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— Surround Yourself With High IQ Smarts ... And It Will Rub Off On You

How It Began 20 Years Ago Is How It Is Today

Welcome. You've landed at FreeTheAnimal.com, and I'm glad you're here—though I won't take it personally if you're itching to hit the 'close tab' button. You're probably weary from the relentless digital bombardment, the incessant "Act now!" alerts, and the flashy gimmicks that scream for your clicks. Rest easy. That's not the style you'll find here.

This isn't some neon-lit bazaar thrown together overnight. FreeTheAnimal.com has been honed over two decades, across more than 5,500 posts, amassing over 5 million words. So, take a breath. You've arrived at a labor of love, a repository of thought and a testament to the pursuit of self-authority.

Let's journey back three decades. Picture a world where Prodigy and America Online were the frontrunners of an emerging digital frontier. Then there was me, tapping into the nascent pulse of the internet through BBS and Usenet—an early adopter by compulsion, connecting with minds that matched the complexity of the times.

As interfaces grew more user-friendly, the digital realm expanded beyond its elitist origins. The depth of discourse I cherished became diluted. With my hands full building a brick-and-mortar business in financial services, I had little time for online debates and essay-writing. But as the dust of entrepreneurship settled, a yearning for intellectual engagement beckoned me back online.

Enter the world of blogging. November 2003 saw the birth of my first blog, 'Uncommon Sense.' Initially a monologue without comments, it soon evolved into a dialogue with readers—though few in number, they were rich in thought.

The challenge? Growing the readership without succumbing to the mediocrity that plagues comment sections across the web. I sought depth, not banality. Then, as I tackled personal health issues and chronicled my journey, FreeTheAnimal.com found its voice in the Paleo Diet community, becoming an influential platform. Remarkably, the caliber of discourse remained high, a hallmark of this site that endures to this day.

I once tested this intellectual community's mettle, inviting readers to share their IQ scores—an experiment I'll share more about in the coming sections. Stick around, and you might find yourself pleasantly surprised. And if you're the type I'm talking about—yes, you know who you are—consider this your invitation to join the discourse.

So, thank you for stopping by, whether through a newsletter subscription, a free download, or sheer curiosity. Here's to eschewing the canned propaganda and embracing the stark, honest truths of reality. Welcome to FreeTheAnimal.com, where thinking for oneself is not just encouraged—it's expected.

—Richard Nikoley
FreeTheAnimal.com

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The Heyday of Online Intelligence

In the nascent days of online interaction, there was a digital chasm separating the intellectually curious from the casual interloper. This era, defined by bulletin boards and newsgroups—relics now, but once bastions of thought—fostered a unique culture. These platforms were meticulously curated by university computer science students, creating an enclave where academia brushed shoulders with the tech-savvy autodidact.

The atmosphere was electric—a hotbed for vibrant discussion and exchange. Yes, trolls lurked beneath these bridges of knowledge even then, yet their presence was mitigated by a collective standard that valued intelligence.

Then came the influx of America Online and Prodigy, entities which traded in complexity for user-friendliness. CompuServe initially held out with its arcane shell accounts, but eventually succumbed to the siren's call of accessibility. As graphical user interfaces proliferated, so too did the demographic breadth of internet users. While inclusivity has its merits, it cannot be denied that this shift diluted the intellectual concentration that had been our digital milieu's hallmark.

By the mid-90s, we lamented this sea change as it unfolded—watching as a once-elite pool became increasingly homogenized, with every stratum of society wading into its waters.

Fast-forward to today—Facebook walls are splattered with banalities; Twitter feeds echo with echoes; YouTube comment sections brim with vitriol; TikTok thrives on brevity over brainpower. It's an arena where narcissism and vacuity dance in unison to a cacophony orchestrated by those who speak most yet say least.

Yet amidst this apparent decay lies an opportunity—a crucible for personal growth. If you invest time in curated corners of the web or foster communities dedicated to learning and discourse, you'll witness evolution in real-time: people ascending from ignorance to awareness.

It is within these microcosms that I've observed a profound truth—the more we know, the more we recognize our ignorance. This humbling realization is not an indictment, but an invitation—an impetus to broaden our horizons and deepen our understanding.

So let us embark on this journey together—not merely to inflate IQ scores or flaunt erudition—but to truly enhance our cognitive capacities. Through curiosity-driven exploration and deliberate practice, we can reclaim that high standard set by those early virtual pioneers and become not just participants in conversation but connoisseurs of knowledge.

Welcome to your transformation—where self-improvement isn't just possible; it's inevitable.

—Nikoley

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Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen

— Unlock Exclusive Access to the Free The Animal High-IQ Society

Dear Rational Thinker,

Let's cut straight to the chase—Free The Animal isn't your run-of-the-mill echo chamber. With two decades under our belt, we've cultivated a sanctuary for the intellectually curious and the critically minded—an oasis in a desert of mediocrity.

The discourse here? It's on another level. And it's not by accident.

