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Immanuel Kant :

"But that would-be philosophers behave in a superior fashion can by no means be indulged in them, since they elevate themselves above their guild-brothers, and violate the inalienable right of the latter to freedom and equality in matters of mere reason (...)

There is, however, a difference between philosophizing and making philosophers. The latter happens in the tone of superiority, if despotism over the reason of the people (and even over one’s own reason), by fettering it to a blind belief, is given out as philosophy (...)".

Immanuel Kant, "On a recently prominent tone of superiority in philosophy" in Immanuel Kant, Theoretical Philosophy after 1781, ed. by Henry Allison and al., Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002 (8:394-395).

Kant again :

"The very existence of reason depends upon this freedom, which has no dictatorial authority, but whose claim is never anything more than the agreement of free citizens, each of whom must be able to express his reservations, indeed even his veto, without holding back".

Immanuel Kant, Critique of pure reason, transl. by Paul Guyer and Allen W. Wood, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1998 (The transcendental Doctrine of Method, first chapter, second section, the discipline of pure reason with regard to its polemical use, A739/B767).

Adam Lebovitz :

"Philosophy, in its free and authentic form, forbids this kind of cringing servility to past ages, just as it forcefully rejects any attempt by “would-be philosophers [to] behave in a superior fashion,” claiming oracular insights into the nature of being that are inaccessible to ordinary scholars and thinkers".

Adam Lebovitz, "The battlefield of metaphysics : perpetual peace revisited" (2016) 13:2 Modern Intellectual History 327.

Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical and counseling psychologist.
She directs the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, and its subsidiary, the Gifted Development Center (GDC) in Denver, Colorado, which has assessed over 6,500 children in the last 40 years. This is the largest data base on the gifted population.

Her book : Counseling the Gifted and Talented.

Noam Chomsky :

"A philosopher friend once wrote a criticism of my work in which he said, with some annoyance, that the only “ism” I seem to believe in is truism. That’s rather accurate".

Noam Chomsky, "On Pakistan : Noam Chomsky interviewed by Mashhood Rizvi" (February 14, 2002).

Feminist Lucretia Mott, "the moral force" of the feminist movement :

"we too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth (...) Truth for authority, not authority for truth".

Quoted in : Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan Brownell Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage, History of woman suffrage, vol.I : 1848-1861, New York, Fowler and Wells publishers, 1889.

According to feminist Samantha Sacks, feminism “is about challenging the status quo”.

Samantha Sacks, "Why are you feminist ?" (1995) 17:2 Canadian woman studies/Les cahiers de la femme 143.

Feminist Marjorie Griffin Cohen also states : "Feminism has always pushed boundaries and changed what exists and is familiar".

Marjorie Griffin Cohen, The canadian women's movement" in Canadian Women's Issues, Volume I : Strong Voices, ed. by Ruth Roach Pierson et al., James Lorimer & Company, 1993.

Similarly, feminist Margo Adair believed that an authentic and feminist "men's movement" would threaten the status quo. She said :

"what I call the real men's movement, real because this movement threatens the status quo whereas the mythopoetic movement maintains it".

Margo Adair, "Will the real men's movement please stand up ?" in Women respond to the men's movement : a feminist collection, ed. by Kay Leigh Hagan, HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.

The future will show us if feminists, leftists and environmental activists
were honest and authentics in the adherence to their values, convictions and beliefs.

“Personnel decisions are noisy. Interviewers of job candidates make widely different assessments of the same people. Performance ratings of the same employees are also highly variable and depend more on the person doing.” (Daniel Kahneman, Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University and who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic in 2002).

Ancienne élève de l'École normale supérieure, Ariane Bilheran est littéraire, philosophe et psychologue clinicienne de formation. Son doctorat de psychologie (Université Lyon II) a porté sur le vécu du temps dans la psychose.

