“PUNISH SAVERS AND MAKE THEM SPEND MONEY”
...In America (and wealthier parts of the “West” in general),
people don’t have to blow up a natural gas pipeline and
shut down a factory or cut enough fiber to crash the NYSE and the NASDAQ market systems for a few minutes, hours or days.
Voluntary simplicity, or, living well on very little money, kicks evil people in the nuts and gouges out their eyes.
(Pacifists may think of this as sending the enemy Joy and Happiness if they desire.)
Doing this in the U.S. has a force multiplier effect because the U.S. is the largest source of the funds that keep the global ponzi scheme running.
When people in wealthy countries opt out, the action causes major economic damage to the machine.
It’s a matter of hacking The Matrix in an efficient and innovative manner to reduce your monthly expenses to a fraction of previous levels.
The extraction/domination system in the U.S. has few effective defenses against people who opt out—to the extent possible—by making smart use of available resources.
The system assumes that you’ll stay hooked forever on a lifestyle built around profligate waste and going deep into debt to buy crap that you don’t really want, or need.
Indeed, most people are content to go through life this way..........
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