Sioux Falls Free Thinkers

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An Open Mind by Megan Godtland

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Welcome Sioux Falls Free Thinkers!
Welcome Open Minds!


Bring out the protest songs!
We're going to need them again!

We are going to need to take to the streets again and voice our resistance to oppression. Trump will:

  • Revoke executive orders to protect LGBTQ Americans from discrimination
  • Order the Justice Department to work against legal abortion
  • Order the Justice Department to work against reproductive healthcare
  • Sign an executive order that gives people the right to discriminate against others while masking it as "religious freedom"
  • Push for a repeal of the federal law that bans partisan politicking by nonprofit organizations (i.e. churches will be able endorse and give money to political candidates)
  • Put extremists like Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court and on lower federal courts
  • Eviscerate (gut) reproductive rights
  • Roll back LGBTQ rights
  • Embrace crude forms of xenophobia
  • Appoint advisors who've make a career out of peddling hate
  • Call for a registry of Muslims (same as Nazi Germany did to Jews)
  • Trade in ugly forms of Islamophobia
  • Not demand gender equality
  • Not reject sexism and misogyny (brags about sexually assaulting women)
  • Work to have gay people cured through therapy
  • Work to have church-state separation removed because it is an "extra-constitutional doctrine" and is a recent thing that is "unhistorical and is unconstitutional"

This is all detailed in the latest issue of The Humanist. I strongly suggest reading it.

And this list doesn't even include his opposition to plans to stop global warming, to gut the EPA, and to repeal Obamacare putting at least 10 million Americans back on no healthcare except at whatever medical providers can get away with and charging people into bankruptcy.

I also think it will also only be a matter of time before safety (work) camps will be established for all Muslims so they can be "safe" from attacks by white American males and so others can be "safe" from attacks by Muslims. These safety (work) camps will be expanded to include LGBTQs and Atheists in Trump's second term where these deviants can be "corrected", physicallly if necessary, and blacks and Hispanics will be begin to be included in the camps in Trump's third and fourth terms. (Yes, that's right. Once he's got power there's no way he's going to let it go.) Essentially white aryan males will rule and white women will become their breed stock to support the pure white aryan race. That's how the Nazis thought and that's how American white aryan males also think.

The Nazis modeled their race purity laws on the American race laws of the 1930's. To "purify" America the American government will simply revert to using those laws and expand on them as the Nazis in Germany did.

History repeats itself. And we now have a man in power who has no respect for the law or the rights of others. I hope I am wrong, but we should expect the worst. The people he has appointed to power are all proven haters of others and they will do everything they can to advance their agenda of hate. You can depend on it.

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers is Home for all those of Free Thought with Open Minds! This group includes Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists, those interested in science and Scientists, those who love animals and Zoologists, and Feminists and those wanting to help abused women, but all those with open minds are welcome. Free Thinkers are those that want a world without rules and controls on thought, without mental borders and boundaries. A world where anything is possible.

Free Your Mind! There Is No Spoon!
(From the movie, The Matrix)

The one thing the writers of the Freethinker definition seem to have forgotten is the idea of having an Open Mind, the basic concept behind what made Freethinking possible in the first place. We at Sioux Falls Free Thinkers reject this closed-minded rigidity of thought, so, even though we agree with and endorse much of the Freethinking definition, we took the word Freethinking back to its original roots and call ourselves "Free Thinkers" to symbolize Open Minds, Free Thought, and true Free Thinking once again.

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Our meetings and social gatherings are posted at Sioux Falls Free Thinkers on Meetup.com. Sioux Falls Free Thinkers Upcoming Events can be seen on the Meetup.com Calendar.

Second Free Thinkers Meetup of the Year: Discuss First Two Weeks of Billboards and TV Ads

Location and Time to Be Announced

The Billboards and TV Ads are bound to create controversy. Share what you have heard.

What more can we do! Ideas please!

