Black helicopters go mainstream

USA Today warns of potential for calamity with frail, penetrable, power grid

Conspiracy theories are nothing new. “Wars and Rumors of Wars” date back to warnings in biblical prophecy, and preparedness is simply wise. Peace loving nations maintain military forces for that very reason.

Back in the 1950’s regular folks built bomb shelters in their backyards, stocked them with canned goods, made solemn vows regarding who they wouldn’t be able to let in regardless of kinship, and fervently prayed the Russians would rethink bombing the American heartland. School children were taught how to prepare for an atomic bomb by this “Duck and Cover” film that was shown in classrooms across America. It was advertised as the “official civil defense film, produced in cooperation with the Federal Civil Defense Administration, in consultation with the Safety Commission of the National Education Association.”

Fast forward. In recent times, those originally demeaned as “survivalists,” are now mainstream “preppers” finding kindred spirits at conventions and in popular warehouse clubs that are now stocking emergency freeze-dried and dehydrated food with 25-year shelf life, generators, 55-gallon emergency water barrels, with filtration systems and more. It’s now known as “self reliance.”

And why not? Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross run “preparedness“ ads directing listeners to their websites. They tell us first responders will not be available and it’s up to us to make a family emergency plan. Americans are warned in 13 languages to learn more about specific hazard types, including natural disasters, technological and accidental hazards, and— yes, even  terrorist hazards.”

Such thinking is no longer confined to those previously labeled as conservatives crazies. This past week the left-of-center USA Today ran a front page “Special Report” with a full jump page detailing the vulnerabilities of America’s power grid, how attacks could cripple the country and threaten lives. The bleak picture begins with the immediate problems if such a cyber attack were to occur, through just four days of a power outage hack. Picture no electricity, water, phone service, hospitals, transit at a standstill and stores stripped bare of food. The article advises routinely keeping gas tanks at least half-filled, having hand-cranked emergency radios and at minimum, one gallon of water for each person in the family as well as at least a three-day supply of non-perishable foods.

Back in 2009 we reported on preparation of mass graves at Arizona’s National Memorial Cemetery, something we now know is being replicated across the United States. This video shows the Phoenix cemetery. This is Georgia, They are but two disturbing examples.

In the meantime, get one of those hand-cranked radios, that also run on batteries or solar power. Lay in a supply of batteries, manual can openers, matches, gallon-size sealable plastic bags, peanut butter, canned tuna, soup and plenty of water. Prepare a good first aid kit and make sure you have a supply of necessary medications. Think of toilet paper as a marketable commodity and lay in a good stockpile. You have room.  Store rolls under your beds. They won’t spoil or become devalued like cash. 

Just a thought.

13 Responses to Black helicopters go mainstream

  1. John Liberty says:

    AS WE HAVE KNOWN … all it would take is ONE instance and EXCUSE … for the elections in 2016 to be cancelled through out this creator given land of opportunity. Our forefathers fought against tyranny, but in this land today most don’t know what it is for they’re to tied to their iPhones and materialistic endeavors to realize they are the “frogs” in the warming pot. It is the citizens who are the prey, the employers of government, and the cash cow for the “establishment” pimps in government.

    We have “trained” the Russians & Chinese on our soil for civilian urban fighting, …. and today we learn that 7 Southwestern states will soon be infiltrated in July … by 1,200 military special ops personnel as part of a controversial domestic military training in which some of the elite soldiers will operate undetected among civilians. READ THIS NOW:

    Combine this with the UN Agenda 21, Obamacare dictates, EPA regulations, DHS buying up 1.6 Billion rounds of ammo, and Common Core to indoctrinate our children and it all comes down to this:

    “I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.”
    – Andrew Jackson.

    “We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?”
    – Joseph Stalin.

    • American Dad says:

      Quite an article! The British Daily Mail has become a very reliable news source of events in the US as well as the UK and around the world. When I read that soldiers armed with blank rounds will operate in and around towns in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado for 8 weeks in a so-called “Realistic Military Training” exercise, it’s no wonder whatever thinking Americans we have left are “fearful the drill is a preparation for martial law.” Don’t forget that uninformed voters put Marxist Obama in office twice.

  2. East Valley Conservative says:

    My wife and I have been engaged in food storage, dating and rotating products for freshness, and replacing whatever we use, for years. It’s simply smart. In the early years of our marriage when money was short, we bought an extra can or two of food as we could and eventually accumulated a good supply. We have continued doing this throughout the years and have taught our children by our example. They each have extra food, water and first aid supplies for any kind of emergency, from being out of work to a national catastrophe. When they were teenagers, I taught them all to consider the midway mark on their gas gauge as indicating empty. Why would anyone risk being out of basic necessities?

  3. CD 8 PC says:

    The wisdom of preparedness has nothing to do with party affiliation. It is based in the idea of self sufficiency. Those who have been raised with government dependency as their way of life can’t conceive of this notion. The rest of us know better.

  4. Army Of One says:

    Fine post SRAZ!!
    Another thought. If you need glasses to read, get a three pack of magnifiers (readers) at the big box wholesale store, also. They won’t be the same as your prescription, but will surely do in an emergency situation.

  5. Vince says:

    It’s good to know I’m now considered mainstream and not the nut my brother-in-law has told me I am. My best response was, “At least your can rest assured your sister will be better taken care of than your wife.” That finally shut him up!

    • Doc says:

      YO VINNIE!!! Great quote!!! Sounds like you’re a George Carlin fan! “It ain’t ‘all good’, an’ you don’t go girl!!”

  6. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Watching the Duck and Cover video makes me long for a society with the same core values. But those days ended in the mid-60s.

    Regarding America’s power grid, Jeanine Pirro on the Fox News Channel has discussed the dangers of a power grid being attacked several times on her show. Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) is on a committee that oversees this and has been on her show a couple of times. Frank Gaffney has also been on the show and as he said – there’s no real “urgency” regarding the problem. A power grid in CA has been hit not once, but twice. Luckily no real damage – but why twice?!

    I think we’re all on our own. The post by SRAZ is very helpful. It’s our guide. We’d better be prepared because Washington isn’t going to be there. (People who view this site know that.)

  7. Ajo Joe says:

    One small but potent addition: guns and ammo. Most store are out of the latter. Gun shows have what you need. But don’t put off making purchases. DHS has been busily buying up nearly two billion rounds of ammunition for at least a couple of years. That BILLION with a “B”, folks.

  8. Doc says:

    Excellent post, SRAZ!!! I was at work…AT TH’ HOSPITAL in Prescott, when the “cable got cut by vandals”. We were able to keep going but, “electronic medical records”, as Michelle Malkin has been pointing out, worthlessely went “p-o-o-f”, Law enforcement, Fire, & E.M.S. were all pretty much left staring @ each other…here’s th’ follow-up article from th’ local lamestream media cat box liner (a.k.a. The Daily Courier):

    .Vandals, huh? Whatever…dood…

  9. SmallGovt says:

    Seeing more Black Helicopters? Amazing!