Friday, November 23, 2012

Friendly Advice

Here's some friendly advice I received from a friend after the Nov 6th election when I asked him what we grassroots Conservatives did wrong...

You didn't go wrong, but perhaps there is a very important place that you didn't go.

Real life, a great deal of which is implemented via economic means, isn't just politics.

Yes, politics can have a horribly destructive effect on real life and the productive economic activities that make it possible.

Your actions, no matter how wise and vigorous, will have a very limited effect on politics.

That is also true in regards to the economy in general but not true with respect to your particular and personal economic activities.

Analyze the economic and social consequences of the Keynesian and collectivistic idiocies in Washington and in the State capital nearer you, and spend at least as much critical thought and effort as you spent on politics trying to figure out how you can be more safe and productive over the coming years as more and more sh*t inevitably hits the fan.

What happens to someone else doesn't necessarily have to happen to you.

Some places will be safer and more free than others.

Some places will offer better economic opportunities than others.

Some types of productive work will fare better than others.

Spend at least as much time and effort thinking about how you personally fit into the economy and society (especially local society). Where do you want to be five, ten, twenty years from now, and what do you want to be doing?

Your choices, decisions, and actions will have a far greater effect on you and your family than they will on national politics. Allocate your thinking and efforts accordingly. When the OPM (Other Peoples' Money) runs low, where do you want to be and what do you want to be doing to earn your living? May you have the wisdom to understand what you can change and what you can't.

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