I lost my mother when I was eighteen to a genetic blood disorder and my biological father is in prison, he left when I was two. I just moved out of the house I was living in with my stepfather, he now lives with his significant other, her son and his (her son’s) four year old daughter as well as two family friends who have moved into help him manage the house/pay bills. I have lived my entire life in the lower-middle class, moving every five years. Yes, I have been evicted. Yes, I have had the electricity turned off. Yes, I have had to take cold showers. I am incredibly lucky to have two loving aunts and uncles who have not hesitated to help me in any way that I need.
If I’ve learned anything from the last twenty years of my life, it’s that I don’t want to be dependent on the government, or a family member, or a family friend, or anyone to pay my bills, feed my child, or have a house. My parents were wonderful teachers and guiders and they taught me more than any school could ever. I will learn from my family’s mistakes, and successes and I will live independently. I will not rely on the government to steal from or force others in a blind attempt to tip the scales in my favor. I will only protest banks and corporations when they operate unlawfully or collaboratively with the State to wrong me.
I acknowledge that the State can not give to me what it has not already forcibly taken from someone else. I feel that philanthropy and genuine care of others will result from voluntary cooperation. Forcing your morals upon society does not give society the freedom to be moral. We are all sovereign individuals with the innate right to our lives, liberty and property. Direct your protests to the governments that trample these rights for the corporations that promise them reelection. Support the separation of economy and state and you will see the promise of a free market.
I am the 100%