This matey’s is the fourth installment of a series dealing with and article written by a writer called that writes under the title of American Dream over at the Right the right side news you can read the article in its entirety without my comments here. But really, what fun would that be?
The number of preppers in the United States today is steadily increasing, but the vast majority of people out there still see no reason to start getting ready for “the end of the world as we know it”. Most people just assume that things will always somehow get better or that they will somehow be immune to whatever calamities are heading our way. Most people always seem to have a “good excuse” for why they do not need to prepare.
The following are 31 thru 40 of the top 50 excuses for not prepping….
31. “I’m Too Lazy To Grow A Garden”
I bet you are not to lazy to eat the produce! It is true growing a garden requires time, patiencs and some skills. However, there are several reason to get your lazy arse off the couch mate. I read an article about gardening helping prevent depression you can read it here. It also has been proven that just the act of picking fruit and or vegetablesgives off those happy endorphines that make us smile. An added benefit is that you know from where your fruit and vegetables are from and more important what chemicals are not being used to grow your produce and fruit. Now just cause I read some words that state these facts makes it so. Nope We have a garden and we eat evrything grown out of it. Until the Current adminstration outright outlaws and enforces private gardens we will always have them. Gardens can be any size and grown in any location with minimal skills. However, if you really are just to lazy to attempt a garden then it s a good thing twinkies have a supposed unlimited shelf life.
32. “If You Assume The Worst Is Going To Happen Then You Don’t Believe In America”
Well that couldnt be further from the truth! I absolutely beilive in America and the foundational beliefs she was founded upon. Complete with an oath I took which included defending her from enemies either foriegn or domestic. I take that very serious and believe that it is the duty of every citizen to educate themselves and through education we are not ignorant and if we are not ignorant then we need less Dictatorial government. I have heard a saying all my life it goes like this “an Armed society is a polite siciety” I believe that it would also be true to say ” a Prepared society is not a helpless society”
33. “Deficits Don’t Matter”
Deficits do matter, they make you a slave to another. Deficit is a polite word for debt. If it is not such a big deal then try not paying your taxes see if they dont take away everything of value in order to satisfy that deficit. the peculiar thing about owing a debt to someone is that eventually they wish to be paid and many times they will collect that debt at any cost.
34. “I’ll Always Be Able To Get A Job In My Field”
Tell that load of Bull to the engineers out there that are serving fries with that burger. Setting your arrogance of just how valuable you are it goes back to the simple laws of supply and demand. Regardless of your education and or senority on the job everyone is expendable when compared to profit margin and the bottom line. Besides if the economy gets bad enough then services and goods will be un obtanable and thus reducing the need for employees.
35. “If There Is A Financial Collapse All Of My Debts Will Be Wiped Out So I Might As Well Live It Up Now”
Oh, Oh party at your house whoop, whoop. As I said the thing about owing a debt is that the person you owe the debt to is gonna wanna get paid. Do not think for a minute that if the American economy were to collapse it would mean your debt is wiped out magically …. “Au Contraire mon fre’re” or how ever you say “on the contrary dude” in chinese cause they are the ones holding the papers on our debts. Do not be disillusioned into thinking the US government would turn over that debt to the chinese to satisfy the debt that is owed to them if it came down to it.
36. “If Things Hit The Fan I Will Just Go Move In With My Relatives Who Have Been Busy Prepping”
Man if I had a dollar for everytime I have heard that responce I could fund the entire Prepping project for everyone. That particular statement is usually followed by this one “Dont show up empty handed”. Most people do not want to turn people away in a time of need but there is a certain reality to total supply of inventory divide by the total demand for that inventory. But I wrote an article dealing with just this subject, but I warn you cup cake that is is not the fluffy candy ass crap your little muffin brain is used to playing paddy cake with! you can read article 1, article 2 and article 3 if you wish.
37. “Those That Believe That There Will Be Massive Riots In American Cities Someday Are Just Being Delusional”
Yeah sure its not like its ever happened before. The riots in LA because the scum of society believed they were getting a raw deal when there was a decision handed down from a jury they didnt agree with. So these brainiacs set to burning down their neighborhoods and looting, stealing and commiting murders and assaults because they felt due! The Koreans had the right idea, they shot those pukes on sight if they even threatened to loot or destroy their store. However, the candy ass media portrayed them as animals brandishing AK-47’s assault style weapons threatening those poor, poor people from the inner cities just trying to get some food, lord jesu,s just peacefully trying to get some food and those rabbid dog foriegnors is trying to stop ’em.
How about the usless dregs of humanity that was exposed with hurricanes Katrina and IKE? How about the Pukes threatening the communities if the KILLER O.J. Simpson was found guilty. How about all the race baiters al dim wit sharpton, jesse jackson and the Looney toon calypso loui wanted the destruction of all crackers. Now I dont know what he has got against those saltine treats but I will get majorley ticked off if I am denied my saltine squares with my soup!
38. “My Spouse Would Think That I Have Finally Lost It”
How will they think of you when SHTF and you could have done something to midigate the outcome of this event. Preparation is a small price to pay for peace of mind. Do you have medical insurance? Life insurance? Insurance for your vehicles? do you put gas in your vehicles before heading out on a trip? do you buy toilet paper in advance of use or do you send out for it on a per use basis?
Besides think about it, if you are prepared and nothing ever really happens and you follow an inventory rotation practise then you will always have what you need on hand and if something does happen then you will have been right all along and the I told you so’s will be little consolation in comparison to the words Yes we have something to eat. All things considered equall I would rather be called crazy for prepareing for a situation that never occurs, Versus being called crazy for not prepareing when a situation does occur. Have you ever heard “Better Safe than Sorry?”
39. “I Don’t Know Where To Start”
this is probably the most pathetic excuse yet. You already know you need to prepare and you whine that you don’t know where to start well BOO HOO. you have stepped up to the ranks of above average and now to wish to stall the process with yet another lame excuse. Air, Water, Food, shelter and the means to defend them. Start by Action!!! Do something! make a plan and act upon it.
40. “I’ll Just Deal With Problems As They Arrive”
This isnt a whack a mole game mate this is some serious stuff. But since you asked let me give you a scenerio. What would you do if the economy worsens and you aredepending on unempoloyment checks for your family to kee maintaining a life style. The life stylw is not what you are used to but it is at least paying the bills after you have cancelled everything frivilous that could be cancelled. You are barely making it but you are in fact making it and you handle it by looking for a job. Okay now time passes and you find that gas prices are going up and you are haveing a hard time affording gas to make it to interviews so you try to consolidate them to be more efficient. Since gas prices have risen the cost of food have risen as well and your grocery budget doesnt stretch as far as it used to. Also since the cost of fuel has gone up the cost of goods have gone up as well and so have your utility bills now this could take a few weeks or months. Maybe you can successfully rely on the charity of others and maybe they will be looking at you for the charity. So lets say this scenerio is just a little bit rougher by adding a few of your friends in the mix. You see you were one of the lucky ones and got on unemployment early so it gave you the chance to save or accumulayte food and goods while the others just got unemployed and they have adjusted to the lower income bracket and BAM the economy skips a beat and the unemployment payments had to be suspended becasue the welfare recipients were entitled first and they get theirs before you get yours in fear of a social upheavel.