17 episodes

Buckminster Fuller's advice for building a better world was
to create a new model that makes the old model obsolete, and the Parallel Society podcast is dedicated to just that. We cover
cryptocurrency, biohacking, private space flight, homeschooling and much more.

Parallel Society Paul Rosenberg

    • Philosophy
    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

Buckminster Fuller's advice for building a better world was
to create a new model that makes the old model obsolete, and the Parallel Society podcast is dedicated to just that. We cover
cryptocurrency, biohacking, private space flight, homeschooling and much more.

    Why Dropping Out And Running Away Are Virtuous

    Why Dropping Out And Running Away Are Virtuous

    The idea that running away is a virtue bothers a lot of people, but when you that find the greatest men and women of history have done precisely this, it’s time to re-evaluate, no matter how it makes you feel.
    Compliance is how we shrivel and ultimately die to ourselves. Acting on your own decisions – with all the risk that implies – is the path of life and liberation.

    • 8 min
    Was There A Real Jesus? And If So, What Did He Really Say?

    Was There A Real Jesus? And If So, What Did He Really Say?

    Due to the number of questions I've received about Jesus, I thought it was fitting to produce a podcast on these subjects.
    People addressing this material, from whatever angle, tend to have fiercely held opinions and to cherry pick facts to support their opinion. I won't do that, and I think that opens a fascinating subject to us.

    • 11 min
    The Serfdom State of Mind

    The Serfdom State of Mind

    Serfdom was... and is... a state of mind far more than an economic or social position. 
    The Serfdom State of Mind focuses on the desire for safety and security... of remaining clear of blame... to the detriment of self-reliance and living as a free and independent moral agent.
    Everyone enjoys safety, of course, but to place placidity above life itself is a grave error, and lies at the root of serfdom.
     

    • 10 min
    Lèse-Majesté And The Necessity of Idolatry

    Lèse-Majesté And The Necessity of Idolatry

    Lèse-Majesté, an offense against the dignity of a ruler, is a little used but very important concept. And it is the central crime that cannot be tolerated by the ruler.
    Lèse-Majesté stands against the concept of free speech, of course, but when push comes to shove, necessities stand above the law, and lèse-Majesté is a necessity to rulers.
    As we examine in this podcast, lèse-Majesté is crucial for the  legitimacy of the ruler (without legitimacy the whole structure of rulership would fail), and is crucial to what I call "applied idolatry" in our world.

    • 12 min
    The World Is Wrong

    The World Is Wrong

    Here is something that was thrown in my face at a relatively early age, as I began to think seriously and independently: So, the world is wrong and you’re right!?
    But as it happened, I was more or less right. And very definitely the world was wrong.
    The hierarchies of the world are trying to freeze everything and everyone in place. That means they will always be wrong. Even when they say the right things – like “murder is bad” – they’ll always be doing it for twisted reasons, with twisting effects... 

    • 9 min
    Farber's Second Essay

    Farber's Second Essay

    The second and final Farber essay, composed while both character and author were involved in dangerous cypherpunk projects, some twenty years ago. 

    • 10 min

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Hinterlander_ ,

Bold, yet calm

This podcast is a breath of fresh air. Paul manages to bring deep ideas into a fascinating and seemingly light conversation without talking down to the listener. His ability to engage a broad range of topics while strengthening the underlying theme of liberty is like an adventure that trails off into the future.

I look forward to every new episode!

integral JJ ,

A lovely and good podcast

This podcast is a good, kind, nice and basically uplifting series of insets into life that are well thought out and well put.
I find each episode to be comforting, intriguing, and good for the sole.

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