Now that the prospects of a second Obama administration are hitting home, the pace of a rapid deterioration are confronting all thinking Americans. The radical transformation that is centrally planned for the economy and authoritarianism administrated by the statists that are part of the most tyrannical regime in memory, is taking place before our eyes. Falling off the cliff is more like descending into the abyss of martial law contrived to eliminate the last remnants of independent citizens. Advocating for civil liberties is treated as a criminal act and the gun culture is looked upon as the preview of a terrorist cell.

Several decades ago, the label of being a survivalist painted a prepared person as odd if not deranged. Today the “prepper” is demeaned as an enemy of the state. The Obama dependency society demands that government is the dispenser of all wants and needs. The threat to the state from a prepared population has become a primary target of the New World Order minions.

So what is so perilous about the Prepper Nation? The overt resistance to arbitrary authority is a fear that any beholden bureaucrat abhors. Combating the grievous culture, which is the federal ruthless and tyrannical government, is a crucial concern of the beltway elitists. Thus, the prepared individual is a dangerous agonist that ignores, if not resists, the best-laid plans for a controlled society.

The American Dream presents a perceptive analysis and alert in “Why Are Preppers Hated So Much?”

“In fact, it has been estimated that there are now approximately 3 million preppers in the United States alone. So now the mainstream media has decided that mocking the movement is the best strategy, and lots of “critics” and “skeptics” out there have picked up on this trend. Instead of addressing the very real issues that have caused millions of Americans to prepare for the worst, those criticizing the prepper movement attempt to put the focus on individual personalities. They try to find the strangest nutjobs they possibly can and then hold them up as “typical preppers”. The goal is to portray preppers as tinfoil hat wearing freaks that need to be locked up in the loony bin for their own personal safety and for the good of society.”

The mainstream mass media is a state endorsed first account of history writing and propaganda machine. Entertainment is now defined as a process to marginalize any movement that seeks to deal with fundamental problems in a common sense response.

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  • mesaman

    Above all else, the “preppers” showcased on TV are among the most arrogant, pompous, neanderthals presented. They rank right up there with TRU channel’s quasi-reality programs which are so transparent a seond grade school child can see through it. It’s not for viewer satisfaction, it’s for money.

    • Hilly

      Yes, that show is a “bit” over the top. They are portrayed as wacko nut jobs, and they are.
      The truth is, that anyone who stores food and water, or have safe places to go to are complete idiots. Take the victims of Katrina or hurricane Sandy, for example. I bet they all are laughing at people who stored some food and water! I bet they all laughed at people who have safe, warm, dry places to go in case of natural or man made disasters. What about the survivors of all the twisters that destroyed entire cities a while back? I bet they thought that being prepared for anything was a total waste of time.

    • DrBarbara

      Thanks, Hilly. Couldn’t be said any better. From one “prepper” to another–don’t let the libs know you have any food or water stored up or they will get the notion to redistribute! What a bunch of morons!

    • Hilly

      Yes, I own a pressure canner. Must make me an enemy of the state!

    • Fred Palombi

      I can see that you obviously did not make it through the “second” grade for not being able to spell.

    • redwolf6911

      That TV show is presenting the more extreme preppers. However, they still have some good and interesting ideas that we could learn from.

    • Hilly

      That TV show is what got me thinking about prepping in the first place. I’m not digging bunkers or spider holes in my yard (LOL), but the idea of being self sufficient, and having a plan appealed to me. I’ve been feeling more and more uneasy since oblahblah was elected in 2008. It’s nice to know that they don’t control ME, as much as they would like to.

      I wonder if they’d think that my grand parents were enemies of the state because they preserved food, had large gardens, raised their own meat, paid in cash, no credit cards, etc.

  • Hilly

    Being a prepper simply means that you have a plan for whatever life has to throw at you. Doesn’t matter if a situation occurs because of weather, disease, terrorism, government, or anything else. Will you have a safe place to stay, food to eat and water to drink? Most people don’t think about things like this. They are simply content to live with their heads in the sand, and hope they never find out what it’s like to have no food or water (think about hurricane Sandy or Katrina victims). If all of these people had been “preppers”, they wouldn’t be in the situation they are in now, waiting for the government to help them with basic needs.

