Yes, the government steals half of everyone's paychecks and never provides receipts for what the money is spent on. I get receipts every time I pay the electric bill, buy groceries, pump gas, purchase clothes, and get an oil change, yet the government is the only entity that demands half of everyone's paycheck and doesn't give anyone a receipt. We have no inkling of what our labor transmuted into paper currency has been spent on. For those in the know, though, it has been deposited into the misappropriation fund. It's the same as "protection money' for the mob.Earth, society, or SH? Are you as fed up as I am of being charged $700 a paycheck (or more) taxes to see our Country turn to shit? Not to mention property taxes on my 3 properties in 2 different states, for Govt to apparently be doing nothing besides “creating” the opioid epidemic to have another battle-front?
I may be getting off topic a little. You are not the only one here tired of complete shepherding. I will not invest another dollar in this economy unless it is for bear necessities as it is today. God only knows what tomorrow brings anymore. I have lost faith in the whole system that was the sustenance of “The American Dream”. I have began pulling the majority of my Direct Deposited (no choice) paycheck out on payday. If the grid goes down, I want greens in my pocket.
Pay your money to the government so the government can protect you from the government.
I mean, how long are people going to be okay that their tax dollars are going to a new investigation to investigate the investigators of the last investigation into the corrupt government?
But there is a level after that. Money collapses shortly after society. There may be a couple of days in which people programmed by society still accept paper issued by the government in exchange for goods and services, but the gravity of the situation will soon set in. People can't eat money. They can't shelter themselves or their families with hundred dollar bills.
Preppers will be overrun by those with fire power who take their canned goods. What kind of world will be left to live in then? Not one I desire to be a part of.
If one follows the chain of logic far enough, there is no point in hoarding money or food or ammunition. If we have learned anything from history, it is that this place is reset time and time again. We repeat the same mistakes time and time again, and even though you and I can see that now, before it happens again, there is no reaching others. These are the rules of the game. There have been many civilizations that have reached our point of technological proficiency, and stored their knowledge in "smart" phones and clouds, leaving very little tangible evidence that they even existed, much less any wisdom to relay to future generations. We share the same fate.
I know my view point is nihilistic, but it is also common sense. We are circling the drain. No new ideas are infused into our society. The 20 year cycle of fashion has now become a free-for-all in which bell bottoms and skinny jeans are accepted at the same time. The 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's and every other time period are now embraced. Wanna be a 1920's flapper? Yeah, that's cool. Movies are being rebooted after the opening weekend. My god, how many effin' Avengers movies are there? Roseanne, Will and Grace, Friends... shows that people under 40 remember as being original are now "new" again.
We have nothing new to offer. End game.