The Facts Behind The Hate!
http://www.siouxfallsfreethinkers.com/all-hate-groups-in-the-us.html
http://www.siouxfallsfreethinkers.com/guns-in-the-us.html
To see what the billboards look like:
http://www.siouxfallsfreethinkers.com/hate-crime-billboards-2017.html
http://www.siouxfallsfeminists.com/human-trafficking-billboards-2017.html
http://www.siouxfallsfeminists.com/teen-dating-violence-billboards-2017.html

Dale Hemming
Founder of Sioux Falls Free Thinkers

The Sioux Falls Free Thinkers group will never have any dues. Membership is not required to attend our meetings. This group will probably never have any formal rules except treating other members and their opinions with respect, and giving everyone equal time to speak. This group will never purge members for expressing their opinions or for forming their own group of open-minded people. The only loose requirement is that members, and those attending our meetings, have an interest in one of the subjects of our five websites.

Breaking News!

The Southern Proverty Law Center and the BBC report
867 Hate Crimes in the ten days after the election.
That's a jump to over 86 per day!
And It's only begun!

Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes By Year

Hate Groups Operating In The United States

All data from the Southern Poverty Law Center

All hate groups operating in the U.S. 892 100%
Ku Klux Klan groups 190 21.3%
Black Separatist groups 180 20.2%
Racist Skinhead groups 95 10.7%
White Nationalist groups 95 10.7%
Neo-Nazi groups 94 10.5%
General Hate groups 53 5.9%
Anti-LGBT groups 48 5.4%
Neo-Confederate groups 35 3.9%
Anti-Muslim groups 34 3.8%
Christian Identity groups 19 2.1%
Radical Traditional Catholicism groups 17 1.9%
Anti-Immigrant groups 12 1.3%
Holocaust Denial groups 10 1.1%
Racist Music groups 10 1.1%


Note that many of these hate groups are Christian Based.
But there are no Muslim or Jewish Based Hate Groups.

12-26-16 Taiwan 'Nazi rally' school principal resigns
Taiwan 'Nazi rally' school principal resigns
The principal of a Taiwanese school whose students held a mock Nazi rally for a Christmas parade has resigned. Cheng Hsiao-ming, head of the Kuang Fu High School in Hsinchu, said he took "full responsibility" and apologised. Friday's "rally" featured a parade of swastika banners and a cardboard tank carrying one student performing a Nazi salute. Israel's representative called the event "deplorable" and Taiwan's presidential office has apologised. Announcing his resignation, Mr Cheng said: "As educators, we should have taught students to have the right values. We will learn from the mistakes we made and have asked students to do so too." (Webmaster's comment: The great Evil is back all over the world in Asia, in Europe, and in America!)

Students in American Supported ''Free'' Taiwan learning to support Hitler and the Nazis! America will be next!

12-24-16 Arctic heatwave could break records
Arctic heatwave could break records
Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave. Climate scientists say these unseasonably warm weather patterns in the Arctic region are directly linked to man-made climate change. Temperatures throughout November and December were 5C higher than average. It follows a summer during which Arctic sea ice reached the second-lowest extent ever recorded by satellites. Dr Friederike Otto, a senior researcher at Oxford's Environmental Change Institute told BBC News that in pre-industrial times "a heatwave like this would have been extremely rare - we would expect it to occur about every 1,000 years". Dr Otto added that scientists are "very confident" that the weather patterns were linked to anthropogenic climate change. "We have used several different climate modelling approaches and observations," she told BBC News. "And in all our methods, we find the same thing; we cannot model a heatwave like this without the anthropogenic signal." Temperatures are forecast to peak on Christmas Eve around the North Pole - at near-freezing. The warm air from the North Atlantic is forecast to flow all the way to the North Pole via Spitsbergen, giving rise to clouds that prevent heat from escaping. And, as Dr Otto explained to BBC News, the reduction in sea ice is contributing to this "feedback loop". "If the globe is warming, then the sea ice and ice on land [shrinks] then the darker water and land is exposed," she said. "Then the sunlight is absorbed rather than reflected as it would be by the ice." Forecasting models show that there is about a 2% chance of a heatwave event occurring every year. "But if temperatures continue to increase further as they are now," said Dr Otto, "we would expect a heatwave like this to occur every other year and that will be a huge stress on the ecosystem." (Webmaster's comment: We've hit the global warming tipping point. It has now gone into positive feedback. Billions are literally going to roast to death by the end of the century. We are the creators of our own extinction as well as the polar bears and reindeer.)

