Anxiety Addiction & Ascension

The Anxiety Addiction & Ascension Substack explores societal, cultural, and global issues through a critical lens, challenging mainstream narratives and advocating for personal sovereignty, skepticism towards authority, and the pursuit of truth. It discusses the impacts of global elites, propaganda, societal norms, and personal empowerment in facing contemporary challenges.

Global Conflicts and Politics Societal and Economic Challenges Workplace Culture and Compliance LGBTQ+ Activism Existential Threats Consumerism and Identity Vaccine Skepticism Power of Words and Ideas Marxism and Personal Responsibility Grief and Resilience Knowledge Seeking and Critical Thinking Corporate Influence and ESG Investing Middle East Conflicts Artificial Intelligence Transgender Ideology Propaganda Personal Responsibility and Self-Sufficiency Cultural and Ideological Critique Health and Wellness Creativity and Substance Abuse

The hottest Substack posts of Anxiety Addiction & Ascension

And their main takeaways
197 implied HN points • 31 Jan 24
  1. The post discusses the potential for a call-up to the army in the event of a war with Russia, with emphasis on the controversial and potentially insincere motives behind such actions.
  2. It highlights the concept of nations becoming irrelevant and being manipulated by supranational interests like central banks and arms manufacturers.
  3. The post advocates against getting involved in futile and unwinnable conflicts, criticizes warmongering attitudes, and calls for a revolution against forced financial servitude and military involvement.
158 implied HN points • 08 Feb 24
  1. The middle class is facing challenges like wage stagnation and inflation, impacting their standard of living.
  2. Everyday costs like groceries are significantly increasing, impacting individuals' budgets.
  3. Luxury experiences such as stays at high-end hotels are becoming more expensive and less accessible, signaling a broader trend of economic strain on the middle class.
118 implied HN points • 15 Jan 24
  1. The taboo around vaccine skepticism may be illusory, as there are more individuals who share similar views than commonly believed.
  2. Navigating discussions on controversial topics, like vaccine skepticism, can be a challenge in personal relationships, including while dating.
  3. Expressing views on sensitive topics, like vaccine skepticism, may lead to finding like-minded individuals and help reduce feelings of isolation and marginalization.
138 implied HN points • 05 Dec 23
  1. Annual compliance training can be tedious but necessary to adhere to workplace rules and ideologies
  2. New compliance modules focusing on topics like sexual harassment may have controversial or biased content
  3. Increased push for women and underrepresented groups in leadership roles in corporations may be linked to workplace dynamics and the evolving corporate agenda
118 implied HN points • 20 Nov 23
  1. The essence of Fight Club resonates with a rejection of consumerism and mainstream societal expectations, particularly targeting materialism and globalism.
  2. The movie's deeper meanings and interpretations vary widely, sparking discussions on masculinity, rebellion, and individual identity.
  3. Personal experiences often reflect the themes explored in Fight Club, highlighting the consequences of prioritizing material possessions and societal norms over genuine fulfillment and self-awareness.
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59 implied HN points • 18 Dec 23
  1. Regular people can make a difference by enabling each other's awakening through small actions.
  2. Being a 'landing pad' for those awakening from societal norms or beliefs is crucial in helping them navigate conflicting information and making sense of the world.
  3. Signs indicate a shift in societal outlook with an increasing healthy distrust and skepticism towards power structures, potentially leading towards systemic change.
98 implied HN points • 11 Oct 23
  1. Being hypervigilant and expecting extreme crises may make us miss subtle, gradual tactics that could be used against us.
  2. The strategy of the opposition may shift from one big event to a series of smaller, ongoing crises to wear down resistance.
  3. To combat the potential 'Nothingburger Reset,' we must stay prepared for the unexpected, build resilience, and be vigilant against deception.
98 implied HN points • 03 Oct 23
  1. Personal grief is often an individual experience, and it can be uniquely isolating, but it can also strengthen us as we navigate through it alone.
