1. Why I Won’t Be Occupying Anywhere

    EXCERPT__While many ignorantly cling to the dying remnants of their middle class existence, the rest of the world has already descended into a new age of hell. Poverty, authoritarianism, social breakdown and environmental destruction is rampant as greed takes its toll on our once hopeful civilisation.

    The banking system is out of control. Fiat currency is systematically destroying our society. The government does the bidding of the highest bidder. There is no doubt that there is a drastic need to create a better world from the ground up.

    So despite having no alternatives, thousands take to the streets in various “Occupy” events all over the world to protest. Their main goal, perhaps to raise awareness. But apart from that, it’s all a bit vague. There is just a burning desire, or rather necessity, to change things.

    So far, not much has come of it. If anything, the powers-that-be seem to be winning on points, having successfully beaten and abused hundreds of protesters as well as berating the movement in the mainstream media.

    While the movement is gaining momentum as well as direction, I remain reserved about its ability to make a difference. Protesting has no doubt been successful in the past, but it was only attempting to change aspects of the game; women’s rights, workers’ rights, taxes here and there, maybe the occasional law. But this time it is different.

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    DEFINITION__Fiat money is money that has value only because of government regulation or law. The term derives from the Latin fiat, meaning “let it be done”, as such money is established by government decree. Where fiat money is used as currency, the term fiat currency is used.

     
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