Prepping has come a long way in the past two - three years. When many of us first started in this "movement" prepping was an unfamiliar term. It was misunderstood and those of us who were into it were pretty much looked upon as a bit "odd". When you tried to talk to others about what you were doing you were most likely met with a blank stare or a rolling of the eyes as if to say "What a nut job!" Funny how things change in the face of a depression some would say is as bad or possibly worse than the Great Depression in the 1930's.
It seems that prepping has now become mainstream. Heck there are even television shows about preparedness and survival. On the local radio stations you now hear commercials for storeable foods and "survival seed vaults". Even FEMA warns us that we should be prepared for emergencies. They tell us we should all have storeable food put away, water stored, and has even put out a list of things you should have on hand just in case of an emergency. I found this one especially informative.
Folks, we are in some troublesome times. On one hand you have all this mainstream attention to being prepared and on the other hand you have now all become potential domestic terrorists. You didn't know that?
The FBI ,in August of this year, issued a bulletin to Military Surplus Stores which included the buying bulk supplies of MRE's and even using cash to make purchases as possible terrorist activity which should be reported to authorities. Think I'm kidding? Read this FBI Bulletin .
And now I have come across this. The following is a quote from Stewart Rhodes, of OathKeepers “A fellow veteran contacted me concerning a new and disturbing development. He had been utilizing a Mormon cannery near his home to purchase bulk food supplies. The man that manages the facility related to him that federal agents had visited the facility and demanded a list of individuals that had been purchasing bulk food. The manager informed the agents that the facility kept no such records and that all transactions were conducted on a cash-and-carry basis."
Think about that. Think about the implications. How is it that buying foods to help your family survive in these times that many of us know are coming? Are we now targets because we choose to prepare for uncertain times? Terrorists? How did this happen? How did we come so far down this tyrannical road? We are now seeing the beginning of what some of us have seen coming for a long time. And it seems to me that the "powers that be" are starting to worry about those of us who have chosen this prepping lifestyle. Those of us who have made a decision to live more independently and choose to care for ourselves and our families rather than depend on our government to do it for us. Now we are being considered potential terrorists for these actions.
The growth of the prepper movement into the mainstream seems to have become large enough to make "them" understand that we KNOW that things are bad and bound to get worse. It also seems to me that they are now worried about the fact that we DO know. Please read this article that came out just this week. Can you see the potential for disaster?
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