It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


10 New Year's Re-Solutions For Non-violent Rebellion

page: 1

log in


posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 08:15 PM
Just came across this article and thought fellow ATSers might enjoy it and take some ideas from it.

I do believe that in our current times, with complete lunacy run amok in the levels of power & "authority", and a repetitious abuse and useage of the average tax-paying individual, it is time to begin figuring a different way of being, and acceptance and compliance of these endless abuses of power being heaped upon us.

My feeling is that peace activists such as Ghandi showed the way to do this most effectively: Through peaceful non-cooperation and non-compliance. No laws need be broken, no blood necessarily need be shed.

Instead, look at what DRIVES and MOTIVATES the sources behind these measures. What keeps them in power, and keeps us DISempowered through our actions in relation to them?

The answer is CONFORMITY and COMPLIANCE. Without either of these, they lose all power to continue manipulating, using, and abusing us.

The key is to quit playing their game. Step OUTSIDE of it. See it for what it is, and no longer partake in it.

How does one go about doing it? The first step is in the RECOGNITION of what it is, and who is behind it. Once this is fully known, the following steps are some good ones that can be incorporated as a start to no longer cooperating WITHIN this structure:

Because our representative democracy has become a fraud, and the media and courts are clearly shills for the oligarchs, our only action appears to be non-violent rebellion; one person and community at a time. We can expose the crimes and immorality of the corporate state through civil disobedience and conscientious objection. We can punish multinational companies who commit flagrant fouls on humanity and the environment by boycotting them. Additionally, we can peacefully regain our liberty by becoming less dependent on the system for our basic needs.

Here are ten solutions through non-violent activism:

1. Buy Local Food: One of the most powerful cartels that has their tentacles into government is the food cartel. Their agenda has been to control the basic resources of food (corn, wheat, soy, rice). The best way to conquer this cartel is by eating local; produce your own food, join and contribute to local cooperatives, and engage your neighbors and community for more local food solutions. Local co-ops are also a great place to trade locally crafted goods and even services. Obviously, do your best to avoid GMO food and eat organically when you can. Finally, be vocal and active in your opposition to GMO foods and the cartel control of the FDA.

2. Become More Self-Sufficient: Our modern society has made us dependent on something or someone other than ourselves for most necessities such as electricity, food, water, medicine, security, and education. This dependence puts us at the direction or disposal of the cartel state. Therefore, the only entity that has the power to grant us liberty is ourselves; and we can take back our independence through self-sufficiency. Being self-sufficient means learning skills that will help you and your family survive economic downturns or other emergencies. These skills may also help you to be less dependent on your job as they'll make you a useful independent producer. Lead your neighborhood and community toward production and away from dependence.

3. Get Healthier: The increasing pace of life seems to offer a wealth of distractions from the importance of living a truly healthy and free life. Our modern world offers easy choices like fast-food in place of fresh produce; TV in place of reading, exercise, or meditation; Internet social networks in place of meaningful personal relationships, etc. Identify the areas lacking in your own life and resolve to make the necessary changes that will increase your physical fitness, mental acuity, and your spiritual evolution. These three areas are what truly sustain us in both good times and bad -- not smart phones, computer games, and the virtual world.

4. Buy Silver and Gold: America desperately needs a monetary revolution before the dollar experiment completely collapses. Like all revolutions this must start from a groundswell of rebellious action. A good place to start is to convert your devaluing dollars to physical gold and silver. This will punish the banks, especially JP Morgan and the Federal Reserve, as well as protect your assets. Furthermore, if the dollar continues to collapse, silver and gold may well become a viable currency in society once again, as it already is in some parts of Michigan. Buying junk silver is something anyone can afford to do and is highly recommended.

5. Expose the Agenda: The "agenda" is one of consolidation of wealth, power, and control in every facet imaginable. The international elite are approaching near one-world control, which they call full spectrum dominance of economies and societies. In other words; national, local, and individual sovereignty is all but gone. It is extremely important to engage your local community, especially community leaders and police, to reiterate their obligation to serve the local community under the Constitution, and not to follow illegal Federal demands. Above all, do not give in to the temptation of apathy as you begin to learn more about the systems of control. These systems first count on your ignorance, then they count on laziness. Finally, say what you stand for such as peace, liberty, and genuine justice with even more force than shouting about what you oppose.

6. Boycott: In the U.S. it has become obvious that a system has taken hold which is economically designed for one thing: consumption. This is the value that each person has been given from birth. So, one key way to assert your power and value in such a system is to vote with your wallet. Every purchase you make either contributes to, or boycotts this corporatist structure. Become aware of who the real owners are and what inhumane practices are behind the products you purchase, so that you can make intelligent choices that support your health and promote justice. Additionally, it is important to learn the true contents of the products you buy, so that you don't fall prey to slick advertising and corporate misdirection. Join or create campaigns to educate shoppers and force better labeling of products so it is easier for others to consciously boycott them.


posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 08:33 PM
It's great to see such a pro-active thread. I get tired of the whingers who decry others efforts at exposing the truth.

I posted up the rest here:

7. Local Politics: Forget wasting any of your energy and resources on Federal politics -- they have sold out long ago to the higher authorities that fund their multi-million dollar campaigns. Instead, get involved in small town politics and community initiatives. The future will be built from the ground up, starting right in your own neighborhood. Local politics is where you can affect tangible changes. Everything from removing chemicals from public water, to throwing the TSA out of your local airport, or refusing military recruitment or fusion centers in protest of the war on terror, can be accomplished at the local level. Each minor victory will send shock waves to other small communities and the country as a whole, so be sure to document the steps you have taken to achieve victory, then share your story for others to emulate.

