How Four Ex-Leftists Escaped Groupthink | Video
The Black Sheep In Conversation With Reality's Last Stand
The black sheep isn’t so much a static symbol, but a life path. Black sheep are people who’ve become alienated from a group for simply challenging the norm.
There are recognizable steps every black sheep takes, like the growing distance between them and a group they were part of, and the final straw that leads the individual to break with their group, despite the cost.
Two black sheep who’ve walked this path are Colin Wright and Christina Buttons. These two are leading activists spreading the truth of the reality of biological sex, supporting detransitioners, and informing legislators.
Colin and Christina are long-time friends and colleagues of Salomé and Jake’s and we’re proud to have them for The Black Sheep’s first video of many to come. In this video, we discuss:
Our black sheep paths
Gender pseudo-science and the latest related data
How our political views have evolved
Strategies for winning the culture war
Colin and Christina run Reality’s Last Stand together, a must-follow publication that helped inspire us to start The Black Sheep.
You can check out Jake’s latest essay published in Reality’s Last Stand today: “No, Ayaan, Christianity Can’t Win The Civilizational War.”
Jump to the following time code to go straight to your area of interest:
0:00 Jake & Salomé Intro
2:24 Colin & Christina Intro
9:18 Becoming Politically Homeless
15:51 The Limits of Cancel Culture
21:15 RFK Jr Gossip & The 2024 Election
27:25 Differing Causes For Leaving The Left
29:20 Why Democracy is Bad
34:09 Having Contentious Conversations
38:49 The Merits of Disagreeableness
44:20 We Weren't Evolved for Big Societies
51:35 Seeking Out Challenging Ideas
55:08 Becoming Less Defensive
59:07 Is Federalism Possible?
1:03:38 Persuading In A Hostile Environment
1:17:56 How Social Media Warps Speakers
1:25:10 Should We Call Things Evil?
1:33:24 Why Isn't Libertarianism More Popular?
1:37:54 The Ethics of Inequality
1:41:32 Colin The Insect Biologist
1:47:40 Bad Academic Departments
1:54:00 Can We Protect Children?
1:59:45 Trans Adults vs. Trans Children
2:01:45 Staying Socially Liberal