BE YOUR OWN HERO! Freedomain Livestream - Transcript

Philosophy Time and Technical Issues

[0:00] Good evening, everybody. 27 December 2023. Hope you're doing well.
It is philosophy time. Drop your cocks and grab your socks, as they used to say in the army, and join us as we unpack every syllogism known to man and force them to wed Aztec style.
So, good evening. Thank you for your tip.
It is Christmas, just after Christmas, and if you are having trouble finding this, let's say you're having some tech issues, I will give you an alternate link that you can go and join.

[0:40] Coming in clear that's excellent okay well stuff for some people is coming in clear for some people it's not i give you an alternate link i can hear and see and hear you clearly on my commodore 64 where there was an old game named castle wolfenstein where they actually used the built-in tinny speaker of the computer to simulate german which actually is quite appropriate to German as a whole. All right.
Now, hello and welcome to so many people. Lovely to see you here this evening.
I'm not going to preamble. Oh, you know, this haunts me. This haunts me to my very bones.

[1:17] This haunts me to my very bones that somebody said once that the first third of a the video contains no useful information.
I was like, if I could get that down to a third, that would be excellent.
So we're going to dive straight in. All right. I want to know, because I'm a generous guy.
You're a generous audience, and in return, that breeds generosity within me.
So I'm a generous guy. Hit me with a why.
You know, hit me with a one to ten, how difficult your relationship is with a sibling if you have one. if you have a sibling?
Good, bad, indifferent, or what have you? How is it as a whole?
How is it as a whole? Your relationship with your sibling, I would like to know so that I can understand it.
Does free domain qualify for Canada's $2,000 UBI program? Ah, yes, one step closer to doom.

[2:27] All we can do these days is be entertained. But yeah, I'd like to know, how is your relationship with your sibling?
Good, bad, indifferent?

[2:37] Terrible? Yeah, 10 is terrible. Yeah, sorry, one is good. Level of badness.
And of course, you know, it can be minus if your relationship is good and all that kind of stuff.
So let's see here. What do we got?
So bad. Okay. Okay, so today I recorded part 14, part 14 of Peaceful Parenting.
Part 14 of Peaceful Parenting deals with siblings. So I'm going to give you a link here. I'm going to give you a link here. You can keep this private if you don't mind.
I'm going to give you a link here just to say thank you for joining me on this auspicious evening. and you can check out my peaceful parenting on siblings.
And it's good. It's good. Now, we'll get into that. We can circle back if you have questions or comments about siblings.

Tech Issues and Life Frustrations

[3:29] Would you like to hear, I don't know, occasionally we'll talk about tech issues here.
Would you like to hear about anything to do with tech issues?
Issues, or life frustrations as a whole.
Life frustrations. I'm happy to do whatever topics are on your mind, but I could certainly rant a little bit on life frustrations as a whole, and I wouldn't say that I'm overly prone to frustration.
Actually, no, I'm very prone to frustration, but I've learned to manage it over the years, and I no longer break my tennis racket I get in the sucky fashion I did when I was in my young, young, young stuff, right?

[4:08] Jack Posobiec is doing a new series on the French Revolution right now.
Oh, that's cool. Good for him.
Yeah, I think his parents got swatted on Christmas. That was pretty rough.
Are there any pro-natalist arguments in the Peaceful Parenting book?
I think the whole thing is kind of pro-natalist, but maybe I'll put in a section there just for that. It's a good suggestion. Thank you.

[4:30] Hello. Do you think lack of peaceful parenting is behind the lack of love and compassion for our fellow man and for our future selves?
Might be the root cause of the troubles we see starting in the home and writ large in the world today.
I can add, without a loving, compassionate family here, maybe it's why the concept of loving parent in heaven is so hard for too many to accept, having seen no role model here. Hmm.
It's the one giant lever that's never been pulled, right? Parenting is the one giant lever that has never been pulled in terms of changing the world.
It's kind of evolved a little bit here and there. It gets better, gets worse, and so on.
But the one thing that's never really been yanked is the giant lever called parenting, and that's what we aim to do.
Hey, Steph, have you thought about making a reading list of some of your favorite must-read books on the FDR website?
Website also how did you like the church you went to yes for those of you don't know i did go to church over christmas and i appreciate that uh we'll get into the church story in a bit uh if you're interested and uh my favorite books uh fdr sorry slash books slash books all right let me just get to your questions.

[5:46] You're baking bread right now i can smell it i can smell it um there was a bread making rap band and was it in the 90s, they baked bread right on stage uh the yeasty boys do i think i have that right, bitcoin no just finished sinking this week let's go nice thank you for the tip sim i appreciate that i appreciate that all right let me get down to your questions comments issues.

[6:20] First time live in 10 years well i'm i'm sorry that you got cryogenically frozen for an entire decade man that's rough that's rough uh you could have called me before i wrote my novel the future so take me to church i'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your life all right rents are welcome, my brother visited me and my girlfriend my brother visited me and my girlfriend for christmas and now she is jealous of how good our relationship is compared to her relationship with her older sister, yes uh if you want my wallet address slash donate slash donate, now what are your phobias people what are your phobias I need to know so I know what to mail you in a box oh, that's the kind of gratitude I have for the most supportive and brilliant show audience on the planet what are your phobias tell me what are your phobias.

[7:16] I'm not a big I'm not a big spider guy or rather I'm a big not a big spider guy for government yeah well, That's not a phobia. It's a rational fear. Yeah, what are your phobias?
What do you got? Needles? Ooh, yes.
Needles, that'll hurt. Needles, not super fun.
I had to get a filling, like a 25-year-old filling replaced, and they went in there with the needles.
Twer exciting. I'm not going to lie. Deep water, bears.
Yeah, yeah. Driving. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
I visited some, well, my family and I visited some old friends last night, and we had a wonderful dinner and played Catan, which was a blast, and chatted until the wee hour as well, until quite late. And then I drove home.
It's been foggy in Canada here for over three days. I feel like I'm in some tuberculosis lower lung armpit of Yorkshire or something like that.
Let's see, not sure if phobia, but I detest flying insects. Yeah, yeah. Cockroaches, yeah, yeah.

[8:29] Submechanophobia, fear of being caught in a torpedo tube. Cave diving, oh, I've done that. Yeah, that's pretty exciting.
Heights, door handles in public toilets, fair. Do you guys clean your phones?
Please tell me you clean your cell phones.
You know, cell phones on average have more bacteria than toilet seats, so please clean your cell phones. You can get these UV light things to clean them.
Debt, physical impairment, human hygiene, dealing with bureaucracy, parents, LOL. Palmetto bugs.
Yeah, that's the most pleasantly named hideous sky demon that has ever been existed. Poisonous animals.
Yes. Wasps, the stinging kind, not the human kind. Yeah, that's right.
What's that old meme? It's like bees pollinate flowers, give you honey, create pleasant buzzing sound.
Wasps, basically just assholes. Mosquitoes, all the mosquitoes, yeah, yeah. I clean my cell phone in the toilet. Ah.

[9:25] That's, uh, My whole mood just plunged and I feel flushed. All right.
So I, snakes, right? Why has it always got to be snakes? So do you know, it's actually quite interesting. They've actually studied this.
Do you know where the fear of snakes comes from?
I know that it's traditionally like, oh, they could be poisonous and that kind of stuff.

The Fear of Snakes and the Ancient Primitive World

[9:52] But the fear of snakes comes from, it's a weird time flash. So the fear of snakes doesn't come from snakes and poison and death, and it doesn't come from the Garden of Eden and all that kind of stuff, and it doesn't come from, you know, people's fear of anacondas doesn't come from my genitals.
Obviously, it would statistically and according to the metric system, but the fear of snakes is actually a flash forward in time to the fear, to the fear that people in the ancient primitive world knew was coming down the pipeline. line.
Now, the fear of snakes is something I actually experienced today.
Now, if you're a guy, and maybe if you're a guy adjacent, you might have the box.
The box. All the cables that have ever been invented since the dawn of cabling, including a couple of cable knit sweaters just for good luck, all the cables, all the cords.
Now, the thick ones are wrapped in with the tiny tiny little delicate ones.
Probably some Christmas lights in there as well. So you've got this giant box.
I have two of them. A giant box of cords.
And God help you, you can't throw them out because throwing them out brings an intergenerational curse upon your entire bloodline. It's worse than peeing on a mummy's tomb.
But it's.

[11:12] The box of cables. People looked at an entire rat's nest worth of snakes, and they didn't feel so much a fear of the snakes.
They felt the fear of the future cables, because I will never, ever eliminate cables from my life. I will never get rid of cables.
I will never throw cables out. Never happened.
So I keep them, and when I keep them, I don't organize them well.
I used to have a bunch of hooks. I hung them on, and then I had to change that for some reason. I can't remember. So now they're all in a box.
God help me. And God cannot help me in this matter, because what happened today was I needed a cable. Now I knew I had it.
And why do I know I have it? Because I had it at one point, and you can't pry a cable out of my cold, dead hands.
I still have VGA cables from 15 years ago, before HDMI, before all.
I still have a mouse that goes into a, PS2 port or something like that. Oh no, I still have a mouse that goes into a serial port.
Which actually made you a serial killer. So I have the box of cables.
Now I needed something today and I won't get into it. I needed something and I knew it was in the box of cables.
And it's a big ass box of cables. Think of a swimming pool filled with anacondas.
Or me swimming naked. Well, you know, just think of me swimming naked. That's good enough.

[12:30] What's that old joke about the guy with the 18-inch penis, likes to come home from work, take a hot bath, and just... unwind.
I had to purchase SATA cables. Now I have lots of SATA cables.
Oh. SATA is missing one N.
SATA is missing one N because SATA should have Satan because it's like, oh, you can daisy chain your hard drives in another dimension in another life if you invented the hard drives and you're still at the factory.
You can totally daisy chain these hard drives. You just snake one from the other. You just piggyback.
It's like flappy birds. You just snake them all together.
And it's a complete lie. Every time I bought a hard drive, I've ended up just having to replace stuff because it's It's like, I can't find out how did they chain it. Sad is Satan. What else have we got here?
I still keep all the VGA cables for all the monitors I'm never going to have. That's right.
Can't throw them out and then you never seem to have the one that you need.
Oh, yeah, it's rough, man.

