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School Sucks
Indoctrination + Regurgitation + Graduation ≠ An Education
Category: Education
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
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My name is Brett and I have worked in education for the last ten years, in a variety of capacities. I am currently the Vice Pre...


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October 20, 2017 12:14 PM PDT
(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THREE - OCT 17 - The Pine Barrens, NJ) A rapid-fire, unscripted conversation with my new friend Phil Surdam. Phil is the Vice President of a very successful glass manufacturing business, an independent researcher and a School Sucks listener/supporter. He is well-versed on the subject of cybernetics, so we discuss it. I took the picture on the website in Phil's "hideaway" where he keeps a very cool (and in some cases creepy) collection of books, weapons and figurines. Our conversation also includes the 2 questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? In other words, how did you come to realize that your schooling was not an education? - What actions did you take to solve this problem and become a self-directed learner? And a new segment: Ask me anything. Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell

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October 18, 2017 06:21 AM PDT
(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THREE - OCT 17 - HARTFORD, CT) A rapid-fire, unscripted conversation with my dear friend and mentor Richard Grove. Rich is a forensic historian, film maker and founder of TragedyandHope.com. Our conversation is built around 2 questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? In other words, how did you come to realize that your schooling was not an education? - What actions did you take to solve this problem and become a self-directed learner? We also discuss his upcoming book about the Rothschilds. Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell TragedyandHope.com

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October 13, 2017 05:58 AM PDT
Brett and Jeff share two different approaches to confronting and recovering from depression and addiction. Plus travel tips! Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell Anarchapulco Anarchast

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October 05, 2017 01:52 PM PDT
Nathan Fraser and Drew Sample join me to revisit a past topic - how the internet is connecting and dividing us - since new problems and opportunities are presenting themselves on a very regular basis. We focus a large portion of our discussion of the echo chamber effect that exacerbates division in society. How susceptible are we? And what can we do to avoid this problem? But first...both Drew and Nathan are making long trips to A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell in LA this November. We'll discuss why they decided to go and what they hope to get out of the event. Drew's Podcast: The Sample Hour Nathan's Company: Podcast Blastoff The Nathan Fraser Show Discussion: - Is technology splitting humanity in two, making the divide between producers and consumers even wider than before - for too many people, social media platforms function as overprotective parents; ideas speech can be emotionally devastating if you haven't ever engaged with them and been forced to intellectually defend against them - understanding 2016 left meltdown and Trump derangement syndrome - internet as tool for political mobilization, not for the exchange of ideas; the internet is amplifying what the left's impulses have been for a century - don't blame Facebook for the echo chambers - people are clearly and neatly divided into good and evil, and the echo chambers reinforce that everyday - Tie in to Thinking Fast and Slow, heuristics and biologically driven impulses for survival applied to the digital age

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Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer of our media, please consider making a monthly commitment by selecting the best option for you...
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September 26, 2017 06:38 AM PDT
(Above the Snowflakes Part 4) Our investigation continues... This series aimed to examine the philosophical roots of the current intensifying social justice movement, and how messages from academia have spilled out into popular culture and consciousness. Today, Jay Dyer joins me to argue that the phenomenon actually has darker origins. Jay is the author of Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film and host of Jay's Analysis Podcast. We'll spend the first half hour talking about film analysis and his TV show, Hollywood Decoded. Then we'll discuss whether or not there is actually a kind of covert war against the minds of millennials that began a long time ago, and with designs far more grand in scale. We focus our conversation on the psychological experimentation of the Tavistock Institute and on the idea of "culture creation." MONOLOGUE A nautical metaphor for three types of behavior inside revolutionary social and political movements INTRO (20:15 - 48:48) - What is Hollywood up to? - HG Wells, Star Trek and predictive programming - Independence Day, Bill Pullman, 9/11 and George Bush - Jay's TV Show, Hollywood Decoded - Working with master Kubrick theorist, Jay Weidner TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE (48:49 - end) - The utility of social movements for oligarchs - Definitions and Origins - Is there a central mission? - Rooted in pragmatism - Eco and "Uber-Fascism" - Veganism - experiments in group-think - Altering "man's view of man" - Culture creation - Manufacturing guilt - The Phoenix Program, turning neighbor against neighbor - Identity politics - real and synthetic - Media-induced mania - Shame inversion - Charlottesville, psychological warfare - SJW trauma response to speech - Tavistock's MK ULTRA connections - The alienated youth and generational studies - The creation and steering of socio-political trends MEDIA CLIPS:

