I am a sheepdog that is very aware and nervous about the way things are progressing. I have been a prepper for a while. It’s a side effect of my upbringing and career.
I have been researching whether it is realistic and feasible for me to relocate to the American Redoubt. I am a black American, although I am really just an American like you! I see a lot that I like, however I am worried that a black man (light skinned, but still, LOL) would not be generally welcome in that region and/or have to be constantly on guard because of a heavy presence of neo-nazi groups and other racist. Is this a false worry? Please answer me candidly. I am not offended by plain straight talk. I prefer it!
I have raised my children to understand the situation in our country, as well as how to live by the Golden Rule, humility and when to shoot.
God has been shielding me a great deal in the past and lately, and I cannot ignore his voice urging me to be ready for a near crisis.
Thank you for your time. – F.M.J.
JWR Replies: I’ll pray that your planned upcoming move goes well. I have seen no “…heavy presence of neo-nazi groups”. That is a myth perpetuated by the media. The most vocal neo-nazis were run out of town in Hayden Lake, Idaho 13 years ago.
The per capita number of haters is no greater in the Redoubt than in the other western states. In my experience, people here are judged by their politics and religious affiliations more than they are their skin color. If you are a conservative, then you’d certainly be welcome here.
White, Black, Yellow, and Brown people people who drive a Prius or Volvo slathered with liberal slogan bumper stickers are the ones who get razzed here.