  2. Adversity, whether from personal loss or external challenges like tyranny, can be faced with practical steps that bring order to chaos, making us stronger and more capable.
  3. Collective grief, experienced together during challenging times, can lead to a shared resilience and solidarity that can fuel movements and revolutions.
138 implied HN points • 11 Jul 23
  1. LGBTQ activists can be perceived as intolerant and aggressive when enforcing their beliefs on others in professional settings.
  2. The narrative points out the manipulation and power strategies employed by some activists in the LGBTQ community.
  3. The story highlights the increasing polarization and challenges in maintaining tolerance towards diverse perspectives in modern society.
59 implied HN points • 07 Nov 23
  1. The modern 'left' has shifted away from traditional left-wing values like workers' rights, social welfare, and conservation, embracing contradictory and exaggerated positions.
  2. The proposed wind turbine development in Queensland highlights a radical departure from traditional conservationism, calling for the eradication of koala habitat and using inhumane methods like a 'sharp blow with a hammer to the skull' for euthanizing koalas.
  3. The author argues that the current progressive ideology is not representative of traditional leftism but is a cult-like adherence to globalist doctrine, emphasizing the need to stop referring to them as 'the left.'
118 implied HN points • 06 Jun 23
  1. Existential threats are often portrayed as unseen, lurking dangers that terrify us. Popular threats include pandemics, climate change, and alien invasions.
  2. The true existential threat to humanity lies with the power elites who govern us. War, genocide, and other actions by ruling elites have caused more human deaths than major pandemics.
  3. Fear-inducing narratives like climate change are used to distract from the real threat posed by familiar leaders. The greatest danger often comes from those we know rather than unknown external forces.
79 implied HN points • 05 Sep 23
  1. The author reflects on how Greta Thunberg's message about her stolen childhood is misguided, believing it's actually the common people who have had their childhood taken by societal norms.
  2. The narrative describes the nostalgic appeal of 80s music and how 'You're the Voice' symbolizes a shared childhood for many, creating a sense of unity during a turbulent time of the Cold War.
  3. The author expresses disappointment in John Farnham allowing his song to be used in a political campaign, feeling that it has tainted the song's legacy and stolen a piece of their childhood.
59 implied HN points • 17 Oct 23
  1. Both the Australian and New Zealand left-wing establishments faced defeats, but only one outcome was a true victory for the common people.
  2. In the complex web of politics, distinctions between parties often amount to little real change for regular working and middle-class individuals.
  3. Referendums can provide a clearer reflection of the collective voice of the people, as seen with the significant 'No' vote in Australia's Indigenous Voice to Parliament Referendum.
98 implied HN points • 03 Jul 23
  1. BlackRock's Larry Fink disowns the term ESG due to its weaponization by different political sides, showing a shift in the discourse in the financial system.
  2. Investors are becoming more critical of woke ideologies impacting businesses, as seen in stock losses by companies embracing certain ideologies.
  3. The potential rebranding of ESG indicates a shift in focus but doesn't eliminate the underlying goals of corporate influence and control.
79 implied HN points • 08 Aug 23
  1. The importance of discussing Covid vaccine harms and the reluctance in society to address this issue openly.
  2. The need for influencers and thought leaders to take a stand on vaccine harms to drive the conversation into mainstream discourse.
  3. Challenging individuals who avoid discussing vaccine harms and emphasizing the importance of separating those who address the issue from those who do not.
98 implied HN points • 18 Apr 23
  1. Belief in eternal truths, such as individual autonomy and protection from coercion, is paramount.
  2. Facing reality and accepting personal responsibility are crucial for overcoming addiction and understanding societal deceptions.
  3. Marxism is criticized for denying reality, seeking power over truth, and disregarding eternal truths, leading to societal manipulation.
118 implied HN points • 26 Dec 22
  1. Words and ideas have the power to change the world - they can spark movements and awaken people to important truths.
  2. Expressing gratitude and sharing knowledge can lead to a collective will for freedom and a better future for society.
  3. Encouraging conversations and shedding light on important issues through words and ideas are crucial steps towards a more enlightened and free world.
