Posted 9 years ago on Nov. 22, 2011, 3:45 a.m. EST by JPHOENIX
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Most people in our country have culturally ridiculed the old-fashioned lifestyles and "create it yourself" nature of the Amish, and originally the Native American tribes who first inhabited this land before Europeans stole it from them.
But if the dollar collapses, which it may very well do within the next few months/years, as every single fiat currency in history has done, guess who will be able to survive best without much change in their lives? I wonder if the Amish will be laughing at us and saying "who's stupid now?"
Now, I don't believe that living like the Amish is the be all end all solution, because modern technologies have added many benefits to our lives - the internet, machines that can detect if you have a life-threatening condition, low-cost global travel etc. Additionally, I do not believe in any one religion dogmatically and feel many have become nothing more than meaningless rites and rituals that are completely removed from the initial focus of what it means to be a good person. So they do have their flaws too.
But relying 100% on the financial markets to buy whatever we need and not knowing how to do anything for ourselves anymore is obviously not the answer as everyone on this page fully understands, due to the monopolizing of wealth and financial enslavement of the masses. However, if we can figure out a way to combine the best of these differing ways of living, perhaps we can create a better solution. One that allows us to know how to do all that is necessary to survive without needing to be a wage slave to do so, yet also having the ability to engage in financial markets to purchase things when we see fit (of course with environmentally conscious tendencies for consumption, waste reduction/recycling and renewable energy development). I am confident we can find a solution that allows us to have our cake and eat it too. We can have the benefits of modern technology without being a slave to those who have the most green pieces of paper. What do you think?