This week, I remind you of what thieves have stolen from you: your freedoms, self-respect, and attention. Then, we explore how you can fight back against thieves.
Table of Contents
- Who Are The Collectivist Thieves?
- What Are The Four Ways You Can Fight Back Against Collectivist Thieves?
- 1) Remember, you are being taken from
- 2) Reduce the resources you give to those not helping you reach your virtuous ends
- 3) Decrease your dependency on others
- 4) Help virtuous people in your community
- It’s Time To Fight Back Against Collectivist Thieves
Who Are The Collectivist Thieves?
“She smiled. She knew she was dying. But it did not matter any longer. She had known something which no human words could ever tell and she knew it now. She had been awaiting it and she felt it, as if it had been, as if she had lived it. Life had been, if only because she had known it could be, and she felt it now as a hymn without sound, deep under the little whole that dripped red drops into the snow, deeper than that from which the red drops came. A moment or an eternity- did it matter? Life, undefeated, existed and could exist. She smiled, her last smile, to so much that had been possible.” – Ayn Rand
You have three distinct enemies who are vying for your personal enslavement:
- The ruling classes – These are the lawmakers. They control the money supply, what laws are written, and how much you are taxed. They are the opinion makers with a gun. They steal from you through taxation and inflation of the money supply. Their danger is omnipresent.
- The elites – These entities are corporations, celebrities, and lobbyists. They are the middlemen, stirring the mob’s emotions or manipulating the lawmakers. They primarily steal your attention.
- The mob – These are the people who execute orders. They riot when they are told, snitch on their neighbors when encouraged, and round up their friends when the gulags are built. The mob steals your resources through direct violence, such as burglary; through time, such as emotional distraction; or through inconveniencing you.
What Are The Four Ways You Can Fight Back Against Collectivist Thieves?
Society takes and takes but gives little back. The government will tax you to starvation yet won’t fix your potholes. Corporations will rob your attention and only give you processed, unhealthy garbage. The family will steal your emotional energy and time but can’t give sound advice or listen to you.
You do not owe weak individuals anything. You are not a slave. You are not to be condemned to the life of your brothers’ keeper.
The following four rules will help you fight against the ruling class, elites, and mob:
- Remember, you are being taken from
- Reduce the resources you give to those not helping you reach your virtuous ends
- Decrease your dependency on others
- Help virtuous people in your community
1) Remember, you are being taken from
The government threatens your life to get taxes, the family forces you to accept abuse, and corporations insult you so you’ll buy stupid knick-knacks.
These groups are always attacking you. They attack you to wear you down because the stronger you are, the better you become.
2) Reduce the resources you give to those not helping you reach your virtuous ends
It’s time to start cutting back. Find every legal loophole you can to pay fewer taxes. Reduce the time your spend with family members who mock you. Stop spending so much money feeding consumerism.
Such cutting back is painful. Consumerism, laziness, and comfort are all things the modern world offers. Emotional turmoil is what powers the mob. Your government will respond violently if you wish to reduce your “contributions” to the social contract.
Yet, freedom from these things will grant you more time, energy, and resources. Thus, start with these ideas:
- Look closely over your taxes. Hire a financial advisor who can help you find legal loopholes in the tax code to reduce the money stolen from you.
- Which family members belittle you? Mock you? Cut back the time you spend with them. If they are abusive enough, remove them from your life entirely.
- Reduce the time you spend on your phone to an hour a day.
- If you do a lot of online shopping, reduce your spending by 10% for one month, then another 10% for the next.
- Make a list of your vices. What can you cut? How much can you cut over a year?
3) Decrease your dependency on others
Collectivists hate when you seek independence. Independent individuals can say “no” and reject abuse whenever it arises.
Therefore, seek your freedom. Here are some things you can do:
- Filter your water
- Invest in alternative energy sources free from the grid
- Start a garden
- Repair things on your own
- Take care of your health
Do everything you can to reduce your dependency on our broken systems. For example, if you start a garden to grow your food, supply issues won’t concern you as much. If you filter your water, you won’t consume the sludge the government puts through the drains. And if you’re healthier, you won’t have to rely on our corrupt, ineffective healthcare system.
The less dependent you are, the harder it is for different groups to exploit you. If you care for your mental health, doctors can’t waste your money on shoddy therapy sessions while getting you addicted to SSRIs. If you have alternative means of energy, you won’t worry about sitting in the dark when the government’s poor infrastructure leads to more and more blackouts.
4) Help virtuous people in your community
I stress generosity because giving to virtuous individuals accomplishes two things:
- It helps you feel good and gain confidence in your competence
- It supports good people and ensures they are around to help you when you need it
Therefore, find ways to help those within your community.
To start, spend quality time with family and friends. Listen to them, give them sound advice, and always aim to make them laugh and feel heard.
Next, help your community by volunteering or baking cookies for your neighbors. You can also donate money to local charities. These are small but essential gestures.
I firmly believe you help the virtuous, not just people at random. You help those who will help themselves. These people are worth the investment and will gladly continue to invest in you. This way, when your life hits a rough patch, the loyal people in your life will gladly help you.
It’s Time To Fight Back Against Collectivist Thieves
The collective forces good people to fund weak individuals through mob rule and government violence. Force, manipulation, and abuse must be applied because productive, virtuous people would not invest in the government, associate with abusive family members, or distract themselves with corporate hogwash.
The parasites will never leave you be. But there are many ways you can escape their grasp and deny them.
“And yet we have what purports, or professes, or is claimed, to be a contract—the Constitution—made eighty years ago, by men who are now all dead, and who never had any power to bind us, but which (it is claimed) has nevertheless bound three generations of men, consisting of many millions, and which (it is claimed) will be binding upon all the millions that are to come; but which nobody ever signed, sealed, delivered, witnessed, or acknowledged; and which few persons, compared with the whole number that are claimed to be bound by it, have ever read, or even seen, or ever will read, or see.” – Lysander Spooner
- How do you waste your time? How do you feel after wasting it? How could you better spend that time?
- What’s one way you can become less dependent on others? On the government? On your family?
- Do you grow your own food? Filter your own water? Take care of your health?
- Who do you feel takes the most from you?
Please remember that it’s important to do the actionables. You’re not on this earth to simply read but to do. To become an individual, you must act more than you consume.
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