Please enjoy the continuation of my recent conversation with Nick Hazelton. Herein we discuss how to respect fire, trust your kids, encouraging curiosity, learning to be safe around weapons, how to destroy the love of learning, my journey to learning piano, my journey to learning chess, nothing is learned by a win, public education attempts to predict the future, government school vs. prison, revealing the gun in the room and more!
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ― Plutarch
Please enjoy my recent conversation with Nick Hazelton. Herein we discuss my experience as a stay home unschooling father, my journey to Voluntaryism, Unschooling, and Peaceful Parenting, being logically consistent, restricting maturity and growth, appeal to antiquity logical fallacy, never forget about the individual, universal morality, raising peaceful people, the difficult way to parent, what is peaceful parenting, inquisitiveness is true education, creativity cannot be forced, socialization argument, not recognizing authority, dealing with tantrums in public, Adverse Childhood Experiences study, natural consequences and more!
Please enjoy this recent episode of the Seeds of Liberty Podcast. This week we were joined by Christopher Chase Rachels, author of “Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case For A Stateless Society” and founder of the Voluntaryist Initiative. Herein we discussed the beginnings of the Voluntaryist Initiative, how peaceful parenting is a necessary but insufficient means towards achieving a free society, self-segregation, how a capitalist system allows for communism but not the other way around, how socialism being feasible on the family level does not translate to it working for millions, how production is the necessary antecedent to consumption, how hacktivism can be a useful tool in circumventing the supposed necessity of the State, what led Chase to write his book, answering the “How would X work?” questions, assuaging the fears of a stateless society, bridging the gap between layman and scholar, how voting upholds the perceived legitimacy of the State, how monarchies are preferable to democracies, and more!
Please enjoy my recent conversation with Jackie Rae. Herein we discuss how she became a Voluntaryist, silence in the face of injustice, Stefan Molyneux influence, losing Facebook friends, permissive parenting, trust is more important than anything you teach your children, understanding natural consequences to actions, growing up with guns, her unschooling philosophy, never ending learning, escaping a life of coercion, the ends justify the means fallacy, true learning is entirely voluntary, indoctrination is involuntary and forced, learning and living are inseparable, central planners try to predict the future, respect your elders fallacy, change always starts with the individual, to receive respect one must first respect others, treat your children as you would a good friend or a dear neighbor, it’s not about control it’s about communication, teach reason by reasoning with kids, corporal punishment, individual psychopathic crime pales in comparison with State crime, live anarchy, be the example, legal plunder, forced association is not socialization and more!
If I had to make a general rule for living and working with children, it might be this: be wary of saying or doing anything to a child that you would not do to another adult, whose opinion and affection you valued.
Please enjoy this recent episode of the Seeds of Liberty Podcast. This week we had Cynthia Wells filling in for Danilo and we were joined for the first half of the show by Nick Bernabe, the man behind theantimedia.org and its related projects. Herein we discuss how/why Nick became inspired to start theantimedia.org, his path to voluntaryism, selective interpretations of democracy, media propaganda, imagining the 40’s and 50’s with alcohol prohibition still in place, the Drug War, a $2000 roach, being arrested for profit, living in fear of your neighbor, the Uber-ization of everything, ending stigmatization, building a culture of encryption, living your life in anarchy, how human action is often the path of least resistance, generations of questions, the worth of a college degree when everyone has one, peaceful parenting, keeping the lines of communication open with your kids, trying to connect with an automaton, being so statist that you went to the school for law enforcement and criminal justice, how you don’t matter to the elite as long as your generating revenue, and more!
Media, like an un-mannered master, manipulates the meek minds.