Don’t let them intimidate you!
There are many people in the world today whose sole goal in life seems to be to spend every waking hour, trying to intimidate those that do not share their point of view in life. In school we called them “Bullies”, but in life I just refer to them as the walking dead. The fact is that those who do not prepare now will be in a world of hurt later on when the world changes overnight and they are not prepared for it. You can rest assured however, right up until that very moment when it happens, they will be insisting that it never will. I imagine that there will be those that will still be insisting that it can’t happen, even after it already has. Most of us think of them as the walking dead, as there will be basically no hope for them at that time. In today’s post, we are going to look at some of these types of people and what drives them to be that way. I think we will also ponder ways that one could keep from getting pressured into having to defend themselves by these people as well.
Now being ex-military and an ex-deputy sheriff, let me tell you that I have seen more than my share of bullies and I have the highest contempt for them. They are worthless and only serve to waste oxygen that other good people could use. After SHTF hits, there will be a surplus of these types of people in the world and the only way to stop them from hurting helpless people, is to either publicly humiliate them to the point that they can no longer cause trouble, or put them in the ground. Those are going to be the only two options available in a post SHTF world. If you are ever forced to deal with this type situation, then do it quickly and in a way as to communicate to others that it simply will not be tolerated. Allowing them to continue will cause more trouble and end more lives than you can imagine.
OK, but what about these type of people in today’s society? How do you deal with them today? I guess the answer to this would depend on what they are doing and if they are actually hurting anyone. If they are only stating that they do not agree with you and that you are crazy for preparing, that is their right and all you need to do is either ignore them or avoid them all together. The trouble with this is that many times, these very people are family and capitalize on that fact in order to try to feel superior to you and others like you. This is to be expected, as they seem to crave the need to pamper their ego at the expense of others. This is true of all bullies. They usually do this by pointing out that only a few people even believe in these SHTF theories of yours and that they are all nut cases. They use supposed facts to try to make their case and usually have no hard facts to back them up. The best way to counter this is to confront them with facts, like the federal government’s report on the effects of an EMP attack, and the facts about the Carrington event. Hard undisputable facts that they cannot deny, like asking them to go to the U.N. website and show you that there is no Agenda 21 because there really is and it is right there for everyone to see; those that have eyes and are willing to see that is. If you can force them to face the facts that the threats really do exist, then it becomes very easy to justify preparing for them.
The trouble is that these people will not face the facts, in most cases for fear of looking crazy to their less open-minded friends. It is far easier for them to keep their eyes closed and pretend that the little world of theirs is a safe and happy place. They have plans to retire and live in a very comfortable way and want nothing to do with the notion that it might never happen. While they really know, that the chances of our Government ever showing up and actually helping us is highly unlikely, they will still cling to the notion, rather that admit that they are wrong. Why? Because it would shake the very foundation of their world and force them to rethink everything they know. Your best hope of saving these types of people is to confront them with the facts and just hope a seed takes root somewhere in the back of their minds and grows to the point that they have no choice but to admit that they are in trouble, if they don’t do something quick.
The reason I bring all of this up is that I received an email recently where a reader confided in me that it is really hard to be a Prepper when all of your friend think your nuts. He went on to say that anytime something comes up about prepping, and they all give him a really hard time about it. He said he would really like to get more involved in it because he can see the danger in not preparing. He said he just isn’t sure that he is ready to leave his lifelong buddies behind for something that may never happen. I think there are a lot of people out there in the same situation and are stuck sitting on the fence about prepping, because of peer pressure. To them all I can say is this: If you really care about them and they are really your friends they will understand how important this is to you and want to help you whether they believe it will ever happen or not. Being a good friend is about supporting your friends even when you do not understand or like what they are doing. I recently read that it is better to walk alone then to walk with a crowd going in the wrong direction and it is so true. My father used to tell me “Boy, when you grow up you need to be strong, honest and brave, because in the end that is all that will really matter!” Needless to say, he was an old country boy and the most honorable man I have ever known. I guess the point I am trying to make here is you should never let those who are blind, tell you which way the road turns. Use your own eyes and mind to make decisions for yourself. Life is full of painful decisions, but in the end, you need to do what is right and best for you. Don’t let yourself be intimidated by others and always walk your own path, even if you have to walk it alone. In the end, you will be glad you did. Well that does it for today, and I hope I have given you something new to think about and hopefully helped you along your path to prepping in some way. Until next time, Keep the faith and keep on prepping !