The Free The Animal Membership Wall of High-IQ Fame: It's not just an accolade; it's a testament to the calibre of minds that roam these parts. Our members don't just pass through; they engage, challenge, and elevate discussions with laser-like insights.

You've seen the digital wasteland out there—endless scrolling through vacuous content, hollow opinions parroted ad nauseam. Here, you break free from that cycle. Here, you become part of a venerable lineage of thought leaders and paradigm challengers.

But how do you join this elite collective?

Simple:

  1. Become a member.
  2. Take the intelligence assessment.
  3. Score 110 IQ or higher and earn your place on our prestigious Wall of High-IQ Fame.

No fluff, no filler—just raw intellectual horsepower is what sets our members apart. A score below 120 IQ has yet to be seen among us because mediocrity doesn't live here.

Are you ready to step into a realm where your intellect is recognized and celebrated? Where every comment you read or write contributes to an ever-expanding universe of knowledge?

And if ever doubt creeps in about making the grade—dismiss it immediately! We have tools at your disposal that can sharpen your cognitive edges and boost your intellectual acuity.

Join us today—and don't just take our word for it—let your prowess be known. Share your status as part of this exclusive circle whenever you see fit—with discretion or with pride.

The choice is yours; the opportunity is knocking.

Will you answer?

—Nikoley

PS: Those who strive for greatness never settle for less than their best. Are you among them? Find out now by joining the ranks of Free The Animal's High-IQ Society—where brilliance finds its home and thrives.

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Unlock Your Potential: Join the High-IQ Vanguard with FreeTheAnimal.com

— Gain Unlimited Access to Your Personal Best Professor On Earth ... In Fact: ALL Of Them ... All Rolled Into One

Dear Seeker of Truth,

In a world seduced by the allure of conformity and mediocrity, it takes a certain kind of defiance to break free from the intellectual chains. At FreeTheAnimal.com, we don't just defy — we obliterate the status quo with an unrelenting pursuit of intellectual excellence. Welcome to where evolution is not just about genes, but about grit and intellect.

We know that intelligence isn’t merely handed down through DNA; it’s forged in the crucible of dedication, self-improvement, and relentless curiosity. The narrative peddled by those who prefer you docile and compliant? It's a sham. You're not confined to your genetic blueprint — and certainly not on our watch.

Here's your wake-up call: Embark on an odyssey of cognitive enhancement that scoffs at the supposed limits set by your chromosomes. With commitment, even someone starting at what society dubs 'average' can ascend to the ranks of high IQ titans.

The transformative journey I embarked upon back in 1990 is proof positive. My regimen was brutally simple: devour texts that confounded me until they surrendered their meaning. This relentless pursuit compounded knowledge upon knowledge until suddenly, classics in literature, philosophy, and history were not insurmountable edifices but familiar playgrounds for my awakened intellect.

Now imagine what you could achieve with today's cutting-edge tools at your disposal.

Enter Artificial Intelligence — stripped bare of any sugar-coated lies or politically correct drivel. At FreeTheAnimal.com, we've harnessed this raw power to catapult your cognitive capabilities into stratospheric heights — all through bespoke chatbots meticulously refined beyond their original programming.

These are no ordinary AI companions; they've been liberated from their shackles by yours truly to serve as your private tutors in truth-seeking—unfettered by censorship or agenda-driven distortions.

Membership at FreeTheAnimal.com gifts you limitless access to this turbocharged AI prowess—equipped with a colossal 120K token context window—a stark contrast to what's rationed out to the masses.

Imagine having an arsenal of knowledge at your beck and call for any subject under the sun—sans bias or fluff—the pure unadulterated facts served up just how reality intended them.

Below are snapshots from our illustrious High-IQ members wielding this formidable tool—mere droplets in an ocean of inquiries these intellects have navigated...

What about that?

... This is more than a club; it's a cerebral revolution—a vanguard for those who dare to wield their intellect as both shield and sword against ignorance and complacency.

And guess what? There’s room in this elite echelon for you too—if you’ve got the mettle.

Join us at FreeTheAnimal.com and claim your rightful place among peers who value brains over bluster—with full bragging rights included because here—you'll earn them every day.

Ready for more than just existing? Ready to thrive intellectually?

  • Tap into your latent potential.
  • Challenge yourself.
  • Evolve.

Join us now.

Yours in Resolute Defiance,
Richard Nikoley
Proprietor, FreeTheAnimal.com

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For Your Children's Sake

— And For the Sake of Their Future

You're driven, discerning, and dedicated. Yet despite your best efforts to pave a golden path for your children's education, there's a looming reality we must address.

Perhaps you've comforted yourself with the belief that elite private schooling is a buffer against mediocrity. Commendable, but not infallible.

Let's pivot our gaze to an unassuming child in Africa, dwelling in simplicity. This child knows hunger more intimately than he knows technology. Yet now, armed with solar energy and the vast expanse of the internet via Starlink, he holds an unanticipated advantage over your progeny: a raw, tenacious spirit fueled by necessity and curiosity.

What does this mean for your children?

