How the Government Uses Fear-Mongering to Alter Your Brain

Tucker Carlson
1 Apr 202408:38

Summary

TLDRThe speaker discusses the true cause of Alzheimer's disease, attributing it to neuroinflammation influenced by lifestyle and age. They emphasize the importance of neurogenesis for mental immunity and suggest that fear and societal pressures can impair this process, leading to a 'zombie mode' of non-thinking brains. The speaker warns against a future where individuality and creativity are suppressed, resulting in a society stuck in this mode, questioning the impact on religious faith and societal norms.

Takeaways

  • 🧠 The root cause of Alzheimer's disease is identified as neuroinflammation, not merely aging.
  • 📈 The development of Alzheimer's is a process that can take decades, reflecting the gradual impact of neuroinflammatory factors.
  • 🤒 Various factors can trigger neuroinflammation, including chronic stress, chronic infections, and bacterial or viral infections.
  • 🌿 The hippocampus, crucial for autobiographical memory, is the starting point for Alzheimer's and requires optimal functionality.
  • 🧵 Adult hippocampal neurogenesis, the creation of new nerve cells, is vital for our mental immune system and overall cognitive health.
  • 🚫 A decline in neurogenesis can lead to a weakened mental immune system, making individuals more susceptible to mental health issues.
  • 😨 Fear and stress, particularly when the mental immune system is compromised, can have a neurotoxic effect on the brain.
  • 🔄 The brain's ability to adapt and transform is influenced by a two-step process: blocking neurogenesis and then installing new narratives.
  • 📚 The speaker's book discusses the impact of fear-mongering stories on personal history and the collective psyche.
  • 🌐 A global crisis, as described, erases the sense of 'the grass is greener on the other side,' creating a pervasive feeling of helplessness and lack of alternatives.
  • 🧟‍♂️ The threat of a 'zombie society' arises when individuals are unable to engage their system 2 thinking abilities, leading to a reliance on system 1 'zombie mode.'

Q & A

  • What is the proposed main cause of Alzheimer's disease according to the speaker?

    -The speaker proposes that the main cause of Alzheimer's disease is neuroinflammation, which is influenced by lifestyle and various factors, rather than just age.

  • How does fear play a role in the development of neuroinflammation?

    -Fear, especially when excessive or propagated through fear mongering, can contribute to neuroinflammation by causing a stress response in the body, which may lead to inflammation in the brain.

  • What is the significance of the hippocampus in Alzheimer's disease?

    -The hippocampus is the autobiographical memory center and it is the area of the brain where Alzheimer's disease typically begins. Its proper functioning is crucial for maintaining mental immune system health.

  • What is adult hippocampal neurogenesis and why is it important?

    -Adult hippocampal neurogenesis refers to the continuous production of new nerve cells in the hippocampus. It is important because these new cells contribute to our mental immune system, affecting our ability to think, adapt, and maintain psychological resilience.

  • How can a weakened mental immune system affect a person's psychological state?

    -A weakened mental immune system can lead to decreased psychological resilience, making individuals more susceptible to depression and potentially causing a neurotoxic effect in the brain, which can impair cognitive functions.

  • What is the two-step process the speaker mentions for transforming a brain?

    -The two-step process involves first blocking neurogenesis, the production of new nerve cells in the hippocampus, and then installing new stories or beliefs with associated emotions to overwrite the individual's personal history and shape their behavior and responses.

  • How do the stories or narratives used in the second step of brain transformation work?

    -The stories or narratives need to be different each day, creating a sense of constant crisis or threat. They are designed to evoke strong emotions and gradually overwrite the individual's personal history, making them more susceptible to control and manipulation.

  • What is the 'zombie mode' as described by Francis Crick and how does it relate to the speaker's concerns?

    -The 'zombie mode' or system 1, as described by Francis Crick, is the default mode of the brain that operates without requiring mental energy. The speaker is concerned that a society stuck in this mode due to lifestyle and environmental factors could lead to a lack of critical thinking and individuality, resulting in a 'zombie society'.

  • How does the speaker's discussion on Alzheimer's disease and brain function tie into societal control?

    -The speaker suggests that by manipulating factors that influence brain function and neurogenesis, it's possible to control individuals by altering their mental immune system and susceptibility to external narratives. This could lead to a society where individuals are more easily influenced and controlled.

  • What impact does the speaker believe this process could have on religious faith?

    -The speaker implies that if memory is overwritten and individuality is diminished, it could also affect religious faith, as faith is often rooted in personal experiences and memories. A population in 'zombie mode' might still hold religious beliefs, but these could be more easily influenced or manipulated.

