Stefan Molyneux; Two People Who Were in His Inner Circle from the Freedom Feens Radio.
Follow the link above to the Freedom Feens Radio (real radio) website and have a listen to the story of two people who were in the “inner circle” at Freedomain Radio (not an actual radio show).
Side commentary by Ben Stone:
Why pick on a “leader” of the movement? Why not embrace our common ground and just get along? Why is this important?
Let me answer these three critical questions:
1 – Why pick on a “leader” of the movement?
The better question would be; how can an anarchist movement have a leader? And specifically how can an anarchist movement have a leader who’s actions can’t be questioned or criticized? I will have no leader and I will be the leader of none. I can and will question the intentions and the actions of anyone I wish. This is not a point of negotiation.
2 – Why not embrace our common ground and just get along?
The only common ground I will embrace is truth. When someone lies, as it has been clearly demonstrated that Stefan Molyneux has done, I have no common ground with them. This is not a point of negotiation.
3 – Why is this important?
This is important because these principles that I live by are the basis of why anything at all is important to me. THE first principle is truth. When truth is violated, everything else becomes meaningless. Stef takes damaged hurting people and uses them for his own gain, while damaging them further. If we cannot stand against this from within our community, what do we really stand for? I stand for truth. This is not a point of negotiation.
Amen to all three points!
I was wondering about Stefan. In one of his shows he started laughing at people that look up arguments contrary to his viewpoint, and making fun of them because they can’t make up their own minds. That pretty much turned me off to him. It’s too bad he is heading down this path. If he didn’t become so stuck on himself he could do a lot of good. Because preaching the evils of bad parenting is a really important message.
This is reminding me of the Ayn Rand “cult” too. In Shermer’s book Why Do People Believe Weird Things he goes over the crazy stuff in her cult. I see FF have a link to Rothbard’s commentary on the subject. I’ll have to check it out.
Unfortunately for him to preach about the evils of “bad parenting” only cheapens the concept because in his warped reality there have never been any good parents until he came along. As far as parenting is concerned, there are others to refer to, and some even have real qualifications. (likewise could be said about nearly everything else he pretends to be an expert in. ref: Dunning-Kruger effect)