Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

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The logic of personal, philosophical and political freedom

Episodes

FDR3567 The Untruth About Jeff Sessions | U.S. Attorney General  

On November 18th, 2016, Sen. Jeff Sessions was announced as President Donald Trump’s nominee for United States Attorney General and the mainstream media smear campaign began almost immediately. What is the Truth About Jeff Sessions?

Sources: http://www.fdrurl.com/untruth-about-jeff-sessions

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FDR3566 Non-Sudden Egg Death - Call In Show - January 18th, 2017  

Question 1: [1:45] – “I'm a 30-year-old professional musician and my 29 year old fiancé and I would like to have children sooner than later. We live in a very lefty state, so in the interest of our future children, should we reestablish ourselves somewhere more inline with our personal values, or should we stay put and raise our children in a potentially hostile environment?”

Question 2: [21:44] - "I’m currently a female sophomore at a US public university. Back in high school, my plans for the future revolved around career. My entire focus was on becoming an engineer because I wanted to help advance technology and there are many exciting projects I wanted to work on. However, listening to your podcasts made me realize that I want to have children in the future and that seriously conflicts with my career plans. Given the choice, I already know that I would choose to take time off from work to raise children properly. But, I’m still concerned about wasting my education which is paid by my parents and the state taxpayers. What should women do when they are on a trajectory towards a career, but they want to have kids? Does college have a purpose for women who are considering motherhood? Do you think it’s a good idea for women to go to college to meet an educated man?"

Question 3: [1:07:30] – “I've heard you from time to time on your shows make offhand remarks that are dismissive of peak oil theory. What are your thoughts on peak oil?”

Question 4: [1:34:06] – “I understand the principle of how the minimum wage keeps people out of work. But listening to the speakers assessment brings up the question of if inflation goes up shouldn't something be done about wages to keep pace. If inflation is a government caused problem shouldn't the wages be adjusted? Why shouldn't the minimum wage be tied to inflation is my ultimate question. If we can't stop government from devaluation of currency shouldn't we at least tie wages too it to avoid misery?”

Question 5: [1:53:10] – “My girlfriend of 8 months recently left me. I since have felt confused and anxious. It seems to affect me more than I see it affect others. I feel spite for the woman I loved and have ill will towards her. This is a recurring theme throughout my past relationships. Why? Why is it so difficult for me to do the grown up thing and hope my ex does well and is happy?”

Question 6: [3:17:51] – “Should the public be able to participate in the ethical debate of women in combat before such policies are implemented?”

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FDR3565 What Pisses Me Off About The Anti-Trump Riots  

With the Inauguration of President Donald Trump, leftists have taken to the street, not in peaceful protest, but with violent confrontations and riots. Property damage, physical assaults, shootings, and more have all been done in the name of “the high road” and “love trumping hate.” Stefan Molyneux is pissed off and wants to discuss his now complicated relationship with hatred.

Lauren Southern: https://twitter.com/Timcast/status/822571433180151812
Mike Cernovich: https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/822710253406064640
Gavin McInnes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9j3YiNa8Tc
Milo Yiannopoulos: http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2017/01/21/suspect-milo-protest-shooting-custody/
Roger Stone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHXkS5JICgA
James O'Keefe: https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/822273075139973121
Richard Spencer: http://www.altright.com/2017/01/20/richard-spencer-assaulted-in-washington-dc/

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FDR3564 Making America Great Again | Paul Nehlen and Stefan Molyneux  

What does the future holds for the United States of America given the Presidential transition from Barack Obama to Donald Trump? Stefan Molyneux and Paul Nehlen discuss the state of the transition and the importance of regular people taking action to Make America Great Again!

Paul Nehlen is a business executive, entrepreneur, and famously challenged Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in the 2016 Wisconsin Republican primary.

Website: http://www.paulnehlen.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pnehlen

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FDR3563 The Horrible Truth About Barack Obama's Presidency  

On January 20, 2009, President Barack Obama took office on a platform of "hope" and "change" for the United States of America. As Obama has completed his final day as President of the United States, Stefan Molyneux reviews his accomplishments, failures and legacy in the annals of American history.

Sources: http://www.fdrurl.com/barack-obamas-presidency

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FDR3562 President Barack Obama | Predictions From 2008  

After the election of President Barack Obama in November 2008, Stefan Molyneux made predictions about how Obama's "revolutionary" presidency of "hope" and "change" would ultimately turn out. Going back a video uploaded on November 5th, 2008, Stefan responds to his younger self and the accuracy of his prior forecast.

