posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 09:40 AM
Originally posted by DPrice
I'm British and I don't know anyone who thinks like this or takes people that do seriously. Seems to be a mainly American form of nonsense.
Try telling the people of London caught up in the Riots that being prepared is "nonsense".
There were also millions of people who lived through the Blitz who would have disagreed with you. Why do you think so many older people kept their
money in their mattress and owned allotments to grow veggies? These were not just crazy old people, these were people who have more experience than
everyone since, and they know that people should be prepared.
Something that always intrigues me is how people think a state would do against a massive population of people out of control. The riots in the UK
last year should have been a wakeup call. That was just a few thousand kids, and they managed to do a whole lot of damage, and successfully fight the
police all over the country for three DAYS.
How do we all think the police would do if that number rose to half a million people? Shops and banks were already closing early and affecting trading
hours just over those days. Some shops closed on the first night and didn't open again until days after they were sure it had ended. Imagine that on
a larger scale, for weeks rather than days.
Social stability is precarious as it is, and in economic struggles that is heightened even more.
As for the show, I watched a few of the US ones and they were a little ridiculous. I saw one where a guy had a little platform up a tree and a plan to
meet his wife (and her sister!?) there if the SHTF. But it was all a little OTT and almost deliberately intended to make people think that anyone who
prepares for anything is a loon.
I hope us Brits give the subject a little more class and a little less fake drama. I'll be checking it out