[13:32] You've got two PS2 keyboards. It was PS2. I'm thinking of the PlayStation or something like that, right?
You should watch freaking reviews on ThemTube. He tests all sorts of gadgets.
There was a good organized system he tested. Yeah. Yeah.
My dad still has an LDAP cable for old printers, older than he is, probably. That's right. Oh, yes. Do you have a, oh gosh, what were they called?
And it was iOmega, were they jazz drives or something like that with big, big ass cartridges?
SCSI cables? Yeah, jumper pins, you never need them until your world is about to end. Yeah, yeah, that's right.
That's why the The side cables are so often red. Oh, yeah. They smell like sulfur.
So, yeah, I had to go in.
And I was looking for a headset. And I found at the bottom of the infinite bucket of swimming pool snake death, I found the fuzzy that was at the end of the...
I have a phobia for breath noise, right?
So every single one of my microphones is covered with enough fuzzies to keep a stripper warm in the Arctic.
And, I felt the fuzzy at the bottom and I'm like so I have to extract this fairly delicate headset from the bottom of the infinite cable bagger holding box of doom, and.

[14:58] Patience was tried as I attempted to extract the cable Of course, it ended up not working anyway, but at least I got to waste 20 minutes. Oh, so delightful.
You know, I love my wife. I do. She's a wonderful woman. If she loved me, do you know what would she do? What would she do?
She would build a giant bonfire and burn all of these cables to death.
And it would just be like getting a bandaid right off. Ow. Oh, that's better. At least it's not slow and painful.
If she loved me, if she loved me, she would press those cables into a tiny Omar Sharif little box car and yeet it into space so that it wouldn't be tempted by, oh, I need something. I think I might have that cable somewhere.
It's a universal law. You will never need the cable until the week after you throw it out.
Well, that's, you know, that's the paranoid kind of hoarding thinking, right? My table is a hoard of cables at the moment.

[15:58] Again, it's an old meme where this woman was like, men only want one thing and it's disgusting. I was like, well, why don't you wash it?
All right, let's get to your questions and comments. I will get to the church story, but I'm holding out because it's very interesting. It's very interesting.
All right.
Let me get to your question. Question. I miss your turtleneck shirt.
Yes, sorry. I boiled it to make soup. All right.
What happens when the Bitcoin ETF is approved?
Proved well um there's going to be a massive amount of propaganda going out making people afraid of inflation and pro-bitcoin and the amount of propaganda that went out over covid is going to be not inconsiderable compared to the amount of propaganda that's going to go out to be pro-bitcoin once people can start making money in the traditional financial world because of it and i think that's going to really educate people i think it will probably be a little over fear-mongering but yes it is um parallel port cable, tell her to take all the cables and make a Steph statue out of them that would be good.

[17:13] Price goes home, yeah, it could be. Do you believe in progress?
It seems that most of our response to social issues is a mere response to material conditions, but as man makes great leaps forward, the challenges...
But as man makes great leaps forward, that challenges simply evolve.
Those challenges simply evolve? Please do your typo checking, make sure you make sense before I read this stuff live. Just, I'm begging you, right?
We're constantly told that we're further marching towards a better world but realistically it's the same with new mysteries okay yeah nick that's not particularly helpful um progress is not linear right progress is is a staggered staircase and right now we're in a dip before a growth right all right yeah just read it back to yourself and see if it makes sense because once i'm reading it live on air we're kind of committed to to the content.
So let me see here. Let me get to your other questions and comments. What else do I have?
How did you like the church you went to? Well, if there are any other comments or questions, I just want to make sure I'm catching everyone's thoughts as we go forward here.

[18:35] Sorry to ask this again Where should I submit long form questions For your local questions answered clips, Yeah I mean I I say Every least once or twice a week I ask you all for questions so you can just post them there Or you can always email me, Operations at free domain dot com Operations at free domain Dot com, Hit me with a Y if you're a churchgoer. Hit me with an N if you're not a churchgoer.
I just want to guage the audience.
Hit me with a Y if you're a churchgoer. That doesn't mean like you go every week or anything, but if you're a churchgoer, hit me with an N if you're not a churchgoer.
I must know. I will have you tell me.
Do you do cutting and bulking cycles when working out? I do not.
You are a churchgoer. No. Oh, you are cross-curious. Makes sense. No, no, yes.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. All right, standing on a down escalator is progress, but not necessarily in a useful direction.
All right, that sounds like a fortune cookie from somebody having a stroke.
No, not an atheist. Yes, no, no.
Rights. Right.

Church Apologizes for Building on Native Land

[20:03] So, yes, most of you are. So I went to a church.
Now, I'm not going to single out the church itself, but I went to the church, and it started with a challenge, I'll be honest with you.
It started with a challenge, because at the beginning of the church service, they apologized for building their church on native land and thanked the natives for taking care of the land for thousands and thousands of years before basically evil Christian whitey came along and displaced them.

[20:41] Now, I'm not a theologian. I'm no theologian.
I'm no theologian, but it seems to me that from a theological perspective, and correct me if I've gone astray here, from a theological perspective, the indigenous population having not been introduced to one j christ was uh you know kind of heathen and really needed to be brought to the light and the truth and the virtue of religion and to be of christianity and and brought to the capacity to gain heaven and so on, so um i was uh i was a little surprised i was a little surprised i mean this is of course what What got me into some enjoyable trouble when I was down under, when I was in Australia, when I was talking about the indigenous population, not out of hate for the indigenous population.
I have great sympathy for the indigenous populations, but to pretend that they were wonderful stewards of the land and peaceful, noble savages is false.
You really don't want to be a child in most primitive cultures because the amount of violence, brutality, abuse, and often infanticide, and occasionally cannibalism, and occasionally genocide that occurs in the native populations is not inconsiderable. It's not zero.
So, I had some trouble. I had some trouble. So, let's see what you guys say.

[22:08] LMAO, oh no, oof, no way, oof. I would have ran immediately, really, wow. So annoying stuff, correct. They're sinners just as the rest.
Yeah, it was, somebody says, the church I grew up in now condemns white supremacy on the regular.
Yeah, modern universities or public schools put that point out too.
Thou shalt not scalp. So, yeah, I mean, it seems interesting because if you look at Islamic conquests, if you look at communism taking over entire countries, entire regions of the world, the imperialism that happened under Lenin and Stalin, in particular under Stalin at the end of the Second World War when he scooped up, what, a dozen countries in Eastern Europe?
That seems like quite a lot of colonialism going on there.
But I don't, you know, I don't remember, again, I wasn't really around at the time, but I don't remember, say, in the 1960s in, say, Hungary or Poland, I don't remember the communists saying, well, we stand on these lands that were formerly free and Christian owned, and we just want to honor all of the formerly free and Christian people who shepherded this land and were custodians of this land, lo, for these many generations before we ended up taking it over. I don't remember the communists lamenting that.

Comparing Indigenous Violence to Other Historical Conquests

[23:21] It seems to be rather peculiar to just one group of people. It was not a Unitarian church, no.

[23:29] Is it not just you're bad and we're demoralizing you? That there's nothing to protect, there's nothing to defend? I mean, isn't this the basic demoralization?
Yo, hey, Steph, how are you? Well, I'm in the middle of a show, but nice to meet you. Nice to meet you.
Hope you guess my name.
So, I will, each and every Catholic Mass in Australia starts with an acknowledgement of the original custodians.
Yeah, original custodians.

[24:03] It seemed...
It seemed a bit on the girly side.
A bit, look, I respect the Christian faith with regards to love and forgiveness and gentleness and positivity and enthusiasm and optimism.
Like, I really like that aspect of Christianity.
I mean, I like the note A, but that doesn't mean I want a whole song of.

[24:43] It wasn't huge. There were maybe 100 people, and I'm not going to go into denomination. You know, that's right.
I would recommend a fundamentalist independent Baptist church.
Won't get any of that in there.
Not sure there's a huge amount of Baptist churches up here in Canada, but I could be wrong.

[25:03] So it was a lot of you know gentleness and peace and it was very good natured positive priest and it was all you know very nice and and enthusiastic and warm and affectionate and funny and like it was really it was really nice, and ah you know maybe I'm just a bit too much of a dude, just a little too nice I mean I mean, I was a big fan of the movement in the 19th century called muscular Christianity, muscular Christianity, where Christianity is, you know, kind of tough, and there's a certain amount of table flipping and whipping of the cheats, and there's a certain amount of Old Testament thunderousness regarding this, right?
As opposed to, you know, well, it's really nice for the children, and, you know, we're about love, peace, and forgiveness, and look, that's great stuff.
That's really, I have no issue with that. I think that's wonderful stuff.
But shouldn't there be just a little bit for the dudes? It was not a hippie church. No, it was not a hippie church.

[26:15] I just it seems a little on the estrogen side it felt a little bit on the estrogen overload side you know again love forgiveness peace harmony and all that kind of stuff and it was really nice to sing the church the songs again it was really nice to sing the songs again and of course i remembered that the numbers uh by the door are the numbers in the hymn book and it was incredible how how much I remembered the words and the music of songs that I used to sing in the choir that I haven't sung in, you know, 50-odd years, other than, you know, humming a little bit of Christmas.
But, you know, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, O Little Town of Bethlehem, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. It's like, boom, boom, boom.
I just know I barely even needed to look at the songbook, and I certainly didn't need to look at the musical notes.
But, ah...
I did go with my family, yes. So I was very pleased to have gone.
I very much thought it was a wonderful experience.

[27:18] But I just, you know, there were a lot of ladies there, and there were a lot of families there, which was nice.
The attendees, well, you know, kind of traditional, older people and some younger families and so on.
But there weren't any single men there. There were a couple of single women, I would assume.
But it was very gentle, very nice, very positive.
But it wasn't, you know, onward Christian soldiers marching as to war.
There was a certain amount of testosterone-laced, masculine, warfighter, Old Testament religion when I was a kid.

