From this guy:
“[Preppers] are not the ones who are causing shortages of anything. It’s the mental midgets and digital deadbeats who have been face-down in social media slop – buried in political bullshit and being led around by their clickmasters – instead of learning to look at life realistically, assessing options for an uncertain future and then pre-planning accordingly, that are to blame.”
Without sounding like a closeted Lefty: I don’t know a single person who has been panic-buying and rushing from store to store like a maniac, looking for toilet paper.
Let me rephrase that. Everyone I know has had pretty much all they need to survive a couple-three weeks of enforced isolation without having to buy anything more than a few products, none in “bulk”.
Long, long ago I made the following statement:
“I don’t just want gun rights. I want everything that goes along with it: individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance, self-restraint and civic responsibility… I want the whole bloody thing.”
Nowadays, the “self-reliance” part of that statement is more relevant than ever, and if I’ve done even a little to foster that, then it’s job done.