Intellectual Bravery

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I was struck by this recent observation from Timothy Clark in his HBR article on cultivating “Intellectual Bravery”:

“Intellectual bravery is a willingness to disagree, dissent, or challenge the status quo in a setting of social risk in which you could be embarrassed, marginalized, or punished in some way. When intellectual bravery disappears, organizations develop patterns of willful blindness. Bureaucracy buries boldness. Efficiency crushes creativity. From there, the status quo calcifies and stagnation sets in.

“The responsibility for creating a culture of intellectual bravery lies in leadership. As a leader, you set the tone, create the vibe, and define the prevailing norms. Whether or not your company has a culture of intellectual bravery depends on your ability to establish a pattern of rewarded rather than punished vulnerability.”

You can tell a lot about an organization by what gets punished and what gets rewarded.  Stanford professor Bob Sutton famously observed twenty years ago that many organizations follow an unspoken motto to “reward success and inaction, punish failure.”

He advised instead to “reward success and failure, punish inaction.”

20-year-old filmmaker wins award for powerful 1-minute film about marriage

Marriage Film

Amazing what can be conveyed in just 60 seconds.

You may not be able to understand their words, but the gestures and subtitles help to convey the beautiful message of this short award-winning film made by 20-year-old Iranian filmmaker Syed Mohammad Reza Kheradmand.

The film, called Thursday Appointment, recently won an award at the Luxor African Film Festival, a non-profit organization that encourages and celebrates film-making from Africa.

The powerful short movie depicts an older married couple reciting the Poem of Hafez to one another in the car, when they stop at a red light and notice a couple fighting loudly with their young daughter in the back seat. The older couple make a gesture that says a lot about their own marriage, and about how married love can help reconcile and restore others around us.

A Legal Way To Fight Back And Burden Our Attackers With Personal Liability

There is a brilliant notice you can serve on the Australian government ministers that will, if enough of us do it, cause them to back pedal so hard on the subject of mandatory vaccines that you will hear the tyres squeal around the world! Click here to download and print the document then send it off.

Do you know that a NOTICE becomes legally binding on both parties if there is no written objection to the notice?

Do you know that if this Notice is not responded to as directed in the notice, then the other party (employer) automatically becomes contracted to your conditions stated in the notice?

Do you know that a Notice is able to be used as evidence in court but a letter is not?

Do you know that signing or autographing your name on the right side of the page makes you the creditor (person in charge) of the contract, the debtor (the one who must take action) is always detailed on the left side of the document?

Do you know that you can put any value on your life as YOU choose? We are not bound by their grossly unfair compensation rates of their choosing, we can set our own value on our own lives.

Do you know that the introduction by all countries of the Hague Convention agreed to International Contract Law (Universal Commercial Codes) almost 70 years ago? This means that every law or supposed law and statute is a CONTRACT and if you have no written objection to it then you have agreed to the contract.

This document is written as a NOTICE and becomes CONTRACT by either the other party response or acquiescence (lack of response or a response not in the way detailed in this notice).

Yoiur Job Is Not To Wake The Sheep. It Is To Gather The Lions!

Yoiur Job Is Not To Wake The Sheep. It Is To Gather The Lions!

There are two references I like to share with truth warriors because without them, you may lose motivation when your messages fall on deaf ears. Knowing this data could mean the difference between burnout and failure versus getting through to the people who make a difference.

1. Is an excerpt from the book: Committee Of 300, by Dr. John Coleman

This sample is on page 105 of the PDF file.

The project was housed in Wellington House, named after the Duke of Wellesly.
American specialists drafted to help Lords Rothmere and Northcliffe included Edward Bernays and Walter Lippman. The group held “brain storming” sessions to work out techniques for mobilizing mass support for the war, especially among the working class people whose sons were expected to go to the slaughter fields of Flanders in record numbers.

Using Lord Rothmere’s newspaper, new manipulative techniques were tried out and, after a period of about 6 months, it was apparent that they were a success. What the researchers discovered was that only a very small group of people understood the process of reasoning and the ability to observe the problem as opposed to passing an opinion on it. This, said Lord Rothmere, was the way in which 87% of the British public approached the war, and that the same principle applied not only to the war, but to every conceivable problem in society in general.

In this manner, irrationality was elevated to a high level of public consciousness. The manipulators then played upon this to undermine and distract the grasp of reality governing any given situation and, the more complex the problems of a modern industrial society became, the easier it became to bring greater and greater distractions to bear so that what we ended up with was that the absolutely inconsequential opinions of masses of people, created by skilled manipulators, assumed the position of scientific fact.

What is planned:
Euthanasia for the terminally ill and the aged shall be compulsory. No cities shall be larger than a predetermined number as described in the work of Kalgeri. Essential workers will be moved to other cities if the one they are in becomes overpopulated. Other non-essential workers will be chosen at random and sent to underpopulated cities to fill “quotas.”

At least 4 billion “useless eaters” shall be eliminated by the year 2050 by means of limited wars, organized epidemics of fatal rapid-acting diseases and starvation. Energy, food and water shall be kept at subsistence levels for the non-elite, starting with the white populations of Western Europe and North America and then spreading to other races. The population of Canada, Western Europe and the United States will be decimated more rapidly than on other continents, until the world’s population reaches a manageable level of 1 billion, of which 500 million will consist of Chinese and Japanese.

Here is a link to the above excerpt:

You can view the original document on the CIA’s own website:

Despite the facts hitting them in the face with all the power of a wet fish, most have no idea of the present truth let alone the future.

80-87% of people don’t think with facts, they “feel”.

I read some time ago that a researcher found about 95% of people have been so badly hurt so often they are in the status of degraded beings. Robots, if you will, that accept whatever authority tells them to do and blindly follow orders.

Apparently there are only about 10,000 on the planet capable of doing a little steering or leading.
10,000 / 7,000,000,000 * 100 = .000142857% or one in 70,000!
That’s a lot of followers. Too many followers and too few leaders.

So do not be disheartened that your warnings fall on largely deaf ears. They are simply not up to the level where they can receive or assimilate your message.

2. Appealing to the Remnant Rather Than The Masses

This is a resoundingly good listen for those who are aware and who despair of the masses.