Five Strategies to Survive Government Incompetence

  One of the over-riding primary reasons for the publication of Conviction of a Time Traveler was to serve as an answer to the uncontested and weak arguments against the John Titor story.  For too long had self-styled “experts” convinced anyone with a modicum of curiosity that the John Titor story was false and that the warnings he gave were useless and unneeded. 
“X-Rays will prove to be a hoax”
-Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society, 1883
  During my own research into the matter, as I slowly realized that the John Titor story was true at its core, that John Titor was in fact a real time traveler, then it became incumbent upon me to inform others of this.  Why?  Because if I were to discover that the Titor story was real, it was incumbent on me to prepare for what he described.  Whether our future entails a nuclear strike, a civil war, or some other calamity, he gave us a veiled glimpse into what lay in store for us.  It would be the height of irresponsibility for me to not prepare for what was coming.  How would I explain to my loved ones (who are/were on the fence about the whole issue) that I had known years beforehand what was coming and we were starving and dehydrated because I did nothing?  In a similar vein, and more serious,

How many people would die of starvation or dehydration, gunshot wounds or infection in the coming years simply because the ignorant and irresponsible debunkers convinced them that the Titor story was just some highly elaborate hoax? 

And it was because of this that I had to publish Conviction of a Time Traveler.  How could I keep my information to myself?  If I did that, I would be no better than those working against Titor’s warnings.  Yes, I can see how this statement may appear to be self-aggrandizing and naked in its altruism.  I have said it before and I will say it again now:  I was angry when I realized Titor really was a time traveler.  In the previous years, I too had been convinced (by self important “experts”) that Titor was false.  I felt lied to.  And why?  To feed someone’s ego?  And it was then that I set pen to paper.

So, in that spirit, I published Conviction of a Time Traveler.  I can only hope that the warnings reached its intended audience and actions were taken for the upcoming event.  All we can do is look for the signposts that might serve as a warning for what’s inevitably coming.  It is my sincere hope that thoughts of doom and gloom don’t devour too much of your time in this.  But Forewarned is Fore-armed.
Below, I include an article that I found interesting.  It is concise and looks to the larger picture.  I hope you find it as interesting as I did.

Five Strategies to Survive Government IncompetenceExclusive: Creek Stewart says when elected leaders fail, everyone else must step up

Creek Stewart is the founder of Willow Haven Outdoor Survival & Preparedness Training Facility in central Indiana. An experienced survival instructor backed by thousands of hours in the field, he has been featured on “Fox & Friends,” and and is the author of “Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag” and “The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide” (Spring 2013).
“Incompetent” is the best word I can think of when describing our morbidly obese government. In general, a bunch of career politicians with no substantial business experience (few exceptions) are collectively running the largest business on earth – America.
They want to be judged by promises, but we must judge them by results. We the people have voted in representatives who are not qualified or capable of running this country. Most of them, including the CEO, have never run anything except a campaign and even those are funded by donated or taxpayer dollars. A Girl Scout selling cookies has more business management experience than most of our elected officials did before they started managing America’s budget and our livelihood. Is it really a surprise that they have driven our economy to the brink of collapse with debt levels beyond comprehension?
They are doing the best they can with what they have – a high priced education with absolutely zero real-world business management experience. While they use our country as training wheels for experience, we are the ones (not them) that must hang on for the wobbly and unsecure ride. Buckle up.
Our elected officials make their incompetence our problem. We are held accountable for their failures. They write different rules for us than themselves. Their salaries and grotesque retirement packages are not on the line – ours are. In desperate attempts to “make money,” they continue to gouge and penalize hard-working Americans (and businesses) with new and higher taxes to support their exaggerated incapacity to manage money. They overpromise and underdeliver, and we have to figure out how to make up the difference.
While the representatives we’ve elected continue to destroy the American economy, below are five things we can do to combat the onslaught.
Survival strategy No. 1: Start a small business
Small business and entrepreneurship is why America quickly rose to become the most dominant country in the world. The best thing you can do to help America’s economy, despite incompetent leaders, is to start a small business. The taxes, paperwork and regulations for doing so will feel like a vicious trap, but remember, the government tries to get as much as they can from people with initiative. They fear what they do not understand, and far too many of them do not understand business and are very intimated by citizens who do. They’re ignorance and insecurity results in unfair burdens for small business owners. Yet without small business, America would crumble. Despite the hurdles, I encourage you to start a small business. It is one of the best things you can do to boost our economy.
Survival strategy No. 2: Buy American
If you want to help America’s economy, buy American-made products. Just because our government cares more about foreign economies than our own doesn’t mean we should too. American workers need your support, because they don’t get it from the ones they voted for. We have to look out for each other. Make a concerted effort to seek out and purchase American-made products and support businesses based in the United States. They need us now more than ever.
Survival strategy No. 3: Support your local church
If there is any institution who the government has turned their back on more than small business, it’s the Christian church. It’s ironic (and sickening) to watch the war on Christianity develop from a nation founded on Christian principles. Deliberate and desperate attempts to banish any form of the Christian faith (as if it’s a bad influence) from public and government institutions are a blatant statement about our government’s opinion of the church. Local churches are an integral part of what makes America great, and they need our support. The effects of our government’s complacency to protect Christian values and willingness to pander to those who don’t like them are more than evident in today’s increasingly immoral and corrupt society. They are directly related.
Survival strategy No. 4: Stock up
Yes, stock up; harder times are ahead. If we ran our own personal budgets like our elected officials run this country’s budget, we’d be in prison or homeless on the streets. Their frivolous and unaccounted for spending will result in harder times ahead, despite the smoke and mirrors they present on the evening news. It is wise to prepare for this by keeping an adequate store of food, water and other survival supplies, even though executive orders are in place for times of emergency that “provide for the seizure of all food supplies and resources, public and private, and all farms, lands, and equipment.” By stocking up you will be investing in our nation’s economy and also establishing a life-saving store of survival supplies for uncertain times ahead. It’s a win-win effort.
Survival strategy No. 5: Get out of debt
Don’t live by the example our elected officials have set. Unlike them, you are held accountable for your debt. Unfortunately, you will ultimately be held accountable for theirs as well. In tougher times ahead, personal debt will be a strangling noose around your neck. The stress of debt makes all circumstances more difficult. Live beneath your means, and make an effort to pay down debt as fast as possible. Tackle small debts first. Set a budget and establish a timeline. Take personal responsibility for your actions, and do your absolute best to pay down any debts you have. It will not only help our nation’s economy, but yours as well.
Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN.



2 thoughts on “Five Strategies to Survive Government Incompetence

  1. I agree with supporting the local church as long as its doctrines are biblical and not some Fema run institution pretending to serve God. Beware of any church that uses Romans 13 as an excuse to scare its members into not speaking out against tyrannical governments.

  2. I defiantly agree with stoking up, buying local produce and getting out of debt. But if what John Titor said is true? this is definitely not a good time to start a small business.

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