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    The Dissertation of a Dystopian Reality

    Spoiler Alert: Nobody gets out alive.

    Thesis: It is the survival instinct that is the undoing of survival. Perhaps the interpretation of the derivative thereof. Under no uncertain circumstances does anyone get out alive.

    Supporting deposition:We have seen it a thousand times over, the extent a human will go to in order to survive. The numbers are too extensive to effectively compete or survive independently. The title is indicative of the mass culling of greed, need, and the speed of societal decay. We are in essence an objective driven animal; Reckless at best.

    It is simply boiled down to an "us versus them" as ever-changing alliances build and fade. Lying at the heart is a selfish drive, one to feed, warm, and nurture the comfort of the individual. Eventually there are two left on an island to survive, and the age old adage of one survivor eating the other will shortly ensue. Only common goals bond those who are given a side to choose.

    The games people play, buying supplies, bullets, and planning. The sole intent is to outsmart the other last men standing to affect your survival. Live and let live applies only when space and resources allow. At the heart of the issue is a selfish gene, the survival instinct for the organism. A basic unquestionable survival need, even though our lives left wanting answers or depth unattained.

    But nobody gets out alive. The assertion of prowess is merely a delay of inevitable conflict. A meager hope that stability is recovered to where neighbors dispute over unkempt rose bushes instead of killing each other in the night over a can of $1.00 baked beans.

    We stock, we prepare, we arm ourselves. But we nary accept that nobody gets out alive. The dystopian society of today is one of frivolous wants for $10 Target teddy bears and TV screens. Make no mistake that your can of beans will be born of blood lust and betrayal.

    Conclusion: Nobody gets out alive. Whether you bleed out physically on the floor, or become walking dead emotionally from defending what little is yours. You die, physically or emotionally. We may be no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that.

    Here's looking at you kid.

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    #2
    Can you please translate this sentence:

    The assertion of prowess is merely a delay of inevitable conflict
    Thanks.

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      #3
      The amateur notion of living in the woods SHTF or stockpiling for long term survival. Eventually food and space conflict will occur, global population is too dense. Mankinds nature is to take. We eventually build castles and attack each other.

      So all skills, gear, and food piles do is delay inevitable conflict either initiated or reciprocated. I wrote the last post after a few drinks last night, surprisingly it makes sense.

      Any way you look at it, being physically and mentally prepared to wantonly kill should be one of your first preps. Its controversial because we buffer our predatory nature with stuff, laws, and TV shows.

      And that's the way the cookie crumbles.
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        #4
        Humans have managed to survive for quite a long time, relatively speaking.

        Also, you seem fixated on beans.
        I don't know.

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          #5
          Harry Henderson

          Welcome to the evolutionary club of realization of reality.

          Solid post.
          "Virtute et armis"

          Girls play with dolls. Men play with dead animals

          https://www.uso.org

          Islam is right about women

          sde: Because it was trolling and by damn God, that's what we fucking do here. Always have, always will

          #learn2code

          Epstein didn't kill himself & neither did Qassem Soleimani

          Eric Ciaramella is the whistle blower

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            #6
            Originally posted by gamgee View Post
            Humans have managed to survive for quite a long time, relatively speaking.

            Also, you seem fixated on beans.
            Humans survive fine on high protein and carb beans. But in the scarcity of beans they will form a posse and do what predators do best.

            Community survival works off an understanding that you will all die if your mission fails. Can you trust that many people?
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              #7
              Originally posted by Harry Henderson View Post

              Humans survive fine on high protein and carb beans. But in the scarcity of beans they will form a posse and do what predators do best.

              Community survival works off an understanding that you will all die if your mission fails. Can you trust that many people?
              I trust that enough people will band together somewhere, many somewheres, and that many will survive all but a complete extinction event. We've been doing it for years.
              The conditions of that survival are anyone's guess.
              I don't know.

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                #8
                I would not want to live if we were nuked. I am 65 years old now but I would not have wanted to live at a younger age if we were nuked. Burned or not.

                I have stated this before.

                I would not want to live in some other super severe situations too. Like the crapola of some deadly disease spreading that can't be stopped and your death is only prolonged.

