It’s my right! I have a right!! We have rights!! Rights. It is an often used word but what is a right?? What are OUR actual rights? With the dumbing down of this nation, I suspect that, per capita, more naturalized citizens know the answers than natural born citizens. We are going to be discussing civics. We dove into a little Locke and came to a fresh understanding of rights and privileges and the differences between. When you want to discuss the Constitution or government overreach, it pays to have some facts and understanding, I have found. Also, we explore the ongoing topic that relates to a central theme of mine-FEAR. We began looking at how fear, disinformation, and cynicism lead so many preppers and liberty lovers down the paths to mockery and irrelevance. So join me, Chris, only on The Preppers Poitin Hour as we share a glass of cheer and philosophize and pontificate this Monday night at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central at prepperbroadcasting.com. Slainte! Listen to this show in player below!
This past Monday I was inspired to do my show on things that I have seen on forum boards with increasing frequency. I am seeing people who call themselves preppers who display an astonishing amount of base behavior that does not lend itself well to the furthering of the movement nor to the ideas of prepping and survival.
I am seeing more and more people who display a superior tone in their online postings and want to be judgmental of others without knowing anything about them. These are a small but vocal minority of people who seem to have insecurity and ego issues that cause them to seek out the forum boards to chest thump, bully, and berate. These are people that, frankly, are not showing good coping skills or socialization skills and I wonder about their mental preps.
Then I see the posts from the bloodthirsty and selfish. These are people that have the mentality that because they have secured a life raft, then others have no business on it. How sad. These are people who say that they will meet people coming to them for a cup of rice with a bullet. How charitable. Then there are those who profess a love of liberty but advocate a return to slavery, though they may euphemistically couch it in any number of ways? Welcome to the Sudanese States of America, folks!
Finally, I talked about those preppers that seem to WANT calamities to happen. These are people who WANT to save themselves and save the world to re-make in their own image. They want to be a messiah. This messianic complex is understandable but disturbing, nonetheless.
The vast majority of the prepping community is not like this at all. They are folks of varied walks of life and with many things to offer that seek to fellowship and learn with other likeminded people. They are being tarred with the same brush as those with the superiority and messianic complexes because they do not have the heart to chide these selfish people publicly.
Being a prepper does not make one superior to others, it simply makes one better prepared! Listen to this show in player below!
This show may have ruffled a few feathers in chat before our host Chris had his chance to explain the idea of fringe preppers being the voice of the majority. I believe he was dead on. Who knows the actual percentage of preppers that are main stream with the simple goal of independence and self reliance of hoping for the best and preparing for the worst? What I do know is the number is quite high. Unfortunately, it is those on the fringe, the smaller number with the loudest voice, often times portraying preppers as the gun toting rebels looking forward to confrontation whatever it may be.
Personally I believe that preppers as a whole should be a bit more outspoken as to why they prepare, their real concerns and sharing with others their reasons for prepping. Let the main stream prepper community not hide what they do and why but announce it, and be the voice. In doing so media would be forced to portray us as we actually are. Everyday people concerned for their families, there country and their future. Listen below to this episode of “Preppers Poitin Hour”
During the show, Chris asks the question, “How mainstream can prepping get?” Can Preppers coalesce into an actual social movement that can affect the course of the nation? Could Preppers take a page from the Libertarians and their Free State and Liberty Projects, and create Prepper friendly enclaves and communities within certain regions that has an impact on the local economy, politics, and the community at large? How could these Prepper-topias come about? Is it even in our best interests to consider such grandiose ideas?
Chris will finish the show with a continuation of the discussion on silver as it relates to prepping. He will talk about his method for tracking his silver purchases and open the floor up to questions.
As a bonus, Chris had Carborendum, of APN fame, on as a guest to lend his knowledge and insights on the viability of Prepper mainstreaming and Prepper communities.
The debut of American Prepper’s Radios newest show, Prepper’s Poitin Hour. Are you outraged at the dictatorial approach to private property that seems to be growing. are you prepared for the collapse of the US dollar? Do you invest in silver as an inflation hedge? Listen in player below as Chris discusses the implications of President Obama’s resource nationalization executive order and the importance of silver in your preps. Slainte!
Many of you know RedHorse_Ronin from American Preppers Network for the many informative articles he has posted and more still from this network and the shows he has been a guest on. His education, formally, and in real life experience is obvious. I believe it fair to say you can not read a post from Chris or listen to him without coming away with a better understanding or a fresh, maybe brighter light on topic discussed.
I could write for an hour and not cover all the positives that RedHorse_Ronin has to offer and I don’t have to. Why? Because RedHorse_Ronin has agreed to do a live broadcast every Monday to share his thoughts, and experiences with those that listen in.
“The Prepper’s Poitin Hour”, join your host Chris as he talks about all things prepping, politics, disaster management, and maybe some humor. Controversial? Maybe. Intrigueing? Potentially. Thought provoking? Hopefully. Useful? Always. Chris will bring his decades of eclectic military and civilian experience to the table as he sips the poitin with you and waxes poetic on prepping. Slainte!
We hope you will join us and give Chris your support. I have no doubts you will be glad you did.
Monday 3/26/2012 7:00pm/Est. 6:00pm/Ct. 5:00pm/Mt. 4:00pm/Pt., right here on American Preppers Radio!