Original Video: November 5th, 2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2YsJVF-920

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FDR3561 Enemy Of The State | Iben Thranholm and Stefan Molyneux  

Danish Journalist Iben Thranholm was recently branded as a pro-Kremlin Russian propagandist and included on the European Union East StratCom Task Force blacklist for her criticism of European immigration policy.

Iben Thranholm is one of Denmark’s most widely read columnists and is a former editor and radio host at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Thranholm has traveled extensively in the Middle East, Italy, the United States and Russia to carry out research and interviews. She has been awarded for her investigative research into Danish media coverage of religious issues.

Article: New Tool Against Political Opponents
https://www.rt.com/news/373697-danish-journalist-eu-russia/

For more from Iben Thranholm, please go to:
https://www.rt.com/op-edge/authors/iben-thranholm/
http://russia-insider.com/en/users/iben-thranholm

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FDR3560 The Truth About Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" Speech  

I had to listen to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech when I was in government schools – repeatedly, every year, it seemed. Unfortunately, I was already reading real philosophy, so I immediately pegged it for the dangerous sophistry that it was, and remains.

I know, I know, it is considered one of the crowning achievements of American oratory – but now, so many decades later, aiming at a dream seems to have landed us all in a nightmare, and perhaps we should take a little bit of time to figure out what the hell went so wrong. Here’s the first clue: Dr. King’s speech is called “I have a dream,” not “I have a plan.”

The Truth About Martin Luther King, Jr.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgqz3CaAWC0

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FDR3559 She Wants It All - Call In Show - January 13rd, 2017  

Question 1 [1:56] – “According to r/K selection theory, cold winter, saving seed crops and defer gratification has made certain section of people higher in IQ. On the same lines, shouldn't people in 3rd world countries grow in IQ, because of economic winter, lack of resources, lack of freedom and other economic backwardness?”

Question 2: [28:40] – “The left has been calling everything racism from employment to immigration policies to disagreements with the president. This Chicago kidnapping situation was a milestone moment in our politics as it tested our tolerance for this silly hate crime idea that they created. Why are we so quick to play the left's game of racism and hate crime when we don't even agree with their position in the first place?"

Question 3: [1:06:39] – I don’t believe that free will exists. I have also struggled with depression, lack of motivation and a feeling of meaninglessness throughout my life, even before I realized that free will doesn’t exist. How do you think depression, lack of motivation, etc. feeds into the other? Do I somehow need to start believing in free will to feel better?“

Question 4: [2:48:25] – “I was wondering if you have any advice for the millennials who have been screwed by excessive student loan debt and a tough job market. I accept full responsibility for the fact that I went to college at 18 (on a full" academic scholarship) and chose basket-weaving majors that I found interesting, history and film, which amounted to nothing for me. I tried teaching, and had to go through another crushing debt cycle to do that, only to find out that I would rather dig ditches than be a high school teacher. For those of us feeling left out of the economy of good jobs, do you have any advice on how to get out of a crappy cycle of entry level job hell, feelings of failure, and find something both profitable and meaningful?”

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FDR3558 Still A Libertarian? - Call In Show - January 11th, 2017  

Question 1: [1:45] – “Have your experiences with libertarians completely turned you away from libertarianism as a political philosophy? I understand you have had differences with libertarians as people, however does this mean that you no longer believe in anarchism/voluntaryism?”

Question 2: [1:03:25] – “How can a woman who is trying to date a man who has gone MGTOW convert him back to normal and help him come back to the dating world? This is a person I care about very much and watching him cross into this territory is upsetting. To clarify, I don't think he knows expressly what MGTOW is, but he is following the same MGTOW patterns that you have described in your videos and is doing so for the reasons you would expect. You seem like someone who can at the very least give me idea of what to do. How can I help him climb off of this slippery slope?"

Question 3: [2:33:21] – “Stefan often says that it is a great hypocrisy of libertarian, pro-free market professors to teach in state-sponsored colleges and fund their ventures with state money. It is obviously true from truth/false point of view; however, the question remains whether it would actually be good of them to cease teaching in state colleges. If they did so immediately, the colleges and their students would lose a lot of good lectures, which, if only slightly, help fight against the leftist narratives. Moreover, the professors themselves, especially the less accomplished ones, would find themselves in a tough financial situation, sacrificing much of their personal income. Just how much merit is there in those professors staying in colleges vs. leaving them?”

