• American Cannibal

    Want to beat the system? This is how you do it: Always live below your means and avoid all debt.

    If you follow this plan, you’re already a winner. Work toward this goal for a brighter future for all.

    • n0b0d1

      Yeah…sure…but eating beans and rice for the rest of *my* life is not going to feed the starving children of the world. “Starving the beast” on a personal scale is not going to stop the ultra-rich from consuming what I do not. I understand your point, but that can only part of the equation.

      • American Cannibal

        The Ultra-Rich consume Super-Models, Cocaine and Mediterranean Yachts, not your crap microwave cheese dinner from Wal-Mart. Rice and Beans is a step-up.

        Nice face, btw.

        • n0b0d1

          Thank you. Terrifyingly ugly creatures, aren’t they?

          I’m not suggesting that they consume the same goods, but they most certainly consume the same resources and it only benefits them to have less people competing for those resources. They could not give a flying fuck whether I eat beans and rice or Walmart-brand GMO tofu. I’m too small a fish to matter in either direction (unless I start doing something uppity, like trying to grow my own food).

          They know where the rest of the “data points” lie.

    • Calypso_1

      Survive the beast within. Tender it. Groom it. Whisper it sweet nothings as it gnaws your bones. Shed systems with a glance of its lust and freeze yourself in its shadows when they cast upon you dreams of lesser men.

      • American Cannibal

        Nice.

    • InfvoCuernos

      Or better still, take out as many credit cards as you can, run em up as high as you can (beat my high score of just south of 50 Gs), declare bankruptcy and THEN live below your means and avoid all debt. Its a drop in the bucket, but if everyone does their part…

      • American Cannibal

        Great trick. But I’m saving that one for the End. Figured it’d be easier to spread the wealth around that way among needy friends and avoid the whole bankruptcy hassles.

    • jasonpaulhayes

      How does avoiding all debts lead to a brighter future? Somehow money is preventing you all from living freely in some utopian system you can’t define?

      Even if that world of true primitive horrors where man battles beast still existed we couldn’t and wouldn’t go back now. It’s sort of an economic “Plan B” and a “necessary evil” in that it’s more humane and civil to extract wealth from non-productive peasants while keeping them safe and occupied at home rather than to extract their life force (the very reason for a monetary system) than send them out to die serving the clan patriarch or their own inefficient whims.

      Welcome to the world of economic warfare and make no mistake about it, this is a battlefield and you’re standing in a minefield. That’s just how it is whether you agree or not and regression will not lead us into space, which is where we need to go to be free (separate or together) with no battles over resources being fought because there is more than enough for everyone out there… not here on this “Pale Blue Dot”.

      BTW… Charles Eisenstein uses flowery, spiritual language and non critical positive thinking critical of science to spread his ideology and dogma of a cashless society of primitive regression (which isn’t entirely out of the question). It’s strange to see a Libertarian promoting a man with what your camp claims is a NWO depopulation agenda.

      • American Cannibal

        How dare you call me a Libertarian. HOW DARE yOU, Sir! I got that tip from a Mao-ist. A Utopian Mao-ist who would prefer Revolution instead of behavior modification. But in absence of the American Youth Death Squads rising to challenge the power of Alpha-Males with Machine Guns, as he learned at Mao Day Camp, he came up with an alternative solution, which I presented above. The Beast is Capitalism. Can’t you see Debt System IS Capitalism? And if one wants to change the Capitalist system from the inside out, without incurring the terrible price of murder and mayhem, the best way to go about it is to not participate by living simply.

        How the hell is that Libertarian?

        • jasonpaulhayes

          Mao had a virgin girl and a plate of Hunan style Pork every night. He was a state capitalist and killed 60 million for the state… not for private capitalism, which is the system we have in the west.

  • jasonpaulhayes

    “The Gov is here to control us for their own interest

  • EpicTruthTold

    Yeah sure we can “think” outside of money, but its an idealistic view at best. The facts of lIfe, or more accurately the demographic ingredients to the recipe for living this life do not allow for anything past a thought of living outside of money. There is no reality for a life without money, no matter how you try and dress it up or dream it up. Sad that we consider ourselves the most intelligent life form living on this fair planet, yet we are also the only life form that need to pay for the privilege…

  • BuzzCoastin

    many societies have lived without using money
    eg
    the Polynesians had an economic system based on gift giving
    &
    there ways to live in this money system
    while using money minimally
    but
    the good news is
    cosider the lillies of the field

    humans are the only creatures
    dependant upon money for survival

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