The political consequences of the Illuminati preventing the reawakening of the human soul are immense. The only acceptable worldview is that all progress comes from the gradual evolution of one thing into another thing.
There are no great men.
There are no great events.
We live in a clockwork universe.
There is no magic.
The secret rulers of the world have ruthlessly suppressed greatness, imagination, and courage.
Prediction: If the Illuminati had not interfered and blocked this man's adventure, not only would he have made it across the Atlantic, not only would he have it across the Atlantic in hurricane season, he would have made it across the Atlantic in hurricane season while facing down the category 5 Hurricane Lee. He would have been hailed as a hero world wide. His name would be spoken of in the same breath as Marco Polo. Statues would have been built in his honor.
The Illuminati had to pull out all the stops to arrest this this man. They must stamp out all evidence glory. They must eradicate all instances of human greatness.