Some people like to think that politics is just that and there are no real life consequences. Many people are duped into thinking that both sides are equally bad so I might as well try and save my pocketbook by voting in the "conservatives". Well we showed you yesterday that the former is a myth and it doesn't take much to realize that he latter is also a myth!
The right wing is out claiming victims again. The right wing hate cabal of talk radio sqwaukers from the national guys like Beck, Limbaugh and a bunch of C - list screamers, to the local haters Sykes, Belling ,McKenna. All of the gaggle of goons, preaching their hate and fear, are finally getting their listeners to pay attention.
As the New York Times noted, there is a big(well relatively big)"prepper" movement sweeping the US.
Whats a "prepper":
Yes they are prepared for "anything", but what is their motivation to devote their life to this anyway?
NYC Preppers Network is an Emergency Preparedness group for city dwellers that are concerned with preparing for disasters. Some of us don’t live in a home, have garages, wells, basements or attics to store our survival gear in. Most of us live in apartments. City occupants face a different set of challenges. Space, Food Storage, Water, Security, Sanitation, Evacuation Routes & many other issues are of a great concern for city dwellers. NYC Preppers Network will work to solve these issues by teaching, sharing, & learning. The group is also the NYC affiliate of American Preppers Network (APN) on the national level.
That's easy enough - the Barackalypse!
At the Self Reliance Expo, the prospect of a second Obama term is seen as both a catastrophe and an opportunity. "There's a lot of people I talk to who say, 'Depending on what happens in the election, I'm going to buy some body armor,'" says Derek Williams, president of the Salt Lake City-based company Amendment II. Its Centurian children's tactical vest costs $499. "If the economy falls apart, people don't have food. People who are looking for food, they're gonna have their guns with them. People want body armor so they can protect themselves."
Ever wonder where they get such ideas?
Tony Tangalos, the Phoenix-based host of The Prepper Patch,, believes Obama is expediting the arrival of the Islamic Antichrist. He's planning on establishing "Christian Transition Villages" in western Arizona "for people who believe that we may be close to experiencing some dramatic man-made or naturally occurring changes in our world."
Paranoid "Preppers" have to be proud though, one of their own recently made the news!
No wonder Owen liked her. However we will never know the how much of an effect her paranoid delusional thinking had on her son.
The mother of Adam Lanza, the gunman who killed 20 children and six adults in one of America’s worst ever school massacres, was a “survivalist” preparing for economic and social collapse, it has emerged.
According to reports, Nancy Lanza was a so-called 'prepper', a part of the survivalist movement which urges individuals to prepare for the breakdown of society by training with weapons and hoarding food and other supplies.
“She prepared for the worst,” her sister-in-law Marsha Lanza told the Chicago Sun-Times.
“Last time we visited her in person, we talked about prepping – are you ready for what could happen down the line, when the economy collapses?”
Case study # 2 takes us to Alabama....Where Jimmy Lee Dykes recently shot a school bus driver and took a 5 year old hostage. The thing is he didn't just take the 5 year old boy hostage, he really took him hostage:
The bunker in which Dykes holed up was four feet underground. He equipped it with electricity and was said to possibly have weeks of supplies stored. Negotiators communicated to him through a ventilation pipe. Because of the risk of tornadoes in this part of Alabama, bunkers are a relative fixture on the landscape.Today after a 5 day standoff, the FBI raided the bunker and killed Dykes and saved the child. Thank Goodness for that, but what would motivate a Vietnam Veteran from the Navy to do such a horrible thing?
He was a loner who allegedly lost contact with an adult daughter years ago, according to people who lived near him. The sounds of conservative talk radio filled his home and fed his anti-government attitudes, locals said.
The codewords and dog whistles worked into the speeches and radio shows worked perfectly, get the base riled up then when you cross the line, wash your hands!
Until we can break this vicious cycle, these problems are going to get worse!
Here in Wisconsin, what are we doing to fix this problem.
Actually exacerbating the problem....and badly!
By the way in case you are wondering where these crazies are getting their< obamaisgoingtotakeyourgunsandeverythingyouownandputyouinjailforworkinghard info?
It is time to start holding these people accountable for their hate speech and paranoia preaching!