Complete Liberty Podcast
Show that promotes total respect for self-ownership, property rights, and personal choice--amidst the authoritarian/obedience-oriented political and psychological memes in American culture (and elsewhere). Basically, governments and all they entail are the problem, not the solution. Voluntarism (or market anarchism, or anarcho-capitalism) and customary law principles, in accordance with reason and dignity, spell the solution.

In deepest gratitude to Dr. Rosenberg…

Pathways to liberation...

Power Under: Trauma And Nonviolent Social Change by Steven Wineman
Call the Anti-Police: Ending the State's "Security" Monopoly
By William Norman Grigg

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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Power Under: Trauma And Nonviolent Social Change by Steven Wineman

some counters to "resource depletion" arguments...

Guard Your Family Against a Major Unseen Stressor
A free online self-improvement course by psychotherapist Peter Gerlach

Was your childhood normal (healthy)? How do you know?

Were you traumatized as a child? How do you know?

Are you an EFFECTIVE parent? Were your parents effective?

Are you distorting reality? How do you know?

What is a "Grown Wounded Child" (GWC)?

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Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior by Richard O'Connor

NVC and Neuroscience : with Susan Skye, Sarah Peyton and Linda Rysenbry

Susan Skye

Power Under: Trauma And Nonviolent Social Change by Steven Wineman

Dr. Dan Siegel - On The Basis of Empathy
Dr. Dan Siegel - "The Low Road"
Dr. Dan Siegel - On Disorganized Attachment
Dr. Dan Siegel - On Avoidant Attachment
Dr. Dan Siegel - Explains 'Top Down' Constraints
Dr. Dan Siegel - On Recreating Our Past In the Present
Relationship Trauma Repair - Unit 1 - Sample clip
Relationship Trauma Repair - Unit 8 - Sample clip
The Process - Sample clip

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Deva Premal - Gayatri Mantra
Thich Nhat Hanh Prayer for Peace WisdomMoment

Be Your Own Therapist (an hour talk at Google by a refreshingly no-nonsense Buddhist monk),_fallacy_of.html
Triangulation 152: James Barrat - Our Final Invention

The Price of Nice: You better not shout, you better not cry, You better be nice I’m telling you why... by Kelly Bryson, MA, MFT

explore psychological wounds from early-childhood trauma...
for The Art Of Self-Discovery workbook by Nathaniel Branden

Four Stages of Emotional Healing (1 of 2)
Four Stages of Emotional Healing (2 of 2)

FDR2723 The Dangers of Unschooling - Saturday Call In Show June 14th, 2014
FDR2715 No One Left Behind - Wednesday Call In Show June 4th, 2014
The Truth About Stefan Molyneux

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Direct download: Episode_206_-_The_philosophy_of_self-esteem_and_the_seventh_pillar.mp3
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Extended replay of...

Chasing Greatness Part One: Authenticity
Chasing Greatness Part Two – Connected Communication

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Extended replay of...

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Extended replay of...

Connected Communication - An introduction by Newt Bailey

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Direct download: Episode_200_-_The_practice_of_self-acceptance.mp3
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Benefits of Empathy (page still in development)

Wes Bertrand and Edwin Rutsch explore the benefits of empathy

Edwin's new empathy circles...

Nonviolent Communication: A Language Of Life by Marshall Rosenberg

download The Art Of Self-Discovery by Nathaniel Branden on this page...

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Direct download: Episode_192_-_Discussion_of_the_benefits_of_empathy.mp3
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I was a guest on with host Edwin Rutsch.
Edwin has been seeking to build a culture of empathy, one that encompasses all human systems, starting with oneself and one's family.
Wesley Bertrand and Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy
Our conversation with other notes:

The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes
Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn

Nonviolent Communication: A Language Of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
Fundamentals of Voluntaryism (nod to Carl Watner)

Sudbury Valley School that fosters intrinsic motivation

Human Centered Design
Dayna Martin: What is Radical Unschooling?
Unschooling: What is Deschooling? (Dayna Martin)
Dayna Martin: Common Unschooling Questions Answered
[154] Dirty Wars: Terror Begets Terror | Jeremy Scahill Breaks the Set
The Stream : Uncovering America's 'dirty wars'

