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Are We Truly Free? | The Tao of SKWealthAcademy Podcast, Epi_014



In Episode 14, I discuss whether living an entire life within pre-constructed societal constructs that not only constrict our choices in life but also severely limit our creative potential and our ability to manifest our greatest selves in life is truly living life as a free human being.  If you lived in a tiny island nation state that represented the middle of the pack in everything – technology, human rights, economics, resources, and education – and were told that you could roam anywhere you wanted to within a 10km region of the island but never anywhere else and also never leave this nation to explore the other 192 nations on planet earth, would you feel free? Yet, this is a perfect analogy for how most of us lives our lives when we voluntarily choose to constrict our choices in education and in career from age 5-years-old to age 65-years-old.

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How Orwellian Doublespeak Will Cause People to be Blindsided by the Second Global Financial Crisis | The Tao of SKWealthAcademy Podcast, Epi_11



Today, I discuss how the mainstream media proliferation of Orwellian doublespeak has confused people into misunderstanding simple concepts like constitutional republics v. democracies, socialism v. capitalism, capitalism v. communism, free market capitalism v. socialism for oligarchs, growth v. bubbles, and so on. It is this misunderstanding of basic concepts that will cause many to be blindsided when when the Bubble of Everything collapses at some point between now and 2020.

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Why I’m Leaving YouTube for Steemit and Patreon | The Tao of SKWealthAcademy Podcast, Episode_009



Today, I discuss my reasons for leaving youtube for the greener pastures of steemit and patreon (www.patreon.com/skwealthacademy) and leave you with a long philosophical discussion that covers many topics including bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, banking, morality, the importance of pursuing careers that don’t exploit others but that only uplift humanity, the global refugee crisis, the policies of the State that are used to divide us and to dissolve our unity, and the hidden agenda of academia that destroys critical thinking. Enjoy and please consider becoming a patron to receive exclusive content in the form of podcasts and articles every month! The first exclusive content, released on 25 June, are a lengthy article that discusses many potential reasons why bitcoin’s price has plunged 70% in the past 6-months and that should provide an intelligent foundation to speculate on future price, and a podcast that reveals 2 questions one can ask anyone to reveal the massive faults of institutional academics today, including its misguided focus on memorization of facts and high exam scores. Just visit the link above and become a patron for access to this content. I will be posting a new podcast and article every month, available only to patrons. Thanks for listening and have a blessed day!


The Great Deception & Plato’s Cave | The Tao of SKWealthAcademy Podcast, Episode_007



In Episode 7, I discuss how the story of Plato’s Cave and Siddhartha apply to today’s world more than ever and that the inability to distinguish between perception and reality is a deliberately manufactured affliction designed by the world’s wealthy. I further discuss the fact that it will truly be difficult for one to understand the unfolding financial market crashes in 2018-2019 without truly understanding the lessons of Plato’s Cave.

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Articles referenced in today’s episode:
The Story of Plato’s Cave
https://faculty.washington.edu/smcohen/320/cave.htm

The Story of Siddhartha
https://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/siddhartha.html

Leo Tolstoy’s Three Questions
http://www.online-literature.com/tolstoy/2736/

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Think and Understand Truth | The Tao of SKWealthAcademy Podcast, Episode_006



In Episode 6, I discuss how those in control of creating the financial, religious, academic and career paradigms that exist in modern society encourage us not to think through distracting us through mindless entertainment and social media options, but if we can sort through all the distractions, the truth will set us free. I address how this topic is relevant across a broad spectrum of topics, including cryptocurrencies and bitcoin, the exploitation of human trafficking networks and the disposable fashion industry, the systemic sexual harassment problem of the global entertainment industry, the NFL protests and Colin Kapaernick, and even issues of parenting.

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Articles referenced in today’s episode:
Actress Jang Ja-yeon’s Suicide Note Exposes 31 South Korean Entertainment Executives of Sexual Abuse & Harrassment
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/apr/01/south-korea-entertaiment-jang-jayeon

Asia’s Shrimping Industry Uses Human Slaves
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/dec/14/shrimp-sold-by-global-supermarkets-is-peeled-by-slave-labourers-in-thailand

Harvey Weinstein One of Many Sexual Harassers in Hollywood
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/10/us/men-accused-sexual-misconduct-weinstein.html

The True Cost of Disposable Fashion
https://www.cnbc.com/2015/05/29/the-true-cost-attacks-the-business-of-fast-fashion.html

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Billionare AI Hell or Commoner Red Pill Bliss? The Choice is Ours – The Tao of SKWealthAcademy Podcast_001A



In today’s podcast, I discuss Silicon Valley and ex-Google executive Anthony Levandowski’s desire to create an Artificial Intelligence god and for humanity to worship his AI god while granting it absolute power over decisions regarding the future of humanity. I discuss why this is not a good idea given society’s current tendencies to drift beyond the line of morality due to its obsessions with celebrity, fame, and fortune. I also discuss the narcissism of billionaires and why they currently have wrongly led society astray with their warped definitions of “success” and non-intellectual definitions of “intelligence” and discuss why both these definitions need to include a significant component of emotional intellect to ensure that all human creation and pursuits benefit our communities and mother earth, rather than just benefiting the selfish needs of the individual at the expense of the rest of humanity. I also discuss the need to escape the confining limitations to our potential created by narcissistic billionaires that have created (1) false paradigms of schooling that do not promote critical thought or education, and (2) falsely-labelled “social media” worlds that create anti-social, anxiety-ridden young adults. I conclude this podcast with a discussion of the need to escape and live outside of these pre-engineered societal constructs into which all of us are born if we wish to realize our creative potential to create a world in which love, compassion, and respect for all life, including nature, prevails, and one in which a beautiful life is not a privilege for the 1% but a human right for all.

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Referenced information in current episode

AI godhead new religion, Way of the Future
wayofthefuture.church

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Family Guy episode with the “I’ve escaped from Kevin Spacey’s basement” reference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xYpx8yXLmg

Seth McFarlane’s Oscar speech leak about Harvey Weinstein’s well-known sexual harrassment and assault behavior
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCNvREKTnQc

Henry Kissinger quote calling US soldiers “dumb, stupid animals” to be used as “pawns”
https://www.quora.com/Did-Henry-Kissinger-really-call-American-soldiers-dumb-stupid-animals-to-be-used-as-pawns-of-foreign-policy