[28:12] And, again, it was sweet and it was nice, but it just, I would, I hope, like, I hope that you guys, and tell me if I'm wrong about this, right? Right.
I hope or at least one of the things that I aim for is I hope that you guys come out of these kinds of shows with a little fire in the belly, with a little bit of enthusiasm, with a little bit of with a little bit of.

[28:40] Encouragement and positivity and all this kind of stuff, right.
As opposed to, well, that was nice. That was very sweet. That was nice.
And you know it was like it was like going to a nice grandmother's house on the middle of a Sunday afternoon and I can certainly see the appeal so I think I don't know of course but I think one of the challenges that the church has is that if it caters more to the men maybe it gets fewer of the women if it caters more to the men maybe it gets fewer of the women and I think that the church focuses on the women because the women transmit religious values to the children.
So I think that the church is focused really—like when men are no longer the head of the household, the church needs to appeal to women to get the religious values brought to the next generation.
I think that when they focus too much on appealing to the women, they lose some of the manly stuff.
Right the manly stuff so maybe too airy-fairy not grounded this show has real life to it yeah like i'm not obviously trying to compare what i do to a church but i hope that you get something.

[29:56] Like so there's a reason why in in christianity it's god God, father, wife, children, right?
He says, I heard a pastor say once he mostly preaches to the men because he knows if he wins the men, he'll win the women too, because strong men attract women.
Well, that certainly is not, I mean, this is a sample size of one, right? So it's not massive, but that is not what happened here.
And I think if the preacher preaches to the men, I think there's a certain amount of energy and resolution and strength in that as a whole.

Church Attendance and the Decline in Male Participation

[30:36] And why is church attendance diminishing? And I think it's because they're wise to fill the pews with single women to draw men. Mmm, no.
No, because if the men don't like to go because the church no longer speaks to them but is only speaking to female concerns, then the men aren't going to go.
And of course, churches are facing competition, of course, from multimedia, from video games, from all kinds of things, right? He says, yeah, the church I went to as a youth was way too girly for me. I eventually got bored.
So, of course, when I was in church as a child, I mean, I was in a boarding school, so it was boys and girls segregated, so only the boys went to church, and the church was, you know, what did they do? They focused on the fights.
They focused on the challenges. They focused on the devil. They focused on sin and on temptation and the wrestling, the spiritual wrestling, and the manly stuff, right?
Not all of the lovey, I don't want to say goopy because it sounds really, it's balanced, right? It's balanced.
But if you talk to the women in general and you address what women like to hear, the men get alienated and the women get lonely.

[31:55] How, and certainly if, I mean, if there's identity politics in the church, men won't go as a whole.
Like if there's identity politics in the church, men won't go.

[32:13] Yeah, so a lot of churches or other religious institutions would have somewhat segregated areas for men and for women.
But I can understand in the short term it makes sense to appeal to the women, but it doesn't particularly work in the long term.
And I certainly think, and tell me if this is the case if you're from America, I think that the charismatic churches and the more fundamentalist churches in America do appeal more to the men.
There is more of the conflict and the conquest and the tougher, more masculine virtues of confrontation and leadership and so on.
And it isn't all just this forgivey, lovey-dovey, huggy stuff, right?

[33:07] So yeah i i'm very glad i went and i really uh thought it was a good experience and boy did it ever bring back some really deeply spinely rooted memories um but uh if it was my church, i would look at the concerns particularly of young men because if you're only appealing to to the females, the church is going to, is going to fade.
It's, uh, it's going to fade, right?
I mean, if you look at religions like, uh, Islam that cater, I mean, significantly to male concerns, they doing pretty well, right?
They're doing fairly well, uh, to put it mildly, right?

[33:48] So i don't know particularly what the answer is but it's the difference between hallmark movies and real heavy duty masculine action movies right the men don't particularly want to go and watch the hallmark movies and the women don't in particular want to, watch all of the action movies and the singing is uplifting yeah yeah it's very nice went to a church a couple of weeks ago was the only single dude there yeah the church has been taken taken over by women.
Well, I mean, it's lots of different things that are going on.
I mean, it's not just the church as a whole, right? I mean, woke culture is female nature plus the state, right?
Censorship and identity politics and egalitarianism and all of that.
Wokeism is female nature plus state power.
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[35:05] And thank you for your tip, King. I appreciate that.
All right. Hi, Steph from a Swede who emigrated to Hungary. Oh, very nice.
All right um what have we got here oh yeah sorry these uh they're not aggregating i think i've got i've got something that's supposed to be it's supposed to be aggregating these but it's not getting the ones over on rumble so let me just move over there let's see here oh dank enclosed tight spaces yes we've all had those uh um uh before birth i have at least five boxes of cables Cables?
Nice. Still have dongles for AutoCAD.
Zip drive! That's what I was thinking. Zip drive.
I have to give my wife a 15-minute lecture on cables every time we travel.
She still can't tell a lightning cable from a USB-C.
James DeMora was right about women. That's pretty funny.

[36:01] Let's see here. There's a reason Christians don't go to churches.
That is because the Satanists have taken over every pulpit.
I don't know if that's necessarily the case. Yeah, sell your cloak and buy a sword.
That's pretty powerful. I have come to set brother against brother.
I mean, Jesus was a very tough guy.
I mean, he was a tough guy, man. He navigated all those gotcha questions from the village elders or the town elders.
I mean, he was a tough, smart guy.
And, oof. Yeah.
Yeah, it's crazy.

[36:40] All right. Organism is female nature plus a state. What?
No, wokeism. Wokeism is female nature plus a state. Yeah.
So wokeism is female nature plus a state. Wokeism is a form of estrogen fascism. Right. So.
So, I'm sorry, I should say, let me be more clear about this, and if you're a donor at, you can check out my review of The Wall, not the 30s woman thing, but the Pink Floyd album.
So, in general, just to give you the general thesis, I go into it in much more detail in the presentation, of course. So, the state plus femininity is communism.
So, the armed feminine is communism, and the armed masculine is fascism, right?
So, that's generally why you have these two patterns that kind of swing back and forth.
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[37:54] All right what do you think about orthodox christianity you're gonna have to have to narrow that down a little bit there that's about the biggest topic known to man and god, seeker sensitive churches aren't really following the word of god they should preach god's word and it's god who gives the increase i don't quite follow that sorry that's the kind of grade school I went to when I was real young.
It was a serious Catholic. I was a serious Catholic student.
Sorry, it was a serious Catholic school, very respectable. My family moved.
I was about 10 years old. There was no seriousness and commanded no respect, not the same.
James says, I've been to a handful of charismatic church services.
I'm not sure I can say it was particularly masculine, sample size of one, of course, right?

[38:37] Didn't some churches get sued for going against the Wokeness or something?
Well, yeah, and of course, it's the same way that the Boy Scouts was destroyed through lawfare too, right?
I worked in a church building for a few years, and yes, the Wokeism defeated our efforts. I have stories. Yeah, I bet.

[38:55] Somebody says, this is a bit of a change of topic, which is fine.
I apologize to a frenemy. We had a falling out after talking about politics years ago.
I think I was arrogant and condescending. I apologize for that.
I feel relieved, like I've done everything I can. Do you think apologizing to someone who could be considered a political enemy is wise these days?
Do you think, well, so if you've been rude, then you apologize to the person for your rudeness.
Right now, if they've been rude, you apologize to them in part also to see whether they will apologize back.
Right. It's not a tit for tat. Like if I've done something wrong, which, you know, of course happens, right. Then I will apologize.
And I will see if I think the other person did something wrong, I will see.
Some people are just like sponges. They just absorb the apology and will thank you very much and nothing comes back, which is okay.
Maybe they don't have something to apologize in which case that's fine.
Or maybe they do have something to apologize for. I apologize to see if the other person apologizes back if it's necessary.
So you should have a standard of apology for when you don't meet your own values, right?
Like the rude or condescending or yell at someone to call them names or whatever.
Whatever is not part of your sense of goodness in yourself, then you apologize for that behavior.

Assertiveness vs Victimhood

[40:11] I mean, you never apologize for being right, and you never apologize for being assertive, right?
Because when people are around assertive people, they'll play hyper-vulnerable, oh, you're hurting, you're too aggressive.
They'll play the sort of victim in a way to try and get you to rein in your assertiveness.
I have no patience for that stuff at all. I have no patience for that stuff at all.
I don't like being manipulated by people playing the victim and I'm just being assertive I don't deal with that I'm not going to apologize for being right I'm not going to apologize for being honest I'm not going to apologize for being a good debater I'm not going to apologize for having clear thinking or having rational definitions, Did they talk about a specific text during the sermon? Was there a sermon?
There was an acting out of the nativity scene and And there were a couple of stories and there was, you know, the general exhortations to love your neighbor and so on, right?
So, yeah, I would apologize to someone I've done something wrong to without thinking about like political enemy and so on, right?
But, you know, political extremism is the norm these days. political extremism is the norm these days and.

[41:32] You, I think you do have to be fairly careful about who you're telling what to, who you're telling things to, who you're telling things to.
You should really only talk to people that you trust because you never know.
You never know who's going to think what, who's going to say what and so on, right?
So, yeah, you've got to watch. Watch, don't unpack your heart to everyone, I would say, but suggest being a little bit more cautious about that.

[42:04] All right. Could it be said that this preaching to men versus women is somewhat about the dichotomy of domination versus submission?
Mission so one fundamental difference on average between men and women is that women want everyone to get along and men want specific people to get ahead right so uh of course if you if you've ever been around a female-run playground and i know i have because i worked in a daycare which was was gynocentric.
So if you've been around a female-run playground, whenever there's choosing for sports, they don't like the way that I was raised.
The way that I was raised or the way that I grew up is that you'd get one guy on one side, one guy on the other side, and they would pick who they wanted to play on their team.
And that way you got a sense of how good or bad you were at the sport.
Now, of course, the people who were picked last felt bad and their moms felt bad and all the women felt bad.

