The Need to Be Ready is More Critical Now Than Ever

Avatar Gaye Levy  |  Updated: October 20, 2020
The Need to Be Ready is More Critical Now Than Ever

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A constant topic of conversation in my household has to do with frustration and discontentment over the lack of change in our economy, government, and life in general these past few years.  If anything, things are worse now than they were three years ago.

Hidden from the public spin are the multitudes still being laid off from their jobs and the many folks that are barely getting by, quietly sitting by the sidelines of life because they have no other choice.  I see it, of course, because I look and I ask questions.

But for the most part, I see a widening chasm of the haves and the have nots.  Neither side seems willing to look each other in the face, eyeball to eyeball.  Call it embarrassment, call it fear, or call it ambivalence.  Whatever it is, it makes me sad while at the same time compels me to hunker down and dig in with my preps and my survival skills.  A storm is brewing and it will not be pretty.

In todays blast from the near past, I share an article I wrote asking whether it will take a revolution to affect change.  The article still applies today – perhaps even more so.

Preparing for Civil Unrest



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6 Responses to “The Need to Be Ready is More Critical Now Than Ever”

  1. when the country gets to the point there will be no more republicans elected to the WH, and the citizens wont do anything for themselves, hubby and i are going to leave the country. What is the point of going through not being able to worship my GOD, or even live day to day without being crucified, and no one cares, nor will they help you. with more than 800 FEMA camps set up, our country in a police state with all the brutality coming form the left, its almost at that point now. to hell with hiding in a basement, waiting for them to invade and kill us.

  2. I thought this was interesting: Sharon left a comment on your other article saying she sincerely hopes that things do not decay into anarchy, and then – without knowing it – she goes on to describe how people should embrace anarchy in their everyday lives.

    Imho, people such as Sharon would do well to read three of my favorite articles on the internet:

    What Is Anarchy?


    Why I Am a Panarchist


    Ending Tyranny Without Violence


    “Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces.” – Étienne de La Boétie, Discourse of Voluntary Servitude.

    … Someday.

    Now pardon me, I have some snow to shovel.

  3. I meet with a group of old soldiers a few times a month to chat and share observations. In other words, to have BS sessions. They all agreed that short of not repayment of our bonds, there is no hope of bringing the US back to “good times”. Ask yourself, If you were King right now. Anything you wanted to happen would happen, what could you do to bring us back?

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