Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Hunker Down

Comet strike, nuclear war, Yellowstone caldera, pandemic flu – pick your poison: life as we know it could change so much and so fast that people would not be able to comprehend reality for some time. Shock and awe. Real shock and awe – not what George II and his administration (and the oh, so compliant media) called the opening volleys of the second US-Iraq war…

People think (actually, no, they don’t. People HOPE) they will have enough “warning” to “bug out”. Well, there will be very little to no warning and the vast majority of people have absolutely no plan (I did not say "no dream”) to bug out to a viable location or in a viable manner. “I’ll just run to the Chinamart and pick up those supplies I have been putting off purchasing.“

I know, poor dears…there are only so many hours in a day and there is only so much disposable income. Priorities, don’tcha know? I mean we have to go out to eat lunch with our girlfriends, or to the ball game with our buds; we have to get a new car – the old one is almost 7 years old! And we need a new flat screen, and we need to take a vacation – we deserve a break from all the stress….

Yeah, yeah –whatever.

TEOTWAWKI will come in a blink. It will be a no-notice examination. Pop Quiz. 3-2-1, GO!

People are going to go crazy. Nuts. Gonzo. But not at first. At first they will stand still, mouths agape and WONDER. Wonder what just happened. Denial – “this cannot be happening!”. They will seek consensus (because sheep are herd animals, after all…) and then it will start setting in…slowly at first like the cold trickles dripping from snow melting off a warming roof…and then it will turn into a raging torrent – PANIC!

Run around! Yell, shout and scream! Pick this up, no! Grab THAT! “Get outta my way!”. Car crashes, fights and yes, shootings…

Very quickly a certain type of human will see the possibilities and start enacting their will... On the confused and bleating sheep. I speak of Predators. Criminals, sociopaths. They will quickly realize that the rules have changed. They adapt faster than do sheep. They already disregard most rules – but they do fear capture and prosecution. Those fears will be gone – and they will start hunting. Ruthlessly. Predators realize action beats reaction. They will not hesitate to strike.

Many of them will understand strength in numbers. They will band together before the sheep stop panicking and figure out the same thing. They will be several steps ahead when the sheep do start flocking up. For a while there is going to be a feeding frenzy out there. A blood bath.

And you do NOT want to be out there.
No, you don’t.
You need to be prepared to hunker down. Stay home (.gov is on track here). Go to ThreatCon Red or whatever you call it. Lock the gates, board up the windows, and prepare to repel boarders.

Do not go out there. Let the people panic. Let them shout and push and fight. Stay out of the chaos. Stay home.

I’m betting that after about 60 days things will have calmed way down. The weak will no longer be panicking and endangering all those around them. A lot of the predators will have been picked off. Good people will have figured out how to defend themselves and some kind of “New Normalcy” will ensue. Of course, the Predators still roaming around will be a lot tougher and smarter – but there won’t be near as many of them.

Are you prepared – RIGHT NOW – to hunker down for 60 days?
Thirty? Two weeks won’t be nearly enough – most people who survive the initial whatever will start getting very hungry about two weeks into it. Previously nice, normal people will become vicious rats with beady black eyes and razor sharp teeth. Oh yes they will. They will have to feed off of each other for a bit before they get sorted out. You don’t want to be playing in those sewers.

Yes, some ammo also

Tic, Toc….Tic, Toc….Tic, Toc….

I’ll see ya out there (after a while).

Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. – Revelation 18:9 - 11


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If they really interest me, I may even post them.
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At 8/9/10 09:24, Blogger Toaster 802 said...

When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other.

The Joker...Dark Knight

Especially the ones without a moral compass.

At 9/9/10 08:31, Blogger Ed Harris said...

My experience has been that if you make an effort to get to know your neighbors, establish familiarity and trust, develop a plan for mutual safety, welfare and security, that people will take care of each other.

Until I moved to West Virginia recently I was the "last white guy" on my suburban NoVA cul de sac. During last year's blizzard we were all cut off and isolated for a week. I introduced myself to neighbors, made new friends, found out who I could depend upon, and got scoop as to who a couple of bad actors in the neighborhood were. All valuable information learned while helping each other dig out.

I have since moved to West Virginia, but in doing so I made a point of introducing myself to a patrolling deputy and my neighbors, establishing rapport and getting to know them a bit. I hope that gradually trust will come and I will learn who can be depended upon. This is important because I live alone now and it would be nice to have trustworthy folks who can keep an eye on the place while I am at work, etc.

When hunkering down becomes necessary you cannot do it alone. You must make an effort to get to know your neighbors and find out who you can trust to be community watchstanders, pool your resources and to help each other in times of need. This takes time to accomplish and requires effort, but in the long run it is worth it.

At 9/9/10 09:33, Blogger Sarawolf said...

Very good musings about what will happen and you are so right.


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