Fair Oaks, CA
I am Tom Last, creator of philosophyoffreedom.com. I have seriously studied The Philosophy Of Freedom for over 30 years and try to relate what I read to my own experience. Attended the foundation year program at Rudolf Steiner College in 1989. At Rudolf Steiner college I realized TPOF was in danger of being lost forever so I decided to try and prevent that. My two sons are Waldorf School graduates. Lived on a mini-farm and practiced biodynamic gardening for three years. Wife is an imigrant from Iran.
It would be fair to say I am a Philosophy Of Freedom 'originalist'. To understand TPOF it was necessary for me to study Rudolf Steiner's scholar period when he was emersed in science and the free spirit before he took a turn to mysticism after 1900. Steiner publicly declared himself a peaceful "Individualist Anarchist" in 1898. This unfortunately led to public condemnation, the banning of The Philosophy Of Freedom, and the bankruptcy of his magazine which abruptly ended his work with The Philosophy Of Freedom. Today I am working to bring it back. Again today, The Philosophy Of Freedom's clarian call for freedom is facing censorship on YouTube and Google search. Collectivists and authoritarians are terrified of TPOF's call for independent thinking and radical individualism.
I see Jordan Peterson as expressing the spirit of The Philosophy Of Freedom in our day. I made several videos to show this.
Politically I was a Progressive all my life and supported Bernie Sander's 2016 fight against the corporate oligarchy, but Bernie turned out to be a fraud. Then the Left aligned with the big tech oligarchy in the censorship and deplatforming of free speech. I did research into the origin of the developing culture war and discovered how it is rooted in a Marxist pathological ideology and is a threat to free society. I began producing culture war videos to expose this threat in 2017 and show how the solution was Steiner's science of freedom. I would say I am a centrist libertarian who has recognized that the critical social justice movement stands in direct opposition to the unfolding free spirit making it a threat to human evolution.
Steiner, labeled a libertarian by his friends, intended The Philosophy Of Freedom to be a social and political guide. But this can be easily misunderstood. Not libertarian in the sense of unrestricted freeom, but libertarian in the sense of real freedom according to Steiner's science of freedom. "The purpose of The Philosophy Of Freedom is to lay the foundation of Ethical Individualism and of a social and political life." RS quote
In the past few years the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Pedagogical Section Council of North America has lead Waldorf school communities into the political conflict of critical race theory. Here are the videos. Anti-racist doctrine is pessimistic anti-human materialism as it denies the free spirit and looks no deeper than the color of one's skin. It needs to be removed from Waldorf schools. What does it mean to be pro-human? See videos.