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Learning How To Think - The education of the...
The classical liberal arts education has been slowly degrading as the curriculum has been filtered through the lens of modernity. In the liberal arts, people are meant to learn how to think. They are led on a path to build a foundational knowledge of the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences so they may participate in what “Robert Maynard Hutchins” referred to as “The Great Conversation.”The classical liberal arts education entails having studied a series of books from “The...
Feminists throw children under the bus
There’s no end to the dreadful chicanery being used to prop up the feminist narrative of virtuous women and villainous men, as we have seen in two recent examples, one from the UK and the other Australia. It is astonishing how hard the ideologues work to deny that essential truth about human nature – that neither gender has a monopoly on vice nor virtue.Last month an Australian social issues journal published the most fascinating research - Allegations of child sexual abuse – which showed...
"If I Were President"
Harvard University Jumps the Shark
Friends, I have no quarrel with a university chaplaincy reaching out to seekers and nonbelievers. But I do have a problem with the religious leadership at Harvard University electing someone who does not believe in God precisely as chaplain. If you don’t believe in God, then you’re not a chaplain.Read my article for the New York Post here: Catholic bishop: Harvard jumped the shark with atheist ‘chaplain’Word has just come down the line that Harvard University has elected its first-ever...
The Convergence Of Chaos… Can You Feel It?
Dear Friends,It seems to me, when I go out lately, I have noticed a tension in the air, it didn’t use to be there, but it is almost palpable today. I think this tension is a result of the convergence of chaos that has engulfed us. Two years ago, 2019, everything was great. “Our future was so bright we had to wear shades.” Then came the Wuhan flu, that, as it turns out, you and I paid to create. Governments across the planet have exploited the fear, generated by the CCPandemic, imposing extra...
Religion had a positive effect during lockdown
The benefits of religion to mental health are well documented and its positive impact during the pandemic has been confirmed by a number of recent studies.Covid-19 has had a profound effect on our lives. Significant moments such as baptisms, first communions, weddings, were postponed due to the restrictions imposed by the government. Many could not the attend the funerals of friends and relatives.Even if we consider it from a merely human point of view, without looking at its supernatural...
How do you break up a social network?
I heard a fairly prominent libertarian say that the case for anti-trust being used against the big social networks is better than any anti-trust case ever seen before.I’m not an expert anti-trust by any stretch. I know enough to know that the case against Standard Oil was nonsense, but let's use it as an example. When you break up a company like that, which actually has assets like oil refineries, the process kind of makes sense to me. You divide up the refineries and make lots of little...
Wednesdays of Wisdom - August 18th, 2021
Hello,In this week's edition, we'll be discussing the philosophy of self-improvement, the disposable male crisis and how a Hells Angel taught me to deal with unpredictable people.On The Philosophy of Self-ImprovmentThere's humility in determining what it is you can actually manage that is why you aim low. I must clarify here, I don’t mean don’t aim nor do I mean don’t aim up. You have to accept the fact that you can set yourself a goal that you can attain, and there's not going to be much...
Mondays of Meaning- August 30th, 2021
Hello,In this week's edition, we'll be discussing hierarchy, whether property is theft, and the development of aggressive children.On Hierarchy and the Reduction of Complexity in the WorldThe world is, for all intents and purposes, infinitely complex. Even if there isn’t a truly infinite number of things, phenomena and facts, there is a sufficient infinity of combinations of things, categories of things, potential and real. This complexity has to be reduced to a level that is manageable at...
2+2 Never Equals 5
"Occasionally in the course of human events it becomes necessary to have to explain something no one would ever have expected to have to defend." -James Lindsay2+2 Never Equals 5“Freedom is the freedom to say that 2+2=4. If that is granted, all else follows” -George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-fournewdiscourses.com
A prime example of manufactured relevance...
What they are doing is called #manufacturedrelevance. It's what individuals who reside within a #falsemeritocracy do as an attempt to retain their position in life's hierarchy of competence, to hide the fact that they're utterly incompetent.State Dept trying to steal credit for rescue of 4 Americans from Afghanistan, organizer says: 'Total lie'The organizer of a private mission to rescue an American mom and her three children from Afghanistan says the U.S. State Department is now trying to...
