Nearly all knowledge domains are captured and as a result we are still living in the 18th century while thinking that we are modern
@tobyrogers would you review my book? im offering 100 usd in advance to prove im serious. my goal is to get more attention before SHTF here in germany. email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
pallas. who are my friends. group composition by personality type
the print version has about 140 DIN A5 pages. the most important content is on the first 15 pages
As for knowledge and science, there is knowing and science for thee and knowing and science for them. An example is the theory of television was fully developed in 1911, the year the Titanic went down. The technical know how to make a cathode ray tube, the viewing screen in early black and white televisions would have to wait. If there's money to be made an invention may get the nod and backing providing it is useful and never harmful to the 'thems." The same applies to ideas and people. Anything harmful gets buried. Example: Aristotle thought that the charging of interest on money was completely immoral. Haven't heard much on this one for over a hundred years and only intermittingly through the centuries since Aristotle was breathing. It seems this charging of interest on money created from thin air has an omnipotent control function attached to it as THE root source of the pyramid cap's power over humanity. Nothing will or can change as dramatically as it needs to until this is changed. Why was this theme missed in "Official Stories"?
Your central thesis makes perfect sense in terms of, perhaps predictable, cultural dynamics. Maybe you have looked; I would bet anything that this "don't kill the golden goose" story is repeated over and over in hidden historical tracts (penned by those outside of the power structure), whence true progress grinds to a halt and those with power through wealth close down the pipeline of innovation, preserving their status. This would create a cultural airlock which leads to eventual degeneration due to suffocation of the spirit in the end.
The Oxfordian thesis is highly conjectural and disputed by the majority of serious Shakespeare scholars, not least because many plays including Macbeth and King Lear were written after Oxford’s death in 1604. You’d also have to account for eg the fact that Shakespeare was known to contemporaries like Ben Jonson who wrote that he “loved the man” and did “honour to his memory”.
Helluva conspiracy with an awful lot of people in on the secret and not one spilling the beans. So sceptical as I generally am, I think the idea that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare is still the best theory we have.
I just finished Official Stories last night, and wanted to come back and thank you, Toby, for sharing it with us. It is such an important book… life-changing, really. I’m so sad that Liam isn’t here with us anymore. He would have been an incredible light in these dark times!
It's worth noting Liam Scheff as a journalist broke one of the deepest, most disturbing, stories ever by any investigative journalist: https://altheal.org/toxicity/house.htm Also, I have his original art - he got into comic book art illustrating the official stories. I was glad to know him.
I appreciate I am late to the party but I would like to add about Tinnitus:
My mother had it badly for years and my brother has it now, so it is something I have studied, just in case...
Whilst I am extremely sensitive to loud noise, even loud voices, thankfully I don't have it.
I watched one ENT surgeon say that it is not in the ear but in the brain which thinks that the ringing is important to you so turns it up.
What I do get is Ear Worms: constant repetitions of bits of a song or a musical piece, over and over again. It used to drive me mad. Sometimes it can seem so loud and intrusive.
BUT my theory is that this is my brain looking for something to do so I now welcome them as preferable to ringing sounds; I have my favourite hits repetoire. If ever I hear any ringing I immediately call up one of my ear worms which distracts my brain and stops the ringing.
Does anyone else have anything to add to my theory? Is it true? Thanks.
I read this piece a few weeks ago--bought Scheffs’s book and just finished Ch 5--it’s a wonderful read. Came back to thank you for this essay--that pointed me toward it.
After reading the article by Liam and his Final Note to Friends, this paragraph stood out to me:
"My ears have long been ready to break. Hyperacusis and hypersensitivity – small noises sounding loud and soft noises at a distance heard with unbelievable, near superhuman clarity. I have long had this problem; I kept it at bay with earplugs. But dentistry, the violence to the nerves, moved the noise to the interior. It doesn’t pay to be superhuman. It eventually kills you. The very sensitive know this well." I know his pain well.
On the morning of July 5, 2020, I blew my nose and heard a little sound inside my head and my ears immediately plugged and by the end of the day I had roaring tinnitus and very muffled hearing in my left ear. After a couple days of it not letting up, I called an ENT and when I finally got in they said, it was nothing you did, gave me a pretty high-dose prescription for prednisone, an appt for an MRI and diagnosed me with 'Sudden Hearing Loss' and told me, 'Don't you know if you ever get sudden hearing loss you should call and get into an ENT right away?' No … in all my years I had never heard that. Needless to say, I had this what I called Sudden Roaring Tinnitus with Muffled Hearing for 3 months and after taking 500mg of flush Niacin every day starting in October, it started coming and going for longer and longer periods; now a much less debilitating high-pitched constant tinnitus is now there along with pretty bad hearing loss. Not until this tinnitus bout did I realize I have always had hyperacusis, and I felt Liam's pain and understand his not wanting to live anymore. The roaring tinnitus was unbearable and I told my husband on more than one occasion that I cannot live like this. Every time I hear of another person (especially the people who developed debilitating tinnitus after getting fuxxinated) who decided they cannot live with the constant screaming of tinnitus in their head, I say a prayer for them and thank God that I no longer have to live with the roaring tinnitus, at least. I will definitely get Liam's book. Thank you for another great stack.
If only Liam were here today to witness 2020 on…. and translate it. Although we do have some amazing journalist here on Substack that are thinking and making us think pretty darn deep! Thank you Dr. Rogers! Truly.
Great post. Watched the video on Lies are Unbecoming and was like, “Yep, true.” Thanks for the links and the perspective.
Great insights in this book. One chapter in and I'm hooked. I just finished Spontaneous Evolution if you are looking for another great read. It's written by two authors, a biologist and a political theorist/humorist. Highly recommend if you want some nourishment for the soul.
It's good to have permission to think, isn't it?
Thank you for sharing this discovery! The best part about substack. Added to my wish list. Which is so long as it is... but putting this one at the top. I’m hoping it will be helpful for my kids as well. I see the indoctrination only getting worse at school and it concerns me.
Just a little mama brag: my oldest is taking philosophy at my request and thankfully sees the value of it. She needed a question about ethics with a personal connection. I challenged her to ask if the hated QR code was ethical as that had a direct bearing on her life for five long months and still affects our family travel. She finally got to pose it this week and it was sadly not chosen for further discussion (and a girl she already hates had the nerve to laugh at it), but the point is she wanted to break the taboo about discussing it and said so in her argument. I’m immensely proud that she made the effort to go out of her comfort zone and I hope this flexing of little muscles will give her the strength to keep questioning and reject just going along with what we are allowed to believe. I see this issue everywhere and it’s really distressing. I cannot raise my kids the way I was raised and that feels impossible sometimes. But this is how I try and overcome it. Seeing others do the same is very heartening. 🙏
Wow. Just wow. Thank you, Toby for turning me, us, onto Liam Scheff. I'm halfway through the book and just blown away. Right?? What a game-changer, at least for most of us. The one that got to me most was the Big Bang and the electric universe. It just changed me like a bolt of lightning! I look on the world and the universe in a much different way now. Can't thank you enough.
Toby, did you know that Liam was in the process of writing a new book? I was watching his old stuff on YouTube, and he mentioned this many times in his videos from 2016. I find it strange that he said nothing about it in his "Final Note" / blog post. Also, writing a book requires strength and motivation, so his suicide story is quite suspicious unless his health indeed deteriorated in a short period of time.
Link to his YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/@liamscheff/playlists