It's Time to Get Growing
A jumbled rant that hopefully gets us thinking
Who would have thought that we would still be in the midst of horror 2 years after “15 days” to flatten the curve? How many people who went along with this from the beginning really thought they would still be masking and participating in other horrible society destroying rituals (and that’s really all they are) this late in the game? More shocking to me is the amount of people who may have thought it would just be “15 days”, who are dutifully continuing to go along with this crap while still naively thinking that if they just comply a bit harder, vote a bit harder, mask their children just a bit harder, get another “booster” and police their neighbors and strangers just a bit harder we can “go back to normal.”
I guess I was one of the lucky ones. I saw through all of the madness we have endured right from the beginning. I don’t watch corporate news at all and get all of my information from independent sources and maybe that was my saving grace (not to mention that all one had to do is literally look out their window and *not* see dead people piling up on the side of the roads, you know, that little thing called common sense?). I heard an interview with an economist very early on in the “pandemic” and remember them saying something to the effect of, “all of this is cover for the real problem which is financial collapse” and “governments have tried to reset economies several times in history and they have always failed.”
I have known in my gut that something about all of this “pandemic response” has *never* made sense. Pushing people into literally depleting their oxygen supply and health/immune system by wearing medical devices (giant face diapers) that don’t work for what “they” are telling us they are for, restricting people from treating themselves with safe and effective treatments, closing businesses and schools, fumigating and sterilizing everything in sight, locking children in their homes, coercing and threatening people so much that they feel like they “have to” take an experimental product *inside* of their bodies regardless of possible allergies or health issues that could be detrimental if triggered by an *unknown* substance, purposely dividing the public with “race”, “gender”, politics and everything else “they” could pull out of their hats… and the list goes on. In other words, “they” did, quite literally, *everything* that has *never* worked to quell a “pandemic” in history.
Most of you who read my posts know that I don’t claim to be an expert at anything. But, I know about a lot of things. We used to be called “renaissance men”. I can work blue-collar and certain white-collar jobs, cook, clean, fix vehicles and appliances, carpentry, hunting, fishing, farming, ranching, and many more things. I won’t try and list them all for fear of sounding arrogant, which I’m not. In my life, while the other guys were painting themselves different colors to “scream for their team”, I was learning how to live a self-sufficient life. When I meet an obstacle, I learn how to overcome it on *my own*. I don’t reach out to organizations, government or anyone else unless it’s something that I physically cannot do on my own… like lift a 200-pound object. But I’ve even found ways to do that kind of thing on my own when necessary.
So where am I going with this? I’ll tell you where: To the future! I hate to sound negative, but I have been screaming “hard times are coming” for pretty much my whole life. I guess I’m finally going to be “right” about that and I wish I wasn’t.
One only has to look around to see that society is breaking into groups: Those who have a “can do” attitude. And those who can’t do anything and need a mommy or daddy (usually government) to do everything for them (even tell them what medicine to take! WTH?). For those of us who claim liberty as the most important thing in our lives, we need to choose the “can do” group. Men and women need to begin to start learning how to do things they never thought they would need to know. And I mean *now* (it should have been 20 years ago, but it’s never too late).
My “What Can I Do?” post was popular and that being said, I would like to do anything I can to stimulate the minds of those who read and get them thinking about ways they can become more self-sufficient. Most of us cannot pack up and move (and even if we can, is that always the right choice? For instance, people are leaving places like California where they can grow food pretty much all year and moving to Mountain regions where most food has to be imported and there is a growing season only 3 or 4 months long. Seriously??? Stand firm where you can grow food!)
That being said, to me, the most important (and often the easiest) thing we can do for ourselves and our families is learn to grow some of our own food. It’s almost impossible to grow everything we need, but we can grow a significant amount of food for ourselves no matter where we live, what climate we live in, or how much space we have. For some of us it may take a bit of imagination and trial and error, but eventually, we learn and it “clicks”. Human beings were made for this stuff!
I don’t know it all, and I’m not a “master gardener” by any means, but if anyone reading this needs help, wants advice or ideas, I am happy to assist. If you reach out, I will do what I can and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll help find it. Let’s work together. This is very important.
So, am I going to sum this up and make a point? Haha. Yes. This is a weird post, and I’m famously “all over the map” as they say. I’d like to list a few things that are *super easy* to grow for beginners. These items can tolerate quite a bit of abuse and most people will have success no matter what situation they are in. (If you are in an apartment with no balcony or good light you need a bit more help and I understand that. I’ve lived in situations like that in my life and still grew a few things in pots)
Root crops like potatoes, turnips, carrots and onions. These are staples in my garden every year. They don’t require a lot of care or water, resist pests well and, more importantly, can be stored in cool dark places for *months* after harvest.
Lettuce! Home grown lettuce isn’t like those ridiculous nutrient free heads of “iceberg” lettuce we buy at the grocery store. Lettuce is incredibly easy to grow almost anywhere (even in a sunny windowsill). I grow lettuce indoors and outdoors all year long and rarely have to buy any from the store. (Keep in mind that lettuce doesn’t like super-hot direct sun).
Spinach! Another that is extremely easy to grow. Doesn’t like extreme heat. Super nutritious.
Radishes. A person can practically grow radishes in wet paper towels. They are incredibly easy to grow.
Herbs. Herbs are resilient depending on your location and many are perennials (come up every year). They also rarely get insect damage and often protect other plants from insects. When we can’t afford salt and pepper, herbs are going to be extremely important.
Cabbage. Cabbage can be tricky because there are insects that love it, but if you can keep the bugs off of it and have a few successful plants, cabbage can keep for *months* after harvest if stored properly.
Kale. Not everyone likes it, but it is hardy, resilient and nutritious.
The list goes on. But as I mentioned, I wanted to share some items that are easy to grow for the beginner. It’s way past time for us in the liberty movement to start becoming more self-sufficient. Every time we are able to do something for ourselves or with others of like mind, we are thumbing our noses at the system that wants us to be weak, dependent, scared and reliant. Every time we pick something from our garden that we grew for ourselves, change the oil in our car ourselves, or even tackle painting a house ourselves (or with friends) we are teaching ourselves to say NO to more government. Every time we have a bumper crop of carrots and take several pounds of them to our local *privately run* food bank we are saying NO to more government interference in our lives and the lives of those in our community.
We have made being “free” much too difficult. We have made “doing something” seem overwhelming because we have often felt like we had to “do” something like start a movement or run for office when really, true liberty just means living free in our mind first by figuring out how we can be free from whatever system we disagree with.
If you haven’t thought about *something* you can do that gets you off of the teat of a corporation or government program, it’s time to get busy thinking. It doesn’t have to be a vegetable garden, it can be something as simple as pulling your money from a corporation you disagree with. (And be sure to email them or write them and let them know you are withdrawing your support and why). If we are going to have any chance at liberty for future generations, we must do like all generations of my family who came before me did and embark on that “liberty journey” on our own. Giving up most dependence, security and convenience and becoming *independent*. Liberty always starts inside yourself. It’s a decision we have to make for ourselves. We cannot expect *anyone* (especially government) to “make us free”.
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