I have one resolution for 2013: Spend as little as possible. I’m not doing this for reasons of personal finance (though it certainly helps). I’m doing this as my little effort to “go Galt.”
In fact, I had begun this practice at the end of 2012. For Christmas, I spent grand total of $50 on a bottle of booze for my father. Outside of that, everyone got a product of my time, with stuff cobbled together from recycled or salvaged items. I didn’t even purchase a toy for my kid. (Not that he would have appreciated it anyway—despite mountains of toys, his favorite playthings at the moment are a fly-swatter and a milk jug.)
I intend to keep to this austerity budget all year long, as diligently and as strictly as I am capable.
America is on the precipice, if not already over it. The anti-Americans are in charge, from Big Business to Wall Street to DC. They’ve secured a piece of my earnings through tax withholdings; that’s about all I’m willing to concede outside of provisions for basic needs (food, water, rent).
Nota bene: This includes charitable giving. I have been generous to charities all my adult life. But I know many in these various not-for-profit outfits are die-hard liberals. So my response to their requests for money? “Government shall provide.” Just as it was in the former Soviet Union, so shall it be here: with the state assuming to care for everyone from cradle to grave, there was no such thing as charity. It simply vanished as an element of the “social fabric”. The more statist we become as a nation and a people, the less the masses will feel compelled to give to charities. And thus the charities will die a slow death, as the people spiritually rot.
So I think it wise to stop giving now to make it abundantly clear to them what their future is under our current sociopolitical trends: “Government shall provide. Hence, no more money from me—I already gave at the office!”
To hell with charities. To hell with the stock market. To hell with businesses—large and small alike—that have actively championed liberal (read: anti-American) causes. To hell with anyone who voted for Obama and has the audacity to echo his retarded demands for “economic patriotism.”
Anyone with two brain cells to rub together realizes the only way to be economically patriotic is to do whatever he can to starve the beast.