Don’t Fight the System

Adrian Hodder

Dan and Sheila Gendron, Contributors
Activist Post

As of Nov. 15th, 2012, all 50 states had petitions in place to secede from the “Union”. Some of the alternative news media have jumped on the wagon, vying for first place to lead the charge.

Fighting the system to “fix” (or resurrect) it, is the same as fighting over who gets the tenderloin steak off a dead and rotting cow. For many of you I am sure this will be an extremely radical statement. But if that system led us to the morass of greed and evil in which we are today, wouldn’t it be better to step aside while it collapses and help lead society toward a better paradigm, based more on caring about others than about squeezing the last penny out of some useless consumer product?

Just what is “the system”?

The system is an interlocked, interdependent, inter-cooperative combine of societal control. These systems work their tentacles into all facets of society, including:

  • Government – all levels, state, county and municipal, federal, U.N., etc.
  • Banking – IMF and Federal Reserve on down.
  • Education – all levels, kindergarten through graduate school.
  • Corporations – releasing people from responsibility.
  • Pop Culture – TV, pop music, news media.

Contrary to what you may think, these institutions are not there to serve you. They serve only themselves.


The education system is designed to program you with societal lies and put you in a situation that will deeply program the insecurities that will be exploited by the corporations and governments in your later life. If you don’t know why so many schools and so many scholars could be bent to the dark side, it is really not difficult to understand. It all has to do with money.

If you pride yourself as an “academic” (someone who has gone to college – gone to school most of their lives – and doesn’t stop because they keep getting rewarded for being such excellent repeaters), someone has to pay the tab for this to be possible for you. How is it done? It is done mostly with grants. These are used by corporations and governments to give the academic seal of approval to the governmental or corporate baloney.

Let’s say I’m a pharmaceutical company and I want research done on my particular drug so that I gain government approval. I, as the corporation, get to decide who gets this research grant. Savvy academics know how to make themselves desirable to government grants and corporate payoffs.

The academics need only write “white papers” on the benefits of a particular drug (or the need for homeland security or global warming issues, etc.) and grant money will flow in their direction. So the academic merry-go-round goes, spewing baloney as truth with the academic seal of approval.

The elementary and secondary (high) school system is just as filled with baloney as the college level, but gives the students a good background and training in how to accept and repeat the baloney while getting them used to taking orders from the “authorities” and being good little compliant “citizens” (read: consumer slaves). That system also makes sure the good instincts – like asking thoughtful questions – are turned into insecurities for being different than everyone else.


Government is a euphemism for “our gang”. The government operates no differently than the Mafia or any common street gang. If you are an aficionado of Monty Python you may have seen one of their more popular sketches with the “Facotti Brothers”. Soaked with sarcasm and irony, the two brothers visit an army base and try to shake it down for protection money. One of the brothers says to the colonel, “You got a lot of really nice tanks here, Colonel. It’d be a shame if something happened to them.”

This, in a nutshell, is how all governments work – state, county, municipal, federal, world (the U.N. and the soon-coming “one world government”) – they all have the same racket. That racket is harvesting money from their “human resources” under the guise of “serving them”.

I recently read an article about an Englishman who bought a piece of rural land in what the English call the north country and got himself some cows, goats, chickens, solar power, built himself a small home and was an excellent model of self-sufficiency. He was contacted by the Borough Council and was told that he must return to his suburban London home, enroll his children in school, pay his pole tax, get himself and his family inoculated, reconnect to the grid, buy his food at the grocery store, etc. – even though he had achieved 100% self-sufficiency – or risk jail. It was just “their gang’s” way of saying “we need our piece or something gets broken”.

Those of us who have seen beyond the veil understand that empty euphemisms like “for the betterment of society”, “for society as a whole” and, last but not least, “for the children” (by far their favorite), are used to hold you into society.

Years ago, our daughter, who never had a social security number, went to get a passport. She told us that the people at the passport office actually seemed scared of her because she did not have a SSN. What on earth could possibly be frightening about not having an SSN at 18 years old? Truth is, the only thing frightening is how you are conditioned to respond to it, not the condition whatsoever.

In order for governments to maintain their hegemony, they absolutely need servile, docile taxpayers. Without that they no longer exist. Like the Mafia needs people paying them for their protection, the government needs your compliance!

At least the Mafia has a rule…they don’t involve “civilians” in their business. That is, unless you borrow money from a loan shark, rent one of their prostitutes or make a bet with them, you are pretty much “hands-off” to them. But the government claims you the moment you flow out of the “river of the womb” (investigate what Jordan Maxwell says about a birth certificate being like the birthing of a boat and why Admiralty law is the de facto law of this country. Note the gold fringed flag of the seas).

It’s all about taking back your sovereign rights. No government or system gives you those rights. They must be claimed and accepted on a daily basis by you, personally.


