Sunday, August 21, 2016

Self-Sufficiency: A Local Solution to a Global Problem

Via comment by Sioux on The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms: A Government ...

"Another great analysis of the Problem, but VERY WEAK on Solutions - There is no hope if you think electing "better people" will get us anywhere. TPTB need to be more afraid of us than they currently are. We need to start thinking of constructive and practical ways to hurt them through economic and social/political boycott and active resistance. Anyone got any good ideas out there short of going off the grid?
Here is my starter list: 1) Don't buy any products or use services from the Enemy corporations."


When thinking about "solutions" many are quick to cite organizing a protest and taking to the streets.

Let's for a moment consider the mechanics of a protest, what it might accomplish, and what it may leave to be desired.

Take Glenn Beck's disingenuous 2010 "Restoring Honor" event in Washington D.C. It drew thousands of honest, well-intentioned people from all over the United States. Indeed, thousands of people filled up their Fortune 500 made cars with gas from Fortune 500 oil companies, drove countless miles, stopping along the way at Fortune 500 fast food restaurants, stayed at Fortune 500 run hotels, and stocked up on supplies purchased at Fortune 500 Walmart. They slaked their thirst under the hot August sun with cans of Fortune 500 Pepsi and Coke, and at the end of the day, they drove home, paid their Fortune 500 cable subscriptions to watch their Fortune 500 media reports, most likely on News Corporation's Fox News, a Council on Foreign Relations corporate member.

At best, all a protest will lead to, while we are so hopelessly dependent on this system, is a round of musical chairs inside the political arena, with perhaps superficial concessions made to the people. The vector sum however, will still be decidedly in favor of the global corporate-financier oligarchy.

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