posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 11:41 AM
reply to post by Northern Raider
As always, you are astute and insightful.
Right now, I have few worries for the short term. We live in the country and are both still gainfully employed (hopefully this will last). We have
stocked up pretty well, and are going with a big garden this year.
So, the problems that I can see that would wreck my life, would pretty much wreck most of society first.
1.) Some sort of general societal collapse. I don't see this as a sudden event with headlines in the news, I see this as a slow descent into a sever
depression. Of course if we head down that path, I'll expand my efforts both in stockpiling more food and necessities and also in my experiments in
being self sufficient.
2.) Pandemic. Always, in the way back of my mind, is the fear of a global pandemic. We have huge crowded cities. I worry that some disease will either
sneak out of some third world county or get out of a military lab with disastrous results. I try to be prepared both for myself but also family and
friends, but who is your friend if there is a killer bug on the lose.
3.) People. I think that the vast majority of people are decent and that a minority of people are amoral. However, it seems to me that the percentage
of amoral people is increasing. I think that our society exist because most people are moral. What happens if we get too many people without respect
for others? Do we have more police? Do we use the military? Right now, our cities would be overwhelmed if the scumbags all decided to confront the
police in force. This could lead to the general societal collapse.
So, for all those who frequent the survival thread, keep preparing.