Without wishing to stray too much into the realms of fantasy, I wonder if this is something worth serious consideration, especially in the event of a second total lockdown being imposed upon us.
Increasing numbers of people are without jobs to go to and without money to spend. If they're lucky enough to have a job, or to have some money, aside, in order to either earn or spend their money, many have to subscribe to the religion of Covidism and pay homage with muzzles, distancing, card-only payments and a general enforced loathing of liberty and humanity.
Again, maybe I'm being unrealistic, but would it be possible to establish an economy within the realm of dissidents where we can exchange money and services within ourselves, friendly and anonymously? Would anyone on here want to subscribe to a kind of sceptic-friendly economy, providing services just like they would have done in 2019?
To start with, I'm a freelance writer and photographer, so probably not of much use to anyone, but if anyone would want my services, I'll turn up, shake your hand, not social distance, do my job and take cash payment. Good idea?
Locksley - I agree, have been thinking the same thing. Have mentioned this to a couple of people but they didn't seem to feel that this may be needed yet. I think we need to be prepared for further idiocy as soon as possible - I for one do not want to go through another 'you know what' without certain services and options in place. We absolutely do need to maintain our own normality - not just for financial reasons but also for the sake of our health and sanity. I'm up for it.
What's going on here? I seem to have inadvertently posted from a different account...
Anyhow, a credit union's not exactly what I had in mind. I was really just thinking of a kind of behind-closed-doors Yellow Pages to help people keep practising their trades even if, under lockdown law, they're not able to operate.
If, for example, X is a barber and isn't allowed to open his shop, and Y is sceptic in the vicinity who wants a haircut, he could get in touch with X and they could arrange a private meeting at one or other's house, or at the back of X's shop. It would help us stay afloat financially, keep cash in circulation and promote an attitude of normality.
I'm aware of the huge practical complications, not least of which would be the matter of building trust with strangers on the internet, but I wanted to moot the idea. The last thing we want is to return to the situation we had in April.
robertlocksley - A bit like a credit union or co-operative, but with services thrown in? A good idea, but I wonder how this would be set up. Also we are spread very far and wide around the country. However I'm sure most of the KBF community would help in a flash if one of us was alone and in dire need.