NVC teleconference -
Dominic Barter's site -

Google Personal Growth Series The New Science of Mindsight by Dan Siegel

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Direct download: Episode_187_-_Discussion_of_a_culture_of_empathy.mp3
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Introduction To Objectivist Epistemology
The Virtue Of Selfishness
Philosophy: Who Needs It

Heiko's channel
FDR thread started by Marc

Non-Violent Communication With Kelly Bryson

Succinct overview of nonviolent communication

The Renegade Variety Hour -
podcast -

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Guests Mark of and Scott

Ethics has predominantly been an externally imposed, or extrinsic, motivator for humans--thus revealing its problems

Beyond Good and Evil: Marshall Rosenberg On Creating a Nonviolent World

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham

Anger, Guilt and Shame: Reclaiming Power And Choice by Liv Larsson

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Direct download: Episode_183_-_Moving_beyond_domination_culture.mp3
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Nonviolent communication, or nvc
The Basics of Non Violent Communication 1.1

It can be challenging to learn a language of life and not fall back on past parenting scripts

An ethics based on needs, empathy, and compassionate connection can foster a free society

3-week nvc teleconference -

It's key to distinguish actual feelings from moralistic judgments of self and others (10min clip by Rosenberg)

Conflict happens on the level of strategies, not needs (which are universal)

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"Parents Just Don't Understand" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Direct download: Episode_182_-_Authority_and_compliance_parenting_ethics_roundtable.mp3
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I interview Stephanie Bachmann Mattei, Ph.D.

The Parenting Matters TeleConference
Thursday, January 24 - Monday, January 28, 2013
Presented by the NVC Academy and Stephanie Bachmann Mattei

Are you playing the role of "good parent"?

It's vital to look at the needs underlying human behavior

FDR2268 Parenting for a Peaceful World - A Conversation with Robin Grille

Please feel free to join Brett's redesigned site!

my recent guest appearance...
Episode 11: The End of the World

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Opting Out of the State by Sheldon Richman

learn about the statist legal matrix...

Those working for the coercive organization called "government" also have a need to respect others--which the nature of their organization demands that they sacrifice

Nonviolent Communication Live With Marshall Rosenberg - Session 1 - Oct 4th 2011 -
Nonviolent Communication Live With Marshall Rosenberg - Session 2 - Oct 26th 2011 -
Marshall Rosenberg on Nonviolent Communication -

Paul Chappell Talk On Waging Peace
Talk - Dahr Jamail - Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan

Please email me if you'd like to participate in an upcoming group:

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Tom de Lorenzo's new book New World Rising: The quest for human freedom in the 21st century
Tzo's STR archives

School Sucks Podcast
167: Logic Saves Lives Part 5 - The Stolen Concept
168: Breaking Free
169: Carrots and Sticks Roundtable With Mark Edge and Ian Freeman

Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden

The Questions:

1. Were you encouraged to be open in the expression of your emotions and desires? Or were your parents' behavior and manner of treating you such as to make you fear emotional self-assertiveness and openness, or to regard it as inappropriate?
Nonviolent Communication Live With Marshall Rosenberg - Session 1 - Oct 4th 2011 -
Nonviolent Communication Live With Marshall Rosenberg - Session 2 - Oct 26th 2011 -
Marshall Rosenberg on Nonviolent Communication -

2. Did your parents' manner of dealing with you tend to develop and strengthen your sense of your masculinity or femininity? Or to frustrate and diminish it? Or neither?

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Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden

The Questions:

1. Was it your parents' practice to punish you or discipline you by striking or beating you?

2. Did your parents project that they believed in your basic goodness? Or did they project that they saw you as bad or worthless or evil?

3. Did your parents project that they believed in your intellectual and creative potentialities? Or did they project that they saw you as mediocre or stupid or inadequate?

4. In your parents' expectations concerning your behavior and performance, did they take cognizance of your knowledge, needs, interest and context? Or were you confronted by expectations and demands that were overwhelming and beyond your ability to satisfy?

