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On getting the 50% or more who are silently worried about tyranny to join the less than 10% who are already standing up and speaking out in defense of freedom.
A really good essay by Julius Ruechel
The Emperor Has No Clothes: Finding the Courage to Break the Spell, by Julius Ruechel
I found this essay compelling, because it’s been clear for a long time that data and health are not what’s driving the government actions (which are driven by power and control lust) or civilian compliance (which is driven by fear), and therefore data analysis and counter arguments are not useful for stopping government tyranny and silent civilian compliance.
Ruechel unpacks the concept of speaking out on principle, and the need to get more of the 50% who are skeptical but silent, to join the vocal dissenters/freedom fighters to get to a 10% threshold to shift the herd’s direction.
And he talks about the Catch-22 the government is increasingly facing: moving too fast to break the will of the population paradoxically wakes up more of the sleepwalking obedient people. This is becoming extremely clear over the last couple of weeks with the door knockers, and the Facebook/Biden Admin collusion to deplatform and suppress dissent and many other moves being made by the government tyranny forces.
…Thus, the willingness to look at data is merely the second step along each individual person's journey to recognizing that the emperor has no clothes. Much of our effort in this battle for our freedom has been focused on that second step. More data. But the first step along that path requires planting the initial seed of doubt. How do you seed doubt without data?
The simple reality is that this first step is fought with symbolism, with herd psychology, and with the courage to bear the cost of speaking out when others will not. Navigating this first step is the focus of this essay because that is where we are falling short.
To plant a seed of doubt, to help people take that first step, it is not what you say that matters so much as being seen to say it, out loud, in public, in a way that allows you to be identified and counted, and being willing to face the music when the world can see what you really think. And saying it over and over again, relentlessly, until enough voices join in, until the counter chorus can no longer be dismissed as fringe. Doubt is created by breaking the illusion of consensus…