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All of us suffer from Home Bias. We place WAY too much importance on our homes in our survivalist plans and preps. Whether it is placing a small fortune into a suburban dwelling where we plan on sheltering in place, a retreat where we plan on ending up, a farm where we plan on feeding ourselves or a small patch of dirt where we can legally squat so as never to be homeless and at the mercy of others, we all equate one spot with security. This isn’t abnormal. This has been the practice of 99% of humanity for near eight thousand years. Since food forms all other behavior, and food production is now stationary, placing almost divine worship on to a geographical location is not irrational. It is indeed a survival trait. Until it isn’t. Homes Bias, unfortunately, is a behavior that is going to have to be unlearned in time for the social collapse and the die-off, then once again embraced on a much fiercer level than in the past. What I would like to emphasize here is our unrecognized behavior, so that you can recognize the danger. I’ve hinted about this before. You can’t be wedded to one spot when trouble comes your way. And just because a spot produces food doesn’t make it a talisman against other dangers such as invasion. I’ve told you that food production will attract thieves ( usually of an organized and well armed nature ), and others have added that farming now is just to practice and learn. Here, we talk about becoming too attached to land prematurely. And how to modify this ( you won’t unlearn this, per se, except under abnormal circumstances, as it is so well ingrained ).
Those folks whose job it is to be parasites from others, the powers that be, are pretty good at what they do- they have to be to survive all those fights to the top and the infighting to stay there. One great way to stay rich is to “give” away some of “their” money. The welfare class was NOT put into place because our leaders gave two craps about the peasants starving in roadside ditches. It was put into place merely to protect the means of production. In an agrarian society, a peasant got uppity they were killed and another farmer stepped into their place. Land was limited and people were unlimited. At industrialization, jobs were limited and people were unlimited. BUT! The difference soon became apparent. Machines could be sabotaged. Workers rights were a bribe to forestall that. Welfare states then followed that because the infrastructure that fed the means of production had to be protected against sabotage. And as benefits flowed to more to bribe more the potential army grew and so benefits increased to pacify an ever growing, ever discontent mob ( Rush and other flaming idiots bemoaning every tax nickel the rich are forced to give the poor have no idea of history or any other nuance outside mercantilism ). You don’t step off that fast moving train. The other side of that coin was taking advantage of home bias to control the masses. Continued next time.
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