59 implied HN points • 29 Aug 23
  1. There is a shift in support for ESG investing among major players like BlackRock and Vanguard, leading to a significant decline in backing shareholder proposals on environmental and social issues.
  2. The decrease in ESG support may be influenced by criticisms of being too 'woke' and the economic feasibility of these initiatives, indicating a growing public awareness and skepticism towards such programs.
  3. The narrative draws parallels between the handling of ESG investing in the financial world and the deceptive practices observed in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during the Holocaust, highlighting the potential dangers of ignoring warning signs and blindly following ideologies.
79 implied HN points • 20 Jun 23
  1. The term 'The Left' is not accurately representing those behind cultural forces like wokeness.
  2. The true orchestrators of societal malaise are not typical left-wing activists, but rather powerful individuals within the establishment.
  3. Wokeness and related ideologies are creations of the system aiming to divide people and divert attention from the true sources of societal issues.
79 implied HN points • 13 Jun 23
  1. No one is coming to save us; we must take personal responsibility and not rely on political saviors.
  2. The current political system is designed to stymie well-intentioned individuals; true rulers are banks, corporations, billionaires, and global financiers.
  3. To combat tyranny and maintain independence, individuals must prioritize self-sufficiency, physical health, mental well-being, and financial literacy.
79 implied HN points • 23 May 23
  1. Value comes from scarcity, and the abundance of AI-generated content reduces its value and meaning.
  2. The convenience and entertainment offered by AI tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney risk dumbing down humanity and making genuine creativity obsolete.
  3. Human achievement, with all its imperfections and struggles, holds more value and meaning than the easily obtainable and abundant content created by AI.
79 implied HN points • 11 Apr 23
  1. Propaganda is still prevalent today, disguised as PR, marketing, news media, and entertainment, influencing society without people realizing it.
  2. Many individuals, even with a basic understanding of faults in mainstream ideology, can fall prey to propaganda due to constant exposure from sources like TV networks.
  3. It's crucial to help loved ones find their way out of propaganda's grasp by engaging in rational discourse and providing alternate perspectives.
79 implied HN points • 27 Mar 23
  1. Trans ideology requires abandoning critical thinking, making it crucial to the establishment
  2. The Trans issue is not just a cultural clash; it symbolizes the dismantling of the West's ability to reason, paving the way for tyranny
  3. The battle over the Trans issue signifies a crucial struggle for the minds of people in the West, challenging basic realities and leading to a realm of 'pure, unadulterated madness'
59 implied HN points • 15 Aug 23
  1. Fourth Wave Feminism hijacking the FIFA Women’s World Cup, turning it into a platform for identity politics and woke Neo-Marxism.
  2. Channel 9's portrayal of women's economic power at odds with the reality of corporate influence and manipulation in cultural narratives.
  3. The societal dynamics suggest that women have cultural and social power but do not face oppression, despite the narrative pushed by certain media outlets.
39 implied HN points • 12 Sep 23
  1. Andrew Tate is considered divisive within different ideological circles, being seen as either a savior or a criminal.
  2. The case against Andrew Tate is questioned due to flimsy evidence and potential ulterior motives behind his prosecution.
  3. Andrew Tate's extreme persona and views are seen as a reaction to the societal shift towards a more feminized culture.
59 implied HN points • 27 Feb 23
  1. Ukraine conflict is seen as similar to the Vietnam War - an unwinnable situation that needs celebrity endorsement for public support.
  2. Supporting Ukraine in the conflict inadvertently fuels the war machine, benefiting defense contractors like Boeing and Raytheon.
  3. The idea that Ukraine is a thriving liberal democracy is challenged, with a belief that the conflict serves the geopolitical interests of the West rather than aiming for a resolution.
59 implied HN points • 02 May 23
  1. Taxpayers should not bear the burden of Covid vaccine injury claims, the actual wrongdoers should be held accountable.
  2. Awareness is crucial as some governments have acknowledged Covid vaccine safety issues and started compensation programs.
