Fair Oaks, CA
Welcome. I am Tom Last, creator of philosophyoffreedom.com. I have seriously studied The Philosophy Of Freedom for 30 years and try to relate what I read to my own experience. Attended the foundation year program at Rudolf Steiner College. My two sons attended Waldorf Schools. Lived on a mini-farm and practiced biodynamic gardening for three years.
To understand The Philosophy Of Freedom it was necessary for me to study Steiner's scholar period before he took a turn to mysticism after 1900. Steiner publicly declared himself an "Individualist Anarchist" in 1898. This unfortunately led to public condemnation and the banning of The Philosophy Of Freedom which abruptly ended his work with The Philosophy Of Freedom. Today I am working to bring it back. I see Jordan Peterson continuing Steiner's work today.
Politically I was a Progressive all my life. I donated money to Bernie Sanders campaign in 2016 but became concerned when the Left began censoring and deplatforming free speech. So I did research into the origin of the culture war and discovered how its ideology was a threat to free individuality and free society. I produced 4 culture war videos to expose this threat. I would say I am a centrist and a libertarian who has recognized that the social justice movement stands in direct opposition to the principles of freedom in The Philosophy Of Freedom and is even a threat to human evolution.
In the past two years social justice ideology has taken over AWSNA and many Waldorf schools. They are denouncing Rudolf Steiner and are now promoting anti-racist education which views the human being as culturally determined according to ethnicity rather than individual spirits. This is a devisive ideology that will destroy Waldorf education by indoctrinating students rather than freeing them so I am joining the fight to "Take Back Waldorf".