The phrase “working the system” has both positive and negative connotations, and in this message, we’ll be working both sides of the fence.
My objective is to show you how many of societies current systems are being used to work you over, as well as to provide you with a system that you can use to work to your advantage. (more on that in just a moment)
LET’S FIRST WAKE UP AND SMELL THE REALITY…that the deck is stacked, everything is rigged, and that they are out to get you.
What am I talking about?
The following systems and industries are rigged to cheat you, to suppress you, to control and manipulate you, and ultimately to discard you once you are of no further value.
1. The Healthcare System…
is ALL about making money at your expense. It’s a complete joke as the system is intentionally engineered to keep you sick, get you addicted, and break you financially.
There is no long-term financial interest in converting sickness or addiction into health and well-being, however there is a huge financial upside to perpetuating sickness, pain and addiction for as long as possible.
Rather than simplify and focus on both efficiency and effectiveness, the healthcare system is intentionally designed to be complex, confusing and manipulative.
It’s a breeding ground for adversarial rather than collaborative relationships as good claims are intentionally denied, and patients are forced to fight for the care they pay for.
Pharmaceutical and Health Insurance companies have invested billions of dollars with powerful Lobbyist Groups to work the system to buy Politicians, manipulate the media, and deceive the public.
Along the way, they have fine-tuned their true core competency which is MARKETING.
Doctors are miserable, buried in paperwork, and constantly dealing with skyrocketing malpractice insurance rates. Patients are overwhelmed, under-appreciated and little more than pawns in a big shell game, AND the executives and shareholders are reaping huge financial rewards.
2. The Banking System…
is one big scam. The value of your money, interest rates for loans, availability of jobs, and the rate of home foreclosures are all decided by a small group of elite private bankers who run the Federal Reserve.
Contrary to common belief, the Federal Reserve – the Central Bank in the U.S. – is not a government agency.
It’s privately owned, operated and 100% CONTROLLED by bankers and therefore is operated for the financial gain of the bankers OVER the people rather than for the good of the people. The word “Federal” was used only to deceive the people.
How did this happen? Here are the cliff notes…
Woodrow Wilson was elected (selected is a more appropriate word) as the 28th President of the United States in 1913, beating incumbent William Howard Taft, who had VOWED TO VETO legislation establishing a central bank.
The previous year, Wilson met with with a small group of wealthy private bankers who presented him with an “offer he couldn’t refuse”. Wilson swore in secret that in exchange for political and financial support from the Rockefeller-Morgan bankers, he would support the banker’s Federal Reserve scam and push for the first ever progressive income tax on the American people.
Once elected, President Wilson obeyed his dark masters and enacted unprecedented changes to our great Constitution.
On December 23, 1913…President Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act and the Revenue Act of 1913, chaining all future Americans to the dual horrors of the FED and the IRS.
In order to make these acts binding and appear legitimate to Americans, President Wilson pushed through congress two Constitutional Amendments: the 16th and 17th Amendments.
These two amendments remain in our Constitution like a malignant cancer destroying the once healthy body of our great nation. The year 1913 stands as the year that America (and the world) changed forever and the seminal year in Federal Reserve history.
President Wilson knew what he did was wrong. After serving the dark forces, and dancing with the devils he would later lament in his diary;
“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit… all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world, no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”
3. The Political System…
is fueled by institutionalized bribery. Our government is no longer by the people, for the people. Powerful lobbyists, corporations and wealthy people with deep pockets exert a large degree of control over those in office, drowning out the voices of all other citizens.
It’s highly questionable if one can view America (and many other countries) as a true democracy any longer.
The Political System has taken a turn down elitist lane and we’ve become a country (and world) led by a small dominant class comprised of powerful members, economic elites who exert total control over the general population — an oligarchy.
Politicians now represent the rich and powerful, not the average citizen. Policies are formed more by corporations and special interest groups than by politicians properly representing the will of the general people.
