Americans in the emerging fourth world nation don't mess with stocks
any more, they pull out before ejaculation when everything goes
blooey, back off the old model, gears are stripped, motor is
knocking, exhaust is spewing toxic smoke, time to form co-ops,
share housing, gardens, transportation, get a doctor and dentist in
the group, connect with other groups over the internet, sharing of
secrets of how to live happily and healthily in low income mode,
taking care of things is the goal not participating in the
destruction of things.
The Whole Earth Catalog was a phenom at the time because it provided
a forum for people who were going out into the country on their own
wanting to build their own places, form their communal groups, grow
their own food, live the real American dream which is to be free of
credit debt and government intrusion, and still pay their taxes and
support schools and roads with the freedom of movement to travel and
Today we need a new forum like that. It can exist on the internet. A
website called The Whole Earth Forum. Where people contribute their
knowledge, like how to get out of a mortgage, how to live without
credit cards, how to form commuinites of like minded people, in short
how to turn America into a country which I call an emerging fourth
world nation, one in which growth and expansion and big house big car
big ego big boss are shelved in favor of smaller materialistic goals
and greater family and community goals leading to less stressful
lives richer in happiness and spiritual fulfillment.
A resource, almost a university of the web, anyone can access it,
(long as they can get online, but anywhere there is a library that is
possible these days) find out answers to their problems.
We now have the domain name: wholeearthforum.com. Now we need
a website and someone to run it and the ability for people to post solutions
to specific problems, no rants on the situation, this is like a university
of the web, people in the know tell what they know, people who want to
know go to the website for the answers.
AMERICA AS AN EMERGING FOURTH WORLD NATION
The Wall Street Demonstration has the backing of many employed
workers as the mortgage scandal that Wall Street allowed with the compliance of
the SEC has many workers so in a bind that they may lose anything bought on
credit....the predominately college/young folks at the sit-in is how the
economic disenfranchised express themselves as no one has been terribly
denied of any freedoms like those rebellions in the middle east and
Africa.....they may seem unorganized and no definite goal but someone will soon
supply one....and the democrats should be in that crowd encouraging the
demonstration while offering valid suggestions.
....if the financiers don't fear the crowd. Madame LaFarge may be knitting
a new scarf as the heads begin to roll, the golden parachutes collapse and
the humongous bonuses returned to the government who bailed out many of the
finance corporate heads the money (and the majority of them rewarded
themselves for creating the worlds most destructive monetary collapse) to
stabilize their houses....still unregulated in many ways, the corporate greed
continues....taxing the millionaires , many of them paying a very minimum of
taxes, is fair or their paper empires will collapse into dust when this
velvet revolution manifests its self with the struggling middle class..
regardless if these business men contend that they are creating jobs. but
don't seem to understand that the employment scale is totally out of balance
...those benefiting from their largess are in the rarefied air of greed
wile the other scale can't even get airborne...that is not deniable but
their greed exhibits itself even in that belief......MacQ
A whole new class of Americans are being forced into an existence
they didn't know was coming up and never imagined themselves caught
up in it; but fortunately there are lots of Americans who are in that
same postion but voluntarily: that is, they chose this way of life:
they learned how to band together with others of like situations and
figured out how to live cheaply, imaginatively and happily while
paring down to the bare bones.
One of the first things is no debt. Once the credit card is maxed
out, walk away from it, let them know you will never be able to pay
it, have the credit card people write it off, they will howl and
scream and threaten and say you will have no credit rating ever again
but that is okay, you don't need it, for you are going off the credit
Same with the house and the house payments that can't be met. Walk
away from it in the same way.
Now one must find housing and an occupation of some kind. Back in the
day it was communes and they are sprouting up again. In an urban
situation it would probably be an apartment building of some kind. I
remember when settlers would take over abandoned condemned buildings,
hijack electricity off the pole, turn the water on and bypass the
Tribes form, people who trust one another, cover for one another,
help out with money and food and shelter. Share kitchens and
bathrooms and showers and washers and dryers. Know doctors and
dentists that will donate their time and expertise. There are already
mobile clinics and dental labs that park on street corners.
Not to say this all applies to you and your situation, but is a
general ramble on the way adversity can be handled.
As far as work goes, in the type of community I'm talking about there
can be co-op ventures of cleaning gangs, car repair people, food
growers, musicians and performers, all working to bring in some cash
into the group. No end of possibilities, but important thing is,
people are working.
The Whole Earth Forum is an internet university where you can take
free courses in how to do all these things. What is needed is someone
to start up and run the website. The domain name already exists:
wholeearthforum.com. It is available for use by whoever wants to run
with this thing.
Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers album on called Translucent Blues,
& in a tune called New Dodge City Blues a verse that goes:
All the drugs, guns, money and the mayhem
These politicians play for the press
It's just more fucking fuel for the media burn
Time to take another acid test