posted on May, 25 2008 @ 01:05 PM
Many of you have asked 'where is the anger' or 'why are we doing nothing'.
I may just have the answer for you...
It is called 'modern living'.
Bear with me, and I shall explain what is meant by this and hopefully help some of you understand why nothing is happening.
In our daily lives, we wake up and go to work (for those of us lucky enough to still have a job). After fending off the tax man, and all of those
unsightly fuel bills, we have just enough left to go out and allow the local supermarket to rip us off and if we are lucky we have a little something
left, which usually goes on the latest DVD or computer game.
In the days of the civil wars (16th Century for the UK, 19th Century for the US) people didn't have to worry too much about going to the supermarket
as there weren't any.
Many people grew their own food, and as a result didn't have to worry about earning a huge income to keep the family fed. Either that, or they
provided some useful service to society (such as being a doctor) and in return for services rendered would be paid with commodities such as food.
Think about that for a moment. In the last one hundred years, the 'American' way of doing things in business, has removed our ability to fight for
ourselves. Supermarkets and shopping centres/malls are an 'American' development, and as such we the people have allowed them to spring up, develop
and get much, much bigger.
Therein lies the problem. People are now so dependent upon that system of things, that they do not know how to till the earth and plant food for next
year. People have no idea about how to clean their homes with vinegar and baking soda (you can completely forget the idea of someone random knowing
how to make baking soda).
So, how do you takle this problem?
The solution is simple. Education. One of the major problems we all face is ignorance, and being ignorant of fending for ones self will be no excuse
when food is scarce or riots ensue.
Educate your friends, neigbours and family in how they should fend for themselves.
Civil wars broke out in the past because people were more able to care for their loved ones regardless of whether or not there was a system in place
to provide for them... BECAUSE THEY COULD PROVIDE FOR THEMSELVES.
I am very fortunate in that I have quite a sizable garden. As such, I can grow all manner of vegetables. I do not need to worry about the food bill at
the end of each week as much as I used to do, because I am providing for myself. I am also working on a solution to provide power for my home, so that
I do not have to be 'hooked up' to the National Grid. That's another bill taken care of, and less reliance upon the system.
When people have the ability to care for themselves and do so, they have pride in their homes, their land and their skills... when such things are
threatened (by police states, etc.) those same people get very, very angry in an extremely short time.
Right now, no one cares, because there is a system in place to care for them - it is called the 'welfare state', and this is the worst thing that
could have ever happened to our society.
The problem is, that if we do not encourage our loved ones to do as I have suggested above, when the time comes and the 'welfare state' is no longer
there to provide for us, it will already be too late. Riots will break out, people will starve, and life will become very difficult for tens of
thousands of people.
But... and here's the crux of the issue... those that prepared, and are self sufficient, will have nothing to worry about. Not only that, but they
will have time, and resources with which to combat such issues.