Friday, June 03, 2011
Is America heading for trouble?
There are a few which lean to the guns and beans survivalists side that I still check out once in awhile, especially those written with a Christian worldview. These are the cream of the crop writers who keep their ear to the ground about what is going on in the world as well as having a very large following of long time readers involved in the site. (What I find interesting is how many of those sites at one time were either set up by people in law enforcement or had a large following of cops!)
Anyhoo... with everything going on in the world these days, I decided to check my rss feed for one of the most famous sites (I think I had over 150 unread posts!). Here I was, sitting in front of the computer just reading and scrolling and scrolling and reading when a post title jumped out at me and for a moment... caused a gasp and a click to take me to the site and read the post in full.
This particular man wrote a book in the 1990s called Patriot:s: Surviving the Coming Collapse... a novel about America in the midst of a complete social breakdown (it has since been completely updated but I have not read that version). It's a fascinating, scary, informative, strange sort of story that I found hard to get out of my mind. Not really well written from an English Class standpoint (most first novels are rather choppy) but I could not put it down. I don't even remember who I gave my copy to years ago...
The post that caused such a shock... the one I should have seen coming... was reminding his readers of his warnings to move out of the big cities NOW! Here is the last paragraph of that reminder post:
If you feel convicted to move, then don't hesitate. Move soon, so that you will have time to settle in and develop a large garden, livestock, orchards, and other key resources for self-sufficiency. Trust in God's providence.
In all the years I've read this site (albeit only off and on these past few years), I've only heard him say people should have a plan to leave the cities should there be a cause for concern. He has long written that he believes there is coming a collapse in the U.S. and that it will be caused by many small events rather than one huge event most people think could happen.
He has strongly recommended readers live in an area where they can grow a garden but he has also written that he understands many people feel they must live in cities due to their employment. He would always write that he believed there would be a day when one would not be wise to live in the cities... it appears this is that day.
Personally... I believe the safest place to be for you and your family is in the center of God's Will... whether that is in a small town or city.
During my perusal of past posts (say that three times), I found a couple interesting and very practical informative posts I will link to below. Part of what makes this site so informative are the posts written by the readers, both of the following posts are written by readers...
Preparing Kids for Disasters... here*
A Key Concern and Preparedness Strategy... here*
The original small reminder post that set off my ponderings... here*
So... what are your feelings? Knowing God IS in control... do you have concerns about the future of America, the economy, food shortages, peak oil, etc?
*This is a survivalist website and blog so it does talk about guns as well as beans! However, since the owner is a Christian homeschool type dad, he tends to keep it clean of vulgarities as much as possible.
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 9:27 AM