• Karen E McKenna

How much is a Kevlar vest?


Have you seen that movie, "The Matrix"?

You know those lines... "Will you take the red pill or the blue pill?"

"You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."

Yah well.. I took the "red pill".

It took me approximately six months to get to the bottom of the rabbit hole.

It took me another five months to figure out what to do with my life now that I have a fairly good idea of what the rabbit hole looks like.

Since I:

- am Canadian

- have recently finished my MBA

-have the mind of a Computer Scientist / Statistician

-the curiosity of Amelia Earhart

- been fortunate in the ridiculous Vancouver real estate market mainly through good timing and courage

I came up with the following options for my life:

1. Buy a large parcel of land far away from a city, learn how to grow food and build myself an off the grid home. Wait for the imminent depression. Start to research events and party themes from the 1930s so that I can be prepared as it is going to be THAT BAD.

2. Become an alcoholic

Buy a condo on the beach somewhere in South America and pretend I don't really know what is going on with the world. Drink soooo much alcohol that I can hide from all the research I did and wait for my friends to figure it out one by one and be ready to support them with a welcoming large bottle of my finest home-made wine.

3. Buy a bullet proof vest and become a lobbyist for monetary reform.

I SERIOUSLY debated all three...

What can I say when I have this compelling desire to be authentic? Who am I to publicly state my opinion on the state of the world? Who am I to make such bold statements like "the USA and the rest of the western world are in a cyber civil war even though very few of them even know it". Who am I to make statements such as "there is obvious media slanting or brainwashing"? Who am I to say that "I totally get why people are voting for anything but the status quo"? Who am I to say that people are unqualified to vote be in North America if they haven't read books like "The Money Mafia" and/or "Confessions of an Economic Hitman"

I'm a Canadian, being chained or tethered to the US economy. Right now.. its like realizing your older brother is a crack addict (even though you love him very much) and unfortunately holds the only bank card in the family. So, even though you don't agree with his choices and since you are the under age little sister you have to do what he says even though you don't agree.

So.. I did it.. I took many deep breaths and went for it! Here is step one!


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