Freedom of Speech
In the tongue that Shakespeare spake
Indulge me on a Fry-ism - the grave injustice of our time is not the lack of freedom to Speak, rather, it is the lack of freedom to speak the Truth. The United States has some legally enshrined freedom of speech (although caveat this with the state’s attack on Fuentes etc) which is a better state of affairs than in Britain, an openly totalitarian nightmare, but the contours of ‘polite society’ and the Institutions is such that any intelligent well-read person has to be constantly dishonest if they want to be influential and have a decent quality of life.
Truths that inform the thinking of those of us versed with The Data, and I am mostly referring here to the heritability of intelligence, cannot be expressed within the world of Policy, Journalism or Politics. Look at the treatment of Sabisky; Cummings had several interests converging in this direction. Read his writing below:
As Cummings rightly highlights here, the problems which are crushing our standard of living are issues of information - the Left’s perception (and this includes nearly all of the Conservative party) of the world is factually untrue. You can only win These Arguments by forcing people to accept reality. That is why I liked Ed West’s ‘The Diversity Illusion’ (which spoke to the statistics/economics on immigration) and why I found his latest Substack on his Book mildly irritating, because he’s retroactively neutered his stand on the topic to be a Goodhartian Defence of the that sense of Place (in a self aware way). The feeling of Newham looking different, as opposed to the feeling of where you live becoming dangerous and fleeing as a result.