Skip to comments.NO, REALLY: GOVT WARNS OF 'ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE'
Posted on 09/07/2012 6:33:11 AM PDT by Kartographer
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I need to get more fougas & bouncing betty’s. Remember folks with enough barbed wire, bullets,beef jerky & beer you can stop most anybody. 8*>
Newt: My mommy always said there were no monsters - no real ones - but there are.
Ripley: Yes, there are, aren’t there?
Newt: Why do they tell little kids that?
Ripley: Most of the time it’s true.
You will note that the govt. list of needed items for the Zombie Apocalypse specifically leaves off any mention of firearms . That is not a mistake it is a deliberate act on the part of the govt.
Don't expect that. When in communication with him -- I was, at one point, envisioning a limited-function game -- he asked me to de-stress firearms. I argued that most zombie movies and series had a heavy firearms focus. He agreed, but said that because of the strong feelings on both sides of the issue, it would be best to avoid. He didn't want the effort to get caught up in anything even remotely controversial.
I guess that's prudent, if your goal is to get a message out, stay off the sources of controversy. There are plenty of sources of information about firearms already.
Read my above.
They aren't talking about actual preppers. I read the info. they had. They say prepare for “a couple of days”, giving you time to go to a “refugee” center.
I'm prepared for most anything but I would live in a cave and eat questionable berries before I would go to their “refugee” center.
Jim Rawles, owner of survivalblog.com, was on Coast to Coast last might. He estimates that in the event of a major breakdown in the supply chain, 75% won’t make it...
Then I get to decide who lives and who dies.
Preppers com in all shapes and sizes just like any group of people, most dont even agree on what they are prepping for, but all of them agree on a fews things one the best hand up you can get is one you give yourself. All of them refuse to be a prop in the backdrop money shot for some news achor showing them standing on a bridge waiting for FEMA to bring them a bottle of water, an MRE and a warm banket.
Most feel like Marcella that you either prepare to stand on your own beholden to no one or you end up becoming dependent on others to provide your basic needs and become thierserf.
For myself like Marcella I dont want to be beholden to anyone for providing what is needed for me and mine. I certainly dont want to have to kiss some gubberment third class bureaucratic butt to try and coax some help from them, I dont want some jack booted thug herding me in line and telling me where to stand, sit, eat or sleep.
And last but not least I dont want to be shut up in with a bunch of zombies and have to worry about not only trying to get basic necessities but having to fight to keep what I manage to get.
Thats what the heart of prepping is all about.
“With any luck, maybe I will run one of the ‘refugee centers’. Then I get to decide who lives and who dies.”
I’m not turning my body over to the federal government. I will decide whether I live or die. Unless all my preps are totally destroyed, I will live better than the refugees.
I’m thinking the townhall meetings for Obamacare & actually having closed door briefings on the various financial shenanigans that have been going on like MF Global. They have realized albeit way to late that things are going to take a nuclear weapons grade shit & that the American people will blame them & they don’t really want to end up hanging from a tree limb or street light .
Perhaps I wasn’t clear.
In most, if not all zombie movie, novels, games and lore, one of the fundamental necessities in the event of a zombie uprising is the ability to destroy the undead quickly and efficiently. Even the most obtuse federal government drone should know this if he has ANY grasp of the genre.
What is the most efficient way to do this? Firearms and a large cache of ammo. Not dehydrated food or a Berkey water filter, but the venerable Boom Stick.
As you correctly pointed out, there was nothing directly pointing to the feds suggesting up arming, but in the context of Zombie Apocalypse, this would be understood by anyone who understands the concept and recognizes the implied need to defend oneself from waves of undead.
I hope this clarifies the point of my statement and follow on question.
Aw, comon, Marcella. I’d let you be one of the living ones! Heck, I might even give you the task of culling through the refugees looking for the cutest chicks to bring up to my office! That’s a responsibility, right there!
