Dealing with unreasonable people during and after SHTF.
Hello my friend and welcome back! I recently was forced to deal with a person who was completely unreasonable and simply refused to admit that he was wrong even when confronted with the truth. I know that we have all been forced to deal with people like this in the past, but what about during and after SHTF? All of the rules will change and you had better be ready. This is the subject of today’s post, so grab a cup of coffee my friend and have a seat while we visit.
There is a very thin layer that holds our society together and keeps many people under control. It’s the fear of incarceration by law enforcement that is the glue. But what happens when that determent is gone? The simple answer is that the crazies will start coming out of the woodwork. Without fear of reprisal, many sane people that you may know, will do things you never expected of them simply because they can.
It’s the same old story that has been repeated time and time again throughout history. The strong will prey on the week and the loners will fall victim to the gangs. Worse than that, many people will become unreasonable simply because they are afraid of being wrong about anything. If they admit that they are wrong about something, then they would be forced to accept that they may be wrong about many other things and that scares the hell right out of them.
This was the case with my encounter recently and sadly I was forced to accept the fact that he would never truly admit he was wrong. To be honest with you, if this same conversation were to have happened after SHTF, I would have been tempted to just shoot the idiot and go on with my business. There is still the rule of law, and sadly a civilized person must do what they can to at least try to resolve the issue without gunplay. This is what happens when you stop the rule of survival of the fittest. Idiots are allowed to run around being stupid and getting away with it.
Ever notice that most war time Veterans are really nice and intelligent people. That’s because Idiots don’t usually last long on the battlefield. They usually are among the killed in action or absent without leave. Trust me when I say you should never piss off 5 guys with a gun! It’s bad JuJu! Statistics have shown that jerks on the battlefield don’t usually last very long at all. Many oddly seem to stumble in front of someone else and become victims of friendly fire. So when you meet a veteran of a foreign war, you can pretty much bet they are a good person, and I don’t recommend pissing them off.
Unfortunately though the same is not true of many of our Colleges and Universities today. If it were, the number of graduates each year would most likely drop to a couple of dozen. I can just see the letter to the parents now, “Dear parents of John Doe, I regret to inform you that your son was shot and killed this week for being an Butt hole. We have spoken to the person responsible and asked them to please refrain from this type of behavior in the future. Thanks you.” 🙂
No, there is no way to win an argument with these people. The best you can do is to try to confront them with the facts and short of that, offer them a way out that still allows them to save face. I try to do this (If I’m in a good mood that is.) If not then I just try to let them rant till they get it out of their system. In my case recently, many people wanted to take it to the next level because they guy is constantly causing grief. I think when he was faced with several unhappy people, he realized that he was in an argument he couldn’t win. So when we offered a different solution, he took it.
When these types of situations happen after SHTF, rather than having a “Boot hill”, people will have “Jerk hills” or maybe they will call it something else. The truth is that the only real way to win an argument with a person like this is to never get into an argument with them at all by avoiding them when at all possible. When SHTF hits, you need to be sure that you don’t become one of these type of people. because you just might wind up on someone’s “Crazy Hill”. Well I guess that is it for today and I hope you have enjoyed today’s post. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Bless America!