13 Nonpolitical Ways to Fight for Liberty – Practice Self-Sufficiency


The hour of darkness approaches. Millions head to the polls, desperately seeking to find a new ruler who will make their lives better off. The liberty faithful, if they’re smart, have gone rogue, focusing on Bitcoin, encryption, guns, jury nullification, and filming cops, all the while fueling the black market economy and community social safety net. And while they spread the word of liberty, practice less authoritarian relationships and solve everything they can without government, there’s still that nagging fear that the government can just shut down the supermarkets and we’d all be screwed. Want some peace of mind?

Practice self-sufficiency

Part of the great thing about living in a society is that not everyone has to worry about being able to do everything. The problem is, society has been compromised, and virtually our entire economy is under some manner of government control. No matter how much activism you do, there’s always some underlying fear that if you go too hard the government will shut off your necessities. If you provide one of those yourself, and each of your friends and neighbors provides their own, then at least you can have the peace of mind of knowing that you can all survive under trying circumstances. That focus will be invaluable.

Now it’s admittedly very difficult to go completely off the grid, and doing so will take up your entire focus, leaving little left for other activism or living in society as a whole. Instead, focus on one thing you can do. Growing your own food is one of the best options, whether it be tending a small vegetable garden or keeping a few chickens. Alternatively, you can dig your own well, fix your own cars and machinery, do your own electrical work and run your house on solar energy. Anything you’d need to go to the store for, and won’t survive without, learn how to do one of those things, and do it routinely. Coordinate with your community so someone covers everything, and your worries of being dependent on the system go down significantly.

Joël Valenzuela
Joël Valenzuela
Joël Valenzuela is the editor of The Desert Lynx. He is also the founder of the Rights Brigade, a mover for the Free State Project, and a martial art instructor.