The light bulb of truth started with me in 1998. I thought why am I running around grabbing stuff for a coming hurricane when I could have that stored all the time? I went from that thinking to realizing if trucks stopped, I would die and I'm not high on the list for government to save.
After all these years of prepping, constantly changing preps as new products came about, I don't have to depend on anyone to live. The federal government can take a flying leap into chaos and I won't be there. AND NEITHER WILL YOU, my buddy prepper.
Sorry, I didn’t make it clear. I was referring to Homelame Security. No doubt the CDC has some good folks there, in general, I have little trust in their “leadership” or their leadership’s motivation since these positions are typically appointed. I say “theirs” when it should be “ours”.
When the government fails to get the water/food to you to distribute to these refugees, come see me and I'll keep you alive but not them.
They’re talking about 3 day preps. Just long enough for CDC, FEMA, et al to get their act together and move the government teat into your neighborhood.
They’re still suspicious unto hostile of anyone prepping for more than a month of real breakdown, and moreso anyone ready for actual indefinite self-sufficiency - because such people are not relying on the providence of the almighty government. Would-be deities are not kind to heretics.
I always suspected you were one of the bad people...
Just gave the basics to Kartographer. Feel free to kick this thing between you :).
Say can I have some of your purple berries?
Yes, I’ve been eating them for six or seven weeks now, haven’t gotten sick once
YOU FOOL! Those are Obamaberrys! If you are feeling a tingling in your legs its to late! But if not if you stop eating them now you might make it if you start taking the only antidote I know Good old spam!
When I was a child, maybe 6-7, I would go into the woods behind our house and eat purple berries. Never occurred to me to think they could be poison. They were small berries, way smaller than a blackberry or such.
I don't know what is safe to eat in the woods but I would eat it rather than be with hungry zombie refugees.
This guy is lucky he did not get shot.
Crosby, Stills & Nash, guys.
Gawd I feel old...
“YOU FOOL! Those are Obamaberrys!”
Oh, my God! Are all purple berries Obamaberrys? If they are, I’m not eating them!
Somehow I doubt Rule #2 is in the gummint version?
“This guy is lucky he did not get shot.”
You mean like this?
Zombie Land scene where Bill Murray gets shot - Funny!
In any event; the metaphors overlap; 'come into play'; if only synchronistically; whereby the methodologies invited to cope; bear resemblance to one another.
IMHO; consciously; or 'unconsciously'; a citizenry IS being shaped; for 'whatever'.
Sort of goes to the 'as above; so below. . .or macro and micro synchronizations as 'life unfolds'.
As of now; there is an 'Armageddon' around every corner - viral; ideological; political; economic; religious - and not just nation-wide; but world-wide. A general assault on one's senses; for sure; and they do pose a 'challenge' to overcome. These all fit, as well a 'zombie' metaphor with their possible scenarios.
PRICELESS! Thank you. I needed that.
Why do I think that I should fear Homeland Security Department more than anything else???
Yeah, put me on your ping list - I’ve got to learn as much as possible about MUY’s, uh, errr, zombies - yeah, ZOMBIES, that’s the ticket - as possible. Thanks.
Sometimes, late at night, after a cocktail, I ponder if the government knows something they feel they cannot tell the public, but still try to give some a fighting cvhance for survival beyond what the government is quietly preparing for the elites to survive, complete with millions of rounds of ammo for defensive positions in already built bunkers.
>>> “The living dead might outvote the rest of us, and re-elect Obama to a second term!”
Hell, the DEAD dead are already trying!
I like this. It energizes the people who never think about preparedness. It makes sense, and I think whoever thought it up should get a big raise.
I read an article, it might have been cracked.com, that vampires are what conservatives think liberals are (forever young, lustful but sterile, soul-less, suck the life out of the productive) while zombies are what liberals think conservatives are (mindless hordes that reproduce but little else, seeking to pull down and convert others).
If it makes just a few hundred thousand take steps to prepare for a major problem then it has done very well.
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