INSIDE MOLYNEUX'S INNER CIRCLE
The Truth about Stefan Molyneux’s Inner Circle. These are the stories of a few of Molyneux’s once most loyal friends. Some have remained loyal, but most have reconnected with their abusive families and slandered the Freedomain Radio community. This article will serve to expose their histories and hypocrisies.
As the Freedomain Radio conversation turned to the topic of familial corruption, some members became particularly interested. As part of becoming morally consistent, these young followers donated thousands of dollars to Molyneux. These generous donations were enough to earn personal therapy sessions. Therein, Molyneux would analyze dreams, initiate parent-child roleplays, and instruct the subject on DeFOOing. These listeners came to know Molyneux as one of the greatest philosopher of all time, and that they themselves were enlightened, philosopher kings of the highest virtue.
Molyneux started a private section on the boards titled ‘Friends Of FDR’ (Referenced in #1373 at ~ 19:00) for these dedicated few. Donations were necessary but not sufficient to gain access to this forum. One had to prove a serious dedication to DeFOOing. After ostracizing their families these “Friends of FDR” began forming their own tribe. A large cluster of Inner Circle members moved into an apartment in Pennsylvania (Referenced in #1394 and #1861). Stefan would make personal visits to this apartment to discuss philosophy and give advice.
A huge part of the DeFOO process is creating a journal of ones experiences, thoughts and feelings. Nearly every Inner Circle member had started a blog detailing their self knowledge journeys through Freedomain Radio. They published in depth histories regarding their childhoods and familial relationships. Molyneux encouraged this, and would advertise many of the blogs on his own website. Though the blogs have been deleted now, a majority of the content has been archived for a full understanding of the enlightenment this conversation can give you.
During the Ask A Therapist controversy, Stefan began to feel resentment for some of these individuals. He began to suspect that they were only using Freedomain Radio for their personal benefit, and weren’t truly ‘Friends of FDR’. He felt that because Christina had offered advice almost universally to inner circle members, that they were responsible for her legal troubles, according to Greg Minton. Furthermore conflicts amongst the members themselves escalated. Ted Wray’s girlfriend, Nikki Wray had an affair with Phil Crimmins. Molyneux rightly counseled Ted to ostracize Nikki.
“Back when the stuff with Christina was going on, Stef expressed some upset about me and a few other inner circle members not, ‘anticipating his needs’.”
– Greg Minton
The details of the Inner Circle controversy can be read on the members personal pages. Needless to say, feelings were hurt and these individuals soon parted ways. After years of participating in FDR, most have reconnected with their families of origin. Today, Molyneux is very careful not to get too close to listeners. He no longer hosts barbecues and rarely attends public events. After a long series of betrayals it is simply not worth the risk.