Reader Thoughts On "A Time To Harvest" By JC Collins
Daneackerman NOVEMBER 3, 2014 AT 11:11 PM Great post JC! After reading it I find myself feeling a sense of excitement for the grand show you have unfolded for us. Its such masterful workings one can’t help but feel a sense of awe.
Then the reality sinks in and I begin to get a sense of the seriousness of it all.
But world reserve currencies have changed in our history and we are here to speak of it today so we got through it. So far no “classic style” world war this time that’s good that less had to lose life this time.
The multilateral part though…thats unknown territory so to speak. As such it should hold all possibility within it. So I wonder what will be made of it long term?
Ozymandias 3 NOVEMBER 3, 2014 AT 11:51 PM Does anyone have a CHOICE in anything?
JC Collins NOVEMBER 4, 2014 AT 12:01 AM Sure. We can choose from the selection of goods and services that have been provided for us. We have Chevy and Ford, along with Toyota and now Kia.
We can even choose between Sony and Samsung for our home entertainment needs. We can have a closed or open mortgage, or take that loan out for 3 years or 5 years. ***, we can even pick from this career or that career, both of which fill a pre-designed socioeconomic role, a well crafted position within the transfer of time and labor to the top structure.
When people begin to feel hopeless the real change will begin. Real hope is within ourselves. Everything outside is false hope. The change starts within each of us.
Ozymandias 3 NOVEMBER 4, 2014 AT 12:51 AM “Real change” to or towards what or whom if the physical can not be detached from the physical controlled world of the elite, money changers, or shylock banksters?
JC Collins NOVEMBER 4, 2014 AT 12:57 AM Real change towards yourself. And I’m not being cheeky by stating that. Everyone always wants to know who the bad guy is. But its never us. It’s always them. Everybody has a bad guy to point at. So who’s going to be the last bad guy?
Jeremy Moore NOVEMBER 4, 2014 AT 3:23 PM Ozymandias3, “They” only have an illusion of control. Their illusion begins with the fact that we, the majority, do very little producing of the things we need.
If only we could allot more time towards this end, we would need less and less of what they have to offer. For me and my family, we decided to stop living “the american dream”.
We let go of the cool loft in the big city, stopped chasing the money, stopped coveting all the latest tech, stopped eating in the ludicrously expensive restaurants, and moved to a plot of land in the country.
We now live mortgage free on paid off land with no credit cards, no credit of any kind, drive a paid off car, and make/grow as much of what we need as we can.
Our “house”, it’s a bus we converted into a livable space. Our car? it has 230,000 miles on it, but it’s reliable, and I can fix it myself. My wife and I work for ourselves for cash as much as possible.
Anytime we have cash, we use it to aquire the equipment/things we need to make us more self-sufficient. Despite having no medical insurance, we have learned that most any ailment we incur can be cured using what grows naturally around us for free. Our way is not the only or best way, but it is a start.
It has not been easy or always fun. Most of our family thinks we are crazy hippies, but those are just easy boxes to place us in so that they don’t have to reflect upon any of their own life-choices.
If more people attempted something similar, a micro economy would rise, and it would be independent of “their” system. It would be easier for everyone, and likely attract the attention of “the attack dogs”, but that’s another topic, and one we must not be afraid of.
Just as JC stated, it took us loosing hope (thanks to the crisis of 08) to force us into taking real steps in this direction. We have never been happier, healthier, or more in tune with our environment and ourselves as a result. It’s hard not to be frustrated and angry, I know all too well.
All it really takes is the resolve and will to DO something DARING. Once you’ve done it, the urge to tell everyone else why they need to do it , or how wrong they are living, etc. Resist this urge. Live by example, and others will follow, or at least this has been my experience.
luckylindy2 NOVEMBER 4, 2014 AT 10:51 PM Well, I have to agree in part. I am fiercely Independent, always have been. And you paint a pretty picture. BUT….there are pitfalls.
Suppose you are alone in the Country, a 66-yr old Woman origially from an affluant suburban town in Massachusetts, have a college degree, and are on your 4th Career as a Professional Dog Breeder.
In the country, 200 or so Residents who regard you as an Outsider and have no place in their lives, you have no help coming from them!!!
One day, the State Animal Welfare Dept. (who comes because they see you have something they want which has value, namely purebred mini Poodles,) takes away from you what you sacrificed your life for, your beautiful dog family who you love more than anythng in the world. What would you do?
Jack Jackson (@hugovictor54) NOVEMBER 4, 2014 AT 12:56 AM Dear J.C. You see the future so clearly. You read the “tea leaves” on the acts of men perfectly. I have perused the writings of many dozens of financial analysts and economists over the last 10 years and none have captured with such the clarity the events unfolding before us.
Then you capture the depth of the human soul and tie it all neatly together. I know that you are not “Colonel Sanders”, but what is your secret seasoning? Pdog
mag51 NOVEMBER 4, 2014 AT 12:49 PM I agree with JC that indeed change does start within each of us. Everyone can choose a different path. I can attest that it is very, very difficult because I made that choice early this year after more than two years of research, consideration and planning.
The choice to walk away, to the extent possible, to leave the game so to speak and live more simply. One can choose less exposure to the ‘outside forces’ although it is virtually impossible to escape altogether, in my opinion. And then one can choose to fight from the outside in and try to at least affect what’s going to some small degree, just by participating in some things you believe in, such as here in this forum.
Daneackerman NOVEMBER 4, 2014 AT 3:19 PM Your not alone in your thinking Mag51. Its nice to see other like minded people do really exist. Thanks.
matt (@speedspirit42) NOVEMBER 4, 2014 AT 1:05 PM The so called Bad Guy is just a broken system that’s gone rogue. We the majority the 90% control 4/5ths of the economy and yet we let 10% dictate how we are to live. We are the problem.
Fromawaysite NOVEMBER 4, 2014 AT 1:19 PM As you know, the G20 Countries have all passed bail-in legislation for the, ” To Big To Fail Banks “, since 2010. How do you see this playing out after , the clock strikes midnight?
deejj87 NOVEMBER 4, 2014 AT 8:12 PM Not a video for those who believe in the democratic process:
ElectricUniverse (@ElectricUnivrse) NOVEMBER 4, 2014 AT 10:56 PM JC, I understand what you mean regarding currencies, precious metals and so forth. During the deflationary segment, one would normally expect the market to either correct or crash. Would this still occur according to your understanding?
JC Collins NOVEMBER 4, 2014 AT 11:04 PM A correction or a crash may be the same thing in this situation, both well planned.