Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

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The logic of personal, philosophical and political freedom

Episodes

FDR3601 No Campus for White Men | Scott Greer and Stefan Molyneux  

No Campus for White Men shines a bright light on the growing obsession with diversity, victimization and identity politics on today's college campuses, and shows how it is creating an intensely hostile and fearful atmosphere that can only lead, ultimately, to ever greater polarization in American society.

Scott Greer is an editor and columnist with The Daily Caller and is the author of “No Campus for White Men: The Transformation of Higher Education into Hateful Indoctrination.”

Book: http://www.fdrurl.com/No-Campus-for-White-Men
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScottMGreer
Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/author/scott-greer

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FDR3600 MILO  

Milo Yiannopoulos stood tall for free speech, and against the puritanical language fascism of political correctness. As a good-looking, ridiculously articulate gay man, he could have found a comfortable place to nestle in leftist cliches, and would have been welcomed by the establishment with open arms. Instead, he turned his considerable charm, talents, humor and intellect on the enemies of free thought and free speech - helping to provoke and reveal the violence and hatefulness of dangerous and powerful elements within Western society.

And now, he stands on a precipice, which we really need to examine in detail.

In the span of 48 hours, Milo Yiannopoulos has fallen from grace in the eyes of many. He has lost his quarter million dollar book deal, he has resigned from his influential position at Breitbart, and been disinvited from his prestigious speaking engagement at CPAC.

Milo's Drunken Peasants and Joe Rogan Comments
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGL5eRw7rXU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azC1nm85btY

Milo's Press Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABJo7w-efTA

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FDR3599 What Pisses Me Off About Old People | Shut Up PewDiePie!  

The political correctness police has recently attacked YouTube sensation PewDiePie for making "inappropriate jokes" in several of his recent videos. Stefan Molyneux contrasts the failures of the older generation with their finger-wagging virtue-signaling moralizing - and highlights why they lack credibility with young people.

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FDR3598 The Feminist Housewife? - Call In Show - February 16th, 2017  

Question 1. [1:28] – “I've spent the majority of my adult life devoted to my career, considering myself a 'fiercely independent' feminist and not allowing men to have much control in a relationship. However, a few years ago I started dating someone who didn't accept this behavior and I found myself slowly taking on a traditional girlfriend role, now as a wife and mother. Things have gone really well between us and I'm happy, but still find myself missing my old life. I've heard you talk an awful lot about how women are wired to want men to provide resources while they take care of the young, but I don't feel it's coming natural to me. Am I broken? What can I do to ensure that I don't fall into old patterns? Do you think there's enough space for a woman to balance being a great wife and mom, yet also continue to stay in charge of her career without sacrificing family?”

Question 2: [1:26:49] – “As I lived in a communist/socialist country and then moved to UK 10 years ago and I see life is much difficult in capitalism and there is poverty everywhere, can you please explain to me, Stefan why you always say capitalism is the best?”

Question 3: [1:51:32] - "Now that we are in the "post-truth" era and we see a large factual divide between the left and right, do you believe it is more crucial than ever that higher education institutions start teaching from a non-partisan point of view, explaining both sides of the debate?"

Question 4: [2:15:39] – “I am a libertarian at heart. I believe in the free market, small governments and allowing people to succeed or fail by their own virtues. I also recognize that certain cultures and populations are incompatible with a free society. Libertarians and their insistence on open borders present a contradiction. Is it possible to square that circle?”

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FDR3597 Out of Control - Call In Show - February 15th, 2017  

Question 1. [1:44] – “I have been wondering about this for some time now. It seems that we have become much more 'segmented', and 'boxed' into little groups. This occurs in the political realm with identity politics, as well as the echo chambers we build for ourselves on social media. So my questions for you are the following: Why has the public sphere become less universal (regarding the rise of identity politics and the decline of the public intellectual)? How can 'we' re-universalize an understanding, or at least an interest in philosophy (and politics more generally)?”

Question 2: [20:50] – “I am wondering; what is the reason or mentality behind the desire of the progressive movement to divide people into subcategories? I have noticed that people that choose to divide themselves also tend to be more aggressive to anyone whom they view as opposition, regardless of that person's actual beliefs or actions. Why is this and how did this mentality come about?”

