I wonder what a lot of people are doing in the survival endeavor. Where are their minds? What is motivating them? I read the bloggers and I read the comments and I still can't get a good picture of a survivalist. And that is a funny thing, when you stop and add up the requirements of staying alive. No one seems to be getting a group together to make it. They seem to have forgotten all their past, all their genetic experience. The only group of people I have ever heard of that went about things mostly alone in this country were the trappers in the early 1800's. And they weren't too long in being around. They died off and life went on without them. I would say they left little genetic inheritance around to carry on their blood lines. Maybe some, but not much. They were the rugged individualists of their time, making a living in a world that no longer exists. The world that exists and has existed has been populated by GROUPS of people. No guesswork on this one, just demonstrable fact. Any type of life on this planet that has amounted to a hill of beans has been a group. But the survivalists, the people who should know these things, shy away from a group endeavor like the plague. Maybe they don't like the connotation of being in the midst of a group that can be labeled "radical" or something to that effect. Big Government and Big Media like to label people, mark them for all to gaze upon as "different" and threatening. And the masses suck it up like vacuum cleaners and go on with the program of labeling anything new or different from the norm or holding a viewpoint outside the properly accepted boundaries of society as something to be shunned. Something to be kept at a distance. And most are cowards and walk away from that which might save them and their families. And some walk away because those very families they are trying to save refuse to follow them, thus having the blood of their potential salvation on their hands. Nasty business.
I propose group survival because I have lived in it and prospered from it for decades. I raised my kids in it, as I was allowed. And my friends did also. We had our times of wealth and we had our times of poverty. But I can guarantee you that the times of poverty were much easier to bear. There was a whole gang at work to make a living. And that is my reason for being. I think intelligent people will see the advantages of group survival and prosper at it. I have already made my mark on the earth, to the extent that any man can influence the coming generations. It is a pretty daunting task and not easily accomplished. And no one knows the cards to be dealt in the final hand. But what do humans really have to do about life anyhow? Can they guarantee what will happen with their own household after they die? No, they can not. They can hope and plot and scheme but the truth is they have to place their hopes and dreams on the Alter of Sacrifice and hope it is a sweet savor in the nostrils of God. For man cannot control much and he controls little or nothing after he leaves this mortal realm. The best chance a man has to do something decent in the way of the people he will leave on this earth is to create a society that will hold to certain values as much as possible. Not an easy thing to do. Not easy at all.
What is needed is some die-hard survivalist to step forward and tell his buddies on the internet to come on to his place. I would do it myself but it is not time for me as yet. And we have 150 people here with as it is. Of course, it can hold many, many more but the time is not right as yet. Or we would damn sure be doing it. And I would say that we will do it when the time comes. Certain things must happen for it to be critical to increse our population. But we will! But a die hard survivalist coming forward to his friends and saying "y'all come on" would blow this thing wide open. They would have to have a big website to handle all the people who just wanted to know how things were progressing. It would stand survivalism on it's head. The new group would have to put up a gate to keep new joiner prospects from moving in unannounced. BECAUSE THE MESSAGE IS SO STRONG! BECAUSE THE WORLD IS GETTING MESSED UP TO THE MAX. BECAUSE EVERYBODY KNOWS IT'S GOING DOWN. And they crave a leader. They crave someone to tell them where to bunk and where to get their chow. They need a leader to tell them where to work. They need someone with a big heart who will bring them on in to safety.
It won't take an Einstein. It will take a man of the people. It will take a man who doesn't want prople to work for the system but for themselves. A man who doesn't want people to get ripped off for their ilfe's work. A man who wants EVERYBODY to be fed. If one man eats they all eat. Plain and simple. I remember once back in 1972 or 1973 when we only had canned green beans and potatoes to eat. Two weeks of that. You could get mighty tired of green beans and potatoes let me tell you. But things got rolling again and we got a little better food coming in to the village and that was just a time period we can talk about now. But it gave you a place in the world. You had a common experience with a group of people and it rooted you to their cause and made you a member and a resident. You had taken the hard times the same as them. Shared experiences are so important to a group effort. I can remember the deer we killed and ate when times got tough. The King's Deer went into the skillet and fed us all. I don't remember anyone calling the Governor and thanking him, but who gives shit. We lived. Ha Ha! Life is good when you win one. But we had a man who kept some hunting ammo up in his room and when things got tough he passed it out to the men who could make the kill that would put the meat on the table. He had alrady bought them good rifles when times had been good.
But I am trying to get something across to you. I am trying to explain a little bit of the group mentality. I am trying to explain that many hands make light work and many ideas can produce a way to make a living. Many eyes can become great security. Many arms and hands can build log lodges. Many women can cook great meals. And all this can help you stay alive.