Reacting to Jordan Peterson's interview with...
Listening to this interview gave me a much deeper sense of respect for McConaughey. The recollection of his twenty six year old self that M.M. recounted felt reassuring that it is ok for me to not know who exactly I am as long as I am taking steps every day to figure that out. I also really liked M.M.’s telling of the “walkabouts” he went on during times in his life when many doors were open and he had to make decisions as to which door would lead toward a life he wanted. I feel that this...
Hans Rookmaaker on Art and and Christianity...
So the title and the photo for the cover of this video was removed four times before I finally censired it for YouTube. Evidently the algorithms, being on the prowl for excesses of the human body, can recognize the form, but not the meaning. So I received notices on Jan Van Eyck's Adam and Eve. One of the great works and part of the Ghent altarpiece. Listen as Dr. Rookmaaker explains why these subjects are so touchy in a lecture from 1976. This is the original cover for the video that YouTube...
Police reveal false allegations are driving...
This is a sequel to my live chat with Evelyn Rae, the ex police officer who spoke out about growing discomfort in the police force about being required to enforce unjust, anti-male laws. There was an interesting skirmish a few weeks ago in Australia over a police union submission to the federal inquiry into family law. In their submission the Queensland Police Union pointed out that false allegations of domestic violence are regularly used to gain advantage in family law disputes and that...
How an entire population becomes mentally ill
Excellent video that really helps to explain what is happening all around us.
New Book: “Light from Light”
Friends, I am happy to announce the release of my newest book, “Light from Light,” the companion to my new film series, “The Creed” https://creed.wordonfire.org.In recent decades, antipathy toward religious belief in general, and Christianity in particular, has been on the rise, with over a quarter of Americans now identifying as religiously unaffiliated. The dumbing down of the faith, the influence of the new atheists, and the culture of self-invention have all contributed to obscuring the...
Character Iliana Baker from "Dig My Way" video...
Character Iliana Baker - sitting versionA sexy schoolgirl for a video game.
Self Censorship
Dear Friends,It seems to me, we self censor all the time, out of courtesy, but today we self censor out of fear. There is a big difference between the two. To self censor out of courtesy shows humility, human heartedness and wisdom. To self censor out of fear, shows there are those with power over you, who will extract a price for telling the truth. Because only truths are censored. Lies are either ignored else ridiculed. Truths are dangerous so must be controlled. Forcing people to speak as...
History Killers: The Academic Fraudulence of...
If the history killers win, it will be because the liberals let them.History Killers: The Academic Fraudulence of the 1619 ProjectWe are currently living in the beginning of a new dark age. Those of us who believe in the liberal values of liberty, free speech, reason, good faith debate, and academic freedom are engaged in an existential battle with the forces of darkness.newdiscourses.com
The Evolution of Ignorance
What is "progress" in knowledge, and how do we measure how much progress we've made?Learn more @ philos-sophia.org
Dune - LITANY AGAINST FEAR | Music Video |...
Akira The Don & DanikaXIX AKA @Comic Book Girl 19 - Litany Against Fear From the DUNEWAVE E.P. STREAM & DOWNLOAD: https://fanlink.to/dunewaveNFT: https://fanlink.to/LitanyAgainstFearNFT🔗 ALL OUR LINKS: https://linktr.ee/akirathedon 🌊
Equality Can't Exist Without God
It’s interesting in my conversations with some of my secular or atheist friends to talk about equality. First of all, we really don’t have a good definition of the word - but it vaguely means - all people are of equal value. I have found that the philosophies on Equality usually fall into two camps. My right-leaning atheist friends love to dismiss equality as some fairy tale. They take the Nietzschean view of life that the weak are gonna be ruled by the strong and it is folly to try and...
How Did We Get Here And Why Are We Allowing...
