We Have The Right To Not Cooperate

It's our duty to not cooperate with the industrial beast consuming the earth. Every non cooperative action has a doubling effect in that there's the 'with the flow' step not taken and the step upstream taken instead. Our small actions of themselves are insignificant but they too have multiplier effects including the awakening of our resistance genes. Our ancestors fought and resisted the power of kings, bankers and dictators, it's in our genetic memory to do it too, it feels good to stand up straight for a minute or two.

Non-cooperation can be as easy as paying with cash and asking to be paid with it, or, better yet, barter. i realize i'm an oldtimer and that disappearing into the underground economy was a lot easier in a number ways 35 years ago. 'Big Brother' was only a baby, credit/debit cards were rare and everyone carried cash, and there was far less fear of the unknown throttling the spirit of uniqueness...but even now there's lottsa ways to leverage the basics of the Toilet Bowl Theory of Economics which states: Just like how gravity pulls at the water going around in the toilet so that quickly all the water is down the drain, so to do profits, interest and taxes pull the buying power of your dollar down the drain after a few revolutions.

Even now i'd bet there's an opening in most places for a hard working honest carpenter-designer, who never makes a dime off the sweat of others or a profit on the materials handled, who always uses re-cycled everything, who gets paid cash by the hour and who buys the first round on friday after work. Check out a small or medium sized community, you'll see where to stop and ask for your first 'boot in the door' job, look for a concrete truck parked twiriling away, maybe they need another hand, look especially for sheated roofs loaded with roofing, i bet you'll find your first job with the roofers, they'll often pay in cash.

Next you chat up everybody on the site during coffee and lunch breaks, work your tail off in between and keep yours ears open especially for home owners who need some other work done. When you do score an independent job you'll do the best job possible for the least cost possible and your next job will magically appear, and the next...until you say enough. i finally stopped 25 years later when my left hip went on strike. Resist the profit paradigm, work hard, never buy on credit, abundance will follow. It happened to me, it can happen to you.

"Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience. Therefore [individual citizens] have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring" -- Nuremberg War Crime Tribunal, 1950