I think many here are reacting and not reallt reading what it is exactly I am writing.
I am not talking about a Civil War. I am not talking about North Vs. South. I am talking about life, as you currently know it, not existing. No stores to get food from. No clean water supplies. No power grd. No gas. Every aspect of your current comfy life being gone. Every penny you have in the bank being worth squat. The collapse of America as a super power.
If history class taught you anything it is that every single super power falls. We will eventually be in some future history book as being a super power who overconsumed, expected everything to be handed to us, spent trillions of dollars we didnt have, and fell from grace. It is a moving force that cannot be stopped. Look no further then the story of Easter Island. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfbQA-Krx9Q
. Massive droughts wrecked crops this year and left grain and corn prices sky high. Most our food we buy comes from overseas. so what happens when the American dollar is no longer accepted? Where will the frozen chicken nuggets you buy come from?
When that happens, what will you do? What will your great grandchildren do? It is my belief that our military and police forces will be gone. Dried up. No funds. It isnt that I think they will need to fight our own people, they will be needed for protection from our own people. The have nots who want to take. The looters, the killers, the people who wll stop at nothing to feed their own. In this situation, you will be on your own. What you do now will determine if you make it through our collapse and come out the other side.
My fear in all of this is the terrorists and other countries who wish to cause us harm. They are all watching with baited breath everything that goes on here. Right now, I think it would be foolish for another country to attempt to occupy us because I think there are enough armed citizens who would work in conjunction with our own military and police force to stop this attack. If we, as a country, fall, then terrorists are free to do their deeds. To bomb, to attack, to bring their "holy war" to our grounds. Think Pearl Habor on a grand scale.
All I ask is that we, as American citizens, keep our minds open that such a thing can happen, and may happen in our lifetimes. Even if we have a collapse for 3 months, how many have the means to survive? I preach about the need to be self-sufficient. To able to survive and come out the other side of 6 months of total darkness. No power, no stores, no gas, no police protection. I try to teach my children the importance of this so they can in turn pass it on. I aquire the tools and the knowledge to do these things so I can be better prepared to take care of my blood line if such a thing happens in my lifetime. I spend thousands to dollars doing so, but to ME, it is worth it. If it isnt to you, then that is fine to.
My original post in this thread was to tell people to keep an eye on the other hand while all this gun news is capturing your attention. Keep your eyes to the sky so-to-speak. Dont let the media suck you into a panic on a gun ban. Listen, if the day comes and they go door to door like China collecting guns, you do what you feel you need to do. As I said, I am not worried about it. My guns fell apart and I lost the pieces somewhere on the 100+ acres my family owns in the North and 50 some acres my family owns in the UP. My bad. I should have been more careful. I guess I will have to rely on my archery and edged weapons.
Live your life how you chose and be happy. Allow your kids to be happy. All I ask is you become a solution and not a problem. I feel for those who will be standing in soup lines or putting their lives on the line to get the last bag of potatoes from the local store. I really do. But I cannot afford to help anyone but my own. I suggest you do the same. Stop consuming and start producing. If you dont have the land, hydroponics is quick and easy. So are chickens, rabbits, etc.
Maybe I do come off rigid and an a$$hole. So be it. I am passionate about how I chose to live and passionate about teaching people the same. I am also passionate about not expecting something to be handed to you, work for it. Educate your mind, prepare your body.
That is all.