The Modern Victory Movement

Modern Victory Movement (MVM), is a concept loosely based on the WWI and WWII era victory gardens, war bonds and scrap metal drives. It is an encouragement for everyday folks to strive to be more self-reliant and to make better decisions in their lives in order to participate in our victory over the economic, political and energy-related problems challenging modern civilization.

MVM is based in a belief that people can do much to improve their lives even during the difficult times that are ahead. It is also based on the belief that being industrious and self-reliant are virtues. MVM encourages people to look first to providing for themselves and their families because they are the ones in the best position to do so and, by doing so, they will then be in a better position to generously help others when the need arises. It is also a matter of practicality - take responsibility for your own lives, because the government isn't going to do it for you, at least not without exacting a heavy price.

It amazes me to find that there are occasionally folks who misunderstand the concept of self-reliance. Self-reliance is not anti-social or selfish. It does not mean shutting yourself off from your friends or community. It certainly doesn't mean heading for the hills and hiding, heavily armed, in a secret compound until after some dread doomsday comes to pass.

If you have ever listened to a flight attendant give emergency instructions, you may have noticed that they tell parents travelling with a child to put the oxygen mask on themselves first, before putting one on their child. The airlines don't say that because they hate children. Instead, they say that because if a parent is to help their child, they must first be able to do so. A parent unconscious from the lack of oxygen will be of absolutely no help to their child.

Likewise, we will be of little help to our family, friends and neighbors if we are the ones in need of help ourselves. In fact, our own helplessness may make matters much worse for our community. Far from being selfish, building self-reliance may be one of the most generous things you can do.

Eight Points of the Modern Victory Movement 

There are eight main points to MVM:

1- Store food, water & other supplies as a hedge against economic chaos.
2- Raise & preserve as much of your own food as possible.
3- Save money through energy & resource efficiency.
4- Gain knowledge. Learn skills. Take responsibility.
5- Eliminate debt and build savings (financial commonsense).
6- Improve your health, fitness & vitality.
7- Improve your personal security.
8- Stand for limited government, individual freedom & economic prosperity.

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The Eight Main Points of MVM 

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