Sadly, money has become the criteria for who makes it as an elected official. Politicians are rewarded not for their ability to govern, but by their ability to fund raise.
Instead of listening to the people, they pander to multinational corporations. This creates an environment where policy is not shaped by the needs of the people, but by the corporations who fund our representatives.
We now live in a world where huge, multinational corporations can effectively make unlimited donations to campaigns through SuperPACs, which do not have to report the source of their funds. As mentioned at my opening…this is institutionalized bribery.
4. The Food System…
is unhealthy, unsustainable and completely unethical. We are what we eat, and what we eat is rapidly being determined by one company, Monsanto.
Most of the problems in the food system stem from one GIANT problem: Concentration of power, land, wealth, and political influence in the hands of a few large players (predominately Monsanto) who have gamed the system for their benefit.
Monsanto’s seed and food DICTATORSHIP is based on corrupting regulatory processes by lobbying politicians to oppose health reforms, manipulating science and research findings, destroying farmland and deceiving the public.
There is a well documented ‘revolving door’ between Monsanto employees and officials from US Government regulatory bodies particularly the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
This has effectively enabled Monsanto to bypass the regulatory process and get marketing consent in the US for their products and technologies with minimal safety checks.
Through the aggressive marketing of ultra-processed food and drink, multinational companies are now major drivers of the world’s growing epidemic of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. And they don’t care!
The world’s food system is rigged, dangerously out of control, and without a radical overhaul…we are ALL going to pay for it with our lives.
5. The Tax System…
is hopelessly complex and virtually impossible to understand. Nothing tilts the playing field in favor of big corporations and the wealthy, economic elites like the IRS tax code.
The IRS code is excessively and even bizarrely complicated. These complications create unnecessary inefficiencies, add vast transactional costs to the system, slow everything down (which imposes other very real costs), and actually work to INCREASE the rate of error.
If there were a compelling reason—concerning fairness, say—for such complexity that would be one thing. But there isn’t such a reason; it’s actually quite the opposite.
The complexity of the system advantages ONLY those who can afford to hire expensive lawyers, lobbyists and accountants to navigate and exploit it, and that, invariably, is corporate in nature or the economic elites who can afford it.
INTENTIONALLY distorting the tax system is one of the key ways that plutocracy operates. In the United States today, there is simply no question that the tax system has been suborned to serve plutocratic interests.
This begs the question, “Why don’t Politicians change the system for the better?
It’s actually very simple; their self-interests preclude it.
Even more tragically, there’s one other gloomy consequence of a convoluted tax system: It makes Citizens distrustful of the government and less likely to support measures that might actually make things better.
6. The News and Media Systematically…
work to control what you watch, work to shape public opinion, and work to advance the agenda of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). You’d be wise to do some research to see when they were founded, by whom and how they operate.
The CFR is the promotional arm of the Ruling Elite who just so happen to own controlling interest in all the major media outlets.
MOST influential politicians, academics and media personalities are members, and it uses its influence to infiltrate society and manipulate people’s lives.
Its’ “experts” systematically write scholarly pieces which are used in decision making, and the media members are the puppets who disseminate their message. One of their current and highly popular agenda items is “global warming”.
The major media conglomerates are all members of the CFR, which precludes any of its media members from accurately or honestly reporting the news, since all of the CFR members have sworn their allegiance to the CFR and its agenda.
The CFR bills themselves as an American nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization, publisher, and think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs.
But I promise you this, that once you do your homework, you’ll quickly recognize the creepy role they play in your everyday life. You’ll most likely be turning off the TV, cancelling your magazine subscriptions, and start doing some serious critial thinking.
Which by the way is exactly what the Ruling Elite don’t want, an informed and educated public.
They prefer a dumbed-down, highly entertained population playing Angry Birds on their phones and tuning into what’s going on with the Kardashians.
SO, HOW DO YOU BEAT A RIGGED SYSTEM?
