posted on Oct, 12 2008 @ 06:32 PM
reply to post by Voice1776
Don't despair Voice. The fact of the matter is the majority of people are going to have to deal with whatever comes, without any real preparation.
We are at the mercy of the gov't now, fail us or not. I personally cannot do anything to protect myself right now either. (There are people I have to
be here for - and I have no problem with that).
I for one don't see long term bug out plans as any more than a panacea to tell you the truth. If it gets that bad that people have to do that,
what's left? I'd rather go down sufferring with the masses, but with my dignity in tact, than be the one who can say I survived (for what?????)
while I watched the world crumble.
If I prepare for myself, it will be given away anyhow to those I think are worse off than me (and I always see someone worse off than me). My
situation is tenuous at best, but last Christmas, I ended up (privately) paying rent for single mothers about to lose their homes, and I'm the
property manager (rent collector).
As for your situation, get to your local housing office NOW and do the paperwork to get on the list for Section 8. There is a wait in my area of two
years, but every now and then I see funds come through suddenly and a rash of applications head to my office. There is no room for shame at this
point. Just do it!
BTW - this thread is discussing this type of thing now.
It focuses more on your topic, so lets try to keep this one on facts and reports. I think you will get more perspective there.
[edit on 10/12/2008 by Relentless]