Been doing some interesting reading on Facebook today.
I'm a little overwhelmed by how many of my intelligent, resourceful, educated and common-sense filled friends are more or less preparing for an economic apocalypse, a bloody revolution or a zombie plague.
And the more I've been noticing the insanity happening around this country, the more I wonder if I should hop on their wagon, because things are getting scary.
Fire departments are letting houses burn down because the owners didn't pay a fee. That is a perfect representation of the future with privatized-everything. I am terrified.
Everyone seems to be talking about having access to clean water, farmable land and guns. Lots of guns.
I am a pacifist. I really am.
But if it came to war here? I'll learn how to shoot a gun. We're fortunate in that many of our relatives have guns and land, along with friends who I am certain would welcome us. I'm good at the whole kid rearing thing overall and I'm a teacher at heart, and that would be useful for educating the next generation if it comes down to it.
I like to think that we're a long ways off from that place, but sometimes I really wonder. I look at my sons face and wonder how long before things get much worse here. All the signs are there.
I remain faithful, and hopeful, but I think I need to prepare for any possibility in order to protect my family.
What are your thoughts?