The New Heretics: Polarisation, Conspiracies and Freedom
Presented by Andy Thomas
Andy’s latest book The New Heretics highlights serious issues with the way freedom of expression and choice is being destroyed by an establishment that seems to believe suppression actually changes people’s minds – when it doesn’t. The pandemic and the many different polarised responses to it, along with other contentious recent events, has revealed serious divisions in who people trust and what they believe, fostering a suspicion once again that fear is being used to control populations. But with everyone fighting their corners, both mainstream and alternative, it is easy to fall into hatred and oppositional thinking that helps no one. Based on his own experiences with researching conspiracies and the paranormal, Andy looks at how we as genuine truth seekers, now seen as ‘the new heretics’, can approach different opinions in ways that are more constructive and which could make a real difference to the way we pursue causes, without losing the fire of our convictions. True free speech must prevail for all if the world is to avoid an even more dystopian future.
Andy is a leading researcher into mysteries and cover-ups and is the author of The New Heretics as well as the acclaimed The Truth Agenda and Conspiracies, all widely praised for providing real and balanced insights into conspiracy thinking and paranormal research. Andy is one of Britain’s most prolific lecturers and has spoken in many other countries. He has made numerous radio and TV appearances. Andy is also founder of Changing Times, which holds events on truth and mysteries, and he is a key organiser of the Glastonbury Symposium, the UK’s renowned alternative conference.
Andy’s website: www.truthagenda.org