This post was almost worth doing just for the headline. You probably haven’t wondered what Mike Tyson is doing after he retired from professionally taking blows to the head and you probably won’t be surprised to find out. Two words: “Don King”.
He also tried acting but was no Mr. Miyagi. “Kickboxer 2” if you’re as attracted to bad movies as I am, but heads up, he doesn’t get much screen time.
Mike Tyson ‘died’ while tripping on psychedelic toad venom
By Jacquelynn Powers Maurice, 16 November 2021
Mike Tyson dropped dead from drugs — sorta.
“I ‘died’ during my first trip,” the 55-year-old former world champion boxer told The Post at Wonderland, a Miami conference dedicated to psychedelics, microdosing and medicine. “In my trips I’ve seen that death is beautiful. Life and death both have to be beautiful, but death has a bad rep. The toad has taught me that I’m not going to be here forever. There’s an expiration date.”
You’re not alone, Mike. Lots of married guys go through that stage. Nota bene, Tyson was one of the first celebrities to get a false rape accusation. When he was heavyweight champion of the world, women avoided him so much that he eventually forced himself on Miss Black America in his hotel room… yeah, sure.
The “toad” is Bufo alvarius, a Mexico amphibian otherwise known as the Sonoran Desert Toad. It spends seven months of the year living underground, but when it’s active, its venom can be smoked to produce a short psychoactive trip. The venom has long been used in traditional healing rituals but, with the popularity of LSD and ayahuasca among the rich and famous, “the toad” is getting a lot of more attention.
The current push for drug legalization is being driven by our astonishingly degenerate ruling class. One excitable eschatologist that I read made the interesting point that hallucinogens are almost unknown in the Old World. If hallucinogens enable dangerous contact with the spiritual realm then such a geographic restriction raises interesting questions.
Tyson discovered it four years ago. At the time, he was 100 pounds overweight, drinking and drugging. He was sluggish and unhappy. One of his friends suggested he try toad venom, and the athlete loved it.
“I did it as a dare,” Tyson recalled. “I was doing heavy drugs like cocaine, so why not?”
A gentle reminder that heavyweight boxers tend to lose their college educations.
“It’s another dimension. Before I did the toad, I was a wreck. The toughest opponent I ever faced was myself. I had low self-esteem. People with big egos often have low self-esteem. We use our ego to subsidize that. The toad strips the ego.”
He came this close to what addicts call a moment of clarity… and then… the Tide Pod Challenge, level two.
He’s now tripped toad 53 times — sometimes three times in the same day. He said he lost 100 pounds in three months, started boxing again, and reconnected with his wife and children.
He’s also become an advocate for psychedelics, evangelizing all over the country.
“It has made me more creative and helps me focus,” he said. “I’m more present as a businessman and entrepreneur.”
LSD debunked that lie, that psychedelics enhance your creativity. Hearing color and seeing music, it turns out, are no substitute for literacy and hard work.
Tyson is so into the trippy toad that he has a whole nursery of the amphibians at his ranch in Desert Hot Springs in Southern California. Venom on demand, if you will.
PETA calling in the DEA, if you will. Toad Lives Matter!
“People see the difference [in me],” he said. “It speaks for itself. If you knew me in 1989 you knew a different person. My mind isn’t sophisticated enough to fathom what happened, but life has improved. The toad’s whole purpose is to reach your highest potential. I look at the world differently. We’re all the same. Everything is love.”
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During this period, Tyson’s problems outside the ring were also starting to emerge. His marriage to Robin Givens was heading for divorce, and his future contract was being fought over by Don King and Bill Cayton. In late 1988, Tyson parted with manager Bill Cayton and fired longtime trainer Kevin Rooney, the man many credit for honing Tyson’s craft after the death of D’Amato. Following Rooney’s departure, critics alleged that Tyson began to show less head movement and combination punching. In 1989, Tyson had only two fights amid personal turmoil. He faced the British boxer Frank Bruno in February. Bruno managed to stun Tyson at the end of the first round, although Tyson went on to knock Bruno out in the fifth round. Tyson then knocked out Carl “The Truth” Williams in the first round in July.
By 1990, Tyson seemed to have lost direction, and his personal life was in disarray amidst reports of less vigorous training prior to the Buster Douglas match.
That was at the peak of Tyson’s career. He hit the big-time, Don King got his hooks in… he’s a notorious figure in boxing history… and the rape conviction in 1992 didn’t help. Interesting that Tyson doesn’t know what happened to himself then. Fame happened. Greed happened. He left the crew that kept him grounded and partnered with the kind of people who turned Elvis fat and sickly.
Now he’s back on his feet as a spokesman for mind-altering drugs. That says everything about his current crop of friends.
Tyson is working on two brands of cannabis — including one called “Undefeated” — with a new team, including entrepreneur Adam Wilks and marijuana heavyweight Columbia Care Inc. His “Toad” line will not include actual psychedelic venom, but the strain is inspired by his wild experiences with the toad.
“Now with Tide Pod action!”
But with cities like Denver, Detroit and Oakland starting to decriminalize mushrooms, Tyson hopes he will be able to sell the real toad venom soon.
Social justice is so awesome, you start taking psychedelics to escape the reality that you work to create.
To that end, he’s invested in Wesana Health, a biotech company that is using psilocybin as a treatment for traumatic brain injuries.
“I’m not just an investor and spokesman. I’m also a client! This dope is DOPE, man!”
All five directors of Wesana Health are Jews: Chad Bronstein, Mitch Kahn, Robert Koffman, George Steinbrenner IV, and Ian Burnstein. If they’re 2% of the general population then that’s a random chance of about 0.0000003%. The company has engaged in at least one act of hostile takeover & gutting of a competitor. Yet another proud moment of vulture capitalism, which I’m sure is what Tyson had in mind when he fronted them his money.
They aren’t your friends, Mr. Tyson, and they didn’t turn you on to psychedelics because they care about your health.
“I’m fighting for psychedelics to become medicine you can buy over the counter,” he said. “I’m not finished. I want to do more. I want to be the best I can be in this field.”
Tyson is so brain-damaged, he really does think he’s doing humanity a favor by legalizing hallucinogens. Looks like 1. money never conferred brains on anybody, 2. the Powers of this world are using the wealthy to fund a very dangerous agenda and 3. if ever you have to choose between friends and glory… choose your friends.