We All Make Our Choices

Someone asked me, “how did you get out of the worst relationship of your life?” After explaining that I made a choice to potentially be homeless to get free, I also realized that it was my choices that created the position that I was in, in the first place.

We must always acknowledge our God given intellect and free will when looking back on our lives. Jojo is a mother of three. Her choice of life style currently has her homeless. New Beginnings is months away from opening the first house, otherwise I would have offered her a room.

I met Jojo on the bus the day she was released after 30 days in jail. Once again her choices had direct consequences. She blamed the man she was with at the time, but it has her choice to be with him. My choices wound up putting me out on the street if it was not the Steiners taking me in.

I was the one who brought in a roommate who never paid any rent or got on the lease. I was the one who called Darlene in the first place because I am so afraid of living alone. I didn’t consider that we never got along in the first place.

It is choices like these that have people end up being homeless. Everything we do has it’s consequences.

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A Daily Struggle Has Been Faced With One More Set Back.

For a while now I have been using foodstamps to buy my food. But I realized that having the safety net has only made it so I am not as responsible for my money as I should be. God made it possible for me to have this job: therefore, I should think of the resources that come from going to work every day should be treated like a gift.

Over the past few weeks I have not had food to eat, at least not more than scraps. I was relieved at the end of the month because my food stamps would finally put food on my plate. But the day came and went that the money would have been put on my EBT or SNAP card and nothing was added. I was screwed!

I had already put all of my money into bills and was counting on the money that I was stealing from the American tax payer to get me through till the next paycheck. “OMG, what am I going to do now?”

“The Enemy at the Gate,” is not popular enough yet to generate an income and the company blog has not been monetized yet, what’s next? I work full-time and have a steady stream of income, but I have not made good choices with my money. At first I was going to call and find out why I was cut off, but I knew why.

I had not told the foodstamps people that I finally got a job. I guess I wanted to get on my feet before they took the benefit away. But I never took the chance to improve my financial position.

A few months ago I left a terrible living situation and was taken in by the Steiners, who own and operate Edumacated Redneck Repair out of their home, who’s primary work comes from Dog Paws.

Dog Paws is a non-profit organization that maintains many of the off leash dog parks in the in the Vancouver Washington area. The Steiners gave me work with Dog Paws when I was looking for a full time job. Like I said I have had opportunity to do better but I had to make the choice to do so.

There are many companies in Vancouver Washington that are willing to help people start over. I am currently working for Smak Plastics. This locally owned factory opens its doors to anyone who is willing to come to work every day.

I walk home from work every day only this time I listed to Stephan’s podcast. Anyway It is 2:00 AM and I need to get some sleep. I have until Thursday to wonder where my food is coming from. This is one of the reasons that I want to start New Beginnings.

Truth is Subjective

In between unpacking, getting ready for shcool and a murder investigation that I was never planning to be apart of I have been building the website for Anarchy Empowered’s website. I thought it would be easier to keep the business and magazine separate since I will be using video from the magazine to teach my class.

As I was going through A.E.’s messages I read one that got my attention. A YouTube user comented on a statement I made on the Whitehouse Channel.

I was told that the statment in the title is a contradiction due to the asolute nutaure of truth. This much is correct but when dealing with the human cultural paradigm, we must take into account the fact that each culture will define what truth is in a different manner.

We call this phenomenon, “perceptive reality.” Think about it if the outcome it the American revolution had a different outcome, the Sons of Liberty would have been hung for treason.

The Liberal who made the comment tried to trip my up by asking me to give examples.  I told her that one is eazy, just look at what was acceptable on television in 1950s versus what they play today. I went in to say that the acceptance of EBT cards in restaurants would have never hapened only 20 years ago.