That's a whole lot of reading.
However, may I say this. I'm just a regular 'gal', 62 yrs. old [allegedly!] and not at all 'intellectual' - I used to consider myself to be fairly intelligent tho' and I'm now starting to doubt that. Quite frankly, I feel as tho' I don't even have a life any more. D'ya know why? 'Cos, fascinating tho' it is, there's just some concepts I can't grasp no matter how hard I try.
I've been trawling thru' this site/forum for months now. Hours & hours of reading, listening, watching - and there's still more. Where am I? The holder of an apostilled b.c. and no further forward; paralysed almost.
So much conflicting evidence out there. Authenticate/don't, UCC/not, Use 'their' forms/don't, ®/©/™/℠ the NAME/dba/anc/Probate/"Stay outta court", Trust set-up before/after EIN [although I gather from one podcast that is a Catch 22 situation.] And on it goes.
Coupled with 1099s, OIDs, EINs, HJRs - not of which are appropriate in the UK as far as I'm aware. What am I supposed to do - research those and then try and find equivalents?
[I know Boris says don't stress about the paperwork but we know it's required otherwise we stay where we are.]
I've reached out in so many different avenues to locate a kindred spirit who's also on the same path from the same destination.
And yes...I get it - it's a personal journey; however, it appears that others have succeeded in hooking up with travelling companions to share the load.
Here's what I posted as a response to a comment in a thread relating to all this recent, and feverish, 'ACH' activity - "I so hear ya Rxxx - it's like pulling teeth for me too, all those 'Law of Nations,' Treaties, Statues 'n Codes. And we're the ones who are even AWARE that these are what are in force, and that we're 'at war' and considered 'belligerent' and 'combative' 'cos we weren't shown from an early age what 'the name' and the 'birth certificate' are. How will it help humanity as a whole if only a select few succeed in correcting their status and cross over to the private. It should be available for all, and without having to jump thru' hoops with affidavits, declarations, notices, etc. Just my perspective."
There are many hurting out there. I count myself as fortunate 'cos I don't have a mortgage any more - not for many years - and no credit issues. [My father taught me well back in those days, to not get stuff I couldn't pay for, so I never fell into the trap.] Had a c.c. from the age of 18 but never paid a penny interest - always paid off in full every month.
I live frugally, together with my 20 yr. old son, on 500 euros a month [from an occupational pension which I started to take when I was 50 while still together with my son's father - yes, 2 together can almost live as cheap as 1 - ] supplemented by my meagre savings when necessary, which of course it always is.
The ap'd b.c. cost £60. What more? Potential notary fees and who knows what else.
One's supposed to ditch all the 'slave' docs. beforehand but how am I supposed to surrender the legal name passport when I've an 86 yr. old Mum in the UK, and to whom I've had to return for emergency care-giving 3 times in the last 5 yrs. [I'm on Portugal.]
I feel that there may be many others [who don't belong to the brain-dead "Celebrity-come-dancing" & "Big Brother"-watching crowd] who don't have resources to throw at these processes? What of those souls?
My apologies - turned into an unintended rant, and no doubt not very coherent as it just tumbled out in that order, so I'll leave it there; thank you for reading [if ya did!]
[P.S. Not my words but borrowed from someone who sums it all up for me in this moment of now - "Most of us put these sort of things into the too hard basket, along with famines and mass murders. Our brains, if you are anything like me, can't deal with the enormity of the issues and shuts them out."]
A crença e a descrença têm dividida a humanidade em tantas seitas, cegando os seus olhos à visão da unicidade de toda a vida.
Belief and disbelief have divided mankind into so many sects, blinding its eyes to the vision of the oneness of all life.
Hazrat Inayat Khan