Some days, you can’t really do better than to quote entire posts by other people. Here’s the mysterious Alameida:
Now, I’m going to say something that’s going to maybe make you all think I’m a bad person or something, but that’s what “anonymous” blogging is for. Living in D.C. for much of my life, I’ve given a lot of thought to the post-apocalyptic, breakdown of society questions. What would I do? I was just talking about this with my sister today; what if we were at our house and the dirty bomb went off? Let me be totally honest. I’d have my babies in the sling, the SKS in my hand, and a 9-mm in my pants waistband. (Well, unless we couldn’t get away; then let’s say we’d divide the labor and leave the babies at home). Hell yes, I would loot the pharmacy on day 1. Diapers, iodine, formula, food, electrolyte solution, clean water, heavy-duty antibiotics, wound dressings, and oxycontin. Valium too. Would I leave the liquid morphine behind for other, less enterprising looters? No. Fuck the bullshit, people. Would I go around and try to save everybody in my neighborhood, bring the old ladies in their houses to my place, get formula to those other people’s babies? Yes. If somebody looked at me wrong, would I shoot them? Yes. If I saw the 20th rescue helicopter pass me by would I fire in the air to say “here we are, assholes! Somebody get down here!” Yes. And now, just to mix things up—would I loot the local jewelry store? The bank, if I thought it was practical? Yes. I’m kind of an amoral person that way. But I’m white! So it’s all good. Discuss.
Seriously, stipulate that you have guns and ammo at home, but you’re worried supplies will run low, and you know from personal experience watching TV this whole fucking week that you are totally on your own. Are you telling me you’d wait there like a putz? “Oh the government will come soon.” With your children? You wouldn’t go down to crowbar the front off the CVS? You’re lying. All these “shoot-to-kill” warbloggers can kiss my ass. They would be the first ones out there, if they had the guts to go outside. More likely they’d die with Cheeto dust on their hands in the basement, having just won convincingly at Risk.
One thing the last week has clarified is that, as far as a lot of right-wingers are concerned, self-reliance and survivalism are virtues only when practiced by people who look like right-wingers. Practiced by the rest of us, they’re grounds for summary execution.