Dr. John Woods 05.23.18
As the human race marches on toward whatever end we must endure, there has been over time the coinage of new terminology and social phrases of all kinds. Most recently or since the last presidential election in particular, the term “safe space” has come on the scene.
For the snowflakes (we call them the election losers), or as we define them the new corps of social elite leftists that have not been able to accept or deal psychologically with their candidate having blown the election, they now require a “safe space” in order to retreat from reality. Others use the term in a completely different manner.
For preppers, survivalists, and self-welfare preservationists, they refer to a “safe space” as a secure location in which to defend themselves against a variety of external threats from natural disasters, to social upheavals, grid meltdowns, or economic or supply line collapses. For them, a “safe space” is a secure room at the Bug In, or another site to Bug Out. It is a place well stocked, armed, defensible, and offering sustainability, at least for a while.
A “safe space” can be anything from a back room in a house, a self-contained garage, storm shelter, or similar area that can be locked down from outside intrusions. To the extreme think of the movie Panic Room in which Jodie Foster and her daughter locked themselves in a safe room to escape three home invaders. That was the ultimate with living quarters, sustenance supplies, and a complete security monitoring system. One has to assume, too, there were external power supply sources to support the panic room, but then it was just a movie. You get the point.
For most, a “safe space” is not just a hideout, but a functioning living escape space to maintain life and security during a period (hopefully to end) of time until calm and outside status quo is returned to relative normal. Some even think in these terms of their entire Bug In or Out facility as a safe space, which could be done with extensive planning, security and training.
We naturally invite AO readership their full participation in planning and execution thoughts on this subject. What are your contingent plans for a safe space? I favor the idea of a whole Bug In or other dwelling as a safe space with the capability of a last ditch escape route, should it be breeched or set on fire. I just don’t foresee a dark corner, a candle, and a Winnie the Poo coloring book for comfort against the outside world. How about you?