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To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

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  Thread: screw school
Post: Why would you have more respect for a militiaman t...

Why would you have more respect for a militiaman than a founding father.....
Halla School Talk 26 3,273 11-19-2007, 12:48 PM
  Thread: screw school
Post: [quote="youvebeenthunderstruck"][quote="Weswammy"]...

youvebeenthunderstruck Wrote:Weswammy Wrote:One person can't change the world. Oh, bullshit, such bullshit... x2
Halla School Talk 26 3,273 11-19-2007, 09:42 AM
  Thread: Funny and sadly true
Post: No, its actually completely true.

No, its actually completely true.
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 6 1,075 11-19-2007, 09:40 AM
  Thread: My thoughts on Anarchy. [Short]
Post: [quote="rebelosing"]Might it be that be that Anarc...

rebelosing Wrote:Might it be that be that Anarchy is an adjective, the state in which Anarchism exists, and Anarchism is a noun? Not really. You wouldn't say "This is a very anarchy city".
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 23 2,132 11-17-2007, 03:19 PM
  Thread: I'm throwing my hat in the ring
Post: [quote="Weswammy"]After I read 5 novels and a pill...

Weswammy Wrote:After I read 5 novels and a pill bottle. Pill bottles are more interesting than most political books. I'm taking my time reading this one, or else I'll put it down and never pick it up ...
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 25 2,189 11-17-2007, 02:15 PM
  Thread: I got called to the office today
Post: I would just stand. All your victories don't have ...

I would just stand. All your victories don't have to be public; reading a book of your own choice hurts schools more. The true failure of schools, stated by the state, is in their inability to stop al...
Halla School Talk 35 5,224 11-17-2007, 02:12 PM
  Thread: My thoughts on Anarchy. [Short]
Post: [quote=".xstrike-anywherex."]I think you need to s...

.xstrike-anywherex. Wrote:I think you need to seperate "anarchy" and "anarchism". Anarchy simply means chaos. Anarchism is a very broad spectrum of philosophy and ideology centered around the abolitio...
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 23 2,132 11-17-2007, 02:05 PM
  Thread: I'm throwing my hat in the ring
Post: I've been avoiding posting anywhere you post, wesw...

I've been avoiding posting anywhere you post, weswammy. Now I can stop this practice. That book is amazing, isn't it? Once you're done with it, start on Human Action by Ludwig von Mises.
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 25 2,189 11-17-2007, 02:02 PM
  Thread: Are we ever going to do anything?
Post: I don't think "we" are going to do anything. All c...

I don't think "we" are going to do anything. All change has been created by individuals; one person has an insight or spark of creativity and starts a revolution throughout the world.
Halla Youth Rights 86 7,511 11-12-2007, 01:07 AM
  Thread: Gandhi
Post: I agree with the first four. Good stuff.

I agree with the first four. Good stuff.
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 6 1,655 11-12-2007, 01:05 AM
  Thread: Death
Post: I believe whatever I think is most interesting. Co...

I believe whatever I think is most interesting. Completely irrational, but then again, maybe it's the only rational way to think. So right now, I think that the most interesting look on the afterlife...
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 5 1,410 11-08-2007, 12:32 PM
  Thread: The Synchronization Effect
Post: We used to do this every day in third grade. Then ...

We used to do this every day in third grade. Then the teacher got pissed and threatened to call all our parents unless we stopped.
Halla Youth Rights 30 3,875 11-08-2007, 12:29 PM
  Thread: Bomb threat
Post: [quote=".xstrike-anywherex."]As a prank, well that...

.xstrike-anywherex. Wrote:As a prank, well that's what it is most of the time, but I really don't know. I can't say it's a great revolutionary idea, but I also can't say it's a huge tragedy. It gives ...
Halla School Talk 13 1,687 11-08-2007, 12:27 PM
  Thread: the first even slightly interesting thing all year
Post: [quote="Weswammy"]Nobody deserves death, even a mu...

Weswammy Wrote:Nobody deserves death, even a murderer who gave it. Plus, what gives people the right to take another's life? We aren't gods! Life is precious, all the way from people like Hitler to G...
Halla School Talk 37 4,010 11-08-2007, 12:26 PM
  Thread: Kids at my school, parents, other stuff.
Post: [quote="TheSovereign"][quote="Halla"]try to guide ...

TheSovereign Wrote:Halla Wrote:try to guide them towards the anarchist point of view. Dumbing down people won't help. Let me guess, you think anarchy is chaos.
Halla School Talk 10 2,284 11-08-2007, 03:40 AM
  Thread: silent lunch
Post: I used to have those in elementary school. It was ...

I used to have those in elementary school. It was a separate lunch where you go if you've gotten in trouble. You're not allowed to talk. Pretty retarded.
Halla School Talk 7 1,931 11-08-2007, 03:38 AM
  Thread: Manipulating School
Post: Ignore the teachers in class and read a book of yo...