The fact is, you can’t! That’s why it’s rigged, of course: to make sure you lose, stay in debt, eat lousy food, get fat, feel stressed, confused and overwhelmed, stay uneducated, lose more freedoms, and for a growing number of people worldwide…dependent upon handouts.
Let’s ask the question in a different way; “With the deck being stacked in someone else’s favor, and all these systems rigged against you, how do you stand a chance of getting ahead? How do you take control of your own future, and not allow yourself to be manipulated by outside parties?”
The answer is twofold…
1. Stop playing their game, better yet refuse to play their game at all.
2. Start playing a stronger offense, and focus on becoming more self-reliant.
Self-reliance is not to be looked at as anti-society nor anti-community. Instead, we MUST view and advocate for self-reliance as a starting point, as a means for being responsible, not as an exclusionary goal.
Self-reliance is all about freedom from the control or influence of outside parties. It’s a simple concept that encourages each of us to take responsibility for our own needs — physical, emotional, spiritual, social, educational and economic.
To put it more directly, it’s an understanding that nobody owes you anything!
The world NEEDS strong men and women who can think for themselves, who can lead strong, vibrant, and self-reliant families, communities and countries.
Unfortunately, far too many people are doing themselves a disservice by not embracing the noble virtue of self-reliance. By shielding themselves from challenges, unpleasant tasks, adversity and critical thinking, they are actually doing more harm than good.
What I am going to do now is explain how to become self-reliant in EIGHT not so easy steps!
1. You Must Become a Nonconformist
You must avoid following popular opinion and avoid conforming to the weak and highly vulnerable will of the majority. Trust you own instincts, ideas, principles and common sense.
2. You Must Stand for and Defend Principles
Nothing can bring you freedom but you, and nothing can bring peace but the triumph of principles. The integrity of your own mind and the principles you believe to be honorable and just are things you must fight for and protect against any opposition.
3. You Must Insist on Being Authentic
There is a time in everyone’s life when they arrive at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that you must take yourself for better or for worse. Insist on being yourself and work to cultivate your gifts.
4. You Must Surrender Unnecessary Dependence
Identify where you are currently dependent by taking inventory of you life. Look for any unnecessary and unhealthy situations and resolve to move them to a state of self-reliance.
5. You Must Confront and Overcome Obstacles
You must have the understanding that the world is filled with obstacles not to stop you, not to make you give up on your dreams, suck your thumb and call your mother for help, BUT to develop internal strength and self-reliance.
6. You Must Work and Produce Results
Honorable work is the most foundational source of happiness, self-worth and prosperity. Your greatest asset and primary sense of security and freedom extends from your ability to produce results and that’s what self-reliance is all about.
7. You Must Take Full Advantage of Educational Opportunities
Those who have the lowest levels of skill and the weakest capacity for constant updating will find themselves uncompetitive, unemployed, and highly dependent upon others. Therefore, it is imperative that everyone commit to becoming a student for life.
8. You Must Be Free From Debt
Money is a faithful, loyal servant and we are its master. It allows us to enjoy freedom, expands our options and allows us to make better greater choices.
However, when we get into debt the roles change, and we find ourselves in the position of slave and losing our freedom.
The person, community or even country who owes money is a slave to the person or to the corporation who lends the money. Never are you less free than when you are in debt.
I’ll close this message with a thought and a plea, and with the hope that you will take each to heart.
The greatest gift you can give yourself is the gift of freedom as with it, you have the wonderful opportunity to do something big, bold and beautiful with your life.
However, freedom isn’t free…it derives from the rigorous, ongoing deployment of noble virtues to include: discipline, accountability, commitment, perseverance, ingenuity, good old-fashioned hard-work, in other words, a heavy saturation of self-reliance.
I created the 100 Day Challenge to provide you with a series of tools and strategies to achieve any goal fast, but even more important I designed this program so that it is the vehicle by which you demonstrate self-reliance so that you can enjoy the gift of freedom.
Thank you for reading, and always remember…
Gary Ryan Blair
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