172 "Stefan Molyneux" Quotes And Sayings

Stefan Molyneux is a leading authority on free speech, the political left, and progressive politics. Stefan is host of Freedomain Radio, a popular libertarian podcast featuring over 100 interviews with some of the most influential thinkers, authors, entrepreneurs, and public figures in the world. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

There is nothing that is going to make people hate...
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There is nothing that is going to make people hate you more, and love you more, than telling the truth. Stefan Molyneux
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What is so often said about the solders of the 20th century is that they fought to make us free. Which is a wonderful sentiment and one witch should evoke tremendous gratitude if in fact there was a shred of truth in that statement but, it's not true. It's not even close to true in fact it's the opposite of truth. There's this myth around that people believe that the way to honor deaths of so many of millions of people; that the way to honor is to say that we achieved some tangible, positive, good, out of their death's. That's how we are supposed to honor their deaths. We can try and rescue some positive and forward momentum of human progress, of human virtue from these hundreds of millions of death's but we don't do it by pretending that they'd died to set us free because we are less free; far less free now then we were before these slaughters began. These people did not die to set us free. They did not die fighting any enemy other than the ones that the previous deaths created. The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper names. Solders are paid killers, and I say this with a great degree of sympathy to young men and women who are suckered into a life of evil through propaganda and the labeling of heroic to a man in costume who kills for money and the life of honor is accepting ordered killings for money, prestige, and pensions. We create the possibility of moral choice by communicating truth about ethics to people. That to me is where real heroism and real respect for the dead lies. Real respect for the dead lies in exhuming the corpses and hearing what they would say if they could speak out; and they would say: If any ask us why we died tell it's because our fathers lied, tell them it's because we were told that charging up a hill and slaughtering our fellow man was heroic, noble, and honorable. But these hundreds of millions of ghosts encircled the world in agony, remorse will not be released from our collective unconscious until we lay the truth of their murders on the table and look at the horror that is the lie; that murder for money can be moral, that murder for prestige can be moral. These poor young men and woman propagandized into an undead ethical status lied to about what is noble, virtuous, courageous, honorable, decent, and good to the point that they're rolling hand grenades into children's rooms and the illusion that, that is going to make the world a better place. We have to stare this in the face if we want to remember why these people died. They did not die to set us free. They did not die to make the world a better place. They died because we are ruled by sociopaths. The only thing that can create a better world is the truth is the virtue is the honor and courage of standing up to the genocidal lies of mankind and calling them lies and ultimate corruptions. The trauma and horrors of this century of staggering bloodshed of the brief respite of the 19th century. This addiction to blood and the idea that if we pour more bodies into the hole of the mass graves of the 20th century, if we pour more bodies and more blood we can build some sort of cathedral to a better place but it doesn't happen. We can throw as many young men and woman as we want into this pit of slaughter and it will never be full. It will never do anything other than sink and recede further into the depths of hell. We can’t build a better world on bodies. We can’t build peace on blood. If we don't look back and see the army of the dead of the 20th century calling out for us to see that they died to enslave us. That whenever there was a war the government grew and grew. We are so addicted to this lie. What we need to do is remember that these bodies bury us. This ocean of blood that we create through the fantasy that violence brings virtue. It drowns us, drowns our children, our future, and the world. When we pour these endless young bodies into this pit of death; we follow it. Stefan Molyneux
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SCREW CHILDREN! That's the mantra of the world. Instead of burying them with a national debt, shoving them in shitty schools, drugging them if they don't comply, hitting them, yelling at them, indoctrinating them with religion and statism and patriotism and military worship, what if we just did what was right for them? The whole world is built on "screw children", and if we changed that, this would be an alien planet to us. Stefan Molyneux
You cannot connect with anyone except through reality.
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You cannot connect with anyone except through reality. Stefan Molyneux
Distraction serves evil more than any other mental state.
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Distraction serves evil more than any other mental state. Stefan Molyneux
Awkward silences rule the world. People are so terrified of...
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Awkward silences rule the world. People are so terrified of awkward silences that they will literally go to war rather than face an awkward silence. Stefan Molyneux
If you can convince people that freedom is injustice, they...
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If you can convince people that freedom is injustice, they will then believe that slavery is freedom. Stefan Molyneux
There is no key to open the heart of another...
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There is no key to open the heart of another - except curiosity. Stefan Molyneux
When people have invested their identities into clichés, the only...
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When people have invested their identities into clichés, the only counter argument they have is 'being offended'. Stefan Molyneux
We are supposed to call poison medicine and we wonder...
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We are supposed to call poison medicine and we wonder why we're always sick. Stefan Molyneux
Conformity to the present is invisibility to the future.
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Conformity to the present is invisibility to the future. Stefan Molyneux
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The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens — tax livestock — labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters. Stefan Molyneux
Knowledge is responsibility, which is why people resist knowledge.
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Knowledge is responsibility, which is why people resist knowledge. Stefan Molyneux
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It’s not the drug that causes the junkie it’s the laws that causes the junkie because of course the drug laws means that he can’t go and get help because he is afraid of being arrested. He also can’t have a normal life because the war on drugs has made drugs so expensive and has made drug contracts unenforceable which means they can only be enforced through criminal violence. It becomes so profitable to sell drugs to addicts that the drug dealers have every incentive to get people addicted by offering free samples and to concentrate their drug to the highest possible dose to provoke the greatest amount of addiction as possible. Overall it is a completely staggering and completely satanic human calamity. It is the new gulag and in some ways much more brutal than the soviet gulag. In the soviet gulags there was not a huge prison rape problem and in this situation your life could be destroyed through no fault of your own through sometimes, no involvement of your own and the people who end up in the drug culture are walled off and separated as a whole and thrown into this demonic, incredibly dangerous, underworld were the quality of the drugs can’t be verified. Were contracts can’t be enforced except through breaking peoples kneecaps and the price of drugs would often led them to a life of crime. People say “well, I became a drug addict and I lost my house, family, and my job and all that.” It’s not because you became a drug addict but, because there is a war on drugs which meant that you had to pay so much for the drugs that you lost your house because you couldn't go and find help or substitutes and ended up losing your job. It’s all nonsense. The government can’t keep drugs out of prisons for heaven’s sakes. The war on drugs is not designed to be won. Its designed to continue so that the government can get the profits of drug running both directly through the CIA and other drug runners that are affiliated or through bribes and having the power of terrorizing the population. To frame someone for murder is pretty hard but to palm a packet of cocaine and say that you found it in their car is pretty damn easy and the government loves having that power." -Stefan Molyneux. Stefan Molyneux
What we do not confront, we inhabit. What we do...
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What we do not confront, we inhabit. What we do not reject, we accept. What we do not fight, we become. Stefan Molyneux
Guilt is a feeling that you owe a debt that...
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Guilt is a feeling that you owe a debt that you're not paying. Stefan Molyneux
Irrational expectations are at the root of most human suffering.
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Irrational expectations are at the root of most human suffering. Stefan Molyneux
There's a huge swath of humanity that has developed verbal...
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There's a huge swath of humanity that has developed verbal abilities to extract resources from guilt-ridden people. They used to be priests, and now they're leftists. Stefan Molyneux
Truth has nothing to do with the conclusion, and everything...
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Truth has nothing to do with the conclusion, and everything to do with the methodology. Stefan Molyneux
Baseless victimhood is usually the last stage before outright aggression.
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Baseless victimhood is usually the last stage before outright aggression. Stefan Molyneux