I’ve been posting more often lately due to the crisis in USA.
Since there’s many similarities between what you guys in America are going through now and what we went through in 2001, I felt very confident about giving advice away.
As humble as my advice may be, I’m not “supposing”, “guesstimating” or fooling around with a crystal ball or having childish delusions of what some wish would happen.
The steps I take to prepare are my own and people may find them useful or not, but what I say about my country is what actually DID happen.
So you can imagine the amount of patience I have when a person comes along and simply starts saying that what happened here didn’t happen or just insulting me for no good reason.
We can debate all day about the probability of what happened here in 2001 happening in USA, what I wont waste a minute of my time is convincing others that what happened here did in fact occur! It’s a terrible waste of time.
But this particular person, just kept running around the internet and talking crap about everything I posted, or whenever someone reposted something I wrote.
He insisted on insulting me, trying to make me look bad, saying that cities will burn down and that people should move away from them. The hordes of looters will be upon you, beware! Run, run in fear for your lives! :)
At first I thought it was quite amusing, just a doom and gloom follower.
But it surprised me to see how much he insisted on it, this guy was really pissed that I was telling people that quitting your job and moving to the sticks to try live off the land was not a smart move during an economy crisis.
Not pulling that out of a hat or anything, just what I learned from watching most small producers in my country go broke, and not only that, but worrying 24/7 about thieves stealing their crops and also very violent robberies taking place.
Only medium and large scale farms seem to be getting by, and even those have many problems with crime and a gov. that screws them with outrageous taxes whenever they can.
I think it’s the responsible thing to do to say “Look guys, this is what happened here, it could happen to you too. Take the necessary measures just in case”.
But this guy. Why was he behaving like a dog with a bone, trying like a nutcase to make me look bad, to prove wrong not only what I was saying ( everyone has an opinion ) but most ridiculous of all trying to deny what actually happened and what an entire country went through?
Oh, the answer came soon enough with a little google search..:)
This has a business , sells survival food, night vision devices and other prep items…
As he happily said to me in one of his rant, he owns a business that “thrives” during crisis.
Now things started to make more sense! ;)
With my honest adivce, this nut seems to believe I hurt his business!
That's why he was so pissed at me.
Not only does he run that business ( perfectly ok) but he wants to put fear into people’s hearts so he can make more money out of it. And that is not OK.
This guy was simply full of joy that some poor people were panicking and buying from him.
“Dont spread commn sense. Spread fear so I can make a buck” should have been his honest reply to me instead of all that nonsense about cities burning, food disappearing from the face of the earth and leather jacketed clad looters taking over the planet.
Responsible people in the survival and preparedness business have advised their readers to remain calm, take a few prep steps if they are just opening their eyes to this but not to go nuts about it and run to the hills.
Responsible people in the business have never dared to say when the world would end, or even how it would go down.
We all have opinions, some things are more probable than others, and we can discuss them all day. But when you just can’t tolerate a different opinion, and when you want to make money out of people’s fear, you are showing you true colors. Petty colors.
Most people I know of in the survival and prep business are honest guys like you and me. They sell books and gear but are the first ones to tell people not to panic, that for crying out loud, the world is not going to end.
But with a crisis being more obvious, expect a lot of opportunists like this guy.
Some are just now seeing this as a way to make money, others have been around wishing for some disaster to occur for decades, which in my opinion makes them even more pathetic.
Beware of the doom and gloom preachers, but even more so, be ware of the fear merchant looking to make money out of people’s desperation they themselves promote.
People like this, they insist money wont be worth a damn when the end of the world comes, but today they’ll gladly accept Paypal or Mastercard! :)