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Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Sheeple .

"You might wonder why someone like me, who has been in the business of encouraging disaster preparedness for a very long time, is so critical of people who are doing just that. It’s because they are being socially selfish – preparing themselves and the hell with everyone else.  Instead of spending time and energy making changes that would benefit the larger community, in their very narrow focus of loyalty they are more concerned about themselves."

Valarie McEwan





14 comments:

  1. I wonder if Ms McEwan would care to explain to me why the bloody hell I should take my time and my very limited income and spend them on the greater good of a community whose biggest worry is whether or not their favorite team is going to the play-offs. Nope. Guess I will continue to be a selfish old woman and see to it that my family is safe and warm and fed. Kicking my soapbox back into the corner now.

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    1. It's very bizarre, isn't it? About all I can figure is that these are people who have had any sense of individuality bred out of them. They're drones, serving the King and Queen bees up in D.C. No concept of self determination, no thought of personal responsibility. It's sad and sickening at the same time.

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    2. vicki,
      how many times have classes and other information and teaching sessions been posited or actually brought into being and NO ONE came?
      there are those who have no desire and no motivation. they are plentiful.
      you can beat a dead horse for days and it will still never move again.
      miss mcewan knows that there a many programs already in place including fema, among others. that is where the taxes go.

      it is financially impossible for individuals to supply everyone.
      only God can do that.
      i have no idea what mcewan was thinking when she made that irrational statement.
      may God bless us with enough to provide for our own and may we learn to keep our mouths shut about our stored goods.
      don't even tell your kids.
      loose lips sink ships!!

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    3. She works for a company that goes around "consulting" at colleges and universities concerning emergency preparedness. So, the idea of people doing it on their own, without the services of her business, breaks her rice bowl. I expect she was trying to show how it's only moral to survive if you pay her consulting fees.

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  2. We raise sheep for their hand spinning wool and as shepherds, we know exactly what you are talking about. Sheeple, just like real sheep will be led to the slaughter. I know the bible separates people into sheep and goats.....but sheeple are neither.

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    1. I get really tired of sheeple. I also get really tired of writing big tax checks to pay for the largesse the government hands out to keep them in line.

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  3. To hell with the larger community. If they are more concerned with celebrities, fashion or sports teams, then they deserve what they get. Everyone has two hands and a head on their shoulders. It's up to them to use it. Ever since I woke up, I've been trying to inform people of what's really going on but half the time it's falling on deaf ears. People just don't care... they are so docile.

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    1. Kamyria, You are among good company here. I doubt there's anyone who visits here regularly who would not echo those sentiments. (Except Trolls, and I don't put up with them)

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  4. It seems I should know this writer, but I don't. At one time I tried to convince people that I knew that preparedness was important but it fell on deaf ears. Some of them have distanced themselves from me. Oh well. I've come to the realization that society cannot be saved despite my "community involvement". So the focus is on my family only. Call me selfish all you want, I plan to have a chair to sit in when the music stops.--Troy

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  5. Troy, see the link on the post dated Thursday March 26. You'll remember her then.

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  6. I don't think either extremes are the right response for preparedness, rather I think you need to prepare for your own family first and also begin to gather the community to make sustainable/survivable changes. Find out who has what skills: nurses, doctors, medical training like EMTs, carpentry, cooking, etc. plus figure out a communication system so you know what is coming. You are not going to change the world or the entire community for that matter but you can gather those close to you for common goals. If you trace it back, one family standing alone never works out as well as a community (village, settlement, etc.) You just have to know who is who and which ones to watch.

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    1. Kathy, that's a philosophy a lot of survivalists and preppers follow. In my case, I find people that would fit in and who have something to offer, and I recruit them. You have to sort through a lot of dross to find that one pearl, though. I have made efforts to find pre-existing groups that I could fit in to, but that has never worked well for me. More than anything else, I don't want to give up any control.

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    1. Maybe I need to take a blood pressure pill, though. I'm going to stroke out one of these days , Rob.

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