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September 18, 2017 08:43 AM PDT
(FreeCoast Fest - Day 2 - Dover, NH) Diane Murphy taught in public schools for 30 years before she retired early to build BigFish, an innovative self-directed learning community in Dover, NH. I had the pleasure of speaking with Diane at the FreeCoast Festival and of hearing her presentation on BigFish. We sat down to discuss her past experience, current efforts and passion for self-directed learning and integrating teens into the real world. Discussion: - Diane's path out of public school - properties of natural learning - physical costs of school - A new model for a self-directed learning center - Cooperation and competition can work together - Community networking for real-world education and training - How teens move from a school to a self-directed learning community - Outcomes for self-directed learners - Building online portfolios - How public school teachers are kept in line

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Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer of our media, please consider making a monthly commitment by selecting the best option for you...
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September 13, 2017 03:44 PM PDT
Thaddeus Russell joins me to make the biggest announcement in the history of School Sucks Project. We look forward to your participation! Also: The Next Renegade University and School Sucks Project event is happening this November 10-12 in Los Angeles. We go over the seminar topics. For more information or to secure your spot, go to ThaddeusRussell.com/LosAngeles

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September 11, 2017 05:16 AM PDT
(FreeCoast Fest, Day 1, Newmarket, NH) James Davis is a long-time School Sucks listener and supporter. James promotes and exemplifies peaceful parenting, self-directed learning and entrepreneurship in the NH seacoast liberty community. He is the co-founder at Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings and the co-founder at Camp Stomping Ground. Discussion: - who is going to help your kids gain context for the things they see in the world - children are targets for political manipulation - sailboat children: basic literacy without critical thinking - how James and his wife moved from preparing to be public school teachers to embracing self-directed education - why most teachers and parents aren't experimenting, learning and seeking best practices - Be a Sherpa, not a sculptor - How a six-year-old becomes a fluent reader - Self-care for parents - Not always living up to your ideals, reflection

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September 04, 2017 10:26 PM PDT
Professor Thaddeus Russell returns to discuss the jarring events of August, what's coming in September and what it all might mean for the future. Opening Sequence: Cause and effect in European identity politics Announcement: The Next Renegade University and School Sucks Project event is happening this November 10-12 in Los Angeles. We go over the seminar topics. For more information or to secure your spot, go to ThaddeusRussell.com/LosAngeles Get Tickets Discussion: - Extremism, left and right - The race war is the academic left's creation - Most Marxists wish to ignore race entirely - Does American popular culture still have a liberating quality? - Dave Smith, a rare voice in comedy - has the establishment co-opted the renegade? - Good and evil, Charlottesville, WWII - Collectivism, achieving an unearned sense of superiority - The Cantwell tragedy - the expansion of the definition of "enemy" - Reactionaries and echos of WWII - The consequences of driving ideas into the darkness - Would Thad have a white nationalist on Unregistered? - remembering anti-authoritarianism - Charlottesville psy-op? Just asking. - Cointelpro tactics lived beyond the 60s and 70s - The Vice documentary vs. The Washington Post piece "The Road To Hate" - The race war theater and "morality plays"

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August 16, 2017 01:06 PM PDT
Today, another story about a "by any means necessary" approach to fighting Nazis... Manuel Pasquale returns for a discussion about Fascism, Communism and the lessons WWII can teach us about dividing the world into good and evil. We focus our story around the dangerous mythology of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who is the subject of two feature films this year. Manuel's YouTube Channel Highlights: - Monologue: Good and Evil in Charlottesville - modern Western mythology is used to sell imperialist pursuits - Why are 2 Churchill movies (and Dunkirk) coming out this year? - World War II precipitated the downfall of western civilization - Who was Winston Churchill? - Hitler's aversion to a two front war - Defending Poland's "sovereignty" - hypocrisy - The Dunkirk debate - Churchill’s Sinking of the French Fleet - Jewish exile plan, how the Holocaust became inevitable - British inteligence and the South American map - Communism vs Anglo-colonialism - Churchill's War crimes - WWII ties to current events Look Closer: 1. Rethinking Churchill, by Ralph Raico

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