Sunday, May 25, 2008
This article was FRONT PAGE LEAD STORY on msnbc.com yesterday.
I was less than impressed. As I first started to read the article I thought, wow, brave journalist. By the time I finished the article I had the impression that the author was only slightly mocking these "survivalists". Just using the perjorative "survivalist", meaning some nut living in a "bunker" in the woods with stores of rice, beans, and ammunition, was meant to belittle these folks. Still, the sad fact is there are now thousands of thoughtful (and some not so thoughtful) people across American that have begun to take responsibility for providing for themselves.
Can you imagine the politically correct backlash if the author were to treat the Amish or Mennonite communities as whack job "survivalists"? After all, these folks shun most (but not all) of America's petroleum based convenience technology. They grow their own food, make their own clothes, pay their bills, provide for their children, and refuse welfare, social security, food stamps. What a bunch of whackos, huh?
We should all be so whacky,
Yours for a better world,
Mentatt (at) yahoo (d0t) com
Posted by The Short Story Man at 1:09 PM