What if the very currency you use became worthless? Can you imagine a country not showing up for work? Food would not be transported to grocery stores. Grocery stores would not be opened. Gas would not flow. Imagine seeing law enforcement and military forces dissolve. A world which would be governed by our own will. Would you be prepared for such an event? As a part of the new world economy, we grow more reliant on it to survive. It’s amazing how many people who do not know how to grow their own food. Also, the people who are not physically prepared to keep scavengers out in such an event. The stock market is a fictional place based on estimates and algorithms. Numbers can be faked or even hidden. What if the true value was withdrawn from the marketplace? We would have Enron on a worldwide scale. Mind you, this would almost have to be a coordinated event. It would be done by the major stock holders to achieve a common goal. A goal to collapse the economy. Imagine this new world where currency has no meaning. Now imagine a group arrises to solve this economic disaster. Would you accept their agreements to have life a little similar to your old one? Would you listen to this group if you knew they created this problem? The mass population would like to give the world’s problems to someone else to fix. One must question, why? As a part of the human race, we must always strive to fix the problems of the world. However, we must do this together. Americans were ranked lower in education than other world super powers and #1 in confidence. Imagine what a government can do with slow, confident, submissive people. You could convince them with false promises of a better future. We have seen many half-truths come from our leaders. We have been waiting for universal healthcare and a better education for our children. It has not come and will never come. I urge people to never accept one persons views. Step back from a problem and analyze it. Question our broken systems we continue to support. You are not one person and you are not alone. United we stand, divided we fall.
Taxes. It helps us accomplish so many things. We can build roadways, help the sick, and do so much good. However, it is a double edged sword that is also hurting us. The colonists believed that taxing without fair representation was wrong. Who are the people that manage our taxes? Can you name each person that handles a piece of the taxes you paid? Unfortunatly, you cannot. There are so many networks and programs that is is nearly impossible to see where every penny goes. Even the presidents cabinet cannot assure every penny gets to where its needs to be. We give out our trust so easily these days. We have been born in america. The land of the free. Trust in thy country. Seriously? We are expected to give our money to taxes and hope for the best. Would you walk up to a stranger on the street with a CPA and ask him to handle your money? No? Well, that is exactly what you did. Taxes can do great things for this world, if the world was honest. The government needs to have an online tracking site for each tax payer’s dollar. If we have to report how much we make and spend, so should our government. John Smith should be able to collect his pay stub and be able to see exactly what happened to $200 of his wages that week. Itemization can be done. If we can throw a big pile of money at AIG Insurance so they can party, then we can throw a pile at a group of programmers and accountants. Fair tax with representation, now thats what I’m talking about.
How often have you procrastinated doing a task? Were you distracted by a movie, facebook, or video games? Entertainment has been popular since the beginning of time. However, the industry now seems to have a purpose. The main purpose is to control free time. Your time is valuable to you, but it is also valuable to others. They use this time to make you favorable towards a product. What happens when you are favorable towards a product? You want the product or want more of it. This product is going to cost you money or time. Both of which is valuable as I mentioned. The people who have the most money and time on their hands are the people with the most control.
Next time you want to do something FUN, ask yourself this question. How much money did it cost? How much time has it taken out of my life? Other than having fun, how has it benefited your life? For example, you went to the movies. You paid $20 for a ticket and popcorn and spent 2 hours of your free time watching it. However, you might have worked 2 or more hours to be able to watch it. Thats 4hrs gone out of your life for possibly bad acting. Now, what if you spent 2 hours working and two hours studying something you enjoy? You not only gained some cash for expenses, but also made yourself a little smarter. Education can be free if you look in the right places.