    While it is true that the television series “Doomsday Preppers” does make those people seem like wackos, the truth is that everyone *should* have some food and water stashed away for hard times. They should also have a plan in case something happens that they can’t return to their homes (tornadoes are common in my area). Somewhere to meet up or go to in case they can’t go home. Tell me what is so crazy about that?
    In a nutshell, it’s called SELF RELIANCE.

    • Graywolf12

      NO! NO! NO! SELF RELIANCE is not good!!! You must be dependent on the giverment for all things. If people prepare for disasters how can FEMA come in and screw it up? Only the progressives like moore, feinstein, reid, and pelosi know what is good for the serfs. As the old saying goes “they would screw up a wet dream”.

    • noelle2013


    • nsane

      You missed the sarcasm in their post.

    • Seymour Kleerley

      You should realize that this is the “slow class” and not expect too much.

  • har82

    What I find funny about the – main stream media – freaks is that none ,,, of them even consider the fact that – NO ONE OUT HERE ,, IS GOING TO FORGET ,,, THE COMPLICITY – ,,, that they have played in all this destruction of America ,, right along with that fascist muslim trash. I wonder when ,, they will discover the fact that they ,,, are on the wrong side of all this lol.

    • Jonathan

      When the $hit hits the fan.

    • har82

      That might ,, be when they finally understand lol.

  • sandy2249

    They demonized the Tea Party and labeled them racist & radical & violent AND NEVER HAD ANY PROOF ANY OF THOSE THINGS EXISTED but they kept feeding their garbage to the American people until they believed them but the liberal protesters who were radical and destructive were labeled good everyday folks, Mom & Dad type people. If they start in on the Tea Party again Republicans all need to make sure there’s proof the media is a bunch of liars and so are democrats. I’ve never seen anyone in the Tea Party say or do anything destructive or racist and its up to us to change the label the media and democrats have branded us with and show them the real destructive protesters. We need to start DEMANDING PROOF on the air and stick it to the media and democrats in front of the American people ! I think democrats /liberal plant people in the Tea Party events to make Republicans and Tea Party people look bad or racist. If anyone at the events see people like that find out who they are and how they vote, if you get names then we can find out who these people really are and show the proof to the American people but all I’ve seen the last 4 years is Republicans setting back staying quiet instead of getting in the medias and democrats faces and calling them LIARS ! What Republicans can’t seem to understand is the media and democrats have branded all Republicans Tea Party people and we need to defend them because we all are already labeled Tea Party people, we need to keep those cameras rolling at every event and make sure the people democrats plant are also on video so we can ID them and then tell the American people they were planted by democrats. We need to start defending ourselves now !

    • Hilly

      I’ve often thought how cool would it be if congress made a law that said that television networks could only present the news as it actually happened, and not spin it one way or another. Of course, they could all have their left and right wing talk shows, just as always, but the news should be done in a totally neutral way.

    • Bob Marshall

      whistleblower publication July 2011 THE ANTI-JOURNALIST Not only do they refuse to print the truth-they attack you if you do. Publication December 2010 GEORGE SOROS AND HIS EVIL EMPIRE.George Soros has ties to 30 major news media organizations. MoveOn.Org,one of the groups funded by George Soros and his Open society institute have consistently attacked Fox News. Herb and Marion Sandler, billionaires, founded a group called Pro Publica who follows the same agenda as George Soros. If many knew the 30 news organizations under the control of Soros would they turn to another news source. Probably not. George Soros and his Open Society Institute have spent more than $9 billion to change America. George get others to spend their money while it is reported he rakes in about $1.2 billion each year. Poor George was only worth $27 billion as of 2011.

