Preserving Personal Freedom by Staying Out of the Belly of the Beast


This is it, Doug McGuff’s full 2012 talk from The 21 Convention in Austin Texas.

Even when the content is a duplicate, I like using TDL as a personal spin on things. So I’ll do that for this video release here.

First, I chose to release Doug’s speech first above all, because I believe it was the best presentation given this year. I came to this conclusion based on two factors : A) the content is controversial in nature, if not outright abrasive, because it addresses fundamentals very directly; B) Doug’s ability to communicate an idea continues to be, frankly, off the charts.

This is a unique combination because Doug’s style of presentation is not unnecessarily abrasive, anywhere, in spite of the content itself being highly inflammatory [the majority of what Doug discusses in this video are not matters related to consciousness, but to existence, to physical, non-optional reality].

Now, this doesn’t say anything negative about the other speeches this year. In fact … all of the speakers this year were at the top of their game. Both new and returning speakers alike. Left and right the speeches were spot on, and delivered beautifully.

Yet, Doug’s speech stands out even among the best. Doug is a leader of leaders in this scenario/context.

Second, a contributing factor to the timing of this speech (of less importance), are the political implications  of the speech. Most speeches at T21C are not meaningfully related to current events.

This speech, however, is. Both the magnitude of the topic (healthcare), as well as the elections taking place this year. I normally don’t make decisions that have anything to do with this crap, however, there appeared to be little to nothing to lose releasing it now, and only potential mountains to gain by doing so.

Fact is, this may be the most thorough examination and take down of the nonsense that passes as a “healthcare” system today, ever recorded on video, by a popular speaker, that double’s as an exercise and health authority, and triples as a practicing MD — in all things, as an emergency room doctor.

All in all, this video is a powerful combination of ideas, factors, fundamentals, questions, and now timing, and it has the potential to do millions of views in the coming years as healthcare continues to be a roaring issue in a collapsing empire.

All that needs to be done now is to continue placing it in front of the right eyes … Anthony Robbins, Gary Taubes, Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Tim Ferris, Michael Eades … take your pick.

As high as my hopes are for this video, I wonder if even I am not thinking big enough for it.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the essence of this video is : the healthcare system is collapsing, you need to stay the fuck out of it, and the best way to do that is to stay in rock solid health.

Mark Sisson interestingly enough had a similar basic premise in his speech at Paleo FX 2012.

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

One Response to Preserving Personal Freedom by Staying Out of the Belly of the Beast

  1. Craig November 23, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    I agree. He did a really good job of expressing his views so that even someone who is skeptical of his viewpoint could embrace it.

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