“Are you winning, son?”
Men were created to win.
We need goal posts, team mates, coaches, and a scoreboard.
The Christian West is losing. Western Christian Men are losing.
But the game is not over yet. And there is another game plan…
This is a practical game plan for Western Christian Men, encouraging us to go hard for the win.
How do we win?
The story of the Prodigal Son is a model for our context:
1) Stop playing in the pig sty of modern commercial squalor.
Escape debt and wage slavery into home and local economy.
2) Return to your father’s house.
Gather, or move to, your People and Place, to rebuild strength, meaning, and belonging as a son-king.
3) Work your father’s business.
Capture or Copy, and then wield Local Institutions as tools for extending Christ’s Dominion.
First things first:
We’re not going to get out of our mess by our own strength or wisdom.
God loves you. He has a plan for your life.
Cry out to God. Cast your burdens on Him, and watch Him care for you.
You will make it brother.
But not by your own strength.
Discouragement and deception are the only tools the devil has.
Like David in the desert. Like Joseph in prison.
Keep your trust in God’s protection, provision, and promotion.
Escaping Debt Slavery
Debt-free men are uncontrollable.
“Lay aside every weight that hinders you…” – Hebrews 12v1. Debt is not a sin, but it is a weight.
“Debt is the #1 obstacle to wealth building.” – Dave Ramsey
Wide spread use of debt inflates housing and other product pricing. This keeps us in a wage earning, consumer spending cycle.
“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.” – Proverbs 22v7
“…And you shall not borrow.” – Deuteronomy 28v12
It is our lusts which enslave us. Contentment and Purpose sets us free.
If you love money and debt more than God and family, you will send your wife to be another man’s helpmeet, and your kids to be raised by women that hate you and your God.
I do not agree with Dave Ramsey’s steps 4 and 5, as well as his recent plunge into Boomer-Liberalism, but as far as getting out of debt is concerned, his steps 1-3 are proven.
> Take on No New Debt.
> Keep an Income and Expense Tracker (My wife & I use a shared google sheet).
> Pay the minimum payment on all your debts.
> Stash a $1000 Cash Fund.
> Make a Multi-generational Will and buy Life Insurance.
> Get intense on repaying one debt at a time, smallest to largest.
> Sell/downsize/simplify your luxuries and liabilities.
> Once debt free, Stash up 3-6m Cash Fund (enough $ to live on for 3-6months).
Escaping Wage Slavery into Home & Local Economy
The devil wants you and your purpose… dead.
And if he can’t kill you, he will try to enslave you.
Most men work jobs that censor them, and keep them enslaved to the popular culture.
The Israelites in Egypt worked morning until night and had nothing to show for it. It is the same for many Christians today.
My vid on Economic Class Mobility
> Pursuing Meaningful and Purposeful Work
What are your top 3 talents? top 3 passions? top 3 people/groups?
Ask God for ways to serve your Favorite People with your Talents and Passions.
Focus on providing products and services that you can control, rather than selling your time to people who control you.
> Developing a 10year, 10Million$ High Energy Vision
If you had $10mil what would you Be/Do/Have?
Do this exercise weekly to break out of your slave mindset.
Lack of money is not our problem. It is lack of Vision and Faith, over time, that is our problem.
God doesn’t give you a vision to match your budget. He gives you a vision to match your faith.
What are things I can already start doing toward the things on this list, over the next 10 years?
Keep the Vision. For 10 years.
> Developing a 3month, $3000 High Energy Momentum
From your $10mil list, what are the 3 most important life changing things you could start working towards over the next 3 months? If you had $3000 to throw at it, what would you do next?
This gets you moving toward your vision. Keep the Momentum.
>Developing 20/80 Health Habits
What are the 20% of habits that will bring me 80% of the results when it comes to Nutrition/ Conditioning/ Regeneration?
Our stomach is the first master to overthrow.
If we have never fasted or cut out an addictive substance, we will have a hard time quitting our addictions to porn, debt, wage, and approval.
Gathering or Moving to your People and Place
Wendell Berry. Localism. Belonging to your People & Place.
Propertarianism. Aristocratic Noblesse Oblige.
> Move to YOUR people and place.
Get out of the modern commercial squalor cities and move to a homogenous town or rural area where you can BE…LONG.
> Start thinking on a multi-generational plan for the peace and prosperity of your descendants in this geographic area.
These are the institutions we have personal control over.
We don’t have to fight anyone for them. Its just a matter of doing the things.
> Marry a virtuous woman and have as many children as possible.
> Start and Steward your Home Economy
> Offer your valuable services and products to the local economy
> Arm yourself and make friends of your neighbors
> Attend local church and events
> Become a regular at local businesses, reduce spending at global corps.
> Organize a Local Investment Fund to purchase squalor land and buildings, and start needed industries.
Accumulating and Beautifying Unloved Places for Meaning and Belonging
Jonathan Shuttlesworth: Spiritual Authority by Earthly Ownership.
Taking and Holding Territory as a Cultural Dominance Strategy.
Kiyosaki: Land as wealth. Fiat Inflationary dynamics. Generational Inheritance.
It is the responsibility of a man to live somewhere beautiful.
And if he cannot afford a beautiful place, to make a poor place beautiful through his labor.
Contributing Beauty and Excellence to your People and Place to experience Meaning and Belonging.
Wrath of Gnon. Traditionalism. Agrarianism.
Beauty increases value and attracts care.
> Look for “Dirty Smelly” properties &/or motivated sellers.
> Make Below Market Value offers based on what you would be willing to take that property for.
Trump says make offers that make you feel uncomfortable. Kiyosaki’s ratio is 20 offers, 1 will accept.
> Don’t despise mere beginnings: The tiny house guys have affordable ideas to get on your land. Many rural towns have land below $50k.
> No junk. Clean your property. Cleanliness is next to Godliness.
> Dress one degree better than expected. Our presence conveys respect on others.
> Permaculture 101. Redeem monoculture wastelands.
> Traditional Architecture 101. Log Cabin Nationalism! Stop buying trailers.
Capturing or Copying, and then Wielding Local Institutions
In a democracy the tools of war are Banking, Media, Academia, and Local Government bureaucracy.
These institutions have been captured & weaponized against us.
These are the institutions we have to fight others for control over, or fight to establish our own version of.
> Increase your Status in your Honor Hierarchy (video).
> Encourage your church to push the Local Economy & shun global corp consumerism.
> Encourage your church to lead Local Media/ Arts/ Education Narrative
> Encourage your church to run & back candidates for EVERY Local Office & Bureau Job.
> Encourage your church to start a debt-free community Bank.