The end of the world as we know it….
I’ve been thinking a lot about the new report from the ACLU about the militarization of the police & of course one wonders if one of the drivers behind this is a preparation by the government for civil unrest. If it came to “us vs. them” on the ground, would we have a chance? Not at this point, I’m afraid, but if anyone would know for sure, I figured it would be “preppers” so I checked out some of their sites (lots of preppers here in Georgia!) One thing they were bandying about was books to read to get your mind around what total upheaval might be like – they were actually talking about books for kids such as
- 1. The Last Survivors Series by Susan Beth Pfeffer.
- 2. The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
- 3. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
But I’m more interested in mainstream stuff, so I would add to the list: The Stand, by Stephen King, about a disease that wipes out the vast majority of the population, & Lucifer’s Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle, about an asteroid that hits Earth. Broadening the scope a bit, I have a whole list of straight up real life stories of survival since I happen to like that kind of thing (I wrote blurbs of my favorites here), but I’d like to stick with more general survival situations – scenarios that affect everyone.
If you can add to my list, please do. (It’s very easy to comment to this post – you don’t get spammed or anything.)
I’ll be addressing the militarization of the police and all that that implies on this Saturday’s show.