Ses travaux analysent la psychologie du pouvoir individuel et collectif, ainsi que les marginalités fécondes créatrices de contre-pouvoir. Ariane Bilheran interroge le pouvoir juste (l’autorité), le pouvoir injuste (le harcèlement), les maux de notre société moderne, la crise contemporaine du sens en Occident. Consultante, chargée de cours auprès de l'université Aix Marseille I et Aix Marseille III, elle fait régulièrement des conférences internationales, notamment au Canada et a été interviewée sur la problématique du harcèlement en juin 2009 et octobre 2010 sur les ondes de Radio Canada.

Sources in order of appearance :

- Condorcet, Sur l'instruction publique (1791-1792).

- Noam Chomsky, "Noam Chomsky On Wage Slavery", youtube.

- Noam Chomsky, Chronicles of Dissent : interview with David Barsamian, Monroe, Common Courage Press, 1992.

- Montesquieu, The spirit of Laws (Book XI, chap. IV).

- John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, "Acton-Creighton correspondence" in Essays on freedom and power, Glencoe, The free press, 1949.

- Arnold Toynbee and Daisaku Ikeda, Choose life : a dialogue, London, Oxford University Press, 1976.

- William Wilberforce quoted in : Lydia Maria Child, The Oasis, Boston, Benjamin C. Bacon, 1834.

- Bertrand Russell, Fact and fiction, London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1961.

- Malcom X, "XII. Prospects for freedom in 1965" in Malcolm X speaks : selected speeches and statements, ed. by George Breitman, London, Secker & Warburg, 1966.

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, History of woman suffrage, vol.I : 1848-1861.

- Sigmund Freud, Group psychology and the analysis of the ego, transl. by James Strachey, New York, Bantam Books, 1960.

- Nietzsche, Beyond good and evil, Oxford University Press, par.156.

- Judith N. Shklar, "Injustice, Injury, and Inequality : an introduction" in Justice and Equality here and now, ed. by Frank S. Lucash, Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 1986.

- Martin Luther King, Why we can't wait, New American Library, 1964.

- Hannah Arendt, Thinking Without a Banister : Essays in Understanding, 1953-1975, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2018.

- Scott Peck, People of the lie : the hope for healing human evil, New York, Touchstone Book, 1998.

- Erich Fromm, The Heart of Man : Its Genius for Good and Evil, Lantern Books, 2011.

- Erich Fromm, The anatomy of human destructiveness, New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973.

Sources :

Isaiah Berlin, "A message to the twenty-first century" in The best american essays 2015, ed. by Ariel Levy, New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

Martin Luther King, Where Do We Go from Here : Chaos or Community ?, Beacon Press, 2010.

Arnold Toynbee and Daisaku Ikeda, Choose life : a dialogue, London, Oxford University Press, 1976.

Ernst Mayr was an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University. He is "widely considered the world’s most eminent evolutionary biologist and even one of the 100 greatest scientists of all time". He has also been called “the Darwin of the 20th century”. Mayr joined Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences in 1953 as Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology.

Born July 5, 1904, in Kempten, Germany, Mayr earned a medical degree from the University of Greifswald in 1925. Descended from generations of doctors, he broke off his medical career and turned his attention to zoology, earning a Ph.D. from the University of Berlin just 16 months later.

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2005/02/ernst-mayr-giant-among-evolutionary-biologists-dies-at-100-2/

A "New World Morality" under way for the benefit of a world-wide cult rule by oligarchs (the elite). As Albert Einstein already said in 1932 :

“the minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them".

Albert Einstein, "Why war ? a letter from Albert Einstein to Sigmund Freud" (july 30, 1932) online : https://en.unesco.org/courier/may-1985/why-war-letter-albert-einstein-sigmund-freud.

Margaret Thaler Singer (July 29, 1921 – November 23, 2003) was an American clinical psychologist and former professor of psychology at UC Berkeley from 1964 to 1991. She was “one of the world’s leading experts on cults and brainwashing who served as an expert witness in numerous high-profile court cases”. ”Over the years, she interviewed more than 4,000 current and former cult members, including Charles Manson and many of his followers”. Daniel Goldstine, chief psychologist of the Berkeley Therapy Institute, said of Ms. Singer :

“She was a remarkable person -- the only genius I ever met in our business”. “There are simply very few people anywhere who had the clinical skills that she had -- period. In addition, she was a world-class researcher. “She was twice nominated for a Nobel Prize for her work in schizophrenia. That work revealed that the best indicator of the disordered mind was the schizophrenic’s odd and peculiar use of language.”

