For the past 20 years I have considered myself active in the survival community. Whether it was listening to talk radio, buying American survival guide magazines, going to gun shows and talking to people, there always seemed to be a level of doom and gloom.
Doom and gloom seemed to be everywhere in the 1990s, in magazines, in books, on the radio,,,. People were talking about how NAFTA was going to abolish the U.S. as a sovereign nation, how the United Nations was going to invade the U.S., how the new world order was going to use the Y2K event to usher in a new era.
There for a decade it was just one thing after another, after another, after another.
After a couple of decades of hearing the same thing over and over like a broke radio, you start to get a little numb to it.
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How many times will the doom and gloomers talk about the U.N. talking our guns away? Or how the IRS is going to tax a person on how many guns they own.
Would you like to know where the real enemy resides? The real enemy is in the voter. The people who vote for the same two parties year after year are the real enemies of the nation.
We should not be worrying the United Nations. What we should be worried about are the career criminals the voters keep returning to office.
What I am hearing today with the conspiracy theory people is the same thing I heard 20 years ago. Nothing has changed, what so ever. And the voters keep returning the same idiots to office over and over. What good does it do to worry if the same people are in power year after year, decade after decade?
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Hearing the same conspiracy theory over and over for years and decades on end causes burn-out. It is impossible for someone to stay in a constant state of readiness. If someone starts prepping for SHTF / TEOTWAWKI, and SHTF / TEOTWAWKI does not happen within the next 3, 4 or 5 years, the person gets burned out and leaves the survivalist / prepping communities.
Lets focus on what is important. Worrying about the same people getting into office year after year is beyond your control. Vote every chance you get, and do not worry about the rest.
After wall street was bailed out, my Representative Kevin Brady came up for reelection. What did the people of southeast Texas do? They voted Brady right back into office? If people were so mad about the bailout, why did they reelect Kevin Brady? I was almost yelling at the election results. If people are so mad at the government, why in the hell do they keep voting the same people into office over and over?
Watching the election results causes a type of political burnout. Its the same crooks and robbers elected into office over and over.
Nothing is going to change. So the best thing to do is not worry about it.
Get a Hobby Related to Survivalism
What kind of hobbies do you have that are related to survivalism? Fishing, hiking, camping, gardening, hunting,,, or something else?
I go fishing, hunting, garden from time to time and have chickens. During a long term SHTF / TEOTWAWKI situation, I suspect all of those skills will come in handy.
What kind of hobbies will tie in well with your long term survival plans?