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Survivalism in the Mainstream Media

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posted on May, 2 2008 @ 12:24 PM
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Survivalism in the Mainstream Media


news.bbc.co.uk

In the 1950s and 1960s, bunkers were a feature of many American suburban homes, populated by families fearful of the prospect of nuclear war. That threat has subsided, but now many reasonable people are stocking up on essential supplies in preparation for a new cataclysm.
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posted on May, 2 2008 @ 12:24 PM
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What do you folks make of this increased coverage of survivalism in the MSM?

Do you think it is a good thing that others get their affairs in order? Or would it be preferable that others are not as well equipped as yourself in a survival situation?

Is the mainsteam media focusing on survivalism because of the recent political and economic climate?

Personally, I feel that the media is focusing on survival because they recognise that we are in fairly uncharted territory vis-a-vis global warming causing flooding, the worsening situation in the middle east, sky high oil prices, food shortages, species extinction etc etc.

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posted on May, 2 2008 @ 12:55 PM
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Firstly, it's never a bad thing to be prepared to some extent.
Just imagine that you won't be able to leave your home for three weeks, for whatever reason, and plan accordingly.

Secondly, those who need the MSM to tell them when to start to prepare are lost anyways if the shtf since the MSM probably won't be broadcasting anymore at that time.

Thirdly, if you are somewhat tuned in to the happenings in this world, you have started to prepare for some foreseeable eventualities long ago because the signs on the wall couldn't be any clearer if they tried to be.

And I'm not talking about WWIII or some cataclysmic event, but rather the slow stuff: more or less collective economic hardship, possible disruption of food transportation trough cost of fuel and the resulting civil unrest, disruption of public services like water and electricity by whatever reason, the list goes on.



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 01:02 PM
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I for one would like to see everyone as prepared as I. It would make everyones life more comfortable and may have averted some of the crisis we now face. It is always a good idea to be prepared.

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reluctantpawn



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 02:08 PM
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It would be preferable if everyone was prepared, because there'd be less struggle within the crowd so to speak.

At our current velocity as a society we're abruptly nearing the end of unsustainability. We're running full speed headlong off a cliff, and like Wile E. Coyote taught us, you just don't know when or where you're gonna land, and if whatever you were standing on before it fell is gonna land. It's just inevitable at this point that we either cease the unsustainable way we've tread TODAY (it's already too late, but we could still make the future better if we act now) or continue down the path we've charted and completely destroy the only place we exist in the known universe.

More and more people are realizing it, even the blind see the light when things are as blatantly obvious as they are now. Global war for control of the last of the resources that keep the current machination afloat, the earth is dying, fish, frogs, birds, as well as other species dwindling and becoming extinct. Police state, where the cops are military, only difference is they drive Ford Explorers instead of humvees. 95% of the people own 5% of the stuff. Do the math. Try to rationalize that to someone who uses logic, as to WHY anyone, even on this overcrowded and toxic planet, should not have sufficient food, clothing, and shelter. It's obvious we're plowing headlong into some form of disastrous collapse and people have known for a while. Now they're finally through shock, denial, acceptance, anger, and are taking action to cover their own asses.

I applaud anyone who truly prepares in sensible ways, (a diesel generator for a 50" plasma screen in your "shelter" is not sensible) as there is definitely cause to be prepared. That, and if everyone was prepared to live for a time independent of the system, it'd be a lot easier for people to cease serving the system when the system fails to serve the system.

You know why the founding fathers of America overcame their struggle? Because they weren't worried about being scolded for showing up 5 minutes late to their anonymous little boxlike cage by some douche who probably lied and BS'd his way to a position of running the field slaves. No, the colonies weren't dependent on china for supplies, or dependent on oil from other regions. They depended on what they produced domestically so to speak, locally. They didn't get fruit from ecuador, or anything that they couldn't survive without from anywhere.

OTOH, if everyone does remain dumb and just waits for the end while sitting on the couch, natural selection, survuval of the fittest, willing volunters for voluntary depopulation?



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