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A thinkspot space with Stephen Blackwood
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 April 24 2024 at 10:49 pm
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Join us on Twitter with Stephen Blackwood and others at 4:30 PM EST on Tuesday, April 30th. In light of the recent events occurring at higher education institutions across the US, thinkspot will be hosting a Twitter Space with our guest Stephen Blackwood (thinkspot contributor and founder of Ralston College) to discuss Ralston’s role and significance in the increasingly turbulent and contentious higher education landscape. We will explore questions regarding the purpose(s) of graduate education and its relevance in today's society. Ralston College, a revival and reinvention of the traditional university located in Savannah, Georgia, is currently accepting admissions for its third cohort of students (2024–25) in the MA in Humanities program. The program begins with immersive instruction in Ancient and Modern Greek in Greece and then delves into the major works of literature, philosophy, art, and music in the Western tradition, spanning the Roman, medieval, and modern eras. Full scholarships are available for the strongest candidates who apply by April 30th. For more details, click here.
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Leaders of Liberty are laying the groundwork...
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 April 23 2024 at 03:31 pm
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Until all the collectivist types come around to understanding that it is the Libertarians, Anarchists, and Voluntarists who are the true leaders in the Liberty movement, there will not be any solidarity. Sorry, but you don't get to co-opt, insult or deride the very people who have always railed against government corruption, and then in turn expect them to jump on board your little bandwagon just because you finally realize you were wrong or that your efforts were in vein. Without a full understanding of what the State represents there is no possible way to offer valid or coherent options to escape it's grip on power. Collectivists seem to think all that is needed is to control government and use it's force and violence to implement their own ideology, whereas the Libertarians/Voluntarists/Anarchists are saying "no one has the right to use force against their fellow man for any reason outside of defense." Collectivists offer.... -Utopian Centrally planned societies with zero explanation as to how or who will build them. -petitions and protests that do nothing to end abuses of authority. -a focused effort on the effects of government, rather than government itself. -An expansion of, and continued reliance on government for prosperity and wealth distribution. -The Occupy Movement, which was/is mainly comprised of Socialist types who yearn for more government, not less. -Lee Camp and the Young Turks, who put on a great show pretending to be all about freedom, then in turn regurgitate lefty media talking points and fall in line behind their political masters in the Democratic Party when the heat gets turned up. Libertarians offer.... -Ron Paul, who spent decades using many different platforms as the means to spread the message of Liberty to Millions and Millions of people all over the world. -Edward Snowden, who has basically destroyed his own life in order to let the world know just how corrupt governments are. -The Free State project in New Hampshire where people aren't just talking about freedom, they are making it happen. -A joint effort by many in the Liberty movement who have already begun building a Libertarian type society in Chile called Galt's Gulch. -Bitcoin, which allows anyone the ability to escape government reach economically. -Philosophers like Ayn Rand and Stefan Molyneux who have laid to waste the old world notion of dogmatic subservience to central authorities. -Prolific and insightful author Larken Rose who wrote "The Iron Web" and "The most dangerous superstition"...as well as the ever popular YouTube video called "The complete and undeniable truth." -Economists like Adam Smith, Ludwig Von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, etc, who correctly predicted the consequences of central planning , central banks, and government interference into the free market, As well as Peter Schiff, who saw and warned about the impending economic collapse long before it happened in late 07. I could actually go on even further giving real world examples of the efforts being undertaken by many people in the Liberty movement, but I feel I made my point effectively here already with the examples I offered. My final point is this....anyone and everyone is accepted into the Liberty movement. Due to the very nature of the movement, no one person or group needs to conform to any ideology, or set of ideals, other than refraining from using force, coercion, and theft as a means to their end. Those who are new to the Liberty movement should, at the very least, support voluntary solutions to the many problems we face, make connections with likeminded people, and have the courage to speak your mind or push back against those who seek to deny your fundamental rights and liberties. Anyone can be against something. It's another thing entirely to be about something and have the right message and directions on how to get there. If you truly care about humanity you will take the time to better understand who are the people you need to align with in order to get there. If you choose to follow those who recognize the effects and consequences, but don't truly understand the cause, you will all continue to stumble around in the dark because it's case of the blind leading the blind. Look to those who are shining the light and have already beaten a path. Independence = agilityCL
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thinkspot Newsletter 5/2
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 May 02 2024 at 05:14 pm
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THINKSPOT CONTEST WINNERS By thinkspotFIRST PLACE: The End of Matter By aaadedireSECOND PLACE: The Path of the Hearth Fire By CraigJamesTHIRD PLACE: Confusion, Conflict, Chaos, and Complexity By Tough_WontonsGenerational Play By liberty5300Masculinity Under Attack By Sadhika PantFascism and Socialism Are Twin Brothers By CanadianLibertarianThe Repo Act: Why America Can No Longer Be Trusted By ValueSide Rights and Privileges By HistoryAfficionado616
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thinkspot Newsletter 05/09
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 May 09 2024 at 04:19 pm
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My message to many in the Baby Boomer generation: By CanadianLibertarianHave You Ever Undergone a Personality Transformation? By Sadhika PantCorporate News vs The Truth By HealthyAndAwakePodcastHow The Street Views The Fed's Interest Rate Decision By ValueSideBangladesh: An Inspiration for the World, Democracy, Self-Determination, Armenia/Artsakh By Taminad.Crittenden203 - “Toxic” Masculinity And How To Learn From Divorce By Jude: The Divorced DadvocateThe Fight to Choose the Words We Use By NKHanemann
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thinkspot Newsletter 4/25
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 April 25 2024 at 04:22 pm
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The Right Shouldn’t Defund NPR, It Should Work There By rich_cromwellMental Health as Social Credit Score By samaustenThe End of Matter By aaadedireMasculinity Under Attack By Sadhika PantLeaders of Liberty are laying the groundwork for the future. By CanadianLibertarianThe Balance Sheet Of War By ValueSideA thinkspot space with Stephen Blackwood By thinkspot
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thinkspot Newsletter 05/16
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 May 16 2024 at 03:47 pm
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Winning over young men By Bettina ArndtHow To Fight The Foolishness By NumapepiThe Human Side of War By Algonquin.KnightWhat Does It Mean To Be Free? By HealthyAndAwakePodcastAssaults on Knowledge Across Time By Sadhika Pant204 - Finding Strength in Faith: A Father's Guide to God's Transformative Power By Jude: The Divorced Dadvocate Why is there anything rather than nothing? By neoplatonist2

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