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LIVE: NEW FAIR Curriculum

See the introduction of the FAIR Pro-Human Learning Standards (healthy and legal alternative to critical race theory anti-racism curriculum). Much of CRT is illegal for racial stereotyping and labeling students oppressed/oppressor. Waldorf schools that teach it may soon be facing lawsuits. The FAIR curriculum resources and lesson plans are coming in August.

FAIR core learning concepts
Humanity
Understanding
Fairness
Diversity

"How can we understand the diversity of different cultural, ancestral backgrounds in the light of our common humanity? How can we understand each other with our different backgrounds, unique talents, and abilities with an emphasis on fairness for all?"

Teacher Dana Stangel-Plowe Speaks Out Against Damage To Students Of Anti-Racist School

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8905556897?profile=RESIZE_400xRudolf Steiner 1920: "I very much wanted my Philosophy Of Freedom to sound a clarion call for the exact opposite of what we see happening today (Marx inspired communist revolution in Russia)... It makes it absolutely necessary for us, in our future efforts, to recognize that the social order must be built in a way that is made possible only by free thinking and by social trust... 

Today's Critical Social Justice movement is a modern version of Marx's Conflict Theory of oppressed vs oppressor applied to identity groups. 100 years later, a Marxist inspired revolution is again attacking the conditions necessary for social harmony--free thinking and social trust. So again The Philosophy Of Freedom sounds "a clarion call for the exact opposite of what we see happening today."

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The Philosophy Of Freedom Study Guide

  THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM STUDY GUIDE

THE STUDY GUIDE WITH PAGE DESCRIPTIONS
This is a link to the Study Guide with page descriptions added.

  SCIENCE OF FREEDOM (introduction)

WHO WAS RUDOLF STEINER?
WHY A SCIENCE OF FREEDOM?
HOW IS FREEDOM POSSIBLE?
WHAT IS ETHICAL INDIVIDUALISM?
WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO FREEDOM?
HOW TO STUDY THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM?
WHAT IS THE CULTURE WAR?
WHY MUST WE DEFEND WALDORF EDUCATION?

  AUTHOR

THE CREED OF RUDOLF STEINER
RUDOLF STEINER BIOGRAPHY
SCHOLAR
ANARCHIST
HUMANIST
PUBLISHER Magazin für Literatur

  INTRODUCTION

WHAT IS FREEDOM?
1895 REVIEWS OF TPOF
RUDOLF STEINER'S PATH
BOOK INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER SUMMARY
PRINCIPLES

  READING

THE MISSING CHAPTER
NEW READABLE EDITION
ALL TRANSLATIONS

  STUDY

HOW TO STUDY
PROJECT BASED STUDY
START A STUDY GROUP
GROUP CONVERSATION
FREE COMMUNITIES

  SELF-STUDY COURSE

STEPS TO FREEDOM
OBSERVATION OF THOUGHT EXERCISES
ASK RUDOLF STEINER
12 VIEWS STUDY
BRIAN GRAY LECTURES
COMIC BOOKS
LET'S PLAY JEOPARDY!

  THOUGHT-STRUCTURE

12 WORLD VIEWS
TOPIC HEADINGS

  ETHICS

THE HUMAN IDEAL
ETHICAL INDIVIDUALISM
ETHICAL ADVOCACY

  SOCIAL AND POLITICAL

SOCIETY AND POLITICS
CENSORSHIP
COGNITIVE RIGHTS

  VIDEOS

VIDEO PLAYER
SUBSCRIBE TO YOUTUBE FOR NEW VIDEOS

  REFERENCE

DOWNLOAD THE FOUR BASIC BOOKS
BASIC BOOKS REFERENCE QUOTES
LEXICON
RELATED ARTICLES

  THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM TODAY

JORDAN PETERSON - THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM
JORDAN PETERSON - THE SOCIAL JUSTICE THREAT TO FREEDOM

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Join FAIR Waldorf

FAIR - Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism
You are invited to become a founding member of the FAIR Waldorf Schools chapter whose mission is to advocate fairness for all rooted in dignity and our common humanity. FAIR offers an alternative to the controversial teaching of critical race theory in Waldorf Schools. "It's not enough just to be anti-racist, we also need to be pro-human." Contact Tom to get involved. FAIR provides education, training and support for Waldorf School teachers, parents and friends who advocate for pro-human fairness for all.

