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The greatest conceit of mankind (importance of preparedness in uncertain times)
WND ^ | January 03, 2014 | Patrice Lewis

Posted on 01/04/2014 4:19:31 PM PST by Perseverando

Welcome to the New Year. The usual platitudes for early January include wishes for greater success, greater health and all-around greater prospects.

But we all know our nation faces some bleak times. Our constitutional rights are at an all-time low, and our national debt is at an all-time high. The government is spying on its citizens like never before, and anyone who thinks endless spending (such as “QE Infinity”) is the way to handle our economic issues is a blind fool.

In short, while I won’t go so far as to make any dire predictions for what 2014 will bring as far as the economy or the state of our government, I will urge everyone to do what they can to cushion themselves for the blow. In other words, folks, it’s time to get prepared.

For nearly all of human history, especially in temperate climates, people have “prepared.” Nothing on this earth – especially before our modern era – was ever certain, so preparing for bad times during good times was routine. People preserved the summer’s bounty to last until the following summer. They stocked up their caves, huts, barns, castles or other living quarters with enough food and supplies to see them through the lean months. Basic preparedness was something literally everyone was forced to do in the past. If you didn’t work, you didn’t eat. There was no welfare or other social nets. People lived within a cycle of sowing and reaping. They had to “prepare” the harvest – or they died. Simple as that. Those who were unable to work had to depend on the charity of friends, relatives, charities and church groups.

For good or bad, all that has changed in the developed nations. In the last 50 or 60 years, this age-old human

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: economy; nationaldebt; obamanation; obamastan; preppers; shtf
Hey Obama, how's that hopey changey thing working out for you & Moochelle? We can hardly wait to see what else you have planned for us for the rest of 2014.

For most of America, we're hanging in and hanging on and getting ready for a bumpy ride. Bring it on!

1 posted on 01/04/2014 4:19:32 PM PST by Perseverando
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