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Originally posted by Nirgal
I discovered my work colleagues were so brainwashed as to, "only follow orders" and the local counter-terrorist police paid me a visit as a result I witnessed, at first hand, how far down the road to fascism U.K. has gone.
So now, I prepare. For what? I don't care but I will prepare.
Originally posted by antar
I am the first to star and flag your Op.
I feel this is a genuine and important question which can lend much insight into our personal and shared psyche.
Why has it taken so long for so many to just now begin to start feeling the necessity much like an expecting Mother gets the nesting urge.
I also had a grandma that was very wise who also lived through the depression era. I took many lessons from her and sometime after my now 13 almost 14 year old was born I began to see the rise in food prices and household goods. Many people were in denial even if I showed them how the same products I bought each month would at first go up by 10 to 30 cents a month or every other month.
Before long with this consumer awareness what only a short time before cost me 40 dollars a week rose to over 80, but still people were in denial.
By the time those exact same products hit over one hundred dollars people were beginning to open their eyes yet figured the cost of living would catch up some how.
It really was not until the gas hike happened that some people actually came around and began to see stocking up as different from hording, which I had heard from some people I had advised to stock up some years ago.
Then the stock markets began to show great stress and the GP began to place their sights on the promises of the politicians.
I have to be honest the days of me trying to warn anyone are long past, I actually tell people that I have had to use my stores which is not entirely a lie, but just began seeing the next level of preparedness which is becoming private and the same as others...
Food, silver, ammo, non gmo oh yes.
Originally posted by fullmoonfairy
I have always been the one in my family to be the one to "Get ready, winter is coming!"...
I am always the one to look out for the sales, stock up, and have things :just in case".
My Grandmother was the same way having been through the depression and had ROWS of canned goods until the day she died (I still miss her dearly). Even when winter is upon us here in the midwest, my family likes to tease me and call me "Grandma" because they all say I am just like her, even my mother! I take this "badge" as a compliment now, but have begun to think it is inherited as apposed to something in me induced by societal issues. I really seem to be the only one in my family who has this intense desire even though we were all raised the same..! Any thoughts?