Tag Archives: history

[PODCAST] #462: SPEED AND POLITICS (Part Two) – The Flaw of Identity

Episode 462 is split into two parts. Today's discussion uses the book Thinking, Fast and Slow to identify some heuristics and mental shortcuts common in Alt-Right thinking. They include: 1. Confirmation Bias 2. Cognitive Ease 3. What You See Is All There Is 4. Halo Effect 5. Coherent Stories Then some more unstructured commentary (ranting) on immigration, intelligence testing, multiculturalism and identity politics. What This Series Is About: Political thinking is often quick thinking. Thinking quickly is is an evolution-driven feature that was once necessary for our survival. But in a vastly more complex world than the one our species grew up in, this mode of thought is often dangerous and destructive. Look around. Sometimes some people, even libertarians, use ...

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[BONUS] PHILOS-A-THON – Part One – God Is Dead?

Mattheus von Guttenberg joins me for a casual exploration of the history of philosophy, and of his own development as a thinker. Discussed In Part One: -escaping organized religion -Nietzsche - god is dead? -Nietzsche and the state -Nietzsche influences Ayn Rand -rationalism and empiricism - why did the split exist? -David Hume - empiricism and causality -Kant and Fichte, what was Kant really saying? -Kant's real influence - is he the villain the Objectivists make him out to be -Rousseau vs Locke CLICK HERE if the player does not appear.

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[BONUS] The Deep End #012: Managing Perceptions in Chaotic Environments

(AUDIO, 107 MINUTES) With Richard Grove, Darrell Becker, Brett Veinotte, Kevin Cole and Dylan LeFebvre. Days after the Orlando nightclub shooting, we meet in the T&H studio to discuss how and why certain media and political narratives emerge about transformative events. Darrell introduces the concept of perception management. The topics vary across the spectrum - ranging from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the second amendment - juxtaposing current events with the relevant history. We also discuss why we're all optimistic despite a preponderance of troubling developments. The full video version is available to Tragedy and Hope supporters. https://tragedyandhope.com/ If the player doesn't appear, CLICK HERE.

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[PODCAST] #437: Think Like An Entrepreneur, Not Like A Crusader (With John Vespasian)

Crusaders are motivated by the desire to win over their opponents. Entrepreneurs want to find buyers for their products, even if the rest of the world laughs at them. - John Vespasian, The 10 Principles of Rational Living John Vespasian is the author of seven books about rational living, self-reliance, self-mastery and entrepreneurship. His works include "When Everything Fails, Try This" (2009), "Rationality Is the Way to Happiness" (2009), "The Philosophy of Builders: How to Build a Great Future with the Pieces from Your Past" (2010), "The 10 Principles of Rational Living" (2012), "Rational Living, Rational Working: How to Make Winning Moves When Things Are Falling Apart" (2013), "Consistency: The Key to Permanent Stress Relief" (2014), and "On Becoming Unbreakable: ...

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[PODCAST] #417: The Creative Pursuit – Introduction, Definitions and Useful Models

#SSPCreate In this introduction to March's theme, I discuss the problems I am aiming to address, a brief history of creativity as a concept, what creativity is, and three helpful models for self-evaluation and conscious improvement. Covered: - Am I out of ideas? - Creativity is relatively new in human history - "The Art of Thought" - A Pioneering Model of the Four Stages of Creativity, from a Fabian Socialist named Graham Wallas (1926) - Ad man James Webb Young's "A Technique for Producing Ideas" (1939) - Ad man Alex Osborn's "Creative Problem-Solving Process" (1953) - Let's not forget about Sir Ken Robinson Bumper Music: Electric Guest - "This Head I Hold" Look Closer: 6 Obstacles to Creative Thinking and ...

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #398: Behind the Scenes With Thaddeus Russell

Recorded January 25th, 2014. Some selections from a recent Skype planning session with historian and author, Thaddeus Russell. Next week, we will start a history series largely based on his book, A Renegade History of the United States. Most of this audio is conversation about the "Progressive" control over schooling and society. Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If ...

