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The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia and The Death of Nazi Germany

 

Every time, I look around this place
I see them screams but I hear no sound
And the terrible things happen down the road
To somebody else that I don't even know

Nothing bad ever happens to me
Nothing bad ever happens to me
Nothing bad ever happens to me
Nothing bad ever happens to me

-Oingo Boingo

Ain't normalcy bias swell?

The normalcy bias, or normality bias, is a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster and its possible effects, because it causes people to have a bias to believe that things will always function the way things normally function. This may result in situations where people fail to adequately prepare and, on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations.

 

The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since one has never personally experienced a disaster, one never will. It can result in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. They also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation. Normalcy bias is essentially a "desire for the status quo."

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normalcy_bias

 

Are you having a hard time waking up some family or friends, or even yourself, to the possibility that you may someday want to get the fuck out of Dodge City?  Are you for some reason unable to travel to the formerly beautiful Damascus, Syria, or Caracas, Venezuela, to see first-hand what it looks like when SHTF?

I might be able to help.    

The next time you have an hour to kill, I highly recommend you use the time to watch the 2009 Vice documentary,

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You will meet the amazing local priest, General Butt Naked...

 

You will learn what to expect from the local youth group in a societal collapse...

 

You will see the how government authority reacts to collapse...

 

Then, follow it up by the reading the excellent book, Hellstorm: The Death of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947, by Thomas Goodrich.  Although I highly recommend reading the book, there is also apparently a related 90 minute documentary video available online, 

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You will learn of the massive amount of state-sponsored rape and murder of German women in the final days of World War 2.  

 

You will learn what amount of mercy to expect from governments in such situations...

 

If you decide that you want to put together a plan and some resources to bravely run away if the SHTF, then please consider starting with these three ZeroHedge articles.

 

 

Peace, liberty, prosperity,

h_h