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Forum Post: The powers that be

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 23, 2011, 6:26 p.m. EST by soundmix (0)
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For all of our protesting, demonstrating and demands for change, it seems like precious little has or will be done about a system that is clearly broken. As long as it's just a "movement," it can easily be ignored by the 1%. At least the media is not completely ignoring us, however I'm afraid it may only be a matter of time before the media loses interest.

This is just my personal opinion, and I'm sure I'm not the first person to bring it up, but it seems to me that if you really want to make Wall Street stand up and take notice, you have to hit them where it hurts. Fight fire with fire. I've seen a lot of talk (not just here but everywhere) about people holding up on some piece of land somewhere, and stocking up on canned and freeze-dried food for the coming "apocalypse." I don't think there is going to be an apocalypse but I do think they have the right idea.

Wall Street is not even going to blink at a movement or revolution unless it is affecting it's bottom line. In other words, if you really want to hurt Wall Street, stop paying for the goods and services that it provides. Take your money out of the bank, stop paying for insurance, drop out of society, find a commune somewhere and start living off the land. The bankers money is only worth something as long as people are using it to buy things. I know it's a stretch to think that people are going to be willing or able to give up all their creature comforts and gadgets, but in my opinion that is the only sure fire way to force change.

This started to work once before with the hippy movement of the 60s, and believe it or not it really started to scare the powers that be. The work force in America started to noticeably shrink and the government knew that if the trend continued the system would eventually break down.

I know this is easier said than done, especially if you have a mortgage and/or family to support, but if the system is not working for you then stop working for the system.



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[-] 1 points by singlemom99 (57) from Bethlehem, PA 10 years ago

I don't think we need to give up our "creature comforts and gadgets" to drop out of society. Are people starting to do this? I've been hearing a lot about what is to come and I'm getting a little scared and thinking about what to do myself. Good idea.

[-] 1 points by kingscrossection (1203) 10 years ago

I agree with you. You just need to be sustainable with the gadgets you choose to keep with you. There are several family friends that I know that have become completely energy efficient using solar and wind power. One even tapped into a stream that runs by his house by putting a homemade generator on it. Another is selling excess power to neighbors for 1/4 the price what they were paying the electric company and is making a small fortune by performing what some would call a good deed.

[-] 1 points by singlemom99 (57) from Bethlehem, PA 10 years ago

I know thats what I'm trying to do....... I just want to feel safe, I don't need much. Is anywhere safe in America these days?

[-] 1 points by kingscrossection (1203) 10 years ago

I feel safe with friends and family or hiking in the middle of nowhere. I'm not trying to brag or anything but a friend and I went out in the Sonoran Desert for a week and a half with nothing but a book of matches and a pocket knife to see if we could do it and we did. It was in part the most scared and safest I have ever felt.

[-] 0 points by survivor514 (65) 10 years ago

pool ALL of your money. Buy a thousand acre farm and live off the land and then in ten years you can show everybody how your system works better than the one already in place