Outlines

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🧠 Neuroinflammation and Alzheimer's: The Hidden Connection

This paragraph discusses the common misconception that aging is the primary cause of Alzheimer's disease. The speaker clarifies that the real underlying cause is neuroinflammation, which can be triggered by various factors including lifestyle, chronic infections, and excessive fear. The speaker emphasizes that the hippocampus, a key memory center in the brain, requires functional adult hippocampal neurogenesis for its operation. A shutdown in the production of new nerve cells leads to a weakened mental immune system, making individuals more susceptible to the effects of fear and potentially leading to Alzheimer's. The speaker also highlights the role of strong emotions, particularly fear, in exacerbating the neurotoxic effects on the brain and contributing to the disease's progression.

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🧠 The Impact of Fear and the 'Zombie Mode' on Cognitive Function

In this paragraph, the speaker delves into the impact of fear and a controlled narrative on cognitive functions and societal behavior. The discussion revolves around the concept of 'system 1' and 'system 2' thinking, with system 2 being the thinking brain and system 1 being the non-thinking, automatic response brain. The speaker argues that shutting down system 2 through fear mongering and unhealthy lifestyle choices can lead to a 'zombie mode,' where individuals are stuck in a state of non-thinking. This has broader societal implications, potentially leading to a society that lacks creativity, individuality, and the ability to make complex decisions. The speaker also raises concerns about the effect of this 'zombie mode' on religious faith, suggesting that memory overwrite could diminish religious beliefs, which are traditionally central to societal structures.

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Keywords

💡Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative neurological disorder that primarily affects older adults, leading to memory loss, cognitive decline, and personality changes. In the video, the speaker challenges the common belief that age is the primary cause of Alzheimer's, instead attributing it to neuroinflammation and lifestyle factors. The disease is used as a metaphor to discuss the impact of fear and stress on cognitive function and mental health.

💡Neuroinflammation

Neuroinflammation refers to the inflammation of neurons in the brain, which can be caused by various factors such as chronic infections, excessive fear, or bacterial and viral infections. In the context of the video, neuroinflammation is linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease and is also used metaphorically to describe the societal impact of fear and stress on mental health and cognitive function.

💡Lifestyle

Lifestyle in this context refers to the personal habits and choices that individuals make in their daily lives, which can have significant effects on their health. The speaker argues that certain lifestyle choices contribute to neuroinflammation and, consequently, Alzheimer's disease. This term is used to emphasize the importance of healthy living in preventing cognitive decline and promoting mental well-being.

💡Hippocampus

The hippocampus is a region in the brain that plays a critical role in the formation of new memories and is associated with spatial navigation. In the video, the speaker describes the hippocampus as the autobiographical memory center and the starting point of Alzheimer's disease. The health of the hippocampus is crucial for maintaining cognitive functions and psychological resilience.

💡Neurogenesis

Neurogenesis is the process by which new neurons are generated in the brain. In adults, it primarily occurs in the hippocampus and is essential for various cognitive functions, including learning and memory. The speaker in the video emphasizes the importance of neurogenesis for mental health, suggesting that its disruption can lead to a weakened mental immune system and increased susceptibility to mental health issues.

💡Mental immune system

The mental immune system, as described in the video, is a metaphorical concept referring to the brain's ability to resist and recover from stress, fear, and other psychological challenges. It is suggested that the production of new nerve cells in the hippocampus plays a key role in maintaining this 'immunity'. When the mental immune system is compromised, individuals may become more vulnerable to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

💡Fear

Fear, as discussed in the video, is a strong emotion that can have profound effects on the brain and mental health. The speaker argues that excessive fear can lead to neuroinflammation and contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease. Fear is also used to illustrate how societal narratives can manipulate individuals' mental states, leading to a weakened mental immune system and a state of increased vulnerability.

💡Psychological resilience

Psychological resilience refers to an individual's ability to adapt and cope in the face of adversity, stress, or trauma. In the video, the speaker links psychological resilience to the health of the mental immune system and the hippocampus. A decrease in psychological resilience is associated with a higher risk of depression and a reduced ability to think critically and make decisions.

💡Social operating system (SOS)

The term 'social operating system (SOS)' is used metaphorically in the video to describe a hypothetical societal structure controlled by artificial intelligence, where individuality and creativity are suppressed. The speaker warns against the dangers of such a system, which could lead to a 'zombie society' where people are unable to think critically or make independent decisions.

