The consensus among most of us now is that the world and our country are absolutely going in the wrong direction. We see a trend towards self-sufficiency and more, but we are being taxed, fined, and forced to pay fees for everything we want to do. Local and county governments have taken this a step further and want you to beg their permission for even building on your own property. They decide if you can have animals in town. They will tell you what you want in your own front yard.
The list goes on, but we are being ruled by our own government instead of the government listening to the needs of the people. We are supposed to be a constitutional republic but are making a fast slide into socialism and tyranny. Our own government is being ruled by corporations and other external forces. We don’t really have a voice anymore. (I’m keeping the politics out of this and please keep it out of the comments.)
So where does that leave us? We need a revolution, but I am not really one for war and violence. It has its place, but the personal costs are always too high. I like the term “nonresistance”. The Amish and, to an extent, the Quakers use this term a lot. However, it is the way they use it that strikes my fancy. They let their lives show by example that they have learned to live in a way that stays true to their beliefs but does not openly defy the authorities and the government. They have learned to live in a way that shows them staying true to themselves and showing others that they can too.
Does this mean that you have to become Amish or Quaker? Not at all. I’m certainly not because I am not opposed to certain technologies in my life. However, we need to understand that the revolution starts with us. The way we live, the things we do, the company we keep, the way we raise our children and more all contribute to how we choose to keep fighting the powers that be keeping us taxed and lawed until death.
50 Ways To Start Your Own Revolution
- Living your life with intention and being productive.
- Treating others with respect and living the Golden Rule.
- Raising your children with respect, teaching them skills, and raising them to be good people.
- Cultivating relationships with your neighbors and friends – build a community
- Simply caring about where our goods come from
- Buying local even if it costs more – we need our local economy and businesses
- Growing your food
- Raising your own food (livestock)
- Preserving the harvest – canning, dehydrating, freezing your own produce
- Learning skills and learning how to do things on your own again
- Teaching the next generation how to do anything skill-based. This isn’t limited to just your own kids and grandkids either.
- Learning to defend yourself
- Learning to shoot a gun
- Gaining knowledge by reading and doing
- Teaching the next generation whether they are your kids or not
- Believe in something higher than yourself
- Take care of yourself
- Learning how to treat your ailments and illnesses without conventional medicine. Conventional medicine can cause more harm than good.
- Being productive people instead of being lazy people
- Being patriotic. Respect our leaders and our flag.
- Being proactive instead of reactive
- Being prepared and ready for emergencies and crisis
- Homeschooling or being very active in their schooling (public or private)
- Teaching your kids and the next generation about American and world history (what really happened)
- Reducing your impact on the Earth and the area around you
- Recycling everything you can
- Repurpose what you can and learning new uses for everything
- Becoming a non-consumer whenever possible – you can buy most things used
- Treasuring and learning from the elderly – they know more than we ever could
- Getting rid of the negative habits and addictions – they will not serve you in the future
- Saving more than you spend – you do not need to spend your whole paycheck before you get another
- Disconnect from the grid as much as you can and still be legal
- Getting rid of the smart devices in your home – they are listening and recording you.
- Learning to fix your own vehicles and equipment
- Doing your research before choosing to participate in our political system
- Choosing not to participate in our political system
- Eating a healthier and unprocessed food diet – becoming healthier
- Obey the laws as stated in our Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights
- Learn your local, state, and federal laws as they pertain to you. Start fighting the ones that are unfair and create a heavy burden on yourself. This includes tax laws.
- Quit making moral issues into political issues and vice versa – our politicians feed off of this and use it as a diversion from what is really happening
- Accepting people as they are and realizing how they live has no effect on you – living and knowing someone next to you does not affect your religious, political, and sexual status. Only you do that.
- Figure out ways to cut your reliance on our government without breaking the law
- Try something new every day, every week, and every month. Stop being comfortable with the status quo and challenge yourself mentally, spiritually, and physically.
- Spend less time on social media and more time with people and doing something productive
- Stop caring what others think. You are doing what is best for you and your family.
- Having a nice lawn is overrated – grow fruit trees, plant perennials, and plant gardens. Raised beds look nice in front lawns. Growing your own food is more important than looks.
- Question and protest “progress or advancements”. We have done a lot in the name of industry and progress that is rarely progress. Wind towers are only feasible because of subsidies and can cause health issues. Hog confinements are rarely a good thing and are often built close to people who are not the owners. Those people get to deal with the stink, flies, and more. Those are just examples, but if you are not in favor of it, protest it by going to your local supervisors and city councils.
- Declutter your life. Sometimes being busy is good, but being too busy with crazy schedules causes us to avoid what is really important in life. If you really want time to do the above things, start paring down your commitments and your obligations. If your kids’ activities are the problem, ask them what they really enjoy and bow out of the rest.
- Understand you are not in competition with anyone but yourself. You don’t need a new car every two years, every toy made, the nicest things ever, new clothes every season, and whatnot. No one is profiting from that except the corporations and salesman. You are letting them make you feel inferior and needy. You don’t need those things. You really want to start a revolution – stop putting money in their hands and stop giving them that power.
- Anticipate what is coming and be prepared for it. If you think an economic depression is going to happen, get ready for it. If you think there will be a civil war, get ready for it. Get your finances in order. Get your life in order. Do the normal prepping and then some. Whatever you see coming down the pipeline is what you need to prepare for.