reply to post by OptimusCrime
If you want to take my points personally, feel free, though I am not talking about you as a person specifically, nor did I call you any names.
The assumptions I make are about people in general, and they are moreso observations.
Considering I am surrounded by "modern medicine" and I got to doctors and I purchase my own medications through outlets other than pharmacies, I do
believe I know, for the most part, how modern medicine works. The practices I employ might be shady and not necessarily considered "legal" in the
United States, but it works, and no one gets hurt for it. Like I said before, some people have the stones to go against legislation that is
unconstitutional and irrational, while others have to stick within the confines of the predisposed system.
As for your counterpoints:
A. Medications for pets have the same if not more stringent guidelines to follow. 800 mg of Amoxicillin is the same thing when giving it to a horse as
it is giving it to a human, as are the thousands of other drugs available.
B. None of those things are NEEDED for survival. They are tools that make processes that already existed easier to perform. Not to mention that
vitamin C treatments have shown equal to, if not better results than radiation treatment, yet is underfunded by pharmaceutical companies because they
can't make bank of herbal remedies.
C.D. Indoor gardening, once again, is not hard. You can do it even if confined to a wheelchair. Your point holds no ground as anyone I know who
couldn't accomplish minimal garden is either in a nursing home or living with in home care that could help them.
My money is needed because that is what people have chosen to trade with in America. I do some bartering, but sadly not everything is accustomed to
ways of old. The money I do make goes towards utilities that make life easier and allow me to talk to fine people like you. I don't have "extra
money" because I choose only to make as much as I need and the rest goes towards making myself even more self sustainable. I am human, and I do enjoy
some finer things out of life as well, so consider me a "tool of the system".
But I am far removed compared to the average Joe. I don't give extra money away because that would be promoting the one thing this entire topic is
against: dependence on money. The fact is that these people who "need money" don't "need" money at all. They need time and effort put in by
themselves, and where they can't, their families and communities.
That is why I volunteer my time, my experience, my sweat to help people so that maybe this society can learn a little something from my actions
instead of thinking that money can buy you everything.
Because when you go full circle, back to the original intention of this topic - the fact remains. When money is gone and no one accepts it, for those
people who are dependent on the system, they will either adapt (quickly if they didn't prepare) or they will die. Those dependent on the medical
system - they will die. Those dependent on the government for their livelihood - they will die.
You adapt or die. The world is changing fast and we soon are not going to live in the land of good and plenty anymore, where medical service,
prefabbed housing, and precooked food is all going to be available down the corner. When that time comes who will be prepared?
The people that took my advice and the advice of the many other knowledgeable posters here on ATS. The rest, regrettably, will die.
Thus is history.
And history will continue no matter how much you fight it.