Question 3: [55:39] – “I am a 24-year-old gay man with a stable job and very little college debt. I find it hard to find someone, as many gays are very left leaning and we inevitably end up fighting about politics, or are not willing to commit to a single person. I would like to know: What does Stefan thinks gay sexual market value is? Also what advice does Stefan have for someone in my position, how many of my values should I compromise to be with someone, based on what gay sexual market value means?”

Question 4: [1:08:06] – “Do you think that my refusal to adopt the racialized world view of the US is the denial of reality or the maintenance of a healthy mindset? Is it impossible for us as humans to not place persons into categories or in-groups and out-groups, and assign value judgements to these categories, particularly in the realm of politics?”

Question 5: [2:05:48] – “Our two-year-old has out of control tantrums that have been getting worse since he was 18 months old. We have just celebrated the birth of our daughter who was born in January are trying to figure out how to handle my son's temper tantrums before I go back to work in March. I'm on maternity leave now, and my husband is a stay at home dad, but with these tantrums, we can't figure out how he will handle our son and an infant. Please help!"

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FDR3596 The Truth About Immigration and Crime in the Netherlands  

Much like with Brexit (United Kingdon's European Union Referendum) and the United States election featuring Donald Trump – Immigration has taken center stage in politics worldwide. On March 15th, 2017, the Netherlands will decide it’s future when it holds it’s parliamentary elections which have been highlighted by current Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Party for Freedom's Geert Wilders.

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

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FDR3595 Why Free Speech Is All That Matters  

Civilization is a conversation, and moral progress is always the most shocking part of that conversation. Every great moral advance in human history has been met with shocked revulsion by significant existing power groups.

The great abolitionist Wilberforce spend more than three decades making the case for ending slavery, before the British Parliament finally voted to outlaw the hideous practice on the third of the globe ruled by Great Britain. John Milton wrote his passionate defense of free speech in 1644 – freedom of the press was not achieved in England until 1695, more than half a century later.

Equal rights for women and minorities, freedom of trade, separation of church and state, the right to divorce – each of these advances was considered an appalling break with virtuous traditions – and they all have one thing in common. One thing. In the absence of free speech, these advances would never have occurred.

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FDR3594 Guilty Until Proven Innocent | Michelle Malkin and Stefan Molyneux  

Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw’s was convicted on 18 counts of sexual assault-related crimes against eight black women. Holtzclaw was ultimately sentenced was 263 years in prison, but what if he didn’t do it? Michelle Malkin joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the unanswered questions, shocking inconsistencies and outright fabrications seen in the Holtzclaw case.

Michelle Malkin is a syndicated columnist, a senior editor at Conservative Review, the host of Michelle Malkin investigates on CRTV, and a New York Times best-selling author – writing six powerful books including her most recent: “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best & Brightest Workers.”

Website: http://www.michellemalkin.com
CRTV: http://www.crtv.com
Case Details and Updates: http://www.holtzclawtrial.com

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FDR3593 The End of World War II - Call In Show - February 8th, 2017  

Question 1: [2:10] - “In one of your YouTube videos, I believe you called the use of Nuclear Arms by the United States in World War III "unjustified," although I may be mistaken. Either way, do you believe that this action was morally correct and/or the best choice available to the U.S. Government, and is there a difference between these two things?”

Question 2: [39:04] - “Why do you not take a more active stance in telling your listeners about the effectiveness of the virtues of patience and tolerance when conducting a debate with people? This is important because in todays society we encounter people who argue based on feelings and propaganda but why should we take what they say so personal? In my own experience, remaining calm when for example being called a racist and staying with my argument or maybe presenting it in a different way is more effective for actually changing people’s minds than correcting their morality. I know that you have no responsibility over your audiences decisions but I think it would be smart to show them a more effective way of getting the message of reason and truth across.”

Question 3: [1:17:55] - "If there is evidence that Universal Basic Income (UBI) can eliminate poverty and is at least superior to welfare, would it not be unethical to implement UBI?"

Question 4: [1:33:05] - "Having grown up in Puerto Rico in the 1960s and seen the corrosive effect of dependence on government handouts, I am very alarmed to see the younger generation of women wanting to be dependent on government - birth control, tampons, government-paid abortions are just the start. My generation mostly saw themselves as becoming financially independent. What can people (and women) like myself do to reverse the tide?"

