Sioux Falls Free Thinkers

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For all those with Open Minds!

An Open Mind by Megan Godtland

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Welcome Sioux Falls Free Thinkers!
Welcome Open Minds!


Double-sided 32' x 12' Billboard going up on
West 12th Street across from the Fryn' Pan Restaurant starting Monday, March 27th.

Top Ten Countries by Military Spending in 2015: How Could We Possibly Need To Spend More Money On The Military When We Are Spending 3 To 10 Times As Much As Anyone Else? How Could They Be Ahead Of Us Trump? We Need To Fix It, Not Spend More!

Double-sided 32' x 12' Billboard that went up on
West 12th Street across from the Fryn' Pan Restaurant starting Monday, February 20th.

Engraved on the Statue of Liberty: This will make America Great, Not Donald Trumpt!

This land was built on immigrants and their diversity.
It is our great strength. We must not change that.
If we do we will certainly be the worst for it!

We have a new Muslim Hate Crime in our country.
Anti-Muslim Immigration Laws!

Immigration Terrorists?

Immigration Terrorists?

Oh Please Mr.Trump! Keep us safe!
Prevent these immigration terrorists from attacking us!

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.

To become a member of this group join
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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.

Free Thinkers Meetup: Continue the design on the May/June Evolution billboards for the Atheism/Humanism Group

Golden Bowl Chinese Restaurant, 2600 South Spring Avenue, Saturday April 8th, 6:30 PM.

I'll have a Sioux Falls Free Thinkers Sign on the table.

We had so much fun let's do it again. New people, new ideas, and new friends.

Our websites are still surging! You can see how much at: http://www.siouxfallsfreethinkers.com/free-thinkers-website-performance.html. In the last week we had over 1,800 visitors to the Sioux Falls Feminists website (driven by our Child Abuse Prevention billboard campaign), and over 800 visitors to the Sioux Falls Free Thinkers website, probably driven by our Statue of Liberty Immigration billboards across from Fryn' Pan Restaurant on West 12th. This week we'll be replacing the Statue of Liberty billboards with our Anti-Military Spending Increase billboards. Sticking it to Trump is easy and just plain fun! Also a whole new batch of Child Abuse Prevention billboards will be going up on West 12th.

I'll be bringing a batch of billboard Evolution Atheism/Humanism ideas for the meeting. Looking for some help in smoothing out my rough edges. And adding your ideas to the mix.

This coming Friday night I'll be on talk radio for NAASCA (National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse) at 7 PM. You can catch it at http://www.naasca.org/.

Dale Hemming: Founder, 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.

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 to charge people whatever medical providers can get away with and putting them 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.

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.

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!