I think everyone understands that currently we are feeding the beast. Our taxes go to pay mere interest on the debt of the US and any other country you might be in is in the same boat. We have energy, we want to be productive, but as it stands that productivity is either wasted or used to dig you further into a hole.
So what do we do? We know that some, in fact a great many individuals barely have any sort of awareness to speak of and regardless of if you're energy is present or not. These sheeple are going to keep feeding the beast and if fact have become quite dependent on it.
So it would seems that the law of necessity dictates a compromise be met. The sheeple to whom are fully dependent on the system also expect you to honor them. Thus when they ask for Federal Reserve Notes in exchange for goods and services, what you give them is Federal Reserve Notes. This is what they expect and what you must give them in order to remain in honor.
So how does one not feed the beast and maintain their honor? Sure many resort to not paying taxes, but does this act alone remove them from liability? No... so if you want to not pay taxes, you must remove yourself from the equation of liability to that system so that you pay no taxes and feed not the beast.
What makes one liable? Under the doctrine on E Pluribus Unum; citizenship is what makes one liable. Citizen is your military post in this standing army. The resident (rez-identity); identity of the dead thing, has re-sided in Wonderland.
Well, I'm not trying to take sides here, but since I have sided here for now and recognize it as not where I belong, then I'm gonna re-side someplace else... Just as soon as I figure out where I do belong...
Which is mostly to do what I'm doing here on this planet and what think about myself... For example: I use to believe I was a High-rise Window Cleaner, but then i realized that this was only something I had been doing. I use to think of myself as a Martial Artist, but at some point life got in the way and left some skill behind while acquiring new ones. Forever drawing upon my past experiences. Experiences which have not only shaped my character, but trained me into particular habits. Some are very conducive to condition of wage-slaving-window-washing 40 story phallic symbols in the middle of downtown owned by the bankers... IDK... there's something about always being on the outside looking in and always getting a good look at yourself in the process... curious how it takes a Mason to build all this but a Window Cleaner to de-bug it... I can't tell you how many times I've hung my tail out over the edge of some building in the dead of winter and some obscure hour hovelling over bucket of hot soapy water and asked myself, "What am I doing here?!" I mean how much self abuse can a guy take? How much of it can he take knowing he is the root of his abuse??? Is he sane? Can he be? Is it even a possibility if one realizes what one is doing is wrong and yet continues to practice what he knows to be wrong?
Where am I going with this? As I it the whole of society is very very sick. Myself included, there are no exceptions... But I'm trying to get better... I don't know what the total solution is or all the solution which may exist, but I feel with out this one, of Self Determination, to be established among the other nations of the world is the only way to change the world if indeed it can be.
I don't know what the future holds, there may be some Thoreauvian influences I don't know I'm rather new to it myself...
Here is my interpretation of the message from the system to all of us that I get...
"You did not create this system, you dare not tear it down. If you don't like it, go off and create a system of your own and live the way you want to live, but don't you dare tell us how to run this plantation..."
So what are you gonna do?; keep railing against them? When they aren't gonna change? After they told you to go head and go create you own system and live in peace under that one? If whomever keeps railing against this system, this system will merely keep responding to the aggression. So again, how much self-abuse can one put themselves threw? Well we might be watching it beginning to unfold even now, brewing somewhere...
...and if you do not come out to do that, then you're in it and they don't have anything more to say or hear about it, but they did build a wall for you pound your head against if you so chose. I don't know about you but I'm not really game. As I said I'm trying to get better...
This is why I don't believe in civil disobedience or global non-compliance... I'm not trying to be a civilian and I'm not trying to be disobedient, just as I am not trying to non-comply, but rather I'm trying to comply and exercise Self Determination under the international protocols for the establishment thereof. Maybe I'm all wet, but that's the message I'm getting...
And the whole of society which has been sickened with endless bread and circus... They aren't gonna get better until you get better. So it all comes back to you and what you think of yourself. Who you are and who you're not. Are you willing to step up and take responsibility? Or inclined to idle and wait for a miracle from God, the construction of a machine-god, the appearance of the Maitreya, or the second coming of Christ?
I'm not waiting for a hero to save us and I'm not gonna stand here and wait.
*sorry double post, my internet is sticking...*
But here is something I forgot to add... If you sue the FDA you're playing with fire. They can extend protections to the FDA if it serves them and on the same token they can ungrant you your civil rights and if you lose all protection. You just out there hangin' in the wind.
