“We’ve Been Actively Denying the Science” : Professor David Nutt on The Truth About Drugs”

A fascinating interview with former government advisor, Professor of neuropsychopharmacologist, who describes himself as “a medical doctor, a psychiatrist, who is interested in drugs and the brain..[with] a research track record in the field of drugs of addiction and mental processes.” [1]

In this interview he covers the science and history of drug prohibition, how money and racism have tainted the debate and how we can move forward. Censorship, moral panic have combined to hold back treatments for the growing mental health problems erupting in society – yet alcohol and dangerous opiods remains unscathed. As ever this one area gives an insight into the larger forces that have corrupted science.

First they Came for the Climate Deniers: Watch Tim Pool “Famous Journalist RESIGNS After Outlet Censors Biden Scandal, SLAMS The Leftist Censorship In News”

These are dark days. Anyone who has watched the deranged #ClimateCult try to silence debate and remove dissent from their orthodoxy from the public sphere saw this coming. These cultists are dangerous to everyone because Authoritarianism grows only from the darkness of silence. The only solution to evil is more speech not less speech. The utter abhorrent evil that arose in Germany and Russia did not rise in a vacuum, instead being courted by so called journalists who lavished praise. God I fucking hate the left for the authoritarian ghouls they have become and thank the heavens that the Climate Cult is what opened my eyes to this evil where truth no longer matters but only how the ideology is served even if it is an anathema to the truth.

[T]he pathologies, illiberalism, and repressive mentality that led to the bizarre spectacle of my being censored by my own media outlet are ones that are by no means unique to The Intercept. These are the viruses that have contaminated virtually every mainstream center-left political organization, academic institution, and newsroom. I began writing about politics fifteen years ago with the goal of combatting media propaganda and repression, and — regardless of the risks involved — simply cannot accept any situation, no matter how secure or lucrative, that forces me to submit my journalism and right of free expression to its suffocating constraints and dogmatic dictates.

Article on Joe and Hunter Biden Censored By The Intercept

1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA – BBC News

One wonders how much knowledge is still waiting to be rediscovered?

A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, experts have said.

Scientists recreated a 9th Century Anglo-Saxon remedy using onion, garlic and part of a cow’s stomach.

They were “astonished” to find it almost completely wiped out staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA.

Their findings will be presented at a national microbiology conference.

The remedy was found in Bald’s Leechbook – an old English manuscript containing instructions on various treatments held in the British Library.

Anglo-Saxon expert Dr Christina Lee, from the University of Nottingham, translated the recipe for an “eye salve”, which includes garlic, onion or leeks, wine and cow bile.

Experts from the university’s microbiology team recreated the remedy and then tested it on large cultures of MRSA.

Analysis

Tom Feilden, science editor Today Programme

The leechbook is one of the earliest examples of what might loosely be called a medical textbook

It seems Anglo-Saxon physicians may actually have practiced something pretty close to the modern scientific method, with its emphasis on observation and experimentation.

Bald’s Leechbook could hold some important lessons for our modern day battle with anti-microbial resistance.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-32117815

The real reason why the media hates Nigel Farage – Breitbart

Dellers picks up on the recent Spiked Farage interview. The parallels with the climate change debate are uncanny.

‘All through the civilisation of human beings, people form establishments’, he says: ‘An interwoven network that actually has a very big generational context, in that it hands on down. And we are challenging the establishment — we are challenging their very thought; we are challenging the very basis upon which they exist and operate. And there is nobody in history who has taken on the establishment and has not received the kind of treatment I am getting.’

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All of this makes perfect sense to me, not only because of what I have personally seen of the way Farage in particular and UKIPers generally are traduced in the media, but also because it gels so perfectly with what is going on right now in the parallel world of the climate change debate. Farage is the political equivalent of those outlying scientists described by Thomas Kuhn in his Structure of Scientific Revolutions: the ones whose reward for challenging the cosy consensus is to be vilified and excluded by an Establishment which dare not admit that it is wrong because that would be to lose its power, its money and its grip on the prevailing culture.

Farage makes this connection explicit when he talks about environmentalism:

The politics of environmentalism is utterly hostile to progress, he says. ‘If Natalie Bennett won the election, we’d all be living in caves’, he says with a chortle. ‘[This politics] is very regressive. There is nothing progressive in terms of the evolution of society or living standards in what these people stand for. And the whole thing is based on a fallacy: that our fossil fuels are going to run out and therefore we have to adapt the way we live. Actually, the shale-gas [revolution] has shown over the past decade that we are finding more and more of this stuff.’ As for the idea that we should stop digging for coal or shale or uranium and instead turn to renewable energy — ‘I think wind energy is the biggest collective economic insanity I’ve seen in my entire life. I’ve never seen anything more stupid, more illogical, or more irrational.’

Here, Farage is kicking against one of the key planks of 21st-century consensus politics: the idea of planetary vulnerability and human hubris. And he gets massive flak for it. ‘[Climate change] is like a religion’, he says. ‘And you’re demonised if you question it. Ostracised completely. Johnny Ball. Think Of A Number. Brilliant man. He compares the amount of CO2 we produce in the whole atmosphere to a ping-pong ball in the Albert Hall, and he is completely ostracised for years. We’re almost back to Galileo. Whether it’s Galileo or Darwin, you challenge consensus, whether it’s in science, whether it’s in politics, and you are demonised for doing it.’ He remembers, in 2006, being on a Sunday morning TV show and being branded a ‘DENIER! DENIER!’ (his emphasis) after he raised issues with climate-change orthodoxy. ‘I thought I was attending the Salem witch trials. Quite extraordinary.’

via The real reason why the media hates Nigel Farage – Breitbart.