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website: https://fairforall.org/ 

How to protect your children from CRITICAL SOCIAL JUSTICE indoctrination

Increasingly, American institutions — colleges and universities, businesses, government, the media and even our children’s schools — are enforcing a cynical and intolerant orthodoxy. This orthodoxy requires us to identify ourselves and each other based on immutable characteristics like skin color, gender and sexual orientation. It pits us against one another, and diminishes what it means to be human.

Today, almost 70 years after Brown v. Board of Education ushered in the Civil Rights Movement, there is an urgent need to reaffirm and advance its core principles. To insist on our common humanity. To demand that we are each entitled to equality under the law. To bring about a world in which we are all judged by the content of our character and not by the color of our skin.

That’s where FAIR comes in.

Our Mission
The Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing civil rights and liberties for all Americans, and promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity.

What We Stand For

  • We defend civil liberties and rights guaranteed to each individual, including freedom of speech and expression, equal protection under the law, and the right to personal privacy.
  • We advocate for individuals who are threatened or persecuted for speech, or who are held to a different set of rules for language or conduct based on their skin color, ancestry, or other immutable characteristics.
  • We support respectful disagreement. We believe bad ideas are best confronted with good ideas – and never with dehumanization, deplatforming or blacklisting.
  • We believe that objective truth exists, that it is discoverable, and that scientific research must be untainted by any political agenda.
  • We are pro-human, and promote compassionate anti-racism rooted in dignity and our common humanity.
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I am aligning Social Justice cognitive theories (red) with Steiner's (blue) for a comparison video.

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ACTION process
Structural Determinism (Systemic Oppression)
Group Identity (Systemic Whiteness)
1. Self-Determination
14. Individual Identity

DESIRE process
Desire For Power (Conflict Theory)
Selfless Duty
2. Desire for knowledge
13. Empowered By Ideals

THINKING process
Find Oppression (Critical Theory)
Moral Outrage (Virtue Signalling)
3. Pure Thinking
12. Free Deed

PERCEPTION process
Lived Experience (Unconscious Implicit Bias)
Assigned Mission
4. Perception Correction
11. Chosen Mission

CONCEPTION process
False Judgment (Social Construction of truth)
False Accusation
5. True Judgment
10. Ethical Impulse

IDEATION process
Post-Truth Narrative (oppression based on identity)
Moral Collectivism
6. Reality-Based Ideas
9. Ethical Individualism

COGNITION process
Pseudo-Reality (Systemic Racism)
Personality Disintegration
7. Living In Reality
8. Personality Integration

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CONDITIONS OF TRUE KNOWLEDGE
(Philosophy Of Freedom Chapters)

CONDITIONS OF TRUE SELF

0. Inner Truth  
1. Cognitive Development 8. Self Knowledge
2. Theory Of True Knowledge 9. Theory Of True Self
3. Free Thinking 10. Ethical Impulse
4. Perception Correction 11. Purposeful Life
5. True Judgment 12. Free Deed
6. Independent Idea 13. Value Achievement
7. True Reality 14. Free Individuality
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Rudolf Steiner 1920: "I very much wanted my Philosophy Of Freedom to sound a clarion call for the exact opposite of what we see happening today (communist revolution in Russia)... It makes it absolutely necessary for us, in our future efforts, to recognize that the social order must be built in a way that is made possible only by free thinking and by social trust... 
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The Nightmare Has Arrived - You Were Warned in 2017

I made the Ministry Of Truth video Aug, 2017. It has come true. A few giant internet companies with the support of the Democrat Party are controlling our access to knowledge and have become the ministry of truth. Their intention is to give us ONE social, political, and scientific truth, while alternative views such as alternative medicine, RUDOLF STEINER, and SPIRITUAL SCIENCE are censored.