Ignore the teachers in class and read a book of your own choosing.
Halla Youth Rights 8 1,702 11-03-2007, 11:14 AM
  Thread: Kids at my school, parents, other stuff.
Post: [quote="Halla"]The most important thing to do is m...

Halla Wrote:The most important thing to do is mentally drop out from school. School is the tool of the government to brainwash youth; mentally dropping out is the single most important thing to do. B...
Halla School Talk 10 2,284 11-03-2007, 11:13 AM
  Thread: Respect
Post: Crazy. I'd been thinking for the last few days abo...

Crazy. I'd been thinking for the last few days about whether respect should be earned or be unconditional. You gae me the answer. Thanks.
Halla School Talk 17 3,316 11-03-2007, 08:19 AM
  Thread: How did *I* become a teacher?
Post: Re: State compulsion vs. Individual design

darthmat Wrote:Halla Wrote:darthmat Wrote:Halla Wrote:akdonn Wrote:who are entitled to an education--with standards set by a state board of education No one is entitled to anything, be it health care...
Halla Welcome! 28 3,952 11-02-2007, 09:06 AM
  Thread: How did *I* become a teacher?
Post: Re: State compulsion vs. Individual design

darthmat Wrote:Halla Wrote:akdonn Wrote:who are entitled to an education--with standards set by a state board of education No one is entitled to anything, be it health care, "social security", or gov...
Halla Welcome! 28 3,952 11-02-2007, 07:07 AM
  Thread: How did *I* become a teacher?
Post: Re: State compulsion vs. Individual design

akdonn Wrote:who are entitled to an education--with standards set by a state board of education No one is entitled to anything, be it health care, "social security", or government indoctrination.
Halla Welcome! 28 3,952 11-01-2007, 12:48 PM
  Thread: How did *I* become a teacher?
Post: The best argument against school isn't that you ca...

The best argument against school isn't that you can't learn; it's the moral argument. The state is forcing children to go to a place against their will with a gun pointed to their head.
Halla Welcome! 28 3,952 11-01-2007, 09:51 AM
  Thread: English paper
Post: Read this [url=http://www.mises.org/story/2226]ult...

Read this ultra-long essayby Murray Rothbard. He is one of the greatest Austrian economists of all time, so the essay should be a credible source.
Halla School Talk 26 4,762 11-01-2007, 06:47 AM
  Thread: Personal Websites/Blogs
Post: Personal Websites/Blogs

Does anyone have one? I'm currently in the process of making one; I just have to get the stylesheet perfected.
Halla General Talk 0 679 10-30-2007, 10:35 AM
  Thread: Thoughts on "Brainwashing"
Post: I think "government indoctrination" is the proper ...

I think "government indoctrination" is the proper term.
Halla School Talk 28 6,743 10-30-2007, 10:32 AM
  Thread: Noam Chomsky on anarchism
Post: It doesn't have to be everyone. I read a good essa...

It doesn't have to be everyone. I read a good essay on this a while ago; if I find it I'll post it here.
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 16 3,529 10-30-2007, 10:27 AM
  Thread: operation save democracy's ass
Post: Probably in the urinals.

Probably in the urinals.
Halla Youth Rights 27 2,633 10-29-2007, 10:31 AM
  Thread: Help bitchez
Post: Someone make a bot to cheat the program!

Someone make a bot to cheat the program!
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 21 2,689 10-29-2007, 01:34 AM
  Thread: Quotes About...
Post: [quote="cooltoonist"]Treat others the way you want...

cooltoonist Wrote:Treat others the way you want to be treated. Read to succeed. I actually agree with those. Of course, with the first one, they're bloody hypocrites. For the latter, the bullshit re...
Halla School Talk 6 1,249 10-26-2007, 02:00 PM
  Thread: This is Messed Up
Post: Don't try to debate. Chances are you don't know en...

Don't try to debate. Chances are you don't know enough to be able to counter school administrator's every point. If they pose one question and you aren't able to adequately respond, they will view it ...
Halla School Talk 15 2,501 10-26-2007, 01:57 PM
  Thread: the 08, elections
Post: [quote="Kirby"]I like no one. IF VOTING CHANGED A...

Kirby Wrote:I like no one. IF VOTING CHANGED ANYTHING IS WOULD BE ILLEGAL. Agreed. But Paul could be an exception to the rule.
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 24 3,487 10-26-2007, 10:19 AM
  Thread: Transhumanism
Post: There is no such thing as a soul. And just because...

There is no such thing as a soul. And just because you have been enhanced, doesn't mean you live forever. It means you choose when you wish to die. Whether you like it or not, a technological revoluti...
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 28 7,156 10-21-2007, 04:43 AM
  Thread: Does anyone know about the NWO plan for World Government?
Post: I don't believe in global warming. Scientists rave...

