Every Saturday 6:00 PM
8949 Garland Road
Sustaining the Academic Tradition of "One Fool at a Time"
Solicitation for Speakers
The Next Open Date is
or any subsequent Saturday in the coming year
To Disquiet the Minds of the People
Established Feb. 28, 2009
Weekly Free Speech Forum
College of Complexes
The Playground for People Who Think
Statement on Free Speech
Our constitution and laws encourage the freest possible exchange of opinions, ideas, and information. In part, that recognizes our worth and dignity as human beings. To forbid us to speak our minds demeans us and makes us more like slaves or robots than citizens of a free country. But as important as freedom of expression is for us as individuals, it is perhaps more important to society at large.
1. Presentation by Guest Speaker
2. Questions and Answers
3. Remarks and Rebuttals
(5 minutes each / infamous)
All meeting are open to the public. No reservations are required. The college maintains no memberhsip, and is operated on a volunteer basis.
If you would like to speak, or simply would like more information about the College of Complexes, contact the Program Coordinators
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Watch Videos of Previous Presentations
September 20th Meeting #243
Build a Bigger House
Linda Sprowl, Author and Paralegal, Northwestern State University graduate: RN Nursing, Education, Psychology & Sociology. Associate degree in Law. Certified Paralegal for Dallas Law Firms (civil litigation). Texas licensed Realtor. USNR-R Intel Officer (Pentagon), will lead a discussion based upon the Federalist Papers (85 essays from 1788 by James Madison, John Jakes, Alexander Hamilton), which evidence our Founding Fathers' intent to have a much larger House of Representatives. She will show how the established ratio of Voters per Representative was stagnated in 1910 and why it is important to reinstate the original ratio. Linda will present ideas about what we can do to make it whole and, demonstrate the many benefits to US of reinstating the original growth ratio our Founding Fathers intended.
September 27th Meeting #244
How do Strategies of the Political Progressives/Left
Compare to Our Nations' Founders?
Ray Crelia, one of our regular active participants, will speak again on his perceptions of current events and how the Political Progressive/Left is effecting our Culture, our Economy and our Politics. This time he will include contrasting principles developed at our nation’s founding. Come prepared for a vigorous exchange. Bring a US Constitution if you have one.
October 11th Meeting #246
Populism, the Good, Bad and Ugly
Jim Love, retired, having worked as an engineer and educator with publications in both fields, and holding both a B.S. and M.S. in Physics from the University of Texas, will discuss how Populism is back, thanks to disgust with elected leadership. He will examine the detailed causes of the populist uprising (including the Tea Party) and will distinguish between the good, bad and ugly. Jim will also speculate as to how populist anger could drive the 2016 presidential elections.
October 4th Meeting #245
The Importance of Being Stupid if, that is,
You Truly Want to be Happy
Dexter Elkins, College Professor, contends: "Knowledge and intellectual data is too stressful, and few there are that will take the time to really think about things. So why stress yourself out? Look how happy the dogs are... and the pigs...and speaking of pigs (personally I love them and not only because they are the smartest of the barn yard animals, but also I just love bacon), when it comes to enjoyment of life without a lot of smelly intellectualization, think of people you know who don't worry themselves with deep cerebrations : aren't they the epitome of joy? The history of mankind is filled with superstition and other forms of idiocy , and we continue with voodoo (voo-do do) and many other forms of magical thinking that will be discussed ad nauseum in order to provide you with tips on how to have fun with stupid, dumb, and maybe dumber ...thoughts. (continued below...)
All the great men and women of all cultures, the true geniuses and prophets, the scientists and saviors, the literary giants and poetic dwarfs, have brought us great wisdom...that we ignore. And why do we ignore them? Because people hate the freedom to think. we'd rather be zombies, and fleshy robots and not wind up like these pioneers of thoughts who got poisoned (Socrates) or crucified (sweet Chuy), or elected president (FDR, JFK, et al). 'We the people' are part of a political tradition that could be the greatest in history...so why do we live on automatic pilot most of the time?...because we want to get along with everybody and be happy! I look forward to our meeting of like minded fools on Oct. 4 so we can poke fun at those who actually waste their time actually thinking and being miserable to boot."
October 18th Meeting # 247
Will Christians be Included in the New World Order
Dale Klosterman, Ed.D,, Licensed Psychologist, (Retired Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, Retired Psychologist, U.S. Bureau of Prisons), will discuss how the Christian Church today is not only threatened by external enemies but also by internal conflicts. He advises that some people say that this is nothing new, but this may be more of a threat today than in the past. People throughout America and Europe are tired of going to church. They have had enough of dogmas and creeds promoted by traditional religion, and find it hard to believe in happenings like the virgin birth, original sin, and a host of other concepts they say make no sense. They no longer believe in a literal translation of the Bible. When asked, people will say that they are spiritual but have lost interest, and there is no longer a need for organized religion. As a result, church attendance has fallen off dramatically. If religion is to survive, Dale argues that it needs to be modernized. He presents some interesting options...