16 Jul Like taking candy from a baby… if you allow it.
I’m hearing across the board from people in the emergency preparedness community about people – irrespective of age, geography, personal situations, etc. – who want everything done for them. “Hey, could you just like rough out a survival game plan for me? K, thx!”
Who is gonna do that for you? Or are there people in your life who will expect that from you ?
I saw this years ago when I ran a CSA-style side hustle and had customers tell me, point blank, “I know you can’t customize these produce boxes for everyone else, ha ha, but make an exception for me.” 😒
-“Bonus Episode: Who is Coming to Save You?” published on August 15, 2022 https://www.buzzsprout.com/1125110/11131724
Last summer, I recorded a podcast episode re: people who want others to do their thinking and their preparation for them. On August 9th of last year, even Suze Orman was out in the MSM saying, “Assume you are laid off.”
But Orman warns against complacency.
“If there is a recession, you better believe the same firms that are hiring now, will be looking to reduce their payroll,” she writes. “I think the best gift you can give yourself right now is to imagine you are laid off.”
In December 1969, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was an equally low 3.5%, yet an 11-month recession followed right afterward.
When you are laid off, paychecks stop coming in. So Orman highly recommends building an emergency savings fund.
Long-term success requires you to endure discomfort. In my experience, being able to tolerate a great deal of physical discomfort will make it easier to tolerate a great deal of mental discomfort.
A high tolerance for suffering will enable you to outwork your colleagues and keep going despite challenges.
One of the best things you can do for yourself, IMO, is to think about how to take care of yourself and your family. If you’re counting on Wall Street, The Fed, Corpo America, and/or the state to do that for you – if you think these entities have your best interest at heart and will look out for you – you’re gonna get unmercifully steamrolled. Experiencing some discomfort to prepare for a job loss or working extra hours to put a bit of money back is a lower amount of pain than the screwing the fat cats would like to give you:
Hyper-Elites Are Desperate For a Recession Because They Want to Buy Your Assets for Cheap
Recessions are part of the business plan for the great reset to serfdom
It’s to the benefit of the hyper-elites if you keep your head up your backside and mindlessly surf social media. When you get steamrolled, they snatch up your assets on the cheap cheap.
You would think people intent on making a fortune would focus on rich people. They’re the ones with all the money.
But plenty of opportunistic capitalists have found you can squeeze a surprising amount of money from poor people, too … and there are a helluva lot more poor people than rich people. After all, in modern-day America, the poor are one of our most plentiful resources.
You’ve heard the old saying, of course: You can’t squeeze blood from a turnip. When I worked for a certain employer, I used to joke that whoever said that hadn’t met our owners, who were convinced that just a little more squeezing would surely yield blood.
During The Great Recession, I received postcards for NINJA loans and payday loans all the time.
I definitely was living hand to mouth and there were times when the disposable income was nothing. And there were times when the bank account only had pennies in it. I remember getting postcards in the mail almost constantly for these freaking companies that did those NINJA loans, or like, “Hey, you need a payday loan!” “You’re having some trouble making it to the next payday?” or, “Hey, no questions asked; no income, no problem, just come on in here and get a loan to help yourself through the hard times.” I got those constantly. It’s like they must have known that what my economic situation was and that I was living hand to mouth. But thank God, I never took out one of those payday loans or NINJA loans. From what I understand, they’re basically just like loan sharking and usury. And as William K. Black says in this documentary: overwhelmingly, the people who were targeted for these predatory loans were people of color, the elderly, and women. So I’m sure that being a woman who was working poor at that time, just struggling doing the best that I could to keep all the plates spinning in the air, I’m sure that in Wall Street’s mind that made me an excellent target for these predatory loans.
-“Bonus Episode: Mephistopheles in Manhattan” https://www.buzzsprout.com/1125110/11205137 This episode references the documentary “Money, Power, Impunity: The Bankers Who Stole The World,” which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsFpFP8o1o8
It’s to your benefit to stay alert and have some type of financial preparedness. In the aforementioned documentary, there’s a scene I’ll never forget. Dick Fuld, the then CEO of Lehman Brothers, is shown on a video talking about reaching into someone’s chest, ripping their heart out, and eating it in front of them while it’s still beating.
THAT is the attitude the hyper-elites have towards you. So if you think they’re gonna save you or look out for your best interest . . . wow. Just wow.