[43:05] Whereas the men were like, well, you're not that good at the sport. That makes sense.
Why would you get chosen if you're not that good at the sport, right? I mean, when I first came to Canada, I wasn't particularly good at baseball.
So I didn't get picked for the team first, second, third, or fourth, or fifth.
Now, I got better at the game, and then I got picked.
And I was an incredible hitter. I was a very good hitter. I mean, I had my weaknesses, but I was a very good hitter.
So I would get picked, you know, first or second for baseball. baseball.

[43:35] My brother was fantastic at soccer, so he got picked before me for soccer, although I was very good and goalie at soccer, right? So anyway, so...

[43:46] For the women, it's like, no one should suffer. So we're going to randomize it.
We're going to do all of these weird tricks so that nobody has to figure out where they stand in the hierarchy, because I don't want anyone to feel bad, right, in the moment.
I don't want anyone who's not good at the sport to really know that they're not good at the sport.
Whereas boys are like, we just want to be good at the sport.
We want to win, right? So women want everyone to get along.

[44:07] Men want specific people to get ahead, which is why women promote egalitarianism and men promote meritocracy.
And there's a variety of evolutionary reasons for that but i think that's one of the big, one of the big differences uh would you debate jay dyer again regarding christianity or just dissect the logic of ethics maybe a long shot thank you for all the content yeah i mean i don't know um so let me let me ask you this uh if you've been following jay dyer's uh if you've been been following Jay Dyer's content, I'm curious, because I have a truly wonderful set of data regarding people's virtues, right?
I have a truly wonderful set of data regarding people's virtues.
Do you know what my data is? See if you can guess this, you glorious, brilliant people.
See if you can figure out the data set that I have since, let's say, since I debated Jay Dyer, I don't know, five or six or seven years ago or something like that.
What do you think is the piece of data that I have about people's ethics and integrity?

[45:16] Yeah, it was good Hitler for my cricket rounders days, plus I played tennis from the age of five onwards and so on, right?

[45:27] One of my shining moments as a kid was being chosen a dodgeball captain yeah you had something to aim for there was a reason to get better the reason to get better what's the piece of data i have i'm not trying to pick on jay dyer here but i'm just curious what is the data that i have now about people, just out of curiosity Curiosity.
Peaceful parenting numbers. The power of observation. No.
I find Jay Dyer really smug sounding. Well, yes, okay. Not an argument, but I get there's an aesthetics to presentation that matters.
That's right. February 2020 was Jay Dyer. Yeah, yeah.
Yeah, C2 Spark, you're absolutely right. So, did Jay Dyer, and again, not to pick on him, in, yeah, my deplatforming data.
So when I was, of course, as I view it, unjustly attacked and deplatformed and lied about, did Jay Dyer say anything about this? And there was COVID as well, and that was important.
But, you know, at a more personal level, I kept track of this for a lot of people, right?
I may forgive, but I never forget, right? So I keep track of this.
And maybe Jay Dyer did a show about how unjust it was that I was being deplatformed, or maybe he didn't.

[46:48] Or maybe he didn't because i was not deplatformed for anything false that i said, right i wasn't i wasn't calling for violence i wasn't calling for criminality i wasn't spreading misinformation or disinformation i had all the scientists in the known universe back me up on my more controversial takes or rather i followed their lead as a whole so i wasn't deplatformed for anything hateful i wasn't deplatformed for anything false or anything like that so yeah Yeah, so that's my question.

[47:19] And maybe he did. Maybe he did. Maybe he did a big passionate speech about how unjust it was that I was deplatformed, how unfair it was.
And, you know, the places that deplatformed me, some of them didn't even seem to me to follow their own guidelines, right?
You're supposed to get warnings and strikes and right, right, nothing like that.
So, yeah, I mean, that's my curiosity. Now, if somebody who claims to be an ethicist and who knows me and who knows of this kind of stuff, right?
So if someone claims to be an ethicist and sees an injustice happen to someone he knows and doesn't say anything, and if he was concerned about blowback, maybe he just did a big speech against deplatforming or something like that.
I remember Jay Dyer mentioned you getting deplatformed in his interview with Sam Hyde. Yeah, so again, no distaste for Jay Dyer, and maybe he made a big passionate case about how it was unjust and wrong and so on, right?

[48:26] So if he did that, great. But if someone, like if somebody wants to talk to me about ethics, then I would say, why didn't you say, like if they didn't say anything about me being deplatformed and say that, you know, it was unjust and wrong or whatever it is, right?
A stick spoke up. Yeah, Peter Schiff spoke up. Peter Schiff even did shows with me after I was deplatformed. So, you know, more kudos to him.
So, yeah, if I'm going to debate ethics with someone, I would say, why didn't you say anything about me being deplatformed?
Because I'm, you know, theoretical ethics are all well and good, but I prefer the more practical ethics of how people actually live.
So that's my particular approach.
So let's see here.

[49:16] I share the fact of my growth and my faith says someone a major milestone week I'm not shocked my brother and friend who is also in the church are seemingly trying to undermine me the church God's existence yeah I'm sorry that's uh I don't know what that means, if you're having technical issues support at is the way to go support at just let them know I appreciate you letting us know but it's better to come from you to them so, alright All right, let me go back here and see what people have to say.
Sorry, just using voice-to-text. It's not Dragon or anything.
Well, yeah, but just because you do voice-to-text, does that mean you can't proofread it?
Read it back and make sure it makes sense before you waste people's time with incomprehensible word salads? Just a point, right? Just a point.

Church Corruption and Jesus' Perspective

[50:06] And, you know, I mean, has the church been corrupted by anti-Christian elements?
Well, you could make a pretty good case that there's certainly some influence or some effect, right?
And, of course, I think Jesus was the first person to recognize that the church was a point of pain that was susceptible to corruption.
So that is something to remember as well. All right.
David asks, what's your opinion on parental alienation? I haven't seen my children since 2019.
I'm really sorry for that. I'm really sorry for that. That's very tough.
And, you know, big sympathies and all of that to do with that.
I mean, of course, the most obvious question is, I mean, so just so you know, the way I translate this in my head is, what's your opinion on divorce?
My wife hasn't spoken to me since she left me in 2019, right? right?

[51:00] In my head, right or wrong, that's kind of how I translate it.
So for me, if somebody says, what's your opinion on divorce?
My wife left me four years ago.
Of course, my first question would be, I mean, everybody knows what my first question would be.
It would be everybody's first question. My first question would be, why did your wife leave you?
Why don't your parents want, Why don't your children want to talk to you?
Why don't your children want to talk to you? Now, wrong pipe, bad plumber.

[51:42] I was reading once about why you breathe into your lungs, but when you swallow, a little flap of skin comes out or gristle or whatever it is and shovels the food towards your stomach.
And ever since I learned that I'm kind of freaked out by eating like, you realize what a complicated thing it is I don't know how medical students do it right there's a sort of well known, thing with medical students where they think they have every disease they're studying but yeah now I've realized how complicated it's a pretty obvious thing well why is it that the food goes to my stomach but the air goes to my lungs it's like oh yeah the gristle flaps don't get that wrong, so yeah with parental alienation the question is why don't your children want to want to talk with you? Why don't your children want to see you?

[52:29] Epiglottis. All right. Now that's something that the voice dictation software probably didn't pick up. But yeah, epiglottis. It's the epiglottis, right? Yeah.
A glottal stop is like that in British. Bottle. Bottle. That's a glottal stop.
Oh, yes, I took phonemes. So, yeah, I don't know the answer to that. But, yeah.
Parental alienation that's just your children don't want to talk to you now in general there would be two major reasons why children don't want to talk to their parents one is that, they perceive their parents as having been both abusive and.

[53:14] Unrepentantly abusive if that makes sense right so if your children perceive you to have been abusive and you haven't taken ownership and apologized and made amends and worked to show them how it's never going to happen again and so on, right?
So if your children perceive you as having been abusive and you haven't done anything to reform that, then, yeah, I mean, I guess the question would be, well, why would you want or why would they want an unrepentant child abuser in their life.
Again, I'm not saying this is the case, but if that is the case, right?

[53:59] So, if they perceive you to have been abusive, either you were abusive or you weren't abusive.
Now, if you weren't abusive, the question then is, well, why would they perceive you to be abusive if you weren't abusive?
Now, maybe they got involved in some educational environment, used to be just university, now it could, I guess, be high school or even junior high school, that is like, well, I don't know, maybe you're white and you're privileged or maybe you're male and you're a patriarch.
Like there's some identity politics thing that's going on wherein you as the parent have been defined as immoral based upon unchosen characteristics like skin color and sex and so on, right?
So if you put your children in an environment where they got either brainwashed or programmed into thinking of you as bad, I have great sympathy for that.
But it's still on you, right? I mean, it's still on you as a parent because you put them in that environment and you didn't track what they were learning and you let them be brainwashed and say, oh, well, no, I was busy.
It's like, well, that's not the case, right? That's not the case.

Swatting and Responsibility in Divorce and Parental Alienation

[55:06] Thoughts on the types of people behind swatting. Someone found out Styx is back in the States.
Yeah. Yeah. I mean, it's just an escalation.
It seems to me to be a form of attempted murder, and it seems very hard to trace or anything like that, so.
Um you know people who've been turned murderous through ideology or state dependence and uh so i thought he was talking about parental alienation in divorce okay it could be i haven't got any response back from him um and you know this is 20 minutes no half an hour ago so he may have left, parental alienation in divorce well that's a challenge too right so the parental alienation could be that the typical scenario is the wife divorced the husband and then.

[55:54] Crabs to the children about the husband and tries to poison the children's mind against the husband and so on and yeah that's a form of defamation it's a form of a slander and a free society would deal with this pretty strictly but again why did the man marry a woman capable of this kind of immorality i you know i i i would absolutely love to give people excuse cards like please Please understand, I don't like handing out these responsibility cards.
I would love, love, love to give people excuse cards.
It's not up to me. It's not up to me whether I can hand out excuse cards.
I, you know, with my mind-bending power, I cannot alter the facts of morality or the nature of the universe or the laws of physics.
I would love to forgive people. I would love to hand out these dry erase markers.
Will Smith and men in black pens a boink. It's all gone. But I can't do it because it's not real.