Question 5: [2:02:35] - “Common practices seem to suggest the answers to depression have to come from within by "letting go" of what troubles you. I've long felt that this means lying to and convincing yourself that what you're thinking isn't true, when it very well could be. Am I wrong in finding commonly suggested remedies for depression philosophically dishonest?"

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FDR3592 Surviving Dystopia - Call In Show - February 8th, 2017  

Question 1: [1:14] - “Venezuela is hell; Death, hunger, sickness, and violence are galloping across the entire land. There are no prospects and no safety. Many are still hopeful for a change, but I don't see it happening any time soon because of the level of entrenchment of the regime against an ineffectual opposition. Additionally, most people don't even care to understand why we reached this sorry state. Do you really think the creative, intelligent Venezuelans should remain here to waste their lives?”

Question 2: [57:24] - “With a very young daughter, is it better to have her in daycare part time, but living in a better home and neighborhood, or, should I quit my job and move to a smaller home in a neighborhood of less quality but be a stay at home dad?”

Question 3: [1:21:13] - “I'm a recent college graduate and landed a job in my field, though I have slowly come to realize that I do not want to pursue it further. Considering the large amount of debt and time I have put into this, it has left me feeling bitter and frustrated. I am acutely aware that my career indecision is now using up valuable time that should be spent building up work skills. I have always felt that the right career lies at the intersection of what you have an aptitude for, what the world needs, and what you enjoy. I just can't seem to get there. In your experience, how did you find the right career and do you have any advice or pitfalls to avoid along the way?”

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FDR3591 The Architecture of Belief | Jordan Peterson and Stefan Molyneux  

What is the reason behind the drift of western culture into empty nihilistic materialistic hedonism? Dr. Jordan Peterson joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the complicated nature of cultural division, the reduction of personal responsibility, the danger of not "having meaning" in your life, the nature of ideology, developing a sense of efficacy in the world, suffering as an intrinsic component to human nature, the argument for free will and much more!

Dr. Jordan Peterson is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of “Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief.”

Website: http://www.jordanbpeterson.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos
Book: http://www.fdrurl.com/Maps-of-Meaning
Self-Authoring Course: http://www.selfauthoring.com

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FDR3590 Court Ignores Law, Affirms Ban on President Trump’s Immigration Restrictions | True News  

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in the Sanctuary City of San Francisco, upheld a lower courts restraining order against President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning visitors from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Sudan from entering the United States without extreme vetting.

Sources: http://www.fdrurl.com/court-ignores-law

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FDR3589 Dear Netflix | Re: Dear White People  

The leading Internet television network with over 93.8 million members has decided that their audience needs more racism, bigotry and stereotypes - and the public reaction to Netflix's "Dear White People" trailer has not been pretty.

Dear White People | Date Announcement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LzggK5DRBA

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FDR3588 President Trump's "Muslim Ban" | What They Won't Tell You!  

President Donald Trump’s recent immigration related executive orders temporarily ban visitors from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Sudan from entering the United States without “extreme vetting” and stop the intake refugees from these countries for at least 30 days.

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FDR3587 Why Skepticism Is Important | Michael Shermer and Stefan Molyneux  

Why is skepticism important? What methodology do you use to determine the difference between truth and falsehood? Dr. Michael Shermer joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the nature of human belief, removing the intensity from the climate change discussion, the disembowelment of religion without constructing a new system of ethics, replacing god with large government, delaying gratification, the importance of impulse control, ending poverty worldwide, why determinism fails and much much more!

Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He is the author of many popular books, including his most recent “Skeptic: Viewing the World with a Rational Eye.”

Website: http://www.michaelshermer.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelshermer
Skeptic Magazine: http://www.skeptic.com

Skeptic: http://www.fdrurl.com/ms-skeptic
The Moral Arc: http://www.fdrurl.com/ms-moral-arc
The Believing Brain: http://www.fdrurl.com/ms-believing-brain
The Mind of The Market: http://www.fdrurl.com/ms-mind-of-the-market
Why Darwin Matters: http://www.fdrurl.com/ms-why-darwin-matters

The Civilizing Process by Norbert Elias
http://www.fdrurl.com/civilizing-process

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FDR3586 Changing Incentives – Call In Show – February 2nd, 2017  

Introduction: [1:58] – Stefan Molyneux responds to listener feedback on “the end of arguments”

Question 1: [8:27] - The University of California at Berkeley was in flames on Wednesday after violent leftist rioters shut down the finale of Milo Yiannopoulos’s college lecture tour. Innocent supporters of President Donald Trump were assaulted, property was destroyed and free speech disgraced on the infamous site of the 1960’s student Free Speech movement.