The primary directive of a corporation is to extract their pound of flesh from their “human resources” at hand in the most cost-effective way.

When you consider that the “raison d’etre” of a corporation is to obtain the most profits for the corporation as possible, it makes sense for them to cut every corner, pay every employee as little as possible, squeeze every penny from the consumers by making a cheaper – albeit lower quality – product. What the corporation – by definition – needs not consider is, “is this the right thing to do, the ethical or positive thing to do?”

Efficiency is how they euphemistically describe this penny pinching money grubbing. The sterile inhospitable décor of a Wal-mart is a stunning example of corporate efficiency. Psychologists, psychiatrists and human relations experts are the directors of this environment. Their job is to find the most efficient ways to exploit all the insecurities you have had hard-wired into you by the advertising gurus and, like a combine tearing through a wheat field, harvest all the “edible fruit” it can.

If you have never seen the documentary film, The High Cost of Low Prices it is a real window into the corporate world. It shows the worker abuse, anti-union activities, lack of health care and (this is rich) Wal-mart instructing its employees on how they can also collect welfare, WIC, food stamps, etc. to augment their lack of a living wage. All ways to keep you in the grasp of the system.

Sadly, the only reason that I have had to ever set foot in a Wal-Mart was because the other grocery and retail establishments to whom I would have gladly paid higher prices, had been put out of business by Wal-mart.

Suffice to say, big business/corporations do not have your best interests at heart. Whenever posed with a choice, choose a small, local business to spend your dollars with. The goal for all American workers is for us to be like good Wal-Mart employees, making less than a paycheck you can live on, and dependent on the government hand-outs to make up the difference. Can you say “slavery”?

Here’s someone with a clear understanding:


The Banking system, if you really look at it, is the greatest scam ever. In a nutshell, the Federal Reserve creates money (electronic credits, really) out of thin air – just on their own “say so” – and then sells it to the governments at interest. The money to pay the interest is also created out of thin air and is also sold at interest, so that they system’s cycle never ends.

There are plenty of places on the Internet that explain this in detail. We recommend watching at least the economic section in the movie, Zeitgeist: Addendum by Peter Joseph, and our article, The Economic Illusion Laid Bare.

Pop Culture

Pop Culture is broadly defined as our entertainment – TV, movies, radio, music, magazines – all designed to maintain the consumerist lifestyle. Any doubt of this at all and you need only to pick up a copy of Mother Earth News and see how utterly commercial even they have become.

These institutions are also employed to exploit the deep-seated insecurities we have had hard-wired into us from education, government, corporations, et al. Some things they do are very subtle, like the 29.9 flicker rate standard on a TV that is designed to put your brain into a mid-theta state.

The theta state is the one in which the subconscious mind is most vulnerable to suggestion. It is possible to watch a TV show or movie, fall deeply into a theta state without knowing it and then, exploiting the natural rhythms of your mind, they can implant, word-by-word, buried within the dialogue, a particular set of “programming” – that is, mental programming. Have you ever wondered why they call it “PROGRAMMING”?

Nothing goes across the mainstream media news outlets that isn’t sanitized and specifically constructed to bring about the desired result. The CIA has had case officers working all major media outfits long before 9/11. This is even admitted by our government.

If you were aware that watching TV some number of hours a day literally changes your mind and removes your free will, would you really watch it? Sadly for many of us, life without our favorite TV show would be just too unbearable. But if reading this has woken you up – TURN YOUR ********* TV OFF!!! It does not serve you. It serves others who do not have your best interests at heart.

Even Sesame Street (especially Sesame Street) is used to start the training early. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order said, “Give me a child for for his first seven years and I’ll give you the man.”

If you feel uncomfortable about disconnecting yourself from “the system”, remember TPTB have conditioned you to feel uncomfortable about thinking these kinds of thoughts.

If you choose the freedom of self-reliance, it’s perfectly normal to feel even scared. If you think all your thoughts are yours, please re-read this and try to form a clear thought process. For some of you I know it will be a new experience, but once you can see that the system is designed to make you into a “good worker (slave)/consumer” and nothing more, you should understand their need to keep you in the system, and how good it is to be out.

Every part of the system is in existence because you agree to be a part of it, you agree to accept that it has power. Don’t give it power by fighting against it. Our intention – we believe that our intentions create our realities – is to help you to extract yourself from being someone else’s “human resource” – and become your own resource.

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Read other articles by Dan and Sheila HERE.

Dan & Sheila are the authors of Surviving Survivalism – How to Avoid Survivalism Culture Shock, and hosts of the free podcast, Still Surviving with Dan & Sheila. For questions about space in their Intentional Survivalist Community or other survivalist issues, they can be reached at

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1 Comment on "Don’t Fight the System"

  1. Richard Sievert | April 10, 2016 at 11:42 am | Reply

    This is exactly why the choice I made is the best 180 !Summer of 2016

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