Currents 017: Bret Weinstein on Unity 2020

Jim talks to Bret Weinstein about his banning from Facebook, censorship on Twitter, the aspirations for his Unity 2020 movement, and much more…

In this Currents episode, Jim talks to Bret Weinstein about the possible explanations for his banning from Facebook, social media & ideological bubbles, the history & goals for Bret’s Unity 2020 movement & its ballot access strategy, the tyranny of “the lesser of two evils”, election game theory, what he’s learned from Unity 2020 supporters, types of non-voters, 2020 voters & candidates, post-election strategies to break our political duopoly, a non-ideological groundswell & Jim’s idea for ‘parametric social democracy’, Twitter’s censorship of Unity, and more.

Bret Weinstein has spent two decades exploring the frontiers of evolutionary biology. He is currently working to uncover the evolutionary meaning of large scale patterns in human history, and seeking a game-theoretically stable path forward for humanity. His scholarly research is focused on evolutionary trade-offs. He has worked on the evolution of senescence and cancer, species diversity gradients, and the adaptive significance of human morality and religion. He has written for The Wall Street Journal and testified to the U.S. Congress regarding questions of freedom of expression on college campuses. He is the host of Bret Weinstein’s DarkHorse Podcast.

2 thoughts on “Currents 017: Bret Weinstein on Unity 2020

  1. Hi Jim. I appreciate your grounding presence in the Game B and Unity 2020 communities, bringing high minded ideas back down to reality. I think a bigger focus on the built environment, rather than the virtual, would go a long way to making these efforts more fruitful.

    The Strong Towns movement is a bottom up effort to reshape the way we build our communities, and it is highly grounded in reality. Please look into Chuck Marohn and his discussions about the inherent anti-fragility of traditional building patterns, in contrast to the current one. For a political movement to happen there needs to be an irrefutable truth to rally around that challenges the current two-party stories. This movement directly challenges the powerful, promotes real local resiliency, and needs more champions.

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