Gwen Ceylon said:
So what does that look like Absalom on a practical level? Get out of the mortgage system, let my house go back the bank - then go live on my property that I do possess title for. Then somehow change my US citizen status? I can see Jesse's point of using the current systems, but as a stop gap, until we can move to another set of systems. And control your purchasing power. I think I can see where that applies. Continue to work, make money, and perhaps even invest, but use the money earned towards purchasing things that will ensure self-reliance and sustainability for oneself. Maybe you still play the stock market but only invest in companies producing alternate energy systems or healthful food production. Then ensure you are a consumer of those particular goods. Enough of us do that then it drives those company's growth and steers the country towards more sustainable ways. I see some of my friends who seem to need certain things like the nice new car and the big flat screen TV. The nice new car isn't valued at any where near what they paid, but with it comes higher registration fees, higher insurance premiums, a loan with interest, and because of the bank loan it required them to get comprehensive insurance as a certain minimum level, and then on top of that they bought into the hype of needing underinsured and uninsured motorists insurance. They bought into the 401k retirement system putting a portion of their pay into a system that isn't designed for them to ever actually earn a retirement. Then they sit on their sofa watching this TV they laid out a bunch of money for, but have to buy cable in order to watch anything remotely decent on it - all the while complaining that they don't have any money to do what they truly want to do - live freely. These friends think I'm nutz not having a TV or cable, driving a 10 yo truck have liability which is the minimum required by law that I perform maintenance on, and do invest in the 401k system. But all the while I am using my money to purchase outright and build on my off-grid property. I don't waste my time sitting in front on the TV when instead I work on my two businesses reselling earth-friendly products and my services as a landscaper/gardening consultant. On Saturdays I don't go out on my shopping excursions like a lot of people will blowing my paycheck on cheap chinese crap at the Great Wal-ofChina. If I do buy things its items for self-resiliency - a water distiller, solar panels, food supplies, etc.... and for entertainment I don't drink at the bars on weekends - I go to bed early and get up to early to tend to my garden. Is that the kind of incremental change? And when we reach a tipping point of enough people living this way, less caught up in the same old crazy maze, systems/companies will naturally bend towards supporting it?
Irma Carew D.M. said:
There are many who live in cities and are of low income, dependent on government programs and charities for life sustaining support. I have been working on a program which I call personal power, training the mind to see that positive choices bring positive gains. My program also focuses on raising consciousness and self-healing through positive thinking. I have noticed though, that the most underpriveledged communities are not interested in spiritual or mental growth, but rather on essential needs. I beg everyone's forgiveness with what I am about to say, because it seems I am being mean, but I really do not know of any other way to say this, this group of people, and there are hundreds right here in my home town, are what I would call "takers", not givers. How can we equipt these people to be self sufficient? They rely on charity for necessities and use their own limited resources for drugs and alcohol. I have been pondering this for some time.
Irma: You obviously care about people and I applaud your efforts to help those in need. People in pain tend to numb themselves with drugs and alcohol. It is difficult for them to break out of the paradigm of victimhood. By design, society is taught not to value spiritual power as real. Such concepts might sound too airy-fairy to those who are in survival mode. Few people truly realize the innate power each one of us has to change our world.
Did it ever occur to you that some folks don't want to be self-sufficient? Low self-esteem is at the root of poverty. This may sound cold... You can't save everyone, Irma. If your best efforts are wasted on those who won't help themselves, maybe your energies would be better spent on those who want to change their lives for the better.
Take care not to let the "takers" suck you dry.
Gwen Ceylon said:
Looking at the 54 intentional communities listed in AZ, most are in "forming" status. All but a very few have actually purchased land. Most are still just talking about it - looking for investors to buy it or someone to donate it. They've been talking about it for years some of them. One woman did purchase 82 acres - she owns the land, but to live there you have to pay her some sort of fee. Doesn't work for me - not interested in becoming a serf. In my mind it would have to be member owned - tenants in common, type of ownership. She also has rules about living there for various length trial periods - something about 30 days and then 90 days to make sure you fit in and get along with everyone. So what does that mean? First time you disagree with someone or don't like the yoga class you get voted off the island? Looking at what's out there currently, I think I'll stay on my course and continue building out my property. It's looking like I'll be going it alone because no one else seems to be able to mobilize into real action and do it.