The Democratic Underground Thread Of The Day
The Democratic Underground Thread Of The Day: Ah, there’s no better way to start the day than to read about what the whackos at the Democratic Underground are talking about. It’s almost like some sort of bizarre version of the “Real World” featuring insane people who aren’t alllowed to take their meds. Today, on the Democratic Underground, the paranoia is getting out of control in a thread called, “If things get Really Bad…what’ll you do, and when?”…
AlienGirl: “If things get Really Bad…what’ll you do, and when? This is a repost of something I posted in the Meeting Room, that I don’t think got enough attention. I’d like to hear others’ thoughts about what to do, and when, if things get Really Bad
What to do, when to do it. My plan has always been to get out while there’s time. I’ve had a bug-out bag packed and at the ready for years. I have a network of people ready to get out, ready to help me get out. If all else fails I’m arranging to have a safe place in the woods where (I hope) I could hole up.
And when? Recently I was talking to an expert in fascism and I asked her what signal to look for. She replied, “When dissenters are being rounded up, declared enemy combatants, and put in a parallel justice system.” I said I wanted the signal that comes *just before* that one, and she suggested that the recent round-up of Middle Easterners in CA was that signal. So I’ve started sending out feelers along my network, to see what people are doing.
What point would I sock it in and kill myself? I’m not sure I would…I’m a writer, and I guess I see it as my duty to record what happens, *whatever* happens, so that future people will know.
(Now you know just how paranoid I am!)
Terwilliger: Stick it out, AlienGirl. We’ll get to ya and bring you to the California Free Zone! In the meantime, stock up on dried fruit.
Dissenter: “Yes…stay anf fight. But not from your own home. That’s the first place that they come for you. If you own guns…you’re already on their sh*t list. They’ll round up those things first…or you, whichever comes first.”
(in another post in the thread) “The question is…Will you have TIME to get out of the cities. My theory is that when “it” happens it will be sudden and done in such a manner that it will trap 75-80% of the population in cities. That’s all they need.
When it does happen, it will happen under the guise of a “terrorist” attack and thus martial law will be declared. Under martial law…if you are caught outside your house…you CAN be shot on site and therefore many people will freak out and not want to risk “running for the hills”. As this happens, roadblocks and roaming patrols will ensue thus making escape risky. Note I said “risky” not impossible.
Now, if you have safe havens where you can flee too, that’s good but you have to be there before the proverbial doodoo hits the fan. Its going to be rough and it will take determination to reach your safety point…not to mention getting any love ones to follow you…
Tyler Durden: “My Bug-Out backup plan has been in place since 1972. I figured Nixon was the power elite’s first attempt at declaring a Caesar, so since then I’ve had sleeping bags, medical kits, extra topical (and when I can get it, oral) antibiotics, mess kits, and weapons. As for where the hidey-hole is, that’s my business; I’m not telling, but here’s a hint: Red Maple Leaf. I’ve always figured that the time would come; history seems to insist on it, and the only thing I need will be a couple of day’s dehydrated food and transport (the hidey-hole has non-freezable dry stuff).
If you find me, DO NOT attempt to charge the gate: I would definitely recommend against it. If we can let you in, we will.
“Paranoia is just life on a finer scale.” “It’s not whether or not you’re paranoid, it’s whether you’re paranoid ENOUGH.” (Two quotes from the EXCELLENT film, “Strange Days.” Katherine Bigelow is one of my HEROES.)”
There’s more of this sort of thing in the thread as well….