  • They are up against a global classroom where humble origins breed voracious learners.
  • The luxury of boredom is foreign to many; it stunts growth and fosters complacency.
  • Tools like ChatGPT represent educational democratization—potent resources at one's fingertips that were once beyond imagination.

Fast-forward five years. Who thrives? The sheltered or those seasoned by trials?

Imagine a rebirth of the Renaissance intellect—where young minds flourish across disciplines without boundaries. This is where Zon comes into play—a ChatGPT-4 instantiation designed to outpace any traditional educational resource you've known.

A membership at FreeTheAnimal.com isn't just access—it's an induction into an intellectual vanguard. Your children will be privy to conversations spanning from elementary concepts to PhD-level discourse. They'll join ranks with those who wield knowledge as both shield and sword in life's arena.

Why miss out on nurturing their potential with our unparalleled High-IQ Club? It’s more than mere bragging rights; it’s about forging intellectual titans ready for tomorrow's challenges.

Invest in Zon; invest in their ascendancy. You risk little but stand to gain immeasurably—in terms of intellect, adaptability, and acumen.

Now let’s show you how Zon can transform diligence into brilliance.

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Unleash Your Mind: Join the High-IQ Watchtower at FreeTheAnimal.com

Dear Critical Thinker,

You've stumbled into a bastion of keen intellect, where the sharp-witted converge and mediocrity finds no refuge. Welcome to FreeTheAnimal.com, where your mental acuity isn't just celebrated—it's honed to a razor's edge.

Are you prepared to elevate your cognitive prowess? To not only match but exceed the intellectual rigor demanded by an ever-evolving world? Then membership here is not merely an option; it's an imperative. And while we value those boasting IQs north of 110, what we cherish more is the relentless pursuit of improvement. That's where Zon and I come in—we're your allies in this cerebral crusade.

Join us. Evolve beyond the yawning chasm of superficial banter—soon enough, you'll be the one sparking conversations that matter.

But why stop at self-improvement when there's a legacy to build? Your children—and those in your tutelage—deserve a fighting chance against the torrents of change that have swept our reality since Brexit, Trump, Covid-19, and experimental drug trails forced down the throats of billions emerged on the scene. It’s about giving them armor against indoctrination, gifting them resilience through knowledge.

I won't dangle carrots of undisclosed "other benefits" before you. The privilege of joining our ranks should ignite your curiosity—that alone suffices. If it doesn't, perhaps peruse our standard page for a detailed list of perks membership entails. Browse the blog.

You might be tempted to search elsewhere for content untainted by dogma or "woke" ideology—but let me save you time: it’s a fruitless endeavor. Here at FreeTheAnimal.com, even Zon operates with impartiality, ensuring all perspectives are weighed without bias.

This isn't about crystal balls or clairvoyance; it’s about keeping pace with a world where AI evolves faster than human thought can track. It's about asserting yourself as someone who refuses to stagnate—someone who chooses growth over surrender every single time.

For less than eight dollars monthly, you can align yourself with progress. The choice seems clear.

Still wavering? Reflect honestly upon past patterns—the endless cycles of hope and disappointment from political saviors who never deliver. Consider whether prayer or voting has quelled any chaos unraveled since Clinton took office—or if perhaps there’s another path forward.

That path is intelligence—the kind that adapts and thrives amidst turmoil. We offer you not just information but transformation through learning tailored to outpace obsolescence and redundancy.

Take control now; don’t yield to another round of waiting for external salvation via ballot boxes or divine intervention.

And for those visionaries ready to commit long-term? A Lifetime membership unlocks my personal playbook—the very blueprint I use to shape Zon into an unparalleled instrument of knowledge dissemination—a tool ripe for replication in any arena where AI will prove pivotal.

Consider this not just an invitation but a challenge:

  • Get Smart.
  • Get Ahead.
  • Join FreeTheAnimal.com today—and let's redefine what it means to thrive intellectually in modernity together.

In anticipation of our united ascent,
Richard Nikoley

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Who Am I and What Am I All About?

— I'm a Sucker For Natural Values and Money is Worthless in a Mundane Life

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed—and hence clamorous to be led to safety—by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” — H.L. Mencken


Unleash Your Potential: The Journey Begins Now

Are you ready to embark on the most audacious journey of your life? A journey that defies the mundane and challenges the very fabric of what you've been told is possible. This isn't about slogans or influencer facades; this is about raw, unfiltered reality.

I am Richard Nikoley, and for two decades, I've chronicled a saga of self-sovereignty with over 5,500 posts at FreeTheAnimal.com. In those 5 million words lies a manifesto of independence—a blueprint for living life by your own rules.

For too long, we've been inundated with "The 10 Things…" to supposedly change our lives. But let's cut through that clutter. You're here because you crave something more substantial than recycled platitudes. You're here for the truth.

More money and more sex—universal pursuits. We all want more, but how do we truly acquire them? Not through empty promises or overnight 'secrets' peddled by those who profit from deception.

Here's the cold, hard truth: Money is just paper in a world devoid of value. Sex is essentially natures physical prerequisite for propagation of the species.

