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Witness Blog: I Have Done My Research and Desteni is Not a Scam

My name is Matti Freeman. I was born in Washington State in 1983, finished High School in 2002 on Bainbridge Island, Washington. In 2003 I attended Northwest College of Art in Poulsbo, Washington.
I am now a business owner working in the education field.

I joined the Desteni Research Group through the Equal Life Foundation on January 17th, 2008.

I've visited the Desteni farm in South Africa a total of 3 times, living there a total of 2 years. During that time I found only people dedicated to a practical solution for this world, to end all abuse and suffering.

My first exposure to the Desteni Group was in December 2007 when I started watching some video interviews with what was termed by Desteni the 'Interdimensional Portal ' on YouTube. What I heard was very direct, specific perspectives being given on all aspects of Human Nature, Earth, and Existence, and I found that what I was hearing was describing what I can actually see within myself.

The message was fascinating to me due to the simple common sense nature of what was being presented - which was that we as humanity can be self honest and take responsibility for our self interest and neglect of life, and release ourselves from our destructive and delusional nature through applying Self Forgiveness and redefining ourselves on all levels from personal relationships to the world system, within the consideration of what supports the best outcome for all. The message suggested that, instead of existing within a constant division and separation from each other through conflicting definitions and self interests based on ideas and opinions about ourselves that we simply copied from the past -- that we redefine our words, our relationships with each other and the earth, to that which is based in functional physical reality according to what supports everyone to effectively live -- as equals as life, and as one as being made of the same substance.

The message presented the simple point that if our knowledge cannot be lived / applied in physical reality in a way that supports what is best for all -- and instead leads to justifications for any form of abuse or suffering -- that that knowledge is a problem and has no value other than some kind of self interested entertainment or preoccupation. This to me made sense and was in fact what I had been looking for in my life, I just didn't have the vocabulary before -- which showed me also that my thoughts, my mind, my experiences, my perceptions and opinions were simply the result of a program -- the definitions I'd been programmed / brainwashed with from birth.

Already at that stage I could recognize the validity of the Desteni message simply by being honest with myself about where my thoughts and opinions were coming from. I realized I have a responsibility toward myself, if I am ever to actually be 'free' in fact -- to investigate my definitions, my self definitions, my programming -- and to find all the points of knowledge and beliefs and ideas and meanings and opinions that I accepted as the definition of myself and reality, that were not based in practical ways of living that take into account what is best for all life.

This already showed me that - Desteni is not a 'scam', or some abusive 'cult' out to deceive me -- because the message simply pointed out what is obvious common sense to anyone to dares to be Self Honest. So - I did not need to believe in Desteni, because I realized everything comes down to Self Honesty --is my starting point of who I am, that which is best for all life? Or not? Simple. And anyone can actually see this question for themselves. Within this it also immediately became obvious that anyone who attacked or criticized the Desteni message simply had not done their research and had not been willing to be self honest and actually look at themselves and -- fundamentally were showing that they were not in fact interested in a world that is best for all. It was obvious to me that to deny a message that suggests - let's do what's best for all life, indicates the desire to remain within some position of self interest without changing. When -- it's obvious we have a responsibility to change who we are, because who we currently are is a society that creates abuse and suffering and atrocities daily throughout the world.

What I found in the Desteni material as I began studying it, was many examples of how to apply Self Forgiveness in relation to many different points. When I started testing Self Forgiveness out for myself - I immediately found that it works and that I am able to immediately begin stopping all kinds of experiences I previously had found a way to deal with. Things like anger, self consciousness, anxiety, depression, blame, judgments, porn addiction.

I discovered the simple effectiveness of simply saying for example -- I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to judge others as either having more or less value based on their picture presentation / appearance.

or, I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to fear facing reality and taking responsibility for what we have allowed on Earth, and to within this fear, accept and allow myself to desire to escape reality into an idea of heaven or the afterlife.

or, I forgive myself that I have not accepted and allowed myself to realize that my thoughts, feelings, and emotions are my responsibility, because - I am the one participating in them and accepting and allowing them to exist in me thus I cannot blame anyone or anything for what I experience within me.

I forgive myself that I have not accepted and allowed myself to value all life equal and to take responsibility to come to a solution for this world that supports all life, and within this I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to support / justify the existence of abuse and suffering

So, already in 4 examples you can see -- Self Forgiveness, the primary tool presented by Desteni, has nothing to do with 'Desteni', because it is something we are each capable of applying for ourselves - it's a built in tool that all humans have access to. We just never realized it before.

With the first time I applied Self Forgiveness I realized that what Desteni is presenting is the solution for this world, because it is the only message that explains how to take self responsibility effectively and change ourselves.

This is a timeline of my process of Eye Witness research into the Desteni Message:

December 2007 - January 2008
->Initial study of Desteni Material.
-->over 700 videos
-->hundreds of articles
-->hundreds of forum posts

->Initial application of Desteni Tools
-->Daily application of Breathing, Writing, Self Honesty as suggested within examples from the material
-->Daily application of Self Forgiveness written and spoken aloud

January 2008
->Started participating in Desteni forum

June 2008 - August 2008
->I'm the first outside visitor to Desteni Farm in South Africa
-->Witnessed and Proved Desteni is not a cult and there is no physical, sexual, mental, drug or any other form of abuse or scam taking place
-->Witnessed, along with other visitors who arrived after me, the Portal doing interviews, and proved there is no preparation / scripting / coaching / drugs involved, and that the interviews are done in the moment
-->Witnessed how the message and principles lived on the Desteni farm are consistently that of working every day toward practical solutions to support all life on earth and end abuse
-->Witnessed how words like Portal, and Reptilians, and Atlanteans, etc are specific in that the words and presentation function to expose those who are seld dishonest who rather jump to assumptions to defend their opinions and fears, rather than studying the actual message - so the words used are quite useful - not for brainwashing, but rather to expose the self-brainwashing that people allow in themselves, that results in them being mind controlled by their own reactions, to the point where they are not even capable of doing the most simplistic research
-->Witnessed the way there was no desire for 'fame' or 'recognition' or to 'get rich' or to 'be special' or anything like that
-->All living expenses were provided, I only bought my plane ticket

March 2009 - April 2010
->Second visit to Desteni Farm
-->Helped the people living on the farm, along with other visitors, to build accommodations
-->Learned how to build furniture
-->Learned how to take care of dogs and horses
-->Participated in economics research
-->Helped build a recording studio
-->Recorded music
-->Witnessed the portal in continued interviews done in the moment without any preparation
-->Assisted with developing and testing Desteni I Process course material

April 2010
->Started the Desteni I Process online course

January 2012 - August 2012
->Third visit to Desteni Farm
-->Learned how to build nurseries
-->Learned how to take care of chickens
-->Witnessed first hand the Portal consistently doing daily interviews - sometimes for hours each day, without any preparation
-->Witnessed how much easier it is to function as a group and take care of all the responsibilities when everyone works together within agreement to contribute according to your capacity within what is best for all
-->Learned practical skills to live as a group without conflict through the group agreeing to take responsibility to do what is best for all / the group, and saw how this results in each person individually having more freedom and preventing stress, as the group functions within an equilibrium based on supporting everyone equally. Within this seeing on a very small scale how the same principles can be applied within our Economic system to transform the global situation from inequality and abuse to harmony and peace and enjoyment for all.
-->Witnessed first hand and proved that the Desteni message is in fact what is best for all and will produce a solution for this world, as when applied by a group, where each individual takes responsibility to align themselves to what is best for all, and supports themselves with writing, self honesty, and self forgiveness -- each is able to develop the discipline and skills to fulfill the responsibilities required to ensure an optimum functioning system / way of life that supports each to have the best experience possible within the parameters of physical reality on Earth.

Some of the ways I've changed / expanded since I began applying / researching the Desteni Material and Tools of Breathing, Writing, Self Honesty, Self Forgiveness and Self Corrective Application:
  • •Stopped porn addiction
    •Stopped drinking
    •Stopped depression
    •Stopped rage
    •Stopped many fears / able to work with fears practically and stop them when they arise
    •Stopped gossip
    •Stopped comparing myself to others
    •Stopped resistance to studying / school
    •Developed comfortability around dogs / stopped fear of dogs
    •Able to identify and take self responsibility for any reaction within me
    •Developed skills to take self responsibility when I see I've taken something personally, and stop myself, thus preventing conflict in my relationships
    •No longer able to be manipulated / deceived, as through my application I've been walking a process of actually knowing myself - and, when you know yourself / your mind - you cannot be manipulated or deceived
    •Able to deconstruct any emotional experience that arises in me
    •Improved vocabulary
    •Improved writing and typing ability through years of daily self investigative writing
    •Through Self Forgiveness I developed the discipline to research / educate myself about current events and subjects like economics and education and through this I've developed a more real world understanding of reality in terms of how things actually function, whereas before I was directed by my beliefs, desires, fears, imagination and resistances, and ended up focusing only on fantasies and entertainment
    •Through Self Forgiveness and Breathing I developed the discipline to stop procrastination and postponement and am now much more effective at taking responsibility in my daily life with things like money, bills, chores, work, etc
    •Expanded self expression within music and art as, with Self Forgiveness I've been able to overcome things like comparison, self judgment and suppressions and within this I've discovered whole areas of expression that I had no idea I was capable of
    •Have been able to develop an effective relationship with myself in relation to my partner wherein, through writing and self honesty I'm able to identify the origin points of reactions and thoughts I experience toward my partner wherein, now when and as such points come up within myself, I have practical tools to be able to face these points and take responsibility for them where as in previous relationships what ended up happening is when things like blame and anger and judgments would arise within me - I didn't have a way to deal with it / stop it and so what ended up happening is that I would suppress the points which eventually led to outbursts and conflicts and ending the relationship.
    •Massively improved Sex life and Sexual Expression - no longer require Fantasies / Pictures
    •Through Self Forgiveness I overcame my fear of business, responsibility and failure and developed the discipline to learn business skills to more effectively support myself in this world
In conclusion, I have definitively proven through over 5 years of disciplined research and application, that Desteni is not a cult, scam, or deception and that anyone can apply the Desteni message to become a more effective human being. And in fact, all it in fact takes is a few days of applying Self Forgiveness, testing it out, to see that it works.

In further blogs I will expand on the details of my visits to the Desteni Farm, as well as the phenomena of 'Desteni Haters', and will walk you through specific perspective explaining exactly how Desteni Haters are in fact deliberately lying to people to protect abusive interests.

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really cool Matti!

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Awesome post! Send a copy to the Cult Infotainment Forum! :D

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Really cool! Thanks Matti

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Yes, this was inspiring. I will model your post, if you won't sue me for copyright infringement ;)

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I changed the part about 'developing an effective partnership', because Kelly pointed out that it creates the perception that things like 'blame and manipulation' 'don't exist' in the relationship when - in fact these things have not been magically removed, but it is a process of Self taking self responsibility for these experiences when and as they still arise / the temptation arise within self and so I realigned what I wrote to how I've changed my relationship within myself within / toward such points when and as they arise within me in relation to my partner.

This is what it now says in my witness blog:
Have been able to develop an effective relationship with myself in relation to my partner wherein, through writing and self honesty I'm able to identify the origin points of reactions and thoughts I experience toward my partner wherein, now when and as such points come up within myself, I have practical tools to be able to face these points and take responsibility for them where as in previous relationships what ended up happening is when things like blame and anger and judgments would arise within me - I didn't have a way to deal with it / stop it and so what ended up happening is that I would suppress the points which eventually led to outbursts and conflicts and ending the relationship.

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Day 204: A Witness Blog: I Have Done my Research and Desteni is Not a Scam ... ne-my.html


Day 205: An Example of Self Honesty ... nesty.html

So, an important note about my Witness Blog I posted yesterday:

I changed the part where I wrote about 'developing an effective partnership', because my Agreement Partner pointed out that what I was saying is creating the perception that things like 'blame and manipulation' 'don't exist' in the relationship when - in fact these things have not been magically / entirely removed, but rather I am still facing these points within myself / still in the process of stopping myself within these points / removing them from myself, still walking a process of taking self responsibility for these experiences to stop myself / investigate myself when and as they still arise / the temptation arise within self and so I realigned what I wrote to how I've changed my relationship within myself within / toward such points when and as they arise within me in relation to my partner.

This is what I initially wrote:
Have been able to develop an effective partnership / relationship where we're able to identify and prevent points of conflict and reaction through each agreeing to take Self Responsibility to investigate the cause / trigger points and work through the points with writing and Self Forgiveness - no more blame or manipulation
This is what I changed it to:
Have been able to develop an effective relationship with myself in relation to my partner wherein, through writing and self honesty I'm able to identify the origin points of reactions and thoughts I experience toward my partner wherein, now when and as such points come up within myself, I have practical tools to be able to face these points and take responsibility for them where as in previous relationships what ended up happening is when things like blame and anger and judgments would arise within me - I didn't have a way to deal with it / stop it and so what ended up happening is that I would suppress the points which eventually led to outbursts and conflicts and ending the relationship.
It's interesting because initially I had a reaction when my partner pointed this out which was like this 'fear of argument' point. So, immediately what this indicated to me is that - there's something in what she's saying that is in fact pointing out something within myself that I missed / did not consider, and the 'fear of argument' is because I had automatically, without even noticing it because it moved so fast, had this point of backchat of 'no, what I wrote is correct, she's incorrect'. So - it's a point where I had placed a value / judgment in what I'd written and defined myself within what I had written as 'it's correct / who I am' and thus -- when I read her words I read it / perceived the words through / as this self definition as a point of 'opposition' and within that, had this fear of argument activate where I'm now preparing myself to 'defend myself'.

So, when I saw this I let go of the value / definition of myself within what I had written and simply looked within myself at the point she was describing / pointing out and immediately saw -- oh yeah, that's correct, I was not in fact describing the reality of 'how I've changed' -- I was presenting the principle of taking self responsibility for blame / manipulation as if the goal / outcome of 'no more blame and manipulation' is already a reality in my Agreement when, that's not the actual living absolute reality yet because I'm still walking a process of self perfection / change -- still in the process of stopping myself / removing these points from myself -- I'm not 'done yet'.

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Cool Matti

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Day 208: Desteni I Process Assisted Me to Overcome my Fear of Studying - See more at:

I'm writing this post because I stand by my statement that Desteni is in no way, shape or form a scam, cult, or deceptive scheme, and I can back up this statement with real research and real results achieved through applying the tools shared at Desteni. ... Yin3uaGAZI

When I made this video in 2011, sharing perspective on how to enjoy studying, I was enrolled in college courses which I did online. I had previously had massive resistances and fears around studying and school, because of past experiences in middle school and high school where I experienced myself as inadequate and had formed ideas about myself like 'I'm not academic enough', and 'this is stupid and hard' -- when in fact the only reason I resorted to such reactions and ideas is because I wasn't effectively prepared for the curriculum but did not realize that, and at that stage was not aware of the practical tools of self honesty and self forgiveness and practical self correction to support myself within my situation -- I simply accepted my reactions because, that's the example I've seen in the world as I grew up -- the example set by others in my world that, reactions are who you are, emotions and feelings are who you are.

Before I began applying the tools shared in Desteni, I had simply accepted my relationship to school / studying and when I left high school I virtually did not participate in any form of education and worked the easiest jobs I could find - the ones that required the least amount of effort and learning because -- when I was faced with a point of studying information / learning something new, fears and inadequacy and resistance would come up and I would want to get away from that experience -- which resulted in me making decisions that supported me to remain rather limited in terms of my job skills. I also only read books and websites for entertainment purposes -- I had no initiative whatsoever to learn about how the world works, or how to develop better job skills for example because I had connected all kinds of negative value associations to those points. Specifically, I had defined words like Studying, and Discipline, and Effort, and Deadlines, and Responsibilities, and Assignments, and Teachers, and Classrooms in relation to particular memories in which I had in the past experienced reactions of inadequacy and inferiority and frustration and confusion, and at that stage before I started studying and applying the Desteni Tools, I believed I must be directed by such experiences because that's apparently 'who I am'. Ironically, all this negativity toward practical skills and learning and real-world responsibilities was one of the primary points that caused me to be greatly attracted to Spirituality because Spirituality was telling me -- you don't have to know how things work, everything is perfect, the universe will send you abundance, all you have to do is be positive and imagine yourself having money and success, and focus on feelings of love and fill yourself with light and everything you desire will come to you', lol. So - in fact my entire participation within Spirituality and Positivity was actually based on Negativity -- on Fears which I suppressed through Imagination and Feel-Good make believe in my mind, and I at that stage would have been totally unwilling to enroll in college and study for a degree, or expand my practical job skills - but, I was able to justify such resistance / unwillingness through the belief that I have a 'different purpose' which is to apparently be a 'lightworker' and that my 'real job' is to just 'be positive and filled with love' and 'send everyone love and light' and that through practicing this, opportunities will open up for me and money will come my way. So I was completely delusional because I did not understand the basic functionality of this reality we're in which is that -- I'm in a system and money moves through business and unless you have specific skills and understanding and connections -- you're going to be very limited. I understood nothing about business and actually believed that if I just focus enough on my desires and on 'feeling like I'm rich', money will somehow just 'come my way' - whereas, if you actually study the lives of those who are wealthy, you will see their money did not just 'manifest' -- there was actual work involved, actual skills involved, actual participation within the system involved. But because of my fears and resistances toward education and learning job skills, I bought into the Spiritual message, looking for an 'easy way' when -- in reality there is no 'easy way' in this world. If there was, half the world would not be in poverty.

Read more about my Spiritual Awakening experience here:

Day 39: Deconstructing my Spiritual Awakening ... itual.html

So, back to the video I posted at the beginning of this post. So when I made the video I was *gasp* enrolled in online college courses, and this is after I'd been applying the Desteni Tools consistently for over 3 years, and specifically had been applying the methods I learned within the Desteni I Process course for over a year, where I had at that stage proven to myself that I am able to deconstruct things like fears, resistances, memories, and see when / where / how I accept and allow such experiences to influence my decision making, and had walked a process of Self Forgiveness in writing where I deconstructed my experience in relation to school and studying, and through Self Forgiveness and writing our Self Corrective Statements I was able to release myself from my previous resistances and fears around school and studying, around words like Discipline, and Study, and Homework, and Deadlines, through removing the Reactive / Emotional charge from the word and re-aligning the word with an actual practical supportive Definition based on actual Reality - realizing for example that studying is simply a practical process of vocabulary building and reading and writing until I get to a point where I'm 'equal' to the information, meaning - I actually understand the subject.
Once I realized / saw how it works in terms of studying simply being a process of walking the practical steps one by one consistently, I actually was able to change myself because what I experienced is that, now that I've removed the Reaction / Emotion from it -- now that I've realigned my Definitions within a common sense practical understanding of how Studying works - I'm actually now able to Study! I'm able to keep myself focused and just Direct myself to do it because I realize -- if I see myself going into a resistance or losing focus, I simply Breathe and bring myself back to actual Reality -- back to the practical process of studying which I've clarified for myself. I now realize that studying is simply a matter of 1+1=2 -- you walk the steps one by one, consistently, until you get the outcome which is -- you understand the subject.

Within this I actually started to enjoy myself within studying, within the process of school, within the process of learning where in the past -- it was the thing I hated the most. The point is that it wasn't school / studying / learning that I didn't like -- it was the Reactions, the Emotions, the Memories that came up within me -- that's what I didn't like.

So, I made this video to share my experience of how I was assisting myself with studying, because, the fascinating thing within this process of change is that -- once I've changed, once I've walked the actual steps of the process of change around a particular point, for example studying - I'm able to then share with others how it works and -- it's from my direct experience / realization / results -- and when you watch the video you'll notice -- it's all about learning to work with practical reality -- there's no belief system required, and it's not about following anyone, it's about taking Self Responsibility. This is what so many people don't grasp about Desteni because they fail to do proper research and fail to apply the tools - they end up believing Desteni is some kind of belief system or cult, when in fact, it's simply tools available to anyone.

What I've found in my process of applying the Desteni tools and taking on these points with Self Forgiveness is that, I've actually gotten to know what my real Capacity is, what my real Potential is, and I now have the tools to assist myself in walking the practical steps to fulfilling my Potential.
For example I'm currently involved in an Education related business -- something that, only a few years ago I would never have in my wildest dreams imagined myself being capable of doing -- because at that stage I was completely directed by Reactions, by Fears, by Emotions, by Likes and Dislikes defined by memories of past events -- where, my interests and my potential was limited to that which ensured I remain isolated from anything that would trigger a reaction or resistance -- basically, I would have been doomed to a life of limitation in terms of my skill development and education.

Within my application of the Desteni tools, which is really just Human tools -- I've been able to become a far more effective, educated person than I ever would have imagined myself becoming had I not been exposed to the support shared at Desteni. And, within this I've been able to focus on practical solutions for this world, solutions to support life, because I have become more effective in being able to use my time to study how the world works, and then look at myself / ourselves as humanity to see where / how we're holding ourselves back / perpetuating an abusive system / preventing ourselves from actually Caring for each other because of fears and self ideas and definitions that are not aligned with what works best for all in practical reality.

And here, when you look at the comments from my video on Studying, which is directly the results of my application of the Desteni Tools -- you can see, people get what I'm saying - and these are people who just found the video on YouTube through a search - they don't have any experience with Desteni and yet they grasp what I'm saying and see how they can apply it in their own experience with studying because the fascinating thing is -- our minds work the same way in terms of the designs of our experiences. One of the problems people have with Desteni is that, they don't want to give up their opinion of how things work because that would mean they can no longer be 'special' and can no longer justify not caring about what goes on in the world - it would mean they would have to change themselves -- and they don't want to do that because are more concerned with the Cult of their own Opinion which keeps them isolated within a comfortable idea of reality, than with becoming a more effective Human Being and bringing about real change in the world.

The reality is, the mind functions a specific way and at Desteni we've now demonstrated through thousands of examples from people of different ages, cultures, education, upbringing who have applied the tools for themselves, that there is a definitive method that we can all apply, to assist and support ourselves to change our nature and become more effective, responsible beings, able to transcend our limitations and self interest, and realign ourselves with practical living in reality that will produce a world that is best for all, definitely proving that those who call Desteni a 'scam' or a 'cult' - are those who are simply not interested in a better world.

MsTurquaz 1 year ago
Thanks a lot! I was trying to study for the exam tomorrow. I got extremely bored and then I googled "how to enjoy studying" Well.. This video actually worked on me!
abcce1 1 year ago
lol. hey I got a question for you. Do you have any tips on studying for long periods? When I study, I learn pretty effectively, but I can only do it for like 15 mins and then I take loooong breaks. I know kids that can study for 10 hours a day 7 days a week. I want to be able to do this, but I always end up getting distracted games, going out, movies, etc. 10/day might sound like overkill but I'm totally serious, I need to learn how to study for long periods to go to grad school.
Matti Freeman 1 year ago
Breathing is key. What I do when I need to finish a project but have a moment where I start thinking about other stuff I'd 'rather be doing', is to breathe - focus on my physical surroundings, bring myself HERE and stop participating in the thought. You can apply self forgiveness like 'I forgive myself that I have allowed myself to make myself feel like I can't study, because I allowed myself to think about other things instead of being here, breathing, and just studying'.
Tawanda Katedza 1 year ago
If this guy figured that out by himself he may be a guinius.
Matti Freeman 1 year ago
not by myself - through self-tools available to all, but I proved it works to myself through my own practical application
investigate desteni and read the destonian blog books on eqafe for thousands more practical examples from direct experience
2martino3 1 year ago
Just finished a terrible study session, thanks for this, it will help tomorrow and for the rest of my degree
reshmaji 1 year ago
terrific, this has really helped me tonight. i hope to implement this capacity to override all the hindering emotions and focus on the efficiency of what is needed here and now. thanks for this.
Matti Freeman 10 months ago
Cool. I also suggest checking out the Journey to Life Blogs where we're daily taking apart patterns such as the one in this video. You can find lots of links in the Journey to Life thread on the Desteni forum
puma1208 10 months ago
That was it! That was all! That was all I had to do!!!! WTF!!!! You Sir are a Guinus!!!
jamie kelly 9 months ago
that is amazing you helped me a lot thanks for posting, i will be doing this when studying for my junior cert/the exit exam
vonTwirlenkiller 3 months ago
Insightful stuff. Glad I stumbled on this.

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Day 209: Witness to Desteni as A Higher Education With Integrity Part 1
- See more at: ... 3PRN5.dpuf

I'm now going to be writing some blogs where I will show how the Desteni tools have enabled me to assist and support myself to walk a form of higher education with integrity, giving effective direction to my life in walking the development of the skills required to take responsibility for this world.

I'm beginning with some important facts about the American Education System to give context for further blogs.

In John Taylor Gatto's The Underground History of American Education, ( Mr. Gatto explains how in the 2000 Presidential race, 4 out of the 6 finalists for the Presidency were graduates of one or another of a handful of elite private boarding schools that together graduate a total of only about 1000 people per year. 1000 people in a population of over 300 million, and 4 out of 6 of those up for Presidential election came from these schools. In contrast, about 2.5 - 2.8 million students graduate high school each year in America in total. ( )

The point is that these top private schools are designed to produce the country's leadership.

Here's a look at some of the people who attended these schools and the tuition cost of each school:

George W. Bush:
Phillips Academy, Andover
Grades 9-12
"Tuition for 2013-2014 is $47,200 for boarding students and $36,700 for day students. The average cost to educate a student at Andover will be more than $70,000." ... SIGNED.pdf

John McCain:
Episcopal High
Grades 9-12
"The Comprehensive Fee for the 2013-14 School year is $47,850. This amount includes tuition, room and board, basic health center expenses, and the cost of most school-sponsored academic, athletic, and recreational activities." ... index.aspx

Steve Forbes:
Brooks School
Grades 9-12
Tuition: $51,240
Tuition: $38,780"

Al Gore:
St. Albans School
Grades 4-12
"Day School Tuition: Forms C-VI $38,082
Boarding School Tuition: Forms III-VI $53,870"

Now obviously the average parent cannot afford to spend around $70,000 per year, per child to get them an education. I mean to afford that you have to have to be in the top 1% of the population in terms of income.

The fact that only the very wealthy, which is people who have a vested interest in the system to protect their wealth, can afford to have their children educated as leaders in institutions like business and politics, goes to show that the current agenda of the Education System is not to empower every child with a supportive income, functional knowledge of the world, and the skills to take responsibility for the world system, but rather to train the majority to remain a limited working consumer, seemingly unable to make a difference at any fundamental level, content to merely watch the world happening from within an isolated bubble, content to make enough money to achieve basic comforts and be able to pay the bills. In fact surveys show most Americans measure success at $70,000 a year or less total income -- the cost of only one year of education for one child at one of America's top private schools. ... r-or-less/

This shows the massive difference in priorities between America's top elite families and the average middle class family, because as the average family is content sending their child to a FREE school, the wealthy minority are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to train their children at one of these handful of elite private schools. Now as everyone knows, the super wealthy of the world have a hard time parting with their money and tend to become indignant when faced with being taxed on their multiple millions or billions of dollars of wealth. So the fact that they are willing to spend in only a few years time, more money on their children's education than most people will ever see, shows the value of an elite education within the world system as it exists. This value would, for the wealthy elite obviously be for their children to be educated in the values and skills required to take over the reigns of leadership and influence in the system, to ensure the continued protection of wealth which if we look at the evidence all around us, unfortunately means the perpetuation of inequality; the perpetuation of an unharmonious, destructive relationship with the Earth, the perpetuation of War, the abuse of human labor, and the abuse of the Animal Kingdom in the name of Profit.

In the next post we'll look at some of the Principles that set these elite private school curriculums apart from the average public school curriculum.

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