Preppers Lulled Into a False Sense of Security
Kevin Felts 01.18.19
One reason is a shift from forums to social sites such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube…. etc. It appears fewer young people are joining forums, as compared to visiting Facebook groups.
However, when something happens such as a widespread disease outbreak traffic to the forum skyrockets.
Why should people prep when:
- We have access to all the food we want.
- No foreseeable major conflicts.
- No recent disease outbreaks.
- Economy is doing good.
- Lowest Hispanic and black unemployment ever recorded.
- Cheap gasoline.
- Democrats introduced a gun control bill, but it has no chance of passing. At the very best the bill is symbolic.
It would appear there is no reason to prep, or so people may think.
Possible Conflict With China
China is building its navy to assert control over the South China Sea, and maybe even the Pacific.
By some measures China is the worlds largest economy.
China has positioned itself so that it could weather a trade war. When President Trump imposed tariffs on China, China responded with tariffs on food crops such as soybeans. Eventually, President Trump called a truce in the trade war.
Since Chinese companies are building cutting edge technology for American companies, China has access to just about all of our technology. Everything from Cisco routers, to smart phones, to circuit boards are produced in China.
With companies in China manufacturing circuit boards, this opens the possibility of spyware chips being added.
We could talk about the food shortages predicted to arrive in the 2020s. However, those predictions are just that, predictions. Professionals predicted Hillary would win the 2016 presidential election, and we all know how that turned out.
Drug-resistant Tuberculosis rears its ugly head from time to time, as does Ebola.
Then there is man-made climate change; but I am not going to touch that topic with a ten foot pole.
The United States is still involved in the Middle East. Those are not the same as compared to World War I and World War II. We can still go to the local grocery store and buy as much food as we want. As compared to World War II when people were issued ration books.
Could we imagine what would happen if the U.S. Government asked us to ration food? People call the police when a fast food place runs out of food. Customers attack fast food employees over not getting a cheeseburger.
The idea of not getting what we want is a foreign concept. In other words, we have nothing to worry about.
That false sense of security is troubling. When something does happen, and it will, a vast number of people will be ill prepared.