By: James Walton
There was a time when I planned to have 8 hours a day to worry about gardening and collecting water. I fantasized about a collapse in which everything came to a screeching halt. In reality this couldn’t be further from the truth of what’s likely to happen. Barring some cataclysmic sucker punch from the heavens I don’t see any one event pulverizing the nation into the 1800’s. The fact is on top of tending a garden and maybe some livestock, you will still have to work an 8-12 hour day, still be mom or dad, husband or wife and maybe even meet with your Zumba group two times a week.
The mortgage will still need paid and most importantly taxes on all of your land or belongings or wages will have to be collected. There is no money to make from the ultimate collapse scenario. You have to understand that a society chained by taxes and possessions is much easier to manage than one of slave labor camps and all the nightmarish scenarios of the past.
Much easier for a tax credit to come along and settle down the squeaky wheels than to have to worry about an actual bloody revolution. We get upset they give us a little of our money back, it’s a brilliant system. Still, reality is hurtling towards us all.
Australia has decided to initiate direct currency trade with China by passing the middle man who used to be the USD. Now we all know what happens to middlemen. The other Asian nations will see the success in this and flock to the idea. China has been in currency trade with many nations, but the exchange rate was based on the USD. This is a precedent and an ugly one for us, but who can blame them. If you had a buddy and every time you went out he tried to pay his part of the tab with monopoly money, well you would cut him out of your plans too.
Though there could come a time when inflation is rampant and all of our money printing comes a knocking I think from now till then we will slip slowly into hard times. All of your plans should be based around exactly what you are doing now in preparation with the addition of keeping your family safe, full and happy.
It’s funny to me how everything is about balance. You know, the human race has been battling balance since the beginning of time. There are so many people who have simply decided to get the most for the least amount of effort or no effort at all. The fact is if you choose to be lazy and slump through life living off the energy of others, balance comes knocking. We will all have to work harder in the years to come. The safety net will dissolve and unfortunately for those who threw the towel in years ago a sorrowed fate awaits them.
If you know anything about I Am Liberty you should know that the economy and the failing dollar are priority one. The show is about building, strong sustainable communities to weather the coming storm. Finding it nearly impossible to address every man, woman and child’s fear in a one hour show, I decided to address my own.
The dollar is dead it’s no secret. Therefore we need to be able to handle ourselves on a community level. Community agriculture and trade within communities are just two concepts we push on the show. We have seven solid ideas for drawing your community together in times of need. We call it Re-rooting America.
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