10-1-16 The rise of the alt-right
The rise of the alt-right
Once confined to the internet's fringes, the extremist movement has been emboldened by the rise of Donald Trump. Here's everything you need to know: What is the alt-right? It's a weird mix of old-school neo-Nazis, conspiracy theorists, anti-globalists, and young right-wing internet trolls — all united in the belief that white male identity is under attack by multicultural, "politically correct" forces. Alt-righters are primarily active online, where they taunt progressive and mainstream conservative opponents with anti-Semitic, misogynistic, or racist emails, tweets, and other social media posts, and exchange white-nationalist memes and conspiracy theories on anonymous forums like Reddit and 4chan. Another major alt-right platform is Breitbart.com, a right-wing news site that was given a major boost when Breitbart head Stephen Bannon was named CEO of Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign in August. As a result, the alt-right has become "the most important pushback against having a multicultural and pluralistic society since the 1920s Klan," says investigative journalist Chip Berlet, who studies extreme right-wing movements. (Webmaster's comment: This is a resurrection of Hitler youth, full of hate and intolerance. It appeals to the worst within us! Read this article. It's important information.)

  • What is the alt-right?
  • Where did the movement originate?
  • Who are today's alt-righters?
  • What about Breitbart?
  • How does Trump fit in?
  • Is the alt-right here to stay?
  • The alt-right's enfant terrible!

6-29-16 Most Americans Still Believe in God
Most Americans Still Believe in God
About nine in 10 Americans say they believe in God, and one in 10 say they do not (and that probably means they are Atheists). However, when presented with more than a "yes or no" option, about eight in 10 say they believe and one in 10 say they aren't sure. Belief in God, regardless of how the question is phrased to Americans, is down from levels in past decades. (Webmaster's comment: The poll shows that there are between 28 and 35 million Atheists in the United States. That's a lot of people! We are not alone!)

  • 89% of Americans say they believe in God
  • In a separate poll, 79% say "believe in God" and 10% "not sure"
  • All measures of belief in God show declines from previous decades

5-26-16 U.S. Religious Groups Disagree on Five Key Moral Issues
U.S. Religious Groups Disagree on Five Key Moral Issues
Americans' religious faith greatly shapes their views of whether moral issues or practices are acceptable or not. In general, Jews and those with no religious preference are more liberal than Protestants, Catholics and Mormons in their views on various moral issues. These differences are most apparent on abortion and, to a lesser extent, doctor-assisted suicide and animal cloning. Catholics join with Jews and nonreligious Americans in saying gay-lesbian relations and out-of-wedlock births are morally OK.

  • Jews, nonreligious tend to be most liberal on morality
  • Catholics say out-of-wedlock births, gay-lesbian relations moral
  • Only Mormons view premarital sex, gambling as immoral

Moral Issues on Which Major U.S. Religious Group Disagree
Percentage saying each is "morally acceptable"

Religious Group No Religion Jewish Catholic Protestant Mormon
Moral Issue % % % % %
Abortion 73 76 38 33 18
Doctor-assisted suicide 77 73 47 43 30
Cloning animals 50 50 33 28 33
Gay-lesbian relations 83 85 62 41 28
Having a baby outside of marriage 80 68 59 47 25
Average 73 70 48 38 27


(Webmaster's comment: It's really obvious who are the true friends of liberal, progressive causes. And it's not the Catholics, Protestants, or Mormans. But amazingly of those the Catholics are the most liberal and progressive.)

But above all Be Your Own Heroine, Be Your Own Hero. You achieve nothing for yourself by living vicariously off the skills and achievements of others. It's What You Do That Matters. Cheer and applaud your own skills and achievements and be proud of them, Be Proud of Who You Are and What You Do.

Don't Just Think You Are Right, Know You Are. Don't hesitate, don't be unsure, don't let others doubts cloud your judgment, your power of reason. Others will constantly try to manipulate you, control you, dominate you, intimidate you, tell you that you must do this or can't do that, Ignore Them! Your mind, your own thoughts are the only thing you can be sure of, trust your thoughts instead of theirs.

Your mind, your conscious mind is the most powerful tool ever evolved.
Trust it, act on what it tells you. Be positive! If you think you're right
Then Know you're right and Follow What You Think is the best course.
Break Free! There Is No Spoon!

We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our events and meetings!

We have member websites for Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists, for those interested in science and Scientists, for those who love animals and Zoologists, and for Feminists; for those who wish to help abused women, and for abused women themselves. Check out these other websites at Member Websites.

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Welcome Sioux Falls Free Thinkers!
Welcome Open Minds!