North Korea and Charlottesville, a Wakeup Call

   08.14.17

North Korea and Charlottesville, a Wakeup Call

It would be nice to live in a world where violence, civil unrest and the threat of nuclear war were things of the past. Instead of reporting the violence in Charlottesville, the news media could be talking about arts and humanities. Unfortunately. we have a long way to go before we achieve world peace.

If you are not old enough to remember the cold war, or the L.A. riots after the Rodney King verdict, North Korea and Charlottesville should be your wakeup call. That is not fear mongering, it is the honest truth.

The problem is, rather than maintaining a constant state of readiness, people react to certain situations.

North Korea

Take this article for example – Products Flying Off Shelves At Army Supply Store As Shoppers Prep For ‘World War III’.

ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – As the rhetoric ramps up over North Korea and nuclear weapons, the cash registers have been ringing at a local Army Supply store, where some are apparently prepping for a third World War.

Ben Orr, the manager of Joe’s Army Navy in Royal Oak, says he’s been selling a lot of “prepper items” over the past week or so.

“We’ve been very busy. Unusually busy, I’d say,” Orr told WWJ’s Sandra McNeill. “It’s definitely an increase, just in selling all the normal prepper stuff, end of the world stuff. A lot of water prep stuff, food, MREs — the military meals.”

All it took was some tough talk between the United States and north Korea, and people started panic buying.

North Korea has not shown the ability to strike the united States. Yet, this has not stopped people from being worried.

Charlottesville

This is an excellent example of how fast things can deteriorate on a local level.

To curb civil unrest, the mayor could impose martial law and a curfew.  There have been times when the sale of firearms and ammunition have been prohibited during civil unrest.

When violence breaks out on a local level, things can escalate quickly. We saw how fast things can get out of hand during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Police were overwhelmed and business owners had to protect their property.

If you would more information on prepping, sign up for a free account on Survivalist Boards. Try not to react to certain events. Maintain a constant state of readiness, no matter how small.

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