Episode-153- 10 Unspoken Principles Driving Modern Survivalism

Today’s show is going to be a bit different.  I sat down, read the forum, read the comments here and listened to some of my own shows and came up with 10 principles that seem to be driving the modern survivalist and modern self suffiency movements that aren’t really discussed as “survivalist concepts”.  To me these 10 priciples are what bind us together, they have been written into our spirits by prior generations.

As you read them or as you listen to this show, ask yourself these questions about each one.

  1. Do you feel this way in your heart?
  2. Is this principle even if not discussed often one of the things really driving your decisions today?
  3. Can you hear your grandfather/grandmother saying these things?

Tune in today to hear me discuss the following priciples,

  • Debt is a tool like a gun, it does not belong in the hands of a fool
  • When something breaks you may not be able to replace it, so take care of things and learn to fix them
  • Hard work should be respected not avoided
  • To be dependent upon anyone is to be their slave
  • Knowledge is priceless – pass it down
  • Honor dictates that we consider our children before we act
  • Enjoy the sunshine today, it may and probably will rain tomorrow
  • A man’s word should be his bond
  • A title doesn’t make a man a leader, you can only lead people that willing choose to follow you because you have earned their respect
  • Knowledge with out application equals zero

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9 Responses to Episode-153- 10 Unspoken Principles Driving Modern Survivalism

  1. Your slavery comments got me thinking. Slavery and serfdom imploded because it was to expensive for the slavers/nobles to “maintain” their work force.

    I imagine the overhead & bureaucracy was a good deal smaller and cheaper for slavery & serfdom than our growing Fedzilla socialist workers-paradise will require. The workers paradise is going to implode due to expenses and those with a survivalist ethic will come out on top, IMO. I shudder to think of what the implosion will be like for the dumbed down sheeple like the brain surgeon who called 911 three times about Mickey D’s being out of Chicken McNuggets!

  2. JACK you hit the nail on the head about being book smart vs street smart. I worked for a person that could do a 10-15 diget math problem in his head. But when the man had a flat tire he had to call the tow truck. I wonder if this persons parents ever had the talk about the basics in life

  3. One of the posts on the forum hit the nail on the head..
    The poster relies on himself..

    Therein lies the truth behin what we do and why we are looked at differently. Society teaches you to rely on “x” for solvation.
    got a problem “take a pill”
    the guvt will solve it.

    nowhere is it taught
    “I gotta problem”
    “I gotta solve it”
    not they

  4. This is the best show you’ve done. This is the one I’ll share with my wife who is struggling to get on board with this mindset. Great job! You really distilled this into elements that are extremely hard to argue with – unless of course you choose to bury your head in the sand and go back to watching “American Idol” and worshipping at the throne of Obama.

  5. You hit every nail right on the head!

  6. I’ve got 23 years in uniform & have lived in socialist countries & have learned a few things:

    1. Socialism and the “social justice” it brings will NOT end tribalism & racism. Just check out the Balkans, the enforced political correctness during Tito’s time crumbled like cake in the rain once communism imploded.
    2. Gov’t rationed health care isn’t free, the Brits, Danes, Germans that I met had 60% and higher yanked out of their paychecks to support the nanny state. If you are old, the rationed health care treated you last, if at all, because people will get prioritized when health care is rationed.
    3. Privacy gets trampled in a nanny state. When I lived in Belgium, the Post Man could inspect your house to see if you had extra facilities (ie. 2 full baths), or items that could be taxed to support nanny.
    4. Taxes for nanny are crushing for the working class. Whenever Americans held garage sales, the locals would descend on them like vultures due to the VAT and other taxes needed to support nanny.
    In Europe, you don’t win “A BRAND NEW CAR!” on gameshows, rather you win a “BRAND NEW SOCCERBALL” because nanny taxes you to hell and gone. There is also little upward mobility in a nanny state. The rich stay rich and the workers stay in the working class due to the tax structure. Small businesses aren’t as prolific in Europe as they are in the States. The upcoming taxes for folks who make + $250,000.00 will, ahem, make “social justice” a reality in the U.S. soon. Looks like we’re gonna “Live in interesting times” soon!

  7. Jack,
    This was definitely one of your most inspirational shows yet.
    In fact, almost word for word, I was instructed by my parents and grandparents to follow your mentioned (and many more) core values.
    I believe you hit the nail on the head that those now governing us have no such values. IMO with the exception of Ron Paul they are all just puppets of the NWO.
    Sure they’re book smart but as my grandfather use to say.. “they’re smart like a fox”!
    Keep up the good work,
    Gary

  8. Larry Carlisle

    My father was the son of a sharecropper in the depression of the 1930’s. He was the only son in a family of seven children and as such it was his place to quit school in the seventh grade to spend his days plowing a mule. He served in the Navy during WW-II then came home to get married, learn a trade, and raise a family. He died when he was 47. I was 17 at the time and even though I am now much older than he ever lived to be, I still find myself remembering his sayings.

    You covered many of then in the show, but I thought I would share one more of his favorites:
    No matter what your limitations may be, no matter what obstacles may lay in the way, there are few problems that cannot be solved with good common sense, hard work, and determination.

    Thanks for the show.

  9. I interpreted 6 differently, or how people are breaking that principle. I find it very confusing when two people get married and they go and buy a new house, buy crap they don’t need. They buy big screen TVs, and they form debt long before they have children. Hello, if you had two incomes and no children and you couldn’t manage staying out of debt than how are you going to do it when you have children. When people take on debt they do it because they have a beliefe that they would be able to pay it off later and be net positive at the end of there live, if not have retirement funds as well. How do you have any hope of paying off that debt when you couldn’t stay out of it when it was easy. Because of that big screen tv you will be feeding your children sugar cereal for breakfast for the instead of a real breakfast. Which is more important, watching an idiot box or providing for your kids?