Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Disengagement from the system


The general theme of most politically aware liberty minded preppers has been to “circle the wagons” it has been the general theme of my various blogs from about 2000. The “world” cannot be saved, we need “the Great Winnowing” a great test of fire - I don’t want it, I fear and dread what I know will happen but if humanity is to be free and not decline into de-evoloutionary drone slavery we need to make sure the oligarchy and parasitic classes do not make it out of the “the Great Winnowing” intact.

This blog post is interesting because it expresses an aspect of this thought he expresses as "Disengagement from the system” and the practical application of that thought is worth pursuing.

While I am unfamiliar with “Fred” I found this post worth reading, even if I cannot recommend (nor discourage) the other material because I am completely unfamiliar with his positions.

I have found over the years that the best gems of thought do not always come from sources you may think and that discounting content due to “general position” is downright foolish.

A few teasers from the post:

"When a country works reasonably well—when the schools teach algebra and not governmentally mandated Appropriate Values, when the police are scarce and courteous, when government is remote and minds its business and works more for the benefit of the country than for looters and special interests, then pledging to it a degree of allegiance isn't foolish. Decades back America was such a country..."

"As decline begins, and government becomes oppressive, self-righteous, and ruthless yet incompetent, as official spying flourishes, as corruption sets in hard, and institutions rot, it is time to disengage. Loyalty to a country is a choice, not an obligation. In other times people have loved family, friends, common decency, tribe, regiment, or church instead of country. In an age of national collapse, this is wise.” "A fruitful field of disengagement might be called domestic expatriation—the recognition that living in a country makes you a resident, not a subscriber. It is one thing to be loyal to a government that is loyal to you, another thing entirely to continue that loyalty when the Brown Shirts march..."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

$200 micro shelter

Shelter does not have to be an example of debt slavery.

Homeless is often a mindset and lack of effort, remember many respected “self reliance” advocates lived in self-bulit shelters to both save money and remove themselves from the rat-race.