TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Curt La Haise has put up with plenty of razzing from friends over the years who have called him paranoid for stockpiling an eight-month supply of food in his basement and having enough fuel to power his generator for almost an entire winter.
They’re not laughing anymore amid panic buying that has cleared store shelves across the U.S. and growing fears that the new coronavirus will force many Americans to self-quarantine for weeks in their homes.
“Now my friends are like, ‘What should I do, what should I get?’” said La Haise, who operates a firearms and safety training business near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. “Prepping doesn’t look so bad now.”
For those in the often-mocked “prepper” community, this is quickly becoming their “I told you so” moment. But many are resisting saying that, even if it’s in the back of their minds. What they hope is that they’ll finally be taken seriously and that more people will follow their lead.
I personally think this may well be a wake up call to younger generations who have never really know hunger or want.
All of a sudden things they have taken for granted, without even a moments thought AREN’T FUCKING THERE.
After they shake off the cognitive dissonance and the Normalcy Bias, maybe they will take a look at what is actually important in life and realize it isn’t the absolute bullshit that they are bombarded with on television and social media constantly.
Of course the very first thing these idiots will do is start looking around to see if there is an App for it.
Sorry kiddos, it’s called Cold Reality. The good news is that it is FREE.
The bad news is that it never ends.
You may want to start researching something called The Great Depression that happened back in ancient history, you know, Pre Charmin, and see what your ancestors did to survive it.
That isn’t a joke.
Along this vein, go read Zman’s latest,