by Michael Edwards: Ten
Reasons to Become Self-Sufficient and Ten Ways to Get There
Gladwell’s provocative book The
Tipping Point, he gives many examples of how seemingly small,
insignificant decisions can radiate to cause an eventual wave of
change that overtakes the prevailing modes of behavior. He clearly
extrapolates how the silent leaders of society – not the ones
on TV, or the ones we appoint – set trends through their singular
ability to recognize an underlying need, or change of direction.
It can be as simple as a clothing style, a type of cuisine, a new
travel destination. . . or the need to change the world’s political
course. I believe there are signs that The Tipping Point for free
humanity has been reached; from here on out, there will be an open
dialogue between the forces of tyranny and the forces of freedom.
The idea that
in order to recognize tyranny, you must force it to act as such
is very much the case right now. Humanity is rebelling worldwide
to the dictates of Elite overlords and petty bureaucrats alike.
The small, silent statements of resistance have reached a classic
tipping point. Whether it is tax rebellion, free speech, freedom
of religion, the freedom to speak out against endless war, women’s
rights in oppressive regimes, or the freedom to grow one’s own food
in peace, the small defeats and victories have become a sustained
chorus of resistance to ever-increasing forces of control. This
chorus has coalesced from the choirs of different nations, different
genders, different political affiliations, different races, and
different socioeconomic positions. This is the ultimate sign of
a true tipping point: critical mass has been reached.
pantheon of enemies has now been identified, along with their demiurges,
by even the most common of men. The enemies are the banking consortium;
the global Elite born and bred from mega-wealth; the academics and
economists who disconnect ideas from reality; and the scientific
and military minds who are so compartmentalized by design that they
rarely know what sort of dictatorship to which they are making their
contributions. These are the groups that every man, woman, and child
recognizes instinctively, because they are the same personalities
encountered in our childhood. Until this point, these dictators
have had the smugness to assume that the ones they view as the weak
would cower forever.