The First Resistors - Ready to Stop Playing the Game?Submitted by cultivator on Fri, 08/07/2009 - 19:54
Ready To Stop Playing The Game?
Audit the Fed? YES.
Stop playing the game? YES.
I know a guy with a family - like many of us here - who are ready to stop playing the game.
For many Americans (the type of Americans some call sheep) it will take a crash, something big in their face and heavy on their lap to get them mad as hell and yelling “I’m not gonna take this anymore!” For people like my friend and us here at the Daily Paul dot com we are the first resistors. We have the heads up, we are the new leaders, we are the shepherds and the heads of the herd so to speak. My friends situation is similar to mine and I understand what he and others are going through. Making the transition is a tough choice for some. I am sharing this for encouraging words, advice, debate, entertainment and hopefully healthy commentary.
My friend sat with me and addressed his 10 top concerns in his situation which includes a failed business, major family health issues topped with spiraling debts. He woke up a little over a year ago and has been made aware of most of the issues discussed at forums like daily paul. He is one of the ones being pushed to the edge, with nothing to lose (so he thinks). He worries most about his family, and our country and he has been proactive in fighting for freedom, but is not sure if it will “save” him or America now. Like most of us - to stop playing the game he has to address these topics.
1- Food. He is broke as zero. His wife still has a job and buys the food, and they grow a garden.
2- Power. His wife cannot afford the power bill he used to pay. The power is going out any day.
3- House. 2 months behind payments. They cannot afford to and do not want to move.
4- Transportation. She still has her car, his truck gas tank is empty, has no tabs, or insurance.
5- They have not filed taxes for 3 years, but they would get a refund if they could get them done.
6- Self employed for over a decade and now out of business he doesn’t know what to do (broke).
7- His family is very concerned about the swine flu / vaccination issue. They want to leave.
8- They want to stay and fight, or move away from it all, but might just need to walk away.
9- With the power out they will lose water (on a well) and communications (phone/internet)
10- Health problems make it hard to move for many reasons.
What can one do if they cannot afford to go bankrupt, move or get out of debt?
Personally I have no money in the bank myself (actually negative as my statement shows today) and many of the ten issues listed above also apply to me. I - like my friend - have many ideas of how to survive what is coming, but they all take money to get them going!
I know there are a lot of contradictions and easy answers to many of the issues, and I haven’t entered in all the details that complicate them all, but many of us are facing the generic issues and I for one understand and know how it feels. They are almost being forced out of the game, but being awake and ready to help maybe that is a good thing. We are the first resistors. Let us lead the way.