Psy0p mode ON
Primary mission: ANTI-DISPAIR
Secondary mission: LAUGHTER
Define acronym TPTB: These are the slimes that buy mens’ souls.
This is no time for dispair. Even if you think that the future holds lives that are ‘solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short,’ there is still work to be done. The future is unformed and might be made better than it would be otherwise.
Ordinary people are not responsible for the specific flaws in ruling institutions. We the People are actively prevented from seeing how our laws (or sausages) are made. When alternatives to TPTB’s institutions appear, many people switch. (Internet use UP, TV/radio/newspaper DOWN.) It is said that if two or more bugs are put into a jar, sealing and shaking the jar will cause the bugs to fight. Imo, there are invisible glass laws everywhere and the economy shakes worse than an earthquake. But…
You know. You obviously still read, you probably buy precious metals if you are able, and you probably would laugh at a politician if you had the chance. You are still seeking to learn, still actively seeking wisdom. Informed minds can intelligently prepare for the future, and your preps will make your future better than it will otherwise have been. You are not alone.
We know. The internets can connect a Colorado mountainside cabin with monks thousands of kilometers away. We who know are yet few, but we feel the wind of truth at our backs. Some of us think the truth will set us free, and some will tolerantly laugh at that, but still, we seek, we learn, we will not stop. We seek learning and we seek those who know. Learning is a one-way street, so our numbers must grow.
We are unpredictable and/or unprofitable, we who know. We may be like kindling in a cast-iron stove waiting for a match… or a barnful of straw awaiting a spark. We who know become less useful to TPTB, for we seek fairness and justice. We will not hold still for sheeple-shearing, and actively share knowledge of how to avoid it.
We know that we are dealing with whores. Money whores can always be bought (or rented). Since their morals are cheap, let us be the buyers! There are few of us, but we will be pandered to if we demand it, for as long as we demand it (eternal vigilance is the price of liberty!). We have money, which is also ‘leverage’ over people. (If I asked you ‘How many grams of Au would induce you to mow my lawn?’ I would alway get a numerical answer. That’s ‘leverage’ over your future behavior, if I have enough gold.) We have the ur-Money, the money of the ancients, that which has always held value. We have whore uber-leverage. The competing F1AT currency leverage is shrinking. What’s not to like?
They have the ghost of wealth and we want the metals. They have lies and we are finding the truth. They have limitless greed and we have had enough. Which side is worth being on and betting on? (Is it still worth it if you’ll lose?)
We are not responsible for the state of the world that we were born into. We can only work with what’s here already. The future is ours to shape. There is a chance that this might be fun. We may break the spell of sheeple conformity. We know the Empire has no moral clothes. We know that the Empire has to, at minimum, put on some pants.
And soon, imo. If not, too many of us will run away. The Empyre has sheeple to spare, but it also needs people intelligent enough to be engineers and programmers and physicists… the very people who remain smart enough to notice that banksters remain free while druggies get jail time instead of competent medical care. The employees hardest to replace are the people who realize that We Can Do Better. [blatant psy0p mode OFF as I cannot make myself compare/contrast BTIWOB with BAU again. (Oops. Psyop mode must take a few seconds to deacivate. Sorry.)]
It is probably true that business corrupts everything it touches. It corrupts politics, sports, literature, art, labor unions and so on. but business also corrupts and undermines monolithic totalitarianism. Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. Eric Hoffer
“…someone attempts to compel someone else to practice a rare skill through bullying and bluster. Sometimes this approach will work, but in most other cases the code will have strange, difficult-to-reproduce bugs in it, the car’s tie-rod will fall out at speed, the toilet will turn into a sewage fountain after a heavy rain, and the dental work will play up AM radio all night long. All quite inexplicably: not knowing how anything works, the “project managers” will be unable to explain what happened. Dmitry Orlov
Non-violence is essentially non-co-operation. It expresses itself in the refusal to participate in the ordinary processes of society. It may mean the refusal to pay taxes to the government (civil disobedience), or to trade with the social group which is to be coerced (boycott) or to render customary services (strike). While it represents a passive and negative form of resistance, its consequences may be very positive. Reinhold Niebuhr from Moral Man & Immoral Society
“The state can’t give you freedom, and the state can’t take it away. Freedom is something you’re born with, and then one day someone tries to deny it. The extent to which you resist is the extent to which you are free.” U Utah Phillips
“. . . it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.” Patrick Henry March 23, 1775