bring greater focus and clarity to our thinking about the value of freedom and what it means to live in a free society.
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Many thanks to Trish Wood for a wide-ranging interview (19/3/22) on TNT Radio, touching on a range of topics related to freedom and State and corporate domination, including the truckers’ protest in Ottawa, Twitter censorship, and the role of civil society in resisting a domineering State.

I am delighted to share with you a slightly excerpted, 45 minute version of the interview.

Here are some of the topics we covered:

  • the relentless persecution of unvaccinated citizens in Canada

  • Prime Minister Trudeau’s handling of the Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa and his decision to freeze donors’ bank accounts

  • what the scientific evidence actually shows about the efficacy of community masking

  • how dictators have historically shored up their power by projecting a class of citizens as a “public enemy”

  • how vaccine discrimination breaks the social contract, with potentially far-reaching implications for political stability and the legitimacy of our public institutions

  • why I was kicked off Twitter, and why my appeals came to nothing

  • how we can fight back against forms of tyranny enacted in the name of “the people” (“democratic despotism”) by strengthening our civil society institutions

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In case you missed it, here is a post of mine taking stock of government actions during the pandemic. Were governments acting in good faith or not?

Were Harms of Pandemic Policies Due to Innocent Mistakes or Criminal Negligence?
One of the questions citizens should ask themselves, when confronted with the devastating consequences of mandatory vaccination policies, rolling lockdowns, school closures, suppression of inexpensive and safe Covid treatments, and inaccurate information sponsored by government agencies, is whether this cascade of government-inflicted harms is due to malicious or corrupt behaviour or…
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And finally, a short explanation of why we need more critical voices in our media, and how I hope to contribute to this enterprise in my Freedom Blog.