|SKULLTRIPPER: BLOG OF DOUG|
global economic and political issues
Weve spent a lot of time and energy discovering and discussing the problems of global indebtedness, corporate involvement in governing, taxation, and legislation schemes favoring these corporations. It's pretty clear what is gong on. Politicians jump when the money walks in and all their previous assertions that they are there for the little guy are promptly forgotten.
In contrast, not a lot of solutions have been put forward. Due to the incredible powers governments have handed themselves, even criminal offences go totally unpunished in the ruling elitist clubs.
Military corporations thrive on conflict and huge money is made through the destruction of lives, homes and public infrastructure. Again, what to do. What to do...
Can the lowly potato offer a solution?
Most of the evils of our time can be traced to the "love of money" It may further be noted that what passes for money these days is mostly nothing more than numbers on a screen and that these numbers are totally disconnected from any direct comparison of value. They have exactly the value that the possessor feels they have and no more. The value of fiat currency is constantly fluctuating based on the amount there is available for purchasing purposes. In fact, most of what we call money these days has been borrowed on a future we can only hope will meet our expectations. In these areas, governments, military and other corporations are extremely vulnerable.
Every gardener has probably noticed that what he produces in his own yard is free of taxation. He can grow his own food, harvest it, cook it and eat it in his own home without triggering a tax. Not so if he harvests his crop in the local grocer! The money he spends on the food from the store is not the only money he gives up as he has first to pay to travel to work to earn it, pay the income tax and all deductions and only then can he use the funds left over to buy his food. The same of course applies to hunting, fishing, berry-picking, fuelwood harvesting and so on. A huge indirect benefit for the hunter-gatherer. A side benefit is you get to make a little cut in the funding of the military industrial complex.
The same thing applies to bartering. Your neighbor and you can conspire to produce products you are unwilling to produce for yourselves and simply swap without triggering taxation. And again, a little less revenue flows to the empire.
Now, I'm not suggesting that if we all grow potatoes, wars will cease the world over and bluebirds will sing in every tree. Far be it from me to hint at such a lofty result. In fact, all manner of evil is likely to go on through the bloody future of this thing called mankind. Central banks would simply inject more cash into the banking system, resulting in higher and higher paper profits for the wealthy and hyper-inflation for anyone requiring their products.
My point is really, that the more independent we can as individuals become, the more difficult it will be to simply tax us all into slavery to a government gone mad with power. We on the ground need to pull together a lot more in the future and not let ourselves be divided by those who profit from division and conflict.
what if we could get to a point where we ourselves could become independent from the financial system to the point where we would refuse cash for our services and request payment in useful products or hard silver, gold or copper instead? Now wouldn't that be neat? No income tax!
Of course, this sort of mass disobedience would surely result in a counter-assault of some kind such as escalating property taxes payable immediately in public currency and that sort of thing. The beast will not be happy. Yet it's becoming clear enough to anyone even half awake that our world leaders are leading us into worldwide famine, mass public uprisings and likely nuclear conflict. Something has to be done.
So Rrrroll up your sleeves and grow some spuds !
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