Monday, October 24, 2011

There's a way...

Sometimes, I think about what would happen if...
To me, a lot of things could easily go very, very wrong, what the the world in the state it is in today. However, there is a way to assure that we can thrive. It wuld take a bit of ingenuity, a bit of sweat, but it could be done. After all, in this day and age, we have a multitude of resources at our disposal that our ancestors did not have. Yet, they managed to carve out a living, managed to organize and group together what they needed to build great nations.
It starts with a willingness to rely on oneself, and connect with one's neighbors
Each of us has certain skills and talents that are useful. Each of us can find the resources necessary to fulfill dreams.
When we are willing to put those talents to work for ourselves- instead of relying on Big Conglomerate Corporations and Big Government- then, and only then are we free from the chains that currently bind us.
We can make the products we need, and we can provide the services we want. We just have to be willing to do it- again.
In the past few years, many people have noticed a definite degradation in the quality of goods we can purchase from these Mega Companies, and many have noticed the containers getting smaller and smaller, while the prices of those goods keeps increasing. The way we can stop this madness is simple.
If we can no longer purchase soap that actually cleans, then we start to make it ourselves. If we don't like eating tampered with foods, like GMO's and GME's, we grow our own. If we don't like the price of cars, and the fact that you need a computer specialist to fix them, then we build our own. If we don't like our jobs being sent overseas, then we create jobs right here at home. If we don't like our clothes and goods falling apart and being made with dangerous materials, then we make our clothes right here, and we make our goods right here.
Who are these servants, that we pay, to tell us we cannot have incandescent lightbulbs if that it the safest lightbulb? We'll make our own, and buy our own. These factories are sitting vacant- let us put our resources together, purchase them, and start using them again to manufacture the products we actually do want to have.
I recently saw a historic shirt manufacturing building up for sale, and I thought about how many jobs re-opening that facility would provide. I thought about how many people could gather the necessary resources to produce a good sturdy, finely woven cloth to make stylish, well-made quality shirts.
I thought about all the oil reserves this country has (look up Bakken, for starters). If these controlling entities don't want to provide us with quality fuel at a fair price, fine. let them keep buying their overly priced oil- but not at OUR expense. Let us just use our own, which will be $16 a barrel, instead. We don't need it. A few people starting up a small oil company, obtaining that local oil will certainly be supported by us. Good luck to them finding buyers for theirs.
Their soap doesn't want to suds, doesn't clean grease, and is diluted and over-priced? Fine. We can make our own quality product and, no doubt, sell it cheaper. Let's see just how big of a dent we can put in that market.
Don't like the excessive price of rent? Fine. Pool the resources, buy up some of these great places they foreclosed on, and then charge cheap rent. If the profits are used wisely, we could Keep buying up places, and get on a real roll with that one. Whose going to want to keep renting places that are cheaply built and exorbitantly priced?
Look at all these opportunities to start making our own goods again, and start providing our own services again, including water, and telephone!
It is the best way to become self-reliant again, and once we are, then we don't need to be lead around by the nose any longer.
We've done all this before- and with few resources available, so it can be done. It can be done much quicker and easier than before. It just takes us to act.
Let us set ourselves free from the grip of those who wish to ensnare and enslave us. We don't need to be taken advantage of any longer. We simply need to make what we want and need. This cuts those who would see our ruin right out of the picture. We don't require them, nor their permission.
Let us replace this decrepit scenario with one better suited to our liking.

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