With rioting in major cities threatening due process, Congress wanting to print money until we look like Venezuela, and Gretchen Whitmer breaking her own travel regulations, its entirely OK to think that the United States has gone a little crazy. I can understand people wanting the way things were in 2019 back. I can understand people feeling cheated out of an election.
But I don’t get the “world is going to end now” attitude. I have friends and family that have said “We’re totally screwed, the United States is over as we know it.” Granted, they said this during the 2008 financial crisis and at multiple times during the Obama administration, but now, this time, its totally real.
If you are one of those negative Nancys, guess what: your crap attitude doesn’t help. Please keep your negative BS to yourself.
Now, if you’re mad at all this stupid situation and want to actually do something about it, then lets talk. Right now, people should be:
- Securing your online information so that tech companies and antifa have less to exploit about you
- Identify how you can volunteer at your local election
- Identify your local election officials and make sure they know you want fair elections
- Tell your state representatives you won’t tolerate unfair elections and they better do their jobs or they’ll be replaced
- Band with your neighbors into a neighborhood watch to keep the antifa hoodlums out
- Even better, identify these people and be prepared to out them to the police. They rely on stealth, once outed, they are pretty cowardly
- Make sure you’re financially sound. Pay off your debt, get some investments in stocks, crypto and mutual funds, and put yourself on a path to financial freedom
- Build a second income stream, even if its small it makes you a harder target to intimidate
- Start meeting like-minded people in your community and build those relationships now
It’s infuriating to talk to people, especially older people that lived through the inflation of the 1970s, to continue to be gloom and doom. Newsflash: it doesn’t help anyone. Being concerned and taking action gets people motivated and excited, and might get the change started that our country so desperately needs.
This post represents the views of the author and not those of the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, the negative Nancy that lives down my block, or any other government agency.