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Originally posted by cowboy762
Hi there, I would consider myself very much the same. I am a westerner and a screaming liberal, and as such, I have always believed in the second amendment. You will find that among liberals in the Rocky Mountain West, this is normally the case. And for the record, I know quite a few other folks that are of the same mind. Its interesting, but a lot of people forget that there are a heck of a lot of farmers and ranchers that lean left instead of right, especially independent producers like myself. Whats that have to do with survivalism? Well, if you go wandering off into the country, many of the people with food, land, guns, and who are going to need help are leaning left. We might not all vote democrat, but you find leftist principles in the way we work. Neighbors all get together for brandings, gatherings, trailing etc. and help each other out. And one interesting side not, the real independents, the ones who "don't need help from anyone" and won't show up to do the same...they don't make it in this world. I don't know how they'd do if it all came crashing down.
I think my odds are pretty good. I have a group of friends that know where to go should the sky come falling down. We're well armed and well provisioned, and I think our political philosophy encourages people to share the load more so than the right wing ethic of individual accomplishment. Also, I don't have to go to firing ranges to use my guns, I get practice in the real world all the time on coyotes and other pests.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Originally posted by jibeho
Just don't tell me its wrong to eat something that I kill.edit on 23-3-2012 by jibeho because: (no reason given)
Even if you killed a person?
Originally posted by cowboy762
You know, this is one of the most polite conversations I have seen about political orientation I have seen in years. Who says we can't all get along?
To really get into the weeds, I am fall into the libertarian socialist ( yes, I know, it sounds strange, but such political philosophy does in fact exists) rather than traditional liberalism.
I don't get to interact with folks who would consider themselves survivalists or preppers very often, mostly because most of the ones I encounter here are really right and really not tolerant of other ideas. Anyone ever look at the homesteaders for lessons to learn, or do people just consider their experience to be too fundamentally different from what we may be facing in the future?
Originally posted by EarthEvolves
reply to post by yourmaker
The problem then is that my position, a minority position within the survival preparations community, is effectively silenced in the name of "we are all Americans." I notice that those who have taken me to task don't say "we are all Americans." I am supposed to be the one to say it in the interests of unity. (And I am supposedly a "collectivist"?)
The thread was respectful and I think I am entitled to post it.