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5 Strategies for Peacefully Underthrowing the Status quo

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

5 strategies for peacefully underthrowing the status quo
by J.G. Vibes

One of the main obstacles that tie the general population to the status quo is
that many people are looking for a step-by-step process for how we can
peacefully neutralize the power structure and achieve peace on this planet.

This step-by-step process is not a possibility, because human actions and the
advancement of technology are both totally unpredictable. Sadly, it seems that
people are waiting for a list of instructions that could never exist.

However, there is definitely hope, because although we cannot precisely chart
the course to freedom, we can develop workable solutions that will lead us in
the right direction and help us achieve greater levels of peace in our own
lives. In this article I am going to list the 5 strategies that I am most
supportive of right now, and offer a brief description of how they work and why
I believe they are effective approaches to meeting this goal.

(1) - Finding personal freedom – This should definitely be the first step,
because when we find peace in our own hearts we are much better prepared and
equipped to bring peace into the hearts of others. A few months ago I wrote an
article on this subject which offered some solutions to speed along this
process. When you are able to find freedom in your own personal life, you will
set a positive example for your peers to follow and you will be contributing to
the paradigm shift by “being the change that you want to see in the world” as
Gandhi said.

(2) - Practicing Agorism – Agorism is a strategy of noncompliance that uses
counter economics and underground markets as a way of keeping power in the hands
of the average people, thus slowly diminishing the power and relevance of the
control structure. Growing food, using bitcoin, homeschooling, running a small
business without licenses, bartering and starting community currencies are all
examples of agorist activities. Some agorists are even so bold as to create
businesses that will challenge existing state monopolies, like we saw earlier
this year when Detroit residents created their own community protection agencies
because the police were no longer responding to 911 calls. It is as simple as
finding a need in your community for a particular good or service, and
attempting to provide that value without any sort of interaction with the
government or any other unchosen 3rd parties. In other words, the basic idea is
to try solving the problem yourself, with your community instead of waiting
around for a politician to make the problem worse.

(3) - Reinventing oldspeak – When it comes to the power of words, the general
population is far outmatched by the ruling class. There have been generations
of work among the aristocracy completely dedicated to mastering the art of
verbal manipulation and deception. They have their newspeak, which cloaks their
transgressions in an air of false legitimacy, so we in turn, need to develop an
oldspeak that describes reality as it is, but we need to be just as innovative
and creative as those working against us. I touched on this subject in my book
Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance and I will share a short excerpt below:

“What we must do to counteract this problem is to expand the limits of our
vocabulary and create new terms and new words to describe the indescribable. If
you come up with a new word or new way of explaining something in your day to
day conversations then by all means continue to use it! If it sounds good to you
than your probably right and your addition to the language will most likely
catch on, as long as it works. Terms like vibe, synchronicity, freedom, ego
trip or civil liberties have revolutionized philosophical dialogue just as terms
like inertia, gravity or relativity have revolutionized scientific dialogue.
Imagine how hard it would be to have a conversation about the state of our
society without words like “freedom”, “oppression” or “autonomy”.

These philosophical terms are all fairly new to our vocabulary and allow us to
better describe things that were at one time just beyond our descriptive
possibilities. Some of these terms were created by philosophers, scientist and
psychologists, others by college students and hippies. Anyone can contribute to
the positive expansion of their cultures vocabulary and tear down the linguistic
barriers set by those who keep us mentally enslaved under their cultural

(4) - Peaceful parenting – The kind of society that we want to create, is
eventually going to be the society that our children will be responsible for.
When they become adults, they will interact with each other based on the example
that was set for them by their elders. The more children who have lives that
are filled with peace, negotiation and tranquility, the better chance there is
of that kind of society existing when those children grow up.

Parenting is probably the most important responsibility that any of us will take
on in our entire lives, and it is actually our greatest avenue of affecting real
change in the world. It is very possible that the fight for freedom will be
either won or lost by the next generation, which means that it is up to us to
make sure that our children are free to create their own path in learning,
without being subjected to the oppressive indoctrination processes that are so
prevalent in government schools. Likewise, it is important that we are not
authoritarian with our children, if we truly want the next generation to live in
freedom. This does not mean letting children do whatever they want, but it
means treating them with the same respect that you would treat an adult that was
bigger than you.

(5) - Philosophy and education – As a society we have all been completely
betrayed by the public education system and the mainstream media. We have been
given false values, irrational principles, destructive examples and have been
led completely astray to the point where it is difficult to make sense of the
world, which ultimately results in unfavorable and dangerous behavior. A good
many people in the world have fallen victim to this deception, but most people
snap out of it quickly when they are able to make sense of reality. This is
where philosophy and education come in, because the damage that propaganda has
inflicted on our minds is actually fairly easy to reverse, and today with the
internet people are now able to teach themselves any subject, any time, at any
age and usually for free. So we do have that ability to advance philosophy and
have widespread education even in this world today where we are still limited by
the current system and its failures.

If you have any questions or disagreements feel free to email me at

Added: Aug-23-2012 Occurred On: Aug-23-2012
By: khamomil
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Tags: revolution, politics, economy, self-empowerment, khamomil
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