reply to post by Agit8dChop
In the event that this likely scenario plays out, I'm sorry folks but I would sell myself out to support my family. Yes I would choose to fight an
illegal war to support and keep my family secure. You raise an interesting question and scenario. Be it that many survived on nothing short of blood
and sweat during the depresion era, but this is an entirely different day and age with unique problems to face.
Many that survived the dpression came away with a new outlook on life, and thankfullness for what they had,and gained a respect for hard work and
making it on your own. Sure one can argue that some good did come out of the depression, but as I stated previously the challenges of today's society
are far different than what many of our grandparents had to endure.
First off the population in 1930 was 122,775,046 source
Today the population is roughly 300 million. The demand for resources is far greater now than in the 20-30's. Today we rely on far more exports than
we did 70-80 years ago. Not to mention today's society clearly is one that has lost respect for others. It is trully IMO a dog eat dog world.
I am far from a history scholar or expert on the depression, but my Grandfather/mother were survivers of the depression. I sat with him many a night
where he would tell me stories of the way life was for them and many of the things they had to do to survive and endure. It was a very humbling
experience that I will never forget, and I assure everyone that if I had the power to ensure that my family would be well off i am going to make that
It all seems fine now as we sit in front of our computer screens in our heated or air conditioned residence. But when they shut off the electricity
and gas, and there is no food in the cupboard what are we going to do? That is until they kick us out of our homes as well because we couldn't pay
the morgtage. Now what are we going to do. Survival? I am an avid outdoors man as well as former military. I feel pretty confident that i could
survive on my own. No doubt. However, I may be able to survive , but what about my family. I live in an area where there is plenty of timber wildlife
and fish that could be harvested to feed us. But we are not talking about a localized event. Most if not all of us in this area would be competing for
the same resources and hunting grounds. Sounds pretty primitive does it not? I know most people are going to say" ya but you could plant a garden and
such". True but where? We have no home or property anymore.
Originally posted by AwakeAndAllSeeing
There is a reason informed people around here keep hard currencies, arms, and food supplies.
Yes I have all of the above. However how long do you think all that will last. I don't know your situation but personally i could only support my
family and I, 3-4 months without a regular income. And that's only relative to today's current economic status. Boost the interest rates and jack up
inflation and that 3-4 months would probably be cut in half. Unless you re-load your own ammunition, what happens when you run out of ammo? As well as
powder and bullets for re-loading?
Also I will point out that their was no current war at the time that the United States was involved in. IMHO, if the men and women of that generation
were given the decision the OP has suggested, I feel confident saying that a majority would choose the survival of their family over worrying over
politics and whether or not the reasons for the war is a just cause.