The Most Important Video of Your Life : You Cannot Educate Your Way to Freedom

I found this video (below) on Richard Nikoley’s blog. It is an absolute must watch. It is a must watch because if you care about your life, and your freedom, it will be an eye opener like no other.

Not unlike I said here, that philanthropy will not solve obesity, education will not solve human slavery. I believe there are a number of inter-related reasons for this, that fit together, and all point to the same conclusion.

The bottom line is that education will never solve the problem of slavery. Stefan does a fantastic job of explaining this.

What’s more, I’ve known this for a while. And it became especially apparent at The 21 Convention this year during my Declarationism presentation, specifically during the question and answer session.

It became apparent to me that there was a fundamental, basic premise “road block” between what I was communicating, and how it was being processed by the audience. Including the most intelligent men in the room, men like Doug McGuff (you’ll hear him in the video when it’s posted).

I did not understand what exactly that road block was, or how to solve it, but I knew it was there, and that it had something to do with people’s obsession with educating other people. That much was obvious.

Thanks to Stefan, I now have what may be the most powerful metaphor I will ever encounter for Declarationism.

That metaphor is this : it’s raining outside, with no end in sight. Ignoring the rain doesn’t make it stop. Placing an umbrella over your head, doesn’t make it stop.

Even going inside and taking shelter, doesn’t make it stop.

Declarationism stops the rain, dead in it’s tracks. This is of paramount importance because the problem is not how you feel about the rain, what your opinion of the rain is, how the rain affects you, or what should be done about the rain as it relates to you, and other people.

Declarationism addresses the root problem : that it’s raining. It ends the rain, independent of anything and everything else in existence. No one has a say in the matter.

What this means is exactly what it sounds like : that the day is not coming when so many people are educated and agree on economics, morality, etc, that slavery ends. This is a pipe dream with no connection to reality.

You have to dig a lot deeper.

This does not mean education is useless. It simply means it is not a solution to the problem of people enslaving each other with violence.

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at and

3 Responses to The Most Important Video of Your Life : You Cannot Educate Your Way to Freedom

  1. Bharatiyaa Brouhaha November 15, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    “Not unlike I said here, that philanthropy will not solve obesity”

    I’m not aware that anyone ever offered up philanthropy as a cure for obesity, but anyway, in your opinion, what do you think would solve it?

    • Anthony Dream Johnson November 15, 2012 at 2:09 am #

      I am convinced a fully free society will solve it – and that nothing else is possible. I don’t present this as an opinion.

  2. Dasani January 18, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

    I was a little turned off by the idea that education isn’t the answer, but I see now what you mean. It means the education of people with the proper ideas won’t solve anything, but then he talks about peaceful parenting, ethics in personal relationships, rejecting aggression against children etc. Have you looked into Montessori education? I’ve only just discovered it and it is the answer in terms of education.

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