A few days ago I did a radio interview for a drive-time morning radio station. Each time I do an interview I learn a thing or two. This time the lesson was ridicule.
It reminds me of Noah and his family, preparing for the flood. He must have been a good-humored man to put up with the taunts he received. I’ve thought about Noah a lot. Being the best man around, he must have been kind, likely intelligent, thoughtful, wise, loving, and cheerful. (Who wouldn’t want a man like that?) And I’m guessing he knew a lot about ridicule.
It’s not the first time I’ve made the mistake of thinking someone was genuinely interested in the topic of personal preparedness. All he really wanted was to prove me a nut-case. I told him I was in Mensa. He responded, “Don’t you think there are kooks in Mensa?” But he had no facts to counter my argument.
Recently I was talking with a 20-something relative of mine. I used the phrase, “The hand writing is on the wall.” I think he got the gist of what I meant, but then I wondered, did he understand the origin of the phrase?
Another day I was talking about the 7 years Joseph helped Egypt prepare for the prophesied famine, comparing my own preparations to his. I was met with the answer, “But that was the government” – as if it is foolish to prep on one’s own. “Like sheep to the slaughter” popped into mind, but I kept quiet.
When I discuss the economy, the non-preppers look at me as if of course it will right itself. But when I look at world history, I think otherwise.
Are the “Doomsday Preppers” right or are they crazy? Am I? Are you?
Tell me your stories of harassment or ridicule. What do you think is heading our way?
- Letter Re: Why are Preppers So Hatefully Persecuted? (survivalblog.com)