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The defining of Liberating Minds
« on: July 16, 2010, 01:28:45 AM »
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Molyneux blamed a competing forum (instead of the role he himself plays in encouraging young adults to defoo) for the media storm that exposed psychological practices at FDR. This article tells the true story of a forum Molyneux tried to silence.

Read the article here:  The defining of Liberating Minds

Read the archive of previous comments on Liberating Minds here:  Liberating Minds--The Defining of Liberating Minds

And please...continue the discussion below!
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Re: The defining of Liberating Minds
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2015, 08:41:30 AM »
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It is actually Stalin's dinner party rules. People get booted out the silent way. :D

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Re: The defining of Liberating Minds
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2015, 01:57:54 AM »
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He did try to silence it. He had Conrad attacked at his place of work. I still love that dog picture. If you could see all the people who went from FDR, back then with good thoughts, to LIMI with other good thoughts, you would see the bleak, non-thought that Stephan produced Stalin-wise only not killing but banning.
 Up till about podcast 500 Steph encouraged people. Sadly I can't say much after that, I never listened again. He started deleting accounts left and right. There was a purge. Putty kat was sarcastic and true. He was an antagonist who was also very skeptical. Putty hated a hypnotherapist who liked about Steph what Putty didn't. Both were purged around 500 podcasts into the forum. I quit listening before that but liked the forum. I quit the forum after Danny Shahar was banned around podcast 600(?)
 I follow this sad shadow of a once inspiring place here. I now place myself as a person who can say that Steph is what he says he is.
 

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Re: The defining of Liberating Minds
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2015, 02:34:29 AM »
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I follow this sad shadow of a once inspiring place here. I now place myself as a person who can say that Steph is what he says he is.
While I agree with everything you have written before this brace of sentences (inasmuch as I am informed) I don't understand what you mean here.

To describe FDRL as a sad shadow of its former self (and I do understand your meaning here) seems harsh. The quality of discourse is our individual responsibility, but some of the recent active members seem (to me) to be generating plenty of material and discussion. Personally, I enjoyed the antagonistic months that eventually led to a banning, but if I go back earlier then it's true that some of the contributors (who no longer post) were stellar writers and deep thinkers, so if anyone wants to generate some debate all they have to do is post.

As the most active poster here (embarrassingly - I am starting to understand why my predcessor in the top slot deleted around six or seven hundred posts over a few days) I try to do my bit from time to time, but lately I have been in quite a serious and dull frame of mind due to troubles, worries and great matters, none of which entirely unrelated to the small number of pounds in my bank account, so I'd say I'm off form (which is to generously allow that I am ever on it, which matter is sore dubious).

Your final sentence has just got me plain flummoxed, unless you mean that Stefan is "just some guy on the Internet" (his famous disclaimer), because he does say that and it is undeniably true, while a lot of other things he claims to be are demonstrably false.

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Re: The defining of Liberating Minds
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2015, 12:07:05 AM »
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As the most active poster here (embarrassingly - I am starting to understand why my predcessor in the top slot deleted around six or seven hundred posts over a few days) I try to do my bit from time to time, but lately I have been in quite a serious and dull frame of mind due to troubles, worries and great matters, none of which entirely unrelated to the small number of pounds in my bank account, so I'd say I'm off form (which is to generously allow that I am ever on it, which matter is sore dubious).

Hey PS, don't let it get you down.  I can tell you I know exactly how it feels, I'm close to broke, my savings dwindling rapidly, and am on an emotional rollercoaster ride of ups and downs as a result.    I don't know your personal situation but I am still expecting my situation to turn around at some point (the wheel has to turn eventually).  Hopefully, it will for you too.    I can say I've never been so careful with money as I am these days so maybe it's taught me a few things compared to previous years when I was much less careful (particularly donating to a certain internet philsopher who was going to "change the world", man I could use that money now).

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Re: The defining of Liberating Minds
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2015, 04:00:39 PM »
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Hey PS, don't let it get you down.  I can tell you I know exactly how it feels, I'm close to broke, my savings dwindling rapidly, and am on an emotional rollercoaster ride of ups and downs as a result.

Thanks. Yep, it's a roller coaster but lately it's mainly downs. Lack of funds has an extraordinary way of focusing the mind and I am being very careful these days - unlike in the past. I could sorely use some of that hard-earned cash that Molyneux convinced me to part with but I sure learned a lesson about my personal fallibility and I hope my writings here have at least helped at least one person to avoid making my own mistakes.

As for the dwindling savings, I think the only solution is to reduce expenditure whatever it takes, so I'm looking critically at what I need and what I can do without but I haven't managed to make any progress as yet. Fortunately I'm self-employed so I can just work longer and longer hours, which I am doing, but that ain't fun over the long haul now that I'm approaching pensionable age and getting a bit wore out and stove up in the process.

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Re: The defining of Liberating Minds
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2015, 06:44:49 PM »
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The quality of discourse is our individual responsibility, but some of the recent active members seem (to me) to be generating plenty of material and discussion.
One critical mind surrounded by an angry mob of fanboys has a miniscule impact on the outcome of a discussion. ;)