posted on Oct, 13 2006 @ 03:10 PM
First, to answer one person's much earlier question, I believe it should be on ATS, not BTS. ATS is for the serious topics relating to conspiracies.
BTS...well... no offense, but the only time I mess with BTS is when I want to see how well my new avatars go over. It's more of a social club. Which
is fine, but isn't the place for serious Life or Death info like Survival.
Originally posted by ceci2006
What does a survivalist forum have to do with conspiracy? Could anyone explain this?
Survival has everything to do with almost every conspiracy. In the OP I describe a condition called Situation X. Another way you could think of
Situation X would be to say it is the end result of a successful conspiracy.
In Situation X, there is going to be a panic response, interruption in services, water supply, food, transport, and infrastructure. There will either
be no government assistance, or the government in place will be of a hostile nature. Situation X can occur from any of the following:
Complete Civil Breakdown
All of these things are the regular topics of conversation on ATS, they are things that, though unlikely, are constantly thought about and planned for
by some of us. And while most of the world is content to rest upon its collective buttocks and try to ignore the 800 pound gorilla in the room, some
of us are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.
But in order to plan, prepare, and equip for the uncertain future, you have to understand the possibilities of the situation at hand. Each of the
members on ATS are going to be familiar with at least a few of these possibilities, and have thought out ahead of time about how to deal with them.
So, to conclude, this needs to be on ATS because:
It is relevant
It is proximate
It is desired
Originally posted by ceci2006
People could go to another forum on the Web to discuss these very same issues, though. Right?
Not really, no.
If you mean another forum besides the ATS crowd, then sure... there's survivalist forums out there...somewhere... but lacking in the quality,
leadership, and community spirit that ATS has, as well as lacking in open-mindedness. Most of the existing survivalist pages are not going to deal
with ALL of the above. ATS is one of the few places where you could have a serious discussion about the differences in surviving a police state versus
a natural disaster.
If you mean on other forums on ATS, then not really. I spend over half my day on ATS, 5 days a week, and often on the weekends, and I STILL don't
have time to go through every single thread, sift through page after page of John Lear, Photos of Ghosts, and OOBEs (no offense to any of those, btw)
to try and find the one thread that might have had some insight as to how to sort those things out. If I just want to focus on how to survive
Situation X, I'd like a forum in which these posts could be consolidated.
The final and perhaps the most important reason is that a forum on Survivalists might just get people to start thinking about survival itself, to take
it seriously, and take at least some few minor steps towards keeping themselves and their loved ones alive. Without it, the info they could use to
save their lives might never be brought to their attention. But first and foremost, it would get people to THINK.