The Philosophy Of Freedom by Rudolf Steiner

With many Waldorf schools declaring themselves anti-racist schools the culture war has reached Waldorf education. Anti-racist education is a materialistic worldview that believes the way you change people is to change the external world. Waldorf education is based on a spiritualistic worldview that believes the way you change the world is to change people through proper human development.

0:04 1. WALDORF ALERT
1:55 2. MATERIALISM vs SPIRITUALISM
4:49 3. WALDORF SCHOOLS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
5:58 4. ANTI-RACIST EDUCATION
9:21 5. CULTURAL DETERMINISM
10:17 6. FIRST PRINCIPLES
13:09 7. GROUP IDENTITY
15:05 8. THE WAY TO PEACE

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Tom Last left a comment on Defending Waldorf
"[Update: Subscribe to email discussion group in box on front page of website-right column] I am trying to set up an email discussion group: For Waldorf parents, teachers, admin and others to share news, ideas and strategy on how to defend Steiner Waldorf education from the take over by social justice activists. Also to report social justice activity and indoctrination in Waldorf schools."
Monday
Tom Last commented on Ethical Individualist's blog post INDOCTRINATION: The Anti-White Indoctrination of School Children
"Anthroposophy is certainly not "anti-racist". Anti-racism does not mean being against racism, it means more than that. It includes their solution also. Personal definitions don't matter. What matters are anti-racist ideology definitions. Ibram X. Kendi definitions: “anti-racism” means supporting and instituting policies and ideas that LEVEL racial disparities of socio-economic outcome, while “racism” consists of any policy or idea that results in racial inequity.
You cannot "LEVEL" so-called racial disparities without discriminating against white people solely on their race. The anthroposophical solution is rising above ethnic group characteristics to become unique individuals as explained in C14 of TPOF. Seeing the individual more so than the race is a form of "colorblindness" that anti-racists despise. 
The Anthroposophical Society needs to make a statement opposing "anti-racism" as racist, which it is.
See this: Defining Racism Up: Ibram X. Kendi’s Weird Definition of Anti-racism…"
Sep 18
Sharleen Leonard commented on Ethical Individualist's blog post INDOCTRINATION: The Anti-White Indoctrination of School Children
"A think it is important for schools to carefully teach anti-racism, so that they are not teaching anti-white.  My definition of anti-racism: Speaking and acting in a way that speaks and acts against anyone using the social construct of race to  make oneself or another person inferior or superior to another person.  The basis of Waldorf Education is Anthroposophy. Anthroposophy is a world view that is anti-racist and pro human individuality and community.
Copied and pasted from the Anthroposophical Society in America: 
Position Statement on Diversity The Anthroposophical Society in America [US] is committed to honoring and supporting every human being in fulfilling their potential. Individuals engaged in continuing self-development and with interest in one another are the necessary foundation for strong, healthy communities of all kinds, for the global ecology that we carry together for the benefit of all. The Anthroposophical Society in America [US] does not condone or support any…"
Sep 18
Sharleen Leonard commented on Ethical Individualist's blog post Tucker Carlson Tonight 9/17/20
"This is very interesting and very important in helping us know what to do now and in the future. I think I heard about this from another source also, and cannot find that source. Do you have another source for this information? I have been trying to follow Cornell University's guide for discerning what is true and what is "fake news." https://guides.library.cornell.edu/evaluate_news Thank you. 
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Sep 18
Tom Last replied to Tom Last's discussion Social Justice Activists Are Taking Over Waldorf Education in Defending Waldorf
"Steiner's Philosophy Of Freedom is a verifiable science of freedom. You cannot discredit it by attacking the character of the scientist. That is different than anti-racism ideology which is a cult belief system that requires religious faith. That is why the cultist is threatened by debate and supports censorship and cancel culture."
Sep 17
Ramsay Gray replied to Tom Last's discussion Social Justice Activists Are Taking Over Waldorf Education in Defending Waldorf
"The question of Steiner being racist is one that can only be solved by studying his work thoroughly, because from a blazé inquiry into the matter, one could certainly draw this erroneous conclusion. But I will sum it up as best I can. First, one has to define the human being as primarily a spiritual being. From that point of view, our disposition in a physical body is itself only meaningful from a spiritual perspective. i.e. we are placed in physical earth existence for an, ultimately, spiritual purpose and our spirit self has no race. As for the races which we do have to reckon with in our physical existence, these are a remant from a bygone epoch of time which have persisted into the present while still holding some purpose. This purpose is very much on the wane and will soon be superfluous. In fact, in many ways it already is so. In the future, according to esoteric Christianity, there will only be two races, one formed from an ever hardening portion of humankind that tends toward…"
Sep 16
Jason replied to Tom Last's discussion Social Justice Activists Are Taking Over Waldorf Education in Defending Waldorf
"Thanks for sharing.   What I'm seeing at our school is this.  One of the FACULTY members said that Steiner's philsophy is racist, and that by insisting on a Steiner philsophy in the.... ahem.... Waldorf school, a parent would be insisting the teachers teach racism.    How to even begin to respond to this?
(1) If Steiner expressed racist views then by all means, let's have a community discussion about it.   Send me the citations, let's discuss as a community and work together to replace any materials that are racist with materials that aren't.   Mature adults, and trained educators, committed to educating happy, kind and joyous children, should be able to work through these types of things within a community setting.   We're seeing the precise opposite approach.
(2) And, what does it mean to call Steiner teachings "racist" in this framework?   I read the AWSNA reccomended readings, and what I gleaned generally from this 100% Critical Race Theory content is that ALL people with white…"
Sep 16
Ethical Individualist replied to Tom Last's discussion Social Justice Activists Are Taking Over Waldorf Education in Defending Waldorf
"Rudolf Steiner recommended forming free communities based on The Philosophy Of Freedom. A free school and free community would go together. https://philosophyoffreedom.com/community-building#11"
Sep 16
Jason left a comment on Defending Waldorf
"Again, Waldorf communities that use the materials on this list can be easily embarrassed by simply applying sunlight to these materials and providing the materials transparently to parents. These materials are not just focused on "anti-racism." They are highly political, and address a broad range of issues including pro-Palestinian issues, pro-Marxism issues, Anti-Trump issues (e.g. see https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org... an organization against Trump and advocating for "Swinging Georgia Left."), and of course a huge helping of Critical Race Theory, including the most vile examples of overt anti-white racism."
Sep 16
Tom Last left a comment on Defending Waldorf
"It looks like Stephen College expanded the original list with more anti-racist resources for white people. The new PDF is here: https://www.stephens.edu/files/resources/resources-for-white-people..."
Sep 16
Ramsay Gray replied to Tom Last's discussion Social Justice Activists Are Taking Over Waldorf Education in Defending Waldorf
"Thanks for sharing, just aweful. I have been involved in Waldorf my whole life and I can say that the fundamental problem is a lack of interest and/or earnestness about the roots of Waldorf: Rudolph Steiner and Anthroposophy. This lack is at the same time a lack for the courageous aprehension of Truth. There are still good teachers in waldorf schools, but more and more, it seems, the good ones are forced out or forced to go along. This is cause for great concern. The Wshington Waldorf School derserves special attention here. I would suggest looking in to their association with James Alefontis; a high level democrat insider. It seems the Waldorf name may have to be abandoned and "free" schools formed on the basis of Anthroposophy first and Steiner's Pedogogical methods second. In fact, this may already be happening due to the frustration people have been have, on a practical level, with AWSNA"
Sep 16
Ramsay Gray left a comment on Defending Waldorf
"Interestingly enough the page linked to Stephens College "is no longer valid" within the college's website."
Sep 16
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Peace Based on Freedom, Not Social Justice and its use of Force

