How to Live An Anticapitalist Lifestyle In The Most Elite County In The US

Being the daughter of a federal criminal under President Ronald Reagan, the kingpin of neoliberalism, who rolled in full score the exploits and greed of capitalism these last 40 years, I have had an unyielding passion to end 40 years of the Reagan Era that has devastated the middle class, created climate change (post Carter’s warning), knocked down labor unions, knocked down the media Fairness Doctrine Ruling, created the billionaire corruption and political propaganda. . .after Jimmy Carter had tried to set it straight.

It’s not political for me. It’s personal.

As I hear narratives pointing to our politicians to set things straight, little me is standing here saying “wait, folks, WE HAVE POWER!” But, we keep giving up our power, as the people, when we look to our politicians for the answers or our corporate overlords to give us help. It is NOT in their interest to serve us little people! They have elections to win or money to make, both of which requires power. Their loyalty resides with the money people, the capitalists. They will not change.

It’s up to “we, the people” to change. We have a choice, as the people, to take charge or keep complaining about injustices. It’s time to return to our roots, get local and get active. It’s one of the greatest adventures possible to recreate our values and our way of living with intention and responsibility with a bold middle finger to the elites.

My great uncle used to shake his head at me when I trotted off for global excursions. “Why leave when you have everything here?” he’d say.

He was right. As a Marin resident county resident, a county that can boast of a median house cost of about 1.5 million dollars, I raise my hand that I am proving you can buck the system. It may not get you invitations to cocktail parties, but you can find a tribe and begin taking down the capitalistic, greed oriented lifestyle that has ruined our nation and planet and live a valuable, richly spirited, safe and spiritual life.

Here are a few tips.

Lifestyle tips for the anticapitalist:

  • Sharing housing. Get roommates and live small. Big garages and big houses are way overrated.
  • Clothing, accessories – buy used or better yet, trade with others. Better yet? Make yourself.
  • Food banks . . . food banks. Food banks.
  • Wild food harvesting and DIY gardening. Food swaps.
  • Read books and unhook from technology. Buy books straight from authors! They are on your side, as surviving artists.
  • Get a flip phone, if you need a phone. Unplug from texting and all those annoying text/email ads. Your life will calm down considerably!
  • Take the bus and find all the great things to do where the bus goes . . . make it an adventure!
  • Find a job for 30 hours or less, so you have time to listen and think for yourself.
  • Get active with nonprofit organizations. There are many inexpensive cultural groups, lodges and others who collaborate to share resources, education, food, works and fun.
  • Get active with unions, and help stand for those in your community to make a decent wage.
  • Don’t travel far and focus on local excursions, by public transportation.
  • Buy from local shops, such as bread and other essentials, not big chain stores. Or start a coop!
  • Buy food that is made with co op values or money goes to nonprofits!
  • Going vegan is great, too . . . reduces carbon footprint!
  • Gamp! Instead of buying expensive camping supplies, create a beautiful garden with medicinal plants and sleep outside under the stars, without going too far.
  • Can your food and buy from local farmers, as much as possible. Trade with friends and/or start a local trade with others.
  • Make something that others can use, like soaps or balms and trade essentials with friends!
  • Eat healthy and sit at the table practicing the grace and glory of a dignified meal. It’s a blessing.
  • Go hiking, or other healthy activities! Find what is local to you and dive deep!

Slow down! Life is a journey and those most privy to the blessings of a beautiful community needn’t travel so far. . . when you’re happy, there is no reason to seek happiness.

Protest Against Our Schools – No Mandates

Dear Archie Williams High School,

I am standing with the national strike today to exercise my right to protest against the Covid vaccination mandates that our government is issuing on students and schools are complying with.

My 14 year old son XXXXXX will not be attending school today.

While many nations have recognized the risk of the vaccine on young people and that this disease has not been an issue for healthy people, it is high time to stop what is nothing less than a forced injection on our bodies. It is a choice and must remain a choice, without consequences such as being denied employment, being terminated or denied an education without an injection.

It is far better to look at the health of our nation, starting with the warning by the US Surgeon General in 2001 that obesity is becoming an epidemic and “it’s a pandemic in the making”, given obesity is worse for one’s health than smoking cigarettes and puts people in a state of vulnerability.

One out of three adults are obese. One out of eight children are obese. The health status of our nation has been called a national security threat given “over half of all Americans aged 17-24 have disqualifying weight or chronic health issues” for military service.

Without good health, anyone with commonsense understands that a body is vulnerable to any strong bug, putting us all at risk for pandemics and related national economic threats.. Nearly 80% of those who died last year, according to the CDC, were obese, diabetic, hypertension – issues directly related to food/health choices.

While our schools continue to feed our kids Cocoa Puffs and other junk food, we are directly contributing to a health crisis in this country.

Furthermore, I protest “vaccine passports,” a euphemism for tracking and tracing “the people,” a direct violation of our civil liberties and privacy.

This is NOT a world I wish for my son and I stand against it. And I hope Archie Williams High School chooses to do the right thing and stands up to these mandates and show our children what true education and real health should look like.

