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Preppers, Pissants, and Police

Written By: Bob - Dec• 06•12

I had a busy day at PJ Media yesterday, posting a pair of articles I hope you might find interesting.

First up is my review of this week’s episode of National Geographic Doomsday Preppers. It’s not established enough to call it a column, nor me a television critic, but I’m enjoying critiquing the show, despite all its absurdities. I have a listing of all my Preppers reviews. In general I don’t comment on my own posts at PJ Media (after all, I have my say in the articles), but I did respond to one man this week, and I wasn’t bashful.

Interestingly enough, the hard news story that posted yesterday also involves a self-styled “doomsday prepper” that was raided by multiple federal and state agencies, in what appears to be an exercise of police state power excised on the claims of an anonymous and unreliable information. Homeland Security has drive millions of dollars into local law enforcement to militarize them, leading to the absurd situation depicted here.

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  1. Doug says:

    We are all subject to this treatment because we have taken the time and spent the money to prepare.

    Where is it written that having a designated shelter, food and water is against the law??? Even if such a decree does exist SCREW THESE BASTARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Papa says:

    Well, first he was a felon-in-possession. Second, he was stupid to run his mouth about prepping.

  3. rumcrook says:

    Actually the msm repeated a clever rope a dope for the cops, they said he had commited a felony 20 years ago not that be was a felon. Could have been reduced and he could be a legitamate gun owner.

  4. Cole says:

    In those two articles Bob perfectly illustrates why no one on Doomsday Preppers is going to live. They all seem to be preparing for some grid down, Mad Max scenario. But the real danger is exemplified by those police. Militarized and using excessive force on some average citizen who had an anonymous finger pointed at him. It’s what you see in a totalitarian state. Faceless accusations lead to military police storming the house, seizing all property, and hauling off the residents to face a tribunal.

    The Left, simply put, want to be the new aristocracy. But they look at that election map and notice that their blue mega-cities are surrounded by a sea of red. A nation of dissenters. Being kings and Queens requires control. And in a nation of dissenters control requires force. While the Preppers on the show are stocking up on rain barrels and toilet paper the local, state and federal agencies are stockpiling weapons and ammunition. Militarizing their forces. Cross-training on our soil with Russian troops. All to pacify the populace. Us, the dissenters.

    As long as free men stand in their way we retain our liberties. But the Doomsday Preppers largely shows people planning on driving cross country to hide in some bunker. The juxtaposition is powerful. And frightening. Thanks Bob.

  5. Debbie says:

    There is so much talk about preppers and how crazy they are. At least they are trying to be prepared. The bottom line is everyone needs an emergency food plan. In light of the recent disasters back east I think most people now agree that some type of preparation is absolutely necessary. I recommend starting out with a basic 72 hour survival kit. The next step would be to store some water followed by a 2 week to 3 month food storage plan. Everyone should be responsible for their own emergency preparation, not the government.