In times of universal deceit, telling
the truth is a revolutionary act.
         - George Orwell

Napoleon once observed that "history" is a set of lies agreed upon. In an era of ubiquitous fake news and information warfare, this has never been more true. The very concept of objective truth in history is fading out of our world. Pure propaganda and outright lies are passing into our history textbooks as unquestioned truth, condemning future generations to false views about historical reality. But the task of sifting through the lies and propaganda is overwhelming, limited by the ambition and time constraints of most observors. Only those who have dedicated their lives to sorting reality from falsehood are qualified to rewrite "consensus" history as a duty to humanity. The contributors to this site endeavor to do just that.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

"What's the Point?" Jeff Berwick Considers Giving Up Everything

       Canadian multi-millionaire Jeff Berwick is an idol to many.  He's been "living the dream" in Acapulco, Mexico for a number of years, with the wit, good looks, and personal finances that permit him to have all the drugs, sex, alcohol, parties and good times that he could ever want.  His day job has been broadcasting 'The Anarchast', which aims to teach people the principles of liberated, anarchist living.  He has tens of thousands of followers on the Internet, and is invited to speak at conferences around the world.  By all appearances, he seems to "have it all" and is a success, but recently Jeff has undergone a spiritual crisis.

What brought on the crisis?  Basically, material wealth wasn't fulfilling his soul, and teaching others how to get wealthy wasn't doing it either.  He tried quitting smoking and drinking alcohol to get his health back, but even that wasn't enough.  Then he tried ayahuasca - a shamanic tonic containing DMT - and it changed him irrevocably.  He was inspired to take up yoga and meditation and to embark on a vegetarian diet.  But like so many people who get flash awakenings about all that is wrong with their lives, the changes were short-lived, and slowly, over time, he began slipping back into old habits.

He thought travelling would spur him to get back on track.  He planned a big international trip, but in the middle of it, came to the conclusion that changing one's location doesn't address the underlying spiritual issues, so he cancelled the rest of the trip and returned to Acapulco.  At this point, he was left with an emptiness and sense of directionlessness.  "What's the point?" he kept asking himself when trying to resolve what to do next.  In recent days, he has even started to contemplate giving all his millions away and becoming a hermit - just so he could get in tune with himself and God.  He is currently reassessing what is important in life and what is going to give him a sense of ultimate fulfillment.

Wisely, he is choosing health and meditation and yoga as the means to finding the answers to his existential questions.  But anyone expecting to see the "old Jeff Berwick" re-emerge is bound to be disappointed.  He is evolving into a new state of being, one in which his priorities are radically changed.  Making money and "living the good life" are no longer the objective.  Finding himself and being in tune with the universe are.  So stay tuned and follow where this fascinating man's journey leads him.

To hear him verbalize his crisis, watch the following video he posted on YouTube on August 17th:

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