[56:58] I can't tell people they're not responsible for their actions because they're responsible for their actions.
In the same way, if someone said, oh, are you really hungry?
If you're super hungry, don't worry, man, I'll eat and digest your food for you.
You'd say, no, that's not really a thing that we can do. No, no, no, no, listen.
I'd be super happy to eat and digest your food for you.
You're busy, you've got places to go, people to see, I'll do it for you, right?

[57:34] Or if someone were to say to you, hey man, you smoke, I'll be happy to take the lung damage.
You smoke, I'll take the emphysema, I'll take the lung cancer, I'll take the COPD, I'll take, you just, you smoke away, I'll take, like, would that be a sane thing to say? Nope.
It would not be a sane thing to say because it's not a real thing.
If you're a couple, having trouble conceiving and you're the wife and you say to your husband let's say you're infertile or you're having trouble conceiving, you say, oh listen go get pregnant, go get a stranger pregnant and that way I can have the baby.
Say what? That's not a thing. That's not a thing.

[58:26] So, you know, I would love to hand out these dry erase marker of forgiveness.
It's not your fault cards, but it's not.
You know, you understand I'm kind of committed to telling the truth to the audience, and I can't tell the truth that somebody isn't responsible for their behavior if they're responsible for their behavior.
I also don't know, like, there's a tipping point.
There's a tipping point where my major concern is the next generation.
That's there, the next generation. That's my major concern.

[58:58] So if you're a man, you married a woman, and the woman totally trash talks you to her kids and poisons them against you and this, that, and the other, that's you.
Is she responsible for what she did? Absolutely. Why is she able to do it? Because you chose her.
You pursued her. You dated her. You got engaged to her. You married her. You gave her children.

Taking Responsibility for Choosing Toxic Relationships

[59:23] You gave her children now the great thing about talking to this audience is you all have options, you all have choices because you're all very smart it's just the way you're top 1% I don't lower myself because we're talking to the top 1% here, right?
This isn't a truth about going out to a million people this is a live stream to the top 1% and in my view it's the top 1% of 1% 1 in 10,000 or whatever it is, right?
But you chose her, why are your children being poisoned against you because you chose a woman capable of doing that and maybe just maybe you acted badly in the relationship too and made her really angry that doesn't mean that she's not responsible for doing what she did but a hundred percent responsibility is what you need to take so your children can avoid the same problems that's why Why you take 100% responsibility.
A, it's true. Nobody else is in control of your brain, body, balls, testicles, assuming nobody has a gun to your head directly.
You're responsible for you and nobody else. What happens in your life is 100% on you. But she, no, no, no. She's only in your life because you chose her.
Well, my job is boring. You're only at the job because you chose to work there.

[1:00:43] Can't do it. I can't take that away. I can't give you the insult of saying you're not responsible for your behavior.
Like, if you smoke a pack a day for 40 years, you get lung cancer.
I can't take away that lung cancer. I can't make that go away.
I can't will it away or wish it away. And the consequences of your choices are the result of your choices.
Ah, well, I didn't know. Well, are you responsible for not knowing?
Are you responsible for not knowing, right?
Amy Jell Baker has a book on the effects of parental alienation on the adult children worth the read.
We choose our path. We have agency. We can't choose consequences of actions.
We can choose to ignore every warning, but can't claim we had no idea of the danger, right?
Come on. Everybody knows, if you've ever cracked a Bible or been to church, everybody knows that women can be dangerous.
And women know that men can be dangerous. I mean, come on.
You've seen this in movies. I mean, when I was a young man, the movie was A Fatal Attraction, right, about this sort of psycho Glenn Close stalker.

[1:01:58] So everybody knows that women can be dangerous.
Everybody's heard the stories, false accusations, pregnancy scares, false pregnancies, cheating, financial now to ruin.
Divorce, family courts, everybody knows this. Women can be dangerous.
Men can be dangerous. Human beings, I mean, Jesus.
We literally got to the absolute top.
We literally got to the absolute top of the food chain by being the ultimate apex predators.
Right? We got to the top of the food chain and rule the entire fucking planet, because we're the ultimate apex predators.
And then people are like, wow, I had no idea that the ultimate apex predator could be that all dangerous.

[1:02:56] Vin Diesel just got hit with accusations. Yep, for sure.
Who knows the truth of these things, right? Well, this is from 2010.
I think you're going to be accused from 2010. And Louis C.K.
Would say, Say, hey, man, I can give you some advice, right?
Tucker Carlson and Kevin Spacey? What on God's green earth was going on there?
Tucker Carlson and Kevin Spacey?
I can't comprehend. I can't process. I can't fathom at all.
Yeah, we literally kill everything as a species. And oh, wait, lions can be dangerous? I had no idea.
Didn't you just see a half a dozen guys get mauled to death by a lion over the course of... Yeah, well, but, you know. Right, so.
So you want your kids to learn your lessons and the more you fog out and say it wasn't my fault the more danger you're putting your kids in we take 100% responsibility to protect and save our children right we take 100% responsibility in order to protect and save our children from our mistakes eggs.

[1:04:13] Humans can and will eat anything. Yes, apparently there are people who eat each other's asses, but still, we'll get a new spoon if one falls on the floor.
Yeah, first of all, I didn't recognize Kevin Spacey. I guess it's been a while, and I was just like, what on earth is Tucker Carlson of all people doing with Kevin Spacey, of all people.
Like, what is going on? I couldn't watch much of it because, whoa, too stomach turning.
Yeah, that was, I don't know what that was all about. That was like a hostage video or something. That was just too bizarre for words.
Anyway, we don't need to worry about all of that. All right, let's get to other people's questions.
I often think, says someone, about inflicting emotional cruelty on my parents.
Been no contact for the last about eight months. Is there a simple reason for this? Hmm.

[1:05:06] Right.
Hit me with a why if you've confronted anyone in your life about their cruelty over COVID.
Hit me with a why if you've confronted anyone on their cruelty over COVID.
I'm not saying whether you should or shouldn't have. I mean, cruelty there was, right? But hit me with a why.
If you have confronted anybody you know about their cruelty over COVID, right?
You're killing grandma. Turns out a vaccine wasn't even tested for transmissibility, right? For stopping transmission, right? I'm just curious.

[1:05:55] Uh, yes, you have. Okay. How did it go? Just out of curiosity.
I mean, did you get any apologies? Did you get any, oof, I guess things, things got pretty dark there for a while and I, uh, I learned a little bit about my own nature and susceptibility to cruelty and oof, that wasn't great and I'm so sorry.
Like, how did that go? How did that go?
I'm just i'm just and there's a reason i'm asking this is sort of related question, wait no never mind they would do it all again they still believe it yeah, yeah it's a strange thing right i mean even trump is still pushing the vaccines isn't he well that's got to be i mean i'm glad i don't have that on my conscience right, Wow, how that would be so remarkable for one to have the boldness to do so.
But if you care about someone, don't you want to help them avoid misdeeds?
I mean, just a basic thing, right? If you care about someone, don't you want to help them avoid misdeeds?
Zero apologies from them, right? They got red in the face, screaming, literally violent.
Well, they may not want to exercise their heart muscles too much.
Maybe. Just maybe. Just maybe.

[1:07:25] He said people like me are partly responsible for his mother's death.
Most people I didn't confront wanted to just blow it off or want to pretend like their cruelty never happened.

The Importance of Confronting Cruelty and Emotional Abuse

[1:07:41] So, with regards to the person's question, and it's an important question, right?
He says, I often think about inflicting emotional cruelty on my parents, but no contact, been no contact the last about eight months.
Is there a simple reason for this?
Well, you're a nice person, and you're a caring person, and you don't want to cause people suffering.
I get that, and I respect that, and I think that's nice. I think that's nice.

[1:08:08] It's extraordinarily easy in this life to be too nice, right?
It's extraordinarily easy in this life to be too nice.
Niceness is one of the drugs that is the most susceptible to corruption and overreach.
Where you're not nice, you're a coward. Where you're not nice, you're non-confrontational. You're not nice, you're appeasing, right?
But you call yourself nice. And look, we all do this. I do this, sorry, I shouldn't say we all.
I do this for sure, right? where I will try and reframe something that's kind of cowardly as, no, no, no, I'm being diplomatic, or whatever.
I mean, you just got to sometimes just screw your courage to the sticking place.
Well, maybe that's not the best analogy since that's from Macbeth, but you know what I mean, right?
So with regards to your parents, if your parents were cruel.

[1:08:59] I mean, I can give you the cure, right? If your parents are cruel, and let's say you're doing something that hurts them, What right would they have to complain about cruelty when they've been cruel? Let's say you are being cruel.
What right would they have to complain about cruelty when they've been cruel?
They have no right to complain about cruelty if they've been cruel.
Now, if they complain about cruelty, then they're saying, well, your behavior is really bad, and you're hurting us, and hurting us is bad, and you should not hurt us, right?
Okay, well, then that makes them even more culpable for cruelty that they inflicted upon you when you were a child. Right?

[1:09:40] Because if your parents say, even in your head, oh, it's so terrible that you're inflicting unhappiness on me, I'm so unhappy because of your actions, then they know that, or they have as a moral standard, or as a relationship standard, they have as a standard that you should not make other people feel bad by your actions.
It's wrong, and it's bad, and it's inappropriate, and it's mean, and it's cruel to make other people feel bad according by your actions.
Your actions should not make people feel bad. That's wrong.
Okay, but then they made you feel bad as a child, right?
Logic solves everything.

