In response to my earlier blog post Silence is Golden on the subject of safeguarding prepping supplies from seizure, a reader had a dissenting opinion I thought was worth highlighting.
I'm sorry.....but this reeks of nothing but FEAR BASED propaganda.
Think of it....every crazy thing we have ever done as a people in this nation has been based on fear. (unwarranted destruction of Iraq. millions of lives lost to innocent civilians and Americans....an over zealous TSA, a homeland security that meddles in our e-mails and phone calls with no search warrants)....all massive fear based reactions.
Saw a documentary on how 780 people put 25 million of their own money and time for two years into massive self contained shelters in the late 70's because they thought a nuclear war was eminent. When no such thing happened.....they were humiliated, broke, exhausted and financially drained.
I would rather be dead than live my life in abject fear. This doesn't mean that I don't have some back up if the power goes out......but not massive buildings of food storage, guns and survival generators to last me for 7 years.
I wouldn't even want to live in a world like that. I'd rather take a few precautions, keep the fear out of my psyche and enjoy the NOW. let the fear chips fall where they may. BJ