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Solutions

25 Dec

I’ve heard over and over again (and often use it, too) that people need to ‘get out of the problem, and into the solution’.  You’ve heard it, too.

The common core (excuse the term) that all blog sites have is that we primarily talk about the problems that ail this country.  We don’t talk too much about the solutions. 

Why is that?  Is it because we know (think) that there is nothing anyone can do, or is it that we are all just waiting for things to break loose before we can really do anything?

OK, let’s begin discussing solutions.   But in the meanwhile, don’t give up (never give up) your right to vote.  We can all agree, with recent decisions in Colorado, and elsewhere, that Judges and Politicians are arbitrarily just voiding the results of elections.  No doubt.  I’ve seen it in a school bond election on a local level.  You probably have too.  This is not new, and it is getting worse.  If the past is any indication, it will only continue to get much worse.  Our only hope in this respect is that the economy does tank.  That is sad to say, but it appears to be the truth.  

OK, so here we are.  Either just waiting or putting pen to paper.  Some are gathering support groups, organizing, planning, garnering supplies, training, prepping.  That’s fine.  A few of us even have new amendments laid out.  Well researched and thought out.  That is good.  No doubt we will need everyone’s input.

However, the only way we can effect change (at this time) is to get involved.  Voting is involvement. 

Like rights and taxes, once the government levies one or removes one, it never gives it back.  Have you ever seen a tollway eliminated?  Given back to the people once it was paid for?  (Well, actually I have.  In my case it was the old Dallas/Ft. Worth turnpike, which is now I-30)  But how long ago was that?  40 years ago?  I was a kid.  We won’t ever see that happening again. 

Like payroll, social security, or hundreds of other taxes.  We will never see this government giving one cent of it back.  Try overpaying your property tax, by mistake.  Good luck even getting that back!  Government is force.  Government is criminal.  It doesn’t make mistakes.  You pay for yours, and you pay for theirs (yours).

Well, voting is like that.  Only the decision to not vote is self-imposed.  It is not something that the government even has to do.  We do it to ourselves.  OK, so you don’t want to sacrifice.  You don’t want to put your name on a ballot.  To run for the Zoning Committee or School Board.  You don’t want to be a County Commissioner or other public servant.  Why?

It’s either because you’re honestly not in a position to, or you are simply too lazy.  Like all of the other Americans we are so quick to criticize, many of us are simply unwilling to put our time and efforts where our mouths are.  Unwilling to find solutions.  Unwilling to try.  In reality, we don’t want solutions.  We may want or expect others to provide the solutions (but only the ones we agree with) for us, but we are not willing to do it for ourselves.  Besides, it is so much better to remain in the problem.  Where we are comfortable.

That is the truth.

But what about voting?  Why would you voluntarily give up your right to vote?  Because it takes two hours of your time?  Are you that lazy?  I think not.  

We give up our right to vote voluntarily only because we don’t believe we make a difference.  Well, just ask that Attorney General in Virginia if voting counts.    Where the initial margin of less than 200 votes out of more than 2.2 million votes cast on Nov. 5.  That equates to .00009.  The tightest race in Virginia’s history.  Of course, the Democrats went on to manufacture a couple of hundred more votes.  That is their corrupt nature and all Americans know, by now, that they have to outvote the criminals substantially or else they never concede.  They can always gin up a few more votes.  That said, it is our only weapon to fight back with at this time.  To just give it up, is to surrender.  If you are that type of man or woman, I don’t want you in my AO.  You are a loser, and I don’t want you to take me with you when you go.

After ‘results’, the main reason we vote is so that when this thing does collapse, and it will, we can (with honor and self-esteem) hold our heads up and honestly say to people that we tried.  Then nobody, including our children, can ever say that we just GAVE UP.  That is why I vote.  And that, for me, is a Solution.

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6 Comments

Posted by on December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

6 responses to “Solutions

  1. Anon

    December 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I also agree that it will take this economy to completely tank before the catalyst to reclaim our true freedoms can happen. Until then, Main Street America will not support us. As you have stated, it will take the evaporation of Main Street America’s 401k’s, Social Security, individual savings, and the few other government promised dollars into thin air before they realize the lie for what it is.

    A recent study by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute found that it take at least 10% of any given population to believe in any idea before it becomes accepted by the main stream. http://freakonomics.com/2011/07/28/minority-rules-why-10-percent-is-all-you-need/

    The main point is to remain committed, and to never give up. No matter how small your voice is now. Thing is, when the change happens, it will be the III group that will reap the greatest rewards. Yes, we have our own internal strife, but that happens with any core group. Just stay the course and be patient. We can never be prepared enough for any major collapse.

     
  2. Soffitrat

    December 27, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    So true, Anon. We can never give up. I prefer to think of our (temporary) internals as healthy. It is the same formula, within a group, as what you quote in the Institutes’ study. We cannot expect to agree on everything. Our common survival and that our the nation (as created), however, is one in which we can, and will. Welcome!

     
  3. Dannyboy53

    December 27, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    WELL SAID Soffitrat and Anon! One of my biggest frustrations is talking to people that quit voting because “you’re just voting for one crook or another, so why bother”? I find this amazing! Applying that same logic I asked a man I used to work with that said the same thing, why did he bother breathing since he was going to die anyway.

    And I agree Anon that we can never be prepared enough for any major catastrophe. It is so easy for people to buy a few extra provisions, etc each week or two weeks whatever the case, it adds up with time. There are so many things people can do, using their imagination, that will cost nothing but time involved. It comes down to the fact they do not realize the serious situation we face, they live in a Hollywood fantasy world.

    I have a friend that has over 100,000 rounds of ammo for about 40 firearms but no food, water or medicinal supplies….NOTHING! I’ve been to his house many times and seen his set up, I asked him what is he going to feed his family, ammo? He has repeatedly stated his intentions to stock up on provisions but has yet to do so after almost a year!

    Yes Anon, we must “just stay the course”.

     
    • Soffitrat

      December 27, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      And watch, Danny. That’s the guy that someone will have to kill. He will, no doubt, be buried on land he does not own, doing that which he would never admit, to those he knows. Performing an act that would revolt him today.

       
      • Dannyboy53

        December 27, 2013 at 10:44 pm

        Yep! Mary and I have discussed this, he and his family are good Christian, working people and friends of ours. And you are right, the terrible times we are facing will make people do things they ordinarily would not do. It’s sad indeed.

        But I’ve not given up working on him!

         
        • Soffitrat

          December 28, 2013 at 2:18 am

          Stay on him. Show him this site and the others as well. Where we discuss these things. He needs to get with it too! Talk to him about the barter value. If nothing else, he will gather enough to use for himself, as well as have the trade value. Tell him that he can buy ammo and guns with toilet paper, or rice, or salt.

           

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