Jeff Bezos’ Deal With The Washington Post – A Closer Look
When you mention the words Jeff Bezo’s “The Amazon”, many will quickly jump to The DaVinci Code and other paranoid science fiction movies set in a world populated by Amazonians (humanoid robots resembling Amazon Women with no emotions). Amazonians are people who can fly, they have powerful minds and bodies, they can telepathically communicate with each other (by sending and receiving e-mails and IM’s), and they can wield power over matter using electromagnets. It sounds pretty cool, and it is, until you examine the historical background and find out that Amazonians aren’t really from the Amazon, they were recruited by the United States Military, which used them as guinea pigs in the hallucinogenic “trance” program code named Project Blue Book. And just like in the movie, Amazonians went nuts and wiped out every member of the study in the Project Blue Book fiasco… except for Jeff Bezo.
I believe we can find a place for Amazonians in our lives, and Amazonians and the metaphysical aspects of life could be a great teaching tool for our nation. In fact, just recently in my classes I taught about the metaphysical concept of the life force, or life force energy. You see, life can be described by energy as a wave action. Therefore, the whole concept of the “life force” is based on quantum mechanics and that’s why scientists think it may be able to explain the origins of life. If we find evidence for the life force energy behind the actions of the planets in our solar system, and Jupiter and Saturn, then we might be able to explain the structure of life.
The Amazon River basin floods into the Pacific Ocean and has been studied by anthropologists for decades. During this time, anthropologists have found artifacts in the basin which demonstrate the presence of human habitation there much before there was vegetation. They also find tools, stone sculptures, and other artifacts which demonstrate the Amazonian spiritual awakening of humankind hundreds of thousands of years ago. If we do find evidence that spiritual awakening was a factor in our development as a species, then this Amazon evidence points to us being spiritual beings with a desire for knowledge. This is an interesting scenario, and one with tremendous implications for our educational system and future.
It should not be a surprise to anyone that Amazon founder and owner Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post when he was a teenager in 1969. This was no small feat, and it is totally typical of an entrepreneur looking for an outlet for his company’s ideas. I have many reasons to be positive about Amazon, and one of them is the fact that it is a company in operation for more than thirty years now. That speaks volumes about its strength, especially considering how young its founder was when he took over.
When I talked with him a few months ago, I asked him if there were any special reasons for purchasing The Washington Post and he told me it was simply because it was a good business decision. He made no comment on the fact that it was part of the company’s strategy of acquiring newspapers and turning them into online content. I asked him what he thought was unique about the purchase in that regard, and he did not provide any details. So, from my perspective I believe there are some big similarities between the Amazon corporation and Jeff Beezier’s acquisition of The Washington Post, but nothing special.
When it comes to spirituality and physical health, Amazon does not seem all that different from any other health and fitness company. It only seems different in that it embraces spirituality and promotes an “unconventional” business model that involves spiritual awakening in its marketing approach. That does not necessarily make it a “so-called spiritual company.” What does make it a spiritual company is the tremendous passion of its founder, and the enormous amount of time he has devoted to pursuing a vision of building an ultimate global organization that would change the world. That certainly would be unique in the modern era.