While recording the podcast the other night I went off on a rant. The rant was on voting and government in general. To be honest it could have consumed the rest of the show. It was voting day 11/4/2014. My Facebook is filled with politically charged posts. Urging other to get out and vote. Screaming that your vote can make a difference. Fools. You make yourself feel good thinking you are making a difference by clicking a button. By choosing one idiot over another. Voting is a complete waste of time. Today I’ll tell you why.
Today I go to work for the last time. I’m Leaving Corporate America. Year of hard work, preparation and some luck have paid off. Finally I will escape the daily grind and work for myself. No more missing life because I have to work. No more missing out on family events. Now I might have time to think about starting a family before I’m an old man. No more apartment life. Now more stealing neighbors. No more problems getting UPS deliveries. No more easy, sure life. I’m trading it all in for the hard life of a homesteader. I couldn’t be happier. Or more scared. That’s how I know it’s right. I’ll stop teasing you and tell you what’s going on.
I was thinking about my time spent living in two tiny sheds recently. I realized It was a story I briefly mentioned on a podcast once. Today I’m going to go into it a bit more. I think there are a lot of lessons from the tiny house experience. It was from summertime to winter that I lived in 2 10×8 sheds. From both a construction viewpoint to a tiny house living one I learned so much. The reason I got to thinking about it was a conversation with my buddy Dave from TnGun. It was about me not freezing to death this winter. I laughed at the idea. The Survivalpunk will not be freezing and I have the history to prove it. So let’s get into the story.
I’ve met some wonderful people in the survival world since I started Survivalpunk. Loving, caring and giving people. Some of my best friends are part of this community. I wish all the people I come across could be as wonderful. They are not though. Sometime you come across some real pieces. They are bigots and idiots. They blame this group or that one for all the problems. They buy into the party lie. They don’t seek solutions only point fingers. I came across one recently and quickly had to get rid of them. These people only give us all a bad name. They contribute to the image many have of the survival community. We not crazy gun toting racist fear mongers. Guns we have but our hearts and minds are clear. Let the rant commence.
If Only You Had Voted This Way
If you think that the world would be a better place had Mitt Romney won you are wrong. It would be the same. Some of the minor detail might be different. We would still be seeing growth of an ever more tyrannical government. We would still have Obama Care. Which is based on Romney care. Russia would still be provoking a third world war. ISIS would still be causing trouble. We would still be in massive debt. Calling people idiots because they voted this way or that not helping. YOU are playing right into the government’s class warfare. You are not enlightening them. They now will fight you harder than ever.
Giving Us All A Bad Name
Making idiotic uninformed statements makes us all look bad. You are giving us all a bad name when you say bigot and racist remarks. I judge people by their actions. Their character. Not on stereotypes and prejudices. Saying your purging your facebook of liberals is narrow minded. I disagree with you on a few things so I don’t want anything to do with you. Whining and crying cause are different from you. Grow the fuck up. One day going through the Survivapunk twitter feed I noticed a follower was posting about white supremacy and the Aryan race. That got them blocked. That is not a little different. Thais into crazy land. We don’t need them in this community. We are going to need strong communities in a collapse not hatred. The government can keep it’s class warfare. I give my friendship freely. Prove through your actions you don’t deserve it and lose it. I don’t care what political party you belong to or don’t. Either you are good or not.
Sometimes I just need to rant to my friends. I consider all of you my friends so pull up a chair. Today’s rant is about what I call the What Next People. They are the bane of my existence. They top my short pet peeve list. What next People waste so much of my time at work. They resist any attempt on my part to put an end to that behavior. So what is a what next person you ask. Oh you know them. They are everywhere. You might be one yourself. If you are read this and answer what is next.