With the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) spreading all over the world, it is of little surprise to me that prepping has now gone mainstream. In large parts of the world, people have begun stocking up on supplies, despite the respective governments stressing that nobody needs to worry about anything because everything is under control. Our benighted politicians are in so much control that they realized that, for instance, closing borders and restricting the free movement would be absolutely the wrong idea, as is being done in Europe. It’s a human right to spread deadly virus infections, bigots!
A mere few weeks ago, being a “prepper”, i.e. a rational human being that has food for a few weeks at home as a private measure of disaster prevention, was basically the same as being a far-right radical. People were called Nazis because they had a few extra bags of rice, packs of dried fruit, and stacks of canned food at home. The argument was that a prepper expresses severe distrust in government. By prepping, they make a statement that they do not believe that the government would provide for them in the case of an emergency. Obviously, you are only a good “democrat” if you believe that Daddy Government will take care of you no matter what.
If the broader public has learned anything in the last few years, it is that you cannot trust the elites at all. Common-sense notions are attacked by the elites as “populist” or “right-wing extremist”. For instance, it is immediately obvious that you cannot both have a welfare state and open borders for an unlimited number of unskilled migrants. Well, you can have both for a few short years, but at one point you’ll run out of money. Likewise, you obviously cannot use millions of illiterates from the third world to fill your local vacant high-tech jobs, like the benighted rulers of Sweden, France, the United Kingdom, and Germany proclaimed. If you criticized such obviously ludicrous ideas of the political elites, you were hounded out of polite society. People even lost jobs for posting official crime statistics showing that illegal immigrants are vastly overrepresented on their Facebook profile.
One of the most misguided ideas of the left is that language is equal to (“constitutes”) reality. This means that language creates reality. Thus, it is implied that if you ban certain kinds of speech, the underlying reality will change as well. An application of this moronic idea is to prohibit newspapers from mentioning the race of criminals. If you don’t mention that black DeShawn raped and killed a white female jogger with a phenomenal ass named Stacy in Central Park but instead only mention that a “person” had a “lethal encounter” with another “person” all is well and good because black-on-white crime supposedly goes away if you don’t write about it. Some of you may now think that I’ve lost my marbles, but do some research. The seminal text in this corner of unhinged leftist thinking is the work of a “philosopher” called John Austin who did “research”, i.e. blind speculation, on a topic he called “speech act theory”. In saner times, we would have put such people in the loony bin. Today, we let the inmates not just run the asylum but society as a whole.
As the man on the street knows, you cannot just make crime and incompetency go away by not talking about it. For instance, Sweden is clearly unwilling to tackle issues affecting the general population. There is a housing crisis, a healthcare crisis (the last time I wanted to see a GP, I had to wait a staggering three months!), and a migrant crime crisis, but nobody in power gives a fuck. Instead, the government is plastering ads all over the country encouraging women to apply for the armed forces or pursue career paths like becoming a sea captain. I wish I was making this up. I know that the situation in many other Western countries is not much better.
So, what is the obvious conclusion if you have an IQ of at least a bit over 100 and you realize that your government does not want to tackle real problems but is all-too-happy to waste money on utter bullshit? The obvious conclusion is that you stack up on food because if the proverbial sh*t hits the fan, you can rest assured that your government will not be able to help you. They’d be much more inclined to issue press releases about racist white males who have been hoarding food at home and who are now directly responsible for starving women, children, and migrants. With such a pretense, prepping would quickly be declared a criminal activity as well as a crime against humanity. How dare you evil, bigoted Nazi violate the human rights of women, children, and poor, poor unaccompanied brown-skinned minors who look middle-aged by stockpiling food! How dare you! Remember, the “argument by how-dare-you” was good enough for Greta Thunberg and the United Nations. It will be good enough to prosecute you bigots.
As a practical tip, if you’re really paranoid about the incompetency and the level of pure evil of government, I’d recommend that you don’t go to Costco and buy food for hundreds of dollars with your credit card. Instead, pay in cash. If you live in a literally cash-free society like Sweden, at least break up your trips. It is also possible to divide a single shopping trip into separate purchases. Just tell the cashier that you want to pay for everything up this point, and have the rest put on a separate receipt. Everything is traceable in a cash-free society and if I ran a corrupt, incompetent, and evil government that is not at all interested in fighting a virus pandemic, I’d first look for people who made a lot of big purchases at grocery stores, have the police pay them a visit, and force them to hand over their stockpile.
In the West, the government is the enemy. They are not going to help you because to them, you, the tax-paying (white) male, are the enemy. This does not just apply to Covid-19, though. Prepping is just common sense. Just keep a low-profile. You are doing it right when nobody in your social circle even knows that you are prepping. If anyone brings up the topic, pretend that you’ve never even heard the term “prepping” and maybe even state that it doesn’t seem to make sense because you trust in the government taking care of you if a crisis breaks out. Pretending to be an idiot is a great defense. Furthermore, you can bet that your “friends” will come knocking in the case of a food shortage and try to guilt-trip you into giving them your food, preferably for free because, of course, they would totally do the same for you if the situation was reversed. No doubt about it.
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