💡Zombie mode

In the context of the video, 'zombie mode' is a metaphor for a state of mind where individuals are unable to engage in critical thinking and are stuck in a default action mode. This term is borrowed from the work of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Francis Crick, who used it to describe a state of the brain that doesn't require mental energy. The speaker warns that a society stuck in 'zombie mode' lacks the ability to change and adapt, which is essential for progress and innovation.

💡Individuality

Individuality refers to the unique qualities, characteristics, and behaviors that define a person. In the video, the speaker argues that individuality is closely linked to creativity and the ability to think critically. The erosion of individuality, as described, leads to a loss of creative power and the ability to make independent decisions, which is seen as a threat to the progress and diversity of society.

Highlights

The speaker has worked on Alzheimer's disease research for 10 to 15 years.

A paper on a unified theory of Alzheimer's has been published, suggesting that the real cause is neuroinflammation and lifestyle, not just age.

Neuroinflammation can be triggered by various factors, including excessive fear, chronic infections, and viruses.

The hippocampus, the center for autobiographical memory, is the starting point for Alzheimer's and requires functionality.

Adult hippoc neurogenesis, the production of new nerve cells, is essential for our mental immune system.

If neurogenesis is halted, the mental immune system breaks down, leading to susceptibility to various issues.

Strong emotions like fear, especially when the mental immune system is compromised, can lead to a neurotoxic effect on the brain.

Leakage of molecules from neurons can activate an immune response, attacking the hippocampus and shutting down functions like curiosity and psychological resilience.

The speaker discusses a two-step process for brain transformation: blocking neurogenesis and then installing new stories with emotions.

The stories need to be changed daily to maintain control, creating a sense of constant crisis and fear.

The speaker's book lists hundreds of points on how to potentially start the next crisis, indicating a planned cycle of fear.

Personal history can be overwritten by fear-mongering stories, leading to a loss of individuality and creativity.

The speaker warns against the loss of the ability to think and the potential for a society stuck in a 'zombie mode' without the capacity for individual thought.

The concept of 'system one' and 'system two' brains is introduced, with system two being the thinking brain and system one being the non-thinking, default action brain.

A healthy brain requires the production of new nerve cells for mental energy and the ability to engage system two thinking.

The speaker expresses concern about the potential creation of a zombie society, lacking in individuality and critical thinking.

Religious faith, previously central to societies, may be impacted by a zombie mode population with overwritten memories.

The importance of preserving individuality and creativity is emphasized to prevent a society stuck in a default, non-thinking state.

The speaker concludes with a warning about the dangers of a society in 'zombie mode' and the loss of human creative power.

Transcripts

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and I've worked on this issue for the

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last 10 to 15 years actually published a

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paper unified theory of Alzheimer's

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disease which is uh Alzheimer's most

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people think it's it's the cause is age

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but the real cause of Alzheimer's is

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actually neuroinflammation and our

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lifestyle and so uh the reason it's age

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is correlated to it is just because it

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takes decades to develop disease but

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neuroinflammation can be caused by many

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things it can be caused by excessive

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fear by fear mongering NE inflammation

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can be caused by bacteria by V by

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viruses by infection chronic infections

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yes so it was shown that in order that

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the hip campus it's our autobiographic

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Memory Center which is the center where

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Alzheimer starts needs to be to be

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functional uh something which we call

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adult hpoc comple neurogenesis permanent

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production of new nerve cells which have

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many many f funs we need to talk about

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they are essentially our mental immune

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system and if this production is

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essentially shut down then our mental

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immune system breaks down and we are

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free for everything I mean we are we can

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be conquered and we would even accept it

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and so so I was working on this mental

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immune system and how so you're

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describing a physical just to it's

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physical you're exactly it's physical

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this is not emotional this is not the

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product of propaganda you're saying that

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the way that your brain functions as a

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physical matter can be be changed to

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make you more controllable emotions

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essentially change the way the brain

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works and strong emotions fear for

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example particular in a situation where

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your mental immune system is down

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meaning that your psychological resilien

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is down it leads to a very strong effect

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in the brain kind of a neurotoxic effect

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leakage of molecules out of the neurons

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which are recognized by immune cells in

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the in the brain and this Rec leads to

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an activation of an immune response very

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strong immune response activating cyto

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pro-inflammatory cyto kindes and they

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attack the hippocampus our

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autobiographical Memory Center shutting

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down essentially many many functions

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like for example curiosity uh like for

