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Originally posted by XxNightAngelusxX
When I watch documentaries like "Walmart, high cost for low price" and ect, it becomes more and more apparent that small businesses, farms, and any kind of independent producing functions are being squeezed out. We all know that TPTB want to suck the independence and freedom from us until we're spineless and dependent.
For example; I grew up in the city here in Tennessee, and although some people out of my family used to hunt, none of them hunt anymore. Know why? Because they don't need to anymore. My grandparents can get to a superstore of some kind wherever they are. So, I don't know how to hunt. I have a general idea, but that's limited to what you can learn from hunting videos on youtube. I have never shot an animal, and I don't know if I could... much less rip its skin off and dig through its organs. I don't know which animals are better to eat, which ones have more protein, which ones are more prone to disease, or anything.
I also have no idea where to find herbs, or what they look like. Which plants are edible, which ones are poison.
You know why I don't know anything about that stuff?
Because I grew up in the city, with a family that always had government assistance, or accepted free food from the methodist churches. No one in my family had to hunt, because they preferred the hand-outs.
You know what I do for fun? Half the time, it involves some kind of technology.
That disgusts me.
I love chicken, its my favorite meat... but I have no idea where it comes from, how its processed, killed, cleaned, or how it lived when it was alive. The only thing I know is that there are packages of chicken thighs at Kroger for three dollars, and they taste good. If Kroger and the other big stores were gone, I'd have no idea how to get chicken... or any kind of meat.
I used to fish for fun when I was a kid, but I always threw the fish back. I don't know how to clean, scale, gut, or cook it.
You know what I know how to do?
Budget whatever fixed amount comes in on EBT, or from work. Make sure we can buy enough food for the next month. Sure, that's a good skill, but without the money, the standard job, the bank accounts, and the superstores, who knows where food would come from?
I know how to clean the apartment when its dirty, and do dishes. I know how to fix a broken playstation, and how to cook instant foods. And, when I was younger, I used to steal from stores, and it was a skill of mine. But that's about it.
When I was introduced to the world of conspiracies, I made my own website, dragged all my friends to it, and had a small little club of theorist teenagers for a while. But you know what we did? We logged on, to talk about conspiracies, or we met at my house to talk conspiracies. We never actually went to the streets to open eyes, and we never tried to learn to hunt, use weapons, obtain our own food, obtain and filter our own water, or make a plan of how to build a more independent life from government assistance, big business, and the overwhelming beast of American government that constricts society until we have no independence left. The most we ever did was practice shooting bottles with bb guns.
I live in an apartment with my fiance and two roomates. We struggle to make the bills, and still have food, even though we don't have EBT anymore.
I don't want this anymore. I hate feeling dependent on the big machine that I hate. I want us to learn how to make it on our own.
We've made a plan to move to a town in the middle of nowhere, where we have forests and places to hunt, and we have plenty of free space to spend time outside rather than inside watching tv.
Does anyone else want to break away from the dependence drug? Where do I start?
It's like starting from scratch. I don't have a roll model for this, because I don't really personally know anyone who lives off the land or away from the city. I know a few online, but that's it.
I want us to break away from this way of life.
Where do we start?