Cultivating The Attitude Of An Ethical Individualist

Teachers And Parents Speak Out Against Abolishing Waldorf Schools

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Misrepresentation of the Philosophy Of Freedom
I found this image on a blog. I see the above quote being repeated everywhere on the Internet. It tells us that freedom “is the sense of being capable of actions motivated solely by love.” It claims to quote Rudolf Steiner's Philosophy Of Freedom (POF). This simplistic feel good conclusion has done much harm by misrepresenting Steiner's meaning of freedom. It is being repeated by leaders in Anthroposophy, Waldorf, and by personal bloggers who have never read the book.

The Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon, the guy who claimed to be the return of Christ, quoted “actions motivated solely by love” to show how close Steiner was to their views. I found it in a university dissertation about Camphill, in book reviews of Steiner books, in religious articles equating this love with doing God's will, equating it with anything we love to do like kayaking, and using it to describe Steiner study groups.

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All You Need Is Love
If you want a large audience of followers, tell people what they want to hear. All you need is love!

After all, if love solves everything, then why bother with all the other hard stuff, especially disciplined thinking.


What is the source of the quote?
Why is this simplistic misrepresentation being promoted with such certainty? I decided to investigate and tracked it back to the Rudolf Steiner page on Wikipedia that is closely monitored by authoritarian anthroposophists. It is found under the heading Spiritual Research and directly after another often repeated misunderstanding of POF, that “The Philosophy Of Freedom forms the philosophical basis for Steiner's later writings”. Anthroposophy's talking point is incorrect when, as is often the case, it is taken to mean it validates Steiner's later writings. It does not at all. It would be more accurate to say POF brings these writings into question. While there are anthroposophists who are also ethical individualists that gain knowledge and then act on it, many anthroposophists are merely believers in spiritualistic theory, not knowers. Ethical individualists say, "We no longer want to believe; we want to know." POF 0.3 To keep repeating that POF is merely a philosophical basis for anthroposophy hides its true purpose which is to “lay the foundations of ethical individualism and of a social and political life”. (1918 lecture)

The alleged POF quote that “freedom is the sense of being capable of actions motivated solely by love.” was found in this Rudolf Steiner Wiki paragraph:

“Steiner aimed to apply his training in mathematics, science, and philosophy to produce rigorous, verifiable presentations of those (spiritual) experiences. He believed that through freely chosen ethical disciplines and meditative training, anyone could develop the ability to experience the spiritual world, including the higher nature of oneself and others. Steiner believed that such discipline and training would help a person to become a more moral, creative and free individual – free in the sense of being capable of actions motivated solely by love.[46] His philosophical ideas were affected by Franz Brentano, with whom he had studied, as well as by Fichte, Hegel, Schelling, and Goethe's phenomenological approach to science.” -Rudolf Steiner Wikipedia

It is surrounded by philosophy statements giving the impression that it is from POF. The Wiki reference for this statement [46] is Peter Schneider, Einführung in die Waldorfpädagogik. I could not find an English translation of this book or any further information to support Schneider's statement. Shouldn't there be a POF or other Steiner source for this grand conclusion?


Levels of morality

There is no such POF quote because an action that is “motivated solely by love” is not considered freedom. Chapter 9 (POF 9.4) lists the levels of morality. There are 4 levels of individual motivation, with the motive “love” listed at level 2. Freedom occurs at level 4.

Level 1 Instinctive reaction
Level 2 Feelings which include love (examples given: modesty, pride, sense of honor, humility, remorse, pity, revenge, gratitude, piety, loyalty, love, and duty)
Level 3 Practical experience (remembered thoughts and ideas of how to act)
Level 4 Conceptual thinking (free thinking or reason)

Freedom occurs in the conceptual sphere where free thinking is possible. “Human” motives will always contain thought. This thought will originate within the individual for there to be a free action. An ethical individualist tries to become more conscious of the whole free will process that certainly includes love.


