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Statism is indeed a religion. And like most religions, adherents can get very defensive and sometimes even aggressive (verbally and otherwise) when you question the basis of their beliefs.

What blows me away is how easy it is to poke holes in the dogma. How are we so easily convinced of such fallacies so easily?

Maybe that is part of the aggression - feeling stupid when the simplicity of the deception is revealed?

BTW the imagery in the video is at times very disturbing so just listen to the audio perhaps?
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I highly recommend giving #CGJung 's "The Undiscovered Self" a read through, if you haven't already. Touches on this and more. first published 1957 it's still the same...

“Naturally, society has an indisputable right to protect itself against arrant subjectivisms, but, in so far as society is itself composed of de-individualized human beings, it is completely at the mercy of ruthless individualists. Let it band together into groups and organizations as much as it likes – it is just this banding together and the resultant extinction of the individual personality that makes it succumb so readily to a dictator. A million zeros joined together do not, unfortunately, add up to one. Ultimately everything depends on the quality of the individual, but our fatally short-sighted age thinks only in terms of large numbers and mass organizations, though one would think that the world had seen more than enough of what a well-disciplined mob can do in the hand of a single madman.”
― C.G. Jung, The Undiscovered Self

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/67891.The_Undiscovered_Self

And I can't help but to include this as well...

“The difference between a criminal and an outlaw is that while criminals frequently are victims, outlaws never are. Indeed, the first step toward becoming a true outlaw is the refusal to be victimized. All people who live subject to other people's laws are victims. People who break laws out of greed, frustration, or vengeance are victims. People who overturn laws in order to replace them with their own laws are victims. ( I am speaking here of revolutionaries.) We outlaws, however, live beyond the law. We don't merely live beyond the letter of the law-many businessmen, most politicians, and all cops do that-we live beyond the spirit of the law. In a sense, then, we live beyond society. Have we a common goal, that goal is to turn the tables on the 'nature' of society. When we succeed, we raise the exhilaration content of the universe. We even raise it a little bit when we fail. When war turns whole populations into sleepwalkers, outlaws don't join forces with alarm clocks. Outlaws, like poets, rearrange the nightmare... 'When freedom is outlawed, only outlaws will be free.' There are outlaw maps that lead to outlaw treasures. Unwilling to wait for mankind to improve, the outlaw lives as if that day were here. Outlaws are can openers in the supermarket of life.”
― Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker
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Free is always good, right?
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This is an absolutely great and genuine conversation, worth a listen.
 
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Social movements are fascinating. This is a great chat with a former "feminist" about possible motivations behind the movement and how they have changed over time. Worth a listen if you have any interest in the insanity plaguing many parts of the world.
 
Why I Am Not A Feminist | Janice Fiamengo and Stefan Molyneux
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Raise this topic with friends and family - and even random people you meet while out and about!

Raising the standards we have around parenting is one of the greatest things we can do to bring peace and prosperity to the future.
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Government is the lack of humility. Government is the arrogance that experts know how to solve problems. It is the arrogance that "the people" know what is best for everyone.

Freedom is the ability to see a problem and stop and think "Damn, I'm not sure how to solve this. But it will be fun figuring it out!"
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I don't think Stefan says that peaceful parenting will result in children that aren't statists.

The strategy as I understand it is; raising children peacefully results in people able to entertain arguments against the state more readily than children raised abusively/in authoritarian households.

Society reflects the family and by breeding voluntarism in the family, we breed voluntarism in society.

Peaceful parenting isn't a panacea, it is simply the way to raise a generation of people who are open to the idea of voluntarism. Peaceful parenting in and of itself it won't solve the problem. It will just lay the track for the freedom train to come rolling into town.

Incidentally, I haven't seen a huge amount of your work, but what I have seen has been amazing. You're an inspiration +AdamKokesh, keep it up!
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The Clintons sound like genuinely, deeply evil human beings...
 
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As a parent, this is a very uncomfortable way to think of one's self. But just give it a listen and mull over the thoughts and ideas for a few days.

The thrust of the message is that as parents, our children are our customers. The customer isn't always right - but as service providers we should constantly strive to ensure that our customers are happy and want to continue to "do business" with us.

Not only does this build strong and robust relationships with our children, but it also makes the contrast between positive and negative relationships very stark. This will help them avoid negative relationships and keep them surrounded by positive, supportive people. And isn't that all we really want for them?
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Sound like a boring topic? Wrong! If you have any interest at all in making the world a just and good place, have a listen! Great stuff.
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Be a skeptic, not a "denier". To be skeptical requires perpetual curiosity about everything. Even be skeptical about your skepticism!
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mm none of this is news to me.  I struggle to believe this isn't common sense.  I find it very strange that nobody ever mentions the shifting of the magnetic poles.  Surely something that significant requires as much notice as solar activity.
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