First of all, I want to thank everyone who has posted to this thread. A LOT of people have provided some very important feedback and excellent
suggestions! I'm personally very appreciative because I'm very serious about starting something big here.
Here is what I've come to understand from the other members who have commented on this thread:
1) We are consumers, which prevents us from making an impact because we continue to consume and won't stop. This produces an image that makes people
feel as though it is impossible, impractical or not likely to change anything by moving money to a different bank or shopping at local stores instead
of corporate chains.
2) We ALL are sick of not having any direction and being slaves to corporatism, which controls everything from the cost of gas all the way up to who
gets elected to "represent" us. Most of us just don't know what to do to make a change, or feel that our contributions are meaningless in the vast sea
of opinionated and close-minded people.
Let me address both of these points.
1) We are consumers, which is actually where our power is. Without our consumption, TPTB would not have a leg to stand on. Their whole empire is based
on pushing into our minds, this idea that we NEED to have more "stuff" than our neighbor... that we NEED to have a brand new car because it's shiny
and nice.... that we NEED things. It's this idea that has created gross consumerism. It's this same idea that can work to our advantage by chiseling
away at the foundation of money that TPTB use to grease the palms of politicians, bribe government agencies, hide money behind shell corporations,
etc. The way to do this is to stop putting the money directly into their pockets. At the very least, this will slow them down and make them take
notice to the power we truly have. They can't MAKE us buy things once we feel that we don't NEED them, so that is one thing that has to happen at the
personal level in the choices that people make and how they separate what it is they NEED (love, life, friends, family, good health) from the things
they WANT (nice car, nice house, big tv, dinner out 3x a week, etc.). Once this happens, things will snowball all around you because the power of
influence is greatest by those nearest to us.
2) Don't you remember saving money when you were a kid to buy things that were really important to you? Those pennies, nickels and dimes add up quick!
Why do you think you see the banks (suddenly) offering high interest savings accounts?? It's because they NEED your money to make THEIR money. This is
why every single person, and every single cent counts. Was it meaningless to you when you bought that first thing you saved for? These people use
money as a resource for power. Take away some of their money, and that's one or two less people they can bribe. This starts a chain-reaction, or a
domino effect. Small changes, big consequences. It's all a matter of getting the numbers.... strength in this case, is truly in numbers.
Let's do the math here for a second to put this really into perspective and make it REAL.... let's say hypothetically, that there are 100 million
working people in this country that all put their money into one bank (5 different banks doesn't matter, they are all colluding with one another). The
difference between those people keeping $100 dollars in their bank accounts for 5 days and those who don't is something like this:
100 million x $100 = $10,000,000,000.00
$10,000,000,000 x %.05 (half of one percentage point interest, small in comparison) = $500,000,000.00
$500,000,000 x 5 days = $2,500,000,000.00
Obviously, the above number goes WAY up because at any given time, there is usually a lot more than $100 in people's accounts. If you were to change
that to $400 (reasonable number), everything quadruples.
100 million x $0 = $0
$0 x %.05 = $0
$0 x 5 days = $0
Beginning to make sense now? This same model applies to huge corporations that want to take their businesses overseas for cheaper labor, thus robbing
the people in this country whose parents (and in some cases, grandparents) helped to build those business in the first place.
I know not everyone will keep or does keep $100 in the bank for a week... but most do while they pay bills and spend directly out of their account
with debit cards. This is also why everyone now gets debit cards as standard issue with all bank accounts is so that the banks can get you to keep
your money in the account rather than taking it all out after pay day, which is what people used to do. By NOT doing this with the big corporate
banks, the example above shows how a $100 balance at any given time for the working class Americans makes the banks BILLIONS a day, yet we pay fees
just for them to hold our money? This is why putting more money into a local bank will put a huge dent on the corporate banks, and why simply taking
cash out and setting it aside for your spending through the week will put an even bigger dent. This is how it was just a few years ago, before they
could fool everyone by manipulating electronic data. Add to this a simple choice to spend a few more cents on products that are made in America and
sold by LOCAL vendors and you have the makings of a fairytale ending.
I know it's so much easier to go to Wal-Mart than it is to find perhaps 2 different local stores that carry your wares. It's easier to go to McDonalds
drive thru in 10 minutes than it is to spend 20 shopping for healthy organic food and another 30 to cook it. I get it. But so do TPTB and they are
absolutely counting on this type of behavior and have set up every kind of mechanism, trick and trap to keep you living this way. This is why the plan
being developed here is so simple. It doesn't involve politics, religion, or any special interest. It doesn't insult anyone or break any laws. It
isn't radical. It's simple and easy to do. It's easy to educate others to do. It's time to make this happen and thanks to the members here on ATS, a
plan is forming that could very well lead to big changes.
All revolutions start with an idea of a single person and spread from there. I don't care whose idea it is, we need one that works and I feel very
strongly that this is it and can be done without a shot fired or a single drop of bloodshed if we all make the right choices and get behind something
Again, thanks to all who have contributed. I will be adding things to this post as things progress. I'm going to start a campaign called "Stop Feeding
the Pig(s)" specifically aimed at educating the public of the fraud called the Federal Reserve and on how the people of this country, and any other
country, CAN take back OUR money from these greedy pharaohs and reclaim a true sense of freedom.
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