8. Military refusal: Do not contribute to fraudulent wars, and do not succumb to the pressure of feeling "unpatriotic." There are countless groups of veterans who have seen through the government lies that have led to unnecessary deaths, as well as the financial destruction of the country. There is, in fact, no more patriotic action that can be taken than to demand that our military be used properly to strengthen the country, rather than to weaken it. For some, there is absolutely no excuse for war, ever, and merely the act of showing up contributes to this affliction. It is a profound resolution of courage to live by your convictions. So, if opposing the fraudulent wars is your main issue, file as a conscientious objector and contribute to peace instead of war. As Gandhi said, "There is no path to peace; peace is the path."

9. Don't Use Banks: The banks have proven to be some of the most immoral, dare we say "evil," institutions on the planet. Besides their Ponzi-style Wall Street casino and mortgage/foreclosure fraud, they also profit heavily from wars, Mexican drug gangs, and fleecing the public. Some are finding their actions so horrific that they'd prefer to default on their debts rather than give them another dime. That may be extreme given the consequences; however, we can at least vow not to take on any new bank financing of any kind -- mortgages, credit cards, or car loans, etc. Where possible, bank with local credit unions instead of the big banks that make up the cartel. Another powerful action is to start or support a regional competing currency. On the Federal level, we can tell our Congress reps to support Ron Paul's effort to legalize competing currencies nationwide.

10. Tax Resistance: Becoming a tax resister is a hardcore action of civil disobedience that comes with serious consequences -- unless of course you're Tim Geithner who gets to say "oops, my bad" in order to qualify as the head of collecting said taxes. However, when the electoral process and two-party system proves to be a farce, corporations clearly win on every issue, and the will of the people is no longer represented in the media or the courts, people are left with little choice but non-violent rebellion in all its forms. Tax rebellion is often cited by conscientious objectors who oppose how the government uses taxpayer dollars to fund immoral deeds such as war, authorizing torture, building the police state, and fraudulent bank bailouts. A second group of tax protesters refuse to file because they don't believe income taxes to be lawful under the Constitution.

edit on 28-12-2010 by Namaste1001 because: spelling

posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 09:06 PM
reply to post by DimensionalDetective

yeah stop paying your taxes and see what happens trust me it will not be so peaceful. and lets say everyone stops but companies will not stop paying taxes so they will get sales tax and all the workers in the company will be forced to pay their taxes or resign or be fired then what? They will ship away the jobs to china or some other 3rd world country where it will cost 25% of what you got paid to do the same work. Your logic is to simplistic

posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 11:27 PM
reply to post by pcrobotwolf

Your point is well taken and I respect and understand your stance.

That being said, are you aware that the legality and constitutionality of the 'income tax' itself is in serious question?

Do you realize that the IRS is a private corporation, and an extension of ANOTHER private corporation, the federal reserve?

So while most of the population CONFORMS and hands a nice chunk of their incomes over to these institutions, this is also a VOLUNTARY measure, which, if not cooperated with on a wide scale, could likely be quite effective.

Just sayin.

posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 07:09 AM
Agreed on all points, however to follow through with such ideas you will be breaking laws and may spend time in jail or face fines.
Our legal system is here to enforce compliance with governmental mandates and recent laws are being enacted to restrict such activities as growing your own food, gathering rainwater, making yourself energy independent etc.
While Gandhi is a fine example there are many others much closer to home well worth studying such as , American coal miners, steel workers, textile workers and people such as Big Bill Haywood or Mother Jones.

Those who read history know that freedom and reform come at great cost. Hundreds if not thousands have died on strikes and protests at the hands of riot police, national guard and mercenaries such as the Pinkerton agency.

If you seriously threaten the system rest assured the system will seriously threaten you. It takes great courage and resolve to carry through on such a course and often you will fail, be ignored or even worse publicly vilified for trying to save the freedoms that are our right by birth. You will not be recognized for your sacrifice, you will be blacklisted by employers and friends and family will often think you are mentally unstable and in need "of help".
If you are willing to lose everything then you may have a chance at freedom.
Yet without freedom we have nothing worth losing anyhow.

posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 07:23 AM
Interesting.. Some good ideas there.. Although walked away from it long ago and am fully self sufficient.. Good to see workable ideas for people to follow.

posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 09:40 PM
I say instead of saying "oh see what happens if you don't pay" or any other lame responses, go and at least study the income tax and the laws surrounding it. You don't have to stop paying taxes if you are afraid, we understand. But for those of us who have read and researched the laws of the income tax have seen what happens and see it every year. NOTHING! They try to intimidate you and scare you but that IS IT! They know the jig is up sooner or later but ignorance keeps them in business. So stop using scare tactics you've heard on TV or by other people, research it yourselves and next year or the year after you will join us. BUT ONLY IF YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Its a sham people DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. I recommend you keep what you work so hard to earn, but that's just me I guess. Anyway I know I haven't paid income taxes voluntarily for the last 3 years, and now I have a little more sanity in my life knowing I make good money and I get to keep it, LEGALLY!

Oh and don't pull the who's gonna take care of the roads crap anymore as the roads I see every day get worse and worse as the day goes by and they don't use the income tax money for roads anyway.

new topics

top topics


log in