Aug 29, 2022Liked by Dr. Maximilian C. Forte

"...and cannot cite independent scientific support..."

Feature not a bug in Canada. They're just mirroring our own government which has never once presented a single credible piece of evidence to support any of their measures.

"....The CDC has no jurisdiction in Canada."

People forget the CDC has no authority in the USA either. All they can do issue is 'guidelines'. Somehow their declarations were taken as 'law'.

Other than that, the only thing more surprising is it happened with an Ontario university and not a Quebec one.

A name change is in order: Western 'University'.

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Glad to see some students asserting themselves! I’d like to think I wouldn’t have been as submissive and intellectually inanimate as the majority of students appear to have been throughout this fiasco. But, who knows. It was common sense to assume the government was full of shit back then because W was the US President. Do these kids actually admire Trudeau? Biden? The horror...

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If I were to write that the administration at Western is led by people who are fanatical, doctrinaire, extremist, psychotics who violate human rights, are anti-science, and show dangerous disregard for the health of students--would it really be an exaggeration?

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Aug 30, 2022Liked by Dr. Maximilian C. Forte

It would most certainly be hyperbole, and you 'have no right'. You might even be a 'misogynist', or 'anti-$cience', or possibly even a Confederate or a Nazi or something.

Speaking of...have you seen what is happening in Germany?


As an aside...

Down here on terra firma - especially the cognitively cloistered rural regions - where the plebs and the 'inventory' and the ore deposits (data is the new gold!) live their lives, this is a numbers game, a cold calculus.

I seem to know more people that would faithfully trust some botoxed, plasticized, high-density-polyethylene news anchor on the evening news than they would people they have spent their entire lives with - siblings, spouses, neighbours, colleagues etc. In this state of ignorance and myopic credulity, they may as well be bombs and artillery. Cognitive warfare.

'This is dangerous to our democracy!!!' (in scripted unison)

What does this say about the trust bonds in society? It suggests that the threads of the social fabric have been so unraveled that a Global Coup d'état such as this was a foregone conclusion. There simply isn't enough solidarity and trust on the ground for social antibodies to the pathogen to coalesce and mount a defense.

Either that or they're dropping stupid dust from the skies. Anything is possible.

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Sep 3, 2022Liked by Dr. Maximilian C. Forte

It is most certainly "cognitive warfare" from the beginning - the British were entirely frank: "military grade psychological operations".

Good to see "trust",, as in social trust, as in my comment to the "Nuremberg, Covid, and Anthropology: Never Again" article; (sorry for the self pat on the back): Anthropologists "...could have been concerned about the willful destruction of social trust".

And I take it that your remarks are not a vote of confidence in the cognitive resiliency of rural regions? - Darn! - I have been hoping otherwise.

Speaking of Ivy League - early in the summer Princeton University (said to be the "smartest town in NJ") took a no ifs ands or buts approach to Boosters" MANDATED for all returning students. However on July 28, that was suddenly dropped: now "strongly recommended" .

The glacier is shifting in the US - CJ Hopkings reports from Germany are terrifying; as usual, Canada can't decide who to emulate.

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