This is more to do with the comments below the post than the post itself:
Most people in the west tend to forget the veneer of civilization is quite thin. There have been recent examples, Katrina and New Orleans, being a good lesson in the breakdown of order.
When the conflagration comes, as our host quite eloquently points out, it will not end well. It seems those up in the cloud are just trying to position themselves to survive what will come.
Back to refugeedom
Presumably we’ll be left to fend for ourselves. It would be a bit like in View to a Kill when Zorin kills his own workers and escapes by dirigible.
Some sort of world conflagration, while the ‘leaders’ zip off to their pre-prepared hole for a hundred years.
In all seriousness, since Sandy came at the end of a long volunteer fire career, there was one priceless moment, while responding to the umpteenth tree-down call, where I was treated to a wealthy 30 something suburban housewife screaming into her cell phone at ConEd (on the speakerphone setting)– “I don’t care what your priorities are, I’m demanding that you restore power to my house now!”
Over and over.
Well as C-F’d as ConEd was, those priorities were places like hospitals, nursing homes, elderly housing, commercial districts with grocery stores, gas stations etc.
That’s kind of what you are dealing with with these folks.
The first to lose the plot are always those we could vaguely call narcissistic, self-concerned people with no peripheral vision and no sense of history, of whom the females are some of the worst. So into rights and belligerent SJWism, they have zero skill sets when push comes to shove.
Then there are toddlers and the decrepit but they may include functioning brain people who can find a way to hide for a brief while.
The eschatological perspective
Christian eschatology concerns me because the American ‘pre-tribbers’ in particular have it all wrong. It’s the SUV perspective, in which you get to take your popcorn machine and every other essential with you in your softbellied existence, there is no tribulation because Jesus will suddenly whisk you off to heaven before any of the unpleasantness begins.
This is the side of American exceptionalism which differs from the British and European whose old people are cognisant of the horror and realize we must go through it.
I also look at the prepper sites and so many of these guys are so naive about how things will happen. Your greatest enemy is going to be your neighbour and roaming bands. The idea of a gun behind every blade of grass is a fiction – they’re not going to be lying beside you with their guns, they’re going to be pointing them at you, demanding food or just killing you and taking it.
A boat is a partial solution but boats are easy targets.
Last evening I tweeted something about those marching in London for the EU and pointed out that they have not a clue. Germany is most certainly trying to run Europe – watch the EU land army once we leave. We’ve always been a German fixation to conquer, the Bruderheist itches to get its hands on the City and the hidden wealth.
The new [old] development is the swamping of Europe by Islam, with the goal of a Caliphate, an increasingly real and present danger, hence the mania of the police in killing off any dissent by labelling it hate speech.
There’s no attitude of deep hatred in the above observations, just warnings as to what is happening.
W-e-e-e-l-l-l-l, you should have witnessed the abuse I got, followed by some tweeters from around the west coming in firing support for what I’d written. This SJW man started the old ‘you’re fascist nazi pigs, all of you’ and so on – he really did use Antifa language, completely lost it then beat a hasty retreat.
There’s not a lot of difference between the people referred to by those commenters above in the post and the tweeting last evening. They’d not survive. If they had to stave off hunger, they’d be weeping as they ate grass from the lawn or whatever.
There’s no practicality in them, it’s all politics, benefits and marches.
And as we know, most kids are getting this sort of thing and nothing but this sort of thing in schools and colleges.