posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 12:22 PM
These are a few ideas that have been brewing in my head for quite some time now--and don't get me wrong, I'm just a kid, I'm not gonna have all the
answers on a silver platter. NO ONE is. But I've been struggling for years over how "involved" I should be in all the truth movements--waking
people up, beginning the revolution, that ol' chestnut.
When people get passionate about a football game or a new game on the playstation, sometimes it really annoys me. I think, Do you know what's
going on in the government right now? How bout overseas? But my friend group isn't exactly the type to lead a revolution. Strange part is,
they're all aware of what's going on. I'm sure to update them whenever I learn more. But lately, I haven't been talking much about it, because it
usually never spawns any positive conversation. Understandably, of course... but come on. I'm not even that great of a person down to the bone, but I
CAN'T be the only one in our group that wants to find a solution to our mountain of problems.
Which lead me to some alternative possible solutions.
How, I ask myself every day, can I convince my loved ones to take action and win American back without them getting depressed, obsessed, and going all
"Alex Jones" on me? (I say that because Alex Jones is not a very happy human being, you can imagine why.) How can we make a difference, and still
preserve and embrace our alternative, odd-ball, dubstep-ish sub culture? (I hate dubstep, but all my friends adore it).
Then it hit me.
Making signs and preforming protests on overpasses, along with making conspiracy documentaries on youtube aren't the only way to take action. There
are a lot of down-to-the-root actions that make a lot of difference, and you wouldn't even have to change much in your every day life.
First of all, you've got to wrap your mind around every basic problem in our society.
When I say basic, I mean consider this; What are your values? What are your children's values? Who taught them to you? And in a survival
situation, how likely are you to survive? What are you capable of doing for yourself?
See, the problems are not only political.
And my friend group getting involved politically, while it would be emotionally and mentally moving for them (positively or not), it would make little
difference in the larger scheme of things. Gigantic alternative/truth movements are everywhere already, and while that's a GOOD thing, its not
something that really needs extra help to keep rolling in its ever-growing snowball formation. Basically, the truth movement is already big enough,
Here are the things I believe we, here in America (and other places, depending on your situations) need to work on;
1 - Most of you are meat eaters, right? Well, have you ever taken the time to look at those chicken thighs before you put them in the oven, and think;
I've never killed a chicken, but I eat them all the time. How many meat eaters in our country actually know how to hunt? It'd be wise to
learn. Just in case. Might not hurt to have the extra firearm-know-how too.
2 - How many fruits and veggies do you eat? Have you ever wondered where they come from? Do you know what kind of key nutrients are needed in
soil in order to grow edible plants? Have you ever planted a fruit or a veggie? If your stores suddenly stopped selling, or the prices of food
increased beyond any of your budgets, how would you continue your fruit and veggie diet? Learn how to garden.
3 - Ever wondered where your water came from? How to the folks at the company get it into your house, from that magical sink? Learn how to obtain your
own water. Just in case.
4 - How dependent on electricity are you? Do you know how to use a generator, or how to manifest a few solar panels for the roof of your house?
Something t think about.
5 - This one I can't stress enough--BUY AMERICAN. Family run grocery stores aren't yet completely out of business, I know that for a fact, because I
walk to one almost every day to do my shopping. It may be a LITTLE more expensive, but the cause you're serving is well worth it. Find your local
flea market. The flea market I routinely visit is run by folks who make their own supplies--for example, I bought a spiked bracelet, and I actually
spoke to the man who made it. None of the items are taxes, they're sold entirely by individuals--and they're MUCH BETTER quality than anything
you'll find in wal-mart. Speaking from experience here.
6 - Make sure your friends know the importance of changing little aspects of their lives in these ways. I know it may seem--especially to the folks
around my age--that learning all these basic skills is regression, but humanity can't live without those skills. Someone else is literally dong all
of this FOR you as of now. The only difference--after learning how to do it yourself--is that you'll no longer be dependent on some other entity for
basic needs. That is all important, if you don't want to crumble underneath the economy, whenever it decided to crash. Never overload your friends
with these ideas, of course, but suggest them--and make sure they know why it matters so much. If we make our own food and only purchase from
Americans, we're not relying on other items imported from Chinese or Indonesian slaves, and we're not relying on our government corporations. THAT
is how we make them fall. Refuse to support them, at all costs. Its a little harder, but well worth it.
7 - Doing all of these things will inevitably result in something priceless, something we all need. Networking. You will make other friends who garden
and hunt, and you will develop connections with American clothes makers, food producers, etc. That way, if TSHTF in our lifetime, we will already have
our own community to fall back on. That is monumental, and although you can't completely see it right now, having this community here at home will
give you peace of mind, knowing you're not relying on a corrupt government and Chinese slaves to get by. Ever wonder what you could do for Chinese
and Indonesian sweat shop workers? By refusing to buy their goods, you're not just rebuilding American independence--you're putting those
corporations out of work.
Its a long process, but if enough of us take part and remain unyielding, we WILL make a huge difference. Maybe not overnight, but it will happen,
And I know I'm only stating common facts to some of you ATSers, those who already grow food and hunt their meat, those of you who already have
themselves situated completely. I guess this post is mostly for folks of my generation. I am 20 years old, and I have NEVER met anyone my age who has
any interest in regaining American independence or waking folks up. Not in person, anyway. I think that's a problem. And again, I don't want my
friends to become as upset and paranoid as I am--that's why I give it so much thought.
I hope some of you out there closer to my age, or maybe adults who haven't yet attempted to gain their independence, give it some thought. Just had
to lay my thoughts out there, ATS, and none of the more serious forum areas seemed right for me to post this, so.... general chit chat, food for
God speed, everyone~