It’s easy to understand why Preppers are hated so much by the lamestream media....
They are self-reliant, generally distrustful of government and consevative in thought....
Everything a liberal isn’t....
It would need to be politely devious. It would require a two-pronged Alinsky-styled attack on both existing parties.
The more clever of the bunch would have to figure out how to "freeze", then successfully mock the other two parties.
There would have to be some kind of successful outreach to the low-information voter, and those who get their news from Stephen Colbert, Jay Leno, or Chris Matthews. Maybe legacy icons from both parties - those who had their precepts abandoned by their own parties - could be used.
Features of 'successful' presidents on both sides of the aisle should be examined. If there are any conservative Democrats left, talk to them. Shun all RINOs.
Can't call it the 'TEA Party' since that has been successfully destoyed with the help of both parties and the media.
By some estimates, the total human population throughout history is about 10 billion. RJ Rummel of the University of Hawaii (I believe that's his school) has documented that roughly 300 million people have been murdered by governments, NOT including war deaths.
That means that of everyone who has ever been born, 3 percent of them were murdered by governments. That's certainly a much larger death toll than geeky, mentally ill guys with a high capacity semi-automatic will be able to rack up within the next few millenia.
When people ask me why I need an "assault weapon", that's one of the first things that crosses my mind, but most people, and nearly all liberals, have trouble comprehending the meaning of the comment above.
This expresses my first thoughts about the Preppers TV program. I saw how well this could work to discredit and even demonize anyone who prepares for independence and survival. This also ducks the REAL issues that preppers need to prepare for.
I think the current programs about the Amish are doing the same hit-job. Amish present very similar problems for Statists/tyrants, difficulty in controlling them. I’m not saying there aren’t Amish problems, because it is made up of human beings. I’m saying that they have singled out the individuals and problems that can be used to destroy their reputation and have focused on them.
Resumed stocking up on can ggods and other non-perishables last weekend. .22 LR rounds are really scarce - WalMart ammo shelves mostly empty and no .22s for a month or so. Found some at a pawn shop and bought their limit of 5 50-paks ($3.50 a box or twice what the value paks were going for); will have to go back Weds and do it again if they’re not out.
What amazes me is the patience being shown by patriots.
So many millions of guns, and so many furious patriots, and not a shot has been fired in anger in defense of our liberties. In an earlier age, there would have been multiple insurrections by now. Amazing.
Either we truly have become a nation of sheep, too law-abiding and scared of the law to ever hurt another soul, or else the crushing tension we all feel has not yet reached the breaking point.
Both options are scary as hell.