                We are all going to die in the end of something. Old age, illnesses, accidents, etc. Perhaps a criminal or a gang attacks us. Perhaps we will be a victim of a drone attack or some other military attack.

                Can some of us prepare to defend our life or a loved one in some cases? Yes, and it depends on the situation at hand.

                I don't prepare for the End of the World stuff as some people do. I am not knocking how any person or family prepares for themselves either.

                I prepare for year round BAD weather and man-made emergencies.

                I prepare for financial reasons. We give a lot away too.

                I or we prepare for basic self defense situations. I don't prepare for WW3.

                Most of us here prepare in our own small, medium or large way and think about what the future will hold for us.

                What works for me as a remarried widow (Couple.) is different than what I would do as a single lady.

                What works for a person with a family would be different than what I would have for myself if I was single. (I never had children.)

                I used to have a dog/dogs. I prepared by having extra dog food on hand too. I bought it on sale or kept extra on hand due to bad weather year round where I used to live. I would do the same type of planning if I had a dog or dogs now too.

                My husband uses a breathing machine at night. We have a small generator. We have some gasoline but not like what I had in my former state (Rural area.) and room for a spare tank. We have a battery charger, a good battery and an inverter for his machine too.

                He is on Rx meds. He would not LIVE long without some of his meds. I am on no Rx meds. I have spare eyeglasses since I can't SEE without my Rx eyeglasses. I have worn eyeglasses since I was 5 years old. My husband has Rx reading glasses. He has spare ones on hand too.

                All of us are going to die in the end and people who think that they will LIVE in some situations make me wonder sometimes. Who would want some of that MISERY and that kind of life? Not me.

                Living your life with a doom/gloom outlook 24/7 is not healthy for a person mentally or physically. It is not healthy if you live alone, as a couple or as a family.

                That does not mean that you can't plan ahead in small or large ways (Everyone is different there!) and take care of yourself or your loved ones though.

                My late parents and mentors spoke about this a lot. Depression era and through wars.

                You can read current accounts of people LIVING through this crapola now or not too long ago too. Books and online.

                History shows how some of them survived and did not survive.

                LOOK at the people who LOST THEIR PREPS in all kinds of severe weather or had to FLEE THEIR HOMES due to FIRES or due to wars and civil unrest. Not every person wants a bug out property and some people can't afford it. Some people do not want to take care of two places and pay stupid property taxes too. Yeah, I READ and know some places that have LOWER RE Taxes in specific areas and states so I am not talking about them now too.

                Take care.

                Cate










                Last edited by Kootenai; 11-29-2015, 10:22 AM.

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                  #9
                  I think that some people can have a small group of like minded people to help each other out.

                  Some people already have this in their lives.

                  I can think of a couple of people who would be good in a group. Only a FEW of them. We know each other well. We do not have a 'formal group' in anything.

                  But we have been there to help one another in the past and we would do it again.

                  WE are older and so are they.

                  Cate

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                    #10
                    All I am saying is that in a food shortage crisis, one out of every four members here is going to be eaten. Possibly by a neighbor they borrowed a hammer from but forgot to return.
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                      #11
                      your theory makes me the eater
                      "Virtute et armis"

                      Girls play with dolls. Men play with dead animals

                      https://www.uso.org

                      Islam is right about women

                      sde: Because it was trolling and by damn God, that's what we fucking do here. Always have, always will

                      #learn2code

                      Epstein didn't kill himself & neither did Qassem Soleimani

                      Eric Ciaramella is the whistle blower

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Harry Henderson View Post
                        All I am saying is that in a food shortage crisis, one out of every four members here is going to be eaten. Possibly by a neighbor they borrowed a hammer from but forgot to return.
                        I was hoping to use gleaned in a sentence here, but now I have to go count my hammers.
                        I don't know.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by gamgee View Post

                          I was hoping to use gleaned in a sentence here, but now I have to go count my hammers.
                          That's all you gleaned from his post? Disappointing.
                          Go Space Force!!!

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                            #14
                            You could glean entrails with the claw portion of a hammer.
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