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By Anonym 19 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

The word "rights", is something that governments need to provide you and protect you from but, the governments are the basic violators of all human rights.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Record what you can, pursue your passions, connect with the world, fight the good fight, defy evil, shine incandescently as best you can. And it doesn't matter what field it's in but, it does matter that we leave something that accumulates over time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

You look back in time to when there was slavery and you think 'how did people even remotely believe that this was a good idea?'.It's incomprehensible for us to think of what the mindset was 100 or 200 years ago. I hope to make the present as incomprehensible to the future as the past is to us.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

It takes a huge amount of culture to normalize "crazy", and of course that's its main focus

By Anonym 19 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

To be exploited fundamentally means to be confused. When you're not confused you can't be exploited because you have clarity about the situation. To confuse people you must provide contradictory information. People who really want to do you harm will provide you confusing measures of good and bad feedback because that keeps you disorientated. Evil always want to camouflage itself as virtue witch means all the bad things that evil does is called justice against immorality. So they camouflage their brutality as a mask of virtue. Camouflage is so fundamentally an aspect of the predator-prey relationships. The mugger does not camouflage himself but, that's because he can leave. He is gonna run off and you'll never find him or catch him or at least that's the goal or plan right? The relationships were you're supposed to stay and continue to provide resources are the ones were camouflage is the most essential because you're constantly looking at somebody who is a predator and that have to continually camouflage themselves as somebody who is not a predator. The most fundamental thing is the camouflage of non-empathy with empathy. This is why people who lack empathy always use the language of empathy and that's whats so confusing. There are a lot of great antidotes to this. I mean, you just ask that person questions about yourself that they dont have any self interest in knowing and find out whether they know the answers. All the things personal to you that dont have any direct impact on the other person. It's a great way to find out whether they have empathy or curiosity about you or not.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

The answer to violence is the improvement of childhood.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

If there's more that you can do, then do it. If there's not more that you can do, then be content with what you're doing. But if there is despair, the despair can only be that you can do more. Because when you're doing as much as you can do, you will not feel despair. Because despair is the gap between what you could be doing and what you are doing.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Promote the voluntary family; voluntarism is the only known cure for abuses of power - in politics, the economy or the family.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

The vast majority of people are unthinking prejudice machines.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

The idea that the State is capable of solving social problems is now viewed with great scepticism – which foretells a coming change. As soon as scepticism is applied to the State, the State falls, since it fails at everything except increasing its power, and so can only survive on propaganda, which relies on unquestioning faith.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Mental anguish always results from the avoidance of legitimate suffering.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

It's not just the abuse of power that's the problem. It's the power to abuse.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Sorry, but I have to be who I am. Everyone else is taken... So be your self! Speak your truth - if there are people around you who tempt you with non-existence blast through that and give them the full glory of who you are. Do not withhold yourself from the world. Do not piss on the incandescent gift of your existence. Do not drown yourself in the petty fog and dustiness of other people's ancient superstitions, unbeliefs, aggressions, culture and crap! No! Be a flare! We were born that way. Born perfectly happy being inconvenient to our parents. We shit, piss, cry, wake up at night, throw up on their shoulders, scream... We are, in essence, in our humanity, perfectly comfortable with inconveniencing others. That's how we're born, how we grow and develop. I choose to inconvenience the irrational.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Fundamentally, you can never be someone else. You can only be less of who you are.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

You are constantly being trained to be heroic only in the service of your masters - only in slaughter and sacrifice and subjugation. But there is no heroism in serving your masters. Real heroism is questioning why you have masters at all. All these stories, all these fantasies, all these superpowers - are designed to steal heroism from you, to make it impossible, fantastical, remote, and unachievable - and make you useful to your masters (as a hit man, if needed). What is the opposite of this? The opposite of fantasy is philosophy. The opposite of mythology is integrity. And integrity is truth in action.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

There's a huge swath of humanity that has developed verbal abilities to extract resources from guilt-ridden people. They used to be priests, and now they're leftists.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Compassion without discipline is egregious self-sabotage.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

The woman who left abusive husbands in the 60's and 70's improved the institution of marriage because men now know that women can leave their husbands and the women or men who stay in abusive relationships are a massive advertisement to non- consequentiality of abuse. So, if you stay in a abusive relationship you are signaling to everyone who ever comes in contact with you or hears about you that abusers face no consequences to their abuse therefore by staying in an abusive relationship you are encouraging and subsidizing abuse. By getting out of abusive relationships you are saying the whole world over that abusers can't get away with it. That there are negative consequences to child, adult, or spousal abuse. You name it. It just doesn't have consequences for you, it has consequences for other people. When you break out and reject abusive and irredeemable relationships you are sending a clear signal which all abusers are listening for at all times. "Can I get away with it?" That's all they're thinking. It is my hope that abusers hear this and say "Oh shit. The game is up.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Dear Hunger Games : Screw you for helping cowards pretend you have to be great with a bow to fight evil. You don't need to be drafted into a monkey-infested jungle to fight evil. You don't need your father's light sabre, or to be bitten by a radioactive spider. You don't need to be stalked by a creepy ancient vampire who is basically a pedophile if you're younger than a redwood. Screw you mainstream media for making it look like moral courage requires hair gel, thousands of sit ups and millions of dollars of fake ass CGI. Moral courage is the gritty, scary and mostly anonymous process of challenging friends, co-workers and family on issues like spanking, taxation, debt, circumcision and war. Moral courage is standing up to bullies when the audience is not cheering, but jeering. It is helping broken people out of abusive relationships, and promoting the inner peace of self knowledge in a shallow and empty pseudo-culture. Moral courage does not ask for - or receive - permission or the praise of the masses. If the masses praise you, it is because you are helping distract them from their own moral cowardice and conformity. Those who provoke discomfort create change - no one else. So forget your politics and vampires and magic wands and photon torpedoes. Forget passively waiting for the world to provoke and corner you into being virtuous. It never will. Stop watching fictional courage and go live some; it is harder and better than anything you will ever see on a screen. Let's make the world change the classification of courage from 'fantasy' to 'documentary.' You know there are people in your life who are doing wrong. Go talk to them, and encourage them to pursue philosophy, self-knowledge and virtue. Be your own hero; you are the One that your world has been waiting for.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