  3. Seeking accountability from all involved in pushing the vaccines, from pharmaceutical companies to public figures, is necessary for justice.
59 implied HN points • 15 May 23
  1. Pfizer supporting Australia's Indigenous Voice to Parliament may be motivated by gaining 'woke' credibility and potential commercial benefits through legislative influence.
  2. The Voice to Parliament seeks to create an unelected, unaccountable government branch, potentially undermining democracy.
  3. Big corporations like Pfizer supporting social causes can use donations to activist groups to influence legislation, highlighting a common trend in corporate social responsibility for vested interests.
59 implied HN points • 09 May 23
  1. The financial system is facing a crisis with inflation rates far exceeding official figures, leading to a significant decrease in purchasing power for individuals.
  2. Central banks are struggling to control inflation through traditional methods like interest rate hikes due to the risk of causing economic turmoil and further financial instability.
  3. There are no easy solutions to the current financial crisis - whether governments keep printing money or raise interest rates, both options have significant downsides that can lead to widespread poverty.
59 implied HN points • 30 May 23
  1. The middle class often holds a grand delusion of status and entitlement to justify their place in a system that benefits the elite and takes from them.
  2. Middle class individuals tend to show servility to the elite, adopting their lifestyles and beliefs to feel closer to them, despite a lack of true status.
  3. Many in the middle class exhibit a lethargic credulity, blindly accepting the narratives and systems in place through distractions and conveniences provided by consumerism.
59 implied HN points • 21 Feb 23
  1. The author reflects on whether World War 2 was truly a 'Good War' and tackles the complexities and moral dilemmas associated with it.
  2. The text discusses the idea that 'should' is a challenging concept to apply to historical events and wars, emphasizing the imperfections and chaos of the universe.
  3. Despite acknowledging the propaganda and complexities surrounding World War 2, the author leans towards seeing their grandfathers as heroes for their role in the war.
79 implied HN points • 13 Dec 22
  1. In this possible future scenario, acquiring a Parenting License is a complex and expensive process, involving strict lifestyle requirements and sacrifices.
  2. The story unfolds with the challenges faced by Steven and Melissa, showing how societal norms and regulations impact their family life and decisions.
  3. The narrative further explores the consequences and transformations experienced by their child, Benny, and the struggle against state intervention in personal matters.
39 implied HN points • 22 Aug 23
  1. The series 'Painkiller' presents a complex portrayal of the opioid crisis and the Sackler family, drawing parallels with the COVID vaccine saga.
  2. The show navigates woke elements like diversity representation and challenges the typical portrayal of pharmaceutical companies as villains.
  3. Despite potential corporate interests in avoiding criticism, 'Painkiller' delivers a strong message of systemic corruption and lack of true justice in tackling Big Pharma crimes.
59 implied HN points • 24 Jan 23
  1. Jacinda Ardern's resignation is not a victory for the right, as it was likely part of her plan from the start to move on to global positions.
  2. Despite Ardern leaving, the overall political agenda in New Zealand is not expected to change significantly, with the same globalist policies likely to continue.
  3. The resignation of politicians like Ardern may not always lead to victories for opposing viewpoints; it can actually represent successes in achieving long-term goals for certain groups.
79 implied HN points • 25 Oct 22
  1. Creativity should not be romanticized as dependent on alcohol and drugs. They can hinder rather than enhance one's work.
  2. The idea of the tortured artist using substances as part of their identity is a harmful myth that can lead to self-deception and hinder creativity.
  3. Using alcohol and drugs excessively can have long-term negative impacts, and moderation and awareness are key to prevent a downward spiral.
39 implied HN points • 25 Jul 23
  1. Incorporating woke ideology into high-precision industries like Formula 1 can risk diminishing performance and value.
  2. Formula 1 is facing challenges with ESG initiatives that could impact its commercial viability, like reducing track action affecting spectator interest.
  3. The clash between the excellence of Formula 1 and the ideological interference of ESG initiatives poses a significant threat to the sport's future.