"Freedom is the only word which has a ring of immediate truth today… If, instead of such slogans as peace founded on justice, or peace imposed by force, people would only speak of peace based on freedom, then this word would echo round the world and kindle in the hearts of all a sense of security." Rudolf Steiner 

Rudolf Steiner's expressed tactics for winning the Culture War
1. Expose false claims of injustice.
2. Show that if you follow the path of social justice you will not attain what you seek to achieve in life.
3. Show that if you follow the path of real freedom you will attain what you seek to achieve in life and much more. (freedom born of a free spirit and a firmly disciplined mind)

Peace Based On Freedom, Not Justice or Force
"Freedom is the only word which has a ring of immediate truth today… If, instead of such slogans as peace founded on justice, or peace imposed by force, people would only speak of peace based on freedom, then this word would echo round the world and kindle in the hearts of all a sense of security." Rudolf Steiner quote

“The time of decision is around the end of the Twentieth Century when we will either stand at the grave of civilization in a War of All against All or turn toward a spiritualized culture.” Rudolf Steiner

Why Fight A Culture War?

Beverly Amico of AWSNA is now directing Steiner Waldorf Schools to embrace Anti-Racism education. What is Anti-Racism?

Social Justice Is Identity Politics
Today's social justice movement tears families and communities apart with identity politics. What is identity politics?

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