So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Of Bug Out Bags and Moats
Every now and then these sorts of articles pop up. We have Wall Street advisors recommending guns and bug out bags.
Then we have the rich putting in moats, of all things.
Now I've got nothing against being prepared. It makes sense to be able to be able to take of one's self and one's family. More is going on here than simply being prepared.
Maybe it's guilt? Those Wall Street folks have much to answer for. They've profited while most people have suffered. Maybe it's fear? Justifiable fear even?
A moat, however, brings it to another level entirely. The symbolism is telling. They will wall themselves up in their castles, raise the drawbridge, and keep the peasants with torches at bay. That's the thinking of a king. Personally, I've never had much use for kings, real or imagined.
We have a class of people who've isolated themselves from the rest of the population. They don't know how “normal” people live. Ignorance breeds fear.
The fearful build moats, armories, gated communities, and have private armies of security guards. The guilty do too.
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.