Michael Rectenwald is a recently retired Professor at New York University, where he taught cultural and social history and academic writing since 2008. In the first half, he argued that the powerful movement of postmodernism is successfully dismantling scientific truth at universities, and those who oppose it are being silenced and de-platformed. He explained that postmodernism is a philosophy or theoretical school of thought that emerged out of France in the 1960s and 70s, which contends that "reality and truth are purely social constructs." The effect of this, he continued, is to make truth inaccessible and promote a socialist ideology. He compared the current climate to what Galileo went through, persecuted for his correct ideas about the solar system. Postmodernism, he added, has made scientific reasoning forbidden if it challenges the reigning viewpoints, with belief trumping empirical evidence.
The end result of this is globalism and a double-tier, he asserted-- a few oligarchs on the top, and everyone else corraled into a socialist system. The pandemic has been an opportunity for groups like the World Economic Forum to institute a "great reset of the world economy" through governments and corporations, Rectenwald added, leading eventually to a state-controlled economy with no freedom of choice. He also warned of developments in AI, in which a nano-robot could be placed in the human brain so a person could be constantly connected to the internet. Touted as an advancement, he is concerned that it would be used as the ultimate tool of control and surveillance.
Former professor of mathematics and physics at Cornell University, James McCanney, discussed the world's energy grid and crumbling infrastructure, how to gain energy independence, as well as the latest on Planet X. He shared updates on his JMCC WING Generator, a highly efficient wind machine that he said has many improvements over three-blade wind turbines. McCanney is working on models that are large enough to replace nuclear and coal power plants. With just 800 of these units, we could not only replace all such plants in the US but provide enough energy for the upcoming surge of demand for electric automobiles, he enthused. The large models would be around 800 ft. in diameter, he detailed, and the cost for each would only be about $10 million.
To protect the power grid from a solar flare or EMP event, McCanney talked about how the primary disruption comes from the ground. You have to isolate the infrastructure components with shunts to prevent the surge from propagating from one grid to the next, he explained. Regarding Planet X, NASA and mainstream astronomy have taken over the topic, he suggested. Starting in 2014, discoveries in the Kuiper Belt led to the theory that a large body or Planet X is indeed in the far reaches of our solar system. This object has also been referred to as Planet Nine. McCanney said if such a planet did come closer to the inner solar system, it would appear as comet-like rather than an orange ball, and be too far away to pose any danger to Earth.