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Are Preppers responsible for the unprepared?
World Net Daily ^ | 12-8-12 | Patrice Lewis

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 Geographic’s “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.”

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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 doesn’t 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. I’m not sure how else to say it.”

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Reference
KEYWORDS: democrats; liberalfascism; liberals; nannystate; nonpreppers; preppers; selfish
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This is a commentary on the thread I posted from Valerie Lucus-McEwen and 2nd Division Vet's post on the follow-up where she tried to walk back her screed.

"Patrice Lewis is a freelance writer whose latest book is "The Simplicity Primer: 365 Ideas for Making Life more Livable."

her fine blog:

http://www.rural-revolution.com/

1 posted on 12/08/2012 7:07:51 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

My original post:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2965036/posts


2 posted on 12/08/2012 7:08:35 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

F. No!

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.


3 posted on 12/08/2012 7:10:21 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2nd Div’s post on Mcuen’s “walk back”:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2966080/posts


4 posted on 12/08/2012 7:10:21 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

In a word? No.


5 posted on 12/08/2012 7:11:29 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: dynachrome

Clickable link to Patrice Lewis’ blog. good reading there:

http://www.rural-revolution.com/


6 posted on 12/08/2012 7:11:45 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

Ahems, Grasshopper, Ants.


7 posted on 12/08/2012 7:12:35 PM PST by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Charity, if possible, otherwise, no.


8 posted on 12/08/2012 7:13:39 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome
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.

It is selfish, but selfish isn't bad.

9 posted on 12/08/2012 7:13:42 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: Kartographer

pingy


10 posted on 12/08/2012 7:14:56 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

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.


11 posted on 12/08/2012 7:14:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dynachrome
providing for the common good

Really not high on my list of priorities. I don't belong to a Collective.

12 posted on 12/08/2012 7:15:04 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: CodeToad

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.


13 posted on 12/08/2012 7:17:30 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: dynachrome

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.


14 posted on 12/08/2012 7:18:54 PM PST by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: donmeaker

No. Everyone is responsible for themselves and any coalitions when/if TSHTF.


15 posted on 12/08/2012 7:20:32 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: dynachrome
Are Preppers...

In my book, Art Pepper was the greatest of modern jazz alto players. Above Bird, Konitz, Niehaus, Woods, etc.

16 posted on 12/08/2012 7:22:40 PM PST by Salvey
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To: dynachrome
Absolutely. The 100,000 or so "preppers" in America are fully responsible for providing for the other 299,900,000 of us irresponsible ones. They should identify now who they are and where they live so that we can all head to the closest one when the SHTF. They will then be obligated to take care of us and feed us.

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.

17 posted on 12/08/2012 7:22:40 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: dynachrome

Note to 50mm: buy more ammo - lots and lots of ammo.


18 posted on 12/08/2012 7:25:10 PM PST by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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Valerie tries again to sidestep her foolishness:

“OK, I Get It. Preppers Aren’t Selfish. I Was Wrong. I Apologize ...’

http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/campus/doomsday-preppers-emergency-management-120612.html


19 posted on 12/08/2012 7:26:04 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome
Selfish better describes the dumb-assed jag-offs who voted to reelect ObaMao and so many rubber stamp senate and congress critters. Not only selfish, but stupid.

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.

20 posted on 12/08/2012 7:27:52 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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