About the Knowledge Cubed Workshop
James Erfurth is a founding member of the Minnesota Freedom Council and the Founding Father’s Society in Brainerd. He along with his wife April own and teach the Montessori School of Brainerd and are both heavily dedicated to teaching life’s lessons to anyone willing to learn. He has recently returned from his deployment as a Counterinsurgency instructor in Afghanistan with the Minnesota Army National Guard. Challenged with teaching a very complex military subject to a very complicated uneducated people James and his team was successful and accomplished their mission a year ahead of schedule. “It took a Phd to complicate the matter, but it took a kindergarten teacher to make it understood.”
James is teaching a workshop on the founding principle of our American experiment. This class was developed based off of his experience while in Afghanistan after realizing the thick fog of life the Afghan’s had along with their desire for peace which was no different than ours, but their lack of understanding of the rudimentary concepts of life, and honestly their blatant rejection of it, keeps them in their darkness.
The thought of Economics, Politics, Society as a whole, and even in ourselves can be mass confusion. Many Americans have given up trying to understand because it has become so complex, they feel as though life, whether politics or economics or whatever, is like looking at a chess game not knowing how to play, and try to figure out not only what color you are but whose winning. It’s overwhelming and you hate it. I call this the ‘fog of life.’ This is the place a high majority of people live in, and it is for this reason we’re losing our liberty, and for this reason I’ve developed this workshop.
It is a way to clear the fog of life, to bring back the understanding that was so common during the time of our country’s founding. This is not a conservative presentation, nor a progressive one, nor a libertarian one; this transcends all opinions for absolutes.
If you live in a fog personally, join this class. If you live in a fog politically, join this class. If you don’t know why you know, join this class. The class is very basic, it has no dates, quotes, or history lessons. It was first developed with Afghan’s in mind, to be able to present life knowledge to the most extremely uneducated. We’ve lost something in our education, and the evidence is our continual decline in peace, individually and in society. Who or what determines right, and who or what determines wrong?
We must not attempt to fly, when we can scarcely pretend to creep. In considering any complex matter, we ought to examine every distinct ingredient in the composition, one by one; and reduce everything to the utmost simplicity; since the condition of our nature binds us to a strict law and very narrow limits... If it does not make us knowing, it may make us modest. If it does not preserve us from error, it may at least from the spirit of error. – Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, 1756.
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