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There are some extremely interesting, heterodox thinkers on Substack — for today’s free thinkers, this platform truly is to us what the Left Bank of Paris was for the Lost Generation of writers after World War I — and joining in the conversations happening here has been extremely enjoyable and rewarding.

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I'm a regular human trying to make sense of this crazy clownworld. Let's compare notes and share strategies!

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Trying to navigate this crazy clownworld and sifting through the BS to get to what's real. Let's compare notes!