Skip to comments.Are Preppers responsible for the unprepared?
Posted on 12/08/2012 7:07:43 PM PST by dynachrome
Last week on the website Emergency Management, there appeared a blog post written by an emergency manager named Valerie Lucus-McEwen in which she made a grave error in judgment. She called doomsday preppers socially selfish.
She based this startling conclusion on the National Geographics The Doomsday Prepper series and concluded that because the people featured in this show were spending their OWN time and their OWN money to stockpile their OWN resources in order to prepare their OWN families for whatever disastrous scenario they foresaw, they are selfish. Specifically, as another emergency manager phrased it, this is a level of indulgence that is selfish and counter-productive to providing for the common good.
I, along with many in the prepping community, found this attitude disturbing to the point of creepy. It was exacerbated by the follow-up comments as she replied to reader questions. It really doesnt matter how much food you have or what you buy with your money, she writes in a comment. The tipping point is how you use it.
Is it something you are planning to hoard or are you working in your community to make sure everyone else is prepared also. Im not sure how else to say it.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
"Patrice Lewis is a freelance writer whose latest book is "The Simplicity Primer: 365 Ideas for Making Life more Livable."
her fine blog:
My original post:
Those unprepared are simply too stupid to see this coming, meaing they are also the stupid that created the mess. If this country goes down it is because of the Takers, and once the system goes down they want to take what’s left??? F. ‘em.
2nd Div’s post on Mcuen’s “walk back”:
In a word? No.
Clickable link to Patrice Lewis’ blog. good reading there:
Ahems, Grasshopper, Ants.
Charity, if possible, otherwise, no.
It is selfish, but selfish isn't bad.
Only to the extent of our own morals and beliefs.
I personally am more of a coalition builder and am allied with friends and neighbors.
Really not high on my list of priorities. I don't belong to a Collective.
If you don’t have the ability to defend your goods, you are prepping for the people who will decide they deserve them more than you.
If you don’t prepare, then you get to ride the bomb down, or to offer to exchange goods or services with the people who have prepared, at a mutually agreed price.
That will take discernment and charity on a case by case basis. My grandfather during the depression fed the hobos who followed the train tracks in south Chicago. In the city limits back then he and my grandmother, along with 9 kids had a cow a few pigs, a garden, basically they had food and enough to share. They always helped the hopeless.
No. Everyone is responsible for themselves and any coalitions when/if TSHTF.
In my book, Art Pepper was the greatest of modern jazz alto players. Above Bird, Konitz, Niehaus, Woods, etc.
I just hope that the prepper who lives closest to me is laying in a decent supply of red wine and cranberry sauce - because I really like that cranberry sauce.
Note to 50mm: buy more ammo - lots and lots of ammo.
Valerie tries again to sidestep her foolishness:
“OK, I Get It. Preppers Aren’t Selfish. I Was Wrong. I Apologize ...’
I wonder if it even occurred to them that they would have better luck continuing to ride the wagon if more people remained pullers and fewer competed with them to be riders.
Even the most patently corrupt Indian Tribal Counsel wanting to keep as much largess for themselves as possible has the sense to realize that the best way to do so is to strictly limit tribal membership among whom the stuff is divided.
Obamabots? Not so much.
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