I love the survival topic, and have written quite a few threads over the years here, and even after all this time, there is still a huge
of people that choose to paranoid, instead of level headed.
Paranoia [ˌpar.rəˈnoɪ.ə] (adjective: paranoid [ˈpar.rə.noɪd]) is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or
fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion.
Now I am not saying that if SHTF things aren't going to be complicated, yes they will, there will be food shortages, and we are fully aware of what
would happen if martial law was set into place. There will be a massive uprising.... against the government/politicians, and whatever administration
is in place.
Why do people think that this is what will happen in a matter of days?
These are in fact what movies want you to believe. Our media wants us to not trust each other. They know that us together is a very dangerous thing,
especially if we come together for the same cause. What better way then to tell us that we are all secretly murderers/rapists, and thieves?
Empathy is the capacity to recognize and, to some extent, share feelings (such as sadness or happiness) that are being experienced by another
sapient or semi-sapient being. Someone may need to have a certain amount of empathy before they are able to feel compassion.
The word empathy has gotten a bad wrap, and I am sure that many out there will not ignore a starving child, or a helpless elderly person.
There are literally thousands of survival groups out there. What boggles my mind, is that we can share here, we can meet men and women online, bring a
stranger home from a bar, and that doesn't seem dangerous, but help someone out that is in need, or get a group together for your livelihood, and now
that seems to be wayyyy to much!?
I cant say that this hasn't been conditioned in our minds because it has, thoroughly, and repeatedly.
Here is a list of dozens of comics (maybe even a hundred or more) of, movies, novels, etc,. over the years thats main role was the apocalypse, the end
of mankind, and you can pick any way this happens, whether alien/war/zombies, whatever.
We watch these types of movies because we like to see that good guy, get his life back. Who would go see a movie of him, in a flourishing community,
gathering food, and getting water, when he can kill a few murders, and thieves. Mind you no one ever asks why those that only have murder on their
mind live far longer then those that actually know better, but then again, I'm not a director/writer.
Right now all of the protesters in the world are survivalists, those in war are survivalists, families that are struggling right now with no money,
and little food are survivalists, those countries that have had to manage with dirty water, and no crops are survivalists. And you know what I like to
think that I am a survivalist. You are a survivalists.
Being a survivalist isn't just knowing how to gut and cook a fish, it is the want and need to stand and be strong when times are at there
You dont know how to cook, but you can bandage a wound, you are a survivalist.
You cant walk long distances, but you can carry large objects for short distances, you are a survivalist.
You cant hunt, but you can sew 2 pieces of cloths to make clothing, you are a survivalist.
You cant dig a ditch for shelter, but you can build a fire, you are a survivalist.
Our true strength as people is that we are resilient, and if we are taken from our t.v, and movies, newspapers, and MSM, and are forced to stand
together for what we have the basic rights to have, such as food, and water, shelter, and safety. I believe
that we can surprise one
Those that choose to do us harm, even if just a few, have no chance against many that choose to live, and help. Love, and care.
Even the thousands of you out there on ATS, I know that if we crossed paths at some point in our lives, and you needed help I would help you. Not
everyone is kind, or gentle, and believe me those people will not last to long out there.
Kindness should NEVER be mistaken for weakness
BTW, that is rule #1.
If I am in a group of 10, and you a group of five, and threaten to take something from those that worked for it.... how do you think that will turn
Underestimation is also a big factor in this. Never underestimate yourself.
I know that there will be some out there that call me delusional but thats ok, because I promise you that even with my so called delusion, if your
ever in need, you can bet your last dollar, I am the person that you are going to want to be on your side, or the stranger that comes to your aid,
when you need or call for help
I leave you with this, thank you for taking the time to read my thread.