How many times have a said that in my life?
I should give up drinking – took me until 39 yrs. of age to do that. I told myself for years, “I know I should do something about that, but…….”
I should give up smoking, which I seem unwilling to do. I have poor circulation in my left leg, and smoking compounds the problem. I know I should do that, but…… (As I write this, I lean over and grab a cigarette!)
The challenges of being human.
Who directs the thought and actions of the person? Is it demons and angels? Is it “The power of positive thinking?” Is it “If the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve?”
I think it is a combination. I truly believe there are evil forces in the world that are demonic. It’s talked about throughout the history of civilization. Whether it be the devil, Beelzebub, or The Prince of Darkness. These are the forces that help a Hitler, or Idi Amin become rulers – people do nothing, though the signs are there “warning” of terrible evils to come.
On the flip side of that, I believe that there are forces of good at work in the world – divine intervention, angels or other good “forces” that help us humans out. Saints, Messenger of God, or a divine being that intervene at times in our lives to help us. These produce Gandhi, Mother Teressa and the Edisons of the world that do good.
(I truly believe this is what happened to me when I gave up drinking – 4 tries and I had not stopped – 5th time, over 20 years since I had a drink. Intervention outside of my will power helped me stop drinking)
I bring this up because I’ve watched the turmoil in the markets – fluctuations are gigantic. Gold is moving $100 (I had $40, but it is getting slammed today) up and down, markets are dropping 400 points, then rebounding 500 points. It is quite amazing.
It shows me that the end of the Western Industrialized Countries Ponzi scheme is coming to an end. Europe, USA and Canada have run the Ponzi scheme since the 70’s. I did not think it would last this long, but I’ll give credit to the powers that be – they had more tricks up their sleeves than the best magician I have ever seen!
I do not want to delve into this here – you can read more info at Zero Hedge, Sovereign Man, The Solari Report, Rick Ackerman, or the Gold Tent. If none of these suit your fancy, there are plenty of links within these sites to find someone who you can relate to. The point that all these sites make is this – you need to start fending for yourself. Protect your family and assets from the governments intrusion.
Government is the evil of the world.
There is not a country that I can think of where the government is not trying to protect themselves vs. serve their citizens. It is government protecting the rich and the powers in control while taxing their citizens more and more.
Some talk of community within the Western World being the answer. While I believe, and so do many others in the list above, the answer is to become location independent.
This is the good forces at work. There are options that allow us to choose whom we support. In the learning process of this, these powers can help immensely if called upon.
Not a small task. Location independence involves a lot of work and planning. The more you learn, the more you discover that location independence is possible. That leads to having to learn more and to do more.
It’s being done. Many have sites that explain how they are doing it. The Art of Non-Conformity, Location Independence, Travel Blog Success, and many more. (If you want some in different fields, just google search “Ways to Make Money on the Internet)
The forces at work in the Western World are really not “consumer” friendly.
There was a sign at a Spanish protest that summed it up well – “I am not anti system, the system is anti me. (or us, is the word she used)” She is correct – the powers that are in control today have to do everything they can to perpetuate the system the way it is. Protect those with the money by taxing those that do not have the money.
The best example I can give on this are the austerity plans of Greece. Instead of allowing the investor to take a loss, the Greek government is taxing the average citizen more and cutting back on services.
It will not only be Greece, but Spain, Portugal, Italy and eventually the USA that are going to increase taxes to protect those in power.
This is why it is important to become location independent. Have multiple income streams that can support you.
An unfurnished house here in Nicaragua costs $75 per month. I can get a nice condo to rent for $450 per month. Cokes cost less than $1.00 here. The average income is less than $5.00 per day.
I can write an article a day for a company and get paid $12.00 That covers my food, lodging and cigs for the day down here. I am not living “the good life”, but I can survive with no intrusion by the government here.
If you live in Europe, Canada, Japan or the USA the future holds more taxes. More regulations of what you can and cannot do in your life. It is the only way that the governments can continue the Ponzi scheme that has gone on for the last 40 years.
The question I had to ask myself is this: Am I going to support a government that is going to encroach on my freedoms, tax me more and make it harder for me to make a living?
I had enough of the “I know I should do something about that , but…..”
The answer for me was – No, I am not.
The point is this – it does not take a lot to become location independent.
I have dropped the “I have to buy things to be happy” lifestyle. What I can afford, I’m satisfied with.
The goal is to have a cushion when the hard times really do arrive. If I can’t afford it, I do not buy it.
I decided if I went with the “stay in the US and build a community” route, I would still be promoting and supporting the actions out of Washington. To me, it was a no brainer – I was not going to support them.
This is the time to plan your escape from the coming encroachments into your life. I am serious as a heart attack – government is not your friend and you will be one sad person if you do not do something that allows you to escape the coming crackdown from your government – whether it be Europe, the USA, Japan, Canada and Australia.
Spend a month reading Zero Hedge, The Solari Report and Sovereign Man. Do not cop-out of the read because it is “negative” What the governments are looking to do in the not to distant future is negative. That is what the future holds!
Read these for a month – if it does not convince you to do something, you have lost just a bit of time and maybe learned a thing or two.
Hopefully these publications will open your eyes to the negative actions that governments are taking and get you to do something to protect your families future.
A good offense is a good defense. Get offensive, take action to learn and begin the adventure of becoming location independent.
If you have questions, feel free to leave it in the comment section – I try to answer those within 24 hours.
Do you want more info? Feel free to email me at email@example.com. I will direct you to more information about location independence.
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. ”
– President John F. Kennedy
“If you shut up the truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.”
– French author Emile Zola
Don’t wait for, don’t say “I know I should do something about that, but…….”
Take action while you have the time and income to whether the learning process.
Location independence and doing the big mozey to different countries is a viable option that may allow you to have more freedom and options.
If I can help, let me know.
Cheers for now.