Please download this very helpful 14page PDF about nonviolent communication:

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Anarchy: The Unknown Ideal by Bionic Mosquito

Who Owns What? by Paul Hein


The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia by James C. Scott - Reviewer: Thomas J. Thompson

The World’s First Paleo-Libertarians by Carl Close

Hunters-Gatherers: The Original Libertarians by Thomas Mayor

A universal human needs vocabulary is essential for communicating compassionately and achieving a free society:
A couple very informative audio interviews about NVC:
w/ Marshall Rosenberg, founder of NVC (76mins)
w/ Jorge Rubio, an NVC trainer (40mins)

Anarchy, Monopoly, and Predation by Peter T. Leeson

30 Signs That The United States Of America Is Being Turned Into A Giant Prison by Michael Snyder

Illegal Everything by John Stossel
John Stossel's Illegal Everything -

Pete and Ademo's sites:
You can get informed of the legal "case" (no standing) brought against Ademo and help him here:

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and its five branches:

Passing moral judgment (on oneself and others) tends to diminish the ability of getting one's needs met, because it represents an unexpressed (or poorly expressed) need

Were there any "noble savages"? Definitely no noble States
Science Saturday: War of the Doves (Robert Wright & John Horgan)
Science Saturday: War and Peace (John Horgan & Steven Pinker)
Science Saturday: The Anthropology of War (John Horgan & Brian Ferguson)

Triggering fear, guilt, and shame in others tends to engender diminished good will and empathy; nonviolent communication tends to engender increased good will and empathy

To live in a world in which people only do those things that they truly want to do will entail a psychological (and political) paradigm shift

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In this episode I cover the Appendix - Parenting Styles: The Relevance of Culture, Class, and Race in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn

Love is both a feeling and a need
Collectivistic cultures tend to minimize or even disfavor self-interest and self-actualization, which leads to repressed feelings, e.g., of resentment and depression

When parents spank children, they inflict pain and induce fear in them, i.e., fear of parental "authority," which sends a really confused and contradictory message to them about their own individuality and choice--and it perversely mixes notions of love with violence. Basically, violating the rights of children doesn't help them flourish.

Lenient parenting methods are just as lopsided as punitive parenting methods. They don't teach children respectful ways to express feelings and get needs met, while meeting the needs of others. It's important for parents to express their feelings in relation to their unmet needs, and be advocates for getting their needs met as much as children do.

Many thanks to Alfie Kohn for putting such a book of useful information about parenting into the world. May the memes of unconditional parenting spread far and wide, so that adults learn that there are life-enriching, win/win ways to get needs met in families, and children therefore grow up healthy and happy. :)

Youth Voices on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution

Marshall Rosenberg 6-09 When Authority Destroys Creativity from NVC Training Course

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In this episode I cover the second half of Chapter Ten: The Child's Perspective in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn

An assortment of helpful nonviolent communication resources I've compiled (2MB download of PDFs)

Our culture has a tough time with the idea of self-centeredness, similar to the notion of selfishness; Ayn Rand helped clarify:

You are your highest value, first and foremost, which enables you to see others as their own highest value--thus, neither sacrificing oneself to others, nor others to oneself
A world of selfless people is not one in which people are getting their needs met

A profound way to explore your inner-self, especially your child-self--The Art Of Self-Discovery

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In this episode I cover the first half of Chapter Eight: Love Without Strings Attached in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn

Some of Ayn Rand's views on love...

Life is what you make of it; your sense of life essentially colors your experiences yet doesn't alter objective reality; no one's needs ought to be sacrificed in the process of living happily

Nonviolent communication is truly a language of life, essential for adults and children--for families

Instead of offer criticism, strive to complain effectively...

Helpful and comprehensive psychotherapeutic workbook to compassionately connect you with your own child-self, among other subconscious facets: The Art Of Self-Discovery

Peace Talks Radio interview with Jorge Rubio, an NVC trainer (40mins)

You're welcome to join the Complete Liberty fb fan page:

Nonviolent communication thread...
Open NVC Sessions...

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In this episode I cover Chapter Seven: Principles Of Unconditional Parenting in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn

bringing parents and children together...

