Need a good reason to prep? I have three really good ones. There are probably hundreds of reasons people prep but there are three critical reasons that you need to be prepping now. For starters there is an increasing sentiment in the United States that we are now entering or already in a Second Civil War. Though this idea is shared by many in the prepping community, this is not an idea shared only by a fringe element. Increasingly more mainstream people with a national reach are voicing this very idea. For instance conservative radio talk show host Dennis Prager has recently written a column, which is gaining a lot of attention, entitled, “America’s second Civil War.” In this piece he states,” Americans are more divided morally, ideologically and politically today than they were during the Civil War. For that reason, just as the Great War came to be known as World War I once there was World War II, the Civil War will become known as the First Civil War when more Americans come to regard the current battle as the Second Civil War.”
Mr. Prager goes on to say that though thus far it has been largely nonviolent, there is no guarantee it will stay that way. As this war continues on groups are beginning to act out by breaking windows, burning buildings, destroying vehicles and lighting them on fire, and brutally beating people that they disagree with. These tactics may continue to escalate and some have suggested that these riots are going to move out from the larger cities and into more rural communities. One thing is clear and that is if these riots continue to escalate law enforcement will be overwhelmed. If they do indeed move into smaller towns police officers there will be able to do little more than watch.
If tensions do indeed continue to ratchet up, and I think there is a good chance they will, protecting your family is going to be your responsibility. If there is a physical civil war the odds of law enforcement being able to help you will be slim.
To continue down the path of war, tensions between nations have been building as well. China is building islands in the South China Sea. This area of the South China Sea is disputed territory and China is not building these islands as some sort of vacation get away, these islands are militarized. ISIS is still alive and has operative spread throughout the world to include right here in the United States. Former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev recently told Time Magazine that, “Politicians and military leaders sound increasingly belligerent and defense doctrines more dangerous.” He also said that, “It all looks like the world is preparing for war.”
The third reason for preparing is economic disaster. We are about to hit $20,000,000,000,000 (that’s 20 trillion) U.S. Debt. This of course does not include unfunded liabilities. In June of 2016 the U.S. Had unfunded liabilities over $100 trillion. If that’s not bad enough, according to David Perdu a junior U.S. senator from Georgia when the fed raised interest rates 0.25% that an additional $50 billion dollars annually, added to U.S. Debt. If rates continue to rise as they should, the U.S. Will be unable to service its debt. Federal direct revenue for 2017 is expected to be $3.6 trillion dollars while federal expenditures are expected to top $4.15 trillion. I am no financial expert but this sounds like a government in trouble and headed for its own version of the Zimbabwe meltdown. By now everyone has heard the Wiemar Republic story of a woman with a wheelbarrow full of money going to buy a loaf of bread only to have it stolen, (not the money, just the wheel barrow). The story may not be real but the idea behind it is. In Zimbabwe everyone is a millionaire and everyone is broke.
A financial collapse here would be devastating. With tensions already high here, shortages of food and supplies would make for a serious powder keg. You are going to need some way to feed your family and keep them safe. The majority of the U.S. Population is used to going to the local grocer or mega mart and picking what they need when they need it. When that is no longer an option and they have no supplies, no idea how to grow their own food or procure it by hunting or gather, they will be looking at you.
These are some very powerful reasons to take a second look at prepping. Those people you thought were off their rocker might actually be pretty securely fastened to that chair and though there are no guarantees that you will be ready for the unforeseen you will definitely have a better chance.