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[AUDIO EXTRA] The Moon Landing and the Schools Sucking – Brett and Ben Stone On The Freedom Feens

Brett and Ben talked about conspiracies, what makes them appealing, how to think about them, and how to investigate them. There is discussion of the legendary Dawn of Freedom show, from PorcFest 2015 when the Feens performed Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen live, nude, and in its entirety. Then Ben and Brett talk about the School Sucks Project, the Prussian School System, how to destroy a generation through brainwashing and debt, and how to escape such a system. Co-hosts talked over the miles via FeenPhone!

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[PODCAST] #366b: CONSPIRA-THON (Part Two) – Top Men

Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn are in the School Sucks studio for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. In this second installment, we talk about - how far are each of us willing to go? - a lost or hidden history of the ancient world - who built the pyramids? what planet were they from? - How did my exposure to Coast to Coast Radio and Alex Jones (circa 2004) affect my teaching - The story of Squanto and why it was omitted from American history class in public school - 9/11, conspiracy solved? no - Apollo 11 and moon mysteries - is reality a hologram? - confirmation bias in action - mind-controlled sex kittens - ...

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[PODCAST] #351a: Twelve Arguments For Home Education (1 of 2)

Jeff Till (fivehundredyears.org) is a business owner, School Sucks listener, and home-educating parent. He recently added a well-researched, concise and easily sharable entry to his blog called "A Complete Case for Home Education (54 Arguments)." He joins me today to discuss the following arguments: 1. The argument for happiness and for empathy School makes many if not most kids unhappy. They don’t like most of their school work. They don’t like being told what to do every second of the day. They don’t like having to be part of cliques or getting bullied. They don’t like taking tests. They don’t like getting grades. They hate homework. Getting up early stinks. The bus sucks. So does the food. Sometimes parents hate ...

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[PODCAST] #343b: Alex the Infrastructure Engineer – Those Who Remember History… (2015 Liberty Forum)

Part Two in our 2015 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Discussions Is it time to start creating a detailed, documented history of the Free State Project? Alex's Panel - Technology: A Force Multiplier for Activism New Hampshire Liberty Activists use social networks, databases and web applications to hit way above their weight class. Join the creators of some of this technology to talk about challenges, opportunities, and dreams. Bring your own ideas to change the world! This will be a panel discussion. Look Closer: Alex's Site: free State Chronicles - https://freestatechronicles.org/ Free State Project - https://freestateproject.org/ Free Keene - http://freekeene.com/ Hilarious Colbert Report Lampoons Free Keene - http://freekeene.com/2014/11/20/hilarious-colbert-report-lampoons-free-keene/

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #337: History According to Schools, Media and Hollywood

This is my recent appearance on the Greening Out Podcast. From GreeningOutPodcast.co.uk: "Caity and Dan welcome Brett Veinotte from the School Sucks Project to the show.We have a fun and interesting chat about historical research, the great man theory and how history is taught in schools.We go on to talk about historical inaccuracies in movies and what future historians may make of us."

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[PODCAST] #327: Stoicism (4 of 4 – Seven Leadership Choices), With Bill Buppert

Bill Buppert of zerogov.com is back to conclude our discussion of the philosophy of Stoicism. Covered: 1. Deciding what kind of person you want to be 2. The choice between a quest for status and the search for achievement 3. The vital need to resist the corrosive influence of bureaucratization on the Stoic spirit 4. Avoiding "neutrality" in a moral crisis 5. Deciding how to make the best of adversity 6. Recognizing the price we may have to pay when we choose an act out of conscience or principle 7. Understanding the nature of courage as a conscious choice to submit oneself to the spirit of endurance "What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. ...

