Camille Paglia Gives Feminists a History Lesson

Women need men, for it is through looking into the mirror of men that women are able to get to know and appreciate their own uniqueness better.  Conversely, men need women, for it is through looking into the mirror of women that men are able to get to know and appreciate their own uniqueness better. “When an educated culture routinely denigrates masculinity and manhood, then women will be perpetually stuck […] Read more »

Is the future of Star Wars more Gray than simply Dark vs Light?

I think we need to start looking at the Gray Jedi in light of Nietzsche’s concept of the Übermensch, who is a being that has transcended traditional group morality of good and evil, and has a higher individualistic morality based on their experiences to form a holistic perspective of the workings of life. An Übermensch has the ability to conceptualize and process so many angles, layers, and aspects of any […] Read more »

The Pre/Trans Fallacy

Aline and I run into this fallacy often, where people in the “pre-“ state of spirituality misunderstand the concept of unity, and perceive it as psychological enmeshment, much like the concepts of patriotism and/or group identification, and not in the “trans-“ state of psychological differentiation from a collective through achieving Selfhood.  Instead of doing the work to integrate and align their internal aspects of self, as a means of moving […] Read more »

Public Schools, the Fixation of Belief, and Social Control

In this video, the Academy of Ideas looks behind the reasons for compulsory public schooling, and what you learn may shock you. Recommended Reading: Dumbing us Down – John Taylor Gatto – http://amzn.to/2vJb3lc (affiliate link) The Prussian Connection to American Schooling, by John Taylor Gatto: For Part 1, CLICK HERE. For Part 2, CLICK HERE. For Part 3, CLICK HERE. For Part 4, CLICK HERE. The New Dumbness, by John Taylor Gatto, […] Read more »

Nietzsche and Truth: Skepticism and the Free Spirit

Aline and I are free spirits who have taken Nietzsche’s “experimentalism” and used it to challenge our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to an extreme degree. Much of our insights and growth has come through experimenting with new ideas, while challenging our older ideas—older ideas which stem from past traumas, societal norms, biological factors, and childhood experiences. Being able to continually challenge and work through our old beliefs while remaining flexible […] Read more »

Voluntaryism & the Non-Aggression Principle – EFT w Nathan Martin

In this video, I give a brief description of Voluntaryism and its foundational principle, the Non-Aggression Principle, and how it relates to how we give and receive. When we are young, we learn that giving is mostly coercive, either from our family, school, or society, thus we do not have a point of reference or personal understanding of what giving without some form of subtle coercion is. I then perform […] Read more »

Voluntaryism: The Non-Aggression Principle (NAP)

An introductory look at what Voluntarism is, and it’s core value non-aggression. Libertarianism, also known as ancap, anarcho-capitalism, and voluntaryism (not to be confused with left libertarianism / anarchy, which is connected to socialism, communism, and social justice movements). Read more »

Identity Politics is Narcissism – author Joanna Williams at the Battle of Ideas

Joanna Williams is author of “Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity: Confronting the Fear of Knowledge” and “Consuming Higher Education: Why Learning Can’t Be Bought”, and other books. She is also Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Kent, UK and Education Editor for Spiked Online. Read more »