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FDR3557 The Truth About McCarthyism: Modern Parallels  

The mainstream narrative would tell you that from 1950 to 1954, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy unjustly accused a wide variety of Americans of being communist spies, creating a hysterical witch-hunt that destroyed the lives of innocent people. What is the truth about Sen. Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism? What are the modern parallels between mid-1950s McCarthyism and the events of today?

Sources: http://www.fdrurl.com/truth-about-mccarthyism

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FDR3556 Buzzfeed Publishes Shocking Fake News About Donald Trump  

On Tuesday, Buzzfeed published an "article" titled "These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia" which included a completely unsubstantiated and error filled document supposedly from a former British Intelligence officer. When it comes to modern "journalism" this publication drops standards to a new low - even for an outlet like Buzzfeed.

Archive of Original Buzzfeed Article: http://web.archive.org/web/20170111065115/https://www.buzzfeed.com/kenbensinger/these-reports-allege-trump-has-deep-ties-to-russia?utm_term=.uk3wJkD8X

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FDR3555 Want To Be A Millionaire Migrant Slumlord? - Call In Show - January 6th, 2017  

Question 1: [1:59] - “Since gun violence is sometimes an accident, why are gun companies hesitating to implement safety measures like RFID tags, GPS tracking, i.e. decommission as many guns in circulation as possible, and replace them with smart guns? Also what makes people to "stick to their guns" so to speak? i.e. refusal to embrace safety by progress, instead to keep things as is, because they like it that way?”

Question 2: [26:43] - “I live in Sweden and a year ago my family got a call from the Swedish rescue service and offered what I call a deal with the devil. The deal was for us was to house up to 30 refugees for the most ridiculous sum of money I have ever seen. This was also during a period where we tried to sell our hotel and realized that my family were getting was not what we were hoping for. When you have been given the deal with the devil, will you take it and sacrifice your soul for wealth, or reject it and keep your soul but continue suffering?”

Question 3: [1:01:55] - "I am an evil demon, I mean straight white Trump voting man currently living in Chicago. As a student, comedian, entrepreneur and child care worker I've had nearly the full range of experiences the liberal haven has to offer, dealing with the DePaul Milo riot, watching my pro Trump comedian friend get banned from comedy shows and bullied, I've been paid under minimum wage to watch abused children with employers who refuse to do anything to help the kids. My girlfriend's brother and our friend have been mugged just outside where we live, and our college tries to push the social justice agenda frequently. I've had more negative experiences with this city than I can count. The recent torture incident was sickening and I've seen college radicals from all around, but especially young black Chicagoans continue to push white privilege as a cause of the insanity.”

“I would like to discuss how to make a difference in these environments both at a cultural or grass roots level and how Trump can help these cities who don't even seem to want his help. I am trying to start a business and continue to debate and speak up whenever I reasonably can, what else can be done?"

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FDR3554 The Truth About Esteban Santiago and the Fort Lauderdale Shooting  

On January 6th, 2017 at approximately 1pm Eastern, a shooting took place at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida airport which left five people dead, thirteen wounded and 37 injured.

The shooter was identified as twenty-six-year-old Esteban Santiago who had just flown into Florida from Anchorage, Alaska. Santiago stopped at baggage claim to retrieve a gun that he legally transported on his flight, headed to a bathroom where he loaded the weapon and the returned to the communal area where he began shooting.

Sources: http://www.fdrurl.com/florida-airport-shooting

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FDR3553 Wanting Western Civilization To Die - Call In Show - January 4th, 2017  

Question 1: [1:30] - “The UN Agenda 2030 and the UN World Population Prospects-Revision 2015 clearly state that legal migration from developing nations into Western nations is expected to be roughly 2.6 million people per year, every year for the next 34 years, and that population increases in Western nations over this period will be 80% due to immigration. And, of course, the Western nations will pay for the support of all these immigrants, many of whom are illiterate, have few if any employable skills, are ignorant of law and order, and bring with them totalitarian ideologies. Could you discuss this redistribution of the global population as it relates to our Western values of self-determination and individual liberties?”

Question 2: [1:21:10] - “Is it necessary to have discussions about fundamental matters in person rather than through social media platforms like Facebook?”

