Going Galt

11 11 2012

What is Going Galt?

“There is a difference between our strike and all those you’ve practiced for centuries: our strike consists, not of making demands, but of granting them. We are evil, according to your morality. We have chosen not to harm you any longer. We are useless, according to your economics. We have chosen not to exploit you any longer. We are dangerous and to be shackled, according to your politics. We have chosen not to endanger you, nor to wear the shackles any longer. We are only an illusion, according to your philosophy. We have chosen not to blind you any longer and have left you free to face reality-the reality you wanted, the world as you see it now, a world without mind.

“We have granted you everything you demanded of us, we who had always been the givers, but have only now understood it. We have no demands to present to you, no terms to bargain about, no compromise to reach. You have nothing to offer us. We do not need you.

Going Galt is the term coined from Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, where one goes on strike, removing one’s self and one’s production from the perpetuation of a collectivist society. Given the outcome of the 2012 election and that Americans have voted themselves into a fully entitlement society, a nanny state where government takes care of their every need, it is time to deny the destroyers and the looters your assets, including your mind.

It means starving the beast.

How Do I Starve The Beast?

Unlike in Atlas Shrugged, we have no magic valley to which we can escape. There are certainly remote areas in America and if you’re lucky enough to own a piece of land in one of these havens, or have the means to purchase one, lucky you!

More importantly, Galt’s Gulch was not a permanent home to most of the characters; it was a haven to which they escaped for a month, once a year. During the other eleven months each member had to exist in the outside world any way they could save one: they could not work in their chosen profession. They could not give to the world the benefit of their expertise. Scientists worked as railroad workers and professors ran hamburger stands. They lived frugally, owning little; there is no need to keep up with the Jones’ when you’re on strike.

So how to you starve the beast in reality world? The folks over at Reaganite Republican have some good ideas:

1. Buy used or new via secondary markets. Use Craigslist to find new stuff at less than retail… and you pay no taxes into the system.

2. Contribute to the secondary market by having a yard sale, you’ve probably got tons of junk you haven’t even seen in years.

3. Forget status symbols and keeping-up-with-the-Jones’. Maybe you can afford that nice new car, but you’ll pay A TON of taxes on it. Find a lesser vehicle that makes you happy that feeds the beast less, perhaps one bartered from within the family.

4. Invest and hold. Avoid taxable capital gains until Jan 2017.

5. FIX YOUR STUFF instead of replacing it. So many people look at durable possessions as disposable. Take those pants to the tailor, or better yet, get a used sewing machine and fix them yourself. Find someone with a welding machine to fix that patio chair.

6. Maintain your possessions properly. Clean the dust out of your computer. Keep on top of the car, house, and tools.

7. Plant a garden and grow as much of your own food as possible… and don’t forget spices in your window box, fresh is best anyway..

8. Enjoy life more simply. Choose a day at the park over an afternoon at the movies.  Attend a church cookout instead of going to Outback.

9. Speaking of things like the movies – stop going (Ed- I did yearsago). Wait for the DVD and rent it for $1 at Redbox. If there is a cheaper option to do something, take that option.

Or – here’s a radical idea – buy used books dirt (at yard sales, etc.) cheap and READ.

10. Set up two days a week to run errands. Run them all at once and efficiently instead of wasting money (and taxes) on fuel. If your workplace offers a work-from-home option, TAKE IT. (The ‘green’ Left will love this one, but we’re talking about opportunities to avoid paying taxes into the system, while saving yourself some coin in the process) .

11. Create gifts instead of buying them.

12. Barter for goods and services under-the-table

13. Avoid all union shops, products, and services

14. If possible, move to a low-tax Red state

15. Lower the amount the feds withhold from your paycheck- just take the maximum allowable deductions. Yes, it may mean you have to ‘pay’ come tax time BUT if just 10% of the people who receive paychecks would do this it would put a severe crimp on the DC cash flow. Just stash the extra cash somewhere and come tax time if you need it to pay Uncle Obama well then you have it.

Preparing Your Family

The Mormons are the best at prepping. Why? Because they believe in taking care of one’s self and one’s family and not relying on the government to take care of them should disaster strike. We all saw how well it worked out for those who relied on FEMA when hurricane’s Katrina and Sandy hit.

Whether you want to prep because you believe civil disobedience and a break down of our system is coming or because you realize you must rely on yourself, this document should be downloaded, printed, and applied in your daily life. It outlines how to purchase supplies over time, how much you’ll need, and what you’ll need. It’s an invaluable reference and should be printed and put in a binder so if the power does go out, you’re not relying on your PC to access it.

LDS Preparedness Manual

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7 responses

11 11 2012
Rick Bulow

Reblogged this on rickbulow1974.

2 12 2012
Francisco d'Anconia

The local Library, now has tons of DVD movies, to rent for free and thyou likely have not seen them. They are not first run usually about 6 months or older from first release but there is a TON of them, and I watch movies.. Now, I go to the local Library check them out and watch them for free. At my library you can rent up to Five DVD’s at a time! And they also, have a bunch of CD music, hear that saving sound cha ching! Enjoy..
-“Francisco D”

12 11 2012
Taking Back America « The John Galt Line

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13 11 2012
Sandra Hopes

Already doing this, including fix or repair what I can. Don’t buy anything from a liberal, boycott their products, and that means the entire entertainment industry. Let the left support their own. I would go one further, buy direct from the farmers on products you can. Meat in particular is easy to store for up to a year, and it keeps your money in the hands of the producer instead of the kids that want their employers to pay them more for stocking shelves.

13 11 2012
johngaltline

Exactly, Sandra. That’s what we’re doing in our house.

13 11 2012
Moriah Jovan (@MoriahJovan)

Bought a shit-ton of salt at Wal-Mart the other day while I was out. The checker said, “What are you going to do with this?” I said, “I’m stocking up. Turning into a prepper.” She nodded sadly. I said, “We’re all going to be in trouble, since Tuesday.” She nodded sadly again and said, “Yeah. We’re in trouble, all right.”

I’m really just tired of jawing about what’s going on. I’m a fixer, a problem-solver. I don’t know what’s coming, but I don’t know that it matters if I already know it’s going to be BAD.

I’m a Mormon. I’ve been hearing prepare prepare prepare all my life. But sadly, I’ve never really had a sense of TIME. I suspect most of us don’t. Teenagers think they’re immortal, right? Well, we never think past our next paycheck because we generally don’t think in the long-term. What, stuff sitting there, doing NOTHING?

This is what Obama has given me: A sense of the long-term. Silver lining? I dunno.

In the meantime, my family project for today is homemade firestarters with paper egg cartons and dryer lint.

13 11 2012
johngaltline

Thanks, Moriah. I agree!!! Thank gosh for the LDS and their prepping manual. I will be following it very closely and hope others do, too.

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