Thank You, Sandy. You've Brought 'Prepperism' Into the MainstreamSubmitted by chris cudnoski on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 23:03
Thank God for unintented consequences.
Before Sandy hit, people who had stockpiles of storable food and water were seen as just a little kooky.
Before Sandy, those who avoided living in large cities out of a distrust of how their government and fellow citizens would act in an emergency were just paranoid.
Before Sandy, the idea of planning ahead for a major economic disruption was something that people on internet forums talked about because they obviously had nothing better to do.
No more. Thank you, Sandy, for devastating New York City, the fashion and trendsetting capital of the world. You've done a lot of damage but you've done an even greater service:
You've shown us that government can't and won't protect or provide for the people during an emergency.
You've given us unforgettable images of people waiting in miles-long lines for gasoline, regretting the fact that they didn't get ready.
You've vindicated all of us voices in the wilderness who knew that money in the bank and a full EBT foodstamp card were no good if the vaults were locked and the system was down.
Thank you Obama. Thank you HAARP. Thank you New World Order. Thank you global warming/mini-ice age/climate change. Whichever one of you was responsible for creating this storm, you should have planned ahead as well.
You should have planned ahead for the unintended consequences of messing with NYC. You've made planning ahead fashionable. You've made not trusting government the thing to do. You've sounded a wake-up call to a city which is now echoing across an entire nation.
Much like September 11, a city will recover and a nation will NEVER FORGET.