Monday, January 28, 2008

The Smartest Guys In The Room

Just watched this video. Spooky. If you learn nothing else from this site, learn this: do not ever trust a corporation. I repeat, do not ever trust a corporation. And get off the utility grid as soon as you can.

Don't get me wrong. If you have the discretionary income and you want to buy corporate products, go ahead. But the minute you decide you NEED 1000+ cable TV, or the Apple Air with the latest (buggy, no doubt) operating system, and the super deluxe, latest, greatest cellphone-videoplayer-mp3player-palmsized-supercomputer, they have you by the short hairs.

Fact is, they spend a lot of money to convince you that you NEED things you don't need. Buy the gadgets and services, enjoy them, but be prepared to walk away from any of it at any time. That's the only way to retain power over corporations. You think this is self-evident don't you? Then try this experiment. Use absolutely no electrical gadgets for a week. Do not use your gas or oil fueled heat. Use battery operated gadgets until they run out but do not recharge them when they do. I guarantee you that you'll think you need these things after about 48 hours. But if you had to live without them like, for real, you'd realize that you don't really need them.

California was as electricity dependent as the rest of us. And look at what Enron did to them. Don't think Enron is an isolated example of corporate malfeasance. And get off the grid as soon as possible.

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