Surviving the Economy
by Andrei Kievsky
12 September 2004
The America we find ourselves in 2004 is certainly a difficult one, but this is not a bad thing. In fact, it is a blessing in disguise in many ways.
First of all, in a good economy, our enemies prosper. The rule of the economy is, "The rich must eat caviar for the poor to have bread."
Second, we are liberated from being forced to go for the highest possible paying corporate slave jobs. During the tech boom, I was stuck in high-tech jobs that I hated, because they made the most money. This is aspect of a "bad economy" will be the focus of this article.
Get skills that you've always wanted!
A bad economy is a great chance to learn useful skills. You may find yourself temporarily working cheap or even for free, so make sure you cover yourself by going to the unemployment office and/or government assistance office. If you are working for free in order to learn a skill, that shouldn't violate your unemployment terms, though you should definitely ask someone at the unemployment and/or welfare office and get their name and exactly what they told you. You could still be hauled into court for "unreported income," but your defense is that you are working for free in order to gain a skill. Also, be sure and find out what "worker retraining funds" are available for you at the unemployment office.
One useful skill that I have acquired is appliance repair. Learning appliance repair will make you better able to build makeshift appliances for any sort of thing that may come up. You will know how to use timers, water valves, air conditioners, heating elements, bimetal thermostats and all sorts of temperature and water flow control devices, motors, etc. Keep an eye on the trend towards more energy efficient appliances -- if civilization holds up, this may become a trend worth latching onto. There is a company called Sun Frost that specializes in energy efficient refrigerators (the most necessary of all domestic appliances) at http://www.sunfrost.com These appliances can run on Direct Current electricity, so they can be run directly from Photovoltaic panels. PV panels produce electricity from sunlight. One of the leading companies for PV panels is http://www.kyocerasolar.com Keep an eye on both of these companies for job opportunities, or opportunities to be a "rep" installing PV systems along with the DC refrigerators.
Energy efficient appliances are not yet in fashion, but they will be. You can get training in appliances at the Bay State School of Technology, in Canton, Massachusetts.
Another highly useful skill is auto repair. You can find schools to learn auto repair all over the country, but when it comes time to get a job, look to repair so-called "special vehicles," such as gas-electric hybrids, straight electric vehicles, and biodiesel vehicles. You want to learn how to convert engines to run on biodiesel. The ideal vehicle would be a biodiesel/electric hybrid that can be charged from a home electric source, and the biodiesel would be a "backup" source of fuel to increase the range after the initial charge runs out.
Another avenue to consider is going to the local home-brew supply shops and ask about internships at micro-breweries, wineries, and cheese-making shops. All of these are highly useful skills. If you learn cheese-making and can construct your own equipment, all that remains is to find a local dairy farmer to supply you directly with unpasteurized milk. Lactose intolerant people can eat aged cheese without consequences; it's only "artificially aged" cheeses in the supermarkets that gives them a bad reaction. Also, making wine and beer is an excellent skill that has the potential to make money, especially as the economy gets uglier.
You should also consider working on a farm. They generally pay cash, and you will have your own secure food supply. You may learn valuable skills such as equipment repair, how to run tractors and combines, and animal husbandry. Keep your mind wide open to all possibilities. When you establish a rapport with the farmer, you can ask him to rent a piece of his land for your own garden. Keep in mind that farmers generally make less than 1,000 dollars, and usually much less, per acre. I know that they only make about 400 an acre on hay. If you can offer him 1,000 dollars up front to rent a piece of land, he may jump at the chance, and you can grow several thousand pounds of vegetables on one acre. Moreover, you can work your land right after your day of work is done for the farmer -- you are right there after all. Consider sharing it with your White co-workers at the farm and getting them involved. If you need ideas on what to plant and how to make money off your acre, contact me through White Revolution. Farmers are generally very reactonary and not open to new ideas, but if your farmer sees you making serious money from your acre, he may decide to start doing things your way. Working on a farm is a great opportunity to learn valuable skills, network with White people, and initiate food supply projects that will be invaluable to the White cause. One last thing -- the day may come when the ZOG starts raiding farmers, as happened in Ukraine in the 1930's. Don't think in terms of direct confrontation with the raiders, because you'll get killed in short order, but rather in terms of helping the farmer hide his produce and livestock, and using this as an opportunity to awaken your fellow Whites. Better to live another day and be sneaky, and let the situation be a "teachable moment" for our Racial Brethren and Sistren.
Always grow some tobacco, too, as it is very easy to grow and can be used as currency in a "collapse" scenario. You only need a dehydrator, such as one from http://www.excalibur.com to quickly make tobacco leaves into smokeable tobacco, and a cheap rolling machine and papers to make instant cigarettes. http://www.datasync.com/sbe/Tobacco.html is a source of tobacco seeds that you should have on hand, whether you use them right away or not. Tobacco can be grown in all fifty states -- even Alaska! Also, let your tobacco plants flower and save the seeds. Don't worry about fancy breeds of tobacco, or having different varieties hybridize. People on the streets after a collapse aren't going to care what kind of tobacco it is.
Newspaper delivery routes are a good source of quick cash. If you don't drive, you may be able to pedal and/or walk the route. People don't want these jobs because they require rising too early in the morning, but aside from getting up in the predawn hours, newspaper delivery routes are almost hassle-free and pay better than you might think. I have a newspaper delivery route that pays 350 a week! I may get an afternoon route that pays another 200 a week, and when a larger route goes down, I will take that one. I could possibly make 600 or 700 a week just from newspaper routes. I will also take a job between the routes either at a slaughterhouse, or a horse farm.
Working at a slaughterhouse is an unpleasant and dangerous job, and one that you will only want for the training. As soon as you learn how to humanely slaughter and hygienically butcher large mammals, get out while you still have all your fingers! Slaughtering and butchering is a very important skill to have, and you can make side money by butchering for large game hunters. You could even hire yourself out to rich men going out to hunt moose and caribou in Maine or Alaska. Also, you can get a somewhat safer job doing butchery at your local supermarket after you learn the skill. I have met a few supermarket butchers, and they make a decent income, along with side income doing butchery for hunters and for people who purchase animals directly from farmers. Here in Connecticut, plenty of folks who fear e. coli and mad cow disease buy "organic" and safer meat directly from local small farmers, and supermarket butchers make great side incomes doing the slaughter and butchery.
If you have a piece of land that you either own or rent for farming, working on a horse farm has the potential to supply you with a daily truckload of manure (assuming you have a truck). If you live or work anywhere near the ocean, you can also gather seaweed for your farm/garden. According to the book, Seaweed: A User's Manual there are no poisonous breeds of seaweed, and seaweed is highly nutritious and can be eaten directly, fed to livestock, and used as a soil amendment for both moisture regulation and soil nutrients. It is crazy to buy peat moss or manure if you live near the ocean. You can also get the book Seaweed in Agriculture from Amazon.com for less than 10 dollars used.
The main thing about the sort of jobs I mention above is that you are mostly free of the corporate mind-control system to which the average American corporate drone is subjected. Certainly many of these jobs don't pay well and can be dangerous and/or difficult, but keep your wider goals in mind. If you have any ideas for such jobs, please write in to Billy Roper. In these difficult times, we need to find ways to survive, and to work together, and help awaken other White folks.