“Preppers” mess up the liberal/left’s “eschatology”.
They have a utopia/dystopia in mind where everyone is “equal”, equally miserable. This is the “all in the same boat” eschatology, and they view it as a “good thing”.
That some can feed themselves through a crisis and others can’t messes that up.
What doesn’t help is the image that preppers put out by having those stupid arsed shows. Most of us that prep are not goobers that cannot read or write. Those shows do nothing but paint preppers (albeit conservatives) as gun toting morons who cannot form a sentence and shy a chromosome or something.
Same way middle class white men have been re-defined by the slew of shows that always have the male lead as a waffling, scared of his wife, pop music listening, slob or bean pole screw-up married to an overbearing hottie. He always seems to wear the latest Hollister slob looking clothes or a civil servant uniform. The kids in the shows don’t respect him and he is always painted out to be out of touch and weak. Lump in all those stupid movies about Vegas vacations and jackass movies. Even when a “man” is portrayed he is often proven in the show to be wrong or someone who is on a hair trigger.