An opinion from Nanook North of the Freemans Guild US, posted on 2021-08-18 updated on 2021-08-18.One has to ask, in all this craziness, how did we get here? I used to think it was just plain old gross incompetence, but now I am starting to think it may be something more sinister or evil going on instead. Those who are responsible for and behind the bumbling Joe Biden and the Cackling Camallela Haris can not be this stupid. I think instead that they are ingenious and devious with what they...
Character Design for Shirley Malarkey - bikini...
Character Design for Shirley Malarkey - bikini versionfrom "Dig My Way" indie video gameShe goes to the beach...
Character Samantha Riddle aka "Raven" from...
Character Samantha Riddle aka "Raven" Seller of the Esoteric shopfrom "Dig My Way" video game
The Bien Administration's Core Competency
Dear Friends,It seems to me, the only thing the Biden administration excels at… is election fraud. In that arena they are expert, but in governance, foreign policy and economics, they are spectacular failures. While no one can be good at everything, you would think the Biden administration would be good at something, anything useful would be nice. Usurping power is their only competence. A handy ability for any would be despot. Lacking other abilities though, robs the utility of the power to...
God’s Warrior Queen — Bishop Barron’s Sunday...
Friends, today on this marvelous Solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin, we celebrate Mary’s Assumption, body and soul, into heaven. But this does not mean that she has gone away; she is a warrior, involved in the struggle against evil from a new vantage point.
Vaccine Mandate On Airplanes Unsupported, Absurd
On August 13, 2021, amid a flurry of chatter surrounding the announcement of a snap federal election in Canada, an important announcement by the Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra regarding a vaccine mandate for air travel was made. The minister announced that “certain travellers” would be required to be vaccinated in order to board an airplane in Canada, the assumption being that children ineligible to vaccination would be exempt. This proposal is illogical, contrary to all available...
Character Shirley Malarkey - surprised version...
Character Shirley Malarkey - surprised version Oh my God ?! Game design from "Dig My Way" video game
WARNING: BRIDGE OUT! How We Got Here #12 2011...
Here it is! A history of the wild ride of America between 2011 and 2019. You only think you know what happened. This epic video dives all the way down. If you only watch one video of mine, this would be a could, if very long, choice. (link below.)How We Got Here #12 The Teens: Warning Bridge Out (Trump, Jordan Peterson, Marshal McLuhan)(Timestamps below) So get ready to binge watch this epic multi-copyright claimed epic edition of How We Got Here. We've arrived at the 2010s. And things have...
Character Elizabeth Johnson - widow version...
Character Design Elizabeth Johnson - widow versionHousewife, neighbor in "Dig My Way" video game
Are you noticing Jordan Peterson’s influence...
With nearly all of the influencers I listen to, there seems to be an increasing integration of Jordan Peterson's (certainly not exclusively his ideas), but certainly the most recently listened to voice of these ideas and narratives. I am increasingly reading and hearing the Petersonisms in the thought leaders commentary and postings. I’d love to see other examples you have seen. Has to be encouraging to Dr Peterson. An example in “Mark Sisson’s Daily Apple posts”Happy Sunday.We live...
We Have To Fight Beyond The Internet.
Blogs, videos, and social media sites have been extremely important in our efforts to educate people and warn them about the fake pandemic, the dangers of face masks and gene therapy jabs, and the ongoing assault on humanity by the lying psychopaths who want to control and enslave us. Despite all the censorship, the internet has been amazingly effective because everyone can jump in and do something to push back against our oppressors. There have been too many of us to silence, and we're...
Mondays of Meaning- August 23, 2021
Hello,In this week's edition, we'll be discussing the human ideal, living as an individual in a time of spiritual crisis and how responsibilities give life meaning.On Social Hierarchy and the Human IdealThe negotiated social hierarchy is never perfect because of those changes and internal corruption: willful blindness, manipulation, the exercise of arbitrary power, parasitism, selfishness, and general criminality. Thus, the ideal person not only has to be properly socialized but has to serve...
Time to Test Your Faith — Bishop Barron’s...
Friends, today’s Gospel concludes John’s reflection on the Eucharist. At the end of this remarkable chapter, we are faced with a question that defines the Christian faith: Will you follow Christ? May we always answer as Peter does.
