This post serves as a mini “How to guide” to fight tyranny peacefully in any nation. Not everything needs to be done, but all points are worthy of investigation. For the sake of simplicity, the United States of America and organizations residing within it will be used as the model. However, it should be noted anyone around the world can take advantage of these effective tactics. SECTION ONE, KEYS... Decentralization is key
If you kill, one ant, does is harm the colony? Yes it does, but does it impede the colony? No it doesn't. This is how work should be done. No one “cause” or organization will act as a magic bullet to stop tyranny. It's really a dedicated motley crue of organizations and people chipping away at the system. Some focus on the head, some at the arms, others at the feet. All of which are needed to stop the monster that is tyranny. Do not be upset if there is a lack of “connectivity” between larger organizations. Do not fear if the liberating opposition is “leaderless”. If this was the case, it would be easier for tyrannical forces to identify, target, and potentially wipe out the liberating opposition. Peace is also key
I want to stress this point. The last thing you would want to do is act in a violent fashion. The tyrannical forces are most likely more well armed than you. The United States has a litany of tanks, planes, and bombs. At best, the average American owns a few guns. The odds are stacked against you and any companions willing to join in any violent action. The second reason why violence should be shunned is the fear of the unaware populace moving away from the liberating opposition. The tyrannical forces will be able to capitalize off of every violent action taken against them, fostering a false sense of patriotism and jingoism. They will use all forms of violence as a fan to spread nationalism. Do not fight them militarily. Fight them on your home field of information.
You are the key
Big or small, you are the liberating opposition. Without you, there is no one standing against tyranny. You may be the only person in your town who believes tyranny is afoot. Fantastic, you are now in a leadership position. It's time to grow from there. Every little rock you pick up and (metaphorically speaking) throw at the windows of the tyrants, is another success. Far better you donate a dollar to a liberty supporting organization than do nothing at all. If you sit in your chair and are angry about what the tyrants are doing, and are doing nothing, you are aiding them. Every little rock you throw, helps us all. It doesn't have to be often, it doesn't have to be a big rock, but do something. It is also worth noting that what ever it is you do, try and avoid doing anything illegal. Sometimes this can't be avoided depending on what nation you live in, but when possible, avoid being arrested. Far better you be free to fight another day than rot in the tyrant's jail system. SECTION TWO, ON BUYING VICTORY
So, lets say you are ready to participate in our little war against the tyrants. Fantastic, here are some ways you can do so on a financial front. Rule of thumb, if it helps YOU, it is worth considering. Buy physical Gold and Silver
: Doing this will segregate yourself from the rest of society, on a financial bases of course. You will be slowly exiting a trap the tyrants often use, money manipulation. To keep the people week, they keep the people poor. The easiest way to do so is by printing money. This devalues the currency and keeps people preoccupied with trying to exist on an ever dying currency. By buying Gold and Silver, you save and store your wealth. As the currency goes bunk, you will be safe. This has been the case for 5000 years of human history in regards to the ownership of gold and silver. The best part in owning physical gold and silver is that you deny the ownership of it to the tyrants. He who owns the gold makes the rules. That is the golden rule. Break your bonds:
If you own any government bonds what so ever, now is the time to dump them. Government bonds are essentially a loan to a the government on it's debt. By turning in the bond in exchange for currency, you successfully cut them off from another loan to fund their war machine. You gain some immediate currency, and can use it to fight tyranny in other ways, everyone wins but the tyrants!
Dump the stock market:
If a country is ruled by tyrants, it is almost inevitable that they will wreck the currency. By doing so they will cause mass fluctuations in the stock market. When massive gobs of money are printed, you will see a jump in the price of the stock market. This is because they are taking in the calculation of the new money being made. They recognize inflation and adjust accordingly. While this sounds good, what you need to worry about is the inevitable crash of the currency. Most businesses will be wiped out in a blink of an eye, so will your wealth with it. By getting out of the game, you save yourself some headaches. Only stay in if you have no choice.
The 401K of freedom:
Speaking of no options, sometimes our 401K plans won't let us collect on what is ours. So if the currency is going to be wiped out, you may as well use your 401K as a large battering ram against the tyrants. It may even profit you to do so, but don't hold out on it. This requires you to do your homework. Some companies engage in politics (actually most do) figure out how they use there money. Gun factories will often fund gun rights organizations, such as Remington funding the NRA. This is a good thing, and this means they are a viable candidate to fund with your 401K. Other companies aid the establishment, such as Monsanto, who is one of the largest recipients of government funding from the Department of Agriculture. Avoid giving money to these guys.
Savings are for losers:
Do you own a savings account? Get rid of it. Hold your savings in cash or in assets of value. When the tyrants devalue money, savings accounts never seem to catch up with inflation. This is especially true when the governments are funding the banks with this new money. Getting rid of your savings account denies the bank the loanable money it can use. Taking your savings in cash also guards you against the immediate effects of hyper inflation, such as bank runs. Keep a checking account and use it as a means to transfer money from your paycheck to your wallet. Store food, water, and medicine:
Nothing special here, just store a back up of the basics you need. Should the tyrants attempt to starve you into submitting by currency devaluation or just out right taking control of the food supply and locking it up, you will be fine. Consider storing extra food for your friends, family, and the guy next door. The fewer the people that go the tyrants for these things, but stronger the liberty opposition will become. The fewer the sheep the tyrants can take advantage of, the fewer the people they can cull. Donations for liberty:
Donating to charity is important. It goes back to what was said in the last paragraph, consider helping the guy next door. Doing more of this gives desperate people options. It means they can go to that charity and get aid, then become lap dogs for the tyrants to take control of. It helps prevent civil unrest from getting out of hand because needs can be met when charities are supported. Invest in Liberty:
Similar to donations and the 401K suggestion, you may want to consider investing in a lobbing group. Groups like the NRA do get funding from companies, but what makes them strong are the many smaller donations they get from people like you. Buying from their stores supports their efforts, and gets you cool swag in the process. Become a card caring member of the liberation opposition today!
