When you search "Starve-fed" in Wikipedia, you get "a method of monomer addition used in emulsion polymerization." If you search this website for "Starve-FED" you get "tools and resources for starving the Federal Reserve." You pick.
Q: Why is it so hard to end the FED?
A: dependence on it and lack of alternatives.
The guidance, tools and solutions offered by advocates to victims of financial abuse offer insight into how to gain independence, stability and long-term security within our financial system. If you are wondering why, Take this quiz to compare tactics used in abusive relationships to those of government.
According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Financial abuse occurs in 98 percent of all abusive relationships.
There are a variety of tactics used in financial control and sabotage including: demands that you give abuser money without being open to reasonable discussion, demands that you sign financial paperwork without consent or you being able to ascertain exactly what you are signing, monitors your spending closely, threatening to take over bank accounts, finances or assets if demands are not met, damaging record/reputation to prevent the victim from gaining employment opportunities, long term security and financial independence. But also reckless spending and/or running up large amounts of debt and forms of usury that prevent victims from being able to escape the relationship.
- During fiscal year 2011, the U.S. government spent 3.7 trillion dollars but it only brought in 2.4 trillion dollars.
- When Ronald Reagan took office, the U.S. national debt was less than 1 trillion dollars. Today, the U.S. national debt is over 15.2 trillion dollars.
- During 2011, U.S. debt surpassed 100 percent of GDP for the first time ever.
- during fiscal 2011 the U.S. government spent over 454 billion dollars just on interest on the national debt.
- During the Obama administration, the U.S. government has accumulated more debt than it did from the time that George Washington took office to the time that Bill Clinton took office.
- If you divide up the national debt equally among all U.S. taxpayers, each taxpayer would owe approximately $134,685.
Our resources can be likened to those of DV advocates. Advocates try to offer victims of abuse guidance, tools and resources but we (like they) do not recommend telling the batterer they are leaving. As in the case of any controlling relationship, when the victim is trying to leave can be the most dangerous time because that is when the batterer is about to lose all control and can resort to desperate measures. For privacy tools (see here).
Here are some recommendations similar to those given by DV advocates:
Protect yourself before leaving:
- Try to get whatever money or assets you have and put them in a place where the abusive partner cannot reach them. The FED deals in Federal Reserve notes and takes money through inflation of FED its notes. To protect yourself, we recommend transferring the value to something the Fed cannot inflate. (Visit Alternative Currency Page)
- Start something on the side. Try to get an independent income going where you can decrease dependency on others for getting your basics needs met. Any independence can create a buffer and relieve stress of financial sabotage or character defamation. (Visit Entrepreneurship Page)
- Make a bug-out-bag with a short term supply of basic necessities in-case you need to leave suddenly. Cities are only 3 meals deep. Having a pantry full of perishable foods is not long term food security. (Visit Personal Resilience Page)
Getting back on your feet:
- try to get out of debt and stay out of debt. Learn tactics to build credit without needing to go into debt or participate in usury. (Visit Debt Reduction Page)
- Build community and a network of support. Being co dependent on people who are themselves co dependent on those who are controlling/abusive is not in your best interest. Build community with people who are healthy and not controlling. (Visit Forum Page)