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[PODCAST] #322: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class – Crypto-Archeology, History and Conspiracy (Live)

HISTORY, ARCHEOLOGY - Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed: -What is archeology? -What are crypto-archeology and pseudo-archeology? -The short history of archeology -Why is archeology important? It is incredibly valuable to the narrative of history, if it works, if there is accurate methodology -processual archaeology -What are our biases, experiences, interests? -Can we produce a reasonable doubt, at least open a door into the idea that it might be worth exploring alternative, or even counter-mainstream archeological theories? -BOOK: Disciplined Minds , A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System That Shapes Their Lives, by Jeff Schmidt -Golbekli Tepe, a bizarre archeological ...

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[PODCAST] #315a: American Compulsory Schooling – History, Development and Hidden Agendas

SCHOOL HISTORY - (Part 1 of 2) This is my recent conversation with Joshua Sheats of the popular financial planning site RadicalPersonalFinance.com. Josh is currently working through a podcast series on education, and he invited me to discuss public school history, agendas, and escapes and alternatives. Our discussion includes: -the concept of Education as a public good on a national scale -the impact of the 14th Amendment -does school work? for whom? -the Calvinists vs. the Unitarians at Harvard -Prussian history, 'an army with country' -Horace Mann and the spread of the Prussian system -The Progressive reforms and John Dewey -tax-free foundations and industrialists -connections to modern schooling discourse Come see me at Keenevention, November 1st I'll be on media ...

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[PODCAST] #314: Legally Kidnapped – The Case Against CPS

HOME-EDUCATION, PARENTING ISSUES - Carlos Morales of Truth Over Comfort Podcast returns to discuss his new book Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services, based on his experience working inside Child Protective Services in Texas. The book can be accessed for free this week at LegallyKidnapped.net Discussed: -The History of CPS -Practical Strategies for defending against and dealing with CPS -Communication strategies for off-limits topics -Writing a book Book Trailer: Previous Discussions: 1. 222 (Supplemental): Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour 2. Empathizing with “The Enemy” (Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour, Part 2) 3. 228 Porcfest Interview: Conspiracy Theorists vs. Skeptics Look Closer: Carlos On YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSosyewZ2gMdbS1JlSIGkVw Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With ...

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[BONUS] Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class – Live 10-6-14 (Full Video)

With Brett Veinotte, Gardner Goldsmith and Jason Osborne. Unedited with break chats and after-show discussion. This will also be available as a podcast. Topics: School history through the works of Samuel Blumenfeld and John Taylor Gatto Finding Gatto's primary sources on Internet Archive What is revealed about the reading instruction agenda through the NEA meeting transcripts? How schooling promotes social inequality Thaddeus Russell and historical lenses Objectivity vs. subjectivity The Non-aggression principle

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Podcast #310a: Thaddeus Russell Q&A (Part 1): Why Libertarians Should Absolutely Be Relativists

Part 9 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is a live discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Thaddeus addresses questions and objections from the audience regarding our previous shows. Carlos Morales (http://www.truthovercomfort.net/) and Wes Bertrand (http://www.completeliberty.com/) are the co-hosts. Discussed Today: Our entire discussion in this first half of the Q&A is built off Harold's question - "Do you agree with the correspondence theory, which states an idea is true if it corresponds with reality?" -What is truth? -Is it knowable? -Objectivism vs. Relativism Video: Bumper Music: "Express Yourself (Instrumental)" NWA "Big World" moe. Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com Previous School Sucks Show With Thaddeus Russell ...

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Full Video: A Contentious Q&A With Thaddeus Russell (Parts 1 and 2)

Part One: Is there such as thing as truth? Objectivism vs. Relativism debate. Part Two: the non-aggression principle and the politics of self interest. The objectivism vs. relativism debate also resurfaces. A brief discussion of parenting and Thad's thoughts on Stefan Molyneux For School Sucks Podcast Episode 310 See all discussions with Thaddeus here: https://schoolsucksproject.com/tag/thaddeus-russell/ Co-hosts: Carlos Morales (http://www.truthovercomfort.net/) and Wes Bertrand (http://www.completeliberty.com/) Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus ...

