JWR, Hugh, SurvivalBlog Readers,
In case you haven’t noticed, our 2nd Amendment rights are being stripped before our very eyes. As uncomfortable as it was, I chose to participate in the local pro-gun side of the recent #MarchforOurLives protest on March 24, 2018. The only thing more disappointing than the turn-out for “our” side was the complete absence of any members of my circle of preppers.
I’m not sure when it became the apparent modus operandi of so many in the self-reliance and prepper movements to stop participating in chances to voice our opinions and stand in the here and now to fight for our rights. For some, it has become much easier to rationalize that nothing can be done to right the ship, retreat to their mental or physical hidey-holes, caress their firearms and dehydrated food, and wait for the collapse. If we are to have any hope for the future, that must change.
The 800 pound Gorilla
While it is much easier to fight the hypothetical enemy of the future, where we get to control the imaginary scenarios, we must stand toe to toe with the 800 pound gorilla standing before us in the present. To prepare for the worst outcome of a situation without first making every effort to prevent it from happening is absolute madness. Placing a coffin and a trauma kit at the bottom of a 200 foot tall waterfall before you jump is preparing for an eventuality. Not jumping over the waterfall in the first place is the epitome of reason.
As a Christian and a prepper, I believe the time has come to start putting as much effort into preventing what we are preparing for as we do preparing for it. Being martyred on your front porch while resisting gun confiscation is too little, too late. I implore all who suffer the delusion that this will all pass without affecting you: Get out there, make your voices heard, and stand in the face of those who would prefer you dead or enslaved.
“I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.”-Revelations 3:1-3