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example psychological resilience it

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drops meaning that everything that

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happens lead leads to an increased rate

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of depression and it shuts down which

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I've shown recently and which I have put

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in my book

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uh it shuts down our ability to think so

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if you really want to transform a brain

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so first you have it's a two-step

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process first you block the neurogenesis

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the production of new neur cells in hpoc

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compus then you come up with the stories

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you want to install but since they have

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to come with an emotion they you can't

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come with the same story every day you

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have to change the story day by day you

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have to come up with new stories with

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with the same intent something is

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breaking down the world is shut down

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everything is dangerous I'm losing at my

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job because immigration I might my

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family might be killed because we have

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an atomic war based on these local Wars

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we have the war against climate change

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everybody will drown because the water

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will rise all these stories come up day

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by day actually the world economy reform

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has a a program a pure they bring out

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every January and they call they talk

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about Perma crisis and they have

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hundreds of points they are actually

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listed in my book what they have in in

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mind or in their background where we can

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start the next Crisis we need to change

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the story so that the and the end of the

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day your personal his history is

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overwritten by these fear Ming stories

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and you have to change it otherwise it

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doesn't work if you want to install and

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this is all about installing a new

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operating system yeah you already in

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your introduction you said you didn't

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say it but it's like an artificial

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intelligence controlled Society by a

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social storing system

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and I call it in my book let's say an

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Evil's social um um social operating

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system which can actually abbreviate by

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SOS yeah quite nicely it means something

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else but we know what it what where

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where it ends and um

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so if that's the plan and you alluded to

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it and I'm pretty sure everybody who

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reads Schwab's book knows what's going

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on and what they are intending uh then

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uh then it's clear you have to to to to

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create a situation where nobody there's

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no other fence anymore there's no fence

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where you can see in oh the green the

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grass is green on the other side look at

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other dictatorships DCT fascism in

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Germany uh stalinism whatever yes there

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was always a fence a border where it was

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different on the other side but we have

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to think here Global if there's if

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everybody is attacked then there is no

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border there is no other side there's no

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way no no no place you can hide no place

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you can go but there's another Border in

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your brain the brain of of History you

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know it was different in the past but

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once you start overriding the past and

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even this border is gone there is no way

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you can't there's no Refugee anymore

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nothing you can can uh go back to and

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think about okay it was different in the

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former times we have to get back to that

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place to this time to we have to change

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something yes and the ability to change

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something with individuality creativity

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individuality as closely linked but

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what's Happening Here is we destroy

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individuality that means we destroy the

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creative power of humanity and then what

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because we just follow the rules that

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the artificial intelligence so you're

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really describing a kind of mass

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Alzheimer's I mean with no no because a

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person without memory isn't fully a

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person yeah I give you another word for

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that uh it's um you see the ability to

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think uh that was a Nobel Prize given

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for that actually in 2002 to Daniel

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kanaman is a

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psychologist the Nobel Prize was in

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economics uh how do we come to decisions

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in in difficult times so to speak that's

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was the Nobel Prize of course it was for

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businesses but nevertheless he described

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a mental energy that we need to activate

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thinking and in my book I describe what

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this mental energy is it comes from the

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production of these new nerve cells so

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if you shut down the ability to think

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then uh you are stuck with the

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non-thinking brain which he called

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system one so system one two is the

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sying brain the thinking system one is

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our default action during the day which

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doesn't require any energy we call

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system one another Nobel Prize winner

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who was trying to find out where the our

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Consciousness is in our conscious is in

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the brain Francis Crick he disc he got

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the Nobel Prize for discovering DNA he

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published a paper in 2003 with uh with

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Co his colleague and he said system 2 is

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great that we have it it's essentially

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the motor of our society you know the

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thinking ability yes and but it's also

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good to have system one which which

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allows us in in standard situations to

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to actually react in a way that doesn't

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cost any mental energy and he named the

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system one the zombie

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mode zombie mode zomie mode so if you

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are not able to engage system 2 anymore

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and that's what my book describes under

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the attack of the virus and the fear

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mongering and a lifestyle is not very

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healthy then of course we are stuck in a

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zombie mode and I really fear the zombie

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Society very

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much um a couple of questions what what

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does this du to religious Faith which

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was at the center of all societies until

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the second world war does a zombie

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mode does does a zombie population have

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religious Faith um I'm not sure if you

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were religious to begin with you

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certainly will um will be the drive will

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be uh still religious belief but again

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religious belief is based on memory and

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if memory is overwritten well I think I

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