The heart can be a motive, but it can not create a motive

The heart, though, is not capable of creating ideas of action. The heart accepts or rejects thinking’s ideas for action before allowing it to enter its sphere of passion. This is explained here,

“Love, compassion, and patriotism are driving forces for deeds that cannot be explained away with cold intellectual concepts. It is said that here the heart prevails. No doubt. But the heart does not create the motives of action. Motives are present prior to being received into the heart's domain. Compassion appears in my heart after the thought of a person who arouses compassion has appeared in my mind. The way to the heart is through the head.” POF 1.10

Of course we can not be thinking about principles while we are energetically acting. But still the action is not free if the motive is love alone, that is a Level 2 motivation. At Level 2 we do not know the origin of our love. It could be from cult brainwashing! The confusion likely occurs from the following POF quotes that are referring to a specific moment in the free deed process --while we are engaged in the action itself.


Love for the idealistic objective (goal)

Reading POF will not show freedom to mean “motivated solely by love” but it will find “motivated solely by love of the objective (goal)” or my love of the action.

“When I, or another, subsequently review my action we may discover what moral principles came into play in it. But so long as I am acting, I am influenced not by these moral principles but by my love for the objective, that I want to realize through my action.”

“It is only when I follow solely my love for the objective, that it is I, myself, who act. At this level of morality, I acknowledge no lord over me, neither an external authority, nor the so-called voice of my conscience. I acknowledge no external principle of my action, because I have found in myself the ground for my action, viz., my love of the action.” POF 9.8

So yes, free action is motivated by love, but to clarify, it is our love for the goal that originated in free thinking as an ethical principle (moral intuition) and was then translated into a specific goal of action (moral imagination). We love it because our greatest joy is to bring our highest ideals into reality. The ethical individualism video, How To Make Better Decisions shows the whole conscious process. Love enters at the 4:15 mark. 


Two paths: The Philosophy Of Freedom and How To Know Higher Worlds

Another major point is that a closer look at the definition of freedom found in Wiki clearly proves it is not from The Philosophy Of Freedom. Again, the complete sentence we are discussing is,

“Steiner believed that such discipline and training would help a person to become a more moral, creative and free individual – free in the sense of being capable of actions motivated solely by love.”

The “discipline and training” here is mentioned earlier in the wiki paragraph as being “ethical disciplines and meditative training”. This has nothing to do with the path of the Philosophy Of Freedom. This refers to the renewal of the old Eastern path described in How To Know Higher Worlds (HTKHW).

The How To Know Higher Worlds path begins with assurance that when you are ready your master will appear. The next step is developing devout feelings of reverence and devotion. Ethical disciplines are a requirement for this path "for every step in spiritual perception, three steps are to be taken in moral development." This is not necessary for the POF path because a free act will always be an ethical act. The Philosophy Of Freedom distinguishes itself from Eastern influences here,

The Oriental sages make their disciples live for years a life of resignation and asceticism before they impart to them their own wisdom. The Western world no longer demands pious exercises and ascetic practices as a preparation for science, but it does require a sincere willingness to withdraw oneself awhile from the immediate impressions of life, and to betake oneself into the realm of pure thought. POF 0.7 original Chp1 or Preface.

Steiner clarified the difference between the two paths; The Philosophy Of Freedom path for our modern age of science, the path that Steiner himself took, and the Eastern path Steiner attempted to renew that is commonly recommended by Anthroposophists as described in How To Know Higher Worlds

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The Philosophy Of Freedom path is for those interested in science.         

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The How To Know Higher Worlds path
is for those without much interest in science.
(see The Boundaries of Natural Science VIII)

If you go to an Anthroposophy book publisher like SteinerBooks it will be a walk into the past of old spiritual paths and ideas.

 

Best thought training is the study of The Philosophy Of Freedom
The recommended practice to become an ethical individualist is to apply the principles of freedom to your life and set aside time for pure conceptual thinking. POF 0.6 - 0.7 The demanding university programs in mathematics, computer science, engineering, and philosophy do an excellent job to discipline thinking. Though the best thought training to fulfill this requirement is the rigorous study of the Philosophy Of Freedom.

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