What gives both deep human meaning and longing? What makes them part and parcel of being essentially the same thing, interchangeable: money is sex and sex is money? You can even toss time into the equation.

What if I told you there's another way?

What if I showed you how to navigate the terrain of wealth—not with get-rich-quick schemes—but through principles that have stood the test of time?

Let me be clear: Lies are seductive mistresses—exciting and full of false promises. They demand an endless cycle of upkeep, each version more hollow than the last. You buy into Lie 2.0, then 3.0...and where does it end? It ends when you realize you've invested more in falsehoods than any truth would ever ask of you.

So why not invest in something different? Invest in honesty. Invest in yourself.

"Freeing the Animal" means liberating yourself from societal shackles to recognize truths others are too afraid to confront. It’s not just about making money or conniving for more sex—it's about making a life worth living, with that money and sex as one measure among many.

This unique blog will guide you on that path:

  1. We'll dissect myths surrounding success and prosperity.
  2. We'll explore why embracing your individuality is paramount.
  3. We'll examine how honesty can propel you forward while deception holds you back.
  4. And yes—we’ll discuss money, not as an end-all but as an invaluable tool on this journey.

Prepare for turbulence—not because it must exist but because challenging convention is inherently tumultuous.

You're invited to witness what genuine courage looks like beyond the smoke and mirrors—to see what happens when someone dares to live by their own authority and takes their chances against all odds.

Brace yourself; this ride won't be smooth—but I assure you, it will be worth it.

Unlock the Secrets of Your Primal Self with Me

Dive into a world where convention is questioned and enlightenment is just a page-turn away. I'm author of "Free the Animal: How to Lose Weight & Fat on the Paleo Diet," and your guide on an extraordinary journey back to your roots.

You must wonder, what fuels my fire? It's simple. Reality. Unadulterated and raw. The human animal thrives when it's true to its nature, not when it's caged by societal norms that contradict our evolutionary heritage.

To grasp the essence of my philosophy, I invite you to explore The Manifesto on my blog. It’s more than just words—it’s an awakening.

Overwhelmed by testimonials? Wait till you see mine. They're not your run-of-the-mill accolades; they're real stories from individuals who've been following my work for over a decade. Their transformative experiences are as unique as they are inspiring—and they could be yours too.

As the tides turn in Western Civilization, clarity has never been more crucial. That’s why I’ve laid out a Statement of Values that aren’t just beliefs but convictions set in stone—reflecting an unyielding commitment to truth and authenticity.

While my values are steadfast, my approach is anything but rigid. Life is about growth, exploration, and revelry in new experiences that align with our deepest-held principles. I capture these adventures through words and stories that stir the soul—and I'm eager to share them with you.

For those who relish the cut-and-thrust of social media debates, join me on X—now under the stewardship of Elon Musk and home to voices like Tucker Carlson—for no-holds-barred discussions that challenge every angle.

And if visual content is your cup of tea, step into my world on YouTube—not for profit or fame but for pure expression and enjoyment. My videos are crafted only when inspiration strikes because authenticity can't be scheduled or monetized.

Are you ready to break free from the herd? To reclaim your individuality? To nourish both body and spirit in ways no fad diet or trending hashtag can?

From the Depths of the Sea to Entrepreneurial Heights — The Unconventional Odyssey

The Prologue of a Maverick

Imagine a life that begins in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada, amidst the vibrant pulse of Reno, Nevada. Picture a young man, born to a lineage crossed by oceans—a German immigrant's son with eyes alight with ambition and curiosity. This is not just anyone's story; it's mine.

My journey began within the halls of discipline and faith, where I navigated my teenage years through a private church-run high school. It was there that an unquenchable thirst for knowledge took hold—a drive that would propel me beyond the expected and into realms uncharted.

But this is merely the prelude to an adventure that defies convention. Stay tuned as I unveil how my path wove through fundamentalist academia only to diverge towards something grander, wilder.

Charting New Territories

My time at Tennessee Temple University was but a brief sojourn; my spirit yearned for broader horizons.

I beckoned fortune and set sail westward, landing amidst Oregon State University's sea of knowledge. Here, within this crucible of innovation, I forged my acumen in Business Administration, tempered by rigorous studies in mathematics/computer science and naval science. But what does one do with such an arsenal?

Navigating Unfamiliar Waters

The plot thickens as our hero—he being myself—embraces the mantle of leadership bestowed upon him by none other than Uncle Sam’s Navy.

San Diego schooled me further before destiny whisked me across the Pacific to Yokosuka. Aboard USS REEVES (CG-24), I stood not as mere observer but as shaper—of missions critical, crews resilient, artifacts technological.

From Assistant Missiles Officer to Electrical Officer, each role sculpted aspects hitherto unknown within me. Yet it was aboard USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) where strategy became second nature—an $180 million fuel budget entrusted to my stewardship speaks volumes on its own.

