Ok, this is my first time starting a thread. Mods, I put this in Political, if there is a better place for it, please move it, thanks.
I recently joined ATS a few months back after lurking for much longer and I feel that it is time to throw an idea or two out here for the masses to
Everyday, I peruse the ATS contents and I can't help but notice (and partake at times) that many posts on here are about Guns, Gun Control, DHS &
bullets and pretty much awaiting major civil unrest and militaristic consequences. I am not going to dispute that something is afoot but I have been
entertaining a few thoughts in my head and want to share with you.
Money it seems is at the root of everything. TPTB have been controlling people with money for as long as the notion of a value based system has been
around. Yes, people, we value money because it was given a value and we were told to believe that if we traded papers/coins/shiny rocks/precious
metals of certain unit values that we would be trading fairly and equally in our transactions. Some of the coinage & paper we hold today costs more
to make than the value it represents. The system has been severely manipulated and almost all of the population has become slave to this way of
A long time ago, people used to barter with their neighbors. One item of a known, or agreed upon value for another item or some agreeable unit of
work. Folks also used to pitch in and raise a barn or house for the sheer satisfaction of being helpful to their neighbors and communities or as part
of a bargaining to get help on their own projects. We really never should have gotten so far from this way of life even with the technological
niceties we have today.
Now, TPTB seem to have us over a barrel and all but totally enslaved. We operate on the premise that we are feee to do whatever we want, especially on
our own (rented/mortgaged/possibly owned outright) property but the truth is that you can't do any construction or modifications to existing
structures without a permit ($) or you risk a fine($$$) see the fear element here? I am all for safety and I understand the need for permits to
ensure harmony in a neighborhood lest you want to build an ark and block your neighbors sun etc... But why pay? Why not just get approval? It costs
money to be part of society, that's why, you pay in to be a slave to the freedoms you want. Want to drive a car, same thing, buy into the licensed
driver's society. Anyhow, the government and banking systems have plenty of mechanisms in place to keep us needing to work in order to get time to
rest and enjoy life.
Here is the meat of my post, everyone is talking about how the government is going to be cutting us down for rising up against them. I am quite
self-sufficient, write software for a living but balance my life with mechanical skills, such as carpentry, metal working, metal casting, robotics,
gardening, alternative energy harvesting (wind/solar) and experimentation such as hydrogen and unity generator theories. I really wish more folks in
America were still self sufficient for we coudl head off a real revolution by organizing a US strike. If everyone did their part by stocking up
supplies and then one day simply all stop going to work producing for the masses and instead, stay at home and supply the household with whatever is
needed, like early pioneers did, maybe stop paying all your bills and eventualy the government and banks will have to do something (if there are any
people working in any of the offices anymore).
I know it is VERY UNREALISTIC given the scope of such an undertaking, especially since most of us don't know how to manufacture a sandwich, even,
anymore. But I was just wondering is there another way to stem the tide of TPTB without shots fired? Money is the root of the power. If we could get
along without it, bartering and creating what we need, we might be able to create the change we desire. I am not saying we need to do away with money
forever, we just need to understand our own value, what we bring to society as a person and a community before we really settle on an items worth. Why
do we have inflation, because any time TPTB feel that we are getting close to paying down our debts, they create more.
I know this is going to be viewed as a crazy man posting crazy ideas but I keep thinking there must be a way. For those of us here that aren't quite
onboard with President Obama, you will be happy to hear that my plan could work because we just need the other 49% of the population to stop
participating in the cycle [sarc.]
Well, let me have your thoughts? Anybody got any other whacked out ideas, I mean we might need to try something if we don't have guns and ammo,