    • Bob Marshall

      Hitler once said his greatest weapon was propaganda. ” We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” William Casey CIA director (1981) Nelson Rockefeller once asked, what would it take to have control of the newspapers in America? He was told he would only have to have control of the top 25. Today, George Soros has ties to 30 major news media organizations. Few citizens seem to be aware of just who these 30 organization are today. most would be shocked if they knew because millions have been listening to and watching these media outlets for years resulting in the dumbing down of America. George didn’t stop there. George and his Open Society Institute fund 152 organizations. Soros said there will be a New World Order and it will cause America to have a different perspective. This is too good not to include. ” The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.” George Washington.

    • Seymour Kleerley

      Racist signs flourished a Tea Party rallies until even Glenn Beck and other Fox News propagandists told the folks to leave signs at home. Dressed as 18th century “patriots” with the comical tricorn hats and some with guns and muskets seems a bit scary although great fun to see.

  • Randy131

    Why would those people who prepares themselves for what they believe is the collapse of the USA, because of Obama’s destructive economic policies, as well as the crash of the US Dollar, caused by the Federal Reserve Board and Bernanke to keep printing fiat money at Obama’s request, to provide borrowed money through US Treasury Bonds, that China, Japan, the Arab countries, and everyone else are now refusing to buy, just to keep Obama’s spending binge going, be considered ‘Enemies of the State’? Because we believe in self preservation we are now considered ‘Enemies of the State’? Is it that way because Obama wants us all in the USA to become destitue and desolated when he accomplishes his hidden agenda, and those that are preparing won’t be, and will be able to stand up against a tyrannical government that will take over when that happens, with Obama at it’s head? Doesn’t anyone wonder why Obama signed so many ‘Executive Orders’ in 2012 referring to ‘Martial Law’, that gave him the authority to declare it in times of peace, for the first time in our history, when before it was only allowed in times of war? And isn’t anyone curious about all the FEMA Internment Camps that have been built all across the USA, and who they are meant for? At least the ‘Preppers’ have awoken to all this, but they’re considered ‘Enemies of the State’ now, and I wonder why?

  • fliteking

    Let’s see what our liberal neighbors think of us when they finally crash the economy and have no food.

    I swear, liberals hate and demonize everything. Imbeciles.

    • watch&see

      they are not getting my chow !

    • Seymour Kleerley

      I thought that Bush already crashed the economy!

    • Mbuts7

      The economy was screwed as soon as the social security and federal reserve act were signed

  • Tom

    1. “Preppers” in general are individualists at heart. They don’t care enough about their country, their community, or their neighbors to be a threat.
    2. This is from Veterans Today, a very Leftist rag that advocates socialism. Their defending of preppers is shaped to be part of the general effort of Marxist movements to tear down traditional culture. Keep that in mind for perspective while reading it.

  • Doc

    How dare anyone prepare for the destruction of this country. You must allow yourself to suffer with the rest of us.

  • Bob Marshall

    We don’t need the US to be like Nazi Germany but it looks like that is exactly what we are heading with four more years of Obama and his administration. Expect to see many more preppers now that Obama has four more years to destroy capitalism and weaken our military. Obama is very fortunate that what Adolf Hitler said is true.” It is fortunate for the governments that the people they administer don’t think.”

  • tt82

    Wise informed patriotic Americans that will be here after the uninformed not so wise Americans die off.

    • rags

      We can only hope!!

  • freedomringsforall

    I am sorry but i had to laugh at the dangerous (agonist).

    Come on it was funny!

    This article does not even consider:

    All the people fleeing from high taxation states are really WHAT?

    All the people taking money forward to this year are really WHAT?

    All the people renouncing their citizenship are really WHAT?

    All the federal workers that the little o just gave a raise to including the vice president and legislators and all federal workers are really WHAT?

    All the union workers that want a raise this year to also cover the little o’s tax raises are really WHAT?

    OMG we could go on and on and on for pages and books about all those weirdos prepping for little o’s H on earth that is comming.