[1:10:22] Logic solves everything. I'll give you an example.
I'll give you an example. I don't know if I'm going to release this one.
So on Christmas, I got an email, which was a total emergency, and I won't get into the details of the emergency.
I didn't particularly want to do a call-in on Christmas, but sometimes, in a sense, the beeper goes off and you're on call, right?
So I only had a short amount of time. I had about an hour before I was due somewhere.
So I had a call with a woman, and she was in a real state, and some very bad stuff was going down and all of that.
Anyway, I'll give you an example, because I don't know if the call is ever going to go out. Probably not.
But I will give you the speech I gave her.
Because she said she had such trouble loving herself.
And this is an important message. So I'll rescue it from the rubble of that call.
She said she had self-destructive thoughts. She said that she, and she, anyway, I won't get into this.
She had self-destructive thoughts and so on and couldn't love herself.
And she, she had it rough as a kid. Obviously we all understand that, right?

[1:11:42] So this is what I said to her, and this is the salvation and solving and solving of logic.
And you've got to think about this yourself. You have to. You must.
I don't give orders, but you must.
And what I said was this. I said, look, if you saw a movie or when you see a movie where someone is treated very unjustly and harshly, and they fight their way to freedom and to a good relationship and being a good parent, Would you not have admiration for that person when you see a superhero movie and the superhero overcomes odds and takes down the bad guy and celebrates and makes the world a better place and is a good person and maintains his integrity?
Don't you admire that story and that person?
Don't you admire those who overcome enormous odds to produce goodness, depth, tenderness, and virtue and courage and strength in the world?
Don't you admire fictional characters like that? Of course you do. Of course you do.

[1:12:59] Now, suppose it was not a fictional movie, not a superhero movie, not a astronauts blowing up asteroids movie.
Let's say it was not a fictional movie.
It was a documentary, that it was a documentary about someone who overcame great obstacles to keep their soul, maintain virtue, and produce love in the world.

[1:13:31] Would you not have admiration for that even more so than a fictional character because the fictional character is all made up the circumstances are all made up but you've got someone who actually does great good in the world unjustly persecuted overcomes great odds continues to do good in the world brings love peace happiness and joy to the world with the attendant troubles and all of that that come with all of that but would you not admire if it was not fiction but a a documentary.
There's two more stages to go.

Finding Admiration and Self-Worth in Overcoming Abuse

[1:13:58] What if that documentary was about a child, unjustly persecuted, abused, neglected, beaten, who nevertheless dug himself or herself out of the rubble and violence and bloodstained dungeons of abuse, rose to become a loving partner, a good parent, and so on and so on.
Would you not have even more intense admiration if that was a documentary about a child who'd achieved great virtues despite being brutally abused?

[1:14:39] Now, what if that documentary about that brave and noble child who survived persecution and managed to thrive and flourish with all the attempted difficulties that come from having been persecuted as a child, still managed to achieve virtue, peace, and love as an adult and spread virtue, peace, and love in the world.
If that documentary child, if that documentary child was you, if that documentary about a heroic child who survived everything, flourished and found and promulgated virtue in the world.
If that heroic child was not fictional, was not an adult, was not someone else, but was you.
Now you think of the language you use about yourself.
You think of the times you call yourself stupid or lazy or unlovable or hateful or mean or like you think of the language you use about yourself.

[1:16:01] And I want you to understand how horribly unjust you're being.
This is a moral thing to not abuse yourself.
So if there was some political prisoner who was unjustly imprisoned, tortured for years, escaped.

[1:16:24] And led people to peace, love, and virtue despite the horrors of his unjust imprisonment, would you say, guy's a total asshole he should absolutely be back in that prison what a jerk, what a lazy smug entitled son of a well you wouldn't say that would you you'd be like admiration admiration for that guy wow, if there was some kid, who was kidnapped beaten, tortured.

[1:16:55] Managed to escape get to freedom and then led anti-child trafficking, anti-kidnapping movements that saved tens of thousands of children and then became a good father himself and a loving husband.
Would you not say, God, that's incredible.
How admirable that is.
My heart is a supernova of flame-like, eyebrow-curling admiration for the courage, strength, nobility, integrity, and intensity of that child.
I mean, surely you wouldn't say that kid should be boxed up and sent back to his kidnappers.
What a smug jerk of a kid.
Is there any word that you would say that would be negative against that heroic child who was abused, tortured, neglected, indoctrinated, and still managed to get free and be good?

[1:18:00] If you were watching that documentary, and some friend of yours who was watching the documentary said, that kid's a total jerk.
He should be back with his kidnappers. He was better off there.
Kid's just smug and entitled. Oh, look, he's, oh, I'm so good.
Would you not look at that person like, holy crap.
What a twisted perspective that is. What is wrong with you?
Right. You see where I'm at here, right?

[1:18:33] If you speak negatively about the heroics of strength and virtue that got you here to this conversation tonight, here, today, 2023, if you speak negatively about the heroics that had you survive, I'm not saying I would jail you for slander, but I'd be tempted.
But I'd be tempted.
You better not dare insult the heroism that got you here.
You had to submit to verbal abuse as a child. Don't you dare inflict it on yourself as an adult. Don't you dare.
Don't you think about it. Don't you do it.

[1:19:36] You get away from the torture chamber. You don't heat up hot irons for yourself, do you? Don't do it.
Have the strength to be admirable to yourself. You are admirable.
Why? Because you're here.
Do you see what I'm saying? you are intensely admirable because you're here.
You're talking about philosophy in the collapsing universe of anti-reason that beats down our doors with the battering rams of hostility to empiricism every day.
You made it. You made it out. You picked the lock. You snuck past the prison guards.
And, and, you're also helping other people break out simply by being philosophical, being rational, being empirical.

Recognizing Our Own Heroism

[1:20:29] Don't you dare insult the hero and the heroine of the documentary of your life, you are a greater hero than superman a greater hero than batman a greater hero than whatever the hell spider-man is because I don't know that's just bizarre to me, But if you would not withhold your praise from a hero you saw fictionalized on a screen with CGI and a bodysuit, how dare you withhold admiration for your own heroism in getting here?
You know, I'm really, really impressed by guys hanging on wires who fly over CGI landscapes, but boy, I'm going to just be down on myself for surviving actual years of child abuse and neglect and coming out of it with my heart, soul, and virtue intact.
My heart swells with joy when I see Spider-Man conquer a guy with eight metallic arms, but I'm going to put myself down for surviving two decades of child abuse and coming out with my heart intact.

[1:21:49] Don't do it. Don't do it.
If you would hate that behavior in someone else, don't you dare do it yourself.
If you would hate someone who saw a documentary on a child who survived relentless abuse and said, what a little asshole, he should go back and be abused more.
He's a jerk, he's selfish, he's mean, he's vicious, he's cruel, he's cold.
If you were watching a documentary about a kid who survived unbelievable levels of child abuse, and someone around said scathing words about that heroic child, and you would be like, oh my God, that's monstrous. Don't be that monster.
Don't be that monster who slanders a heroic child who got you to shore.
Don't you dare.
Don't you dare take over the cruelty that your child got you out of.
Don't you dare take over the punching fist of the abusive parents, when your child almost sacrificed his soul to get you to freedom.

[1:23:16] Don't you dare get the benefit of being pulled out of the torture chamber by a ferociously, virtuous and innocent child, and then start wiring together and hooking up your own electrodes, your own iron maidens, your own hot pincers and thumbscrews. Don't you dare.
You honor the sacrifice of getting out you honor the heroism of getting out you look at the documentary of your life with heavy metal tear stained admiration, and gratitude and relief, enjoy.

Evil and Virtue: Self-Reflection and Admirations

[1:24:11] As if to say says someone oh you're too good to take a little discipline yeah evil pure evil, don't you dare admire something in someone else without admiring it in yourself, that is to say that you are a different species and an opposite alien to the virtuous who walk among us.
You cannot possibly say, I would admire this in anyone else, but I condemn it in myself.
So back to our good friend here who says, I often think about inflicting emotional cruelty on my parents. Been no contact for the last about eight months.
Is there a simple reason for this?

[1:25:02] That you are being punished by your inner parents, for getting free of their abuse.
It's a remote control torture device called excessive empathy and hypocritical regret.

[1:25:26] So, if you want the cure, the cure is to think of a friend of yours.
Think of a friend of yours who comes to you with the story of your childhood and says, I feel guilty for inflicting any suffering on those who cruelly abused me as a child. What would you say to him?
Don't get lost in your own head. Objectivity and reason and universality and philosophy is your salvation.
It is your salvation. It is what ends the endless eclipse of overcomplicated hypocrisy with which we continue to torture ourselves.
If someone came to me, you say, someone came to me, not me, Steph, you, you, someone came to you and gave the story of your childhood as if it was theirs and said, well, I feel guilty for not being in contact with those who relentlessly abuse me, what would you say?
Are you crazy? No, you're not crazy.
Of course you're not crazy I get that you're not crazy but this perspective is crazy and it's crazy because it comes from your parents and not from you.

[1:26:41] I don't want to overstate the case I don't want to overstate the case but if someone gave you the story of your childhood back to you and then said but I gotta call my parents I mean they feel bad.

Reserving Sympathy for Self-Destructive Individuals

[1:27:07] Here's the thing.
I'm not happy that my mother is suffering.
But I reserve my sympathy for those who mostly destroyed only themselves.
I'm not happy my mother is suffering, but I reserve my sympathy for those who mostly only destroyed themselves.
Now, my mother has been destructive to many people in her life, and therefore I cannot have sympathy for her because that would be to ignore the harm she's done to others.

[1:27:57] There are a lot of people that my mother would need to ask forgiveness from.
I can't forgive her on their behalf.
If someone has only harmed himself.
So if there's some guy who's really sick in his 40s because he's obese, right?
Okay, I think that's bad. I have some sympathy and, you know, some understanding about how that might have come about. out.
But if he's also force-fed his children to the point where they're dangerously ill.

[1:28:32] That's a different matter.
I have some sympathy for those who've only harmed themselves.
I give no sympathy to those who've harmed others, and in particular, I give no sympathy to those who've harmed children. Am I happy my mother's suffering? Of course not.
I would I would rather she had been a good mother and wouldn't suffer, and I would rather she was around to help me with my family.
I would rather she had a warm and wonderful relationship with her granddaughter.
I would much rather all of that.
Sure, absolutely, get it. Yeah, but that's not my choice. It's not just my option.
I can't control that. I can't make that happen. I can't change time.
I recognize the basic fact that time is linear and one-directional.
We know there's no time travel because no one's coming back to greet us.
Also, if you go back five years, you just end up in an empty space because the planet is long gone and its corkscrews spiral around the galaxy.

