Andy’s new magnum opus, The New Heretics: Understanding the Conspiracy Theories Polarizing the World, is due for publication this coming December…
Andy Thomas was not idle during the lockdowns … Concerned at the world of polarity, censorship and misunderstanding of ‘alternative’ views which has risen alarmingly in recent times, as illustrated by the US Capitol invasion, pandemic claims and counterclaims and other huge controversies (see below), he has written a book which addresses exactly why all this is happening – and how the fallout from it can be dealt with in far more constructive ways. Silencing people does not make difficult views vanish; if we don’t hear them out and properly comprehend why so many people are now challenging convention, we risk creating a harsh Orwellian world of heavily controlled centralisation. But other, better paths are available to humanity …
Due for publication by Watkins Publishing in December 2021, The New Heretics unfolds naturally from some of the themes explored in Andy’s books Conspiracies and The Truth Agenda but adds many more layers to really get to the deeper fundamentals of what runs beneath many current schisms, expanding into a truly thought-provoking and expansive treatise on the entire future of truth and freedom – and the human race. At 432 pages, this is Andy’s longest and most ambitious book to date.
Official information on the book follows:
The New Heretics is the most balanced and well-reasoned investigation available into the rise of divisive conspiracy theories and global polarization.
Using his extensive experience of negotiating between cynics and truth seekers, in this challenging and groundbreaking book, The New Heretics, Andy Thomas explores the judgement surrounding conspiracy theories – and the future of free expression.
The new heretics are seen to threaten modern society, spreading doubts and fears that result in Washington Capitol invasions and “anti-vax” material. Yet they prefer to call themselves “truth seekers” and see the mainstream establishment and its increasingly censorious policies as the real disruptor, endangering human liberty.
In reality, the new heretics, whose numbers are swelling, are symptoms of a wider polarization splitting much of the world in ideological divisions. Nuanced debate in all directions has been crushed by information overload and distrust in politicians and the media, breeding uncertainty, civil unrest and mental health issues.
In a world of 24/7 online exchanges, it is easy to find a side we already agree with and stick to it. The New Heretics challenges all of us to understand conflicting perspectives and conspiracy thinking in new ways to encourage the open flow of discussions once more and help define truth without creating dystopian futures.
The New Heretics covers many subjects, including:
QAnon · the US Capitol invasion · COVID-19 · vaccine controversies · alternative facts · the ‘Great Reset’ · 5G and EMF sensitivity · climate debates · censorship issues · ‘cancel culture’ · 9/11 · paranormal beliefs (UFOs, crop circles, astrology, psi phenomena) … and much more.
Watch the below YouTube video of Andy (genuinely) opening the very first copy of his forthcoming book The New Heretics and giving a brief outline of its content and why the book is so necessary: