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NFL Player Walks Away From Game. Will Start Political Podcast And Grow Own Food

This guy sounds like a DPer. Can't wait to hear what he has to say in his podcasts!

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/23890717/john-moffitt-walks-awa...

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -

John Moffitt wasn't unhappy with a lack of playing time in Denver. He quit the NFL because he'd lost his love for the game and was tired of risking his health.

[skipping ahead]

Moffitt, 27, made about $1.5 million before taxes in his 2 1/2 seasons in the NFL.

"I've saved enough. It's not like I'm sitting here and I'm a millionaire," he said. "That's what I kind of realized. I'm sitting here and I got to this point and I was like, what is the number that you need? How much do you really need? What do you want in life? And I decided that I don't really need to be a millionaire.

"I just want to be happy. And I find that people that have the least in life are sometimes the happiest. And I don't have the least in life. I have enough in life. And I won't sacrifice my health for that."

[skipping ahead]

Moffitt majored in sociology at Wisconsin and said his world view was really shaped over the last couple of years when he began studying the writings of the Dalai Lama and Noam Chomsky.

Now that he's out from behind the NFL shield, Moffitt said he's looking forward to speaking his mind on the radio and in podcasts he's going to produce. He said he has plenty of opinions to share on everything from philosophy to politics, although he has less to say about sports .

He said he also wants to go on a diet now that he doesn't have to maintain his 319-pound physique.

"I would like to grow my own food for a while, lose a ton of weight, feel great. And spend time with people I love and be happy," he said.

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Moffitt, get in touch with Eric Cantona

Didn't know anything about this John Moffitt person is before. But sounds like he needs to get in touch with former football talent of different kind - Eric Cantona, the Manchester United legend & look into spreading this message of financial slavery.

http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2010/11/25/2231148/vid...

The Frenchman believes that the reason for the economic misery around the world, which is set to worsen substantially over the coming months and years, is down to the elite private banks like the US Federal Reserve and Rothschild group, who he says are controlling the world and enslaving the people.

Cantona says that everyone’s problems can be solved, and no one will endure any more financial misery, if they simply withdraw their money from their banks. If everyone does this, he claims, the banking system will collapse.

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!
http://facebook.com/NoPropagandaZone
http://twitter.com/the_chiefe71

Dont you just love the sound of

Preaching to the choir. Amen Amen Amen brother. Enlightened disengagement! Its a purpose of life. Its a decission and a responsibility. Its a declaration of freedom.

Well done.

sovereign

good for him...

Only terrible role models he mentioned, one being a commie 911 whitewasher and the other an admitted cia asset fraudster the dalia lama. His Wikipedia profile even admits this or google dalia lama cia there are tons of vids saying the same. Penn and teller even made a video.
Moffit needs to keep digging that rabbit hole.

True about those sources but just the same he found his way down

the rabit hole this far and made some major decissions I think he will continue and become inspired by other real truthes.

sovereign

Doesn't sound like a DP'er to me.

He's influenced by Chomsky & the Dalai Lama? These are among the most deceitfully and well packaged collectivists spreading the evil out there. May as well say he's influenced by Lucifer and Beelzebub.

No one disputes the plight of the downtrodden, but all they propose is to expand the entity that is the perpetrator of oppression, the state.

Everything they say is of this form:

People are oppressed. (true)
Government can be used to end the oppression. (lie. government is oppression)
Whatever errors obtain from use of government power can be rectified by the 'right' people in charge. (lie. neither historical evidence, nor logical reason to believe this)

Therefore if you want to be seen as a 'good' person you will favor a stronger state. (formally valid conclusion, based on clearly false premises)

If someone fails to embrace the conclusion repeat emotional appeals about the plight of the downtrodden and paint them as selfish and heartless. Repeat until they capitulate.

Welcome the newly intellectually stunted 'brother' to the fold of the people who believe in the god of the state.

You're missing the bigger point

This guy *cares*. And it's not like he's following/inspired by Lindsay Graham or neocon type like that. If this guy is as sincere he seems to be then he absolutely belongs on the DP. I'm sure he also has plenty of friends in the NFL who have both money and influence. This is not a guy we want to exclude because he's not a 100% match.

[For the record, I'm suspicious of Chomsky myself but I'm still standing by my original post]

*Caring* and being wrong, is even more dangerous

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. C. S. Lewis

I can bribe a politician or cop if my life depends on it.

I'm not gonna bribe my way past someone with a plan for me and who *cares*.

That said, if he ever actually wrote something here I would be kind, respectful, and give him the benefit of the doubt.

But he will be probed to see where his heart is.

Good point

Let's not look at this as an opportunity to help bring liberty ideas to someone who seems to care and has good intentions plus has money, fame and connections. Yep let's not identify this as an opportunity. Instead let's send articles back and forth to each other, preaching to the choir.

Do I need to put this post in purple font or is the sarcasm obvious enough on its own?

Why do people reply to things they didn't read?

What part of "That said, if he ever actually wrote something here I would be kind, respectful, and give him the benefit of the doubt." is confusing to you?

That's not sarcasm, that's an expression of sincere disappointment that someone who presumably wants to promote liberty would be that intellectually sloppy.

I talk to everyone on all extremes by the way. I work with the Tea Party and the Occupy movement, what's left of it. I'm doing the work, not just talking about it.

But while I may dilute the message for a particular audience, I will never adulterate the message. And if someone is spouting collectivist crap I will, as soon as the time is opportune, respectfully talk to them about the implications of what they are saying. Almost always they have not.

As Murray said, it's one thing to work with people who want lower taxes. It's quite another thing to pretend that any taxes are moral at all in order to secure that working relationship to achieve short term goal.

Compromising your beliefs for a famous person is still compromising your beliefs. Also, it won't work. Famous people are always surrounded by professional suck ups and none of us is going to impress him with our meager suck up skills.

We might make an impression with our intellect, sincerity, and human respect though.

just so you guys know...

John Moffitt is not famous, very rich, nor does he have significant 'connections'... he played 2 1/2 years as a backup, and retired... not a big deal...

Sounds like he is in the early stages of the awakening process... Potential allies should never be turned away but liberty is certainly not so desperate as to need to cling to every slightly well-known individual that seems to want to buck the establishment, especially when they advocate for openly socialist ideals... i.e.- all the Russell Brand, Putin, etc. pushers on DP.... we are not desperate hardcore socialist ideology...

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Yeah okay

He's not in the 1%? He didn't get in the news on drudge? He doesn't (very likely) have friends who sti play in the NFL?

You want to praise an NFL player, praise Giants RB Peyton Hillis

Who strongly, openly supported Ron Paul in 2012...

He was helping work on farm until 3 weeks ago when injuries forced the Giants to give him a look. So far he's played well.
This is a former pro-bowler, with name recognition who had also found himself out of the league. He likely still holds his political convictions which are obviously consistent with the DP.

Check out Hillis wrapped in RON PAUL bumperstickers giving an interview when he was with the Browns...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsCUjnabT84

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Ugh

It's not about giving praise (though, if you ask me, let's praise BOTH of them!) it's about finding people with money/fame/influence to speak out about liberty ideas. They're likely to know others who have money/fame/influence so if we could get a wave started, who knows what the effect would be.

Exactly.

Although I don't know if the Dalai Lama ever advocates for state power.

Source?

Too many to cite. This isn't

Too many to cite. This isn't anything remotely like a secret. He has described himself variously as a Socialist, a Marxist, a Communist.

This shouldn't be a surprise? Tibet had been a theocratic state after all.

Chomsky at least pretends to be a anarchist, until you nail him down.

But they are both technocrats. They believe the coercive power of the state can be used for good, if held by the right people. Technocrats are always devising better plans for other people enforced with state power.

It might well be that if the Dalai Lama had real temporal power he might be a kind slave master state ruler. In theory it could happen that you can have a wise and good leader. In theory. But once they are gone the, once the power exists, it will go to the usual suspects.

I'm sure he's well motivated. But it's not a message of liberty. It's not a message that if heeded could ever possibly get to liberty. It's not the original American ethos that government is by it's nature dangerous and must be limited in power.

Ultimately one is either advocating for freedom, or else one is merely arguing over who should hold the whip.

Dalai Lama - Uncommitted

Dalai Lama - Uncommitted stance on Iraq war.
Chomsky - Excellent credentials when opposing wars. Maybe his economics are not libertarian but he did talk and agreed on many points with Alex Jones.

By the way, here is a qoute from Ghandi.
"For me the only training in Swaraj we need is the ability to defend ourselves against
the whole world and to live our life in perfect freedom, even though it may be full of
defects. Good government is no substitution for self government.
We must have the liberty to do evil before we learn to do good."

You don't know what, of Naom Chomsky, inspired him.

Forgetting what Chomsky has said re *sports* that the NFL'er might have taken to heart (that they're worse than worthless, that they divert time and energy from discussing the important issues of the day, fostering a form of illiteracy among the population). Chomsky calls himself a "libertarian socialist." While I consider that a contradiction in terms, nonetheless, his set of beliefs can't be pigeon-holed. Nor mine. Nor the beliefs of many here at the DP! Maybe you're right, and maybe you're not. Time will tell what this guy Moffitt's political leanings are... what they are now and what they might evolve to once his attention is focused differently.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

I would love for you to be right.

But there is a common theme between Chomsky and the Dalai Lama. They are both statist collectivists posing as promoting 'liberty'. The liberty to obey guns of a new master.

If you don't repudiate government guns per se, if you don't embrace the NAP, and you are as smart as Chomsky, it is because you have a use in mind for those guns.

So yes I don't know what of Chomsky he like, but it is either a (government power can be used for good) lie, or truth supporting a lie (people are oppressed).

I absolutely agree sports are the real opium of the masses. There is a strong correlation between statism and sports idolatry.

Seahawk fans LOVE Moffitt.

I still think the NFL is one huge distraction, but it's a good distraction, minus the violent aspects of the game.

If anyone wants a true glimpse of what John Moffitt is about, one only needs to search "Moffitts words of Wisdom."

It's put together by another member of the SEahawks, Mike Robinson (Real Rob Report), but MOffitt talks about everything from Steve Greer's views of Aliens to his own talents on the field.

Honestly, I think "one" of the reasons (not the main reason though) that Moffitt moved to WA and left the NFL was because of Cannabis. I know that sounds petty but it makes a lot of sense when you hear the man speak. And I don't mean he sounds like a stoner....

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

I hope he continues to grow

and discovers Rothbard.

Hero

wow....an NFL player I can call hero...never thought I'd see the day :)

Bump

that.

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.