I don't believe in global warming. Scientists raved about global cooling in the 70's. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 46 6,073 10-20-2007, 11:35 AM
  Thread: One Question...
Post: The most important thing to do is mentally drop ou...

The most important thing to do is mentally drop out from school. School is the tool of the government to brainwash youth; mentally dropping out is the single most important thing to do. But just beca...
Halla Youth Rights 38 6,114 10-20-2007, 11:22 AM
  Thread: Transhumanism
Post: I'm actually doing a speech on the topic for the f...

I'm actually doing a speech on the topic for the forensics team in school. Specifically, I'm doing it on "the Singularity", the point in time when entities more intelligent that humans exist. I'm abso...
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 28 7,156 10-19-2007, 01:32 PM
  Thread: Does anyone know about the NWO plan for World Government?
Post: [quote="Weswammy"]Bush is the one who thinks pollu...

Weswammy Wrote:Bush is the one who thinks pollution has to be seen! :laugh: Seriously, if we had tighter environmental regulations on business and government the USA would a whole lot more ecofriend...
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 46 6,073 10-19-2007, 01:28 PM
  Thread: Honesty
Post: I take everything and anything I can from the stat...

I take everything and anything I can from the state; thirteen wasted years of my life are measured in far more than money.
Halla Best of School Survival 31 15,533 10-18-2007, 08:47 AM
  Thread: Maybe teachers aren't to blame
Post: I always thought that people aren't evil; it's the...

I always thought that people aren't evil; it's their profession which gives them the appearance of evil. So, while Mrs. Casey the teacher may be evil, Mrs. Casey the mother, stamp collector, and amate...
Halla School Talk 21 3,676 10-15-2007, 09:53 AM
  Thread: Trance
Post: I think that [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibi...

I think that this is the stuff that I listen to. Ibiza trance. Epic trance is pretty sweet too. Check out Sandstorm by Darude. Its one of those which everyone has heard, but whose name no one knows.
Halla Music 4 959 10-15-2007, 08:49 AM
  Thread: Different Way of Looking at School
Post: Oh so close. ----------------------------------...

Oh so close. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Introverted (I) 68.75% Extroverted (E) 31.25...
Halla School Talk 21 2,506 10-15-2007, 08:41 AM
  Thread: Anarchy: What you'll have to tackle if you want it
Post: Government can never stay within its bounds. The p...

Government can never stay within its bounds. The point of the Constitution was to keep government in check. Even though the Constitution was still a pretty large leash for government, it was destroyed...
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 55 6,472 10-15-2007, 07:44 AM
  Thread: Different Way of Looking at School
Post: [quote="SoulRiser"] [quote]It's wierd that this s...

SoulRiser Wrote:Quote:It's wierd that this site attracts so many anarchists. Yeah, and it also seems to attract people with INFP type personalities, and people who were born in October. :) Whoa, wtf...
Halla School Talk 21 2,506 10-15-2007, 07:39 AM
  Thread: Anarchy: What you'll have to tackle if you want it
Post: I think everyone is confused on what anarchy reall...

I think everyone is confused on what anarchy really is. You have absolute ownership over your own life, not everyone else's. You can smoke weed, never shower, and piss all over your own property. But ...
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 55 6,472 10-14-2007, 11:44 AM
  Thread: My Idea For School
Post: You'd be surprised at how cheap it is to be an aut...

You'd be surprised at how cheap it is to be an autodidact. Schools waste time, money, and materials, and then they don't even fulfill their secondary purpose, teaching.
Halla Alternative Learning & Income 30 10,579 10-14-2007, 09:35 AM
  Thread: Trance
Post: Trance

Anyone into this stuff? I discovered it a few months ago and love it.
Halla Music 4 959 10-14-2007, 09:30 AM
  Thread: Evil child
Post: No kid is born like that; kids are made like that.

No kid is born like that; kids are made like that.
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 39 7,128 10-14-2007, 09:28 AM
  Thread: Different Way of Looking at School
Post: Yeah, I'm ancap. I don't agree with minarchism;...

Yeah, I'm ancap. I don't agree with minarchism; government is evil and I don't believe in necessary evils. Why are you minarchist?
Halla School Talk 21 2,506 10-14-2007, 08:10 AM
  Thread: "Libertarianism is fascism"
Post: Maybe a hundred years from now, someone will look ...

Maybe a hundred years from now, someone will look at one of us and say "Look, he supported atheism!", because they were able to make some super-powerful astro-cosmo telescopeamajigger which got a pict...
Halla Philosophy, Politics & History 12 3,503 10-14-2007, 08:07 AM
  Thread: Different Way of Looking at School
Post: When I said I go "a little farther", I was referri...

When I said I go "a little farther", I was referring to the market anarchism. I didn't know there were any other anarchists on the forum, but when I just browsed for a few minutes, I found out there w...
Halla School Talk 21 2,506 10-14-2007, 06:22 AM

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