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Self sufficiency is a myth...

Permanent Linkby the48thronin on Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:46 pm

I see lot's of discussion of Doomesteads and how to survive the coming Zombie Hordes, but let's think a minute. Unless you are situated in the farthest reaches of wilderness, the chances are almost NONE that you will be alone or confronted by Zombie Hordes out to loot your doomstead.

So what does a crashing world economy and peak oil brought about collapse of the status quo really mean?

To plan for the future, you must first study the past. Oh yes you can tell me about Christmas Island, but the situation there is without parallel here unless as I stated before you are in the farthest reaches of wilderness. So what can we learn from past collapses of order.. ( yes we are talking a collapse of order).

As the global economy ( really an attempt at global rule disguised as trade and economic activity) collapses, you the reader will not likely find yourself in a chaos state, as each level of government is lost or overturned, a more localized government will be standing in power waiting for it's chance to exercise more power over you.

Think for a minute, we westerners consider Somalia to be in chaos, but there are in fact governing groups everywhere warring with each other for supremacy. There are no Doomesteads of self sufficient doomers waiting for the zombie hordes, there are small groups being overrun or oppressed by neighboring groups with more power. This is the future you face, not standing alone against the horde, standing with a group of like minded citizens trying to retain some order that respects your belief structure. That group will be your government, whether you call it gang, tribe, community, county sheriff, or patriarch.

So when you prep, worrying about the basic food necessities means nothing unless you worry about the dissolution of governance and try to identify and insure your respect inside what ever group will claim control of the place you make your stand.

The number of bullets you own might be far less important than the number of books you own. The skills to raise sustenance and space to do it will always be subject to some community rules, you better plan on making yourself a space in that community or the zombies wont be zombies, they will be the local gendarme making sure your resources are used to preserve the standards of the county/tribe/gang that controls your area.

Studying governance, and teaching respect for equality of neighbors might do more to preserve your existence than learning how to make low volume explosives from household chemicals.

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