Parental rationalizations for coercing children are quite similar to governmental rationalizations for coercing "citizens"

we are fallible beings, so making mistakes is a natural part of life

"Children construct a theory about their own motives based in part on our assumptions about their motives, and then they act accordingly: 'You think I'm just plain bad and need to be controlled all the time? Fine. Watch me act as though you're right.'" Kohn p.211

"We can help kids to develop good values by treating them as though they were already motivated by those values. They thereby come to believe what's best about themselves and live up to our trust in them." Kohn p.213

It's clear that parents need to learn the process of nonviolent communication, so they can foster win/win, life-enriching interactions with children, in which no one's needs are sacrificed

some post-porcfest 2011 details...
NSP - Jul 2, 2011 - Co-host: JT & Guests: Sovereign Curtis and Calvin

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Governments try to prevent individuals from making their own choices, such as where they travel and what work they do--branding individuals with passports and visas facilitates controlling them

Nation-states are human farms, which indoctrinate their "livestock" in memes of obedience, submissiveness, and fear of punishment, so that economic parasitism is seen as necessary and proper

Lack of trust in individuals is a main reason we have statism, and it's self-perpetuating
In contrast, parenting that meets the needs of children--for respect, choice, autonomy, and love--enables a society to flourish without desires for coercion and punishment, i.e., without people trying to control others via government

A life proper to a human being requires getting one's need met for justice (among many vital needs)

New podcast by my friend Joey Hill, hosted at
(death by government)
(the myth of national defense)
(center for nonviolent communication)

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Guest Oliver Heuler from Germany and (Google Chrome browser can translate into English on the fly:)

Re: FDR 1007: A third way

Oliver's handiwork...
Obama will resign as president

Nonviolent communication simply means connecting with feelings and needs
Needs for safety, security, and comfort need not come at the expense of needs for justice, autonomy, independence, choice, and respect

Two invaluable parenting books:
Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson
Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn

No Contest: The Case Against Competition by Alfie Kohn
When Competition Leads To Conflict (audio interview w/ Kohn)

Spirituality, rationally understood, pertains to a heightened awareness of one's internal and external worlds
Primitive cultures fostered conformity to the tribe -

Your interpretations and assessments of past experiences tend to be more important than those past experiences themselves
Change your thoughts and change your feelings

Value judgments can be distinguished from moral judgments, and there's nothing more foundational than connecting the former with feelings and needs
Max-Neef on Human Needs and Human-scale Development -
transcendence, integration, autonomy, and connection may be our four basic drives
Battleground: Keene

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Law-Abiding Citizens Heart Gangsters by Kevin Carson

State of the Police State: more bad cops than good by Garry Reed

No legalized monopoly of coercion in the realm of supposed justice will ever provide justice (coercive monopolies always provide the lowest quality at the highest cost)
The domination memes of our culture do not meet people's need for autonomy
Connecting with people empathetically enables recognition of these truths

Anarchy vs. Barney Fife by Mark R. Crovelli

Government can be seen as cannibalization of the human race; it's the main institution that eats away at our opportunities on a daily basis as well as our future possibilities in the marketplace

What's So Funny about Put-down Humor and Teasing

The Basics of Non Violent Communication 1.1 (making natural giving possible)

some helpful tips for encounters with the cops

Home> Public Outreach> How do we educate? (an NVC discussion)

2011 Liberty Getaway 5-day cruise to Bermuda (registration deadline March 1st)

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Direct download: Episode_135_-_Cops_statist_culture_and_nonviolent_communication.mp3
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Guests Brett from and Daniel from

Free Ademo! Free Speech! by Pete Eyre

Non Violent Communication - A Roundtable - Wes Bertrand, Brett Veinotte and Stefan Molyneux discuss Marshall Rosenberg's theory of nonviolent communication.
cross post on Brett's site
FDR 1836 Nonviolent Communication – An Introduction by Stefan Molyneux

The Art of Living Consciously by Nathaniel Branden

In the Line of Duty - Watch: SLC Cop Kills Golf Club Wielder; Your Take??
'Cops Kill People Execution Style Judges Cover It Up For Them' 1/24/11 - Freedom Watch News
Don't bring golf club to gun fight
Shots Fired: Ogden, Utah 05-26-2006
Video Shows Utah Man Being Killed in Drug Raid
The Case Of Cory Maye

How to fix the police by Kent McManigal
About that "War on Cops".... by William N. Grigg

Best of the 2010 Bullrun Rally - Too Hot for TV! by The Smoking Tire

Visit the new! It's now a social networking site, where you can organize local get-togethers.

