When Bad People Attack
At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man
will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.
Sadly what Darwin didn’t predict was that what comes around, goes around.
The path we are on isn’t a pretty one. Take your pick of whatever scenario you see for the ‘end of the world’ . . . most of them have at least some measure of validity. ( I’m partial to zombies myself ) The fact is that whatever our fate – the only person you will be able to count on is yourself – and that’s a problem.
The vast majority of the people ‘prepping’ are decent, kind, law abiding people. They are thoughtful, possess above average intelligence and are usually gifted with a variety of skills. In short – they are ‘good people’. Oh yes, some of us might be what you call a little quirky? ( you know who you are ) but all in all most are people you could easily find yourself calling a friend.
Sadly, in any given scenario, from economic collapse to natural disaster, to . . . zombie attack. It will come down to good people having to fend off the bad. That puts you gentle reader – no matter how well prepared, or armed, at a distinct disadvantage against a determined mob or even a small band of desperate, unscrupulous attackers.
In defense of our families, in defense of our food and water supplies, we have all determined that we will “do what is needed”, but in reality – that isn’t enough. Of course you have weapons and have trained to use them, of course you know there will be people looking to steal what you have so carefully stored, but do you really understand the nature of the enemy that will arrive at your door?
The hordes that will wander in the first few days after the collapse, will consist of the desperate, but not yet the savage. It will take time to weed out the weak and the ones who didn’t prepare, but once they are gone – the only ones left will be the ones savage enough to prevail . . . and you. In order for you to survive now – you must lose your humanity and become brutal and ruthless enough to TRULY do whatever is needed, without hesitation. The nature of the survivors at this point will be about as polar opposite as can be. The roving gangs of people wanting to take what is yours will consist exclusively of soulless murderers and those with no qualms about torture, mayhem and sadistic acts of depravity simply for their own sake.
At this point – you are saying “but what is the point of survival if we can’t embrace our humanity?” and the short answer to that – is that there will BE no survival. The gangs and the thugs and the savages, when they come to the door of your bunker – won’t play by the rules – and you can’t either. Unless you are willing to throw that book out the window – you have no chance. Good men will always hesitate when faced with killing an opponent – at the end of the world, that hesitation will result in your own death, and the deaths of those who depend on you.
How do each of us know that we have that kind of savagery inside us? It’s a reckoning that you will have to dig deep to resolve, but one you need to face now. If it is something you feel is beyond you – there is really no need to prep. The sad reality is that many of us won’t survive in the face of overwhelming numbers of sadistic, brutal gangs, but embracing, discussing and preparing yourself for that little discussed aspect of prepping may give you yet one more advantage to your ultimate survival.