Having courage to speak out under intense pressure (from Livestream #105)

Clip taken from DarkHorse Podcast Livestream #105 (originally streamed live on November 20, 2021):


What is this a clip from?
In this 105th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), discuss the state of the world though an evolutionary lens. Find more from us on Bret’s website ( or Heather’s website (

Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox):

A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century is now available:

DarkHorse merchandise now available at:

Become a member of the DarkHorse Livestreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather’s Patreon.

Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal.

Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.


Leave a Reply
  1. I refuse to comply unless forced. I am not going to pretend or lie. I have also recovered from covid and I will not pretend I could still get and spread it as easily. I won't do it. And more people need to stand up and stop wearing the diaper of fear.

  2. I can relate to EVERYTHING in this video. I have lost good friends and gained new ones as the whole episode has shown me sides of people I was not aware of and frankly shun people who cannot see how they have been manipulated by government, media and big corporates and continue to support practices which do not stand up to scrutiny.

  3. It's a social phenomenon I've seen since grade school. The number of children walking around in adult bodies is discouraging to say the least. Don't bite the hand that feeds. Go along to get along. Don't believe your own eyes. Lol. I'm going to name my next child Corpus Callosum

  4. My city, Denver, implemented a mask mandate the day before this whole omicron thing broke open. Wearing the masks, the small benefits that they provide… It makes me feel like I'm being forced to pray to a god I don't see any evidence for.

  5. The masks were always intended to introduce fear into the American psychology. That was clear from day 1. It's something that has been normalized in Asian countries for a while and it was plain as day why they wanted to normalize it here.

  6. I have Integrity and self respect! I refuse to be hood winked by anyone and I find there is little integrity and self respect in many people I have called friends.

  7. A person’s true character can be seen when times are tough, not when times are easy. A very humbling lesson not only to recognize who has your back but an opportunity to look within yourself. An opportunity to contemplate over what your personal principles are.

  8. Watching this video a couple of hours after being sent home from work for arguing with my boss about not showing my negative Covid test every day at work has done me good.

  9. Compliant maskwise too but this is the one and only consession I make. Very much enjoying your podcasts, I'm a biologist as well and I praise your thoughts and remarks about what is going on right now in our world. I lost friends too because I wasn't complying to the rules our governement imposed on us. Loved your contribution with Geert vandenbossche, he's a man who is brave enough to deliver his message at the risk of destroying his reputation.
    Keep up the good work, the stronger the wood, the straighter the arrow!!
    Off topic, Heather, do you have Dutch roots?
    Warm greetings from The Netherlands,

  10. "They say 'follow the science' but wouldn't recognize a hypothesis if it smacked them in the nose" -Heather

    Bingo. These people actually just follow the politicians and bureaucrats and "journalists" pretending to follow the science. They wouldn't be able to tell you what a control group is, p-value, nothing. I get so fed up with people claiming science on their sides when they don't know the first thing about science.

  11. Most people are a timid self conscious coward's, peering sheepishly over the top of their muzzles at your bravery. If uncomfortable glances, and losing "friends" is the price of truth, its not much of a tax. Rather that, than the abyss of totalitarianism. F em.

  12. Some of us have traditions to live up to, based on family stories handed down.

    Stories about bravery, endurance, heroism, from hard times survived in peace and in war.

    Heroes, don't tend to run away at the slightest whiff of danger, believe it or not.

    Or maybe they do, but only live to fight again another day… but the time for that is over.

    I can't tell you how disappointed I am with folks in general.

    Turned out, mostly they are lazy ignorant cowards.

    All you have to do is find something that you believe in strongly enough.

    I just, uphold the martial traditions of my forebears in recognition of what they endured.

  13. Good lord Heather. Maybe it's my age, 66, I have been a rebel going against the grain all my life. I would not describe my life as you described! I surround my self with art and gardening in my rural local. I really don't need to convince anyone of how to live their life or his to understand mine. If they want to discuss a topic cool if not and they dismiss me for my opinion cool. All my liberal friends and family were not surprised at all about my choices. I can't help them with their fear and I try not to be angry.

  14. I'm double vaccinated and believe in the efficacy of the vaccines. But I find it amusing that the public health officials and government tells us that we still need to wear masks to protect the unvaccinated, the elderly and people with comorbidities. As if a piece of cloth or a paper is going to mitigate the spread of a highly contagious airborne virus. Meanwhile in Austria where you have to wear a freaking respirator in a supermarket, they are back into lockdown. lmao.

    Our provincial government (Ontario) has given us a potential timeline for scrapping mask mandates (March 28th 2022) but whose to say they wouldn't shift the goal post or put mask mandates back in at a future date? We have had mask mandates since July 2020 in Ontario with no break in between.

  15. (Because of my capacity for critical thought) I was alone on Thanksgiving while my clueless family gathered half a mile away.
    I was also excluded from a similar gathering over the summer…
    I'll need to be unconscious or restrained first…

  16. Thinking and analysing for themselves is hard and takes time. Being told what to do is easy. Compliance is instant gratification of belonging. People usually take the easy way out, if/when provided.

  17. Losing weak-minded and essentially unloyal fake friends has been a Hallmark of existence for actual vital thinkers since 2015 as a mass experience and really can be considered a result of when the mass media became a full-blown propaganda tool. Not that it wasn't always propaganda but before it was full blown it would at least pay lip service to some form of objectivity. I think the problem exists mostly in the TV watchers versus the internet people with a special strain reserved for social media addicts who go right in with the TV people.

  18. Thank you both for all you do. The more I watch, the more I enjoy your insights. I don't watch too often so maybe I'm late to the game but just found out from this clip that you're fellow Oregonians! I too agree that this whole mask thing is for compliance and not based on science.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *