Throughout the past few decades, my primary passion has been trading, which has delayed the pursuit of the goals mentioned earlier. However, as I reach certain age thresholds, my focus is shifting towards cultural and societal endeavors that can have long-term and lasting effects, rather than solely pursuing short-term rewards.
Over the course of my life, I have been fortunate to encounter a handful of individuals who have profoundly impacted me. Some of them have influenced me through their writings and books, leaving an indelible imprint on my journey. In my earlier years, reading biographies and autobiographies allowed me to grasp a deeper understanding of human potential. Figures like JFK, Malcolm X, Winston Churchill, and various sports stars such as Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Rocky Bleier, and Jesse Owens inspired me to seek a "bigger life" filled with meaning and purpose.
As my interests shifted towards politics, my initial influences came from the left side of the political spectrum, including figures like Gerry Spence, Marianne Williamson, and Noam Chomsky. However, as I critically examined the empirical evidence and observed the outcomes of the liberal policies I embraced, I began to reassess my political leanings. I became more interested in non-statist ideologies that emphasized personal responsibility and a shift away from victimhood towards becoming a victor. People like Ronald Reagan, Rush Limbaugh, Thomas Sowell, Larry Elder, William Buckley, and Charles Krauthammer became influential voices in my journey.
It is important to recognize that our emotional reactions and tribal affiliations contribute to the division we currently witness in the country. Once we align with a particular "tribe," we often have knee-jerk reactions to anything coming from the other side of the political aisle. However, it is possible for two things to be true simultaneously. Some ideas from a political party may be beneficial, while others may be detrimental to societal decline.
In fact, I often jokingly refer to myself as a "conservaliberaltarian" or "Republicrat." Many former liberals, like me, have either distanced themselves from the Democratic Party or remain within it with a sense of disillusionment regarding its current trajectory. The party that once championed "Rage Against the Machine" now seems to wholeheartedly embrace Big Media, Big Pharma and even Big Government without questioning their actions. This is not a recipe for a functioning democracy but rather a path towards a state-sanctioned oligarchy, for example, one that disregards the potential negative effects of pharmaceuticals with questionable efficacy, as highlighted during the recent pandemic.
Through these experiences and realizations, my aim is to encourage critical thinking, open dialogue, and a willingness to question prevailing narratives. By transcending tribal affiliations and embracing a more nuanced approach, we can work towards a more informed and balanced society that prioritizes the well-being of its citizens.
The machine, driven by profit motives, prioritizes its own financial gains over significant improvements in the health outcomes of the country. To achieve meaningful reform, we must permanently close the revolving door between government regulators and the corporations they are supposed to oversee.
Big Pharma, in collaboration with their allies in the media, holds a tight grip on health information accessible to the general public. The release of the Twitter files following Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter shed light on the insidious backdoor access that had infiltrated social media platforms. It's important not to deceive ourselves. While the government may have its own motivations for suppressing dissent within the political landscape, it is evident that a major factor behind such actions is catering to the demands of pharmaceutical companies that contribute to political campaigns.
I have personally witnessed the power of the health disinformation lobby since my mid-20s when I encountered health issues and eventually found recovery through alternative therapies after conventional treatments failed to provide solutions. Through subsequent experiences, I learned about the stranglehold the pharmaceutical industry has on health policies, health information dissemination, and the propagation of misinformation across various aspects of health and healing. It's worth noting that up to 80% of advertising revenue for certain media networks comes from the pharmaceutical industry. It becomes challenging to achieve significant reform when we have a compliant media on one end and corrupt politicians on the other, reinforcing the existing system.
Addressing these issues requires a collective effort to promote transparency, hold corporations accountable, and foster a more informed society that questions prevailing narratives. By challenging the influence of pharmaceutical companies and advocating for a more balanced and evidence-based approach to healthcare (follow the science has become “follow the money”), we can strive towards a system that prioritizes the well-being and empowerment of individuals over profits.
These are the inspirations that drive me as a trader, to position myself with the necessary resources of time, money, and influence to contribute to change in politics, healthcare, and the overall cultural and political divisions. While trading has been a significant part of my life, demanding creativity, self-discipline, ingenuity, and a constant challenge to excel, my passion for change extends beyond trading.
We find ourselves at a crucial juncture in our country's political landscape. The level of division we currently experience is unparalleled in my memory. The level of gaslighting by the media has reached epidemic proportions. It seems that being an editor at a newspaper or media organization involves regurgitating talking points from their preferred political party on a daily basis.
Presidential candidate RFK Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy aptly points out that the media's blatant lies and half-truths are tearing families apart, as these entities fail in their duty to hold politicians and corporations accountable.
In order to address these challenges and make a positive impact, it is imperative that we strive for a more responsible and accountable media, one that prioritizes truth and integrity (media approval is near decades lows at 34% though higher than Congressional approval which stands at 18%) . By fostering critical thinking, promoting transparency (let’s be honest-the media has obstinately disregarded calls for reform for the past few decades…and has become an extension of the political parties that they purport to hold accountable-this is where new outside the box solutions for highlighting their malfeasance is required if things are ever going to change).
By encouraging civic engagement, we can work towards healing the divisions in our society and ensuring a more informed and empowered citizenry.
If we had a fair and honest media that told the truth and didn’t cover for the lies of business interests and politicians there would be much less division in the country, families wouldn’t be fighting families because there would be a common truth, THE truth, not multiple versions of the truth depending on one’s political leanings.
It is nothing more complicated than "Do The Right Thing, No Matter The Cost!"
Many of the problems we have in the nation right now are because of individuals and institutions not understanding (or worse) the effects of the choices they make, not for the greater good, but for their own selfish benefit.
This is a simple but powerful concept, and yes, it's sad that we even have to say this, but it's a sign of the times we live in. Embracing this commonsense and powerful principle holds tremendous potential to address the divisions we see in our country today. You know, if we had a media that "did the right thing," imagine the impact it could have! Instead of just covering one side of the story and fueling division, they could present a balanced perspective, allowing people to make informed decisions based on a common truth. Families wouldn't be fighting each other because they would have access to unbiased information that transcends political leanings.
And let's not forget about politicians. If they decided to "do the right thing, no matter the cost," they would prioritize the well-being of the entire nation, not just pandering to a particular voter group. They would tackle real issues like the national debt, rising crime rates, homelessness, and mental health, seeking the best solutions regardless of their political affiliation. It's frustrating to see the level of political division we have today, with politicians only implementing fixes that align with their own party's agenda.
But it's not just about the media and politicians. If corporations "did the right thing," technological advances that helped society would not be shelved in pursuit of greater profits, etc. Generally, it's about individuals and institutions across the board. Many of the problems we face as a nation stem from people acting with selfish motives or simply not understanding the impact of their actions on the collective karma of our country. We need a shift towards embracing pure intentions and ethical decision-making, where the greater good is prioritized over personal gain or partisan interests.
You get my point.
As a nation, we have become soft.
“Hard times create strong men, strong men create
good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times..
To be honest, as the years advance, it is disheartening to know that many of us see the 'managed decline' of the country as something that is simply accepted. This is what we are leaving behind for the next generation, and it almost feels like our best days are behind us unless a significant change occurs.
This online editorial by Bruce Warner of Lake Havasu City is a great summation of the march to a less free country that will be subtle at first, but most likely within a few decades with our aging population and a younger generation that doesn’t appreciate the advances that capitalism and free markets has brought us, will accelerate until America is hardly recognizable.
Today, in the United States, the main-stream media is producing and publishing propaganda whose goal is to convince the majority of the American voting public to believe that they are the economic victims of the wealthy minority within the United States. Socialism begins with the insidious false propaganda of victimization. Socialism is appealing to the younger voters, and the voters who do not make enough money to have to pay income taxes.
Once the majority of the American voting public is convinced that they are the economic victims of the wealthy minority they will overwhelmingly vote for the Socialist Democrat Party to run the U.S. government social programs to benefit themselves such as exceedingly high taxes, minimum guaranteed incomes for all, free Medicare for all, free college tuition for all, etc. Remember this: Wherever there is a free lunch no one can order from a menu, but rather they all get the same thin bean soup.
There is not one historical example of a successful socialist government. The latest example of a government run by socialism is Venezuela. Once socialism gets a foothold in the United States we will become just like Venezuela.
Sadly, socialism is coming to the United States.
To those who think this is hyperbole, I encourage you to study the laws being passed on a regular basis where legislative authority is being replaced by executive fiat, where the will of the people has become to some politicians 'a kindly suggestion' that they will either get around to in due time, or not. The recent overbearing response of the federal government to the pandemic was just a small preview of what can happen when citizens assume that their political leaders always operate with a pure motive.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
These are the things that create a burning passion that inspires me to a bigger life. Doing what I can to educate, motivate, inspire and cajole others into realizing that the freedoms that we enjoy are not guaranteed to last forever.
These freedoms that so many take for granted here are lacking in many countries with a socialist bent. The yearning for freedom that we have and enjoy in this country requires constant vigilance and dedication to protect and preserve our democratic values and individual liberties. It is crucial for us to remain engaged in the political process, advocating for transparency, accountability, and the rule of law. Without this ongoing commitment, the flame of freedom can flicker and fade, leaving future generations deprived of the blessings we hold dear.
Here’s just one small voice of someone who has been on both sides of the capitalism vs socialism fence (Germany leans towards a Democratic socialist model-though not purely socialism):
Having several times in my life, experienced some major "out of this world" spiritual experiences, I can say unequivocally and without reservation that their is a spiritual force guiding our existence.
However, I understand that acknowledging the existence of a spiritual force beyond oneself can be a difficult concept for many. People may have personal experiences or witness suffering in the world that leads them to doubt the possibility of a higher intelligence or divine presence. Prominent atheists like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris argue against the idea of intelligent design, advocating instead for understanding life's complexity through the lens solely of an evolutionary process.
I am here to tell you that THEY ARE VERY WRONG. I say this as someone who was once agnostic myself. I understand the skepticism and the disdain for certain religious philosophies that may seem inconsistent or irrational (God is Love but you are going to hell if you don’t do X or Y before you die, etc.). Many religious teachings can indeed be confusing or contradictory, which can lead to a rejection of the notion of God or a higher power.
I'm also a realist, and I recognize that even if you have known me all my life and trust that I would not lie to you, my personal experience of encountering God on an unimaginable level would likely be met with skepticism or explanations like hallucinations. It's difficult for anyone to shift their perception about something beyond themselves based solely on someone else's account. Nobody that I have ever shared this with has automatically had a shift like that.
To the skeptics, my aim is to open your eyes to the possibility that there might be something beyond our earthly lives and this planet. However, you won't be able to overcome your doubts until you open the door, even if it's just slightly. If you identify as an atheist, I urge you to set aside any arrogance (thinking that you have the vast universe all figured out) and consider trying on the "agnostic" hat for a period of time. It's an invitation to explore and be open to the unknown, recognizing that there might be more to existence than what meets the eye.
Agnosticism reflects an intellectual humility, recognizing the limitations of human understanding and the inability to conclusively prove or disprove the existence of a divine being.
Personally, after I had nearly 100% suspended a skepticism that there was a higher power guiding my life (based on some unbelievable experiences I had been having with regaining my health) (Link to my health story) and after verbalizing it to a close friend that my mind about there being a God had shifted to a more open position. I had specifically told this friend, "it’s like I’m from Missouri the “Show Me” state (I in fact, wasn’t) I kind of believe now but it sure would be nice to have absolute proof." Within 24-hours I had one of those knock your socks off “thunderbolts and lightning” experiences.
Skepticism about the existence of a Higher Power became a thing of the past. This is one of those once in a lifetime events that happened on a smaller scale several times over the next few weeks lest I have any doubt of how real it was.
A little research on the Missouri mindset:
The nickname "Show Me State" is associated with the U.S. state of Missouri. It reflects a cultural and historical attitude of skepticism and a demand for evidence or proof before accepting something.
The origin of the nickname is attributed to a speech given by Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver in 1899. During a speech at a naval banquet in Philadelphia, Vandiver said, "I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me."
This statement captured the essence of the state's sentiment, highlighting a pragmatic and skeptical mindset. Missourians are often perceived as practical and hardworking people who prefer to see concrete evidence before accepting a claim or proposition.
The "Show Me State" nickname has since become closely associated with Missouri and is used to encapsulate the state's characteristic approach to life and decision-making. It represents a desire for facts, proof, and tangible evidence rather than relying solely on words or promises.
Additionally, the nickname has been embraced by the state and is often used in promotional campaigns, emphasizing Missouri's commitment to authenticity, practicality, and the need for substantiation.
Overall, the "Show Me State" nickname reflects Missouri's cultural identity and the inclination of its residents to value evidence, verification, and practicality in their approach to various aspects of life.
As the saying goes “Seek And Ye Shall Find, Knock And The Door Shall Be Opened To You.” I certainly knocked and I certainly FOUND!
So, there must be something to author Wayne Dwyers saying “You’ll See It When You Believe It.”
Now, you’re probably asking yourself why would someone who is offering trading course subscriptions be delving into spiritual philosophy, wouldn’t that be a turnoff to a significant percentage of people who come to the website?
It may, but that is not important to me as making a difference. Our days on earth are limited. What is not, is the eternity beyond that. If someone were to drop by this site and read this and then hit the back button on their browser thinking this dude is off of his rocker, I will have at least planted a seed that at some point when maybe a new trial or tribulation enters their life, may begin to sprout.
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