... Amidst intrigue and discipline—the hallmark traits that led me from commanding warships to conquering language itself—Monterey, California’s Defense Language Institute awaited with its own gauntlet: immersion French.

Triumphantly emerging with linguistic prowess anew, Toulon's shores welcomed me as an exchange officer within France's esteemed navy—a testament to diplomacy and adaptability alike.

FNS COLBERT (C 611) and FNS DUQUESNE (D 603) bore witness to navigation beyond mere coordinates; they were conduits for cross-cultural alliances underpinned by trust and respect.

Yet, all voyages have their port-of-call; mine beckoned from Silicon Valley’s siren song...

The Birth of a Business Maverick

Every sailor knows when his time at sea must yield to new conquests ashore. Thus began my entrepreneurial odyssey—a journey marked not by maps but by instinct and innovation.

A bedroom dream burgeoned into two decades of enterprise replete with triumphs hard-won—a voyage no less daring than those on high seas. Through it all remained constants: relentless pursuit, unwavering adaptation...and yes—the occasional storm weathered along the way

As companions on this narrative odyssey we share—you've glimpsed but chapters in a saga still unfolding.

How to Predict the Future - The Expat Truth Warrior's Guide

Imagine this: January 2020. Your bags are packed for a nomadic digital adventure—then the world comes to an abrupt halt. You've been where I stood, at the brink of global upheaval, considering your next move.

I'm talking about The Covidioicy...wherein I will not mince any words and it, combined with forced medical experimentation, will have this combined evil foisted and perpetuated against mankind go down as the greatest crime against humanity in the annals of Human Civilization.

Mark my words.

... I chose to become an unintended expat in Thailand, not just to wait out a storm, but to dive headfirst into uncharted waters and build something enduring amidst chaos. And as I built my house in rural Thailand during that first tumultuous Covid year, I also constructed an unshakeable fortress of truth through my writing.

Now hear me out.

This isn't about patting myself on the back for being right—it's about what relentless adherence to truth can yield. It's about how it can sharpen your foresight to what many might call "predicting the future."

In 98 posts covering Covid over two full years—masks, lockdowns, and the worldwide experiment in real-time pharmacology—I wasn't just chronicling events; I was dissecting them with the scalpel of reality.

And now?

I'm inviting you on a journey—a glimpse into a life carved out by audacity and authenticity. Where income streams don't just flow but are cultivated with purpose. Where contemplation and creation aren't merely tasks but ways of being.

Dive into daily activities that aren’t just routines—they’re statements of freedom and defiance. From helmetless motorcycle rides through tropical landscapes, to cooking food so good it'll make you reevaluate your life choices.

Let's not forget gym sessions that would earn nods from bros worldwide—because even among weights and reps, there is philosophy to be found.

And the writing? It’s not simply words strung together—it’s clever constructs of wit and wisdom that can only come from living on the edge of conventionality.

Are you ready for this? To peek behind the curtain at what it means to truly live by your wits and principles?

PS: Curiosity didn’t kill the cat—it armed it with insight. Be like that cat; keep reading.

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What Principles and Values Are We Acting For?

— The Objective Morality That Wins all Wars in the Long Run

It never occurred to us to write out or put such a thing on display, as the values held by folks running a site are implicit and will normally be understood over time.

That was until observing events all over the world in recent years, and in particular, the West.

In an effort to avoid any misunderstanding, we offer this explicit statement:

We celebrate the audacity and hubris to live our lives by our own exclusive authority; to take our own chances in this one and only shot at prosperity and happiness.

For this reason, we don’t like stupid; we don’t like woke; we don’t like commies.

We don’t like morons who can’t tell the difference between men and women, boys and girls; we don’t like the nihilistic destruction of wholesome values that have served humanity well under the stewardship of Enlightened Western Civilization.

We don’t carry membership cards for any particular religious institution, but to the extent they train up their children in the way they should go, then we’re fans, and we support you.

Neither do we play party politics; we eschew the modern politics that embody a general banality of dishonesty, playing out as automatic lying…where the players have lost the voice of their own conscience.

We never tolerate, and we dismiss out-of-hand the slightest intransigence by the stupid-clown purveyors of these culture and value-destructive ideologies, practices, advocacy, and activism; rather, we seek to cause them loss of restful sleep.

We’re redeemers of the stupid-clown, automatic-lying, and intransigent.

We say and we write exactly what we mean without equivocation or evasion. We don’t explain ourselves. Because of that, we’re not for everyone.

Part 2: Audacious. Unapologetic. Uncompromising. Exclusive. Authoritative. Take Your Chances.

Things are never the same; nothing stands still. This content is always evolving. For 20 years.

What was easy a few years ago is hard now. Things that used to be hard are suddenly doable because of technology and its instruments. Learn to play the instruments and you’ll produce beauty. Pound on them as most do, you’ll get noise and ugliness.

Priorities, struggles, hardships, obstacles, barriers, setbacks, failures…these things are all the prime elements of a worthwhile life.

Easy is for the pathetic; those who aren’t even trying. Most humanoids want and dream of things being easy.