Singer, who lectured around the world, received dozens of national honors for her work, including the Hofheimer Prize for Research in 1966 from the American College of Psychiatrists and the Stanley R. Dean Award for Research in Schizophrenia in 1976 from the American College of Psychiatrists.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2003-nov-28-me-singer28-story.html

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My intention in posting these videos is not to provoke, but to question false dogma, presuppositions and stimulate thought in order to discover the truth. As Noam Chomsky said : "Instead of repeating ideological fanaticism, dismantle it, try to find out the truth, and tell the truth". Alfred North Whitehead also said :

"When you are criticising the philosophy of an epoch, do not chiefly direct your attention to those intellectual positions which its exponents feel it necessary explicitly to defend. There will be some fundamental assumptions which adherents of all the variant systems within the epoch unconsciously presuppose. Such assumptions appear so obvious that people do not know what they are assuming because no other way of putting things has ever occurred to them".

The views expose in my videos may be wrong but at least I tried. And as John Stuart Mill said :

"Truth gains more even by the errors of one who, with due study and preparation, thinks for himself, than by the true opinions of those who only hold them because they do not suffer themselves to think (...) When there are persons to be found, who form an exception to the apparent unanimity of the world on any subject, even if the world is in the right, it is always probable that dissentients have something worth hearing to say for themselves, and that truth would lose something by their silence".

Some of my videos may seem biased, but that's simply because we are forbidden to discuss certain topics and from a certain angle.

Some of my videos may hurt people's feelings. But that is not a good reason to refrain from criticizing. Hannah Arendt said :

"Should we tell the truth, even when we come into conflict with certain legitimate interests on the one hand, and people’s feelings on the other ? (...) I don’t think that I damaged anyone’s legitimate—let me emphasize legitimate !—interests. But let’s assume that this is a controversial issue and that I did actually damage them. Should I have done so ? Well, I think that such is the historian’s task, as well as the task of people who live at the time and are independent—there are such people, and they need to be guardians of factual truths".

I believe and defend freedom of expression. No subject should be immune from criticism. As nobel laureate Albert Schweitzer said :

"The highest honor one can show to a system of thought is to test it ruthlessly with a view to discovering how much truth it contains, just as steel is assayed to try its strength".

No one should tell us how to approach a subject and how to think and what to think.

I also distrust anyone who accuses people of conspiracy theory. I think this accusation is a easy way out and a way to censor and restrict people's thinking. What is believed to be the truth can be misleading. Elizabeth Cady Stanton said : "What is often said, and repeated from time to time and never contradicted, is accepted as truth". Appearances are thus often deceiving. As J.J. Rousseau said :

"The first time a child sees a stick dropped halfway in water, he sees a broken stick. The sensation is true, and it would not fail to be so even if we did not know the reason for this appearance. Therefore, if you ask him what he sees, he says, "A broken stick"-and what he says is true, for it is quite certain he has the sensation of a broken stick. But when, deceived by his judgment, he goes farther and, after affirming that he sees a broken stick, he affirms in addition that what he sees actually is a broken stick, then what he says is false".

If a person says nonsense or makes unsubstantiated claims, the honest thing to do is to point out their mistakes, by showing him reliable sources, and not to insult or ridicule him.

But if you have no reliable source to rely on, and thus rely exclusively on your fame, popularity and number of diplomas, then I don't care who you are. As Cicero said :

"In discussion it is not so much weight of authority as force of argument that should be demanded. Indeed the authority of those who profess to teach is often a positive hindrance to those who desire to learn ; they cease to employ their own judgement, and take what they perceive to be the verdict of their chosen master as settling the question".

To resume my thinking, I will quote Dwight D. Eisenhower, former president of the United States and five star General of the army :

"Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionaries and rebels-men and women who dared to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion".

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