Bishop Barron Presents Larry Chapp:...
Friends, it is my pleasure to share the latest “Bishop Barron Presents” discussion, featuring theologian and educator Dr. Larry Chapp. In our conversation, we discuss topics such as:- The Catholic Worker Movement- Traditionalism and liberalism in the Catholic Church- The Second Vatican Council- And numerous other topicsStay tuned for future “Bishop Barron Presents” conversations. These intellectually invigorating discussions feature varying religious and political perspectives to encourage...
Wokeness, manufactured relevance, and false...
Wokeness is an offshoot of what I describe as 'manufactured relevance'. It is often perfomed by individuals (in the loosest definition of the term) who reside within the boundaries of false meritocracy, and they create adversity because they have not properly confronted and overcame enough of it to become properly socialized within the hierarchy of competence that is present in life. They dislike their placement in the hierarchy, are envious of others that have better positioning and...
Hans Rookmaaker: A Christian Introduction to...
This is Dutch Christian Art Historian's introduction to understanding art. Give him a listen.Hans Rookmaaker: How to Explore The Meaning Of Art (An Annotated L'Abri Lecture)This is a series of questions and answers with Dutch Art Historian Hans Rookmaaker about the meaning of art. In answering these questions Rookmaaker inadvertently sets out an excellent course of how to approach art in a common sense way. He avoids the clichés of the art cult. And focuses i...youtu.be
GONE... GONE... GONE...
GONE... GONE... GONE... , 5x7, multimedia on canvas.Find it in my shop: http://www.brokentoyland.com/forsale.htm#art #outsiderart #artbrut #punk #abstractvideo: https://rumble.com/vlo03q-gone-gone-gone-broken-toyland-art-by-valery-milovic.html
Tomorrow-Mourning: A Poem
Today is the present in all respects:Today is now, as one expects.Today is also a gift to whomever,By temperament or long endeavor,Can take each day as a gift presented,Rather than a thing to be lamented. Tomorrow in this way one should see:Tomorrow is not yet known to thee.Tomorrow could be a thing long-lost,Irretrievably tempest-tossed. It could also be grand, saving undue sorrow,Therefore, one should not brand or mourn tomorrow.
We must work to diminish the fervour of our...
We must work to diminish the fervour of our beliefs, especially at present our beliefs in infallible systems. Science earned our trust because it promised no canon, no clergy of authority, no lockdown on the evolution of our understanding. Now science has taken the definite article and is crowned The Science, for there is no other. One might rightly observe that such a science is corrupt because it has betrayed its founding principles. What this betrayal teaches us is that we must learn how...
Mercy, Humanity and Yeonmi Park's Story
Dear Friends,It seems to me, by the one merciful act of an evil man, the world has been given untold blessings. An act that was done to honor a commitment to a slave, someone without power, a voice or even agency. By doing so, and reuniting the family of a little girl, he had raped and was his slave, the world has got to know a great mind. The story is compelling and touching as well as horrifying and atrocious, but in the end… it is a story of redemption, kindness and enlightenment. If a...
Facing Death
"Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now take what's left and live it properly." - Marcus AureliusI often find myself reflecting on this very notion. If I were to die today, what legacy would I leave behind? This is a daunting question and often leaves me feeling grateful I have more time. But, time is finite. It is our limitation that makes us beautiful in spite of that curse. One day we must each of us face this question and answer it. One way or another, everyone's time is...
Rebel Resources: Free Signs To Download And...
It's time for freedom loving people to stand up, go out, and get really active pushing back against the psychopaths who want to enslave us and turn the world into their own giant paradise.The internet has its place, but this war has to be fought in the real world if we're going to break the mind-controlling spell of endless propaganda that has put so many people in a trance, unable to see past the delusions that have been created for them. We have to be more visible in our communities. We...
CTRD Could Be The Real Driver Of The Pandemic.
