A discussion on the internal strength necessary to break from the herd and recognize what is happening directly in front of you.
Doc, another well thought out thesis. When I was selling pharmaceuticals the training department stressed finding the 10% of the doctors on our call list that were “early adopters.” And then find the early adopters that were area “thought leaders.” Call on them as often as you can with your new products. That was the way to get faster market penetration.
It works. The 10% early adopters also tend to be boisterous about what they did used in their practices, especially the specialists. They knew that they could influence family practice docs and get more referrals. We knew who would refer to which specialist and therefore could also target those family practice docs.
10% early adopters, 70% followers and 20% never change from what they learned in residency.
I think you went through your essay without using the word “courage.” I think the Docs like you, Miller, Kory, McCollough etc have courage in your DNA. It is so rare. And thank you for being courageous and thoughtful. Wish there were more of you around.
I’m not sure what made me “awake”? I’ve never cared what people thought of me, since being a child. I was raised pretty much hands off being the youngest of three girls by 6 and 8 yrs. They were the pleasers. I was happily the rebel. Then I started researching vaccines after my 20yo son developed minimal change disease (a rare chronic kidney disease) after a Dtap and flu shot. Once you go down that rabbit hole there’s no going back. So it was easy to say “NO” to an experimental shot for a disease with a less than 1% death rate.
Absolutely brilliant article! I recommend that the title be revised to "What made A SMALL MINORITY doctors do the right thing during Covid-19". I also saw right through the covid bull crap from day 1. I tried to wake people up, but most thought I was crazy when I spoke up. Some friends and co-workers stopped talking to me. I have been a chemist for 30 years working for big pharma. When it came to the vaccine mandates at my company, I resigned from my job after 27 years of service. I don't regret walking away from my good job. I'm unvaccinated and still have my good health. No prestigious job is worth it if you have to take the poison shots. Thank you for writing this article 🙏.
This is one of the things that has made me shake my head during the pandemic. How can a person see through the Covid propaganda so sharply but still ignore other questionable things. RFK jr. has been correctly questioning vaccine safety for years but cannot bring himself to question any of the climate change stuff. I turned to Alex Berenson very early in the pandemic, he was right on almost all the issues but on the subject of rigged elections he becomes insulting. Is it that much of a stretch to believe that a government that would mandate very badly manufactured and harmful vaccines also be capable of cheating in elections? Isn’t it possible that scientists that can’t model a viral outbreak also can’t model something as complex as the world climate system too? It would seem that the 10 percent changes the line up based on the subject.
Yes, the Desmet interview was fantastic. Tucker basically just let him talk. I had heard of Desmet a couple of years ago, but wasn’t too intrigued by what seemed to me an obvious theory. But he amazed me in this interview. So smart, articulate, and compassionate.
If I might add one mindset that has helped me: I try to cultivate a "falsifying" mindset (in the Karl Popper sense). Whatever I think is true (with a healthcare decision, with an ideological position, with an investment decision), I make sure to deliberately seek out information that contradicts my current position.
I find most people do the exact opposite of this (which is confirmation bias of course).
I think I learned this from my investing career, where there's a famous saying: "There's always somebody on the other side of your trade." By definition if you want to buy a stock, somebody has to sell it to you. So what's that person thinking--and what if they're right and you're wrong??
So I find that the more I purposely seek out contra-ideas, contra-views to my own, the *less* subject I am to consensus thinking and the "gravity" of the herd.
Thanks as always for your work here.
I would say at the beginning of the pandemic, I was fortunate enough to have a weird debaucle prevent me getting the vaccine. On the 2nd try, my apptmt was cancelled, due to blood clots being reported in association with the J&J shot. Two red flags. The third was the rising groundswell of censorship, which was infuriating. We allegedly live in a country that values free speech, yet here was FB itself blocking discussions about the vaccines and other topics, and many FB users buying into the narrative. When you are being forced down a certain path, you have to ask yourself what is going on here. I should have the right to choose and the right to think and discuss freely.
Of course your readers are all fascinated to learn why we are the way we are. ;)
In the summer of 2020, I was de-friended and "othered" for expressing a wait-and-see perspective on a vax that wasn't even available, yet. It only went downhill from there.
There were so many inconsistencies! No shopping emporium or concert house or employer ever cared about vaccination status, before. People who understood/accepted the risk of catching the flu became deathly afraid of covid. Medical staff would humbly care for other people who brought their health problems on themselves such as drug addicts, but they refused care to the unvaccinated.