Question 2: [1:18:03] - “As the product of teenage parents, I struggle with the fact that I've turned out "alright" but hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of children from broken homes don't share the same fate. With the statistics out there showing the wide majority of children from "broken homes" ending up in poverty, jail or worse, what makes the difference in those like myself, and is there anything one could do to assist the majority?”

Question 3: [2:07:23] - "Do you think that there are dangers in taking an apologetic or conciliatory stance toward organized religion and faith-based religious attitudes? Do you think that faith and reason can coexist peacefully if faith becomes the dominant entity in the dichotomy? What qualities do you see manifested in an individual governed by faith, as opposed to those found in a person governed by reason?"

Question 4: [2:30:30] - “As an atheist who maintains Christian values, how and when should I tell my new Christian girlfriend about my lack of faith? I met her online after indicating a religious status as ‘Christian.’ Is it possible for an atheist man who maintains Christian values to be happily married, and to have children with a Christian woman? If so, is it wise?"

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FDR3585 Hamlet Revealed: The Truth Behind Shakespeare's Greatest Play  

Hamlet is the greatest play in world literature – listen to a trained actor and Professor of Shakespeare talk in depth about what the play means, why its power endures, and what it reveals about the deepest parts of each of us. The glory of this tragedy is how it wakes us up to death, reminds us of the power - and danger - of passion, and brings to life the potential and paralysis of our own thoughts.

Philosophy, nihilism, god, heaven, hell, revenge, love and life and death – Hamlet has it all! Dr. Duke Pesta, tenured professor, and Stefan Molyneux, trained actor, delve deep into the themes and meanings of the greatest secular story ever told.

Dr. Duke Pesta is a tenured university professor, author and the Academic Director of FreedomProject Academy, a Live Online School offering individual classes and complete curricula for students in Kindergarten through High School. For more from Dr. Duke and the FreedomProject Academy, please go to: https://www.fpeusa.org

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FDR3584 Mindf@!ked – Call In Show – February 1st, 2017  

Question 1: [2:06] - “Your definition of forgiveness resonated very strongly with me and made more sense than any other definition I’ve heard, but it doesn’t relieve the pain and damage that was done. It seems to only give relief to the perpetrator. How does forgiveness provide relief to the person doing the forgiving?”

Question 2: [1:01:27] - ”I am getting divorced. Years ago, I married a woman who had betrayed me once, and recently I discovered she betrayed me again. During that betrayal, I was also quite sick. I want to explore with you, and understand, why I would commit the mistake of falling in love, and then marrying, an unfaithful person and what I can do in the future to secure the loyal love and happiness I want for myself?”

Question 3: [2:43:50] - "With the recent events of the 2016 presidential election and it's results I find myself as a former Marxist completely shifted on most issues I use to have a firmer stance on. Went from a militant anarcho-communist to a principled anarcho-capitalist and now find myself leaning towards concepts of nationalism and Americanism. I do not believe in nationalized healthcare, believe in the unregulated free market and I supported Donald Trump's bid for the Presidency just to name a few, how can I engage with and still respect friends and loved ones when met with a surprising amount of hostility and hate concerning my new positions?”

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FDR3583 Pepper-Sprayed At The UC Berkeley Anti-Milo Riot  

The University of California at Berkeley was in flames on Wednesday after violent leftist rioters shut down the finale of Milo Yiannopoulos’s college lecture tour. Stefan Molyneux is joined by Kiara Robles who attempted to attend Milo's speech only to be pepper-sprayed by leftist rioters for wearing the "wrong" clothing.

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FDR3582 Women Assaulted At The UC Berkeley Anti-Milo Riot  

The University of California at Berkeley was in flames on Wednesday after violent leftist rioters shut down the finale of Milo Yiannopoulos’s college lecture tour. Stefan Molyneux is joined by Katrina who attempted to attend the event only to be smashed in the head with a flagpole, pepper-sprayed and blinded with terror as her husband was assaulted to the point of hospitalization.

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