Stand and fight or run and hide?

No freedom has ever been freely given, freedoms have always been taken, and the only question is whether we stand and fight, or run and hide. The people who pioneer the new, (because not “normal”), views are inevitably regarded as extremists. Today, we bow to lesbian/gay rights, women voters, etc.Only because some people made a … Read more

The WNBR message of enjoyment and fun!

One of the clearest messages one gets from looking at images of people participating in the ride is that they are all enjoying themselves immensely, as are the public too, of course, and this is clear to see from the photographs presented in this book. Certainly some of the more amusing images are where the … Read more

Arrested for indecent exposure!

Simon Oosterman has the dubious honour of being the first person to be arrested and charged by a police officer for the apparently heinous crime of being naked while painted blue when he was organizer of the 2005 WNBR in Auckland, New Zealand. He also appeared on the street outside the court fully naked while … Read more

The war on [insert favourite topic here]

The very phrase: ‘the war on [insert favourite topic here]’ is almost always¬†about reducing personal freedom and increasing repression and intolerance in¬†one form or another. Intolerance breeds hostility and leads only to war and¬†terrorism, whether via Prohibition or Al-Qaida or Communism or Witchcraft.¬†This is why true tolerance is so important for modern civilization to learn. … Read more

Never mind Shakespeare…

It is clear that our lives are defined by the space between the two camps of; firstly, our thoughts on our own actions; and secondly, by our fear of what other people might think. Never mind Shakespeare the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius pointed this out some two thousand years ago: “All is as thinking makes … Read more

Staying dressed is a meme complex

Always staying dressed is a meme complex; it is learned behaviour as is naturism. Naturists would argue their behaviour provides significant benefit and is therefore good but its success as a meme complex is less clear.¬†Although millions have tried and enjoyed some aspect of a naturist lifestyle, counter memes are very strong in their effect. … Read more

Education is everything

Education, is everything, sharing knowledge enables the people to resist control and more effectively utilize their lives for their own benefit, instead of merely as either paid or unpaid slaves. A question often asked throughout history by the ruling classes: what would the peasantry do when not gainfully employed.¬†It was the custom in the 1800s … Read more