2011 Liberty Getaway 5-day cruise to Bermuda (registration deadline March 1st)

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Guest Brett from

are they out there?...
Recommended cool science podcast...

The biggest problem on the planet for humans is the widespread, institutionalized use of coercion by coercive monopolies--i.e., governments--and the mass obedience to their demands to follow irrational and unjust laws

Two Steps to Anarchy by John Kindley

a prime example of governmental meddling in commerce and trade...
A plan for new U.S. jobs, from China by John Pomfret

Without being able to opt-out of governmentally imposed arbitrary "jurisdiction," our rights are violated and we can't exercise our freedom from contract; thus, our needs for justice, autonomy, and choice are unmet

Monitoring America by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin

It's not possible to achieve justice within the governmental system of injustice

Do Authoritarians understand Libertarians?

2011 Liberty Getaway 5-day cruise to Bermuda (registration deadline March 1st)

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Guests Brett from and Daniel from

We aren't on planet earth to live up to other people's expectations
The error-correction process is part of being human:

The art of not being governed: an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia By James C. Scott (google books)

Mark Interviews Edward Stringham (begins at 02:02:30)

Government Can Be Prevented by Edward Stringham

For most of human history, states, i.e., governments, were nonexistent

Life Sentence for Being Honest by Larken Rose

Statistics about Business Size (including Small Business) from the U.S. Census Bureau

Constitutional slavespeak...

Cultural Authoritarianism Breeds Political Authoritarianism by Kevin Carson

The Story of Our Unenslavement - Animated by Stefan Molyneux

Two Steps to Anarchy by John Kindley

You were told to believe in and take bites out of "invisible apples," as Stefan Molyneux has noted:

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Guests Brett from and Daniel from

Needs Inventory | The Center for Nonviolent Communication

So many vital needs of kids are not being met by parents and school systems, such as clarity, respect, choice, autonomy, and independence
People doing things that they don't really want to do tends to disconnect them from their feelings and needs, causing a host of problems

Principles — Ayn Rand Lexicon

Raising Children Compassionately by Marshall Rosenberg

Getting people to do things via punishments or rewards doesn't appeal to internal motivation, thus harming the quality of connection and producing conflict

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn

Why Real-Time Relationships is clearly superior to its contemporaries.... [Actually, RTR lacks some key aspects of NVC]

Surrendering our autonomy need to "authorities" is commonly demanded in our domination culture of coercive institutions

Hornberger's Blog - WikiLeaks: Conformists vs. Individualists

The WikiLeaks effect (cartoon)

Powerful and Bad in 2009: Scientific American Podcast

Authoritarian/conformist indoctrination runs quite deep in our culture, to the point that people's good intentions serve need's denying means

Self-responsibility and its Effects on Obedience and Aggression

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Guests Brett from and Daniel from

Taking what other people do and say personally (rather than just as tragic expressions of unmet needs) contributes to the violent communication process
Attributing the cause of our feelings to things outside ourselves prevents us from taking responsibility for our feelings

With nonviolent communication, you separate your observation of what the other person (or yourself) did or said from your evaluation of it; unsolicited evaluations foster antagonism

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Throughout history people have used morality as a weapon to get others to do things, which stems from how parents deal with their children--in which battles of the wills are common

Focusing on feelings and needs rather than moral judgments fosters understanding and compassion; in both parenting and education, this process is commonly lacking, and vital needs, such as respect, are neglected

Raising Children Compassionately by Marshall Rosenberg

The labeling of others, in addition to being disabling, also leads us to being disconnected from needs for authenticity and respect

It's not the job of parents to "make them behave"; violence begets violence
The need for autonomy needs to be fulfilled

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Brett joins me from

Nonviolent communication achieves clarity and understanding without the typical seen and unseen costs of arguments

Even if a person expresses disinterest in communication, then you can still guess his or her feelings and needs behind that sentiment, thus keeping the empathetic connection

Diagnosing, moralizing, and judging others is the death knell for the empathic process--and thus for getting our needs met

Attributing the cause of our feelings to things outside ourselves prevents us from taking responsibility for our feelings
clip from the NVC audiobook by Marshall Rosenberg...