Tonight, on the internet:
In most cases, you will find “mainstream” media outlets are controlled by the tyrants. If they are not directly controlled, then they have heavy influences on the news and issues that pours out from them. Consider investing in alternative media outlets that supports your views. Buy subscriptions and make donations. A dollar makes a difference indeed here. A good example would be The Blaze TV Network, or Adam Vs The Man, how about Infowars? Tax me not:
Do you like paying taxes? Odds are you don't, with that said, consider looking for every opportunity to avoid funding the tyrants. This may be in the form of tax deductions (save those donation records), owning assets, working less, inquiring about tax returns, and withholding funds (legally of course). Consider getting a tax professional to do your taxes, often it's worth the trip and the money. It more or less pays for itself in America.
SECTION THREE, VIGILANTE OF TRUTH
Let's say your bank account isn't up to the task just yet of funding the war for freedom. Well, protesting is always free (monetarily speaking). Here are some options to consider. Flying high with flyers:
This may take some small monetary investment, sometimes you get away with printing them at your work place though do be careful with that one. Simply create a flyer with a simple image program such as GIMP, Photo shop, or MS Paint, and print them out. You may be able to find flyers already made on the internet that are ready for printing. Once printed, hand them out to people, or leave them on their cars. Sometimes door to door hand billing works best here. Yelling in the town hall:
it takes a brave person to speak the truth, it takes a very brave person to speak the truth in front of actual people. Consider raising up the issues of liberty at your local town hall meetings or other public gatherings. See if you can't apply for a spot as a speaker. There are many like us, it's just that our type of people are individualists, therefor they don't often “pull together” in a direct and immediate way. Your words could be the ice breaker to get the ball rolling. Picket and protest:
Grab a picket sign and meet me on the field of battle. We will protest at dawn! Sometimes it's worth gathering and showing our numbers. Get some friends to come along and make a day of it. Try starting a few chants at the protest. Inevitably you will inspire others who see you to do the same. Now what I talk about in terms of protesting is legal lee protesting all the way. If you want to learn about things such as black blocs, unarresting, How to hide your identity from cameras, and tactics to defeat police break ups, you will not find it here. So I guess you will just have to google that. Protesting on the internet:
Offer to write for free for alternative media outlets, it gives them content to work with and gets your foot in the door in the industry. Learn about the subjects you are passionate about, you may need to give a defense of them. Setting up “torrents” of freely available material is always a good way to go. Example, one could download a torrent from this site. http://archive.mises.org/21458/mises-to ... available/
the owner of the material freely allows the sharing of this digital data. By hosting it on your computer, you will be able to share it freely with others. Do so only legally, you can be arrested for illegal downloads. Stay in shape:
an odd thing to add, but the more in shape you are the more able boddied you become to do these things. Especially going around protesting. Being physically fit allows you more options physically fight for freedom (peacefully). Join a charity:
Sure you can donate to a charity, but what about getting your hands dirty? How about feeding the poor some, giving our medicine to the elderly. How about you collect donations to help the charity. Become a volunteer at a food pantry, you will meet and make friends and have an opportunity to educate them on the fight for freedom. You also directly pull people out of the tyrants hands and show them a better way. Work the booth:
If a charity is not an option, see if you can't join a lobbing group. Sometimes they will require you to sit at a booth and handout material to inform other people. Fantastic, someone had to sit at that spot so why not you? And if no one sat there, think of the people who would go without that information. You would be missing out on potential new allies for the liberation opposition! Sometimes, you could be talking to big wigs if you work for lobbing groups. Now that is sway! Write to the tyrants:
Obviously, don't do this if you live in a nation that it would warrant the death penalty if you sent a would be Kim-jung il a nasty gram. However, if you don't live in one of THOSE nations, consider writing your representative. Keep in mind, this could get you put on one of many lists depending on the content of your letter. Just don't give them a reason to kick your door in in the middle of the night. Connect with friends:
Are there like minded people in your area? If so, you have every reason to connect with them and no excuse to put it off. They may have plans of there own. Asses if these plans coexist with the three keys discussed in section one. If so, you probably have a good group on your hands! Hide and seek:
Do you have a computer, if not how are you reading this? Take precaution to make your internet traffic hidden. Consider hardening your defenses on your computer. Install a Linux OS that specializes in anonymity. Try getting a hold of books that teaches you how to protect your info. Do not use there services:
Do you ride airplanes often? Do you submit to the humiliating pat downs of the TSA? Don't submit. Take a bus, or drive your car. Your dignity is important. Are you trapped in the welfare system? Go to charity if you can, maybe they can help you find work. There is no shame in asking for help, but the hand of tyrants only offers enslavement, not help. Try avoiding any of there services that requires payment.
Flex your rights:
If you live in a nation where you have some rights, flex them. Now if you are fighting tyrants, this may mean you lost those rights or are in the process of loosing them. Well, treat them like a toy that's about to be taken away and use them up!
Well that about wraps it up, comment bellow and let us know what you think. Do you do any of these things already? If so, tell us how. Anything you want to add to the list, feel free to make mention!