  • reggiec

    Obama’s commandments
    1. Thou shalt not be independent of my government.
    2. Thou shalt depend upon my largess exclusively.
    3. Thou shalt abandon your God given rights
    4. Thou shalt succumb to unreasonable search and seizure.
    5. Thou shalt not prepare for anything without my permission.
    6. Thou shalt be my sheeple and obey me.
    7. Thou that be earners shall forfeit to the takers.
    8. Thou that oppose me shall be labeled terrorists.
    9. Thou shalt be disarmed so that you will be my slaves.
    10. Thou shal remember that everything is about Me, your only lord and savior

  • noelle2013

    Wise Patriots !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Being a prepper is a good thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    get prepared and go to this site
    order more then 1 months’ worth of food, buy up to 3-4 yrs worth to have on hand
    dont forget to buy NON gmo seeds to grow a garden
    NOT enemies of the state! THE FED GOVT IS THE ENEMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    its time to give this bully nanny govt the middle finger and tell them that they do NOT control your life anymore!

  • redwolf6911

    The article estimates about 3 million preppers in the US right now.I believe there will be triple that number before the end of 2013, especially considering the things Obama and his minions are doing. These folks want to be prepared and everyone needs to make some preparations. National Geographics has a show called “Doomsday Preppers”. I have picked up some interesting ideas I had not thought of. I live in Florida with Hurricanes and Tornadoes, with power outages. Need generators, food, water, cooking, and alternative bathroom capabilities. All challenges. People in other parts of the country have different needs and challenges. The way I regard preppers, is that they are self reliant, patriots, and do not want or expect the government taking care of them.

  • NObama EVER

    Who cares what the Loony Left says? When/if tshtf, the dependent dullards will soon go the way of their cousin…the Dodo bird, while the conscientious preppers carry humanity into a future blissfully without such brain-dead nay-bobs.

  • Jane Scroggins

    It is simply no one’s business what people buy or keep for their own use or potential need.

    You would think the government would think it’s a good thing that people intend to take care of their own needs. There was a class 4 tornado in our area two years ago. Who knows what kind of emergency situation we may face! What is really scary is that we have a government that DOESN’T support this! That is REALLY scary!!!

    • Ret. Marine

      Only of the grubmint Jane, they are the ones who are scared we find out their true intentions, many more of us already do, hence being prepared. God Bless and stay the independent in your actions, words and deeds, that’s what they are truely afraid of. Semper Fi.

  • watch&see

    My family has been so called prepping for years. Should you sit back & ignore a hurricane coming straight at your home, a severe winter storm or never build a tornado shelter in your back yard in tornado alley? This is now called prepping ! Smart people have been doing this for a very long time & never sitting back on their couch saying the governments looking after me. These were the early survivalists just not with that new trendy name given by the media.

  • lokiswife

    It isn’t just our government that is the problem – 2013 is supposed to be a really bad year for sunspots which can really damage our power grids and we have other countries who have the technology to anonymously send a rocket high over our country to “fry” the grids. Add whatever nature can toss in, and there are a lot of possible scenarios, none good. It’s better that you don’t say anything about it, just quietly collect supplies to carry you over whatever happens. If that well-known substance hits the fan, you don’t want those people who didn’t prepare (and laughed at you for preparing) knocking down your door to get what you have. Don’t forget your GirlScout/Boy Scout training – fill a closet with bottled water and easy to prepare food, a good can opener and whatever emergency supplies you could use if necessary. Stash a Colman stove in the garage. A corollary of Murphy’s law says that when you prepare for something, it usually doesn’t happen…

  • Billy Whitfield

    I have believed in being prepared since my Boy Scout days, and am now sixty. Back in the Cold War days, I had a cellar I fixed up, “just in case”. I have all my weapons from over my lifetime, all like new and in good working order. Got a hideout in the country “just in case”, and now am into storing food for my family. We grow our own garden, which helps, but I am into storing 25 year shelf live dehydrated goods now, for the long run. I may never have a need for it, but my kids or grandkids may. They all think Grandpa is a little nuts, but it is something they will appreciate if the need ever arises, and I pray to Jesus that it doesn’t, but when you have such incompetency in the White House and Congress, and our county going down the sewer because of either Failed or Deliberate policies, from a Fake American, I am sure the need will arise. Oh yea, and there are Natural Disasters also, but I worry more about the Disaster called Obama!

