@dave2319, I didn't click on any of Rod's links nor view any of it that he placed here.
However, I am very familiar with the jest of it all and more.
It's a very difficult subject and I don't like to get into it, not on a forum especially.
The reason being mostly is because I am a Christian that believes in the Holy Bible and the Book of Revelation.
Therefore, since I believe what the Bible states, I have a bit of a different interpretation I suppose.
There are have always been controlling factors in the world. People that have the money and the power.
Some of these people are or have been, good, good for society, good for the people. Others, have been
bad and some horrific.
What can we do?
Communism? Well, to an extent it works but unfortunately, it's only an extent and overall bad.
Even so, there are still those in power doing the controlling.
Like Janis Joplin song, 'Freedom's just another word, for nothing left to lose'.
Even in a 'free society' we're not free.
Overall, no matter where or what, people need to remember and know they are the people
and it is the people that can make a change. People should band together against the powers
that be when those powers are evil.
In regards to preparation, everyone should be prepared for any disastrous event. If people want
to live their life in a bunker, that is their choice. I am not that fanatic. I live in a rural area and
I always have enough food to last an entire year or probably longer if need be. I also have two
of the 25 year food buckets. Mainly I have the type of food supply that I have simply because I
like to have plenty of everything on hand. If the electric goes out due to weather, I am fine
because I have a generator, plenty of food, out door grills, kerosene heaters.....soon I will have
a wood stove, etc. I live in a tornado and earthquake prone area so being prepared is a good
PS. You'd have to know Chris to know what I meant in my reply to Rod