****Ed. Note; I felt the need to make a "Comment Reply" here before today's "Cowboy Sermon Continuation". I have today and tomorrow to present the balance of my "vision" of this world and my solution for individuals... and then we return to our Regular Programming! :)***
*Comment Reply* There
are some who insist on missing the Philosophical Boat I've been trying
to sail... I expect they always will. They insist on talking the % of
income paid the % of net worth paid.
I won't play that numbers shell game. It simply gets you numbers bound with irrelevant numbers.
is not about Dollars! It is about the stolen LIFE those dollars
represent! It's NOT just taxes... it's the whole tilted system.
Honestly, It matters not one damn whit to me who the dollars (Life) were
stolen from. That Life remains stolen.
Do the 5% at
the top take advantage of the 95% at the bottom? You bet. I have written
ad-nauseum that they "game" the system. They always will. It's THEIR
system! That does not release those at the bottom from culpability. The
bottom 20% or so take their stolen treasures, given by the top 5% for
the purpose of providing the cover they need to... RAPE well beyond
their fair share, the productive People caught in the middle. That rape
now extends far beyond taxes but through the entire fabric of society.
is this perversion that "Paying your fair share" has become. To clean
up the perversion they insist that the solution is that Everyone be RAPED their Fair Share. NOT that the raping be stopped. THAT is smoke screen BS that diverts attention from the true issues.
argue that I stand in defense of the "Mitt Romney", Corporate Masters
of the world. Seriously? That's your argument against me? Have you read ANYTHING
I've written and you go with that? Snippets of words I've spoken are
taken out of context and whittled on to fit another agenda. While not an
unusual thing... I stand dumbfounded.
You "Hear" the
statement that "Overspending is not the Problem", that the problem is we
don't yet get enough revenue from some division of Society...
Seriously? The problem isn't the debt we've piled up; but that enough
revenue has not yet been stripped from, some portion of society? Do you
hear the "Profit Motive" agenda of those I rail against hidden in there?
The unspoken and hidden part of this is the "shell game"... Those at the top will NEVER be taxed at the "Rate" you and I are. It is THEIR
shell game. They find cover behind this argument but always maintain
the "Loopholes" to crawl through. It is the game itself that is corrupt.
Think about it. (end of reply)
and now... today's post;
Can an RV Boondocker... or Anyone else contest Socialism and win?
say he can... You Bet! But, it's not a walk in the park. It takes
courage, sacrifice, hard work and steely eyed stubbornness. Oh yeah... a
little bit of luck don't hurt.
How? Hell, I've been doing it to some degree for years! Let
me just say, the trail I've gone is likely unpalatable for most... but
it works for me.There are versions of it I am sure you can find
A few days ago I opined that I could only
control my own life. That I could not impose my views, and my values on
"Others"... one of the many differences twixt me and a socialist. So
what I say here are only my observations of this world. I have no power
to impose them on you and wouldn't even if I could.
As I see it there are several options... Which as far as I'm concerned, though honorable, are exercises in futility.
will want to be all patriotic... Fight the advancing socialism at the
ballot box... Yeah, right. Luck with that. If you still think that's a
real deal, and not just a dog and pony show to placate the ones who
don't look too deep, consider the recent "election" in Russia.
those guys are a lil' bolder with their fraud than our boys are here at
home. But it doesn't change the outcome. The crooks at the top own the
game. They make the rules... and they choose the winner. Simple as that.
Whether that "They" resides in Moscow or The District of Columbia. They
have the power and they're not about to relinquish it without a
fight... or a little bit of vote fraud.
You can think otherwise all you want... You can disagree with me... you'll have a hard time getting me to change my mind.
mean, look at the not so far back fiasco in Florida. Many claim there
was fraud there, and is what put Bush in. Whatever actually happened is
so lost in the corrupt tangle no one can really sort it out, and that is
the program anyway. Keep everything such a tangle you can claim
anything and no one really knows.
There were I remember
equivalent claims of fraud with Clinton and Nixon... Left, right, it
makes no difference. They are simply opposite sides of the same coin and
working for the same bosses, toward the same agenda. Our boys are more
careful, and clever than the Russians; who don't seem to even notice
that a lot more votes were cast than there were registered voters! ...
With our crooks being more devious and secretive, it's harder to "See"
their games... but see you still can... or smell... It's impossible to
completely hide the stench.
It's a rigged game girls
and the "House" always wins. Ask anyone in Vegas. Stop playing their
game and you eliminate their veil of "Legitimacy".
Another alternative is public displays of outrage and protest. Force change by public opinion...
that work out for the recent kids and such in the "Occupy" charade?
Again, a dog and pony show designed to give you the impression you've
got a voice in the workings of our "Government by the People".
you watch the "Crying Wolf" video? The people of Montana worked within
the system. There were Agreements made. Compromises agreed to. Not a one
has been kept by the Federal Government. If they decide they don't like
the original agreement they rewrite it or just simply ignore it.