  • Ret. Marine

    Life is a preparedness drill. If you think, as many idiots do, the famous (11) words mean a damned thing, “hi, I’m from the government and I’m here to help you” you are the fools for being told and believing in such nonesense. We are Americans first who are responsible for the safety and security of our own, then the community and then our Nation. Those who rely upon others in their misfortunes should be the ones ridiculed and spoken of as a parasite, because in fact they are the ones who are not being a responsible individual for the saferty of their own, communities and our Nation.
    Fundamental Change, yeah that’s what he clearly said, problem was and still is, no one has ever posed the question, what the F are you talking about, explain yourself! and therein lys the fundamental idioticy of the statement, Of course anyone who falls into the trap of moron, dumb a**es, leeches, parasites and liberal american haters knew exactly of which he spoke of, but by not admitting they themselves as part of his problem they then ridicule those of us who clearly understood ( code speak for a disaster awaits us all) what the end result of this indicates, a harsher reality of what the term means, ” the ends justify their means”, not that we either believe in this, nor accept this it as a new reality for all of us so in difiance we prepare ourselves for the made to order disaster they produce for their means of a totalatarian system.
    The alinsky rules are still in effect. Ridicule, being the first and most importent part, is being used for their intents, ours by not accepting their demise, do not. So what to do, simple: ridicule them right back, insult them, cal them on it, as being the stupid ones, who refuse, or will not get themselves prepared for what the hate America believers have in store for them. Easy, no? I started getting my children and immediate members of our social extended family ready for what I preceived as the threat to our way of life some 10 years ago. Yeah sure at first I was the one standing there with three horns protruding out of my forehead, couldn’t care less of what they said or believed, but, for some strange reason they were always coming to me for advise, suggestions and ways to get themselves ready for any type of reality life has to offer, and I gladly encouraged them in the ways of a wise person. Now, it is they who are telling me, ” sure glad I reconsidered what you had to say” and started getting my family prepared. So, with that said, I still could care less, even more so for the fools who would degrade my efforts at staying prepared for anything life has to offer, I won’t apologize for their foolishness and I will pray better sense fills all of their heads, but, in the back of my mind, I have always known some are just going to have to learn the hard lesson of life and suffer for their own follishness, or stupidity for not being prepared, while push may come to shove, I’m not worried either. Just like my alarms says you are in my home unauthorized, my gun says not for long. Good Luck n’ God Bless the Patriots. Semper Fi

  • Freedom_road

    Same thing they did and are continuing to do to the tea party! They cannot win in the arena of ideas so they go directly to character assassination! They have to paint their opposition out to be more of a nutjob than themselves. Notice they never defend or answer whether they have any rational thinking if they are pressed to answer their logic their emergency fail safe word comes out, “racist” that’s what they claim every time!

  • theodorej

    “The best laid plans”….. My plan includes trying to stay out of the healthcare system….what awaits so many unsuspecting folks is a system of surveillance that will monitor every movement through the system until you reach critical mass in the area of expense….The best preparation is to restore the family and establish community with your neighbors….Every body must contribute for the betterment of the community…with exception for the infirmed every body must be productive…this would be wise preparation…you do not want to be the only one in the community eating regularly and enjoying creature comforts…

  • Ann Wilson Kingsley

    It is very odd that Preppers are viewed in this manner since every area that has impending disasters runs documentaries or warnings to prepare citizens. A 2-part documentary in 1-hour segments was run in Albuquerque a few years ago as a warning for earthquake preparedness. The change from an agrarian to an urban society is very apparent in view of modern ideas on Preppers. From our grandparents on back to the beginning of human life, human beings had to prepare for the coming winter and for hard times. Anyone who did not prepare was totally incompetent. Even the Holy Bible says to be provident.

    Today, in the arid Southwest, all responsible human beings should store water because we no longer have windmills on farms. If the power grid fails for more than a few days, hundreds of thousands of people will converge on the few small lakes, and they will die of thirst while waiting in interminable lines.

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