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"Survivalists have always got kind of a bad image, as conspiracy theorists, and gun-toting, violent, that kind [of thing]. Preppers is a new term that's coming. We think it's wise to make some preparations. In fact, what's happened with us — this may be more than you want to hear — in our society, we've become so specialized. All I needed to do was teach. I would teach, and as long as I would teach, all of my needs would be cared for." Modern life, he says, has resulted in people that are "so specialized we have lost our own capacity to care for ourselves. And if anything happens, we think the government will come to assist. Well, FEMA is broke, the U.S. government is financially broke, so this is a change time. I think it's very healthy and natural for people to rely more on their own, taking responsibility for themselves and their families. And if the society were to go into more difficult times, whether it's natural disaster or whatever might occur. The more people that are somewhat prepared will soften the blow of that. They can take care of themselves, take care of their families and friends. We think this is good."
Originally posted by mr10k
reply to post by Semaphore527
I wish I knew these people. Sucks being on my own.