Trusting a Federal, is like trusting your drug dealer... you are dealing
with people for whom integrity is not a big motivator and lies are a
common and valued tool.
YOU, however are expected, under penalty of law to abide by any agreement... even if it was imposed on you, against your will.
in another lil' bit of reality. A reader made the comment in the past
few days; "if you stick your head up too far, they'll Nuke it." And
seriously, that's a fact. If you gain too wide an audience, and credibly
criticise too loudly, if you attract the beasts attention... you're
taking a serious risk... the man don't like opposition. Often, it will
not be tolerated. So... shussshhhhh... don't nobody tell him I've been
stirrin' the pot! :) But if you do... tell the bugger to pack a lunch.
Looking around the world, how has public protest
been working out for folks in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tibet, or Greece?
Shall I go on?
Socialism in any of its' forms doesn't
work kids. It never has. It never will. It is a mathematical equation.
The only reason it's taken France, Germany and the United States so long
to slide to the edge is we started draining the entitlements out of
rooms filled with untold riches... those treasures are now spent.
We're being told that to be Good Citizens we must steal the livelihoods of our Great Grand Children and commit Their Children to serfdom, paying off the cost of OUR living, So that we don't have to give up... anything.
descendants will be left without, because those selfish parasites
gorging at the pubic trough today reufse to step away. The system is
broken. It doesn't work. It not only steals from us, it steals, today,
from those yet to be born. It's despicable.
there's a big problem when it comes to fixing it. Most see a world where
the only cure that will work... requires that you kill the patient...
in a sea of fire and blood.
And it is true that in
conventional thinking, a "Ruling Elite", that holds on to its' Power by
force, requires force to take it from their grip. I doubt you are likely
to be wanting to engage in such horrors... It's a double plated fact
that I ain't... Even if there was some hope that engaging in that
obscenity had a whisper of a chance of success, which it don't.
is there another way? A quieter more genteel way? A way that not only
remains well within the legal parameters of their socialist system, but
also has the hope of victory and yields a pretty nice life in the doing?
In the words of a the Great Americans, Rowan and Martin; "You bet your sweet bippy there is!" :)
Ever hear of a "Safe Room"? A secure room in your house you can retreat to if danger threatens, right?
that analogy, think of it this way... What if... you lived in a
"degenerating house" that threatened to collapse around you but; you couldn't leave the house.
Everything around you seemed to be infested with parasites and mould.
The "structure" around you seemed to be rotting and falling down around
What if... within that world you could construct a
"bubble", a Safe Room... a structural "Bubble" that in large degree
shielded you from "falling debris"... While at the same time opened up
the space in your life to access art, and music... philosophy... to
laugh with your kids and ride a fine gelding in the high up and
lonesome... or as sweet a motorcycle on a Ribbon of Highway?
Sounds pretty sweet don't it?
believe it is... in large degree a real and viable way of living. An
alternative to the "paradigm" we live in. Big words for a puss gut
And it's easy! It only requires structural
changes in your perception of the world around you. Structural
reconstruction of your lifestyle and a basic reconfiguration in not only
how you produce your living but what you consider to be a "Living" in
the first place. Like I said, easy huh?
is... you can build yourself a "safe place"... a "Safe Room" in plain
sight... succeeding at improving Your personal quality of life, starting
today... or you can try to change the basic historical nature of
society and government that has endured for eons... and fail tomorrow...
and the day after that... and the day after that... and the day...
see... if you start to form a monolithic resistance and protest the
actions of those in power you trigger an automatic, "Hard Wired"
response... you saw that with the aborted "Occupy" movement... the
"society/bosses" tolerated it for a short time and then moved in with Whatever Force was Required... and stamped it out. Rather than allowing it to continue and risk losing control of it.
those kids and such had resisted more strongly... if they'd stood their
ground, I assure you, you'd have witnessed the American equivalent of
Tiananmen Square... and you end up with... Syria.
That... is no place I want to go...
The real power behind the Powers that Be... is US! It is their ability to harness... US!
solution is simple to state... yet difficult to achieve. It is to
summon the individual courage to simply, quietly, individually... with
NO massed organization of people to be infiltrated and assaulted, without violence, anger or confrontation... Slip out of the Harness.
Without diving in to a Sea of Fire and Blood... You Possess the Power to Free Yourself!
me, all of us, have been conned into being our own Jailers. We Steal
from ourselves! If you SEE those chains... if you can understand the
bars on that cage... They Vanish!
It is our willing participation in THEIR
system that benefits them... that gives them power. If that
participation is simply, quietly withheld... they are, rendered
impotent, without any ability to fight our actions... Neutered.
It is the Unintended Consequences of THEIR actions... against which The Powers that Be... have NO Defense.
I'm going to let that soak for a bit. Think about it.
I'll be Back!