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The Post-Election Public Mood: Itís About to Hit the Fan
Freedom Outpost ^ | December 3, 2012 | Gordon Runyan

Posted on 12/04/2012 4:27:33 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Freedom Outpost has previously reported on the fact that gun sales represent at least one booming sector of the American economy since the re-election of Barak Obama. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to interpret that piece of data in terms of sociology: What must people be thinking? That’s a legitimate question, and it’s easy to think of an answer.

Horror icon, Stephen King, has a theory that the same sort of “weather vane” indication of the public mood can be discerned from the popularity, or lack thereof, of current scary movies. In his nonfiction book about creating horror fiction, Danse Macabre, King theorizes that if horror flicks are enjoying a great deal of success, that’s an indication that the public at large is nervous or fearful. If the horror industry tanks, that means the public is generally optimistic about the future. (And, by the way, horror flicks have been doing really well since about 2008. I’m just sayin’.)

I believe I’ve stumbled onto another bit of information that says a great deal about the public mood. And that is, as a writer whose wares are on sale at Amazon.com, it behooves me to keep an eye on what’s selling and what isn’t. What are the hot topics?

Well, before the November election, books about President Obama and about political theory in general were flying off the shelves. But now, checking the same bestseller lists that used to show those books doing well, it is plain that the mood has shifted. Those sorts of books have been supplanted and upstaged to a large degree. And the genre or theme that has replaced them is [insert drumroll here] Disaster Preparedness.

Books about how to assemble a “survival preparedness kit,” or more popularly, a “bug-out bag,” are all the rage. Freedom Outpost, as always, is here to help. Save your money: the information is widely available for free. In fact, here is a link to the aptly named Bug Out Bag List website which has done a good job of consolidating it for you.

Caution: As I perused the provided links, I noted that my computer started acting “wonky” when I tried to access the list provided at the Ready.Gov site (the third link on the “other lists” list.) You might stay away from that.

So, here you go: A short list that represents what experts seem to agree are the absolute essentials of disaster preparedness. Of course, the number of other items that might well be extremely useful is endless. But this seems to be the general consensus on critical items:

As you’re considering this, recall that the folks affected by Sandy were without basic services like water and electricity for a lot longer than 72 hours…

Is this the perfect list for you? That’s doubtful. The perfect list is the one that fits your needs to take care of your family.

But back to our sociological experiment. Let me ask, what’s going on in the public mood that prepping is suddenly all the rage? I’m guessing the answer is probably the same as with all the gun sales. Is there some alarmism involved? Probably. But I think it’s more about people simply coming to the realization that they can’t really depend on anyone, especially the government, to make sure they survive a crisis. It’s still good American advice: Trust in God and keep your powder dry.

For more discussion about how Bible-believing patriots specifically ought to respond to darkening skies, caused by their own government, get the book, Resistance to Tyrants: Romans 13 and the Christian Duty to Oppose Wicked Rulers, for less than a decent cup of hipster latte’.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: collapse; mybigfatgreekcountry; obama; obamavictory; preparedness; preppers; prepping; shtf; survival; teotwawki; ussa
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1 posted on 12/04/2012 4:27:40 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Kartographer; blam; Marcella; JRandomFreeper

PING!


2 posted on 12/04/2012 4:28:19 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Kenyan is going to make guns illegal by fiat. People are buying guns while they can. Next come confiscation. That’s when the shooting starts.


3 posted on 12/04/2012 4:42:58 AM PST by y6162
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To: y6162

i heard recently from someone whose husband bought a gun from a shop that had Obama’s picture up on the wall with a sign saying EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH. i LOLed.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 4:49:56 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ping again!


5 posted on 12/04/2012 4:51:40 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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6 posted on 12/04/2012 4:53:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What will you do when all the middle class obuma liberals are chased out of the big cities by savagery, and they show up at your doorstep begging for food and protection? Some will have babies and little kids in tow.


7 posted on 12/04/2012 4:56:07 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: xsmommy

LOL! Thanks for that, much needed.


8 posted on 12/04/2012 4:57:22 AM PST by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: sergeantdave

Invite them in for dinner, the tender ones that is.


9 posted on 12/04/2012 5:04:11 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: sergeantdave

Feed the kids immediately.
Put the parents to work digging ditches and pulling weeds, then feed them.


10 posted on 12/04/2012 5:08:37 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

Yeah, you’re right... if by “tender” you mean repentent, then yes.


11 posted on 12/04/2012 5:09:23 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

mark


12 posted on 12/04/2012 5:13:39 AM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

I was wondering if they would ever be “chased” out of the city.

Tots are tasty.
Not just the tater type.

Seriously, ever hit a grocery store after midnight? The aisles are loaded with pallets of stuff coming in. If that stopped even for two days, the shelves would be empty.

People cannot now conceive how insane and how quickly it would all happen. If it were to happen right now, by this weekend there would be dead bodies by the side of the road.


13 posted on 12/04/2012 5:20:39 AM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: MrB

“Feed the kids immediately.”

Those “parents” would snatch the food right out of the kids hands. If they voted for obama, they certainly couldn’t give a crap about their kids.


14 posted on 12/04/2012 5:21:17 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

Ah, but the same restraint that would keep them from snatching the food out of your hands (you being heavily armed) would restrain them from snatching from their kids.


15 posted on 12/04/2012 5:22:42 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: djf

“People cannot now conceive how insane and how quickly it would all happen. If it were to happen right now, by this weekend there would be dead bodies by the side of the road.”

The veneer of civilization and society is very thin.


16 posted on 12/04/2012 5:24:52 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Gold and Silver Eagle coin sales are up as well.

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2012/12/us-eagle-gold-coins-sales-strongest.html


17 posted on 12/04/2012 5:30:07 AM PST by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: djf
People cannot now conceive how insane and how quickly it would all happen. If it were to happen right now, by this weekend there would be dead bodies by the side of the road.

After Sandy, I most certainly could. Two weeks after the storm the shelves were still sparce in Monmouth County.

18 posted on 12/04/2012 5:35:07 AM PST by jersey117
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To: djf

People cannot now conceive how insane and how quickly it would all happen. If it were to happen right now, by this weekend there would be dead bodies by the side of the road.


You are absolutely correct. And so many can’t look at localized disasters and mentally expand that to the National Scale.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 5:35:27 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: sergeantdave

That is when you will have to be a leader and make the hard decisions.

Liberal socialist are enemies of the United States of America. I they show up at my home, the adults will be target practice and the children will be retrained and armed with enough information to become independent, something their parents should have taught them.


20 posted on 12/04/2012 5:38:18 AM PST by paratrooper82 (We have been deserted by this WH and left to fend for ourselves in Afghanistan! Both hands tied!)
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