The Story: Kurt is interviewed by Jeff Berwick on Anarchast
A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Jeff Berwick, known for his media outlet “The Dollar Vigilante” and his channel “Anarchast” in which he interviews notable anarchists, almost always beginning the interview with the question “How did you become an anarchist?”
I’ve been listening to the Anarchast for years, and hoping that one day I would be able to appear on it, so when Jeff asked me, my answer was an emphatic “Hell yes.”
I figured that, to make the interview entertaining for Jeff and for the thousands of listeners, I’d better prepare carefully, thinking about what would be engaging for them. So in the couple of weeks leading up to the interview, I wrote out many drafts thinking about how I would describe my journey of becoming an anarchist, “Free man on the land” type ideas and how they lead me to question authority, about the freedom that people enjoy in Mexico (despite its flaws), the anti-authoritarianism that exists here, spiritual experiences, and how life is full of wonders.
This would be my idea of a typical childhood experience – wearing dads shoes and to play with his work stuff. This activity creates a thought channel of ‘when I grow up..?’ questions. Do you remember those thoughts – when ‘I grow up’ I want to be a superman-hero. A child has the ability to imagine without limits and to approach things with a curious nature. Ironically, the growing up process changes your priorities and pulls you away from childhood behaviour. There’s a dangerous idea here, Perhaps, we should fight to keep ourselves well adjusted to the behaviour of children?
Now that my 20’s have well expired, I realise that anyone can experience a surprise brain transplant. In these cases a self-recover is sometimes recommended, if only to avoid further illness. Any little change can be very healthy and should be encouraged. Once a self-managed personal change has been executed, the process of change becomes less daunting and change can easily become a new reset button. Big change can unleash the dynamo-superman, where one’s capacity allows for simultaneous activity paths. Irrespective of previous activity, finding a passion will not be limited by formal education and/or training. However, its important to be realistic and to have perfect expectations, if any at all.
The internet is the portal to infinite information, education and know how. Youtube has become the ever expanding open text book. Now coupled with mobile technology and powered by social-media, today anyone can become anything. In the case of reality we realise that there is a need for real-ness in this cyber world. People want to connect and share real life news and perspectives. Alternative media, bloggers and content creators are arriving to an open buffet. Human awareness says, we need you! Supply and demand! Begin by documenting your life, start with a journal – Build a media empire? ‘We are all journalists now’!
Idea: Stretching back time.
Life speeds up when you are not present, if one drifts off into no time. They will lose real earth experience time. In this case – the desired outcome is to maximise life, by experiencing more decisions. In order to increase the correct balance decisions vs predetermined-decisions. You must be making decisions in the moment, ‘thinking in time’ can only pull you away from the reality event flow. Less thinking will give you a much bigger experience. Maybe we shouldn’t be thinking to hard – Harmony is to make decisions without thinking, perhaps Intuition?
However, this shouldn’t mean we drop daily decisions. Routines can be helpful in increasing productivity, unfortunately the predetermined decisions do not test one’s ability to decided in the moment. Failing to execute a ‘choice’ is unhealthy and lowering the number of daily decisions – is not ideal. People have the capacity to become zombies, failing to work the ‘choice’ muscle. This leads to a overly dominant personal auto-pilot. Flying high above the serviceable reality, which causes time – to appear accelerated and your surrounds take on a complete faster nature.
Is the Neo-Darwinian view of evolution accurate? What evidence exists to support it? Can the existence of human beings be explained purely by random mutation and natural selection, or does the theory require some amendments? We discuss these ideas in this exciting chapter of The Paradise Paradox.
In this episode we introduce the podcast and talk about a range of topics such as ancient Egypt, channeling aliens from Andromeda, the US people’s perceptions of Mexico, the world economy, and propaganda.