The best way to destroy the decrepit is to build the glorious.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

If you have a really good ideas, one thing you dont need is a fucking gun. An iPad is a kind of a cool thing. They don't need to threaten you with fines to get you to buy one do they? The moment the government says they're gonna force you to do something, you know its a bad idea. If someone invites you on a date with chloroform, an old sofa, and a windowless van, it's not a date. So, the fact that ObamaCare, welfare state, military industrial complex, public schools - you name it. The fact that it has to be imposed at gunpoint is a clue that it's shit. Recognize that when there is a gun to your face, there is not a very advantageous human being on the other end.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Theres nothing more efficient than honesty and nothing more powerful than vulnerability because, vulnerability reveals everyone in your life who will abuse power immediately and almost irrevocably. Theres nothing weaker than hiding your vulnerability because, it means a refusal to stare at those who abuse power and see them for who they are which means they still have power and control over you. Nothing is stronger than vulnerability. Nothing more clarifying. Nothing is clearer than vulnerability, and if you hide who you are you are just making a tombstone of your everyday actions because you dont exist in hiding and you're letting the past rob you. Exercise the power of vulnerability. When you are vulnerable you are signaling to your system that the past is over and done! That you're no longer a victim! That you're no longer trapped in a destructive and abusive environment! vulnerability means it's over, it's done. The war is over but, if you continue to use the same defenses that you had in the past all you're telling your whole body is that the past is not over. Be vulnerable. Be honest. Be open and show your heart. That's the best way of telling your heart that the tigers are no longer in the grass. I'm telling you, just take it for a spin. Vulnerability and openness will get you what you want in your life and hiding will only get you the feeling of being prey from here until the end of your life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

No matter who you vote for, the government stays in power

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

If you can't share what's important to you with the people around you, then you have no relationships. It's all just proximity, and turkey, and sports, and weather, and bullshit.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

There's great peace in surrendering to principles

By Anonym 17 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Most people, if philosophy touches them, they shatter, they atomize, they turn to dust. It is win/lose between philosophy and delusion, and most people are almost entirely composed of delusion. They're only allowed as much reality as serves the masters. But they're not allowed any reality which disturbs their masters...

By Anonym 20 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

You cannot connect with anyone except through reality.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

All we think about in the cycle of violence is men. If we miss the oestrogen factor we cannot solve the cycle of violence. We cannot bring peace to the world unless we hold women accountable and morally responsible, particularly for their attacks upon children.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Deep pockets and empty hearts rule the world. We unleash them at our peril.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

If you look at America, which was the experiment of the smallest conceivable government, what grows out of that is the largest government the world has ever seen.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

We are supposed to call poison medicine and we wonder why we're always sick.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Irrational expectations are at the root of most human suffering.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

In the same way Marxism robs workers of ambition, Feminism robs men and women of love.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

There’s nothing lonelier than empty relationships. At least when you’re alone you can be yourself, but when you’re in empty relationships you can’t even be yourself. You can be real alone, or you can be a ghost with false friends. Pulse proximity is not intimacy, and it’s worse than no friends at all.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Statism ends with an eye roll.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Self-manipulation is our medication. Mythology is our drug. The only cure is honesty.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

The only relationships that exist are based on truth. Everything else is just a mutual and isolating delusion.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

If the majority is moral then why do they need to be ruled by a group of people who are power hungry and gun hungry and probably not quite so good? And evil people want two things: they want something for nothing, and to escape the consequences of their actions, which is pretty much the definition of what government is.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Democracy is a suggestion box for slaves.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

I will feel no guilt on shutting my door to those who didn't listen.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Love is an involuntary reaction to virtue.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

To connect is to dissolve the imaginary pyramids of artificial privilege.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Countries adopting free-market capitalism have increased output 70-fold, halved work days and doubled lifespans.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

All atheists must examine the Non Aggression Principle.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

The whole purpose of propaganda is to make the obvious seem obscure, or offensive

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

Pulse proximity is not intimacy.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

The avoidance of pain is the avoidance of life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

All money does with an empty heart is allow you to be miserable in style.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

When poverty declines, the need for government declines, which is why expecting government to solve poverty is like expecting a tobacco company to mount an aggressive anti-smoking campaign.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stefan Molyneux

We cannot build on peace on blood. We are still so addicted to this lie. We have this fantasy that we honor the dead by adding to their number. What we need to do is remember that these bodies bury us. This ocean of blood that we create through the fantasy that violence brings virtue drowns us, drowns our children, drowns our future, drowns the world. We have to understand that when we pour these endless young bodies into this pit of death, we follow.