The Freedom Crisis mp3
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Legitimate Answers for Freedom Lovers Who Think Outside the Box
Despite the best efforts of dedicated citizens, the freedom movement has been losing for ten decades.
Why is this, and how can we reverse this trend?
In this 53-minute recorded speech, Oliver DeMille provides surprising answers that challenge and stretch your thinking.
Freedom lovers are losing, says DeMille, because they’ve been trained to think sensus solum. This type of thinking stifles creativity, inhibits innovation, creates cultural rigidity, and fails to sway the thinking populace.
In order to conquer this ingrained challenge and win the battle for freedom, three things must occur:
- Widespread Sensus Plenior
- Successful Innovators Building Effective Mini-Factories
- Statesmen & Stateswomen
Unless we can accomplish these goals, freedom will be lost for future generations. Absorb this speech to learn what these mean and how you can contribute to the solutions.
Sensus plenior, a Latin term, is the thought patterns and language of poetry, symbol, and celebrity.
Lower classes in America have been taught sensus solum, while upper classes have been taught sensus plenior. This has created a de facto aristocracy.
For freedom to win, America needs about 30 percent of the population to think in terms of sensus plenior.
“A mini-factory is anything someone does alone or with partners or a team, that accomplishes what has historically been done en masse or by big institutions.
“Entrepreneurship, alternative education, the downshifter movement, environmental groups, alternative health, the growth of spirituality, community architecture, the explosion of network marketing, home doctor visits, the rebirth of active fathering, and so many other trends are mini-factories.”
Mini-factory owners — innovators, entrepreneurs — think differently than other segments of the population. They believe in freedom. They build things worth fighting for.
America needs at least 3 percent of the population to build successful mini-factories in order to revive, protect, and spread freedom.
Statesmen & Stateswomen
Statesmen have 1) a broad and deep understanding of governmental, societal, and familial forms that deepen and perpetuate freedom, and 2) the social capital and influence to implement those forms.
They possess the highest levels of education based upon a specific methodology. With a deep understanding of history, they see into the future, then create and implement forms in the present.
About the Presenter
Oliver DeMille is the author of A Thomas Jefferson Education, The Coming Aristocracy and other books on education and freedom. He is the founder of George Wythe University, and he has taught graduate courses on the complete writings of Thomas Jefferson, The Federalist Papers, Aristotle’s Politics and other great classics of liberty. Oliver is a popular keynote speaker, writer and business consultant. Presently, he is active as a founding partner with The Center for Social Leadership and he devotes a majority of his time to writing. Oliver is married to the former Rachel Pinegar. They have eight children.