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Podcast #307: Confessions of A Recovering Libertarian (Salon.com Article Reaction)

Another (close to) real-time reaction to an article from Salon.com. Listen as I try to maintain my composure while reading and analyzing a piece by Dustin Petzold called Confessions of a recovering Libertarian: How I escaped a world of Ron Paul hero worship. Will it be similar to our previous Salon.com reading entitled Confessions of a former Libertarian: My personal, psychological and intellectual epiphany? Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a ...

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Podcast #305: Behold A Dictator (2 of 2) – Good Taste and Good Breeding, With Thaddeus Russell

Part 8 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is a live discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Today's show focuses on the subservience of Hollywood and the press during the New Deal, and eventually moves into the genesis of eugenics in America. Co-hosts: Antigone Darling of Sex, Lies & Anarchy and Carlos Morales of Truth Over Comfort Discussed Today: -Self-Purification of Judaism -CENSORSHIP/SELF-CENSORSHIP of the Press -Hollywood transformation 1920s: celebration the rebellious spirit of the time, promotion sexual liberation and strong women 1930s: "good taste," regimentation, community, and pro-state -Hayes office - code of self-censorship -"The Road Is Open Again" Warner Brothers propaganda -FOX and the Will Rodgers ...

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Podcast #298: Home Education For History’s Sake, With Bill Buppert

The first of hopefully many conversations with Bill Buppert of zerogov.com. WARM-UP Bill's background and development German/Prussian contributions to the world Nazis: Cartoon Bad Guys Collectivism succession Bill's historical lens Obama's change? Government as an occupation force since 1791 HOME EDUCATION Bill's decision to Pursue home education Proactive environmental "controls" for home education working with five unique home-educated children Unschooling Skepticism The Charlotte Mason Method Teaching the Trivium Teaching the Quadrivium Adler's How to Read A Book Sayers UNAVOIDABLE TANGENTS Stoicism vs. Epicureanism Spheres of personal influence and control Facebook bondage The Progressives and the New Left The Anti-War Left? Look Closer: Bill Buppert's Site - http://zerogov.com/ What is the Charlotte Mason Method - https://simplycharlottemason.com/what-is-the-charlotte-mason-method/ Befehl ist Befehl: Why Cops ...

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Podcast #263: The Libertarian Homeschooler – A Discussion With Ana Martin

Today I am joined by Ana Martin, who has built a Facebook following of over 40,000 people at The Libertarian Homeschooler. Discussion Outline: -Were you a homeschooler who found libertarian or vice versa? -What/who led to you to (whichever came first)? -Austrian economics -How does the philosophy of liberty inform your educational environment? -Have you found challenges in developing a consistent philosophy of parenting and education? -Recommendations to parents who are starting to question traditional or compulsory schooling? -How have you incorporated the Trivium?(methods/resources/successes/challenges) -History discussions through the lenses of economics and motivations -Developmental stages (Sayers): Poll-Parrot, the Pert, and the Poetic Look Closer: The Well-Trained Mind - http://www.welltrainedmind.com/ Mises.org - http://mises.org/ T&H Trivium Resources - https://www.tragedyandhope.com/trivium/ The Lost Tools ...

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The Dumbing Down of America (The Best of Gatto, Episode Ten – Interlude)

An interlude in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from Chapter Three: Eyeless In Gaza, Section 3: "Looking Behind Appearances," Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/

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The Scientific Management of America, Part 2 (Best of Gatto, Episode Nine)

Part eight in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from Chapter Two: An Angry Look At Modern Schooling, Section 5: "Bad Character As A Management Tool," Section 6: "An Enclosure Movement For Children," and Section 8: "Occasional Letter Number One" Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/ Please Support School Sucks Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section ...

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