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Originally posted by boncho
reply to post by LittleBlackEagle
why would having a bunker be a bad thing then? i do realize what you're saying and i'm sure many made bank on the doomsday scenario and in wrongful way, through deceit.
Why is one person more important than the other in a crisis situation? How is the person who builds a bunker to live by themselves in a
zombie apocalypsefinancial meltdown any better than the elitists they claim they hate?
Excuse me, but if the economy collapses, and services are shut down and my country is living off rations. I will be doing something useful for my friends and family, my neighbours, to try and get our community back on its feat. If everyone around me goes down, I will go down along with them swinging. Not hiding in a hole in the ground basking in my selfishness.edit on 21-12-2012 by boncho because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by boncho
Originally posted by CranialSponge
On a more positive note regarding this 2012 stuff though...
It surely must have helped to boost the economy somewhat over these past few years. Cabelas et al no doubt made a killing off of it.
I guess... And still less annoying than Tony Robbins.
I am still thinking about starting the next end of the world. I'm thinking books, audiobooks, ebooks, merchandise, movies, radio shows, TV, workshops, seminars, anxiety retreats, armageddon investments, a nutrient line...
I honestly believe I could bank a million off it if I put the effort in...
And Boncho the doomsayer cults go back way further than the 1840's. Christianity is and always has been a 'Doomsday' cult. Early Christians fully expected the book of Revelation to come to pass in their lifetimes (before this generation comes to pass away) and it's entire raison d'etre was to get through the apocalypse and live eternally with their saviour. Most early religions had a similar Apocalypse / Armageddon / Raganorok inevitable view of the end of things that man could not prevent but could prepare for. humans being humans once a fear was created there was money/power to be exploited
why would you assume anyone with a bunker would make it just for themselves and not want to help their neighbors? i do not have a bunker btw, wish i had the money for one since they look like a lot of fun, thinking some great Texas Holdem tournaments.
one would imagine the popularity of said bunkers probably came about through WWII and at the time, was a very real concern. i heard stories of people using bunkers to have great party's in back then so at least they were not a total waste of money.