Those cartoon characters we grew up watching that wanted to take over the world? Well, they are real and they have arrived in the form of our own U.S. government, George Soros, and others that seek to control every aspect of our lives, all with the help of a handful of big corporations, technology, and evil science.
I have come to a point that I literally cringe at patriotic flag-wavers and those who espouse that we live in the most free country in the world. Not because I don’t love my country, but I am ashamed of what has been done in our own name by evil people. We are not a free people and the tentacles of absolute control have got my alarm bells ringing almost every day. Our food supply and sources are controlled, our healthcare is controlled, our money is controlled, our communications are controlled, our educational system is controlled, and our press is controlled.
And I’m frustrated. I feel stuck in a system I didn’t ask for, I don’t believe in, and I don’t want. And sadly, I don’t see any way out. And I want to be free. I don’t want to live in a society such as the one depicted in Hunger Games. No, I’d rather be a Kaitniss and die trying to get out of it. Only the games do not appear to be in my favor.
I am not a prepper and I don’t have much in the way of resources, but here are my simple goals for gaining more personal freedom this year.
1. Get Unplugged
I love Facebook and my smart phone and I google everything. Enough. I vow to get off social media and go cold turkey. I am no longer going to help the NSA build my profile or read my emails any longer. I am going to get a more secure browser and an encrypted email. I’ve already turned off my television. I rarely ever turn it on to begin with. When I want fantasy, I’ll watch a move, not the news. And in case you don’t know, your television does listen to you and watch you if it is internet ready, as does your smart phone and your laptop. I don’t have any “smart” appliances because I live on the cheap, but if you do, get rid of them. I just read a few days ago that some phone chargers may be encrypted with a device to record your keystrokes. Folks, this is creepy and Orwellian.
2. Get Armed
I have never owned a gun and I have been saying for two years now I am going to purchase one. I have been looking at new furniture. Scratch that. I am now going to own a gun and learn to use it. I will learn to protect myself and my property. This is 101 and I have been remiss. I didn’t grow up in a family that had firearms and I have never handled them or been around them. Time for a change.
3. Get Away
I have always said I want to live as far away from the big city as possible. I don’t believe that living in the countryside gives anyone immunity to law enforcement gone amuck or bands of roving and desperate thieves, but I am going to see you coming. And I’m going to have a gun and go down with a fight. There will come a time when you may get your electric or your heat turned off because you are not complying. All of those smart technologies are going to report on you. I vow to weigh every superfluous purchase I make against this goal. Is this purchase going to get me where I need to be? If not, I am not going to buy it.
4. Get Educated
I have long been a believer that we are no longer in Kansas, but fear of ridicule that I am a conspiracy theorist or a full-blown nut job has kept my mouth tightly shut. No more. You don’t have to be a theorist when you read the headlines every day and even when you are just slightly intelligent, such as myself, it isn’t difficult to see our liberties are being eroded every day by our own government. I have scoffed at the puppet masters of media for a long time, but it is time to face reality. My grandchildren are not going to grow up in the same world that I did. They have come for our children, but I have news for you Uncle Sam, you don’t own them yet. I am going to do my part to let people know what is going on.
5. Get a Plan
I really don’t have the resources to prep, but I am going to make a concerted effort to do what I can to hedge against the out of control costs of food and necessities. Just today, I seen an article that the Consumer Price Index reported meat, chicken, fish, and eggs have reached their highest level to date and may continue to rise. If I normally eat out three times a week for around $8, then I am going to use that $24 to purchase extra supplies. I am also going to plan that spring garden again. I don’t have my own property or a place conducive to growing a lot of produce, but I need to continue to hone my skills at gardening. And besides, it pisses off city officials to grow your own garden and that puts a smile on my face.
6. Get a New Paradigm
I was reared during a time when you were expected to grow up, become self-sufficient from your parents, own a home, then ultimately grow alone living in your own comfortable home once the nest is empty. I don’t see this is as reality anymore. Jobs are scarce, costs are going to rise, and generations living together under the same roof is going to become a reality again. That means I must let go of a lot of ideas that may not happen—for myself, my children, and my grandchildren. The upside is maybe I will be able to contribute to my family becoming more secure and off the grid one day. Maybe I can educate my grandchildren or even home school them. Encourage those young, smart twenty-somethings we all know to learn new old skills. Many of them have already assessed their odds at succeeding in today’s world and have opted out of the game entirely. My nephew’s wife raises her own chickens and I think she is fabulous. The older I become, the more I realize it isn’t all about me anyway.
Having a new perspective on the world we live in that is based more in reality and less on fantasy, is a wonderful way to live your life. I vow to look at the world with a cold eye from here on out. I have a long row to hoe, as my grandmother would have said, but I’d rather feel like I am doing something to regain some personal liberty than do nothing at all. Give me about 60 days and I’ll let you know how I am doing. Reign well.