Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Thinking about a platform on which to build your new world lifestyle. Actually I am thinking about the rules and precepts you will use to make your way forward from the wreck of this nation. A fairly important subject for all thinkers.

I think, for the sake of brevity, that you could be led to fashion your code of civic conduct by basing it on the same principles as you used to prepare for the calamity. Preppers have a non-reputation for their philosophy. And that philosophy is based on love. Love of themselves. Love of their families. Love of their friends and fellow Clan members. Outsiders of the survival movement see preppers as people in fear, or people in rejection of society, or social malcontents without many redeeming qualities. And nothing could be further from the truth in most cases. We love our mates and our kids and other relatives. We try to get them to join with us in our quest to survive the calamity. Most don't, but that doesn't mean we didn't try. And generally tried on numerous occasions. More on this later.

I got a heads up from Jim Haddix concerning an article in the Los Angeles Times. Indiana actually got mentioned in the Times. It is because our legislature cannot make up it's mind on the budget. We have money! 1.3 billion dollars in a 'rainy day fund.' But Indianapolis wants us to give them the money to pay for all the sports venues they have gone into debt for. The meter is running right now and the fee is looking like 47 million dollars. Lots of legislators do not want to pay for this bill that Indy has run up.Can't say as I blame them.

The news is mostly just a bunch of hot air these days, since the government does not want to tell us what is going on but would rather feed us propaganda a and lies. You have to read the financial blogs to get an inkling of the truth. Just do not forget that the machine is breaking down. Do not put your faith and your life in the hands of this economy. Get out while you can.

Short post today. Hope you have a good day and stay alive.




sanjac said...

Thank you for your comments on the real reasons for prepping. We have an obligation to our wives, children and family to consider every threat to their safety and to work to avoid and head off those threats. I would not want to live with the knowledge that my ignorance or lack of foresight caused our destruction. Prepping as you said means you love them enough to want to preserve them. We live in a selfish world that is blinded to the point of self destruction. People will soon reap the consequences of a love failure.

Staying Alive said...

Sanjac, you have the right idea. And the disgusting thing is that we never get any credit for the care and foresight we would give those around us. But more good people are prepping and that means more good peole to run whatever is left of this country after it fails.


Publius said...

I was called, yesterday, a "doomer kook" by a so-called "friend."

To them, I am kind of funny. Well, even my wife says I have a good sense of humor (and vicious wit if I wish). If it weren't for that, I would be totally ostracized for wanting to prepare and preserve my family.

But my oh my, do I dread the day when friends come asking for handouts and I can't give them anything, because frankly, I can barely afford to prepare for my wife and child, let along friends who trust, completely, that the government will take care of them.

What really makes me tremble, Michael, is that so many of these people of unlimited faith have children. Their children are innocent - was it their fault that their parents are so shortsighted and unthinking? What about the children of this nation? God help us.

Staying Alive said...

Publius, they shall know us because we have love for each other. And you must understand that there are people on this planet who just cannot fathom care and love and things on that plane of life. And you nor I set that up. It just is what it is. I am reminded of a scripture that aska, "Canst thou make staight what God has made crooked?"

I hope you are going to be able to get out of town when it is time to go. Do you have a retreat location? Don't want to lose you to some goddman city when the SHTF.