- Freedomain RadioPhilosopher, Host, Freedomain Radio, 2005 - present
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As the host of Freedomain Radio, Stefan has interviewed experts Dr. Nathaniel Branden, Jeffery Tucker, Dr. Warren Farrell, Janet Heimlich, Peter Schiff, Dr. Peter Boghossian, Dr. Mary J. Ruwart, Stephan Kinsella, Lloyd deMause, Dr. Cordelia Fine and many others.
Prior to launching Freedomain Radio, Stefan built a thriving career as a software entrepreneur and executive. In 2006, he left his work in the tech industry to devote his efforts to Freedomain Radio. Now a self-identified full-time parent and philosopher, Stefan speaks regularly at liberty-themed events all over North and South America. His speeches cover subjects ranging from politics, philosophy, science, atheism and economics to relationships, parenting and how to achieve real freedom in your life.
Stefan is the author of two novels, “Revolutions” and “The God of Atheists,” as well as eight non-fiction books on relationships, government and religion.
Past live appearances include presentations at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum, the Porcupine Freedom Festival, Libertopia, Students For Liberty, FreedomFest, LibertyNow, Capitalism and Morality, LibertyFest West, the Brazilian Mises Institute’s Idieas em Movimento, Freedom Summit, and the Global Escape Hatch.
Stefan has participated in a number of live debates, among them: “The Function of the State in Society” with Professor Vladimir Safatle, “How Much Government is Necessary?” with Michael Badnarik, “The Role of the State in a Civil Society” with Sam Seder, “Conservatism vs. Anarchism” with Jake Diliberto, “Should Libertarians Abandon Politics?” with Ernest Hancock and “Atheism vs. Agnosticism” on Free Talk Live.
In addition to hosting his own regular show, Stefan has been a guest on radio and television programs such as RT America’s “Breaking the Set” with Abby Martin, “Adam vs. The Man” with Adam Kokesh, and “The Keiser Report” with Max Keiser.
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ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF OWNING YOUR OWN COUNTRY!!!!
Once people stop abdicating their responsibilities to the corrupt elitist that you talk about. Their own common sense will tell them what really needs to be done to take back control and make things better for them.
I would like to see a time when the people have the confidence to say to any of their government workers, no matter who they are, "Oi don't disrespect me, you work for me".
That is the principle regarding the rights of the employer over his/her employees. If you have those endemic rights, you don't need bogus human rights or privileges. Your their boss and they know it.
No one in 2015 (not in this plane of existence anyhow) can chisel a hole in 2 separate cells at a supposed "Maximum Security Prison" without being either a.) noticed or b.) systematically allowed, then proceed to crawl out of a 400 ft pipe, cut through a locked manhole cover, and just disappear into the night with barely a trace, guard-assisted or not. Many other alleged details smell fishy, I won't get into. The whole thing smacks of a cheesy CSI script, or a B movie plot, not any reality I know.
"Wherein lies the motivations and incentives?" should be our 1st query in analyzing and judging the myriad quandaries and conundrums insistently foisted upon us daily by our would-be captors or masters. Who stands to gain what out of these events? The pendulum of 'gain' swings FAR greater to the side of statist, totalitarian militarized gangs (when you see scores of shock troops, SWAT teams, and Humvees mobilized into suburban neighborhoods, you can see plainly the magnitude of the power grabs and politics being levied).
These dialectics and analysis tools are our best recourse to sift through and distill an unprecedented volume of disinformation and propaganda, presupposing that we have luxury here in June 2015 to engage in such pursuits to begin with (which should exclude certain detractors above, Molyneux as well, who show already they lack the requisite patience and discernment to deduce these matters).
That all aside, as to your "moral degeneracy being the spark of new awakening", I fear I can't depart much from that common basis we share. We are all prisoners, on this earth, to some degree or another, unknowingly or not..
Some are prisoners merely to their own "shell of humanity"- their proximate circumstance that binds to some degree their range of motion.. their skin.. the physical limits beyond which their imaginations, wants, desires, aspirations and drives fly far, far beyond, into the unattainable. We all share this sort of 'prison', depending on the degree to which we've been indoctrinated and inculcated by Bernaysian regimes (I highly recommend "Century of the Self") to want that which we have no use for.
But beyond that, some are born into more restricted situations, while yet others manage their way into greater entrapments and prisons, of all types, which are well-documented.
So yes, I fully concur. Those of us knowing, embodying and exuding this realization, are more prepared / equipped / lucid to take on whatever challenges await us. Whereas other more naive and foolish ones who would immediately disavow any knowledge of, or disclaim that any sort of bondage holding them whatsoever-- we can instantly recognize the terrible error in their judgment of the facts, their blindness to the world around them, given the immediate truth we can see plain as day that their VERY BODY constrains them, not to mention the untold bondages referenced above, in FDR shows, elsewhere, etc.
So one who can't acknowledge this simple, basic starting point, is surely on rocky footing to even go further. Plato as well wrote of prison-like, barracks-style structures to house workers and soldiers, in The Republic (another recommended work for study).
Having lived, in actual corporeal ways, in some confined/rights-stripped conditions myself (which was an exogenous shock to me, not even to do with any legal or criminal problems, but simply imposed on me by random happenstance, quite apart from my natural upbringing, what my lineage of kin prior to me had ever been subject to), and luckily escaped those snares, I know very palpably how real this dilemma is.
Most people on this planet are well-admonished to recognize fully the prevalence, ubiquity, and pervasiveness of such penitentiary style arrangements that exist all around us (not just within the walls of prisons. Not in the slightest, lol), and make 'adjustments' accordingly. Unfortunately, given the sample set of folks I've broached these subjects with and their tepid responses, I highly doubt the average person's willingness or capability of even 'going there'.