We make a point of not discussing politics in our articles. It’s an argument that can’t be won in most cases. With that being said however, politics or the state of such can have an impact on prepping. Or more precisely politics have an impact on our lives, and on our very survival in some cases.
Certainty is never achieved if one half disagrees with the other half, and knowing your path forward is important when it comes to prepping for survival, so infighting can be detrimental to your survival.
What appears to be a confusing state of national affairs in the United States has left an opening for our enemies to take advantage of. Terrorists’ attacks, countries threatening nuclear war, and criminal gangs’ seemingly taking over cities appear to be the results of the toxic atmosphere in Washington D.C. The reason why at this point are not as important as the proof. The proof is in the pudding if we can use the age old saying. As for blame, we levy none, but the facts are the facts, and now is the time to re-evaluate your preps, and pay even closer attention to what is happening around you.
Crowds Are Dangerous
We keep hearing the mantra “don’t let them win, if we cower in fear and refuse to attend concerts, for example, they win”, well if we gather like naive lambs waiting on the butcher’s knife what have we won?
The ones chanting the mantra don’t seem to have to worry about security; they are surrounded by it. Politicians, political activists, celebrities and the mega-rich all say we must carry on as if nothing is really happening. Well, it is happening and yes, we do have to change our lifestyles to better protect ourselves in, unfortunately, today’s new normal.
We have harped, preached and even lectured here about the dangers of crowds. Though it has not been stated, some of the Manchester Arena victims undoubtedly were injured by their fellow humans in their panicked rush to safety. It is human nature, and there is simply no way of changing it.
People panic, and because of this, they will shove aside, trample, scratch and claw those that are in their way to supposed safety when they hear bombs, gunshots or there is a fire in the building. Being in the middle of a crowd can be deadly. Yes, you do need to change your lifestyle, or at the very least change how and when you interact with public crowds.
It’s obvious that no one person or group is immune from an attack, so nothing is safe or sacred, it can happen anytime to anyone.
It comes down to you and yours doing what is needed to stay safe despite what you hear on the news or from the government whether it is local, state or federal. You do what you as a family or group has to do to stay alive and if that means changing how you do things or interact with others, then so be it.
As we always state here, you are on your own to some extent, it’s up to you to make decisions for you and your family, and you are the one that truly knows your comfort zone.