I look at the Art of Being Wrong as the sole (soul) measure of learning, which is really seeking out opportunities to be wrong. I explain how I use my only dogma--that I am no better than anyone else--as a measuring stick to question narratives. The places where I differ from Matt Ehret and Cynthia Chung are in form, while we're in complete agreement on the content: the belief that all people are sparks of creativity that the world needs in order to see. By contrast, I agree with Ed Dowd that "CV19 Vax is Deadliest Fraud in History," but find his response of an investment strategy vaguely nauseating. I read Robert Malone's reflection on John Prine's death, and Ben Franklin's concluding address to the Constitutional Convention, as two masters of getting it right by being wrong. And I relate two areas where I'm daring to be alone in being wrong and hope that others will join me.
Links and quotes from the video:
Matt Ehret: In this discussion with podcast host Keyvan Davani, the question of “possibilities and necessities” is discussed at length with a look towards the question of the ultimate destiny of the human species.
Greg Hunter interviews Ed Dowd on “CV19 Vax is Deadliest Fraud in History.”
Robert Malone’s Sunday Strip with John Prine tribute:
John reminded us all - to take care of each other.
That we are not economic units, but luminous beings and that humanity is much more important than wealth. That we are all fragile and need each other.
Have a great Sunday and please take a moment to remember those who are gone, whose presence graced us with so much wisdom. Our lives are short and we all stand on the shoulders of giants.
Ben Franklin’s address to the Constitutional Convention from my book, How to Dismantle an Empire:
I confess that there are several parts of this constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them: For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. ...
In these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other.
I doubt too whether any other Convention we can obtain, may be able to make a better Constitution. For when you assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men, all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected? ...
The opinions I have had of its errors, I sacrifice to the public good. I have never whispered a syllable of them abroad. Within these walls they were born, and here they shall die.
Here are two of my videos that dare BIG to be wrong:
Kali & Ultimate Reality
Using my Kali pillow as a prop, I question objective vs. subjective reality and whether the world represents our collective death wish. Responding to Russell Brand's interview of Bradley Garrett, Prepare for the Apocalypse (Under the Skin #193), I ask why surviving annihilation seems easier to imagine than the idea of inconveniencing a few bankers and saving us all. The Greek meaning of apocalypse and crisis are explained from the perspective of the Greek revolt of Yanis Varoufakis against the economic troika. A spiritual view of social change is considered within an alternate possibility for ultimate reality.
Meaning Is All There Is
A viewer warned his loved ones that he was putting my 'crazy' in his echo chamber. To live up to the warning, I bring on the crazy by talking about ultimate reality with Sufi sayings, Jewish legends, free-will astrologer Rob Brezsny and Terence McKenna. I tell the story of a mole turned hawk, and Russell Brand kissing Yuval Noah Harari's forehead. I cite Kurt Vonnegut's 'karass' in the disorganized religion of Bokonon and quote Caitlin Johnstone on being ineffable. I end with a simpler explanation of Charles Eisenstein's Parallel Timelines and my craziest theory to date, involving the word 'tantric'.
Fabulous video. I'm practicing being wrong and not letting that stop me from taking more actions. My tendency has been to get to hide and get smaller after making some mistakes that hurt people. I'm ordering your book - is it only available from Amazon? I usually order from Bookshop but can't find it there.
If you are an unpaid subscriber, like me, at least go over to YouTube directly and click “like”. This will raise Tereza’s visibility￼, In a way that clicking through to her video here doesn’t.
It also pops up other interesting videos on the same topic.
Tereza - thank you. I enjoyed this article. I don’t know what anything is for… And believe everything is both a lesson to learn and the opportunity for me to practice forgiveness.
When I listen to this I had all kinds of things I wanted to say, none of which I remember now.
But I went on to Katherine Schulz￼￼￼￼‘s TEDx Talk on being wrong. You’ve both given me plenty to think about.