Critical Thinking about Critical Thinking

[NOTE: This article is republished from the Mind-benders series of articles published between 2005 and 2011, in conjunction with the current article, “Pedagogy.”] Education As Mind Bending One of the changes in education that has been most disastrous is the change in emphasis from principles and concepts to an emphasis on content and results. The…More

Pedagogy—Professional Mind Destroyers

The emphasis of my earlier article, “Prussian ‘Public’ Schools,” dealt with the corruption of public schools by Cultural Marxism and Postmodernism. This article deals with the much more fundamental issue of nature of what is called education, more particularly, what is called, “public school,” education. [NOTE: The images are your public school educators. Right click…More

Freedom Fighters—Fighting Against Freedom

They call themselves freedom fighters and no doubt sincerely believe what they are doing actually has freedom as their objective. The phrase itself is an oxymoron. Freedom is an objective to be achieved. “Fighting,” is never a right way to achieve anything. I know they are thinking, “defense,” not, “aggression,” but when all one has…More

Sui Generis—If You’re Not An Individualist, You’re A Racist

Individualism is a very confused concept, partly because the term itself is oxymoronic. An, “-ism,” implies being a member of something, like an ideology or religion, which is exactly what an individualist is not. Every individual human being is different, unique, and, “one of a kind.” Individualism is the recognition of that fact and a…More

Fanning The Flames Of Social Paranoia

From a site that claims it is about living free: “We’ve gotten so used to the Gods of Tech banning, suspending, deplatforming, delisting, algorithm-screwing, and otherwise meddling in communications that don’t further the ever-shifting party line that it’s become as routine as it is alarming. But Amazon’s “disappearing” of Parler this weekend signaled a new…More

Genius Idiots—High IQ Societies

There are over 90 so-called High IQ societies with varying degrees of stability, according to, “A Short (and Bloody) History of the High I.Q. Societies.” There is even a separate society that connects 45 High IQ societies called the World Intelligence Network. All these organizations are exclusive. The criteria for membership in any of these…More

Crosspoints

by Alexandra York—A Review Crosspoints, called, ‘A psychological thriller.” by Objectivist psychologist, Michael J. Hurd is described as, “a story about Choice.” Who Is Alexandra York? She writes: “I am a Rational Romantic intent on championing and merging beauty and reason. … I am determined to confront the cynical concepts of the sensationalist, nihilistic, popular…More

The Illusion Of Importance

“Importance,” is a value term, and like all value terms, is a term of relationship. Like all other values, importance is only a value relative to some human objective or purpose, some goal relative to which a thing has some relevance—negative importance if it hinders or prevents achieving the goal, positive importance if it is…More

Critique Of “The Quality of a Free Man”

The following article was published by Claire Wolfe on her Living Freedom blog, December 21, 2020. It is part of her series of articles IN PRAISE OF MEN. In her original introduction to the article she wrote: “I’m beginning the freedom quest here for a simple reason: Freedom comes from free individuals, not the other…More

Wonderful World

George Bernard Shaw said, “The reformer for whom the world is not good enough finds himself shoulder to shoulder with him that is not good enough for the world.” It seems strange that a socialist made that observation when almost everyone in the worlds of politics, academia, and popular media is concerned with making the…More

Liberty: A Nation of Aliens

by Richard Rieben I have previously written about my experiences as an outsider while living in foreign countries. It was liberating. As an outsider, no one expects me to conform to the local culture. I eat different foods, wear different clothing, have different values and emotional responses, have a different educational background, have different standards…More

Eccentrics

“Everybody Is Different,” but the free individual is more different than most and his differences are frequently characterized as eccentric, odd, or even rebellious. The exceptionalism of a free independent individual is actually none of those things, because every free individual is a unique human being, defying any classification or categorization. Individualism and Eccentricity To…More

Against The Flow

A free individualist is a peculiar being. If you choose to be free, you will be very unusual, and however you choose to secure your freedom and live your life, it will not be a “usual” life. Look around you at all those who continue to live in slavery to the state—that is the usual.…More

Ten Mistakes—8. You Will Never Be Appreciated

[Ten Mistakes:   1. The Secret Of Success,   2. The Prophets Among Us,   3. Fighting For Your Rights,   4. Reality Is What It Is,   5. Things Will Not Get Better,   6. Everybody Is Different,   7. You Make Your Own World,   8. You Will Never Be Appreciated,   9. You Owe Nothing to Society,   10. You Cannot Save The World.] If you are a free individual, what others…More

Ten Mistakes—6. Everybody Is Different

[Ten Mistakes:   1. The Secret Of Success,   2. The Prophets Among Us,   3. Fighting For Your Rights,   4. Reality Is What It Is,   5. Things Will Not Get Better,   6. Everybody Is Different,   7. You Make Your Own World,   8. You Will Never Be Appreciated,   9. You Owe Nothing to Society,   10. You Cannot Save The World.] What distinguishes human beings from all other life…More

Being Truly Yourself

No doubt someone in your lifetime has advised you to, “just be yourself,” and you have certainly heard the frequented cited aphorism, “to thine own self be true,” and, the admonition, “know thyself.” If you have ever been exposed to the so-called philosophy of existentialism you have seen the question of, “personal identity,” presented as…More