There have been plenty of warnings about the steady move toward a cashless society. Kit Knightly says that programmable digital currency may be the next stage of the new normal. If so, it means that our money is about to be replaced by vouchers that are subject to complete state control.
Ever hear of mysterious stories of survival in which the survivors recount some kind of miraculous encounter with someone who saves the day? There's a name for that. It's called The Third Man Factor and Aden Tate has an inspiring article with several stories that exemplify it.
One of the best parts of being self-reliant is acquiring and learning how use tools. Getting set up can be a challenge, especially if you're on a budget. Here's a great article that describes how to get what you'll actually need and where to find affordable tools.
There's a lot of conflicting information out there about vaccines and the idea of stopping the Covid. virus. Is it possible that we've been sold a lifetime of booster shots in a classic bait and switch campaign? If you're the kind of person who is unafraid of doing your own research and fact-checking, this is an article you may find worthwhile. It's lengthy and very detailed but has some highly useful information.
One thing we've learned over the past 20 months is that, to some folks, science is a popularity contest. Consensus is invoked to justify destructive lockdown policies and mandates. It's also being used as leverage to further the cause of climate change policies. Anthony Watts has a great article on why consensus on climate change is irrelevant.
Anyone who is paying attention realizes that we are in the midst of an economic crisis. Sadly, even the folks who recognize this fact may be tempted to put their faith in the folks running the economic and political structures to fix the problem. Jeff Thomas explains that this is a bad idea since those same folks at the top are the ones creating the crisis. He says this train wreck is no accident.
If you're serious about seeing the various Covid mandates come to an end, you're going to have to become comfortable with engaging in civil disobedience. Samuel D. Samson points out that this can be done without becoming combative but anything good requires some effort and sacrifice.