Archie Williams could be the beacon of freedom in this stand against what has become nothing less than authoritarianism. Instead of the government forcing mandates on us “the people” and pushing big pharma injections and big tech monitoring, we ought to hold the government, including Marin County’s Dr. Willis, accountable for war crimes against humanity, for not owning up to this failure in health management that has manifested into not only a national security threat, but has exploited the people, especially our children, as our country continues to subsidize junk food corporations. Dr. Willis has failed to discuss and act on the direct correlation of obesity and Covid vulnerability and should be fired immediately for profiteering off a crisis and using authoritarian power, a problem that is a direct result of the failure of 20 years of national health management.

Barbara McVeigh, parent

My War on Fauci – Fire Him.

My grandfather said it best when Stanford level aeronautical engineers met him in his garage to view his airplane the Keleher Lark that he designed and built without ever having spent a day in college. They had asked my grandfather how he learned to build such an amazing and beautiful airplane.

When they left, my grandfather told us, while shaking his head, “these fancy college people have no common sense.”

My grandfather and his Keleher Lark, which is still flying today. An self taught engineer – “why go to school and sit around listing to what people tell you to think and do. Go figure it out yourself,” James Keleher.

And that is what we are facing with Fauci and the rest of those “educated elites” who are spinning stories with a fearmongering narrative that ignores the facts and the uncomfortable truth. They have lost common sense or, alternatively, they know exactly what they are doing and should be imprisoned for the greatest snake oil con act in American history.

King Fauci recently told the American people to go out and enjoy Halloween, the most sugar laden, commercialized health attack on our children. Mr. Fauci, have you failed to read up on the statistics of health in our country?

One out of three adults are obese and are dealing with ill health related to those dietary/lifestyle issues. One out of eight children are facing obesity issues. The US Surgeon General called this out in 2001 with a warning that obesity had become an epidemic and “it’s a pandemic in the making,” given anyone with common sense can understand that when one has a health vulnerability, one will be prone to any strong bug that comes around.

Is it a surprise to read that 80% of those who died last year of Covid were overweight or obese with multiple comorbidities related to these issues? Let’s be reminded that the number one killer in our country is related to dietary/lifestyle choices, specifically obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Why are we not talking about this?

We are basically in a cycle of death. . . a junk food industry feeds its disease to the people and the doctors on the back end bank on the disease, while the politicians get fat with the junk food lobbyists! And then big pharma sells its vaccines to the American public? We have gone insane until we point out the biggest culprits in this big money medical con act – the junk food corporations, big pharma and our elected officials.

Since 2001, after the warning by the US Surgeon General, did the government do anything to mitigate this pandemic in the making? Actually they did and get ready to fly with rage.

Our schools feed our children pure junk food. Cocoa Puffs, Pop Tarts and Fruitloops are some of the more favored breakfast foods that our schools dole out each morning like diabetic sugar bombs for our children. What’s worse, is that our tax dollars are paying for this pure junk while the junk food corporations are being subsidized by the government. Match that with the pay rate doctors bank on while working with diabetic patients at a rate of about $180,000 a year versus that what our teachers make, which is around $30,000 a year, and you have a perfect storm, akin to the rage of a Cytokine one, that wreaks havoc on an entire societal health level!

The obesity rate in our country is now at a level putting us on a national security threat, according to the Washington Times. Young people have such horrid health related to obesity and diabetes that they don’t qualify for military service. Most of these young people come from impoverished communities where the junk food industry has lured them with cheap food, but that cycle not only attacks those communities, but it expands its poison into all of us as healthcare costs, ranging in the billions, get put on the backs of the American people.

Fauci is right one level, we have a health crisis. But Fauci, you are misleading the people and you have banked on fear tactics and propaganda to feed your own industry of exploitative doctors and pharma. . . you’re not coming clean with the real fat truth bomb – and that is WHY WE ARE HAVING A PANDEMIC.

This is the food the schools tried to feed my children during the first weeks of the pandemic.
One out of eight children are obese. Hold the junk food corporations accountable and end the big payouts to the doctors who bank on the national disease.

It goes back to common sense, thank you Grandpa. When you have a society that is so unhealthy, any strong bug will take you down. We will never get out of this cycle until, “we, the people” take charge of our health and hold junk food corporations accountable for poisoning our nation and politicians for pushing their lies.

Do they really believe Americans are so stupid to accommodate their lies and fears? Do they really believe Americans can’t take care of themselves? Actually we can and we will when we can recognize the power of poor education, corporate power and propaganda nearly had us killing ourselves. It’s time to take charge, America. And it time to put a fork in the road, instead of our mouths, while we divert from this propaganda and begin a health revolution like no other. We can do it.

My interview with Jefferey Tucker, October 2020. Some of us have been talking about the real health crisis in our country for the last year, as well as the fact our politicians have been getting fat by the corporate junk food companies. Where have NPR, Democracy Now, CNN and other so called journalists been? Getting fat on the hype? Enough of us can see through the charade.

Time for a Health Revolution! And end the tyranny.