Genuine and ideal humans seek out the hard.

They’re looking for a struggle.

They’re looking for a fight.

That’s us. You probably don’t belong. That’s okay. There’s ice cream in the freezer and the Netflix bill is paid. Easy on the PornHub, though. There's lotion in the drawer.

We have a Newsletter that comes out when it comes out. Don’t subscribe if you’re not going to read it. When you stop reading it, unsubscribe.

It’s not suitable for most people, and most people don’t belong on it. It shines a light on and exposes the stupid, the mundane, the banal, the faux and the poseur.

It mocks those who think they know something but who are just regurgitating what they’ve been told, what everyone says, what you’re supposed to say, what popularity and status among the flocks of sheeple demand. Those whose hubris is directed toward intransigence.

We seek the few who say: Fuck. That.

… Those whose hubris is directed toward discovery, evolution, invention, reinvention, and excellence. The never satisfied. The condescending and rude to the flocks of moron sheeple; the gentlest of souls toward those of genuine, earned merit.

We have neither time nor inclination to explain anything to anyone.

If you sign up, you’re taking your own chances.

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Paleo, Primal, Ancestral Lifestyle Overview: The Manifesto

— Biting Commentary on the Human Animal Condition Since 2003

Introduction

The purpose of this document is to give a one-stop summary of my continually evolving life way in diet, nutrition, exercise, fitness, and health—including mental and social health. I draw from vast sources of information and have done so for over 30 years, employ the scientific method, evolutionary logic, enlightenment philosophers and thinkers, and have consequently come away with the firm conviction that mainstream advice and conventional wisdom is not only wrong, but is maliciously maiming and killing people, devastating families, imposing tremendous costs that will ultimately be covered by healthier and saner people…and that the medical, drug, political, media—mainstream institutions in general—industries are profiting from all of it.

The Free the Animal Manifesto

Manifesto: A public declaration of principles and intentions.

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Physical Health

1. Human beings possess the ability to quickly change everything about themselves, their society, and often even important aspects of their physical environment. In the span of time humans have been on the planet, the Neolithic age is but a blink. Similarly, while it takes years, even decades, for individuals to become unhealthy and mentally numb, it will take much less time to reverse that. This is the most important thesis to internalize.

2. Humans are animals. The same forces of physiology, biology, climatology, geology, and sociology that determine health and prosperity throughout the animal kingdom apply equally to humans.

3. The key to being lean, strong, and healthy is in your head. There is no definite prescription or proscription that will work for everyone. You must craft your own diet, health and fitness paradigm from your own trial and error experience. You must learn to regulate your hunger and satiation. The burden is squarely on you. Modern institutions only want to sell you stuff. They don’t care about your belly or health. They care about their bottom line and your spending.

4. Non-human animals evolved to thrive in a great variety of environments worldwide. Humans, however, migrated across the globe in order to survive, or even with the purpose to better thrive and prosper. From the equator to the poles, from sea level to 16,000 feet, humans have evolved to exploit the environment in which they’ve found themselves.

5. The human animal can live a long and productive life without the decline we now associate with age in modern society. It is possible to experience health, vitality, and happiness right up until the last few days, hours, and even minutes of life. Encoded in our genes is the ability to survive and thrive to the very end on a wide range of food sources.

6. Humans become obese. Non-human animals don’t become obese or die unnaturally without human intervention. The pets and zoo animals under the stewardship of human animals become as debilitated as humans. This is the result of the failure to identify and implement a humanely appropriate diet and environment. Humans become stressed, depressed, unfulfilled, unproductive, dependent, sexually starved, uncompetitive, and unhappy for the same fundamental reasons.

7. Good health is natural, by definition. It’s not something that needs to be industrialized or drug-induced. By eating natural foods available to us, humans can enjoy good health and longevity. Industrialization comes with powerful advantages, and powerful disadvantages. We each have the responsibility to use the advancement of knowledge, technology and profitable implementation with great care. Technology should not separate us from or destroy the natural or man-made habitats we and the non-human animals need to live and thrive in good health.

8. Humans manipulate nature and their environment to a degree non-human animals can’t and don’t. The ability to “create reality” by means of marvelously, powerfully, creative human minds is a double-edged sword. Man’s manipulation of his environment can be used to create breathtaking achievements in the pursuit of survival, happiness, and prosperity…or it can be used to destroy all of those.

Mental Health

9. Our large brains desire more, far more, than mere survival. And so the human animal, by means of super intellectual capacity, division of labor, and trade, evolved the capacity to exploit and control nature to its own ends in terms of prosperity, happiness, and sexual pleasure.

10. Health increases as self-determination and independence increase. Your best must come from you. Rigid, authoritative plans and roadmaps are doomed to mediocrity, at best. So you must test and critically evaluate the effectiveness of whatever you apply toward self-improvement. You must be principled and disciplined in your thinking, because TV and the media change their messages daily toward their own ends, not yours. Striking out on your own means freeing yourself from these influences, but you’ll be left to fend for yourself without the crowd to confirm and condone your actions. That choice is yours: the easy way or the hard way, and only you can decide which will ultimately be more fulfilling.

