It’s really quite amazing how life works sometimes.
In 2002 I sat in my penthouse in Vancouver about to buy a sailboat with what money I had left and wondering what happened.
My internet company, which is still Canada’s largest financial website, Stockhouse.com, was worth $240 million and was about to IPO on the Nasdaq a year earlier when all of a sudden everything collapsed.
I spent the next year laying off most of our 250 employees in eight countries and was left rudderless on my patio, drinking a beer. I had spent 18 hours per day, 7 days per week for eight years straight building my company and in a blink of an eye it was all gone.
My partner had even tried to commit suicide, jumping from his 8th story apartment and surviving a year earlier. He had just gotten out of the hospital after having most of his bones screwed together and he limped over to my place to drop off a book.
“What’s this?” I asked.
“Just read it,” he said.
That book was The Creature From Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin.
I’d never heard of him nor the book. But a week later after finishing reading it I shouted out, “Why didn’t anyone tell me this!?!”
Had I known how central banking worked I could have avoided being caught off-guard by the collapse of the tech bubble and it could have saved me hundreds of millions of dollars.
If you don’t know the book, it gives the best accounting of how the Federal Reserve was founded as a banker takeover of the US government in 1913 and how central banking causes the very booms and busts it proclaims to lessen.
And, after reading the book, I knew why my internet company went from $0 to $240 million and then pretty darn near close to $0 again all in a few short years.
And, after feeling rudderless and not knowing what I wanted to do with my life just a week earlier I had already decided what my next endeavour was going to be about.
“People need to know this information!” I said. And, while I took a number of years off to try to sail and travel the world, I eventually got down to that very business, founding The Dollar Vigilante in 2010 with the expressed focus of being a freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies: the state and the central banks.
And so, earlier this year, I was thrilled when G. Edward Griffin himself accepted my invitation to be a keynote speaker at the world’s largest voluntaryist conference, Anarchapulco.
And now, next week, he has invited me to come and speak at his first ever conference called The Red Pill Expo.
It feels a bit surreal to be invited to speak on the evils of government and central banking by the man who first initiated me into this knowledge! But it’s an honor I couldn’t pass up.
The conference is on June 22nd and 23rd in Bozeman, Montana.
Some of the big name speakers include; Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad as well as many other best-selling books, Richard Gage of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 truth, the guy who exposed the manmade global warming hoax, Lord Monckton, Mike ‘The Health Ranger’ Adams the founder of NaturalNews.com, and James Corbett of the ‘The Corbett Report’ to name just a few.
It’s not too late to register and you can find out more and register HERE.
Also check out this video overview I did in preparation for the the expo!
I’ll hope to see many of you there. If you’ve yet to take the red pill, this conference might help push you over the edge. And if you’ve already taken the red pill you might enjoy spending time with many others like us who have already escaped the matrix.
About the Author
Anarcho-Capitalist. Libertarian. Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks. Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast. Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and cryptocurrency conferences including his own, Anarchapulco, as well as regularly in the media including CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business. Jeff also posts exclusive content daily to the new blockchain based social media network, Steemit.