I do have the temptation of Roosh. I would like to find about two acres of land somewhere rural — and I know where to find such — and build a library with living quarters attached and be off the grid. Come into town about once a week, if that. But Adam is correct: the isolated, if there is a collapse, will be seen as easy targets. He is referring to the Soviet invasion of East Prussia. There were about 2 million Germans there once. After the Soviets, there were about a hundred thousand — and they were then displaced by Poles.
There were a great number of isolated farms in East Prussia. Seen in hindsight, an attitude of not caring about outside forces and events by a local farmer in say the year 1938 would be rightfully seen as foolish in the extreme. And yet today we stand on the cusp of potentially similar outcomes. In fact, I would argue that the forces being aligned within the United States alone will see a greater level of carnage and human misery than anything else before in history.Adam Piggott.
It’s one thing for the average Joe who has not been carefully following what has been happening to be caught off guard when things suddenly explode. But Roosh knows better than almost any man alive how the pieces are laid out. His attitude is an expression of hope that there is still a possibility to somehow avoid what is coming. Of course you will be much better prepared in a location like rural Kentucky than in downtown Los Angeles, but the idea that in a better position you can get on with your daily life as civilization collapse around you is somewhat naive. I mean, come on people; look at history for God’s sake.
Generation X is as much to blame as anyone for what is to come. We eagerly partook in the cursed offering of the sexual revolution and chose hedonism over morality and duty. At least have the nous to hold a gun and man the barricades when it gets hot. In any case, the luckiest ones will be those who die first.
Yet I still believe one should generally stay away from crowds. It is far better to be low profile, discreet, and somewhat less accessible. Live slightly out of town. Be on good terms with your neighbors and help the local businesses, yes. Help people, yes — be part of a work community, certainly.
But the only crowd you should be with is when you meet for worship. Mobs do destructive things, and when a mob forms the authorities will suppress it. If you are in the way, you will be one of the suppressed. But, far worse, the mob may win — and then if you are not pure enough you will be shamed, shunned, and destroyed.
To the mob, you will never be pure enough.
This is why I recommend living in smaller towns and cities (preferably not in the middle of town: on the outskirts), keeping your blogging and activism anonymous, and in real life building up relationships within that community. Small towns are sustainable. Large cities have too large a logistic tail.
Adam is not that cheerful. For in Australia and New Zealand, we are now seeing the importation of tribal conflicts from other nations and the peoples from those nations are immigrants or students. He’s got a point, but I would add one more, realistic point. If the nation loses its sense you civil discourse, you will need to be with people of your tribe and way of life. Despite the Greens, New Zealand has not lost that sense. Yet.
But in larger societies, it is too easy for a homogeneous crowd to form, and make a barrio that will be in conflict with the nearby ghetto. I have seen suburbs go monocultural in Auckland that were not in my childhood. This, historically, has never ended well.