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Thursday, September 24, 2015
I just got done reading another article about some mansion with a bomb shelter in the basement. For the elite, a bomb shelter is becoming as common as wine cellars. For those who can't their own bomb shelter, there are companies that will whisk you away to their private disaster shelter deep underground. They have all the amenities of high end condos, but with better security, filtered air, and no view.
In a read disaster situation, I can imagine how things would play out. Take the personal shelter. It might work great for a fairly light weight disaster -a bit of civil unrest after a hurricane for example. The rich guy ducks into his shelter for a few days and comes back out when his private security company says the coast is clear.
In a real end of civilization event I wonder what's to prevent the security guy from putting his own family in the shelter and shooting the rich dude. The only allegiance to the rich guy is money. In a life or death situation, what good is money?
The group shelter sounds like a nightmare to me. Imagine a hundred extremely papered and entitled people who are used to being the top dog. The internal politics of such a shelter would be brutal -all chiefs and no little Indians. That does not bode well for a cooperative society.
Survival will tend to favor two groups, in my opinion. Those who are living a fairly isolated and self sufficient lifestyle, and small tight knit communities. Money can only do so much. It can build castles, but it can't guarantee an army of loyal knights.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.