Heroism and Self-Judgment

[1:29:44] Recognize the heroism that you manifest. or be cursed forever, unjustly.
What I said to her that I want to share with you, again, because the show will probably never be released.
I want to share with her what I shared with her that I want to share with you.
And this is really the most foundational thing that I can say on this or any other day. This is the most foundational thing that I can say.
And I could feel her goosebumps when I said it, so be prepared.
I said you need to look at yourself no longer parentally, but rather philosophically.
No longer abusively, but rather morally. You need to judge yourself according to ethics, not according to abusers.

[1:30:55] You must judge yourself according to the universal standards of ethics, not according to the sadistic inflictions of abusers.
Can you imagine if I judged myself according to the endless abusive language of those who condemn me unjustly that floats around in the world?
I judge myself according to objective values, not subjective hatred. hatred.
I will not define myself by the feral hatred of dysfunctional people.
I judge myself by UPB, I judge myself by philosophy, I judge myself by virtue and universal ethics.
I do not ever eclipse the sunlight of the reason I follow with the occluding vile, vicious such a obsidian hatred of those who are only motivated by virulence.
Can you imagine if I judged myself according to my mother's standards or my father's standards or Wikipedia's standards?
If I judged myself according to those, I don't know what it would be.
I can't even imagine what that would be like.
I would never love or be loved.

[1:32:24] I would never respect myself.
You know, one of the beautiful things, to tie into what we were talking about earlier with regards to Christianity, one of the most beautiful things about Christianity is the story of Jesus, is the story of unjust persecution.
Unjust persecution. So if you are unjustly persecuted, for a lot of people, that's like, well, why would they say that?
And there's got to be something, where there's smoke, there's fire, there's got to be something that you did that's wrong, because a lot of people dislike you, which gives a lot of power to hatred. It gives a lot of power to unjust condemnation.
It gives sinews and musculature to the strangling and typing digits of lies.

[1:33:13] As Jesus said, do good and they'll hate you, but please understand they hated me first.

Christianity and Verbal Abuse

[1:33:23] Christianity diffuses the power of verbal abuse, because the founder of the entire religion, the son of God, was himself condemned, lied about, slandered, and democided, right? Murder by state.

Upholding Universal Moral Standards in the Face of Hatred

[1:33:51] This is why I wrote UPB This is why I talk to people about philosophy and objectivity, You do not judge yourself by the standards of those who wish you harm and are driven by hatred, You judge yourself according to philosophical philosophical, universal, moral standards.
In that way, the hatred of others is like a wave against a stone pier.

Judging oneself by the standards of abusers

[1:34:47] She had trouble loving herself because she was judging herself by the standards of her abusers, not by philosophy, not by morality.
Do you Do you act with integrity?
Do you promote virtue, truth, reason?
Do you conform to the non-aggression principle? Do you respect property rights?
Do you promote virtue where it is reasonably safe to do so?
Do you avoid unrepentant evildoers?
More than that, no man, no woman can do, right?

[1:35:52] Mathelm says, your speech resonates. Not child abuse, had good parents, but chronic illness. Better than any church service I've been mandated, though. Through.
Jake says, Stefan, I have never seen you live before. Love you, man. Does online chat and stream invoke psychic happenings? Maybe, yeah, maybe.
Absolutes are subjective. No.
No, they're not.

[1:36:24] A lot of people typing, and I'm not getting comments. I don't want to miss them.
I don't know if it's coming through or not.
Judge yourself by virtue, not by abusers. Don't ever eclipse the sunlight of universal ethics with the melancholy clouds of abusive people.
Do you know the oldest living person in the world? The oldest living person in the world has said, avoid toxic people.
The path you describe, says someone, however, is one that everyone knows on some level is going to be lonely. As such, it's a painful choice to understand why it's hard for many. It is, yeah.
But loneliness is never inflicted. Do you understand?
Loneliness is never inflicted. You're not made lonely.

[1:37:25] When you wake up in the morning, I have a dark room. I have a dark room because I don't want that morning light disturbing my beauty sleep. I've got to stay pretty for y'all.
And for the OnlyFans, back up.
So, when I wake up in the morning, it's dark.
And I open the blinds and look out across the world.
And now it's never particularly dark because I'm not much of a morning person.
And this morning, drizzly, rainy, foggy, gross.
But you open the blinds, rip open the curtains, you look up and you see the sun.

[1:38:12] You haven't invented the sun. You haven't discovered the sun.
You haven't made up the sun. You haven't fantasized the sun.
You haven't hallucinated the sun, you've seen the sun.
Loneliness is not inflicted, loneliness is revealed.

Philosophy gives courage to face what is already known

[1:38:32] And loneliness is revealed when you stop participating in lies, and you realize not that you are lonely, but that you always were lonely, and there's only one path out, there's only one path forward, there's only one way to go, which is to the truth.
The menu doesn't make you hungry.
Getting a glass of water doesn't make you thirsty.
And when you stop lying, your loneliness is not inflicted. It is just revealed as a fact.
You ever have really hot skin, been out on the beach, and you say, oh, look, I lift my shirt.
Oh, no, I've created a sunburn by lifting my shirt. Nope, the sunburn is just revealed.
It's not made by looking at it. It's not created. We don't have that power. We're not gods.

[1:39:35] Job's friend kept saying he did something wrong too when he didn't. Yes.
With Jesus and then tortured and killed guilt as a public display, and even in death, he subverted to the state by resurrecting because of his ability to do God's glory no matter what.
I try to remember to be better, to remember to pray for the qualities of patience, of courage to speak truth, not to be intimidated by difficulties in speaking into silence.
Thanks for the inspirational stream tonight. Love you very much.
Love you guys too. Thank you for being here for this.
Thank you for being here for this.

[1:40:19] See people are most afraid of what they already know, if you are caught in a web of proximate lies that you pretend is a relationship you know that it's not a real relationship you know that you're not connected to people you know that you need alcohol or drugs or disco or a movie to have anything to talk about or anything anything to pretend to connect with people, you already know that you're alone.
Philosophy is not for the unknown. Philosophy is for giving you the courage to face what you already know.
It's not for teaching you anything you don't know. It's giving you the courage to face what you already know, but are avoiding.
And that's what I did at the height of my reach. That's what I did.
Thank you, Jake. I appreciate your support.
That's what I did at the height of my reach is I kept telling people what we all already know.
And I did it for as long as people could stand it. And then when they couldn't stand it anymore, they shut me up.

[1:41:41] You know, you've got a friend, right? You've got a friend, and your friend is with the wrong girl.
Your friend is with the wrong girl. He's with the wrong girl.
She's not nice. She's not kind.
She's not sweet. She's not supportive. She's not particularly intelligent.
Maybe she's just prettier.
Now, the reason we have to be delicate with people, is because they already know. Now, listen, I'm not talking out of my armpit here. You've heard this a million times in call-in shows.
People say, I don't know. And I say, yes, you do. And then they tell me, oh, I don't know. I don't know why my mother does this. I don't know what happened.
Yes, you do. Boom. They tell me, right? They already know.
They're not calling me to discover. They're not calling me to remember.
They're not calling me for support. They're calling me for permission to reveal to themselves what they already know.

Philosophy is permission to remember and face the truth

[1:42:46] They're calling me for permission to reveal to themselves what they already know.

[1:42:58] Everybody knows everything already. Philosophy is just saying, I'll come with you and we can look at it together.
I'll come with you to the museum of horrors that you have the key to but don't want to go in alone. I'll come with you and we'll look at it together.

[1:43:25] This is why the people who say that they don't know, I have some sympathy, but I never believe it. I never believe it.
The playing dumb is one of the most primitive defenses.
I mean, dogs do it, right? The dog chews up your couch, you come home and you're mad, and the dog pretends to be somewhere else, like he doesn't even look at you in the eye.
Virtue is not revelation virtue is just permission to remember to recoil to find a better path, I mean look at my my big moral revolution UPP oh my gosh so sophisticated what does it tell you rape, theft and assault and murder are wrong I'm not telling you anything you don't already know I'm telling you why.
But we have the censors within, right? The people who've done us wrong don't want us to connect with the wrongs that they've done to us.
They don't want us to connect. They don't want us to have boundaries or standards or values or virtues or support or friendship or curiosity.

[1:44:41] Of course, the guy who's the con man doesn't want you to know he's conning you. Then it doesn't work.
And so when people say, well, I don't know, and I don't remember, and I don't this and that, they're just following the orders of people who exploit them so those people can continue to exploit them.

[1:45:05] So I told enough truths in the world, repeatedly and often enough, and the reason that people got so mad at me is it's truths that everyone knows already.
I'm not telling people anything they don't know.
I'm just giving them good reasons for their instinctual knowledge.
I'm giving the facts, the reason, the arguments, the evidence, the charts, the data, the science.
Are just giving people good reasons to accept what their instincts have already told them for decades.
And I was dangerously close to freeing people from false and exploitive relationships.
I mean, I know I've done it for millions of people. We've done it.
The callers have done it.
But I was dangerously close to liberating way too many people.

Trusting one's own experience and seeking philosophical validation

[1:46:00] And everybody who calls me, knows what I'm going to say. But they can't trust the empiricism of themselves so they need it coming in from outside. Does this make sense?
They can't trust the empiricism of themselves because they've been lied to and manipulated and then they're fogged and confused and the wires are crossed.
They can't trust the empiricism of themselves so they need it coming in from outside.
But they're calling me, knowing what I'm going to say, but needing me to say it so that they can accept it.
So they get the connection between their instincts, their experience, and philosophy.

