Welcome to the Grand Theft World Podcast Premiere Episode.
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Although, I agree that the tech giants such as Youtube or Facebook are anti-human, anti-free speech, pushing a new-world order, technocratic agenda… I also don’t agree with the sentiment that the big-tech censorship is the main issue with peoples voices not being heard.
What I address in the walk-n-talk is the issue of Self-Censorship. Yes, self-censorship could be a good thing in some cases. I personally strive to be my true and open self in most cases, but there are times that being fully open may not suit the situation.
There are also times when we must speak out. We are living one of those times now. We have all the tools necessary to let our voices be heard, regardless of all the censorship that does occur on these main-stream platforms. If there’s a will, there’s a way. In today’s world, this is ever more true.
If we end up holding ourselves back from reaching our potential and are afraid to speak up, we are mentally enslaved to the fear of what society, our friends, and families may think of us. “What if I say something silly”, “what if I sound dumb, or am wrong about the facts”… or an endless amount of other negative self-talk that can go on.
One way to work through the issue of over-active Self-Censorship behavior is to practice speaking and working with others to practice their abilities to communicate. Currently, Benny Wills is building a course in the University of Reason called Parrhesia. The Parrhesia course helps people to free their speech, and “Be Undeniable”, as Benny would say.
If you’d like to get a preview of what the University of Reason has to offer, check out the Autonomy AppeTEASER Course. It’s a free, value-packed offer to help you learn your way to a more thriving and prosperous life, and Free Your Speech! Working with Benny has been amazing and the course he offers is just one of the many amazing features available when attending the University of Reason.
What are your principles? Simple enough question, isn’t it?
I’ll include an excerpt here from the Infogalactic page on Principle:
A principle is a law or rule that has to be, or usually is to be followed, or can be desirably followed, or is an inevitable consequence of something, such as the laws observed in nature or the way that a system is constructed. The principles of such a system are understood by its users as the essential characteristics of the system, or reflecting system’s designed purpose, and the effective operation or use of which would be impossible if any one of the principles was to be ignored….
Examples of principles are descriptive comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption, the normative rule or code of conduct, and the law or fact of nature underlying the working of an artificial device.
As cause The principle of any effect is the cause that produces it. Depending on the way the cause is understood, the basic law governing that cause may acquire some distinction in its expression.
1. In a general sense, the cause, source or origin of any thing; that from which a thing proceeds; as the principle of motion; the principles of action. 2. Element; constituent part; primordial substance. Modern philosophers suppose matter to be one simple principle or solid extension diversified by its various shapes. 3. Being that produces any thing; operative cause. The soul of man is an active principle 4. In science, a truth admitted either without proof, or considered as having been before proved. In the former sense, it is synonymous with axiom; in the latter, with the phrase, established principle 5. Ground; foundation; that which supports an assertion, an action, or a series of actions or of reasoning. On what principle can this be affirmed or denied? He justifies his proceedings on the principle of expedience or necessity. He reasons on sound principles. 6. A general truth; a law comprehending many subordinate truths; as the principles of morality, of law, of government, etc. 7. Tenet; that which is believed, whether truth or not, but which serves as a rule of action or the basis of a system; as the principles of the Stoics, or of the Epicureans. 8. A principle of human nature, is a law of action in human beings; a constitutional propensity common to the human species. Thus it is a principle of human nature to resent injuries and repel insults. PRIN’CIPLE, verb transitive To establish or fix in tenets; to impress with any tenet, good or ill; chiefly used in the participle. Men have been principled with an opinion, that they must not consult reason in things of religion. 1. To establish firmly in the mind.
When we define a principle in which we wish to align our behavior and thus live according to the ethics deduced using logic and reason to explain or predict causality in regards to the principle discovered, there may be contradictions that are possible to ignore or explain away. However, if we are also incorporating the classic law of noncontradiction, it becomes evident when analyzing our own behavior or the behavior of others that it’s not so easy to explain away the glaringly obvious contradictions on many forms of ones proposed ethical philosophy.
Below, you can find a recording of Derrick Broze reading Chapter 2 from the Holistic Self-Assessment on Principles.