Selected Snippets from Brandon Smith’s latest brilliant piece, which I encourage you to read in its entirety, here.
Early Americans employed economic tactics against their enemy long before they picked up muskets and powder. British imports were turned away or destroyed. Clothing and other items normally shipped from Europe to be sold in the colonies were boycotted, while colonists began producing all of their own survival necessities. They refused to participate in the system that was designed to enslave them and this gave them a foundation on which to launch their eventual fight for liberty. Without efforts in economic independence, the American Revolution may not have ever taken place.
Most people are either ready to riot, ready to undermine themselves with bad legislation or a Constitutional Convention, ready for a military coup (another idiotic idea the elites would enjoy), or they have become despondent and uselessly morose, when all they really have to do is consider that perhaps they should not be so dependent on such an unstable economic structure or political dynamic in the first place.
If one is dependent on a tyrant, one cannot hope to defeat that tyrant.
This means millions of Americans must actively pursue a more independent standard of living. This means each and every person must learn to provide all of their own survival necessities, including food, water, shelter, energy and self defense. This means growing a well-planned garden and educating one’s self on raising livestock. This means learning a valuable trade skill that is useful and always sought after regardless of the state of the mainstream economy. This means striving for off-grid status and cutting ties to electric, gas, and water utility companies. This means training to keep one’s self and one’s family safe in an atmosphere of violence where state sanctioned law enforcement may not be present to protect you. This means building relationships within one’s neighborhood, town or county that allow for proactive organization without the oversight of government. This means providing your own community safety and disaster response without the aid of FEMA. This means establishing alternative local trade (like a barter market) that is NOT dependent on the Internet or any other government watched and regulated network. This means refusing to follow the mandatory directives of …
Read the rest: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-16/guest-post-non-participation-effective-weapon-against-tyranny
Todd Walker shares some important thoughts about the importance of mutual assistance that reminds me of an obscure passage in ecclesiasties 4:
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Repost from Natural News Health Ranger
The time between today and the day the global debt collapse reaches our shores is finite. The U.S. national debt clock
shows a nation spiraling into financial oblivion.
When Ron Paul says “Americans should be panicking
” over the Fed’s new QE unlimited policy of infinite money creation
, he was actually holding back. In reality, Americans should have been protesting in the streets… everywhere! But instead, they’re going to deny reality, vote in the upcoming election, and pretend that whoever occupies the Oval Office has both the intention and the power to make any real difference. That belief is delusional
, as is the belief that the national debt somehow doesn’t really matter.The delusions are, of course, leading us all directly into a head-on collision with history, where the global debt collapse unfolds at a quickening pace and becomes “real” for hundreds of millions of people in North America who have so far escaped the reality of the financial collapse happening across Europe. Before that day comes, here are 26 things you might want to get done.”
Urgent and Important TodoList
(1-10 below, click through to see the rest)
- See a holistic dentist and get the mercury removed from your mouth.
- Buy some hardcopy books so you have something to read when the power grid fails.
- Move your money out of the big globalist banks.
- Bury your gold and silver. Use an appropriate container to protect from moisture and don’t forget to tell someone else where you’ve buried things, just in case you don’t make it.
- Get the heck out of the city and learn some country living skills.
- Pay off as many assets as you can so you have a clear title to anything you don’t want the banks to seize.
- Get right with God or whatever spiritual focal point you practice.
- Wrap up needed apologies or forgiveness. Don’t allow regrets to burden you in a time of crisis.
- Make color copies of all your important documents, then store them in a safe place. (BTW, a bank’s safe deposit box is NOT a safe place. Those will all be looted.)
- Get off prescription meds. Any dependence on prescription drugs is a death wish in a collapsescenario
See the rest: http://www.naturalnews.com/037577_debt_collapse_checklist_preparedness.html#ixzz29ZsFikxa