Shepard’s Journey, Former Cop, Voluntaryism, & Spreading Liberty (59m) – Episode 426

Episode 426 welcomes Shepard the Voluntaryist to the podcast to chat with Skyler on the following topics: knowing Carl Watner intimately and his work at Voluntaryist.com; Watner introducing both Skyler and Shepard to Stoicism; his discovery of Ron Paul, and then Murray Rothbard, Walter Block, Larken Rose, et al; his 10 year career as a police officer, 2 of which were as a prison guard; capitalism versus corporatism; growing up with the Mennonites, but later becoming an atheist; Marc Stevens’ method of challenging state jurisdiction; the wisdom in avoiding the cops; why the BLM protests over the some had the wrong grievance about injustice; a story of a prison inmate getting beat up for flushing a toilet, and how asking about why this happened to a fellow prison guard got him ostracized; why spreading the ideas of liberty, planting seeds, is a very slow process; fun strategies to repel cops; and more.

Podcast: “Let’s Think” with Shepard the Voluntaryist
Website: OpenlyVoluntary.com
YouTube Channel: “Shepard Thinks…
Article: “Gregarious Gunner For Peace” by Shepard the Voluntaryist
Article: “Seeking and Sifting For Truth: Navigating through a World of Misinformation” by Shepard the Voluntaryist

Listen to Episode 426 (59m, mp3, 64kbps)

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Other podcasts:Thinking & Doing“, “Voluntaryist Voices

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Skyler J. Collins (Editor)

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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Alex Knight
Alex Knight
9 days ago

This was a great one! Shepard is a true success story. I last spoke with Carl Watner by telephone (and for the first time ever in person) several months ago — he sent me a box full of old issues of THE VOLUNTARYIST for distribution. It’s really sad to see him go. 🙁