posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 06:05 PM
Originally posted by Mekanic
It's really going to be hard to swallow for anybody of his age. There's no real solid proof that anything is going to happen, just theories based on
what has already happened. While I read on this stuff every day, I'm still uncertain that there could be a WWIII in the near future, or that Martial
Law will go into effect. For every reason for, there is a reason against. Your best bet, is if you are preparing for the worst, and he asks why, just
tell him that you never know when you may need the supplies. If he accepts that without a "you're nuts" look, then maybe it's time to let him hear
some of what you have read.
Just remember, while he needs to have an open mind to hear it, you need to have an open mind to tell it. You can't go at him with "OMG!!! The world
is going to end!!!" It has to be "This could happen" or "This is a possibility." Believe me, I talk to my wife about this stuff from time to
time, and she's starting to open up to the idea that we may be entering a whole new world, different from what we as Americans have grown used to.
For that matter, I still have a hard time believing alot of what I read and hear.
Of his age? Why would people of his age have a hard time believing in these predictions of gloom and doom?
You are probably correct in the approach factor. Im from the 60's era and the only thing I have a hard time with all this gloom and doom stuff is how
people are reacting to the "possibility" of a collapse. If people are reacting this way to a possibility, what the heck are they going to behave
like when and if things do collapse completely? Cause chaos and distruction and violence so that big brother will ineed have a reason to enact martial
Perhaps the OP should ask his father "what would you do if something like this were to happen?"...instead of "look dad, this is what is going to
happen because I read it on the internet and in a forum". Naturally his father is going to be closed minded to that approach.
And his father is probably thinking about it anyway, and what he will do to get through it. I bet that the OP's father is not thinking about taking
to the streets and going crazy so that authority will have a reason to enact a martial law.
There is another thread in here at ATS that says if your over 18 go buy a gun. That thread should have a title that says "if you want to get through
a collapse, go buy supplies and learn to survive.
The mentality of most in here gong on and on about all this world is gonna end on Oct this and that, are already showing the signs of being those that
will cause the social collapse and give reason to government to enact martial law just to bring under control the "unruly individuals".
People, those that are planning to go out and stirr up trouble, had better back up and re-think their plan and like real quick. Because if worse came
to worse and there was reason to enact martial law and troops walk the streets, you can be assured that those troops will not be walking up and down
the streets handing out candy, they will be taking aim and setting things back to normalcy in any way they see fit.
So are people gonna be stupid and cause the martial law enactment? Or are people going to turn ON their brains and turn OFF the idiot light and do
Its up to each individual to either make things better, or make things worse.
What will you do?