There were so many lies! Masks are needed out-of-doors. Masks are needed when standing in a restaurant but not when sitting. The unvaccinated pose a health risk to the vaccinated.
There were so many smears! Anti-lockdowners only care about economics and want Grandma to die. Anybody wanting to discuss anything was a misinformation spreader. Many people actually wished death upon the unvaccinated.
For three years, I have been completely obsessed with the illogical behavior of the 90%. I simply can't make sense of it. Whatever happened to common sense?! And kindness?
You're saying that there has always been a 90%, that covid merely provided a unique opportunity to observe the painful divide. "Hard times produce [very few] strong men." It sounds like you have helped some people wake up. I hope that you have an opportunity to write a post with advice on that score.
I have to agree with the personality traits you mentioned in the article. I share them and was not one of the “sheeple”. But interestingly, when other doctors listened, they quietly agreed. I can’t believe for a minute they are not reading about the vaccine injured, support Big Pharma, and don’t know this was nothing more than a Plandemic. What I do believe is they sold their soul to the devil for the sake of paying their mortgage, etc.
"Interestingly, a market research study found 10% of the population was self-directed (meaning to sell them things, you had to justify the product on its merits), while 90% were not and bought products based on being repeatedly told to buy them. I was shown this study years ago, and I believe MIT or Harvard conducted it, but I could never find it."
Hmm, I thought MIT is where Chomsky/Epstein manufactured consent.
But with all seriousness, I tend to think most are specifically "awake." In that they might be skeptics about some stuff, but are gullible about other things. Yes, there's some who are skeptical about everything.
In the case of the scamdemic which originally seemed like a medical issue, but was quickly revealed to be a political agenda it was imperative to orchestrate it so that all the musicians were synchronized to play only "one" tune. So even if medical workers were aware something was amiss, they were too intimidated to speak up or diverge from the narrative, especially if they feared losing their license.
To put it simply, the more you were invested in the medical industrial complex the more difficult it became to bite the hand that fed you. That being said, those who were aware the jab was extremely toxic and fearful of suffering severe adverse reactions bit the bullet and quit their jobs, or were terminated as no amount of money is worth being irreparably sick or succumbing from a stroke.
As for those not employed by the medical industry it was just a question of who bought the relentless propaganda, or didn't want to be shunned by those who were following "Fauci's science."
Nonetheless, COVID was actually a "great eye opener" as it revealed how many political organizations, public health institutions, education facilities, private universities, celebrity influencers, and international ruling elites had been co-opted by the national security state and were willing to die on the COVID alter literally and figuratively as a DARPA/big pharma experiment in order to serve Global Empire.
The scamdemic also revealed the extreme lengths bankster/ gangsters and trillion dollar asset management fiirms will go to push a worldwide economic restructuring. Which when all is said and done, will be a technocratic biosecurity transhumanist neofeudal hellscape.
Oh btw, did you hear the FDA just approved Musk's Neuralink, so don't be surprised if there aren't folks lining up at a neighborhood doughnut shop waiting to be "chimp chipped." I'll have the banana cake.😁
I truly believe discernment is a gift from GOD.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
It seems like we are experiencing some unsettling times that resemble the dark periods of history such as Nazi Germany or even the East German Stasi era. It's worth noting that the Germans developed advanced methods of monitoring their citizens, and Obama's administration went even further by allowing the US government to spy on its people and use propaganda against them.
I’ve felt for a long time that some people aren’t actually real. They say things but it’s like there is no conviction in their thoughts or words. The parrot what they think they should say. They exhibit low or no emotion about anything.
Trying to discuss anything with with them is like conversing with an end table.
It’s a frightening concept.
I did not get the clot-shot. The entire concept and the media etc. shoving it in our faces seemed very suspect from the beginning to me. I’m glad I didn’t get it.
TV is another thing that has lowered the mentality of the people watching it...helping them become passive viewers. Radio was totally different. People listening to the radio drew images in their minds of the action occurring. it was a far more creative activity. Most doctors today grew up in homes where TV viewing occurred regularly. it probably was a factor in not developing the ability to think more critically. "As the twig is bent, so shall the tree grow." In addition, all the men in white coats promoting "wonder drugs' could have affected their thinking, too.
With gratitude to many with high profiles, whose voices of opposition to the mass formation were amplified, let’s acknowledge and remember the legions of the awake and anonymous who waged extremely lonely battles from the get go, and paid a heavy and ongoing social price to oppose the insanity that descended on all of us. Those are wounds that may never heal.