He's pulled me out of my 'I won't post political' funk with this little gem. I commented, yeah buddy did I, but I'll expand a little here on what I was getting at. (Psst, you really ought to visit the Hermit on a regular basis if you don't already...his coffee is darn good.)
Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? So get desperate .gov....get rid of ALL the excess. Excess spending, jobs, things like oh I don't know....copies of paperwork in two different languages to accommodate those that refuse to learn the language of the country they are living in (legal or not).
Now I'm a reasonable gal, for the most part, and our little family nucleus has done it's fair share of cutting out the pork spending in this dictatorship (yes, it is a dictatorship...there is no democratic voting in this house until the screamers can form valid opinions that aren't based on toys or candy...sorry). The splurges of last week are not a normal thing (hence the splurge word) and most were necessities or something that we waited YEARS to do. We paid off debt first...something that the .gov could learn to do.
Anyway, I've been thinking on this for a while. Secession. Dirty word, eh? There was more to the secession of the South way back then than just slavery. It included the Southern States being a mite bit pissed that Big Daddy (which is my personal favorite term for the .gov btw) was telling them what they could and could not do with themselves. There is a reason that each State has it's own individual government. It is there for the good of the State. For simplification purposes, I'll phrase it this way (and will likely be told that I am wrong...oh freakin' well), each State is a country unto itself for the most part. This big huge country is a UNITED STATES, a union...of States...get it? You can leave a union if you want, quit paying the fees when you get tired of not working because of strikes and become a scab...secede.
99.999% of folks will and do think I'm daft here, but honestly....I can see why the South did it. No, I don't support slavery of any kind which is why I am comparing today's issues of debt, economic crash and all the other bull with what happened in the 1860's (you know, that little thing called a Civil War). We are slaves to debt and money, possessions and things. We MUST work to keep the water running and the lights on...we don't have the freedom to up and go when we want...to change everything in our lives with a move elsewhere by tossing everything we own in the back of a wagon and heading somewhere new. We have become enslaved by putting our noses into the business of other countries instead of minding our own...by letting our possessions and need for more junk than we can possibly ever use rule us.
I seriously would love to give the finger to it all, take only what we can carry and go nomadic. However, the screamers require a mite bit more planning that just taking off...sigh. So we settle for paying off the bills and paying down the debt (which there is VERY little of now thanks to our using our refund smartly 'for the most part, lol'). When the time comes, and I'm sure it will soon, we will be able to fade quietly into the night...with only the items we need to survive. What we leave behind will likely be treasures for someone else at some point...creature comforts, possessions to rule them and take up space but certainly things that we can live without. It will be a secession of sorts from the life of needful things we've been programed into...see that is the real problem with my generation and the few that follow. A life of luxury for too long, many don't know how to make it and panic ensues.
Personally I'm tired of it all. Seriously bone tired of wondering when/if the spouse will be getting laid off (a possibility but nowhere as much as the new guy for more reasons than pay). I'm not worried about it, we have a tent and enough $$ put back to spend a good long time 'camping' at one of the many National and State parks round here. Got enough food stuffs put back that will pack nicely in the van along side our necessary clothing and survival items. Heck the $$ put back would go nicely into the tank of the van so we could travel elsewhere. See? You do see don't you? Secession...it could be a good thing.
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