Seems that you see more and more television shows about prepping, along with movies about the end of the world. I know that I have always kind of
considered myself in the cliche even though I do not have underground shelters stockpiled with food, and medicene.
It really just seems like its becoming nationwide, growing up I don't remember hearing, or knowing any families so concerned with such things. Not
just for storms, or getting snowed in. Full on doomsday, or anarchy situations. Now after talking to new family members, and even freinds that never
seemed the "conspiracy" type it seems everyone is putting something away, and planning for the worst.
Is this a mass alertness? Like dogs when its going to storm. Or is this just a fad, that has escalated due to media, and ratings from apocolypse
movies, and prepper shows?
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It is definitely collective conscious/hive mind kind of thing but there is no way to know if it is a warning from the aether or just some guy stepping
on a twig and spooking his friend.
My guess is that 9/11 was the twig, and all the world events that followed, and their seemingly biblical end time relevance, keeps us in a growing
state of fear. That's for the United States, anyways - it has a large Christian population.
Add in global news of disasters too. (That's probably a big part of it). Haiti earth quake, 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, Fukushima,
Oh and lets not forget Katrina - that was a catastrophe.
Global news is becoming a big part of our culture.
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I don't mean to insult anyone but in a way, I think alot of it has to do with peoples situations as well. I think the possibility that everyone is put
back on one level playing ground. Its intriguing. Like fantasy, it just baffles me that to such an extreme so many, alot of which you would never
guess it have basements full of food, and closets full of guns and ammo.
I am torn though obviously, I cant completely reject the thought that something, with how reliant everyone is on technology, that in this age.
Something could'nt some what easily happen as to throw people into madness.
The worst that we have endured in our area has been multiple floods, and alot of tornados. Which severe winter weather, and spring storms is more what
I would say my stores are for.
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Great question. It's called "apocalyptic thinking" and many are highly prone to it. It was postulated back in the early 80's by Terrence McKenna
that this kind of "apocalyptic thinking" could actually be instigated, manipulated or used in relation to 2012. This little trialogue occurred at
the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Esalen is heavily associated with creativity and the creativity/human potential movement so a lot of
those creative people in Hollywood may have passed through their doors.
Now that could be total madness to think that perhaps a little institute in California may be responsible for all the "apocalyptic" hype in the
media, especially when we have always had kind of apocalyptic movies and stories in various media being churned out (Deep Impact, Armageddon, Resident
Evil, Dawn of the Dead, and so on). However, the frequency of apocalyptic themes actually has increased since about 2010-2011. Just in time for
2012. And curiously enough, so has the number of television shows that broaden ideas about human potential over the last several years (Heroes,
Touch, Alphas, Fringe, and etc).
Is it a plot or is it a natural set of circumstances where that apocalyptic thinking that is innate in so many naturally came into fruition at around
this time period to create tv programs, movies, video games, and more with apocalyptic themes. That's just as likely. It just gets a little weird
when you tie in the human potential stuff. At the end of the day, Occam's Razor would say that everything up to this point in terms of apocalyptic
thinking was of a natural order. It was very likely that 2012 was going to be sensationalized in a sensationalistic media. It was also
very likely that movies, television shows, and video games with apocalyptic scenarios would be appealing when people are thinking about
apocalypses. Combined with financial crisis, environmental changes, disasters, super storms, and more, well, that would make even those who dismiss a
zombie apocalypse or alien invasion as being a reality a little nervous and pondering whether disaster is on the horizon.
Here's a video of the Esalen based trialogue. It's over an hour long but it's incredibly interesting.
I think its just the popular media and arts trying ever more ways to scare us to excite us.
we are into doomporn right now and we have a never ending array of writers trying to one up each other.
Humans (for some reason) have always been into doomporn as far back as I can remember. Here was one of my old favorites from over 50 years ago. It's
still going strong.
The Last Man on Earth with Vincent Price 1964.
I think many people are waking up to the fact that so much is changing so fast in the real world that it would be stupid not to have a basic needs
back up at hand.
Just think about all the natural disasters that have been escalating lately.
But i am happy to hear that others are taking action for themselves and their families.
The reason I wonder if it could be some type of collective consciousness is because, with technology at the point that it is, and the biggest, and
most likely one I see people preparing for are the solar flares. Now this is in my opinion? I guess I do not know the science, but I heard there was
one in the early 1900's the effected even them. I know that when my wife leaves the house without a cell phone, I worry maybe a breakdown or
something to that affect might happen.
If at this point, what the ramifications would be to not be connected to anyone in the world is crazy to think about I think. Going out camping for
the weekend you know you can still turn your phone on lol.
Depends on where you look for your information. If you are into synchronicity and 11:11 phenomena then you might not have the same perception that all
is what earth would call the "normal procedure" in the human evolution both bodily, mentally and socially.
I am not saying it is good or bad but at one side you have the prepping and on the other side you have the constant stream off lyrics on radio
containing certain information that is hidden in plain sight. But that nugget is something everyone should figure out for themselves. If you look at
it from a far you can see the forest instead the individual trees.
We've always had natural disasters. The question that you have to ask yourself is that is it that a. you are more aware of those natural disasters
now because you feel the "something is coming" itch or b. whether there actually have been more natural disasters. It also depends on what you
construe as a natural disaster. Earthquake activity has, from what I understand, been consistent all along. Wildlife die-offs, however, while they
do have some historic precedent, are seemingly more common. The development of super storms are more common now as our jet stream is jacked so that
would be an actual issue that is new.
In fact, I think that climate change is probably one of the biggest sources for internal discord. I remember on Halloween last year overhearing a
mother gasp and remark how lilies were blooming in a neighbor's yard. She seemed absolutely perturbed by it until the woman with her offered the
explanation that they "must've just planted it". The funny thing was both of them ignored the fully blooming clematis framing the front door
behind the lilies or maybe they just chose to ignore it because that was less explicable. If you look at the instances where people express
disturbance, it's generally over the weather and in the wintertime. That's probably the source for the "something's not right" and it'd be
absolutely correct. It's not right.
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