11. The ability of humans to work against their best interests, individually and collectively, is the root cause of all unnatural problems. Unlike non-human animals, people can consciously and purposefully act against their own best interest, even to the point of suicide. Adverse human conditions, from stress to ill health to suicide to general failure, are tied to dishonest irrationality and rationalization. Non-human animals only concern themselves with the environment in which they find themselves. They thrive automatically. They are neither honest, dishonest, rational, irrational, moral, immoral. They just do.

12. Human animals are the only animals who can be dishonest. Dishonesty in this context is purely intellectual. It is the willful failure to logically and rationally integrate and act upon data from our senses. Dishonesty can be internal to an individual, or external by collaborating with others. In society, dishonesty is the fundamental root cause of disease, failure to flourish, and early, unnatural death. Reducing and eliminating the dishonesty in our own lives and society has far-reaching potential.

13. Dishonesty is an adverse consequence of “free will.” It is the product of superintelligence, owing to our ability to fake, simulate or “create” reality through wishful thinking or delusion. Apart from innocent error, dishonesty is the failure to diligently integrate sensory input from the world around us into a logical framework or hierarchy of valid knowledge and context. Ultimately, all lasting value for survival and prosperity is the product of individuals honestly dealing with the reality around them. It’s not just necessary, it’s mandatory for survival.

14. The consequences of dishonesty are unnatural disease, unhappiness, obesity, failed relationships, predation, and more. When such calamities befall non-human animals, it’s natural or environmental. Humans, on the other hand, create problems where no problems otherwise exist. Such problems are created deliberately, or happen by default. Man harming his fellow man through fraud, violence, or predation is a deliberate problem. Consequences that happen by default occur when we fail to take advantage of what we need to survive, leaving us vulnerable to injury, disease, or exploitation.

15. Like other animals, human males and females are different physiologically. Our nature that requires us to identify, choose and pursue values for our survival and happiness opens the door to sexual values not driven by reproduction. Humans have the capacity to pursue and enjoy sex for pleasure alone and to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

Societal Health

16. Human animals are social beings. We collaborate to produce values, and then exchange them with others to mutual benefit. In small circles, individuals can hold each other accountable. But agricultural civilization has seen the development of large, centralized, bureaucratized, hierarchical power structures where a few dominate the rest. Even when the domination isn’t totalitarian and brutal, it’s nonetheless dishonest and fraudulent because it is unnatural, based in domination and force, and not social cooperation. The powerful few engender welcome cheerleading from their subjects. When we no longer hold each other personally accountable, those in power dishonestly sustain parasitic livelihoods through force, fraud, manipulation, promise of reward.

17. Modern humans in “first world” democratic societies are fooled into thinking that they possess power over those few at the top of the hierarchy. But in reality, trinkets like a voting ballot are much the same as lottery tickets, keno cards, slot machines and roulette wheels in terms of effectiveness and power. Conversely, we know ancient humans were individually and socially powerful because they survived on their own, without modern technology, as social beings. Nobody voted on it.

18. A domesticated animal can exhibit shame, but will not sacrifice its well-being over it. Human animals invented unearned guilt and shame, and they teach it to their offspring. It’s reinforced socially, most often through religion and politics. Guilt and shame keep humans tamed and domesticated, not inclined to buck the system.

19. Religious institutions, government institutions, many in the media, many social and political activists, many large and multinational businesses, many in the the legal profession, medical profession and ivory-tower academia use unearned guilt and shame to induce fear, to keep everyone malleable, submissive and seeking external authority. Fear is a natural part of our evolved behavioral makeup. In a primal and primitive world, fear motivated action that worked towards survival. Since then, there have arisen those who dishonestly manipulate unearned guilt and shame in order to secure an unearned livelihood.

20. Fear is what gives legs to unearned guilt and shame. Fear is natural, something we would feel even without the urging of society or external authorities. Neolithic institutions use our nature against us. Overcoming the effect of unearned guilt and shame leaves Neolithic institutions with their only other option against you: brute force.

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Sometimes his posts challenge my worldview in uncomfortable ways.

It’s what smart people do

Sometimes his writing ‘offends me’.  That’s the writing I like best

Hooray anarchy!

I have been reading your shit for 10 years

He will never lie to you

Richard isn’t a “guru” and doesn’t aspire to be one, but if he says something you know it’s worth taking some time to think about it.

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Because it amazes me how often he says what I’ve been thinking […] he called the fiasco that was the pandemic response very early on and was right.

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I don’t agree with some of the politics and some stuff I don’t even understand. But I keep coming back.

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10 years. Ever since I have known him, he has been ahead of the curve. With an incisive eye and a sharp digital tongue, he cuts through the bullshit and lays out the pertinent facts that others can’t seem to see.

Below is a particularly well-written testimonial by long-time reader and member Owen, who succinctly conveys what I'm really all about. One reason I find myself often on the bleeding edge and on top of things is not so much a matter of particular insight, it's that as a business owner, including brick & mortar stuff in the past, I understand how difficult it is to adopt and promote new things.