Punishing through inducing fear is terribly widespread in human culture, e.g., "law-enforcement"--which utterly fails to meet our needs for respect and choice
as are all aspects of "pop behaviorism" -

Child Rearing Practices of Distant Ancestors Foster Morality, Compassion in Kids

The Comprachicos by Ayn Rand

Being grounded in ourselves, in our own feelings and needs, is the true self-centeredness that enables us to understand and connect with others

Crisis And Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government by Robert Higgs

Sign up now for the Liberty Getaway Cruise in Nov 2011

Parenting with Nonviolent Communication (NVC) - CNVC Certified NVC Trainer Inbal Kashtan discusses and demonstrates how to work with the incessant "no" from a child

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Direct download: Episode_128_-_Nonviolent_communication_empathy_and_kids.mp3
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Guests Brett from and Daniel from

Burt Rutan's private space flight venture

Anger and Domination Systems by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Win/win scenarios, based on nonviolent communication, enable us to meet in the field beyond right-doing and wrong-doing

Domination systems, such as modern education and the military--and governments in general--require:
1. Suppression of self
2. Moralistic judgments
3. Amtssprache (this expression was used by Nazi officials to describe a bureaucratic language that denies choice, with words like should, have to, ought)
4. The crucial concept of deserve

To ascribe an evil nature to children is the root of all evil
The entire "corrections system" designed by those in government is based on punishment and false penitence
Thus, the institutions of government and religion are inherently anti-self-esteem

Moralizing, judging, criticizing, accusing, and even diagnosing are all tragic expressions of unidentified feelings and unmet needs--which tend to ensure NOT getting one's own needs met
As biological and further as rational beings, we all have the same universal needs

Humans' technological progress and increases in productivity are in spite of the debilitating meme of statism; without statism, we'd be FAR more advanced

Teaching that people are deserving of punishment assists in making violence against them enjoyable

A Film To End All Wars! part 1 of 15
Punishment, particularly collective punishment, is part and parcel of war--total dehumanization of individuals

Shame and guilt-tripping are not effective ways to promote authentic, intrinsically motivated, change in others

The Basics of Non Violent Communication 1.1 (highly recommended 3-4 hr workshop)

Our emotions are part of an emotional motivation system alerting us to our needs
Our thinking in domination systems gives rise to anger against others and enemy imagery
It's important and healthy to consciously replace the phrase "I am angry because you/they..." with "I am angry because I am needing..."

National Opt Out Day (and perhaps protect yourself with leather undergarments;)

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Nonviolent communication: a language of life By Marshall B. Rosenberg

The Objectivist ethics of rational self-interest...

Nonviolent communication upholds needs (or values) as universal; we all have the same needs

Hosts Mike and Stephanie invited me as a guest on their podcast to discuss NVC

"Blame, insults, put-downs (critical remarks), labels, criticism,
comparisons, and diagnoses are all forms of judgment."..."When we judge, as a result, we increase defensiveness and resistance from others. If they do agree to act in harmony with our values because they concur with our analysis of their wrongness, they will likely do so out of fear, guilt, or shame." Marshall Rosenberg

The subtle violence of nonviolent language.

The Basics of Non Violent Communication 1.1
Marshall Rosenberg NVC Role Play
Rosenberg on Nonviolent Communication ~ NVC

Secret of Childhood by Maria Montessori

Nonviolent Communication Part 2 Marshall Rosenberg
rolplay1 nonviolent communication

Kelly Bryson, part 3 - nonviolence, revolution and a third way though conflict
Kelly Bryson, part 4, Nonviolent Communication
Kelly Bryson, part 5, Nonviolent Communication
Kelly Bryson, part 6, Nonviolent Communication

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn

Compassionate Communication By Marshall Rosenberg

NVC never fails if you stay with the process...from a connection, creativity arises, and a synergistic solution will always present itself, without fail!