Gaslighting vs. Objective Reflection of Experience

[1:47:01] I don't want to be too abstract here, so I just want to make sure this makes sense.
Yeah, it's the opposite of gaslighting. I'm simply affirming and reflecting back to them objectively what their experience has been.
Now, when you're gaslighted, when you're gaslit, your abusers tell you that your experience is false.
Subjective wrong, right? And what I do is I don't tell people they're right.
I give them logical moral arguments, right? So this woman says, I am down on myself.
I'm self-destructive. I don't like myself. I don't love myself.
I'm negative to myself. Maybe I hate myself. And I'm like, okay, well, let's look at this objectively.
If you saw a documentary on someone who survived what you survived and achieved what you achieved, would you feel admiration? Boom, right there.
Right there.
That's just logic. I don't know why philosophers don't do this.
It seems the most important thing that we can do with logic is to liberate people from delusion and exploitation and self-hatred.
I saw these philosophers, they're going past this path and they got a bunch of people pinned under trees and they're just jumping on the trees and mouthing off about whether nouns are epistemologically real or not.
It's like, can you lift a fucking tree off some people? No! We're tenured.
Thank you.

[1:48:31] Truth makes it easier to decide which way, but it's definitely a challenging path.
It's not a challenge for you. It's a challenge for those who want to exploit you.
Somebody says, I had a call with you in 2014, I think. I began to cry and you said you didn't mind me crying.
That blew me away. Not only did I not mind you crying, I welcome that authenticity and that passion, of course.
Because that means we're talking to the real part of you that processes reality independent of lies, lies independent of gaslighting the gut the gut the process is reality you can, lie to yourself and say a poisonous mushroom is really good for you but your gut knows different and your gut processes it with the empiricism of what it actually is you can lie to yourself your gut can't lie so when people are passionate i know that i'm connecting to the part of them that is empirical.

[1:49:27] Jake says, Steph, you've taught me some stuff about human behavior.
It seems obvious after the fact, but I'm lacking the experience that gives these lessons.
It is obvious after the fact, and obvious after the fact means you knew it before, but it wasn't articulated. It wasn't allowed. It wasn't safe.
Because all of our inner truths are constantly scouring the environment saying, hey, am I going to survive saying this?
Do you follow? every single one of our secret, hidden, bitter, dangerous, optimistic, factual, instinctual thoughts.
Constantly, they're like little gophers. Hey, is there a peregrine falcon around that's going to rip my head off and feed me to its young?
Can I say this? Will I survive saying this? Will I be run out of town on the rails? Will I be tarred and feathered? Will I be killed? Will I be banished?

[1:50:25] So people call me. I listen. I accept. I agree.
I give them reasons to accept what they already know. And that changes everything.
It only takes one person to listen to and agree. It only takes one person to listen to you and agree.
To break the universal empiricism of dangerous falsehoods and general exploitation.
One exception. One exception.
Changes the whole sentence.

The Struggle to Trust Intuition and Emotions

[1:51:17] I don't want to go on too long, but I also don't want to bail when people are typing. I don't want to be rude. I don't want to be rude.
Dave says, Being taught to deny my intuition and my emotions by being ignored and mocked and yelled has been a hard one to straighten out.
Trusting myself and trusting my own judgment is liberating. Yes.
Is it safe to hate evil? Well, throughout most of human history, it was not safe to hate evil.
Because evil has power. And evil has accomplices. And evil has the media.
And evil has the holy books and evil has the ritual dances and evil has the minds of the children.
Is it safe to dislike evil?
Well, the internet's changed all of that.
The only people who were ever allowed to be safe to criticize with those who could achieve virtually nothing.

Finding Truth through Gut Feelings and Moral Principles

[1:52:34] Hermes says an exercise which works for me if I'm unclear on what my truth is, is to say something out loud to myself or others and if I can feel it in my gut then it's probably true or at least truly a fear I have, you want to run it through philosophy you want to run it through universalization and reversal right, so you've heard me say this on shows before, there's a reason I do it, If somebody says, well, my mother was abusive, but I still want to see her.
She was terribly abusive, but I still want to see her. I'd say, okay, well, if your mother was a babysitter who abused your child in the way that she abused you, would you still hire that babysitter?
Would you want to hang out with that babysitter? Would you invite that babysitter over for Christmas?
No. Okay, so there's a moral principle.
Maybe don't hang with people who do evil to children.
Well, you either have to invite over the sadistic babysitter, or you've got to make your decisions about your mother.
It's just a way of clarifying things. It's just universal principles, right?

[1:53:35] That's right. Says Alan, being heard might be the greatest gift a person can receive. Yes.
Yes, to be heard and to meet another mind in objective reality, because I don't tell people what to do, and I don't say believe what I believe.
I say, here's the case that you already know.
Here are the values you already have. Let's apply them universally.
That's all I do. Here's the values you already have. Let's apply them universally.
Do you think it's immoral to abuse children? Yes. Does that mean those who abuse children are immoral? Yes. Your mother abused children.
Is she immoral? Yes. Has she apologized? Has she made restitution?
Should you spend time with immoral people? Should you expose your children to immoral people?
Should you expose yourself to re-traumatizing abusive immorality?
It's nothing I'm doing. It's just a light that I'm turning on.
I'm not creating the sun, I'm just opening the blinds. Like if you know a room in the dark, you're not shocked when the lights come on, right?
It's like, oh, maybe that ottoman was a little further over, whatever, but you know it.
And we've all been groping around the dark, we know the shape of the rooms.
Together we open the curtains. Oh, that's what it looks like.

Requesting Support and Donations

[1:54:59] All right from elevated philosophy to essential materialism i am an empiricist, if what i have said has been helpful and powerful and i can see by the comments that it is, of course i would request some support i would request some donation i mean in part for the speech and of course for everything that i sacrificed in order to be able to give this speech with all the due appreciation for you guys being here and really bringing out the best in all of us i hope but if you are finding this to be a value and something is liberate i can feel it in my chest i can feel this great loosening in my innards and this great helium giddiness in my chest i love this stuff love it and i thank you for giving the permanent gift to the world of of these conversations and bringing out what is essential to speak of.
And of course, if you're listening to this later, slash donate, I would appreciate that.

[1:56:07] Your wisdom is incredibly illuminating and liberating. Thank you for all that you do, Steph. Thank you. I appreciate that. I appreciate that.
I have a lot to think about following this live stream. Thank you.
We'll tip again next payday. I really appreciate that.
Thank you, Jared. Thank you for your efforts. It hits homes regularly.
Thank you very much. I appreciate that. That's very kind.

[1:56:29] All right. Well, I think we have... Thank you, Hermes. I appreciate that.
And I also did want to say a very happy new year to you guys as well.
I mean, I'm sure we'll talk before then, but I hope you're going to have something fun to do.
I like the New Year's. I think it's a great way to evaluate the past year, plan for the next year.
And of course, my general business plan is do great shows more of the same.
Do great shows. Dig deep.
Be brave. Help as much as possible.
Get some sleep. And do it again.
That's the general plan. This is brilliant. Thank you, James. I appreciate that.
Renewing for one year on Locals in January. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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Here is your free, it's a free promo thing.
You can just follow this link, and you can see if you like the, you can see if you like what's going on over here on Locals, and if you do like it, you can sign up.
Oh, well, I guess there's a little bit of a cutoff there. Let me just give you the key.
So yeah, you can put in your credit card or whatever. if you don't like it, you can or you don't find much value in it, you can just cancel it if you cancel it before the month is out, you don't pay a penny, so you can just, I can't do anything better than free, so, it's not a great business plan to pay you to come, but, if if.

[1:57:53] If you could, and of course, if you're listening to this later, you can just go to and you can enter the promo code, all caps, UPB2022.
And I hope that you will do that. And the last thing, because I really do appreciate you guys being here tonight.
So this is the feed for the audio book, which is on, I'm on, I just published, I'm going to publish chapter 14 probably tomorrow.
This is the feed for my book on peaceful parenting. parenting.
So I hope that you will check that out. This is one of the biggest things I've done this year.
And I hope that you will check out the book, Peaceful Parenting.
Thanks, Steph. That was incredible. Donating through the website.
Thank you, Chris. I really, really appreciate that. That's very kind.
Somebody says, the funny thing is, if I ever decided to call in with you, I know exactly what you'd tell me. And I know I'm just not ready to deal with it.
What are you, omniscient? How do you know you're not ready to deal with it?
But how do you know you're not ready to deal with it?
Your decisions are based upon empiricism. Your unconscious is based on the future.
Don't assume what you're capable of. Don't assume what you're strong enough for.
Don't assume that ahead of time. I mean, follow your instincts, of course, right?
But yeah, don't just assume that you know what you're capable of or what you're ready for or what you can handle or, you know, you'd be really shocked.
You'd be really shocked.

[1:59:14] What I do is kind of a live wire act of potential, right?
We'll donate after the stream. Thanks, Steph. Well, thank you guys so much. All right.
Well, I hugely appreciate your time and attention here tonight.
I hope you guys have a wonderful rest of the evening. Thank you for 18 years of pretty amazing philosophy.
I'm just completely thrilled, absolutely, honestly, deeply, and totally thrilled that we're still doing new stuff.

[1:59:42] Yes, quite right, Jared. Don't forget to check out The Truth About the French Revolution, which is available at to subscribers.
You can also check out StephBot AI, which is an AI, very good, sophisticated AI loaded up with just about everything I've ever done.
And I hope that you will check that out.
But I'm so enormously pleased that we're still doing new stuff. Like, isn't that great?
Isn't that cool? Premium content search engine is available for supporters of the show. Oh, yeah, you can do a search and sort and figure out exactly what's there for the premium stuff, like 200 shows or whatever.
But, yeah, isn't it great that we're still doing new stuff, right?
Isn't it great that we're not just replaying the greatest hits of yesteryear or jazz noodling ourselves into obscurity?
So I really do appreciate the fact that we are able to just create some new wonderful stuff out of what we're doing here.
So, all right, have yourselves a wonderful, gorgeous evening.
Uh sorry architect says love you steph my donations are for the debt i owe you you've been a blessing in my life thank you i appreciate that thank you very much you guys are just wonderful and you warm my heart more than i can possibly ever tell you so i hope that you have a great evening and i hope that you will join me on a friday night and lots of love everyone take care bye.

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