How many COVID deaths were actually other illnesses misdiagnosed as COVID? I've heard reports that people with pneumonia, other respiratory conditions, and even illnesses totally unrelated to the lungs have been put in COVID wards and then had the Fauci death protocol forced upon them, often despite the protests of the patient's family. The patients die and become another statistic in the pandemic scam. This increases the fear, and fear sells vaccines.Some doctors are complicit in the scam,...
Fauci on both sides of the mask issue, all the...
Masks, no masks, interchangeable to Anthony Fauci. <script async src="https://telegram.org/js/telegram-widget.js?15" data-telegram-post="santasurfing/21617" data-width="100%">SantaSurfingEye opening. The best compilation I've seen in a while. https://www.dailyveracity.com/2021/07/26/over-50-scientific-studies-conclude-masks-do-nothing-to-prevent-the-spread-of-illness-so-why-do-people-keep-claiming-they-work/t.me
Diversity: A Translation from the Wokish |...
James Lindsay explains how Critical Social Justice misuses the term "Diversity." Learn more: https://newdiscourses.com/tftw-diversity/
Why I renewed my Thinkspot subscription
For the last few days I've been receiving emails requesting me to update my credit card information to pay for another year of thinkspot gold subscription tier.Today I decided to do just that. Some CritiqueCertainly many things can become better here. I wish there more free books, I'd love a more interactive access to them. I can imagine an annotation being a short video clip, putting a chapter, section or just a few paragraphs into the proper context.I think the subscription model is still...
Source Code: A short film depicting artificial...
I am delighted to invite you to the virtual premiere of the new short film Source Code, which will be held at 2 PM EDT on September 15. You can RSVP at this link or by clicking on the image below.Produced and Directed by Mark Kiefer, this short film is based on my 2015 short story, A Visit to Weizenbaum.The event will be hosted by the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, which commissioned both my short story and the film. In addition to showing the film, the event...
Self Made Soul
“The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell and a hell of heaven” ~John Milton, Paradise Lost.All of your experiences have made you into who you are today and who you are tells a tale of what you have gone through. All of your future actions are the result of who you are and, therefore, the result of your experiences. Every step was necessary, all the joy and all of the suffering given purpose. What you do with what you are will be determined by the strength of your...
Pandemic Level Mom Guilt
My Mom guilt is in overdrive this morning. On the way to take kids to school this morning, my teenager reminded me that I STILL haven't taken her to get her learner's permit. The tears started flowing. I was already feeling guilty this morning and that was the breaking point of feeling like a failure as a Mom. Here's the deal. I have a major dilemma right now. I have an almost two year old. I decided early in the summer that, when the kids went back to school in the fall, I was going to put...
New Book: "A Journey with Jonah"
Friends, I am thrilled to share with you a brand-new book from the Word on Fire Institute: https://books.wordonfire.org/jonah.Jonah is the only ancient prophet with whom Jesus identifies in the Gospels. But when we turn to read the book of Jonah itself, we discover that this so-called “book” is only two pages long—and that Jonah’s prophesying is limited to one short sentence. And yet, around this small book, as if it were around Jonah’s own troubled ship, high waves of controversy and mystery...
The Emotional Substructure of Self-Consciousness
I think one of the greatest yearnings of a person is to have someone else occupy their headspace, fully and genuinely, with the capacity to understand its complexity and irrepressible weight, and to be so overwhelmed by it that the will to judge seems absolutely unjustifiable.We want understanding and compassion from intimacy, and more and more these days we get precisely the opposite. It's the very thing that drives us to private terror: the fear that no such genuine intimacy exists, that...
Innocent male student targeted over rape claim
Kristin Hosking is used to a tough life. She and her husband Phil run a sheep farm near Tamworth in Northeast NSW. They have coped with drought. “We had to hand-feed our stock and watch them die. But we pulled together and got on with it. That’s just nature, you can understand that,” said Kristin. Next came the bushfires. “What was left of our feed was lost in the fires, along with fencing and hundreds of acres.” That too, the family just dealt with, with their sons spending months fighting...
Initiating a Paradigm Shift in Education: What...
