This is what I do the resist today, everyday.
I don't watch much TV (propaganda)
, definitely NOT the news. I don't need to see commercials for Wal-Mart and McDonald's or have my opinions attempted to be swayed fake information.
I don't buy from Wal-Mart or McDonald's, or any other conglomerate. I support local businesses whenever I can
. I buy groceries at the co-op or farmers market. If I do have to go mainstream, I go to Target because at least they supposedly "give 5% back to the community." Whatever that means.
I don't drive a car.
I have a license, and I know how to drive, but I bike, skateboard, walk, or take public trans instead. I'm not about to pump my hard-earned money into the hands of thieves.
I don't eat the worthless processed food that they are trying to force on us.
EVERYTHING has corn in it, and most of that corn is genetically modified to be pesticide resistant (thanks a hell of a lot, Monsanto), which also means it contains with in it pesticides. High fructose corn syrup is NOT safe, they've found mercury in at least 30% of food stuffs tested on grocery shelves, also many MANY studies show the spike in obesity, diabetes, and other related disorders to be a direct correlation with the increased amounts put into our food (it's in damn near everything).
I don't drink tap water when I can avoid it.
Currently I buy reverse osmosis water from the co-op, and use refillable glass gallon jugs to avoid plastic contamination. Along with this goes my theory that the influx of autism in the recent years may be directly related to the fact that this is the first generation of child-bearing age that has been raised with fluoridated water. Fluoridated water, as you might already know, has been proven to build up in our bones leading to cancers, osteoporosis, and lower IQ's. This coupled with our poor quality processed foods equals a sick, weak, fat, and dumb society... and possibly the end result "they" were looking for?
I practice safer money handeling.
Now, usually I don't like being told what to do, but my mom lent me some of Dave Ramsey's CD's about money management. Through that I have learned to not use credit AT ALL, and only use cash, while I budget and save for the things I want and need. I'm going to save for a house, and when I can pay for it outright I'll buy it. And then...
I'll get off the grid.
Right now we use all CFL bulbs and engery efficient appliances to cut down on electricity. We abide by the "if it's brown, flush it down, if it's yellow, let it mellow" rule and taking cool, "sailor showers" (where you turn the water on, get wet, turn off the water, lather everything up really well - with vegetable-based soap - then turn the water on again to rinse off) to save water. Eventually when we own our own home, we will work toward making it entirely sustainable through the technology available.
I keep an open mind, and quest for knowledge on my own, rather than have it handed to me, regurgitated through corporate news.
I know I'm preaching to the choir, here. It's hard to keep an open mind all the time, especially when most people view things they haven't heard from the popular news shows as "conspiracy theory." But some theories are facts. I'm sure before gravity was a law and was a theory, that things that went up still came down.
What do you do to resist today? I wanna hear more ideas