We are living in uncertain times as you know, and we all must all work together to hold the frayed ends of humanity together as evil threatens to tear us apart. Today my contribution to you is a reminder that you need to secure a stable business for yourself to fall back on if and when your “steady job” gets converted to a lay off. This is a real threat to all and I recommend sharing this message to all. This election is going to have serious consequences even if your favorite candidate wins.
If Hillary Wins
Unfortunately the Libertarian and Green parties don’t have a chance so you can think what you want there. Back here in reality we have 2 real possibilities for president. If Clinton wins you can expect at minimum 4 years of the same thing we had for the past 8, but there is a factor I haven’t seen mentioned anywhere else. Donald Trump has been setting up his run for President for a long time. He may have some overseas companies but many of the more than 500 companies he owns are right here in America. If Clinton wins, Trump will not feel welcome in America and he will promptly move as many of his companies overseas. The ones that stay (like his Hotels) will do what you can imagine: They will bring in cheaper “undocumented” labor. This is bad for you and all other current US residents. It could start a new Great Depression.
If Trump Wins
On the other hand, a Trump win will not be so squeaky clean either. While I think Trump is hands down the better option we all have to consider that there are some very powerful people that really hate the ideas of America, freedom, and Capitalism. They are more in love with wealth re-distribution and “governing” the people. If Trump wins, these people will pull every dirty trick in the book to bring down America under Trump’s watch. They will pull their businesses out of America and they will try to hurt the job market so that John Q Public suffers and when they complain, the trouble makers will be right there to say “See we tried to warn you about Trump”. This could be a manufactured Great Depression. Meanwhile, what will you be doing to provide for your family?
How to Provide in Crisis
It all leads back to this: You must find an income source that will stand strong in the face of depression. In his book “How to Survive the End of the World as We Know it”, James Wesley Rawles advises that you must consider something others won’t want to do. Dangerous, dirty or hard is what Rawles suggests. I personally recommend dirty or hard but not too dangerous. In the world we live in today an OSHA official might declare any job dangerous but that isn’t what I mean. Just don’t take huge safety risks in your second career. I am a living testament to dangerous jobs. It is how I survived for a long time and I have the scars to prove it. In a dangerous job you can’t make any income or provide for your family if you get hurt, so take a hard or dirty job. Rawles suggests something to the effect of a septic pump service but also suggests an internet/ mail order business if you are organized.
The beauty of starting your business is that you can get it going and have it running if you lose your job. However, if you really can’t run a business, your last resort would be to get a job doing one of those jobs that nobody likes for a paycheck. My advice is to get moving on that right now. You don’t want to be looking for a job when everybody else gets laid off. Rawles suggests things like sanitation workers or sewer technicians. Dirty jobs but while everyone else is starving you will be bringing home a check. The biggest thing you need to understand is you need to get moving on this one today.
Be sure to share this article with the people you care about. (or the people you know may be trying to mooch off of you when things go bad).