This is an except from a journal I wrote earlier today. It delves into a great deal of brainstorming regarding how to go about initiating a paradigm shift in both self-education and institutional education. However, it also delves into other, related topics that I think people will find quite fascinating and for which I would love input! Initiating a Paradigm Shift in Education: What is the Most Effective Method? I think a great journaling exercise is to write perhaps 5 to 10 questions every...
More about me
I heard of thinkspot because I am a fan of Jordan Peterson, so I thought I'd try posting some content to see if it was worthwhile to share my thoughts about his work and how it has been valuable to me on a practical level. Mostly I've listened to his Biblical lectures, personality lectures, 12 rules tour lectures and Maps of Meaning audiobook. I'm less interested in the political controversy he provoked other than the fact that so many of his critics misrepresent what he says based on out of...
The Threat of Totalitarianism
Friends, I fear that as our culture lurches away from the authority of the good and falls toward the supremacy of the individual will, we put ourselves in a rather parlous condition. The door opens for totalitarianism when we no longer make distinctions between truth and falsity.
Troubleshooting tools for life: humility+...
Humility is my favorite virtue, because it is so fundamental to developing any other virtue, but it's really difficult to practice. It's also easy to misinterpret what it should look like in practice because our human perception of reality is so limited. Matthew 7:3-5 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank...
Why Jordan Peterson Is Worth Defending
Cultural upheavals have been known to swell and crash like waves. Although their popularity may rise and fall with the times, the underlying conditions that allowed them to flourish (and their ripple effects in society) run deeper than undulating political trends. Examining why certain ideas gain momentum at a given historical moment is crucial in mapping our present course; otherwise, the ocean of our collective unconscious remains an uncharted and treacherous mystery. Jordan B. Peterson...
In response to Carl's video on leftists...
It's simple. Jordan Peterson wrote a book and he called it, "Twelve Rules FOR LIFE".Leftists don't teach a doctrine of life, they teach a doctrine of death.Simple.Thank you Carl. Thank you Jordan.roo
The Systemic Racism as Evidenced by...
Much as in the rest of the western world, discussion about racism abound in Sweden.So far, it is mostly along the lines of the discussion in the US around 2000s. That is, an older liberal idea that people who look different face prejudice - not the woke identity politics of recent years (although that particular virus is making inroads here as well).This intense focus on racism from time and time again comes into conflict with reality without anyone seeming to notice. In Sweden,...
What Is Reality? Hans Rookmaaker - Late Dutch...
You know something is happening here, but you don't know what it is, do you Mister Jones? There was a man who did know. Hans Rookmaaker. Dutch Art Historian Hans Rookmaaker's What Is Reality? is more important today than when it was first given in 1976, the year before his death. I have cleaned up the audio and visually annotated the entire speech. It now is ready to do the heavy lifting in the 21st Century. If you've listened to Jordan Peterson you need to a man who got there years before he...
Jordan Peterson as The Hermit of Mount Skyladder
A character design for a fictionalized version of Jordan Peterson. He's playing a hermit that lives up in a mountain for this story.
Who is engaging on ts.?
Are people aware that WE ARE THE ONES WE ARE WAITING FOR ?If we want to engage in interesting conversation, it's up to us, not ts.It ought to be apparent that most questions & posts directed to JP are not going to be answered personally by him. How could he possibly meet such demands with his schedule? There must be more to ts. than JP. When people turn to this site for something beyond flooding it with JP Q&A, or for self promotion monologues, we may finally spark some interesting...
Exploring Reality #1: An Experiment - A walk...
Let's take the principles of Hans Rookmaaker, Andrei Tarkovsky, Walker Percy, and Owen Barfield and take a little walk. Exploring reality #1: An Experiment - MtatsmindaLet's try an experiment. Let's take a walk together simply observing things. We walk through the Mtatsminda amusement park then down the side of the mountain in a natural setting. No plan here, just eyes open, contemplating the meaning of both the wo
Whitney Webb Interview - Is There Graphene...
https://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/whitney-webb-interview-is-there-graphene-oxide-in-the-covid-19-injections/ @_whitneywebb #GrapheneOxide #Vaccines #COVID19