Question 3: [2:00:32] - “I am soon due to start training for the British Army, and I must ask if this would be a bad decision for me. Has coming from a Mormon family given me a misguided sense of self-worth now as an atheist? Is this perhaps why I'm finding the idea of selflessness and loyalty in army life so desirable?”

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FDR3552 Why Leftists Are Violent | John Wright and Stefan Molyneux  

What is the correlation between political ideology and criminality? Are either liberals or conservatives more likely to engage in criminal behavior? Stefan Molyneux is joined by Dr. John Paul Wright to discuss the relation between ideology and criminality, the genetic component to human violence, the dark triad personality traits and what can be gained by the continued study of biosocial criminology.

Study: Political Ideology Predicts Involvement In Crime
http://www.fdrurl.com/Ideology-Predicts-Crime

Study: Malevolent Forces: Self-Control, the Dark Triad, and Crime
http://www.fdrurl.com/Malevolent-Forces

The University as a Total Institution
http://quillette.com/2017/01/02/the-university-as-a-total-institution/

Dr. John Paul Wright is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati and the author of "Criminals in the Making: Criminality Across the Life Course."

Book: http://www.fdrurl.com/Criminals-In-The-Making
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cjprofman

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FDR3551 What Pisses Me Off About The “F@&K White People” Chicago Kidnapping  

In Chicago, four black suspects were arrested in connection with the kidnapping and 24-48 hour torture of an eighteen year old special needs white male. The suspects streamed the assault live on Facebook, shouting "F@&k White People" and "F@&k Donald Trump" multiple times - even cutting the victim's scalp with a knife and forcing him to drink water from a toilet.

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FDR3550 FRANCE BANS SPANKING  

France has joined the ranks of the fifty plus other countries which have banned corporal punishment or the spanking of children. As a longtime advocate of peaceful parenting, Stefan Molyneux responds to this news and the reaction it has received online.

52 Countries Now Ban Spanking
http://www.livescience.com/57373-52-countries-ban-spanking-france.html

Why Spanking Does Not Work with Elizabeth Gershoff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBm8i96ZGcQ

Peaceful Parenting Series Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMNj_r5bccUwZY7RCZnS2e5-vjaA7wSNw

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FDR3549 NOT AN ARGUMENT.  

Stefan Molyneux puts on his snark bio-hazard suit and dips back into the YouTube comments in search of arguments and entertainment. Does Stefan find any arguments?

Trump Derangement Syndrome - TRIGGERED!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnegoVG22CM

Take The Blue Pill?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yViIz06M82A

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FDR3548 The Matrix Is Not An Argument - Call In Show - December 30th, 2016  

Question 1: [1:48] – "Prior to my god daughter's baptism I was planning to formally leave the Catholic church, as I have become interested in Ayn Rand's objectivisim. I feel conflicted that I have accepted this position while I do not align with Catholic beliefs which leads me to wonder, how can one raise a child without relation to an entity, being raised a catholic myself, while upholding objectivist values?"

Question 2: [48:08] – “Is good addictive across human beings and doesn’t the assumption that it is underlie collectivist thinking?”

Question 3: [1:24:00] – “As a male in my prime my body is pushing to attain sex however that is a major problem for me. I was raised as a respectful and virtuous person so until now I was doing the old-fashioned thing, being nice, polite and thoughtful, not lowering my standards. This pretty much resulted in nothing but a few friendships. This was frustrating and with my body driving me I decided to try the other way: posting pictures of my abs, etc. and literally 1000% increase in traffic, conversation etc. My question is why do I have to degrade myself in this way to even start to appeal to the opposite sex? What is the reasoning behind that do you think? also I know all these people talking to me now are majority broken themselves because they are searching for the people I am trying to emulate and are highly likely not to be relationship material. Why is it so hard to find decent people and is the majority of people so shallow and primal?”

Question 4: [1:38:39] – “Why is it that God is impossible if the two main logical arguments proposed in your book can be shown to be inconsistent and if there is no logical inconsistencies with God, why would it not be wise to be an agnostic.”

Question 5: [1:57:01] – “What are your thought about making compromises in values, principles, and life? Life is not always black and white, and I think it is wise to know when to stand at the white or the gray. Is my way of thinking dangerous and slippery? Do you have additional tips so that I do not fall into any traps?”

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