China Cracks Down on Corporations, Freedom

he CCP’s crackdown on corporations, starting with the disappearance of Jack Ma, is unlike anything seen since the revolution.

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, was the richest and arguably most successful man in China. Then he gave a speech that offended the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) by criticizing state-owned banks and their regulators. He was immediately summoned to Beijing and has not been seen in public since.

China would have you believe Jack is painting, playing golf, and devoting his life to charitable works, but the short videos they released are about as believable as when the emaciated and battered hostage reads a letter telling the world his captors are treating him well.

Imagine if Donald Trump had summoned Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, to Washington and Bezos was never seen again. Think of the uproar that would ensue. (There was little or no uproar in China.) That’s the equivalent of what we are talking about with Jack Ma. That demonstrates the power that China wields over its population. It also tells you something about their government.

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Five Ways to Free Yourself

Many times we are weighed down by our own actions, enslaved by behaviors we can change. Here are five ways to break free.

How free are you? It’s a question you have probably never stopped and asked yourself, but it bears some thought. Here five ways you can be more independent and enjoy greater freedom.

Free Yourself From Debt

Debt is probably the biggest ball and chain around your ankle holding you back. Have you ever added up how much you spend each month to service your debt? How much are your credit card payments, your house payments, and your car payments costing you? I bet it is a significant portion of your paycheck. As long as more than half your income goes to pay your mortgage and various credit cards and loans, you can never be free.

Back around the turn of the century, I had credit card debt of $26,000 between four credit card companies. There were months when I would use and advance on one card to pay off another. It was a house of cards, and I worried constantly that it would trap me under a mountain of debt. On top of this, I had a mortgage and a leased car.

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When Did American Become a Third World Country?

As the country draws ever closer to socialism, there is one thing keeping us from falling into the quagmire of socialism: Privately owned firearms.

  • Rolling power outages
  • Seeming endless riots and protests
  • The media acts like mouthpieces for the government
  • The rich get richer while the poor get poorer
  • People who complain or speak out lose their platform to do so
  • Government spokespeople threaten reporters
  • There are shortages and long wait lists to obtain goods
  • Government gun confiscation and bans
  • Large numbers of people wait in food lines
  • High unemployment and massive deficits
  • Politicians want to lock up people they disagree with

At any other time, I’d say the above are signs you are living in a third world socialist country. Today, it’s just life in these United States.

I find that frightening.

In just these last few decades, this country has slid so far down the slope towards socialism that it is hard to think we will not soon be a third world socialist country heading to the inevitable collapse. We could be the Venezuela of the Northern Hemisphere. Or maybe we will wall off California and a few major cities and let them become the East Germany of the United States. (And if you don’t know what that means, get a world history book written before the year 2000 and look it up.) 

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How to Be More Independent and Why it will Make You a Better Prepper

The path of a prepper is not an easy one. You must be an independent thinking, and able to act on your own when others don’t or won’t.

It’s hard to be a prepper if you are always dependent on someone else.  You need to be able to provide critical prepping supplies for yourself and your loved ones: Food, water, shelter, self-defense, first aid, and communications.  If you don’t have the resources or the ability to do this, then prepping is just an unrealized dream.  But start small and take small steps until you build up some momentum.  Done right, you can make strides towards being more independent and a better prepper.

Look at your preps.  Maybe you can only provide food and water for three days because all your preps are what you own in your bug out bag.  And that’s OK; everyone has to start somewhere.  So you can be independent for three days.  What can you do to extend that time period?

Maybe you can stock up at the grocery store, and soon have three weeks of food.  Maybe you can have a full pantry and then buy some long-term storage food to tuck under your bed.  That might give you the ability to be independent for three months.

But there is more to independence than being able to provide food and shelter.  Let’s take a look at these critical components to becoming independent.

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