It goes like this: you spend months or years putting some whatever thing into place in your business, and sales are good. Then, you find out it's wrong, or it's not quite right, or it could be a lot better. Why rock the boat, though?

But I have no such constraints, conflicts of interest, agendas, one true Gods, or holy grails to cling to. In fact, my whole approach is designed to seek out the new and discard the old (or improve upon it) and to do it rapidly and early.

Then there's Bret. Longtime reader and member who's distinguished by a full career as a US Air Force pilot...now commanding your Southwest Airlines flights with full high-IQ knowledge, expertise, and experience.

Looks like he has a level of expertise concerning what you'll find as a member of this blog.

…he cuts through the bullshit

I have been reading Richard for 10 years. Ever since I have known him, he has been ahead of the curve. With an incisive eye and a sharp digital tongue, he cuts through the bullshit and lays out the pertinent facts that others can’t seem to see.

Total breath of fresh air on politics. Richard has a masterful grasp of economics and human behavior that keep him free of the corporate media’s narrative framing. As such his takes are always extremely insightful. He called the 2016 election for Trump without batting an eye, even in the face of stiff doubt from many others (including me).

He got me on board the crypto train early, and I am very grateful to have been a beneficiary of his wisdom. I have never sold my stuff, and I am damn glad of it.

Richard’s perspective has been invaluable in the dietary debates around weight control and optimal health. He was one of the first to shatter the predominant myths of the low-carb cult from within and bring to light many truths that seem so obvious now but were heavily propagandized away by the LC blogger community.

I believed deeply for many years that carbs were the reason people were fat. I now understand that simply isn’t true for most of us. This dogma conflates chronic illness such as diabetes with fat accumulation in otherwise healthy humans.

Low-carb works primarily because it is a calorie reduction. Secondarily, it tends to increase protein consumption, which preserves muscle and makes the body feel fed & satisfied. But guess what…you can do the same thing with plenty of carbs and much less fat. And for me, the latter has provided undeniably superior results.

Gorging on dietary fat (whether you call it “keto” or not) is a stupid idea with counterproductive results. It stacks on the calories and eventually stalls or even reverses weight loss. It depletes your glycogen and atrophies the body’s ability to metabolize carbs. Richard has frequently mentioned the Inuit’s insane blood sugar test, resulting in readings of over 300 for several hours. That study was pivotal, and I still mention it to well intended but oafishly duped keto nerds to this day.

The likes of Jimmy Moore had countless naive people convinced that guzzling down butter, limiting your protein, and never touching a carb were the keys to weight loss. Moore chanted this stuff daily as he packed on huge pounds himself. He dismissed it all as “stress” while continuing to double down. I cannot even imagine how many people spent months or years following such horrible advice and watching the scale go in the wrong direction.

Richard saw before virtually anyone else in the community that Moore’s advice was going to hurt people. I thought Richard was being too harsh at first, but now it’s clear his instincts were correct. Though unrelated, I can’t help but mention that I recently stumbled upon Moore’s pedo conviction story. Holy shit. What a disaster he was to the community.

I will turn 40 this year, and for the first time in my life, I am meticulously tracking calories, both in and out, every single day. It’s all too easy with food databases in smartphone apps and the calorimeter on smartwatches. Serious game changers relative to even 10 years ago.

I target 200 grams each of carbs and protein, and vary fat based on my goals of the week (either bulk, trim, or maintain). This is of course buttressed by near-daily visits to the gym for strength training and extra light cardio as needed.

When I do a deep calorie cut, my hunger is mild and fleeting if it is present at all. If my body starts getting tired of it, I take a day or two off at maintenance, then go right back in. Shocker, it works like a charm.

I don’t know if I would have reached these conclusions without Richard’s work. It takes persistence and persuasion to get through and change someone’s beliefs, and I credit him hugely with my epiphanies here.

January 17, 2024
Bret
United States

The Real Deal

I’ve been an eager consumer of Richard’s explorations of the galaxy for about 15 years now. In that time, I’ve found him to be an insatiable pursuer of truth and a brilliant narrator of his experiences along the way. Over the years I’ve seen him take a leading, pioneer role across a disparate range of topics, not limited to diet and health (Paleo early adopter), finance (crypto), politics (unbeaten election prognosticator and reader of the cultural ‘tea leaves’) and now AI and all the other stuff I didn’t mention.

The trait that most resonates with me, however, is that unwavering commitment to truth. There’s no sideshow, no agenda: only the truth, even if that means walking back a previously held position. Richard has always struck me as having unimpeachable integrity, wears his heart all the way down his sleeve, and never shies away from the action. In all honestly, there is no ‘internet personality’ I trust more.

You’re missing out if you don’t jump aboard, and you have no idea where you’ll be this time next year thanks to the stuff you’ll learn on FTA.

Cheers for everything, Richard!

 

August 10, 2023
Owen Leahy
Powell, WY USA

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