Is the Freedom Network Right For You?
My "Agenda" Versus Your "Agenda" :
My agenda is twofold, and simple:
1] To meet interesting people who already think along similar lines to myself and to possibly develop personal or business relationships of some kind with some of them, and..
2]mostly to have fun and relax around others of a similar disposition. Not to argue with you!
Some of my own interests are: personal freedom, privacy, financial privacy, 9/11 and other conspiracy theories, "perpetual tourism", anarchism, Austrian economic theory, investment and speculation philosophy, political philosophy, natural medicine, fitness, Tai Chi, martial arts, yoga, cycling, nature, art, music [ I'm a blues musician/songwriter.I particularly like: blues, gospel, jazz, R n' B, classical, opera, folk, adult contemporary, Reggae, Americana, "electronica"], photography, beer, wine, good food, alternative psychology, cartoons, "noir" crime fiction, science fiction.
I am a Personal Freedom Educator and Consultant and a Financial Safety & Privacy Consultant, [amongst other things].
I have no interest in arguing with you about your own political ideals, your own particular 9/11, or other conspiracy theory"truth", your plan to save the world, or anything else! And no interest in "converting" you or others to my views on those, or on any other subjects, or in being "converted" to whatever by whomever.
If you wish to engage in proselytizing or "conversions" to your point of view on anything, I'm afraid you must do so mostly outside of public Freedom Network meetings!
Which means that if you have a particular problem concerning your freedom, or with the way the world is, or with politics, or religious beliefs, or what you think happened on 9/11, or whatever, and you feel very strongly about that issue, then public Freedom Network meetings are probably NOT the place to address those issues, except perhaps in the most general [and pleasant!] manner.
Remember, these meetings are usually held in a public place, and most of the subjects raised by people like you and I are EXTREMELY CONTROVERSIAL and often evoke strong emotional reactions in others.
You Have Strong Opinions? [We All Do!]
So if you have strong opinions about what did or did not happen on, for example, 9/11 , or about the latest war, or about the latest restriction to your freedom, or about how to "wakeup" others, and you get into a raised voice "venting" type situation [commonly referred to as a "shouting match" :-0, at a public Freedom Network meeting [i.e. in a public place], you will be politely asked to leave, or forcibly ejected, if it comes to that.
If you like, if something about the way the world is, or about the way you think it should be really bothers you, and you feel it is strongly negatively effecting you ability to live a free life in some way, you may arrange to talk with me separately if you choose, one on one, at both our conveniences, as per my terms, or we can simply email back and forth as per my terms.
I don't need to know your real name, where you live, or whatever- if you supply those details that is your choice.
Your Agenda? :
Member screening: in order to screen out certain types of people and to avoid unpleasant situations from developing in a public place, you will not be allowed to participate in public meetings without first telling me your agenda[should you even have one :-)] .
DO NOT SHOW UP UNANNOUNCED AND EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE & "CRASH THE PARTY"!
If you wish to attend a meeting, first, notify me by email [onebornfree at yahoo dot com] and also expect to be first asked some questions about why you would like to be a part of the Freedom Network, including:
 :how you see being part of the network as benefitting yourself.
 : how you believe you can be of benefit to other members.
 What do you believe happened on 9/11. Was it an "inside job" or not ? A simple "yes" or "no" will suffice.
 Do you believe that governments serve a legitimate purpose?
[ A simple "yes" or "no" will suffice.]
 Are there any specific problems you have with the way the world is and where you believe it is headed right now?
Depending on your answers to those questions [and a maybe a few others chosen at random by myself], you will then be either accepted or rejected as a likely candidate for public Freedom Network meetings. [In the ulikely scenario of rejection you would still be able to discuss your problem[s] "one on one" with me, either in person, or via email - your decision].
The Freedom Network was conceived to be mostly of interest to those persons who had already concluded that getting involved with political action of any description was a complete waste of their time, and are therefor only interested in investigating other, more individual, direct, non-coercive [i.e non-political], alternative ways to increase their own personal freedom in an increasingly unfree world.
But if you have not yet reached that stage of "development" [or insanity, if you prefer], but are at least at this time perhaps interested in questioning some of your own fundamental assumptions about the true nature of all governments and politics, then the Freedom Network is STILL "right" for you!
However, to again make the point: if you are just looking for some sort of philosophical argument/debate that someone "must" win and another "must" lose, at a meeting to convince us that you are right about politics, 9/11, the necessity of governments, or whatever, and I/we are wrong, then understand that Freedom Network members have no desire [nor the time or financial incentive:-)] to change your own ideas to ours, and no desire to change our ideas to yours either.
Most of us have heard your arguments our entire lives, but no longer believe those arguments to ring true.
BUT, if you are merely a little curious about my/our "strange" ideas, you are welcome to attend, regardless of ideology!
You will be made to feel welcome! [At least to start with :-) ]