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Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael Shermer (Review)
Hyper-libertarian Facebook billionaire Peter Thiel's appalling plan to pay students to quit college by Jacob Weisberg

lots of confusion about this process...

hopeful activist movements - and

It's important to question those who presume to care about you as they advocate statist coercion against you
Ostracism, Self-Trust and Happy Happy Joy Joy (rebuttal to shunning those who advocate statism)

TL guest Sharon Presley talks about Milgram experiments, demands of authority...her books on resisting authority

paper about Stanley Milgram's obedience experiments...
The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan

Hunter-gatherer John Durant fights vegan Paul Kline for total green room supremacy. (03:00)

Nonviolent Communication: A Language Of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
The Basics of Non Violent Communication 1.1 (3-4 hr workshop by Rosenberg)

It's possible to use win/win strategies to get our needs met from those who've been advocating statism...
Freedom works for everybody (even those who are presently using force against others)
2081 -

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2011 Liberty Getaway 5-day cruise to Bermuda - 5 night cruise on Royal Caribbean departing 11/05/2011 from Bayonne, NJ to Bermuda. Featuring special guest speakers: Stefan Molyneux, Wes Bertrand and Mark Edge.
It's a participatory "unconference"! my tentative topic...

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Direct download: Episode_125_-_Reflections_on_Libertopia.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:18am EST

What are the prospects of complete liberty--in your lifetime?
Played clip of my hour-long call to Free Talk Live about non-voting

This Free-Stater denounces Free Keene
Is the political free stater message different than the Tea Party-ers'?
What will it take for individuals to stop complying, given the potent statist matrix of mass indoctrination coupled with mass fear?

Essentially, we need to come to terms with two classes in society: the productive class and the parasitical class (
Drinking Game Involves Keene City Council
City council members are basically trying to find some semblance of identity through the political process, in spite of its rights-infringing nature
Reason Saves Cleveland With Drew Carey: How to Save the Mistake on the Lake and other Once Great U.S. Cities--The Complete Series
New at Reason: Drew Carey and Nick Gillespie Clash with the Cleveland City Council

Running for office doesn't foster the adoption of the principle of freedom for individuals
Challenging so-called "authorities" need not entail getting arrested and imprisoned
The fear of challenging "authority" stems from bad parenting
The process of individuation is key...
Honoring the Self: Self-Esteem and Personal Transformation

The voting process allows for a psychological comfort zone to exist within the turmoil of the reality of people's statist enslavement; it can be perversely comforting to be a member of the tribe

Clearly, it's important to come to terms with one's own emotional psychology
Principles enable you to stay true to yourself and true to reality

A VERY IMPORTANT book I recently investigated, which I'll be exploring extensively in the future...
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg

No one can "represent" you in the political system

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Direct download: Episode_123_-_Challenging_the_voting_meme_again.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

Congress Passes Bill Barring Genetic Discrimination
The chronic ills health care reform
Free market health insurance
Violence and obedience being seen as beneficial
Living in the Matrix and seeing the authoritarian code
Fear arguments
Subtle messages of parenting
Extrinsic versus intrinsic motivation
Cuba Lifts Ban on Home Computers
Life on Castro's plantation - and on ours...
Iron Man's statist theme
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Hacking the System
Rule-of-law Anarchism: A Strategy for Destroying the State's Legitimacy by Kevin S. Van Horn
The giant legal conflict of interest - government courts
Michael van Notten and the four different meanings of law
Customary law in a free society - mechanics of voluntarism
The State as outlaw against individuals
Undermining the State's false authority and creating a stateless system of natural and customary law with non-violent enforcement
Unjust law and police violence
198 Methods of Nonviolent Action by Gene Sharp
Death of the sitcom frees up 2,000 Wikipedias worth of cognitive capacity
Post-podcast segment - collateral damage and other statist insanities
Killing Enemies Without Trial by Jacob Hornberger
Inverting the media's statist messages
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