Be Reasonable: Episode #067 – Darren Nesbitt

Marsh is joined by returning guest Darren Nesbitt, a flat earth proponent who has become a prominent figure in the anti-lockdown protests, and whose folk song “Stick Your New World Order Up Your Arse (We Are The 99%)“ became something of an anthem for the protests against COVID-19 safety measures.

  1. #1 by Darryl Anthony on February 26, 2021 - 10:18

    Blimey Marsh, you have the patience of a saint. It sickens me to hear Darren “I’m just a guy” Nesbitt blaming the “scamdemic” for a rise in suicides when my own brother has told me he will commit suicide if he feels he is forced to have a vaccine in order to travel abroad – his decision informed by the likes of Mr. Nesbitt and his “awake” contemporaries. Darren Nesbitt is a dangerous individual who wields more power – either through accident or design – than he knows, or will admit to. Patronising c**t as well isn’t he.

  2. #2 by Chris on February 27, 2021 - 11:17

    Bravo to Marsh for having the patience to deal with Nesbitt’s baffling spider diagram of a mind. I’m not sure that I learned much, but listening to the back and forth was interesting and entertaining.

    There seems to be a theme on this podcast of charismatic guests who are easy to like and who talk a good game about open-minded debate, but instead of having an actual debate they just deploy a series of tricks to let them wriggle out of the debate while also projecting complete confidence in their position. It puts the host in the impossible position of either following every possible conversational detour to it’s conclusion or trying to stay on topic and letting those bullshit tactics go unchecked.

  3. #3 by Stephen James on February 28, 2021 - 02:25

    I appreciate that you try to bring opposing viewpoints on the show, however I think that providing a platform for this type of misinformation seems irresponsible.

  4. #4 by Rob on March 2, 2021 - 23:48

    Darren mentions the Isle of Man as not having lockdown. It does now.

  5. #5 by FelisUncia on July 30, 2021 - 17:43

    Fascinating that you’re having a pretty benign and friendly conversation, then as soon as his ‘asymptomatic diseases’ theory is, in effect, shot down, he turns on you in quite a nasty way.

  6. #6 by Arlo on September 19, 2021 - 20:31

    Small point but:
    The guest said Pasture developed the smallpox vaccine and later said he was wrong. Didn’t Dr. Jenner develop the smallpox vaccine (and the concept of vaccines in general) while Pasture developed pasteurisation?

    I didn’t learn much at school, so I’m going off trying to teach myself, so if I’m researching poorly I need to know. I’m fairly sure I’ve got that right though.

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