Skip to comments.How "Crazy Survivalists" Make The World A Better Place
Posted on 09/08/2012 7:47:53 AM PDT by Kartographer
Advantage #1: Survivalists Have Their Own Stuff They Dont Need Your Stuff
Advantage #2: Survivalists Keep To Themselves Your Business Is Your Own
Advantage #3: Survivalists Are Handy
Advantage #4: Survivalists Insulate A Region
Advantage #5: Survivalists Cook Up A Mean Barbeque
Advantage #6: Survivalists Stand Their Ground When It Counts
Advantage #7: Survivalists Are Time Capsules For Liberty
Advantage #8: Survivalists Are Not Afraid To Remind Society Of Its Mistakes
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I am definitely #5!
It isn’t as mean if you kill it before you grill it.
Approaching the idea of survivalism from a different perspective, that of psychology, I have what *should* be a “classical” psychological study (but isn’t, at least officially), called “The U.F.O. Test”.
Take a group of average Americans and put them in a lecture room, somewhat removed from the daily ebb and flow of people. Then someone who “looks official”, wearing a military uniform or a lab coat, gives them a “briefing”.
He tells them that the government has learned that alien spacecraft are approaching Earth and should be here soon. He has some astronomy pictures which he tells them show the aliens ships at a great distance. And the government “wants their opinions” as to what they should do about it.
Then they are given an opinion survey.
However, this is a false front. Among them are people are psychologists who look like ordinary people, who will just talk to them, to find out what they “really think”.
So what are the expected results of this?
1) There will be small numbers who go absolutely bonkers. That is, who assign superhuman or religious abilities to the aliens as angels or demons. Some would want to commit suicide or go on a rampage.
2) The next largest groups will be those who want to be completely friendly to the aliens, and those who want to kill them as soon as they arrive.
3) The largest group, though, plan to do nothing negative or positive, and “go inert”, waiting to see what the aliens will do. That is, they will stop leading their ordinary lives, not go to work, or do much anything else. At a national level this would be disastrous, as almost our entire economy would shut down.
4) But the smallest group would likely be the survivalists.
That is, good or bad, while watchfully waiting to see what the aliens actually did, they would continue to do what they had been doing, after making some adjustments to their routines.
Likely, no matter *what* the aliens did, they would be the first to realize that what everyone else is doing is *causing* a disaster. That unless they went back to work, doing the ordinary things they used to do, it could cause an incredible disaster, even threaten our civilization.
(In conclusion, the hardest part of this psychological test is to insure that none of the test subjects could be allowed to leave until they were absolutely convinced that it was just a hoax, a fake, that no aliens are coming. Some people could suffer a mental breakdown, or need tranquilizers, or become extremely dangerous to themselves or others. However, knowing the results of this test would be invaluable in national disaster preparedness.)
I’m going out to work in my prepper garden, pick some vegetables. I compiled a useful reference book if anyone is interested.
That is my point; that one has a moral obligation to prepare for a disaster. If people are prepared, then the emergency responders can concentrate on the genuinely unfortunate rather than having to take care of the unprepared.
There simply is no one so poor that they can’t have three days worth of water on hand, some TP a few plastic bags and such.
Not that there is anything wrong with that... some of us are thinking about forming a club....
During the potato famine, some families starved with maize in the barn. You see, it was animal food.
As in: "HEY! YOU! ZOMBIE! GET OFF MY LAWN!"
Don't forget to pick up plastic shotgun waddings after clearing the front lawn.
I keep things neat and tiday so I can find my ammo - is that what you mean?
I keep things neat and tidy so I can find my ammo - is that what you mean?
If you don't trip over ammo, or have at least a partial box of .22LR in the silverware drawer, you don't have enough. ;)
I imagine a lot of people think preppers are weird. However, if you think about it, a big part of *not* being caught unprepared is thinking “outside the box”.
I actually based that “UFO Test” idea on a historical event, of how a society basically destroyed itself because its agreed upon reality was fractured by something from outside the system.
In that case, the powerful Aztec empire was wiped out because the Conquistadors were so alien to their way of thinking that it fractured their understanding of reality itself. By the time the European plagues hit, their empire had already collapsed.
The similarities to space aliens are bizarre. The Spanish ships, utterly alien things, were reported to have come from out of the Sun (arriving from the East at the end of the day), and from them disembarked tall creatures with six legs and shiny skin (Conquistadors on horseback wearing armor). This is what the runners from the coast reported to their capital city.
And they just happened to arrive on the first day of the “month of Corn”, which was when a possible apocalypse was supposed to happen. Importantly, the empires of Mesoamerica were surrounded by the ruins of the empires that had come and gone before them, so “the end of the world” was a very tangible thing to them.
The Conquistadors placed their king under control, and their religious and military organizations had no idea what to do for weeks.
And the typical Aztec-on-the-street had no idea what to do either, so did nothing until they were told what to do.
Pretty soon they figured out the Conquistadors were not gods, and drove them out, but their zeitgeist had been shattered. Many likely just “went inert”, until the plagues hit and killed the vast majority.
@weird_events = ('Conquistadors','Nazis','Progressives');
print "$weird, $phrase \n";
Your analysis is valid over many historical events.
Doesn't stop you from being 'strange'. ;)
You mean we can’t grill up an alien or two to feed to the dog? If the dog was fine 48 hours later, I was thinking of a inviting you over for a bbq. Anyone know if aliens taste like chicken?
I am available for consultation on any BBQ that may occur. I can do recipes and logistics.
Will cook for beer. Have knives, will travel.
Bingo! When spring cleaning, you'd be amazed at how many forgotten items or things you would normally toss can be placed in the prepping area.
That describes all the rich city liberals who have invaded this neighborhood. Just yesterday, the yard man confirmed my opinion of the ones next door as having no common sense. I'd much rather have their elderly yard man than them living next door in a crisis.
Ok, folks, first alien invasion, JR is doing the bbq!
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